Making the switch from iPhone to Android to iPhone...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by greggstroud, May 10, 2011.

  1. greggstroud macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2008
    Southampton UK
    I lost my iPhone 3GS and would never have changed it until my contract had run out. I got a HTC Desire and well...I'm not happy with it, it's memory keeps getting full from apps not being able to be installed on the card, the music player is shocking, it feels slow, the keyboard isn't accurate. I bought an iPhone 3GS 8GB brand new off a friend for £200, would it be mad to switch back, apparently the HTC Desire is better. What do you think?
  2. rockyroad55 macrumors 601


    Jul 14, 2010
    Phila, PA
    You flat out sound confused with yourself. Do yourself a favor and just get an iPhone 4.
  3. iRach, May 10, 2011
    Last edited: May 10, 2011

    iRach macrumors member


    Dec 11, 2009
    'You've not written one positive thing about the HTC, get the iPhone.

    I had to set up my husband's new HTC the other day, I wouldn't have one.
  4. sou1 so1di3r macrumors 6502a

    sou1 so1di3r

    Jun 26, 2008
    Denver, CO
    you had an iPhone... switched to android and now you don't like it?


    That's what's supposed to happen. Because iPhone is BETTER

    and yeah get an iPhone 4, you will be much happier with yourself.
  5. sotorious macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2010
    if you are going to go android go higher end than the desire, stock google would be better. what provider are you with?

    Both are better in their own way.
  6. jboy12 macrumors member

    May 9, 2011
    You know I see this happening with computers all the time. Someone says they are going to give PCs a try and they go and buy a cheap PC. They get mad at the cheap PC saying it sucks it can;t do what my 1200$ MBP can do. The they get back to a mac and say PCs can never do this.

    NO. NO. NO. You get what you paid for. You will get a crap computer when you pay crap for it. Smart phones are just like that. Pick up an Atrix or a T-mobile G2x or any of the other great high end smart phones you would be surprised. Don't buy cheap and blame the manufacturer that you chose to buy cheap from.
  7. Dumbledorelives macrumors 6502


    Oct 24, 2010
    Apparently? Don't base it off specs or other people's opinions - pick the phone you like. That being said, sell both of them and buy an iP4. XD
  8. spectre51 macrumors 6502


    Feb 25, 2008
    I have an iPhone 3GS and up until recently a Dell streak as well ( trading for a motorola atrix ) I would switch out my sim card all the time and go back and forth between the two. They each have their pluses and minuses. Just figure out which features you use more and which apps then try to determine which works better for you.

    I love my iPhone but there are something's that android does much better. It's all a matter of personal preference.
  9. naths macrumors 6502

    Feb 15, 2009
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    The original desire was very low on internal memory 512mb I think and a external memory slot, I think it's running android 2.1 which you couldn't store apps on the sd card,try the new desire s or the incredible at least 1 gig of internal memory and running android 2.3.3 the latest version you can put your apps wherever you want.
  10. wazman21 macrumors newbie

    May 10, 2011
    Adelaide, AU
    Funnily enough, I have just had this (almost) exact same dilemma.

    I had a 3G, eventually it got slow and buggy, so I upgraded to an HTC Desire. After 10 months, I sold the Desire and have an iPhone 4, and don't regret the switch.

    Battery life and storage on the Desire was horrible. I even rooted and tried using Cyanogenmod as an alternative to HTC Sense. It was better (being mostly stock Android), but it still felt unpolished, hard to use and just not quite there. I got an iPod touch at some stage in the Desire's life and realised (remembered) how much better iOS is. I want there to be a better smartphone that iPhone as a competitor... but there just isn't right now.
  11. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

    Knowlege Bomb

    Feb 14, 2008
    Madison, WI
    I also did the iOS to Android and back dance. I love playing around with new gadgets and picking up and learning a whole new operating system was a good time but when you really get down to it iOS is just better all around. It's kind of hard to argue with speed and efficiency.

    Sure, if you like to hack and customize and switch out ROMs then Android is the obvious route. I, however, have a somewhat limited list of things that I need my phone to do and iOS has the perfect apps to do those things. When I was with Android I was always looking for apps that could equal or even come close to those on iOS but it just never happened. I even went so far as to email the developers of my favorite apps to see if they were planning on porting to Android. Some were, some weren't and some blew me off.

    Another huge factor for me is the upgrade frequency. Android's updates are few and far between and vary from device to device. If you have an iPhone you can expect several per year, including one huge update in the summer. With Android, you just don't know.

    This topic has been beat to death over and over on this forum over the years. I'm just in a talkative mood and the wife's still in bed. :)
  12. davie18 macrumors 6502

    Dec 29, 2010
    No, it isn't better, neither is "better". They both have their strong points, it's all down to OPINION.

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