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. Dags

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    My first sighting of a unicorn! Maybe they do exist after all. :)

    I'll probably hold on to my current tariff until the 4G rolls and I see what options are available. I wouldn't be surprised if my existing unlimited data doesn't cover that, which would initiate a change anyway. Provided I get a compatible handset, of course.
     
  2. W.P. Mayhew

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    Give this app a try.

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/jasmine-youtube-client/id554937050?l=en&mt=8

    It has full screen and HD options. Very minimal interface too.
     
  3. Power Player

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    That app is great..using it on my ipad2 now. Thanks.
     
  4. Sid_Vicious

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    Agree with Power Player. This app is amazing!


    Thanks a lot W.P. Mayhew!


    Edit: I also downloaded it on my iphone, but for some reason it is not working. I will wait for the update I guess.

    Really happy about getting the app on my ipad though. :)

    Edit X 2: Fixed the app on my Iphone too. :D Things are all good now.
     
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  5. West Coast Ace

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    iOS 6 on a 4S is fantastic. Everything seems much faster - especially Safari. And with people going to the i5 and the LTE network my HSPA+ speeds are even better. Panorama picture option is fantastic.

    Having said that, if I didn't have a smartphone and wasn't involved in an iPhone app startup, I'd get a Samsung G3. As @DRII said, Apple's lawyers are an embarrassment - this is going to end up stifling competition and keeping prices up. And Apple is behind the curve on features and rolled out Siri and Maps before they were ready. Arrogance in the Tech world is a very bad thing. Karma doesn't wait very long to come bite you - ask BB.
     
  6. Feña14

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    Makes sense. You could always mess around with it for a month, there's no contract so it wouldn't cost any more than the £10.

    Alot of younger people seem to be on it, i've noticed. The price is very low and they're often putting the sim in handed down phones. If you see a kid with an iPhone, the chances of them being on GiffGaff is pretty high :)

    I think it's great, it's cerainly not for everyone, but for people who can't afford £40 every month, it offers something affordable and unique.

    Yeah, i'l looking at getting an S3 myself. Since the new iPhone came out the prices have been going down i've noticed. I'm tempting to wait for the 4G version coming out in the next few weeks, but it's not like i'll be able to use 4G on O2 anytime soon!
     
  7. DRII

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    QFT...

    and given Apple's history, you would think they would know better :twisted:

    Just goes to show that any corporation, if given the chance, won't stay the quirky-freedom loving-'kumbaya' little up start if they can enjoy near monopoly status!

    Apple has become the epitome of this!!!
     
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    ^^^^
    well it looks like in low light and image stabilization the 5 fails VS Lumia.
     
  11. mikeler

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    I'm finding that my iPhone 4 seems zippier with the new iOS as well. But damn them for removing Google Maps.


    I find it ironic that Microsoft had to prop up Apple years ago and now Apple is the bigger company.
     
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    yes but how many times you shoot in lowlight without the flash. i think if you use the flash, iphone 5 is better, supposely
     
  13. Power Player

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    I have the Sprint version of the One X..very nice camera.
     
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    i might use without flash many times. i hate flash pictures.
    besides, also the image stabilization is great.

    i'm not a LumiaTard, just saw the videos. pretty happy with my Iphone 4 (well, sort of). truth is none of the phone cameras really impresses me. the Lumia look like it STARTS to be a decent phone camera.
     
  15. DRII

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    The HTC One is a newer and overall probably better phone than the Rezound. But several features are a devolution vs the Rezound. The Rezounds camera is the best I've ever used on a phone (including the Iphone 4); and I do photo processing as a hobby/second job. Often I have to take pictures of pictures for clients to use for creative projects and the Rezounds camera excels at picture taking even in less than perfect conditions. There is hardly any noise in the raw image, which is very important for me.

    Also the HTC One's audio performance pales in comparison to the Rezounds.
     
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    If you want incredible camera (for a smart phone), the 41 mega pixel Nokia 808 blows everything from Apple, Samsung, HTC etc into the weeds.

    http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/smartphones/376030/nokia-808-pureview

    Just a shame the rest of the (smart)phone is a bit crap. Surprising that Nokia/Microsoft haven't managed to get their act together and integrate this tech into their top end Windows 8 smartphones.
     
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  17. Power Player

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    One thing about the lumia is the size..4.5 is a little big. The more I use this Evo/OneX the more I notice that. Girl I was out with last night thought it was a tablet..lol. A lot of people will not care, but once the screens get too big they are a pain to pull in and out of your pocket (no I dont wear skinny jeans ). The thinness masks this, but I use a case for now.

    Speaking of that..who uses cases an what do you prefer?
     
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    Verdict

    Truly staggering camera technology - it's such a shame Nokia chose to debut it on such an underwhelming smartphone

    Review Date: 25 Jul 2012

    Reviewed By: Jonathan Bray

    Price when reviewed:£433 (£520 inc VAT)


    Read more: Nokia 808 PureView review, test shots, battery life
     
  19. Power Player

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    This is in line with what I was posting earlier:

    http://blogs.computerworld.com/smar...-criticisms-continue-users-dont-mind-too-much

    The best review I have seen of the iphne 5 screen explaining why it simply looks so stinking great and is most likely the best cell phone screen you can get.

    "Wrapping up, the iPhone 5 display is a whole quantum leap better than the display on the iPhone 4. Contrast levels and light output have both been increased, and color performance is astonishing. The full sRGB gamut is present here, and color errors are remarkably low for a even a high end desktop display. While many were hoping for a move to OLED or some other screen innovation, this really is a huge step up that is very easy to quantify. To put this in perspective, in the past few years I've reviewed probably 30-40 different displays, from PC monitors, to TVs to projectors. Not a single one, out of the box, can put up the Gretag Macbeth dE numbers that the iPhone can, and perhaps one projector (which listed for $20,000) can approach the grayscale and color accuracy out of the box."

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6334/iphone-5-screen-performance
     
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  20. Feña14

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    Hmm, those pictures seem a bit strange. I've seen pictures taken on the S3 and HTC One X, none of them, or the video quality is anywhere near close to being as bad as they're making out.

    The Nokia probably is better, but for video's on the other two phones to be nothing short of blurry, and photo's in poor light to just come out that dark? I don't think so.
     
  21. mikeler

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    I can't find an iPhone anywhere in a brick and mortar store. Should have bought them while I was up in Boston when my friend got 2 of them.
     
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    can Android phones do 3D map ? or better question is is this Wonderous IOS 6 map available on adroid phones too ?
     
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    No they cannot. This is a shortcoming of Android. I have talked to many really hot women who have confirmed this.

    It's sad that Gewgull failed with their mapping software to provide 3D.

    :(
     
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    Fedace : "can Android phones do 3D map ? or better question is is this Wonderous IOS 6 map available on adroid phones too ?"

    Are you either just completely full of crap or Just trolling without any shame?You have said a ton of times that you have an s3 and now you are asking about your own phone? Lol..what is wrong with this character?
     
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    3 people at my work turned in their droids after playing with my iPhone 5.

    Its such an Epic device. Looking forward to the 6 already.

    My only big gripe is they really screwed up the App Store. Argh.
     
  26. Power Player

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    Also a fact that iphones are better for sexting. Multiple studies have confirmed this.
     
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    yes, i have galaxy S3. and Google map on this thing cannot do 3D like IOS6 on apple phone. i thought android can do it too. i guess not.

    What if i download google earth on my phone, would it be same ?
     
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    You have an android phone.

    Another victim of fragmentation..lol.

    The goog maps is excellent..stop stressin man.
     
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    I totally agree.

    Androids are so, I dunno, epic fail?

    LoLSullZ.
     
  30. DRII

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    the last few posts show the Iphone5's main demographic...
     
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    And FYI...

    Android has had 3d maps for a while...
     
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    on what app ? please show me step by step procedure for getting to 3D
     
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    My overhead smash coach told me today after practice that Droidals don't have native 3D mappage.

    Such a bummer. I feel sorry for Fedace and all those that were fooled by the Evil Googull empire.

    Google's data mining and privacy epic fails are destroying our freedom.

    We need a Braveheart, Jollyesque type of hero to save us all from Google.

    Everything you type in a Droid is sent, stored and saved by Google. My forehand coach confirmed this by sniffing the little packets of yellow data that goes in and out of your silly little Android tainted face.
     
  34. DRII

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    google it LOL...

    Only certain cities offer 3d viewing. You can do this with google earth or google maps, just zoom in.

    And Android's 3d rendering does not look like the apocalypse!
     
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    i know i saw that one. it isn't exactly the same as Apple 3D viewing. i saw the iphone 5 version of the 3D map and quality is so much better and realistic. and i am not sure if i can even install that google earth 3D map on my galaxy S3 and make it work.
     
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    I haven't seen Apple's 3d maps yet, except for the apocolyspe pics...

    when I go into google earth and look at Manhattan, NY by central park; the app showed 3d close ups of the buildings, even street signs and moss growing on some of the buildings...
     
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    OK...

    guy from work just got his Iphone 5 and let me play around with it.

    Uhm, sorry but I would consider it a devolution from the Iphone 4 as far as tactile feeling is concerned. The new 5 feels like a small Samsung, which is not a good thing! It feels cheap and almost 'plasticy'. The old 4 had a substantial, quality feeling to it, like the Ipod Classic does...

    And although the new screen is taller, it seems much more narrower than the 4's screen.

    But whatever floats each individual's boat...
     
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    I agree in some ways, it feels far too light for me personally. I like a phone to have some weight to it, it feels more solid. They made a big deal about it being lighter, like it was a good thing.
     
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    The iPhone brand is starting to crawl to a standstill. I just can't see any reason to even consider it over the Galaxy and other smartphones that are now racing ahead these days.

    Apple need to be careful. The early iPhones were great compared to others, but not any more. They're well behind the curve now unfortunately.
     
  42. Power Player

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    Torres, Great review even though I disagree with some things. the Droid Broswer is no great..chrome and stock are both very average. The fact that they suggest trying chrome over safari is nuts. I have both on the ipad2 and safari blows Chrome out of the water.

    a quote from it

    "And we'll have to once again tip our hat to Apple when it comes to online video: the company refused to bow to Flash video when the world (us included) berated it for not going down the route. Now Flash on the mobile is virtually dead, and the H.264 format championed by Apple is becoming widespread, and is creating a better online video watching experience"

    Iphone5 - the fastest and smoothest smartphone currently available. That is what many users (like myself) value most in a phone.

    Peter there are tons of reasons to consider it over the S3. In fact if you are going to go Droid, you would probably like the HTC offering since I found the interface better and the screen to be a higher quality. Seriously, have you used Touchwiz? It is the worst thing ever.

    How is the iphone "behind the curve" when it crushes the droids in all benchmark tests? No one has yet to answer this.

    Droid uses gimmicks like "beats audio" which is the biggest LOL ever. Beats audio is a joke. Take an EQ and boost 80HZ and 9k while scooping the mids and that is beats audio. Yet people think it is some advanced audio system. If you have no ears and like to listen to music that is scooped harder than the guitar tone on a metallica record, I guess that is a nice function to have. It is on my EVO. It brings up an annoying Beats icon everytime I play music and I had to flah a ROM to remove it. I know all about it and anyone with audio who has an iota of knowledge LOLs at people who thnk beats is anything more than an EQ boost. Basically one of the reasons I hacked my Droid is so I could remove it since I dont need heavy bass boosted at 5db when I listen to every song. I appreciate mids and I like to hear the song as it was mixed.

    All the ROMS comng out now for droids boast that they remove bloatware and Beats Audio. Another thing I like about iphone - no bloatware.

    Anyone who thinks beats audio is an actual function or plus should be LOLLed at, since they have demonstrated a complete lack of knowledge of cell tech.
     
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    Have you even tried Beats audio on the Rezound?

    You haven't even tried out the Iphone 5, yet are singing its praises (and make it your screen image) :confused:

    You're looking desperate!

    Here's my Review of the Rezound a month or so after I initally purchased, and before any petty back and fourth with you on this thread:

    http://www.amazon.com/HTC-Rezound-A..._next_3?ie=UTF8&pageNumber=3&showViewpoints=0

    Beats audio is definitely a selling point!
     
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    Beats audio is really up to personal preference. From a standalone perspective, beats headphones are not worth $300. They pale in comparison in sound quality to many other headphones, but to add them to a smartphone is interesting. It's definitely a higher quality earbud than you get with most phones.

    This is all up to personal preference, obviously, and this thread is spiraling. People can use what they like, and we should all just move on. They're effing phones, for Christ's sake.
     
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    One guy has persistently trolled an entire thread. It is funny. Well at least it is on display and anyone reading can see it.

    Literally everyone else here, even fedace contributed to good convo.

    Beats audio is not just headphones. It is a software plugin now that they try and market to people who know nothing about audio. They make it like it is optimizing a phone's audio when it is really just an EQ boost. I am amazed anyone would fall for this. Total naivety and lack of ears.

    Well Bose made a living off of it too.
     
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    I know. Beats software is weird, but the headphones themselves are an interesting idea in terms of what comes with a smartphone.
     
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    You say 'I know', but have you tried the Rezound :confused:

    The Rezound was more than just the Beats software and the headphones (although the head phones are much better than standard head phones and certainly an incentive to buy).

    The phone itself was designed with audio in mind, hence it unique shape which i really like (although some find the phone too big) and its mega phone effect through the external speakers.

    The screen also continues to have the highest pixel density of any phone on the market (excpet one i think... a black berry, a couple others match it), besting the Iphone 5.
     
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    I suggest you try it before you knock it!

    the inverse goes for the Iphone 5...
     
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    Is the Rezound the only way to get Beats Audio headphones?

    I've used the HTC One with Beats, I've listened to music on a friends HP laptop with beats audio, and I've listened to normal, beats headphones as well...I'm not sure what you're talking about.

    Also, I was complimenting the Rezound for coming with better earbuds than you get with almost any other smartphone...You're all over this thread about people defending Apple, but you keep bringing up the Rezound and defending it/making it the measuring stick in every other post.

    Again, I'm glad you like the Rezound. I like the iPhone 5. We're both happy, so we should all just move on. They're phones.
     
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    Why would anyone want to use a rezound now if buying a new phone anyway? The OS is outdated and old and it will NEVER get Jellybean. I have ICS right now, and it sucks compared to ios6 for the many reasons I outlined throughout this thread.

    Rezound has reached it's end of life. Droid phones only last 1 year until end of life. Iphones go for 2 or 3, which is why they cost more and are better made.

    If you want a rezound that is relevant or even on par with the iphone 5 in terms of benchmark, it will never happen in the current release. It will always be 30FPS so regardless of how nice the screen is, it will not match the iphone 5s.

    If you want jellybean on the rezound prepare to hack your phone. Enjoy it. Oh yeah, they havent even made a ROM with JB for the rezound that is halfway decent because nobody cares about that phone in the dev community.

    As for beats audio. I HAD IT ON MY NEW EVO (it was bloatware we had to use). I removed it via hacking because I have ears that work and I like to hear audio properly. It is enough that everything is an mp3, but sure lets boost highs (that are not even there on an mp3) and lows so every kick drum ever hits like an 808.

    And people say apple owners are sheep. This beats thing is the perfect example of massive irony. It is just complete lack of knowledge. I love that a phone fanb0y would lean on beats audio like it is some sort of triumph. Perfectly displays the mentality we are dealing with.
     

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