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PacificBeach
Jul 7, 2012, 09:38 PM
Which would you chose right now today and why? 32GB Galaxy S3 with 64GB SD-CARD or 64GB iphone 4S



utahman130
Jul 7, 2012, 09:40 PM
iPhone. Still seems a lot more stable and reliable than Android IMO

blackhand1001
Jul 7, 2012, 09:42 PM
Which would you chose right now today and why? 32GB Galaxy S3 with 64GB SD-CARD or 64GB iphone 4S

Galaxy s3 all the way. Its just so ahead of the iphone right now in most ways. Even battery life. Those new 28nm snapdragon s4's really are good on battery. The 2100mah battery helps a lot too.

DodgeV83
Jul 7, 2012, 09:44 PM
Which would you chose right now today and why? 32GB Galaxy S3 with 64GB SD-CARD or 64GB iphone 4S

Depends on what you value.

PacificBeach
Jul 7, 2012, 09:47 PM
Depends on what you value.

Anwering a question with a question...............:rolleyes:

batting1000
Jul 7, 2012, 09:51 PM
Who needs 96 GB of storage?

Mac.World
Jul 7, 2012, 10:08 PM
Who needs 96 GB of storage?

That's what I said in the mid-80's. Who needs 250MB harddrive. No way you can fill that up!

As the saying goes, 'It's better to have and not need, than to need and not have.'

DodgeV83
Jul 7, 2012, 10:17 PM
Anwering a question with a question...............:rolleyes:

There was no question mark at the end of my statement, and without you giving information on what you specifically are looking for in a phone, this thread is no different than the 1000 other iOS vs Android threads in this forum.

bembol
Jul 7, 2012, 10:25 PM
Not about GB.

Had the 64GB 4S for a few months, love it but it's S3's time to shine. I'm waiting for my 16GB Pebble Blue and 32GB Lexar microSDHDC Class 10 in the mail.

And in a few month it will be Apple again with iPhone 5. Not sure if I'm going back, Samsung hit the mark with 4.9".

KJmoon117
Jul 7, 2012, 10:48 PM
I'm tempted to try out the GS3. I hated Android before because of their clunky UI and fragmented marketplace but Jellybean and the GS3 is really enticing.

However, I feel so invested in the Apple ecosystem with the apps I've purchased and the integration with my MBP.

But if I were to be given that offer today (for free), I'd definitely pick the GS3 over the iPhone. Better hardware and bigger capacity. We should however, wait for the iP5 to make a real comparison.

RocketRed
Jul 7, 2012, 11:18 PM
I would get both. The best of both worlds.

But if I have to pick only one, it would be the iPhone 4s.

Although I am using Android now (NOT S3), I find the Galaxy S3 looks ugly (in my opinion, of course). The iPhone 4S looks sexier.

Also with Dropbox, Box, google docs and iCloud, you don't really need to worry about space as most smartphones are always connected online.

mbell1975
Jul 8, 2012, 12:50 AM
I sold my 4s after a few weeks but I just got an S3. I have had 8 phones over the past 3 years, this is easily the best.

404 tech junkie
Jul 8, 2012, 01:05 AM
iPhone. Still seems a lot more stable and reliable than Android IMO

And what about the Galaxy S3 is unstable and unreliable? I'd love to hear what this is based on. :cool:

DodgeV83
Jul 8, 2012, 02:03 AM
And what about the Galaxy S3 is unstable and unreliable? I'd love to hear what this is based on. :cool:

Probably referring to apps.

LostSoul80
Jul 8, 2012, 02:06 AM
Probably referring to apps.

Are you serious? Have you ever even touched an Android device? :rolleyes:

DodgeV83
Jul 8, 2012, 02:51 AM
Are you serious? Have you ever even touched an Android device? :rolleyes:

Yes, many times, but my anecdotal evidence doesn't mean much, so here's a response I gave to someone in the S3 thread when a few people in the thread started complaining that their favorite Android games don't work on the S3:

Furthermore, apparently EA Games and Gameloft games don't work:

http://forums.androidcentral.com/samsung-galaxy-s-iii/182638-ea-games-gameloft-games-dont-play-nice-us-version.html

Dead Space and Mass Effect Infiltrator will not run on the US version of the GS3.

http://forum.gameloft.com/index.php/topic,52129.msg150641.html#msg150641

well pretty much all of them!!! i tried Order and Chaos, Modern Combat 3, Dungeon Hunter 3, Men in Black 3 and Six Guns

This includes Gameloft's notable Nova 3 (currently my favorite game). I'm sure many of these issues will be fixed, if they haven't already, but it's clear framentation is still a big issue with Android, even on the S3.

You can add Real Racing 2 to that list. (http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-s3/570603-real-racing-2-will-not-work.html)

And Dungeon Defenders (http://forums.trendyent.com/showthread.php?67863-Close-at-Splash-Screen-Samsung-Galaxy-S-III)

I've seen similar issues with photography apps, and other less intensive apps as well. So yes, he's probably referring to the apps.

404 tech junkie
Jul 8, 2012, 02:53 AM
Yes, many times, but my anecdotal evidence doesn't mean much, so here's a response I gave to someone in the S3 thread when a few people in the thread started complaining that their favorite Android games don't work on the S3:

Furthermore, apparently EA Games and Gameloft games don't work:

http://forums.androidcentral.com/samsung-galaxy-s-iii/182638-ea-games-gameloft-games-dont-play-nice-us-version.html



http://forum.gameloft.com/index.php/topic,52129.msg150641.html#msg150641



This includes Gameloft's notable Nova 3 (currently my favorite game). I'm sure many of these issues will be fixed, if they haven't already, but it's clear framentation is still a big issue with Android, even on the S3.

You can add Real Racing 2 to that list. (http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-s3/570603-real-racing-2-will-not-work.html)

And Dungeon Defenders (http://forums.trendyent.com/showthread.php?67863-Close-at-Splash-Screen-Samsung-Galaxy-S-III)

I've seen similar issues with photography apps, and other less intensive apps as well. So yes, he's probably referring to the apps.

None of those things have anything to do with the instability and it being unreliable. Again, I would like to know what instability and reliability issues the GS3 has that he is referring to.

LostSoul80
Jul 8, 2012, 03:01 AM
Yes, many times, but my anecdotal evidence doesn't mean much, so here's a response I gave to someone in the S3 thread when a few people in the thread started complaining that their favorite Android games don't work on the S3:

Furthermore, apparently EA Games and Gameloft games don't work:

http://forums.androidcentral.com/samsung-galaxy-s-iii/182638-ea-games-gameloft-games-dont-play-nice-us-version.html



http://forum.gameloft.com/index.php/topic,52129.msg150641.html#msg150641



This includes Gameloft's notable Nova 3 (currently my favorite game). I'm sure many of these issues will be fixed, if they haven't already, but it's clear framentation is still a big issue with Android, even on the S3.

You can add Real Racing 2 to that list. (http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-s3/570603-real-racing-2-will-not-work.html)

And Dungeon Defenders (http://forums.trendyent.com/showthread.php?67863-Close-at-Splash-Screen-Samsung-Galaxy-S-III)

I've seen similar issues with photography apps, and other less intensive apps as well. So yes, he's probably referring to the apps.

Your lack of comprehension is not easy to justify. Unless, of course, you're acting the fanboy role.
Having some applications and games currently not working on the platform has nothing to do with Android being unstable. Nothing. That just means developers haven't figured out how to make their applications work. And notice I've mentioned "some", not "the vast majority". I've seen a lot of crappy applications on iOS, lots, but that has nothing to do with iOS's stability.

DodgeV83
Jul 8, 2012, 03:10 AM
None of those things have anything to do with the instability and it being unreliable. Again, I would like to know what instability and reliability issues the GS3 has that he is referring to.

Hey don't ask me, I'm only guessing. Many of the apps I mentioned are available to download, but continuously crash when trying to play them, and/or are unplayable due to no sound, or a ridiculously bad frame rate, and then continuously crash. That qualifies as unstable. I guess an app that constantly crashes could also be referred to as unreliable as well.

404 tech junkie
Jul 8, 2012, 03:27 AM
Hey don't ask me, I'm only guessing. Many of the apps I mentioned are available to download, but continuously crash when trying to play them, and/or are unplayable due to no sound, or a ridiculously bad frame rate, and then continuously crash. That qualifies as unstable. I guess an app that constantly crashes could also be referred to as unreliable as well.

You and I both know an app developer not updating their app to work with a new device or new hardware doesn't mean the device is unreliable or unstable. It simply means the app needs to be updated. For example, a couple days ago the game Mass Effect was updated. Previously it didn't work, and now it does. Games needing to be updated has nothing to do with a phone being reliable and how stable it is. I still would like to hear this guy explain himself. I'd love to hear this one lol.

ChazUK
Jul 8, 2012, 03:35 AM
You and I both know an app developer not updating their app to work with a new device or new hardware doesn't mean the device is unreliable or unstable. It simply means the app needs to be updated. For example, a couple days ago the game Mass Effect was updated. Previously it didn't work, and now it does. Games needing to be updated has nothing to do with a phone being reliable and how stable it is. I still would like to hear this guy explain himself. I'd love to hear this one lol.

Since getting my s3, Asphalt 5, Backstab, N.O.V.A. 2 and Modern Combat 2 & 3 have been updated to work on my S3.

As far as app compatibility goes, I'm still using apps I bought on my HTC Hero in 2009 on my current S3. It really hasn't been a problem for me thus far.

404 tech junkie
Jul 8, 2012, 03:40 AM
Since getting my s3, Asphalt 5, Backstab, N.O.V.A. 2 and Modern Combat 2 & 3 have been updated to work on my S3.

As far as app compatibility goes, I'm still using apps I bought on my HTC Hero in 2009 on my current S3. It really hasn't been a problem for me thus far.

Apparently the issue is primarily with Gameloft games. They just have to update them to work with the GS3. I'm sure they will soon enough, just as they have already done with some of their titles. I haven't had any issues at all with app compatibility thus far.

torana355
Jul 8, 2012, 03:46 AM
S3 Hands down winner. btw I don't even own an S3 but i know a few people that do.

mackinmike
Jul 8, 2012, 03:49 AM
Gs3 without a doubt..superfast phone with lte.....phone4s is old tech..no lte, small screen....with ip5 around the corner why waste ur time with the 4s.

gngan
Jul 8, 2012, 03:58 AM
Choosing a smartphone for its storage size? That's new.:confused:

I would wait for the new iphone and decide what to get. It all depends what you are looking for.

yegon
Jul 8, 2012, 04:11 AM
You'd have to be crazy to get a 4S now. That's nothing to do with iOS v Android, and everything to do with a new iPhone being just around the corner.

404 tech junkie
Jul 8, 2012, 04:50 AM
You'd have to be crazy to get a 4S now. That's nothing to do with iOS v Android, and everything to do with a new iPhone being just around the corner.

This is very true. At this particular juncture, it just doesn't make sense to buy a 4S unless you're getting it outright and for a VERY good price.

KJmoon117
Jul 8, 2012, 05:11 AM
Choosing a smartphone for its storage size? That's new.:confused:


Maybe not solely for storage capacity but it certainly does play a huge factor in the decision. After all if it was between a 4GB iPhone 4S vs a 96 GB S3, I'm sure most of us would pick the S3 hands down.

Smartphone these days store apps, music, pictures, videos, and other types of multimedia. I have a 64GB and I've already filled it up over halfway on the apps, music, and pictures alone. These multimedia files are getting bigger every year as quality increases. Nonetheless, if the user needs a large capacity then one could choose a smartphone solely based on capacity.

gngan
Jul 8, 2012, 09:48 AM
Maybe not solely for storage capacity but it certainly does play a huge factor in the decision. After all if it was between a 4GB iPhone 4S vs a 96 GB S3, I'm sure most of us would pick the S3 hands down.

Smartphone these days store apps, music, pictures, videos, and other types of multimedia. I have a 64GB and I've already filled it up over halfway on the apps, music, and pictures alone. These multimedia files are getting bigger every year as quality increases. Nonetheless, if the user needs a large capacity then one could choose a smartphone solely based on capacity.

You are right. 32gb iPhone and there's still space left. I have around 2xxx photos, few apps and few gb of songs. I only watch movie on my 64gb iPad so that save iPhone's space. As a phone, i don't think you need that much space cause watching movie on a smartphone limits the experience. We are not talking about 4gb or 8gb here. The choices from both side is more than enough so it's not a deciding factor for me.

Frankly, i don't mind using Andriod but since I've been in Apple's eco-system, it's easier for me to stick with iPhone.

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Bugeyeblue
Jul 8, 2012, 01:14 PM
I sold my 4s after a few weeks but I just got an S3. I have had 8 phones over the past 3 years, this is easily the best.

What 8 phones did you have? Just wondering, I've had a lot of phones too. I'm really interested in the s3 and wanted to see what you're comparing against.

utahman130
Jul 8, 2012, 06:06 PM
You can get viruses on android.

Dangerous Theory
Jul 8, 2012, 06:20 PM
Galaxy s3 all the way. Its just so ahead of the iphone right now in most ways. Even battery life. Those new 28nm snapdragon s4's really are good on battery. The 2100mah battery helps a lot too.

Based on my experience with iPhone 4 and GS3, I have to say the iPhone was much longer lasting on battery. Perhaps the iPhone 4S drains much faster than the 4, or there are differences between our GS3's (mine is the quad core version without LTE)? I love the phone, and the drain is acceptable, just not as good as my previous iPhone 4's.

blackhand1001
Jul 8, 2012, 08:22 PM
Based on my experience with iPhone 4 and GS3, I have to say the iPhone was much longer lasting on battery. Perhaps the iPhone 4S drains much faster than the 4, or there are differences between our GS3's (mine is the quad core version without LTE)? I love the phone, and the drain is acceptable, just not as good as my previous iPhone 4's.

Yeah I was referring to the dual core snapdragon s4 version.

kschles
Jul 8, 2012, 08:23 PM
Who needs 96 GB of storage?

I could use 96GB of storage. I have a 64GB Ipod touch which is almost full. Would luv to ditch the Ipod and just go with the Iphone. Hoping for a higher capacity Iphone 5, but doubt that it will happen. Apple seems to think that everyone should be part of the cloud. Maybe that works in Cupertino, but when you work in a big government building in suburban Washington, DC, that doesn't have wifi or cell service; than the cloud is of little use.

x&y
Jul 8, 2012, 08:55 PM
I'd rather have my iPhone 4 (not even 4s) instead of a Galaxy S3.

At the end of the day, iPhone's have something Android will never have, iOS.

And that is the reason I love my iPhone over any new Android phone.

chewietobbacca
Jul 8, 2012, 09:12 PM
At this point, if you needed a phone, the S3 is new technology, 4S is old news.

How the iPhone 5 does is another question, but that's still a few months off

Technarchy
Jul 8, 2012, 09:14 PM
I don't see the appeal of the S3. I'd go iPhone.

Windows 8 is tempting. Jelly Bean and ICS are not.

ixodes
Jul 8, 2012, 09:25 PM
The Galaxy S III is my primary smartphone.

An iPhone 4S serves as my secondary smartphone.

For my use, nothing comes close to the highly customizable SGS III with it's spacious 4.8" display. It's so nice to enjoy the comfort offered by this gorgeous display when working on the web or handling my Gmail at lighting speeds. It's no wonder people love this phone.

The shape is as comfortable as my old 3GS use to be. While nice looking, my slab sided iP4S is not very nice to hold with it's blunt edges & industrial shape.

Technarchy
Jul 8, 2012, 09:40 PM
The Galaxy S III is my primary smartphone.

An iPhone 4S serves as my secondary smartphone.

For my use, nothing comes close to the highly customizable SGS III with it's spacious 4.8" display. It's so nice to enjoy the comfort offered by this gorgeous display when working on the web or handling my Gmail at lighting speeds. It's no wonder people love this phone.

The shape is as comfortable as my old 3GS use to be. While nice looking, my slab sided iP4S is not very nice to hold with it's blunt edges & industrial shape.

In case you didnt know, Woz had no hand in the iPhone 3GS...