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xperia or iphone?

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8y, 2w agoPosted 8 years, 2 weeks ago
Hi all. I'm considering getting one of these phones. The problem is that i can't decide which one. Any help is much appreciated.
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8y, 2w agoPosted 8 years, 2 weeks ago
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#1
No contest, as pretty as the xperia is Windows mobile sucks! If you're looking for an iPhone alternative the only thing that comes close is the Blackberry Storm.
#2
megalomaniac
No contest, as pretty as the xperia is Windows mobile sucks! If you're looking for an iPhone alternative the only thing that comes close is the Blackberry Storm.


I considered the storm...but the problem is i want to stay with o2 so thats not an option. Thanks though. I'm liking the physical keyboard on the xperia because i like to text a lot. I'm thinking I might get annoyed with texting on the iPhone.
#3
Iphone for me no question. Texting isn't actually too bad once you get used to it.
#4
megalomaniac
No contest, as pretty as the xperia is Windows mobile sucks! If you're looking for an iPhone alternative the only thing that comes close is the Blackberry Storm.


well, plenty of people like windows mobile, esp. v6
#5
i just got the iphone a few days ago. love it.

the typing is instinctive (i use a mac for work and home), the 3g is fast enough, the finger zooming is excellent. have so far synched email addys both work and home, and the address book. unlimited 3g internet browsing is the way forward.
#6
I recommend the iphone but havent seen the xperia yet so wont comment although it looks very nice so id actually use both before making a decision.
#7
I've used both i dont seem to like the xperia for ease of use, however i love the design and keyboard. I've had a quick go on the iphone and i just couldnt get used to the typing. That is one of the things stopping me from getting it. Also the fact of no mms and ive heard that you can't forward messages. Is this true?
#8
yep thats true with the iphone. If you can live without fowarding and mms then get the iphone coz typing is very easy once u get used to it. It took me a few mins and i was on it. Also the bluetooth is cack on the iphone you cant send files its only for a headset and most headsets dont work with it either lol.
banned#9
Get the iPhone. Its cool to be a sheep.

If you are after a decent phone though, go for the HTC touch HD. No phone on the market can touch it! (No pun intended!)

Mate at work just got the storm. That went back this weekend. Kept switching off for no reason. The play I had on it, I wasnt that impressed. The 3G iPhone I had went back also - pretty limited on what it can do IMHO. Looks nice though.
#10
MarzBarz
yep thats true with the iphone. If you can live without fowarding and mms then get the iphone coz typing is very easy once u get used to it. It took me a few mins and i was on it. Also the bluetooth is cack on the iphone you cant send files its only for a headset and most headsets dont work with it either lol.


Thanks for your help. I still can't decide lol. I'm thinkin that i might go for the xperia and if i dont like it i can sell it. Hopefully i will get enough to get the iphone then. The bluetooth is something that i didnt know about. I think i'm still undecided....its a tough call.
#11
to be honest i havent had the need to mms, even on my other/previous mobile.
but here's a link to an apps being developed for MMS (not part of 02 or Apple). http://iphonemms.net/

fwd messages – havent tried fwding texts yet, only on email so far, why would i want to fwd text anyway ... just add the addressees to list ...

dont need bluetoothing, just plug in usb cable or email or wifi the files ...

i guess wait till i find something it doesnt do for me specifically, can update on that if you want.
(this iphone 3g is pretty expensive so gotta make sure i am happy with it)
i also had a look and play with the other phones before buying but they just dont feel right. think it's a right brain left brain thing.
#12
guv
Get the iPhone. Its cool to be a sheep.

If you are after a decent phone though, go for the HTC touch HD. No phone on the market can touch it! (No pun intended!)

Mate at work just got the storm. That went back this weekend. Kept switching off for no reason. The play I had on it, I wasnt that impressed. The 3G iPhone I had went back also - pretty limited on what it can do IMHO. Looks nice though.


I've not looked into the touch hd but i think i might consider it. I've read that you can get the touch flo interface on the xperia as a panel.

http://www.intomobile.com/2008/11/13/videos-sony-ericsson-xperia-x1-with-touchflo-3d-ui-and-htc-touch-hd-with-xperia-panels.html
banned#13
coolestaj
I've not looked into the touch hd but i think i might consider it. I've read that you can get the touch flo interface on the xperia as a panel.

http://www.intomobile.com/2008/11/13/videos-sony-ericsson-xperia-x1-with-touchflo-3d-ui-and-htc-touch-hd-with-xperia-panels.html


Yeh, thats the HTC touch flo interface...... Now compare the screen res of all the phones you're looking at!!!!!
#14
I'm going to go with the X1. I think. Higher res screen than the iPhone, higher res camera, keyboard (although, it does add 6mm to the phone's thickness), better web browser (Opera 9 or mobile IE), much more open platform, meaning you can do a lot more stuff with it. It's a Microsoft platform too, so you can do your MSN Messenger and Office syncronization, which are two killer features for me. Then again, the iPhone has a bigger screen, looks better, and has a cooler UI.

I guess it just depends on what features mean the most to you.
#15
Thanks for the help everyone. I think that the iphone seems like a cool phone...but i think the novelty will wear off. Featurewise the xperia has the edge...better camera, mms, bluetooth. I think im going to go for the xperia.
#16
good luck :thumbsup:
hope it's a marriage made in heaven :)
banned#17
coolestaj
Thanks for the help everyone. I think that the iphone seems like a cool phone...but i think the novelty will wear off. Featurewise the xperia has the edge...better camera, mms, bluetooth. I think im going to go for the xperia.


Wise choice.:thumbsup:
#18
megalomaniac
No contest, as pretty as the xperia is Windows mobile sucks! If you're looking for an iPhone alternative the only thing that comes close is the Blackberry Storm.


Im sorry how can you say Windows Mobile "sucks" comapred to other mobile OS's out there such as the iPhone OS?
#19
qazim
Im sorry how can you say Windows Mobile "sucks" comapred to other mobile OS's out there such as the iPhone OS?


LOL! Because it does, even Android beats it hands down and that's still pretty rough around the edges (although it does look promising). Microsoft themselves admit it sucks, but they "know what's wrong" and are working to "get it right" for the next version. :thumbsup: Time will tell if they manage it or not.

EDIT: Oh worth remembering as well that the Xperia isn't actually a Sony Ericsson phone, it's made by HTC and just branded as SE.

Regarding the iPhone/Bluetooth thing, it has WiFi why would you be transferring files over Bluetooth when you have something many times faster to hand?

I'm looking at these things myself and I have to say were it not for the fact that I can't stand O2 (they were awful when I was with them) I'd have an iPhone already. I do however get on well with Vodafone so the Storm is looking appealing, although the "teething" issues it seems to be having are somewhat off-putting. Windows Mobile is a deal breaker for me, it's slow buggy as hell and the least intuitive Mobile OS around. There's a reason that Apple and RIM dominate the smart phone market, business users need ease of use and reliability above all else.
#20
If you use 3g does that mean internet is free on mobile?

Id get the iphone because id also use it as an mp3 player
#21
xperia
#22
I've gone for the xperia. Should be coming on monday.

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