Android Or Iphone

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by SHRTSHTR, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. SHRTSHTR

    SHRTSHTR Well-Known Member

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    Finally decided to get a real phone :rolleyes:. Biggest reason for new phone is Ballistic software. Would like to try shooter ballistic software. Would be nice to have a backup for my Recon anyway.

    I am told that I-phones are the best but the folks I have talked to mainly use there phones while driving around town:cool:. If I am going to "bite the bullet" would like to get the most rugged phone available. Also not sure how some phones work in cold conditions.

    Anyway, I am sure you guys would know the best way to go. Thanks for looking.
     
  2. squirrelduster

    squirrelduster Well-Known Member

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    I have an IPhone, my brother had a Droid and just switched to an IPhone. If you get an iPhone the ballistic FTE app works real well for me. It will do an automatic calculation for elevation and you can set it on top of your scope and it calculates the angle too.

    One thing about the iPhone that I like is there is a case available called an Otter Box. I don't know if they are available for droid but it is an incredible case. I dropped my phone when we were framing my shed from the rafters, about 12' to a concrete floor, it bounced about 4 feet and broke a corner off the case but the phone was not damaged. It has an integrated screen protector that works very well and a nice belt clip.

    I have the new 4s phone on the Verizon network and have been pleased with the performance and coverage. I had an AT&T phone before and coverage was horrible unless you were in town.

    I have used my phone in fairly cold conditions, 18 degree's in Colorado when the wind was blowing and it was snowing and didn't have any issues. Several different times in the 20's so I don't think cold affects it much. Couldn't say how it would do in really cold conditions.
     

  3. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    No question....get an I phone. Might cost more, but it's the best technology and highly reliable. Same goes for the I Pad. Mine has hunted with me for multiple seasons in all conditions. I use Ballistic FTE but also have Shooter.
     
  4. SBriggs

    SBriggs Active Member

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    I agree with the others Iphone and otter box with ballistic FTE and you are good to go!
     
  5. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    Dumb ? dO YOU HAVE TO HAVE SERVICE for phone to work , program?
     
  6. 4xforfun

    4xforfun Well-Known Member

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    I had asked the same question on a different thread....It sounds like you do not need service. We don't have servace where I hunt, so I plan on simply imputting the needed data off of my Kestrol 3500 on site, with all of the other important data pre loaded.
     
  7. SHRTSHTR

    SHRTSHTR Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info guys! Just returned from the Verizon store. Purchased a iphone 4s 64gb and Otter box. Not sure what I got but will give it a go. The salesman after talking with me for two seconds suggested I signup for one of their workshops:rolleyes:.
     
  8. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Man I am impressed. You made it all these years. They started putting me in workshops in 3rd grade. :D

    Jeff
     
  9. BH Hunter

    BH Hunter Well-Known Member

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    You do not need service to use shooter. If you have the right kestral you can bluetooth the info to your phone. I put my phone in airplane mode if I don't have service so I don't drain the battery. I also have an extra battery for the droid. An option that you don't have w/ the iPhone.
    I have to say, however, since I got my G7 rangefinder I rarely use my PDA.
    Really nice!!
     
  10. loosesniper2000

    loosesniper2000 Well-Known Member

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    Iphone hands down, they have the best wifi capabilities and a better app market. Also the gps unit blows away Droids
    you don't need service to use the apps unless you're running locations and things like that.
     
  11. SHRTSHTR

    SHRTSHTR Well-Known Member

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    Ha Ha, I rode a really short bus in all grades but it had no destination. Basically sat in front seat (only one on bus) driving around. Got to see some beautiful mountains and wild game though:D.
     
  12. SHRTSHTR

    SHRTSHTR Well-Known Member

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    BH Hunter,

    I just bought a Kestrel 4500 w/Bluetooth. Had hoped to use Kestrel with my Recon but it does not have Bluetooth.

    I use a Polaris Ranger to get me where I am going most of the time. I mainly hunt private ranches also. A 12v charging system will surfice in most cases. If not, I have my Recon and LB3.0

    G7's sure seem nice. Glad they are working out for you!
     
  13. myrifleisLapua

    myrifleisLapua Well-Known Member

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    I have a droidx its 13 months old. I dropped it off a gazebo roof the other day it fell 13ft before hitting concrete.no damage what so ever. Point is whatever you buy put a otter box on it
     
  14. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    I've had an iPhone since fall of 2009 and also bought the otter case.

    That said, I was in the Sprint store this past week and the fella said there was one good thing about the Androed v. the iPhone and if I recall it had to do with watching TV shows or something and it could be specific to Sprint's network. I'm not sure.

    Otherwise, he recommended the iPhone.

    We are up for renewal with Verizon and I have to say that in our area, I'm not impressed with the service so when the contract runs up at the end of this month, we will try Sprint for 2 years. All of my physician friends except one have Sprint and are satisfied. We will save just over 100.00/month with better package from Sprint v. Verizon.

    I have plenty of dropped calls through them to justify trying someone else.