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10-15-2012, 08:29 PM #21Junior Member
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Ok so i have the iPhone 5, have had every iPhone since the first (yes ive camped out a few times). I know each one is hardly that much different, but honestly its just a phone to me. I dont buy my phones to set me apart from the group or to make a statement. I like iphones because of the stability of the OS, the variety of apps offered, and the widespread acceptance of iPhones (car inputs, stereo setups, apple tv, etc etc). I have nothing against the S3, in fact 2 of my friends have them and i find them quite nice, I just like what i get from my iPhone and thats enough for me.
That being said i have a Vertu also, dont get one...they are horrible if you want to do anything OTHER then just make a phone call.
10-15-2012, 08:37 PM #22
I have the HTC One X+ coming next week and im anxious to see what this phone will bring to the table with the quad core processor. Hopefully its a good powerful unit as i just cant get into the Iphone world.. too culty and common for me.I MAKE BALLER CARS MORE BALLER......
10-15-2012, 08:40 PM #23L4P's Advisor on Pink Tacos and Manual Gearboxes
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10-16-2012, 12:36 AM #24
10-16-2012, 12:58 AM #25
I have an Upgrade waiting at Verizon, I still dont know what phone to get because each of their smart phone's has it's perks and downfalls.Xbox live: Twisted Dragon1
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10-16-2012, 01:43 AM #26
The thing I don't understand is people 'valiantly' standing behind a particular manufacturer just to stand behind that particular manufacturer; the fanboy mentality doesn't register with me so the argument really expands to more than one particular flagship phone against the other.
There are several great devices running iOS and several running Android. Obviously only Apple run iOS but Android have several 'flagship' models, each under a different manufacturer. Oddly enough I've tried several of them, and right now I'm using the new Galaxy S3, coming off a Droid RAZR.
To be perfectly honest, I don't like iOS. I had to use Apple interfaces in college and I tried iOS before I bough this S3 but my person resonates with Android, and right now the S3 really is a superb device. Is it the best? Who knows. While the standard manufacturer overlay is nice, I've found I really like Cyanogemod, which requires rooting and some light technical work. Afterward, the S3 really does shine in a way I've never experienced. It' just goes - from its light handling, its compact profile, the speed at which it processes everything.
There's a reason people talk up the iPhone 5 and the Galaxy S3 - right now, they're objectively the best phones available.
10-17-2012, 07:41 PM #27
I looked at this thread but I never answered. I thought I needed to get used to my S3 before I said anything. Before anyone goes against me I have to say that Im not a fan boy, I use Apple products daily, I´ve been an iPhone user and I still use my Blackberry 9900 alongside my S3.
I got the iPhone 4S two days prior to official release, I actually bought two. One for me and one for my fiance. I have to say I loved it, it felt awesome for me that came from an Xperia Arc S. The phone was so smooth, loved iOS and Siri was actually pretty good. Not many people had it for the first few weeks so it felt nice to have "the new iPhone". iTunes was a disaster though, I hate it with all of my heart even though I still use it for my iPod. I reckon it was a good upgrade from the 4, not much difference but the camera and the processor in the 4S really shines compared to the 4. Nice update, people did not expect much more from an "S" release.
When the rumors of the new 5 started to spread I felt that I just had to have it, then my co-worker got an S3 and we decided to swap phones for three days. I really liked the S3, loved that they focused on unique features that you actually use for example when you are texting and you decide to call the person you just place the phone on your ear and its calling. The big screen felt unusual and I never got used to it during those three days but I enjoyed looking at photos on it and watching videos on YouTube. My co-worker though, he didnt like the 4S at all. He said "It feels like a cheap chinese phone, now that I´ve used the S3".
I decided to wait and see what Apple had to offer before I made any decisions.
So a couple of weeks after my experience with the S3 the iPhone 5 was shown. After the event I came to the point that Apple wasnt the Apple we used to remember. The iPhone 5 did not come with many key features like NFC that are getting more and more important day by day. It also didnt have any unique features. The decision only make the screen taller is definitely one of the worst decisions Apple have made until now, the phone feels like a TV-remote and it just feels awkward when your apps dont run in full screen.
The S3 on the other hand comes with unique features, an awesome camera application, no iTunes like programs just simple drag and drop, lovely UI, Quad core (for non-US verisions), an amazing screen, a memory card spot together with a good internal memory, endless ROM customization. The overall feel of freedom is just something the iPhone lacks. This made me move to the GS3.
My conclusion is:
The iPhone 5 is a great phone but still Apple does not offer what a good smart phone should have these days, a good smart phone needs to be unique and pack as many unique features as possible. Apple still keeps locking its customers which is sad, is it really so hard to let iTunes go?
A lot of young kids will buy the iPhone without even hesitating for a second but if you are smart you should stop and start thinking for a second before signing a two year contract. Which phone is the most valuable?
Many people will also go with what the people around them will go for, they wont think.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 just seems like the better smartphone in my mind.
10-17-2012, 07:51 PM #28Junior Member
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