Not another refurbished phone, ohgodpleaseno
August 26, 2012 6:35 PM Subscribe
Will an iPhone meet my needs? After the last couple weeks I am fed up with Droids and need something that is going to reliably do what I need for work... mainly take a large number of pictures.
posted by DoubleLune to Technology (10 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
For one of my jobs, I need to discreetly take a large number of pictures (talking a few hundred) over the course of an hour or two. This can be pretty rapid-fire.
I've had a Droid Incredible 2, and it mostly worked, but due to recurring problems I had the phone replaced twice, and then replaced with a Droid X2 (I'm on my second one in 3 days and it's absolutely terrible... the first one randomly deleted 300 pictures I had taken and OMG SO FRUSTRATED). Anyhow, the last week or so of my life has been hell regarding my phone. I've spent upwards of 5 hours on the phone with Verizon, had FedEx decide to not knock when I was home, etc., etc.
The problems I'm hoping to resolve:
1. Battery life. My Incredible 2 would last about 2 hours of constant picture-taking, which was just enough for what I needed. It would generally last all or most of the day when I was using it normally, obvious things like GPS use and constant Angry Birds wearing it faster. The iPhone claims on battery life are better than what I had, but does it actually stand up to the claims?
2. Camera speed. Have you taken a bunch of photos rapid-fire? Did the OS start to lag? With my Incredible, there was a pause in between photos that the iPhone I tried at the store doesn't have. With the Droid X2, the OS lags terribly after a while (happened somewhat with the Incredible but not nearly as bad). So how does the iPhone deal with the stress of photo after photo after photo?
3. The other reason I kind of want an iPhone is because I now have a Macbook and Apple TV (after being hardcore anti-Apple for most of my life...) and everything would just sync better. Is this really necessary, or am I just wishing for the American dream here?
4. If you've switched from a Droid to an iPhone, was it worth it? Why or why not? What about the reverse switch?