Divorcing BlackBerry- Iphone or Samsung?

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  1. amsterdamgator2
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    So I have been very loyal to my blackberry's over the year, but after waiting forever to get my new Q10 from Sprint I am decided to return it and make the change.

    Here are my needs:

    1) Email/Phone
    2) Applications (I am in Real Estate)
    3) Ease of transition from a keyboard
    4)Battery
    5) Durability


    Any suggestions? I do not have a MAC at home either. I have been holding off buying a new tablet until I decided on a new phone. I don't want something giant either as I don't use to watch movies etc.


    THANK YOU!
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    iPhone. I've got an iPhone 5 and just loaded IOS7 yesterday. Yea, I'm a Mac guy, but the experience is different. Don't hear anyone raving about the Samsung, though I do know people who worked on the Samsung account the ad agency I used to work for. They got free cell phones and still went out and bought iPhones.
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    I have a Samsung and love it. But I have always been on Android since leaving Blackberry a few years back. The Note or GS4 are both great phones that will have everything you want. Of course the Iphone will as well so in the end it will come down to preference and comfort level with the OS.

    I wont move from Android now that so much of my stuff is tied up in Google products.
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    Iphone. Best investment ever. Never had a complaint. The only problems are they last only 2 years. New software makes them obsolete or the phone starts breaking down.
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    Ditto for Droids. My daughter got her iPhone stolen at Lolla and her best friend gave her the Droid she'd just replaced with an iPhone when her contract ran out. My daughter used it for a week and then bought an iPhone on Craigslist. The Droid was practically useless.

    Regarding the Android platform, I had always thought it was of similar quality to iPhone's, a developer friend of mine says it has serious security issues. He tried to get into detail, but it was way over my head.

    Then again, my son is the biggest tech head in the family, computer science minor (physics major) a Mac and a PC guy (mostly Linux). He has a Droid and loves it.
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    I love my I-phone
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    Dedicated to the Apple platform as ability to seamlessly sync across all platforms is great. Having said that in my opinion iOS 7 looks like it was designed by a 5 year old. I know several people who have upgraded from iOS 6 and they want to go back but can't. Luckily I haven't upgraded and I may try to wait an see if they improve it in the future.
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    I despise the update on my I phone, I wish I could go back, but other than the update, love my I phone. Had android for three yrs, and then went with apple and haven't been disappointed until this new update.
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    I upgraded to iOS 7 on my iPhone 4S, then bought the iphone 5s. The iOS 7 dragged on the 4s. I don't think the 4s can handle it. On the 5s it screams. I love the iOS 7. It just takes a while to get used to it compared to the older versions.
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    prefer Samsung, just got the galaxy 4 active which is waterproof. I am hard on phones and the galaxy 2 held up well for over 2 years for me.
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    Not getting rid of my BB anytime soon, no matter how many people make fun of me.

    Owning a BB, though, reminds me of how it might feel to be the last person on earth. Kind of lonely.
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    if you need serious battery life...droid razor max
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    Galaxy note 2. Love the large screen.
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    If you take a lot of pictures you may consider the Nokia Lumina..41 megapixels. Sqaves having to carry a camera as well when listing a home.

    I like the live streaming as well.
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    Love my Nokia Lumia 920
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    Had the original Galaxy and now have the S3. Love it, and wouldn't trade it for anything. Co-worker as the IPhone, and the new upgrade literally made me motion sick watching her navigate. My phone also seems to be faster and has a longer battery life. Not to mention, I can easily purchase an extended battery cheap for my S3 if I wanted to. But it's not necessary, and I'm on my phone all day.

    The syncing with Google is nice. No, I don't think I'm as synced as an Apple guy, but my work computer and the tablets used at work are all Android based. Just easier for me to have an Android phone. I'll pass on the S4 (though the boss got his a few months ago and raves about it), but I'll probably upgrade when the 5 comes out.
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    I had the I phone for several years and had no problems. When the new one came out I looked at moving to it and ended up with the LG G2 instead. I love the big screen and for me it is easier to navigate. Both can do as much as most of us can figure out how to work. The I phone held up great for me. I don't know about the LG phone yet as it is only a few weeks only.
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    I have always had great luck with Samsungs. In fact, my S2 is 2 yrs old, been through hell and still humming along. That said, I am about to head and get the S4 rt now. I like Apple products but the removable battery is the hook for me with Samsung. I can travel with spare batteries and never miss a beat.
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    The motion sickness with the new phone iOS is an actual thing. One of my clients has been complaining of it. If you google iPhone sickness you will see a lot of people complaining about it.

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