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  1. #11


    What stop me to buy a iPhone 5 is mainly the fact they don't fix the battery problem. I forget to mention something here, I also have a Samsung Rugby II, this is the phone I carry all the time and I use most. The 4s and now the Note II are only toy that I use for fun, actually it's more for my kids to have something to play at restaurant.

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  2. #12


    Strathpine, Queensland
    Posts : 179
    Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by molebo View Post
    What stop me to buy a iPhone 5 is mainly the fact they don't fix the battery problem. I forget to mention something here, I also have a Samsung Rugby II, this is the phone I carry all the time and I use most. The 4s and now the Note II are only toy that I use for fun, actually it's more for my kids to have something to play at restaurant.
    You have a Rugby II? That's an awesome piece of kit, you can virtual throw it and expect it to survive.

    Don't expect an iOS device to survive longer than a few days at max without an aftermarket battery. They seem to consist with lower spec batteries, I suppose to cut costs.
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  3. #13


    [QUOTE=CeejayMode;166470]
    Quote Originally Posted by skallal View Post
    I am in the same boat as the OP. I have an iPhone 4S that I need to replace.

    You'll be surprised by the user experience on Android powered Samsung smartphones. Best part is, they also integrate with Samsung TVs and appliances, which is nice, and the whole design is flawless.

    iOS is fairly sophisticated and easy to use, but at a much less developer friendly punch in the face. Apple blocked out nearly all developer option points in iOS, meaning that a jailbreak is the only way to get any sort of system tweaking onboard.
    Interesting you use mention developer friendly. I am a developer on my day job, designing Microsoft ASP.NET websites. I bought a second hand Mac Mini a few months ago, with the idea of developing iOS apps. But I was really put off by Objective-C and the rest of the development environment. I bought a first generation Asus transformer about a year ago, but it was so buggy that it left a bad taste in my mouth about all things Android. But Android is much bigger than one device. And Leo Laporte really likes his Note II.
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  4. #14


    Strathpine, Queensland
    Posts : 179
    Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit


    [QUOTE=skallal;166474]
    Quote Originally Posted by CeejayMode View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by skallal View Post
    I am in the same boat as the OP. I have an iPhone 4S that I need to replace.

    You'll be surprised by the user experience on Android powered Samsung smartphones. Best part is, they also integrate with Samsung TVs and appliances, which is nice, and the whole design is flawless.

    iOS is fairly sophisticated and easy to use, but at a much less developer friendly punch in the face. Apple blocked out nearly all developer option points in iOS, meaning that a jailbreak is the only way to get any sort of system tweaking onboard.
    Interesting you use mention developer friendly. I am a developer on my day job, designing Microsoft ASP.NET websites. I bought a second hand Mac Mini a few months ago, with the idea of developing iOS apps. But I was really put off by Objective-C and the rest of the development environment. I bought a first generation Asus transformer about a year ago, but it was so buggy that it left a bad taste in my mouth about all things Android. But Android is much bigger than one device. And Leo Laporte really likes his Note II.
    I'm also a developer, I do Android, Windows Phone and Windows development, also a lot of web development.

    The Asus Transformer is amazing once you root and load a custom rom, in meaning that you technically "jailbreak" it and load a custom version of Android. In fact, all Android devices are better that way
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by CeejayMode View Post

    You have a Rugby II? That's an awesome piece of kit, you can virtual throw it and expect it to survive.
    Actually if Carterpilar will make a phone I will get one. I'm really rough with my phones.
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  6. #16


    Strathpine, Queensland
    Posts : 179
    Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by molebo View Post
    Actually if Carterpilar will make a phone I will get one. I'm really rough with my phones.
    That will be the end of all damage resistant phones. Caterpillar Smart devices would be indestructible...
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