1. nj1266's Avatar
    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.
    Same thing happened to my roommate who owns an SGS3. We finally had to exchange it with a refurbished one so she can make and get calls. The new one seems to be working fine.
    12-15-2012 01:09 AM
  2. MrszBerry's Avatar
    The same thing happens to me with the Gs3. The reception is bad.

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    12-15-2012 02:17 AM
  3. LCW's Avatar
    From all the Android friends I have - many couldn't give 2 sh!ts about the iPhone... Hence why they went android. To be honest - I'm getting sick in my iPhone 5 p!ss poor wifi performance. I regret to this very day selling my 4S.
    12-15-2012 06:29 PM
  4. mazzmoney95's Avatar
    I'm an Android user and the only thing that bothers me about Apple devices (specifically their iDevices) are how tech reviewers always call it "the best smartphone/tablet/whatever in the world." Every time I hear that, it pisses me off. Why? Because as many people have said, that's subjective. An iPhone isn't the best phone for me, or anyone who is heavily invested in a particular ecosystem (be it Google or Microsoft or whatever). Nothing about the phone itself makes me mad or jealous. Certain things I want or like about iPhone? Yes, but I'm sure you guys would like toggles for WiFi, Bluetooth, and other things (unless iDevices have that. A quick Google search came up with nothing). I don't understand why people hate the device, it's really good for some people. But I also don't understand how a tech reviewer (who is supposed to give some sort of an unbiased review) can all it "the best phone to ever grace the face of this planet" as if it's the best device for everyone. Even biased sites like Android central have never called a phone "the best device ever" (closest is when they called the S3 the "best Android Device ever" but that isnt as bad).
    12-15-2012 09:22 PM
  5. Mario Fasolo's Avatar
    Yeah, I really don't understand fanboys of either. I'm a two-year Android user and I was all stoked on the iPhone 5 until it was announced and just nothing really jumped out at me, I was going to purchase it because I think it completely beats the S3, but then the Droid DNA got announced, and I just feel like a 5-inch screen is better for me because I love looking at art and stuff on my phone and the bigger, the better.

    The only thing I envy about the iP5 is the perfect camera, and the general form factor, but I just hate how they force the pale blue iOS. I'm all about sleek looks and aesthetics, and I just don't feel like the colors are that amazing on the eye, kind of intrusive sometimes and I want the awesome Retina display to show me interesting widgets and live wallpapers and stuff!

    I've been debating between the Droid DNA and iP5 for the past month lol, it's gonna be a hard decision but I think the even sharper screen and widgets/toggles/lock screen shortcuts will prove to sway me in the direction of the DNA! But yeah, I consider every factor and understand exactly why people prefer either phone!
    12-15-2012 09:58 PM
  6. tlbaker1's Avatar
    From all the Android friends I have - many couldn't give 2 sh!ts about the iPhone... Hence why they went android. To be honest - I'm getting sick in my iPhone 5 p!ss poor wifi performance. I regret to this very day selling my 4S.
    Makes sense!!! I don't get it!! It seems as though Android phones cost more the iPhone. There isn't much storage on them as the iPhone w the same price points. I am still on 4. I barely use my phone for voice, mostly data and I am mostly on my iPad these days.


    Sent from my Wi-Fi Black 64GB iPad with Retina Display using Tapatalk HD
    12-15-2012 10:43 PM
  7. nj1266's Avatar
    I think battery life should be the most important factor in a phone. I want a phone that lasts 24 hours between charges. The only Android phone that I know of that fits the bill is the Razor MAXX. What good are widgets and toggles and live screens if they eat into the battery life and make the phone die before the day is over? What is the point of having them and not using them so you can make the battery last for a day?

    When LTE was introduced it was such a battery hog that those who had it were turning it off to preserve the battery life. Again, what good was LTE if you had to turn it off. Now look what Apple did: it introduced LTE into a phone that has a 1440 mah battery and still has the same battery life as an iPhone 4. That in and of itself is innovative. That is efficient use of a limited energy source. The chip and the hardware that Apple used are so efficient and the software is so well optimized to the hardware that Apple was able to use the same size battery with LTE, a larger screen and a faster phone.

    Just imagine how much longer battery life would have been had Apple kept the iPhone 5's thickness the same as the iPhone 4 and used a higher capacity battery. That would have been a truly amazing phone.


    Sent from my iPhone 7
    12-16-2012 03:32 AM
  8. LCW's Avatar
    Yeah, I really don't understand fanboys of either. I'm a two-year Android user and I was all stoked on the iPhone 5 until it was announced and just nothing really jumped out at me, I was going to purchase it because I think it completely beats the S3, but then the Droid DNA got announced, and I just feel like a 5-inch screen is better for me because I love looking at art and stuff on my phone and the bigger, the better.

    The only thing I envy about the iP5 is the perfect camera, and the general form factor, but I just hate how they force the pale blue iOS. I'm all about sleek looks and aesthetics, and I just don't feel like the colors are that amazing on the eye, kind of intrusive sometimes and I want the awesome Retina display to show me interesting widgets and live wallpapers and stuff!

    I've been debating between the Droid DNA and iP5 for the past month lol, it's gonna be a hard decision but I think the even sharper screen and widgets/toggles/lock screen shortcuts will prove to sway me in the direction of the DNA! But yeah, I consider every factor and understand exactly why people prefer either phone!
    If you value battery life you might want to check out the Droid DNA forums on Android Central.
    12-16-2012 05:27 PM
  9. wolfedude88's Avatar
    Battery life on DNA is pretty good, won't last as long as the iPhone 5 but is as good as the gs3.
    12-17-2012 02:31 AM
  10. pappy53's Avatar
    Makes sense!!! I don't get it!! It seems as though Android phones cost more the iPhone. There isn't much storage on them as the iPhone w the same price points. I am still on 4. I barely use my phone for voice, mostly data and I am mostly on my iPad these days.


    Sent from my Wi-Fi Black 64GB iPad with Retina Display using Tapatalk HD
    Do your research:

    16gb iPhone-- $199
    16gb DNA-- $199
    16gb S3-- $199
    16gb Razr HD-- $199

    32gb iPhone-- $299
    32gb Razr Maxx HD-- $299
    32gb S3-- $249

    There goes your theory!
    12-17-2012 05:10 AM
  11. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    The Android phones are actually cheaper most times...i think the Razr Maxx HD is $249 (32GB) with a contract and $649 out of contract...
    12-17-2012 07:26 AM
  12. Eileen89's Avatar
    The Android phones are actually cheaper most times...i think the Razr Maxx HD is $249 (32GB) with a contract and $649 out of contract...
    Agreed. From what I've seen on AT&T at least, off contract Android device prices are always cheaper than Apple iPhone off contract prices.
    12-17-2012 08:02 AM
  13. volsfan0911's Avatar
    Had a 3G, 4 and then tried a 5. Returned it after a week for a Note 2. Huge display, killer hardware, NFC, micro SD slot, removable battery and I can Swype to my heart's content on a keyboard big enough for even my 48 year old eyes Love my mac book air still (18 months of road warrior duty and going strong). Not hating on iPhones at all - I was just disappointed in what Apple provided (or didn't more accurately) so switched. If Apple ever increases display size (not just taller) and adds in the other stuff as above, I might come back. But for now, very happy with my decision. How's that for an ex-iPhone user not being upset?
    12-17-2012 03:51 PM
  14. nj1266's Avatar
    I do not see Apple increasing the screen to more than 4.3 inch diagonally in the future. I think that would be the ideal size for a phone. Not too big for one handed use and not too small for aging eyes.


    Sent from my iPhone 7
    12-17-2012 04:00 PM
  15. volsfan0911's Avatar
    I do not see Apple increasing the screen to more than 4.3 inch diagonally in the future. I think that would be the ideal size for a phone. Not too big for one handed use and not too small for aging eyes.


    Sent from my iPhone 7
    LMAO.
    12-17-2012 06:45 PM
  16. jphillips1963's Avatar
    I've owned phones with screens from tiny to now I think my razr maxx HD has a 4.7" screen personally I'd say 4.5" would be ideal. Now if apple would just do that and include the ability to use the web and talk simultaneously on Verizon I'd think about trying one out. I don't hate apple products what I dislike with apple is them telling me how I can or can not use a product I'm bought and paid for. That's really my biggest gripe with them.
    12-17-2012 07:17 PM
  17. mixercub's Avatar
    Im not even gonna lie. I had a GSIII and loved it for a while and was downing the iPhone 5 BUT THEN I got tired of android, the horrible battery life, all the security patches and watching one carrier release new versions before others and some others not getting certain updates at all. 2 weeks ago I bought the 5 and love it.
    12-20-2012 01:39 PM
  18. Slayers's Avatar
    I've owned phones with screens from tiny to now I think my razr maxx HD has a 4.7" screen personally I'd say 4.5" would be ideal. Now if apple would just do that and include the ability to use the web and talk simultaneously on Verizon I'd think about trying one out. I don't hate apple products what I dislike with apple is them telling me how I can or can not use a product I'm bought and paid for. That's really my biggest gripe with them.
    I was the biggest Android fan and Apple hater but after picking up a 5 and getting rid of my razr I am very happy that I have done that.

    You don't have to wait a year or more to get the next version of Android.

    Battery life on this phone rocks I don't need to keep a charger with me at all times I can go 2 days with out a charge.
    12-20-2012 03:48 PM
  19. MrszBerry's Avatar
    Im not even gonna lie. I had a GSIII and loved it for a while and was downing the iPhone 5 BUT THEN I got tired of android, the horrible battery life, all the security patches and watching one carrier release new versions before others and some others not getting certain updates at all. 2 weeks ago I bought the 5 and love it.
    Same situation here. After time my battery life on the gs3 got worse I love the battery life on my iPhone and not having to worry if my battery will die if I head out lol
    12-20-2012 04:34 PM
  20. mikesa_tx's Avatar
    Before I got the 5 I "tried" out the S3. Meh. I didn't care about it at all. Reception was a big issue for me as well as battery. You can see the battery drain right in front of your eyes. Was pretty bad.

    Just something about having an iPhone that makes me feel complete lol.


    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk
    12-21-2012 11:14 AM
  21. zombieguy85's Avatar
    This is exactly what im wanting to do and how i feel do you have any regrets with your iphone 5 i have the htc vivid and im getting pissed about the force closes and bugs
    12-21-2012 05:07 PM
  22. swarlos's Avatar
    Before I got the 5 I "tried" out the S3. Meh. I didn't care about it at all. Reception was a big issue for me as well as battery. You can see the battery drain right in front of your eyes. Was pretty bad.

    Just something about having an iPhone that makes me feel complete lol.


    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk
    Meh is right about the S3 over at Android Central they ran a post the other day about Samsung announcing another galaxy phone this time called the "Grand". It's a 5 inch variant but with a truly awful resolution 800x480 and it looks just like a bigger S3. Samsung is really starting to get stale with their designs and how fast they release phones is ridiculous. If I went back to Android it would be solely for the Nexus line. I love the designs of HTC but their battery life is the worst out of all android OEMs and Moto would be a close second to Nexus.

    I just got tired of the crap battery life and wanted to be back on something I knew was reliable.


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    12-21-2012 05:39 PM
  23. YorkieRay's Avatar
    I'm no real Android fan but I was doing some price comparisons last night. I took the Samsung Galaxy S3 mini, because it has a 4" screen similar to the iPhone 5, rather than the S3 which is much bigger. It was possible to order a brand new sim free S3 mini plus a branded 64GB sd card from Amazon UK for 330. At Amazon a sim free 64GB iPhone 5 costs 715 or 699 from Apple.
    If even the mighty Amazon are unable to get a penny discount out of Apple for an iPhone, what hope is there for the ordinary consumer?
    Also, is the iPhone 5 really worth paying more than double the price of a Galaxy S3 mini for?
    Last edited by YorkieRay; 12-22-2012 at 03:11 AM.
    12-21-2012 05:42 PM
  24. SockRolid's Avatar
    I personally don't give a toasted sh1t what smartphone people use. Free country. Knock yourself out.

    But maybe some of that Fandroid hate is because iPhone's US market share increased by 17.5% in 9 weeks
    since the iPhone 5 was released. And maybe some more of that Fandroid hate is because there are no more
    major cell carriers in the US for Android to hide in. Verizon was Android's safe haven, then they retreated to
    Sprint. All to no avail.

    iPhone now enjoys more than 50% of the US smartphone market for the first time. (53.3%, to be more precise.)
    That will probably increase by Apple's January earnings call. Yet more frustration for the Fandroids out there.
    Oh, they'll be quick to rattle off Chinese and European statistics, but how much does any Chinese Android phone
    actually benefit Google and Android in general? Precious little.

    For example, in Beijing alone, there are over 70 Android App Stores, all competing against each other and against
    the vanilla Google Play service. It's bad enough to fragment the code base. But it's fatal to fragment the ecosystem like that.
    But, as the whole world knows by now, Google hasn't made much progress China. They may never.

    Sources:

    Android vs. iPhone US market share (Fortune):
    http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2012/12/21/iphone-vs-android-shares-kantar/

    Android's China Problem:
    http://paidcontent.org/2011/12/08/41...in-his-market/
    12-21-2012 05:59 PM
  25. impaler's Avatar
    I don't see a compelling reason to upgrade to the 5. I like my 3.5" screen - I don't want a flablet, or something approaching that. Not to mention I'm still in contract until next October with the 4S (although I'm eligible for a full upgrade in May 2013). I might go full retail next time around and avoid the contract.
    12-21-2012 06:28 PM
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