After throwing away his iPhone because of disappointment of AT&T and it’s lack of signal in places where he needed it the most – Rob Bazinet chose to go for the Google Android-based Motorola Droid X. It turned out the be one of his mistakes in life.
I think we can say that Bazinet have seen both sides of the coin, by using iPhone since the first generation up to the 3GS only to go for an Android phone for 10 months. By comparing the two competitors he came to the conclusion:
The Droid X running Android is quite a bit slower than the 3GS. Remember, the 3GS hardware is pretty old. Applications are not nearly as responsive as the iPhone.
The Android applications I used crash quite often. I don’t want to name any but suffice to say, very similar applications with some being from the same company, crash more often than is acceptable.
The aesthetics of the iOS applications are far and above any Android application. I struggle to find an acceptable beauty in any, with the slight exception of the official Twitter application.
Applications on Android have an inconsistent user interface, maybe because of the lack of quality control going into the process of putting something in the app store.
This pretty much sums up what I’m most happy about with the iOS software – it’s fast, reliable, good quality and has a brilliant design.
Further on, Bazinet projects that using the Droid X was a “suffering experience” and that he often hoped to “lose the phone or have it fall to an untimely death” so that he could have an excuse to replace it. Well my friends, the story ends well – Rob Bazinet turned back to the bright side, he bought an iPhone again.
In my humble opinion, he did the right thing by going back to the iPhone which doesn’t only provide a mobile platform, but great hardware with it as well – everything carefully tested to be suited well together. And who wants to use a “Droid” as a phone anyway?