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iPhone 4S or Samsung Galaxy EPIC S2?

iphone 4s vs samsung galaxy s2

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#1 C-Squarez

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 16:32

I'm with Sprint and it's time for an upgrade. I REALLY want the new iPhone but I also REALLY want the S2! Now, if I get the iPhone my bill drops by $10 a month because I have the premium data package for 4G which I NEVER use anyway. I really don't know what to do lol. I have an EVO right now and I'm pretty much done with it.

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#2 Roger H.

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 17:57

Seems like you've already decided on the iPhone. :D

The S2 on Sprint is massive but i'd at least check it out now since you can return it next week and get the iPhone if you really don't like it.

#3 Hardcore Til I Die

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 13:56

If you're pretty much done with the EVO, the SGS2 is the same OS but with many hardware improvements... so it depends on if you're sick of Android or sick of the hardware.

#4 Glassed Silver

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 14:03

inb4 trolling... :laugh:

I say iPhone 4S, but that's just me.

Maybe give a little more input?
Also, would you bother repurchasing apps you have on your EVO as iOS version?

Furthermore, if you happen to have a Mac, keeping the eco-system intact might improve your experience as well.
Do you care about iCloud? If so, don't underestimate it.
Damn, iCloud will change my mobile life a LOT and it's going to be awesome.
Just me though.

Try out Siri in-store and see how you like it.
Didn't grasp the awesomeness at first either, now I know that I might be one of those who could find good use for it.
Keep in mind though it's beta and might need more training of your voice than you can provide in a quick session in a store.
So be nice to it.

My two cents.

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#5 Snakehn

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 03:00

Where have you been bro? Sprint started charging the extra $10 for ALL smartphones Long time ago, no exception 3G, 4G whatever.


#6 DigitalManifestations

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 04:53

Man I am in the exact same boat as you. I'm with AT&T, was all set to get the Galaxy S2....And then I thought about it long and hard. I played with my wife's captivate (well, she's had it for a year or so now so have used it a bit) and I love the super amoled screen, found it faster than the iPhone 4 so I thought the Galaxy S2 was a no brainer of an option. But the one thing that makes me want to get the iPhone 4S? The app store. I love their app store. I love their apps. I can't get Resident Evil for the Android or Hipstamatic. I don't think Dead Space is on there and Infinity Blade certainly isn't. It shouldn't be a deal breaker but I'd like the option to download some of those apps for the ride on the transit for the days I don't want to pay for parking downtown while at work.

Am I crazy for considering sticking with Apple solely for the app store and it's apps? (I also like the glass screen but yeah, it has nothing on the amoled.)

And really...Will the A5 be any faster than the 1.2GHz Dual core in the S2.

Edit: Is the Xperia Play any good?

#7 scaramonga

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 05:05

S2

2c

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#8 Damian

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 05:07

And really...Will the A5 be any faster than the 1.2GHz Dual core in the S2.

Yes, If we compare the A5 in the iPad 2 against the SG2:

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http://www.anandtech...hone-gpufor-now

Pretty sure the benchmark for the iPhone 4S will be almost the same.

#9 DigitalManifestations

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 05:09

Yes, If we compare the A5 in the iPad 2 against the SG2:

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http://www.anandtech...hone-gpufor-now

Pretty sure the benchmark for the iPhone 4S will be almost the same.


Hmm. Damn.

Way to make it even harder for me :p. One thing on my wife's captivate is I felt like despite having multi-tasking, I couldn't switch between apps quickly. Either I'm retarded or you really do have to go to where you have your apps stored, find it, click back on it. Some apps you can get to from the pull-down menu like Pandora but not games. I like the double tap of the home button on the iPhone to get back to the apps.

#10 Hardcore Til I Die

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 14:47


Hmm. Damn.

Way to make it even harder for me :p. One thing on my wife's captivate is I felt like despite having multi-tasking, I couldn't switch between apps quickly. Either I'm retarded or you really do have to go to where you have your apps stored, find it, click back on it. Some apps you can get to from the pull-down menu like Pandora but not games. I like the double tap of the home button on the iPhone to get back to the apps.


Hold down home to pull up a list of the most recent six apps on the SGS2, where you can re-launch them from the menu that appears.

#11 DigitalManifestations

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 16:51

Oh awesome. So I am just retarded. Thanks!

#12 fixxxer2014

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 16:53

get the galaxy s 2, no questions asked.

#13 evo_spook

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 16:54

Ignore everyone and just have an extended play in a shop or a friends. People like different things.

#14 DigitalManifestations

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 21:02

I think I'll just get the LG Thrill. It's a lot cheaper than either, I can return it in 30 days if I'm unhappy. And besides, I'm sure it will seem world's faster than my iPhone 3G 8GB.

As for you C-Squarez, if you're over your EVO because of the app store I'd get the 4S.

#15 Vice

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 21:06

iPhone 4S. Siri.