Originally Posted by hezetation
Some Androids "just work" but definitely not all. An iPhone is an iPhone but not all Androids are equal. Trust me I know, I have to support many different mobile platforms & Android is often a buggy mess on many brands. HTC is about the only brand I think that really rocks, Droid from Verizon being one of the worst.
By the way, KIA sold about 10x the number of cars this year than porsche did, doesn't make a KIA better than a porsche.
There's always a ton of posts just like yours on these threads. iPhone repeatedly wins 1st in screen quality tests among mobile phones and as for HDMI, who the heck cares (as if any of us are plugging our iPhones into the TV to watch HD). As for DLNA, yeah I'm sure you're running into the possibility to use that a lot. Course if that's a feature you kinda like you can also do AirPlay with iPhone. Screen size is really a preference thing & has nothing to do with how good a phone is, personally I don't want a huge phone in my pocket, so sue me. Hardware specs also don't mean much and beefier parts often suck the battery right out of a phone. It's a shame that there are still people that don't understand it isn't about raw CPU power but about system optimization & software. If you think faster CPU & memory always equals better than you understand nothing about technology and should stop embarrassing yourself.
I must commend you though, at least you are honest about your bias...ifail.
First off, Porsches and Kia? Really? Atleast get a decent car comparison if you're going to compare cars. Kia and Porsche dont even compete in the same segment first off. If the iPhone is a Porsche, then Android is more akin to a Nissan seeing as how they have economy cars and performance cars that go through different price ranges and offers choice (kinda like Android huh?). Funny though how a GT-R spanks every Porsche up and down the track for less money, i'm sure that must hurt though. Porsche was even asspained enough to cry foul about Nissans speed claims, only to be shut up by numerous journalists.
Anyways, we support 7 different Android devices at work. They all worked smoothly without a hitch other than the one lone Xperia an employee uses. Sony Ericsson is genuinely terrible so I dont think this is at all surprising to be honest. All our "droids" and HTC and Samsung devices work in complete harmony.
Retina Display vs Super AMOLED is a complete wash, most tech blogs cant even pick a definitive winner. I have lots of hands on time with both as close friend has an iPhone 4 and i find the screen on my Galaxy S to be better cause its bigger and the colors and blacks are much better. If i were comparing my old Evo to an iPhone 4 screen fidelity wise, the iPhone 4 would win hands down.
You're right though, screen size is a preference. Some people like bigger screens, some like smaller ones. This is something most people dont care about though. This hasn't stopped Samsung, Motorola, or HTC from selling tons of devices. Your average guy will want a bigger screen, simply how it is.
DLNA? I use it very often since my PS3 is my entertainment hub, and the instant i step inside my home i can view anything on my phone the instant i turn my PS3 on. Airplay hasnt added anything new to my life yet. When an AppleTV can replace my PS3, 360, Wii, or Mac Mini i might actually care about Airplay.
HDMI? I personally dont care about it since my phone doesnt support it, but i'm sure others do seeing as how 56% of US homes have an HDTV in them according to Nielson. Phone and PC manufacturers (including Apple, seeing how my Mini has HDMI out) seem to be breaking their necks to support it. Its a convenient feature to have since its universal.
Lastly, most people dont care about battery life other than the fact that it gets them through an entire day. I think everyone who owns a smartphone has come to accept that you need to charge your phone daily, and that your usage determines your battery life. With that being said, there are companies that dont sacrifice specs, power, or longevity, the Motorola Droid X is a perfect example where it spanks the iPhone 4 handily in almost every test regarding battery life.