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Android Phone Reviews
iPhone vs. Android Phones – Price and Feature Comparisons

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January 9th, 2011

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New Android cell phones are hitting the marketplace at a fierce pace and with a heavy buzz. Do you know how the Android phones stack up against each other and how they differ from Apple’s iPhone? The Droid enters into a marketplace dominated by BlackBerry and the iPhone.

But how are you supposed to compare the offerings? Are you looking for pre-loaded Google apps, Facebook, and Google Maps Navigation? Does your life require multi-tasking apps? Below is an apples-to-apples comparison of select features of each phone to help you choose the phone that fits your life. Shop for Android Phones.

T-Mobile G2 DROID Incredible by HTC HTC EVO 4G Apple iPhone 4
Motorola DROID Bionic Samsung Epic 4G Touch HTC Sensation Apple iPhone 4S
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Phone Price

(as of publish date)

Too low to show Too low to show $99.99 $199 (16GB), $299 (32GB)
Carrier Verizon Wireless Sprint Nextel T-Mobile AT&T, Verizon, Sprint
4G Capable Available Available Available Not Available
Expandable memory Available Available Available Not Available
Maximum memory 48GB 48GB 33GB 6GB ($199), 32GB ($299) , 64GB ($399)
Customize home screen Available Available Available Not Available
Display Size 4.3-inches 4.5-inches 4.3-inches 3.5-inches
Dual-core processor Available Available Available Not Available
View Flash content Available Available Available Not Available
User-replaceable battery Available Available Available Not Available
Camera resolution 8-megapixel 8-megapixel 8-megapixel 8-megapixel
HD record quality 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p
Connects to HDTV Available Available Available Not Available
Standard USB charging/sync port Available Available Available No-proprietary to Apple
Weight 5.6 ounces 4.6 ounces 5.2 ounces 4.9 ounces
Rated talk time 650 minutes 520 minutes 500 minutes 840 min. (AT&T); 480 min. (Verizon/ Sprint)

344 Responses to “iPhone vs. Android Phones – Price and Feature Comparisons”

  • I am a long-time ATT customer, planning a 1st purchase of a smart phone. I like the qwerty raised keyboard on my ancient Treo, and not a fan of the iPhone touch keypad. The review of the Droid qwerty keyboard is that it feels flat, and it’s not centered on the pull-out panel so its more difficult for a 2 thumb typer. I’m also looking for ease of use and intuitiveness of the phone and app usage. Any suggestions?

    • Gail, do you want to stay on AT&T or are you willing to go to Verizon or Sprint? I’m not familiar with any keyboard phones for AT&T, but Verizon has the Motorola DROID 3 and DROID 4 that have very good slide-out keyboards. Verizon also has the Samsung Stratosphere and Sprint has the Samsung Epic 4G, both of which are more-or-less identical and they have excellent keyboards. These keyboards have raised keys, so you get some tactile feedback. All these mentioned phones are 4G, except for the DROID 3, which is 3G. I can recommend all of them and can say that they are all easy to type with — none has the keyboard off-center as far as I have noticed.

      You should also consider that the iPhone has a relatively small 3.5-inch display. The above phones (and many others) have 4-inch or larger displays that have easier-to-use on-screen keyboards. You might want to try using the keyboard on a phone with a larger display to see if it works for your use. Otherwise, the phones I mentioned above all have keyboards that are very good to excellent. Take a look and see what you think.

      Bob at Wirefly

  • I will be moving back to the US this summer from Japan and have held off from buying a smart phone since they are all proprietary and will be useless in the US. I know my wife and I will be looking for a smart phone and want to know who has the best plan along with a great phone. From what I’ve been reading in this forum the iphone seems to be outperformed by quite a few others.

    Jeff

    • Jeff, it looks like you’re asking for a recommendation on a carrier and a phone. My favorite phone at the moment is the HTC Rezound for Verizon. It has a fantastic display, excellent video, superb audio, good camera, nice web browsing, fast 4G download speeds, and it works well as a phone. If the cost of the plan is the big concern, then I suggest either the Samsung Epic 4G Touch or the HTC EVO 3D for Sprint. Both are excellent phones and use Sprint’s 4G network. Sprint has the best value in smartphone plans, with an umlimited plan costing about what a good plan with limits costs on the other carriers. If you think you’ll use a lot of data (streaming movies, watching YouTube videos, etc.), Sprint is the way to go.

      Happy shopping!

      Bob at Wirefly

  • onlineLearning
    February 23, 2012

    I’m a student researching the use of mobile technologies in teaching and learning and have several questions:

    There are many good apps being developed for mobile learning. In general, are they being developed equally for iPhone and Android systems, or does Apple still dominate the education offerings?

    I currently have a smartphone (Samsung Rogue) with Verizon. I selected this phone two years ago for its relatively large display, decent camera and slideout QWERTY keyboard However, it’s not compatible with the types of apps I need to download.I am eligible for an upgrade should I decide to stay with Verizon, but as a self-supporting student on an extremely limited budget I need to make a smart choice of phone and service that fits with what I can afford each month What questions should I be asking re. texting, data download (<2GB), Web browsing, and apps to determine a reasonable cost for these features? My ideal would be less than $100/month including all taxes and fees that can add a significant amount to the bill?

    • Online, you should probably consider switching to Sprint, as that company has the least expensive plans and still offers unlimited data. You can get a Sprint 4G phone from Wirefly at little or no cost (such as the HTC EVO Design or the Samsung Epic 4G, which are free at the moment) and have an $80 monthly bill with unlimited data. (There may be added taxes, but the final cost will stay way under $100 per month.) For an upfront cost of $50, you can get the HTC EVO 3D, one of the nicest phones available today. Any of the mentioned phones will be MUCH more advanced than your Samsung Rogue, and they will have access to the Android Market.

      As for apps, Wirefly doesn’t have a scientific survey of Android and iPhone apps. The reality is that there are roughly about the same number of apps for each operating system. However, you specifically asked about educational apps and we have no data whatsoever on that specific genre of app. (I imagine the definition of “educational app” is pretty murky, as well.) There is probably considerable interest in identifying and classifying educational tablet and cell phone apps, so you may be on to a valuable bit of research. Good luck!

      Bob at Wirefly

      • Hi,I’m not sure if I’m in the right place or not. I am an illiterate when it comes to any thing electronic. I just bought a Samsung Stratosphere(a galaxy S Phone)4G LTE 3 days ago. I hate thar the on/off is directly across fron the volumn and the short battery life. I’m on a bus most of the day and want a phone to work more then a few hours. When I first got it I down loaded 5 apps and played with it for maybe 1 hour and it went dead. My old phone stayed charged for a week or more and thats what I’m looking for also to periodically use for internet on my nook. Can you please tell me what phone I should get. I have 14 days to switch with my Verison Plan. Thank you for any help

        • Vixen, the Stratosphere is a pretty good phone and the battery should definitely last more than an hour. However, battery life is strongly affected by the apps you run and you may be running something that is loading the battery. You could swap for a different Stratosphere if you think yours has a bad battery. If you want the best battery around, then that is in the Motorola DROID RAZR Maxx. It has a huge battery that should easily make it through the day. The RAZR Maxx has better specs all around than the Stratosphere, but it doesn’t have the Stratosphere’s fine keyboard. If you want a keyboard but think the Stratosphere isn’t the right choice for you, then go for the Motorola DROID 4. It has the same high-end internal components as the RAZR Maxx, and it has a nice keyboard.

          Hope that helps!

          Bob at Wirefly

      • Hi again, How long does it take to moderate and answer I have to stay on this page cuz I don’t know how I got here & if I shut off my computer I’ll never find this again

        • Vixen, it depends on how quickly I see your question. Answering questions in this forum is not my full-time job, and I work a normal day. Depending on when you ask, it could easily be the next day (or the next work day) before I respond. I suggest that you “bookmark” this page in your browser. Another trick you can do is to copy the URL from the address bar above and paste it into a word processor or text editor (such as Windows Notepad). Save that document in a place where you can find it. That way, you will always have the URL to this page.

          Bob at Wirefly

  • I have been reading that VPN is really necessary on mobile phones now. Can you recommend a good program and associated cost?

    • John, I haven’t heard anything regarding VPN and cell phones. As far as I know, VPN stands for Virtual Private Network and it is not usually associated with cell phones. Can you be more specific?

      Bob at Wirefly

  • Jodi Duggan
    February 9, 2012

    I have a Droid 2 and HATE it. I got it originally because it had both QWERTY and virtual keyboard, but I would give up the QWERTY for a better phone! I feel like it’s difficult to use and hate the slow 3G. It takes forever to load anything! I LOVE my iPod touch because I feel that it’s so user-friendly. and so would lean towards an iPhone but hate the expense, etc… that goes along with having an iPhone. Any suggestions on better, more user-friendly phones? I have Verizon.

    • Jodi, the iPhone is a 3G device and downloads on it won’t be any faster than your DROID 2. The new DROID 4 is much like the DROID 2, only the DROID 4 has 4G and it’s considerably upgraded all around. An excellent deal right now for Verizon is the HTC Rezound. It has no physical keyboard, but it has a beautiful 4.3-inch display that’s just about the best there is. It gets superb download speeds with Verizon’s 4G and it has excellent audio features. Another good choice for you might be the Motorola DROID RAZR. The RAZR is slim and lightweight, yet has a BIG display and also 4G network speeds.

      The above phones all run Android 2.3 as the operating system, which is improved over the Android 2.2 you have in the DROID 2. Also, all are expected to get an update to Android 4 in the next couple of months, and that should make them even better. I find that Android 2.3 is as easy to use as the iPhone, and Android 4 is smoother still.

      One other phone to think about is the Samsung Stratosphere. It has the nicest slide-out keyboard in the business, a pretty 4-inch display and 4G connection speeds. Right now on Wirefly, the Stratosphere is free for both new accounts and upgrades, so the price can’t be beat. Because of its keyboard, the Stratosphere is about as big and heavy as your DROID 2, and the Stratosphere probably won’t be updated to Android 4. (It has Android 2.3.)

      Hope that helps!

      Bob at Wirefly

  • Brittany
    February 5, 2012

    I have a Samsung galaxy s2 and my wifi sharing doesn’t work anymore. Someone told me its because they no longer offer the option on prepaid plans but Tmobile had never told me that. Could you help so that I can figure out how to get the most it of this phone

    • Brittany, the WiFi sharing (also called a “mobile hotspot”) is a feature that the carrier regulates. I recommend that you take your phone to a T-Mobile store to have it checked and make sure it is working correctly. If your phone is working correctly, you may have to pay extra to enable the WiFi sharing feature — most of the carriers now charge extra for that function.

      Good luck!

      Bob at Wirefly

  • duh itz meeee
    February 5, 2012

    so i have an iphone and i am soo over it im leaning towards the samsung galaxy s II however im getting mixed reviews on the battery life i have compared to the iphone 4 and has a few better things offerred. but im skeptical due to the battery life. also i like that you can expand the memory and the large display … please help..

    Thanks

    • Duh, I’m not sure how you’d like me to help. I used a Samsung Galaxy S II for a few months (the Sprint version, called the Epic 4G Touch) and it was an excellent phone. I would personally choose it over the iPhone 4S every time, especially because of the big beautiful display. (As far as I’m concerned, the bigger the display, the better.) Despite its big display, the Galaxy S II weighs less than the iPhone. The Galaxy S II also has 4G network speeds that the iPhone can’t touch… these Samsungs are MUCH faster at downloading from the carrier than any iPhone. In my months of using the Epic 4G Touch, I never came close to having the battery run out, even after a couple days of use. If battery life is a big issue for you, the Galaxy S II makes it easy to swap batteries — you can get a spare and swap it in as needed. You can also get an extended battery and easily install it yourself.

      Those are some of the reasons why the Samsung Galaxy S II are a smarter buy than an iPhone. Hope that helps!

      Bob at Wirefly

  • gama-son
    February 4, 2012

    I’m in the market for a new smartphone and tablet. I have a verizon plan that has 3 lines, with mine as primary. I currently have a droid Ally and a netbook with data plans for each. I’m looking at the Droid bionic, but also would like an IPad 2. I have 2 questions: What’s better, an Android bionic or Iphone 4s and should I stay w/ an Iphone because I also want an Ipad 2?

    • Gama-son, I prefer the Motorola DROID Bionic to the iPhone 4S, for the following reasons: bigger display, Webtop accessories, 4G network speeds, faster processor and expandable memory. As for the iPad 2, it’s hard for me to answer that part of your question. I would probably get an Android tablet over an iPad, mostly because I’m a lot more familiar with Android than iOS. I also have no iTunes files to complicate the issue. So the answer depends on just how much you expect to buy an iPad 2.

      Hope that helps!

      Bob at Wirefly

  • hi! Bob I’m a verizonwireless customer for 10 years now and i still do, my ? because my work is travel out of country alot and i need a phone that using sim card with wi-fi PDA that like unlock phone type if you can let me know with phone company or with phone that will be great, oh and i mean like china or costa rica thank you.

    • Troy, the Motorola DROID 2 Global and the Motorola DROID 3 are for Verizon and both have SIM slots for use around the world. I suggest one of those two… the DROID 3 has many improvements over the DROID 2 Global, so that will be the better of those two.

      Bob at Wirefly

  • Now I’m confused which one is better I phone 4 s or the android phone. can you please explain the difference which one is better on what? also what android phones is better than the I phone 4 S.

    thank you,

    • Azza, your question is too complex to give a thorough answer in a couple of sentences… it could take a book! The iPhone 4S is an excellent phone with a fast processor, a sharp display and top-notch build quality. However, the display is small, the iPhone has 3G connection speeds (maybe a little faster if you have AT&T, but still not especially fast) and there are no choices to get an iPhone with features you might need. For example, if you want a keyboard, no iPhone has a keyboard. If you prefer a display larger than 3.5 inches, then the iPhone can’t help you.

      There are several phones from Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile that give you choices that the iPhone doesn’t have. For example, the HTC Rezound on Verizon has a 4.3-inch display that is true HD and higher resolution than the iPhone. The Rezound also has Verizon’s 4G LTE network for amazing download speeds that no iPhone can match. If you like audio, the Rezound has built-in Beats Audio technology and it comes with an expensive pair of iBeats earphones — all at a price much less than the least expensive iPhone 4S. One final advantage for the Rezound and most other Android phones is that they have a memory expansion slot if you want to increase the phone’s storage space. The iPhone doesn’t have that, either.

      The HTC Rezound is not the only phone I think is better than the iPhone. Others include the HTC EVO 3D and Samsung Epic 4G Touch on Sprint, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Motorola DROID RAZR (and RAZR Maxx) and Motorola DROID 4 on Verizon, and the HTC Amaze and Samsung Galaxy S II on T-Mobile. If you’re concerned about battery life, the Motorola DROID RAZR Maxx has a battery that can run circles around any iPhone, and the RAZR Maxx weighs just 0.2 ounces more than the iPhone 4S.

      The iPhone has great style, almost like a bit of high-tech jewelry. However, the choice is pretty much “take it or leave it.” You have MUCH more choice with Android phones.

      Hope that helps!

      Bob at Wirefly

  • brittney
    January 31, 2012

    i am looking for a phone because my screen went out on the other one and i am with t-mobile because the prices are good i am looking forward to getting my G2x are there any problems with that phone?

    • Brittney, the LG G2x has been a good phone with pretty strong performance. If you haven’t already, you might want to check the size and weight to see if it works for you, as the G2x is fairly large. It is a nice phone!

      Bob at Wirefly

  • Hi Bob,

    Please share… I am a blackberry user and my contract has ended with Tmobile. However, I wish to stay with Tmobile because their price plan supports my finances right now. I dislike my blackberry for two reasons. One, it is slow and secondly and primarily it has such a small display screen. Can you share what may be a good phone for me if I want to have flash, great display and (maybe closer to a iphone)? Truly thank you and have a nice day!

    KO

    • KO, I don’t know what you are paying for a plan on T-Mobile but there are lots of good Android phones that have bigger, clearer displays than your BlackBerry, and are closer to (perhaps better than) an iPhone experience. At the low-cost end, the myTouch by LG has a pretty display and good performance, yet weighs less than an iPhone. Stepping up from that is the HTC Sensation, with a big and clear display and lots of power. Finally, the Samsung Galaxy S II is perhaps the most powerful phone you can get with an large (4.5-inch) and colorful display. We have good prices on all these at Wirefly, starting with the myTouch by LG, which is free with a new 2-year contract.

      Hope that helps!

      Bob at Wirefly

      • Thank you Bob for such a quick reply. Love your advice and shared knowledge. YOUR appreciated! KO

  • I’m looking for a new phone and I’m trying for the samsung galaxy s2 or droid bionic. Which would you prefer?

    • Devon, I prefer the Samsung Galaxy S II to the Motorola DROID Bionic, but both are very nice phones.

      Bob at Wirefly

  • i have tmobile and want to know what is the closest equiv. to the i phone? should i get that or get an i phone 3gs and get it unlocked?

    • Cara, the iPhone 3GS is hopelessly obsolete and well behind the technology times. There are many phones on T-Mobile that are better, starting with the Samsung Galaxy S 4G, the HTC Sensation, the HTC Amaze, the Samsung Exhibit II, the myTouch by LG and the Samsung Galaxy S II. I recommend the myTouch by LG or the Samsung Exhibit II. Both are much more powerful than the iPhone 3GS and have better displays.

      Good luck!

      Bob at Wirefly

  • Hi Bob,
    I am looking for a cellphone for my husband who is currently in school. He needs a phone he can use to easily go online with and take online exams, has a great calendar for test reminders and take notes. We already have a laptop but we dont have hot-spot cell. Which phone do you recommend for students that basically does everything a tablet will do but can place calls as well?

    • You probably want the biggest display you can get, so I suggest the LG Spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and/or the HTC Rezound. All three have big, very-high resolution displays and do excellent web browsing. All have calendars with reminders, and all three can take notes. The Rezound excells also as a music player and comes with a nice set of ear buds… and it’s at a pretty good price, too. All three have Verizon’s 4G LTE service, which makes for fast Internet downloads and updates.

      Hope that helps!

      Bob at Wirefly

  • I got one heck of a deal with y’all at wirefly back a year and a half ago…but like the majority of the population…I’m going for the Iphone 4S. Too bad that you don’t carry it, but I do appreciate that awesome deal that you gave me years ago….A great big thanks!!

  • why don’t you sell the iPhone ?

    • Apple will not let Wirefly sell the iPhone. The phone has plenty of buyers, so I guess Apple can be picky… too picky, we think.

      Bob at Wirefly

  • Love your price on the Epic Touch, if I order from you can I extend my warranty and i yes, what do I do if I need a repair? Thnx,Nancy

    • Nancy, as far as we know here at Wirefly, no manufacturers or carriers (such as Sprint) have an option for extended warranties. Wirefly offers device protection coverage through MDPA, which covers the phone in the event of certain kinds of damage or loss, and the carrier also has its own coverage. Look carefully at the details in these coverage plans to make sure you understand what is covered and what the limitations are. You have 30 days after the purchase of the phone to decide if you want to buy the monthly protection plan — after 30 days, you won’t be able to get coverage on that phone.

      Hope that helps!

      Bob at Wirefly

  • rick krider
    January 19, 2012

    I know the incredible2 is 3 g but I like it’s features and screen. However the charge is 4 g but from reviews has had problems. Whci would you reccommend. thanks-rk jan. 19, 2012

    • Rick, I would personally go with the Samsung DROID Charge. I prefer its big AMOLED display and 4G speed is wonderful once you experience it. The HTC DROID Incredible 2 has a faster processor, and is smaller and more pocketable, and that might be important to you. Both are good phones, but I prefer the DROID Charge.

      Bob at Wirefly

  • which would you recommend, the Driod Charge, Revolution or Thunderbolt? I like all three and all three will do what I want my phone to do. Which would be the better one for the money? Thanks

    • Wanda, all three are good phones. The Samsung DROID Charge has the prettiest display, so if you like to watch movies, videos and play games, the DROID Charge’s display is probably best. The LG Revolution has the fastest processor and is therefore the least likely to bog down when you are running apps. The HTC ThunderBolt has more processor speed than the DROID Charge but less than the Revolution. However, the ThunderBolt has a kickstand that makes it convenient to use on a desktop. My choice would probably be the DROID Charge, but I can see picking any of these strong phones.

      Bob at Wirefly

  • I missed the 4GB for the price of 2GB from Verizon. Is there any deals coming out soon that you know of?

    • Kim, that was a great deal from Verizon, and it ended on Jan. 15 (yesterday). There are no other deals on the horizon just like that, but we will have free activation from Sprint starting tomorrow. We also have a coupon code to get a free bluetooth headset with the purchase of a phone — it’s a good headset too, made by Plantronics. However, there is no upcoming deal like the double-data for Verizon.

      Bob at Wirefly

  • I have a Droid incredible that I bought from wire fly two years ago. I use the Verizon service and have unlimited data plan. My question is if I upgrade from wirefly now is my unlimited data plan grandfathered in so I can still keep the unlimited data plan.

    • Brian, yes… if you have an unlimited data plan with Verizon, you will be “grandfathered in” if you upgrade to a new phone. Happy shopping!

      Bob at Wirefly

  • I currently have an Iphone and i’m not happy with my service plan for At&t. I’m a fan of everthing that the iphone offers but I’m looking elseware. Is it true that Android phone can pretty much do the same things as an iphone (music/aps/maps/video/ect)? I’m looking at a month-to-month purchasing plan to lower my monthly cost and what I heard is that you can’t do that with an iphone. I’m looking at purchasing an android phone out of pocket and then going month to month for a lower cost for unlimmited data/text/phone. Thoughts??

    • dmac, which iPhone do you have now? If you have the iPhone 4S, that’s a high-end device that is similar in performance to any of several dual-core Android phones. More about those in a moment. If you have an iPhone 4, then there are LOTS of Android phones that have equivalent or better performance. Also, there are Windows phones that use the Windows Phone 7 operating system. Although WP7 is not as customizable as Android, it has a liquid smoothness that outshines either Android or the iPhone. You might want to look at a Windows phone to see if the operating system is right for you.

      Both Android and Windows phones can play music, have navigation & maps, shoot video, run apps, etc. Android phones come with a free navigation app that’s better than most of the paid apps for the iPhone. And you can get larger displays on Android/Windows phones than the 3.5-inch display on the iPhone. Some Android phones, such as the HTC Rezound, Samsung Galaxy Nexus and LG Spectrum, even have true HD displays with more pixels than the iPhone’s “retina” display.

      If you want to do pay-as-you-go, that may make it tough to get the best phone. You can outright buy whatever phone you want, but you will then either pay the “rack rate” for monthly service or attempt to negotiate a better deal. A high-end Android or Windows phone will cost $450 to $600 outright, and paying $80 to $100 per month for service doesn’t sound like a bargain. Pre-paid carriers such as Boost Mobile have excellent monthly plans, but they mostly don’t have high-end phones that will give you the power and smoothness that the iPhone has.

      Your best bet is to visit a carrier’s store (Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, etc.) and ask what the monthly service will cost for any particular phone. You might also go to a Boost store and ask if you can get a Sprint phone on Boost’s service. (Sprint owns Boost.) That way, you might be able to put a better-quality phone on a lower-cost service. Wirefly can’t really do that sort of thing for you, so you are pretty much on your own for that. If you are willing to switch to Sprint or Verizon and go with a “post-paid” plan, Wirefly can offer some excellent prices on phones and we have the same costs for the carrier’s plans as you would get from the carrier.

      Good luck!

      Bob at Wirefly

      • Androids do not come close to the ease and design of the iPhone. Period. The End.

  • Curiousgeorge
    January 12, 2012

    Um i want a new phone for my bday and I’m leaning toward a droid bionic. Is this the best deal and choice for a 13yr. old

    • Curious, I personally think that the Motorola DROID Bionic is too much phone for a 13-year-old. The Bionic is certainly a very nice phone, but I suggest the HTC DROID Incredible 2 or Motorola DROID X2. They are less expensive but still plenty good for games, texting and phone calls. Good luck… and happy birthday!

      Bob at Wirefly

  • BIG DAVE
    January 11, 2012

    Hello, i’m looking at the Droid Bionic 4G. I’VE read all the spec’s and comments on this phone and sounds like a great phone to purchase. I know you don’t sell the Iphone, so how do you rate this Droid Bionic? also there is alot of comments on poor battery life, is this still an issue? thanks..David

    • Dave, I think the Motorola DROID Bionic is a pretty nice phone, and it competes very well against both the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. In my experience with the DROID Bionic, its battery life is slightly better than average. Like any other phone, battery life in the Bionic strongly depends on how you use it. If you watch videos from YouTube with a 4G connection for four hours straight, you’ll run out of power. By adjusting your settings and getting into the habit of plugging in a charger when it’s reasonable to do so, the battery will never come close to going flat.

      Some really good news: From Jan. 13 – 16, 2012, Wirefly has a $25 coupon for the DROID Bionic. Use coupon code BIONIC21516 (all uppercase letters) during the checkout process to get the savings. Another bit of great news is that Verizon has a “double the data” promotion going for 4G LTE phones through Jan. 15, 2012. If you get a 4G phone (which the Bionic is), your data allowance is doubled at no additional cost for the life of the contract. (Verizon may have some fine print on this, so be sure you check out all the disclaimers.) So you can buy a 2GB data plan and get 4GB (per month) of data, as well as get $25 off the phone… that’s a good deal.

      Hope that helps!

      Bob at Wirefly

  • how much is the iphone 4s with sprint without a contract?

    • Garrett, Wirefly does not sell the iPhone, so you will have to check for prices elsewhere.

      Bob at Wirefly

  • Pvt Campbell
    January 10, 2012

    love wirefly got such a deal on my phones will always buy here

  • I am on TMobile and I am thinking between HTC Amaze and Samsung XS II. Both are android phones. For a guy coming from a HTC HD2 (windows) with all KINDS of performance issues — I want some smooth sailing for at least 1 year on my next phone. Help guys….

    • bekanem, both those are REALLY good phones. I lean slightly toward the Samsung Galaxy S II, mostly because of its bigger display that uses AMOLED technology. Both have excellent performance, probably about the same. The camera in the HTC Amaze is probably a bit better than the Galaxy S II, but just a bit. I also like HTC’s Sense user interface on the Amaze, but my favorite of these two is the Galaxy S II by a small margin.

      Hope that helps!

      Bob at Wirefly

  • are your phones new or refurbished used? thanks

    • Jim, Wirefly sells only factory new phones, the exact same phones that you buy in Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile stores.

      Bob at Wirefly

  • My eye sight is not the greatest. Which smart phone would you suggest with larger and bold print?

    • Denise, that’s a great question!

      Generally, you should look for a phone with a large display. All things being equal, a phone with a 4.5-inch display will show things larger than a phone with a 3.7-inch display. Many Samsung phones (and just a few others) use a display technology called AMOLED (Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode), which makes the display bright and punchy with strong contrast. You will probably prefer strong contrast.

      One counter-intuitive thought is that lower resolution is probably better for you than higher resolution. Let’s say that there are two phones with the same size displays, one with a display that has 480 x 800-pixel resolution and the other with 540 x 960-pixel resolution. All things being equal, the 480 x 800 display will show things larger than the 540 x 960 display. That’s because a single pixel on the 480 x 800 display is larger than a single pixel on the 540 x 960 display. Larger pixels make for larger letters, icons and images.

      I briefly looked for Android apps that could help with a vision impairment and didn’t see any. There may be some, so you might try a Google search for Android (or iPhone) apps to help with impaired vision.

      Good luck!

      Bob at Wirefly

  • okumancy
    January 7, 2012

    how much is iphone 4s for tmobile? pls reply

    • Okumancy, Wirefly does not sell the iPhone. You probably should also be aware that the iPhone is not officially sold for T-Mobile, so there is no official version of the iPhone for T-Mobile.

      Good luck!

      Bob at Wirefly

  • thanks, please tell me the cost price of Galaxy plus mobile 16 GB and the way for buy it.

    • Same, Wirefly ships phones only to addresses in the US. And Wairefly has only US versions of cell phones, so we do not have the “Galaxy Plus.” Whatever the Galaxy Plus is, I’m not aware that it is sold in the US.

      Bob at Wirefly

  • Oh, same answer huh? sorry should have read it closer.

  • i want iphone but want to beat verizons plan, want unlimited data. Can you do that?

  • hello
    please i want purchase new i phone 4s 16GB i am from bahrain should be unlocked

    try to help me to buy it on line

    • Same, Wirefly does not sell the iPhone. You’ll have to look elsewhere if that’s what you want.

      Bob at Wirefly