- 06-12-2012, 10:33 AM #26
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- 06-12-2012, 01:32 PM #28iMore Guru
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And as a techie, i know i'm not their concern, not the target. They're worried about the vast mainstream nontechie crowd who seem more impressed by looks & simplicity.
This isn't bashing Apple. I own some stock and in that regard i'm more loyal. I also view verizon or ATT in the same light. They're looking to squeeze what revenue they can. I've never once felt loyal to them though or see myself as a 'delighted' customer. It's more a necessary evil i have to choose.
That all said...Apple is still miles ahead of anyone else i'd go with for mobile needs. I hate going into carrier stores. I like getting direct updates. I like getting a phone that doesn't have carrier bloatware all over it or third party (samsung, htc sense, etc). I like itunes and being able to manage devices from my PC. Finally i like the performance, value, responsiveness, support, quality, etc of iOS devices and enjoy using them.
Sure i could get an android and have certain things that I couldn't do with iOS. But i'd be giving up way more things (or benefits) that i can only do with iOS. The costs outweigh the benefits for now.
- 06-12-2012, 01:48 PM #29
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- 06-12-2012, 04:42 PM #31
- 06-17-2012, 01:49 AM #32iMore Beginner
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To tell the truth I've been back and forth about getting the sgs3 or picking up the iPhone 5, as of now I'm leaning towards the iPhone. Almost three years of android bugs inconsistent performance and throw hp at the issue rather than fix the code pisses me off. A phone shouldn't need two gigs of ram along with a quad core processor to be quick and consistent
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- 06-28-2012, 01:45 PM #36iMore Intermediate
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I will be getting the next iPhone, the GSIII is a nice looking device but the lead time to get Jelly Bean 4.1 being at least 6-9 months (likely 9 months) its not worth it.
What I would like to see is the Android OEM's taking more control of their OS updates like Apple does and forcing the carriers to get these rolled out faster. Of course to do that they would need to start building their phones with very similar internals to simplify the drivers and testing process.
So iPad 3 on its way to me, and iPhone 5 (or 6 or new iPhone or whatever its called) in the fall.
- 06-28-2012, 03:23 PM #37iPhone Nanite
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I had the original iPhone when it first came out, but it met an untimely demise due to water. Since then I have used BB, Windows, and Android (I would say this is my favorite platform). I currently have the iPhone 4S and it's a great device and works well. However, there are things with it that frustrate me that I was hoping would be addressed in iOS6..but it doesn't look like it will be. I know I can jailbreak to get the functionality I want...but a lot of that comes standard in Android. True, Android has been buggy in the past, but I believe that ICS has given Android more uniformity now. And Jellybean looks unreal. I most likely will be getting the SGS3 because I feel it fits "my needs" and from the looks of leaked photos the next iPhone will be stretched to 4inches (not digging that).
With that said, when most people ask me which phone to get I tell them to get an iPhone. Basically, because it's simple and easy to use (the learning curve is so easy on an iPhone). And that is what Apple is marketing and that is what they make. When the next iPhone is released I'm sure it will break records set by the previous iPhone. Being more of an Android fan, I can say that Apple makes great products and knows how to fit their consumers' needs.
In the end, both platforms offer pluses and minuses. Whatever you choose, be happy with it...but please let this whole "us vs. them" BS go!!!
- 06-28-2012, 04:19 PM #38
- 06-28-2012, 06:00 PM #39iPhone Nanite
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- 07-01-2012, 03:29 PM #40iPhone Intermediate
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- 07-01-2012, 06:22 PM #41iPhone Intermediate
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More than happy with my iPhone 4s. The GS3 is a typical Samsung. I.e plasticky heap of s*** used one yesterday and laughed at just how big and clunky it is. Also Android no matter how hard they try just lacks polish. It's so crashy buggy and rubbish. S-voice crashed instantly and locked the entire phone. It was only reset by removing the battery.
Seriously guys if you can't wait then buy a 4s enjoy for a few months then sell it and put the money towards an offline iPhone 5. You may have to put in a few of your own bucks but hey you will have owned used and undoubtedly loved an iPhone 4s for a good few months.
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- 07-01-2012, 06:28 PM #42
- 07-01-2012, 06:32 PM #43Banned
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But once the iPhone comes out, you're going to feel really dumb. I would wait until the day the iPhone comes out to think about getting the GS3 and even then I probably wouldn't get it because Samsung is going to make a newer phone that has to add the feature from the new iPhone.
- 07-01-2012, 10:29 PM #44
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- 07-05-2012, 01:13 AM #47iPhone Newbie
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GS3 built up quality is poor, my friend accidently dropped his GS3 from a distance of 2ft and the display was gone. When we went to samsung service center we saw many people having problems after doing OTA update of their OS especially note users. My friend sold his iPhone 4 to get GS3 and he is regretting that decision.
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- 07-05-2012, 01:55 AM #48iMore Expert
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I actually traded my Galaxy Nexus for an iPhone 4 cause I wanted to go back iOS after using Android for two years before that I had a 3GS and loved it. It's pretty funny when I went to Android from iOS I gave my friends that iPhones such a hard time lol now I have one again and am waiting for the new iPhone eagerly.
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- 07-05-2012, 07:43 PM #49
Yesterday morning my friend dropped his 5 days old S3 from a distance of 2ft and his phone display went off, so we went to samsung service center nearby and the cost of replacing is Rs 8,000 ($160).
Not that it really matters, though, as I have read and actually seen the display of both the iPhone 4 and 4S crack from the same height as you mentioned here. It's no secret that ANY screen that is made up of glass can and does break depending on how it hits the ground. Case in point; in this video you will see a drop test in which the iPhone is dropped from the same height 2 times. The first drop did not crack the screen while the second drop did crack it due to the way it landed.
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- 07-08-2012, 12:24 PM #50
Any new product is going to have issues. With the iPhone there were issues with supply, activation, the glass panels being fragile, antennagate, AT&T service, battery life, etc. So the gs3 has issues. Some people are complaining about the silver colored frame's paint flaking off, the cell standby time being a battery hog, Verizon users are worried that the signal quality won't be as good, etc.
Which is why it's not a bad idea to buy 1 month later after release- you avoid the mad rush of people at the stores, possible mix-ups with pre-orders, and the early adopters can test the phone and updates can be issued. And if problems persist, you can pass and wait for the next great phone. The only phone I bought the day it came out was the iPhone 3GS- but then again that was a rewarmed 3G.
I really am interested in the gs3, but I can wait. My phone is working, the iPhone 5 will be out in a few months, and I'm pretty sure there are gonna be at least 2 new flagship JB Android phones between now and then.