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  1. Cattails_r_Edible's Avatar
    I agree. My S3 is horrible. I have the iPhone 5 on my main line and on my second line, I have the S3. It lags and I constantly have to pull the battery. I have had it replaced a couple times now by Verizon. I end up doing a hard reset to factory default every weekend just to keep it usable.

    Don't get me started on the cheap build quality. I bought it the same day as my iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 looks practically new with minimal marks. It only has smudges.
    The S3 on the other hand...The plastic is CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP! I can't believe I paid the same price as the iPhone 5 for this!

    1. The back plastic cover not only scratched up within the first 2-3 weeks but it CRACKED! I had to buy a new one.
    2. The silver painted bezel is just POOR quality. It scratches and dents like NOTHING.
    3. The home button on all of phones (all of the replacements) had HUGE wiggle issues.
    4. The battery life issue is bad too. I wasn't impressed with the phone dying on the drive home from work. I bought a new OEM battery from Samsung during their 50% off sale.
    5. TouchWiz is a mess. I know I can install a new ROM but it shouldn't be like this! Why can't it be workable out of the box?
    Thanks for being honest! Its a rare quality these days!

    Remember what the doormouse said, feed your head!
    02-24-2013 11:54 AM
  2. deevel79's Avatar
    I agree. My S3 is horrible. I have the iPhone 5 on my main line and on my second line, I have the S3. It lags and I constantly have to pull the battery. I have had it replaced a couple times now by Verizon. I end up doing a hard reset to factory default every weekend just to keep it usable.

    Don't get me started on the cheap build quality. I bought it the same day as my iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 looks practically new with minimal marks. It only has smudges.
    The S3 on the other hand...The plastic is CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP! I can't believe I paid the same price as the iPhone 5 for this!

    1. The back plastic cover not only scratched up within the first 2-3 weeks but it CRACKED! I had to buy a new one.
    2. The silver painted bezel is just POOR quality. It scratches and dents like NOTHING.
    3. The home button on all of phones (all of the replacements) had HUGE wiggle issues.
    4. The battery life issue is bad too. I wasn't impressed with the phone dying on the drive home from work. I bought a new OEM battery from Samsung during their 50% off sale.
    5. TouchWiz is a mess. I know I can install a new ROM but it shouldn't be like this! Why can't it be workable out of the box?
    I couldnt get over the fact that this plastic phone retails for the same as an IP5 either. These 2 phones are worlds apart in terms of build quality. I guess with all the issues they're having this is the reason why you can get a GS3 on sites like Wirefly for Verizon right now for $50 with a new 2yr agreement.
    02-24-2013 11:55 AM
  3. droidmyme's Avatar
    Next someone is gonna claim ZTE is better than Samsung........

    Sent from my Sammy Device.
    No, because at least Samsung's batteries work right. I'll give them that.

    Sent from my LS670 using Android Central Forums
    02-24-2013 12:20 PM
  4. go3go's Avatar
    Apple (until the 5) and and lg with glass backs and your complaining about plastic?

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Android Central Forums
    Glass backs aren't an issue if you case your phone or simply avoid dropping it. I've had an iphone 4 for over 2 years no case and it's sporting one or two scratches on the back glass and a few scuffs on the corners from being in my pocket, but that's it.
    02-24-2013 12:42 PM
  5. chris2k5's Avatar
    Samsung is not getting any of my business until they start giving me my money's worth. I bought a Note 2 (Verizon) and was afraid to use it. I had to sell it before it scratched. Sadly, just having it in my pocket scratched the silver bezel on it.

    That said, the Note 2 is better than the S3 in terms of solidity and maybe slightly thicker plastic (doubtful) but the surface is the same. It scratches easily and flexes.
    02-24-2013 12:45 PM
  6. xlDeMoNiClx's Avatar
    Personally I was most likely gonna get the S4,but the One made me wanna wait and compare the two alot before I decide. They both have qualities I want in my phone.

    This is from me, on my EVO 3D.
    jiggyb21 likes this.
    02-24-2013 12:57 PM
  7. Johnly's Avatar
    Personally I was most likely gonna get the S4,but the One made me wanna wait and compare the two alot before I decide. They both have qualities I want in my phone.

    This is from me, on my EVO 3D.
    I am insane....but I am passing on both

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
    02-24-2013 01:25 PM
  8. DeadpoolJunior's Avatar
    I am insane....but I am passing on both

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
    What phone do you have? Dunno what SCH-1605 is

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
    02-24-2013 02:24 PM
  9. maryjane2300's Avatar
    I agree. My S3 is horrible. I have the iPhone 5 on my main line and on my second line, I have the S3. It lags and I constantly have to pull the battery. I have had it replaced a couple times now by Verizon. I end up doing a hard reset to factory default every weekend just to keep it usable.

    Don't get me started on the cheap build quality. I bought it the same day as my iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 looks practically new with minimal marks. It only has smudges.
    The S3 on the other hand...The plastic is CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP! I can't believe I paid the same price as the iPhone 5 for this!

    1. The back plastic cover not only scratched up within the first 2-3 weeks but it CRACKED! I had to buy a new one.
    2. The silver painted bezel is just POOR quality. It scratches and dents like NOTHING.
    3. The home button on all of phones (all of the replacements) had HUGE wiggle issues.
    4. The battery life issue is bad too. I wasn't impressed with the phone dying on the drive home from work. I bought a new OEM battery from Samsung during their 50% off sale.
    5. TouchWiz is a mess. I know I can install a new ROM but it shouldn't be like this! Why can't it be workable out of the box?
    This post screams troll. I haven't had one of these issues. Maybe my family was just lucky with the 5 s3s we purchased.....

    Sent from my Sammy Device.
    02-24-2013 02:28 PM
  10. omniusovermind's Avatar
    I couldnt get over the fact that this plastic phone retails for the same as an IP5 either. These 2 phones are worlds apart in terms of build quality. I guess with all the issues they're having this is the reason why you can get a GS3 on sites like Wirefly for Verizon right now for $50 with a new 2yr agreement.
    Don't worry, the real difference becomes obvious when you look at resale values

    Sent from owning you using Tapatalk 2
    maryjane2300 likes this.
    02-24-2013 02:30 PM
  11. milan03's Avatar
    This post screams troll. I haven't had one of these issues. Maybe my family was just lucky with the 5 s3s we purchased.....

    Sent from my Sammy Device.
    I've had with my S3. It was a really nice phone if you like to hack though. The XDA community for S3 is huge!
    02-24-2013 02:35 PM
  12. chris2k5's Avatar
    This post screams troll. I haven't had one of these issues. Maybe my family was just lucky with the 5 s3s we purchased.....

    Sent from my Sammy Device.
    Right...Cause any post that talks about Samsung negatively is a troll post. Keep making excuses.
    02-24-2013 02:35 PM
  13. chris2k5's Avatar
    Don't worry, the real difference becomes obvious when you look at resale values

    Sent from owning you using Tapatalk 2
    Exactly. The Galaxy Nexus was released the same time as the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S 16GB goes for a solid $300-$350 still on Craigslist in my area. The Galaxy Nexus is listed constantly for $120-$150 tops.

    New ones are $200 from retailers online because Verizon couldn't sell them.
    02-24-2013 02:37 PM
  14. anon5664829's Avatar
    I didn't mislead anyone. They were smart enough to make their own choice. They played with the S3, saw that it was clearly better, and made the switch.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 10.1
    No it is not "clearly" better the S3 IMHO doesnt come close the Nexus 4 and the One are equal with the iPhone.
    02-24-2013 02:42 PM
  15. anon5664829's Avatar
    This post screams troll. I haven't had one of these issues. Maybe my family was just lucky with the 5 s3s we purchased.....

    Sent from my Sammy Device.
    Says the guy in the HTC section
    pblakk and macmitten like this.
    02-24-2013 02:44 PM
  16. stewbug's Avatar
    My choice between the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be based solely upon the carriers. I have US Cellular (sucks for phones I know) so whichever phone will be on US Cellular that's the one I will choose. If they are both on there, then I will definitely choose the HTC One.
    02-24-2013 03:15 PM
  17. xlDeMoNiClx's Avatar
    This post screams troll. I haven't had one of these issues. Maybe my family was just lucky with the 5 s3s we purchased.....

    Sent from my Sammy Device.
    Maybe it wasn't just luck....hmm.
    maryjane2300 likes this.
    02-24-2013 03:28 PM
  18. ItnStln511's Avatar
    This post screams troll. I haven't had one of these issues. Maybe my family was just lucky with the 5 s3s we purchased.....

    Sent from my Sammy Device.
    We have three in my immediate family, and at least that many in other family members. None of us have had any issues, and all of us are happy with the Galaxy S3. That being said, I want the HTC One because I prefer Sense's interface.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk 2
    johnriii likes this.
    02-24-2013 03:28 PM
  19. maryjane2300's Avatar
    Maybe it wasn't just luck....hmm.
    My point exactly!

    Sent from my Sammy Device.
    02-24-2013 03:43 PM
  20. maryjane2300's Avatar
    Right...Cause any post that talks about Samsung negatively is a troll post. Keep making excuses.
    Yup 40 million+ excuses.....

    Sent from my Sammy Device.
    02-24-2013 03:46 PM
  21. xlDeMoNiClx's Avatar
    Right...Cause any post that talks about Samsung negatively is a troll post. Keep making excuses.
    Doesn't mean it's right either.
    02-24-2013 03:50 PM
  22. chris2k5's Avatar
    I definitely see the HTC One being a hit. They just need to make sure Verizon gets it too.
    Samsung and their pathetic plastic excuses of phones will soon be doomed. I've been telling all of my colleagues in the market for a phone to avoid the Samsung products in general because of how cheap they feel and actually are.

    One girl at work was going to get the S3 after seeing the commercial and I told her to get the DNA instead and she is pleased.
    02-24-2013 06:13 PM
  23. DeadpoolJunior's Avatar
    I definitely see the HTC One being a hit. They just need to make sure Verizon gets it too.
    Samsung and their pathetic plastic excuses of phones will soon be doomed. I've been telling all of my colleagues in the market for a phone to avoid the Samsung products in general because of how cheap they feel and actually are.

    One girl at work was going to get the S3 after seeing the commercial and I told her to get the DNA instead and she is pleased.
    No, Verizon does not need this phone. God no. You folks think HTC is slow with updates now...Verizon gets the One and I doubt it'll ever see 5.0. And by the time it did, the next One would probably be out.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
    02-24-2013 08:19 PM
  24. swarlos's Avatar
    I would definitely get the One if I was wanting to get another android device cause it looks like one of HTC's best devices yet. But I'm to in love with my iPhone 5 to leave now. You guys have a tough choice good luck This thread has been hilarious.


    Sent from the collector home world.
    02-24-2013 10:34 PM
  25. xlDeMoNiClx's Avatar
    I would definitely get the One if I was wanting to get another android device cause it looks like one of HTC's best devices yet. But I'm to in love with my iPhone 5 to leave now. You guys have a tough choice good luck This thread has been hilarious.


    Sent from the collector home world.
    It's only gonna get easier when the reviews come in for each device cause then we'll know what they offer and their pros and cons

    This is from me, on my EVO 3D.
    02-24-2013 10:43 PM
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