I get that you're a crapple fanboy & all, but you seriously think the iPhone is better than the top droid models out right now??
Please do tell in which ways!
I had the same situation as the OP. Original Droid Incredible. I went with the Droid Razr Maxx HD. Pretty happy with the phone so far. Few issues with the software, no complaints about screen or battery life. Probably the most annoying thing is how the dialer only shows the immediate previous call - have to make a second selection each time going into the dialer to see recent calls. Love the battery life. I don't even think about charging during the day. The heaviest usage days I've still got 40% left.
I have had her for 36 years. I think I am a lifer. I signed her up for the class at the Verizon store, but she did not go. I think she just likes to have things to complain about.
The video quality is great on the HD and the battery life is great, have never gotten below 40%, even on days when I did not charge it overnight.
I have a Nexus 4 on the Straight Talk $45/mo unlimited plan. I save $45 a month on my plan, and have no contract so can move wherever and whenever I want. And the phone was $350, UNLOCKED. Google is really pushing the pricing with this phone, and I loved being able to tell Verizon where they could stick their $90 plan on 2 yr contract.
& I don't mean to come off as an android fanboy, it just irritates me when mac users act like their phone came directly from God himself. (In an android specific thread, at that)
I wouldn't be opposed to an iPhone 5, I just don't see the point in paying more for one...
1 - The App Store is still better than Google Play. Play has improved leaps and bounds, but many Apps originate in the iOS system and then migrate to Android.
2 - The fit and finish of an iPhone is better than any Android device, save for maybe the Nexus 4. Obviously a couple of the Samsung phones are great, but they don't feel as much like a quality item. This includes the Nexus S. iPhones are very high quality phones.
3 - The iPhone screen is still better than most Android phones. I know you will probably spout off ppi numbers or whatever, but you can just tell by looking at the phone. (Note: I haven't looked at the Droid DNA yet)
4 - They are easier to use for the average user. I know this is a downside for a lot of people, but my Mom has a much easier time with an iPhone.
And, you can't use the "Apples cost more" argument for the iPhone - it just isn't true. Sure, you can make this argument for MacBooks, but an iPhone costs the same as the latest and greatest Android device.
On the other hand, there are A LOT of things that are better about Android, but I won't get into those here. Really, it comes down to personal preference.
Loving the Galaxy S III. Very fast phone, especially with 4G connection and the Jelly Bean update. Having one of those and an iPad is the best of both worlds. Happy Hunting!
Nexus 4 + prepaid is the way to go, if it ever comes back in stock
you'll pay $100 over a contract phone, but your monthly costs should be substantially lower ($30 t-mobile, around $45 for the other carriers), and you could switch between them at any time. If you're worried about unlimited data, I don't believe any of them cut you off at a certain limit (although some are rumored to throttle it at a certain point).
You'd also get out of the bs fees they tack on that seems to drive the bill up 10%+, as well as the delayed updates from the carriers/bloatware they force you to install
Galaxy Note 2 is fantastic. I came from the S3 and the screen size doesn't bother me at all. Fantastic for browsing and email.
2- entirely personal preference. While the iphone may be all aluminum and glass and 'feel' more sturdy, a lot of times a plastic phone that 'feels' less quality actually is much more lasting.
3- on phones, the screens all look good nowadays between similar levels of phone. the only people who can actually tell the difference are people with microscopes, or people who are seeing what they want to see.
4. . Android is incredibly easy to use. While it might take some know how to work some of the more advanced features, those are often things that you cant even do on an iphone, so when comparing identical actions, its just as easy if not easier on an android. Android intents make things super easy especially for sharing. Just because it doesnt 'look' as easy and simple doesnt mean it actually isnt just as easy.