re: iPhone Vs Android: It's The Sum, Not The Specs
Talk about rationalizing!
The iPhone 4 (S or no S) has become quite dated. Their competitor are developing at 2-3 times the speed, and most people here that are rationalizing, are comparing with what they saw 2 years ago. Your argument is good ... in 2009.
I moved from iPhone to Evo 4G and recently to Sprint's version of Samsung Galaxy S2. Never will I go back to iPhone. Here are MY reasons:
- Screen size. After using 4.3" and now 4.5", I will never downgrade screen size again.
- 4G: This is a MUST for me. You can't beat speed! I think Apple's soft push of 14 Mbps as new speed of 4S is not beyong misleading. To try to use "theoretical" max speeds as some benchmark, and equating it to 4G speeds, borders on dishonesty. The Galaxy's "theoretical' 3G speed is 21 Mbps (we are not even talking the 4G radio), but who cares. What matter is average speeds, and you can't beat 4G.
On the plus side, 4S finally updated the camera. So, this is great.
- Customization: Once you gets used to change things to suit you, you just won't give it up. As a user, this is mostly related to having the different home screens the way I want them.
- Custom keyboard (maybe can be merged with customization bullet): After a coupel of trial, I was 2 times faster typing on a phone than with conventional "pecking" keyboards.
- Voice actions: a phone is used lot when on the run, and what i like in the Android OS is that i can do anything with voice, anywhere. So, when driving, no need to type anything.
On the plus side, iOS is trying to catch up in this area.
- Flash: Whatever any Apple fan keep saying, Flash is still all over the web, and will be for years to come (forget about movies, all other interactive flash items). I want to access them when I want to. I don't want to ARTIFICIALLY prevent from that.