- 07-17-2012, 01:08 AM #76
- 07-17-2012, 06:32 AM #77
McDonald's sells a lot of food, does that mean they have the best food out there?
Do you only shop at Wal-Mart?
I could care less what the latest trends are, I buy what's best for me, and right now in the smartphone world, it isn't the iPhone, unless Apple brings out something revolutionary in the Fall, I'll be buying something that has Android 4.1. You guys can brag about the sales numbers, I'll be using a device with a superior, faster, and far more efficient user experience.. I want that to be a product from Apple, really really badly, but it seems Apple is only concerned with selling a device that appeals to the dumb masses, it's been 5 years now, I think even the simpletons out there have figured out how to use their iPhones. I believe smartphones should always be getting smarter, they should push the envelope, not stagnate and rely on past success and innovation. I see this ethic in the competition, it seems like everybody else is trying to kill the iPhone, I've yet to see any evidence of what Steve Jobs once said..
- 07-17-2012, 06:33 AM #78
- 07-17-2012, 07:43 AM #79
Just want to let anyone know, whoever is on the fence about choosing between the S3 and the iPhone.
Recently I bought the S3 i switched from the iPhone 4s to it and at first i was really happy, i was excited about 4G capabilities (even tho sprint dosent have it yet..lol) and i was excited about customization ....and im sure there were other things i was happy about, Within ONE day i missed Siri. I literally missed every way the iPhone worked, and then what do you know two days later my S3 starts freezing, lagging, and im getting pissed because i had 4 different fake Siri apps that sucked. Maybe you guys dont use siri or whatever but i love that feature i am always in the car on the move and it comes in handy, she always gets it right too. Now lets get to the final straw (for me) with the S3. Albeit an awesome phone, the battery SUCKS! I love how EVERYONE on the net brags about how much bigger the S3 battery is compared to the iPhone, well to me that doesn't mean anything because it literally dies in HALF the amount of time that it takes for the iPhone to die, i looked at my battery usage on the S3 and what do you know the damn Super AMOLED screen was using 56% of my battery lol. That is what really pissed me off. Im so stupid for making an impulsive decision like that and buying the S3 just because I thought it was better than the iPhone. Yes people, ON PAPER the S3 is better. It does WAY more. More memory. More customization. But, from experience, It runs no where close to as well as iOS. Im not bashing Android, this is all MY personal preference. It may be different for you. But im just trying to reach out to the people on the fence about upgrading...THE GRASS ISNT ALWAYS GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE. Even though im in an iPhone forum ill probably get bashed for saying this but before anyone says something remember that this is MY opinion because I have owned BOTH phones and IMO the iPhone is the better of the two it runs way better, and its faster at operating. The samsung has more stats, does evereything the iPhone does x3 , but if you own both phones you will notice what im talking about if you are into iPhones, cause no matter what, it could be 10G capable phone with two screens, but it still aint an iPhone
- 07-17-2012, 10:45 AM #80iPhone Intermediate
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Leo Laporte had it right on his Sunday show.
In the OS war between Windows vs. Apple, Windows was the stale OS and Apple was the cool thing. That role has changed. Apple is now in Windows seat and Android is in Apple's seat.
There is absolutely no reason that Android should not have a better system. The problem is that the OS is on too many different types of products but as a developer, we like that those "other products" are still using the same OS so that we only have to focus our resources on Apple and Android.
Of course no one knows, but as of now, what does iPhone 5 have going for it that we will not see in the GS3 or other phones? Maps? A Siri that works 60% of the time instead of one that works 50%? iCloud has been a disappointment but I'll continue using it since I have an established calendar and email account.
- 07-17-2012, 11:09 AM #81
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- 07-17-2012, 11:22 AM #83
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- 07-17-2012, 11:27 AM #84
What's MS got going with windows phones? Ecosystem. Look at Office 2013. It's got its hooks into skydrive. It defaults to saving docs there. All windows devices are aiming towards this.
If you're into android, what's the major draw? Google. The Nexus 7 tells you a lot. Google wants you in their world using google play or whatever it's called.
I don't worry about which phone has a bigger screen or what OS allows you to customize a home screen. It's more about which ecosystem i'm using. Right now, it's a mixed one for me. Windows for desktop along with office, apple for mobile. This is probably why android doesn't appeal to me. I use gmail but that's about it. I'm not going to switch to something because of email.
For me, the war is more about mac vs windows 8. If i go mac later, i'll be further in with apple. If i stay with windows, i'll remain mixed, but keeping an eye on windows mobile. I don't think a google device really enters the pic for me. Google already accommodates its competition.
- 07-17-2012, 11:50 AM #85
- 07-17-2012, 12:03 PM #86
That's why it is best to keep the device you have unless you have significant issues with it. You gave up a reliable phone that you were comfortable with to try a new device that brought oohing but problems. Don't move unless you have to.
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ya and ur right, i made an impulsive decision and it was stupid. thank god i managedc to get a brand new iPhone yesterday i just so happened to meet someone who wanted to buy my mint condition S3 and i bought the 4S immediately after lol
- 07-18-2012, 09:49 AM #87
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- 07-18-2012, 10:34 AM #89iMore Genius
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So like so many foolish souls before me, I didn't read anything in this thread, so my comment has nothing to do with anything going on currently...
That being said, a few days ago I took apart a galaxy nexus, and the simplicity in which the tear down was completed made me literally fall in love with the phone!!
We all know that it's a Bigger screen, and the super amoled display it's dual core, it's got the LTE 4g speed, also or has easy access to the battery and expandable, removable memory, also it's SUPER lightweight .... And that's only the nexus, not the galaxy s3
That being said, I'm pretty sure I'm going to stick with iPhones simply because of Ios. Google really needs to get their os together!!! It's to fragmented across too many phones!
But handset wise, I think apple is playing catch up...
- 07-18-2012, 10:52 AM #90
- 07-18-2012, 12:10 PM #91
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- 07-18-2012, 12:16 PM #92
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- 07-18-2012, 02:23 PM #93
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- 07-27-2012, 06:07 PM #97
I'm using a GS3 right now, switched over from my iPhone 4 for now. The first thing I have to get used to, is the size difference. I originally switched from the SG1 to the iPhone 4. I really liked the experience for both phones, no question. Both had the apps I wanted, games I wanted, and reliability I needed. The iPhone was a few features less than the SG1, but it was easy to cope with and learn more about what iOS has for me.
Come a day ago... I bought a SG3. The size is the first downer for me. Don't get me wrong. It feels good, and it's extremely light. The screen looks freakin' amazing. It's been off the charger since 6am today, and I've had a couple hours of calls, pandora via 3g for about 30 mins, and on wifi for almost an hour. I've had had a few texts come through and sent. Otherwise, it's been sitting around. Battery life is a 74%.
I've not used apps and games on an Android in a little over a year now I think. I loved the apps and games I've bought for the iPhone. No doubt about it. I've probably only spent about $20 since getting the phone on apps and games, and it's well worth it for me.
I don't know what I'm going to do yet. I am definitely keeping the SG3 for 10 days to try it out and see if it fits right. If it doesn't, I'll return it and continue with the Iphone 4, and wait to see what they release in the fall.
- 07-28-2012, 07:22 AM #98
- 07-28-2012, 08:07 AM #99
I have had the sg1 and the sg2, as well as the galaxy nexus. I love android and I think the OS is great. For me, the OS is better than the iOS, but it's not just the OS that I consider when buying the phone. The fragmentation really devalues the phone and if you don't have a nexus phone. the half life of the OS is officially very short. The 3GS is still getting the iOS 6, but the galaxy 1 isn't event getting android 4.0. It's stuck at 2.3.... The official life of android OS is about 18months, but iOS is closer to 3yrs. If you root the phone, sure you can install newer OSes, but these are betas. I still have the galaxy Nexus and after the update some apps were buggy. Yes this is normal, but with apple you get a more consistently quality than with android, and while android at time surpasses apple, it does so for only a few months.
- 07-30-2012, 09:00 PM #100