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DK90 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have an iPhone 4 the problem is every time I'm using it the signal goes down to one or two bars plus whenever I'm talking on the phone I hear a little bit of static noise in the background. I like the iPhone 4 but those are the only two issues I'm having right now. I'm thinking of switching to the Galaxy S, It has good reviews. I was also wondering if I get another iPhone 4 is it going to fix the reception problem?

iPhone 4, iOS 4
  • 1. Re: iPhone 4 or Galaxy S?
    w7ox Level 4 Level 4 (2,385 points)
    DK90 wrote:
    I have an iPhone 4 the problem is every time I'm using it the signal goes down to one or two bars plus whenever I'm talking on the phone I hear a little bit of static noise in the background. I like the iPhone 4 but those are the only two issues I'm having right now. I'm thinking of switching to the Galaxy S, It has good reviews. I was also wondering if I get another iPhone 4 is it going to fix the reception problem?


    Do you have the iPhone in some sort of case or bumper? If not, try that as a solution to "the signal goes down to one or two bars".

    Static noise: That does sound peculiar. If it only occurs in one location (like your home or office) it could be some local interference. As a general situation it is not normal, so I'd have Apple check it out. They can tell you if it is a phone defect and replace it if that's the solution; hard to diagnose via internet

    No comments on Galaxy S; I've never heard of it.

    Phil
  • 2. Re: iPhone 4 or Galaxy S?
    VibrantRedGT Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    I'm starting to think the Galaxy S is the way to go. My boss told me iPhone just isn't a phone its a way of life so I ordered one. Well I will be getting my 3rd replacement phone on Monday. Well I don't what all the hype is about iPhones frankly. I've never been through 3 phones in 30 days since, well, never.

    Giving the third one a shot. If it's crap I'm switching the the Galaxy.
  • 3. Re: iPhone 4 or Galaxy S?
    Tamara Level 6 Level 6 (13,730 points)
    I played with the Galaxy and was able to get the exact same signal drop to happen on it. It's a nice phone but if you like Apps, it's limited to a max of 2 gb worth of apps.
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    Synomenon Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    The storage limit on the Galaxy S is only limited to the size of the MicroSD card you can get. I think they're starting to release 64GB MicroSD cards now while 32GB ones are starting to become common.
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    Tamara Level 6 Level 6 (13,730 points)
    You need to work on reading comprehension. You can ONLY have 2 gb worth of apps regardless of the size of your SD card. Unlike Apple, Android limits how much space you can use for apps.
  • 6. Re: iPhone 4 or Galaxy S?
    Hitokiri Eric Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Actually, the limit on Android app space is based on which storage area you can install apps to. They used to require all apps be installed in internal storage. With 2.2, the app developers can configure the apps to allow them to be installed to removable storage or the internal storage.

    So for a Galaxy S, it's currently limited to the internal storage capacity, but eventually it'll be limited by the MicroSD card and the number of apps you've installed from developers that still require being installed to internal storage.
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    Tamara Level 6 Level 6 (13,730 points)
    According to the review I read of the Galaxy, app storage is limited to 2 gb.
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    Synomenon Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Tamara wrote:
    You need to work on reading comprehension. You can ONLY have 2 gb worth of apps regardless of the size of your SD card. Unlike Apple, Android limits how much space you can use for apps.

    Wow. A little touchy today are we?

    Android 2.2 (which Samsung has already said will be available for all of its Galaxy S models) does away with that limitation and developers are following.

    In fact, many of the Android phones have started receiving their 2.2 updates already. News of this on Engadget, BGR, and Gizmodo.
  • 9. Re: iPhone 4 or Galaxy S?
    Joe Z in VA Level 2 Level 2 (435 points)
    The one or two bars bit falls on all cell phones by the way. Including Galaxy S models and supposedly Droid X. The bar drops aren't the real concern, but the call quality and lost calls.

    Apple is working feverishly on fixing the call quality and lost calls problem on their iPhone iOS which they would be reporting on progress by September 30th which would be the x.1 date.
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    Several have reported the static issue which may be contributed to background interference of electronics. Apple may be working on this problem as well, but haven't spoken about an iOS patch. You may succeed on a replacement iPhone.

    On a comparison video from Phonedog or PhoneArena on the two models indicated the i4 has static issues and the Galaxy S generated muffling issues.

    So you would be choosing either to a hum voice or to a muffled voice.
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    Sadly Samsung left out any details on transferring files from the device to SD. Note however they are on 2.1. You would not be allowed to transfer until 2.2.

    http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/201007/20100730051638609/SGH-i897ATT-Captivate_English_UserManual.pdf
    *My Files*
    My Files allows you to manage your sounds, images, videos,
    bluetooth files, Android files, and other memory card data in one
    convenient location.
    1. From the Home screen, touch ➔ My Files .
    2. The following folders display:
    • DCIM: this is the default location for pictures and videos taken by
    the device. Touch DCIM ➔ Camera to view the picture or video
    files. For more information, refer to “Accessing Pictures” on
    page 83. Also, see “Accessing Videos” on page 85.
    • Android: the Android folder stores files that are used in Android
    applications.
    • sd: this folder displays all of the files that you have on your memory
    card.
    • Bluetooth: this folder stores files sent via a Bluetooth device.
    ------------------------------------------------
    Adding a side note, you should also review the Google News by typing iPhone Android and reviewing the massive issues between both OS devices. Android being wide open to unchecked software can fetch your data easier than iPhone.
    http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20011780-245.html
    http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9179894/FreeAndroid_apps_scrape_personal_data_send_it_toChina?taxonomyId=75

    !http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim//2010/07/27/LookoutAppGenome_610x361.png!
  • 10. Re: iPhone 4 or Galaxy S?
    TechFrenzy Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Nothing even comes close to iphone 4. Nothing.
  • 11. Re: iPhone 4 or Galaxy S?
    rbrylawski Level 6 Level 6 (10,790 points)
    It was in the Wall Street Journal today that some Android Apps were capturing consumer data (phone number, etc.) without consumer knowledge. Not cool for sure......
  • 12. Re: iPhone 4 or Galaxy S?
    Kwopau Level 4 Level 4 (1,725 points)
    Wow I'm surprised you never heard about galaxy s? Well it's made by samsung and my mother has one and so far I've used it and honestly like it more than ios.
  • 13. Re: iPhone 4 or Galaxy S?
    09minimac Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Do you want a BMW missing a few "extras" or the Ford Fiesta LOADED with every option available?

    iPhone 4 ....
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    John P. Level 4 Level 4 (1,145 points)
    rbrylawski wrote:
    It was in the Wall Street Journal today that some Android Apps were capturing consumer data (phone number, etc.) without consumer knowledge. Not cool for sure......


    Yeah, here it is...
    http://www.electronista.com/articles/10/07/30/security.experts.make.silent.andro id.malware/

    Someone made a good point in one of the comments below the article, it has to do with the double-standard of the media towards Apple. The not-really-an-issue-but-we'll-make-it-an-issue of the iPhone 4 antenna got nearly 24/7 press coverage yet the fact that Android can be hacked at any possible second and the rootkits were given out on DVDs to other hackers doesn't even ring a bell is really disconcerting.

    Moreover, after I head read that [Google remote-purged apps|http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/25/google-flexes-biceps-flicks-android-rem ote-kill-switch-for-the> from all Android users' phones, I would've thought they'd scrutinize them just as much as they did Amazon for the 1984 book debacle.
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