iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy s3?

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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. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    ... it appears that i spoke too soon, but Android will accept flash plugins right?
     
  2. acura9927

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    Anyone have Sprint and get 4g LTE.?
    My note 2 is dying without it. Just how fast is it. Maybe by 2016 Seattle will get LTE.
     
  3. soyizgood

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    I like the Lumia 920, except its music management tool frustrates me. A lot of my songs get thrown into the "Untitled Album, Untitled Artist" category. I'm going to cringe if I actually have to edit the MP3 tags. WP8 (at least the Lumia 920) doesn't come with a standalone file manager. I can drag and drop from my PC, but Microsoft seems to want to make an iTunes-type setup for these phones. Ewwww! I didn't have this problem with any of my Androids. Hmmmm..... If I can figure out a workaround I will let the WP8 users here know.

    Looks like my best bet might be to use Windows Media Player and drag files that are to be synced. Ugh! So iTunes-like mentality. At least the music can play without going through iTunes. It just won't get organized. With Android you can drag and drop the music without having to setup a collection. Wake up Microsoft!
     
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    Even an old blackberry has better music/playlist management than WP8 and Apple. With Blackberry I could create playlists directly in hand based on so many variables. I can't do that with Apple at all or with the apps Ive bought.

    Sad.

    There is no loyalty in this game.
     
  5. dnj30

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    I have the S3, and love it. Have used NFC(google wallet) to pay for a few things, just to try it out. Its cool, but it doesn't really save any time. Its quicker to just swipe my credit card. Most retailers(I'm in the usa) still don't support the format yet. It strikes me as one of those "solutions" to a problem that doesn't really exist. I'm just referring to using NFC to pay for purchases. Can't comment on its other uses, sharing files, etc...
     
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    Used NFC once (s-beam to be exact). Was very underwhelmed by it. I doubt it will catch on over here.
     
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    I used NFC a few times with someone I know who also has an S3 and I thought it was a cool feature but it's not something I'd use all the time. It's a nice feature to have though. I've never used Google Wallet. I'm waiting for the premium suite upgrade for the S3.
     
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    Nfc is overrated and a security risk. I already posted a link in here that backs up my opinion.

    I had the latest and greatest droid phone with nfc and i prefer the i5 by a mile. Of course i dont get super techy with my phones, so constantly flashing roms and tweaking files was not my thing.

    I also poasted months ago that flash was over and people could not wrap their minds around that.

    Its done. Move on to html5.
     
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    You can download flash 11.1 in the archive section on the adobe site. It fixed flash on my galaxy tablet at least.
     
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    Blackberry's last ditch hope before folding to the competition. Good luck to them... Combo of too late & not enough.
     
  13. JoelDali

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    The funny thing is, is anyone can destroy apple and Samsung with a better product.

    Imagine if this new BB London had full blown photoshop.

    Imagine if it had a music player that wasn't a complete POS.

    Imagine if it had a multi LED thin panel notification bar at the top that you could customize with colors and patterns for different communication events.

    Imagjne if it had a keyboard that actually worked without errors. Every time.

    Imagine if it had all my finance apps.

    Imagine if it had a seamless backup solution that was reliable and more portable.

    Imagine if it had a robust VPN platform for corporate computing.

    Imagine if it could massage your lower back or stomach and tell you everyday that you are the GOAT and people LOVE you.

    I would buy it in a second.
     
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    I loved my humble Blackberry Curve. It's app range sucked, it had a stupidly small screen and it was just a 2G phone with a physical keyboard, but typing anything on it was just so much clickety-clickety fun. I had it unlocked and used it on a recent trip from several Asian countries. Texting is big in India, and I got a lot of organizational stuff done just on the phone, just by texting the people involved and rarely even speaking with them. Still so much fun, and usable where my then-CDMA-only Verizon smartphone was as good as a brick.

    Also, as far as call quality goes, that was the best phone I've ever used. Somewhere along the way, the smartphone manufacturers forgot that these were "phones". I really hope that RIM comes up with something good. It is an uphill battle and very difficult to compete with Apple and Android, but stranger things have happened.
     
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    blackberry, proper keyboard, so good. as they say:

    i just can't quit you.

    i just hope they keep on making them
     
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    why does Verizon rip people off by charging for dataplan ? "2 MB is more than enough for you", Rep said. That is BS. Normally person needs about 4 MB. but Noooo, they charge like crazy for that.

    T-Mobile, data is FREE.
     
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    The iPhone keyboard is horrible.

    I concede.
     
  18. Polaris

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    Hmmm. I actually typed on an iphone 4 and iphone 5 keyboard and it seemed accurate to me, in terms of error correction and stuff. True, it just cannot mimick the tactile feedback of a physical qwerty, but you and I are old :); the teenagers of today probably don't miss it.

    Coming from android keyboards, I have to admit that Apple did a good job of optimizing the key sizes, and the error correction for English. Typing in other languages may be harder (e.g., typing Hindi in English, or typing Japanese Romaji in English lettering). That is one of the reasons that I prefer Swype. It learns idiosyncratic spellings and nicknames really easily.
     
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    Word !! :)
     
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    I remember reading on a review from cnet that the Lumia 920 has outstanding call quality. So maybe check into that. The camera is supposed to be pretty good too. If you can bare using Windows OS it could be promising.
     
  21. JoelDali

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    Lots of people are unhappy with the Lumia 920 according to WP8 boards I monitor. If it had better reviews I would have bought one by now. So far I am unconvinced of its GPOATness.
     
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    I kind of miss having the control over the phone I get with an Android (i.e. file browser to arrange files as I see fit, greater selection of apps, being able to download music and videos from a DLNA server, no available app to view MS Access database tables). The Lumia 920 is a good phone, but it has a couple of quirks I don't get with any of the Androids I've used. Part of it might have to do with the WP8 platform, but hearing pops and noise on some of my MP3s irritates me. Especially when these same files I didn't experience an issue with my other phones (Blackberry Curve/Bold, Android 1.x/2.x/4.x), including non-smartphones. Enabling "Dolby Headphone playback" might have fixed that MP3 issue, but I'm sure most users in this situation would not have figured that out.

    The battery life is pretty good and from a few of the photos I took the quality is good. It's not as light or as "sexy" as the GS 3, but I'll wait and see how Nokia and M$ further improve this platform.
     
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    > why does Verizon rip people off by charging for dataplan ? "2
    > MB is more than enough for you", Rep said. That is BS. Normally
    > person needs about 4 MB. but Noooo, they charge like crazy for
    > that.

    Data requirements vary widely.

    I use about 300 MB/month. I have WiFi in the places where I spend most of my time. The 300 MB that I use is for email, hotspot for my laptop, looking at traffic reports and checking stocks on the road.
     
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    I'm on a 300MB plan. I can get away with that since I have wifi access at work and at home. I turn off data connection. With the Lumia 920 I'm concerned about the data it gets from the live tiles.
     
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    What case do y'all recommend for the iphone 5? As in max. protection with min. bulk? I know, it sounds impossible, but what case offers the best compromise or best of both worlds if possible?
     
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    lifeproof

    best of the best
     
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    Life proof has tons of issues.

    I've had every top rated iPhone 5 case and so far the Belkin Candy Grip and Switcheasy bonds are the best.
     
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    Thanks to kuta and joel for the recs.

    The belkin does look quite nice.

    Man, I wish I could have the galaxy s3, the note 2 and ip5.
     
  30. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Android's had that feature for how long now?

    Or just turn the **** off. Or, if you're an innovator like me, I'd make use of the decade-old feature that's been around cell phones since the beginning. It's call "silent" mode.
     
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    I see your tank, and I will raise you Gary Busey...

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    Yea I agree.

    I was just complimenting the commercail.
     
  35. Power Player

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    Slight difference though. Family/friends you need to get a hold of you can call twice and it will ring. So there are filters built in. You can silence the iphone with the flick of a switch on the side, so this does a little more.
     
  36. Blaxican10s

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    I have T-Mobile. I'm saving $20/ month with their unlimited data vs what I was paying for 3 GB of data with AT&T. They say their "4G" data is unlimited but it's not, they lie. They cap your data at 99,999GB/ month. :lol:
     
  37. Blaxican10s

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    I would recommend just not dropping your phone. That plans works best for me ;)
     
  38. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Alright... so then again, Android's had that feature for how long now?
     
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    About the otterbox case for iphone. It is pretty indestructible. I tossed it off a 3 story building and the phone was working perfectly. However, It broke when I ran it over with a car
     
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    I have no idea, I never saw that exact feature in the OS. I don't miss android one bit. Enjoy it. Personally, I made a 3 year run with them and I am done. Not worth arguing about, I was just bringing up what the feature actually does.

    I thought the same at first, but it is a lot faster to select DND and not have to volume down, vibrate off and then check your phone for an important call. It's just an easy feature to use that I like. It is not a game changer, but the phone is just so fast and responsive and great on my battery that I have no complaints or desires to jailbreak/root.
     
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    I have a Lifeproof for my 4S, and it's been great. However, as JoelDali says, when they bring out a new product they seem to suffer a whole host of issues. 'Teething problems' barely scratches the surface. They do have a good warranty service (mine was replaced twice), which is just as well. If you're patient enough, it can be worth it if you get a good one.

    One case I'm intrigued by is the Zagg InvisibleShield. Anyone tried that?
     
  42. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    You should try the Snap Dragon quad core processors. That's speed right there.

    I hated the iOS. I hated how I had to go through menus and sub-menus just to turn on/off my wifi and bluetooth.
     
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    Is that just the front screen protector or an actual case? I tried the screen protector and could not get it on. Got all crumpled up on me so I took it back to the store and got my $30 back.
     
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    I just hate the Android OS. My last Evo was purchased in June of 12 and had the snapdragon plus I rooted it and cleaned out bloatware. But my i5 is still faster and more responsive. Just my experience.
     
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    Front and back screen protector, and possibly sides too. I like the idea of something as minimal as a screen protector being able to resist being hit by a hammer. I'll put you in the 'would not recommend' bracket. :)

    I'm not actually looking for a new case, just curious. I'll be sticking with my Lifeproof until my next phone, which won't be until 4G rolls properly in the UK. Could be a while.
     
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    Thats pretty awesome, dude. T mobile 4G speeds are pretty impressive. My friend gets 8 Mbps-12 Mbps download speeds all the time.

    I'm on T mobile as well, but I have an unlocked Iphone 4s so absolutely no data for me currently. They are reframing their 3G/4G network to 1700 Mhz to accommodate iphone users. It has not been done in my area so I get no data except Edge, which is horrible. Hopefully they set it up quickly.
     
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    The new T-Mo network is done in my area and their 3G speeds are still hit and miss. Hoping that once they start carrying the iphone they will really be able to do something to kick in the speeds that my GS3 gets.
     
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    Anyone have the otterbox commuter case for iphone?
     
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    I use the zagg invisashield hd on my s3 and it works well. So far after around 4 or 5 months with the s3 I haven't encountered any problems whatsover. Actually the jellybean update made some nice improvements to the speed and fluidity to the os. If I waited longer before purchasing, I most likely would have went with the Note 2. I like both Android and ios about the same; ive always had a sweet spot with Apple. I might very well switch back to the iphone if they release a bigger screen version down the road, who knows.
     

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