Posted 09 January 2013 - 15:45
I have really loved the iPhone experience. Its an easy to love device. The "less is more" adage is strong with IOS. In my tags I had that I have a 3gs, but have been using a iPhone 4 for the last 5 months. I have used Android 2.2 in the past back a year ago and hated using that phone. It was slow, clunky, confusing, laggy, and just not enjoyable which made me appreciate the iPhone that much more. Well, 2 months ago i switched cell companies. I didn't get a a new phone because was happy with iPhone but learned that the new company takes 10% of your bill and applies it as a credit to a new phone anyways to I decided to get a new phone to try.
I bought a Samsung Galaxy 2X. Dual 1.5Ghz, 1 gig ram, 4.5" screen, and ICS. I can tell you it seems Android has come along way since 2.2. The phone is very nice to use. I still don't like the extreme amount of customization one must do to get it "just right" but over all i am liking it. To be honest, i wish iPhone would just come out with a larger screen and for cheaper but this still is a nice phone. It has a very good value for someone who doesn't have the money for a high end phone. For me, I paid $88 (no contract but have to pay off $162 with 10% of my bill every month) PLUS got back $100 gift card from WalMart.
Just want to piont out that I strongly say that if you a big "webcam" person and like to chat face-face with people, FACETIME from APPLE is VERY VERY much superior to google+ hangouts and skype. The difference is so big I am shocked that google and skype are THAT much behind apple in that area. I cringe looking at anything but facetime now, I can use my iPad for it but just wish the others were as good as it.
Side note: alot of the reviews say the battery is the weak point in this phone, while it may be true, its not a bad battery. I charge nightly, and at end of day I have 20% battery left with moderate usage with maybe only 20 minutes talk or so. I would say its real weakness is looking at the screen at an angle. Not good.
End note: I would love it if this phone had IOS6, but will get used to it eventually. For now though, I am presently surprised at how much I like it.