Not an Apple fanboy but...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Ashin, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. Ashin macrumors 6502a

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    I still look at my iPhone 4 and think it is as beautiful as the first day I bought it.

    Most gadgets lose their shine after a few months, but my iPhone 4... another story, and the retina display is still amazing

    Anyone else agree?
     
  2. Eddie Bombay macrumors 6502

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    I am an Apple Fanboy and I love my Galaxy S3. Strange how that works out.
     
  3. Troneas macrumors 65816

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    that can be said about almost any apple product, me thinks.


    i look at my iPod touch, my mac book air... and i love them the same way as the day i bought them.


    in contrast i saw a friend with the samsung galaxy s3 the other day... at first glance it caught my attention, but once i held it and at a closer inspection i realised how over-sized it was for a phone and how cheap it felt compared to the iPhone.
     
  4. Faux Carnival macrumors 6502a

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    you are programmed to believe it feels cheap. However, if an apple was printed on the back; it would be the greatest "industrial design" with "magical ceramic composits" and the "retina" display.
     
  5. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    What a tired argument that is against people who prefer Apple products to their competitors
     
  6. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Actually, if it had an Apple Logo on the back, I would hold it in my hand, note the creakiness of the plastic, and dismiss it as a counterfeit.
     
  7. daviddcmd macrumors member

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    I'm convinced the S3 is made this way in order to make it indestructible.

    It does feel cheap but if dropped along with an iPhone it wouldn't be a contest.
     
  8. matttye macrumors 601

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    Mine doesn't creak, but I don't fanny about with it trying to make it creak...I just use it.
     
  9. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    I still think the 4/4S is stunning.

    You just don't see that same commitment to design and materials in other phones, especially not anything made by Samsung.

    Though, I do like the HTC One X. Pretty amazing design and build as well. The Lumia 900 is slick as well.
     
  10. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    Eh, I don't know. I don't ever see arguments that the 3GS feels cheap. They are both (3GS and SGS3) plastic, and they both feel similar (in terms of material) in the hand. The 3GS feels a bit "glossier" or "slipperier", but that's about it.
     
  11. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I have a 3GS and they don't feel the same at all to me
     
  12. outaru macrumors member

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    I definitely agree with the thread starter. I hope the next iPhone will be as stunning as the 4S
     
  13. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    I'm an apple fan boy and I'm still loving my iPhone 4. Had it since June 2010 and its still in mint condition and performs flawlessly.
     
  14. lordofthereef, Jul 20, 2012
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    lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    Really? What about Apple's plastic feels higher quality to Samsung's plastic? And again, same and similar are different things. Perhaps you are missing my point, though. Many are saying phones that are plastic are cheap. Apple did it two generations in a row, and continues to sell one of them.
     
  15. throys macrumors 6502

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    Love my iPhone 4S although now my new iPad is my favourite hardly use my Pc now for anything.
     
  16. 3bs macrumors 603

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    I actually wish they'd go back to plastic.
     
  17. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    That's perfectly fine. What I am trying to say is that many dismiss anything NOT iPhone as "cheap" because it isn't made completely of glass and aluminum (externally).

    My personal opinion is that people are translating the feel of the battery door as cheap. Looking back, I am not sure I can recall anyone ever saying an Android or WP7 phone that didn't have a removable battery felt cheap in the hand, and none of these phones are glass backed.
     
  18. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I didn't say plastic was cheap though, but I have handled both and they do feel very different to me
     
  19. animatedude macrumors 65816

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    aww i agree 100%..yes it's like falling in love with someone.:eek:
     
  20. Ryno76 macrumors member

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    Any product that I spend $200 or more on, better have a nostalgia feel to it.....plastic or metal.....
     
  21. Timzer macrumors 6502

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    Please, Please, Please!! Whatever it is you are smoking/drinking, you gotta share.
     
  22. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Ridicule all you like
    I own a 3GS and it feels solid and substantial
    My co worker has a Galaxy S3 and it feels very different
    I have no problem saying it feels cheap
    So, no, plastic doesn't necessarily mean it feels cheap, but comparing the two... yes, one feels substantial, the other does not

    To each his own, and others are entitled to their opinion
    Mine is based on my own evaluation of the two devices, not some Apple blinders
     
  23. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    Have you held any of the Android/WP7 devices that don't have a removable battery? If so, what did you think? Some examples are the HTC ONE X, Moto Razer/ Razer max, Nokia Lunia 900, etc.

    My next question, and this one isn't necessarily directed towards you specifically, is "what exactly is this substantial feel?" Are these phones falling apart? Do they stop working after a certain point? In other words, what's the difference in terms of choosing a product?
     
  24. lilo777 macrumors 603

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    But do they feel cheap?
     

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