I have an original Droid with a slide-out keyboard with Verizon, and I'm looking to upgrade. I also have a
, first edition. I've been looking at iPhones longingly for a while, and Verizon had a deal on the iPhone 5c that expired yesterday, so without much thought, I ordered one. It's on backorder, and I have 14 days to try it and return it without penalty, and I'm only now doing proper research on my options. So here I am, looking for insight and input.
Problem #1: the Sony Smartphones (original and v2) only work with Android phones. Does anyone know of work-arounds to get them to work with iPhones? I haven't seen any. I'm not in love with the device, but it is fun, and I got it for this past Christmas from my parents-in-law, so I'd like to keep using it (or maybe trade up?).
Problem #2: my household is all Windows, and I really like the ability to quickly and easily drop music and files onto my phone without using a specific program like iTunes to manage files.
So this makes the iPhone less appealing. BUT ... I love
the iPhone camera, and my Droid's camera is pretty awful, and not in a charming way like a digital Holga
. Still, I've taken about a thousand photos in 4 years 2 months. And my father has an iPhone, so we could use Facetime to video chat pretty easily with my parents and their grandson, which they'd love. We use Skype and Google Chat, but that requires getting to computers and whatnot.
I only use my Droid for listening to music, texting, browsing websites, occasional YouTube video viewing, and taking photos.
My wife is also looking for a new phone, and she primarily uses Facebook and web browsing, viewing YouTube videos, playing mini games and texting, especially voice-based texting, as it's good on her Droid 3 and is faster than typing with the pull-out keyboard.
Looking at Verizon's page of eligible upgrades, phones that are free (or near free) with a 2 year contract are: Moto X, Droid Ultra and Mini, Droid RAZR M, Samsung Galaxy S III and 4 mini, Hydro ELITE, Enact, Nokia Lumia 928, and BlackBerry Z10.