Originally Posted by CC Lemon
One thing I forgot to mention that annoys me is the popularity. It's not that I'm the type to dislike something for the mere fact that it became popular. I honestly do not believe that the iPhone is good enough to warrant it's market share as a single device. Realistically, the debate is always iPhone vs Android. No one Android device comes close to the market share of the iPhone, even though there are multiple devices at any given time that are considered competitive. Maybe it's the fault of Android being sold through multiple brands but I really don't think the iPhone, as a single device, deserves that large of a market share.
I agree with all the points...however the last....the Samsung S2...did VERY well for itself - not iphone4 type sales, but still - very good, and created a new buzz.
It most definitely is an iphone killer - it puts the iphone in all aspects to shame.
I also agree that the iphone hype is just over-the-top, that's why i have a hatred for it. JUST LIKE how we audio-nuts have a nack against people that like beats.
Is there anything wrong with buying and owning beats?
OF COURSE NOT!
But when you could buy BETTER, for a CHEAPER price, then why not do so? Just following the trend are we?
Thus my initial statement:
Apple = Beats.
It feels the same "mentality" to me.
If you could buy a phone with better hardware: S2
If you could buy a phone that is cheaper: S1, S2
But yet decide not to:
Following the trend -> Iphone4
Of course there are many others, like HTC, Nokia etc - but lets stick to samsung as its the no1 for android + I have a lot of experience with them.
A year ago it was like:
-People couldn't afford the 4, so bought the s1 - and realised in the long run they made the right decision - however presented with a 4, they would gladly take it over the s1.
Now i feel its like:
-They realise that iOS isn't all that, and in fact there are better phones, like the s2 to compete on almost every basis vs the 4s and for the price, the 4 as well. So now people have tried something different, the s2, and have been preferring it.
If only we had LTE wide-spread in the EU, the s2 would be even more popular, as people would be buying it not only for all its other hardware capabilities, but its ultra fast browsing speeds.
Now its a little ironic - but I received the Nokia Lumia 800 for trial, from Nokia, and I have to say, this blows iOS out the water, and to some extent android.
The phone is blazing fast, as W7 manages it perfectly, the specs are there, the price is good, and the UI is VERY VERY easy to use - I spent half the time I took settings up an ipad. I got my FB, twitter, youtube, 9GB's of music (via zune on the PC), all on my phone already. And its only been hours I have it.
I cannot see how a person, who has no idea how to use a device, couldn't use this Lumia 800...its just impossible to get confused.
I posted some pictures here - (FYI: I don't make money on my website, so I'm not diverting traffic or all that jargon)
I find this is a phone that should replace the iphone, if you want simplicity, then why not try windows 7?
But most won't...they will, as said above, "follow the trend" and buy an iphone. That's what so sad about it.
SO SIMPLE, yet great at the same time.
I don't feel it will replace my S1....but god, its got me thinking about windows phone's now, I can tell you that for sure.
Edited by Totally Dubbed - 3/24/12 at 3:44pm