Hi Guys, been watching the ongoing slagging match going on between Iphone4, HTC DesireHD, Samsung Galaxy and Nokia N8 for a while now, hoping for some clarity as to which one to go for now my current contract on a Nokia 5800 has finished.
I'm not a troll (unlike many on here by the looks of things!) but could someone please clear one thing up for me -
I know about the antenna issue on the Iphone - wouldn't be a problem for me as it would be in a case of some sort anyway, but am concerned still about its performance as a PHONE in areas where the signal might be a bit weaker. Some phones just seem to cope better with weak signals than others (my 5800 is good with them, which is why I'm looking for something with similar performance)
I spend a lot of time away from home, and the wife would kill me if she couldn't get hold of me because my new phone wasn't as good as my old one!
Any constructive guidance (how your phone compares signal wise to previous models, especially if you've had a 5800 before so can compare directly) would be gratefully received.
I don't care which brand of phone I go for, have never been loyal to a manufacturer, simply to whatever is best at the time. The only caveat is that it would be on Vodafone, as they are by far the best service provider in the areas I work.
Will probably be posting this query on the forums of the other phones involved in this decision, although there appears to be a lot of owners who check out all the top model forums anyway!
Thanks in advance.
I've had all 3 phones - iPhone 4, Galaxy S, & N8. Also had the i8910 HD for about 8 months.
- The phone is really nice to feel & use
- Signal with a silicon casing is just as good as any other phone (extra mic's a plus)
- it's not 'cripple' if you know how to make it work for you; it's almost like the i8910 HD & N8, or even the Galaxy S--you either need to root/jailbreak/hack them to bring out the best that each phone can
- i8910 was rubbish until you change the ROM
- N8's camera is really good, but you still need to do some tweaking to make the user experience better
- Honestly, the only real competitor to the iPhone 4 would be Galaxy S
- Rooting the phone & having 3rd-party application stores is almost the same as having 3rd-party application sources on the iPhone 4
The Galaxy S is good & fast. I could say it's the fastest amongst them all (personal experience). & multi-tasking is really great, but at the cost of battery life. The really annoying part having had a Galaxy S was the poor support from Samsung, as well as the incredibly unusable KIES. Had the KIES really done its job & Samsung providing updates, it should've been the best.
Sadly, as what I've learnt from having an i8910 HD & Galaxy S, Samsung only seems to care about its customers until you purchase the product. It makes sense since Samsung would rather focus its resources in putting the latest software to new products than supporting existing ones--good for Samsung, bad for customers.
Android would really be number one & the best if the fragmentation of its OS updates stops. Imagine if all Phone manufacturers just ditch they're respective customisations & sync with Google software updates, then every Android phone new & old would have the latest & best. These manufacturers could just apply their own unique changes as 3rd-party or support applications.
Downside of the iPhone 4:
- no bluetooth file transfer (biggest let-down)
- no message drafts (easily solved with a 3rd-party app)
Besides those two, it's a really good phone.
first of first, first of all... its a mobile phone. the basic and very important is signal quality, reception, call quality... and i think it is poor...
[deleted post]You should concentrate on what a phone DOES have, and not on what it DOES NOT have. Then, check if if what it does have, suits your needs. If it does, and does it well, then great. If not, then look for another phone that does. Not that complicated.
There are many phone manufacturers out there. No need to get angry that a certain phone doesn't suit your needs. Otherwise, I have to visit 245 different phone comment sections to be angry about missing features lol.
[deleted post]actually iphone is the most useful phone in the world...it can do anything!!
just installed android 2.2 froyo in my iphone through bootlace nd it can even install windows phone.....it can do aaannnnnnnything...no phone can do these things perfectly...no samsung,no nokia,no htc or neither SE
there's a saying the best things get the most bashing nd biased comments...nd the same thing is happening to iphone...
I've have the phone for 3 months, I have the Samsung galaxy s I-9000 from T-mobile in macedonia... The 2 phones are great, the galaxy is way better for customizing and some other things, you know Anodrid :) iPhone is for apps, mostly games, it loses its purpose for a phone, i use it for games more than calls... but thats that, the phones great :) If you love playing games, and much more stuff, get the iphone. If you want the next best thing get Samsung. I love them :) the best phones on the market :)
[deleted post]boosting megapixel is so 2006.
well what do u think should i buy iphone 4 or N8 or just wait for iphone 5??
my current mobile is N900 its good but i want to change the n8 is very strong device but im tired from the old lagggyyyy symbian.
Anonymous, 21 Nov 2010That is not accessibility, that is closing the app I am in and returning to the previous one r... moreWhat are talking about about "the apps close entirely"
gsmarena done a video showing iphone multitasking
Iphone 4 multitasks just like any other multitasking phone.
Anonymous, 21 Nov 2010That is not accessibility, that is closing the app I am in and returning to the previous one r... moreAh ok understood. Looks like the iphone is. Not suitable for you. Which phone will you get instead?
Anonymous, 21 Nov 2010Double press the home key, your application running in the background is now accessible, multi... moreThat is not accessibility, that is closing the app I am in and returning to the previous one running in the background. The funny thing is that 99% of the apps in the app store WILL NOT RUN IN THE BACKGROUND but they close entirely. Again, where is the multitasking? Accessibility means instant access and real time info available to view simultaneously while running another app.
iPhone 4 competition, I found a competition will be held about iPhone 4 at: http://apple-shuttle.blogspot.com
i think i will follow it till the competition start.
my brother has brought it from US (without contract)
this phone is just WASTE...
its better to take Nokia N8 or Nokia N900..
which are much better than this
Just wipe your fingers over the screen!!
Anonymous, 21 Nov 2010BS, that is complete bullocks. If I cant even reply to a message without my app closing then w... moreDouble press the home key, your application running in the background is now accessible, multitasking iOS style.
[deleted post]No, but I did along with the rest of the battleship crew.
expensive phone i think :(
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