Moto Q vs. Iphone

Discussion in 'Motorola Q' started by Moosanova, May 22, 2009.

  1. Chicagonese

    Chicagonese New Member

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    :laugh2:Do I really have to? I don't want to go back to school again. But if I had to, I could write all my papers on my Q.
  2. EQBob

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    Or your iphone :tounge::tounge::tounge:
  3. Chicagonese

    Chicagonese New Member

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    Then again, I'd probably flunk out of school again because I spent too much time playing poker and partying, instead of going to class and studying. It's funny because it's true. Now would be a good time to type up my resumé on my Q.
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    Wasn't laughing at that one. Seen the same thing happen to many many people.
  5. Cyclone42

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    This is really an extension of the Mac vs PC debate

    I got an original-model Moto Q recently. I like it, but I have to admit that it sucks. It scares my GF to death because it is so damn difficult to use. Maybe that's partly why I like it: I like the challenge. Nevertheless, it is irritating having to go through so many steps to get an MP3 file playing, then several more to get it playing through my stereo bluetooth headset, only to find that for some dumb reason it is playing in MONO through one side of the headset. (No excuses for Motorola: they made the Q and the headset I'm using) This is just an example, I could easily exceed the maximum size of a message posting describing all the ways this thing is irritating.

    I've tried the iPhone, and for all of its faults it is a joy to use. My GF would love it, if we could afford one. I don't like how much iPhones (and iPhone cell services) cost, but I do think that after making such a beautiful use interface that they deserve to charge a premium to get the rewards of a beautiful product.
  6. PacoJr67

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    when you paired your headset, did it pair as a stereo headset or just hands free? If it's just connected as hands free it would most likely just play as mono rather than stereo. as far as the steps to get an MP3 to play, they shouldn't be much different than a regular MP3 player. Start WMP, go to the library and if you are searching for a specific song you can type the name.
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    If the iphone was available in Verizon and had a slide out keyboard I would have one. I just can't use the touch screen keyboard, I touch type and I need to feel the keys.
  8. Xebec

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    I don't have any experience using the original Q, but on my Q9h, all I have to do is press one button to bring up Windows Media Player; and if I have my Motorola bluetooth wirless headphones on, it automatically plays through them in stereo.
  9. sklinger

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    I have a Q9H, my wife has an IPhone 3G <Long Post>

    Having researched the heck out of the two phones and been up close and personal with both, I have to use the old maxim "beauty is in the eye of the beholder." It really depends on what you're looking for. The following takes into account the new IPhone software update due out (not going to knock on Apple for Bluetooth weaknesses or copy-paste etc.).

    Q Pros:
    1 hand navigation and messaging (if' you're good :2cool:)
    External Storage
    Swappable Battery
    Excellent Physical Keyboard
    True Multitasking
    Decent amount of applications
    Okay GPS with a few different options for software
    Several different Browser options
    Standard USB connections
    Highly Configurable in general
    Excellent media format compatibility
    OS native file transfer
    Cloud Phone backups with MyPhone

    Q Cons:
    WinMo 6.0/6.1 can be clunky and unfriendly to non-power users
    WinMo multitasking can run your device to a standstill if not careful
    Small Screen
    Underpowered compared to current devices
    Screen is not touch capable
    App store in its infancy
    Support and community getting smaller as device gets older
    No WiFi
    No 3.5mm Headphone Jack

    IPhone Pros:
    Highly Polished/Sexy Device
    Great Multitouch Navigation in Safari and Apps
    Large Responsive Screen
    App Store puts so much at your fingertips on-the-go.
    "Just Works" most of the time
    Casual User Friendly
    Settings for Apps/OS all in once place
    Third Party Support Large
    Highly Supported by ATT and Apple
    Large Community of Enthusiastic Users
    Packaged Music Player is Excellent
    GPS is pretty solid and software is good
    Lots of Retail Accessories
    WiFi

    IPhone Cons:
    App Store puts ATT/Apple too in control of device capabilities
    No true multitasking beyond basic Apple packaged apps (music player/Safari/etc.
    ITunes needed
    No removable battery
    Keyboard is not physical and harder to use IMO
    2 hands usually required
    Not Highly Configurable
    Proprietary Connectors/Chargers
    Still no confirmed Bluetooth Control Profile

    For my wife the I-Phone works well because she wants something that out of the box works and does some cool stuff. For me, the I-Phone, although, it does something better (web browsing UI), the Q seems to do more and does the serious stuff better. I can bring my Q to work and not feel like I'm a teenager or that I'm following the herd. I think the I-Phone carries that image, and WinMo has a more serious get-it-done image.

    Hopefully a dispassionate listing of features followed by a little of my 2 cents at the end is helpful. :smile:
  10. EQBob

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    A thoughtful review with good information. Thanks for posting!
  11. Chicagonese

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    Okay, so I came up with a list of things that I use my Q for.

    - cell phone
    - alarm clock
    - desktop (full internet capabilities, documents, Paint, instant messaging)
    - directions
    - weather
    - TV
    - portable gaming console
    - mp3 player
    - scanner
    - camera / video camera
    - photo album
    - audio mixer
    - video editor
    - piano
    - calculator (regular, scientific, tip, Texas Hold 'Em, health)
    - calendar
    - translator
    - converter (measurements, currency)
    - voice recorder
    - stopwatch
    - compass
    - cyclometer
    - flashlight (actual flashlight, not just screen)
    - ruler
    - 8-ball (not the one associated with cocaine)
    - Rubik's Cube (couldn't solve one in real life, can't solve one in a phone)

    On top of that, I could use my Q as a modem for my computer but my unlimited data plan would get cut off. :)Yes, I know some of these things are useless but it's still nice to have.
  12. Xebec

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    I ride the bus to work. I have a Moto Q9h, but there is a group of people that sit together (I call them the IPhone gang) that sit around playing with their IPhones. The most common things they complain about are:

    1) No bluetooth stereo
    2) No turn by turn GPS (not everyone wants to jailbreak their IPhone for this)
    3) Doesn't sync Outlook tasks

    They are excited they can do copy and paste now though. They had a look of disbelief when they asked me about my phone and I mentioned it had bluetooth stereo, turn by turn GPS, copy & paste, and my Outlook tasks sync.
  13. Chicagonese

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    Idiots
    Purchase
    Horribly
    Overrated
    New
    Electronics
  14. TarHeelsRule!

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    You are, of course, entitled to your opinion. I had the 1st generation Q, and the Q9c. Loved them both but went with the iPhone and I truly am happy with it.

    If you don't like the iPhone or feel it is overrated then simply don't purchase one. Simply solution, name calling and your cute litte thingy is just plain childish and silly.

    Having had both phones comparing the two is like comparing apples to oranges. And again it always come down to personal preference. What you want you phone to do for you. My choosing one or the other makes me know more an idiot then me buying a plasma versus a lcd. It comes down to whichever better suits my needs.
  15. sherri

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    Well said, Nat!:laugh2:
  16. Chicagonese

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    I'm sure everyone's going gaga over the "iPhony 3G S." I will give Apple credit for this: The 3 megapixel camera is nice. Huge upgrade. Other than that, all those other "new" features are a complete joke. Wow, voice command. Finally. Video capability. Whoa oh oh! Nice of Apple to finally join all the other smartphones. A day late, a dollar short. The "iPhony" still has Safari, a crappy web browser that lacks flash and java support and it still lacks bluetooth capability with other phones, so don't get too excited.
  17. PacoJr67

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    and the Q lacks a g-sensor, and integrated WiFi (save for the Q9n).
    everyone is looking for a different feature set.
  18. Sherry

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    Great response!:laugh2:
  19. TarHeelsRule!

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    One question......are the people who stood in line and went gaga over the Palm Pre idiots too or just those of us that found the iPhones to our likings?

    I didn't go gaga for the 3GS, prefectly content with the 3.0 upgrade and my measly old underachiever 3G with it's crappy Safari web browser. Suits my needs and that's all that matters to me.
  20. kareljack

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    Man... we need to call animal control for this seagull problem.

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