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Poll Results: S3 vs iPhone 5

 
  • 73% (125)
    Samsung Galaxy S3
  • 26% (45)
    Apple iPhone 5
170 Total Votes  
post #91 of 106
I personally would get the SIII, it's an excellent phone. But whatever floats your boat.
post #92 of 106
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Originally Posted by aadk View Post

I know, this will probably be the one of many threads like this out there but I really can't decide. I was super disappointed with the iPhone 5's keynote and was really hoping for a bigger (wider) screen this time around but instead, we now have this awkward looking tall yet skinny screen. I really want to go with the S3 but there are a couple of really important things to me that are holding me back:
  • The first, and biggest thing, is that I've had an iPhone since the first generation and all my friends have one too. We all do group texts through iMessage and if I switch to the S3, I won't be able to do that anymore. Is there an app or a way to be able to still do group texts with iPhones on Android?
  • The second reason is that I've been so used to the heft and just solid feel of the iPhone and reviews of the S3 everywhere are saying that it's a little plastic-y. Is this true, and will it feel less like this if I put a case on it or something?

The main thing that's keeping me from upgrading to the iPhone 5, on the other hand, is pretty much everything. I feel like there is really no difference with the 4 I have now to this one. I'll get one extra line of tweets or a little bit extra space on a website but that's pretty much it. Also, my phone has a lot of music on it and is now full and every time I need to add songs, I have to delete other ones which is why I liked the S3 in the first place because I can just add a microSD card. So please pick your choice on the poll above and also explain your choices. I kind of want to make this decision by Tuesday of next week and right now I just really can't decide and would very much like your guys' help. Thanks
Not sure if you've picked one yet but why do you think there's no difference between the 4 and the 5? As they're quite different. What is it you're looking for most in the upgrade? A larger display maybe?
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post #93 of 106
Trust me, get the iphone 5. The android interface is simply not integrated well enough with the hardware. Even with touchwiz, it's mad by a company that has no experience with user interface. The iphone 5 is simply reliable.
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post #94 of 106
I won't pick sides between S3 and Iphone 5. My advice to you would be... test both of them. Every service provider gives you a 15-day-no-commitment(most of them 30-day). If you're not satisfied within the no-commitment period, you can always return it.

So my suggestion is go test it yourself. I'm sure it won't take you 15 days to figure out which one is better when it comes to your personal preference.

In my case, one week is good enough to decide if the handset is a keeper.

My current phone = Iphone 5 (after testing SG Blaze, SG S2, SG S3, SG Note)
Reason = LTE (this makes 4G speed feels like a dial-up modem)
post #95 of 106
I would get the SGS3 because the map and navigation is excellent and actually works in contrast to the iPhone 5.

The elongated form factor the iPhone 5 is also ugly.

I wouldn't ever get an iPhone because I don't want to buy a brand named after a cheap fruit.
post #96 of 106
Anyone who is making these recommendations, have you actually used both devices for weeks?

Probably not. And of the two devices, I ended up keeping the iPhone 5 even though I have been solid Android for years.

The reasons?

1) Better quality apps, by far.
2) Superior battery life in every single way
3) Faster interface, without the bloat that Samsung force on you
4) Games actually run better on the iPhone 5, far far better although most of that is probably down to the fact most of your free ram is stolen by Samsung bloatware.
5) Alarmingly, even most of Google's very own apps have better iOS versions now. Work that one out!!!!

I know it's the "cool" thing to hate on Apple right now with the court cases and removal of Maps, but if you see past all that you will have a better overall experience with the iPhone 5.

Soon as the new Google Maps app comes out, which it is very shortly, all of the arguing points will be switched.
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post #97 of 106
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Originally Posted by Arthur Hucksake View Post

Anyone who is making these recommendations, have you actually used both devices for weeks?
Probably not. And of the two devices, I ended up keeping the iPhone 5 even though I have been solid Android for years.
The reasons?
1) Better quality apps, by far.
2) Superior battery life in every single way
3) Faster interface, without the bloat that Samsung force on you
4) Games actually run better on the iPhone 5, far far better although most of that is probably down to the fact most of your free ram is stolen by Samsung bloatware.
5) Alarmingly, even most of Google's very own apps have better iOS versions now. Work that one out!!!!
I know it's the "cool" thing to hate on Apple right now with the court cases and removal of Maps, but if you see past all that you will have a better overall experience with the iPhone 5.
Soon as the new Google Maps app comes out, which it is very shortly, all of the arguing points will be switched.

These are very interesting points. I've never bothered with Android phones because all my friends have them also have to carry around another battery. I guess the battery life isn't that great, which could be a combination of a larger screen as well as background apps taking up battery life. I haven't upgraded my iPhone 3GS to a 5 yet because I'm waiting for Apple to approve Google Maps on the iOS6 as it was removed and Apple maps was a total flop. My current phone is still using 5.1.1 and will not be upgraded until I can rest assure that I have Google maps available. I rely on that app for public transit directions, something Apple didn't even consider when they added the fruity flyover and 3D views, people do actually use their phone to find the next bus or train if you live in a city like I do.
post #98 of 106
Neither, sick of android, way to way too laggy OS. Own both Note and Galaxy tab. I would go for the new Nokia phone Lumia 920 + you stand out in the crowd with windows phone biggrin.gif
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post #99 of 106
I'm actually quite impressed with windows phone but not at all with windows 8. I digress...
post #100 of 106
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Neither, sick of android, way to way too laggy OS. Own both Note and Galaxy tab. I would go for the new Nokia phone Lumia 920 + you stand out in the crowd with windows phone biggrin.gif

Standing out as the guy with no apps? j/k
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