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Anyone who knows which is he best for business purposes in terms of features, functionality, ease of use and battery life.

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by new here (560 points)
At a glance they appear matched in terms of features and what they can deliver. I don't own either device so can't say what's easier to use. But I'd choose android over Apple any day because of the restrictions imposed by the latter. Why should you buy a car that requires you to go refuel at its forecourts only as opposed to wherever you feel like? I hate the idea of paying so much only to be told what you can or can't do with your purchase. This new iPhone comes with a new docking connector which won't work with old accessories, making old accessories obsolete in typical Apple fashion. Anyway, my view is iPhones are for show only, & damn expensive to run while giving the user no freedom at all. Androids are the opposite; you can install anything you like on them, and most of the time you won't even have to pay for these. For technically savvy individuals who want to get more out of their phones than just making & receiving calls android is the way to go. Just my views...
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by new here (130 points)
I see two posts here by Android users... It is a little about the bling, but honestly a smart phone in a case is just another smartphone. I own two phones, iPhone 4 & Samsun Galaxy S and to be honest, I use my iPhone for everything!!! The battery life is better, more versatile (FREE) apps, games and books, the sound is more vivid and pics much better quality, I use every function on both devices and the iPhone 4 out classes the Samsung.

When it comes to business, this phone has it all, presentations, backups.. everything!

It also helps that all my other devices are mac, so sync works like a dream with iCloud, iTunes, iWork, it is everything all in one!

I see one comment with iPhone 5 now with new dock.. and tell me when Nokia did that to all their phones, why was it ok, but when the largest company in the world does it there is an issue??

ONE LAST NOTE: I have 5 screens full of apps and ALL ARE FREE...
by Guru (27.3k points)
free apps...howso...?
by new here (560 points)
Nice to hear that others find iPhone a better option to an Android. However, I find the argument a little skewed since the comparison made here is not quite a 'like for like' assessment. What I mean here is the Samsung galaxy s is not the flag bearer for the Samsung brand, while the iPhone 4 which the user refers to was the flag bearer until only a few days ago. So such an argument while valid may not give us a true reflection. What I'd expect as a little more fair analysis to be a direct one to one comparison of the Samsung galaxy s3 vs the iPhone 5, handsets from the same era targeting same audience. I did start by pointing out they did seem to be matched, but thought Android won for its flexibility when it came to sharing apps and lower cost to run.
Regarding the new dock connector, if Nokia did it before that doesn't make Apple following suit right. Have you considered the possibility that this could partly explain why Nokia are no longer the world's leading handset maker? Consumers are becoming more aware to these kinds of things, and if they feel they're are getting shafted they won't hesitate to ditch any brand for another. I don't know the full story about the changes Nokia introduced, or the effects it had, but the new dock in the iPhone 5 just rendered all accessories iPhone lovers owned obsolete unless they purchase an ugly adapter at an extra cost. Now that's a massive change if you ask me. Not only is it affecting end users, but businesses who had adapted their premises to cater for iPhone users are feeling the bite too.Businesses, such as hotel owners who bought iPhone-compatible docking radios for guest rooms, are also grappling with whether to keep the soon-to-be outdated devices or buy new ones. If one considers that all previous iPhones shared the same dock, this is a massive change.
The user also points out that "It also helps that all my other devices are mac, so sync works like a dream with iCloud, iTunes, iWork, it is everything all in one!" All good, but begs the question, what if my other devices aren't MAC-based? There's another problem right there. This is another area where Android's ease of interoperability beats the iPhone hands down. Lastly but not least, for any iPhone user to make any modifications or install non-Apple apps, they have to jailbreak it first, not so with Android. I also believe Android users have more free apps choices than iPhone users, and one can pretty much install anything that's installable on their Droid, of course one needs to be aware of the risks that some apps may be too intrusive or pose some security issues. But this is the same with computers, anyone can install anything they like on their pc, what that does is another ball game. I for instance have installed hacking applications that allow me to hack into apps like Facebook, etc, even though that's not for criminal intents. Just gives me satisfaction to know how I could be at risk if I didn't know about these things. Sadly, iPhone users can't install these apps. Iphones don't come with Near Field Communication (NFC), something which is now standard on latest Androids and allows users to use their phones to make purchases, etc. Am aware some of these features are mainly for advanced users, but these are features missing from the iPhone all the same. I'm sure if it came to it I could sit down and come up with a list of things that Android does but can't be done on an iPhone. Interesting arguments either way.
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by Guru (27.3k points)
Truthfully, there’s really not a “wrong” mobile OS for someone to avoid when they compare mobile phone deals. All three of the major players have their own benefits and drawbacks. Someone who wants a smartphone offering a lot of customization might opt for Android, while someone who doesn’t want to spend a lot of time flipping between screens on their phone might opt for Windows Phone 7. Still, someone valuing design and cohesiveness in their smartphone experience might opt for iOS. Overall, though, it seems clear that Android is winning the smartphone race. New iterations of Android are made available at a rapid pace. Over 550,000 Android devices are now activated daily, and recent Nielsen data shows that new smartphones users are choosing Android over iOS at a 2 to 1 ratio. Windows Phone 7 sales have been sluggish since the devices first launched. The growing customer base and the evolving nature of Android both seem to suggest the same thing: Android is taking control of the mobile OS race.
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by new here (180 points)
To be honest with you, i haven't used Iphone 5 but with experience on the Iphone 4s which i used to own before getting myself a Samsung GS3, i am thinking Samsung is the future. I believe UX is everything and S3 has that and more.
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by Regular (1.1k points)
I would suggest an iPhone 5 because it is the best phone for business purpose,good features,functionality,ease of use,good battery life,speed internet etc..

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by new here (180 points)
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by Guru (27.3k points)
android is unstoppable baba... Ios has all the glitter and stuff..... but  honestly speaking the main purpose of buying Ios devices is just to show others you can afford it... i ould say the advantagesof android over apple Ios devices is that android is easy to use, has a lot of useful apps(most of them free) that can be easily downloaded...but battery..eish...they need to improve on that....and data usage too...i use an htc smartphone...and it chews more than 10mb per day...just whatsapp and a little face booking..but i would  choose android over apple any day...coz i am not aware of even one area that Ios is better than android
by new here (560 points)
True, Apple seem not to grasp the concept of interoperability, the backbone of information exchange. They seem to want to make products for an exclusive club, that don't share anything with anyone, forgetting their users live in the real world where sharing is part & parcel of life. While you're having battery issues with your android, at least if you ran out of power you're almost guaranteed any office or home you pop into will have a charger that can suit your phone, be it a blackberry charger, or some other phone, a luxury you couldn't afford if you are an iPhone owner.  Like you rightly point out, they're just gadgets for show, with very little flexibility. So I think its fair to say to the asker of this question, for business purposes go android.

Apologies for hijacking this thread, but which HTC model are you using? If its the new one X then be sure you have the latest firmware running, which should be above 1.29 at least(think latest is about 2.17). The original firmware,1.26, that came with the phone on its release had several issues, battery longevity being one of them. Anyway, most smartphones are poor with battery usage, iPhones included.
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Thanks guys fo the valuable feedback, greatly appreciate can now make a good decision.
by Guru (27.3k points)
nothing fly...just an htc chacha.....love its qwerty and touch...only thing i hate is the 150 mb internal memory...coz am hungry for apps and it fills up pretty too soon for my liking...but am aiming for an htc sensation as soon as funds permit...coz it has a gig of internal memory..... my htc is running gingerbread 2.3
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