- 08-13-2012, 02:15 PM #51
OMG my iPhone is the best phone ever and the S3 is just a toy! Your phones has to be charged, haha! My camera is better than yours!
On a serious note, it's not hard to believe that the S3 can in fact get 12+ hours of usage when used under medium-heavy usage given the screenshot by a person who OWNS the phone. The camera is very comparable to the 4S and the S3 has a bunch of features that I would love to have on my iPhone. I feel that given the samples posted the claims of battery life and camera quality are believable.
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- 08-13-2012, 02:49 PM #52
Just to put this out there, notice after the battery debate for a second there, he had to explain how he was getting such performance...my approach was simply taking the S3 generally for what it is, and in that case, there's no way you're getting that kind of battery life out of it under moderate/heavy usage.
Alas, it's quite easy to ruffle some of your feathers...fun too.
- 08-13-2012, 02:54 PM #53
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- 08-13-2012, 03:11 PM #54
But it's not on par...it's lesser. The pic examples shown earlier were one source, i don't think i have to point out that there are literally thousands of other sources showing the better quality from the 4S camera. The S3's camera is better...MUCH better than before, but it's still 2nd at best.
I guess i'll never know if the battery life is truly capable of that, i can only go by what i read on the user forums of the device (which don't commonly reflect those numbers)...either way, even at 10 hours under moderate usage, it's still quite good.
- 08-13-2012, 03:52 PM #55
Bottom line is, you just (for some reason) can't fathom the thought of an Android phone with a big hd screen, dual core processor, and LTE getting decent battery life. Compared to my iPhone, my experience with battery life on the S3 is pretty close...so that must REALLY **** you off huh? Example, right now after being off the charger since 6:00am (about 10 hours), I am at 37%...and I've been bickering with you all day, emailing my wife, checking Twitter, on the phone, etc...a fairly heavy day for me. You got facts? Fine, hit me with em...but don't try and tell ME what I'm NOT getting out of MY phone. You want me to setup some widgets or some other crap and do a little test for ya?? I will, even though I think widgets are useless..at least for me.
And before you go there, my feathers ain't ruffled...yet. All I have done is try and show you what I know to be possible, and all you've done is stubbornly say there's absolutely NO way it can happen.
- 08-13-2012, 04:24 PM #56
Battery life on a S3 is comparable to an iPhone 4S. It's not bad at all, but under heavy usage you're gonna have to recharge both devices sometime during the day. If you just make phone calls, the S3 will last a lot longer because it has a significantly larger battery, bigger by almost 50% I if I recall correctly. I think if you reduce screen brightness and turn off a bunch of widgets, the S3 battery life should exceed the iPhone 4S.
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- 08-13-2012, 06:55 PM #58
And what's with the "yet", is that some kind of premonition i should be afraid of? lol! Give me a break bud, you're in a thread that discusses the merits and the great phone that is the iPhone 4S...in reflection of that, who cares what your "precious phone" can do?
I thoroughly enjoy getting you android fans riled up, especially since you feel (for some reason) that arguing how awesome your phones on an iPhone forum is some how relevant or interesting.
Thanks for playing though!
- 08-13-2012, 07:05 PM #59
Nice try, but you ain't gonna turn this around on me...lol.
1) me correcting cardfan had nothing to with the camera...YOU started that one, not me. I corrected him on the version of the OS and amount of bloatware apps.
2) what you've researched online simply can't be compared to what my actual usage has been...and I'm proved that more than once
3) the "yet" is a premonition, you guessed it...because you are obviously the type who doesn't like to be proven wrong and I can definitely foresee you not letting this go
4) the only reason I'm arguing my point is well, see number 3...that about covers it
again, i'm not riled up...you brought up the argument about the camera being better on the 4S, again I never said it wasn't. You brought up the argument about the battery life sucking on the S3, again I have proved that just because you "researched online" about it, that you CAN get good life out of the S3...13hrs, I'm at 17%
- 08-13-2012, 08:00 PM #60
And i haven't been proven wrong here bud! You did tell cardfan the camera was on par (which it isn't), and i guess we'll just have to agree to disagree with your earlier stated numbers since you're talking your specific phone and im talking about multiple people who have reported on their phones battery life...it can be compared because its the same phone! But in the same light, a lot of people say they get terrible battery life on the 4S, and many (like me) never experienced that, so it can be hit or miss i suppose.
Don't be mad, be happy, you have a phone you love enough to come on an iPhone forum and defend it to death! Congratulations! (i dont know what for, but take it anyways there champ!) I'll let it go now, feel free to tell me how im being a fanboy on an iPhone forum about the iPhone if you like. :o
- 08-13-2012, 08:10 PM #61
In regards to battery life, you essentially told me i was lying and it just wasn't possible...initially, you said nothing about all of this "research" you did about other S3's. I simply showed you it WAS possible. And you're right, I know of several people who said the 4S got terrible battery life, and mine was always really good..so, finally, we agree on something. I don't use the term fanboy, I think it's stupid...I'm just not afraid of debating when I know what I'm talking about.
- 08-13-2012, 08:11 PM #62
2. The UI itself is bloatware. Did you disable that too? But let's pretend you're correct. Don't you think 10 is 10 too many? Here's one of many threads on it. http://forums.androidcentral.com/t-g...tions-mgr.html LOL.
Look, when it comes down to it, we all know why you like the phone. It has a bigger screen for the kiddos. It's the main reason why most android users pick android. But it's no iphone. Bloatware, worse camera, virtually no support, lag, stuttering, fragmented app store, terrible battery life, etc. The list goes on...
- 08-13-2012, 08:19 PM #63
The UI is visual, is does nothing to affect the usability or typical functions of the phone...it just looks different, no biggie. And as far as bloatware, who cares?? So I've got a few Verizon apps that I'll never use...they're disabled now, out of sight out of mind.
Again, the camera is IN MY EXPERIENCE (along with cnet's, apparently) at least as good as the 4S...I never said the camera is better than an iPhone, but it IS at least damn close to it. Lag?? Have you actually used this phone? Not even gonna comment on that, that's laughable. Battery life has been covered, go back and read.
But you're right, it's no iPhone...
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- 08-13-2012, 10:07 PM #67
The UI is a skin over top of android that pretty much started as an attempt to make it look like an iphone. That slows crap down. It's not needed. It's bloatware.
Sorry man, I'm glad you found a phone you like. But I couldn't imagine going backwards. The next Nexus? Maybe. But not one of these bloated mid year release android phones. Too bad a new iphone always seems to be out prior to a nexus and I never get tempted.
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- 08-14-2012, 08:05 AM #75
Me being happy with what I got isn't the point here... It's the fact that a couple of people seem to think they know more about MY phone (camera and battery life) than I do. I never once bashed your iPhone, never said anything about it that wasn't true, never said I have the best smartphone in the world, and didn't come here to start a fight. I simply corrected a couple of assumptions so that people could see the other side from someone who actually HAS the phone and uses it on a daily basis.
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