Apple unveiled its newest smartphone this week, but if you're no Apple fanatic, here are eight more devices as (or more) promising.
there's always a better alternative especially in the case of the iphone there are WAY better options out there but people just really get the iphone/ipod for the brand name
I need an ipod. 32GB iphone provides me a phone ipod hybrid. The last smart phone i got was absolute trash. Most of the people i know with iphone love it so i'll definitely be getting one
Where is the Samsung Omnia HD? 8mp Camera, HD 720p Video recording, 3.7inch OLED display, HD Video playback and a full screen touch qwerty keyboard as well as 3.5mm headphone jack. This is the phone I have and its not even in the same league as the iphone.
^^ ye they are great features, but i bet the phone is fat and heavy, also if you compared the touch-screen of iphone to ANY other phone, the iphone always wins, its so responsive and the screen doesnt "dent in" when u are pressing it. I have an lg phone, and am getting rid of it after only 5 months (i usally keep my phones for 1-2+ years), the touch screen is just so laggy, yes i can press something and it will respond, but as soon as i start going through the menus faster or texting, expect alot of lag and missing letters, even though i am actually typing slow. You pay for what you get thats all im gona say..
No the screen is just as responsive if not better, screen does not "dent in" Its only 13mm thick and weighing in at 149 grams. Iphone is 12.3 mm. Weighing in at 133 grams http://www.youtube.com/watc... The problem with multi touch not working properly in pre release firmware was updated for retail but the edition I got is really fast. Problem I had was touching the right button i was going to quick but my fingers have adjusted.
you adjust to any phone you get, but i just cant adjust to my current touch-screen and i have had like over 15 phones lol. I guess some touch-screens are better than others, but my mates have the samsung tocco and it has really laggy menus etc. Functionality/reliability out-weighs feature list!
Haha for sure but its the lower end phones that have the problems like that becuase its cheaper material used to make the phone cheaper. Sim free Tacco is £200 and a sim free omnia hd is £600 You get what u pay for.
the omnia's touch screen is resistive, rather than capacitive. this means it does "dent in" while you press down on it, though it does it very very slightly. resistive screens register where you touch it by having two plates touch together where you press the screen, whereas capacitive screens don't dent in because there is a single plate which registers electric charge generated by your finger. plus the touchwiz UI sucks compared to the iphones. i've been wanting to buy an Eternity for the last few days since my phone is going.. so i've been shopping around a lot.
Youre totally right man. Its all about the Branding. The Iphone is sh*t. Its always been sh*t. I mean come on, they just announced modern features, like MMS, Video recording, Voice notes, Cpoy/paste and its been how long since the original came out? Still no tethering, AT&T is getting screwed on that b/c all of the other providers in the world are supporting it on their Iphones. And they talk about remote wipe like it something new. A feature thats been available on Blackberries for a looooooooong time. Their enterprise support is a joke, and so is Mobile Me. The iphone has Apps, but they are mainly gimmicks, just All and all, you can tell I dont really care for the iphone. So what do I care for? Blackberries. God as my witness, there is nothing better. They do everything. Theres a reason they call them Crackberries. The Palm Pre is SICK. It slaps the Iphone in its snatch, and calls it a B*tch. I'm very excited for that phone. But yeah, there are a lot of great phones out there :)
If you say so. I love my iPhone, but I hate Apple as a company. I use my iPhone for all of the following things: 1. Phone/texting 2. Internet/email 3. Music - MP3 and internet radio (Pandora and Slacker apps) 4. Video/YouTube 5. eBook reader 6. Note taking in meetings with QuickOffice 7. Geocaching 8. Weight loss/calorie tracking 9. WiFi-based flash drive 10. Gaming 11. In-car navigation I'm sure there are other phones that do some or all of these, but the iPhone does them all so smoothly, it's hard to complain. With the 3.0 firmware coming out next week, the available options will continue to improve. I've already my stereo Bluetooth headphones. Honestly, my biggest worry with the iPhone is that I've put "too many eggs in one basket".
Definitely better phones out there. But no one can compete with their applications.
It's winmo 6.1 and upgradeable to 6.5. Should be available on sprint this summer. Response to 3 below.
Windows Mobile has **TONNES** of applications. Apps to do everything you can imagine. Windows Mobile 6.5 will have a Windows Mobile Marketplace. Like the Danger Hiptop (or RIM, Palm or iphone frankly).
App store is a proven service.....others are yet to get there. So far what makes the iphone so great is the app store. You can find an app for almost everything.
i want an iphone, but i dont have cingular :( hey does anyone know a really good phone on sprint? prepherably with windows mobile on it cause its the only option apart from their propriatary bs software that comes on all regular phones.
Palm Pre is for Sprint.. I just ordered mine.. Check the reviews.. It surpasses the Iphone in alot of areas and is equal in others.. The Apps is the only thing the Iphone has over the Pre.. buy Apps are apps.. I personally dont use that many.. So not a big deal for me
wow thank you , that phone looks awesome. hey any news on if this phone can play java games and all that. i used to have a nokia 6600 and i could actually go to some forums where everyone would post tons of cracked cellphone games you could easily transfer and play for free. you know if this has anything like that? whats the OS on this? it kinda looks like a sprint OS.
What about G1? I personally got the G1 phone a month ago and in love with it. Great apps and have fun with the Barcode scanner. My Gf has the Iphone and find the texting annoying.
The exact reason why i'm getting the G1 over the Iphone. I'm more of a texter than talking on the phone. How is the music app on the G1. I want to put all my music on there. Is the sound good like an Ipod?
Hmm I have not compared the sound of Iphone to the G1. Have no complaints of the sound from the G1 thus far. To be honest I would think the Iphone would be a better music player but I have not compared. Your guess is good as mine. I do more e-mailing, texting and phone user rather than using phone as a mp3 player. I got the Zune for that.
Well that's the reason why I'm asking. My zune is acting up and I need to replace it. If i can get a good Mp3 player with my phone that would be awsome. If not then I'm not sure is I should get the Ipod touch or the Ipod classic.
Windows mobile i hear has been crap since day one the Keyboard for pre has been horrible from what i hear and half of those phones are mostly more expensive. I have had a samsung flipshot for over a yer been a great phone but i plan on geting a iphone 3gs hopefully by the end of the summer. show me were u can get a 3mp camera with 32 gigs of hard disk space for 299
The Storm is not a great alternative. I have one. It's slow and buggy. The OS is horrible and only the current version is even close to acceptable (.148).
My Palm Pre comes in sometime this week.. The sales guy let me fiddle with his.. and its effin awesome.. Theres prolly more lil goodies I couldnt find.. So im excited..
Their may be other smart phones that perform better then the iphone, but they are just not as "sexy" as the iphone.
The Blackberry Storm!? Who the F thinks that's a good phone? I made Verizon refund me for that piece of Sh!t I want a Nokia 888
its all about user interace, and thats where apple wins, and has always won with all of their products. iPods, iPhones, and their computers running Mac OS X. The user interfaces are so easy to pick up and use and operate smoothly. Thats why they are the best at what they do.
Me and my wife have been phone hunting like crazy and the bill keeps hitting the Iphones price. None of those phones are as good as IPhone. Why pay the same monthly for a lesser phone. I would go as far as saying it's in its own class. The other phones are cool and do alot until you use the iphone.
But this isn't quite getting it right. The iPhone excells in minmal design. All those phones look clunky compared to the iPhone. They may be better alternatives, but iPhone still will sell like an animal on heat =/ its just catering better. Its simple, no buttons, and so sleek in design it makes the other phones look primordial. Fine they may have more functions, but humans base themselves on touch and look, and none look more efficient than the iPhone =/ Sorry, honest opinion from a design mongrol
i agree on that. when you look at it, it seems apple has done better in a lot. like desk tops, laptops, phones and other portable devices. they have a good sense of businesses.although the prices can be no better than any other brand at points but they never disappoint. though others would disagree. apple is better in a lot of things.
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