I’ve had an Android based phone for just over a year, and I’ve loved it. I had no complaints at all until the touchscreen began developing dead spots. Eventually, the dead spots increased until I could not use the phone anymore.
When I went to the Verizon store (yes, we use Verizon), I narrowed my options down to 2: the Android based HTC Incredible 2 or the Apple iPhone. I had done some research, so I knew the pros and cons of each. Plus, they were exactly the same price.
I finally decided to go with the iPhone. Why? What pushed me over the edge and into the promised land, or into the abyss, depending on your perspective?
Well, a few months ago, I bought a Macbook Pro for my web development work, and I love it! I decided to get the iPhone because of the way it is supposed to integrate with the Macbook.
So far, I love the iPhone, but I’m sure I would have loved the Incredible also. (I’m not solidly in any camp. I just want a phone that works well.)
I’m happy with the apps for the iPhone. They seem to be a little more stable and mature than the Android apps. (Although I definitely miss a few Android apps, like Google Navigation!)
I’m also happy with the reception that I get with my iPhone. I have not dropped any calls. (On the other hand, a friend of mine who lives about a mile from me got an iPhone on AT&T, and he dropped so many calls that he returned the phones.)
I’m very happy with the battery life on the iPhone. I rarely have to recharge the phone during the day, and I do use it often.
Although it’s only been a couple of weeks, I’m happy with my decision. I’m still learning how to use the iPhone, but my daughter is helping me.