Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2011 5:30 PM (in response to mattw607)
You're starting an epic battle thread lol...
It really can't be decided for you... you're best bet is to go and play with them both and see which you feel better using...
All we can do is give arguments one way or another...
my 2 cents
Apple's ability to optimize nearly everything makes for an un-matchable experience... meaning, they own the hardware, software, chip, etc... Free music is not really avl on iPhone without hacking... free GPS is a nice feature but overall I've found myself not really missing that... and btw, iPhone does have GPS it just doesn't give turn by tun directions...
Overall iPhone just has a cleaner, simpler to use User interface in my opinion... I have many friends with both Droids and iPhones and we battle all the time over which is best... it's a never endingdebate.
Droid is good but due to the "open" source arguments, there is a lot of crap that device makers (HTC, Samsung etc) put on top of the main software that just craps it all up for me... it makes for an underwhelimg experience and more bugs than with iPhone from what I've seen.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2011 5:39 PM (in response to mattw607)
My background, I am a current Sensation (Android), iPhone 4 and BlackBerry (minimal) user. My first question for anyone leaving BlackBerry is why do you want to leave the BlackBerry platform? Anything else is just so different to me that if you liked BlackBerry, you may not like Android or iOS.
If you have made up your mind to leave BlackBerry, iOS is probably easier to adjust to than Android. That said, it depends on which functions of the BlackBerry you used the most.
I can't answer the music question, but for GPS, there are plenty of GPS apps for an iPhone. None (with turn-by-turn directions) come on the iPhone right out of the box. Some are paid, some are free. The best (only) free one that I have used is Mapquest 4 Mobile. This is pretty good for a free app, but I would say that Google Navigation on Android is better.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2011 5:41 PM (in response to mattw607)
There are pluses and minuses to both. In fact, I have one of each, an HTC Thunderbolt and an iPhone 4. However, over time, I find that I tend to use the iPhone more and more. If I were eligible to upgrade, I'd probably switch to a 4S and drop the Android.
The iPhone camera, despite the fact it's a 5 megapixel and the Thundebolt's is 8, is just much easier and more pleasurable to use. I've found a GPS app for tracking my running workouts that I love. I agree with ShadyMac, the overall experience is just more polished, smooth.
No, the iPhone doesn't have built in turn by turn spoken directions like Google Navigation. I use my Thunderbolt for that. I don't know what you mean by "free music" and maybe I don't want to. However, you can download music from the iTunes Store directly to your iPhone. There's also Pandora, Slacker, Songze and other streaming services.
I'd recommend you make a list of the features that are important to you then, go into a Verizon Store when you have some time and play with the phones. See how they do the things you need them to do. Take your time and get a feel for them. Keep in mind also, that the iPhone 4S may be in short supply for a while.
Best of luck.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2013 1:54 PM (in response to MightEMouse)
Android has a breathe of fresh air. No wudda men
You may want to try posting in your native language. Whatever translator you ran that through didn't produce comprehensible (or properly spelled) English.
Best of luck.