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    I'd also prefer the Samsung Galaxy S3 over the iPhone 4S
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    After a week, I'm missing some of the things that made my immersion into the iOS ecosystem so great like Apple Tv and my car stereo. I've not listened to any music, other than the radio, since the switch.



    And what's different than any other time is that the phone itself is GREAT! Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistah_mumford View Post
    After a week, I'm missing some of the things that made my immersion into the iOS ecosystem so great like Apple Tv and my car stereo. I've not listened to any music, other than the radio, since the switch.



    And what's different than any other time is that the phone itself is GREAT! Lol

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    I'm glad to hear your enjoying it m! I'm STILL debating with myself LOL On one spectrum, i've heard good things about the gs3 and how very "iOS-ish" it is, which i could dig. THEN on the other hand, i love my 4S and how it works etc. and i'd probably miss it....even my hubby was like "yea you'd def miss your iphone" LOL

    So, needless to say, i'm still wrestling myself with this....and i thought i was past it last week LOL (and even tho i know i want the i5 also!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink View Post
    I'm glad to hear your enjoying it m! I'm STILL debating with myself LOL On one spectrum, i've heard good things about the gs3 and how very "iOS-ish" it is, which i could dig. THEN on the other hand, i love my 4S and how it works etc. and i'd probably miss it....even my hubby was like "yea you'd def miss your iphone" LOL

    So, needless to say, i'm still wrestling myself with this....and i thought i was past it last week LOL (and even tho i know i want the i5 also!)
    I honestly believe when I get back to town that I'm activating my 4S again. My brother in law told me I'd be back. Lol

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    I went to the Verizon store last week to play around with the iPhone 5 and the GS3, just to see what made the Samsung phone so different. Even though I have a MacBook and an iPad, I had considered switching to a GS3 after seeing the iPhone 5, a solid and sleek - but not significantly different - iPhone. I liked the GS3, but I'm sticking with Apple all the way because I realized it's not the hardware that I had issue with, but iOS. People can say what they want, but iOS has become rather stale and dated and is in need of some significant changes, in terms of both cosmetics and basic functionality. I don't think any of us were clamoring for Passbook (unless it meant NFC), were we? It shouldn't take me multiple steps to turn wifi or Bluetooth on/off, etc. Live widgets for weather and stocks also can't be hard to implement, can they? The bottom line: stick with Apple and hope the next version of iOS offers more than Facebook integration and a new maps app. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mistah_mumford View Post
    I honestly believe when I get back to town that I'm activating my 4S again. My brother in law told me I'd be back. Lol

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    Lol, and you've had what, a week to use the sgs3 if i rem correctly. See, now thats what i'd be afraid of having to deal with myself if i did make the platform change. I know what i have with my 4S. i know the software pretty well, although i still learn things here & there, and honestly - knowing how much i really like my 4S, idk if i'd give the sgs3 an honest chance...know what i mean? AND i do know i want the i5. LOL My hubby knows me pretty well too, so i think i'll take his advice and stay put with my 4S. Even though i know in another day or 2 i may be talking sgs3 again LOL

    (i was also going to stop into Verizon tonight just to check out the sgs3 also, and decided not to instead)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink View Post
    Lol, and you've had what, a week to use the sgs3 if i rem correctly. See, now thats what i'd be afraid of having to deal with myself if i did make the platform change. I know what i have with my 4S. i know the software pretty well, although i still learn things here & there, and honestly - knowing how much i really like my 4S, idk if i'd give the sgs3 an honest chance...know what i mean? AND i do know i want the i5. LOL My hubby knows me pretty well too, so i think i'll take his advice and stay put with my 4S. Even though i know in another day or 2 i may be talking sgs3 again LOL

    (i was also going to stop into Verizon tonight just to check out the sgs3 also, and decided not to instead)
    The crazy thing is that I'm loving the GSIII. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistah_mumford View Post
    The crazy thing is that I'm loving the GSIII. LOL

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    ok.....so. possibly a stupid/silly question for you here, or perhaps something for you to think on. You said your loving the sgs3, correct? So then why the previous comment that when your back in town, your prob switching back to your 4S.....i'm just curious what the deal breaker is for you NOT staying with the sgs3
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    Quote Originally Posted by mistah_mumford View Post
    The crazy thing is that I'm loving the GSIII. LOL

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    Even though I went with the iPhone 5 as my device of choice this year, I still believe the GS3 is one heck of a phone and one that is hard not to pick up and like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink View Post
    ok.....so. possibly a stupid/silly question for you here, or perhaps something for you to think on. You said your loving the sgs3, correct? So then why the previous comment that when your back in town, your prob switching back to your 4S.....i'm just curious what the deal breaker is for you NOT staying with the sgs3
    The iOS ecosystem that I've become such a big part of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Rose View Post
    Even though I went with the iPhone 5 as my device of choice this year, I still believe the GS3 is one heck of a phone and one that is hard not to pick up and like it.
    That it's very true... Regardless of how long you've been an iOS guy if you pick up a Galaxy S III and don't like it then I believe you weren't gonna like it because it's not iOS.

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    Did I mention group texts from the standard messaging app...

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    The GS3 is an awesome product but you have other Apple products like a Mac you can't beat iCloud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David9962000 View Post
    The GS3 is an awesome product but you have other Apple products like a Mac you can't beat iCloud.
    Despite the smaller screen, it feels good to be back in my 4S!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by mistah_mumford View Post
    Despite the smaller screen, it feels good to be back in my 4S!!!


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    I feel ya on that one. I had S3 and went back to the 4S. Took me a few days to get use to the screen size again.
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    I still have my galaxy s3. I'm not eligible for the upgrade to iPhone 5 for another 23 days but I'm still probably going to go with iPhone. I like the galaxy a lot but I just really like my iPhone. It just really feels like a better experience. The galaxy is a great phone though. I just think I like the iOS experience better even though it has not really evolve much. I think the iPhone 5 will be a big enough jump from the 4 to keep me happy for what I use my phone for daily. It is fun to tweak android but its not the most important thing to me.
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    Let me tell u something. I'm trying to trade my Galaxy S3 for iPhone 5. This phone slows down as soon as u add so apps to it. I have to have a app for the keyboard just to use it. I have to have A app for txt bc the standard app has so many bugs that it's almost impossible to use. Not to mention that there is a bug in clipboard that keeps u from copying and pasteing anything until the entire clipboard is deleted and u have to be rooted for that. I sold my broken 4s for this thing and I regret it. iOS is amazing when u you realize that the 4s is faster on 800mhz vs the s3 on 1.2ghz (or is it 1.5?) then it becomes clear that android has some server performance problems. I doubt they will be fixed given the way that there making out like PC's did about 4 years ago, faster and faster processors but the experience stays the same. And oddly enough the s3 is pretty limited in what it can do without driving you to just put it down and walk over to your computer or wait till you get home to do whatever it is that you got to do. This is my 4th year or 5th android phone I have personally owned and it's the buggiest of them all, with my favorite being the DROID and DROID X. Another thing is the screen is just to big. I have to extend my thumb so far from how I hold it that I think it is causing my hand to hurt. Not bad but a bit uncomfortable sometimes. The wifi reception isn't the best on this phone but it's not bad. LTE reception is good, never had a single issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tekjunkie28 View Post
    Let me tell u something. I'm trying to trade my Galaxy S3 for iPhone 5. This phone slows down as soon as u add so apps to it. I have to have a app for the keyboard just to use it. I have to have A app for txt bc the standard app has so many bugs that it's almost impossible to use. Not to mention that there is a bug in clipboard that keeps u from copying and pasteing anything until the entire clipboard is deleted and u have to be rooted for that. I sold my broken 4s for this thing and I regret it. iOS is amazing when u you realize that the 4s is faster on 800mhz vs the s3 on 1.2ghz (or is it 1.5?) then it becomes clear that android has some server performance problems. I doubt they will be fixed given the way that there making out like PC's did about 4 years ago, faster and faster processors but the experience stays the same. And oddly enough the s3 is pretty limited in what it can do without driving you to just put it down and walk over to your computer or wait till you get home to do whatever it is that you got to do. This is my 4th year or 5th android phone I have personally owned and it's the buggiest of them all, with my favorite being the DROID and DROID X. Another thing is the screen is just to big. I have to extend my thumb so far from how I hold it that I think it is causing my hand to hurt. Not bad but a bit uncomfortable sometimes. The wifi reception isn't the best on this phone but it's not bad. LTE reception is good, never had a single issue.

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    I completely feel u on this. I own both an S3 and iPhone 5 (sold my 4S for the S3 too) and I regretted it so much I love iOS u don't know what u got till its gone. I had all the same issues as u do on the S3 the only reason I got it in first place was to root and flash ROM's and even that got old quick. Jellybean is cool but iOS kills it. I'm selling my S3 soon and using the money towards an iPad 4


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwaynewilliams View Post
    For starters, apps aren't consistent throughout Android. I remember getting a software update and then some of my most used apps wouldn't work anymore. I had to wait for the next update to the app which could take days, weeks, or months depending. Not all apps and games are compatible with every Android device either. As far as hardware, performance seems to be iffy depending upon the manufacturer. Motorola seemed to always have bad cameras, Samsung usually has reception issues, and HTC could have any number of hardware issues. I am also tired of having to search for alternatives for stock apps and functions. It just bothers me to buy a phone and because the stock keyboard is barely useable, I have to buy another one from the Google Play store to replace it. I can understand having choices and preferring other things, but when the first option that comes stock on the phone doesn't work out of the box, that's a problem. That's why I have gone back to the iPhone and iPad.


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    What was the last Android phone you had? These problems all appear to be gone with any newer device running ICS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tekjunkie28 View Post
    Let me tell u something. I'm trying to trade my Galaxy S3 for iPhone 5. This phone slows down as soon as u add so apps to it. I have to have a app for the keyboard just to use it. I have to have A app for txt bc the standard app has so many bugs that it's almost impossible to use. Not to mention that there is a bug in clipboard that keeps u from copying and pasteing anything until the entire clipboard is deleted and u have to be rooted for that. I sold my broken 4s for this thing and I regret it. iOS is amazing when u you realize that the 4s is faster on 800mhz vs the s3 on 1.2ghz (or is it 1.5?) then it becomes clear that android has some server performance problems. I doubt they will be fixed given the way that there making out like PC's did about 4 years ago, faster and faster processors but the experience stays the same. And oddly enough the s3 is pretty limited in what it can do without driving you to just put it down and walk over to your computer or wait till you get home to do whatever it is that you got to do. This is my 4th year or 5th android phone I have personally owned and it's the buggiest of them all, with my favorite being the DROID and DROID X. Another thing is the screen is just to big. I have to extend my thumb so far from how I hold it that I think it is causing my hand to hurt. Not bad but a bit uncomfortable sometimes. The wifi reception isn't the best on this phone but it's not bad. LTE reception is good, never had a single issue.

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    Wow. Sorry to hear you are having so many problems with the S3. I do not have any issues like you are. I do agree with the keyboard though. I had to get swiftkey. My S3 works great other than that. No issues with texting or wifi and I attach and open files all the time without issue. My reason for wanting to stay with iOS is mainly the apps. I have apps on iOS that I just like better and use way too often. The other issue is the size. I do love the big screen when sitting at home but out and about it is difficult to use the S3. I have an iPad for sitting at home. . Selling the S3 now is a good choice. They are still selling for a good price on eBay and Craigslist. Good luck to you.
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    My? No you guys is should I trade my S3 for a 4s 16gb? I'm assuming after the note 2 launch that the value of the s3 will drop. My plan is to trade s3 for the 4s. Then let my wife get the 5 and sale one of the 4s's that we'll have and the I buy the iPhone 5 straight out and have a backup 4s. If I decide to keep the s3 in fear that when the time comes to sale it I will get less the then the 4s. What do you guys think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sting7k View Post
    What was the last Android phone you had? These problems all appear to be gone with any newer device running ICS.
    Yea all these problems still plague android! Why do they? Bc Google lacks control. They would actually have a decent product if they were like apple. They are better then they were but not the best, and that's what we need to have in this world. Last night I was playing with my wife's 4s on wifi. It loaded pages and programs faster and ran them better then the s3. Restarted the s3 and still nothing. The only think the s3 has going for it is the big screen (it not as enjoyable to use or look at I think), nfc is next to useless for me. Hey baby.. You wanna bump phones later?? Lame. One second thought ill just email u the video.... Lol. Oh and then there is LTE... Hmm iPhone 5 has it now...

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    I like to keep my 4S because, over all, it's still the golden ratio. (i.e. it's perfect.)
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    I was a diehard Android fan. I have had 6 Android phones including the GSM Galaxy Nexus. I just recently switched to the iPhone 4S because I realized how much smoother and quicker it performed than all my Android devices, and that Android wasn't getting any better any times soon. There is inherent lag with the Android OS because everything operates on the mainthread (messing with user activities) and there are touch problems because it is still based in legacy non-touch code. iOS is limited when compared to Android no doubt, but Android is still buggy as hell, even if you have the best hardware and tweak the hell out of your phone. I feel like the people writing iOS know more about what they are doing in terms of performance than Android writers do. If go to Android, you will probably be dissatisfied with performance of your phone and play the "I need a phone with better hardware and updated software" every six months.

    So based on my experience...

    Android:
    - Slowest OS out there
    - Still has bugs
    - GPU issues
    - Scattered hardware/software across many different phones and devices
    - Great customization, features, and open

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    - Built to perform well
    - Smooth, clean, unified, fast
    - One OS interface with a very functional set of features
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink View Post
    Lol, and you've had what, a week to use the sgs3 if i rem correctly. See, now thats what i'd be afraid of having to deal with myself if i did make the platform change. I know what i have with my 4S. i know the software pretty well, although i still learn things here & there, and honestly - knowing how much i really like my 4S, idk if i'd give the sgs3 an honest chance...know what i mean? AND i do know i want the i5. LOL My hubby knows me pretty well too, so i think i'll take his advice and stay put with my 4S. Even though i know in another day or 2 i may be talking sgs3 again LOL

    (i was also going to stop into Verizon tonight just to check out the sgs3 also, and decided not to instead)
    I went from the iPhone 4S to the galaxy s 3. I missed my iPhone so much. But now I'm back to iPhone. The iPhone is so smooth and everything just works. Apps are also better on the iPhone I noticed.
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