Post Reply Should I stick with my Android or get an Iphone
5820 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
20 / Rainbow colored s...
Offline
Posted 7/22/17 , edited 7/22/17
Please help a user out, been saving up and my contracts up but idk what to do

(you may shoot me as long as it's informative)

13985 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
☆Land of sweets☆
Online
Posted 7/22/17 , edited 7/22/17
i could try and list the pro/con, but it's probably best to just go to an Apple Store and play with the iphones for a while.
you'll know if you like the UI and the guys working will be able to answer all your questions.
5820 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
20 / Rainbow colored s...
Offline
Posted 7/23/17 , edited 7/23/17

namealreadytaken wrote:

i could try and list the pro/con, but it's probably best to just go to an Apple Store and play with the iphones for a while.
you'll know if you like the UI and the guys working will be able to answer all your questions.


That's true! I'll be thinking about it for a while tho
12277 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
39 / M / SW Ontario, Canada
Online
Posted 7/23/17 , edited 7/23/17
My personal take on it is you should ask yourself if you want a phone or a fashion statement, but I know not everyone feels that way.
5820 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
20 / Rainbow colored s...
Offline
Posted 7/23/17 , edited 7/23/17

StriderShinryu wrote:

My personal take on it is you should ask yourself if you want a phone or a fashion statement, but I know not everyone feels that way.


LMAAAO! My Grand Prime isn't one either tho ... I'm in a pickle
13985 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
☆Land of sweets☆
Online
Posted 7/23/17 , edited 8/26/17

KirinoForBestGirl wrote:


StriderShinryu wrote:

My personal take on it is you should ask yourself if you want a phone or a fashion statement, but I know not everyone feels that way.


LMAAAO! My Grand Prime isn't one either tho ... I'm in a pickle


why you should choose...
LG G6+
32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC
maybe a bit overkill, but if you're an audiophile, the Quad DAC is a really nice feature.
128gb of internal storage, expandable up to 2tb
for those who download a ton of music, movies and series, and want to have it all on the go. (you won't have to keep deleting stuff to make room for more videos)
support for hdr 10 video playback
which means movies that support hdr 10 should look much nicer

Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+
Adapt Sound
supposedly makes the phone playback sound in the best possible quality it can.
might not be as great as the LG G6+, but for an average user, it may be more than good enough.

64gb of internal storage, expandable up to 256gb
pretty small compared to LG, but may be enough for an average user.
Bluetooth 5.0


Scalable Codec: Bluetooth connection is stable even with ambient radio frequency interferences.

better range, though the real life advantages over Bluetooth 4.2 probably isn't that great.
this is assuming you can find / are willing to spend more on a Bluetooth 5.0 headphones.

HTC U Ultra
quad mics
allows for better sound quality when recording videos
64gb o internal storage, expandable up to 2TB
the middle ground between a Samsung and an LG
negatives
tl;dr:
no water resistance
no 3.5mm headphone jack
fingerprint magnet
https://www.theverge.com/2017/4/6/15205706/htc-u-ultra-review-android-nougat-phone

iPhone 7 / 7 Plus
Apple Support
if you have any issues with your iPhone, you can simply walk to an Apple store and have them fix it for you, though depending on the service, it might cost a premium
(replacing the fingerprint sensor probably won't come cheap)
iOS
the user interface...which you may or may not like. it has a very simple interface that makes it easy for even non-tech literates to just use the phone without needing outside help.
no carrier bloatware
unlike android, iOS is a close system, which means carriers can't simply push an update to install unwanted software
iphones only come with only the default apps from Apple themselves. no need to selectively remove bloatware
Verizon is now releasing android pre-installed with the malware AppFlash


The app is primed to collect your data, and then share it with third-party vendors that you may or may not know of. According to Verizon's AppFlash Privacy Policy page, the list as follows is what AppFlash will collect from you:

We collect information about your device and your use of the AppFlash services. This information includes your mobile number, device identifiers, device type and operating system, and information about the AppFlash features and services you use and your interactions with them. We also access information about the list of apps you have on your device.


not too long ago, there were also reports of the spyware DT Ignite, which
allowed companies to install even more bloatware without your permission - you literally needed to hack your android phone to remove the bloatware that installs more bloatware
iPhones are a close system, which means iPhone users don't have to deal with carrier bloatware like AppFlash or DT Ignite
(update: interesting... articles about this seems to be difficult to find through Google news. a search on AppFlash through G News give no results, and no information given when i searched for "verizon spyware"... where's my tinfoil hat)

negatives
tl;dr:
no 3.5mm headphone jack
32, 128 and 256gb options, cannot be expanded via micro sds
no expandable storage, so it lags behind competitors in this area...by a mile.
there's wifi usb drives as a workaround, but they're less than ideal (and of course, cost quite a lot as well)
iTunes (for windows)
easily one of the worst software ever made, but you need it to sync and transfer anything to your iphone, and it's a pain.

iPhone 8 is expected to be released sometime in September, so if you're looking to buy a new iPhone, might as well wait a few more months
5820 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
20 / Rainbow colored s...
Offline
Posted 7/24/17 , edited 7/24/17

namealreadytaken wrote:


KirinoForBestGirl wrote:


StriderShinryu wrote:

My personal take on it is you should ask yourself if you want a phone or a fashion statement, but I know not everyone feels that way.


LMAAAO! My Grand Prime isn't one either tho ... I'm in a pickle


why you should choose...
LG G6+
32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC
maybe a bit overkill, but if you're an audiophile, the Quad DAC is a really nice feature.
128gb of internal storage, expandable up to 2tb
for those who download a ton of music, movies and series, and want to have it all on the go. (you won't have to keep deleting stuff to make room for more videos)
support for hdr 10 video playback
which means movies that support hdr 10 should look much nicer

Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+
Adapt Sound
supposedly makes the phone playback sound in the best possible quality it can.
might not be as great as the LG G6+, but for an average user, it may be more than good enough.

64gb of internal storage, expandable up to 256gb
pretty small compared to LG, but may be enough for an average user.
Bluetooth 5.0


Scalable Codec: Bluetooth connection is stable even with ambient radio frequency interferences.

better range, though the real life advantages over Bluetooth 4.2 probably isn't that great.
this is assuming you can find / are willing to spend more on a Bluetooth 5.0 headphones.

HTC U Ultra
quad mics
allows for better sound quality when recording videos
64gb o internal storage, expandable up to 2TB
the middle ground between a Samsung and an LG
negatives
tl;dr:
no water resistance
no 3.5mm headphone jack
fingerprint magnet
https://www.theverge.com/2017/4/6/15205706/htc-u-ultra-review-android-nougat-phone

iPhone 7 / 7 Plus
Apple Support
if you have any issues with your iPhone, you can simply walk to an Apple store and have them fix it for you, though depending on the service, it might cost a premium
(replacing the fingerprint sensor probably won't come cheap)
iOS
the user interface...which you may or may not like. it has a very simple interface that makes it easy for even non-tech literates to just use the phone without needing outside help.
no carrier bloatware
unlike android, iOS is a close system, which means carriers can't simply push an update to install unwanted software
iphones only come with only the default apps from Apple themselves. no need to selectively remove bloatware
Verizon is now releasing android pre-installed with the malware AppFlash


The app is primed to collect your data, and then share it with third-party vendors that you may or may not know of. According to Verizon's AppFlash Privacy Policy page, the list as follows is what AppFlash will collect from you:

We collect information about your device and your use of the AppFlash services. This information includes your mobile number, device identifiers, device type and operating system, and information about the AppFlash features and services you use and your interactions with them. We also access information about the list of apps you have on your device.


not too long ago, there were also reports of the spyware DT Ignite, which
allowed companies to install even more bloatware without your permission - you literally needed to hack your android phone to remove the bloatware that installs more bloatware
iPhones are a close system, which means iPhone users don't have to deal with carrier bloatware like AppFlash or DT Ignite
(update: interesting... articles about this seems to be difficult to find through Google news. a search on AppFlash through G News give no results, and no information given when i searched for "verizon spyware"... where's my tinfoil hat)

negatives
tl;dr:
no 3.5mm headphone jack
32, 128 and 256gb options, cannot be expanded via micro sds
no expandable storage, so it lags behind competitors in this area...by a mile.
there's wifi usb drives as a workaround, but they're less than ideal (and of course, cost quite a lot as well)
iTunes (for windows)
easily one of the worst software ever made, but you need it to sync and transfer anything to your iphone, and it's a pain.

iPhone 8 is expected to be released sometime in September, so if you're looking to buy a new iPhone, might as well wait a few more months


Holly thanks for all the info! I might just get the LG g6 unless info on the iPhone 8 is glorious

1132 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
27 / M
Offline
Posted 7/24/17 , edited 7/24/17
Go windows phone master race!

With iPhone, you're paying more and getting less. If you feel like that's what you wanna do, go ahead. If you feel like making a smart choice then buy a high-end Android with better specs for less monies.

I really don't see any other reason to buy iPhone other than a fashion statement. And even that is questionable as iPhone is relatively ugly compared to many other phones.
13985 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
☆Land of sweets☆
Online
Posted 7/24/17 , edited 7/24/17

KirinoForBestGirl wrote:


namealreadytaken wrote:


KirinoForBestGirl wrote:


StriderShinryu wrote:

My personal take on it is you should ask yourself if you want a phone or a fashion statement, but I know not everyone feels that way.


LMAAAO! My Grand Prime isn't one either tho ... I'm in a pickle




Holly thanks for all the info! I might just get the LG g6 unless info on the iPhone 8 is glorious


no problem ;)
i should have noted that the g6 plus is not yet available, though it should be available very "soon" (probably before iphone 8 is released)
the regular g6 only comes with 32gb of storage, and no hifi quad dac
the g6 plus will reportedly retail for about $840 (the regular g6 costs about $670 by comparison)
Posted 7/24/17 , edited 7/24/17
I had a i-phone thru Verizon for a number of years it just got to be to expensive anyhow, once I ended my contract I
switched to Sprint and it easy and affordable. The only thing i miss is suri yup don't laugh suri was useful
gave me driving directions was helpful but all those apps and etc.. nah don't really need them I simple text or talk to family
and saved myself a bunch of money.
5820 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
20 / Rainbow colored s...
Offline
Posted 7/24/17 , edited 7/24/17

maaarteeen wrote:

Go windows phone master race!

With iPhone, you're paying more and getting less. If you feel like that's what you wanna do, go ahead. If you feel like making a smart choice then buy a high-end Android with better specs for less monies.

I really don't see any other reason to buy iPhone other than a fashion statement. And even that is questionable as iPhone is relatively ugly compared to many other phones.


Ayyye that's true but idk what phones good that's why I'm asking lol

1132 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
27 / M
Offline
Posted 7/24/17 , edited 7/24/17
Your best bet is to decide on the budget, and then search some new phones around that budget. Then just simply put them into the comparison tool at GSM arena website and watch few hands-on reviews on youtube.

Just my personal view on things: if you don't know what kind of phone you want or need, then stay away from flagships. Every phone over 100$ will do its job (especially with recent flood of great chinese-brand phones). If you care about decent photos, then buy some mid range phone and save the other half of money for the next phone next year. If you care only about facebook and light browsing then any phone will do. I'm sure that 99% of people that buy flagship phones don't get the full value out of it, and would get the same value from a phone that's half price.
One more thing to keep in mind: phones fall, and they get old relatively fast.
5820 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
20 / Rainbow colored s...
Offline
Posted 7/25/17 , edited 7/25/17

maaarteeen wrote:

Your best bet is to decide on the budget, and then search some new phones around that budget. Then just simply put them into the comparison tool at GSM arena website and watch few hands-on reviews on youtube.

Just my personal view on things: if you don't know what kind of phone you want or need, then stay away from flagships. Every phone over 100$ will do its job (especially with recent flood of great chinese-brand phones). If you care about decent photos, then buy some mid range phone and save the other half of money for the next phone next year. If you care only about facebook and light browsing then any phone will do. I'm sure that 99% of people that buy flagship phones don't get the full value out of it, and would get the same value from a phone that's half price.
One more thing to keep in mind: phones fall, and they get old relatively fast.


oooo that's true! I probably just need a phone with good internal storage for apps and music and the such
Banned
1273 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
101 / O / bendover
Offline
Posted 7/29/17 , edited 7/30/17
Simple answer, Get what you need not what you want. Plus compare the hardware specs of the phones that will suit your needs. Compare the options and costs of the cellphone carriers plus their coverage areas. For what it's worth I've used the Samsung Galaxy s7 Edge and the iPhone 6s Plus. The Galaxy s7 edge was a bit of a pain in the ass with the edge screen, apps would start by accident. But the OLED screen was beautiful. The iPhone has a camera that isn't that vivid in color detail. Plus the iPhone has no memory card slot like the Galaxy s7. So every phone has it's positives and negatives. Good luck on what you decide. Oh I almost forgot, STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWSPHONE!!!! Microsoft isn't putting much effort into supporting it, I know I have a Nokia 640XL and OS wise it's dead in the water. The only thing it's good for is a nice paper weight or an Alarm clock.
6073 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
23 / M / Toronto, Ontario
Offline
Posted 7/30/17 , edited 7/30/17
Android, Apple isn't what it used to be, the only people who buy it, are idiots (sorry) or people who want to show off. It's hasn't changed in years and the improvements are little to nothing. Until Apple comes out with iPhone that is worth getting, that will actually blow your mind, get the Android for right now. Honestly though, it's all up to you.
You must be logged in to post.