Pompano Beach, FL
reply to Anzio
Re: Appeal Larger Super AMOLED screen. 4.65"(1280x800) verses 4s 3.5" LED backlit (960x640).
User/field replaceable(10-20 seconds) batteries.
USB connectivity to PC/MAC. (real handy for tethering/transfering data to/from laptop/pc/mac/linux box.)
LTE or HSDPA+ 21 capability.. (really fast).
iphone 4s CDMA version has no LTE, and HSDPA+ limited to 14.4 Mbps.
Built upon GPL open source OS (linux), can be rooted, and user takes over near total control.
Much cheaper to purchase and operate.
($350 unlocked/retail, $30/mo for 5GB of 4G+100minutes of voice, UL text).
Heck, If hadn't purchased another Samsung phone 5 months back, I would have purchased this one.. (never even considered an Iphone.)
Umm.. that isn't what this lawsuit is about.
I actually have both Android (Samsung Galaxy SII) and iPhone 4.
For overall usability, and cost, I prefer the iPhone 4.
iPhone limited to 14.4Mbps vs. Samsung having LTE isn't really a game changer for a majority of users, IMHO. I'll admit, having a larger screen is a benefit.
On the iPhone/iOS side, all apps work consistently across devices... you won't hear that on an android, and upgrades aren't consistent either (Time Warner TV won't work on Android below ICS). The 'average' user won't care if Android is build on Linux (I like) or locked iOS or even - Wind0z.
Having battery replacement on the Android is a nice feature, however, its almost a necessity, as I've found that unless you perform a decent amount of actions (customization), battery life can be depleted quickly on devices like the Samsung i777
Pompano Beach, FL
I wrote 14.4Mbps HSDPA for the Iphone 4S.. you have an predecessor model..
The IPhone 4 has an even weaker radio.. Just 7.2 Mbps HSDPA...
All those older Iphones using a wireless network has a tendency to chew up/waste valuable spectrum.
I.E Samsung Nexus can transfer 3x the data in the same time/bandwidth as a Iphone 4 or conversely use one third the time/bandwidth to transfer the same amount of data.
This legacy aspect gives carriers like T-mobile an edge, where newer phones == 1.5 to 3x spectrum multiplier/advantage over AT&T.