5 Reasons the iPhone 5 Will Beat the Motorola Droid Bionic

When the iPhone 5 finally launches it will be pitted against the Motorola Droid Bionic. If both of these phones can live up to half of the hype consumers are in for a tough choice between two amazing phones.

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iPhone 5 Artist Rendering

While we wait for the official details to emerge, we wanted to give you a preview of what to expect on each device. We’ll hold our final judgement until we go hands on, but while we wait, here are 5 reasons the iPhone 5 will beat the Droid Bionic.

If you want to catch the flipside, be sure to read Adam’s take on 5 reasons why the Bionic should be in your pocket instead of an iPhone 5.

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iOS 5 will launch this fall, likely alongside the iPhone 5, delivering a greatly enhanced operating system that addresses many of the complaints from iPhone detractors. The improved notification system, iCloud integration, iMessaging and other iOS 5 features combine to deliver an amazing mobile operating system.

There are places where Android is still in the lead, but many users still prefer the iOS experience for ease of use and overall looks.

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Perfectly Sized Retina Display

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The iPhone 5 will likely feature a 4" edge to edge display.

It looks like Apple is finally going to deliver a larger screen, most likely with a high-end edge to edge design. Once you get a chance to look at the larger screen you’ll wonder how you survived playing games on the 3.5″ displays of last year’s phones.

Even the qHD displays on competing phones still can’t compare to the crisp text that Apple’s Retina display delivers. You’ll notice the perfect size of a 4″ display when you play a game on the new faster processor, watch a Netflix movie or read magazines and books

The Motorola Droid Bionic will likely be sporting a massive 4.5″ display, but do you really want to try to carry a small tablet around in your pocket everyday? After you consider the power drain from such a large display and from the 4G connection, you’ll be running back to the appropriately sized iPhone 5 display.

Blazing Fast Processor

iPhone 5 will Have an A5 processor.

A5 Apple processor

The iPhone 5 will have the same processor that provides incredible graphics and performance on the iPad 2. How incredible? Expect to see a 2x boost in CPU performance and a 9x boost in graphics. Combine this with intelligence that allows the processor to slow down when you don’t need the power and you’re in for a long battery life cherry on top of your performance sundae.

The A5 processor delivers way more power than you can get from the iPhone 4 and once App developers put in the time, way prettier apps then you’ll find on the Droid Bionic. For some examples, just look at the improvement in details and textures found in Infinity Blade when played on the iPad 2 over the original iPad.

Still need some convincing? What if I told you iOS is preparing to take over console gaming? Android phones may have games, but iOS is still out ahead on this one.

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The iPhone 5 will have more accessories

Accessories

When you buy the iPhone 5 instead of the Droid Bionic, not only do you get a more sensible phone, you gain access to the largest selection of aftermarket accessories in the world.

The Droid Bionic will have a dozen cases, docks and cradles; but the iPhone 5 will have thousands of choices of third-party accessories.

Everything from cases and sleeves to docks, car and bicycle docks to specialized camera cases and adapters is at your fingertips when you choose the iPhone over the Bionic.

This might not sound like a big deal if you are already on the iOS side, but trust me, it is a big deal.

Choose Your Own Carrier, Even Unlimited Data

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The iPhone may be available on three or more carriers.

The Motorola Droid Bionic will only be available on Verizon. While this means is that you’ll have fast 4G LTE coverage but if you’re a new customer, you won’t have unlimited 4G data due to Verizon’s new tiered data plans. The iPhone 5 on the other hand will be available on Verizon and AT&T for certain. Additionally, we have heard from several analysts that the iPhone 5 will land on Sprint, where you can get an attractively priced unlimited data plan.

 

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We are still waiting for Apple to unveil exactly what the iPhone 5 will do, but based on everything we know, the iPhone 5 looks like a much better buy for the average user at this time. It doesn’t hurt that many iPhone 5 buyers will already have a plethora of apps that they would need to leave behind to switch to the Droid Bionic.

Comments

  1. Dev Barua says

     Sounded like a iPHONE 5 ad, rather than a critic. Josh, are you on Apple’s payroll? :-D

    • Josh Smith says

      If I was, i would get paid a lot more. I suggest you check out the counterpoint. If you still think i am on Apple’s payroll read more of my posts. I’m not the fanboy you think.

    • Custom Colonel says

      why are Android fanboys always accusing Journalists of being on Apple’s payroll when they don’t support an Android phone?

      • Anonymous says

        The ad does read like an Iphone ad. It is full of opinion and light on objective thought.

        example:

         You’ll notice the perfect size of a 4″ display when you play a game on the new faster processor, watch a Netflix movie or read magazines and books

        *I bet last year the “perfect size” was 3.5″ display and anything larger was just too big.

        In terms of OS here is the praise he give Android: There are places where Android is still in the lead, but many users still prefer the iOS experience for ease of use and overall looks.

        *no mention of the actual advantages, and they are waved off in the next sentance

        About processor: once App developers put in the time, way prettier apps then you’ll find on the Droid Bionic. 

        *yeah but they will on average cost you more and be less functional as a whole.

        • Fatneckpc says

          The only reason more people own Android phones is because they offer more phones to the consumer. You are comparing the sale of 20 handsets (give or take a few) to 3, if you include the 3G. And trust me, I’ve had both phones and the App store blows Androids App marketplace out of the water in both quantity AND quality. For an overall cell phone OS experience iOS is without a doubt the best choice. Btw, in case you didn’t notice this site also posted an article stating why the Droid Bionic is a better choice, so I guess in that piece they will be Android fanboys…grow up people

      • Brandon says

        The only thing that I felt was even a comparrison was the accessories and he’s right about it.  The rest was comments about what the iPhone will have and not really explaining why that will make it better than the Bionic.  Weak.

        • Javaprog says

          Bionic should have webtop
          I don’t thin Apple has anything like webtop… but I could be wrong

        • Sdc151 says

          does anyone really pay for phone accessories come on that’s a ridiculous reason to by a phone. I never buy accessories for my phones not even cases. Wait I have no need I take care of my tech :)

        • BOK Music says

          Why are people still discussing this?  FACT: The iPhone 5 WILL BE BETTER than the Droid Bionic.  Why?  Because the Droid Bionic was released in September 2011 and the iPhone 5 will not be released until summer/fall sometime in 2012.  By then the BIONIC will have been out for close to a year and we all know that this means 3 years in technology years.  By the time the iPhone 5 is FINALLY released (Apple was chicken for changing the name of the iPhone 5 to the iPhone 4S), hopefully it will have LTE capabilities, otherwise PHAIL.

      • Brandon says

        The only thing that I felt was even a comparrison was the accessories and he’s right about it.  The rest was comments about what the iPhone will have and not really explaining why that will make it better than the Bionic.  Weak.

      • Chriskilgannon says

        Ok, seriously bud there is no way you can call this person a journalist, there was nothing objective about this. 

      • Alucard9114 says

        Why do apple fanboys always assume when someone says something bad about a crappy iphone 5 article that there an android fan boy ? i switched to a droid phone from an apple after trying blackberry and even windows phones and what i saw out of all those phones was i had no control over my iphone
        apple had all the control apple can come out with a device that is 20 years ahead of its time and i will still choose a google phone for the one reason its my phone not apples i pay for my phone every month not apple i should have control over what i do with it not them

      • Gaaaaaaaaa says

        i have iphone 4. there is still no FLASH support and never will be. deal breaker right there.

      • Iloveapple says

        well for one he says that the Iphone 5 is “better” due to it’s processor when all evidence leads to it having the same processor as the Bionic. So how is that better? Typical fanboy review….”the processors are the same….so Apple is better”….what a joke.

      • Iloveapple says

        well for one he says that the Iphone 5 is “better” due to it’s processor when all evidence leads to it having the same processor as the Bionic. So how is that better? Typical fanboy review….”the processors are the same….so Apple is better”….what a joke.

      • Iloveapple says

        well for one he says that the Iphone 5 is “better” due to it’s processor when all evidence leads to it having the same processor as the Bionic. So how is that better? Typical fanboy review….”the processors are the same….so Apple is better”….what a joke.

      • Iloveapple says

        well for one he says that the Iphone 5 is “better” due to it’s processor when all evidence leads to it having the same processor as the Bionic. So how is that better? Typical fanboy review….”the processors are the same….so Apple is better”….what a joke.

    • Anonymous says

      No kidding!! I like how they didnt mention that the IPHONE 5 is not available on 4g..

      • Fatneckpc says

        How do you know? I wasn’t aware the IPhone 5 specs were out yet. It could absolutely have 4G. It I hope it doesn’t. Why would I want something in my phone that I won’t even be able to properly use for another year. Carriers are using the 4G craze to get people to buy new phones & switch over, when actually 4G is basically non existent on any carrier & won’t be readily available until mid 2012 at the earliest.

        • iLove4G says

          Um I have a 4G Adroid phone with 25 Mbps download speeds routinely and I live in a smaller town (50k population area) I actually just travelled from gulf coast FL to New Orleans and had 4G almost the whole way! It is highly doubtful that the iPhone 5 will be 4G (it would cut into Apple’s profit margin too much). Verizon’s 4G network is expanding rapidly and I would pick a 4G Android device regardless as it is much easier to do what I want to do and put the apps I want. While the iPhone may have the pretty cases, the Android devices have way more custom software options!

    • C Latus says

      Wow that was the worst article I have ever seen.  Truly disgusting hack of writer.

      iOS just looks better?  Are you kidding?  The big joke in the Android world is how boring and plain iOS is.   This guy is a hack.

      • Anonymous says

        Yes, this has to be worst article ever. Completely stupid, calling out the specs for both phones that are not even out. Simply amazing….are they hiring any journalists ? I sure would like a job writing nonsense all day and getting paid for it. 

    • Anonymous says

      Yep. This article is a f***ing joke. 
      I wonder how much he is getting paid.

      I guess he is right. 4 inch is the sweet spot for a screen. If your a 15 year old chick. 
      So is whatever screen the iShit has is the best size?

      The processor on the Bionic will be faster, and we don’t even know if the iPhone 5 will have the A5.
      The Bionic will at least have a Tegra 2. 

      The iPhone might not even have 4G. Forgot to mention that eh? 

      And how the **** is iOS5 better than the latest versions of Android? 
      Its basically copying most of the ideas, and still is missing TONS of customizable features Android has. 

      And if the iPhone looks like the one in that picture, it will be the ugliest phone ever. 

    • biotch says

      “droid bionic will only be available on verizon”
      actually, the Bionic equivalents, the Atrix 4G form AT&T, and the Photon 4G for Sprint. They’re basically the same phones with different names.

      And, if the iPhone 5 doesn’t go to Sprint, it’ll be capped data for both Verizon and AT&T. Good luck with that.

      And 3rd of all, the iPhone 5 hasn’t even launched. There’s no proof of screen size, carriers, processors, and even accessories. The only thing guaranteed is iOS 5. And, the iPhone 5 most likely won’t retain the same shape as the iPhone 4, or 3/3GS for that matter. Accessory producers would have to make different cases.

    • Lizardmannnn says

      Yea really he’s like “the blazing fast” a5 well the android competition the nvidia tegra 2 I’d much faster

      • chetan takyar says

        no actually it is not the dual core a5 is faster the a5 is bigger and heres proofhttp://www.gamespot.com/forums/topic/28137428http://maypalo.com/2011/09/12/iphone-5-vs-samsung-galaxy-s2-processor-speed-benchmark-test/
        get your facts right before you post again ok got that 

      • chetan takyar says

        no actually it is not the dual core a5 is faster the a5 is bigger and heres proofhttp://www.gamespot.com/forums/topic/28137428http://maypalo.com/2011/09/12/iphone-5-vs-samsung-galaxy-s2-processor-speed-benchmark-test/
        get your facts right before you post again ok got that 

      • chetan takyar says

        no actually it is not the dual core a5 is faster the a5 is bigger and heres proofhttp://www.gamespot.com/forums/topic/28137428http://maypalo.com/2011/09/12/iphone-5-vs-samsung-galaxy-s2-processor-speed-benchmark-test/
        get your facts right before you post again ok got that 

      • chetan takyar says

        no actually it is not the dual core a5 is faster the a5 is bigger and heres proofhttp://www.gamespot.com/forums/topic/28137428http://maypalo.com/2011/09/12/iphone-5-vs-samsung-galaxy-s2-processor-speed-benchmark-test/
        get your facts right before you post again ok got that 

    • Mark Kimitch says

      Nothing in this article has convinced me to switch from a Droid to an iPhone. The edge to edge screen doesn’t really impress me, nor does the retina display. The part about the processor doesn’t even include a comparison to the Droid Bionic, and Apple isn’t really known for having the fastest processors available. “Prettier” apps, when the developers get around to it? Is that your only sticking point? Not only will I get 4G speeds on the Bionic, but I’ll also continue to get unlimited data, because I’ve been with Verizon for years, and never had to deal with AT&T’s (pr Sprint’s for that matter) horrible QoS.

  2. Dev Barua says

     Sounded like a iPHONE 5 ad, rather than a critic. Josh, are you on Apple’s payroll? :-D

  3. Shenanigans says

    Seriously?
    This is such a stupid article considering the fact that neither phone has even been officially announced (not counting the first version of bionic shown off at the beginning of the year) and so we have no idea what the specs will be for either phone. All we have are rumors. I love how people used to cry about how Android would beat the iphone only because it was on multiple carriers and now that argument is being used for the iphone vs a specific android device.
    I miss real new articles

  4. Shenanigans says

    Seriously?
    This is such a stupid article considering the fact that neither phone has even been officially announced (not counting the first version of bionic shown off at the beginning of the year) and so we have no idea what the specs will be for either phone. All we have are rumors. I love how people used to cry about how Android would beat the iphone only because it was on multiple carriers and now that argument is being used for the iphone vs a specific android device.
    I miss real new articles

  5. Aztecmmx says

    Not a very convincing argument for the iphone Josh. By the way, have you cashed that check from Apple yet?

  6. Manny Subia says

    Why is it that people insist on throwing around terms like “fanboy” around?……….does it make you feel better about yourself? lol

    BTW Custom Colonel,…….Dev never mentioned anything about Android. ;)

      • Manny Subia says

        haha……..yes my friend,……..I do know what it stands for. If you had read my full reply you would’ve gathered that I do understand what it implies and that’s why I was asking if it makes makes people feel better about themselves when using it

        • Joe Soriano says

          Haha it’s funny how apple fans are calling android users fanboys and vice_versa. its seems there’s a lot of apple fanboys too. But I think both systems are great and this is coming from a mac user for almost 10yrs (g3, g4, macbook, and imac owner) I honestly prefer the android os better then the iphone, just my personal choice. I just find the droid phones a little more beneficial for me. I’ve actually used both os  and I could honestly say androids are great phones. For gods sake, they’re both based on similar OS, unix and linux….
          AND IPHONE WASNT THE FIRST SMARTPHONE PEOPLE…………http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BlackBerryhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorolahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ROKR_E1READ PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Joe Soriano says

          Haha it’s funny how apple fans are calling android users fanboys and vice_versa. its seems there’s a lot of apple fanboys too. But I think both systems are great and this is coming from a mac user for almost 10yrs (g3, g4, macbook, and imac owner) I honestly prefer the android os better then the iphone, just my personal choice. I just find the droid phones a little more beneficial for me. I’ve actually used both os  and I could honestly say androids are great phones. For gods sake, they’re both based on similar OS, unix and linux….
          AND IPHONE WASNT THE FIRST SMARTPHONE PEOPLE…………http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BlackBerryhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorolahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ROKR_E1READ PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Joe Soriano says

          Haha it’s funny how apple fans are calling android users fanboys and vice_versa. its seems there’s a lot of apple fanboys too. But I think both systems are great and this is coming from a mac user for almost 10yrs (g3, g4, macbook, and imac owner) I honestly prefer the android os better then the iphone, just my personal choice. I just find the droid phones a little more beneficial for me. I’ve actually used both os  and I could honestly say androids are great phones. For gods sake, they’re both based on similar OS, unix and linux….
          AND IPHONE WASNT THE FIRST SMARTPHONE PEOPLE…………http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BlackBerryhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorolahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ROKR_E1READ PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Taco_144 says

    I am an iOSs user but this article is sort of dumb rumors for apples devices are usually wrong and over exaggerated shouldn’t make articles like this until the device is unveiled

  8. Who_Cares says

    Neither of these phone are “official”. It is kinda dumb to write an article like this when no one even knows what each phone will have. All rumors at this point.

  9. anon says

    Thanks for the lulz, Josh. Since both phones along with information regarding their specs have not been officially released I don’t know how you can accurately make such comparisons.

    I’m surprised that the signature “sent from my iphone4″ was not at the end of the article.

  10. Anonymous says

    Terrible points.  People would rather have a 4″ iPhone vs a 4.5″ Bionic because it will fit better in their pocket?  I have read a lot of previews for the Bionic and sounds like the 4.5″ screen is one of the more exciting features of the phone!  Maybe your sister says that she would rather have a smaller screen.

  11. Anonymous says

    I have been wondering: what these much touted IOS only apps are that are so compelling as to tie the user to the Apple ecosystem? Every review comparing any other mobile platform against IOS mentions how IOS trumps in apps.  In this article we have “a plethora of apps that they would need to leave behind”.  A plethora?  Can you name 10? 5 even?  Invariably the IOS apps that make the Top 10 list are available on Android, from what I have seen.

    Do you have an IOS app you just can’t live without?  One that isn’t available on Android?  I would love to see that list!

    • Anonymous says

      Exactly.  I came from an iPod Touch into the Android world.  Every app that I used every day was available on Android and ran/looked just as good.  In fact, with widgets I was actually able to do *more* with the Android apps than on iOS.  Further, there are Android apps that I’d pit against any iOS app such as PowerAMP which kicks tail on any media player in iOS. 

      • Elizabeth Griffin says

         Media player=Apple I know you have an ipod because what else is there? Android could never get close. I have an android phone and i tried listening to music on it and every song played like a broken record.

    • Boarder95 says

      Everyone who agrees with this person doesn’t know what they are talking about, I’ll make a list of apps that I have that aren’t on android, I’ll even make sure they aren’t by checking on my friends galaxy s, get ready for a list of great iOS exclusive apps but probably mostly games ;)

      • Boarder95 says

        Just some Games:
        Need for speed: Hot pursuit
        Dead Space
        Star Battalion
        Archetype 
        Street Fighter 4
        Dungeon Hunter 2
         Grand theft auto: china town wars
        Rage HD
        Infinity Blade
        Real racing 2 

        These are 12 games that aren’t on android, didn’t take me long to find all these and check if they were on android.  These are only games, I didn’t even bother doing other categories because I don’t want to waist anymore of my time.

        Other iOS users should make there own lists (of stuff other then games) to prove that app store is superior to android market. 

        Also I should mention iTunes. The largest digital music and movie store ever made, much better then anything anyone else has to offer.

        • Trob6969 says

          Do you realize that by going into an android device’s settings you can select an option to allow it to download apps from OUTSIDE of the android market? Can an iPhone do that?

        • elemeno0pee says

          You wouldn’t want to “waist” your time?  iTunes is much better “then” anything anyone else has to offer?

          I bet you didn’t want to WASTE your time learning proper grammar in school either.  I’m smarter THAN you.

        • Gaaaaaaaaa says

           i find games on cellphone to be waste of time. if you are over 25 and still spend alot of time playing games, i suggest you use your paycheck and buy an xbox or a nice gaming pc. the games on the iphone are a joke, ive owned over 5 pages of them and they are all stupid.

        • Gaaaaaaaaa says

           i find games on cellphone to be waste of time. if you are over 25 and still spend alot of time playing games, i suggest you use your paycheck and buy an xbox or a nice gaming pc. the games on the iphone are a joke, ive owned over 5 pages of them and they are all stupid.

  12. Dustin says

    Since this article is written on rumors started by someone who wrote something one time on the internet somewhere, let’s see the whole picture of the rumors.

    iOS5 is rumored to be more like Android in look and feel….so arguing iOS5 is going to be better than Android is ridiculous.

    “Perfectly sized retina display” – I heard a rumor that 4.789″ displays are the perfect size. But I also heard a rumor that whatever size the iPhone is is the right size, so who’s to know.

    “Blazing fast processor” – Catchy adjectives and ridiculous assumptions don’t do a very good job for replacing facts…..iPhone now with a BLAZING FAST 68020 processor! Sometimes I wonder if these apple cheerleaders ever realize how ridiculous they sound?

    “Choose your own carrier” – This one really takes the cake…..so you can have the Bionic on VZW with “limited” data plans or the iPhone on VZW with “limited” data plans….oh or you could choose to really screw yourself and go with ATT&Ts “limited” data plan. Quite the salesman aren’t ya Josh? If journalism doesn’t pan out you could always make a good living at a used car dealership or as a door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman.

    In all seriousness though, Josh, just admit that you wrote this article not to inform us but to get traffic. These days anything with “Droid Bionic” in the headline turns heads. Isn’t it sad that “iPhone 5″ doesn’t do the same thing? Wonder why…

  13. Zaphod says

    There is nothing of value whatsoever from this “article”, just more Apple marketing. 

  14. Lil Jimmee says

    One enormous problem with this article(which overshadows the many smaller problems) When the Bionic comes out it will have the fastest processor of any current phone. It will be much much much faster than the iPhone’s processor. Other than that, this article pretty much stinks.

  15. Catchingbugsandstuff says

    I was looking for a comparison… This is just a rant about how the iPhone’s wannabe competitor ad for it’s yearly slap a new sticker on it and charge double for it. Just as Leno once said. Steps to be trendy iPerson: 1: buy iPod, iPhone, iPad. 2: Open iWhatever. 3: through away iWhatever because they have another version.

    Screw iPhone. Bionic will win this battle!

    • Shakes says

      Isn’t a year quite a while to wait for new technology though?
      There are new and better droid phones coming out every other month seems like.
      At least they work on it till its right, rather than spit out a new phone 5x a year…

  16. Jcalhou4 says

    Hahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!! You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol

    • Manny Subia says

      “Fanboy”, “Android Fans”…….There goes that word again. hahaha ……..I really like the “Crybabies” touch too lolz

    • Mrfrenche says

      You miss the point. There was almost no truth in the article. You forgot to put your iBrain in today, didn’t you?

    • colton says

      Actualy u should be the one crying since ur precious apple has decided to copy sevral features on the android os. O and btw google beat apple to a cloud service.. o and when u liike the new notifacation sytem that u get u can thank android.

      • Torterra2020 says

        Dude, your sir need to:
        1. Calm down.
        2. Learn grammar.
        3. Learn what google plans to do
        With you AnFans.

        • colton says

          You need to learn to get off of apples cock. O and as for the grammar talk to my PhD about it

      • Joeschmoe says

        Really? Copied Android? I’ll give you the notification rip-off but how about the fact that google took the ENTIRE TOUCHSCREEN — PHONE TOUCHSCREEN OS IDEA FROM APPLE!!? There wasn’t a single phone like the iPhone before, so if you wanna talk about someone copying something how about the fact that Android is basically a cheap rip-off of Apple’s iPhone a has been a copy since day one. There is no comeback or defense for that. So Apple took Android’s notification system, while Android took the entire system and UI (albeit with changes, I’m talking about the concept) so really if you wanna call Apple out on th one rip-off, how about you look at your little plastic POS Android device and think if it would be there if Apple didn’t design the base idea first.

        • avidtech says

          IBM Simon is considered the 1st smartphone….in 93….JFGI before you write a diatribe of hate …..

          If you don’t know what JFGI means….maybe you should Just F’n Google It.

        • Trob6969 says

          You talk as if apple pioneered touch screen technology. Use the internet to research it then come back to this forum & post what you find…sorry but the tech wasn’t apple’s to begin with!

        • colton says

          Really android copied ios well lets see name something android copied that apple actually created because I can’t think of one but don’t feel bad if you can’t

        • Joeschmoe says

          I never said Apple created the smartphone dumbas$es I said they created the idea of the touchscreen smartphone AS IT IS TODAY, not the first, I know you have no other defense besides that, but it was the first of ITS KIND (deny that and you are just stupid). Android is a rip of the iPhone idea, believe it or not, I really don’t give a $hit because it is true. Would we have the Android phone as it is today if Apple never made the iPhone? I highly doubt it. So maybe you “smart” people who wanna contradict me with your bull$hit reasoning wanna rethink a little bit. Apple pioneered this, yes parts are piggybacked but the iPhone was 100000000% unique when it came out, was Android? Dont think it was.

        • colton says

          Actually android speared on several T-Mobile devices before the iPhone came out so explain that one

        • Joeschmoe says

          Colton, yes and no. It was like a blackberry type device, not the touch interface. And the first commercial android was out a year after the iPhone (http://www.chacha.com/question/which-came-first-android-or-iphone). So before you make stupid claims, think. Yes the name Android was there but the whole argument I made & which you still cannot refute or rebut is that the iPhone type interface was done by Apple first and ripped by Android (yes they made it their own, I do not disagree but the concept is still the same thing as the iPhone)

        • James says

          First does not = best. Besides, you can’t “own” a concept, only the specific technology required to make the concept a reality. That’s the beauty of most tech, there are typically several different ways to transform concepts into reality; enter Android who seems to have beaten Apple at its own game by achieving the same concept in a different (IMO better) way.

        • Joeschmoe says

          Not to mention the App Store rip off that Android made into the Marketplace (I believe thats the name, not really sure). Also, how are those viruses doing? Hope you didnt log into your banking site on your phone… It seems there is a critical nasty little virus found on Android every few weeks.

          No I am not a fanboy or whatever you call it. I like iOS better, it has a larger dev base (they go where the money is), a simple 5 minute jailbreak lets me do whatever I want to the OS, and lastly I like the solid phone instead of the $hitty plastic cheap feeling that most Androids have and the iPhones just plain look nicer than ‘most’ android phones (there are only 1 or 2 I’d consider switching for) but most are just ugly, cheap looking devices. 

        • cpug5150 says

          Dude, you have to be the biggest nob on the net. Technology is a transcending field, never ending. There’s really not a first or last, just a continuing evolution of improvements from past technologies. Someone came out with the first car too, so what. One company learns from another and finds ways to create, improve, or revolutionize their industry based on that knowledge. If you want to continue throwing a tirade about the chicken or the egg, knock yourself out. However, in the end it just doesn’t matter. First – as you keep pontificating about the iShit – does not mean best. In addition, if you don’t even know the name of the Droid App market ["(I believe thats the name, not really sure)"], how in God’s name can you pass judgement on Google’s devices? BTW, Android is the trademark of Google. I figure I needed to specify that since you weren’t even sure of the aforementioned app store’s name. Quit living in the past iFag, Google’s Androind isn’t.

        • Gaaaaaaaaa says

          touch screen has occured on computer monitor when i was like 9. and i was born in 1985. try again fcktard. btw i own a iphone 4 and had 3gs and 3g. so im not biased

    • Gaaaaaaaaa says

      ive owned the iphone 3g, 3gs and now iphone 4. im switching to droid. you are a fcktard who got steve jobs’ semen in your head clugging your reasoning nerve cells

  17. Cat Hoffman says

    There’s no proof that Apple will definitely include 4G in the phone. We can all hope for that, but it hasn’t been made official yet to my knowledge. Also as far as the unlimited data argument about the Bionic, Verizon has already said that all existing customers will be grandfathered in with their unlimited data plans, so the new data tiers only apply to new customers.

    • Trob6969 says

      Why does anyone automatically assume iPhone 5 will have the ‘latest’ technology when there has been 4 previous versions of the phone & the latest one STILL doesn’t have an SD card slot! Wtf?! I have old flip-phones in my basement that have that BASIC feature & they’re not even ‘smartphones’! Not to mention, to carry an extra battery for an iPhone you’d have to buy an extra iPhone!

  18. Anonymous says

    I’ve never seen so much bias in an article EVER. I will never come back to this website. I can’t believe someone would write such a blatantly bias article.

  19. Rhody says

    This was a piece of propaganda and more like an ad than a neutral article.   4G lte is a big deal. The story also fails to mention that current Verizon customers will be grandfathered to have unlimited bw when they upgrade to this phone.  The new rules apply only for NEW CUSTOMERS, or if you drastically change your plan.

    This story wants me to get the Bionic even more, to be free of apple’s controlling strong hold.

  20. Jimjah says

    He forgot to mention that iphone wont be 4G, will still have a pathetic 5 megapixel camera, is smaller than the bionic, and like every iphone a paperweight if its not jailbroken.

      • Segosa says

        If AnFans are those with facts to backup their arguments, than yes I’m sure he is.  So far the overwhelming majority of iFans posting on this article have failed to provide any sort of argument (both on and off topic) based on facts.  Instead they provide more of what Josh already wrote for us… intellectually vacant, mouth breathing gibberish. 

  21. Iowaboy says

    Good grief this article was just awful!  I particularly enjoyed the end of the “Processor” argument talking to the console gaming space.  Really, IOS is taking over console gaming.. I wonder if Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo are waving their arms in surrender at the mere utterance of the words “Apple” and “Console Gaming”…   Come on CNET….. don’t you see this type of piece reflects poorly on you?

  22. Jose says

    Everyone knows it doesn’t matter what it has IPhone 5 or 4S I just going to sell better….
    Why?
    Because it’s an iPhone it’s the popularity not everyone is a geek and looks into the specs and sees if the iPhone is better or not they just buy it because it’s the thing to have….
    I love it how people compare the amount of phones android is selling to the iPhone…. I have one word for that STUPID of course they are gonna sell more your camparing 10ish phones to to 2!!
    Counting 3GS

    • Trob6969 says

      You’re exactly right Jose! FINALLY somebody sees the success of iPhone sells for what it is: the equivalent of a fashion trend! Why else would people continue to by a device that’s clearly inferior to so many others (spec sheets compared side-by-side)? Because they see it as ‘cool’.

  23. Techno Fan says

    Hellloooooo – As the old Saturday Night Live expression goes “Jane, you misinformed ignorant slut”. Did anyone bother to read the part that says… If you want to catch the flipside, be sure to read Adam’s take on 5 reasons why the Bionic should be in your pocket instead of an iPhone 5. Relax people, this is nothing more than two journalists giving oposing viewpoints to these two excellent phones soon to be coming out. Why can’t they both be excellent phone for whatever your individual tastes are without a fanboy trashing the phone they don’t like. Go with whichever phone makes you happy and shut the hell up if other people prefer the other phone.

  24. Techno Fan says

    Hellloooooo – As the old Saturday Night Live expression goes “Jane, you misinformed ignorant slut”. Did anyone bother to read the part that says… If you want to catch the flipside, be sure to read Adam’s take on 5 reasons why the Bionic should be in your pocket instead of an iPhone 5. Relax people, this is nothing more than two journalists giving oposing viewpoints to these two excellent phones soon to be coming out. Why can’t they both be excellent phone for whatever your individual tastes are without a fanboy trashing the phone they don’t like. Go with whichever phone makes you happy and shut the hell up if other people prefer the other phone.

    • Anonymous says

      You’re being an apologist. Nice try, but the reality is that the “flipside” article made legitimate comparisons between the two devices and made valid, logical points that are based upon demonstrable evidence about certain hardware specs. This article disregards certain aspects of the phones and offers vague, unsubstantiated opinions about certain aspects of the iPhone. It isn’t a comparison article, it’s an advertisement. With the two sets of rumored specs, the Bionic will trounce the iPhone 5 in performance.

      • Techno Fan says

        Aren’t you doing the same thing without knowing all the facts? Shouldn’t everyone wait for the actual information and testing to come out before trouncing either phone!

        • Anonymous says

          Quick to the punch, but he ain’t too sharp folks. If you had READ my comment, you’d notice that I said that the comparisons were based upon RUMORED specs. And based upon the info we have now (the rumors), the Bionic destroys the iPhone, and that was evidenced in the arguments made by the other rumor. With the current specs, barring any changes, the iPhone is indefensible.

      • Techno Fan says

        For some reason I could not reply to your post below??? Anyway, Yes I read your post and you are making my argument for me… Even if you have all the facts about one phone, unless you have all the facts about the other phone then any comparisons are still based on rumors. The article is based on rumored specs as you mentioned, but then you go ahead and give your opinion (just as the reviewer did in the article) based on rumors. Once again, I am not saying if you or the reviewer is right or wrong – I’m just saying that everyone should (1) Wait for the facts before making a decision (2) Buy whichever phone meets their needs (3) Resist the urge to trash the other phone or people who buy the other phone.

        • Techno Fan says

          BTW – I have no allegience one way or the other. I am currently a Blackberry user, but I am finally going to make the switch away in favor of one of these devices when they come out. And NO, I will not be making up my mind until I have the information on both devices. That is, unless Apple delays for much longer and makes my decision for me!!!

  25. Harrison Kaminsky says

    Completely subjective and opinionated… yes, you can support Apple over Android, but at least make sense when you do it and have better reasons then this…  I’ll refute all five of your “points” here and then build my own case below it.

    1. iOS 5- Ok- this is ridiculous, haha. Well first of all, you haven’t even used, seen, or looked at iOS 5, so I can’t see what kind of opinion you can possibly have on it.  And how is the fact that it has iOS 5 make it any better than the Bionic?  The Droid Bionic will (as of right now) feature Android 2.3 Gingerbread with an unlocked boot-loader, making it more customizable than the semi-retarded square apps that can’t do much more than sit there and “shake in fear” of being deleted when you press down on them for a few seconds.  The UI on the Bionic will be much easier, and the mobile hotspot feature on the Bionic is a strength as well.

    2. Perfectly Sized Retina Display- This is a joke and your worst argument.. mostly because the Bionic’s screen is going to be better… Your statement that it’s “perfectly sized,” shows your pro-Apple attitude as well, because well, everything on the iPhone is OF COURSE inherently perfect!  Not… The Bionic’s 4.5″ qHD display- which you say, is.. a tablet size?  I’m sure you’ve never seen anything as big as 4.5″ I guess… 540 x 960 pixels as well, meaning it’s just as good as the iPhone resolution, but with the bigger screen size, which some people like, again, making your point subjective and moot, the Bionic wins- bigger screen size and the same resolution = win for Bionic.

    3. Blazing processing speed?  You should do comedy… First off, the fact that it will be using the iPad’s processor is a rumor, just like everything else you’re even talking about in this “article,” because Apple chooses to be secret about everything, in turn hurting you, the customer of Apple products.  As for gaming- who ever said that it’s going to replace console gaming… besides another article on this site..?  Believe me, nobody is ready to give up the experience of surround sound in their home theaters playing Xbox quite yet… and when it comes, it won’t be the iPhone to give the new experience.  The processor on the Bionic is as of right now going to be the fastest mobile processor on the market, more powerful than the IPad’s, which is once again only a rumor that it will be used in the iPhone 5.  And I don’t know if you have seen any of the recent games available on the Android market… they are getting a lot better and more developers will create better games for Android OS in the future because of the high powered processor- “if you build it, they will come.”

    4. Accessories- Yes, there will be more accessories for the iPhone 5 than the Droid Bionic- but.. will you buy all of them?  Yes, you’ll have all your choices, but only a few will succeed, which are the name branded ones, who will also create accessories for the Bionic.  The cheap China and Taiwan made accessories will always be out there, but it doesn’t matter, as long as they are available to everyone.  Quality over quantity is important, because i’m sure you won’t be purchasing all the thousands of iPhone 5 accessories.

    5. Choose your own carrier and unlimited data- Sorry, you’re wrong on this one.  I mean of course you can choose your own carrier… but does anyone really want AT&T’s service over Verizon..?  Also, it’s rumored that Sprint will be bought out by Verizon in the next year or so as well…  As for you’re tiered data plan argument, you’re wrong as well.. Most people going out to buy the iPhone or Droid Bionic previously had phones with data plans, before the July 7th cutoff date for unlimited data for Verizon.  This means most customers, like me, will be grandfathered into the plan, and I am still eligible for unlimited data, even on my new phone, the Bionic, when it comes out presumably August 4th.  Even if you’re a new customer of smartphones, you’re probably a little older and behind the curve, meaning that these customers will not be using as much data as the current customers, such as streaming video, music, playing online games, mobile hotspots, etc.  Of course I’m making an assumption, but it also helps my point that AT&T said themselves that they will be moving to a tiered data plan service as well, pretty soon. So no real battle there, it’s neutral, except for the fact that Verizon does have superior service to AT&T, and that’s pretty much a proven fact by now.  The reason that AT&T hasn’t introduced the tiered data plans yet is because they haven’t even introduced LTE devices yet.. once again behind the curve.  http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/22/mobile-broadband-shocker-atandt-looking-at-tiered-data-pricing-an/

    That’s a link from engadget, which is a lot more informative than this site, and there’s a lot more sense put into their articles. :) 

    Have a nice day and enjoy your iPhone 5!

    • NPWB says

      ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
      Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
      rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
      You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol

    • Anonymous says

      How DARE you put forth logical, well-defended points that are based upon demonstrable evidence!? You must be some sort of stupid Android fanboy! Go home and waste your time on your crappy Android phone while all us iTards watch Apple iCommercials on our tiny iPhone iScreens (which are quite OBVIOUSLY iSuperior to the 4.3″-4.5″ Android screens)!

    • Trob6969 says

      “Perfectly sized display”?! Lol! That’s funny to me because when the original Droid came out with it’s 3.8″ display many iPhone ‘advocates’ claimed it was too big! But since apple decided to put the same size screen on iPhone, suddenly its “perfectly sized”! Lol!

  26. s0uth says

    Apple lost me when the denied flash content. Untill then. If ever. Android ftw. And I can’t wait for this bionic! Hurry up!

    • Trob6969 says

      Yeah, people browsing the web without flash support on their phones probably don’t realize how much content they’re missing.

  27. NPWB says

    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol

  28. NPWB says

    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol

  29. NPWB says

    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol
    ahaha go cry Android fans hahahaha
    Hahahaha the truth hurts!!!! Apple
    rocks and it’s time you android punks realized that hahaha hahaha!!!!!
    You Droid lovers are crybabies!!!!! You mad????? I don’t care!!! Lol

  30. Coop says

    Oh yeah, well…  my Dad can beat up your Dad.  I don’t know your Dad and I’ve never seen my Dad in a fight, but I’m pretty sure my Dad can take your Dad inside of 2 minutes! 

  31. RUAM says

    APPLE IS #1 IN THE WORLD. HAHHAA aNDROID SUCK.  APPLE IS GOOD DUE.  I LOVE APPLE MAN.  APPLE IS THE TOP MOBILE IN THE WORLD.  I HAVE EVERYTHING FROM APPLE MAN.  IPOD, IPHONE, IPAD, MACBOOK AIR, APPLE TV, IMAC.  DAM EVERYTHING IS COOOOOOOOOOL.  i LOVE IT, THANKS APPLE.  THANKS AGAIN APPLE. OH THANKS STEVE JOB. 

    • John Destacamento says

      Can I ask you a question?  If Steve Jobs left Apple today and started a new company called “Orange Computers” and one year from now he releases the “SuperPhone” which turns out to be a magnificent phone;  would you buy it or stick with Apple’s iPhone 6?    

  32. stoggy says

    Maybe he was attempting to compare rumors and not facts.  in which case it was very well done.

    Dont you have to hand over you dick when you buy an iphone?  But they give you a purse?  Most of my friends will choose android over ios for that reason alone.

  33. BrianB13 says

    This discussion reads like a political debate.  People that are either Apple fans or Android fans going at each other.  And for all the laughting and personal remarks; GROW UP!!

    An article written by a true Apple bigot about two phones who aren’t out on the market yet and whom we can’t really compare specifications against.  Especially the iPhone 5.  We know next to nothing about that phone.  It’s pretty simple; people who love Apple products will get an iPhone.  Those that don’t will no doubt get an Android phone.  Then you have the people that are undecided.  Just like politics.  

  34. Gravebelly says

    My wife has iphone 4. I have droidx cant wait for bionic. Open source apple is just not my thing. She is not really crazy with her current ip4. I have played around looked at store and other options. I personally do not like ip4. Maybe if i only used ip i would think otherwise. I think droid is the way to go and perhaps windows 8 phone next year may be a real threat to droid and ip who knows.

  35. Jcalhou4 says

    If the writer would have said that the Droid bionic had better features than iPhone 5 you android RETARDS would have been jumping up and down and saying how good the android is over apple and you would have said see apple sucks I know you android bitches to well. But ad it stands the iPhone 5 is gonna kick all your chump android phones out the water!’!!!!!

    • colton says

      Really because I’m pretty sure if it comes with the A5 processor then it will be underclocked and outdated android will be on quadcore by the end of the year plus the bionic doubles as a laptop o and the iPhone doesn’t have HDMI out which really outdated

    • Anonymous says

      The *SAME* exact thing was said when the iPhone 4 came out.  Then again when the iPhone 4 came to Verizon.  Still waiting for the iPhone to kick Android’s ass.  Not gonna happen iTard.

  36. Schatje says

    Congrats, Josh Smith. You have successfully trolled a pack of morons from both sides into participation. An exquisite work to be sure.

  37. Anonymous says

    “The Motorola Droid Bionic will likely be sporting a massive 4.5″
    display, but do you really want to try to carry a small tablet around in
    your pocket everyday? After you consider the power drain from such a
    large display and from the 4G connection, you’ll be running back to the
    appropriately sized iPhone 5 display.”

    I stopped reading there, due to it being fanboyish, ignorant, unintelligent, and uninformed. A small tablet? Seriously? The bigger screen is better for web browsing, a simple fact. And anyone who ever mentions the “BUT IT’S SO BIG, HOW DO YOU PUT IT IN YOUR POCKET???” argument can’t be taken seriously. Wanna know how I can fit it in my pocket? Because I don’t wear women’s jeans.

  38. Sonny_reborn says

    A true apple fanboy. My friend…..Google is a powerhouse not to be taken lightly…..you will see. Android is way better.

  39. That19guy says

    It was onesided and the pricing part only focused on droid being tierd.. only thing i see apple doing good in is the power saving feture, now that is freaking holy on the new gen phones

  40. Biggsam89 says

    Omg..seriously? Everyone is going to argue about two phones that are nothing more than rumors? No dates have been set..they haven’t even been officially announced. I agree that the person who wrote this sounded fanboyish and one sided. This articles bashed android and didn’t give enough credit. Josh took two products and said “hey this one is my favorite I don’t like that one and here are the five reasons I don’t like the other one” now I have owned both products. I had the iPhone 3gs and it froze on me the first week I had it. Took it to apple and they gave me another one. That one started freezing when I would turn the phone horizhorizontally so i went back to my BB bold 9700. Then I decided to give apple another shot with the iPhone 4. Same as 3gs but with a better camera on the back and a camera in the front. Other than that same phone. I now have the Samsung infuse. Biggest screen phone i have ever owned. I love web browsing on it and watchibg movies. Before that the attic and then the inspire. Before that the captivate. Never had any issues with android. I like the iPhone but not for me. I gave it to my gf and she loves it. I prefer android. She prefers iPhone but its easier to use and get used to then android OS. I honestly do believe 65% of iPhone users get the iPhone because its “THE” phone to have. Anyways I live android. Good luck to both companies. They both will have their advantages and disadvantages.

  41. Chris Vangorkom says

    So far the overwhelming majority of iFans posting on this article have failed to provide any sort of argument (both on and off topic) based on facts.  Instead they provide more of what Josh already wrote for us… intellectually vacant, mouth breathing gibberish.  

  42. Matthew Poulsen says

    Oh my god this article is pathetic.  This isn’t an objective comparison.  Its freaking advertisement for Apple.  So in one statement you claim the iphone is improved because of the 4″ display and in another you say its better than the android phones with a 4.5″ display (because they’re just too big).  That is a complete matter of preference.  Its NOT about technical ability.  And because of the diversity in the android platform there will be smaller android phones. 

    Jesus this is just ridiculous.  Basically the author’s argument boils down to the “android phones can’t be as good as the iphone 5 because . . . um…well…they aren’t iphones.”  Good god.  And I’m objective.  I have had both and am currently considering the iphone 5, but give me a break.

  43. UDID Activation says

    iOS 5 is pretty cool I wonder what they will add with iOS 6 beta and I wonder if I’ll need a UDID activation / registration for it like I got on http://www.iosudids.com they have pretty cool blog post on what we might expect with the iOS 6 beta too check it out http://iosudids.blogspot.com/

  44. Anonymous says

    The only reason iOS5 is competitive with Android is because it is copying so much of Android its turning into Android.

    With regard to the phones, neither phone has been released and the iPhone 5 is total speculation, so a comparison is irrelevant

  45. Mytonys says

     “you gain access to the largest selection of aftermarket accessories in the world.” 

    Who buys a phone because of its accessories? Thats like a girl who buys high heel shoes that don’t fit, only because they match her dress! 

    • Otaku says

      I was thinking the same thing.  Also, who really cares about the number of accessories?  So what the author is saying is instead of 100 different cases we can choose from, we have 500?  Do we REALLY need that many?

  46. Kleenex says

    I’m sorry, but there’s no way you can even compare two phones that don’t even have the specs released yet or anything. Also, the iPhone 5 would come out literally months after the bionic… of course it ‘could’ have similar specs, but apple products are overprices and usually can’t even compare with other products, except they have a cult like following.

  47. leor1976 says

    i would think that i phone 5 will beat the bionic since it will be released in the fall or maybe winter, which will allow apple to make upgrade still. on processors i think it is only a matter of time since apple is also out sourcing the processor i believe from samsung. i don’t know about console gaming either sony and xbox already have the content and windows phone has an edge with console gaming. on choices i believe there are android phones on all carriers not just  2 or 3.

  48. applsukz says

    This idiot did not write about comparing the new i5 to the bionic, this
    article is more about comparing the old i4 to the new i5. Where does it mention the processors against each other? or both user interfaces against each other? Not even apps that help you tap in to your phone? He did mention about accessories because that’s all we really care about, right? Who cares what the new phones do as long as we can purchase that brand new red or green phone carrying case? This guy should be the last person to ever write an article again.
    Go back to your creative writing class and learn not to be biassed when writing an article unless that’s what you really intend to do.

  49. Anonymous says

    The Droid Bionic will have a dozen cases, docks and cradles; but the iPhone 5 will have thousands of choices of third-party accessories.
    Who is this guy?

  50. Corey Sean McGuire says

    The Bionic is going to have the TI OMAP 4400 series, which, for all intends and purposes, is exactly what the A5 is, down to the same PowerVR SGX540 graphics accelerator, so on the subject of performance, it’s, literally, apples to apples.  And by that, I mean any statement that there is a difference is vacuous.

  51. modern slum lord says

    Josh needs to bow down to the bionic and while your down there take apples dick out of your mouth and wipe your chin before you go about Your day you got apple juice dripping from it!!!!
    apple is losing that’s why they are during everyone

  52. SeigaGen says

    I’ve been getting into twitter war with this guy on this issue.  Truly he has no idea what he is talking about.  He supports the iPhone yeah, but then he writes an article like this?  http://www.gottabemobile.com/2011/06/07/why-ios-5-isnt-enough-to-make-me-switch-from-android/

    He just doesn’t make any sense.  In our war, he tries to bring that article up, but Josh, I’m not talking about the linked article, I’m talking about this one where you have completely went one sided without having justified arguments.  Really, it won’t fit in your pocket?  That’s your argument?  Blazing fast A5 processor?  TI OMAP Processor clocks faster and it is also dual core.  Accessories?  Let’s see… iPhone = 1 version every year and only one manufacturer.  Android = multiple phones from multiple companies for all major carriers, so of course there will be more accessories for the iPhone.  But that’s nothing!  Droid phones have amazing stuff attached with them.  iPhone = no customizable UI unless you jailbreak.  Bionic = UNLOCKED BOOTLOADER, which means fully customizable to the user’s experience.

    Android is more options, more capabilities, more fun.

  53. Keylogger says

    This gadget is really fabulous, it includes all such technology and features which satisfied all our needs and also provides so many options of entertainment and also work as an important business tool.This is really great, thanks..

  54. Alenalexandar says

    Oh my god you must be 12!
    My dad has a better etc than your dad.
    Hello, Apple isnt your daddy, but I bet you get paid for this false, immature, and presumptuous advertisement.
    You are a fan boy, not a professional, and obviously not and cannot possibly be correctly informed because all your statements are based on rumors.
    If i could i would give you a negative 1000 star rating. Android is an ingenious and an advanced system the whole globe is working on and is based on Linux, the OS that same globe runs on. It is completely open making it a computer, not media and Apple store consumtion only OS. YOU HAVENT PRESENTED ANY SPEC OR DETAIL ON MOTOROLA nor iPhone5, which is delayed because of overheating, lol – it happens. Im not goin to bash different heads of the same beast but I felt the need to bash your unprofessionalism and warn others of your misinformation and FATAL LACK OF RESEARCH just in case they are heavily intoxicated or something in that sense and actually buy this fart of an article.
    Cheers!

  55. Alenalexandar says

    Oh my god you must be 12!
    My dad has a better etc than your dad.
    Hello, Apple isnt your daddy, but I bet you get paid for this false, immature, and presumptuous advertisement.
    You are a fan boy, not a professional, and obviously not and cannot possibly be correctly informed because all your statements are based on rumors.
    If i could i would give you a negative 1000 star rating. Android is an ingenious and an advanced system the whole globe is working on and is based on Linux, the OS that same globe runs on. It is completely open making it a computer, not media and Apple store consumtion only OS. YOU HAVENT PRESENTED ANY SPEC OR DETAIL ON MOTOROLA nor iPhone5, which is delayed because of overheating, lol – it happens. Im not goin to bash different heads of the same beast but I felt the need to bash your unprofessionalism and warn others of your misinformation and FATAL LACK OF RESEARCH just in case they are heavily intoxicated or something in that sense and actually buy this fart of an article.
    Cheers!

  56. Lemmy_Caution says

    I have a Thunderbolt (VZW) and an iPhone (ATT). Don’t love either one. The iPhone 5 will be a great phone except for one thing – having to deal with Apple Store employees which in my opinion is like dealing with cult members.

    Will dump the Thunderbolt in a couple of weeks. It is just not reliable. My ancient 3GS is reliable but glacially slow.

    Cannot stomach Apple’s ‘Walled Garden” approach.

  57. Lizardmannnn says

    Sounds apple biased but to me I prefer android when I use my iPod touch I feel like I’m being slapped in the face by apple saying this is how we want you to use your device you can’t change It. Eventually the open source android will take over open source stuff always does. iPhones are for people too dumb to figure out droids.

  58. Just_listen says

    Argh as much as I dislike android. I hate all the trash talk down here between apple and android. One thing, you guys are arguing over phones that haven’t come out yet, and also I’m pretty sure both phones should be pretty boss. And one more thing please please please stop using the “bad grammar” insult it’s been used about a billion times and maybe like the first time it was almost insulting. If your gonna comment maybe make it about how excited you are about these phones, what features your hoping for. stuff like that!! I’m hoping that the new iPhone will have a September launch and it will have a 8mp camera. That wasn’t so hard.

  59. Pmg27 says

    Two year android user hopin to learn somethin legit. All i learned is that , you sir, are a typical “machole”.

      • chetan takyar says

        look you idiot my brother has cerebral palsy and epilepsy i wouldn’t use the term “retard” so lightly, it is offending also “iOS is easy to use”  is that the stupid reason you hate iPhones see unlike you i THOUGHT about my comment i like apple you like android GET OVER IT FOR GODS SAKE!!!!!!
        i agree this article is down right rubbish and completely biased but seriously get a life it seems when people are on the internet they forget that the person they are dissing is also a human and also has emotions. please think before you post next time      

      • chetan takyar says

        look you idiot my brother has cerebral palsy and epilepsy i wouldn’t use the term “retard” so lightly, it is offending also “iOS is easy to use”  is that the stupid reason you hate iPhones see unlike you i THOUGHT about my comment i like apple you like android GET OVER IT FOR GODS SAKE!!!!!!
        i agree this article is down right rubbish and completely biased but seriously get a life it seems when people are on the internet they forget that the person they are dissing is also a human and also has emotions. please think before you post next time      

      • chetan takyar says

        look you idiot my brother has cerebral palsy and epilepsy i wouldn’t use the term “retard” so lightly, it is offending also “iOS is easy to use”  is that the stupid reason you hate iPhones see unlike you i THOUGHT about my comment i like apple you like android GET OVER IT FOR GODS SAKE!!!!!!
        i agree this article is down right rubbish and completely biased but seriously get a life it seems when people are on the internet they forget that the person they are dissing is also a human and also has emotions. please think before you post next time      

      • chetan takyar says

        look you idiot my brother has cerebral palsy and epilepsy i wouldn’t use the term “retard” so lightly, it is offending also “iOS is easy to use”  is that the stupid reason you hate iPhones see unlike you i THOUGHT about my comment i like apple you like android GET OVER IT FOR GODS SAKE!!!!!!
        i agree this article is down right rubbish and completely biased but seriously get a life it seems when people are on the internet they forget that the person they are dissing is also a human and also has emotions. please think before you post next time      

  60. Esf170 says

    ha ha ha u rlly think this Android rip off OS has a chance better yet a phone that dose the same shit my old side kick 2 was doing a long time ago o man save ya bucks for an iPad line that’s the only Apple product that I say is worth the buy if u want a real phone wait for the nexus 3

  61. Junito says

     Is so funny how the Droidbutt have to defend their platform, if you are so happy with your paper weight, don’t bother reading these article, and move on. But I use to a own a droid X, and know the truth about that piece of garbage; your are as happy with your R5-D2 unit, as a Sprint customer.

  62. Techno Fan says

    “Data from a revered Wall Street analyst from Piper shows that a shocking forty-plus percent of current Android users plan to switch to the iPhone 5″

    Hmmmmmm, well doesn’t that just about sum it up perfectly!!!

  63. Get Real says

    Article written by an Apple groupie. Don’t mention functionality. Prettier display if ya want to pay for it.If you want to watch movied but a TV. If you want to take pictures buy a camera, If you need a phone for business buy anything but an apple.

    What lame reasons to buy a phone. ITS A PHONE!

  64. JayBird says

    What bothers me most about all these phone debates is- none of you invented the phones so why are you defending then as if you are the creator of the device? Who gives a flying… More importantly if you’re a proud consumer of a droid or iPhone, enjoy it and stfu! Who cares what phone is better. Get over it!

  65. Jennymister says

    I have the 4s and I’ve found out you can on the droid screw it up And loose your warranty

  66. ibangedyourmom says

    So it’s okay for you to badmouth android cause people badmouth apple but nobody is allowed to badmouth apple?  You’re a moron.

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