- Jun 28, 2009
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- 2016 Chevrolet Colorado
Sweet! Thanks for the clarificationAll of the cases besides the Reflex line have a screen protector:
So over the years my oldest cellphones have had the least problems with scratching.No case for my phone, I hate those things, also they mean you can't get your phone into a fitted holder anymore, which sucks. To me a phone is a consumable, it needs to last long enough to serve the contract it's on, and it's worthless after that anyways. Scuffs, scratches etc are like battle-scars to a phone. Laptop is usually carried in a laptop I got for free at the Duthc VMUG convention 2 years ago. Not really a laptop bag, but it has a bit of padding anyways. Besides, I don't move my laptop that much.
Another for otterbox! Huzzah, problem solvedOtterbox or CaseMate are the only cases I will buy.
I love my Vibrant's Casemate Case. It's saved me from harm numerous times. I do not use a screen protector and have no scratches on my screen even though i keep it in the same pocket with my cigar cutter and keys.
I'm about to do something that might get me either praises or censures by simplifying android and iphone down.I absolutely hate the Blackberry Pearl my company gave me. I've been coveting the iPhone, is it worth it? I was fiddling with the android phones too and I thought those were nice as well. Can some of you guys give me a couple thoughts on the good and bad points of each phone? Email work well on both? How about the camera quality?
Chances are, your work uses Exchange for e-mail. Check with your IT department to be sure (they get these requests all the time these days, so they should have no problem telling you what they use and how to set it up once you get your new phone) but that's usually the case.Neat, how does email work on these phones? If I'm getting these phones for work, it's got to work with email. I'm not sure who the provider is.
Most big p0rn sites work on iOS as well (RedTube, YouPorn for sure) You can get Opera Mini on iOS and I think Skyfire browser but in my experience Safari works better (and obviously much better integrated).Internetwebs
Android - Much faster browsing. Flash capability, which = p0rn capability. Youtube compatibility and navigation and whatnot is mo betta. Can download other browsers.
iOS - has currently no flash support and may never have flash support. Browser is aight, but slower than most android phones from what I've seen. Pretty sure you can't dl other browsers.
Exchange is a bit spotty, there is a general issue where your e-mails can get stuck in the outbox and nothing else will send. I personally had issues with two Captivates (Galaxy S for ATT) where changing the password (something required by IT policy from time to time) broke e-mail sync even though new password was entered into the phone. My co-workers that had same phones were having similar issues. I use my personal iPhone 4 for work e-mails and such and it never breaks Exchange like the Android does.Some people report having issues with Exchange on some Android phones, although there are third party clients like TouchDown that can help with that. I've had no issues with Exchange email on stock Gingerbread (the latest version of Android) so take that for what you will.
The Droid Incredible isn't a bad phone IMO. It just suffers from poor battery life, same could be said for it's Nexus One cousin IIRC. The Droid Incredible 2 is a lot better though.It's hard to give a good advice on Android vs iPhone mostly because there is a lot of variation in Android camp. For instance I would NOT suggest Galaxy S or Droid Incredible(y shitty) but I have friends with Moto Droid and Evo X who absolutely love them. On average iPhone has a better battery life than Android though, mostly due to the fact that it doesn't run shit in background but "pauses" it.
I have very different experience from you then... I know 3 people who have one 2 of them hate it and have no end of troubles, to the point where one of them had to have it exchanged and the other is just waiting out for the contract to be over.The Droid Incredible isn't a bad phone IMO.
Dang. My Dad's not exactly smartphone savvy "there's Wi-Fi on this?" but seems to do just fine with it....beside's the battery life. It's just woefully, unacceptably, bad. My phone's able to last a day and a half with moderate use, that's with it overclocked and undervolted.I have very different experience from you then... I know 3 people who have one 2 of them hate it and have no end of troubles, to the point where one of them had to have it exchanged and the other is just waiting out for the contract to be over.
Examples of issues:
Freezes when taking pictures, does so fairly randomly no way to reproduce that I found.
Buttons light up at odd intervals, whether the phone is doing anything or not, not critical but annoying.
Battery life is at most half a day with very little crap running (and that's with the 1500mah extended).
TS not working when receiving calls (i.e. can't pick up the phone)
Alarm randomly resets itself or plain doesn't work.
Widgets crashing (same thing on the Galaxy S)
SMS/MMS randomly stops being received, restart helps sometimes.
Despite being on VZ with excellent VZ coverage phone calls randomly don't go through, won't even ring, same for IMs/Emails.
That's just off the top of my head.