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midnightsrealm 10-22-2011 07:45 PM

WHAT IS BETTER? iPhone 4S or Droid Photon!?
 
I currently am planning on either purchasing the iPhone 4S (probably 32 gig) or Android Photon on the SPRINT network, and I really need help on choosing which is best. I know this is a broad question, but just in general, what really is the "best" phone?

To my SHOCK, every employee in my local sprint store suggested the Droid Photon over the iPhone 4S, saying the iPhone was just the "cool" phone right now, is not better than the Droid Photon, and it is as simple as that. Is it really "that simple"?

Please, any and all serious feedback/opinions etc. (hopefully based on fact!) would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much PPCGeeks!

-MR :headbang:

aedon 10-22-2011 10:00 PM

Re: WHAT IS BETTER? iPhone 4S or Droid Photon!?
 
Well it really depends on what you looking for.
Personally... I hate Iphones.
I kinda hate droid too lol.
But with windows mobile pretty much dead in the way of development because of wp7 being soooo restrictive..
I am taking the lesser of 2 evils and going droid. mIts widly customizable and developer friendly.
So far as I know.. iOS5 is still locked up.

as far as specs go...
Here is the iPhone
-3g, for atnt its spouse to be almost 4g because it is able to switch between GSM and CDMA on its own On GSM it can transmit at 1900 MHz, but CDMA only about 800 MHz. And sprint is ONLY CDMA for the iphone.
-3.5 in retina display (640x960 pixle res)
-8 mega pixle rear facing cam, 1.5 front (I think)
-Built in Lithium-ion battery (advertised 8 hour talk time)
-Height: 4.5 inches
-Width: 2.31 inches
-Depth: 0.37 inches
-Weight: 4.9 ounces (140 grams)
-3way gsensor
-Dual Core A5 1.5 Ghz processor


Heres your photon
-4g capable (reverts to 3g when 4g is unavailable)
-4.3 in wvga display (540x950 res)
-8 mega pixel cam
-16gb onboard memory with sdcard slot upgradable to 32gb
-1700 mAh Lithium-ion battery (advertised 10 hour talk time)
-Height: 5 inches
-Width: 2.6 inches
-Depth: 0.5 inches
-Weight: 5.6 ounces (158 grams)
-3way accelorimiter
-1ghz dual core processor



Now on different note.... the iphone only has a one button do it all feature. so your going to have to learn that a single press takes you home and leaves the program you just left still running in the background
and that a long press activates siri.. and that a double press lets you see whats running

the android on the other hand, has the 4 function buttons on the bottom.
home menu back and search
pressing home leaves the app running, pressing back will close it.
not to mension the android market.
and all the FREE NO RISK CUSTIMISATIONS

Sure you have to root to get a few things to work..

But its not like iphone where cydia is only available after jail break. and lets be seriouse now.. thats where all the cool stuff is

gullzway 10-22-2011 11:51 PM

Re: WHAT IS BETTER? iPhone 4S or Droid Photon!?
 
Epic Touch 4G no question if I was getting a new phone with Sprint!

eric12341 10-23-2011 01:01 AM

Re: WHAT IS BETTER? iPhone 4S or Droid Photon!?
 
if I was going by specs I would say the photon. but by user experience I would say get a wp7 phone (HTC Arrive) especially with mango out now. this video will give a comparison between the two: http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=IKfvUIZn7PA

after showing this video to one of my friends with an iPhone she said that it makes her iPhone seem all sucky and boring while still pretty.

gTen 10-23-2011 01:08 AM

Re: WHAT IS BETTER? iPhone 4S or Droid Photon!?
 
If you want the best suggestions, tell us what you use the phone for. We can tell you a million things but those things may not be things you care about. Give us a breakdown on whats most important to you so we can assist you better.

Oh and aedon, the Photon is also capable of GSM / HSPA.

aedon 10-23-2011 02:00 AM

Re: WHAT IS BETTER? iPhone 4S or Droid Photon!?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gTen (Post 2151806)
If you want the best suggestions, tell us what you use the phone for. We can tell you a million things but those things may not be things you care about. Give us a breakdown on whats most important to you so we can assist you better.

Oh and aedon, the Photon is also capable of GSM / HSPA.


Oh? thanks, I didnt know, it wasnt on the spec sheet I read lol.

aedon 10-23-2011 02:13 AM

Re: WHAT IS BETTER? iPhone 4S or Droid Photon!?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gullzway (Post 2151794)
Epic Touch 4G no question if I was getting a new phone with Sprint!

I was seriously concidering this one too till I heard about the HTC Evo Design 4G

Its a 4.0 screen with 540x960 res
1.2 single core qualcom processor
1.5 mega pixle front facing cam, 5.o rear facing
Sense 3.0
Android 2.3.4
World phone (supports sim card and runs on GSM and CDMA through sprints wimax)
4 gb on board em (3 taken by OS)
8gb sd card
1550 mAh battery (7hours)
best part.. 100 bucks out the door

Depending on how this phone looks I might pick it up :D
It just got realeased today (being the 23rd) I just have to wait for the sotres to open so I can go look at it

It is sapouse to be an inbetween from the evo shift to the evo 3d and is sapouse to replace the original evo now that its off the shelf :l

BUT on my reconasence to the sprint store today to ask about it...
I learned about a new beast.

November 15th ish... Google Nexus II is comming out.
It is almost exactly like the Galexy II in terms of demensions and processor and even resolution,except the phone is pure google android.
None of the blooted samsung interface or apps.
So it should run alot faster then the Galexy II
Im not sure what android its going to be running since the rep said that new android versions should be hitting the shelf soon, but the phone comes at the very least with 2.3.4

But from what he told me the phone will have the same processor, same screen, same res, same button configurations.
Just stripped from touchwiz. thats what he called it, I guess thats their(samsungs) user interface

gTen 10-23-2011 03:13 AM

Re: WHAT IS BETTER? iPhone 4S or Droid Photon!?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aedon (Post 2151822)
It is sapouse to be an inbetween from the evo shift to the evo 3d and is sapouse to replace the original evo now that its off the shelf :l

Its a CDMA version of HTC Sensation 4G actually..

Quote:

November 15th ish... Google Nexus II is comming out.
It is almost exactly like the Galexy II in terms of demensions and processor and even resolution,except the phone is pure google android.
None of the blooted samsung interface or apps.
So it should run alot faster then the Galexy II
Im not sure what android its going to be running since the rep said that new android versions should be hitting the shelf soon, but the phone comes at the very least with 2.3.4

But from what he told me the phone will have the same processor, same screen, same res, same button configurations.
Just stripped from touchwiz. thats what he called it, I guess thats their(samsungs) user interface
um..Google Nexus II? Do you mean the Nexus Prime? if so they have different processors and different screen and resolution.

thekarens 10-23-2011 11:17 AM

It's the Galaxy Nexus, not the Nexus Prime.

Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk

midnightsrealm 10-23-2011 01:34 PM

Re: WHAT IS BETTER? iPhone 4S or Droid Photon!?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gTen (Post 2151806)
If you want the best suggestions, tell us what you use the phone for. We can tell you a million things but those things may not be things you care about. Give us a breakdown on whats most important to you so we can assist you better.

Oh and aedon, the Photon is also capable of GSM / HSPA.

Honestly, I'm not going to be using it for super complicated things. I just want to make the best decision when spending this much money. With my upgrade discounts, the price is close enough between the two (iPhone 4S is a little more expensive).

I have heard that the employees at Sprint may be pushing the Droid because they don't earn much commission on the iPhone 4S...anyone heard that?

What I'm going to use the phone for.
  • Calling (duh)
  • Texting
  • Email
  • Skype
  • Internet Surfing
  • GPS
  • Applications
etc.

To be honest I'm upgrading from a TP2 here ](*,) (with no upgraded ROM or anything), so I'm sure I'll be overwhelmed by both of these phones potential.

Battery life is important to me, getting a good case so I don't crack my screen is important (lol) and yeah...that's all I can think of right now.

Any more help/feedback would be appreciated. Thanks!!

eric12341 10-23-2011 01:57 PM

Re: WHAT IS BETTER? iPhone 4S or Droid Photon!?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by midnightsrealm (Post 2151882)
Honestly, I'm not going to be using it for super complicated things. I just want to make the best decision when spending this much money. With my upgrade discounts, the price is close enough between the two (iPhone 4S is a little more expensive).

I have heard that the employees at Sprint may be pushing the Droid because they don't earn much commission on the iPhone 4S...anyone heard that?

What I'm going to use the phone for.
  • Calling (duh)
  • Texting
  • Email
  • Skype
  • Internet Surfing
  • GPS
  • Applications
etc.

To be honest I'm upgrading from a TP2 here ](*,) (with no upgraded ROM or anything), so I'm sure I'll be overwhelmed by both of these phones potential.

Battery life is important to me, getting a good case so I don't crack my screen is important (lol) and yeah...that's all I can think of right now.

Any more help/feedback would be appreciated. Thanks!!

then either the iPhone or HTC Arrive should serve u fine in those cases. the thing with wp7 on the apps front is that alot of the things people use apps for are already built in and 90% of the most wanted apps are already on wp7.

I can't believe @aedon is going to Andy

midnightsrealm 10-23-2011 02:29 PM

Re: WHAT IS BETTER? iPhone 4S or Droid Photon!?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by eric12341 (Post 2151887)
then either the iPhone or HTC Arrive should serve u fine in those cases. the thing with wp7 on the apps front is that alot of the things people use apps for are already built in and 90% of the most wanted apps are already on wp7.

I can't believe @aedon is going to Andy

I'm not considering the HTC Arrive.

It's between the iPhone 4s and the Droid Photon....and I'm looking to ascertain which phone is better...not which will serve me "fine" :) :headbang:

aedon 10-23-2011 02:31 PM

Re: WHAT IS BETTER? iPhone 4S or Droid Photon!?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gTen (Post 2151829)
Its a CDMA version of HTC Sensation 4G actually..



um..Google Nexus II? Do you mean the Nexus Prime? if so they have different processors and different screen and resolution.

Well what ive read and heard about the 4g desighn was just that.
the 4g desighn is a world phone tho. Its not just cdma


about the samsung...
Im going off what the guy at the store told me. He said it would be a Nexus II
and that it was exactly the same

So Im just saying what he told me, if hes wrong my bad, but its not my fault

aedon 10-23-2011 02:35 PM

Re: WHAT IS BETTER? iPhone 4S or Droid Photon!?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by eric12341 (Post 2151887)
I can't believe @aedon is going to Andy


haha.
Sorry bro but had windows 7 phones been ANYTHING like 6.5 i would totally have gone with the arrive. it has THE BEST physical keyboard of anything ive seen out in stores now.

But windows 7 phones just aint my cup o tea

Tell you what tho, id take a win7 phone over the crappy iphone. after playing with it the weekend it came out i was like
"oh ya.. i still hate iphones" lol


But the adroids are just soooo much more custimizable.
win 7 just doesnt have that

midnightsrealm 10-23-2011 02:47 PM

Re: WHAT IS BETTER? iPhone 4S or Droid Photon!?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aedon (Post 2151911)

But the adroids are just soooo much more custimizable.
win 7 just doesnt have that

So do you think that the Android Photon, in and of itself, is a BETTER phone than the iPhone 4S? I would say that the iPhone is still considered the "cooler" phone between the two, but with that aside, what do you think is best?

I need someone to really tell me "Between the iPhone 4S and the Droid Photon, ______ is best and this is why: _____________________".

Thanks guys. =D>

aedon 10-23-2011 02:56 PM

Re: WHAT IS BETTER? iPhone 4S or Droid Photon!?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by midnightsrealm (Post 2151908)
I'm not considering the HTC Arrive.

It's between the iPhone 4s and the Droid Photon....and I'm looking to ascertain which phone is better...not which will serve me "fine" :) :headbang:

Trying to say wich is better is a hard thing to go about.
its like the difference between mac or pc. (I dont want to start anything here guys, im just saying)
Both have great qualities but people like either a mac or pc for diferent reasons.

Same thing here
Both phones are good.
thats the bottom line.

If I were to look at ONLY THE SPECS
id say the iphone is a stronger phone.
but juust bearly, its got that 1.5 A5, thats an amazing processor hands down.

But not to say the photon doesnt have a strong processor itself.
a dual 1ghtz is still powerfull.

it comes down to what you want in the end.
they both do what you want.
they just both have dif perks.

-on the one hand you can easily customize the droid
-bigger screen.
-easier to navigate (in my opinion)
-4g if available
-but if your lucky you might get like one or 2 official updates for the softwhere for it

-on the other you have a simple and set iphone.
-smaller but somewhat brighter screen
-limited custimaztion ability unless jailbroken
-BUT your garenteed to be eligable for softwhere upgrades till like iOS6


Bottom line is tho.. what phone feels right?
have you gone in and actually played with both phones?


I know thatsa huge dividing line. I was so sure I was going to get a shift
everything i saw on the computer made me lean to it as my upgrade.
but the day I went to look at it in store I hated it.
well.. maybe not hate but you understand.

On that note there was another phone there, the samsung conquer, that by ALL MEANS is a introductory smart phone and is tech wise sapouse to only be mid range but I fell in love with the desighn and the speeds of the phone.
Unfortunatly the screen is the same size as the tp2 with only around half the res and my hands are just to big to text on that phone with out a physical keyboard.
Because of the somewhat low res of the device it makes it hard to accuratly type (for me anyway, Im too used to resistive screens)

So we can give you all the info in the world.
but its your decision in the end

If it was erics way hed have you buy the arrive lmao
Gullz would have you buy that epic
Im parcial to htc myself. I just havnt really seen anything for sprint by them that has really caught my interest.

Everyone here has a bias because of what they personally like and what they have grown to hate either from personal experience or hear-say, wether they admit it or not (or maybe even just dont realize)


All that aside, wich phone impressed you the most?
I know you said that you asked the reps at the store, but what did you think?

gTen 10-23-2011 02:58 PM

Re: WHAT IS BETTER? iPhone 4S or Droid Photon!?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by midnightsrealm (Post 2151882)
Honestly, I'm not going to be using it for super complicated things. I just want to make the best decision when spending this much money. With my upgrade discounts, the price is close enough between the two (iPhone 4S is a little more expensive).

If you don't plan to make any plan changes you can also order from 3rd parties like walmart online and get the photon for 99$ if that is the route you choose.

Quote:

I have heard that the employees at Sprint may be pushing the Droid because they don't earn much commission on the iPhone 4S...anyone heard that?
Well considering sprint spent 20 billion to try to get the iphone I doubt that would be the reason as their managers would want them to push the iphone. I think it more has to do with Sprint is more used to Android phones (Droid is a trademark of verizon) and more experienced with them. But I can't tell you for sure.

Quote:

What I'm going to use the phone for.
  • Calling (duh)
  • Texting
  • Email
  • Skype
  • Internet Surfing
  • GPS
  • Applications
etc.
Considering the use thats pretty basic and both are more then capable of the above. In terms of Applications they are about the same, iphone has more quality games I hear but Android has a lot more free applications.

Quote:

To be honest I'm upgrading from a TP2 here ](*,) (with no upgraded ROM or anything), so I'm sure I'll be overwhelmed by both of these phones potential.
It will be like night and day, lol. I use both my TP2 and my Epic at the same time and while my TP2 holds a place in my heart the difference is HUGE.

Quote:

Battery life is important to me, getting a good case so I don't crack my screen is important (lol) and yeah...that's all I can think of right now.
In terms of battery both should be ok, if you plan to root you may be able to do a few tricks like undervolt your cpu to get better battery life or get an extended battery. On the iphone you have less room for improving battery life but it should be ok, though I hear the battery life is worse then the previous version. To note I have not used both devices for any extended period of time and I am basing it only on what I heard.

As for case, I don't particularly think the Motorola photon needs a case as badly as say the TP2 due to it having Gorilla Glass (not saying it will hurt to have a case). The iphone is much more fragile so a case is a must.

What I can suggest is going into the store and see if you can get the photon and if you don't like it see if they are willing to exchange it within the 14 days for an iphone without charging you a restocking fee. Its easier to try to negotiate with the Photon at first then an iphone because Apple enforces much harsher policies on carriers as Apple does not like returns.(It looks bad for their reputation)

fixxxer2012 10-23-2011 03:39 PM

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Get the epic tough 4g. Or the new evo that just came out.

fixxxer2012 10-23-2011 03:41 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by eric12341
if I was going by specs I would say the photon. but by user experience I would say get a wp7 phone (HTC Arrive) especially with mango out now. this video will give a comparison between the two: http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=IKfvUIZn7PA

after showing this video to one of my friends with an iPhone she said that it makes her iPhone seem all sucky and boring while still pretty.

Dude the arrive isnt a good phone plus its older. If hes updating he might as well get something newer and high end. The arrive has horrid reviews.

aedon 10-23-2011 04:10 PM

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Originally Posted by fixxxer2008 (Post 2151926)
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Dude the arrive isnt a good phone plus its older. If hes updating he might as well get something newer and high end. The arrive has horrid reviews.


haha, watch it now, eric will fight nail and tooth for his arrive :p

fixxxer2012 10-23-2011 04:23 PM

Re: WHAT IS BETTER? iPhone 4S or Droid Photon!?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aedon (Post 2151931)
haha, watch it now, eric will fight nail and tooth for his arrive :p


yeah i know and hes like the only member here with one. =D>

when i was with sprint i almost bought one for the hell of it but after watching reviews i changed my mind. if anyone is considering a wp7 device id say wait for the nokia line to ship. the arrive just doesn't cut it IMO.

OP the choice is simple, get the gs2 or the new evo. if you can wait i heard in 2012 sprint may get the new nexus but nothing has been confirmed.

midnightsrealm 10-23-2011 04:34 PM

Re: WHAT IS BETTER? iPhone 4S or Droid Photon!?
 
Well, I'm leaning towards the Droid =D>. It seems to be a more reliable phone, it's a little cheaper, I like having an external storage card, and also...it's not Apple. I've heard that Apple is kind of like "big brother" :protest: watching over you. I like the bigger screen, despite it being a little heavier:twisted:...and even though I won't be able to use SIRI (voice software on iPhone), I see that the droid has a similar app you can download. :twisted:

Lastly, the only thing I'm not sure about is which phone is more stable. I will have this phone for 2 years, and so I've read that you get more updates from Apple, but I want the phone that will (in a year or two) still be kicking ass:silent:. And, for some reason, my "gut" is telling me that will be the Droid Photon (as opposed to the iPhone 4S) but I'm not really going off of any hard, cold facts. :disgust:

Feel free to comment! :headbang:

P.S. "smilies" are fun to use. :evil4:

fixxxer2012 10-23-2011 04:50 PM

Re: WHAT IS BETTER? iPhone 4S or Droid Photon!?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by midnightsrealm (Post 2151938)
Well, I'm leaning towards the Droid =D>. It seems to be a more reliable phone, it's a little cheaper, I like having an external storage card, and also...it's not Apple. I've heard that Apple is kind of like "big brother" :protest: watching over you. I like the bigger screen, despite it being a little heavier:twisted:...and even though I won't be able to use SIRI (voice software on iPhone), I see that the droid has a similar app you can download. :twisted:

Lastly, the only thing I'm not sure about is which phone is more stable. I will have this phone for 2 years, and so I've read that you get more updates from Apple, but I want the phone that will (in a year or two) still be kicking ass:silent:. And, for some reason, my "gut" is telling me that will be the Droid Photon (as opposed to the iPhone 4S) but I'm not really going off of any hard, cold facts. :disgust:

Feel free to comment! :headbang:

P.S. "smilies" are fun to use. :evil4:

the iphone just works as they say but there is no development, roms or anything like that. i would stray away from the photon as well. seriously man, get the gs2 or evo view. your chances of getting ice cream on either of those phones is really good.

aedon 10-23-2011 05:45 PM

Re: WHAT IS BETTER? iPhone 4S or Droid Photon!?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fixxxer2008 (Post 2151933)
yeah i know and hes like the only member here with one. =D>

when i was with sprint i almost bought one for the hell of it but after watching reviews i changed my mind. if anyone is considering a wp7 device id say wait for the nokia line to ship. the arrive just doesn't cut it IMO.

OP the choice is simple, get the gs2 or the new evo. if you can wait i heard in 2012 sprint may get the new nexus but nothing has been confirmed.


haha, now that you mension it I cant recall ever seeing anyone else Ive interact with say they have one

and about the new nexus, when I was at the sprint store yesturday talking to one of the guys there he said that the new nexus is sapouse to be comin around by like the 20th of Nov.

Him and one other rep were discussing phones with me.
I have been going in to that store and looking around a couple times over the last few weeks so they know me and talk freely with me

I blew their minds when I showed them my tp2 with all its tweeks and mods lmao
I showed them the custom rom, all the custom skins I made for it and a few I had downloaded.

But what REALLY freaked them was that Im running gingerbread on it off dual boot lmao

so all that stuffs got them to talking with me about the phones they like and are dying to get ahold of.

They mensioned the new nexus in a passing convo

That and that HTC is going to be giving Virizon a dual core 1.5 ghtz phone in november but i didnt hear the name of the phone

aedon 10-23-2011 05:56 PM

Re: WHAT IS BETTER? iPhone 4S or Droid Photon!?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by midnightsrealm (Post 2151938)
Well, I'm leaning towards the Droid =D>. It seems to be a more reliable phone, it's a little cheaper, I like having an external storage card, and also...it's not Apple. I've heard that Apple is kind of like "big brother" :protest: watching over you. I like the bigger screen, despite it being a little heavier:twisted:...and even though I won't be able to use SIRI (voice software on iPhone), I see that the droid has a similar app you can download. :twisted:

Lastly, the only thing I'm not sure about is which phone is more stable. I will have this phone for 2 years, and so I've read that you get more updates from Apple, but I want the phone that will (in a year or two) still be kicking ass:silent:. And, for some reason, my "gut" is telling me that will be the Droid Photon (as opposed to the iPhone 4S) but I'm not really going off of any hard, cold facts. :disgust:

Feel free to comment! :headbang:

P.S. "smilies" are fun to use. :evil4:

I have a friend who is all about iPhone.
he has had his first iphone for almost 3 or 4 years I think. he got the 3gs like a month after it was released. Im not sure when that was.
but he got it back when it was iOS3.somthing
then he continually upgraded through 4.whatever
and now hes on iOS5
so that one phone has served him well.
And he never cracked the screen untill about 2 or 3 months ago when I helped him move out of his apartment.

It was in his hoodie pocket and he livs on the 3rd floor.. and we were taking a box downstairs and it "jumped" out of his pocket lmao.

we kinda both just stared as it fell 3 stories and then looked at each other and said "oh sh*t...."

LUCKILY I was playing with one of the tank cases he had, the one that claim to make the phone indistructable, and was trying to figure out how it worked and i put his phone in it while he was packin up the last box

when he looked at it he was like "what the hell did you put it in there for? damn it, oh well I dont feel like taking it out right now"

surprisingly.. the phone itself was fine but the screen looks like someone shot it lol
but everything still works and he ses that iOS5 is soooo fast and amazing..
but when i played with the iphone at the store i was unimpressed

midnightsrealm 10-23-2011 05:59 PM

Re: WHAT IS BETTER? iPhone 4S or Droid Photon!?
 
I'm feeling the DROID PHOTON right now. Anyone want to talk me out of it?

aedon 10-23-2011 06:09 PM

Re: WHAT IS BETTER? iPhone 4S or Droid Photon!?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by midnightsrealm (Post 2151951)
I'm feeling the DROID PHOTON right now. Anyone want to talk me out of it?

Lolz.
I wont argue with someone not wanting an iphone.

That being said.........
how many other android phone have you looked at?

eric12341 10-23-2011 06:59 PM

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Originally Posted by fixxxer2008 (Post 2151926)
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Dude the arrive isnt a good phone plus its older. If hes updating he might as well get something newer and high end. The arrive has horrid reviews.

@fixxxer2008 it has horrid reviews on the web because those reviewers are biased or don't know what they're talking about, very hard to find an unbiased review about a phone online. on the sprint site the arrive is one of the highest rated phones on there in customer satisfaction and any bad reviews there are due to the person not knowing what they were getting into before buying.
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Originally Posted by aedon (Post 2151931)
haha, watch it now, eric will fight nail and tooth for his arrive :p

@aedon not really just making another suggestion just like what @gullzway did. its funny what he says about his epic "this phone is money man" but I won't be with the arrive much longer because sprint's ongoing slow 3G speeds have caused me to email dan@sprint.com to try to get out of my contract. I'll soon be rocking an HD7 on T-mobile.

fixxxer2012 10-23-2011 07:07 PM

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yeah i know and hes like the only member here with one. =D>

when i was with sprint i almost bought one for the hell of it but after watching reviews i changed my mind. if anyone is considering a wp7 device id say wait for the nokia line to ship. the arrive just doesn't cut it IMO.

OP the choice is simple, get the gs2 or the new evo. if you can wait i heard in 2012 sprint may get the new nexus but nothing has been confirmed.


haha, now that you mension it I cant recall ever seeing anyone else Ive interact with say they have one

and about the new nexus, when I was at the sprint store yesturday talking to one of the guys there he said that the new nexus is sapouse to be comin around by like the 20th of Nov.

Him and one other rep were discussing phones with me.
I have been going in to that store and looking around a couple times over the last few weeks so they know me and talk freely with me

I blew their minds when I showed them my tp2 with all its tweeks and mods lmao
I showed them the custom rom, all the custom skins I made for it and a few I had downloaded.

But what REALLY freaked them was that Im running gingerbread on it off dual boot lmao

so all that stuffs got them to talking with me about the phones they like and are dying to get ahold of.

They mensioned the new nexus in a passing convo

That and that HTC is going to be giving Virizon a dual core 1.5 ghtz phone in november but i didnt hear the name of the phone

No verizon will be exclusive next month. Sprint wont get it until 2012.

fixxxer2012 10-23-2011 07:09 PM

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I'm feeling the DROID PHOTON right now. Anyone want to talk me out of it?

Its your choice but id still get the evo view or epic touch 4g. The photon isnt all too great from what ive read plus it has a locked bootloader.

fixxxer2012 10-23-2011 07:10 PM

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Dude the arrive isnt a good phone plus its older. If hes updating he might as well get something newer and high end. The arrive has horrid reviews.

@fixxxer2008 it has horrid reviews on the web because those reviewers are biased or don't know what they're talking about, very hard to find an unbiased review about a phone online. on the sprint site the arrive is one of the highest rated phones on there in customer satisfaction and any bad reviews there are due to the person not knowing what they were getting into before buying.
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Originally Posted by aedon (Post 2151931)
haha, watch it now, eric will fight nail and tooth for his arrive :p

@aedon not really just making another suggestion just like what @gullzway did. its funny what he says about his epic "this phone is money man" but I won't be with the arrive much longer because sprint's ongoing slow 3G speeds have caused me to email dan@sprint.com to try to get out of my contract. I'll soon be rocking an HD7 on T-mobile.

The HD7 is a much better phone.

aedon 10-23-2011 07:18 PM

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@fixxxer2008 it has horrid reviews on the web because those reviewers are biased or don't know what they're talking about, very hard to find an unbiased review about a phone online. on the sprint site the arrive is one of the highest rated phones on there in customer satisfaction and any bad reviews there are due to the person not knowing what they were getting into before buying.


@aedon not really just making another suggestion just like what @gullzway did. its funny what he says about his epic "this phone is money man" but I won't be with the arrive much longer because sprint's ongoing slow 3G speeds have caused me to email dan@sprint.com to try to get out of my contract. I'll soon be rocking an HD7 on T-mobile.


well I didnt mean it in a bad way. Im just saying that you always promot the arrive and mango
as far as sprint goes, I dont blame you. The towers here seem to finally be okay
luckly I spend more time in austin, and they have good 4g coverage.

After the horrid customer service I delt with I would prob totally concider a different carrier.. but I cant find another SERO lol

aedon 10-23-2011 07:19 PM

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No verizon will be exclusive next month. Sprint wont get it until 2012.


Well I know that that particular phone will only be for yall.
but htc would more then lickly be giving sprint some kinda equivalent soon.

eric12341 10-23-2011 07:24 PM

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The HD7 is a much better phone.

@fixxxer2008 and on a much better network whose crappy towers won't drain my battery in under 2.5 hours.
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well I didnt mean it in a bad way. Im just saying that you always promot the arrive and mango
as far as sprint goes, I dont blame you. The towers here seem to finally be okay
luckly I spend more time in austin, and they have good 4g coverage.

After the horrid customer service I delt with I would prob totally concider a different carrier.. but I cant find another SERO lol

@aedon well with t-mobile on this prepay plan I'm considering which was suggested by @gTen. it includes unlimited texts,5GB of data and 100 min for $30 a month, if minutes are an issue u can purchase refill cards or subscribe to the $50 plan which is unlimited minutes and text but only 2GB of full speed data. so that's like SERO. only downside to prepay is u have to pay full retail for whatever phone u want which means looking on eBay and Craigslist which is what I'm currently doing.

fixxxer2012 10-23-2011 07:31 PM

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Eric just make sure you have good tmobile coverage before switching.

aedon 10-23-2011 07:40 PM

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@fixxxer2008 and on a much better network whose crappy towers won't drain my battery in under 2.5 hours.


@aedon well with t-mobile on this prepay plan I'm considering which was suggested by @gTen. it includes unlimited texts,5GB of data and 100 min for $30 a month, if minutes are an issue u can purchase refill cards or subscribe to the $50 plan which is unlimited minutes and text but only 2GB of full speed data. so that's like SERO. only downside to prepay is u have to pay full retail for whatever phone u want which means looking on eBay and Craigslist which is what I'm currently doing.

Well currently I dont have any restrictions on anything but minutes.
I have 500 mins a month, but unlimited text and no data limits.

eric12341 10-23-2011 08:22 PM

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Eric just make sure you have good tmobile coverage before switching.

I checked that awhile ago when they started their 4G claims. IL is drenched in hot pink and purple.

gullzway 10-23-2011 10:34 PM

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not really just making another suggestion just like what @gullzway did. its funny what he says about his epic "this phone is money man" but I won't be with the arrive much longer because sprint's ongoing slow 3G speeds have caused me to email dan@sprint.com to try to get out of my contract. I'll soon be rocking an HD7 on T-mobile.

The Epic is Money, especially running Gingerbread. But I'm on SERO, if I had to pay $79.99/month like the new contracts, I'd be on another carrier yesterday with the somewhat poor coverage and speeds I get around my house. I use wifi at home,but there's a 5 mile radius around my house that is 1x coverage. If they ever axe my SERO plan, I'll most likely look into the T-Mobile plans you mentioned!

fixxxer2012 10-23-2011 10:53 PM

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Im glad i left sprint when i did. Trust me guys, the grass IS greener!

gullzway 10-23-2011 11:07 PM

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Im glad i left sprint when i did. Trust me guys, the grass IS greener!

I'm aware the grass is greener, but the green out of my pocket is also a lot more! Last time I checked an individual plan on Verizon with text and 5gb data was around$ 90 With a 21% employee discount.

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