1. taylorz_412's Avatar
    I have a galaxy s3 and the iPhone 5 and. I really love both.. But I can't decide which one to keep.... I like the open-ness of android and the ability to use widgets and customize but on the iPhone the hardware is great the App Store and apps are amazing compared to android and the simplicty and usability of ios is great but I can't decide if its worth a 300$ upgrade from the s3 it seems like the iPhone is just playing catchup on the internal hardware size and software ,what would you do?
    Cleveland likes this.
    10-09-2012 12:26 PM
  2. BLiNK's Avatar
    i like the GS3 too... flip a coin?
    10-09-2012 12:27 PM
  3. taylorz_412's Avatar
    Woops! Ignore
    10-09-2012 12:37 PM
  4. taylorz_412's Avatar
    That's basically where I'm at, I'm thinking of keeping the iPhone just because I know it won't get outdated and overlooked in the next month
    dfb8085 likes this.
    10-09-2012 12:38 PM
  5. tlgem's Avatar
    Just went through the same dilemma
    Tons of points for & against both Phones, os's, manufacturers
    Then which carrier you have the phone with makes a difference
    Thats the cellphone game
    A month, 6months, or a year from now the dilemma starts all over again
    SPOILER - I kept the iphone
    10-09-2012 01:22 PM
  6. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    If you can afford it, just keep both and swap sim cards whenever you wanna use one or the other.
    Just get a sim card adapter for the GS3.
    10-09-2012 01:26 PM
  7. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    How is it playing catch up?
    10-09-2012 01:36 PM
  8. taylorz_412's Avatar
    How is it playing catch up?
    It's just getting the hardware that android phones have had for months and android has moore features in the software

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    10-09-2012 01:44 PM
  9. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    It's just getting the hardware that android phones have had for months and android has moore features in the software

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    iPhone has a better camera, better processor and lighter chassis with a superior fit and finish...i think you have a strange understanding of what "catch up" means.

    As far as the software, we could go back and forth about what software is missing from which phone, both offer features the other one doesn't.
    10-09-2012 01:48 PM
  10. taylorz_412's Avatar
    iPhone has a better camera, better processor and lighter chassis with a superior fit and finish...i think you have a strange understanding of what "catch up" means.

    As far as the software, we could go back and forth about what software is missing from which phone, both offer features the other one doesn't.
    I feel as if the processors perform equally in day to day use I don t like benchmarks
    Camera. The iPhone Is better in lowlight but the galaxy has more options(burst shot) and faster shutter speed and I agree with the whole software argument

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    10-09-2012 01:59 PM
  11. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I feel as if the processors perform equally in day to day use I don t like benchmarks
    Camera. The iPhone Is better in lowlight but the galaxy has more options(burst shot) and faster shutter speed and I agree with the whole software argument

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    What you feel is irrelevant though when it comes to facts (just like what my personal opinions are). The facts are that the processor is better, and regardless of the features (which can all be added via apps mind you on the iPhone), the iPhone's camera is superior to the GSIII's, there are numerous comparisons out there now online, the only camera phone camera that is better than the iPhone 5's at this time is the Lumia 920, and it's not even available for purchase yet.

    You said the iPhone was playing catch up...but it exceeds the GSIII in hardware comparisons, and like we both agree, software is too subjective to name one better than the other.
    10-09-2012 02:02 PM
  12. PlainEnvelopes's Avatar
    I had the same problem. Since the phones are so close I looked at the companies.
    With my iphone 4 I had two problems, I took it to my local apple store and they took care of the situation with no problem. Gave me a new phone both times. I did not have apple care. When I had my bb I went to the verizon store to solve a problem and they would not help me at all. They Told me to update my software, I was told this six different times, over a months time spand(it was up to date). Long story short verizon never helped me solve my problem and I had to go back down to my envy for five months.

    The small difference between the two phones is not important when I looke at the customer service aspect. It is hard to leave apple when they have treated me so well, with all my products. Just my two cents.
    ThePinkChameleon likes this.
    10-09-2012 02:11 PM
  13. CandyBean's Avatar
    posting on a iPhone forum... pretty sure you'll get biased replies. lol!
    nikkisharif likes this.
    10-09-2012 03:00 PM
  14. E_Brown's Avatar
    I had the same problem. Since the phones are so close I looked at the companies.
    With my iphone 4 I had two problems, I took it to my local apple store and they took care of the situation with no problem. Gave me a new phone both times. I did not have apple care. When I had my bb I went to the verizon store to solve a problem and they would not help me at all. They Told me to update my software, I was told this six different times, over a months time spand(it was up to date). Long story short verizon never helped me solve my problem and I had to go back down to my envy for five months.

    The small difference between the two phones is not important when I looke at the customer service aspect. It is hard to leave apple when they have treated me so well, with all my products. Just my two cents.
    That's exactly how I think of it. I know apple will stand behind the iPhone and keep giving me updates for the whole 2 years of my contract (not that I'll keep it more then a year) and if I have a problem I take it right to apple and they will solve it. I don't have to deal with VZW. if I stay with an android phone it most likely won't get many updates if any, and they have no resale value. I just sold a more then 2 year old iPhone 4 for $200. 2 year old androids are going for less then a $100. the massive screen and widgets and stuff like that are nice on the android, but to me iPhone is where it's at.
    Bigwoodque likes this.
    10-09-2012 03:12 PM
  15. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    I also have had eyes for the S3 as well. I STILL have not completely decided what i'm doing either. I dont have the option to open another line and get the S3 while i still have my 4S to see if i really would like the change, so my only option would be to use the upgrade i have, get the S3 and use the 14days Verizon gives. At that point if i didn't like it i'd have to go thru wiping the device of all data, boxing it back up, get my refund, reset my upgrade...blah blah blah blah. you get the idea, and i'm really not willing to go through all that, nor do i have the time to. So i've been taking some time daily to research on the S3.

    Theres the good, bad and unbelievable with some of the things i have read about it. Which then brings me to Apple. I've majority of the time read good things, like above what PlainEnvelopes experience was on 2 occassions, and just others that i've read about who have posted here on their positive experiences at Apple stores. This is what is keeping me with my 4S as well, beside the fact that i really do enjoy the way it functions, and at some point in time i do plan on getting the i5. Do both devices have their little glitches etc...yes. All devices do, none are perfect.

    Basically, where i'm at right now, at the end of the day i'm thankful to have my 4S which is a solid device and works the way i want

    Write yourself a pros/cons list for both devices and go by what YOU feel you want/need out of your device and hopefully you won't get into an argument with yourself lol
    10-09-2012 08:00 PM
  16. John Yester's Avatar
    Well said Pink, well said....
    ThePinkChameleon likes this.
    10-09-2012 08:15 PM
  17. ls108's Avatar
    Bottom line is this you have choose what is going to work best for you as a whole. Do you want something that is going to work for you.And dont forget the something to look at is whats going to come down the pipeline next in the galaxy series. ? How much value will it hold on resale levels also if needed. And how soon does it reach End of Life?
    10-09-2012 08:22 PM
  18. Rjgjr#IM's Avatar
    iPhone 4 was my first iPhone and I loved it. My wife has the 4s and loves it. We have an iPad 2 and iPods. I was up for an upgrade and the gs3 swayed my interest enough to try it for a couple days. As nice as it is.... I came back to iPhone (5) and haven't looked back!
    ecr80 likes this.
    10-09-2012 08:41 PM
  19. Eileen89's Avatar
    The GS3 is a nice device, but don't expect to get anything more than JellyBean on it as far as OS updates go. Software updates is one area that Android devices will always be lacking in....
    10-09-2012 08:45 PM
  20. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    The GS3 is a nice device, but don't expect to get anything more than JellyBean on it as far as OS updates go. Software updates is one area that Android devices will always be lacking in....

    I have seen this being commented about with some of the other android devices, which is another thing that concerns me with the S3. What IF the software has a glitch, needing a fix, and an update never gets pushed....then what - you're stuck with a device thats finicky at that point then!
    10-09-2012 09:02 PM
  21. Eileen89's Avatar
    I have seen this being commented about with some of the other android devices, which is another thing that concerns me with the S3. What IF the software has a glitch, needing a fix, and an update never gets pushed....then what - you're stuck with a device thats finicky at that point then!
    Correct, and once the manufacturers one year warranty is up this is exactly what happens. At least with Apple you're basically guaranteed of having at least 2 years of software updates if not more as long as the device is capable of running the OS properly.


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    10-09-2012 09:17 PM
  22. sj-performance's Avatar
    I also have had eyes for the S3 as well. I STILL have not completely decided what i'm doing either. I dont have the option to open another line and get the S3 while i still have my 4S to see if i really would like the change, so my only option would be to use the upgrade i have, get the S3 and use the 14days Verizon gives. At that point if i didn't like it i'd have to go thru wiping the device of all data, boxing it back up, get my refund, reset my upgrade...blah blah blah blah. you get the idea, and i'm really not willing to go through all that, nor do i have the time to. So i've been taking some time daily to research on the S3.

    Theres the good, bad and unbelievable with some of the things i have read about it. Which then brings me to Apple. I've majority of the time read good things, like above what PlainEnvelopes experience was on 2 occassions, and just others that i've read about who have posted here on their positive experiences at Apple stores. This is what is keeping me with my 4S as well, beside the fact that i really do enjoy the way it functions, and at some point in time i do plan on getting the i5. Do both devices have their little glitches etc...yes. All devices do, none are perfect.

    Basically, where i'm at right now, at the end of the day i'm thankful to have my 4S which is a solid device and works the way i want

    Write yourself a pros/cons list for both devices and go by what YOU feel you want/need out of your device and hopefully you won't get into an argument with yourselp lol
    10-09-2012 09:27 PM
  23. sj-performance's Avatar
    I also have had eyes for the S3 as well. I STILL have not completely decided what i'm doing either. I dont have the option to open another line and get the S3 while i still have my 4S to see if i really would like the change, so my only option would be to use the upgrade i have, get the S3 and use the 14days Verizon gives. At that point if i didn't like it i'd have to go thru wiping the device of all data, boxing it back up, get my refund, reset my upgrade...blah blah blah blah. you get the idea, and i'm really not willing to go through all that, nor do i have the time to. So i've been taking some time daily to research on the S3.

    Theres the good, bad and unbelievable with some of the things i have read about it. Which then brings me to Apple. I've majority of the time read good things, like above what PlainEnvelopes experience was on 2 occassions, and just others that i've read about who have posted here on their positive experiences at Apple stores. This is what is keeping me with my 4S as well, beside the fact that i really do enjoy the way it functions, and at some point in time i do plan on getting the i5. Do both devices have their little glitches etc...yes. All devices do, none are perfect.

    Basically, where i'm at right now, at the end of the day i'm thankful to have my 4S which is a solid device and works the way i want

    Write yourself a pros/cons list for both devices and go by what YOU feel you want/need out of your device and hopefully you won't get into an argument with yourself lol
    Wow Pink you considering a SG3? LoL. Not gonna lie before the iPhone 5 was released I truly believed in all the leaks imore would give us from their sources. So I was sold the leaks were correct. I actually was amazed when I went to my local sprint store and played with a SG3. So I took one home. Truly loved it but I missed the iPhone 4S/iOS within days. When pre order for the 5 was available I sold my 4S and returned the SG3 back to the sprint store. When I got my 5 I was happy and satisfied. The 5 is a great device and so is the SG3. I cannot bash the SG3 and when it gets JB it will be great. I just couldn't contemplate in leaving apple. My wife has a 4S, I have a 5, we have the new iPad, we have an iMac, we are getting the iPad mini for my son. So you see I'm heavily invested in apple ecosystem. BTW some of my apps that I use everyday on iOS weren't so great on android. That to me was a huge CON...FYI I used to be a blackberry addict.
    10-09-2012 09:28 PM
  24. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Correct, and once the manufacturers one year warranty is up this is exactly what happens. At least with Apple you're basically guaranteed of having at least 2 years of software updates if not more as long as the device is capable of running the OS properly.
    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk
    Exactly my thoughts as far as Apple goes as well....yet another deciding factor for me to stay with the 4S the more pros/cons I weigh out


    Wow Pink you considering a SG3? LoL. Not gonna lie before the iPhone 5 was released I truly believed in all the leaks imore would give us from their sources. So I was sold the leaks were correct. I actually was amazed when I went to my local sprint store and played with a SG3. So I took one home. Truly loved it but I missed the iPhone 4S/iOS within days. When pre order for the 5 was available I sold my 4S and returned the SG3 back to the sprint store. When I got my 5 I was happy and satisfied. The 5 is a great device and so is the SG3. I cannot bash the SG3 and when it gets JB it will be great. I just couldn't contemplate in leaving apple. My wife has a 4S, I have a 5, we have the new iPad, we have an iMac, we are getting the iPad mini for my son. So you see I'm heavily invested in apple ecosystem. BTW some of my apps that I use everyday on iOS weren't so great on android. That to me was a huge CON...FYI I used to be a blackberry addict.
    Sj, I too was a bb addict for years!!

    As for the S3, again, another concern I have. The top 5 go to apps I use daily are avail on the S3, but again as you pointed out-how well do they function on it. I know they work flawlessly on my 4S. Again, lol, another pro of my 4S

    EDIT: also just to add, I signed into the google play store with my gmail acct to check out some of the apps I use, and let me tell you I was not very happy to see what some of the apps have access to on your device that really kinda made me 2nd guess as well.....
    Last edited by Pink; 10-09-2012 at 09:58 PM.
    10-09-2012 09:44 PM
  25. sj-performance's Avatar
    @PINK

    Exactly. I noticed this too. Now keep in mind you have control to turn those off but from default are set to ON. So what happens if you forget?? Google wants to know everything about you. Their services are great but they want to know everything about you. I noticed on the SG3 some of the apps lack stability on how they ran. In my opinion that right there is where apple dominates. The apps on iOS run as slick as butter. Totally flawless integration and no hiccups what-so-ever. I'm open to try to new things and I did with the SG3 but only for 1 week. Maybe in the future ill try them again or maybe BB10. Like I said I'm open to try new things. I will say right now the best 2 smartphones money can buy are the iPhone 5 and SG3.


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    10-09-2012 10:32 PM
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