iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy s3?

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Which phone is better overall?

  1. iPhone 5

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  1. Power Player

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    Which i believe you can probably download in e format...on your iphone . ;)
     
  2. adventure

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    You don't need an iphone to send or receive text messages.
     
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    So far had it for 8 weeks or so and seems not laggy but i'm not a heavy user either. I did watch some of the Olympics and the US Open on it. I also used it for Sirius radio, other radio stations, and Pandora which did lag a bit but I heard it is a Pandora problem. I used the Carfax app to read the serial number of a car I wanted to buy and give me its history instantly. Bought the car. I also transferred files back and forth from my PC to the phone wirelessy using WIFI. i understand that you can also access naughty internet sites with it also.
     
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    True, but I could use the iPhone 5 to cut my steak.
     
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    your warranty doesn't cover that.
     
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    I'm in love with the 5.

    This phone will change the overall course of mankind.

    It's like a KPS88: epic beast of a phone.

    Astonished beyond words at how epic this device is. Personally designed by Steve Hobbs. In in Lourve.

    Does anyone want to buy my 5 when the 6 comes out with a 12 mp camera in 2013? I will be getting the iPhone 6 for sure with the improved camera.
     
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    Siri will allude to such if you'd like :shock:

    Is this a reason so many are clamoring for the me err um I phone :confused:
     
  8. DRII

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    Exactly!

    It was ridiculous when CNET wrote about the imap debacle after their inital review of the me phone 5 where they said absolutely nothing about the major problem :twisted:

    I wonder if they get paid by Apple or are just looking for clicks by brown nosing for Apple...
     
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    I guess you need another option if their website is flash based.

    I assume you're used to making compromises when it comes to that...
     
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    Apples maps is actually beautiful. The 3d flyover mode is awesome. They did my building in summer as you can see girls laying out on my rooftop. No ioke. Friggin hilarious and cool.
     
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    After using Swype, every other type of smart phone keyboard is crap in comparison.

    Do like the looks of the iPhone though, just not sure it justifies the premium pricing.
     
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    I feel sorry for you now. You are trolling so hard you just keep showing your ignorance. I have had a droid for 3 years. Yes I have made compromises in that regard.

    Grow up.You are shaming yourself with your horrible posts that are suited for the general players forum.

    My ignore list grows.
     
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    Calm the he11 down!

    Its called joking, deal with it...

    Why are you so sensitive about this Iphone thing :confused:
     
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    Yep, that's probably one reason. And as the article pointed out, another reason might be that if Apple included support for it, they would incur a weight and size cost, which makes it bulkier and it starts looking more like a Samsung device (the irony). The form factor is part of what makes the iPhone somewhat unique and why the masses (aka sheep) flock to it.
     
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    LOL. A little reminder for me on a Friday morning that it's not Apple I despise, it's their fanboys!

    http://news.yahoo.com/iphone-5-launch-draws-apple-fans-worldwide-093617161--finance.html
     
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    All iPhone owners who have abhorred the battery life and bought a Mophe like me: rejoice. I have 100% battery now for over 2 hours.

    It's a dream.

    Same phone as the 4s. Just a little bit lighter and longer.

    Best phone ever hands down

    Finally. Good battery life is here for an iPhone

    RIP blackberry.
     
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    Can people please post picturs of their new Iphone ?
     
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    Man I hope battery life is that good for everyone. I know the LTE EVO made huge strides there. The problem is sprint was so bad that the phone grinded on battery searching for signal when njot on wifi.

    Anyway, Verizon plus iphone5 should be a win. I expect big things.
     
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    1 reasearch study showed these iphones are part of people now, many people think of their Iphone as their 2nd brain. so they can become very sensitive towards topic
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    Bwahaha, I never thought I'd like Apple. But, they clinched again.

    The maps are fine, total BS from Google PR machine.

    This phone is the real deal. Paranoid without a case!!!

    PS Fedace - thats not my phone in the pic. Mine still has the plastic on it.
     
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    Seems like power player will soon be in that group. He acts like it already and supposedly he's never had an iphone :confused:

    then he goes and admits that its his provider that caused the main problem he had with his 3 month old Android Evo; go figure...

    Anyway, have you tried the new laser keyboard and halogram features?

    Those look really amazing...
     
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    It looks so boring. apple needs to add some pizazzzz to that phone like flashing lights, portable laser beam for protection and Auto-destruct feature if it gets stolen.
     
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    JD is your os laggy as hell like Droids? they never fixed that.

    Another thing I love about iOS, is if you like to make music on their apps. Loowww latency. Droid never fixed this issue, and they plan to try and get it under 10ms in Jellybean. Which some people will never get.

    http://www.osirisguitar.com/low-latency-audio-comes-to-android-will-amp-sims-follow/

    Basically you can use your iphone as a practice amp with low latency.
     
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  26. DRII

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    Speak for yourself!

    My Droid is not laggy at all...

    Stop trying to rationalize your pricey choice with gross generalizations!
     
  27. DRII

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    Did you use your old phone to take this pic :)
     
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    But you're in the minority of those that have 4.0, with a solid processor and memory.

    Everyone I know that has an Android phone made from 2009-July 2011 hates it. There is a huge difference in quality between the 1st half of 2011 and 2nd half of 2011 in terms of quality of phones, and likelihood of getting updates.

    It's too bad that 4.0/4.1 are such good OSes, but only 1/5 Android users have that OS on their phones. 4/5 are in the dark now, and likely will be going forward.
     
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    It wasn't laggy when I had Gingerbread. Nor was my original Motorola Droid laggy from over 2 years ago...
     
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    What sucks the worst is when my current EVO freezes up and runs slow because of the multitasking issue it has, they aren't even sure if Jellybean will fix it. And then the next question is when does Jellybean come out? And no one knows.

    HTC basically programs the phone to aggressively kill apps to save battery. Problem is that they close and reopen over and over so fast that it actually lags the phone. iOS is great because you can just close the apps out in the tray and they are done. So much easier.
     
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    I've had a whirl with the sat nav now. The largest issue here is the search functionality, and the way we've got used to functioning under Google; you chuck in the name of a place or a business, and it finds it. Apple's tries to do the same, but has two issues. First, it simply doesn't have the same number of addresses in the database, so a lot of things get missed. Second, it has a habit of thinking it's got the right match when it hasn't. You don't get a list of matches to select the correct one - it seems to either be a yes or no affair. In instances where there are multiple matches (as an example, if you make a generic search such as 'Starbucks'), it will put down pins for the 4 closest matches to your current location. I found myself reverting to either postcode lookup, or finding the location on the map and dropping a pin there myself.

    Once it's going, it seems ok. When planning a longer journey (about 35 miles), it gave me three routes on an overview so I could pick the most suitable. I'm not sure if it adjusts for traffic or not: there are some red lines on the map when traffic builds up, but I didn't at any point get warned audibly. Perhaps it already caters for this on the route, so doesn't see the point.

    Battery gets absolutely eaten when it's running. A 15 minute journey took it down 10%. Again, not a huge problem as you'd usually be charging in the car, but worth considering if you don't store a cable there and may find yourself wanting to use the sat nav on the fly. This is on the 4S; hopefully it's handled better on the 5.
     
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    Then you're lucky, because you've had very different experiences from most Android owners I know, as well as from the people who discuss this stuff online. Gingerbread 2.3 and the OSes before, are widely regarded as awful. I loved each of my Android phones for the first 3-6 months each, only to watch them disintegrate into a pile of garbage.

    My current phone won't post FB statuses, but it will post comments on other people's statuses. If I try to multitask, apps force close. The phone itself moves slowly, normal processes crawl along. It lags switching home screens, and the battery lasts about 10 hours of me not using the phone at all. If I used it heavily, I'd get 3-4 hours of juice, no joke.

    Again, in December of 2010 this was the best Android phone on TMobile, and one of the best Androids on the market, period. It had the most memory of anything out there, a good processor at the time and had really impressive benchmarks. That feeling didn't last long.

    The current crop of Android phones is in a different class, so obviously I'm not holding anything against Android now...There are things about the OS I love and will miss, and the current superphones are very impressive. It's disappointing that so few users have an up to date OS, but it's still a very strong platform. Market share doesn't lie in that regard.

    iPhones aren't the be all end all for tech, and while it falls short in some areas, it excels in others (imo, anyway). All I know is after three years of consistent frustration, I'm ready for a different experience. I'll know soon enough if I've made a mistake.
     
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    Maps definitely seem to be an issue on iOS6. Seems like Google will release this app soon enough (Google apparently has an app waiting on Apple's approval), so that should help, but it feels like a misstep from Apple here.

    To the bolded, 10% in 15 minutes isn't bad. I've gone 15-20 minutes of turn by turn on my current phone and lost 25-30% of the battery. It seems to cripple any device as a data hog. Getting in dash nav in my car was the best decision ever.
     
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    Server I have a brand new Droid and I am still in the same spot. It starts off great than after a few months just becomes a mess for reasons I described prior.

    I'd probably just accept and deal with it. I mean I rooted it, and did all kinds of tweaks so I could just kep searching for that magic ROM to use. But when you combine the OS lagging out, battery getting crushed due to excessive force closing, and then add in the sprint service, it just hits a point where it is time to move on. I could not justify paying my smartphone fee to them (I have to pay for a signal booster as well for my home) when I pay the exact same price for Verizon (no booster needed) and have a phone that I believe I will like better due to my experience with iOS.

    Think I will probably always defer to google maps..they arejust really good at it, but the apple maps on my ipad is not bad. I have not messed with it too much.
     
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    I shall respectfully disagree here, because the Maps are awful. The issue isn't so much what they look like (some of the UK satellite imagery is under a cloud... though you could argue that's what it's like most of the time :)), but the data.

    There's no other major issue I can see that's been introduced with iOS 6, but if you use Maps a lot then it's an absolute clanger.
     
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    Yeah I've had all these issues as well, and the fragmentation/JB issue is a big one. HTC One X and GSIII will likely get updates, but everything else? It's doubtful. At some point, the fragmentation will catch up with the superphones as well, only the Nexus devices will get every update, but those are underwhelming phones imo (Galaxy Nexus currently has the worst camera of any top end phone).
     
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    btw-
    did anyone know the reason for the unique smoothness of the iphone motion while sweeping, sliding zooming etc.,is that the IOS uses 60fps, while Android uses 30fps !
    i always tried to argue with people that Android just doesn't have that smooth motion in my eyes.
    now i know i was right :)
     
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    You are right. They are trying to fix that in jellybean, but every app will have to be updated. And without a doubt it makes a big difference.

    Relevant link for any naysayers:

    http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/27/project-butter-improves-android-4-1s-speed/

    The reason the call of duty series took off so fast for xbox was because it was 60FPS (besides being a highly addictive shooter). Everyone was blown away by how smooth it was.

    I would read game developers try and say it didnt make a huge difference, but you could always tell.

    Agree the Nexus is underwhelming. It was one of the phones I could have gotten, but it just didnt really do much for me when I checked it out.
     
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    Here's an interesting article about the cross section of iPhone 5 buyers this morning in NYC.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/iphone-5-buyers-upgrading-from-iphone-4s-2012-9

    Highlights:

    Bold is my own. If even 10% of those first time iPhone buyers are Android/BB converts, it means Apple will pick up market share even though hard core tech fans have found the 5 to be underwhelming. I know a lot of Android users who plan to convert...Will be interesting to see if this trend is similar across all buyers.
     
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    yea someone told me that android will catch up on this eventually,
    and you proved it right.
    question is, will it work really smoothly THE SAME AS IOS? or "not exactly"?
    the 60fps factor was the first thing that made me choose iphone.
    30fps just irritates my eyes. i'm sensitive to this stuff.
     
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    Me too. I know some people will claim BS, but it is VERY obvious.

    Anyway there are plenty of reasons to show why many of us here will go Apple, and the fact that anyone would criticize us for it shows their immaturity. Its all about what works for you as a phone.

    If it is good enough for JDali, I know I will dig it.
     
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    to tell the truth i don't really care if i'll have an Iphone or other phone (except for the 60fps rule!!! and no additional headaches),
    i still can even hang to my Iphone 4 for a while, but the lack of some functions starting to be missing on the newer IOS update is a downer.
    and i THINK i notice some more minor slowness after installing IOS6.
    however i do think a bigger screen is now essential, though i'm not so sure if the bigger 5 screen will be now sufficient for watching movies/tube.
    IS IT?
     
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    The fact that you keep rationalizing your decision and remain incredibly over sensitive shows insecurity on your part...

    and I doubt you spent only 200 on the new I5..., especially if you just got the new Evo only 3 months ago :confused:
     
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    Where is the picture of you guyses's new Iphone 5 ?
     
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    I've decided to hold back on the S3 for now. 4g coverage is starting to become available for the first time here and Samsung are releasing a 4g version sometime in October I think.

    The only problem is every phone company will be on a different frequency, which i'm lead to believe is the case in America too? Sounds like it could make things a bit complicated!
     
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