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  1. Gator352's Avatar
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    08-12-2012 09:26 AM
  2. Rev2010's Avatar
    I am a fairly rapid typer, and I hate having to keep hitting backspace every time I mess up. And while it's not a deal breaker, I just wish the native ICS keyboard hadn't been removed.
    How did you setup Swiftkey, did you choose the Rapid typing option or Precise? I set it for Rapid and chose "Spacebar will complete the current word" rather than insert a prediction and it works so incredibly well it's mind blowing. I also don't have the arrow keys turned on because the spacing messes me up and I use the pumpkin theme which I seem to graphically prefer. With Swiftkey I can type two words both incorrectly and miss hitting the spacebar and it will correct and separate the words.


    Rev.
    08-12-2012 11:25 AM
  3. SHiFT.'s Avatar
    I would just like to thank everybody for the comments in this thread.

    I have order the White 32gb Samsung Galaxy S3. Otterbox Commuter and Zagg Invisible Shield HD

    Thanks again
    SHiFT.
    XChrisX likes this.
    08-12-2012 07:56 PM
  4. funkylogik's Avatar
    woohoo!! just dont blame us if it goes wrong mate welcome to android
    08-12-2012 08:10 PM
  5. jcp007's Avatar
    Welcome to android...glad we could help you make the right decision.
    08-12-2012 08:18 PM
  6. MARQUISMARC's Avatar
    I really don't think you will be disappointed with your decision.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
    08-12-2012 08:32 PM
  7. davidnc's Avatar
    I like keeping my S3 thin just have an SGP screen protector on it and a Cruzerlite Case .

    I have use otterbox cases before but recently stopped .Actually have a brand new replacement otterbox case that I never open yet for my nexus.The only thing I dont like about th nexus otterbox case is the cheap flexable plastic tab that holds the case in the holster(no spring loaded clip) it just flexs with plasctic sure to break before long.It needed a spring hinge instead of molded plastic.

    Besides that fact I however dont like the design for the otterbox for the S3 that sideways style holster isnt for me .They should have redesign the clip an made it on a spring loaded hinge and keeped it more like the nexus design IMO

    I think the build quality of the S3 is good also.
    08-13-2012 06:51 AM
  8. cgardnervt's Avatar
    Mine was fine. Just get the home button/Power button and the volume rocker BEFORE they activate the phone. Otherwise its perfect! Took me 3 phones to get a good one that I was happy with.

    Also a screen protector could also be your best friend. Buy one before picking it up is what I would do.
    08-13-2012 08:38 AM
  9. XChrisX's Avatar
    How did you setup Swiftkey, did you choose the Rapid typing option or Precise? I set it for Rapid and chose "Spacebar will complete the current word" rather than insert a prediction and it works so incredibly well it's mind blowing. I also don't have the arrow keys turned on because the spacing messes me up and I use the pumpkin theme which I seem to graphically prefer. With Swiftkey I can type two words both incorrectly and miss hitting the spacebar and it will correct and separate the words.


    Rev.
    I have it set to rapid, and use to Holo theme. I also have it so the spacebar inserts a space. It seems like it's close to what I'm used to with iOS that way. It's slowly starting to learn my typing style, and is getting better. While I have never had any real major complaints with the phone, that was the one annoyance that's taken some getting used to. Otherwise I love my SIII.
    08-13-2012 08:53 AM
  10. jcp007's Avatar
    The holster clip has 360 degree movement.

    Sent From My Samsung Galaxy S III Handheld Device
    08-13-2012 08:54 AM
  11. badelhas's Avatar
    If you get the Defender case, the likelihood of scratches is greatly reduced with GG2 and the screen protector. It will also protect against dings and unexpected falls. Check out the scratch test videos.
    I recommend that you check the Acase Superleggera PRO Dual Layer - much cheaper and also very good: Amazon.com: Acase Samsung Galaxy S3 Case - Superleggera PRO Dual Layer Protection (Black/Black) (Fits AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon): Cell Phones & Accessories, check out some reviews.
    Also, the Curved Crystal Protector Screen from Spigen seems to be the best out there. I ordered them, along with a S3 International Version, when everything gets here I will post my personal opinion.
    08-13-2012 09:03 AM
  12. rcook55's Avatar
    I am so close. I just feel like i will reget it if i don't wait to see what the iphone 5 has to offer.

    Did u get the rubberized band at the apple store?
    Again same boat. A couple of things. First unless Apple has some super sekrit announcements to make we know what iOS6 brings to the table and of the '200 new features' I'm not impress or feel that most of them are deal breakers. Second we are almost certain of the new design, especially now that the resolution has been worked out in the iOS6 VM, are you going to be happy with a marginally larger device? Third, the new dock connector is all but a given so assuming that Apple does release an adapter and it works beyond simply charging the iP5 your almost certainly going to need to buy new accessories, this is mostly moot if you buy an new phone.

    So if your still very concerned do this. All the magic eight balls say that the iP5 will be announced on the 12th and released for sale on the 21st. Wait 9-10 more days, buy the GS3, that gives you a month to try out the Galaxy and see, if you hate it, return it and get the iP5.
    08-13-2012 09:55 AM
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    08-13-2012 11:40 AM
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    08-13-2012 03:25 PM
  15. badelhas's Avatar
    That test is very stupid. A waste of time and money.
    08-13-2012 04:09 PM
  16. funkylogik's Avatar
    only if ur insurance company see the vid
    08-13-2012 04:13 PM
  17. Sazura65's Avatar
    You don't have anything to worry about with the S3 I've had mine since launch day, and not only does it feel like a high quality device, I haven't had any scratches or dents at all. This phone is amazing - totally worth it!
    08-13-2012 04:15 PM
  18. akpatel's Avatar
    Hello,

    I am still on the fence about getting the S3. I currently have an iphone 4 and my contract is up sept first. I have been really looking at the S3. I love android and how customizable it is. The thing i can't get pass is the cheap plastic. The screen scratches easy. Not sure what to do. Is it really that big of a deal. 3 years is a long time

    Thanks
    SHiFT.
    do it. i washed my hands off with apple. got my S3 loving it.
    08-13-2012 05:42 PM
  19. SHiFT.'s Avatar
    do it. i washed my hands off with apple. got my S3 loving it.
    I did it!! I will always enjoy apple products and you never know if the iphone 6 or 7 is amazing i'll go back.

    Cheers!
    08-13-2012 06:15 PM
  20. BEARD GANG's Avatar
    Switch to the s3... #end of

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    08-13-2012 06:39 PM
  21. snookiesnoo's Avatar
    I'm in the same boat only that my contract has already expired. I dropped my iPhone from 3", yes THREE INCHES!, and shattered the front glass. All phones with glass suffer from breakage and scratching, brand doesn't matter. Apple buys the same glass that Samsung buys, they don't have some RDF proprietary coating that makes it better either, in fact the iPhone 5 will use the exact same glass that the GS3 uses now, Gorilla Glass 2 so if the GS3 scratches easily then so will the iP5 if you think about it.

    The other thing to consider is that with the iPhone's steel case acting as the antenna it does introduce the possibility for signal issues -- I never suffered from 'Antennagate' but it was real enough to many.

    Have you held the SG3 yet? It's not a poorly constructed device and in the hand you'd be hard pressed to say it's lesser quality.

    The iPhone does not have a steel case or antenna. It's aluminum.
    08-13-2012 06:57 PM
  22. snookiesnoo's Avatar
    That test is very stupid. A waste of time and money.
    Any test that does not have repeatable results each and every time with little variation is not a test.
    08-13-2012 06:58 PM
  23. C_C0LE's Avatar
    I would just like to thank everybody for the comments in this thread.

    I have order the White 32gb Samsung Galaxy S3. Otterbox Commuter and Zagg Invisible Shield HD

    Thanks again
    SHiFT.
    Welcome to Android

    Hope you like it, I'd love to hear what you think of it after playing with it some. Every experience is different, just be sure to give it time to set in and dont make any brash decisions.

    I'd also like to hear what you think of the Invisible Shield HD. I have the original (Best Buy was out of HD, and I didn't feel like waiting), and always wonder if I should've gone HD.
    08-16-2012 10:01 AM
  24. GalaxyOnyxWitch's Avatar
    I actually just held it about 30 minutes ago. It feels so light. I would put an otterbox on it and a zagg invisible shield.

    Maybe its the effect that apple has over me. I have a macbook, imac, ipad, appletv and iphone 4 and they all work so well together. I dont know.
    I feel your pain in a way. I came over to a GS3 from iP4 and I had to learn a f**ktonne of new things just to get itunes to play nice with my phone and sync my existing contacts over to google (for which I never had an email acct to begin with).

    Try walking into your local Apple store and pulling out your phone. Never felt so guilty But that'll pass with time.
    I had to LOL at the image

    I am so close. I just feel like i will reget it if i don't wait to see what the iphone 5 has to offer.
    Here is the thing. My 2 cents is: wait for the next iPhone. You have practically admitted that you love the eco-system etc. You don't like the current GS3 build form, trust me, I haven't warmed up to it either, HOWEVER the phone works extremely smooth and well. I was ready and willing for the change. It sounds like you are not. You do not sound like you are ready for the leap.

    It's almost like quitting smoking, when a person TRULY wants to, then they are ready. To leave Apple's offerings when you feel comfortable there and have doubts is a waste of time and money.

    Wait for the next iPhone and if you are not happy with it and then decide to become dedicated to wanting to learn and do a bit of research to make an Android phone your new phone, then I think you will be happy for the switch.

    I LOVED my iP4, I just NEEDED a change from the wall of square icons and really wanted to try some of what Android had to offer. To do this, I had to sacrifice the ease of use for iPhone, to learn how to get what I want and need from this phone.

    Good luck.
    gadgetman#CB and SHiFT. like this.
    08-16-2012 12:41 PM
  25. GrooveRite's Avatar
    I LOVED my iP4, I just NEEDED a change from the wall of square icons and really wanted to try some of what Android had to offer. To do this, I had to sacrifice the ease of use for iPhone, to learn how to get what I want and need from this phone.
    This is the smartest thing I have read coming from a former Apple user. I applaud you just for trying!! Its pretty hard to convey this type of thinking/action/mentality to people who are too comfortable in their complacency. The majority of people are happy being in the matrix!
    gadgetman#CB and SHiFT. like this.
    08-16-2012 01:20 PM
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