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Poll Results: S3 vs iPhone 5

 
  • 73% (125)
    Samsung Galaxy S3
  • 26% (45)
    Apple iPhone 5
170 Total Votes  
post #51 of 106
I'm in the same boat. I've had my Verizon iPhone 4 for a year and a half. I switched from Sprint and an HTC EVO 4G. I am trying to decide which to upgrade to but I am leaning towards the S3. I'd suggest the Galaxy S3 after testing one and plenty of research. That isn't to say the iPhone 5 is bad, it is much of the same that made the previous iPhones great devices. The positive side is all your previous iTunes and App Store purchases will still remain usable. The Galaxy S3 will give you more for your money when it comes to customization, features and storage.
post #52 of 106
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Originally Posted by neonlazer View Post

Due to the fact this is OCN and I don't expect everyone on here to be total technical idiots..I vote S3 smile.gif I like to joke that if your technically illiterate...use apple.

I am probably 5x more technically literate than you but use an iPhone and will continue to do so. It has absolutely nothing to do with being nerd or not. The only irony with all of this is that I work for Motorola. rolleyes.gif
post #53 of 106
Having switched from an iPhone 4s to an S3 just 2 days ago, I completely LOVE the S3. The plastic feel isn't really relevant and it fits well in my hand. The screen is the perfect size, perfect for watching videos and movies. The iPhone 5 DOES have its improvements from the 4s, but I don't think its worth it over the S3.
post #54 of 106
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Originally Posted by Foolsmasher View Post

If you want a nice, simple to use phone that should be ridiculously fast w/ the new hardware and iOS, then get an iPhone 5.
If you'd rather talk about "roots" and "kernels" and feel cool that you can make your text turn blue, then go GS3. Both seem pretty nice.

I'm still fairly new to Android but: rooting and using custom kernels are more than just talking points, respectfully. It's total control of your device: Have it overclock itself when it goes into 3D mode and destroy games or movies; and, have it downclock and undervolt itself at idle/2D mode and make a battery charge last an eternity. It also means being able to do little but, helpful things, like run free adblockers...on a mobile device this can be a big thing.

Again, respectfully, Android customization is a big plus and absolutely free. Hell, if I can do it anyone can....

All that being said: OP buy what suits your needs, what you are comfortable with.
 
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post #55 of 106
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If you want a nice, simple to use phone that should be ridiculously fast w/ the new hardware and iOS, then get an iPhone 5.
If you'd rather talk about "roots" and "kernels" and feel cool that you can make your text turn blue, then go GS3. Both seem pretty nice.
Stock Android is just as fine too.. you don't need to root or flash custom ROMs/kernels to really enjoy the Android experience.
When I had the Galaxy Nexus, I didn't even feel a need to root but I ended up doing it for Titanium Backup.
post #56 of 106
This is a question?
Wouldn't Samsung Galaxy S3 be the obvious answer...?? smile.gif

And no, you need nothing beyond stock Android to enjoy it fully and notice how much better than iOS it is in usability and capability. That and the hardware in this case would be better..!
    
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post #57 of 106
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If you want a nice, simple to use phone that should be ridiculously fast w/ the new hardware and iOS, then get an iPhone 5.
If you'd rather talk about "roots" and "kernels" and feel cool that you can make your text turn blue, then go GS3. Both seem pretty nice.

What a pathetic post.
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What a pathetic post.

What is so pathetic about it? Rooting and jail-braking are fairly easy to do these days. My friend in engineering school turned his blackberry into a black hole for all devices 10 feet around him sucking every piece of information that phone had (messages, emails, etc.) now THAT was cool.
post #59 of 106
S3, I just made this choice two days ago, and don't regret it one bit. Android is so much better than iOS, especially if you want to have options. This is coming from a guys than had the original iPhone, the 3GS and a 4S.
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What is so pathetic about it? Rooting and jail-braking are fairly easy to do these days. My friend in engineering school turned his blackberry into a black hole for all devices 10 feet around him sucking every piece of information that phone had (messages, emails, etc.) now THAT was cool.

What was pathetic was how condescending he was in his tone. Also, given his post history in Apple threads trolling Samsung, I was able to put his post into context and realise he was just trolling here too.

Jailbreaking isn't that easy and it's a total farce waiting for new versions to be broken meaning you often miss out on new releases for a while. Rooting your Android device is straight forward and you very, very rarely have to wait in order to use the newest firmware rooted.

That does sound pretty cool, though, what your friend achieved biggrin.gif
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