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Btw, I want to add that I am not saying it's bad to have a quad core cpu... but I rather, personally, have LTE in my next upgrade. Even if it means having a dual core instead.

The release date for the galaxy s3 didn't make the cut in time for quad core + lte. One could always wait until later this month or next month when they release the new colors for the s3 (black, red, etc...) which will come with lte and the exynos just as the korean version and the note 2 did.

iirc it will also come with jelly bean
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Btw, I want to add that I am not saying it's bad to have a quad core cpu... but I rather, personally, have LTE in my next upgrade. Even if it means having a dual core instead.

The release date for the galaxy s3 didn't make the cut in time for quad core + lte. One could always wait until later this month or next month when they release the new colors for the s3 (black, red, etc...) which will come with lte and the exynos just as the korean version and the note 2 did.

iirc it will also come with jelly bean

Good point.

I was just saying based on current availability, I'd pick LTE over a quad. I do want the Lumia 920, but an Android quad core device sporting LTE would be tough to pass.

edit to add (I always miss things haha):
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The Exynos is actually a fair bit faster. Not quite double but close. The GPU is much better(Malu-400 vs Adreno 225).

As ffor the battery life being bad? Pffft maybe on Mars. I hammer my battery and usage no problems at all. I canget 2 hhoursscreen ttime with music and games and only lose 30% which suits me fine on the way to university. I chargeaagain when I get there, just because. The day i left my USB lead at home I still managed to continue using my phone normally and he home before the battery packed in. 6:30am - 6:30pm

Hm, I thought the Adreno 225 was actually better...

You may be right though. And hey, my phone has the Mali 400, so if it's really better, good for me. ^_^
Edited by Miki - 10/9/12 at 1:18am
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I was just saying based on current availability, I'd pick LTE over a quad. I do want the Lumia 920, but an Android quad core device sporting LTE would be tough to pass.

Lumia 920 is a great device with an especially amazing camera as far as phones go. Microsoft has also done a great job with their new mobile os, making this combo look extremely promising.

Personally I have an S2 at the moment and I was going to pick up an S3 but I held off, hoping that they would release a black version because I dislike blue and white. Obviously it's great news hearing that the new black version will come with quad core and lte.


TL;DR: Personally I would go for the S3 (either current or the upcoming version) or something like the Lumia 920. However, if you prefer Apple then the iPhone 5 is still a great device for now.

In general, if someone doesn't feel like waiting (for the new S3 or a Nexus 2) or would rather not purchase an android then something like the Lumia 920 is a great device and definitely competes with the best of them. Though, the current S3 is still an amazing device as well.

As for the iPhone 5, well it's a great device... if you like form factor. I remember when the previous versions of iPhone came out and I can say for certain: the new one certainly doesn't, at least for me, have as much of the "wow" factor as their previous products.

The problem is that Apple is a proprietary dinosaur. In a world where many things didn't have a high-level of standardization and differing systems didn't interface/integrate with each other seamlessly then sure... it made sense to develop a closed environment where you attempt to provide every aspect of the experience. That world is gone and today things work quite differently... frankly I am surprised that Apple has insisted on continuing down that path. It's becoming increasingly difficult for them to provide an entire experience in competition with an open experience that is developed by a combined effort between many entities, some of which have equal or greater financial and technological resources.

This is one of the bigger reasons why Apple never really could get in to the pc market, at least not at the level of Microsoft, and I can certainly see the same happening in the mobile industry.

The reason I bring up Apple is because you certainly want to look ahead when you determine which ecosystem you want to invest in with apps, peripherals, etc... Also it should be noted that many of the paid apps you have on your iPhone can be had for free on Android if you don't mind a few ads.
Edited by jordonus - 10/9/12 at 2:00am
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Good point.
I was just saying based on current availability, I'd pick LTE over a quad. I do want the Lumia 920, but an Android quad core device sporting LTE would be tough to pass.
edit to add (I always miss things haha):
Hm, I thought the Adreno 225 was actually better...
You may be right though. And hey, my phone has the Mali 400, so if it's really better, good for me. ^_^
Is that an S2? AFAIK the S3 just has an overclocked Mali-400. Runs at 533Mhz wink.gif

I think the Adreno is supposedly good on paper, but the S3 INTL brings all the boys to the yard and commences an arse whooping biggrin.gif.

Still pales in comparison to the iPhone 5's GPU, but as I keep saying it's an iPhone. It could make me my breakfast in a morning and I'd still shun it.
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well once BB10 comes out, IOS will be the oldest mobile OS out there. IMO i don't like the UI of IOS, it looks so boring, that being said, apple does make solid products, they just need to revamp the OS.
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i have a 4s running ios 6 and a GS3 running android 4.1.1.
for my daily use the gs3 just lays a smack down on the iphone, i have a fat data plan for downloading/uploading a grip of stuff, with the iphone 99.9% of the stuff i download and upload cant be downloaded or uploaded, so its pretty much useless to me unless i want to call someone with the very limited talk time on my account, or text, less of the latter because my thumbs are kinda big and im constantly deleting and retyping on the iphone. so what im saying here is for power users the gs3 is the one to get, if all you do is talk text and send attachmentless emails then get the iphone.

p.s. i tried to send my resume to Someone with an iphone... omg nightmare. i ended up just going to my computer and sending it.
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Amazing hearing the S3 is getting a huge update (cores and LTE..but more importantly colors).

Blue looks disgusting. IDC what everyone else says. rolleyes.gif

Sucks that I'm not a fan of how the S3 looks though. With JB it's practically a new phone.
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i have a 4s running ios 6 and a GS3 running android 4.1.1.
for my daily use the gs3 just lays a smack down on the iphone, i have a fat data plan for downloading/uploading a grip of stuff, with the iphone 99.9% of the stuff i download and upload cant be downloaded or uploaded, so its pretty much useless to me unless i want to call someone with the very limited talk time on my account, or text, less of the latter because my thumbs are kinda big and im constantly deleting and retyping on the iphone. so what im saying here is for power users the gs3 is the one to get, if all you do is talk text and send attachmentless emails then get the iphone.

p.s. i tried to send my resume to Someone with an iphone... omg nightmare. i ended up just going to my computer and sending it.
I'm not sure about uploading but you should be able to download whatever you want with an app designed for downloading. There's plenty of them on the App Store I believe.

Curious why was it a nightmare? What went wrong?
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I'm a nerd, so I'd go with Android I currently have an iPhone 4 as-well. If you just use your phone to call, text, play angry birds or read articles, go with the iPhone 5.
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I'm a nerd, so I'd go with Android I currently have an iPhone 4 as-well. If you just use your phone to call, text, play angry birds or read articles, go with the iPhone 5.

Android =/= Nerd
iPhone =/= Hipster
WindowsPhone 8 =/= Elitist

We need to eliminate these stereotypes, plus i'm sure you'll find massive sales of many games on both sides. Plus both phones essentially are just for calling, texting and playing games (also music and movies which both do perfectly).
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