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iphone to android / htc desire x is a decent phone
on 15 February 2013
So I finally decided to move on from Apple's annoying planned obsolescence policy. Actually I did love my iphone until the apps needed a more updated version of IOS which wasn't available unless I upgraded to a more recent iphone, which meant paying £500.
So my review is mainly comparing with the iphone 3/IOS, overall I find that apple IOS was already working very well and didnt need any tweaks, when Android seems more like an open source, which can be great but also means loads of things need to be changed..
+ cheap (or reasonnably priced)
+ looks nice and decent build quality
+ works well, fairly stable it hasnt really crashed in the 2 weeks I've had it although a few bugs
= the signal i get seems to be the same doesnt pick up the network any better or worse than the iphone
- battery life is poor, normal usage means recharging it everyday (probably normal for smart phones but quite frustrating)
- find it a bit too thin and not that easy to handle, a bit better with a protection case that makes it thicker
- keyboard is annoying, too small, things in the wrong place - this can probably be customized though
- contacts/call list doesnt make sense to me
- the most annoying thing: when receiving a message it doesnt pop up on the screen, so it's the same as receiving any notification (i.e the light flashes). I know there is an app that does it but it should really come with the phone. Notifications should be customised to be able to pop up on the screen, why doesnt it?!
Overall I am happy with the phone, but not blown away, I think £200 is already quite a lot of money (4 years ago the most expensive phone would cost that much, now it's the minimum to spend to have a decent phone)