1. pyceasyas123's Avatar
    Used both very recently. Had the s3 for about 2 weeks and then tried the ip5. I chose the Ip5 for these reasons:

    Screen
    - The s3 screen was nice and big but my eyes are pretty good and the resolution just wasn't quite as good as the iphone. The retina display is just a bit better.

    Form Factor
    - The s3 screen size is nice and large and great for browsing or maps but something about the size of the iphone appealed to me. I liked the smaller phone.

    Build Quality/Materials
    - The s3 build quality is good but the iphone is just that much more precise. The iphone feels like a premium phone. The s3 components fit together well but the plastic feel didnt do it for me. The all aluminum phone felt better in the hand.

    Software
    - Very debatable here but I did find a bit more lag in the s3 than the iphone. However, that could change with android software updates. The s3 has a lot of great features but I found that i just didn't really use a lot of them.
    - Email - This was a big one for me. Email on the s3 didn't display that nicely IMO. Since this is a work phone, this is very important and trumps most of the other great features the s3 has to offer.
    10-21-2012 10:44 PM
  2. Icyhot1966's Avatar
    Yes I have, I returned it last week. But I agree that the i5 a great point and shoot camera.
    I totally agree. Better than the S3 in every aspect. I'm sorry you feel otherwise. Enjoy your S3.
    10-21-2012 10:56 PM
  3. Exxod's Avatar
    And neither is making a statement implying that all android phones get bad battery life...

    You're missing the point of my statement. I wasn't saying it just to say it. I was pointing out that these battery problems aren't limited to any specific hardware, and therefore must be related to the OS.


    For battery comparisons, I don't even consider the Maxx since it's already at the top of that list. We're comparing similarly sized phones with batteries of about the same amperage.
    Last edited by Exxod; 11-05-2012 at 01:08 AM.
    10-21-2012 11:12 PM
  4. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    You obviously have narrow tastes in "a better picture". Good for you.
    Narrow tastes? Nah, just a better understanding of what the features do apparently (or actually, what they DON'T do on these camera phones). I have a more realistic outlook on what both phones are capable of.

    Bottom line, both of them suck at taking low light pictures...regardless of options or settings...they are also inadequate at taking good action shots because of the slow shutter speed (again, regardless of features...even the so called "Burst" mode on the GSIII which is laughable).

    Both phones are more convenient point and shoots...nothing more. The iPhone just takes better pictures than the GSIII, with or without customizable settings...especially in optimal environments where these camera phones really shine, outside of that, they are kind of useless as far as "good" photography.

    It's ok though, you have a lower level of knowledge on it, i don't blame you for that.
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    10-21-2012 11:28 PM
  5. JHBThree's Avatar
    I can easily get 4 hours on my phone my max time is about 8 or 9 hours with HEAVY use moderate use about 10 or 11

    Sent from my White Epic 4g Touch rockin Jellybean using Tapatalk 2
    That's pretty mediocre, considering that my phone has been off charger for 16 hours with 3 hours of screen on usage and I still have 64% of my battery left.
    10-21-2012 11:45 PM
  6. noaim's Avatar
    One of the differences I notice when handed out phones is that if the person isn't very tech savvy you are better off giving them an iPhone. Android has quite a bit of settings and features hidden and harder to find for a non tech savvy person. I personally use iPhone because it works for me with the apps I need. I am tech savvy myself as I work in IT! I also like that even with the bigger screen on the 5 I can use it with one hand easily!


    I won't argue which one is better because the argument is simply an opinion.


    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk
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    10-22-2012 12:55 AM
  7. SockRolid's Avatar
    It's a free country. Buy whatever smartphone you want. Knock yourself out.
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    10-22-2012 01:06 AM
  8. Mella's Avatar
    Yeah, as said, I think the S3 also is a great device, but the iphone(4) fits into my ecosystem really well. I have an iPad, an Apple TV, a MacBook, and a nice iTunes(Though I haven't get an iPhone 5)!
    All of this fits in my life! All of them do nice work as its duty for me. So I won't turn to Samsung Galaxy S3.
    10-22-2012 04:33 AM
  9. mellimel2212's Avatar
    That's pretty mediocre, considering that my phone has been off charger for 16 hours with 3 hours of screen on usage and I still have 64% of my battery left.
    I said avg time some days I get longer times

    Sent from my White Epic 4g Touch rockin Jellybean using Tapatalk 2
    10-22-2012 05:00 PM
  10. Icyhot1966's Avatar
    Mine shows 20 hours 8 minutes on Standby and 7 hours 20 minutes of usage and now is at 9%. Very impressed.
    10-22-2012 06:00 PM
  11. JHBThree's Avatar
    I said avg time some days I get longer times

    Sent from my White Epic 4g Touch rockin Jellybean using Tapatalk 2
    It's still mediocre.
    10-22-2012 06:54 PM
  12. Ricktye's Avatar
    Exactly...... They're phones!
    Is Ford really better than Chevy? Is Rum really better than Scotch?

    You like what you like and I like what I like....

    R...

    I won't argue which one is better because the argument is simply an opinion.


    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk
    10-22-2012 09:11 PM
  13. Icyhot1966's Avatar
    I hate Scotch lol
    10-22-2012 09:34 PM
  14. MylesB's Avatar
    How is my position any different than Sean's?????

    - - - Updated - - -


    It's not. You like what the GS3's camera can do for you and Sean thinks the iphone camera beats all.


    I think the Iphone 5 is better in several ways, but lacking in several ways also. Most important for me is the Itunes crap. What a pain in the butt. I much prefer to just plug the phone into my computer and drag and drop songs, pics, video as easy as that. There is no way the Iphone 5 can touch the ease of that. I know the connection is an old topic, but it is big for me. I have adapters of all sorts, and now I have to buy new of everything. They are expensive too. I won't complain too much because work pays for mine.
    10-23-2012 06:59 PM
  15. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    They are really only expensive if you just have to have the Apple name brand stuff...the 3rd party adaptors and cords work just as well, and are less than $5/per.
    10-23-2012 08:32 PM
  16. zeteo#IM's Avatar
    I will not even try to equal some of the fine posts. Suffice it to say I had the S3, used it, and was happy with it. However, to me it had a cheap quality. There is currently no phone which approaches the hardware quality of the iPhone. I love the solid build. The fact that it fits in with my entire ecosystem completes my decision!
    10-23-2012 08:34 PM
  17. JHBThree's Avatar
    I will not even try to equal some of the fine posts. Suffice it to say I had the S3, used it, and was happy with it. However, to me it had a cheap quality. There is currently no phone which approaches the hardware quality of the iPhone. I love the solid build. The fact that it fits in with my entire ecosystem completes my decision!
    Add in the bigger screen and LTE and you'll have my reasons for leaving the S3 as well.
    10-24-2012 01:23 AM
  18. notfanboy's Avatar
    I'm a fan of mobile technology but not a fanboy of any brand. I have no brand loyalty and I will switch once I am convinced that a platform will fit my needs better. I've owned many platforms starting from PalmOS, WinMob, Blackberry, iOS, and Android. My last three devices were Motorola Droid, iPhone 4S, Samsung GS3.

    The 4S and GS3 are both fine devices. Stability wise, I am very impressed with the improvements Android has made since the Droid days. The GS3 is very reliable, very fast, and responsive.

    The thing with the GS3 is that you can do a lot of things that would require jailbreaking on iOS. And even with jailbreaking there are some things that are just not possible on iOS.

    I happened to make a video for another purpose, and this video illustrates some of these capabilities. In the video I have the GS3 hooked up to an external monitor,
    It is connected to three bluetooth devices at once: a mouse, keyboard, and speaker.
    Here is what happens in the video:
    The first game was the classic N64 Mario Kart.
    Started editing a Word format document.
    Switch to Chrome, with the full Crackberry site open, and a couple other "heavy" tabs.
    Copy text from the browser to use in the Word document.
    Save a picture from the browser and added it to the document.
    Started a video player. Notice there are five video thumbnails playing at once.
    Resumed watching one of the movies.
    Started Jetpack Joyride.
    Switch back to all of the previous apps to show that they are still running.

    http://youtu.be/kZRuY5uwq2Q


    Edit: I don't know how to embed videos, sorry.

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    10-26-2012 10:33 AM
  19. SaberSerene's Avatar
    You can't compare Apples and Oranges unless you're comparing Nexus smartphones. (Google's flagship device)
    10-26-2012 11:25 AM
  20. roll-tide's Avatar
    You can't compare Apples and Oranges unless you're comparing Nexus smartphones. (Google's flagship device)
    Why is that?
    10-26-2012 11:33 AM
  21. roll-tide's Avatar
    ^^^ Well as you know all iphones are made by Apple, Nexus phone are Google phones made by a vendor. They are pure Android, and work in different ways such as direct updates from Google whereas other phones get their updates through their carrier
    Yes I'm familiar with android.... I've had the s3 and using the Razr Maxx HD right now, among several others. I've had the Galaxy Nexus, but it ain't nothing special that's for sure... Being pure Android isn't all that to me, and the updates still go through Verizon so they're not straight from Google in the case of the Verizon version. The way I see it, the Galaxy Nexus was the rough draft of the Galaxy S3. Just don't understand why we can't compare unless it's a Nexus phone vs an iPhone. Just like someone said I can't compare my battery life with this Maxx HD vs an iPhone because my battery is bigger.... How is that my fault and not apple's for not including a bigger battery?
    10-28-2012 09:48 PM
  22. gvndeb60's Avatar
    I had the S3 and currently have the iPhone 5. One thing is for sure, Android is closing the huge gap that Apple used to have over them. That is a very good thing for all of us. It will make Apple step up their game and continue to innovate and give us surprises with every OS update and hardware release. It does the same thing to Google and Samsung. I personally love it being a tech nerd, new toys all of the time. It allows people to choose phones that best fit their needs without having to give up a whole lot.
    10-28-2012 09:53 PM
  23. roll-tide's Avatar
    I had the S3 and currently have the iPhone 5. One thing is for sure, Android is closing the huge gap that Apple used to have over them. That is a very good thing for all of us. It will make Apple step up their game and continue to innovate and give us surprises with every OS update and hardware release. It does the same thing to Google and Samsung. I personally love it being a tech nerd, new toys all of the time. It allows people to choose phones that best fit their needs without having to give up a whole lot.
    This is something I've never understood.... What has apple done on the iphone that has been "innovating"?
    10-28-2012 09:54 PM
  24. gvndeb60's Avatar
    This is something I've never understood.... What has apple done on the iphone that has been "innovating"?
    Sorry, not looking to go back and forth. I stated my opinion, leave it be. I even stated that Android is doing well and that I have owned recent Android phones and said nothing negative about them.
    10-28-2012 09:58 PM
  25. roll-tide's Avatar
    Sorry, not looking to go back and forth. I stated my opinion, leave it be. I even stated that Android is doing well and that I have owned recent Android phones and said nothing negative about them.
    It's an honest question...
    10-28-2012 10:02 PM
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