Raduchel recently did a post that inspired me to speak up as I’ve been carrying around both an iPhone and a Droid for the past few weeks (since Droid’s launch) and comparing the two. I’ve set the Droid as my main phone so i’m forced to use it more and get used to it. My main findings are:
- In general the iPhone kicks its ass in usability. Typing on the droid sucks so much that i find myself not wanting to send texts. This is especially true in the car. I can text and drive fine with the iPhone but the Droid will cause a crash.
- Having your phone be an iPod is a huge benefit. This is such a major differentiator for me as i listen to a ton of music and listen to podcast every day while driving. The media players on the droid are a joke.
- Google Voice is awesome and i really wish it was on the iPhone. Being able to sync calls and text messages with the web is really useful. There are other GV competitors but they don’t compare for me
- The voice reception and quality on the Droid is heads and shoulders above ATT. I can actually get calls at work and inside my home. I’ve never been an ATT hater but the Droid is making me a Verizon lover.
In general, i think the Droid is pretty great and definitely a competitor to the iPhone but the slickness/enjoyment of the interface and iTunes will keep me on it – at least for the near future.