Originally Posted by kole208
hey guys im in the market for a new phone, and i have been using a iphone for a long time, im actually pretty bored of them and their design -_- ios is bland and nothing new is really happening it almost seems like apple died with steve jobs, now dont get me wrong i am a pc guy and pc gamer, but im getting off topic... my question is which phone is better samsung galaxy s3 or iphone 5? i would like to hear what you guys recommend me and why you think i should choose that. and i hear so much about routing your andriod but i heard it voids your warranty and if you screw up your phone is nothing more than a paper weight.. also i live in north america if that makes a difference with that quad core and duel core thing. thanks in advance
Honestly unless you only care about benchmarks, both the US S3 and the iPhone 5 are exactly the same in terms of speed. This is without modding or anything. Having tried both, the iPhone 5 seems like it's better for people with small hands or don't care about customization. The S3 has way more stuff you can do with it terms of looks and stuff you can do with it.
I eventually decided on the S3 since my big hands can reach the whole screen and I've had zero problems with it. I liked that I'm not tied down to Apple's limitations and I get 64gb more storage room on it. No mods or rooting yet because I wanted to see if it worked ok before I did that.
I will say, I held an iPhone 5 after using my S3 for almost a month and wow it feels/looks so tiny. I do like the big screen for watching movies and playing games.
They both use the same glass so that really doesn't matter. People may comment about the S3 having a plastic back, but the iPhone 5 has that chipping problem on it's back, so you'd want a case with either one.