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    Samsung wastes their money trying to crap on Apple, meanwhile they just paid them a billion dollars in lawsuits for patent infringements
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    To be honest i love the iphone 5 and i think it will be an amazing phone. I know my friends will grab it, and will love it. I know friends of mine will grab the galaxy s3 and will love it as well. The problem is the media and Apple in some cases treats every feature that the iphone has, as something new and awesome that people need to have. For example apple seemed to have solved an issue with the new dock connector by making it connect making it irreversible. I have had so many apple devices and a few android devices to not even had this become an issue. but apple made it an issue and told us how they fixed it? The phone is a very well thought out device in both design and OS but if you look at the specs...yeah android is already there. In terms of screen, antenna, power. I will admit that the iphone will be the fastest phone on the market cause its extremely well optimized. That means alot to power users like me but then again i have never had a problem with a dual core device keeping up with me. As far as battery life is concerned i am going to wait on real world tests before i jump in and say its the best but with my 3gs i had to charge it every night before bed time. As far as the S3 goes i think its a great phone as well. Its hard for me to decide between the two when they are so close in many of the features and such. Both have LTE, both have high res screens, both will run all the apps you need. They both look nice regardless of the material that makes them.


    People have to stop thinking that a person who buys one device is an ***** because they choose something you think is inferior. Its just what works for you. Here what works for us is iOS. Over at AC its android. Neither party is better than the other.
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    I can't speak for other users, but as someone who has/does own many different types of SMARTphones and is anxiously waiting for his new iP5 64GB on Verizon I am at a loss for words for all sides.

    The attitude that one OS/hardware is better than another's is subjective, personal and at best far more complicated than the reviewers give credit for.

    Buy what works for you and what makes you happy, that is what I do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raptor007 View Post
    I can't speak for other users, but as someone who has/does own many different types of SMARTphones and is anxiously waiting for his new iP5 64GB on Verizon I am at a loss for words for all sides.

    The attitude that one OS/hardware is better than another's is subjective, personal and at best far more complicated than the reviewers give credit for.

    Buy what works for you and what makes you happy, that is what I do.
    Exactly this. I am running a Galaxy S3 and an iPhone 5 back to back at the moment.

    I used to have an iPhone 4 (my third iteration of iPhones) but didn't upgrade to a 4S as I didn't consider it enough of an upgrade to warrant it. Instead, I went out and bought an Android phone so I could see for myself what all the fuss was about.

    After a few months of owning the SGS3, I can honestly say that for me, the Android phone loses to the iPhone. Android OS just does not do what I want it to do, when I want it to do it, with the least fuss. iOS may not have as many functions as Android, and the iPhone may not have all the bells and whistles of the SGS3 but to be honest, I didn't use half of the gimmicky functions on the SGS3, like picture-in-picture, smart stay (didn't work properly anyway) or NFC (no NFC terminals anywhere near where I live or work), so i'm not going to miss them.

    What the iPhone does, it does perfectly, with little fuss. It's wrapped in a beautiful skin, unlike the cheap-looking and plastic SGS3.

    So this is purely my opinion and a totally subjective view, but I honestly prefer the iPhone and I don't care whether people respect me more or less for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raptor007 View Post
    I can't speak for other users, but as someone who has/does own many different types of SMARTphones and is anxiously waiting for his new iP5 64GB on Verizon I am at a loss for words for all sides.

    The attitude that one OS/hardware is better than another's is subjective, personal and at best far more complicated than the reviewers give credit for.

    Buy what works for you and what makes you happy, that is what I do.
    I agree. I think they are both great platforms. Get what fits your needs. I guess it's like the Chevy vs Dodge battles!
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    I think it completley up to you as to what phone you want.Why should anyone else care what you use, as long as your happy with it is all that should matter. I mean most of the times you are the one buying your phone(there are some exceptions).If you are ever unhappy with the phone you have ,sell it
    I don't currently have an iphone still researching all my options
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    Yes considering the evo is hardly a terrible device. It was held as the best android phone for the longest.
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    I've use the S3 and I've used every iPhone since the 3GS. The absolute biggest flaw of the S3 was reception. I couldn't even make a call in my own house. It was horrendous.
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    To me, it's kind of a silly debate. The choice is really based on what you want your phone to do. I've had blackberry smartphones, android based phones, and this is my first iOS phone. I can find merits in all of them.

    Blackberry - wow, I miss my Curve's keyboard. And I haven't had a phone since I upgraded from my Bold that has handled push notifications so beautifully while being really kind to the battery.

    Android - fully customizable, very fast, and really cool features. Tends to be the first to adapt new technology, too. Also, since Android is open source, there are adaptations everywhere from 3.2" to 5" screen sizes and they fit in everyone's budget, yet are still powerful, even the lower end ones.

    IOS - what can I say that hasn't been said a million times over? If not for iPhones, the phone game wouldn't be what it is. The original iPhone opened up the door to push all smartphones into being better, stronger, more advanced hand held computers.

    I'm a lot less loyal to a certain kind of operating system than I am to wanting a phone that works and does what I need it to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michikade View Post
    I'm a lot less loyal to a certain kind of operating system than I am to wanting a phone that works and does what I need it to do.
    Yes, this is surely the most sensible approach to phones and I wish the vast majority of people had this same approach. I said pretty much exactly the same in my post above yours. For me, the Android phone didn't do what I wanted it to do, when I wanted it to do it, with the least fuss, so back to an iPhone for me. Just a sensible decision really, not borne out of any kind of brand loyalty, just a view based on which will deliver the experience I want and need from a phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moneymike47 View Post
    Samsung wastes their money trying to crap on Apple, meanwhile they just paid them a billion dollars in lawsuits for patent infringements
    It's funny though. The commercials are actually very accurate. Standing in line. "Now we're getting what we were supposed to get last year!' so pathetic. Lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by metrion View Post
    It's funny though. The commercials are actually very accurate. Standing in line. "Now we're getting what we were supposed to get last year!' so pathetic. Lol.
    That commercial was pathetic!


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    That commercial is hilarious! You have to admit there IS a segment of fanboys/girls that are accurately depicted here.

    If it was the other way around theyd show people talking about how they love to flash their phones every ten mins and customize their screens 40 times a week. Then there'd probably be some malware/battery pull reference.

    I love when the parents walk up to show how mainstream the iPhone is and that it isn't the insiders cool phone it once was.

    Love it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by falcon512 View Post
    To be honest i love the iphone 5 and i think it will be an amazing phone. I know my friends will grab it, and will love it. I know friends of mine will grab the galaxy s3 and will love it as well. The problem is the media and Apple in some cases treats every feature that the iphone has, as something new and awesome that people need to have. For example apple seemed to have solved an issue with the new dock connector by making it connect making it irreversible. I have had so many apple devices and a few android devices to not even had this become an issue. but apple made it an issue and told us how they fixed it? The phone is a very well thought out device in both design and OS but if you look at the specs...yeah android is already there. In terms of screen, antenna, power. I will admit that the iphone will be the fastest phone on the market cause its extremely well optimized. That means alot to power users like me but then again i have never had a problem with a dual core device keeping up with me. As far as battery life is concerned i am going to wait on real world tests before i jump in and say its the best but with my 3gs i had to charge it every night before bed time. As far as the S3 goes i think its a great phone as well. Its hard for me to decide between the two when they are so close in many of the features and such. Both have LTE, both have high res screens, both will run all the apps you need. They both look nice regardless of the material that makes them.


    People have to stop thinking that a person who buys one device is an ***** because they choose something you think is inferior. Its just what works for you. Here what works for us is iOS. Over at AC its android. Neither party is better than the other.
    How dare you inject logic and reason into an online forum!! :-)
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    For me it comes down to the eco system...I prefer Googles for my phones. Its more cross platform, which I need. I have to admit I am one of those Android users who is upset with the i5(Though I do own one). Its just disappointing to me that I'll have to wait at least 2 more years for it to be a choice for me. I need and prefer a big phone, bigger fonts, bigger keyboard. For me the increase to 4" doesn't amount to anything. So its a selfish reason, and I am in the minority. If you have used both os's extensively, then you know as I do that there is almost nothing you can't do with either os. So it comes down for me which OS is more interesting. I had to wait for ICS for Android to get where I needed it to be. now that its there it will take a giant leap of ios for me to switch back. The screen looks like it may never catch up for me.

    My GN@4.65 is too small for me, I have zero problem using it one handed. Since almost everything I do is voice controlled. When I am not driving then thats when I just wish my GN converted into my MBA. We have both an N7 and an ipad but I still always use the human sized screen and keyboard of the Air.
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    It's a little boy thing. Some never grow up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chex313 View Post
    For me it comes down to the eco system...I prefer Googles for my phones. Its more cross platform, which I need. I have to admit I am one of those Android users who is upset with the i5(Though I do own one). Its just disappointing to me that I'll have to wait at least 2 more years for it to be a choice for me. I need and prefer a big phone, bigger fonts, bigger keyboard. For me the increase to 4" doesn't amount to anything. So its a selfish reason, and I am in the minority. If you have used both os's extensively, then you know as I do that there is almost nothing you can't do with either os. So it comes down for me which OS is more interesting. I had to wait for ICS for Android to get where I needed it to be. now that its there it will take a giant leap of ios for me to switch back. The screen looks like it may never catch up for me.

    My GN@4.65 is too small for me, I have zero problem using it one handed. Since almost everything I do is voice controlled. When I am not driving then thats when I just wish my GN converted into my MBA. We have both an N7 and an ipad but I still always use the human sized screen and keyboard of the Air.
    I would say Apple is also pretty cross platform since all Google apps minus Google Now are in the App Store while zero Apple apps are in the Play Store
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    In the words of today's popular culture, "Haters gon' hate."


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    Funny thread title !!!!

    I use and love both Android and iOS,,,, I will never understand this fan'ism for only one platform over another.

    Sent from my ipad while talking on my Galaxy Note 2 (not using my ipad mini or my Nexus 10 or my iphone 5,,, at the moment)

    Have fun with that one platform "only" b.s.

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    I can't believe I read all six pages of this thread at 1 in the morning when I have work at 6am... o.O
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davyo View Post
    Funny thread title !!!!

    I use and love both Android and iOS,,,, I will never understand this fan'ism for only one platform over another.

    Sent from my ipad while talking on my Galaxy Note 2 (not using my ipad mini or my Nexus 10 or my iphone 5,,, at the moment)

    Have fun with that one platform "only" b.s.

    Cheers
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    Completely agree, I love both platforms.

    I use to think that android people hated the iphone because of the smug people that used it, but android is about the same now too. I cannot stand blind fanboyism, I see the perks and benefits of both, and the cons of both as well. My wife hates the iphone, she likes to customize her stuff(really just the colors of a few things of hers, I swear the iphone would be easier for her or I should say me, lol). I have always been a very pro android person, still am and probably always be.

    At the same time I think the iphone is a great phone, very easy to use and works great. The battery life is truly amazing on the iphone 5, 3rd best battery life I have used on an LTE phone, only behind the Droid Razr HD Maxx and Note II, which have huge batteries so it is seriously great. I have limited experiencing with wp7 and now wp8, but they seemed alright but the marketplace was and is still a little behind for me to jump in full time on a device.

    If anyone is upset with the iphone 5 I can only think that they wanted NFC in it to push it further. While I think it would have been nice for Apple to put NFC in the phone, it just wasn't logical to expect them to do so, they will wait for it to mature more if they ever do do it. Luckily I dont care since I haven't used it on an Android device other than to test it out, but more features are always better.

    No one should be mad one way or the other though, honestly.

    I am happy with my iphone 5 for now, but I know I will switch to another android device soon, but I'll keep the iphone 5 as well, why not have the best of the both worlds?
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    I think it's a case of preference and whichever works best for you. I started my smartphone journey with the blackberry - which i hated. I am currently on my second android phone in 2 years, and I still hate my phone. I am not satisfied with android phones... period. I will be getting the iphone 5 pretty soon... when I can upgrade.... and I hope it works out best for me. I don't understand this fanaticism that people have for their androids or iphones, I say stick with whatever works best for you.
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    lol on iOS forums people complain about "Android fanboys", on Android forums people complain about "Apple fanboys". On iOS news articles, you get Android trolls; on Android news articles, you get Apple trolls. There's just as many of one as the other :P. Group mentality is pretty fascinating :P.

    One great thing about iOS is that it's not open-source--there are only a few current devices at a time, so for hardware developers Apple is an easy choice. I would kill to have any of the great iPhone cases/inventions on Kickstarter lol. The iExpander, for example, looks (/ed?) amazing--microSD slot, built-in 30-pin, extra battery, etc; but I think they're having trouble getting Apple to allow that one..
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