1. Shanicenicolle's Avatar
    I'm switching from an iPhone 4S to a Galaxy S3. I haven't had android since the original droid slider on Verizon. So I have a few general questions so I can be prepared when I get the device in hand.

    First, what are some unique features to this device that are cool or must-use?

    What are your staple applications?

    What case are you using?
    11-02-2012 11:38 AM
  2. Subsound's Avatar
    I'm switching from an iPhone 4S to a Galaxy S3. I haven't had android since the original droid slider on Verizon. So I have a few general questions so I can be prepared when I get the device in hand.

    First, what are some unique features to this device that are cool or must-use?

    What are your staple applications?

    What case are you using?
    I'd say you need to buy Tunesync to transfer all your music
    11-02-2012 11:44 AM
  3. Shanicenicolle's Avatar
    Thanks, don't keep music on my iPhone tho because of the limited space and my obsessive picture taking
    11-02-2012 11:47 AM
  4. Subsound's Avatar
    First, what are some unique features to this device that are cool or must-use?
    The Possibilites on the phone are endless. anything you couldn't do on the iPhone you can do on the GS3. Change everything from font to the style of vibrations, unlimited number of sounds or music to make ringtones for free.

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    Thanks, don't keep music on my iPhone tho because of the limited space and my obsessive picture taking
    All you have to do is buy a SD card with 64GB and i promise you dont have enough music or pictures to put on the phone for life.
    11-02-2012 11:50 AM
  5. kingjavs's Avatar
    I think a must is llama, or tasker if you have the money.

    You can customize your phone for almost anything automatically.
    I have mine set up like this
    9pm until 6:30am turn on aiplane mode and turn on wifi and it goes into silent mode(I do this because I live in the basement so I dont get reception anyways)
    When I get to work, it goes back to "work mode" which sets me profile to 1 volume on everything.
    When I plug my phone before I go bed it opens up the whatsapp into my gf's profile so I can text her good night( saved my life!!) haha.

    Thats just a few things I can do with llama.

    Another few things, I just rooted my phone yesterday so I can play playstation(Megaman and Final Fantasy) games with my PS3 controller, and so I could get jellybean. On top of the usual ROMS. ( I am not saying you should root your phone, Im just saying that what I did)

    Not using any case, its a big phone already, I dont want to make it bulkier specially since Im considering buying an extended battery.

    I also switch from a 4S a last month and after many hours of research( probably like 50 haha, i do research on my phone like its my job) I am very happy with it
    11-02-2012 11:54 AM
  6. GSDer's Avatar
    1. Unique features - as the lawsuit has shown, there are none: it's just a copy of Apple's intellectual property
    2. Must-have applications - try reading through some of the similar threads that have already discussed this. But here's a list of my most often used applications:
    Addons Detector: http://market.android.com/details?id...addonsdetector
    AdFree: http://market.android.com/details?id...android.adfree
    Amazon MP3: http://market.android.com/details?id=com.amazon.mp3
    Appstore: http://market.android.com/details?id=com.amazon.venezia
    B-Folders: http://market.android.com/details?id...olders.android
    Button Savior: http://market.android.com/details?id=com.smart.swkey
    Changelog Droid: http://market.android.com/details?id...viewer.premium
    Chase: http://market.android.com/details?id...se.sig.android
    Dictionary: http://market.android.com/details?id=com.dictionary
    Display brightness: http://market.android.com/details?id...yBrightnessPro
    ES File Explorer: http://market.android.com/details?id...gs.android.pop
    GPS Test Plus: http://market.android.com/details?id...ss.gpstestplus
    GSam Battery Monitor Pro: http://market.android.com/details?id...amlabs.bbm.pro
    LinkBuster: http://market.android.com/details?id=com.jp.linkbuster
    My Data Manager: http://market.android.com/details?id...ia.android.mdm
    MyBackup Pro: http://market.android.com/details?id...id.MyBackupPro
    Nova Launcher: http://market.android.com/details?id...oilsw.launcher
    Nova Launcher Prime: http://market.android.com/details?id...launcher.prime
    PicSay Pro: http://market.android.com/details?id...core.picsaypro
    QuickPic: http://market.android.com/details?id...ensw.PicFolder
    Rebuild: http://market.android.com/details?id...thway.rebuild2
    ROM Manager: http://market.android.com/details?id...tta.rommanager
    Root Explorer: http://market.android.com/details?id...e.rootexplorer
    ShareMyAppsDonate: http://market.android.com/details?id...reMyAppsDonate
    Shortyz: http://market.android.com/details?id...ssword.shortyz
    Sixaxis Controller: http://market.android.com/details?id...axiscontroller
    SwiftKey 3: http://market.android.com/details?id...htype.swiftkey
    Tapatalk: http://market.android.com/details?id...lkpro.activity
    Titanium Backup: http://market.android.com/details?id...TitaniumBackup
    Wifi Analyzer: http://market.android.com/details?id....wifi.analyzer
    (Note that some of them require root; many of them are the paid version although most will have a free/trial version available; etc.)
    3. Hmm, I've already forgotten the 3rd question that you had...
    Edit: oh, right, cases - I originally used the flip-cover case that Samsung makes. I liked it, and felt comfortable not having to have a screen protector with it, but I type in landscape almost exclusively and it was annoying having the cover hanging down in my way. So I went back to old faithful - a holster. It provides just enough coverage to help protect the phone in case it's dropped without adding too much bulk.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk 2
    11-02-2012 01:00 PM
  7. Tkbredx's Avatar
    *Face Palm*
    11-02-2012 07:24 PM
  8. funkylogik's Avatar
    best thing would be to get the phone then ask us how to do stuff mate.
    play with all the settings 1st to learn what u can about the phone 1st.
    look forward to seein ya

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    11-02-2012 07:37 PM
  9. funkylogik's Avatar
    *Face Palm*
    why mate lol?

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    11-02-2012 07:38 PM
  10. Tkbredx's Avatar
    why mate lol?

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    This same thread is created at the very least twice a week. I just wish people should search. It's no big deal buy answering the same questions is tiring after so long. It's no big deal. I'm not trying to be rude. Just saying.
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    11-02-2012 07:43 PM
  11. funkylogik's Avatar
    people have already suggested a stickie (including me) and jerry gave a scathing reply.

    nothing against the OPs, i dont mind helping but a nice big stickie "iphone to s3" and "blackberry to s3" would be a great database and help the converts more i think.
    as jerry said though. if he decided what he did and didnt want posted, we wouldnt like these forums much lol.
    it does feel like dejavu a lot but its not really the op's fault :thumbup:

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    11-02-2012 09:17 PM
  12. Shanicenicolle's Avatar
    You could have easily not replied. I never understood the annoyance just scroll past as I've done at imore for years and crackberry for years before that.

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    Thanks everyone for your input!
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    11-03-2012 03:30 PM
  13. funkylogik's Avatar
    You could have easily not replied. I never understood the annoyance just scroll past as I've done at imore for years and crackberry for years before that.

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    Thanks everyone for your input!
    @who bro?

    i honestly enjoy helping people convert.
    i just think some kind of database for people making the change would be better for them :beer:

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    11-04-2012 08:13 AM
  14. Shanicenicolle's Avatar
    @who bro?

    i honestly enjoy helping people convert.
    i just think some kind of database for people making the change would be better for them :beer:

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    That was for tk lol
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    11-04-2012 07:13 PM
  15. funkylogik's Avatar
    its just his time of the month mate

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
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    11-04-2012 07:19 PM
  16. Tkbredx's Avatar
    Not picking on you. Was just saying. Search does wonders
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    11-04-2012 07:34 PM
  17. geekymcfly's Avatar
    Not picking on you. Was just saying. Search does wonders
    Hey I want my credit. I'm in one those screenshots. Lol

    "all animals are created equal but some animals are more equal than others" animal bylaws- animal farm
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    11-04-2012 08:36 PM
  18. Shanicenicolle's Avatar
    Not picking on you. Was just saying. Search does wonders
    i know exactly what you meant, but it happens in every forum. It's just as counterproductive pointing it out, It's also a pain to sift through these threads when they start months before as whats "best" and most interesting changes pretty rapidly. I've searched and read through the threads as well as creating this one. There's a method to my madness.
    winmod21 and funkylogik like this.
    11-05-2012 10:05 AM
  19. diegoesk's Avatar
    Dude.. just watch this video. It was the reason I switched.

    http://www.phonebuff.com/2012/10/50-...e-5-galaxy-s3/

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
    11-05-2012 10:45 AM
  20. winmod21's Avatar
    i know exactly what you meant, but it happens in every forum. It's just as counterproductive pointing it out, It's also a pain to sift through these threads when they start months before as whats "best" and most interesting changes pretty rapidly. I've searched and read through the threads as well as creating this one. There's a method to my madness.
    Couldn't agree more, Shanicenicolle. And Welcome aboard!

    An ex-iPhone'r as well. Mine's only 3 weeks old, and I haven't hardly dl'd any apps, due to every time I start reading any particular apps reviews. . it seems there's always a few (or more) horror stories. So I keep telling myselfno need to rush into dl'ing a ton of appswhen the stock phone is working fine. Still undecided on whether I'll 'root' or not, but probably will. :rolleyes:

    I have uninstalled two apps though Advanced Task Killer & Juice Defender upon realizing that they weren't working, or doing what I expected them to do, and were actually using more battery 'juice' than they were saving.

    Do miss the PBS & MPR iOS apps. TuneIn Radio is a 'staple' app. Been thinking of dl'ing Swype or Swiftkey keyboards; and several of those apps (or similar apps) that GSDer has listed (above), including Titanium Backup & etc. if I 'root'...which I probably won't be able to resist trying.

    I guess my phone's pretty boring, as I mostly populate my home screens with links to fav or handy sites. lol

    Haven't ordered a case as of yet; still running around naked. :0 But about to pull the trigger on a few @ Amazon; posted a few links at this thread, post #22, on the 'AT&T Galaxy S3 Accessories' sub-forum, where there's lots & lots of case threads.
    11-05-2012 12:15 PM
  21. funkylogik's Avatar
    Couldn't agree more, Shanicenicolle. And Welcome aboard!

    An ex-iPhone'r as well. Mine's only 3 weeks old, and I haven't hardly dl'd any apps, due to every time I start reading any particular apps reviews. . it seems there's always a few (or more) horror stories. So I keep telling myselfno need to rush into dl'ing a ton of appswhen the stock phone is working fine. Still undecided on whether I'll 'root' or not, but probably will. :rolleyes:

    I have uninstalled two apps though Advanced Task Killer & Juice Defender upon realizing that they weren't working, or doing what I expected them to do, and were actually using more battery 'juice' than they were saving.

    Do miss the PBS & MPR iOS apps. TuneIn Radio is a 'staple' app. Been thinking of dl'ing Swype or Swiftkey keyboards; and several of those apps (or similar apps) that GSDer has listed (above), including Titanium Backup & etc. if I 'root'...which I probably won't be able to resist trying.

    I guess my phone's pretty boring, as I mostly populate my home screens with links to fav or handy sites. lol

    Haven't ordered a case as of yet; still running around naked. :0 But about to pull the trigger on a few @ Amazon; posted a few links at this thread, post #22, on the 'AT&T Galaxy S3 Accessories' sub-forum, where there's lots & lots of case threads.
    u should check out the homescreens stickie n get some ideas. very artistic.
    it becomes addictive

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    11-05-2012 01:01 PM
  22. Shanicenicolle's Avatar
    Couldn't agree more, Shanicenicolle. And Welcome aboard!

    An ex-iPhone'r as well. Mine's only 3 weeks old, and I haven't hardly dl'd any apps, due to every time I start reading any particular apps reviews. . it seems there's always a few (or more) horror stories. So I keep telling myselfno need to rush into dl'ing a ton of appswhen the stock phone is working fine. Still undecided on whether I'll 'root' or not, but probably will. :rolleyes:

    I have uninstalled two apps though Advanced Task Killer & Juice Defender upon realizing that they weren't working, or doing what I expected them to do, and were actually using more battery 'juice' than they were saving.

    Do miss the PBS & MPR iOS apps. TuneIn Radio is a 'staple' app. Been thinking of dl'ing Swype or Swiftkey keyboards; and several of those apps (or similar apps) that GSDer has listed (above), including Titanium Backup & etc. if I 'root'...which I probably won't be able to resist trying.

    I guess my phone's pretty boring, as I mostly populate my home screens with links to fav or handy sites. lol

    Haven't ordered a case as of yet; still running around naked. :0 But about to pull the trigger on a few @ Amazon; posted a few links at this thread, post #22, on the 'AT&T Galaxy S3 Accessories' sub-forum, where there's lots & lots of case threads.
    Thanks, has the transition been hard for you?

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    Couldn't agree more, Shanicenicolle. And Welcome aboard!

    An ex-iPhone'r as well. Mine's only 3 weeks old, and I haven't hardly dl'd any apps, due to every time I start reading any particular apps reviews. . it seems there's always a few (or more) horror stories. So I keep telling myselfno need to rush into dl'ing a ton of appswhen the stock phone is working fine. Still undecided on whether I'll 'root' or not, but probably will. :rolleyes:

    I have uninstalled two apps though Advanced Task Killer & Juice Defender upon realizing that they weren't working, or doing what I expected them to do, and were actually using more battery 'juice' than they were saving.

    Do miss the PBS & MPR iOS apps. TuneIn Radio is a 'staple' app. Been thinking of dl'ing Swype or Swiftkey keyboards; and several of those apps (or similar apps) that GSDer has listed (above), including Titanium Backup & etc. if I 'root'...which I probably won't be able to resist trying.

    I guess my phone's pretty boring, as I mostly populate my home screens with links to fav or handy sites. lol

    Haven't ordered a case as of yet; still running around naked. :0 But about to pull the trigger on a few @ Amazon; posted a few links at this thread, post #22, on the 'AT&T Galaxy S3 Accessories' sub-forum, where there's lots & lots of case threads.
    Thanks, has the transition been hard for you?
    11-05-2012 04:27 PM
  23. Tkbredx's Avatar
    Okay. Sorry.

    Must have...

    Android lost. Always find your phone, read text logs, call logs, if someone changed your sim card, wipe it, lock it, make it take a picture with front facing camera after certain amount of failed unlock attempts, record sound around, and many other things. Perfect app.

    Lookout, scan for malware, back up contacts, locate phone (just in case Android lost isn't working right although it usually does., Always need a back up.

    Llama profiles, changes profile. Automatically turn on Wi-Fi when you get to home, put your phone on vibrate at certain time or place, automatically turn volume up when you open you YouTube. All these cool things based on time, location, battery, and apps.
    11-05-2012 05:58 PM
  24. funkylogik's Avatar
    +1 for android lost and no battery footprint.

    total recall is good. records all calls and mails the recording to u.
    handy if u dont have a pen and paper and handy if a thief is usin your phone

    AppBrain Ad Detector is one i keep preaching... scans apps while you install them for threats from adware to dodgy permissions, very sensetive
    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    11-05-2012 06:24 PM

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