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Apple "Never mind the fact that the iPod turned the entire music industry on its head. Never mind the fact that most successful notebooks today resemble designs first popularized by Apple. Never mind the fact that the blueprint of the modern day smartphone remains the original iPhone. Never mind the fact that competitors are scrambling wildly to copy the success and design of the iPad. Forget all of these things, because when it comes to Apple, the 'what have you done for me lately?' mentality reigns supreme."
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RE[3]: Reponse
by Nelson on Sat 19th Jan 2013 05:35 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Reponse"
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

Yes really. I've never seen a Gingerbread phone that performed as smoothly as an iPhone, but I'm sure somewhere in your imagination such a mythical phone exists.

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RE[4]: Reponse
by Soulbender on Sat 19th Jan 2013 05:38 in reply to "RE[3]: Reponse"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Your reading comprehension needs some work. I didn't say it performed as well as an iPhone, I said it performs well (really well, actually) and it cost 1/10 of an iPhone.
It's not mythical, it's sitting on my desk.

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RE[5]: Reponse
by Nelson on Sat 19th Jan 2013 05:55 in reply to "RE[4]: Reponse"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

If it doesn't perform as smoothly as an iPhone it likely doesn't perform well at all. There's not much of a gray area between smooth and not smooth.

I don't think your mythical phone being not-quite-as-fast as an iPhone does much to disprove my point.

Android, still, to this day, despite Jelly Bean, still isn't up to iPhone levels of smoothness on any device. That's why I cited it as an example of Android's ongoing evolution.

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RE[5]: Reponse
by indieinvader on Sun 20th Jan 2013 00:53 in reply to "RE[4]: Reponse"
indieinvader Member since:
2009-08-11

I don't want to be too nit-picky but if you're going to make features to price comparisons you ought to use real numbers. A new iPhone 5 16GB costs $199 USD with an AT&T contract. A comparable Android phone (also form AT&T) doesn't get cheaper than $299 USD. I don't study math but I'm fairly certain 199 is not 10% of 299.

I'm not an Apple "FanBoy" as they are called, I use Apple's products because they offer quality, durability, and a pleasant use experience. I don't defend them, I defend rationality. If you make an argument against Apple (or anyone or anything) that makes sense and is properly founded I will believe you, not in any other case.

Sources:
http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_iphone/family/iphone5
https://www.att.com/shop/wireless/devices/androidphones.html

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RE[4]: Reponse
by saso on Sat 19th Jan 2013 12:03 in reply to "RE[3]: Reponse"
saso Member since:
2007-04-18

Nelson, stop diverting again. Soulbender didn't say that Gingerbread phones run as smoothly as iPhones do, yet you insist on making this a dick-measuring contest. Soulbender is right, there are plenty of Gingerbread phones out there that are very usable (my GF's Galaxy Note is one example - never seen a single stutter at all), and when you are shown to be incorrect in your assertions, like a kid you try to change the subject. Stop talking childish nonsense and accept when you are proven wrong.

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RE[5]: Reponse
by Laurence on Sun 20th Jan 2013 13:08 in reply to "RE[4]: Reponse"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

My HTC Desire S ran very smoothly.

So much so that I was actually contemplating keeping it when it was upgrade time (despite the upgrade offered being 4x more powerful)

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