This is a discussion on Anybody like me?: Love the iPad, but prefer Android phones over the iPhone? within the iPad General Discussions forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Here is my non customizable, dumbed down iPhone previous posters talk about....
I suppose we're supposed to be impressed (Cydia, I presume?). Not quite as impressive as 6500+ pages of customized Android phones I'm only partly kidding.
And it doesn't negate the "dumbed down" comments we were referring to.
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Last edited by Mickey330; 06-05-2012 at 08:49 PM.
Nice, but the amount of effort and work that it takes to do that on an iPhone is significantly more than on Android. As said, they are both good platforms, but iOS is just not as easy to customize as is Android, nor do I think it ever will be.
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Thanks for the link, those are some of the things that are a PITA about my iPhone. Still have a long time on my Rogers contact, so plenty of time to worry about what my next phone will be. It's weird that Apple is so restrictive. Seems like they would be better served if they could have expert and simple modes in their IOS and let the user decide how much they want to customize.Originally Posted by EvilMonkey
Here is a point that makes the iPhone/iOS not for me... unless you are jailbroken, to toggle bluetooth on/off from the home screen, you have to tap your screen 3 times and one more to toggle. Settings/General/Bluetooth/On or Off. WHY???
I use my iPad at a more leisurely pace than my phone. With my phone, I want get things done as efficiently and as quickly as possible as I am at work or on the go. The iPhone is too "screen tappy" for me to use in that manner.
I'm right there with ya OP, got a wifi iPad 3 and an HTC rezound. I love iPhones, but screen size and battery life killed me for me. I know iPhones generally get better battery life, but with the extended battery, under opted/underclocked(slightly) kernel, and data/wifi/Bluetooth off when I turn off the screen, I get 2 days of heavy use easy. Heavy use meaning 4-5 hours a day of screen-on time an around 30-34 hours total. With my 4S I got MAYBE 4-5 hours screen on time, no LTE, smaller lower res screen, and dimmer screen. I'm on my iPad all day at home, and when I'm not home, it's LTE all the way lol
Same here iPad user but android phone user. Iphones cost way too much.
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Similarly with switching Bluetooth and WiFi on and off - why bother? Conserving battery life? Not necessary for me - in a typical day I get through a few hours of podcasts or music, half an hour or so of making or taking calls, a few emails and a fair bit of messaging, and I usually finish the working day with ~50% battery.
And so on...
I get the impression that Android is very much the OS for folks who like to tinker, who like their mobile experience to be 'just so' - well, as you've probably guessed, that's not me. I just want to buy a phone and use it - it's a phone, not a hobby.
I'm not into tinkering. With my Samsung Galaxy Note, I've found it easy to do what I need without tinkering, as opposed to iPhone, which would require me to jailbreak and tinker to do many of the same things.
I basically waited till Android phones caught up to iPhone on ease of use, and for me on the Note, they have. I initially went with three generations of iPhone because I just want devices that work. There are many Android phones that haven't reached that bar, but I've found that there's a good selection that do now, which is a win for consumers in choice.
Actually, the be fair to that guy, it is a bit harder to theme the status bar and that kind of stuff on Android phones than on an iPhone. Other than changing kernel stuff, it's easier to do a lot of stuff on the iPhone than on Android. Now if you take two completely stock phones, that's a completely different story. But after each device is rooted/jail broken, I believe iPhones win in customization. Especially is ease of customization. You don't have to go scouring the Internet for a thread about some theme some guy posted, that is only available specifically for the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch, you simply load up Cydia and hit Themes.
In the end, they both have pros and cons. They're about even in my book, at 48/48, with Windows Phone taking the last 4% lol