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    I would have loved the G3, but ... not being able to send messages on wifi is bad. The reception was horrible! I am within 8 feet of my wifi, and it would drop the signal land go to 4G with 2 bars! Full bars on my iPhone both wifi and cell.

    The spam produced by malicious apps was unbelievable! I have NEVER received a spam notification on my iPhone. Speaking of texts ... totally unreliable. It might work and it might not.

    I also could never get used to feeling. It felt cheap, and was too big for me.

    Sorry friends, I gave it three weeks ... returned this morning. Glad to be back to iOS and away from fragmented Android.
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    Eh I don't think you came into this with an open mind. And when has anyone been able to send messages on WiFi? Maybe you're referring to imessage which is an apple feature only

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeteo View Post
    I would have loved the G3, but ... not being able to send messages on wifi is bad. The reception was horrible! I am within 8 feet of my wifi, and it would drop the signal land go to 4G with 2 bars! Full bars on my iPhone both wifi and cell.

    The spam produced by malicious apps was unbelievable! I have NEVER received a spam notification on my iPhone. Speaking of texts ... totally unreliable. It might work and it might not.

    I also could never get used to feeling. It felt cheap, and was too big for me.

    Sorry friends, I gave it three weeks ... returned this morning. Glad to be back to iOS and away from fragmented Android.
    Did you even have the phone??? Or is this just a troll thread? lol
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    Did you even have the phone??? Or is this just a troll thread? lol
    No I sure had it. There were several things I liked but what didn't work was horrible. My usual data usage is less than 200 mb a month, with the G3 I used 2.5 gigs in under a month due to the fact it wouldn't stay connected to my wifi. I am disabled and seldom get out.

    I need a totally dependable phone. The G3 failed. I really tried to like it.
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    Sounds like a fan boy troll thread to me. Imho..

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    Malicious apps? Stop using pirated ones

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    ive seen him post on other threads... hes a long time iphone user who has no real clue about android... sounds like he got a bad phone.. mine never drops wifi.... also i seen a post of his in another thread where he stated that things in the iphone were more integrated... things in ICS are far more integrated than iOS
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    Quote Originally Posted by piizzadude View Post
    Malicious apps? Stop using pirated ones

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    True. The S3 is a little more complex than what you're used to on the iPhone.

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    Meh. I'd guess he never actually had one. Android, by nature, is a more complex OS. I'm not being negative against Apple, but it truly is. I'd say iOS is slightly more integrated, which is the reason it's more fluid. Until Jelly Bean hits and then that argument becomes moot.
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    I went from iPhone to GS3 with no problems....everything connects as it should, signals are great! Actually better than the iPhone...

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    Yeah, someone like you is better off with an I phone, if you want to dispose of the piece of junk s3 I'll give you my address.

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    I find it absolutely hilarious when iOS users switch to Android for only "a few days" or "a few weeks," miraculously receive a lemon from the millions of Android devices out there, and then declare war on Android as they crawl back to iOS misinformed. If you're as simple-minded (no offense) as this thread is, and want a gadget that doesn't allow you to tweak anything, or that you don't NEED to tweak, then go back to your iPhone and wait till the fall
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    I thank those of you who have made serious replies. Because I really had no experiences with which to compare what I was experiencing with the G3, I never thought the device might be defective. I had both called AT&T tech support, and had the phone looked at in store, no one suggested I might have a defective device.

    I am glad to see some adults on here.
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    How long did you have the GS3 before returning it ? I have had mine since June 21st coming from a 9810 and have not looked back but, at least, I gave it a concerted effort which continues. If you are on AT&T, you had 30 days buyers' remorse. What color was yours? You might have encountered less friction if you had given it a real go. It is all about personal preferences. The GS3 is not for the faint of heart.
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    The biggest problem for Android is their devices are good enough that Google doesn't have to hire "Genius's" to spoon feed the benefits to consumers. iOS users are so reliant on these bars, that they can't venture out on their own. They needed that status symbol that an iPhone produces or they aren't happy.

    Choices and control is not for everyone. Some people need their decisions made for them, and that's why Apple exists. Steve Jobs knows them better than they know themselves and that is how they like it. Tim Cook takes over for them now, and as long as that apple logo is on the back, they trust Cupertino. It would be a shame to have a GS3 in an Apple fan boys possession anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcp006 View Post
    How long did you have the GS3 before returning it ? I have had mine since June 21st coming from a 9810 and have not looked back but, at least, I gave it a concerted effort which continues. If you are on AT&T, you had 30 days buyers' remorse. What color was yours? You might have encountered less friction if you had given it a real go. It is all about personal preferences. The GS3 is not for the faint of heart.
    I bought it July 3 and returned it today. It was a 16G Blue with a 32 G memory card. All my apps came from the Play Store. Thanks for the courtesy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dramer77 View Post
    ive seen him post on other threads... hes a long time iphone user who has no real clue about android... sounds like he got a bad phone.. mine never drops wifi.... also i seen a post of his in another thread where he stated that things in the iphone were more integrated... things in ICS are far more integrated than iOS
    ya i nvr have problems with wifi either. I get almost a block away b4 i loose my wifi. sure it gets really slow after a ahalf a block. but still dont get disconnected
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    Quote Originally Posted by zeteo View Post
    I bought it July 3 and returned it today. It was a 16G Blue with a 32 G memory card. All my apps came from the Play Store. Thanks for the courtesy.
    You had the unfortunate happenstance to post in an Android forum. Understand from their point of view. I saw my share of vitriolic troll posts on CB forums so I can understand their skepticism. iPhones are great devices but I am one that doesn't like being told what is best for me, a journey I would prefer to take myself to discover how best to customize my device. Customization is the main attraction and not conducive in such a closed iOS ecosystem. It may be that the new iPhone to be released in Sept will have some next gen features. If not, it will be another new wrapper on the same architecture.
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    It's a shame you most likely had a defective model. I was a an iPhone user on my personal line for the last 3 years. So far my S3 has been great. Then again I only had an iPhone and not the 4S. My gf has that.

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    The inability to hold WiFi was addressed in another thread. Could it have been the router that needed updating?
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    And when has anyone been able to send messages on WiFi?
    The OP may have been referring to MMS messages over wi-fi, which the Galaxy S3 does not allow. From my conversations with Samsung support, Samsung designed the phone not to allow MMS over wi-fi.

    On my HTC EVO - SMS & MMS over wi-fi all the time.
    On my HTC EVO 3D - SMS & MMS over wi-fi all the time.
    On my Samsung Galaxy S3 - SMS only over wi-fi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LegalAmerican View Post
    The biggest problem for Android is their devices are good enough that Google doesn't have to hire "Genius's" to spoon feed the benefits to consumers. iOS users are so reliant on these bars, that they can't venture out on their own. They needed that status symbol that an iPhone produces or they aren't happy.

    Choices and control is not for everyone. Some people need their decisions made for them, and that's why Apple exists. Steve Jobs knows them better than they know themselves and that is how they like it. Tim Cook takes over for them now, and as long as that apple logo is on the back, they trust Cupertino. It would be a shame to have a GS3 in an Apple fan boys possession anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeteo View Post
    I thank those of you who have made serious replies. Because I really had no experiences with which to compare what I was experiencing with the G3, I never thought the device might be defective. I had both called AT&T tech support, and had the phone looked at in store, no one suggested I might have a defective device.

    I am glad to see some adults on here.
    I too am glad to see adults on this forums because they leave the child like conclusions out of their reviews of products.

    I have owned iPhones from the 3G through the 4, which my wife has now. I started using Android a few years ago with the Samsung Captivate (a Galaxy S device).

    The Captivate needed some polish, as it was running Froyo when I bought it, but it also had some potential. I eventually sold it to buy a HTC Inspire 4G. It too, had potential, but I am a tech lover, so I sold it when the Galaxy S II came out.

    The SII had Gingerbread and was an all around better phone than the Captivate and Inspire in my eyes. I enjoyed the lightweight construction (Apple fanboys call it sub-standard construction, or cheap) as it felt light in my hand and pocket. Samsung was also fine tuning TouchWiz, which I personally like.

    After the SII, I bought a Galaxy Note. It is a significantly sturdier device than the SII in a sense that it weighs more and is bigger due to the larger screen. A great device, which in my eyes is already ahead of the iPhone in numerous ways like input, camera and screen size. I also gave this to my wife as she is using it instead of her iPhone for the stylus input alone. She hasn't complained about it once since I gave it to her. Oh, it is upgraded to ICS with no problems whatsoever.

    I now own a Galaxy S3 16GB Marble White with a 32GB SD card installed. I run 84 or so apps on it and use it every day. In the month or so I have had it, I use it on WiFi and off. My WiFi has disconnected at home four times to my knowledge and every time it happens, it is because my Apple router was power cycling itself. Hmmmm.

    Within that month, my battery life has been on par every day with every other phone I have owned in the past few years, including my iPhones. I take it off the charger at 7 AM, and have around 20 to 30% battery when I put them on the chargers at night around midnight. If I stream video on 4G, because I am not in a LTE area yet, the battery does seem to drain a little faster, but that is why I carry a spare charger in my battery in my laptop bag, so I can live it up and not worry about the battery. On top of that, I went almost a full month and only used around 1.25 of 2.0GB data on my plan.

    All in all, I would have to rate the Galaxy S3 better that the iPhone, but that is my opinion, not just because I like Samsung or Android and hate Apple with a passion. The SIII brings to the table a stylish device with a 4.7" screen that honestly is gorgeous. I have never had my device drop WiFi without a hardware failure from my router, I don't bleed data, and surely don't run my battery down every day. If you had the device, it was most likely defective in some way, as others have said.

    If you took the device in for replacement/service and was told by techs that there was nothing wrong with it, then that only leaves one explanation for the problems. User Error.

    Remember, Sherlock Holmes once said: "Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth."
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    So far I'm liking my S III,just came over from an samsung infuse and this phone is much better than another one I've had before.I do remember that I was frustrated at times with the android os on the infuse,and now I can say that with the S III I am glad that I have stayed with an android phone.This phone rocks and so do the rest of you out there
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    I actually had this EXACT same error where wifi would constantly be dropping and reconnecting, and the battery life on the S3 was terrible. I had to return it and the new one worked fine, but man seriously the constant dropping of wifi all the time made it terrible and made me want to go back to the Iphone 4s. Having the 4s for a month it was a nice experience to have imessage and it really should not be underestimated how nice that program is it is slick and nice to be able to send all those things over wifi.
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