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So I have had this phone for nearly three days now and I must say I love it.

One of my favorite features is swype.
Swype is a method of typing on a phone fast and easily.

This has upped my typing speed massively on the phone.

I have been able to find all the apps and games I could want with little exception.

The phone does feel a lot faster than the iphone and is nicer to hold even though it is bigger.

The oled screen is bright even in sunlight.

It does get got when I play some heavy 3d games but so did the iphone.

So I am very happy with it.

So, my new phone is on it’s way to me now! The new Samsung Galaxy S II.

I should get this in 1-2 days, then I will be transferring my contacts etc across!

Features I’m looking forward to:

  • Firefox for Mobile
  • Winamp for Mobile
  • Wireless Music Syncing (Winamp feature)
  • Developing for it without needing to pay an Apple Developer tax!

Features I’m not looking forward to:

  • Android Upgrades relying on the Phone provider and not Google.
  • Change (although people say change is a good thing!)

 

On the 22nd of May O2 will offer me an upgrade on my iPhone 4 and I have been looking at the new phones available.

One of the phones I have been looking at is the Brand new Samsung Galaxy S II. This is an Android 2.3 phone and runs a dual core 1.2GHz processor (Faster then the iPhone 4’s Single core 1Ghz processor). It can also take SDHC Memory cards to expand the storage. Oh and the Camera is 8MegaPixels.

So I am torn – should I stick with my iPhone 4 where I have lots of apps I have paid for and just wait for the iPhone 5 as and when – or should I lose all my paid apps – and switch over to an Android phone?

I like the more freedom that you get from Android, but I like that on iPhone’s you have a much more stable App store. The apps I see for Android always seem buggy and due to the massive range of screen differences – some don’t like big screens!

Pros

  • Open architecture
  • Faster
  • Upgradable memory
  • User replaceable batteries
  • Adobe Flash Support

Cons

  • Less stable app store
  • Would lose all the apps I have purchased
  • Would need to spend more money getting the apps again

Well, the pros do outweigh the cons – but still..

WHAT SHOULD I DO?

After a month of waiting I now have a new iPhone 4 in my hands! I have been playing with it for about 15 hours now (hey – I gotta sleep). So I thought I would put my opinion of it on paper.