Thursday, December 13, 2012

Your Turn

iPhone or Android?

119 comments:

LottaColada said...

I got tired of the same boring Iphone format and switched to Android. Liking it a lot more so far.

Beta said...

Android. never apple.

Frufra said...

Android - too cheap to buy an iPhone, then pay the outrageous monthly charge. But I'm seriously secretly considering the switch now that Virgin Mobile supports the iPhone. Even though I just told Mr. Frufra just last night that I still like my phone - I'm a LIAR!!

Rox (used to be Roxxx) said...

If I had the money - iPhone.

Unknown said...

Nexus 4 baby

Roman Holiday said...

I am probably the last person in the world that does not have a phone.....

Although, I am pretty sure Jack Nicholson also does not have one:)

Lily Pannella said...

iPhone. Have tried switching to android just because I like the openness but the quality of apps just isn't there for me. At this point I have so much money invested in Apps for my iPhone, iPad etc. that it's dumb for me to try switching over again.

Vicki Cupper said...

I <3 my Android!

*karen* said...

I had the first Android and I liked it (Google was supported much better), but I got the iPhone 4S when it came out. I really wanted Siri. :)

It's such a pain to switch phones anyway that I'll probably just stick to Apple.

shiny_special_one said...

iPhone. Worth it, and not too bad with the monthly bill as long as you're not streaming videos left and right or downloading TV episodes.

Caitlin Costanzo said...

iPhone, DUH!
I have the iPhone 4 and have had it for two years, no issues whatsoever, even after I dropped it in wine a few times.
My girl friend has a droid and it isn't even 6 months old and it freaks out and already doesn't work.

JSierra said...

Neither. I am strictly against smartphones.

cinephreak said...

I've had both. Love my iPhone

Ari said...

I've been on Team Android since day 1, and now everyone's hopping on the already left Trolly, iPhone people are dumb

Merlin D. Bear said...

Droid rules!

cinephreak said...

my android ALWAYS glitched. hated it

seaward said...

I paid $150 for an Android & have a $25/month unlimited text/web/whatever plan.
Until iphones can give me the same deal (iphones will never give me the same deal), I say Android.

goheels83 said...

I've had both and hands down prefer the iPhone.

Single Man in Love with Love said...

Why chose either when you can have a flip phone! OMG when I see someone with a flip phone, I almost want to take them straight to Best Buy and welcome them to 2012.

Brea McCain said...

Android all day. I just got the galaxy 2 and love it!

warecat said...

Obama phone! Lol!
Bad joke...
Android. Always.

EmEyeKay said...

Android. Droid Razr Maxx. Year old and the battery still lasts for so much longer than normal phones, especially my bf's iPhone, which he constantly has to charge. Apps are great, and FREE.

AKM said...

*snort*

Neither. A cheap old-school Nokia that only makes calls and texts.

rhinovodka said...

I am not savvy enough to know what's so special about either one, ok maybe I just don't care that much about a phone.

Caitlin Costanzo said...

Also, you can upgrade to iPhone 4 for a penny if you have AT&T or Verizon.

The Dude said...

iPhone, droid people are fooling themselves, anything Microsoft is easily hacked.

bunnymother said...

iphone. they work. all the time.

chitown_gal said...

I've had both and will never go back to iPhone. Android all the way!

SusanB said...

I have a Nokia Lumia which I know isn't an iphone, so I guess it's an android. Use it mainly for phone calls and e-mails and frankly I wish it had a flip top so I didn't have to put it in a case when I put it in my purse.

JSierra said...

@AKM I recently upgraded to one that can take pictures. Nothing beats that fancy feeling of knowing your phone can double as a kettle bell.

DBZee said...

I've had both and I'll never go back to Android. I don't know if I got a crap phone or what, but the thing bricked batteries every 3 hours and half of the apps didn't work right. My 2yo iPhone has been a major relief.

What I do not get, however, is why someone who bats for the other team is a (insert insult here)? iPhone owners are dumb and Android owners are fooling themselves? How about "I like my phone and here's why"? See what happened there?

RedHeadMed said...

I used to have Android, but it was buggy -- would freeze, reboot, etc. And it really couldn't handle the group texts all my friends send one another. Switched to iPhone, and never been happier! Plus, all the apps I used to use on Android I've noticed are SO much better on iPhone. I think they design them first on the iPhone platform and then change them for Android and they aren't as functional.

JoElla Valenzuela Durham said...

Droid! Never ever wanted an apple.

Hubs and I just upgraded from the Virgin Mobile (sweet deal for 25+ tax if you don't talk a lot) to T Mobile Galaxy III and love it!

And we do that sharing thing all the time =)

msgirl said...

I finally got a smart phone because my plain one finally died. Just got an iPhone 4 because it was free and my husband already had an AT%T account along with my son, so the monthly is OK.

Jolene Jolene said...

iPhone, have been for years. My husband had a Droid until he switched to iPhone when the 5 came out earlier this year, and sorry, that Droid SUCKED. Glitches constantly, froze up all the time, internet NEVER worked. It was awful. Same thing when I had a PC in college before I got an Apple. Apple is so much more user friendly, no viruses, never freezes, nothin'. Would never go back.


FalseProfit said...

Droid, for many reasons:

flac,
4G lte (and the unlimited plan I've had for 2 years),
1080p screen (htc dna),
plays all formats of video/audio,
feel like less of a sheep,
better camera,
better headphone amp,
wireless charging,
nfc,
steve jobs was a greedy asshole.

Amy in MI said...

Hey my CDAN family. I don't know where else to say thins so I figured here was ok. I'm not sure if te Michigan folk have heard about the woman murdered at Eastern Michigan university yesterday ( where I also attend) but I have known her, her twin sister and parents for over 10 years. I worked with all of them and it hurts so bad to senselessly lose someone that had so much life and love to give. My friends and I are just numb. Just asking for some good thoughts, wishes and prayers towards the family and friends. It's been a very long 2 days. I feel like I'm just going thru the motions and needed to just get stuff out.


http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/region/washtenaw_county/parents-of-emu-student-found-dead-in-her-apartment-speak-out-about-their-heartbreak

Kilt Mann said...

@The Dude, no disrespect meant but you're fooling yourself if you think Android is a Microsoft product or that iOS is hack-proof. Android is from Google and is based on Linux.

Jolene Jolene said...

@FalseProfit...feels like less of a sheep? Hahaha, I love that reason. You're one of those people who stops liking a band when they get a little success, aren't you? :)

JSierra said...

@Amy I am so sorry for your loss. If I have learned anything from this site it is that the community is a very strong and supportive one, anything that I/we can do to help, do not hesitate to ask.

My thought will be with you and everyone else affected. Now she is in a better place and we can learn from the gifts she left behind in her friends and family.

Redd said...

I have an older IPhone and really enjoy it. I always hesitated to switch up to a smart phone, but now that I have one, I understand what all the hype is/was about. Never had a droid to compare to, though.

TracySwingKid said...

iPhone, though I recently unwittingly updated from IOS 5.1.1 to 6 and HATE it. If your phone keeps reminding you to update, DO NOT DO IT. It sucks and I have tried every hack on the planet to go back to 5.1.1 and cannot. Right up until then I was a die-hard Apple fan. Now, I am pissed that I cannot have the operating system I want and am no longer flying the flag for them.

Seachica said...

@dude -- before you make big pronouncement a about the security of a platform, you'd better get your facts straight. Android is from Google. Microsoft's phone is the Windows Phone.

I want to switch to a Windows Phone, but my Mini's software is only available on iOS. Sigh.

StewMcG said...

@Amy in MI, OMG how horrible! My condolences to you and her family/friends. I'm just sad that her roommates noticed they didn't see her for 2 DAYS and her alarm kept going off but never thought to check on her.

EMU is my 16 y/o daughter's first choice college (apparently they have an excellent construction management program.)

bobbi_1025 said...

If you have wifi at home you can connect to it and it will not go against your data limit.

Alexstrasza said...

iPhone! My hubby has an android, and while he loved it at first, he hates it now. He can't wait til his contract is up and he can get an iPhone!

Tracy - why don't you like 6? I haven't had any troubles with it.

StewMcG said...

Oh, and to answer Enty's question - Android (and haven't had any problems yet *knock wood*)

Seachica said...

A reminder if you have an iPhone -- google released their mapping software yesterday. Get it before Apple Maps screws you up.

The apple maps screw up pulled the bloom of the rose for me and the iPhone

Syko said...

I don't think I have either one. My phone really doesn't matter that much to me. This thing I have now has a touch screen and I can access the internet on it (although so small I can't read it) but I don't think it's a smart phone. It has a typing keyboard which is good because I do text quite a bit, and my plan is $25 for 300 minutes and unlimited texting and internet. I probably won't be upgrading.

DewieTheBear said...

iPhone, hands doubt. Apple products are bar-none the best.

DBZee said...

@Amy, I am so sorry! :( Sad news. Please don't be shy about sharing, community is important even if you just need to talk.

@Sea & Tracy - I updated on my iPad but not the iPhone and I'm glad for it. 6 is not as awesome as they're making it out to be. My contract is up in February and the teen wants my 4S, but not sure I'll give it up, even for Siri.

Maja. With a J. said...

I have an Android, but I'm considering downgrading to a regular. fucking. cellphone.

Elizabeth said...

iPhone

Jimmy Cooper said...

Windows Phone! My Lumia 920 is the best phone I've had. Love it!

Sugar said...

My condolences, Amy. What a sad loss. Hugs to you.

Mhdz said...

Droid

Sugar said...

I'm surprised. I thought it would be overwhelming in favor of iphone but it's not at all! I have and love my iphone. Just wish flash would work on apple.
My hubs had a prepaid track phone until this summer. I teased him relentlessly until he was shamed into entering the 21st century with me.

Leviathan's Phone said...

Android. Apple "sells" iPhones for hundreds of dollars, but still owns them, for all intents and purposes.

Imagine buying a new Mustang, only to have Ford blow the engine up if you installed an after-market stereo. That is literally how Apple does business with the iPhone.

I'd rather have a "dumb" phone.

Leviathan's Phone said...

Android. Apple "sells" iPhones for hundreds of dollars, but still owns them, for all intents and purposes.

Imagine buying a new Mustang, only to have Ford blow the engine up if you installed an after-market stereo. That is literally how Apple does business with the iPhone.

I'd rather have a "dumb" phone.

Lioness70 said...

I'll be getting a Galaxy III once my contract is up (Sprint) and I can upgrade.

Love Androids. Won't switch.

SusanB said...

@Amy - prayers for you and all involved.

Me said...

iPhone. i LOVE it. changed my life.

mistang said...

Have had tons of problems with our iPhone this year, so thinking of switching to android in January.

Lyla Lou said...

Android. Love, love, love my Galaxy III.

Reese said...

iPhone. Once you go Mac, you never go back.

Ms Cool said...

@Amy in MI - I am so sorry about your friend. How horrible. I will say a little prayer for you and for her family.

Jazzy said...

Android, but I love my Mac computer.

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

iPhone 5!

Can't live without it!

__-__=__ said...

iPhone, old OS (never upgraded), no apps. It's a tool, not a toy.

Amy - sorry for your loss. It's always so much sadder when a twin dies unexpectedly. I've seen that happen a few times and it's just devastating. RIP and condolences to her family and twin.

Sherridan Austin said...

Had an iPhone and currently have a HTC One X on Android and a Nokia Lumia 920. The Lumia is the best phone Ive ever had. Microsoft got it right for once. Highly recommended, plus its yellow and shiny ��

supapimp said...

Went from blackberry loyalist ans anti apple to iphone owner after my BB bold 9700 died on me. And now i have nver looked back.

As for droid owners? Two of my friends switched to iphone due to droids glitchyness. They love their iphones.

Teresa said...

I have an Android because I'm T-Mobile, but I have an iPod Touch loaded with almost 14gb of music that is my workout mainstay.

I don't enjoy lugging both phone and Touch with me to the gym or on runs, but I hate the Google Music app. So I'm tempted to switch to the iPhone when T-Mo(sil!) gets it next year, but I haven't had many complaints about my phone's functionality overall. Takes great photos, but I agree with the person that said the apps suffer in comparison.

warecat said...

I want a yellow, shiny phone!!! Holy sh*t that sounds like a hot little piece =)

katsm0711 said...

JAILBROKEN FOREVER!!

Scando Queen said...

Droid... Love it!!!!!

Frufra said...

Amy, holding a good thought for you and your friends. So, so sorry for your loss.

iheartjacksparrow said...

Android.

Sarah said...

iPhone to iMessage and FaceTime my mum, sister, and Dad in the UK

jbeebs said...

iPhone. Love it. Had a droid before and it was fine. I liked it a lot, but for me the iPhone works the best.

@Amy in MI- I'm so sorry and sending healing thoughts your way.

AKM said...

JSierra, I lied. I forgot that my phone WILL take pictures, videos, and recordings. I'm such a Luddite, though, that I haven't a clue how to get things off of there. Yes, I am THAT unsavvy RE: technology. :-)

Amy, I am so sorry about your friend. While something like that would always be tragic, it's especially horrific given that it's the holidays. Love and light to you and her family. :-(

KellyLynn said...

I have a Motorola Xoom Tablet (Android Jellybean for the OS) that I use more than I use my PC. It does just about everything I want it to do, which is more than I can say for my iPhone 4. On the other hand, the iPhone was the first smart phone to get me addicted to Smart phones. I really could go either way on this one.

Sean said...

Android.... Nexus all day long!

Rolf said...

The Original, iPhone. Android is just a rip-off.

CanadianMiss said...

I love my iPhone. My husband has a Blackberry torch, and he thinks it is easier to use than my phone. I HATE it!

auntliddy said...

I love my iphone. Ill never give it up, never!!

katsm0711 said...

@tracy Try www.quickpwn.com for instructions on downgrading your iOS. It IS doable I just found it way too confusing. I just texted my iphone expert friend to see if he has simple instructions and if he does, I'll post them for you. I've learned not to upgrade the iOS until someone else did and gave me the scoop, but most important, not until it's been jailbroken ;)

Sylvia said...

I had an Android then switch to IPhone. Regretted it. Now I am back to Android will not switch back again. My husband now has my IPhone he wants his Android back LOL

msgirl said...

For people having problems with iPhone 6, they'll probably have an update soon to fix stuff, maybe that will help?

I'm always amused by the arguments people get into about Mac vs Apple. I've had Macs since 1990 and will always have one, I've used Windows and it just seems like a computer with a lot of bandaids to act like a Mac. But it's not worth a fight!

My husband got the iPhone 6 - his 4 was busted - but recently got a Windows for free (he works with lots of Microsoft people and needs to be on the internal Microsoft programs) - he's surprised at how much he likes it!

katsm0711 said...

@levi I just wrote u a too long response that got erased so consider urself lucky lol

I HATE apple for thinking they own my iphone. I'm just renting it! That's why I am a huge advocate for jailbreaking. I enjoy being able to tweak it however I want. I think Droids are already customizable? I enjoy being sneaky and sticking it to Apple even though jailbreaking is legal. When I get a new iphone, I sell the old one jailbroken and I've made up to $250 more than what I paid just on one iphone out of 3 I've sold. I was ahead on $$$ until te last one was stolen. Now I'm back to zero.

katsm0711 said...

@levi I just wrote u a too long response that got erased so consider urself lucky lol

I HATE apple for thinking they own my iphone. I'm just renting it! That's why I am a huge advocate for jailbreaking. I enjoy being able to tweak it however I want. I think Droids are already customizable? I enjoy being sneaky and sticking it to Apple even though jailbreaking is legal. When I get a new iphone, I sell the old one jailbroken and I've made up to $250 more than what I paid just on one iphone out of 3 I've sold. I was ahead on $$$ until te last one was stolen. Now I'm back to zero.

katsm0711 said...

@levi I just wrote u a too long response that got erased so consider urself lucky lol

I HATE apple for thinking they own my iphone. I'm just renting it! That's why I am a huge advocate for jailbreaking. I enjoy being able to tweak it however I want. I think Droids are already customizable? I enjoy being sneaky and sticking it to Apple even though jailbreaking is legal. When I get a new iphone, I sell the old one jailbroken and I've made up to $250 more than what I paid just on one iphone out of 3 I've sold. I was ahead on $$$ until te last one was stolen. Now I'm back to zero.

katsm0711 said...

I am so sorry I posted 3 times I'll erase 2 when I'm at my pc. I had to write that 3 times, 2 got erased and then I triple post! Maybe iPhones DO suck... I wish I could rearrange this keyboard bc if I hit "b" I hit "space" or I'll hit "backspace" instead of "m". And worst is as I'm typing my post here, sometimes I hit "log out" and I have to start all over.

Turkish Taffy said...

No interest. I have my daughter's old regular Sony Ericsson that was a big deal at it's time. I just use it for an alarm clock and calls from my family. Looking at the small screen gives me a headache-not interested in using a mobile for anything else. We have 4 PC's in our home, so why pay for internet on the cell phone? On vacation, we have USB internet. Cell phone charges are outrageous in our country, so we don't text or send images with the phones.

car54 said...

My work provides my phone --my old one just died and they got me an iphone --I've had it about a month--it's ok. I'm not in love, but it's a step up from my old Motorola Q (which I loved when I first got it).

jax said...

Will never own Apple products ever.

Had a Windows phone for a week, piece of shit.

Now have Samsung Nexus Google phone.
Fucking love it and guess what...maps. Never paid one red cent for an app, don't need to they are all free. The ones you pay for are worse than free for hacking.

Have fun upgrading an iphone over and over to get the basic shit Samsung has been providing for years.

Amy in MI said...

Thank you so much to everyone. The autopsy is back but there is no visible signs of the cause. Waiting is the worst thing.

Amy in MI said...

My best friend has a degree in construction management - it's useless. He is using his associates to do CAD work

Even though Ypsi is right next door to Ann Arbor, it's light years away in safety. I feel 10x safer going to Detroit than out in Ypsi by myself. EMU has a great business program which is why I'm here getting my 2nd bachelors. But I would never live here

Amy in MI said...

I can tell u I absolutely hate it. My battery life is 1/2 what it used to be, the map program is horrible ( we just got google maps back to download today). It's overall horrible.

iheartgoss said...

I love my iPhone. I've had every one since the 3GS and I will keep buying them. The reason? They make sense to me. Androids give me a headache.

Amy in MI said...

Wow, Julia's death has hit the Daily Mail....

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2247706/Julia-Niswender-murder-University-student-murdered-apartment-near-campus-didnt-Christmas-party.html

Wow.

Andy said...

Windows Phone 8/Lumia 920. I retired my iPhone and don't regret it.

Cornbread said...

Amy, so very sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts, prayers and hugs your way.

I had a Droid something or other (Motorola?) for two years...it got to where it would crash, freeze, delete photos. Made me hate it. But, I upgraded to a Galaxy S III and I am in LOVE. Samsung has a much better product, for sure.

Not that I do a whole lot on the phone. When the guy at Verizon was helping me pick out something new, he asked what I primarily do with the phone. Before I could even answer, hubby piped in with, "Facebook, talking to her mom, and taking pictures of our cats." Yep, that about sums it up.

ReesesPeace said...

Amy in MI: I didn't read the story about your friend, but I'm so very sorry for your loss. Tight, tight hugs. <3

penelope said...

i phone -- Apple all the way for more than 20 years since the IICX.

The Flower Girl said...

droid

Lulu G said...

Don't drink the Apple koolaid and join the cult. Android is the way to go. Never have had problems, free apps, open software. I own my phone. Only Apple thing I have is an iPod for which there really isn't an alternative. Makes no sense to me to pay 3x for a laptop that does the same thing. I don't need an iPhone when the Android has free apps and maps that work etc etc. Love Google Sky Maps, sorry you Apple folks you don't get those cool Google apps .

Zeeky_Boogy_Doog said...

Nokia. No camera, no apps, BUT it does have a buit-in flashlight! If I ever get a smartphone, I'm staying with Nokia. "Drop your iPhone, break the iPhone. Drop your Nokia, break the floor." LOL

Very glad to see the love for the Lumia. Nokia's one of the biggest companies in Finland, and it would suck if they went away.

Zeeky_Boogy_Doog said...

Amy - That's terrible! I'm so sorry for your loss. Your friend was a lovely person, had what looks to be a good life, and it's a tragedy for it to be taken so soon. I hope you and your loved ones find peace. ::hug::

Pamela said...

Windows Phone 7. I will be upgrading to an Windows Phone 8 in a year. I had an iPhone and the Windows Phone 7 is so, so much better. I'm never going back.

SashaJames2 said...

Love my iPhone and couldn't live without it. Firm
Believer of when u go iPhone, hard to go back to something else.

ethorne said...

Love my droid <3

ethorne said...

Razr! My battery kinda sucks, love everything else.

me said...

Waiting for my blackberry to die...going Apple

Mooshki said...

Rent.

rocaco said...

Android.

rocaco said...

Android.

rocaco said...

Android.

Felicia Trope said...

Droids do repeat.

Lelaina Pierce said...

I went from a Motorola Razr to an iPhone and haven't regretted a day of it other than the outrageous bill. My phone has saved me on more than one occasion. Can't live w/out it now.