Recently I became a refugee from the iPhone world: I ditched the old iPhone 4 and am now part of the Android flock. Usually you hear about people going the other direction, right? The iPhone has been (arguably) the best offering on the market for the past few years. It seemed like nothing could beat its ease of use, fluid interface, and gigantic app store. But Android has caught up at last, and the phones are good enough to tempt me away from my Fruit Phone for good. I love the larger screens, the ability to customize the interface to your heart’s content, and being able to install whatever the hell you want vs. being told by Apple what you’re allowed to install. Retro game emulators? Not a problem on Android…install and play all you want, no jailbreaking needed.
Anyway I’ve been waiting for the Nexus 5 for months, but with no clear release date I began looking at phones like the Moto X and the HTC One. I finally decided on the LG G2 and instantly fell in love! It’s the one to beat right now: fast as hell, smooth as buttah, big gorgeous screen, great camera, and minimal carrier bloat (at least on T-Mobile). It’s also easily rootable if you’re into that. I can even sync it with iTunes using a cheap app. Mmmm, gadgety!
I also finally got away from AT&T, which has become a bloatmonster of ridiculous pricing and fees. Even though buying two new phones adds an extra $40 to the new monthly bill, it’s still $20 lower than AT&T. Once we pay off the phones it’ll be even less, with no contract.
Anyway that’s my geek moment for the day… If you’re looking for something different than what the Fruit Company offers, check out this phone. The Nexus 5 is bound to be a winner too. I just wasn’t willing to wait for it. 🙂