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iPhone 4s or Galaxy S 2

tlynch67

Ok so I'm an existing T-Mobile customer who thought the iphone was going to come to T-Mobile. Since it's not I'm not sure what to do about my next phone. I could jump ship and get the iphone 4s from sprint w/ a 23% discount or go to Verizon and AT&t for a 10% discount orrrrrr upgrade to the Galaxy S2 also with s 10% monthly discount. Sprint sounds good with the cheapest plans highest discount, but I heard their coverage/customer service sucks so idk what to do.

 

Thoughts, opinions?

  • 1. Re: iPhone 4s or Galaxy S 2
    nearmsp

    A very good question. I am in exactly the same boat. My strategy is that I like both phones. I stuck with T-mobile not because of the lower monthly cost but because of the Wi-Fi calling. Because SGS2 as of now does not have Wi-Fi calling I am back to considering an iPhone 4S. Since AT&T and Verizon don't have unlimited data (not that I will ever use that much due to home and work Wi-Fi) the only option is Sprint. I am going to closely monitor the feedback of Sprint iphone 4S customers and also wait to see if T-mobile introduces UMA on SGS2. I will make a decision by the end of November what to do. As a 7+ years T-mobile customer, my heart is with T-mobile, but I see that customers is not the top priority of the current leadership nor is customer retention that important so I will likely move with my 4 unlimited talk and data plans to Sprint which is desparate for customers and cash from shareholders.

  • 2. Re: iPhone 4s or Galaxy S 2
    tlynch67

    I think I'm going to hold off too and wait to hear what Sprint customers/my friends with Sprint, have to say about call quality. I'm just worried the longer I wait, the phones will end up being out of stock. If you're thinking of heading to Sprint here's a link to the discount I mentioned. Could definitely help w/ your 4 lines. Sprint Discount

  • 3. Re: iPhone 4s or Galaxy S 2

    I am an iPhone Phan ... Today I recieved my Samsung Galaxy SII ---  I have been watching reviews, box openings etc for a week now.  WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT .. going back in the box. 

     

    1.  There is NOT a hardware button for turning the phone on and off like the phones in the reviews and unboxings ..

    2.  TMOBILE PRINTED at the top of the phone. 

    3.  Cases made for the Samsung Galaxy II are NOT made for this phone.  Must be because the hardware button is missing and the on off is NOT on the top of the phone ...

     

    Whatever .. going back in the box .. This is not for me .. feels like a cheap second.

     

    diane

  • 4. Re: iPhone 4s or Galaxy S 2

    It just deends on what you want. Everyone needs different things in their phone. For me I need the bigger screen size for typing and some work functions so it's an easy decision. Add in the free hot spot and a variety of other features and it's easy for me. Plus I get a better deal from T-Mo than ATT. 

     

    On the other hand, iphones are a bti smoother than android and the battery lasts longer in general (thanks to the smaller screen I suppose).

     

    I see Omigosh didn't like the layout of the t-mo version vs the international. For me if they had released the t-mo looking like the international, I would have passed. I like the placement of the power/lock on the side and the 4 touch buttons along the bottom. It's great. I also like the MUCH improves power port on this phone over the vibrant/gs4g. My gs4g no longer charges thanks to the crappy power port layout and need to charge so often. That one is being warranty replaced after only like 8 months thanks to that silly design choice.

  • 5. Re: iPhone 4s or Galaxy S 2

    Didnt you do any research on the phone before you purchased it????

     

    You could have easily saved yourself time and money by simply taking a few minutes out of your day to search for reviews/pictures/specs/etc. on the T-Mobile S2.

     

    Pictures leaked weeks ago. Everyone know that 'T-Mobile' is branded on top of the phone (and can I ask why it really matters? LOL).

     

    T-Mobile acutally posted 360 degree pics of the phone last week. You could have easily noticed the power button on the side, if you took time and did your research..

     

    Good luck

    omigosh wrote:

     

    I am an iPhone Phan ... Today I recieved my Samsung Galaxy SII ---  I have been watching reviews, box openings etc for a week now.  WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT .. going back in the box. 

     

    1.  There is NOT a hardware button for turning the phone on and off like the phones in the reviews and unboxings ..

    2.  TMOBILE PRINTED at the top of the phone. 

    3.  Cases made for the Samsung Galaxy II are NOT made for this phone.  Must be because the hardware button is missing and the on off is NOT on the top of the phone ...

     

    Whatever .. going back in the box .. This is not for me .. feels like a cheap second.

     

    diane

  • 6. Re: iPhone 4s or Galaxy S 2
    tlynch67

    uofmchris, do you have the gs2?

  • 7. Re: iPhone 4s or Galaxy S 2

    Never been an iphone owner, but once I experienced how smooth it is, that became the standard for any phone I would want to own.  I visited the T-Mo store yesterday to try out the new GS II and was thoroughly disappointed across the board.  It was choppy and jerky.  This is supposed to be the very best Android phone.  I've read a review though that says the T-Mo variant is a weak link in an otherwise strong chain.  It has a different processor while the other variants has the original Samsung processor which is apparently better.  I'm on the fence about getting it now.  I want the large screen and the thin profile, but I would need to put a better rom in it straight away.  Also, Touchwiz is very boring.  It nearly looks like stock Android which is even more boring.  The best thing about Android is that it can be customized to be something else, but if the hardware is lacking I don't know if I want to touch it at all.  Only Windows Phone 7 is smoother than iphone, but that thing is exactly like an iphone.  Completely restricted.  I don't want that at all.

  • 8. Re: iPhone 4s or Galaxy S 2

    UOFMCHRIS:  Heck yeah I researched the phone.  watched every review and unboxing for days.  WHO WUDDA THUNK that the phone itself would be different than EVERY video I viewed.  In fact, I can't think of a phone EVER that was physically different than another.  Maybe a different rom .. logos smeared inside and outside of the phone .. As for hardware differences --- maybe the difference of 3G to EDGE like on my FIRST Dell Streak 5" .. but NEVER a physical difference such as the placement of a hardware button.  I think it was Otterbox that had to say "This case will NOT fit on the TMobile SII .. "  That is CRAZY ..  If I am wrong - someone give me an example of 2 phones that are THE SAME that look completely different.  Samsung Galaxy Tab has telephone in europe, but NOT in the USA but still I was able to 'tweak' my Tab and now it is a phone also.  I will be looking for examples since others think I didn't do my homework. 

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    As for why I like the button version compared to the T-mobile version wait and see how you feel when you want to hang up in a hurry and you have to stumble around trying because the dial pad is no longer in plain view. ..  when I am talking on my iphone, even if it goes to sleep I can tap the home button and get the dial pad back up.  It is nuts the hoops you have to jump through on some android devices when the dial pad goes away and you are back at a differnt screen.

  • 10. Re: iPhone 4s or Galaxy S 2

    The difference between scroling on an iPhone and scrolling on any android is like night and day. with android there are many tweaks you can do .. settings to play with .. but what I really want from my device is a GREAT PHONE .. with SMS and a great Camera.  I don't want a skinny phone that I am afraid to put in my pocket if I need to (I am a female, so I usually have a purse.) the skinny phones feel like they wil snap in half .. the longer they get the more they feel like that TO ME.  I just saw someone has flashed the new EVO 3D to Boost and also Metro PCS.  Those are two choices to look into.  $50 unlimited.  and the EVO 3D is awesome.  I might jus have to buy one until the iPhone 5 comes out.  I am hoping for a 4.5" screen at least on the next iPhone.

  • 11. Re: iPhone 4s or Galaxy S 2

    tlynch67 wrote:

     

    I think I'm going to hold off too and wait to hear what Sprint customers/my friends with Sprint, have to say about call quality. I'm just worried the longer I wait, the phones will end up being out of stock. If you're thinking of heading to Sprint here's a link to the discount I mentioned. Could definitely help w/ your 4 lines. Sprint Discount

     

    iPhone plan for $64/month unlimited data talk text....ummm yes please..sorry tmo

  • 12. Re: iPhone 4s or Galaxy S 2

    Coming from iPhone 4 to this phone, I can tell you this blows the iPhones doors off! iPhone 4S is a moderate update @ best and still does not come close to the performance and ability of the SGS2.

     

    WIFI calling is coming, Call customer service, they will validate this.

  • 13. Re: iPhone 4s or Galaxy S 2

    iPhone 4s will be very stable, the GS2 is a great Adroid phone and has been very stable as well for me.

    The most important thing to consider (for myself) is the quality of service in the area that you live. Where I live Sprint service is horrible and T-Mo's is great. I would never go to Sprint for that reason.

    Whatever you choose I'm sure it will be good. Both devices are great.

  • 14. Re: iPhone 4s or Galaxy S 2

    What I think about iPhone is that it is a phone that everyone wants to have because it is so fameous. I've noticed that it is the most popular phone for women because they don't care about specs, but about brand and apperance.

     

    I bought the SII and I don't regret. The Super AMOLED screen is so nice and the phone is bigger than iPhone so it's good for my thumbs when I type. The T-Mobile version CPU is a 1.5 Ghz, other carriers use 1.2 Ghz, but people say this CPU is worse anyway but I never use that demanding apps so it doesn't matter to me.

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