rightasrain saidchoosing an android phone satisfies that anti-apple itch, but it doesn't mean you chose a phone that 'functions' any better than the iphone:
1. iphones work great. never a reception problem here. antennagate was a fantasy of the haterade drinkers. iphone 4 users are satisfied in record numbers with record low return rates.
2. the combination of iphone 4 and AT&T provides the best 'phone plus provider' service in the U.S.
3. AT&T is tops in carrier performance:
4. iphone has 3x the number of apps as android (june 2010 estimates below):
i believe you settled.
Functional is a relative term. If the phone does what you want it to do, then it's functional. Whether it's an iphone or Android or Blackberry or whatever. Anyways..
1) Antenna-gate is real. Go talk to an RF engineer
. The design is faulty. Apple indirectly admitted fault by offering rubberbands.
Return rates are meaningless since ATT imposes a hefty fee for terminating a contract. So most people just live with the antenna issue.
2) This is a weak statement. iphone is only available on ATT.
3) I sorta agree. My Samsung phone gets awesome reception on ATT. But that's on EDGE mode. Their 3G network still needs work. So mediocre 3G network and faulty iphone antenna results in dropped calls. But when the signal is strong, 3G performance is nice.
4) Yes, iphone has more apps. But they're mostly fart apps and flashlight apps. And copycats
of other apps. So quantity doesn't necessarily mean quality. How many do you use personally? I'm guessing less than a dozen.