Apple iphone have been a real sucess all around the world but in India seems that the huge price of around 700USD[31000INR] has created big problems for both the telecom providers Airtel & Vodafone. These handsets are not being sold easily not only because of the price but also because you cannot change the SIM card, in short because they cannot be unlocked.
On the other hand Nokia is continiously launching new handsets like Nokia N96 in the same price range but with very high number of features when compared to Apple iphone, because its a combination of N81 & N95
Here are some of the features you will miss if you own a Apple iPhone and these are also some reasons why you should avoid buying a Apple iPhone.
No Video Recording : You cannot Record any videos using this costly handset because there is no Video Recording Option which is available in most nokia mobile phones like Nokia N85, Nokia N79, Nokia 5320 xPressMusic, Nokia 5220 xPressMusic, Nokia 5000, Nokia 3600, Nokia 6600 Slide, Nokia N96 and many more nokia handsets. Next time you take out your handset to record a video make sure you dont own a iphone because on the special moment you cannot record the event unlike other Apple rival’s models. Though the iPhone comes with a inbuilt 2Mp camera which is just good for taking digital photos and again its hard to download them to a local pc.
No SMS Forwarding : Its festive time and you want to forward a SMS to all your friends group/contacts and you cannot find find a option to forward a SMS you recieved from someone else. Dont get frustated , buy a nokia or Sony ericsson handset because there are 25 Things you can do with your Cell Phone unlike Apple iPhone which does not support many of these.
No MMS Sending : You cannot send those naughty MMS videos to your friends when you own a Apple iPhone because its not supported along with voice-recognition facility for making voice dialing. Didnt we just say iphone does suck and there is no point in paying 31000Rs for a brick which is better than a stone for just one feature which is the touch screen.
No Cut, Copy & Paste : The Apple iPhones do not offer you to delete any part of your written text line by line, nor copy paste or cut and makes it hard for you to do any function related to writing. Did we hear around a 1,00,000 users have downloaded the wordpress for iphone application which helps then in blogging directly from their apple iphones, but can you even guess how hard would it be to blog from this tiny handset with a touchscreen and no Cut, Copy & Paste feature. Most mobile phones like Nokia E52 offers better options than this iPhone. Another important point is that it lacks support for multi-select.
Non-Easy Battery Replacement : Remember the last time you changed your nokia mobile phone battery within 30 seconds? Many people who are on a travelling always carry an extra battery for their handsets which can come in use because they cost quite less amount generally 5-10$ and can help a lot when there is no power source. But if you are a owner of a Apple iPhone you will need 3 business day’s time and a Apple Technician at a Apple Outlet because you cannot yourself change the battery whenever you need and this job can be done by professionals only. Well, this is a no-no option for Smart people with heavy battery usage and iam sure no one would opt for a apple iphone when they know about this.
No Wifi Support : Apple iphones dont support for Wifi in your local area which means that you cannot use the wireless modem in your area and whenever you want to use the internet using these Apple iphones you need to shell out internet access charges. Most 3G handsets available in the market support for this feature unlike Apple iPhones which is the reason you should again avoid buying them.
No Bluetooth File Sharing : In any nokia handset you just enable/activate the bluetooth feature and start sharing files from your handset. Apple iPhone cannot sync with any other Bluetoth devices like in-car stereo device and you cannot share any Mp3, Images or video files with anyone.
There are many other things like no iPhone ringtones customizations but you can use external tools like iPhone Ringtone Maker & iPhone Ringtone Converter. No Flash support which means you cannot open files based on flash.
Will you still buy the Costly Apple iPhone?
Pushkar Gaikwad says
How is the Customer support of Apple iPhone ? I know Nokia support is pretty good thanks to their extended network all over India
The comparison with the “rock” is for real. Also one point to be added is that Apple India customer service is really pathetic and some of the points that you made in the post will surely keep me away from the Iphone.
Amit, very neatly said. Other than the hype and it being the first touch phone.Its lacks some of the basic features as u said.The copy -paste feature can be implemented using a 3rd part tool.Hope they get all these right the next time if not they are sure to loose market share to other players.
The comparison is very good. But, at the end of post if the comparison table is there like Apple Vs Nokia, that should have made easy to compare instantly to the people like me, who feel bore to read and write the text but interested in numbers.
Balaji J H says
Amit you have explained the difference very clearly…
One more thing about iPhone is you have to pay money for software update in which nokia offers for free with free Nokia software updater…And more softwares for Nokia and addon when compared to iPhone
Pavan Kumar says
The comparision with stone is really funny …
Balaji J H says
One more thing is the browser is more sensitive to spyware
Nokia is going to launch Nokia 5800 which is a touch screen it looks even like iphone have almost all facilitiei iphone have and many more it would be a great provider of music especially…
Apart from this it comes with 8gb card expandable upto 16gb…
It perhaps have 3.2mp carl zessis optics and inbuilt memory of 81MB
Still didn’t understand why you were saying Apple iPhone doesn’t have WiFi.
Some of your above allegations have been well clarified by woikr team
And regarding battery replacement (this has been fixed in iPhone 3G – with screwed provided)
And for Blue tooth file transfers and cut,copy paste – that’s only software. The blue tooth hardware is in place and the copy paste hand gestures have been patented by Apple already. This could be for this device or other larger touch based devices Apple is rumored to be building
BTW, Android – the OS from Google and other companies in the Open Handheld alliance doesn’t have bluetooth file transfer too.
Having used the iPhone for more than 8 months now. I can say that i made the right choice in picking up the best phone.
To sum it, iPhone beats the iPhone.
In continuation to the previous comment
Video recording – just in – Qik is coming soon to the AppStore (not only video recording, it provides live streaming too)
SMS Forwarding – Just another software.
MMS – There’s a software called as Swirly MMS (gone are the days when MMS were popular – that too for the “wrong” things.)
This generation has been using emails for sharing.
Avinash said that “Other than the hype and it being the first touch phone.Its lacks some of the basic features as u said.”
This is a common misconception. There have been a lot of other touch phones on the market. Nokia has made several already. It’s not the first, just the biggest one because everyone who is iGnorant enough to buy an iPhone, likes to blather about it like its the best thing ever.
the comparision between the stone and iphone 3G is just hilarous. I agree totally that iphone sucks… AND I AM STRUCK WITH IT FOR TWO YEARS! ANY TAKERS!! ITS JUST A BEAUTIFUL ROCK WITHOUT BRAINS!!! pathetic but beautiful piece of shit. total waste of $$$. i feel like an idiot just 10 mins after opening up my iphone… i will choose sony ericsson or nokia any time over this iphone…..i still feel like shit after venting anger here… time for other forums. ciao.
THE IPHONE WITHOUT THE APPSTORE WOULD BE COMPLETE JUNK, A TOTAL WASTE, TERRIBLE!
ANY PHONE COMPANY CAN DO THIS. SIMPLY RELEASE ANY CRAP AT ALL AND HAVE THE APP COMMUNITY GENERATE THE CONTENT FOR IT. BASICALLY LIKE SELLING SOMEONE A ROCK…AND THEN HAVING OTHER COMPANIES ADD STUFF TO MAKE YOUR ROCK WORK LIKE A PHONE THAT’S NOT FROM 1997.
Simply Ridiculous says
Funny.. And still holds true!! I have an iphone and I hate it!!