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The GS3 has been outed supposedly, there is some speculation that it's a mid-range galaxy phone, but if you ask me, the specs are pretty beefy for a mid-range.. quad-core, huge 720 screen, etc etc.

I think you should wait until May 6th regardless - confirm the GS3's stats and then compare. You will not be getting the GS3 for 399 though - it's likely going to cost 6-700 off of contract just like every other flagship phone.
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Men i wish google would sell me a4.0.4 for my exhibit 4g .it only miss a4 to be perfect
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So what do the new phones offer the 3G can't do? Besides a little faster processing speeds of course.

Better displays, better cameras, some updates such as siri
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I can confirm that some Android phones support USB Host but none that I know of support USB DAC or anything like that, including the Galaxy Nexus. I know my S2 has USB>HDMI out and other weird stuff. If audio quality is your absolute main concern then I can't recommend Android, as iPhones win there, but other than that I enjoy my Android phone.

Don't you still need something like the Fostex HP-P1 or ALO Solo to get USB DAC from the iPhone? I know the iPads can do USB DAC via the camera connection kit but for iPhones, only way you can bypass the internal DAC is with select (expensive) devices.
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I can confirm that some Android phones support USB Host but none that I know of support USB DAC or anything like that, including the Galaxy Nexus. I know my S2 has USB>HDMI out and other weird stuff. If audio quality is your absolute main concern then I can't recommend Android, as iPhones win there, but other than that I enjoy my Android phone.

Don't you still need something like the Fostex HP-P1 or ALO Solo to get USB DAC from the iPhone? I know the iPads can do USB DAC via the camera connection kit but for iPhones, only way you can bypass the internal DAC is with select (expensive) devices.

This not all docking devices bypass the DAC in an iPhone and there is actually a petition to google to add the feature to android that seems to be getting a lot of love. Apparently in ICS the functionality is already there and a few devices have already been hacked to add support for it.
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I'm currently really leaning towards getting myself a Galaxy Nexus now that google is selling them direct for $400 instead of having to spend $600 at another place to get it...

I figure I'll stay out of a contract for a while, Even if the S3 is something amazing and really offers some form of tangible benefits i can always sell the Nexus and likely get back most of my investment and pickup an S3 on contract...

We dont have LTE in my area so HSPA+ is perfectly fine for me (Because we DO have that) and the stock android seems to be the nicest thing out there to me... And I've even seen a video with a guy using a Nexus and a One X side by side where the Nexus actually beats it to the curb in some tasks because everything simply is more refined on it and its free of carrier bloat
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I'm currently really leaning towards getting myself a Galaxy Nexus now that google is selling them direct for $400 instead of having to spend $600 at another place to get it...
I figure I'll stay out of a contract for a while, Even if the S3 is something amazing and really offers some form of tangible benefits i can always sell the Nexus and likely get back most of my investment and pickup an S3 on contract...
We dont have LTE in my area so HSPA+ is perfectly fine for me (Because we DO have that) and the stock android seems to be the nicest thing out there to me... And I've even seen a video with a guy using a Nexus and a One X side by side where the Nexus actually beats it to the curb in some tasks because everything simply is more refined on it and its free of carrier bloat
I was thinking the same thing. The Nexus does seem like the right phone for me though since I dont have LTE (stuck on EDGE) and am already out of a contract so I pay on a month-to-month basis.

I think there's a 70% chance of me buying this now. Im going to wait for the S3 introduction on May 3rd first. I really dont want to pay $700 plus and tied into a 2-yr contract.
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I was thinking the same thing. The Nexus does seem like the right phone for me though since I dont have LTE (stuck on EDGE) and am already out of a contract so I pay on a month-to-month basis.
I think there's a 70% chance of me buying this now. Im going to wait for the S3 introduction on May 3rd first. I really dont want to pay $700 plus and tied into a 2-yr contract.

????? $700 plus a contract? Ouch, Thats highway robbery mate!
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For $400 I just pulled the trigger on a Nexus, thank god for my brother owing me money thumb.gif Honestly just an impulse buy, my GS2's screens low res was becoming noticeable.
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http://f3ature.com/index.php?section=article&articleid=54
The GS3 has been outed supposedly, there is some speculation that it's a mid-range galaxy phone, but if you ask me, the specs are pretty beefy for a mid-range.. quad-core, huge 720 screen, etc etc.
I think you should wait until May 6th regardless - confirm the GS3's stats and then compare. You will not be getting the GS3 for 399 though - it's likely going to cost 6-700 off of contract just like every other flagship phone.

When the Galaxy S2 came to AT&T it was $600. Once the S2 Skyrocket was released, the S2 went down to $550, and then the Skyrocket was also sold out of contract for that price. I only know because I bought mine out of contract. Not bad for a phone that was faster than my iPhone 4.
 
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