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    Default i like my iPhone 5. how does it compare with samsung galaxy 34 ? which one is better and why ?

    I have played around with the Galaxy S3 and Note 2. They're both awesome devices but I can't wrap my head around the size of those things... Also, I just don't see myself buying a device powered by a company which I despise.

    The iPhone 5, although nothing revolutionary, works as well as can be expected for an Apple product. Not to mention the build quality and finish which is second to none at present.

    In finishing, if you want a full featured smartphone go for the Galaxy... If you want a no hassles work horse with eye candy to match go for the iPhone 5.

    I fall in the latter category.
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    Default i like my iPhone 5. how does it compare with samsung galaxy 34 ? which one is better and why ?

    My father just got a S3 on Verizon and was coming from the original Droid X. In less than 24 hours he had to exchange it for various issues...headphone jack not working & audio cutting out.

    He went back & swapped it. I played with his & compared to my 4, I still prefer the smaller size & reliability of iOS. Sure his camera is better & it's faster but I want to see how it compares when I get my next iPhone.

    Lastly, my father is anti apple for whatever reason & I tried showing him the 5 but he wanted no part of it.

    I would rather have stability & reliability of iOS then the customization that Android offers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iRy757 View Post
    How does it compare with the GS3.. Hmmmm, it doesn't. I would say every 1 in 10 GS3s come back to our store and get exchanged for an iPhone 5. We have had one iPhone 5 come back and it was exchanged for an iPhone 5 because there was a speaker issue on the first one and they were in their grace period. Just saying... Larger screen, 2 GB of RAM, multitasking, NFC, yeah that's great and all, but at the end of the day it's still the fail OS. No matter how many desserts google comes out with for Android it will always be flawed in the end. Point blank.

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    Default i like my iPhone 5. how does it compare with samsung galaxy 34 ? which one is better and why ?

    I'm like most I had a iPhone 4S and got rid of that for a S3 but that only lasted for about 3 months. Last night I went and got me a 5, why?? Cause it just works all the time and every time. Simple. If apple could get their head around screen size and just a little more freedom to customise then it would be the go to phone for everything.
    Anyway that's just my 2 cents worth.
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    Default i like my iPhone 5. how does it compare with samsung galaxy 34 ? which one is better and why ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shooter03 View Post
    I'm like most I had a iPhone 4S and got rid of that for a S3 but that only lasted for about 3 months. Last night I went and got me a 5, why?? Cause it just works all the time and every time. Simple. If apple could get their head around screen size and just a little more freedom to customise then it would be the go to phone for everything.
    Anyway that's just my 2 cents worth.
    I have to confess, when I had the Note 2 I thought that the size was the greatest thing ever. And I really liked the S-pen. The phone was fast, not as fast as the 5, but fast. And the battery life was really good. I thought that it would be the last phone I owned for the year. But then I got the urge to get the 5 and I am loving it. The size doesn't bother me at all. Whether it is big or small, I seem to adjust. The smaller form factor has its pros and cons. I still can't believe I'm back on iOS, but I am. And I like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwaynewilliams View Post
    I just came from the Galaxy Note II. It was an awesome phone. Wanted to try the iPhone 5 though. I think that this phone is better than the Note. Size is not an issue. Either size is fine with me. One thing that I noticed is that the iPhone 5 is faster than the Note 2. And it is a lot easier to type on the iPhones keyboard.
    You feel that way even with swiftkey?
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    Quote Originally Posted by delta7 View Post
    You feel that way even with swiftkey?
    My wife has an S3 and she has SwiftKey. It's an awesome keyboard. I wish I could have it on my iPhone just because it has so many good options, and I especially like the long-press and word prediction. I'm just about as fast on the iPhone as I am on her phone, if not almost identical. But SwiftKey is awesome and I wish Apple would jump on board with something like that.
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    Default i like my iPhone 5. how does it compare with samsung galaxy 34 ? which one is better and why ?

    Quote Originally Posted by delta7 View Post
    You feel that way even with swiftkey?
    Even with Swiftkey.
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    Update to my post.....

    Yesterday, I got my 5. About a year ago, I had the 4 and then upgraded the 4 to the S3. The battery life on the 5 is amazing. By the way, I have on the Icloud account for my email. The other email accounts I have on my Ipad and Mac.

    When I got the phone, I had to check to make sure that I was given the 5 because I could hardly notice the difference between the 4 and the 5. I guess coming from the S3, I knew it would be smaller but did not think that it would be that small and that is perfectly ok with me.

    I have not charged the unit since I got the phone yesterday. I added all my apps (facebook, twitter, etc..) back in from iTunes that night. When I went to bed, the battery percentage was 50%. When I woke up this morning, it was down to 45% (9 hours later). With my S3, the battery level would have been closer to 30%.

    Aside from the battery life, the first thing you notice is the stability of the IOS. It is much more solid than the S3 was. Overall I feel confident that I made the right decision. There are some features that the S3 had that I will miss. Probably the one that I will miss the most is the Swiftkey predictive text but, then again its much easier to type on the Iphone than the S3 so, Swiftkey is not as big of a deal. I was sort of sad when I boxed up my S3 but I gave it all the chances to make it work and it just was not the solution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_fan View Post
    Update to my post.....



    I have not charged the unit since I got the phone yesterday. I added all my apps (facebook, twitter, etc..) back in from iTunes that night. When I went to bed, the battery percentage was 50%. When I woke up this morning, it was down to 45% (9 hours later). With my S3, the battery level would have been closer to 30%.

    Aside from the battery life, the first thing you notice is the stability of the IOS. It is much more solid than the S3 was. Overall I feel confident that I made the right decision. There are some features that the S3 had that I will miss. Probably the one that I will miss the most is the Swiftkey predictive text but, then again its much easier to type on the Iphone than the S3 so, Swiftkey is not as big of a deal. I was sort of sad when I boxed up my S3 but I gave it all the chances to make it work and it just was not the solution.

    Did you power it off completely or just left it there before going to bed ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_fan View Post
    Probably the one that I will miss the most is the Swiftkey predictive text but, then again its much easier to type on the Iphone than the S3 so, Swiftkey is not as big of a deal. I was sort of sad when I boxed up my S3 but I gave it all the chances to make it work and it just was not the solution.
    I will race you anytime with me using Swiftkey 3... I'll be on my NEXT sentence while you are typing the 2nd word of the FIRST sentence.
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    I left my iPhone off the charger at 67% and when I woke up it was at 59%. With my gs3 when I had it. The thing was about to die. The battery bar would be either yellow or red
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    Default Re: i like my iPhone 5. how does it compare with samsung galaxy 34 ? which one is better and why ?

    Quote Originally Posted by kilofox View Post
    I will race you anytime with me using Swiftkey 3... I'll be on my NEXT sentence while you are typing the 2nd word of the FIRST sentence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iRy757 View Post
    How does it compare with the GS3.. Hmmmm, it doesn't. I would say every 1 in 10 GS3s come back to our store and get exchanged for an iPhone 5. We have had one iPhone 5 come back and it was exchanged for an iPhone 5 because there was a speaker issue on the first one and they were in their grace period. Just saying... Larger screen, 2 GB of RAM, multitasking, NFC, yeah that's great and all, but at the end of the day it's still the fail OS. No matter how many desserts google comes out with for Android it will always be flawed in the end. Point blank.

    "We love competition here at Apple, we just want people to create their own stuff." - Tim Cook
    I have iphone 5 and coulnt be happier
    I belive screen could be a tad larger but no biggie compared to how many advantages it has
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexan81 View Post
    Did you power it off completely or just left it there before going to bed ?
    Nope. Just left it there before going to bed. I am charging the unit every other day.
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    I like the holographic projector TV on the GS34, the iPhone 5 can't even compare to it..

    That being said, I bought a GS3 at the end of October, returned it 2 weeks later and got the iPhone 5.

    Reasons I did so were because of no Jellybean update, flimsy hardware, and i missed the Apple/iTunes ecosystem as I've had an Apple phone for 4.5 years now. I only had a few issue's with Android, was hoping to see if they were fixed in Jellybean but it never got rolled out from AT&T in time for me to try it out. Even so, I really loved how many features Android has out of the box that you need to jailbreak an iPhone to get, going to a stock iOS device after two weeks on Android really showed iOS's age, it truly is dated, and missing many many features still compared to Android, no matter what fanboy apologists say, iOS is sorely in need of a huge update. At the rate Google is improving Android, I fear they will race away from Apple if Apple doesn't start innovating and improving things at a faster than glacial pace.

    Where Samsung fails and Apple excels is in hardware, the GS3 is made of thin flimsy plastic, and the buttons are far too easy to press, I kept having my volume turning up or down in my pocket just from sitting down or standing up, never had that happen with an iPhone.

    At this point I wouldn't switch going either way, if you have an older Android device I'd definitely upgrade to the GS3, One X, or another flagship Android phone, and if you have a older iPhone, the 5 is a no brainer, better in every way, and will be much better once the jailbreak is released so we can put all its speed and power to use finally.
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    Default i like my iPhone 5. how does it compare with samsung galaxy 34 ? which one is better and why ?

    Quote Originally Posted by iastonish View Post
    This is a subjective opinion and nothing more.
    The second half of my statement is indeed an opinion, no one was denying that. I don't like the Android OS at all, never have, I think it's weak and unstable, I'm willing to put it out there. But the first half of my statement was based off of statistics that I've seen personally in my Verizon store, which is not opinion, but merely a fact conducted by experience.
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    This is coming from somebody who is in the process of switching over from Android to iOS devices.
    I've tried most high end Android products, tablets included, and my last phones have been HTC OneX and Samsung Galaxy S2/S3...

    The hardware on the SGS3 is alright. Comparable to an iphone5. The screen might be a little worse, the camera might be a little worse, but overall it's in the same class, if you know what I mean...

    The problem is Android itself. No matter what Andeoid phone you get, you will have the same issues and problems, since Android is just not as good an OS as iOS is. (Originally Android was meant for a completely different type phone, as well as for a general purpose OS. Unfortunately some functional trade offs had to be made, and Android users are still paying for that.)

    On every Android phone I've had, quad core or not, there is lag. You might notice it a little less some times, some times it's worse, but even with a quad core phone, its still there. (This is one of the things that is always supposed to be fixed in the next version, but never is).

    They also seem to crash more often than iOS devices, and the crashes usually are more severe and require a reboot.

    Batterylife is awful. I've had phones die on me after 4-5 hours use. Both the SGS3 and One X handsets required a mid day battery charging to make it through the day for me.

    Widgets... I didn't notice this before I quit Android, but you do t really need them on iOS. Android owners need them however, you know why? Cause the batterylife is so awful, they always need to turn the wifi and Bluetooth on and off to make it through the day, with a iphone you just don't need to worry about stuff like that. The music player is also so well designed and integrated that you don't really need widgets.

    Software: Android software is consistently worse than iOS software, and nine times out of ten either doesn't come out for Android, or you have to wait around for a port. That situation is slowly improving, but the ugly truth is that the vast majority of the time, the iPhone apps are just better. Even when it just seems to be a straight port of sorts, I blame the underlying architecture of Android for the fact that Android apps are usually slower, uglier, crash more and lag.

    And Android itself... There are so many things that don't feel right. The back button doesn't really work, and there have been so many different design languages that most apps use an older look, so the end result is a convoluted mess.

    That's been my experience with the Galaxy phones, anyways. Hope you can use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Androidandipad View Post
    This is coming from somebody who is in the process of switching over from Android to iOS devices.
    I've tried most high end Android products, tablets included, and my last phones have been HTC OneX and Samsung Galaxy S2/S3...

    The hardware on the SGS3 is alright. Comparable to an iphone5. The screen might be a little worse, the camera might be a little worse, but overall it's in the same class, if you know what I mean...

    The problem is Android itself. No matter what Andeoid phone you get, you will have the same issues and problems, since Android is just not as good an OS as iOS is. (Originally Android was meant for a completely different type phone, as well as for a general purpose OS. Unfortunately some functional trade offs had to be made, and Android users are still paying for that.)

    On every Android phone I've had, quad core or not, there is lag. You might notice it a little less some times, some times it's worse, but even with a quad core phone, its still there. (This is one of the things that is always supposed to be fixed in the next version, but never is).

    They also seem to crash more often than iOS devices, and the crashes usually are more severe and require a reboot.

    Batterylife is awful. I've had phones die on me after 4-5 hours use. Both the SGS3 and One X handsets required a mid day battery charging to make it through the day for me.

    Widgets... I didn't notice this before I quit Android, but you do t really need them on iOS. Android owners need them however, you know why? Cause the batterylife is so awful, they always need to turn the wifi and Bluetooth on and off to make it through the day, with a iphone you just don't need to worry about stuff like that. The music player is also so well designed and integrated that you don't really need widgets.

    Software: Android software is consistently worse than iOS software, and nine times out of ten either doesn't come out for Android, or you have to wait around for a port. That situation is slowly improving, but the ugly truth is that the vast majority of the time, the iPhone apps are just better. Even when it just seems to be a straight port of sorts, I blame the underlying architecture of Android for the fact that Android apps are usually slower, uglier, crash more and lag.

    And Android itself... There are so many things that don't feel right. The back button doesn't really work, and there have been so many different design languages that most apps use an older look, so the end result is a convoluted mess.

    That's been my experience with the Galaxy phones, anyways. Hope you can use it.
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    This article can be misleading. The comparison should be between iphone 5 and galaxy 3 not the entire sales records that include earlier outdated versions of both phones.

    Actually the last paragraph is indicating that s3 is doing better than 5



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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexan81 View Post
    Actually the last paragraph is indicating that s3 is doing better than 5
    In the end, really, it doesn't matter. Coke could outsell Pepsi 10 to 1 but if you like Coke you'll likely drink......Coke.

    It's no different here. It's been said more times than likely necessary but it's true: whatever phone works best for you, is best for you.

    And I think you know all of this already. But for real, no one (not you Alexan per se) should ever seek out a forum to "help me decide what phone to get". Forums for general questions? You bet. But to decide which phone is better? Head down to the phone store and start playing. Only way. End rant
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    In thg bet. But to decide which phone is better? Head down to the phone store and start playing. Only way. End rant
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    By the way i am an iPhone 5 user and i like it. But that doesn't make me be fanatic about it and not seek the truth
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