glossywhite, on 06 October 2011 - 10:28 PM, said:
A solid, reliable platform. High quality hardware, a stable OS, 1080p recording, a camera that doesn't force close all the time, video editing (yes, Android STILL hasn't achieved this... why?...), a uniform and consistent experience; use one iOS device, you know how to use all the other iOS devices, it is highly unlikely to turn into a hand warmer (unlike lots of Galaxy S2 units)...
I don't side with any platform... but let's be realistic here; what is NOT to like?! (unless you're really going to be predictably fanboyish, and defend X, Y or Z platform/handset, like a child)
I thought they would have made the screen larger, and *slightly* changed the body, even if it was a subtle curve or bevelled edge, in order to distinguish the 4S from the 4... but that doesn't detract from the amazing technology and usability, all the same. I cannot possibly say that the same retina display and size, is any sort of disadvantage, I just had it in my head, like a lot of other people, that they'd probably have up-sized it somewhat.
The camera upgrade looks incredible! Maybe people are slowly learning that more megapixels don't make better photos. I'm sure the "average" user is not terrible at photography, but then again, I doubt they're aware of the skills and tricks you need to remember to make the most of a camera, to take amazing shots, not just "okay" shots.
Then again, I've not tried one yet, neither has...
You surely don't expect that comment to be taken seriously (seriously?). Maybe you could go and watch the Keynote, read the specs properly, and then revise your opinion...
Yes, the price is too much. I agree on that.
Some excellent points.
I haven't seen the keynote yet, as I normally watch them as soon as they are available. However I've had a busy week.
I think spec wise both handsets are similar ... the Galaxy S II and the iPhone 4S. I would say that I've got equal amounts invested in both Android and Apple apps now, and also own a work blackberry, so try my best to be objective.
What I think the iPhone offers is a uniform slick interface that is persistent throughout many of its apps. What the GalaxySII offers to a certain extent is freedom, if you don't like a certain email or calendar app, fine change it for another email or calendar app. If you want lots of widgets on screen, fine install them.
The downside I found for the iPhone was that I needed to jailbreak to get some of what I felt to be core functionality. I wanted a view of my calendar which was present every time I looked at the phone, so edited the lockscreen. On Android I have a page one swipe to the left with all my calendar.
The android handsets have very little in terms of accessories compared to the iPhone, but that is because the iPhone is one form factor and companies can easily churn out millions of docks/cases/cradles in the knowledge that they will cover their costs. This won't happen with the GalaxyS2, as by the time they've got a few cradles out the door, Samsung will have dropped the next handset into the market. For instance I have an Onkyo AV Amp, that I bought a fibre-optic cradle for ... it fits my iPod classic, my partners iPod touch, my iPhone 3GS and I bet will also work with the iPhone 4S.
iCloud looks good to synchronise all music/apps/docs ... nothing android is quite close enough, not even dropbox.
Granted Apple have changed the way handset subsidies work now, and it's not really for the best interest of the consumer. If I wasn't totally happy with the Galaxy S2, and that it serves all my needs, I'd probably go out and buy an iPhone 4S (sim free) and use it until the next one appeared, and then sell it to the level below "bleeding edge" consumers. But I've got my GalaxyS2, it interfaces with everything I need it to, and more. I can tether when needed, without additional price plan to my telco. I've also got a Moto Xoom, which is fantastic and I use so often that my Macbook hardly gets turned on.