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Touchscreen phone comparison Q3 - U.S. carriers

0. phoneArena posted on 25 Jul 2008, 08:43

There’s no denying it, touchscreens are the latest trend in the mobile world and with the iPhone on the forefront of technology and fashion they show no sign of going away anytime soon. The iPhone was not the first phone to feature a touchscreen- they have been around since last century in fact- and it wasn’t even the first fashion phone to ditch the keyboard; that distinction goes to the LG PRADA...

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posted on 26 Jul 2008, 13:05

72. (unregistered)

Touch screen = no Screen size = no Browser = no Mp3 = no There is other NOs So, no about every catagory. Reception is relate to both phone and provider. AT&T has worse signal than verizon. Almost everybody knows that. This can't be make in as a factor of the phone reception quality. I am iPhone owner but not apple fans. I think here are too many fans to make the useless chaos. Please be fair to rate the phone. I have use instinct. If it has wifi, multi touch screen, better browser and may be bigger size screen. It will win iPhone with out question. I am saying instict's other features are better than iPhone. Lg's camera is extremely good. Yes. But of viewty just too rush out to market. Otherwise, it will be good also. Price, lg has better price than iPhone. 2nd is instinct.

posted on 26 Jul 2008, 21:12

82. (unregistered)

Dare is $199 (After $50 mail-in-rebate) and iphone is $199, Instinct is $129 ($100 mail in rebate) Other than the Instinct, the iphone has the upper hand in price because of the $50 mail in rebate...

posted on 25 Jul 2008, 10:54

35. (unregistered)

this review is retarded. "the iphone dropped the most calls, but gets high marks in voice" "the iphone cant take video and is the least compatible w/ video formats, but gets high marks in video" The iphone has the worst camera, but gets the high marks. The iphone has little to no real nav features, but places high. The iphone cant send picture MMS, but places high. The iphone is connectedto itunes, so it places high, even though they dont mention the Rhapsody service w/ verizon with unlimited music dl's and a larger libarary. the iphone gets the highest marks for being able to put up a pic of album art!! i didnt know looking at an album cover while the phone is in ur pocket, jamming away to tunes on earphones or in the car, was so important. oh wait.. the iphone isnt BTstereo compatible so you cant do that! High marks anyways!! They mention telenav's gas finders and other features that have been on VZnav for a while now and w/ more features, but just talk down to vznav wich works flawlessly. If this isnt the definition of bias, i dont know what is.

posted on 26 Jul 2008, 21:15

83. (unregistered)

Go AWAY TROLL! Itunes has way more songs than Rhaposdy, it has been available since 2003. Despite the crappy 2mp camera on the iphone, it's a quite good 2mp camera. I was surprise in the quality of the pictures for a 2mp camera... It's probably the best 2mp camera phone out there... BETTER THAN THE INSTINCT!

posted on 27 Jul 2008, 19:43

90. (unregistered)

Sadly it's much worse than even the Voyager... Apple is using inferior camera hardware do some research before you say go away troll. I honestly think you are a TROLL! I have to agree with #35. I never liked itunes. I had it at one point and I got tired and uninstalled it.

posted on 25 Jul 2008, 11:14

37. (unregistered)

This is ridiculous! The same website gave the Dare a rating of 9, the 3G Iphone an 8.5, The Instinct an 8 and the Vu an 8... i mean common..... a little consistancy would be nice

posted on 25 Jul 2008, 12:23

38. (unregistered)

its also funny that in you iphone review that you say you also may be lowering the iphones score because of its horrid software issues. it rates lower in an individual phone review, but smokes competition in a comparrison. how does that happen? also you over looked so many features that differentiate that make this article such a joke. Thankfully everyone else for the most part seem to agree that this is bias trash. question though, if you are in a top market and you keep dropping calls, you dont see a problem?? You dont think that actual day to day real world use should come into play on a head to head comparison? People dont make calls anymore, or want to play outside of starbucks??

posted on 26 Jul 2008, 09:40

64. kochman224 (unregistered)

you might want to read it again, the iphone didnt come out on top

posted on 28 Jul 2008, 19:42

111. (unregistered)

IT DID AT FIRST for couple of days until they started reading our comments and realized how jacked up they review was.

posted on 25 Jul 2008, 13:08

40. (unregistered)

See, this website (or reviewer/writer) has something against LG. That is called bias.

posted on 25 Jul 2008, 13:28

46. (unregistered)

Ha ha ha... I just looked at couple of pages and I am not even going to waste my time looking at the rest! So much for this biased APPLE FANBOY website. I am out .... sick of all these IIDIOT websites! Worthless and useless and highly biased info here! Guys don't even waste your time on this lousy website! I have no more respect for this site. I had iphone and I returned since it sucked and AT&T and Sprint sucks. DARE is a fantastic phone and serves me well. I am not even wasting my time debating against those other bricks. I'm out ... peace :-)

posted on 25 Jul 2008, 14:18

51. jrcrow (unregistered)

lol!1..stupid ratings..guaranteed once you put a BB Curve in the game..guess who wins!..BB..Duh!

posted on 26 Jul 2008, 10:19

67. (unregistered)

Well that would be weird, since this is a comparison of TOUCHSCREEN phones. Why don't we also throw a peanut butter sandwich, an Elephant and a fotball in the ratings as well just for sh*ts and giggles. Duh!

posted on 25 Jul 2008, 14:19

52. jrcrow (unregistered)

ohh..if u think the Dare is great...how is the IV drip to your wallet..getting better?

posted on 25 Jul 2008, 15:58

53. (unregistered)

hows that ATT/apple extra "3g" pull out of your wallet? you like to get charged for extras for no reason other than u bought an iphone. Exept, even with the extra charges, u still get dropped calls like crazy and are stil tethered to wifi because ATT's 3g network is a joke. btw, WiFi is not a BONUS, its A LEASH. all it does is catch you up to 3g speeds because of your network inferiority

posted on 25 Jul 2008, 16:33

58. (unregistered)

if this is an attack on pricing for the Dare, do your homework.... Dare is the same price as the I-phone if you take the premium plan on Verizon, you get more feats & A TON more text(unlimited) for less than the I-phone data plan and if you take the premium plan you geta free 8 gig card my wallet feels just fine

posted on 31 Jul 2008, 00:39

137. (unregistered)

Sorry you can't afford the better phone but SOME OF US AREN'T POOR, WHINEY, LITTLE GIRLS.

posted on 25 Jul 2008, 16:14

56. dennism (unregistered)

as of today i no longer use this site.this comparision is bullshit.goodbye

posted on 25 Jul 2008, 23:16

62. (unregistered)

I bet you have a dare and your just mad because the iphone is better than the dare.

posted on 26 Jul 2008, 12:54

70. (unregistered)

^ You are such a troll! Wait till all of you millions of brainless people figure out that you got raped by AT&T and Jobs. Iphone clearly sucks. I wouldn't even take it if they were giving me a free one. I used that POS and DARE is 100 times better. The phone that actually works and the one that is very practical unlike iphone that is souped up with all the useless apps and games. I need a phone that can perform functions of much cheaper phones. This review is totally useless I don't even care about reading it since I know that I am 100% happy with my DARE and I am careless about the other ones.

posted on 26 Jul 2008, 20:54 1

74. johny88 (unregistered)

It's okay that my iphone is better than your Dare! :) Good Bye troll!

posted on 27 Jul 2008, 19:45

91. (unregistered)

Ha ha! YOU WISH! I love my DARE and I will. Iphone is a freaking joke. 3 of my friends don't even have them anymore they bought more useful phones that happen to be more convenient and reliable.

posted on 27 Jul 2008, 23:45

97. (unregistered)

HAHAHA you must be kidding my iphone is more reliable than your dare! your a joke

posted on 31 Jul 2008, 00:40

138. (unregistered)

Iphone.....Reliable???.....They couldn't even activate the damn thing at first.....Hows that for reliable?

posted on 25 Jul 2008, 18:07

59. dave722 (unregistered)

There are definitely some biases in this review. However, as the author stated, the categories they used and the way in which they scored the phones were based on what they believed the typical touch screen cell phone user values. That being said, it is unfair to call the review "crap" when the editors took our criticisms of the last review to come up with an overall very comprehensive, although slightly biased, review. I have tried all four phones and generally agree with the author's statements. However, the rating and scoring system is highly flawed and needs to be reworked. For example, for a phone review reception and call quality should be a separate category rather than being lumped into "performance." (I actually ended up buying the Dare for this reason.) I believe this site provides great reviews, pictures, and news about cell phones in an easy to use and comprehensive site. I want to thank the editors for their hard work and hope that they don't quit due to our ungratefulness. However, I hope that they continue to listen to reader feedback (even if it is unnecessarily caustic) and continue to hone their craft. Hopefully, we can leave feedback without making wild fanboy accusations and instead leave feedback that will help make the site more useful to use all. Until then, I'm very happy with my "3rd place" Dare.

posted on 25 Jul 2008, 21:14

61. Esquire0399 (Posts: 53; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)

I agree with most of what you said. By far my biggest problem with this comparison is the discrepancy between the individual products ratings and the ratings within this review. Another problem that I have with this comparison is that in more than one category the iPhone is excused for lackluster performance without much reason as to why. The most obvious example of this is the mention of the severe software issues. I do not feel that it is fair to call this comparison "crap" or "bull****", but I do believe that certain parts of it are extremely inaccurate (particularly the Dare's touchscreen being unusable, as that is entirely false). BTW, I am a proud owner of both a Dare and an iPod Touch and can honestly say that while both are incredible devices, neither is even close to perfect. Thank you Phone Arena for putting this comparison together. I just hope that next time, as I said before, there can be at least a little bit of consistency between individual ratings and comparison ratings.

posted on 26 Jul 2008, 09:46

65. (unregistered)

you cant really compare their phone ratings, b/c theyre not all rated on the same basis. for instance, a basic phone might score higher than a smartphone because it does what it does well, even if it isnt feature packed. i believe in the dare comments they said it was rated so high because of what it does in comparison to other verizon phones, not every phone out there. its a somewhat flawed system, but to a degree it makes sense. i think this review does a good job of looking at these phones on the same plane, so you can get a more true comparison, and id like to think thats why phone arena did this.

posted on 26 Jul 2008, 10:19

66. hankmutkiss (unregistered)

Excuse me, but where do you see the Apple fanboyism in this? For starters, the iPhone didn't win. They panned it pretty hard in the miscellaneous category, but you don't have to be a fanboy to see the software (when working, as they point out) is the best out there and the multimedia features are untouchable. The only Apple product I own is a 2GB Nano, and I have no intention of every buying a Mac or an iPhone, but all these "the DARE wipes the board" comments are just plain idiotic. The only fanboyism here is by all the Verizon idiots who ruin pretty much any comment section on this site.

posted on 26 Jul 2008, 10:36

68. G. Clooney (unregistered)

You didint see the 1st posted article, this article has been revised after everyone was annoying because phonearena forgot to add the most important categorys of a phone, after this revision now the instinct win, in the previous one the iphone won. Almost everyone agree that the iphone has the better software(Ui,OS), but phone performance is poor(reception, call quality, network, volume) thats why people is angry because the iphone is overrated, and i agree the Dare is not the best phone ever created, or way better than the iphone, but the Dare does the job that the iphone cant do. You only have to see the customer satisfaction there are more happy dare owners than iphone owners, even that they are less. No more drop calls for me. No more friends telling me "Why dont you turn on your phone".

posted on 26 Jul 2008, 13:00

71. (unregistered)

^ So true man! the same reason why I am on Verizon. Verizon has no competition in my area. AT&T barely has any presence here with their inferior network and customer service so all the is irrelevant. DARE is much better choice in terms of a very nice and practical phone.

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