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10-13-2012 01:47 PM  6 years agoPost 81
hootowl

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I've had an HTC EVO for almost 2 years now. No protective case and no screen protection. I do lot's of outside dirt work and construction. I'm always doing home improvement. The phone still looks and works great and not the slightest scratch on the huge screen.

I keep it in a leather, flip open, belt mounted holder. Putting a cell phone in the pocket doesn't work for me.

BTW my 2 year old EVO still has a a bigger screen than the new iphone.

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10-13-2012 02:38 PM  6 years agoPost 82
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My otterbox didn't last a year. Although it got knocked off a tall table and on to the concrete a few times plus regular abuse. I had the holder but was always fiddling with it. But the otterbox holder is a bit clunky. I have a lifeproof now but I don't think the cover screen is as good as the otterbox. But it's slim and waterproof which not only helps for coolant and oil but also small metal chips. I'd rather risk the cases than the phones.

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10-13-2012 09:00 PM  6 years agoPost 83
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I am curious what you guys pay for your service? (Voice, data, add-ons) I have unlimited talk nationwide, 2gigs of data, visual voicemail, call waiting. I pay 120 month plus tax. We only have 3G and lte in my area and my 4gs doesn't pick up lte. When I go down to Washington and get on AT&T 4g network the Internet is nearly twice as fast ( same as wifi).

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10-13-2012 09:48 PM  6 years agoPost 84
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About $60.00 a month for Metro PCS and I get unlimited everything,4G works awesome..

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10-13-2012 09:54 PM  6 years agoPost 85
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my Droid X is still rocking! It's got a few scratches on the aluminum case but all in all it's still solid!

A friend bought an iPhone5 and all I could thin about was how iOS still looks and feels like it did when it was first introduced 5 years ago!!!

At least Android has developed and improved by leaps and bounds since it's introduction.

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10-14-2012 04:43 AM  6 years agoPost 86
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Well I am a iPhone guy and I went and looked at the galaxy S and I'm not impressed... Apple is much easy to use and I don't like the cheap feel of it. All plastic ........
I still have the 4s jailbroken and happy

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10-14-2012 08:02 AM  6 years agoPost 87
adamsz06

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Eh...I'm typing on a Galaxy S3 right now and I can't seem to find the plastic you speak of. Are you talking about the battery cover that attaches to the aluminum frame or the single button on the front recessed into the gorilla glass?

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10-14-2012 08:05 AM  6 years agoPost 88
adamsz06

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Yeah...it's gotta be that cover...you know, the one that lets you access your battery and swap out memory cards...

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10-14-2012 01:15 PM  6 years agoPost 89
hootowl

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.you know, the one that lets you access your battery and swap out memory cards...
ZING...

The sheep just don't seem to understand. But if you like exclusivity... like sealed units and machines that do not allow user intervention I guess I understand. Exclusive accessories... plugs.. software, cults... than Apple is the way to go.

Yes they make nice products that do work well but you pay a premium and really don't get the software/hardware versatility of the non-Apple products.

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10-14-2012 04:05 PM  6 years agoPost 90
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Yes but not everyone has a need or desire to screw with their phone. If that is a need then an iPhone is not for you. iPhones do their job, plain and simple. Android phones also work very well but I see them appealing more for the tweak and mod crowd. I was thinking of updating my iPhone 4 to ios6 but I am going to wait until they sort the bugs a bit more. Also, this thread has the same value as a political rep vs dem thread. No one is going to change anyone's mind so I question the usefulness of the debate.

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10-14-2012 04:30 PM  6 years agoPost 91
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Yes but not everyone has a need or desire to screw with their phone. If that is a need then an iPhone is not for you. iPhones do their job, plain and simple. Android phones also work very well but I see them appealing more for the tweak and mod crowd.
Well . . . ok . . . if that's your view . . .
I was thinking of updating my iPhone 4 to ios6 . . .
Well . . . make up your mind will you ! ? ! ? which are you ? ?

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10-14-2012 05:09 PM  6 years agoPost 92
JasonJ

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Updating a phone to the newest operating system is not the same as the tweaky overclocking stuff people do to their android phones. Nice try though.

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10-14-2012 05:40 PM  6 years agoPost 93
adamsz06

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Once again...overclocking not needed on the new Galaxy...I'm running between 5000 and 6000 consistently on the Quadrant benchmark app. Way over even some of the tablets...this thing just works. No freezing, no force closing apps, no lag...I don't even bother powering up my laptop most of the time. Once upon a time iPhone's were cool...so were 8 tracks.

The driving force behind Apple is no longer with us and I don't think Apple products will continue to evolve as they have in the last decade.

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10-14-2012 10:16 PM  6 years agoPost 94
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Android smartphones versus Apple dumbphone, lol.

I have my reasons that I won't detail to mention, but if my wife didn't like Apple (considering how they treat her I don't know why she still likes them), then there is no way that my hand would give money to those over priced price gouging rip off snobs. Oh and Apples customer service is a absolute friggen joke. Now let me tell you how I really feel....lol

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10-16-2012 02:01 PM  6 years agoPost 95
hootowl

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I remember the ipod I got for my daughter years ago. Kept locking up. Hard drive went bad. Got a new one. Same thing happened. Happened a couple more times. Finally I ebay'd the replacement and got her a Toshiba that actually worked.

Here I found out Apple had major hard drive issues back then.

Not the greatest Apple experience. BTW itunes sucks and is about un-intuitive as it gets. I run from it whenever I see mention of it.

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10-17-2012 03:28 AM  6 years agoPost 96
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http://www.delcotimes.com/articles/2012/10/09/life/doc50744066a4c90653483998.txt?viewmode=fullstory
So basically you can get a iPhone or a copy of a iPhone

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10-17-2012 11:13 AM  6 years agoPost 97
hootowl

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Yea here is what Apple should be copying. You Apple guys have no idea.
Apple may be patting itself on the back over its move from a 3.5-inch to a 4-inch display, but in the smartphone size race, the iPhone 5 trails the field by a wide margin. In the Android world, the 4.3-inch Droid RAZR M is considered a "compact" phone, the 4.8-inch Galaxy S III is mainstream and the 5.5-inch Galaxy Note II is large.

If you use any Android phone, you get more than just a static set of application icons on your 5 to 7 home screens. You have a working desktop you can fill with interactive widgets that show everything from the weather to your latest social media updates. I particularly dig the circles widget that Motorola includes on its Android phones, which shows you battery life, time, text alerts and local weather.

Apple has yet to include this new-fangled thing called "email attachments" on its iPhone 5. Just like Windows or Mac OS, Android allows you to attach any files you want to any email message. Whether you're using the Gmail app, its stock email app or any of a dozen third party email clients, there's always a prominent attachment option on the composition screen and, when you hit it , you're able to browse your gallery, your file system or any other apps you've installed that organize files (Dropbox, Quickoffice, etc).

If you own an iPhone 5, you can just forget about using mobile payment systems that let you touch your device to a reader in order to conduct a transaction. Instead of MasterCard's Tap and Pay, you'll be using tap and pray as you rap your fingers on a table and hope that Apple provides NFC support on the iPhone 6 in 2013.

With NFC support, the latest Android phones can not only send out payments, but also share photos, contacts, videos and more, just by tapping their backs together. Since Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the OS has built-in NFC sharing software called Android Beam that any third party application can use for seamless sharing. Task management app Any.Do even lets you beam assignments to friends and family. I'm sure Apple will add this functionality just in time for iOS 8.

Say you record a memo with Droid Record and want to grab its output files. You can navigate down to its folder and move, copy or share them directly from there. If you run a file browser on the phone itself, you can also dive into the file system from there.

So what happens when you plug the iPhone 5 into your PC? You get access the digital camera (DCIM) folder only so all you can do is drag and drop pictures. Yes, you can iTunes to transfer media files back and forth, but you still can't go directly into file system because Apple just doesn't trust you enough to let you see the folders on the iPhone 5 that you bought from them. Whose phone is it anyway?

When you upgrade from an old phone to a new one, you can still use the same old wires and charging plugs, because micro USB is a standard. In fact, the European Union requires phone manufacturers to use micro USB for charging, because it reduces waste as users hold on to their old cables rather than tossing them in a landfill.

Unfortunately, the iPhone 5 uses a proprietary connector it calls "lightning" instead of standard micro USB, but gets around the EU regulation by offering an adapter.Why not just use micro USB like every other company? Then you couldn't make a mint selling proprietary wires and making every iPhone 4S owner that upgrades buy new accessories, because older iPhones had an even larger proprietary dock connector.

With Android, every relevant app from the browser to the photo gallery includes a share button. When you tap share, you're given an extensive and universal list of apps you can share with. And that list grows, depending on what software and services you have installed, from Facebook to your SMS messenger to Bluetooth transfers. So if, for example, you join Pinterest and install its app, you can share directly to that from any app with a search button.

Rather than providing you with one share list to rule them all, the iPhone 5 lets each app developer create his or her own share menu, which has a finite list of services that developer feels like supporting. The default Safari browser and iOS photo gallery apps can only share to Facebook, Twitter, Email and messaging. Google, Flickr, Pinterest, Google Talk, and any of 100 other services need not apply.

"If you see a stylus, they blew it," Steve jobs famously said of pen-enabled computing and, like its predecessors, the iPhone 5 does not support pen input. Yes, you can get third-party capacitive styluses that will work on the iPhone 5, but these little sticks do nothing more than give you a thinner finger.

Want to scribble down some notes like you do on paper? On Android, you can. Samsung's Galaxy Note and LG's Intuition both offer large screens, active styluses and deep pen integration into the operating system.

On the upcoming Galaxy Note II, you can hand write notes on your calendar, on the backs of JPGs and in half a dozen other places throughout the OS. You can even get previews of emails, photos and videos by hovering the Galaxy Note II's stylus slightly above the screen.

Most Android phones offer optional haptic feedback, which allows you to get a nice tactile vibration when you type, long press on the screen or tap the navigation buttons. While some people dislike haptics, the vibrations give you a strong acknowledgement that your touch has registered so you don't have to tap twice. Unfortunately, with the iPhone 5, you don't have a choice; just a flat screen that provides no feedback.

With the iPhone 5, you can have any keyboard you want as long as its the stock iOS 6 keyboard. If you're using Android and you don't love Google's default layout, you're free to install a third-party keyboard that suits your needs.

Some of the best Android keyboards include Swype, which lets you create words by tracing between letters on the keyboard, and SwiftKey, which predicts the next word in your sentence to save you keystrokes. Heck, you can even buy an Android slider like the Motorola Droid 4, which has a real physical keyboard.

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/slidesh...hone-5/#slide=6

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10-17-2012 11:58 AM  6 years agoPost 98
Ronald Thomas

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Dude, seriously, you REALLY have to get a grip. Some love Android, some hate it....the same goes for Apple. But if you LOOK at the numbers...the "more expensive, less tech oriented, smaller screened, slower processor, POS" phone is selling LEAPS AND BOUNDS over ANY singular Android based phone! You have to add ALL OF THEM TOGETHER to be ahead!!!! Call us sheep or whatever, we love our phones, they work!!!
We get it, you hate Apple....GIVE IT A REST!!!!

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10-17-2012 12:03 PM  6 years agoPost 99
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Funny... give it a rest. My main beef is exclusivity. Always loses.

Next up... Android based electronics. Good bye Apple.

http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/22/...p-date-details/

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10-17-2012 01:07 PM  6 years agoPost 100
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Apple may be patting itself on the back over its move from a 3.5-inch to a 4-inch display, but in the smartphone size race, the iPhone 5 trails the field by a wide margin. In the Android world, the 4.3-inch Droid RAZR M is considered a "compact" phone, the 4.8-inch Galaxy S III is mainstream and the 5.5-inch Galaxy Note II is large.
Maybe the android phones have gotten too big - introducing the Galaxy S3 mini:

http://reviews.cnet.com/smartphones...7-35484855.html
Why not just use micro USB like every other company?
Why dont androids standardize the location of the charge port? Would make accessories such as docks easier to manufacture. Apple always has had the port on the bottom - its nice popping an iphone into a stereo dock in my garage and listen to music. Sure I can run a cable from a headphone jack on an android but that isnt as tidy and appealing. The different docks are a very appealing feature for apple products.

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