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    Default Re: Ordered iPhone 5....did I make mistake not getting GS3??

    Amazing where society has gone.. to defend ones smart phone device.

    Technology is not about gaining future endeavors anymore. It's seems to personal for some now days.

    My .02 since everyone else is stuck in a endless loop of repetitive statements............




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    Reality check for me..... I have used every device on almost every platform. I have positives and negatives of all of them. But I don't go to forums to rally people up and trash talk. There is no reason for it. Bottom line - Respecting ones opinion in the matter.

    We have always said to debate the device - And debates are good. But because one does not agree with you, does make them a fool or hater.

    I like BlackBerry, Windows, Android, and now iPhone. I use what works for me and my line of work and personal life. You maybe the complete opposite. And that is acceptable on all our sites. Decide what works well for you and learn from it. and help others.

    But it amazes me, that people stressing point on what does not work for them and others have to agree with them 100% and do what they do, and the other user is not welcome because of the device they use.


    People need to realize we are all hear to learn and help those in need of help. If you want to for your own personal reasons rally groups and put others with an open mind of accepting their OWN choices, then go else where. Why should friendships decide on what model phone you have and prefer. Is that really what the forums have come to?

    All of us here do not make the decisions that get signed off at the manufacturing companies, OS development, and carrier operations. We are end consumers who have a decision to choose what will work best for yourself and only yourself. I am certainly not making a decision based on someone on a forum.
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    Default Ordered iPhone 5....did I make mistake not getting GS3??

    You didn't make a mistake at all. The i5 is working beautifully for me. I've had a handful of issues on my old i4, but none on my i5.
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    Default Ordered iPhone 5....did I make mistake not getting GS3??

    You didn't make a mistake. iPhone has better battery life, less resets, more reliable, and no malware that can steal passwords and data like android phones. And updates are when available and much more frequent than S3, and resale when you upgrade eventually will be higher.
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    Default Re: Ordered iPhone 5....did I make mistake not getting GS3??

    To echo many others, you didn't make a mistake, far from it. I went from my iPhone 3GS to the Note 2. Kept it for 3 days before returning it and getting the 5. Samsung does build awesome devices, no disputing that. The problem is Google Play/Android. The movie/TV show selection is lousy, Amazon Instant Video isn't available, unless you want to downgrade your OS to download an archived version of Flash, Play store apps always have ominous security warnings, etc. If Samsung gets their Tizen OS going, and has their own secure App Store, then they can be a very real threat to Apple. Until then, I and many others are quite happy behind Apples "walled garden", regardless how much that p!sses off Android apologists.
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    Default Re: Ordered iPhone 5....did I make mistake not getting GS3??

    I have had both. But I kept my iPhone 5. Great reception, app selection, and build. You made no mistake!
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    Default Ordered iPhone 5....did I make mistake not getting GS3??

    You are good, no mistake. iPhone 5 is a great, fun, and stable device.
    Apple built it, so it will work.
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    Default Re: Ordered iPhone 5....did I make mistake not getting GS3??

    Agreed with others... iPhone 5 is by far the better phone. GS3 is a novelty. GSIV right around the corner anyways, if you're really contemplating switching, may as well wait for that. I'd go HTC ONE if I were going Android right now. Samsung's interface suck imo.
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    Default Re: Ordered iPhone 5....did I make mistake not getting GS3??

    Ok y'all are aware that this question was posted over FOUR months ago right? I highly doubt these responses are even valid anymore...
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    Default Re: Ordered iPhone 5....did I make mistake not getting GS3??

    The battery life on my note 2 is better than the iPhone 5. I can go to work in the morning and then leave work without charging my phone all day

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    Default Re: Ordered iPhone 5....did I make mistake not getting GS3??

    I miss my iPhone tho:banghead:

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    Default Re: Ordered iPhone 5....did I make mistake not getting GS3??

    Gee... I wonder what kind of responses you expected to get.
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    Default Re: Ordered iPhone 5....did I make mistake not getting GS3??

    Quote Originally Posted by roll-tide View Post
    Ok y'all are aware that this question was posted over FOUR months ago right? I highly doubt these responses are even valid anymore...
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    Default Re: Ordered iPhone 5....did I make mistake not getting GS3??

    You have two weeks to return the phone and get your upgrade back through ATT (check with ATT to see if it's two weeks from the ship date or receipt date). So use the phone for a couple of weeks once you get it, and test the features which will be important to you. If you like the phone, keep it. If you don't, you can return the iphone, and continue to use your old phone, or upgrade again to a different one.


    Quote Originally Posted by rpoli86 View Post
    Ok here's the deal I need your help with people.... I ordered the iPhone 5 through AT&T as my upgrade...I'm starting to worry I made a mistake. People keep telling me how terrible the reception is, how bad pictures are (purple lines), and how its basically the same phone as the iPhone 4s.

    A girl I know has the GS3, the screen is huge, picture seems great, everything can be customized. I feel like I made a mistake. I have a Macbook, purchase ridiculous amounts of music from the iTunes store so most of my music is protected which means I would have to convert it ALL to play on the GS3. I low how you can have widgets and other quick shortcuts on the GS3.

    I'm just so confused on whether or not I should make the switch or if I would really get sick of the android system rather quickly and start missing the iPhone.

    I know this is an iPhone forum but I was hoping to get a few honest opinions from some people who currently have the iPhone 5 and maybe even have tried out the GS3. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated as I can cancel my order online at anytime. Thanks guys!
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    Quote Originally Posted by flashhh View Post
    You have two weeks to return the phone and get your upgrade back through ATT (check with ATT to see if it's two weeks from the ship date or receipt date). So use the phone for a couple of weeks once you get it, and test the features which will be important to you. If you like the phone, keep it. If you don't, you can return the iphone, and continue to use your old phone, or upgrade again to a different one.
    Really? He would need a three month return period at this point lol
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    Default Re: Ordered iPhone 5....did I make mistake not getting GS3??

    Quote Originally Posted by roll-tide View Post
    Really? He would need a three month return period at this point lol
    Lol :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by roll-tide View Post
    Really? He would need a three month return period at this point lol
    Correction, FIVE month return period!! Man this thread needs to die...
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    Default Re: Ordered iPhone 5....did I make mistake not getting GS3??

    Well I have the GS3 right now and will be going back to the iP5/iP5S depending on when I purchase. In the last year I have had the iP5 on launch week, Galaxy Note 2, GS3 and now looking to go back again. Android and iOS both have benefits and drawbacks, it just comes down to what is "most" important to you and I will use any OS but very likely won't ever go back to BlackBerry (I did consider it) until I say the Z10 and decided it just wasn't for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raptor007 View Post
    Well I have the GS3 right now and will be going back to the iP5/iP5S depending on when I purchase. In the last year I have had the iP5 on launch week, Galaxy Note 2, GS3 and now looking to go back again. Android and iOS both have benefits and drawbacks, it just comes down to what is "most" important to you and I will use any OS but very likely won't ever go back to BlackBerry (I did consider it) until I say the Z10 and decided it just wasn't for me.
    You don't like Android?
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    Default Re: Ordered iPhone 5....did I make mistake not getting GS3??

    No, I actually happen to like a lot of different devices and OS's, its more of what catches my eye at the time. I dropped all of my Apple gear in a well fit of unhappiness with Apple whether it was a good or bad decision isn't really an issue. I buy what works for me at the time and I liked the Galaxy Note 2 for its overall size and usability, BUT the fact that all US carriers refused to carry anything above 16GB was something I couldn't live with I needed storage space and since Android no longer allows you to put apps on the SD card without rooting and hacks I just got the GS3 instead with 32GB.

    Now there are reasons for getting an iPad again, which is mostly work related and if I am going to do that I may end up getting the iPhone again. You see unlike many,many, many other forum members on Android of iOS sites I am neither pro or con for one or the other in fact I like and dislike many things about each of the platforms, it just comes down to what works for me at the time. I just wish members on any forum could actually read a post and no react with immediate disdain towards another user just because their do or do not use thier OS of choice. I know iMore is a "Pro" iOS site but it doesn't have to be anti everything else OS site, if you follow me. It just comes down to what works.
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    Default Re: Ordered iPhone 5....did I make mistake not getting GS3??

    iphone 5 takes a huge dump on gs3. don't worry about your purchase.

    thread can be ended now.
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    Default Re: Ordered iPhone 5....did I make mistake not getting GS3??

    This is the type of fanboy trolling which stokes the fires of the apple haters. These are electronic devices; it's not brazil vs. spain in the world cup or the yankees vs. redsox. It's sad when conversations about telecomm devices degenerate into such idiotic barbarism.

    Quote Originally Posted by jorbjorb View Post
    iphone 5 takes a huge dump on gs3. don't worry about your purchase.

    thread can be ended now.
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    Default Re: Ordered iPhone 5....did I make mistake not getting GS3??

    Quote Originally Posted by flashhh View Post
    This is the type of fanboy trolling which stokes the fires of the apple haters. These are electronic devices; it's not brazil vs. spain in the world cup or the yankees vs. redsox. It's sad when conversations about telecomm devices degenerate into such idiotic barbarism.
    A troll calling out a troll? Pot...meet kettle.
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    Default Re: Ordered iPhone 5....did I make mistake not getting GS3??

    This thread has outlived its usefulness. Plug pulled.
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