Should I stay or should I go?



  • Currently have the Iphone 4S and it's time for my upgrade. I wasn't terribly impressed with the i5s, so i started looking. My provider offers the Galaxy S4 and HTC One. The One is Sexy, the S4 is tried and true. what oh what, i ask, would you do?



  • I love my iPhone 5s. The finger print reader, which I thought would be stupid, is the best feature ever.



  • Full disclosure here:
    I am a IPhone user and love them but I have tried the following out.
    IPhone 4, 4s, 5c and 5s: There is some speed gain in going to the 5s and I like the 4g but not much more to say about any differences between it and the 4s. Crashing issues once in having 5 Iphones have I had a crash issue.

    S4: only used for a about a week. Too big for my back pocket. Fast ok interface (I am not impressed with Android) First day out of the box I couldn't get it to configure with my google account.... had to call support. Day 2 crashed had to factory reset. Day 2 had to restart 2 times due to apps crashing constantly. Can't use the full office 365 package on it. Crash day 4 had to restart as it was locked. Couldn't turn it back on. It went back to the store and exchanged it for the IPhone 4s

    HTC1: Didn't get one but watched the tech at Verizon drop one on the desk and break it (about a 4" drop). I was there exchanging the S4 for going back to the IPhone.

    Now I know that android is a personal taste thing but for business use I just found too many limitations to the Android. Office 365 on a Windows phone or IPhone just works. I have every piece of software I need to do my job easily right there. Android has work arounds but they were just that for me, work arounds.



  • that's the only new feature that impressed me. I'd actually like one of those Phablets. I'm a big fella and can handle a big phone but CSpire doesn't have any available.



  • @Minion-Queen said:

    Full disclosure here:
    I am a IPhone user and love them but I have tried the following out.
    IPhone 4, 4s, 5c and 5s: There is some speed gain in going to the 5s and I like the 4g but not much more to say about any differences between it and the 4s. Crashing issues once in having 5 Iphones have I had a crash issue.

    S4: only used for a about a week. Too big for my back pocket. Fast ok interface (I am not impressed with Android) First day out of the box I couldn't get it to configure with my google account.... had to call support. Day 2 crashed had to factory reset. Day 2 had to restart 2 times due to apps crashing constantly. Can't use the full office 365 package on it. Crash day 4 had to restart as it was locked. Couldn't turn it back on. It went back to the store and exchanged it for the IPhone 4s

    HTC1: Didn't get one but watched the tech at Verizon drop one on the desk and break it (about a 4" drop). I was there exchanging the S4 for going back to the IPhone.

    Now I know that android is a personal taste thing but for business use I just found too many limitations to the Android. Office 365 on a Windows phone or IPhone just works. I have every piece of software I need to do my job easily right there. Android has work arounds but they were just that for me, work arounds.

    What limitations with O365?

    @Minion-Queen said:

    Full disclosure here:
    I am a IPhone user and love them but I have tried the following out.
    IPhone 4, 4s, 5c and 5s: There is some speed gain in going to the 5s and I like the 4g but not much more to say about any differences between it and the 4s. Crashing issues once in having 5 Iphones have I had a crash issue.

    S4: only used for a about a week. Too big for my back pocket. Fast ok interface (I am not impressed with Android) First day out of the box I couldn't get it to configure with my google account.... had to call support. Day 2 crashed had to factory reset. Day 2 had to restart 2 times due to apps crashing constantly. Can't use the full office 365 package on it. Crash day 4 had to restart as it was locked. Couldn't turn it back on. It went back to the store and exchanged it for the IPhone 4s

    HTC1: Didn't get one but watched the tech at Verizon drop one on the desk and break it (about a 4" drop). I was there exchanging the S4 for going back to the IPhone.

    Now I know that android is a personal taste thing but for business use I just found too many limitations to the Android. Office 365 on a Windows phone or IPhone just works. I have every piece of software I need to do my job easily right there. Android has work arounds but they were just that for me, work arounds.



  • I've had some Android devices, like the Google Nexus, that could not talk to O365. Some modification that they made made it not work. It was a big deal at the time that the Nexus was flaky. It was the most popular device to have that be completely broken. But that was Google's reference device, so it made some waves. That was the only one that I used that completely did not work. But no Android phone that I've used had anywhere near the quality experience of even the Windows phone, let alone an iPhone. I've been on all three and there is no comparison in quality.



  • I had the HTC Evo back in the day, but i wasn't running a business. I dont remember having too many issues with it. Ugh, Now i want to wait for thte iPhone 6 eta? maybe they'll do something great with this one?



  • Exchange works very well (which has since Iphone4) but I can also install OWA to have full outlook capabilities. I have Word, Excel, OneNote, SharePoint, Yammer, CRM all on my phone. FYI: MangoLass works great too 🙂



  • what crm do ya'll use? Queen, i want to pick your brain one of these days about some things.



  • We use Dynamics CRM via 365



  • @Hubtech I would go with the S4 - Samsung is known for their excellent mobile device displays. I have a Galaxy Note 3, and the display is gorgeous compared to the HTC displays I've seen. The S4 is comparable in a smaller size.



  • As a CRM it is excellent.



  • this is phone thread. sorry i derailed myself. the s4 is the bottom of my list. I like the ONE, but will probly get the 5s...sadly ha



  • @Hubtech said:

    this is phone thread. sorry i derailed myself. the s4 is the bottom of my list. I like the ONE, but will probly get the 5s...sadly ha

    I am super happy with mine. And posting from it now!



  • I really do like my 5s no issues just solid works when I need it. I can do anything for my job (as long as I can see it).



  • @hubtech S4 here. Couldn't be happier. Let the Apple people keep their iPhones. Android is where it's at. Hands down. Seamless integration and great apps!



  • so no o365 issues? i see they have a freshbooks app. I'll have to check on gfi max.



  • Love my iPhone 5S, but would seriously consider the Galaxy 5.



  • @Hubtech I haven't had any. I had all kinds of issues with my Windows 8 phone working with my Office365 E3 email. Android, nary a issue.



  • @Hubtech There is a GFI Max app works really well.



  • I've currently got it on my 4S. I rarely use it because I generally have my laptop with me all the time. I found it on Google Play also. man...i dunno



  • @Hubtech said:

    I've currently got it on my 4S. I rarely use it because I generally have my laptop with me all the time. I found it on Google Play also. man...i dunno

    There is a reason Android has more than half the market share. Let's just put it that way.



  • @Hubtech If already in the iPhone way of doing things, makes sense to stay with it for consistency. Size works for me, using a tablet when something bigger is needed. Device selection depends on personal preference and work style.

    Danielle's comment of pocket size is apt, as have a few folks losing their oversized phones as they don't fit in a pocket, are put down, and forgotten/lost.



  • @ajstringham said:

    @Hubtech said:

    I've currently got it on my 4S. I rarely use it because I generally have my laptop with me all the time. I found it on Google Play also. man...i dunno

    There is a reason Android has more than half the market share. Let's just put it that way.

    Cheaper and comes from lots of manufacturers. Bulk doesn't mean better. What the masses do isn't a good guide to what is good. Think about all of the things that "most" people buy.



  • I'm a late adopter and wasn't in the smart phone market until the end of 2012, but I jumped straight onto a Droid 4. Maybe I'm just traditional, but in comparison to the virtual keyboard, I take the physical one hands down. Plus, as A.J. pointed out, Android all the way. It sounds like the S4 is a killer phone, and I would think about it for upgrade myself.



  • @FiyaFly said:

    I'm a late adopter and wasn't in the smart phone market until the end of 2012, but I jumped straight onto a Droid 4. Maybe I'm just traditional, but in comparison to the virtual keyboard, I take the physical one hands down. Plus, as A.J. pointed out, Android all the way. It sounds like the S4 is a killer phone, and I would think about it for upgrade myself.

    If you just jumped into the market, how do you know that you don't like the iPhone? 😉

    I know lots of people who have used both and gone back to the iPhone. And people who prefer Android but haven't really used an iPhone for any length of time. Android seems to be a little like the Phantom of the Opera.... the musical that is everyone's favourite, when they've only ever seen one.



  • I was an early adopter. Had one of the old, clunky Blackberrys. Then have the Motorola Q. Have had Palm, Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, etc. Even had the Windows non-phone handhelds back in the 2002 era (HP Jornado, Compaq iPaq, etc.) They all have their ups and downs. I've used nearly every major platform since 2002 or so.



  • @scottalanmiller On a side note, I've seen more musicals than Phantom of the Opera, and participated in a few, but that's a different story.

    On the note of the IPhone, I may not have been a user, but the majority of people around me use them, so when they have issues with them, I am the one left for troubleshooting. The experiences I have had in that regard have been memorable to a point that I'd just as soon stick with my Android.



  • ive had the palm treos, htcs first screen only phone, htc evo, iPhone 4S , and now....probly the s5. April.



  • @scottalanmiller I've also seen a lot of people who had iPhones and went running back to Android.