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quest01 09-16-2012 05:12 AM

iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy s3?
 
Which phone is better overall? I'm looking to upgrade my phone soon.

Nostradamus 09-16-2012 05:25 AM

here is a trusted review.

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19512_7...y-the-numbers/

mikeler 09-16-2012 06:22 AM

I'll be buying an iPhone 5.

ramos77 09-16-2012 06:26 AM

^^how can you review a phone, that isn't even released?

crap review IMO.

Bartelby 09-16-2012 06:27 AM

You can buy a perfectly good phone for next to nothing, what you really want is a phone-sized computer with camera attachment.

quest01 09-16-2012 06:41 AM

I'm upgrading from the iPhone 4 and a few things I like about the iPhone 5 is that I'll be able to transfer all my songs and apps to the iPhone 5. Not just that but I also have an iPad and MacBook pro so I'd be able to use iCloud in which if I take a picture on my iPhone, or download an app it automatically syncs to all my devices. The thing I like about the galaxy s3 is the big screen and all the features.

The Bawss 09-16-2012 07:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by quest01 (Post 6902393)
I'm upgrading from the iPhone 4 and a few things I like about the iPhone 5 is that I'll be able to transfer all my songs and apps to the iPhone 5. Not just that but I also have an iPad and MacBook pro so I'd be able to use iCloud in which if I take a picture on my iPhone, or download an app it automatically syncs to all my devices. The thing I like about the galaxy s3 is the big screen and all the features.

Basically you are getting an iPhone 5 because you are an Apple fanboy/Apple freak.

Ramon 09-16-2012 07:35 AM

If you're a tennis player, the iPhone has better apps for tennis.

http://www.appmaker.se/index.php?m=6&s=0

BigServer1 09-16-2012 07:56 AM

I'm getting an iPhone 5 after three years with Android.

One of my biggest issues with Android is fragmentation. Even the SIII, hands down the best Android phone on the market, is running an outdated version of Android. I have a phone that's running a version of Android from 2 years ago...It's frustrating and a big issue with Android IMO.

The screen size of the galaxy is attractive, but feature for feature the two phones are similar. Galaxy has NFC, and more RAM, iPhone has a better processor and a much higher quality design/build.

Nostradamus 09-16-2012 08:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ramon (Post 6902468)
If you're a tennis player, the iPhone has better apps for tennis.

http://www.appmaker.se/index.php?m=6&s=0

i am lost. that instruction makes no sense to me. how does this work again ?

Nostradamus 09-16-2012 08:18 AM

Look another great comparason.

http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/...y-s3-print-ad/

quest01 09-16-2012 09:00 AM

I'm also looking at the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD, but that phone doesn't come out until later this year.

Ramon 09-16-2012 09:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Nostradamus (Post 6902511)
i am lost. that instruction makes no sense to me. how does this work again ?

Believe me, these apps from Sten (aka. Stoneage on this forum) are amazingly simple once you try them. You would pay hundreds to buy tools that do the same thing and are more complicated.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nostradamus (Post 6902525)

It's not about hardware! It's all about how the entire package works together.

Feņa14 09-16-2012 10:21 AM

I've said it before, but the lack of such simple things on the iPhone make it hard for me to use.

For instance, the lack of timestamps on every text message. In a world where you have information at your finger tips and everyone has busy work and social lives, to not be sure when messages were sent and received is shocking. No dates and times on photo's too. You can be looking through them, remembering the stories behind photo's you've taken, and have no idea about the date you took them.

Jailbreaking is an option, but now companies are blocking their apps on phones that have been jailbroken.

Every phone has it's good points and bad points, the Galaxy S3 and Android in general, you can make the little tweaks in seconds of getting it out the box.

I love my MacBook and Apple computers, it would be so much easier for me if the iPhone worked. Unfortunately, some simple things you've been used to on a phone for over 10 years aren't there. It's a shame.

Power Player 09-16-2012 10:29 AM

I have to disagree a little as I have really liked my new Android, but it is always the same issues with them. Basically they just start to get choppy and slow regardless of rooting, triple checking installed apps..etc. I have had an ipad for 2 years and the thing just works. No freezing..rarely ever an issue.

The problem with android is there is no uniform OS so people are waiting for things that may never get updated unless they root their phone. And to root this new EVO was pretty easy, but then to update the radios and other things takes serious time..you have to install ubuntu as a safeguard to prevent bricking the phone, and its a pretty detailed process.

What I am saying is that the iOS for me just works. It is simple and easy and fast. That is what I need in a phone more than anything. So I am going to switch out of sprint (which is my main motivation..horrible network) and am doing some research on verizon and at&t.

Ramon 09-16-2012 10:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Power Player (Post 6902778)
So I am going to switch out of sprint (which is my main motivation..horrible network) and am doing some research on verizon and at&t.

The network can be a real issue. I have an iPhone4 with AT&T. Text messages from other AT&T customers are very reliable, but occasionally, messages from people on other networks don't get to me until the next day! That's very annoying. I had quite a few dropped calls when I first got my iPhone4, but I don't seem to be getting them now. They must have made some improvements.

I think the smooth, seemless operation of their operating systems is what separates Apple products from the rest of the competition. One of the reasons for that is their closed system. When an operating system has to work with seemingly hundreds of combinations of hardware, chances are you'll run into problems.

Power Player 09-16-2012 11:15 AM

Agree..I am hearing verizon is the best network, but I wonder how it is in my area.

tenniscasey 09-16-2012 11:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by quest01 (Post 6902607)
I'm also looking at the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD, but that phone doesn't come out until later this year.

I got a Razr Maxx a couple months ago, it's my favorite phone ever. My wife has the iPhone 4 and she's jealous of my Razr.

Apple makes very flashy products, but I've always thought they emphasize form over function too much. I have zero interest in having my own iPhone.

Hot Sauce 09-16-2012 11:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigServer1 (Post 6902496)
I'm getting an iPhone 5 after three years with Android.

One of my biggest issues with Android is fragmentation. Even the SIII, hands down the best Android phone on the market, is running an outdated version of Android. I have a phone that's running a version of Android from 2 years ago...It's frustrating and a big issue with Android IMO.

The screen size of the galaxy is attractive, but feature for feature the two phones are similar. Galaxy has NFC, and more RAM, iPhone has a better processor and a much higher quality design/build.

ICS is 2 years old?

How do you know the iPhone has a better processor? I can't find any specs on the A6 core.

Feņa14 09-16-2012 12:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Power Player (Post 6902778)
I have to disagree a little as I have really liked my new Android, but it is always the same issues with them. Basically they just start to get choppy and slow regardless of rooting, triple checking installed apps..etc. I have had an ipad for 2 years and the thing just works. No freezing..rarely ever an issue.

The problem with android is there is no uniform OS so people are waiting for things that may never get updated unless they root their phone. And to root this new EVO was pretty easy, but then to update the radios and other things takes serious time..you have to install ubuntu as a safeguard to prevent bricking the phone, and its a pretty detailed process.

What I am saying is that the iOS for me just works. It is simple and easy and fast. That is what I need in a phone more than anything. So I am going to switch out of sprint (which is my main motivation..horrible network) and am doing some research on verizon and at&t.

I think every platform has issues, it just depends which you're willing to overlook.

It's a shame really, they are really expensive and something that you live with every day, you'd think spending so much on a phone you'd be able to get something exactly what you want.

My girlfriend has a Nokia Lumia and it's a nice phone, the lack of apps would be a problem for me. Whichever way I go i'm going to have to compromise, as I said, with the price you have to pay for a phone it makes compromise harder.


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