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    Default Keep Iphone 5 or S3??

    im getting close to my 14 days with my iphone 5 and i am contemplating exchanging for the samsung galaxy s 3. I had the iphone 4s and the iphone 5 is just , well, boring. I have done alot of research on the Droid razr hd maxx and im not impressed by the camera . i dont want to downgrade i want to get a better phone. I am on the fence . i am asking for you to please sway me one way or another. i like a good camera, group messaging , texting , browsing the net , ect ... the samsung has these features but why am i gonna want to get one of these instead of keep the iphone 5 ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronnie1027 View Post
    im getting close to my 14 days with my iphone 5 and i am contemplating exchanging for the samsung galaxy s 3. I had the iphone 4s and the iphone 5 is just , well, boring. I have done alot of research on the Droid razr hd maxx and im not impressed by the camera . i dont want to downgrade i want to get a better phone. I am on the fence . i am asking for you to please sway me one way or another. i like a good camera, group messaging , texting , browsing the net , ect ... the samsung has these features but why am i gonna want to get one of these instead of keep the iphone 5 ?
    The s3 does more then iPhone 5 imo you can always flash roms install launchers make the phone your own

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    Default Re: Keep Iphone 5 or S3??

    this is an Android forum, specifically a SGS3 forum...what do you think we're going to say?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HalizDad View Post
    this is an Android forum, specifically a SGS3 forum...what do you think we're going to say?
    Lol the iPhone 5 isn't that bad its just boring but I like the build quality but your right were all biased here

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    Quote Originally Posted by HalizDad View Post
    this is an Android forum, specifically a SGS3 forum...what do you think we're going to say?
    i hope you are ! who better to ask then a bunch of people that own and love the phone? you guys will give me reason why too and why not too
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronnie1027 View Post
    i hope you are ! who better to ask then a bunch of people that own and love the phone? you guys will give me reason why too and why not too
    People who tried both phones but don't own them and have unbiased opinions...
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    For me, the ip5 is like a cute little baby toy. I get it, it works great and many many people love it and it's not really a toy - it is still a fast, well built phone with a very stable os. aaaaaaand boring, as you've said. I like my android widgets and ability to customize my phone in just about every way. I want my homescreens to do more for me than be a stupid app drawer. Besides just the usefulness I find with Android vs ios, I also am not a fan of the apple mindset where it's their way or the highway. Here's an example - Apple just built in more support for emoji and has kicked all emoji apps out of the app store so they don't compete with Apple's built in capability. Would google do that? Absolutely not.

    And I also love the big screen. Anything smaller now just looks tiny. Even holding the ip5 at the store felt weird, like it was just abnormally small or something. Geez, I'm even giving thought to the note 2 when available...
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    My brother has the iPhone 5, I played with it for a few and found out that it is not much different then the 4s besides the speed and the bigger screen there's not much of a difference, there's so much you can do on an s3 you just have to use it a lot and find all of it secrets.... I had the 4s and decided to upgrade to the s3 because I don't think I would have enjoyed the 5 as much

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    SG3 all day. Iphone cant compete. Ive had both an iphone and SG, its hands down a better device.
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    I bought the Iphone 5 after trying S3 for 3 months. Main reasons for me were: 1. Built quality, 2. App availability, 3. Global phone (I travel overseas) 4. Bugs with S3, 5. Battery life (S3=8-10 hrs in LTE IPhone 5=12-14 hrs in LTE )

    If S3 had JB, extra battery power, and Global roaming I would have kept it.

    I recommend waiting until GN2 out (11/27). It is a better phone than S3 (but bigger too)
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    what apps were not aval for you that are aval on iOS ?
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    also my wife and many others i know have an iPhone. when you use emoji on an android device does the smilie face show up on an apple device?
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    i think you have answered your own question. buts its really are you an apple person or do you want to give ansdroid a shot. i think you get more bang for your buck with android and you can modify it if you choose

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    I'll be honest I'd wait and get the nexus 4 once it gets lte.......that phone will be bangin

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    IPhone is a fantastic phone; very reliable and smooth. I switch to the S3 because the iPhone got stale after 3 years. Now, I have an S3 flashed with CM 10 and loving my new phone with Jelly Bean.

    I hope Apple comes with a new revamped iOS in the future so that I can switch again. Good luck !

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    The only thing that I can really think of that would be a drawback to switching is if you have a lot of purchased music/apps/video/etc on iTunes. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying the S3 isn't a better phone, it is...but that's about the only valid reason I could think of for holding onto iPhone (of course, even if that is the case...I'd still remove myself from the iTunes shackles!).

    For some, the iPhone is the right choice. For example mom and step-dad both have one, they're in their 60's and don't really "get" computers, so they like how easy the iPhone is to use. I had to set up their iPhones for them, and became frustrated at the complete lack of actual user settings that can be adjusted...but I guess that's the point for folks who don't want to have to deal with that sort of thing.

    Quote Originally Posted by jlibis View Post
    I'll be honest I'd wait and get the nexus 4 once it gets lte.......that phone will be bangin

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    That phone will never happen.

    There will probably be some nice new VZW Android phones for Black Friday/Christmas shopping season, but the OP already stated he's under the gun of the 14-day exchange period and doesn't really have the luxury of waiting the long. S3 is still a great choice for a new phone right now.
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    It depends on what you like. I switched from an iPhone 5. The screen is just too narrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintdrinkingpete View Post
    The only thing that I can really think of that would be a drawback to switching is if you have a lot of purchased music/apps/video/etc on iTunes. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying the S3 isn't a better phone, it is...but that's about the only valid reason I could think of for holding onto iPhone (of course, even if that is the case...I'd still remove myself from the iTunes shackles!).

    For some, the iPhone is the right choice. For example mom and step-dad both have one, they're in their 60's and don't really "get" computers, so they like how easy the iPhone is to use. I had to set up their iPhones for them, and became frustrated at the complete lack of actual user settings that can be adjusted...but I guess that's the point for folks who don't want to have to deal with that sort of thing.
    I used to use iTunes...I can still drag/drop/play all my iTunes library on my GS3...so what's the point of an iPhone again?
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    Being an ex apple fanboy i can't say enough how amazing this phone is. Like you, I too became bored with Apple after 3 years. It was a scary jump to android. Well worth it. A Thousand times over worth it. The screen seems too big on the gs3,but it quickly became my favorite and part. In able to use it with one hand easy. The features in on this phone are crazy useful compared to the bland kool-aid that is ios. Make the jump. You for real won't regret it.

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    I also loved my Iphone and was terrified to make the leap to android. But once I saw those s3 commercials I was hooked. This phone is amazing. You do get used to the size, and I have to say my favorite feature is the pop up video play. I found an app called super video that does it even better then the stock video play. Being able to watch my favorite movies while reading forums or news or Facebook or whatever is so much fun!! Take my advice, and get the S3 then get yourself an ipod touch for your Apple fix. Cuz let's face it, android doesn't have half the game selection that the app store has. I do miss my games. But I'm gonna go get that ipod touch soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintdrinkingpete View Post
    The only thing that I can really think of that would be a drawback to switching is if you have a lot of purchased music/apps/video/etc on iTunes. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying the S3 isn't a better phone, it is...but that's about the only valid reason I could think of for holding onto iPhone (of course, even if that is the case...I'd still remove myself from the iTunes shackles!).

    For some, the iPhone is the right choice. For example mom and step-dad both have one, they're in their 60's and don't really "get" computers, so they like how easy the iPhone is to use. I had to set up their iPhones for them, and became frustrated at the complete lack of actual user settings that can be adjusted...but I guess that's the point for folks who don't want to have to deal with that sort of thing.


    Quote Originally Posted by HalizDad View Post
    I used to use iTunes...I can still drag/drop/play all my iTunes library on my GS3...so what's the point of an iPhone again?
    I was referring to purchased material. Granted, I've never tried because I don't use iTunes, but can you really play a song purchased on iTunes (.m4p file) on the S3? I didn't think so....or has it been so long since I've used iTunes that this isn't a problem any more?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjjb0204 View Post
    For me, the ip5 is like a cute little baby toy. I get it, it works great and many many people love it and it's not really a toy - it is still a fast, well built phone with a very stable os. aaaaaaand boring, as you've said. I like my android widgets and ability to customize my phone in just about every way. I want my homescreens to do more for me than be a stupid app drawer. Besides just the usefulness I find with Android vs ios, I also am not a fan of the apple mindset where it's their way or the highway. Here's an example - Apple just built in more support for emoji and has kicked all emoji apps out of the app store so they don't compete with Apple's built in capability. Would google do that? Absolutely not.

    And I also love the big screen. Anything smaller now just looks tiny. Even holding the ip5 at the store felt weird, like it was just abnormally small or something. Geez, I'm even giving thought to the note 2 when available...
    Even with all of that, I could never stand ONE button. For functionality that makes it a toy for me.

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    For me having had both the iPhone up to 4S, the difference is huge. The flexibility and customization allowed on the S3 compared to an iPhone is night and day. I love the fact that I can flash ROMS and make the phone do what I want and customize to way I like. The screen is much brighter but in my opinion not as sharp as the iPhones screen, but the size, weight, and flexibility makes me glad I changed.
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    I have an iphone 4 and am on the fence between sg3, iphone 5 and note 2. Iphone 5 doesnt do anything different for me. Played with sg3 and i love it. Main feature is the size of the screen, expandable memory card slot and i see android surpassed ios. Last time i used android was 2.5 years ago and am really impressed. I think i may wait foe black friday to see if they have some sales on sg3 bcz note 2 may be too big for listening to the music at the gym lol
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    I went with the S3. I had the iPhone4, and I still have one for work. It's never on, but that;'s beside the point . I am coming off the Razr Maxx, and I like Android better than iOS. I liked the screen of the S3, even though all the gurus tell me I should hate it because it uses the pentile layout. Well, so does my Maxx on a less dense screen and I can read it just fine, thanks anyway. Android lets me do all kinds of things - like launchers and widgets - that iOS will not, which lets me make the phone exactly how I want it to be. If I want I can also flash a new ROM.

    The iPhone as an object is a work of art, no question. But as a tool you have to use all the time every day? Unless it's just as nice in use as it is to look at turned off, I say go with something else.

    I have an iPad3 and yeah, the screen is awesome. But it's boring. It the apps weren't there it would be just another slab of glass and plastic.
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