Do you have a smart phone?

Monday, November 14, 2011 9:13 PM

I've been an owner of BlackBerry (8820, 9700), Android (HTC T-Mobile G1), and iPhone (3G, 4S) smartphones. iPhone 4S is my current phone.

From my experience, iPhone is easily the best smartphone platform, with Android a close second. BlackBerry is absolutely garbage. I highly advise against anyone from purchasing a BlackBerry.

Breaking it down:

= ANDROID =
My experience with Android is a mixed one. The user interface is a lot more customizable than iOS, but it is less polished and power management is by far the worst of the three I've used. I had to charge my T-Mobile G1 3 times a day with minimal usage, 3G radio turned-off, Bluetooth connectivity disabled, Wi-Fi disabled, and display brightness at its lowest. Granted, more advanced and polished Android phones are on the market today, but if you're looking for a consistent user experience, you won't find it with Android.

=BLACKBERRY=
BlackBerry is a total nightmare. Not sure why I gave them two shots using a 8820 and then a 9700. HORRIBLE phones. The app selections are dismal, the phones constantly require "battery pulls" to reset because of memory leaks, there is a lag when activating the camera, keyboard frequently will not respond, web browsers constantly closes because "pages are too large to load." Those are just a FEW issues among many others I won't list because it would just fill up the page. A few saving graces for these archaic devices: My BlackBerrys had the best power management (one charge could last two or more days) --- but that's a given since the phone didn't really do much except for push e-mail and messaging. The fixed physical keyboard definitely allowed me fire off messages in quick succession, but at the expense of a tiny display. I will never consider owning another BlackBerry, ever. Even if it was a top-of-the-line model and it was given to me, free. That's how bad my experience is with these phones.

= iPHONE =
I'm sticking with iPhone for the long-term. Every iPhone I've owned have not had any significant issues that have irked me. The user interface is simple, elegant, and intuitive. The application selection is beyond comparison. The build quality/fit-and-finish is top notch. Though Siri sounds gimmicky, I've found that I utilize her every day for functions that I previously had to input by hand. It doesn't have its faults though...the push email integration could be executed better (BlackBerry does this very well).

Last edited by kRaXLeRidAh, Monday, November 14, 2011 9:20 PM
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 11:18 AM
Raven-Phile's avatar

Looks like LoQ unveiled a Q-Bot for your iPhone at IAAPA. Sounds even more awesome now.


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 12:26 PM
Jerry's avatar

I wonder how many phones will be found during track walks in the mornings now - Unless the risk is mitigated, I'm not comfortable taking a $400 appliance on a woodie. But the concept is cool none the less.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 2:32 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

Raven-Phile said:
Looks like LoQ unveiled a Q-Bot for your iPhone at IAAPA. Sounds even more awesome now.

4 Years Ago.

If you have the patience to read (re-read) through it, it's all there. This is logical progression.


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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 2:55 PM
delan's avatar

I LOVE my iPhone....Example: after having it for 4 months, I dropped it in a drain while visiting NYC. I proceeded to the Apple Store to buy a new one without even batting an eye.

Who needs food anyway....I have an iPhone.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 5:48 PM
Raven-Phile's avatar

Lord Gonchar said:


If you have the patience to read (re-read) through it, it's all there. This is logical progression.

Wow. That's an interesting read. Good call!


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 5:53 PM
Jerry's avatar

Gonch - why didn't you run down to the patent office?

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