04-14-2013 04:15 PM
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  1. rong21's Avatar
    Why would I want to upgrade to the S4 from my S3? I can't see anything here on this S4 forum that would make me want to.

    Am I missing something other than the new factor?
    03-11-2013 09:31 AM
  2. etbooker's Avatar
    Maybe the 5 inch 1080p display? Or the supposed 8-core processor? Or the gesture navigation?

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Android Central Forums
    03-11-2013 09:32 AM
  3. MikeLip's Avatar
    I had the 5" display in the DNA. It's not that much bigger than the S3. The faster processor would be a good thing. I am asking myself the same questions the OP is! Right now I want to buy it because it's the next bright and shiny toy. I don't have any other valid reason. I don't actually *need* another reason, but there it is.
    markespo55 likes this.
    03-11-2013 09:51 AM
  4. etbooker's Avatar
    I'm probably going to go with the Galaxy Note 3 because the screen size just can't be matched by any other smartphone except for the Optimus G Pro but then again that was just another copy off of Samsung.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Android Central Forums
    cjsmoove likes this.
    03-11-2013 10:04 AM
  5. dlinares90's Avatar
    Going by the recent rumors and leaks, it will be an incremental upgrade from the S3 at best. I'll admit the wireless charging, 1080p display and a few other features sounds pretty cool. But, in my opinion, it's not a radical innovation (especially when you have the S3). With that being said, if money wasn't a factor and I easily had the $600+ to buy the S4 out-of-contract I would do so in a heartbeat.
    markespo55 likes this.
    03-11-2013 10:08 AM
  6. ab304945's Avatar
    I will probably wait fir the gs5

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Android Central Forums
    03-11-2013 10:14 AM
  7. rong21's Avatar
    I've had the S3 since August, rooted it, etc etc. I upgraded from a Window Phone 7 so it was a pretty dramatic upgrade.

    I'll wait for next year since I'm happy with my S3.......for now
    cjsmoove likes this.
    03-11-2013 10:52 AM
  8. pseudoware's Avatar
    I've said I'll pass prior to other releases, only to later succumb to the device-***** in me. I just impulsively bought another phone off-contract last week, so I don't know wtf I'm gonna do.
    Sent from my RM-820_nam_att_100 using Board Express
    03-11-2013 11:12 AM
  9. ibcop's Avatar
    Because it's new. Better camera (I do take pics with my S3), better display, better battery management (supposedly), and the home button is gone (supposedly).

    I'm sure more reasons will come on Thursday.

    Plus it's always a great day when you crack open a box to a new device.
    markespo55 likes this.
    03-11-2013 11:25 AM
  10. rong21's Avatar
    My only reason would be because it's a shiny new device, something new to play with. Home button doesn't bother me and right now my S3 combined with my Nexus 7 tablet do everything I need.
    03-11-2013 11:35 AM
  11. ibcop's Avatar
    My only reason would be because it's a shiny new device, something new to play with. Home button doesn't bother me and right now my S3 combined with my Nexus 7 tablet do everything I need.
    Then you have no reason to upgrade.
    03-11-2013 11:39 AM
  12. skoolboi's Avatar
    I've said I'll pass prior to other releases, only to later succumb to the device-***** in me. I just impulsively bought another phone off-contract last week, so I don't know wtf I'm gonna do.
    Sent from my RM-820_nam_att_100 using Board Express
    lol....lol..lol... I swear this sounds exactly like me... I plan on passing on the HTC ONE and the SIV...so far anyway....
    pseudoware likes this.
    03-11-2013 12:06 PM
  13. Overstew's Avatar
    For me, it'd be to have hopefully a radio that can support Sprints upcoming MHz bands. Also, battery life is a slight inconvenience on the gs3 stock battery. Other than that, I'm pretty happy with what I have and will probably end up holding out on whats coming later this year.
    03-11-2013 12:13 PM
  14. MrSlippery519's Avatar
    For me I see no glaring reasons to upgrade from the S3 to the S4 unless you could get one for a great price. I have had the S3 since launch and love it so far, absolutely no question the S4 based on the current details is bigger and better in many ways however that said the S3 will still be one of the best phones on the market.

    I do not need a 1080p display for anything (though would like it lol) same with the camera while a big upgrade I have a Panasonic SLR for taking "good" pictures and the S3 does fine for the day to day stuff.

    Again the above is just my opinion...however if I get the chance to upgrade (my S3 is a work phone) with my company best believe I will.
    03-11-2013 02:00 PM
  15. rong21's Avatar
    I would upgrade if there was a sale but I won't pay full price for it when I have an S3. Now if I was upgrading from a Window Phone 7 like I did when I upgraded to the S3 hands down no question
    03-11-2013 02:46 PM
  16. Almeuit's Avatar
    Why would I want to upgrade to the S4 from my S3? I can't see anything here on this S4 forum that would make me want to.

    Am I missing something other than the new factor?
    How could we answer? The confirmation stuff hasn't come out yet. A few leaks but the actual presentation doesn't come out until Thursday.

    So my suggestion? Wait till Thursday and watch the Samsung presentation. Then you can answer your question for yourself

    Sent from my Sprint S3 using AC forums.
    AlphaVictor87 likes this.
    03-11-2013 03:46 PM
  17. tony477g's Avatar
    why do they do this? Wouldnt they sell more phones by releasing it after our two year contract is over? Why not wait untill the two year contract is over and come out with a whole new radical phone?
    03-12-2013 05:03 PM
  18. jasongeiger's Avatar
    There's a lot of people on gs2s ready to upgrade. I'm sure I'll be asking why also when the note 3 comes out. But my note 2 isn't going to be obsolete by any means later this year so I'll wait for the note 4 (or something else better, who knows)

    Sent from my SCH-I605
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    03-12-2013 05:09 PM
  19. LOANDROID's Avatar
    This is what I did, I purchased the GS3 at retail price, and plan to sell it when GS4 comes out, by then my contract will completely end so that I'd be able to get GS4 at basically free (w/ sold amount from GS3 of course). I'd be rocking GS4 for bout a year than when GS5 or whatnot comes out, I'll again buy it for retail price then sell the GS4 at a decent price.

    I'll rock the new phone every year without losing too much
    03-12-2013 06:31 PM
  20. Ry's Avatar
    why do they do this? Wouldnt they sell more phones by releasing it after our two year contract is over? Why not wait untill the two year contract is over and come out with a whole new radical phone?
    Not everyone is on the same buying schedule as you.
    XChrisX and crester like this.
    03-12-2013 06:43 PM
  21. lovemyspanish's Avatar
    Have you arrived to the Dark side from BB. It has been a while since I've seen you. Glad to have you.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Xparent Pink Tapatalk 2
    03-12-2013 07:48 PM
  22. Aquila's Avatar
    I haven't bought an S4 yet; today just didn't seem to be a good day to do it. If it has physical buttons, will pass entirely; otherwise waiting until at least tomorrow to make a decision.
    03-12-2013 07:52 PM
  23. ibcop's Avatar
    This is what I did, I purchased the GS3 at retail price, and plan to sell it when GS4 comes out, by then my contract will completely end so that I'd be able to get GS4 at basically free (w/ sold amount from GS3 of course). I'd be rocking GS4 for bout a year than when GS5 or whatnot comes out, I'll again buy it for retail price then sell the GS4 at a decent price.

    I'll rock the new phone every year without losing too much
    I usually have a device 6-8 months, then on to something new(er).
    Aquila likes this.
    03-12-2013 07:56 PM
  24. jcp007's Avatar
    Had my GS3 since launch. Haven't decided to get a GS4 on launch day.

    Sent From My Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet
    03-12-2013 08:07 PM
  25. Mellimel22's Avatar
    Whatever is hot by Samsung by black Friday I'm getting.

    Sent from my Sprint Galaxy Nexus rockin 4.2.2 using Tapatalk 2
    03-12-2013 09:52 PM
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