iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy s3?

Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by quest01, Sep 16, 2012.

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Which phone is better overall?

  1. iPhone 5

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  2. Samsung Galaxy s3

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  1. NLBwell

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    iPhone for sure.
     
  2. mikeler

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    I got warned on Saturday that AT&T was going to slow down my internet as I was reaching 5 GB for the month. This was probably due to me watching most of the Florida game on my iPhone Saturday. I did notice the picture quality go down after I got that message. Luckily, it was the last day of the billing cycle.
     
  3. TripleB

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    For me the S3...for my daughter who just turned 16, it was the iPhone 5...she is loving it!!!

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  4. Torres

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    So basically you're saying that the iPhone is for girls and kids, and the S3 is for men and grown ups? :)
     
  5. mikeler

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    I interpret this as the iPhone 5 is so easy to use, that even my 3 year old could use it back when he was 18 months old. :)

    Android requires a college degree or higher to learn and a weekend bootcamp.
     
  6. Power Player

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    As evidence, I submit the process for rooting the current flagship HTC android phone.

    Also, it is suggested to anyone who wants to improve their HTC, that going through this process is highly recommended to "remove bloatware, improve battery life and get the phone running smoother".

    The i5 has no bloatware. It does not even have the carrier logo on the device. I absolutely love this and firmly believe it improves the resale value as well.

    http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-lte...panda-s-htc-dev-ltevo-root-dummies-guide.html

    I will take the childlike device all day. This is really a personal thing as I am finding that people just look at phones differently. Mine is mainly used as my primary source of communication. For others it is more of a computer.
     
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  7. sphinx780

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    If your 3 year old is anything like my 2 year old, then the boot camp will only be required for you and I. She knows why too much about the Maemo O/S already. I'm pretty sure they'd do more now with Android than most of us ;-)
     
  8. sphinx780

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    Yes, yes and yes. This could have been post #2 but the entertainment value of the thread may not have been nearly as valuable.
     
  9. mikeler

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    The first few times he used my laptop, he tried touching the screen. The mouse thing seemed pretty archaic to him but he is used to it now.
     
  10. Torres

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    Phones do seem to be getting more complicated nowadays and there is something to be said for Apple's 'simple' user interface and the ease which your typical Apple user can access its functions in simplified form.

    I read an interview with Jonathan Ive in Wired the other week following his new appointment at Apple where he talked about human interface concepts, streamlining the functionality either further with the iPhone 6 and making the UI even simpler for your typical Apple user.

    It's a fascinating read and they even showed one of his initial designs for the iPhone 6 incorporating what he terms SHIC (Simplified Human Interface Concepts) which is what he reckons your typical Apple user wants. Link below. :)

    http://tinyurl.com/c559sc6
     
  11. guitarplayer

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    Been a month with my S3 and I love it. Wife and daughter love their iphone5's...however....I'm sure they have a much lower iq than me..............looks around nervously.
     
  12. mikeler

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    ^^^ Klassik!
     
  13. JoelDali

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    Seriously.

    Comedy gold mine right there.

    Waiting for him to edit the post.

    Its amazing how Internet Tubes expose such rays of beauty.
     
  14. Pickle9

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    wait a minute, who is this?
     
  15. Torres

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    Whoever it is, he's a bit clueless, because he doesn't realise that there's a solution for all the moans that he's posted about.

    For example with the rotation point, there's a rotation toggle from the notifications drop down bar. There are also rotation apps, and adjustments in the multiple video players which allow you to adjust rotation behaviours ad infinitum.

    http://www.howtogeek.com/120056/how-to-enable-landscape-orientation-on-the-nexus-7s-home-screen/

    God forbid if he's 'developing work applications' but can't figure out solutions to simple issues, or even Google for a solution.
     
  16. Pickle9

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    Cool story bro.

    He has an iPhone, he likes it, he's sharing his experience including inconvenient things and firsthand experience with other phones.

    You like your android and are sharing your experience.

    You're trying to make an objective point about a subjective topic. Let it be.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Back on topic....I had plenty of time to kill today so I went to the mall and messed around with a ton of phones. The iPhone 5 and S3 are long phones and feel really cheap in your hand (especially the S3).

    They were really fun to play around with. The i5s display is really beautiful. It really jumps out at you.
     
  18. guitarplayer

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    On fron page of yahoo finance...tech group .........




    (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S3 became the world's best-selling smartphone model last quarter, pushing aside Apple Inc's iPhone, which has dominated the chart for more than two years, research firm Strategy Analytics said on Thursday.
    Strategy Analytics estimated Samsung sold 18 million S3 models in the third quarter, compared with iPhone 4S sales of 16.2 million.
    Strong sales of the flagship Galaxy S3 - which comes with a large 4.8 inch touchscreen - helped Samsung post a record $7.3 billion operating profit in the July-September quarter.
    "Samsung's Galaxy S3 has proven wildly popular with consumers and operators across North America, Europe and Asia," said analyst Neil Mawston, adding the new iPhone 5 would likely reclaim the top spot for Apple in the current quarter. (Reporting by Tarmo Virki; Editing by David Holmes)
     
  19. Torres

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    There's no point to your post. The S3 sells at a lower price so its not surprising that it sells a higher number of units. Apple has a market cap of c£630bn. How does Samsung compare? Have you had too sun on your head again?
     
  20. MAXXply

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    I've got my heart set on ditching my Galaxy Note for a Google (LG) Nexus 4. I hate the Samsung bloatware that comes with the Note but I'm not a guy to root, mod or jailbreak my gadgets. I might have plumped for an iPhone if the screen was at least 4.5 inches.
     
  21. guitarplayer

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    Was there extra bloatware stuff on the Note vs. the S3?
     
  22. MAXXply

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    I haven't owned an S3, but my Note came pre-loaded with all the proprietary Samsung bloatware, not to mention my carrier's (Vodafone Aust) bloatware baked into the phone as well. I could've removed it I guess but as I said, I'm not fussed about rooting my devices.
     
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    I apologize if this has been discussed previously, I have not gone back through all 50 pages of this thread, but has anyone here owned a Samsung galaxy Note 2? Did you find it too bulky to hold it up to your ear, or did you like it? Thanks for any advice.
     
  24. Power Player

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    Thank you for acknowledging what I have been saying for pages. Bloatware is unacceptable and slows down devices. Rooting is a PITA and is considered the solution to everything among Android users.

    I have never jailbroken any of my apple devices. There is no need to do it.
     
  25. DRII

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    Market Capitalization is a fleeting figure. Shouldn't base too much on it...
     
  26. quest01

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    I've never rooted my s3 and I don't plan on doing it, Ive never jail broken my iphone when I had it. The s3 does come with stuff I'd rarely ever use like at@t specific apps but it doesn't really bother me, I hardly know its even there, they just sit in the app drawer.
     
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  27. DRII

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    Exactly...

    some biased posters try to emphasize so called 'bloatware', when it usually makes little difference to the average user...
     
  28. Power Player

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    Even with the apps that came preinstalled on my s3, none of them negatively effected performance or battery life. Actually most of the apps are actually useful like the my at@t where I can check usage, make payments among other ones. It would have been nice if some of these apps came preinstalled on my old iPhone when I had it.
     
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  30. Power Player

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    Are you serious? You can check usage in the settings on the iphone. You can't pay your bill online? I set up my verizon bill pay in 1 minute online.
     
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    Yes I pay my bill online with the my at@t app that came preinstalled on the s3.
     
  32. Power Player

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    You are the first person to embrace bloatware. I applaud this. If it doesn't bug you, then that's awesome. In all honesty, it drove me crazy. Little Sprint updates, stuff I could not delete, etc.

    I much much much prefer the iphone with no bloat and no phone logo ruining the look of the phone.
     
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    Yeah they don't really bother me at all, as I said some of them are useful and some of the ones I rarely use just sit in the app drawer. Also the s3 doesn't come with nearly as many preinstalled apps like older android phones and other phones like the motorola razr which I hear comes with quite a few.
     
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  34. DRII

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    given the inherent limitations of the iphone; its comical that some would dare complain about bloatware!
     
  35. Blaxican10s

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    Please... go on about these "limitations" I don't feel the least but limited when using my iphone. :-?
     
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    There are no limitations. Flash will soon be obsolete. He is trolling.
     
  37. JoelDali

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    It's just a god damn phone.

    Fuchen freex.

    My uncle who I hadn't seen in 30 years whipped out a Win7 phone the other night and I was impressed by the fluid UI. Made me want to check out the 920. But why. I love my i5. Yes it has its quirks and is far from perfect but god damn I can surf the web, take amazing pics, play Missile Command, make a phone call and shoot deadly waves of pepper spray from it.

    What more do I really need.
     
  38. West Coast Ace

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    So you can add widgets and modify your main screen to do whatever you want? Please show some screen images. I'm an iPhone 4S owner - but the Walled Garden is real.

    Flow is the game you should be playing. Great time waster - and it will improve your shot strategy on the courts.

    PS - I love dogs; but your new avatar doesn't do it like the previous one did. Big chests trumps animals all day and twice on Sundays.
     
  39. DRII

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    THEY CANT, THEY WONT...

    THEY SHOULD TAKE THE BLUE PILL.
     
  40. Power Player

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    My screen does what i want. Scroll back for my opinion on widgets.

    Dali nailed it.
     
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    Only Android phone worth buying, IMO, is the Google Nexus. At least you get the updates right away. But Google/LG left out a few features. The lack of LTE in the latest offering is a big issue though.
     
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    Nothing wrong with a Walled Garden. It means you can grow pretty things and watch them bloom into beautiful flowers, without the danger of being trampled by the riff raff outside.
     
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    I prefer my mobile OS to be stable and bug free and without the threat of viruses :)

    iOS all the way!
     
  44. Power Player

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    Huge win for my i5 and Verizon. I'm on the highway in the middle of nowhere and am able to get lte speed and stream in hd the end of lsu game. Picture quality was amazing with no buffering. Here is the screenshot. Sprint never got me a signal out here.

    [​IMG]
     
  45. acura9927

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    Neither for me, I went for it and got a Samsung Note 2, it is a beast of a phone.
     
  46. quest01

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    If I didnt have the gs3, that would have been my second choice, I prefer the bigger screens.
     
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    The Google Galaxy Nexus is a pretty good phone for the money. Too bad that they do not sell it anymore. My daughter has one. Slightly bigger screen, 4g, lots of features though not as fully-functioned as an S3. For $350 unlocked, though, it was a nice phone.
     
  48. kalyan4fedever

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    Yeah me too bought Note 2, it simply rocks. we can call it the BEAST. :)
     
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    That thing isn't even a phone, more like a tablet. Can it even fit in your pocket? :confused:
     
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    One of our Chinese programmers walks around talking on his Note 2 and I swear its the most ridiculous sight to behold.

    Next we'll see iPad mini freaks holding LTE minis up to their ears.
     

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