From iPhone to Android Phone - Week One
We've had our Android phones for a week now...Bob has the Samsung (Galaxy S) Epic 4G and I have the satin pink Samsung Intercept. The transition from the iPhone 3G to the Android phones has actually been very smooth and learning how to navigate the Android has been very intuitive and EASY. Here's a basic overview of our iPhone-to-Android experience so far:
- Phone: For me, the smaller size of the Intercept is a WINNER! Bob's Epic 4G is similar in size to the iPhone. It's very cool of the Android to display the photo of the person you're talking to while you're on the phone with them, instead of only when the phone is ringing on the iPhone. Hey, it's the details that count! :)
- Display: The Epic 4G is SUPERIOR to the iPhone in every way; the Intercept is noticeably smaller and also not quite as sharp as the iPhone. I'm okay with it because the pink Intercept is just so much PRETTIER than the iPhone. ;)
- Keyboard: I am SO loving my slide-out keyboard; Bob likes using the horizontal virtual keyboard.
- Reception: Lincoln and Loomis seem to have better reception with Sprint than AT&T, but Bob did drop a call on Cortina Circle in Roseville. Other than that, they seem about equal.
- Real Estate Apps: Android doesn't have Foreclosure Radar, Redfin or Trulia, but they have Zillow. Not a deal-breaker, but I would like Foreclosure Radar and I already told them. :)
- Other Apps: Craigslist Notification is great! Don't know if it's available on the iPhone, but I found it for the Android. Facebook on the Android is better; Solitaire on the iPhone is better.
- Browser: I just started using the Dolphin Browser and I like that all Google-stuff (Gmail, Picasa, Blogger, etc.) is readily available from the "Google" menu...I find it very convenient and like it better than the standard browser!
- Contacts: Android has an AWESOME contacts list!!! Not only is everyone's avatar displayed when you scroll through the contacts, but Android LINKS their Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and Google accounts...and each contact has a History, Activities and Media tab!
- Camera: Our Androids have camera (Epic has 5MP and Intercept has 3.2MP) and video capabilities...the iPhone 3G only has a camera. Here are a couple of photos I took:
iPhone 3G - Photo taken with the Samsung Intercept Android Phone
Samsung Intercept Android Phone - Photo taken with an iPhone 3G
We're still on a 30-day trial period with Sprint, but so far, the Androids are keepers...especially when we're saving $80 per month AND getting 1600 minutes with free mobile-to-mobile (any carrier) and nights starting at 7pm vs. AT&T's 1400 minutes with free calls to AT&T mobile phones ONLY and nights starting at 9pm.
BOB & LEILANI SOUZA
Real Estate Investment Specialists
Southwest Placer County, CA
Bob Souza - 925.513.3400 - email@example.com
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