Verizon iPhone 4? or Droid Bionic?

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Verizon iPhone 4? or Droid Bionic?

  1. iPhone 4 on Verizon Network

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  2. Droid Bionic on Verizon Network

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  3. I have another Android Phone already

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  4. I have an iPhone already on AT&T's subpar Network.

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  5. I don't have Verizon or AT&T; Why am I looking at this??

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  6. Droid X on Verizon Network

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  1. stanleyopar2000
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    [​IMG] OR [​IMG]

    You have to admit...it's been pretty hectic once Verizon finally put the rumors to rest that they would be carrying the iPhone in February.

    But a week before that, Motorola announced it's new Droid 4G Phone (which I knew about from my contact months before CES [​IMG]) The Droid Bionic. It's suppose to be 4G compatible (NOT interested in 4G. I don't feel like paying for a connection that is created for you to go over your limit faster...I want to use this Droid on 3G) have more features and more powerful than it's predecessor the Droid X

    My birthday was in January..but my parents said that they are getting me a new phone...since the glitchy piece of S#&t EnV Touch has a screen spasms when ever sounds are played though it.

    My 2 choices that I like are the two phones mentioned above

    my Pro and Con List is




    iPhone -

    PRO :

    1.I Have a crapload of apps in iTunes already.

    2. MUCH BIGGER App Selection in App Store

    3. Tunein Radio App for the iPhone can RECORD (yes. this is a big plus for me)

    4. Has the Apps I want in the App Store (like #2)

    5. Easier to Jailbreak than Root (I think)


    CON -

    1. no HDMI out

    2. App Store is not open source

    3. no emulators

    4. Droid is more powerful

    5. limited to a set amount of memory

    6. Not free 3G Tethering for a while most likely.


    Droid X / Bionic

    PRO :

    1. LOTS of free Apps in the App Store

    2. HDMI Output (use the $1.99 app for FULL HDMI output for online streaming)

    3. MicroSD Support means I can decide how much space I WANT and EXPAND upon it.

    4. Free Android Market (no DMCA bullshit copyright restrictions)

    5. EMULATORS!...there are tons of em on the Market.

    6. FREE 3G Tethering Confirmed (once rooted)

    6. Bigger Screen...more powerful than iPhone

    CONS :

    1. Android Market has selection that is something to be desired (no gameloft or well known app dev titles)

    2. Rooting is harder to do (not that much)

    3. The Free "TuneIn Radio" App for Android; you CAN'T RECORD RADIO (BIG Con For me)

    4. I would have to get used to Android instead of the iOS I have known I have on my iPod Touch


    I thought about getting a Droid Bionic and upgrading this 3G 8GB (ohhh..i'm sorry this inferior piece of shit 2G) iPod Touch and upgrading to a iPod Touch 4G...that way I could have an awesome phone...yet have acces to all the awesome and plentiful apps on the App Store on my 4G. Best of Both Worlds....what do you think?

    If you can think of more pro's or Cons of either device..let me know [​IMG]

     


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    iPhone 4. Dualbooting Android will be available really soon.
     
  3. stanleyopar2000
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    Really?....so what do you mean Dualbooting?
     
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    Google it. It's possible on untethered iPhones. Pretty shhweet.
     
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    wholy Jack Schitt!

    can this do EVERYTHING android can do!?

    like access the Market and the Radio?
     
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    Hell no. There is no point to install Android on iPhone. There isn't any hardware acceleration so its really slow on the iPhone. Wifi doesn't work and I think 3G also doesn't work. There are other problems too that I forgot about.
     
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    It has some obvious limitations (i.e a slower processor than most newer android phones, so there are some slight slight slowdowns, and hardware incompatibilities), but it can do basically everything. Though, there are few noteworthy Android games, there are some apps that are really useful with this. When I had my iPhone 3g, I loved using the Android emulators (iPhone emulators are existent, but not nearly as good). Too bad a part-time job high school job doesn't pay for how expensive iPhones are lol.

    Edit for edit: Yep, market and radio, si.
     
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    damn.....well i'm going to be stuck with it for 2 years with no backing out..so I better be happy with what my choice is [​IMG]
     
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    iPhone is significantly more underpowered. And dual booting is and always will be buggy. Android is way more open. If your really adamant on getting an iPhone however, wait till june. New iphone will be announced then anyway.
     
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    The Droid.
    Rooting (most of the time) happens quicker and faster than jailbreaking. (No untethered JB until 4.3)
    Plus the spec sheet says it all.
    And custom ROMs (though you might want to wait before using them) are epic.
    Plus if you have a iTouch then iPhone is pretty much the same, with Android you can do other stuff.
    Also, there is probably a app similar to tunein radio hat can record for android.





    Android Dualboot on the iPhone4 is a decent while away.
     
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    Get the Droid, it will be a lot better, and the android for iphone has a lot of features missing, no market without hacking, must use 3rd party launcher because, its lacking gfx drivers for stock launcher. And Verizon has unlimited internet, so 4g wouldn't make you hit your limit unless you have the 250mb plan instead of the unlimited.
     
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    Honestly, get the Bionic.


    A new iPhone is coming in the summer, and another new one NEXT summer.
     
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    Droid Bionic > iPhone 4.


    Android is MUCH easier to root than to iPhone is to Jailbreak, and it sounds better to [​IMG]. Google "z4root" It used to be on the market. All you have to do is download the app on your phone, install it, and click "Root Me [​IMG]".

    You don't even need to root to get FREE WIRELESS TETHERING. There are apps that allow wireless tethers on the market, but I haven't tested any. I use "Wireless Tether" for root users. You'll have to pay for tethering on the iPhone. It's $20-30 MORE dollars a month last I checked.

    Regarding the Android Market, 70% of all Android Market apps are free, while 70% of all the iPhone's App Store apps are paid apps.

    Regarding OS, Android OS is completely open-source. You can run apps that aren't from the Market without hacking. ANYONE can publish ANY app on the Market immediately as well. You can even run custom OS's that fit your style if you'd like iPhone OS is completely locked down. You cannot even change the backround without the newer OS's, which the older iPhones and iPod Touches can't even get. And when a developer wants to publish his App, it's delayed weeks before publishing, and delayed weeks more when he wants to update it.

    Regarding 4G, the iPhone 4 is NOT a 4G phone it's just the 4th iPhone they've made, so state-of-the-art superfast network speeds. The Droid Bionic IS a 4G phone, and there are already a couple dozen big city's that have the 4G network. I know you said you can't get 4G in your area, neither can I, but I travel a lot, including to some of the city's that have 4G, and plus, Verizon's always expanding.

    Also, I received information from a source that 4G will not cost any more then the normal 3G plan for smart phones. 4G on computers and hot-spots actually costs less than 3G from Verizon.

    Regarding processing speed, The Droid Bionic has a Dual Core Processor, giving it TWO 1GHz Processors, TWICE the amount of processing power the iPhone 4 has.

    Regarding storage space, Droid Bionic comes with 32GB's of space and memory altogether, and the ability to expand it yourself with a bigger microSD card, the iPhone 4 makes you pay an extra $100 if you want the 32GB one in lieu of the 16GB one, and can NOT be expanded further. Period.

    Regarding media, Droid Bionic allows you to simply plug your phone into your computer and drop on music, videos, etc. However, the iPhone 4 forces you to use iTunes to put any type of media on the device, and you can NOT sync to someone elses computer, or it will completely wipe your phone.


    Regarding videos and pictures, The Droid Bionic has an 8 Megapixel rear-facing camera, with Dual Flash for brighter pictures and 1080p video recording Not to mention the ability to "See what I see", an app that lets whoever's watching from their computer to see exactly what you're seeing using the back camera, the iPhone 4 has only a 5 Megapixel camera, NO dual-flash, and only 720p video recording , they both have a front facing camera, I'm not aware of their specs, but most likely the Droid Bionic will have a superior front facing camera as well.

    Regarding display, The Droid Bionic rocks a 4.3 Inch screen, nearly a full inch bigger then the iPhone 4, with 960 by 540 Pixel display. the iPhone 4 has a 3.5 inch screen, and 960 by 640 pixels. .

    Other factors: The Droid Bionic has an HDMI output, You can also PLAY EMULATORS ON YOUR TV using a WII REMOTE!, The app (Like you mentioned) is called "Real HDMI" The app that lets you connect your Wii Remote to your Droid is called RWiiMote. you can download ROMs directly to your phone using the "Rom Gripper" app on the Market.

    You can block ALL ADS in Android, including the ones in apps with a free app called "Adfree" From the Market, it requires root, though, but like I said, to root, all you need to do is click a button. You can NOT block ANY ads on the iPhone 4, or any iPhone. Not in the browser, and not in apps.

    The Droid Bionic has a removable and replaceable battery. The iPhone 4 doesn't.


    So there you have it. I think it should be crystal clear by this point that the Droid Bionic is the superior phone.

    The only thing the iPhone has over the Droid Bionic is pixel density, with 960 by 640, and the Droid Bionic having 960 by 560. HOWEVER, the Droid Bionic, like I said, has nearly an inch more of screen, and I'll take that over 80 more pixels any day of the week.

    That, and Aside from a handfull of apps on the iPhone, but for every paid app on the App Store, there's a free app for that on the Android Market. I've yet to find an app on my iPod Touch that I couldn't find a similar FREE one on the Android Market, same goes for games.


    Any questions? I'll be happy to answer them as best I can.



    By the way, I own an iPod Touch and an original Moto Droid.
     
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    Get the Droid Bionic, root it and install Android WiFi Tether and use the WiFi with your iPod Touch.
    I do this all the time and it works pretty well (though the battery dies pretty quickly, but you can leave it plugged in)

    Or, if the Droid Bionic doesn't get rooted anytime soon, then get iBluever from Cydia on your iPod, PDAnet on your Droid and tether using Bluetooth.
     
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    One thing, the iphone 4 is capped at 800Hz and Dualcore @1GHz>Single core 2GHz so droid is up to 3-4 times fast in theory, especial when it comes to multitasking.
     
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    We won't know if z4root will work till it comes out, z4root only works on some devices. though if the bonic has e-fuse like my droid X does, then we will never have true custom roms till the bootloader is cracked, right now everything is custom except the kernel.
     
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    wait for the iphone 5
     
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    I heard about that..but I can't wait this long...i'm up for upgrade in Febuary...but will wait a bit for the Bionic ...all I know is I want to ditch this LG EnV Touch!

    do you think the Droid X is worth getting even though the Bionic will be released in march?...I don't want 4G..it's not unlimited
     
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