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  1. the1m.polo's Avatar
    I have a few friends who are in the fence about getting a GS3 or sticking with the iphone..I have suggested that they wait until the 5 since they seem to like their iphone and make the decision then... But if you could, post how you feel about making the change... So I can share this Page with them....

    Pros:


    Cons:


    Overall:

    Sent from my GS3....
    08-28-2012 02:55 PM
  2. 534n's Avatar
    Easy.

    Pros:
    Galaxy has Android, endless customization, freedom to do whatever they want.
    Samsung is a great company with high-quality electronics, and has developed many contributions to the world of such.
    Even if your phone goes to hell in a handbasket, ESPECIALLY with a Samsung device, it is almost always recoverable via the software utilities available.
    Samsung is very developer, user, and hacker friendly. Their software is simple.

    Cons:
    The only con about the non-dev SGS3 is that it has a lot of apps pre-installed, however it is not slow at all and gives those who like sharing media tons of ways to do so.

    iphone is stuck just about the way it is. Even if you do jailbreak it and change the way stuff looks, it is all just about identical to how it was when it started, albeit with different colors/graphics/sounds. No advanced backup/restore features that I am aware of. No fixing yourself if something goes wrong. Drop it once and it's done (most-of-the-time).

    apple is morally bankrupt and doesn't design anything. They steal others' ideas, patent them, then sue the creator for IP ownership.

    apple support is terrible, they charge too much for purchase, repair, accessories, and just about everything else. The ONLY thing that is "free" is their support phone calls (if you don't count the fact that they are mentally and emotionally taxing).

    In case you couldn't tell, I also Hate apple and try to steer as many people away from it as I can (from experience of working with apple devices/support vs. the rest of the world of electronics.

    So, to sum it up, I recommend the SGS3 over the iphone X (insert number with small change and big price difference here).
    08-28-2012 03:10 PM
  3. the1m.polo's Avatar
    I hate em too... Just wanted my friends to see their fellow former iphone users views once they got a GS3 instead of my own

    Sent from my GS3....
    08-28-2012 04:02 PM
  4. 534n's Avatar
    I hate em too... Just wanted my friends to see their fellow former iphone users views once they got a GS3 instead of my own

    Sent from my GS3....
    Yep, just offering from my brother's experience with his 4S! I think his next phone will be a GS3 soon.
    08-28-2012 04:05 PM
  5. jontalk's Avatar
    I had the iPhone 3G for the past 4 years. At that time, there were few choices for smart phones and Android was pretty lame. I had to exchange my phone FIVE times due to battery problems as well as see it turn to a drunk slug in quick sand when Apple stupidly released iOS 4 which was optimized for the iPhone 4 but NOT the 3 or 3GS. That's when my enchantment began to dissolve.

    I've had my GS3 for about 2 1/2 weeks and won't look back.

    Pros: HD 4.8" screen that dwarfs the iPhone.
    FAST, smooth experience
    Learning curve from iOS to Android is a no brainer
    HUGE number of GREAT FREE apps in the Play Store including cool games
    Selection of keyboards for all types of situations
    Expandable memory at low cost (picked up a 32 gb Class 10 micoSD for $30)
    Removable battery that's far bigger than any iPhone battery
    Choices, choices, choices (including color of the phone)
    Completely customizable to your taste and style
    HUGE development community working to create faster, cooler systems
    Sexy, thin and much more advanced than Apple products
    Choice, choice, choice

    Cons:
    Screen isn't as visible in sunlight as iPhone but can be adjusted
    Not all apps in iTunes are available in the Play Store.... YET!

    That's it for now.
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    08-28-2012 06:58 PM
  6. Donoghan's Avatar
    I had the iPhone 3G for the past 4 years. At that time, there were few choices for smart phones and Android was pretty lame. I had to exchange my phone FIVE times due to battery problems as well as see it turn to a drunk slug in quick sand when Apple stupidly released iOS 4 which was optimized for the iPhone 4 but NOT the 3 or 3GS. That's when my enchantment began to dissolve.

    I've had my GS3 for about 2 1/2 weeks and won't look back.

    Pros: HD 4.8" screen that dwarfs the iPhone.
    FAST, smooth experience
    Learning curve from iOS to Android is a no brainer
    HUGE number of GREAT FREE apps in the Play Store including cool games
    Selection of keyboards for all types of situations
    Expandable memory at low cost (picked up a 32 gb Class 10 micoSD for $30)
    Removable battery that's far bigger than any iPhone battery
    Choices, choices, choices (including color of the phone)
    Completely customizable to your taste and style
    HUGE development community working to create faster, cooler systems
    Sexy, thin and much more advanced than Apple products
    Choice, choice, choice

    Cons:
    Screen isn't as visible in sunlight as iPhone but can be adjusted
    Not all apps in iTunes are available in the Play Store.... YET!

    That's it for now.
    Pretty much this for me too. I have had every version of the iPhone since it first came out, (all 5 generations), an iPad, iMac and MacBook, AppleTV, etc., and was heavily invested in the Apple ecosystem then I guess with the disappointing iOS 6 (which I had on my 4S) and the current rumors of a stretched 4" screen, something just clicked. After mulling over it for a month or so I went last Friday and bought a GS3. Haven't looked back. I really wanted a bigger screen, and I have wanted a UI refresh in the iPhone for a while, and decided that even if Apple surprised us with a larger, wider model and I liked the hardware I still wouldn't be happy with the software. Put that with my changed opinion that I felt like Android finally "got there" with ICS and now JB, I figured what the hell, it was time for a change.

    Needless to say I am very happy with my decision. I still like iPhones and Apple products for the most part, but it feels good to use something different and have the freedom to do more and demand more out of my phone, especially since I'm a heavy user. The iPhone just wasn't doing it for me anymore. Plus, it's good to talk about something that doesn't begin with a lower case "i" haha
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    08-29-2012 05:03 PM
  7. mzanette's Avatar
    Pros: way more customizable
    Bigger screen is far easier for reading
    Hardware is fast

    Cons: bit of a learning curve if you're not very techie

    The con really wouldn't be a con for me, but I've seen my wife struggle a bit the last 2 days understanding how to do things. She's only ever known iOS so all the different gestures and menus are a bit overwhelming to her, in iOS it's pretty hard to get lost since the interface is so simple.
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    08-29-2012 07:03 PM
  8. the1m.polo's Avatar
    "Put that with my changed opinion that I felt like Android finally "got there" with ICS and now JB, I figured what the hell, it was time for a change."

    Yea I've been with Android for a while and I 100% agree... Android finally "got there" I think JB will go head to head with any OS & imo beat it... It's just as fluid as wp7 and it's got all that iOS offers plus some..... Now android has to focus on making apps uniform and better



    Sent from my GS3....
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    08-29-2012 07:39 PM
  9. XChrisX's Avatar
    Pros:
    4.8" Super Amoled HD 720P display.
    Camera quality is second to none.
    Jellybean update which includes Google Now looks really impressive!
    App selection is decent.
    Phone is snappy now, but wait till project butter!

    CONS:
    Touchwiz overlay on Android ICS isn't as polished as iOS.
    The ICS, and Jellybean keyboards are excellent, but sadly aren't an option on the S3, and in my opinion none of the available options are good enough(Minor gripe)
    Not user friendly with 1 handed use like the iPhone.

    Overall it comes down to personal preference. I switched because I wanted a larger display on my smartphone, and Apple wasn't going to offer me that. Is the experience the same or better here with the SIII? Well it's close. I can do everything I was doing on my iPhone with the SIII It's going to come down to whether or not they mind having a substantially larger device or not. I've gotten used to the size of this, and did a lot of research, and knew what I was getting into before I made the switch. Hope that helps.
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    08-29-2012 08:11 PM
  10. jneusch's Avatar
    Pros:
    Bigger screen
    Flexibility & Customization
    More free apps
    Open source
    Faster processor
    More RAM
    Bigger battery - replaceable with lots of choices depending on need
    Did I mention bigger screen!
    Great looking device
    Expandability with SD card option
    Color choices!!! (New)

    Cons:
    Camera not as good, but more options on GS3
    Customer support - no Apple Care or Genius Bar. This IS A BIG DEAL if you are the type that needs to talk to an actual intelligent support person. If you can get by on forums like this or dealing with the gurus at the carrier then GS3 is fine
    Bluetooth - GS3 cannot connect to 2 headsets. If AUX cable is plugged in BT headset won't work. S-Voice doesn't connect to BT headset mic.
    USB - cannot connect to USB hub in vehicles to stream music and control music with the vehicle's stereo controls and song / artist info does not display since it won't stream via USB.
    No iTunes Sync - Must create alternative work arounds for music/photo syncing (no iTunes auto sync) . There are several good work arounds though. I use iSyncr and it works great!

    There is a learning curve coming to Android. For me the curve was all the flexibility that was at my finger tips. It really is cool how much you can tinker and make the phone your own versus a very sterile UI.

    I tried Android a little over a year ago and went back to an iPhone when the 4S came out. I had the Droid Charge and it was very troublesome. When I saw the S3 I felt like the time was right to come back and I am very glad I did. I have had to make a few adjustments, like BT and iTunes sync, but I have found solutions for each item. The help on here is great too!

    FYI - I am still very much an Apple person. iPad3, wife and daughter both have iPhones, iMac, Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, Apple TV and Apple router. At first I felt like I was cheating by buying, then actually liking the GS3, now I think that diversity is good. I even bought a new PC Ultrabook to add to my collection of tech and passed my Macbook Air to my (spoiled) daughter.
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    08-29-2012 10:00 PM
  11. SteveISU's Avatar
    Pros:
    4.8" Super Amoled HD 720P display.
    Camera quality is second to none.
    Jellybean update which includes Google Now looks really impressive!
    App selection is decent.
    Phone is snappy now, but wait till project butter!

    CONS:
    Touchwiz overlay on Android ICS isn't as polished as iOS.
    The ICS, and Jellybean keyboards are excellent, but sadly aren't an option on the S3, and in my opinion none of the available options are good enough(Minor gripe)
    Not user friendly with 1 handed use like the iPhone.

    Overall it comes down to personal preference. I switched because I wanted a larger display on my smartphone, and Apple wasn't going to offer me that. Is the experience the same or better here with the SIII? Well it's close. I can do everything I was doing on my iPhone with the SIII It's going to come down to whether or not they mind having a substantially larger device or not. I've gotten used to the size of this, and did a lot of research, and knew what I was getting into before I made the switch. Hope that helps.
    You can download the JB keyboard from the play store.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
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    08-29-2012 10:11 PM
  12. tqworld's Avatar
    I started out with the iPhone 3G, then went to the 4, then tried my hand at Android when I got fed up with Apple and the stranglehold it likes to maintain over its products and went with HTC Inspire and never looked back. Now I've got the Galaxy S3 and couldn't be happier.

    Pros:
    - Customizing: Make YOUR phone look the way YOU want it to, not the way the manufacturer 'allows' you to.
    - Flash
    - Bigger screen
    - Alternate app choices: There are so many possibilities out there that you can use with Android that cannot even be fathomed for iPhone users.
    - You can do all of these things to your Android without the need to violate your ToS (iPhone Jailbreak).

    Cons:
    - IMO iPhone has the better stock email app. (I don't use gmail)
    - iPhone can set sms tones for each user by default (no additional apps required)

    The iPhone isn't a bad phone for some people; it just depends on what your wants and needs are. iPhones are great beginner smartphones. Android devices give better app control/choices/options. Some apps on the iPhone don't have the options that the same apps have on their Android versions.
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    08-29-2012 11:07 PM
  13. the1m.polo's Avatar
    I started out with the iPhone 3G, then went to the 4, then tried my hand at Android when I got fed up with Apple and the stranglehold it likes to maintain over its products and went with HTC Inspire and never looked back. Now I've got the Galaxy S3 and couldn't be happier.

    Pros:
    - Customizing: Make YOUR phone look the way YOU want it to, not the way the manufacturer 'allows' you to.
    - Flash
    - Bigger screen
    - Alternate app choices: There are so many possibilities out there that you can use with Android that cannot even be fathomed for iPhone users.
    - You can do all of these things to your Android without the need to violate your ToS (iPhone Jailbreak).

    Cons:
    - IMO iPhone has the better stock email app. (I don't use gmail)
    - iPhone can set sms tones for each user by default (no additional apps required)

    The iPhone isn't a bad phone for some people; it just depends on what your wants and needs are. iPhones are great beginner smartphones. Android devices give better app control/choices/options. Some apps on the iPhone don't have the options that the same apps have on their Android versions.
    You can set a sms for each person also... Or maybe I'm just misunderstanding you...... Thanks!!!

    Sent from my GS3....
    08-30-2012 09:55 AM
  14. the1m.polo's Avatar
    Pros:
    Bigger screen
    Flexibility & Customization
    More free apps
    Open source
    Faster processor
    More RAM
    Bigger battery - replaceable with lots of choices depending on need
    Did I mention bigger screen!
    Great looking device
    Expandability with SD card option
    Color choices!!! (New)

    Cons:
    Camera not as good, but more options on GS3
    Customer support - no Apple Care or Genius Bar. This IS A BIG DEAL if you are the type that needs to talk to an actual intelligent support person. If you can get by on forums like this or dealing with the gurus at the carrier then GS3 is fine
    Bluetooth - GS3 cannot connect to 2 headsets. If AUX cable is plugged in BT headset won't work. S-Voice doesn't connect to BT headset mic.
    USB - cannot connect to USB hub in vehicles to stream music and control music with the vehicle's stereo controls and song / artist info does not display since it won't stream via USB.
    No iTunes Sync - Must create alternative work arounds for music/photo syncing (no iTunes auto sync) . There are several good work arounds though. I use iSyncr and it works great!

    There is a learning curve coming to Android. For me the curve was all the flexibility that was at my finger tips. It really is cool how much you can tinker and make the phone your own versus a very sterile UI.

    I tried Android a little over a year ago and went back to an iPhone when the 4S came out. I had the Droid Charge and it was very troublesome. When I saw the S3 I felt like the time was right to come back and I am very glad I did. I have had to make a few adjustments, like BT and iTunes sync, but I have found solutions for each item. The help on here is great too!

    FYI - I am still very much an Apple person. iPad3, wife and daughter both have iPhones, iMac, Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, Apple TV and Apple router. At first I felt like I was cheating by buying, then actually liking the GS3, now I think that diversity is good. I even bought a new PC Ultrabook to add to my collection of tech and passed my Macbook Air to my (spoiled) daughter.
    I hope Samsung has a fix soon for some of these issues... Although I don't have any problems.. I heard of a few... But when ever flagship product hits... It has problem... Like iphone with the grip thing

    Sent from my GS3....
    08-30-2012 10:04 AM
  15. XChrisX's Avatar
    You can download the JB keyboard from the play store.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
    I actually had one installed on my phone for 2 weeks or so but due to personal reasons, I disabled it. I was using Swiftkey3, but recently switched over to Swype, and have been amazed at how accurate it is especially with one handed use.
    08-30-2012 10:10 AM
  16. bplewis24's Avatar
    Customer support - no Apple Care or Genius Bar. This IS A BIG DEAL if you are the type that needs to talk to an actual intelligent support person. If you can get by on forums like this
    The average forum guru is probably much more intelligent than the average "genius" at the genius bar. Same goes for the best buy "Geeks." The amount of misinformation I've heard those guys spread is disturbing.

    Brandon
    08-30-2012 10:21 AM
  17. mzanette's Avatar
    The average forum guru is probably much more intelligent than the average "genius" at the genius bar. Same goes for the best buy "Geeks." The amount of misinformation I've heard those guys spread is disturbing.

    Brandon
    While this is true, the genius bar is quick to replace iPhones if there's any sort of issue with them. The average consumer sees this as a big plus because they see apple responding to issues very quickly and replacing defective phones.

    Case in point, last summer I went to the beach, forgot my iPhone was in my pocket and went swimming. Phone was dead. Took it the apple store, explained the situation, they replaced it no questions asked with a "be more careful next time" *wink* *wink*
    08-30-2012 10:28 AM
  18. GalaxyOnyxWitch's Avatar

    Pros: HD 4.8" screen that dwarfs the iPhone.
    FAST, smooth experience
    Learning curve from iOS to Android is a no brainer
    HUGE number of GREAT FREE apps in the Play Store including cool games
    Selection of keyboards for all types of situations
    Expandable memory at low cost (picked up a 32 gb Class 10 micoSD for $30)
    Removable battery that's far bigger than any iPhone battery
    Choices, choices, choices (including color of the phone)
    Completely customizable to your taste and style
    HUGE development community working to create faster, cooler systems
    Sexy, thin and much more advanced than Apple products
    Choice, choice, choice

    Cons:
    Screen isn't as visible in sunlight as iPhone but can be adjusted
    Not all apps in iTunes are available in the Play Store.... YET!

    That's it for now.
    Pros:

    Cons:
    Camera not as good, but more options on GS3
    Customer support - no Apple Care or Genius Bar. This IS A BIG DEAL if you are the type that needs to talk to an actual intelligent support person. If you can get by on forums like this or dealing with the gurus at the carrier then GS3 is fine
    No iTunes Sync - Must create alternative work arounds for music/photo syncing (no iTunes auto sync) . There are several good work arounds though. I use iSyncr and it works great!

    There is a learning curve coming to Android. For me the curve was all the flexibility that was at my finger tips. It really is cool how much you can tinker and make the phone your own versus a very sterile UI.
    These guys pretty much said it all.

    The ONE thing I am dissappointed about with my GS3 is it takes ty photos COMPARED to my iP4. No, ifs, ands or buts. I have been trying like hell to replicate the clarity of photos that I had with my iP4, it ain't happening. Perhaps using the digital zoom in the slightest capacity causes it to look.....less sharp. Waiting forever for the auto focus to hit the green "take picture now" state is very dissappointing. Pirctures aren't terrible, just not crisp and sharp. (and no, my lense is clean
    08-30-2012 11:01 AM
  19. ghost0211's Avatar
    after kicking the can back n forth for sometime and ultimately getting fed up waiting on the iphone 5 i jumped shift and picked up a gs3. i was an iphone owner since the classic, i jailbroke every ios and hacked the hell out of it and i will say i was floored when i experienced ice cream sammy on gs3. im sold and never plan on returning to apple. now dont get me wrong, the appstore was awesome, better app support than google overall but googles open source makes the android operating system worth having (i dont even care to root). overall the iphone is a great beginners touch screen smart phone ill give it that, but for us techies who demand a versatile fun phone- the gs3 is where its at.
    08-30-2012 06:15 PM
  20. mzanette's Avatar
    after kicking the can back n forth for sometime and ultimately getting fed up waiting on the iphone 5 i jumped shift and picked up a gs3. i was an iphone owner since the classic, i jailbroke every ios and hacked the hell out of it and i will say i was floored when i experienced ice cream sammy on gs3. im sold and never plan on returning to apple. now dont get me wrong, the appstore was awesome, better app support than google overall but googles open source makes the android operating system worth having (i dont even care to root). overall the iphone is a great beginners touch screen smart phone ill give it that, but for us techies who demand a versatile fun phone- the gs3 is where its at.
    Finally got a "wow" out of my wife tonight with regards to the GS3. She said "wow this like a computer"
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    08-30-2012 09:23 PM
  21. tqworld's Avatar
    You can set a sms for each person also... Or maybe I'm just misunderstanding you...... Thanks!!!

    Sent from my GS3....
    Hi,

    Sorry if I wasn't clear. What I was trying to say is that, on the Galaxy S3, there is no native option to set a specific SMS tone to a specified contact. For example, I can't set SMS_Tone1 to Mom and then set SMS_Tone2 to Dad, meanwhile everyone else uses SMS_Default_Tone. This can be done by installing an app such as Ringo Lite which allows you to assign SMS tones to certain contacts.

    Hope that clears it up.
    09-07-2012 10:56 PM
  22. the1m.polo's Avatar
    Hi,

    Sorry if I wasn't clear. What I was trying to say is that, on the Galaxy S3, there is no native option to set a specific SMS tone to a specified contact. For example, I can't set SMS_Tone1 to Mom and then set SMS_Tone2 to Dad, meanwhile everyone else uses SMS_Default_Tone. This can be done by installing an app such as Ringo Lite which allows you to assign SMS tones to certain contacts.

    Hope that clears it up.
    My an you can do this natively... Just go into the contact and edit it


    Sent from my GS3....
    09-07-2012 11:27 PM
  23. xxx420's Avatar
    Been iPhone fanboy since 2007. Finally jumping ship this year and I can't wait. What really got me was i would jailbreak the out of my phone with "cool" tweaks and apps and then excitedly show them off to my girlfriend who would always respond with " that's it!? I've had that stock on my android phone for years." that's when I knew something was wrong and this phone was too dumbed down for me. I'm a techie at heart and android is made for people like me. I thought my jailbroken iPhone was so cool until seeing that my girlfriends crappy free android phone could do everything mine could do and more stock, right outta the box. Man what a wake up call. I'm typing this on an iPhone with less than a month until I get my gs3 and the time just can't pass by fast enough!
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    09-08-2012 01:09 AM
  24. 534n's Avatar
    Been iPhone fanboy since 2007. Finally jumping ship this year and I can't wait. What really got me was i would jailbreak the out of my phone with "cool" tweaks and apps and then excitedly show them off to my girlfriend who would always respond with " that's it!? I've had that stock on my android phone for years." that's when I knew something was wrong and this phone was too dumbed down for me. I'm a techie at heart and android is made for people like me. I thought my jailbroken iPhone was so cool until seeing that my girlfriends crappy free android phone could do everything mine could do and more stock, right outta the box. Man what a wake up call. I'm typing this on an iPhone with less than a month until I get my gs3 and the time just can't pass by fast enough!
    Welcome aboard, recently enlightened one! :P
    09-08-2012 10:10 AM
  25. mzanette's Avatar
    Been iPhone fanboy since 2007. Finally jumping ship this year and I can't wait. What really got me was i would jailbreak the out of my phone with "cool" tweaks and apps and then excitedly show them off to my girlfriend who would always respond with " that's it!? I've had that stock on my android phone for years." that's when I knew something was wrong and this phone was too dumbed down for me. I'm a techie at heart and android is made for people like me. I thought my jailbroken iPhone was so cool until seeing that my girlfriends crappy free android phone could do everything mine could do and more stock, right outta the box. Man what a wake up call. I'm typing this on an iPhone with less than a month until I get my gs3 and the time just can't pass by fast enough!
    You're lucky your girlfriend didnt leave you. LOL Welcome aboard.
    09-08-2012 11:41 AM
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