06-18-2012 08:15 PM
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  1. pennylilithwise's Avatar
    Hi all!

    I am new to this forum and soon-to-be new to android (an iphone convert!).

    I am on ATT and considering between a few phones.

    1. The HTC One X
    2. The Samsung Galaxy SIII
    3. The Samsung Galaxy SII Skyrocket

    I am not a high-tech person and I really don't understand the difference between one-two-or-four quad processor things, I just want a great phone that works well for apps, photos, etc.

    I know everyone is probably wondering why I'm considering the SII Skyrocket up against SIII (I assume everyone will say SIII is clearly much better) but the reason I've proposed the three is-

    HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy SIII are both $200 and the Samsung Galaxy SII Skyrocket is $10.

    So what I need is...

    1. HTC or Samsung?
    2. What makes the SIII really $190 better for a non-tech person?

    Big thanks to everyone for your advice!!!
    06-13-2012 07:38 PM
  2. 20blks's Avatar
    How many places are you going to post this? Lol

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I727 using Android Central Forums
    06-13-2012 07:50 PM
  3. 20blks's Avatar
    I have a Skyrocket and if its only $10, you can't go wrong with that. The GSIII will just be over kill for you imo

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I727 using Android Central Forums
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    06-13-2012 08:17 PM
  4. Chdwil's Avatar
    I've had the One X, currently have the Skyrocket, and have the S3 on order. I'm assuming you have AT&T if your considering the skyrocket. My advice is call AT&T, ask them to unlock your iPhone, sell it for more than the S3 costs on contract, and pocket the extra cash. AT&T will unlock all off contract iPhones. This adds considerable value to them for resale.

    The One x is a tremendous phone but I want more available storage than the 16 gb it offers. So I returned it.

    The Skyrocket is a really well rounded phone. It just does everything well, except for battery life. The S3 is basically the Skyrocket on steroids, and to me that's is irresistible.
    06-13-2012 09:05 PM
  5. pennylilithwise's Avatar
    What is the battery life like on the Skyrocket?

    My iPhone has "water damage" (I live in a very humid area and they admit it's likely just from that) but that voided my warranty and results in the battery life being 3-4 hours standby and maybe 45 minutes talk time. Skyrocket has gotta beat that!
    06-13-2012 09:34 PM
  6. Chdwil's Avatar
    I keep mine plugged in a lot while driving so battery life is good for me. But keep it unplugged all day and you will be dead with normal use after a few hours.
    06-13-2012 09:56 PM
  7. 20blks's Avatar
    What is the battery life like on the Skyrocket?

    My iPhone has "water damage" (I live in a very humid area and they admit it's likely just from that) but that voided my warranty and results in the battery life being 3-4 hours standby and maybe 45 minutes talk time. Skyrocket has gotta beat that!
    Wow, that sucks. Would be nice if you could change your battery.....

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    06-13-2012 10:06 PM
  8. nkd's Avatar
    Let me tell you something!

    Go look at the screen on HTC one X and GS 3 and go look at skyrocket. The decision becomes much easier. I have the one X right now, but I am returning it for GS3. I love the phone and it breaks my heart to let it go, but I am already running out of space on it. I have like 2gb free and I can't count on cloud storage with 3gb a month. So GS3 it is.
    06-13-2012 10:23 PM
  9. T48's Avatar
    The only reason I passed on the One X was that the battery is not removable, where as both the Skyrocket & GS3 can be swapped out if you had to.

    The only thing you have to decide is if having the latest & greatest phone is worth approximately $8.50 per month over the course of 24 months. Doesn't sound so bad phrased like that.
    06-13-2012 11:41 PM
  10. Shadowtc's Avatar
    I choose my skyrocket I know its not the newest galaxy but I just got used to it and I can't change from it to the s3

    Sent from my MB860 using Tapatalk 2
    06-14-2012 12:17 AM
  11. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    The One X is much better than the SR if 16GB is enough for you.

    The GS3 is much better than both of them with the SD Slot and some really good software features baked in.

    HTC has upped their game hardware-wise but the software is starting to falter a bit, IMO. Samsung seems to be getting a bit better on the software side. TouchWiz Nature UX isn't as ugly as TW3/4...

    I'm impatiently waiting for the GS3. It can't come soon enough, IMO, and I may end up getting arested breaking into the AT&T store to get one on release day...
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    06-14-2012 03:45 AM
  12. jontalk's Avatar
    Interesting post since I am considering the exact same phones and also have an iPhone 3G. The tip about having ATT unlock it though is a great one, so thanks Chdwil !

    Where are you seeing a Skyrocket for $10 though?? I guess it's a refurb right? I would be careful there since the warranty is much shorter than new. Amazon has it for $80 new though it was down as low as $40 recently and will most likely drop further once the GS3 is shipping.

    As to the One X I have sort of ruled it out for many reasons of which the most important is the number of issues that have shown up with it due to both software and inconsistent manufacturing. And while I agree the screen is very nice, there's a reason Samsung is the biggest threat to Apple now rather than HTC, so for me, the choice is between the Skyrocket and the GS3. Right now I'm leaning towards the GS3 for many reasons. By the way, you can get a white GS3 on pre-order at Amazon for $149, no tax or shipping. My two cents.
    06-14-2012 12:55 PM
  13. mztiklimit's Avatar
    The North American HTC One X would've been perfect if there were 32GB and 64GB versions available. Unfortunately, 16GB (10GB available) with no micro SD and for some, removable battery, does not cut it. The price to pay would be importing the international version.

    Now, between the Skyrocket and the GS3, I would suggest the Skyrocket. First of all, it is still a powerful phone (you don't seem to mind that as a "non-tech user"). Lastly, it's considerably cheap compared to the GS3. Seems like an obvious choice.
    06-14-2012 03:20 PM
  14. monkey28rb's Avatar
    The way i look at is why buy a phone that is already outdated? Buy the Galaxy s3. Remember you are keeping the phone for 2 years. Buying a flagship phone helps to ensure updates, the skyrocket once it possibly gets the ICS update will never get an update again. Just my 2 cents.
    06-14-2012 03:40 PM
  15. nkd's Avatar
    The North American HTC One X would've been perfect if there were 32GB and 64GB versions available. Unfortunately, 16GB (10GB available) with no micro SD and for some, removable battery, does not cut it. The price to pay would be importing the international version.

    Now, between the Skyrocket and the GS3, I would suggest the Skyrocket. First of all, it is still a powerful phone (you don't seem to mind that as a "non-tech user"). Lastly, it's considerably cheap compared to the GS3. Seems like an obvious choice.
    Obvious choice is going a little too far. 2 years of contract, plus bigger battery, bigger screen, better screen, better resolution, way faster processor, 2gb of ram, plus latest android OS. Get it on amazon and save the tax.
    06-14-2012 03:54 PM
  16. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    The North American HTC One X would've been perfect if there were 32GB and 64GB versions available. Unfortunately, 16GB (10GB available) with no micro SD and for some, removable battery, does not cut it. The price to pay would be importing the international version.

    Now, between the Skyrocket and the GS3, I would suggest the Skyrocket. First of all, it is still a powerful phone (you don't seem to mind that as a "non-tech user"). Lastly, it's considerably cheap compared to the GS3. Seems like an obvious choice.
    Depends on how you're buying. The Skyrocket is still $149 on contract compared to a GS3 @ $199. The GS3 is by far the better value. Way better screen. Way better camera. Factorably larger battery. Much better software on the device. Twice the RAM, and an SD Slot that can accept double the capacity. It isn't even much of a choice in that, IMO.

    However, the Exynos GSII was actually decent and with 23mbps HSPA+ seeing as how AT&T gets 10mbps down here a lot it could have been a bigger threat than the Skyrocket. But AT&T was smart. All their corporate stores sent all their Galaxy S2s back. I just tried to buy one and you can only get it on the website now... They were there 3 days ago, though, Lol. I'm a bit pissed... But I think i'll just move on and pre-order the S3 (though I really hate the button setup on it... like... REALLY hate that).
    06-14-2012 08:32 PM
  17. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    The way i look at is why buy a phone that is already outdated? Buy the Galaxy s3. Remember you are keeping the phone for 2 years. Buying a flagship phone helps to ensure updates, the skyrocket once it possibly gets the ICS update will never get an update again. Just my 2 cents.
    People still do that?

    /sarcasm... But really, especially people who frequent sites like this. Maybe I can go 18 months with one phone, but by then I'm seriously ready to get something new... Though I am getting to the point where I'm starting to care less and less about the latest and greatest and more about what "just works and has the features/capacity I need."
    06-14-2012 08:34 PM
  18. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    Obvious choice is going a little too far. 2 years of contract, plus bigger battery, bigger screen, better screen, better resolution, way faster processor, 2gb of ram, plus latest android OS. Get it on amazon and save the tax.
    Also you may be able to pre-order straight from AT&T for $149 if the company you work for has an agreement with them. I know I can, and that's the rought I will take.
    06-14-2012 08:35 PM
  19. poopie35's Avatar
    Lmao
    06-14-2012 08:40 PM
  20. mztiklimit's Avatar
    Obvious choice is going a little too far. 2 years of contract, plus bigger battery, bigger screen, better screen, better resolution, way faster processor, 2gb of ram, plus latest android OS. Get it on amazon and save the tax.
    Depends on how you're buying. The Skyrocket is still $149 on contract compared to a GS3 @ $199. The GS3 is by far the better value. Way better screen. Way better camera. Factorably larger battery. Much better software on the device. Twice the RAM, and an SD Slot that can accept double the capacity. It isn't even much of a choice in that, IMO.
    OP does not care about specs. Only cares about a good phone that gets the job done. Read his/her post. The Skyrocket was $39 on Amazon the other day. OP even mentions that he/she can get it for $10.
    06-14-2012 10:13 PM
  21. 20blks's Avatar
    Op needs to wait until next Thursday and try all 3 phones out. Telling him/her specs don't do anything to help make a decision.
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    06-14-2012 10:23 PM
  22. nkd's Avatar
    OP does not care about specs. Only cares about a good phone that gets the job done. Read his/her post. The Skyrocket was $39 on Amazon the other day. OP even mentions that he/she can get it for $10.
    So he asked what makes the gs3 better for another 190. Op never said he/she doesn't care about specs only that op is not a techy person and doesn't understand a whole lot. There is a reason OP made this thread so let us suggest just as you will and stop changing the original post. I don't know what you see in the post.
    op should wait it out and check out the phone in person and make a decision.
    Sent from my HTC One X using Tapatalk 2
    06-15-2012 04:38 AM
  23. jcp007's Avatar
    Op needs to wait until next Thursday and try all 3 phones out. Telling him/her specs don't do anything to help make a decision.
    Totally agree. At the end of the day, it is all about personal preference and what works best for the OP. The HOX and GS2 are already available so go to the store and test them out.

    There are comparison videos on Phonearena and Android Authority. Both sites also have SG3 international version reviews. Heels & Tech had a pretty good comparison vs the HOX. Do some more research. That's what I did as I am trying out the android OS platform after six years on the RIM platform.
    06-15-2012 05:05 AM
  24. mztiklimit's Avatar
    Op never said he/she doesn't care about specs only that op is not a techy person and doesn't understand a whole lot. There is a reason OP made this thread so let us suggest just as you will and stop changing the original post. I don't know what you see in the post.
    It was more implied than literary there. Here the OP says he/she wants a phone that just works:

    I am not a high-tech person and I really don't understand the difference between one-two-or-four quad processor things, I just want a great phone that works well for apps, photos, etc.

    Do you really think this person would see a big difference besides the screen size? The Skyrocket will be enough. For $10, as he/she specified, it's a better deal and an obvious choice. I know since we are in the GS3 forum, we're riled up for the next big thing. Not everyone is like that. Next year, you would tell him/her, he/she should get the GS4 instead of GS3.
    06-15-2012 07:30 AM
  25. Eric Kane's Avatar
    I'm extremely lost on how some reviews are citing the One X as 'faster' than the S3. Marginally better screen? Sure. Everything else comes down to personal preference. As far as your question, OP, you can't go wrong with any of the 3. Financially it makes sense to get the Skyrocket, but if you're willing to spend some time to learn how to use your phone as most of us here do, you'd appreciate the technology packed into the S3 and One X.

    Money wasn't an issue and you were willing to learn how to use Android and all it has to offer? Get an S3. Not worried about the technology and just want a phone that's not expensive? Skyrocket.
    06-15-2012 08:38 AM
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