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DanteMann
Jun 14, 2012, 01:36 AM
Here's the best way to get an idea of the GS3's size without holding one for those interested in getting one. It's a Direct comparison to a phone you already know well, the iPhone 4S. It's also interesting to note the difference in height doesn't look all that much taller than difference in the 4S and the next iphone, if the leaks are accurate. That being said, I don't think nothing shows how dated the iphone looks more than these pics, when you put it directly next to the Galaxy S3.



Xian Zhu Xuande
Jun 14, 2012, 01:39 AM
The difference in width is substantial (from the perspective of one-handed use) and from what I've seen I those mockups a meaningful height difference may exist as well.

Technarchy
Jun 14, 2012, 02:21 AM
The GSII looks cheap, and is too big in my opinion.

Xian Zhu Xuande
Jun 14, 2012, 08:58 AM
Feels cheap too.

chambone
Jun 14, 2012, 09:03 AM
The iPhone could do with a better front panel to screen ratio. I'd have to pass on the GS3 because it's simply too unwieldy for something that you'd carry every day. And I don't like the round top and bottom. That'll probably never grow on me.

bad03xtreme
Jun 14, 2012, 09:11 AM
I am on Verizon and am tired of waiting on the next iPhone. I plan on picking one of these up or would Nexus be a better option? I have never had a smartphone so I am not biased by any means I am jumping into the market with no preferences.

chambone
Jun 14, 2012, 09:15 AM
I am on Verizon and am tired of waiting on the next iPhone. I plan on picking one of these up or would Nexus be a better option? I have never had a smartphone so I am not biased by any means I am jumping into the market with no preferences.

Buying an Android phone is best done based on battery life if you ask me.

Roessnakhan
Jun 14, 2012, 09:20 AM
I am on Verizon and am tired of waiting on the next iPhone. I plan on picking one of these up or would Nexus be a better option? I have never had a smartphone so I am not biased by any means I am jumping into the market with no preferences.

What's important to you?

Battery life? DROID RAZR Maxx.
Stock Android? Galaxy Nexus.
Camera? Galaxy S3.

omgitswes
Jun 14, 2012, 09:44 AM
I am on Verizon and am tired of waiting on the next iPhone. I plan on picking one of these up or would Nexus be a better option? I have never had a smartphone so I am not biased by any means I am jumping into the market with no preferences.

I think the S3 is a better phone.
If you care about stock android that can easily be arranged with the amazing community that the S3 will have. I hear battery life is pretty good too on this thing.

SR45
Jun 14, 2012, 09:48 AM
Thanks for the comparison shots. Number one reason I sent back my Samsung Galaxy 2 phone was the wide form factor, and waiting for the iPhone 5 to come out and hope it will only have a taller form factor and not any wider one. ;)

TheBigKing
Jun 14, 2012, 09:58 AM
i have it and it's have the best android phone battery life i get about 5 hours on screen time that it's good for me

nickchallis92
Jun 14, 2012, 10:02 AM
you're nuts, the S2 was amazing and still competes with phones being released today.

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The iPhone could do with a better front panel to screen ratio. I'd have to pass on the GS3 because it's simply too unwieldy for something that you'd carry every day. And I don't like the round top and bottom. That'll probably never grow on me.

it's weird you say that because a few weeks back I would have strongly agreed with you, but it does grow on you. it looks pebble like and I think it's very attractive

iapplelove
Jun 14, 2012, 10:07 AM
A good friend and co worker of mine uses the same phone,so I have used it held it played around with it and to be as honest as possible it's too big imo,and I would never get rid of the iPhone on a permanent bases for that

mbell1975
Jun 14, 2012, 10:33 AM
Awwww, look at the little iphone, how cute. Perfect for teenage girls hands. The S3 is bigger but manages to be thinner and lighter than the brick iphone that desperately needs a redesign

ChrisTX
Jun 14, 2012, 10:48 AM
iphone that desperately needs a redesign
Says who? iPhone 4S sales were massive at launch when many claimed the demise of the handset. But regardless, we all know a redesign is coming anyway.

oBMTo
Jun 14, 2012, 11:04 AM
The GSII looks cheap, and is too big in my opinion.

That's probably because it doesn't have an Apple logo on the back of it.

chakraj
Jun 14, 2012, 11:06 AM
that old fashioned looking iphone is kind of funny, like steam punk for phones. You may as well carry an old Motorola brick phone:apple:

ahfu25
Jun 14, 2012, 11:10 AM
Stop it already!!!! Both phones represent the best Samsung and Apple have to offer. S3 is great the 4S is great the 6 gen will be great...competition is good for us, we benefit from it. I appreciate both iOS and Android. Both can accomplish many tasks we never dreamed of doing on a mobile phone. Both Macrumors and Xda are now full of teenager like argumentative threads like this....TO EACH HIS OWN!! Mods need to shut these threads down!!

chambone
Jun 14, 2012, 11:43 AM
Both Macrumors and Xda are now full of teenager like argumentative threads like this....

Yep. Samsung appears to have its very own kind of fanboy. And they're pretty, erm.. special.

We better get used to it

onthecouchagain
Jun 14, 2012, 12:26 PM
Except for the back, I personally think the front and the sides of the SIII look better than the iPhone.

EDIT: I think the back of the SIII is hideous, by the way.

Apple...
Jun 14, 2012, 12:40 PM
Stop it already!!!! Both phones represent the best Samsung and Apple have to offer. S3 is great the 4S is great the 6 gen will be great...competition is good for us, we benefit from it. I appreciate both iOS and Android. Both can accomplish many tasks we never dreamed of doing on a mobile phone. Both Macrumors and Xda are now full of teenager like argumentative threads like this....TO EACH HIS OWN!! Mods need to shut these threads down!!
I agree. What is happening MacRumors??? :confused:

sawah
Jun 14, 2012, 12:45 PM
I have a SGS2, which I just borrowed/traded to my mom for her iPhone 4. I've had 3 iPhones in the last two years and have switched them out to try many other devices and I just keep coming back to the iPhone.

Mind you I've never held a GS3, just seen pictures, but it looks gigantic. But at least it's thin and light. The one thing I really dislike about the iPhone 4/4s is the fact that it's literally a brick. It's heavy and awkward to me. If I could get a form factor with a curved back not made of glass on my iPhone I would be a happy camper because the iPhone definitely works way better than my gs2.

bigsexyy81
Jun 14, 2012, 12:49 PM
The actually screen size difference is ridiculous. Having had the 3.5" iPhone for so long, I can't even imagine how you would fill up the whole screen. I bet web pages and movies look fantastic.

Ryno76
Jun 14, 2012, 01:03 PM
the evoloution of the cell phone.....

From cinder block...
343356

To brick....
343353

To Small....
343354

and only to start getting bigger again....guess bigger is better?

All the phones out there right now are great....and there is always going to be something better and I guess bigger.....

OneMike
Jun 14, 2012, 01:08 PM
I keep looking at the S3 and am so tempted to get the unlocked version on Amazon.

vikingjunior
Jun 14, 2012, 01:19 PM
To big! 4.3 is the sweet spot!

onthecouchagain
Jun 14, 2012, 01:24 PM
the evoloution of the cell phone.....

From cinder block...
343356

To brick....
343353

To Small....
343354

and only to start getting bigger again....guess bigger is better?

All the phones out there right now are great....and there is always going to be something better and I guess bigger.....


This reference of how "phones used to be big, then got small, and for some reason are now going big again" is an awkward point of contention. It's getting big, generally speaking, but it's getting "big" in an entirely different way compared to old big phones. Things like screen sizes and batteries are getting big, but they serve a function (and an arguably good function).

They're just not getting big for the sake of getting big, and they're getting big with an entirely different functionality and reasoning. It's not like we're going to one day see a thick, brick-like new phone in the future. Not intentionally, anyway.

Wrathwitch
Jun 14, 2012, 01:27 PM
I thank you VERY much for posting those pics. I have been hungering for a visual comparison for a while!

Timzer
Jun 14, 2012, 08:13 PM
Thanks for the comparison shots. Number one reason I sent back my Samsung Galaxy 2 phone was the wide form factor, and waiting for the iPhone 5 to come out and hope it will only have a taller form factor and not any wider one. ;)

Sorry but it sounds like your just settling. Everyone thought the iPhone screensize was just perfect. And when the rumor of a longer (but not wider) screen started, most everyone felt such an idea was absolutely horrible. And as this rumor starts gaining momentum, haters of the stretched iphone are starting to warm up to the idea because they have no choice. But I'm betting you're not the first one that has come to the rationalized acceptance that a stretched iphone 4s is what you may be in store for with the upcoming iphone. Visually, it's gonna look ridiculous. Hopefully the rumors won't be true.

sentinelsx
Jun 14, 2012, 09:59 PM
the evoloution of the cell phone.....

From cinder block...
343356

To brick....
343353

To Small....
343354

and only to start getting bigger again....guess bigger is better?

All the phones out there right now are great....and there is always going to be something better and I guess bigger.....

This always cracks me up. Classic case of looking over the real facts.

Brick phones were thick. Today's phones are striving for thinness. So much that every new phone is trying to get rid of 1-3 mm compared to its predecessor. The nokia phone linked is probably twice the thinness of the latest phones.

The biggest real estate user used to be hard keys. Now we have big screens because that is how we interact. The larger the screen = easier to interact with objects on it. You cannot make the keys larger as they were large enough.

onthecouchagain
Jun 14, 2012, 11:13 PM
It's nuts that a mere year ago, TouchWiz was incredibly frowned upon. Today... its features are one of the driving factors of purchasing the SIII.

Pretty wild, if you ask me.

0m3ga
Jun 14, 2012, 11:51 PM
Well, if you decide you want to hook your phone up to your hd tv and a wireless bt keyboard and mouse and have your phone utilize a pc interface you're golden.

If you want to hook up a ps3 or xbox controller directly to the phone via wire or bt and play games like tekken or super mario kart via downloaded roms, you're golden.

Want to attach an external drive and upload/download files between the phone and drive. No problemo.

Check out the vid. iPhone may have a few issues trying to compare to this. Not to mention every reviewer says this phone is fast and the OS/Touchwiz UI is buttery smooth.

http://m.youtube.com/#/profile?desktop_uri=/user/NZtechfreak&user=NZtechfreak&gl=US


Edit: Forgot to add. If you are a male over 6 feet tall, you'll understand that the 4.5-4.8" screen is perfect. The iPhone is actually too small imo. The whole iphone fits within the S3's screen.

dsa1971
Jun 15, 2012, 04:00 AM
Had the galaxy for a couple weeks when I switched from AT&T to Verizon. I like the thinness and curve. For me, the largeness made it to unwieldy. Bigger issue. Android kept crashing. Hard crashes causing reboot. Went back to iPhone. For me, I wouldn't mind a slightly larger iPhone but I'm happy with the 3.5 inch screen

kevinof
Jun 15, 2012, 04:20 AM
Yeah right.

Had the galaxy for a couple weeks when I switched from AT&T to Verizon. I like the thinness and curve. For me, the largeness made it to unwieldy. Bigger issue. Android kept crashing. Hard crashes causing reboot. Went back to iPhone. For me, I wouldn't mind a slightly larger iPhone but I'm happy with the 3.5 inch screen

Wrathwitch
Jun 15, 2012, 06:12 AM
Stop it already!!!! Both phones represent the best Samsung and Apple have to offer. S3 is great the 4S is great the 6 gen will be great...competition is good for us, we benefit from it. I appreciate both iOS and Android. Both can accomplish many tasks we never dreamed of doing on a mobile phone. Both Macrumors and Xda are now full of teenager like argumentative threads like this....TO EACH HIS OWN!! Mods need to shut these threads down!!

Actually even though these posts can sometimes be annoying, I have on occasion, garnered some good information that gets posted within. There is always some nugget of truth, new specs, new info that gets put in amongst the flotsam.

You think these forums are childish and insane (these threads) you should try general or trade chat in WoW. Makes people here seem like venerable wise folks!

nickchallis92
Jun 15, 2012, 07:12 AM
Had the galaxy for a couple weeks when I switched from AT&T to Verizon. I like the thinness and curve. For me, the largeness made it to unwieldy. Bigger issue. Android kept crashing. Hard crashes causing reboot. Went back to iPhone. For me, I wouldn't mind a slightly larger iPhone but I'm happy with the 3.5 inch screen

Just a made up comment with a few false android stereotypes thrown in. Cool story bro, needs more dragons

TheMacBookPro
Jun 15, 2012, 07:29 AM
the evoloution of the cell phone.....

From cinder block...

To brick....

To Small....

and only to start getting bigger again....guess bigger is better?

All the phones out there right now are great....and there is always going to be something better and I guess bigger.....

Bigger in order to house a larger screen, not bigger to house the guts. Big difference there.

Had the galaxy for a couple weeks when I switched from AT&T to Verizon. I like the thinness and curve. For me, the largeness made it to unwieldy. Bigger issue. Android kept crashing. Hard crashes causing reboot. Went back to iPhone. For me, I wouldn't mind a slightly larger iPhone but I'm happy with the 3.5 inch screen

Sure it did :rolleyes:

Ryno76
Jun 15, 2012, 11:47 AM
Bigger in order to house a larger screen, not bigger to house the guts. Big difference there.



Sure it did :rolleyes:

My post was for fun facts not for people to get all hissy about. yes phones are smaller in terms of guts and the screens are nice and big...don't get me wrong i jumped on the iphone the first day it came out. but when phones get too big to fit in your pocket....and you need a fanny pack like holder to have it on your belt instead....the phones are still bigger than they used to be.

ChazUK
Jun 15, 2012, 01:19 PM
Had the galaxy for a couple weeks when I switched from AT&T to Verizon. I like the thinness and curve. For me, the largeness made it to unwieldy. Bigger issue. Android kept crashing. Hard crashes causing reboot. Went back to iPhone. For me, I wouldn't mind a slightly larger iPhone but I'm happy with the 3.5 inch screen

Got myself a brand new iPhone 4. I like the build materials. Bigger issue. Apple kept holding back features in firmware updates. No maps or Flyover causing frustration. For me, I don't mind the slightly larger Galaxy S III and I'm happy with the 4.8 inch screen.

See, we can all make up tales of woe. :p

TheMacBookPro
Jun 15, 2012, 01:38 PM
My post was for fun facts not for people to get all hissy about. yes phones are smaller in terms of guts and the screens are nice and big...don't get me wrong i jumped on the iphone the first day it came out. but when phones get too big to fit in your pocket....and you need a fanny pack like holder to have it on your belt instead....the phones are still bigger than they used to be.

Oh no- don't misunderstand me. I'm just saying there's a difference. Not trying to criticize you.

onthecouchagain
Jun 15, 2012, 01:58 PM
Please don't let me see the "phones are getting too big to fit in my pocket" argument again.

Unless you only have pockets that are exactly the dimensions of your iphone 4/4S... any recently released phone will fit fine. In fact, in many cases, it fits better because it's so much thinner.

It really is a non-issue.

FearNo1
Jun 15, 2012, 02:15 PM
Can the GS3 be upgraded to the latest android? I read that most android fones can't be updated due to carrier.

ChazUK
Jun 15, 2012, 02:17 PM
Can the GS3 be upgraded to the latest android? I read that most android fones can't be updated due to carrier.

It's already on 4.0.4. There is nothing for it to update to.

Internaut
Jun 15, 2012, 02:19 PM
I've already given my two cents in other threads here. If you're used to using your iPhone one handed and are tempted by Samsung's super slick monster, give it a try first and decide if you can adapt.

As for the S3, it typifies Samsung's approach to competing. Everything has to be bigger/better/faster/smoother in the race to the top (the S3 must have been a shock to HTC with their One X). I love my S3 (and I do believe it leaves the 4S mostly behind the curve) but I wouldn't be too surprised if the actual iPhone 5 is a decent response to the Samsung/HTC threat.

FearNo1
Jun 15, 2012, 02:26 PM
Yeah I know..but android will be updated in future ;) I'd like to have the ability to run the latest version

It's already on 4.0.4. There is nothing for it to update to.

ChazUK
Jun 15, 2012, 02:57 PM
Yeah I know..but android will be updated in future ;) I'd like to have the ability to run the latest version

Well, the Galaxy S was launched with Andrid 2.2 and was updated to 2.3
The Galaxy S II was released with Android 2.3 and now runs 4.0.4

There is no reason to think that the GSIII won't get the next revision of Android.

On top of that, being a Galaxy S device it's likely to be very popular and well supported by the development community if custom firmware is your bag.

blairh
Jun 15, 2012, 03:07 PM
I am so excited to see this phone in person next week. If the screen is to my liking and I think I can use this with one hand, then I'm getting it. And that's a big deal seeing that I've used and loved an iPhone for 4 years now.

Xian Zhu Xuande
Jun 15, 2012, 03:27 PM
Edit: Forgot to add. If you are a male over 6 feet tall, you'll understand that the 4.5-4.8" screen is perfect. The iPhone is actually too small imo. The whole iphone fits within the S3's screen.
Unless you have unusually large hands, even at 6+ feet, a 4.5-4.8" screen is not comfortable to operate with one hand. People certainly have different priorities, but I have issue with any phone that cannot be comfortably operated with one hand (meaning it has a screen which I can comfortably navigate with my phone while I hold the phone comfortably in the palm of my hand).

0m3ga
Jun 15, 2012, 03:38 PM
Unless you have unusually large hands, even at 6+ feet, a 4.5-4.8" screen is not comfortable to operate with one hand. People certainly have different priorities, but I have issue with any phone that cannot be comfortably operated with one hand (meaning it has a screen which I can comfortably navigate with my phone while I hold the phone comfortably in the palm of my hand).

I'm 6'1" tall. I operate my S2 with one hand no problem.

Xian Zhu Xuande
Jun 15, 2012, 03:40 PM
I'm 6'1" tall. I operate my S2 with one hand no problem.
I'm there and it's nowhere near as comfortable for me, and I have a taller friend who has one of these larger Samsung phones and he can't. On the flip side I know some people who probably could (they've definitely got big hands). Heck, comfortable operation starts to end for average hands just past the iPhone.

If your hands are somewhat average I'd suggest you try it out and notice the difference in your hand movement but I don't really expect people to be too open to this sort of thing. Some people just like large screens and that's okay.

0m3ga
Jun 15, 2012, 03:53 PM
I'm there and it's nowhere near as comfortable for me, and I have a taller friend who has one of these larger Samsung phones and he can't. On the flip side I know some people who probably could (they've definitely got big hands). Heck, comfortable operation starts to end for average hands just past the iPhone.

If your hands are somewhat average I'd suggest you try it out and notice the difference in your hand movement but I don't really expect people to be too open to this sort of thing. Some people just like large screens and that's okay.

I owned the iP4, as did my wife. I bought the S2 and it immediately felt better. The iP4 is almost to small. When I would go back and forth between phones, I hnestly don't know how I used the iPhone for the last 4 years!

sotorious
Jun 15, 2012, 10:23 PM
I am going to be trading in my iphone 4 for the S3.

einmusiker
Jun 15, 2012, 10:33 PM
cant wait for my preorder s3 to come.

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It's nuts that a mere year ago, TouchWiz was incredibly frowned upon. Today... its features are one of the driving factors of purchasing the SIII.

Pretty wild, if you ask me.

if I dont like it I'll be rooting the phone. My rooted thunderbolt has been amazing and its time for something new. I'll probably root it no matter what ;)

KentuckyHouse
Jun 15, 2012, 10:39 PM
I just sold my SII a couple of days ago in preparation for getting the SIII next week (hopefully...if I can find one in stock...LOL). I'm mid-contract on my 4S, so I'll be buying the SIII outright at full price, but it's completely worth it to me. I loved my SII and this phone is better all around.

My 4S is great, but I'm so freaking bored of it. I've even got it jailbroken, but it's just not enough anymore. For me, that bigger screen has become a necessity, so I'll be shelling out the $$$ for it. Plus, the developer community behind the SIII will be huge and the options will be endless.

Mind you, I won't be selling my 4S because I still love it. But I just can't pass up that beautiful SIII. :D

flameproof
Jun 15, 2012, 11:06 PM
The one thing I really dislike about the iPhone 4/4s is the fact that it's literally a brick. It's heavy and awkward to me. If I could get a form factor with a curved back not made of glass on my iPhone.....

To me that's an interesting comment. I go exactly the other way. I am no Fanboy at all and would love to switch to the S3, but don't coz my i4 is still OK, and I use mainly the 'phone' function (which many I guess are unaware of).

Anyway, back to the comment: What I love about the iPhone 4 design is that I can put it on a table and finger the screen - and the phone doesn't move at all. One hand typing with a curved back is not that easy.

IMHO a flat back brings certainly practical advantages.

AbyssImpact
Jun 15, 2012, 11:18 PM
That's probably because it doesn't have an Apple logo on the back of it.

That's not true. Apple/iOS > Samsung/Android.

Technarchy
Jun 15, 2012, 11:26 PM
To me that's an interesting comment. I go exactly the other way. I am no Fanboy at all and would love to switch to the S3, but don't coz my i4 is still OK, and I use mainly the 'phone' function (which many I guess are unaware of).

Anyway, back to the comment: What I love about the iPhone 4 design is that I can put it on a table and finger the screen - and the phone doesn't move at all. One hand typing with a curved back is not that easy.

IMHO a flat back brings certainly practical advantages.

I agree. The uniform shape, and flat edges are actually something I really like about the iPhone 4/4S.

The design also opens up all kinds of doors for cases and covers

Savor
Jun 17, 2012, 04:01 AM
I have a cousin who told me he saw the Samsung Galaxy S3 just recently at mall. He thought it was pretty slick along with ICS. And he has never been an Android fan.

I was underwhelmed by S3 at first but I might still want to check it out. My 2nd fav phone was made by Samsung. I think they really have turn things around and have the best hardware features and innovations. I hate when Apple fanboys complain about plastic yet Sammy makes alot of components for Apple. Apple goes on altering the chip with minor modifications and then brand it themselves and say here, "Check our A5 chip. But let's make Samsung make it for us anyway!"

I'm open to giving Samsung a chance. That Smart Alert is interesting and their Smart TV looks awesome. They still make the best TV's as of today. The 3rd-5th gen is usually when manufacturers get it right with the product line. Look at the iPhone 3Gs holding up very well after three yrs while you couldnt say the same for first two gens of iPhones. I expect huge sales for S3 like the S2 did. It is now the most anticipated model line next to the iPhones.

iEnvy
Jun 17, 2012, 12:50 PM
I'm glad Samsung has such a beautiful device. Competition is good and hell you never know, we iPhone users might pick one up one day. Maybe to try it out or even own one.

There's nothing wrong with product loyalty if the company continues to deliver great products, being Samsung or Apple. Personally these are my favorite companies and its obvious that I will look to these brands when it comes to mobile devices, televisions, and computers. I just think most people and myself can't stand others that think a product makes them better than others. I know Apple has a lot of "these people".

Again, kudos to Samsung on a great device :)

SR45
Jun 17, 2012, 04:54 PM
Well, if you decide you want to hook your phone up to your hd tv and a wireless bt keyboard and mouse and have your phone utilize a pc interface you're golden.

If you want to hook up a ps3 or xbox controller directly to the phone via wire or bt and play games like tekken or super mario kart via downloaded roms, you're golden.

Want to attach an external drive and upload/download files between the phone and drive. No problemo.

Check out the vid. iPhone may have a few issues trying to compare to this. Not to mention every reviewer says this phone is fast and the OS/Touchwiz UI is buttery smooth.

http://m.youtube.com/#/profile?desktop_uri=/user/NZtechfreak&user=NZtechfreak&gl=US


Edit: Forgot to add. If you are a male over 6 feet tall, you'll understand that the 4.5-4.8" screen is perfect. The iPhone is actually too small imo. The whole iphone fits within the S3's screen.

I'm 6'3" and would and have stayed clear of the 4.3 inch wide and wider cell phones. Way too big (Wide wise) and not as comfortable as the iPhone has to offer. To each his/her own. ;)

Sorry but it sounds like your just settling. Everyone thought the iPhone screensize was just perfect. And when the rumor of a longer (but not wider) screen started, most everyone felt such an idea was absolutely horrible. And as this rumor starts gaining momentum, haters of the stretched iphone are starting to warm up to the idea because they have no choice. But I'm betting you're not the first one that has come to the rationalized acceptance that a stretched iphone 4s is what you may be in store for with the upcoming iphone. Visually, it's gonna look ridiculous. Hopefully the rumors won't be true.

Not settling at all. I just like the size of the current or perhaps 4 inch screen that maybe coming out. I use my phones as a phone, email and GPS only and never watch movies, youtube, nor Facebook/Texting stuff, so a good mature looking iPhone is my choice. I have a Mac and Stereo for the other stuff. Since there are plenty of other cell phones out there, there is a choice for all of use. ;)

mbell1975
Jun 17, 2012, 09:59 PM
This is a much better visual comparison and it has a video

http://www.androidauthority.com/samsung-galaxy-s3-vs-apple-iphone-4s-82191/


http://1.androidauthority.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/iphone-vs-Samsung-galaxy-S31.jpg

oBMTo
Jun 17, 2012, 10:02 PM
that's not true. Apple logo/apple logo> no apple logo/no apple logo.

fyp

Ryno76
Jun 17, 2012, 10:43 PM
Oh no- don't misunderstand me. I'm just saying there's a difference. Not trying to criticize you.

It's all good. It was kinda funny seeing all the old cell phones when I looked them up. My grandpa had a brick one and a larger one. A little nostalgia...

b166er
Jun 17, 2012, 11:12 PM
people need to stop debating the screen size "issue" and understand that it's just a matter of preference. There is no perfect size. And no big company (Apple, Samsung) are going to make four different screen size versions of their flagship devices. If that is the most important factor than your choice has been made for you. Like it small, go with the iPhone, like it big, go with the S3.

It doesn't matter how tall you are, how big your hands are, if you are a man or a woman, etc. These are all useless variables in an argument that is pretty tired, especially on this forum. A 4 foot tall woman and a 7 foot man might like the same screen size.

AP_piano295
Jun 26, 2012, 12:50 AM
Stop it already!!!! Both phones represent the best Samsung and Apple have to offer. S3 is great the 4S is great the 6 gen will be great...competition is good for us, we benefit from it. I appreciate both iOS and Android. Both can accomplish many tasks we never dreamed of doing on a mobile phone. Both Macrumors and Xda are now full of teenager like argumentative threads like this....TO EACH HIS OWN!! Mods need to shut these threads down!!

Exactly:

If I were buying a phone just based on aesthetics I would personally choose the iPhone (I think it's beautiful).

But the larger screen is important to me, somewhere between and e-reader and a phone.

It's a balance but I think they're both great in different ways.

Grolubao
Jun 26, 2012, 01:15 AM
The SGIII since it has the curved back makes it much more comfortable to hold than the iPhone 4S. Also the fact that has a back button makes it easy not to go on the top leftmost corner, which is something that I don't like on the iPhone.