Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: james
  • 8/5/11 11:31:18 AM

I'm in the market for a cell phone and have it narrowed down some. I think the Galaxy S2 will be called the Stratosphere on Verizon. Both that and the IPhone 5 are rumored to be released in September.

I hate ITunes, so the idea of having to use that to sync my calendar is annoying, as is the lack of Flash on the IPhone. However, most people don't seem to change from an IPhone after switching to it. This could, however, be due to Apple's impressive brainwashing techniques... or a superior product.

The Galaxy S2 looks impressive and lightweight with a high-quality screen, and it's getting really positive reviews overseas. I've never had a Samsung phone before though.


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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: mr703
  • 8/5/11 11:34:44 AM

S2 has been getting rave reviews, but who knows once that iphone comes out

i was waiting for the bionic, which looks like it'll be a letdown, so now i may be waiting until october and the htc vigor

if i don't bite on that S2 first

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

GS2 should be on most carriers by mid september. Also check out the droid bionic.

htc vigor is also another biggie headed to verizon.

What carrier are you on?

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: james
  • 8/5/11 11:48:40 AM

I have Verizon.

I've had 2 HTC phones and haven't been very impressed, mostly due to lag, but I've also had problems with the screen not coming back on when you take it away from your head during a call.


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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: nick
  • 8/5/11 11:59:06 AM

I am in the same boat, James. Hopefully the bootloaders of the new Android phones won't be locked. I hate giving up a rooted phone.


Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

The S2 is better than the IPhone 4 and in the U.K much much cheaper.

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

Droid bionic and gs2 is supposed to launch on verizon on september 8th.

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: james
  • 8/5/11 2:42:58 PM

Thanks.

Any opinion on droid bionic/gs2/iphone?


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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: nick
  • 8/5/11 2:43:47 PM

supposedly the GS2 is the best Android phone out there. I typically like Motorola build quality better though.

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: james
  • 8/5/11 3:15:07 PM

I've never owned a Samsung or Motorola phone, but I've had a Samsung TV that's lasted over 10 years now -- at least 5 relocations and 3 years worth of college -- and it still works great... so there's that.


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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

No more syncing of the iPhone or iPad with the new OS. So hate on and dear god don't be brainwashed. Lol

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

I'm waiting on the iPhone 5 to replace my 3Gs which I'm guessing will be running just fine long after the 5 comes out.

Seriously though. You will not ever have to plug in the iPhone to a computer again. That will be huge for those who don't want to buy or can't buy a computer.

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

Whatever you get if you fly a lot get a case with an extra battery pack. We are all looking for plugs in these layover airport parties. I got enough juice to get me from Kannsas City to Memphis I think. I'll say hello to Memphis Jane.

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: AWU
  • 8/6/11 12:23:59 AM

read about droid insecurity

http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/mobile/08/05/miller.apple.battery.hacks/index.html?hpt=te_bn3



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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: Egg
  • 8/6/11 4:15:39 AM

"I hate ITunes, so the idea of having to use that to sync my calendar is annoying"

on the iPhone you don't have to use iTunes to sync you calendar. I have a gmail account thich is where my calendar and contacts are. If like me you set up your iPhone so it picks up "Mail Contacts Calendars" via Microsoft Exchange (which is free and simple to do) your phone syncs with gmail email contacts and calendar real time over the air. iTunes has nothing to do with this. You add a Conact or calendar entry on your iphone and it appears automatically on your gmail and same the other way round. I'm sure this works for other email accounts too by now. if you lose your phone which I have you don't lose this data.

As has been said above the iPhone is introducing the cloud with the iPhone 5, when they will launch the new OS5.0. For free you will be able to push your collection up into the cloud (all the stuff you have whether you bought it at the itunes store on amazon or ripped from cds) and from there synch with your phone and other devices. All software installations and updates will be wire free too over the cloud.

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  • Author: exile
  • 8/6/11 4:24:12 AM

I have the samsung and it's superb.
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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: AWU
  • 8/6/11 10:31:43 AM

Thanks egg. I have my work gmail on my phone but have not looked into syncing the gmail contacts and calendars etc.

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: mr703
  • 8/8/11 7:49:24 AM

i think its common knoweledge that the iphone causes cancer

ask AWU

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

Wrong thread!

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: Baffy
  • 8/8/11 8:21:11 AM

I'll be getting an HTC Desire later this month.

's all,
peas,
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"And her Baffy’s got arch
And her flipflop's all right"

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: imsjry
  • 8/8/11 9:56:24 AM

Just got an Evo 3D and it kicks every other phone's ass! I thought the 3D would be unused and silly, but even that is cool. Amazing phone.

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

i don't think one can go wrong with either/or both are great....

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

imsjry - i currently have the EVO 4G...thinking about upgrading to the 3D...other than 3D is there anything else diff?


Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: imsjry
  • 8/8/11 5:07:30 PM

Evo 3D has more memory and prosessor speed then the regular Evo 4G. I Googled the same question before I bought it and hands down all said the 3D was almost twice as fast as the Evo 4G. I didn't want the 3D just because I figured I would never use the 3D features, but rest of the guts of the phone sold me.

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: lacey
  • 8/8/11 9:24:20 PM

I have the nexus S (the google phone) and I freakin love it.
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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: AWU
  • 8/9/11 7:11:18 PM

Lacey, I hope you have some good news from Waves?
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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

I am thinking of picking up the GS2 when it comes out. I am hoping the reports of Sept. 8 are legit.

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: james
  • 8/9/11 9:15:39 PM

Me too, jonathin.

First it was supposed to come out in July, then August, and now September...


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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

That was the Bionic that was delayed James. The SGS2 is not delayed. Keep an eye on this site for news about it:

http://www.droid-life.com/

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: james
  • 8/10/11 10:02:56 AM

Ah, good deal. Thanks.

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: punkaj
  • 8/10/11 11:44:18 AM

i just got the atrix and i am really liking it (nice accessories/features)...was going to go for the iphone but skipped out..too expensive and the atrix has some stuff it doesnt..HDMI, DLNA..

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

htc's are ok too.
im happy with my nokia e72.. i dont need all those apps, because i try to bullshit myself i have a life.

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: james
  • 8/19/11 11:52:46 AM

Rumor has it that the S2 is now coming out on August 29.


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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: mr703
  • 8/19/11 11:55:37 AM

Nexus Prime running "ice cream sandwich" is looking like an October release

If it's on Verizon i'm pretty much sold

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: AWU
  • 8/19/11 1:10:48 PM

WGAS if you're sold?


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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: james
  • 8/19/11 3:28:07 PM

I just read in two separate places that the S2 for Verizon is going to have a slide-out keyboard.

This is not good, as it will probably make it bigger and heavier.

Those bastards apparently couldn't leave well enough alone.


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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: AWU
  • 8/22/11 12:10:12 PM

Just out today:

Here are the top five best-selling phones during Q2, via NPD’s Mobile Phone Track service:

1. Apple iPhone 4
2. Apple iPhone 3GS
3. HTC EVO 4G
4. HTC Inspire 4G
5. Samsung INTENSITYII

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: mr703
  • 8/25/11 2:15:03 PM

looks like the Galaxy S II isn't coming to verizon...confirmed by WSJ

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904875404576530522410660778.html

but that bodes well for verizon carrying the next Nexus phone. The thought is that they didn't need the Galaxy S II with the Nexus Prime coming out so close

HTC Vigor vs Nexus Prime, both of them hopefully out in october

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: mr703
  • 9/29/11 10:25:40 AM

A little update in case anyone is still looking

OCTOBER 11th 2011


Should be the Ice Cream Sandwich / Galaxy Nexus(nexus prime) announcement

a week after the iphone 5 / iphone 4s announcement

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: james
  • 9/29/11 3:54:33 PM

Awesome, I'm still in the market, still carrying around a phone with a huge crack covering 1/4 of the screen.


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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

I was going to get the Bionic but it didn't live up to the hype imo. Hoping the Galaxy Nexus lands on VZW.

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  • Author: nick
  • 9/29/11 4:02:50 PM

bloodthirsty, this should be out before the Holidays.

http://thisismynext.com/2011/09/24/exclusive-motorola-spyder-features-industry-first-qhd-super-amoled-display-lte-dual-core-processor/


I just hate Samsung's build quality. Everything feels like a toy.


Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: mr703
  • 9/29/11 4:09:05 PM

"I just hate Samsung's build quality. Everything feels like a toy. "

yea, i've always stayed away as well

but i think what i've read about the galaxy s II has swayed me

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

I love moto builds. I might have to keep waiting. I got the Droid X right now so I'm ok with that for a while. ad it since launch though.

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: nick
  • 9/29/11 4:42:18 PM

Hopefully they announce the Droid Prime for VZW in October too.


Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: nick
  • 9/29/11 5:02:09 PM

this is good news in regards to the Nexus Galaxy on VZW....no bloatware..

http://www.droid-life.com/2011/09/29/system-app-list-for-the-galaxy-nexus-leaks-no-bloatware-in-sight/



Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: wings
  • 9/29/11 5:07:18 PM

i'll probably get the iphone g4... anyone know how it does for international emailing?

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

what?

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: wings
  • 9/29/11 5:09:49 PM

i guess what i'm trying to ask is how would an iPhone work when i go to New Zealand if my plan is in the states. will i be able to email?

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: james
  • 9/30/11 7:56:40 AM

The Galaxy Nexus Prime (or whatever the hell it ends up being called) is looking better and better...


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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: AWU
  • 9/30/11 8:40:36 AM

Wings, you need to look into buying an unlocked phone at say the apple store. If you have AT&T you need to check with them first about SIMM cards and unlocking etc. I think in some countries the phone must be unlocked in those countries to work properly. Of course if you are connected to wifi I can't see why it would matter as you are talking about email.

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: mr703
  • 10/5/11 8:15:13 AM



YES

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: AWU
  • 10/5/11 8:42:55 AM

Wings, nevermind above. Look into the 4Gs with both antennas for your travels overseas.


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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

I'm 100% sure I'm getting the Nexus Prime if it's on VZW.

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: mr703
  • 10/5/11 10:54:51 AM

that video is dumb as shit

but i like the look of the phone i must say

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: james
  • 10/5/11 11:05:22 AM

Ha! 703, I was just about to post that video.

Let's just hope the Nexus Prime comes out sometime in October...

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: mr703
  • 10/6/11 7:14:03 AM

a composite picture of the device



that thing is sexy

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

Love.

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: mr703
  • 10/6/11 9:58:35 AM

http://www.bgr.com/2011/10/06/samsung-galaxy-nexus-full-specs-revealed-verizon-wireless-exclusive/

Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
9mm thin
4.65-inch 1280 x 720-pixel Super AMOLED HD with curved glass
TI OMAP 4460 dual-core Cortex A9 processor clocked at 1.2GHz
1GB of RAM
32GB of built-in storage
5-megapixel camera on the back, 1.3-megapixel in the front
1080p HD video capture support
LTE/HSPA depending on carrier
Wi-Fi a/b/g/n
NFC
1,750 mAh battery


a Verizon exclusive and a completely stock Ice Cream Sandwich device. No bloatware or skins.

I'm betting that camera sacrifices megapixels for a better sensor and low light performance


more info on the megapixel myth:
http://i.gizmodo.com/5155942/giz-explains-why-more-megapixels-isnt-always-more-better/

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: nick
  • 10/6/11 10:09:29 AM

fuck me, great specs. Especially no bloatware or skins!

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  • Author: mr703
  • 10/6/11 10:12:57 AM

yea, nick, i'm most excited for stock android

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: nick
  • 10/6/11 10:17:01 AM

The stock experience is so much better. My original Droid was wonderful for that reason.

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: james
  • 10/6/11 11:09:59 AM

That looks great. In the video, it looks like there is more of a curve to the phone than in the "composite" sketch.

What's the over/under on the price?

$300?


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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: mr703
  • 10/6/11 11:12:58 AM

yea i think the line in the video plays a trick on your eyes


it'd be nice if they could pull it out for 199 but i'm guessing 299

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: james
  • 10/6/11 11:17:46 AM

Yeah, I'd like to think they'll go for $200 or $250, but I can't imagine they'd price it less than the Droid Bionic.


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I have a massive boner for the galaxy nexus!

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: mr703
  • 10/7/11 8:11:41 AM

Things are getting crazy

Various blogs seem to be confused by what seems to be 2 different phones, one with the specs i posted above and another with these specs

Samsung’s new 1.5GHz Exynos processor (brand new)
PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU
8MP camera
2050mAh battery
4.65? Super AMOLED HD

The specs above seem to be related to a device called the Nexus Prime while the previously listed specs are related to the Galaxy Nexus

It was thought that the Nexus Prime and Galaxy Nexus were the same phone with one of those names being the "codename". Now it's looking like they are in fact separate devices.


Compounding the confusion is a statement just made by Google and Samsung

“Samsung and Google decide to postpone the new product announcement at CTIA Fall. We agree that it is just not the right time to announce a new product. New date and venue will be shortly announced.”

So it looks like the confusion won't be cleared up on Tuesday when this announcement won't occur.




And finally, regardless of which Nexus device this is, it is most assuredly running Ice Cream Sandwich for those interested




This has been another edition of mr703 keeps you in the loop (and by you i mean the 2 people that are interested in this)

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

Wish there was a side view to see the curve of the screen.

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: james
  • 10/7/11 10:31:37 AM

This is a bummer.

However, if they're just delaying the announcement of the phone due to Steve Jobs's death, without delaying the actual launch of the phone, then I think it's a classy move.


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  • Author: james
  • 10/7/11 10:32:48 AM

The launch has been rumored to be 11/3 for quite a while now.

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: james
  • 10/7/11 1:08:36 PM

Just found this (edit: it's just a mock-up based on the video from the other day):



http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/samsung-google-nexus-prime-samsung-galaxy-nexus-will-it-look-like-this-07-10-2011/

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: james
  • 10/19/11 9:55:33 AM

They announced the Nexus Prime last night, which will be called Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

No specific release date, they just said "November".

Link


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  • Author: mr703
  • 10/19/11 10:01:11 AM



-Android 4.0 Ice Cream
-4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED Screen with 720p resolution
-1.2GHz dual-core processor
-Redsigned UI in Android 4.0
-Improved multi-tasking, notifications, -Wi-Fi hotspot, NF support, full web browsing
-Android 4.0 features Software Navigation buttons – brand new
-People App with Google+ Integration among other features
-Redesigned camera with panorama mode, -1080p video, zero-shutter lag, new faces and background replacement features
-Face Unlock: Facial recognition to unlock your phone
-Android Beam uses NFC to easily share content with other Android users with the bump of phones
-Pure Google Experience
-All the Google Apps you love from -Android Market and GMail to Movie Studio and redesigned Google+ app
-8.94mm thick, 4.29mm bezel
-LTE and HSPA+ connectivity
-Available in USA, Europe, and Asia beginning in November and then rolled out globally



Best New Features in Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: Baffy
  • 10/19/11 10:04:48 AM

I dig my HTC DesireS a lot.

's all,
peas,
Baffy

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And her flipflop's all right"

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: james
  • 10/19/11 10:22:05 AM

I sure wish they would've said November 3rd.

I really don't want to wait another full month. I think this crack in my Thunderbolt is spreading...


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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: nick
  • 10/19/11 10:29:36 AM

I wish the Droid Razr had Ice Cream Sandwich. Oh well, I guess I am getting the Galaxy Nexus. I am guessing those who opted for the iPhone 4S aren't too thrilled right now.

Google/Samsung could use a little help in pitching their products. They unveiled the greatest phone last night and you wouldn't know it by their presentation. I do appreciate everything being demoed live, though.

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: mr703
  • 10/19/11 10:31:28 AM

"Oh well, I guess I am getting the Galaxy Nexus"

i feel this way too


i'm not underwhelmed, but I just wanted a little more from the specs of the device i guess

ICS looks great however

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I'm so all over this.

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  • Author: nick
  • 10/19/11 10:42:45 AM

Nice....

http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/19/motorola-razr-to-get-updated-to-ice-cream-sandwich-in-early-2012/



Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: james
  • 10/19/11 10:44:43 AM

"Google/Samsung could use a little help in pitching their products."

Yeah, if only they had that patented Apple arrogance. I'm pretty sure it's trademarked.


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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: mr703
  • 10/19/11 10:47:08 AM

Im going to sit on this until i see some reviews of the phones coming out

and possibly until a price drop

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

No way I would choose the Razr over the GN.

Better camera
NFC
Better screen
Vanilla Android

That right there is enough to base my decision.

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  • Author: mr703
  • 10/19/11 10:55:47 AM

"Better camera "

this needs photo comparisons to justify

specs mean nothing


vanilla android is worth a lot in my book though

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  • Author: james
  • 10/19/11 10:59:57 AM

"vanilla android is worth a lot in my book though"

Yeah I agree -- I'm still leaning towards the Galaxy Nexus.

It drives me nuts seeing 20-something programs running in the background, even when I continually use App Killer. "Bloatware" sucks.


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  • Author: nick
  • 10/19/11 12:21:03 PM

I am with you guys, Vanilla Android is the way to go. Also, it being the 'Google Phone' means it will get the first OTA updates.

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  • Author: mr703
  • 10/19/11 12:59:36 PM

i was confused about the barometer gimmick in the phone

(this phone contains a barometer)


but gizmodo is doing a good job selling to me

crowdsourcing weather data could be as great as google's traffic data it collects

http://gizmodo.com/5851288/why-the-barometer-is-androids-new-trump-card


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"You to mr703.......You are exactly the fuckd who have run many off this board. - gringo"

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

As for the camera. I liked the zero lag between pics. Even if they are the exact same quality as the Razr the no lag wins out for me.

Also App killers are a waste of time. The apps running in the background doesn't bog the phone down. If anything killing some off makes things worse.

But yes the Google phone means no bloatware and first to get updates. MotoBlur slows down updates big time.

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So am I missing something or does the G Nex not have an sd card slot? Damnit!

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  • Author: james
  • 11/15/11 4:50:13 PM

Waiting for the Galaxy Nexus is getting ri-goddamn-diculous.

It's gonna be really disappointing if this thing ends up having the same or similar shitty battery life as the other 4G LTE phones. And now I'm reading that it might not be out until December.

And bloodthirsty, I think you're right: no sd slot, just 16 or 32 GB of internal memory.


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so...after hours of reading this i've decided to stick with my iPhone aka iTurd aka iOnlyhaveeyesforMac


Gregory Alan Isakov - Virginia May (Folk Radio UK Session) by Folk Radio UK

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  • Author: james
  • 11/15/11 5:00:54 PM

I can't stand the browser on iPhones. I know you can use another browser, but it sounds like a pain in the neck. Plus, I'm a sucker for customization. Not to mentioned I'd have to sell my soul to the cult of Apple...

:)


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  • Author: mr703
  • 11/21/11 2:54:30 PM


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"You to mr703.......You are exactly the fuckd who have run many off this board. - gringo"

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

haha, I do check Droid Life like a damn freak about this phone. I was fully expecting a release on 11/21 and then of course nothing. FUCKING COME ON VZW!!!!!!


Also I have seen reports that the VZW version will be no card slot but 32GB internal memory. 16 would have maybe been a deal breaker. I'm just not a fan of streaming my music and want it on my card/memory.

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

jamey johnson sucks little boys' balls.


Gregory Alan Isakov - Virginia May (Folk Radio UK Session) by Folk Radio UK

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

So does your iPhone. :)

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

;)

i like both.

happy turkey day.

gobble gobble ;)

Gregory Alan Isakov - Virginia May (Folk Radio UK Session) by Folk Radio UK

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: james
  • 12/14/11 9:13:43 PM

Verizon announced that the Galaxy Nexus will be available tomorrow.

Finally.

I'll be getting one bright and early -- wahoo.


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  • Author: AWU
  • 12/14/11 9:53:52 PM




Sent from my iPhone

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  • Author: james
  • 12/14/11 11:17:45 PM

Do you think that makes having relationships with the opposite sex more difficult or easier?


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  • Author: james
  • 12/14/11 11:47:29 PM

Word.

So what about this iPhone 4s vs. Rezound vs. Galaxy Nexus thing?


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  • Author: james
  • 12/15/11 12:04:05 AM

And with that, you win Post of the Day.

Well done.


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Picking up a G nex in the morning!

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  • Author: mr703
  • 12/15/11 7:43:04 AM

waiting for reviews on the LTE version, but i think one is inbound for me as well

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"You to mr703.......You are exactly the fuckd who have run many off this board. - gringo"

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: james
  • 12/15/11 8:05:59 AM

Yeah, I figure even if I end up not liking it for some reason, I can swap it for the Rezound (Vigor) -- I know what to expect with HTC/Sense.


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How's that Nexus? I love my Galaxy S, though it is a bit slippery.

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I ain't got nothing but love for you now.

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: james
  • 12/15/11 12:50:37 PM

I'm getting it after court, around 2 or so.


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It's fucking glorious! I got it this morning and I'm still messing with it/setting it up how I want it. But my god 4g is fast and this phone is fuckin awesome! So glad I waited on it.

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  • Author: james
  • 12/15/11 8:54:59 PM

Agreed, Mr. Thirsty -- this phone is pretty nice.


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  • Author: mr703
  • 12/16/11 10:58:55 AM

any bugs present themselves yet guys?

how is the service?

like, do you get a similar amount of bars as your previous phone at work/home

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: james
  • 12/16/11 11:33:20 AM

No bugs yet. Battery life isn't great, but I'm using it a lot.

FB pics won't sync to contacts, apparently because of a rift between FB and Google about information. There's apparently an app to fix it, but I haven't tried that yet.


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I have the extended battery and it's good so far.

No bugs except for the FB thing which is annoying.

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: james
  • 12/16/11 1:14:24 PM

I'm considering getting the extended battery; the lady offered it for 1/2 price yesterday.

Does it make the phone much heavier/thicker?


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Not at all. I got the silicone case for it but with the case off you really can't tell a difference.

I needed a new car charger and they had a bundle for case, screen protector, car charger for like $40. I'm usually not a case guy but I like this silicone one.

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  • Author: james
  • 12/16/11 2:43:49 PM

Yeah, I got that same deal. The whole thing rang up to $301, and the phone alone was supposed to be $299, so it wasn't bad at all.

So do you use the same back cover with the extended battery, or does it come with a different case/back?


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It comes with a different back. Check this:

http://www.androidcentral.com/verizon-galaxy-nexus-extended-battery-curvy-all-right-places

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  • Author: mr703
  • 12/16/11 3:28:01 PM

wonder if this will fix the contact facebook sync

http://www.droid-life.com/2011/12/16/android-4-0-3-announced-better-social-app-integration-to-contacts-camera-capabilities-and-polish/

Say bye, bye to Android 4.0.2. In the coming weeks, the Android team will roll out the next version better known as Android 4.0.3. Through the new API that has also arrived, developers will have the ability to integrate their social apps into contacts like Google has done with G+ and Google Talk. You can imagine that this likely means Facebook and Twitter updates showing in you friends’ contact pages as well. In other goodies, apps will now be able to access more camera and calendar capabilities while additional polish was added to graphics, the database, spell-checking, etc.

Social stream API in Contacts provider: Applications that use social stream data such as status updates and check-ins can now sync that data with each of the user’s contacts, providing items in a stream along with photos for each. This new API lets apps show users what the people they know are doing or saying, in addition to their photos and contact information.
Calendar provider enhancements. Apps can now add color to events, for easier tracking, and new attendee types and states are now available.
New camera capabilities. Apps can now check and manage video stabilization and use QVGA resolution profiles where needed.
Accessibility refinements. Improved content access for screen readers and new status and error reporting for text-to-speech engines.
Incremental improvements in graphics, database, spell-checking, Bluetooth, and more.


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"You to mr703.......You are exactly the fuckd who have run many off this board. - gringo"

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  • Author: james
  • 12/16/11 4:07:14 PM

I used syncmypix, which worked fine. I presume that won't continually update, though -- it just synced the current picture.


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  • Author: nick
  • 12/16/11 8:59:37 PM

I am loving the Galaxy Nexus. Battery is a bit spotty, but that is to be expected. Also, on 4G I was able to download at around 37mbps a bit ago compared to 2.5 on 3G.

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: nick
  • 12/21/11 3:11:04 AM

This Galaxy Nexus, despite the battery issues,kicks the dick out of my iPhone 4s.
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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: AWU
  • 12/21/11 7:20:17 AM

"This Galaxy Nexus, despite the battery issues,kicks the dick out of my iPhone 4s."

Why in the world would one have both? How could one use both? How could one afford both? Get rid of the dhitty iPhone 4s.

Weird.


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  • Author: mr703
  • 12/21/11 7:22:02 AM

switching to 3g helps the battery if you need it

http://www.droid-life.com/2011/12/20/how-to-turn-off-4g-lte-on-the-galaxy-nexus/

To toggle off 4G, simply do the following:

Settings>More…>Mobile networks>Network Mode> and choose “CDMA”


hopefully an app will come out soon to make this even easier





I bet nick sold a lot of Ryan Adams vinyl on ebay to afford both of those
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"You to mr703.......You are exactly the fuckd who have run many off this board. - gringo"

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  • Author: AWU
  • 12/21/11 7:26:44 AM

I bet nick is a phone tester and he keeps using his 4s cause it sucks. Lol





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  • Author: james
  • 12/21/11 9:09:51 AM

"How could one use both? How could one afford both?"

You know, we're not all hobos 'round here...


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  • Author: nick
  • 12/21/11 10:54:36 AM

I have both because one is a work phone. Also, where I live, AT&T (my company's carrier of choice) has awful service so I have kept my Verizon phone around.
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  • Author: AWU
  • 12/21/11 2:34:47 PM

Sweet. I use my iPhone 3Gs every day at work for work stuff including phone calls. 95% or greater of my daytime calls in or out are work stuff. They ain't gonna pay for it now. Hobos gotta be hobos.

I have a funny feeling though that now that you have used an iPhone that if AT&T worked in your area like it does in mine and you could only have one phone yiu might well end up back with an iPhone. I've seen more people go from Android to iOS than the other direction. Just my experience though.




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  • Author: mr703
  • 12/21/11 2:38:44 PM

i think the next 5 years of mobile phone sales stats are going to hurt your soul AWU

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"703, you are without a fucking doubt, the biggest piece of shit loser on the internet" -dudeman

"You to mr703.......You are exactly the fuckd who have run many off this board. - gringo"

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: james
  • 12/21/11 2:45:19 PM

If other companies keep producing phones like the GS2 and Galaxy Nexus, then Apple is going to have its work cut out for it.

But who knows, maybe Apple will wise up and make the iPhone 5 with a bigger screen and 4G capabilities.

....and open development.

....and reasonable user customization.

....and stuff.


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  • Author: AWU
  • 12/21/11 4:26:28 PM

Lol at bigger screen.

I want a 48" plasma in my pants.

And on customization I'm good. I want to use it not program and jailbreak it.

Lol






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  • Author: AWU
  • 12/21/11 4:35:44 PM

Next up iPad 3 and iPhone 5

How's them cameras on them other phones compared to iPhone 4s? Show us some comparisons. Flickr.


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  • Author: nick
  • 12/21/11 4:49:17 PM

the iPhone 4s has a much better camera. The Galaxy definitely has the quicker camera though.

I never said I didn't like my iPhone. I just prefer the Galaxy. I enjoy Android more.
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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: AWU
  • 12/21/11 4:55:21 PM

The iPhone 3Gs camera is dated.

Sent from my iPhone 3Gs

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  • Author: mr703
  • 1/3/12 7:38:57 AM

love this phone

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: james
  • 1/3/12 10:02:35 AM

Galaxy Nexus? Me too. It's great.

I really have to be careful not to gush too much about it, lest I risk turning into an Android version of an Apple person.

/shiver


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  • Author: nick
  • 1/3/12 10:54:05 AM

I try not to gush about it too much either. Aside from the battery and the lower quality camera, it is about perfect. I also wish it wasn't so slippery.
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  • Author: mr703
  • 1/3/12 10:56:27 AM

did you guys put a case on it?

i thought about it, but as of now i'm barebacking it

yea, the camera is meh, I haven't had too much trouble with the battery after the fist few days of heavy heavy use

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  • Author: AWU
  • 1/3/12 10:57:14 AM

Things I hate from the Lefsetz letter this week.

25. Android

Because there's no plan of attack on malware. This is like going back to the invention of e-mail and shrugging your shoulders and refusing to address spam. Our whole society, from the government to individuals, is riddled with security holes. And now, just to sell advertising, Google is endorsing them. But you hate Apple and want a cheap phone. At what cost?







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  • Author: AWU
  • 1/3/12 10:58:26 AM

^^^Lol^^^

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  • Author: nick
  • 1/3/12 11:24:18 AM

"did you guys put a case on it?"

Not yet. I want a TPU case that can fit my extended battery. To my knowledge there aren't any nice ones at any retailers yet.
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  • Author: mr703
  • 1/3/12 11:38:03 AM

"To my knowledge there aren't any nice ones at any retailers yet"

i haven't seen one without mediocre reviews yet

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: james
  • 1/3/12 11:51:36 AM

No case for me either, just a screen protector.

The battery has been great so far. It gets me from 7am-bedtime without a problem. It helps to limit the number of simultaneous processes to 4 or fewer. Settings --> Developer Options, etc.


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  • Author: nick
  • 1/3/12 12:09:10 PM

James, are you in a 4G area? I am getting nowhere near that using those exact same process settings.
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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

i have the HTC Evo in a 4g area and never have it turned on...i don't see much of a point considering its pretty fast on 3g and as you mentioned above the 4g sucks the mother out of your battery.

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  • Author: mr703
  • 1/3/12 12:21:40 PM

i keep it on and will do so unless i know i'll need battery

it's surprisingly faster than 3g

even downloading a large app, it's instant vs. 5-10 seconds

obviously that's an example making the case for how fast it is when using the internet, not how much time you save when downloading apps

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  • Author: nick
  • 1/3/12 12:26:25 PM

The biggest advantage of having the LTE on all the time is the ability to get emails and whatnot when talking on the phone.
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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

i'm on sprint, considering galaxy s2, or nexus s. maybe even the dreaded iphone. upgrading in the spring. leaning nexus.
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  • Author: AWU
  • 1/3/12 12:47:05 PM

Ya'll better back your shit up. MFin shit's gonna happen and you'll have to re-do all those contacts and songs and apps and shit. lol.


Sent from my iPhone 3Gs

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haha, everything is always backed up on google. All contacts, apps, music, etc. When I activated my nexus it auto pulled all my apps I had on my droid x.

Anyway, I have a screen protector and a silicon case for mine. When I take it out of the case I agree it's very very slick. I would probably drop it all the time without the case.

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  • Author: AWU
  • 1/3/12 12:54:12 PM

"haha, everything is always backed up on google. All contacts, apps, music, etc"

good deal. you are going to need that a lot

Sent from my iPhone 3Gs

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a wild appletard trolls your thread.
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Right. I've had an Android phone for two and a half years now. Not once hacked or any signs of Malware. I do use Lookout but it's never found anything either.

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  • Author: AWU
  • 1/3/12 2:32:39 PM

"a wild appletard trolls your thread."

What part of this: "Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else"

makes it "thiers"?

dannynoonan. stupid as usual.

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the difference would be if you were espousing the benefits of the iphone 4s or above (THAT YOU DON'T CURRENTLY OWN YOU JACKWAGON DICKCRACK) as opposed to slagging android (WHICH YOU CLEARLY DON'T UNDERSTAND YOU MONGOLODIAN FAGLORD) it wouldn't be an issue.

advice: stick your shitty iphone 3g up your arsehole, download an app at inferior speeds and jerk it to a pic of steven jobs.

i love you. xo

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  • Author: AWU
  • 1/3/12 2:51:37 PM

3G>>>>>>s




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  • Author: james
  • 1/3/12 8:41:27 PM

"James, are you in a 4G area? I am getting nowhere near that using those exact same process settings."

Yeah, Indy has 4G pretty much everywhere. However, I have my phone set to pick up the wireless networks at home and at work, so my phone is on wifi a lot. That probably makes a difference.

I have the extended battery too, but I think you mentioned you had that as well...


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  • Author: AWU
  • 1/4/12 3:00:07 PM

In case you little snots ever want to look into security I just came across this.

http://www.ncsu.edu/features/2012/01/data-defender/

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  • Author: AWU
  • 1/9/12 6:53:00 PM

"i think the next 5 years of mobile phone sales stats are going to hurt your soul AWU"
- mr703






TechCrunch writes of the latest report from NPD, covering U.S. smartphone sales in October and November of last year. The data, which begins right about when the iPhone 4S was released, shows a dramatic increase in market share for the iPhone. The jump, from 26% in Q3 2011 to 43% in October and November, is due in-part to pent-up demand for theH next iPhone following the pushback of the "iPhone 5" from the traditional June release cycle. As a result, iPhone share is unlikely to remain quite so high going forward, but the gain is nonetheless impressive.


Perhaps even more striking is that the top three phone models are all iPhones. Unsurprisingly, the iPhone 4S is the most popular, followed by the now-$99 iPhone 4. The iPhone 3GS, free on AT&T with a two-year contract in its third year of availability, comes in third, ahead of the Samsung Galaxy S 4G and Samsung Galaxy S II -- both Android phones introduced in 2011.


Samsung, like Apple, makes three of the top ten most popular models; HTC holds two spots, whilst Motorola and LG each round out the remaining models with one model each.


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  • Author: mr703
  • 1/10/12 7:30:28 AM

haha fyi, i read this yesterday and this was the important part in what you posted:

"The jump, from 26% in Q3 2011 to 43% in October and November, is due in-part to pent-up demand for the next iPhone following the pushback of the "iPhone 5" from the traditional June release cycle. As a result, iPhone share is unlikely to remain quite so high going forward"


android is destroying iphone at this point and the only time iphone can ALMOST catch up is when they release a new version

it's not like i have a stake in either OS AWU, i'm not rooting for iphone to die, i just think you're going to need a lot of anti-depressants because you aren't able to take a step back from the products so near and dear to your heart

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: AWU
  • 1/18/12 3:06:32 PM

Something to piss some of you off:

Robust Market for Used iPhones Benefits Users, Carriers, and Apple

AllThingsD reports on new research from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) analyzing the impact of the secondary market for the iPhone, the portion of used iPhones that are resold or given away when users upgrade to the latest models. The survey looked at customers purchasing new iPhones beginning with the iPhone 4S launch last October, finding that 53% of those users had returned their old phones to the secondary market.

Of those old phones being put back onto the secondary market, the survey found that 49% were older iPhones, while 21% were BlackBerry smartphones and 15% were Android devices. Approximately two-thirds of those devices returned to the market were given away, with the remaining third having been sold.


Breakdown of old devices reentering secondary market following new iPhone purchases

According to the survey, 87% of those who sold or gave away their old iPhones expected the recipients to activate them for use, which CIRP estimates as representing 11% of carrier activations since last October. That number represents a boon for carriers, who do not have to pay subsidies to Apple on the used devices.
The research firm believes that, for every used iPhone that carriers activate, they save around $400. In the fourth quarter of 2011 alone, CIRP figures that secondary-market activations saved AT&T and Verizon between $400 million and $800 million in subsidy costs.
And while the strong market for used iPhones may seem like a detriment to Apple given that those users may be purchasing a used device offering no revenue for Apple rather than a new one, CIRP suggests that those low-priced used handsets are a common way to introduce new users to the iPhone ecosystem. That introduction then sets the users up for future purchases of new iPhones and other Apple products.
“It hurts Apple because it creates competition for new iPhones, which we see in the relatively modest sales of reduced-price iPhone 4 and free iPhone 3G units. But it also benefits the company because used iPhone customers aspire to own the newest and best iPhone, so they are likely future new phone customers. In fact, they are likely new entrants to the Apple ecosystem, who otherwise would not have found a way in.”
Beyond future hardware sales, the used iPhone market also increases the user base and market for apps and other iTunes Store content, with the device's able to serve more good than if they had been discarded or forgotten in a drawer.




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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: AWU
  • 1/25/12 5:13:59 PM

mr703 says --- "i think the next 5 years of mobile phone sales stats are going to hurt your soul AWU"

Reuters says ---- Reuters reports on new data from research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech showing that Apple slipped past Android by the narrowest of margins in fourth quarter



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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: mr703
  • 1/25/12 5:20:23 PM

hahaha AWU

i said 5 years, not 5 months

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: AWU
  • 1/25/12 7:17:32 PM

Ha ha.

Was it you or Kevin or both that predicted the iPad "fail"

Lol

There's your Ha

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: mr703
  • 1/26/12 7:27:17 AM

the ipad will have the same decline in popularity

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"703, you are without a fucking doubt, the biggest piece of shit loser on the internet" -dudeman

"You to mr703.......You are exactly the fuckd who have run many off this board. - gringo"

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: AWU
  • 1/26/12 12:52:23 PM

iPad grabs 58 % of tablet shipments in 4th quarter 2011


Ha


And that's iPad vs all other android tablets. Not just Samsung

Suck on that palm reader.

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: mr703
  • 1/26/12 12:58:26 PM

"Suck on that palm reader"


again AWU


I will bump this thread in 5 years

then we'll see what's what you silly apple apologist

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"You to mr703.......You are exactly the fuckd who have run many off this board. - gringo"

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: AWU
  • 1/26/12 1:04:39 PM

It's been over 2 years since your fail talk about iPad and who knows how long about iPhone.

http://www.strategyanalytics.com/default.aspx?mod=pressreleaseviewer&a0=5167

Is that the best you can give me is 5 years?

Lol

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: mr703
  • 1/26/12 1:05:44 PM

1st of all AWU

even apple geeks admit the first ipad was bogus

2nd, you have no idea what's going on in the market

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"703, you are without a fucking doubt, the biggest piece of shit loser on the internet" -dudeman

"You to mr703.......You are exactly the fuckd who have run many off this board. - gringo"

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: AWU
  • 1/26/12 1:09:49 PM

703, you know shit. I only know people who still love their gen 1 iPad.

You just need to give up sometimes.

You lose.

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: mr703
  • 1/26/12 1:10:29 PM

okay AWU

I concede defeat

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"703, you are without a fucking doubt, the biggest piece of shit loser on the internet" -dudeman

"You to mr703.......You are exactly the fuckd who have run many off this board. - gringo"

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: AWU
  • 1/26/12 1:22:47 PM

Not defeat. Just not close to winning yet.

from 20120206








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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: mr703
  • 2/3/12 7:31:38 AM

For anyone who wants to give Google Wallet a try on their Nexus



if you follow these steps you can install it, bypassing verizon's lack of support for the app


PS

there's really no reason for me to have this right now as I don't have a credit card that allows google wallet. I installed it just in case they fix the loophole that allows you to download it

so that when they do add my card i can use it

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"703, you are without a fucking doubt, the biggest piece of shit loser on the internet" -dudeman

"You to mr703.......You are exactly the fuckd who have run many off this board. - gringo"

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: mr703
  • 5/7/12 2:36:28 PM

It's too bad AWU isn't here to see this


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"703, you are without a fucking doubt, the biggest piece of shit loser on the internet" -dudeman

"You to mr703.......You are exactly the fuckd who have run many off this board. - gringo"

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

I like the Galaxy interface better, but I still use my iPod for music.

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

Check 703's sources. Also, notice he is comparing an OS that is on many many different devices vs and OS that is on various versions of 1 (One) phone.

703's data is from a Droid Fan Boy Site. Lol

Here's something from a better source.

http://news.investors.com/article/606365/201204021214/apple-iphone-gaining-market-share.htm

703 and Alt-Country.org.

LMFAO

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

Sooo.... Gringo is back?

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

You seem fairly intelligent. Click some links and see posts. Maybe he was never gone long. "You can try and kill him but he's still stronger than you.". Ask Mr. Morris and Mr. Reynolds. They tried to kill him.

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: mr703
  • 5/9/12 7:32:39 AM

"Check 703's sources. Also, notice he is comparing an OS that is on many many different devices vs and OS that is on various versions of 1 (One) phone. "

I don't know if this is gringo

if it is, gringo is dumber than ever



because the point i've been making all along is that apple's phone strategy, in the long run, will get beaten down by someone with a strategy like microsoft's in the 80s

software is king

it's happening again


apple will always remain niche on the whole

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"703, you are without a fucking doubt, the biggest piece of shit loser on the internet" -dudeman

"You to mr703.......You are exactly the fuckd who have run many off this board. - gringo"

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

  • Author: mr703
  • 5/9/12 7:43:53 AM

Samsung sold 93.5 million handsets in the first quarter, taking 25.4 percent of the global mobile phone market

Nokia had 22.5 percent of the market...



...followed by Apple's 9.5 percent


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"703, you are without a fucking doubt, the biggest piece of shit loser on the internet" -dudeman

"You to mr703.......You are exactly the fuckd who have run many off this board. - gringo"

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. IPhone 5 vs. whatever else

iphone is for granma's with alzheimers who wanna hop on the smartphone train cuz their granson has 'such a neat device'. apple is indeed the microsoft of the last ten years

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