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gitano1's review of the Apple iPhone 4S

original version, submitted Nov 23, 2011, 12:03 PM:

By Far the Best Smart Phone

I have owned several Blackberrys and most recently a Droid X. I had an opportunity to get an iPhone 4S and went for it. I could not be happier.
RIM seemed to produce an inordinate number of defective phones. Of the three models I owned, the only one that was defect-free was the Curve 8330. Both the Tour and Bold came with major problems with basic functions, faulty microphones, malfunctioning GPS, Malfunctioning Bluetooth, Speaker that detached on the Bold and stopped functioning.
By comparison the Droid X was a superbly put together phone. Other than having to do a hard restart a few times a week to clear all of the caches, most utilities functioned faultlessly. There was a problem with the Droid that is, apparently, shared by all Droids, if the forums are to believed. It has to do with GPS dropping or not being able to find the satellites. This was a frequent problem during my afternoon commute. No solutions mentioned in any of the forums, nor the advice of Verizon techs resolved the issue which seemed to be worse during the hot days.
The iPhone has functioned with impeccable accuracy. The GPS, I use TeleNav, has never failed to operate in any conditions. Bluetooth connection to the BlueAnt Supertooth is better than either the Blackberrys or the Droid as is demonstrated by the volume which is much higher with the iPhone than with the other phones.
Voice recognition was excellent on the Droid, but significantly better on the iPhone. Accessing it is much easier as well.
The keyboard on the Apple is much easier to type on than any of the various boards I tried on the Droid. Auto correction is amazingly accurate.
have used it, it has been very cool.
Perhaps the leading difference between the iPhone and the Droid is that I paid $300 for the Droid, 6 months later it was deeply devalued by the introduction of of new models. This does not happen with an iPhone. iPhones hold their value much longer. In all ways, the iPhone is a superior phone.

edited May 4, 2013, 5:26 PM to the current version:

By Far the Best Smart Phone

I have owned several Blackberrys and most recently a Droid X. I had an opportunity to get an iPhone 4S and went for it. I could not be happier.
RIM seemed to produce an inordinate number of defective phones. Of the three models I owned, the only one that was defect-free was the Curve 8330. Both the Tour and Bold came with major problems with basic functions, faulty microphones, malfunctioning GPS, Malfunctioning Bluetooth, Speaker that detached on the Bold and stopped functioning.
By comparison the Droid X was a superbly put together phone. Other than having to do a hard restart a few times a week to clear all of the caches, most utilities functioned faultlessly. There was a problem with the Droid that is, apparently, shared by all Droids, if the forums are to believed. It has to do with GPS dropping or not being able to find the satellites. This was a frequent problem during my afternoon commute. No solutions mentioned in any of the forums, nor the advice of Verizon techs resolved the issue which seemed to be worse during the hot days.
The iPhone has functioned with impeccable accuracy. The GPS, I use TeleNav, has never failed to operate in any conditions. Bluetooth connection to the BlueAnt Supertooth is better than either the Blackberrys or the Droid as is demonstrated by the volume which is much higher with the iPhone than with the other phones.
Voice recognition was excellent on the Droid, but significantly better on the iPhone. Accessing it is much easier as well.
The keyboard on the Apple is much easier to type on than any of the various boards I tried on the Droid. Auto correction is amazingly accurate.
have used it, it has been very cool.
Perhaps the leading difference between the iPhone and the Droid is that I paid $300 for the Droid, 6 months later it was deeply devalued by the introduction of of new models. This does not happen with an iPhone. iPhones hold their value much longer. In all ways, the iPhone is a superior phone.
Still love it.

 

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