People selling iphone for android phones!

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by DB14ify, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. DB14ify macrumors newbie

    May 23, 2013
    Previously being a Samsung Galaxy S2 owner, now a Samsung Galaxy S3, I have decided I am going to sell my S3 and get an iPhone 5. Why? Well, first of all android OS lags so much I just cant take it anymore. My phone updates to the new version, while my friend's phone doesnt (still has android 4.0 while im already on 4.1.2) and it is not consistent.
    What I'm trying to say here is I dont get people who sell their iPhone's to get an android phone just because it is quad-core, octa-core or whatever with 2 GB of RAM and all that, and when you test them side by side, you find that iPhone runs A LOT smoother, is consistent, and sometimes even faster on browser speeds. Thats what I've learned after owning two android phones, and that's why im switching to an iPhone 5.
    What do you guys think?
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    People have different wants and needs.
  3. jer04 macrumors regular


    Nov 17, 2012
    Townsville, Australia
    Tried android before, had the same experience as you, then back to iphone again.

    Some people switched to android and posted here said they loved it, but I'm not one of them. I think it really depends on people.
  4. ChazUK macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2008
    Essex (UK)
    Enjoy your iPhone!
  5. sentinelsx macrumors 68010

    Feb 28, 2011
    Because all phones do 90% of stuff an average person does identically. The rest is mainly preference etc. If an android phone is able to do it by costing you less (especially on contract), why bother giving more money to Apple?

    4.0 or 4.1.2, does the phone stop doing what it was doing before? Or does it get some real "to die for" ability that people cannot get by?

    I used my iPhone 4 on iOS 4.3.3 till July 2012, that was a 14 month old software release and i was happy and didn't bother about an iOS 5 update because it worked as i wanted it to. Plus jailbreak on 4.3.3 was immensely stable and allowed me to use it without being chained to Apple ecosystem.
  6. paulsalter macrumors 68000


    Aug 10, 2008
  7. Stuntman06 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2011
    Metro Vancouver, B.C, Canada
    So what is it that your phone at 4.1.2 can do that he cannot on his 4.0 that bothers you so much? My father-in-law's iPhone is still on iOS 4.2. Does that bother you if you are on iOS 6?
  8. blackhand1001 macrumors 68030


    Jan 6, 2009
    I don't know of any galaxy s3 variants that haven't recieved jellybean. You sure you can't update it?
  9. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    b.c i can get an unlocked nexus 4 for $299 that is every bit as smooth as the iphone.
  10. skratch77 macrumors 65816

    Mar 20, 2013
    Samsung has official jelly bean for the gs2 and I highly doubt your friends gs3 is on ice cream sandwich (4.0) I'll actually be the first to call bs on the whole post
  11. Fireblade macrumors 65816


    Jan 25, 2011
    Second that.
    You (OP) are either lying or trolling.
  12. CrimsonKnight macrumors 6502


    Apr 15, 2013
    Denver, CO

    It honestly comes down to preference. If they feel they get more "bang of the buck" by switching to an android powered phone, cool. Not my money, not my phone.

    My last Android phone was a HTC EVO 4G (WiMAX). Awesome phone, but I honestly liked the iOS feel a lot more, and think the iPhone is better IMO. I agree, to me it runs faster, smoother, does everything I need it to do, and it does it very good. iPhone doesn't work for them, let them go to Blackberry or Android, its their preference and money.
  13. Breaking Good macrumors 6502a

    Sep 28, 2012
    I agree with ChazUK. Enjoy your new phone!
  14. blackhand1001 macrumors 68030


    Jan 6, 2009
    Android has come a long way since then. The adreno 200 GPU in the evo 4g was also extremely slow.
  15. KentuckyHouse macrumors 68020


    Jan 29, 2010
    Lexington, KY.
    I think this is a troll post and has no business being in the Alternatives section.

    skratch77 and Fireblade hit the nail on the head as well. Troll post.
  16. tech4all macrumors 68040


    Jun 13, 2004
    You need to use better bait when you're trolling.
  17. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020


    Jul 23, 2010
    I dunno, somewhere in West Texas
    LOL, He doesn't know. He's just regurgitating the same ol' anti-android rhetoric that we've been hearing since the dawn, of time.
  18. Shanghaichica macrumors 603


    Apr 8, 2013
    I agree with you totally.
  19. Michael Goff macrumors G4

    Michael Goff

    Jul 5, 2012
    Aside from the improvements from Project Butter and the addition from Google Now? I would say the keyboard, but Google recently made that an app. Did they ever bring Offline Voice dictation to 4.0?

    But, yeah, nothing different between 4.0 and 4.1. :rolleyes:
  20. DB14ify thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 23, 2013
    I am not anti-android, nor am I an Apple fanboy ( for the smart *** that said it). It doesn't have to do with money at all, actually where I live the Samsung S3 costs $500 and when its used it's $250 (a year old phone). An iPhone may cost more, but when selling it its' price doesn't drop dramatically (iPhone 4, a 2.5 year old phone, still costs $400). That being said, an android phone with 1.9 Ghz octa-core with 2 GB of RAM still lags and is inconsistent, while an iPhone with 1.3 Ghz dual-core with 1 GB of RAM runs smoothly.
    For those who think I'm trolling, I admire your intelligence.


    Performance wise, it is extremely different, trust me.


    My friend's Samsung Galaxy S3 is still running android 4.0 aka ice cream sandwich till this date. He got it before christmas and still hasn't updated.


    I had my Samsung galaxy S2 before the S3 and had to live with gingerbread (did not update as well). I'm sure your father in law's iPhone running iOS 4.2 runs smoother than android 4.0.
  21. Wrathwitch macrumors 65816

    Dec 4, 2009
    just to throw my 2c in here. I owned an iP4 before I switched to my GS3 and I can tell you I don't notice any lag, it is smooth and just as reliable as my iP4 was (my mom is currently using it now).

    I switched because I was bored of the iOS and wanted to try something new. I am glad I did. Now that Apple is starting to catch up to Android, I might even consider the iP6 if they do a larger screen redesign.

  22. maxosx macrumors 68020

    Dec 13, 2012
    Southern California
    You don't have to bash Android to like an iPhone. Unless your ego demands it.
  23. cualexander macrumors 6502a

    Apr 3, 2006
    Charlotte, NC
    I fail to see how a non-LTE device beats iPhone 5 on LTE.
  24. skratch77 macrumors 65816

    Mar 20, 2013

    My friend's Samsung Galaxy S3 is still running android 4.0 aka ice cream sandwich till this date. He got it before christmas and still hasn't updated.


    sure his gs3 is running ics and the iphone 5 I had was running ios 5

    You do realize how stupid it is to post something like this right?my friends brothers x husbands sisters best friend said his cousins x girlfriends older brothers gs3 never updated to jellybean

    sure bro keep trolling as I think your friends gs3 is the only gs3 on this planit that did not update to jellybean,I mean it could be true if he never connected the phone to the internet but Im still calling bs on your whole post

    every gs2 got the jellybean update and you are trying to tell us that samsungs flagship phone up till a few weeks ago never got jellybean?

    and if your "friends" gs3 is an international unlocked version it wont update as its a carrier unlocked phone and you need to download the update from Samsung and blast it on the phone manually
  25. cnev3 macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2012
    Both are good phones, and do certain things better and worse. Like OSX and Windows.

    But I can't help but believe there are significantly more Android users who slam Apple that have never owned an iPhone, then there are iPhone users who slam Android and have never owned an Android phone.

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