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Mrg02d
Aug 1, 2012, 10:53 PM
I just left android, and tmobile, for the iPhone 4s. I'm already missing the large screen I had on my Htc sensation. I am now on sprint, but am within my 14 days. I am seriously considering the GS3. Has anyone here been able to see a GS3 work and compare with their iPhone 4s?

Here's your chance to speak your mind. Let's forget whether iOS is better than android, let's focus on how well each phone works. How many others are feeling the same way? I've got the new iPad, so I'm leaning toward the gs3 since its android and I've got a taste of ios with my iPad.

So far, missing the widgets, live wallpaper, and size!



lazard
Aug 1, 2012, 10:58 PM
I guess the only thing that could make you stay with the 4S is the app store, which at this point in time is much superior to Google Play. Other than that, the OSes are pretty much a wash.

batting1000
Aug 1, 2012, 11:06 PM
High quality apps, consistent software updates, devices are supported for several major updates, great customer support, consistent performance and fluidity.

Want300
Aug 1, 2012, 11:07 PM
I think you should have waited another month to compare the new iPhone to the S3 instead of the 4S

cyks
Aug 1, 2012, 11:22 PM
Why should we (or anyone) try to convince you?

You said yourself what you like and what you miss. You can make up your own mind.

Even if anyone "convinces" you otherwise, you'll still end up missing the big screen and other perks and always wonder if it would have been better if you went with the S3.

Applejuiced
Aug 1, 2012, 11:26 PM
Use whatever you like and makes you happy.
If you need convincing by strangers that dont even know you then maybe its not the right choice.

jav6454
Aug 1, 2012, 11:28 PM
Convincing you is not my priority nor my place. You know what you want, make a decision based on that.

cdmoore74
Aug 1, 2012, 11:53 PM
I know the feeling you have when going from a large display to a small one. You can only tolerate it for a while. If you want to stick with Apple I suggest you wait it out for the next iPhone. But I have 2 problems with the next iPhone if the rumors are true. Only increasing it to 4 inches would have been nice last year. The S3 has 4.8 inches, the galaxy Nexus has 4.65 and the HTC one has 4.7 inch and all three has the typical 1280x720 resolution. Theses sizes are considered the norm. My gut tells me that Apple is going to stay with this new screen size and resolution for at least 3 to 5 years. Second issue is iOS. Apple is just not aggressive with the OS. I understand it's silky smooth, easy to use and reliable but it's time for a major overhaul. I pick up my wife's iPhone and I'm already bored in less than 5 minutes.
Apple is going to have to kill it during the iPhone announcement or I will get HTC's new monster with a 1080p display.

Dolorian
Aug 2, 2012, 12:14 AM
If you want to stick with Apple I suggest you wait it out for the next iPhone. But I have 2 problems with the next iPhone if the rumors are true. Only increasing it to 4 inches would have been nice last year. The S3 has 4.8 inches, the galaxy Nexus has 4.65 and the HTC one has 4.7 inch and all three has the typical 1280x720 resolution. Theses sizes are considered the norm. My gut tells me that Apple is going to stay with this new screen size and resolution for at least 3 to 5 years. Second issue is iOS. Apple is just not aggressive with the OS. I understand it's silky smooth, easy to use and reliable but it's time for a major overhaul. I pick up my wife's iPhone and I'm already bored in less than 5 minutes.

This is exactly how I feel about the iPhone and iOS at the moment. I am waiting for Apple to unveil the new iPhone and see what they bring to the table before deciding to go with the Galaxy SIII. But going by the rumors and what we know about iOS 6, more and more I think I am just setting myself up for disappointment, as it doesn't seems like Apple will introduce a bigger (as opposed to just slightly taller) screen and the iOS is very much the same with a few long overdue features included.

700-Grizz
Aug 2, 2012, 12:22 AM
Ok Stay:D:apple::apple::apple:

mark28
Aug 2, 2012, 12:37 AM
I just left android, and tmobile, for the iPhone 4s. I'm already missing the large screen I had on my Htc sensation. I am now on sprint, but am within my 14 days. I am seriously considering the GS3. Has anyone here been able to see a GS3 work and compare with their iPhone 4s?

Here's your chance to speak your mind. Let's forget whether iOS is better than android, let's focus on how well each phone works. How many others are feeling the same way? I've got the new iPad, so I'm leaning toward the gs3 since its android and I've got a taste of ios with my iPad.

So far, missing the widgets, live wallpaper, and size!

The Samsung Galaxy S3 has much better screen real estate and it's also a much faster phone. I would go for the Samsung Galaxy S3.

If you use the Samsung Galaxy S3 for 5 minutes and then go back to your iPhone, you'll first reaction will be how crowded everything is on the iPhone.

lazard
Aug 2, 2012, 12:37 AM
This is exactly how I feel about the iPhone and iOS at the moment. I am waiting for Apple to unveil the new iPhone and see what they bring to the table before deciding to go with the Galaxy SIII. But going by the rumors and what we know about iOS 6, more and more I think I am just setting myself up for disappointment, as it doesn't seems like Apple will introduce a bigger (as opposed to just slightly taller) screen and the iOS is very much the same with a few long overdue features included.

indeed. iOS 6 is basically iOS 5 with some cydia tweaks baked into it and the new iPhone is basically an elongated 4S (if the leaks are true).

lordofthereef
Aug 2, 2012, 12:41 AM
So far, missing the widgets, live wallpaper, and size!

Why do you want to be convinced to stay with the 4S? Everything you noted here is reason to stay with Android. Seriously. If you had Android, came to iOS, and need convincing to stay, obviously switching OS's wasn't the right move. Go back to what you are happy with.

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indeed. iOS 6 is basically iOS 5 with some cydia tweaks baked into it and the new iPhone is basically an elongated 4S (if the leaks are true).

While I (think) I understand what you are getting at, can't the same be said about every iOS improvement? I can't think of a major feature that came to iOS that wasn't first implemented, in some way, by a third party dev and installed via Installer (RIP) or Cydia.

Wrathwitch
Aug 2, 2012, 04:53 AM
I think you should have waited another month to compare the new iPhone to the S3 instead of the 4S

Exactly what this guy said!

FWIW, I am enjoying my GS3, but ALSO my friend whom I just took to get the 4S is loving hers as well!

I think you have to decide what the priorities in a smart phone are for you, and if screen real estate is near the top, the logical decision would to be to go for a phone with a larger screen, and lets face it, 4" tall phone ain't gonna cut it.

but if you can live with the screen and the great apps and customer service that apple has and thats a priority, stick with the 4S, worst case scenario, you can sell it and get what you want when the newer fall models are released, you might even luck into a lowered price S3 if that is how you decide to go.

mattopotamus
Aug 2, 2012, 07:10 AM
IOS will never get a major overhaul b.c many businesses are using iphones and that is really important to Apple. They will improve and tweak things, but the core of IOS will stay the same as long as businesses proceed to use them....they have taken over blackberry's role.

GoCubsGo
Aug 2, 2012, 07:15 AM
Live wallpaper is a joke. It's a waste of time actually in my opinion. I personally never understood why people have to ask strangers to convince them to stick with something or give up something. The bigger screen was nice on my Droid but the screen on the iPhone 4s is so much better. I also prefer to pocket my phone and I don't want it popping out of my pocket so I like the smaller form factor.

If you are unhappy with the phone then get rid of it. I find that while there is a walled garden with Apple that you do get a device that seems to work rather well. Jailbreak it if you want more.

gladoscc
Aug 2, 2012, 07:18 AM
Apple is no longer innovating and is just going "me-too!"

Siri? Copied off Android 2.0's voice actions.
Notification center? Another balant ripoff.
Apple Maps? "Google Maps? Me-too!".
Passbook? Android has NFC now, what are they going to do? Proprietary format!
iMessage? Copied off tons of the apps.
Volume button for shutter? Again, copied off Android and an App apple even banned.
Larger screen? Copy copy copy.

You can see how Android is leading the way in innovation while Apple is just ripping them off, pretty-ifying it, and then suing Android manufacturers. Apple used to have a significant edge when Android was copying iOS. Now, the roles are reversed.

This is the beginning of Apple's second PC era. Closed platforms only work until open platforms pops up. The more devices and openness of android means more innovation and a better experience, while locked down, integrated platforms are doomed. With no Steve Jobs to save Apple, they're heading on a bad track.

Sankersizzle
Aug 2, 2012, 07:20 AM
This is the beginning of Apple's second PC era. Closed platforms only work until open platforms pops up.

:confused::confused::confused:

mattopotamus
Aug 2, 2012, 07:26 AM
Apple is no longer innovating and is just going "me-too!"

Siri? Copied off Android 2.0's voice actions.
Notification center? Another balant ripoff.
Apple Maps? "Google Maps? Me-too!".
Passbook? Android has NFC now, what are they going to do? Proprietary format!
iMessage? Copied off tons of the apps.
Volume button for shutter? Again, copied off Android and an App apple even banned.
Larger screen? Copy copy copy.

You can see how Android is leading the way in innovation while Apple is just ripping them off, pretty-ifying it, and then suing Android manufacturers. Apple used to have a significant edge when Android was copying iOS. Now, the roles are reversed.

This is the beginning of Apple's second PC era. Closed platforms only work until open platforms pops up. The more devices and openness of android means more innovation and a better experience, while locked down, integrated platforms are doomed. With no Steve Jobs to save Apple, they're heading on a bad track.

People have a weird misconception about steve jobs and apple.....they still have 99% of their team =/

derBayer
Aug 2, 2012, 07:30 AM
Apple is no longer innovating and is just going "me-too!"

Siri? Copied off Android 2.0's voice actions.
Notification center? Another balant ripoff.
Apple Maps? "Google Maps? Me-too!".
Passbook? Android has NFC now, what are they going to do? Proprietary format!
iMessage? Copied off tons of the apps.
Volume button for shutter? Again, copied off Android and an App apple even banned.
Larger screen? Copy copy copy.

You can see how Android is leading the way in innovation while Apple is just ripping them off, pretty-ifying it, and then suing Android manufacturers. Apple used to have a significant edge when Android was copying iOS. Now, the roles are reversed.



srsly?
(android, )google, samsung, motorola, apple, sony - those companies copy from each other since the beginning of time... pushing just apple in this situation is just not right or true.

jsbaugh
Aug 2, 2012, 09:55 AM
I switched to the GS3 a month ago and really like the phone, no regrets switching from the 4s. After using a phone with a larger screen I would have a hard time going back to the iphone. Only thing that was tricky was getting the S3 to sync with all my Apple products but there are apps for that.

mattopotamus
Aug 2, 2012, 10:00 AM
I switched to the GS3 a month ago and really like the phone, no regrets switching from the 4s. After using a phone with a larger screen I would have a hard time going back to the iphone. Only thing that was tricky was getting the S3 to sync with all my Apple products but there are apps for that.

I will tell you something I encountered that really annoyed me. I brought my appletv to my GF's house and forgot the remote and could not find an app for that on the s3 =/

Calidude
Aug 2, 2012, 10:08 AM
It's never going to get better with the iPhone unless Apple makes their OS grow up.

Just go back to Android already. You know you want it. Just wait for the next Nexus phone.

swoosh0217
Aug 2, 2012, 10:22 AM
I owned the 1st gen iPhone all the way to iPhone 4. Then I switched to an Android phone (LG G2x) since I'm with Tmobile. At first, I was very happy with my Android phone and after owning it for more than 8 months, I got tired of it and always been wanting to go back to an iPhone but I know I was bored with the IOS as well.

So I went to the Tmobile store a few times testing out the GS3 and HTC one. In my honest opinion, GS3 is way better than HTC one....

Samsung did a great job with the GS3. Is it enough to convince me to buy it for more than $500 dollars? No....

Even though the GS3 has all the features, IMO there's just something with the iPhone that makes me wanting to go back. The simpleness, the retina display, the looks and the way it feels is what convinced me to go back so I ended up buying a used 4S.

I was very satisfied that I went back to the 4S and with my 4S being Jailbroken and added some nice tweaks, it's definitely in competition with the GS3. My sister in law owns a GS3 and comparing side by side, I'm more convince with the retina display of my 4S. So happy with my decision...

Mrg02d
Aug 2, 2012, 01:56 PM
As for switching back, id rather not since it would cost me over $100 in fees to do so with sprint. $36 activation fee (non refundable) each time a new phone is activated, plus $35.00 restocking fee. That and I bought a $40.00 Seidio surface case+clip.

How about listing strengths that the Iphone 4s has over the GS3? Most here have had their Iphone for a year almost, and few here may have switched to the GS3. If the GS3 is that much better, I could take the $100 hit and switch to it.

I dont care for specs. I care for real world use and experience. Id like to hear from people WITH the Iphone 4s and ESPECIALLY those that also have had experience with the GS3 (played with it, know someone with it, ect).

This isnt a "I switched to the GS3 and it is better than your Iphone 4s so na na na" thread. Its a "I gave the GS3 a spin and here is why I am sticking with the Iphone 4s".

4wdwrx
Aug 2, 2012, 01:59 PM
I just left android, and tmobile, for the iPhone 4s. I'm already missing the large screen I had on my Htc sensation. I am now on sprint, but am within my 14 days. I am seriously considering the GS3. Has anyone here been able to see a GS3 work and compare with their iPhone 4s?

Here's your chance to speak your mind. Let's forget whether iOS is better than android, let's focus on how well each phone works. How many others are feeling the same way? I've got the new iPad, so I'm leaning toward the gs3 since its android and I've got a taste of ios with my iPad.

So far, missing the widgets, live wallpaper, and size!

I switched from a Droid 3 (verizon) to 4s. The 4s is much much better than my Droid 3, but I do miss some features on Android.

This is no comparison, the Galaxy S3 is superior.

mattopotamus
Aug 2, 2012, 01:59 PM
As for switching back, id rather not since it would cost me over $100 in fees to do so with sprint. $36 activation fee (non refundable) each time a new phone is activated, plus $35.00 restocking fee. That and I bought a $40.00 Seidio surface case+clip.

How about listing strengths that the Iphone 4s has over the GS3? Most here have had their Iphone for a year almost, and few here may have switched to the GS3. If the GS3 is that much better, I could take the $100 hit and switch to it.

I dont care for specs. I care for real world use and experience. Id like to hear from people WITH the Iphone 4s and ESPECIALLY those that also have had experience with the GS3 (played with it, know someone with it, ect).

This isnt a "I switched to the GS3 and it is better than your Iphone 4s so na na na" thread. Its a "I gave the GS3 a spin and here is why I am sticking with the Iphone 4s".



real world experience.....everything was easier for me with the iphone b.c the apple eco system. I have appletv, a mac, airport express, and I buy a lot of things at the apple store (the easy checkout is awesome!). A phone is more than just a phone when it is tied to every device in your house, and the alternative google products (nexus Q and android tablets) and trash compared to ATV and ipads.

4wdwrx
Aug 2, 2012, 02:03 PM
Why should we (or anyone) try to convince you?

You said yourself what you like and what you miss. You can make up your own mind.

Even if anyone "convinces" you otherwise, you'll still end up missing the big screen and other perks and always wonder if it would have been better if you went with the S3.

People read magazine reviews and other owner reviews to decide a purchase. Why could the OP not get suggestions and user reviews from you guys? Unless this is a not a enthusiast site but a fan site ;)

Good you have a true non-biased 4s user here. I would wait to see what the iphone 5 has in store.
But since you need to decide quickly, without doubt the mighty Galaxy S3.

mattopotamus
Aug 2, 2012, 02:06 PM
People read magazine reviews and other owner reviews to decide a purchase. Why could the OP not get suggestions and user reviews from you guys? Unless this is a not a enthusiast site but a fan site ;)

agreed. I can see how the title may make people butt hurt, but he really is just asking for opinions about the two phones. Yes, there are a ton of threads, but it is a forum and another thread does not kill anyone.

+1

Mrg02d
Aug 2, 2012, 02:21 PM
agreed. I can see how the title may make people butt hurt, but he really is just asking for opinions about the two phones. Yes, there are a ton of threads, but it is a forum and another thread does not kill anyone.

+1

I guess the title does look a bit like a "This phone sucks and so do you" thread....I didnt mean it that way. I like my Iphone 4s, but this is going to wind up a 2 year deal and want to make sure I made the right choice while I still have time to turn back (although Ill have to pay an extra $71.00 in fees to do so).

I just didnt realize how small the screen is on these things. You really need to use one for more than 10mins to understand what you are getting in to. The GS3 is very large and is android. My experience with android is that it sucks, badly but I see these articles describing the GS3 as being an outstanding job of android.

I feel like I left the party before it got good. :mad:

xraydoc
Aug 2, 2012, 02:36 PM
I guess the title does look a bit like a "This phone sucks and so do you" thread....I didnt mean it that way. I like my Iphone 4s, but this is going to wind up a 2 year deal and want to make sure I made the right choice while I still have time to turn back (although Ill have to pay an extra $71.00 in fees to do so).

I just didnt realize how small the screen is on these things. You really need to use one for more than 10mins to understand what you are getting in to. The GS3 is very large and is android. My experience with android is that it sucks, badly but I see these articles describing the GS3 as being an outstanding job of android.

I feel like I left the party before it got good. :mad:
The GS3 is a very, very nice device. No doubt about it. Probably the best Android phone yet. I'm using a white Verizon LTE model right now in fact. It's fast, smooth and the VZW LTE really zooms. And for a mobile device with a 4.8" screen (basically the size of the entire iPhone itself), it has very good battery life. Excellent camera (imaging element and OS's camera software).

It all comes down to your OS preference.

However, when all tallied up, feature for feature, I (me, I, myself) think the GS3 probably bests the iPhone 4S - though who knows about the iPhone "5". I'd presume Apple still has some surprises in store.

But again, it's personal preference. These are two very high-end devices... best in their respective categories. Which one is better is a mater of personal choice.

NikeTalk
Aug 2, 2012, 02:54 PM
The Samsung Galaxy S3 has much better screen real estate and it's also a much faster phone. I would go for the Samsung Galaxy S3.

If you use the Samsung Galaxy S3 for 5 minutes and then go back to your iPhone, you'll first reaction will be how crowded everything is on the iPhone.Yea the S3 rocks! All my iPhone friends thought I would come crawling back but I don't even really think twice about Apple now. When I pick up my iPhone 4 I find myself holding it really close to my face now and it just looks so tiny and not to mention trying to go back to 3G after experiencing LTE!

Mrg02d
Aug 2, 2012, 02:59 PM
Yea the S3 rocks! All my iPhone friends thought I would come crawling back but I don't even really think twice about Apple now. When I pick up my iPhone 4 I find myself holding it really close to my face now and it just looks so tiny and not to mention trying to go back to 3G after experiencing LTE!

See, Im on sprint and all we have is 3G right now. I also have the new Ipad. How well do these things hold their value? I probably could sell the Iphone later if I am not happy and buy a used GS3 huh? Probably even an even swap too and not have to pay any fees since a used one should have been activated on Sprint at some point. I guess I have a few months before the price drops due to Iphone 5 (which I am not excited about).

Maybe I will Jailbreak the iphone, add some eye candy, and see how I feel in a month?

NikeTalk
Aug 2, 2012, 03:06 PM
iPhones hold value really well so you should be able to get a fair price for it. Not too sure what the Sprint ones are going for compared to GSM but I assume it can't be off too much more.

swoosh0217
Aug 2, 2012, 03:08 PM
I agree with one of the comments here. "It all depends to your OS preference".

Mrg02d
Aug 2, 2012, 03:14 PM
iPhones hold value really well so you should be able to get a fair price for it. Not too sure what the Sprint ones are going for compared to GSM but I assume it can't be off too much more.

Maybe I could get Sprint to unlock it and up the value since I would be adding a phone back (not ending service early). Iphones are all the same, just locked to different carriers right? (Ive got a slot for a SIM on mine despite Sprint being CDMA). Id just need it unlocked and in good condition/fairly new.

Anyone here Jailbroken the Iphone 4s? Maybe another reason to stick it out with the Iphone 4s for now?In other words, would you be more inclined to stick with the 4s jailbroken rather than stock over getting the GS3?

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I agree with one of the comments here. "It all depends to your OS preference".

Both work fine, except Android has the eye candy I love. In the past, this eye candy was also the demise of Android as noone wanted to do it right. Just release a new phone every 3 months, whereas Apple spends a year doing it right. Now, from what I see, Samsung decided to do it right. Too bad I didnt think to check it out first. (I wasnt aware Sprint had the GS3 when I got the 4s).

daveathall
Aug 2, 2012, 03:19 PM
I switched to the GS3 a month ago and really like the phone, no regrets switching from the 4s. After using a phone with a larger screen I would have a hard time going back to the iphone. Only thing that was tricky was getting the S3 to sync with all my Apple products but there are apps for that.

Exactly the same for me.

4wdwrx
Aug 2, 2012, 03:28 PM
Definitely go for the GS3. If you jailbreak the iphone to make it more Android, you would be disappointed, because at the end of the day, it won't look as good and still stuck with a small screen.

I don't like to jailbreak my 4s because I like it how it is right now. But there is no reason to jailbreak, when you can go to an Android phone. It just doesn't make sense, cause the whole point of jailbreaking was to get the features from the Android, iphone users would like.

Mrg02d
Aug 2, 2012, 03:46 PM
Definitely go for the GS3. If you jailbreak the iphone to make it more Android, you would be disappointed, because at the end of the day, it won't look as good and still stuck with a small screen.

I don't like to jailbreak my 4s because I like it how it is right now. But there is no reason to jailbreak, when you can go to an Android phone. It just doesn't make sense, cause the whole point of jailbreaking was to get the features from the Android, iphone users would like.

Yea, but at this point, Id have to pay $35.00 restocking fee, $36.00 to activate the GS3 (all on top of me already paying $36.00 to activate the 4s), and $40.00 for a new case+clip (minus whatever I could get from selling my current one). I really wish I knew Sprint had the GS3 before I got the 4s. I was on Tmobile with a highly rooted HTC Sensation. Great phone, but I moved to where Tmobile is near awful. My parents have Sprint and I offered to take over their spare line (which had been upgradeable for a long time). I got the 4s and saw a commercial for the GS3 for Sprint and was all "uh oh". Looked up the reviews (on my 4s of all things) and began to question my decision.

Dontazemebro
Aug 2, 2012, 05:40 PM
If you're into gaming that might be reason to stay. The quality of games on the iPhone is still better than android. Although I hear Gameloft is getting ready to release their first unreal engine game on android.

4wdwrx
Aug 2, 2012, 07:15 PM
Yea, but at this point, Id have to pay $35.00 restocking fee, $36.00 to activate the GS3 (all on top of me already paying $36.00 to activate the 4s), and $40.00 for a new case+clip (minus whatever I could get from selling my current one). I really wish I knew Sprint had the GS3 before I got the 4s. I was on Tmobile with a highly rooted HTC Sensation. Great phone, but I moved to where Tmobile is near awful. My parents have Sprint and I offered to take over their spare line (which had been upgradeable for a long time). I got the 4s and saw a commercial for the GS3 for Sprint and was all "uh oh". Looked up the reviews (on my 4s of all things) and began to question my decision.

Kind of the same deal with me, but a few months earlier. I just decided to live with it for now. I don't do hardcore gaming, nor watch movies. The 4s is for me right now a perfect size for checking email, web, and ipod.

If you sell it you probably only gonna get around $400 and then since you used your upgrade, you'll have to pay full price on another phone.

If you exchange it, I would think of the fees as paying $300 for GS3 rather than $200. my 2 cents.

skidbubble
Aug 2, 2012, 07:57 PM
I cannot, in good faith, convince you to stay with an inferior product. My conscience wont allow it.

jonhcox
Aug 2, 2012, 08:00 PM
I'm listening to Spotify on my GS3 right now but sometime over the next two weeks I plan to return it and wait for the new iPhone. As far as power is concerned it's a truly fast phone. It would be faster if it were running stock Jelly Bean, but that's not going to happen with Samsung. Not while this crap called Touchwiz exists. Plus, I REALLY like Google Now and offline speech to text and I can almost guarantee that it won't make it to the GS3, not while S-Voice is here. S-Voice sucks. Siri wasn't much better, but with iOS 6 the integration was going to be more complete. Maps is a wash- both get you from one place to another. And in 3D now. On my 4s I was running a beta of iOS6 and I found Maps to be about the same across both platforms.

I have beef's with messaging. I enjoyed being on the group texts at work, the ones where we all sit in the cubes and be open, brutally honest and pretty nasty. And if you weren't in the "know" you never knew about it. You had to get invited. I liked iMessage for that. I've tried 3 different messaging apps and haven't found one that works as well or as smoothly. I'm running Apex as my launcher and it stutters occasionally. Probably because it's running over Touchwiz. The size of the phone is great, has great battery life too.

Partly, I blame my friends. They all have iPhones and I feel more connected thanks to iMessage and to be honest, I like the way Notes now syncs to Mountain Lion. I take a prolific amount of notes in my weekly meetings and I don't use Evernote, so the sync function is pretty big. The Galaxy S3 is a GREAT phone. I love it, but the Apple ecosystem has me pretty well in their corner. I also prefer iCloud and the backing up and syncing.

The best thing about all this is that I know where I stand. I tried the GS3 and have no negative things to say about it. It just didn't fit in with me as well as the iPhone and iOS functionality. So for the OP, it's just about deciding which works best for you. It's very easy to be swayed by a large, excellent display, tons of horsepower, superb battery life and a different experience.

As a side note- the 4S feels positively tiny now and not in a good way. Looking forward to a larger form factor. Too bad I gave the 4S to my wife. Have to use a very crappy go phone in the interim weeks leading up to the new iPhone release.

Sensamic
Aug 2, 2012, 10:18 PM
High quality apps, consistent software updates, devices are supported for several major updates, great customer support, consistent performance and fluidity.

Hahaha.

Consistent software updates, but you don't get siri nor turn by turn navigation in the iPhone 4, 3gs and iPad 2. But you will great new awesome state of the art Facebook integration and a few new options for safari and mail... oh, and yeah, facetime 3g.

I love Apple updates.

Meanwhile, on Android land. I already have all of those, and I will get Google now and Google new voice search.

Just sayin...

Vegastouch
Aug 2, 2012, 10:26 PM
I just cant believe you left T-Mobile for Sprint. Dont care what anyone says, Sprint stinks!
As for the phone, i dont care which one you use....but the GS3 is nice ;)

Hastings101
Aug 3, 2012, 03:52 AM
If you need strangers a forum to convince you to use a product because you're not satisfied with it chances are you'd be happier with a different product :p

Wrathwitch
Aug 3, 2012, 06:37 AM
High quality apps, consistent software updates, devices are supported for several major updates, great customer support, consistent performance and fluidity.

Hahaha.

Consistent software updates, but you don't get siri nor turn by turn navigation in the iPhone 4, 3gs and iPad 2. But you will great new awesome state of the art Facebook integration and a few new options for safari and mail... oh, and yeah, facetime 3g.

I love Apple updates.

Meanwhile, on Android land. I already have all of those, and I will get Google now and Google new voice search.

Just sayin...

I never EVER thought I would side with Battling on anything he had to say, but Sensamic, regardless of what you think about the updates, they are PROMPT and every iPhone gets them (excluding older and non supported devices which usually does have at least one or two features included). There is no waiting for Sprint, Telus or whatever carrier to dick around with the software that Google provides them and then finally pass it on to the users.

That was one of the MAJOR reasons I was scared to switch to Android, I had to test the phone to make sure I liked the device AS IS, in the off chance I would be waiting for the second coming of christ to get the updates!

Also, customer service is second to none. Samsung isn't offering anything resembling Applecare, nor do they have a large influx of stores that deal solely with their products.

Also consistent performance and fluidity is a truth also, whether you like it or not. One of the problems with Android (some consider it a strength) is that several manufacturers, use the software, don't best optimize it for the hardware and leave customers hanging because they can't be bothered to address issues: a perfect example of this is the stupid brightness slider newly made available on the GS3 that the European customers got and yet there is no sign of it for North American customers. And certainly not in Canada although we share the same model number as Sprint phones. If it was Apple, everyone across the board would have gotten that incremental performance update.

Just sayin....

batting1000
Aug 3, 2012, 09:39 AM
Apple is no longer innovating and is just going "me-too!"

Siri? Copied off Android 2.0's voice actions.
Notification center? Another balant ripoff.
Apple Maps? "Google Maps? Me-too!".
Passbook? Android has NFC now, what are they going to do? Proprietary format!
iMessage? Copied off tons of the apps.
Volume button for shutter? Again, copied off Android and an App apple even banned.
Larger screen? Copy copy copy.

You can see how Android is leading the way in innovation while Apple is just ripping them off, pretty-ifying it, and then suing Android manufacturers. Apple used to have a significant edge when Android was copying iOS. Now, the roles are reversed.

This is the beginning of Apple's second PC era. Closed platforms only work until open platforms pops up. The more devices and openness of android means more innovation and a better experience, while locked down, integrated platforms are doomed. With no Steve Jobs to save Apple, they're heading on a bad track.

Awww, we're still playing the copying game? Seriously, get over it. Companies copy each other all the time and Apple isn't the first one to do it.

Sensamic
Aug 3, 2012, 01:53 PM
I never EVER thought I would side with Battling on anything he had to say, but Sensamic, regardless of what you think about the updates, they are PROMPT and every iPhone gets them (excluding older and non supported devices which usually does have at least one or two features included). There is no waiting for Sprint, Telus or whatever carrier to dick around with the software that Google provides them and then finally pass it on to the users.

That was one of the MAJOR reasons I was scared to switch to Android, I had to test the phone to make sure I liked the device AS IS, in the off chance I would be waiting for the second coming of christ to get the updates!

Also, customer service is second to none. Samsung isn't offering anything resembling Applecare, nor do they have a large influx of stores that deal solely with their products.

Also consistent performance and fluidity is a truth also, whether you like it or not. One of the problems with Android (some consider it a strength) is that several manufacturers, use the software, don't best optimize it for the hardware and leave customers hanging because they can't be bothered to address issues: a perfect example of this is the stupid brightness slider newly made available on the GS3 that the European customers got and yet there is no sign of it for North American customers. And certainly not in Canada although we share the same model number as Sprint phones. If it was Apple, everyone across the board would have gotten that incremental performance update.

Just sayin....

Im not saying Apple updates are bad... just they are not that great as people make it seem.

As for android updates, we all know what we are getting when we buy an android phone, but... most of these features iOS is JUST getting we already have on android, so... whats best? To wait years to have this updates and get a lot of updates or having them already and always be ahead in software but with less updates?

Its kind of an illusion. Yes, you get more updates in iOS, but the features they are just getting we already have! Think about it. We may have less updates, but even in ICS we are still way ahead of iOS 6.

And I can have JB today if I want if I root, just not that in a hurry since ICS is way better than iOS.

batting1000
Aug 3, 2012, 03:39 PM
Hahaha.

Consistent software updates, but you don't get siri nor turn by turn navigation in the iPhone 4, 3gs and iPad 2. But you will great new awesome state of the art Facebook integration and a few new options for safari and mail... oh, and yeah, facetime 3g.

I love Apple updates.

Meanwhile, on Android land. I already have all of those, and I will get Google now and Google new voice search.

Just sayin...

By consistent I meant prompt and expected. There really is no such thing as a delay when it comes to iPhone updates. It's the smaller and minor stuff in iOS which make it great. An example would be with the HTC Desire where both Telus and HTC said it wasn't getting ICS, then they said it was, then it wasn't when there are phones with similar specs getting ICS. Heck, the Rezound JUST got ICS and it didn't even have Sense 4.0 even though it has a dual-core proccesor and a GB of RAM. If I want the newer version of Sense, I gotta get a One X. If I want the new TouchWiz, I gotta get a Galaxy S3, even though the S2 can handle it. When Google announces a new update (which they do inconsistently), it could be months before devices get the update (except for Nexuses) and even then companies won't announce the update is coming until a few days before. Manufacturers don't even beta test and they usually can't because they put the newer and better software on the newest device.

You just can't sit here and tell me Google and other Android software manufacturers handle OS updates BETTER than iOS because it's not true. I'm not talking about the features of them (I wasn't in the first place), I'm talking about how they handle them.

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Im not saying Apple updates are bad... just they are not that great as people make it seem.

As for android updates, we all know what we are getting when we buy an android phone, but... most of these features iOS is JUST getting we already have on android, so... whats best? To wait years to have this updates and get a lot of updates or having them already and always be ahead in software but with less updates?

Its kind of an illusion. Yes, you get more updates in iOS, but the features they are just getting we already have! Think about it. We may have less updates, but even in ICS we are still way ahead of iOS 6.

And I can have JB today if I want if I root, just not that in a hurry since ICS is way better than iOS.

That's thing, you gotta hack the phone to run the latest OS update. It may not sound ridiculous to you, but to most average consumers, it does because no one should have to do that. Then you gotta rely on a developer to update your phone and then sometimes you gotta wipe everything and sometimes there's a new update every day or every Friday, etc and it becomes a hassle for people who aren't all that tech savvy. XDA is just a minority. Rooting is just an excuse for not having the latest update. I can just bet there are more people using iOS 6 (which is still in beta) now than Android 4.1.x and 4.0.x combined.

Sensamic
Aug 3, 2012, 04:21 PM
You just can't sit here and tell me Google and other Android software manufacturers handle OS updates BETTER than iOS because it's not true. I'm not talking about the features of them (I wasn't in the first place), I'm talking about how they handle them.[COLOR="#808080"]



I didn't say Google does updates better than apple because then I would be an idiot cause its simply not true :rolleyes:

What I said is that android already has most (if not all) of the features iOS is getting through updates. iOS 5 getting better notifications, twitter integration and cloud features is another example, where android already had them.

Now iOS 6 gets maps, turn by turn, Facebook integration, etc. Again: all of that is already available on android.

So why complain about updates when you are already far ahead of iOS?

Android has this downside of the updates, of course, but I got tired and burned after seeing my 1 year old iPhone 4 didn't get Siri and that my iPad 1 is already out.

You can get 4 or 5 big updates if you like, but what matters most is getting the true new features. Otherwise, your 1 year old iPhone becomes as old and obsolete as any other 1 year old android phone forgotten by the manufacturers.

batting1000
Aug 3, 2012, 04:45 PM
I didn't say Google does updates better than apple because then I would be an idiot cause its simply not true :rolleyes:

What I said is that android already has most (if not all) of the features iOS is getting through updates. iOS 5 getting better notifications, twitter integration and cloud features is another example, where android already had them.

Now iOS 6 gets maps, turn by turn, Facebook integration, etc. Again: all of that is already available on android.

So why complain about updates when you are already far ahead of iOS?

Android has this downside of the updates, of course, but I got tired and burned after seeing my 1 year old iPhone 4 didn't get Siri and that my iPad 1 is already out.

You can get 4 or 5 big updates if you like, but what matters most is getting the true new features. Otherwise, your 1 year old iPhone becomes as old and obsolete as any other 1 year old android phone forgotten by the manufacturers.

The reason is because Android came with all of this stuff in the very first version and the iPhone didn't. Google made Android to compete with iOS and iOS is moving at it's own pace. I think the reason older iPhones don't get the new fancy features is a combination of incapable hardware and marketing. It's the same with Android. I was upset when my not even one year old Galaxy S2 didn't get the new Touchwiz which a dual-core processor can support.

cynics
Aug 3, 2012, 07:07 PM
I still think people neglect the fact Android updates native apps outside the OS. Its not uncommon to see an update for the YouTube app or something. I got an update of the Gmail app yesterday. Maps was updated a couple weeks ago. Marketplace was overhauled with Google play.

These apps are updated on all devices regardless of version. If iOS did this there would never been a new version of iOS. If there was it would just be behind the scenes stuff like dual core support and things like that.

I never understood the fascination of needing the latest version. Android apps play better with older versions then newer, iOS doesn't but most devices are on the latest version. Either way both work...

blackhand1001
Aug 3, 2012, 08:35 PM
I owned the 1st gen iPhone all the way to iPhone 4. Then I switched to an Android phone (LG G2x) since I'm with Tmobile. At first, I was very happy with my Android phone and after owning it for more than 8 months, I got tired of it and always been wanting to go back to an iPhone but I know I was bored with the IOS as well.

So I went to the Tmobile store a few times testing out the GS3 and HTC one. In my honest opinion, GS3 is way better than HTC one....

Samsung did a great job with the GS3. Is it enough to convince me to buy it for more than $500 dollars? No....

Even though the GS3 has all the features, IMO there's just something with the iPhone that makes me wanting to go back. The simpleness, the retina display, the looks and the way it feels is what convinced me to go back so I ended up buying a used 4S.

I was very satisfied that I went back to the 4S and with my 4S being Jailbroken and added some nice tweaks, it's definitely in competition with the GS3. My sister in law owns a GS3 and comparing side by side, I'm more convince with the retina display of my 4S. So happy with my decision...

Lol don't use an lg phone as what android phones overall are like. Lg is known for having some of the worst builds of android softwarewise in the industry. Very buggy.

Vegastouch
Aug 3, 2012, 09:08 PM
By consistent I meant prompt and expected. There really is no such thing as a delay when it comes to iPhone updates. It's the smaller and minor stuff in iOS which make it great. An example would be with the HTC Desire where both Telus and HTC said it wasn't getting ICS, then they said it was, then it wasn't when there are phones with similar specs getting ICS. Heck, the Rezound JUST got ICS and it didn't even have Sense 4.0 even though it has a dual-core proccesor and a GB of RAM. If I want the newer version of Sense, I gotta get a One X. If I want the new TouchWiz, I gotta get a Galaxy S3, even though the S2 can handle it. When Google announces a new update (which they do inconsistently), it could be months before devices get the update (except for Nexuses) and even then companies won't announce the update is coming until a few days before. Manufacturers don't even beta test and they usually can't because they put the newer and better software on the newest device.

You just can't sit here and tell me Google and other Android software manufacturers handle OS updates BETTER than iOS because it's not true. I'm not talking about the features of them (I wasn't in the first place), I'm talking about how they handle them.

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That's thing, you gotta hack the phone to run the latest OS update. It may not sound ridiculous to you, but to most average consumers, it does because no one should have to do that. Then you gotta rely on a developer to update your phone and then sometimes you gotta wipe everything and sometimes there's a new update every day or every Friday, etc and it becomes a hassle for people who aren't all that tech savvy. XDA is just a minority. Rooting is just an excuse for not having the latest update. I can just bet there are more people using iOS 6 (which is still in beta) now than Android 4.1.x and 4.0.x combined.

Hmm, well, iOS 6 was shown to the world how long ago? You dont have it yet! They showed everyone the new features and only let the developers have it while you wait. You dont call that a delay?
Sure you will get it, but some wont get 100% of it.

ICS is close to 16% (15.9) now for devices which is double from last month and it is the 2nd biggest OS % of them all on devices right now. Gingerbread leads with 60% so its getting out there and some devices just wont get it. Im not defending it. It isnt ideal but it is making the rounds. You keep mentioning TouchWiz(you must have liked it) but i dont see the big deal. There are many launchers so much better.
I still dont see how iPhone getting a update in a year is better while some arent getting the full Siri or the full Maps.
Android as mentioned get all their major Apps updated no matter what device you have like Maps, Youtube, Gmail, Chrome, Google Music, etc. Some of you wont even get 100% of Siri.

Heres is a graph of Android OS on devices.

http://static.techspot.com/images2/news/bigimage/2012-08-02-image-2.jpg

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I still think people neglect the fact Android updates native apps outside the OS. Its not uncommon to see an update for the YouTube app or something. I got an update of the Gmail app yesterday. Maps was updated a couple weeks ago. Marketplace was overhauled with Google play.

These apps are updated on all devices regardless of version. If iOS did this there would never been a new version of iOS. If there was it would just be behind the scenes stuff like dual core support and things like that.

I never understood the fascination of needing the latest version. Android apps play better with older versions then newer, iOS doesn't but most devices are on the latest version. Either way both work...

Agree 100%

swoosh0217
Aug 3, 2012, 09:31 PM
Lol don't use an lg phone as what android phones overall are like. Lg is known for having some of the worst builds of android softwarewise in the industry. Very buggy.

Mine wasn't buggy at all. I was running MIUI OS which reminds me allot of the IOS. I just don't think there's any android phones out there that I like other than the built of an iPhone.

batting1000
Aug 3, 2012, 09:58 PM
Hmm, well, iOS 6 was shown to the world how long ago? You dont have it yet! They showed everyone the new features and only let the developers have it while you wait. You dont call that a delay?
Sure you will get it, but some wont get 100% of it.

iOS 6 was announced and released as a beta on June 11th and today is August 3rd. Sure it's not out as a public release yet, but at least I know the update is progressing and coming soon (due to reading news about betas, etc). The fact that Apple gave a release time frame of "this fall" (which we all know could be this coming month or October at the latest) is all most people care about.

Sure Google told us July for JB which was fine, skin manufacturers barely comment on things and even have to release charts with all their devices just to refute or confirm whether a device will be getting the update. Samsung hasn't said much about JB on the S3 (although you can assume it's getting it) except that their testing whether it'll work or not, and that was just a rumor.

Sure I don't get 100% of it, but that's just how technology is. Why didn't my old Blackberry Tour get updated to BB6? Why aren't some BB6 phones being updated to BB7? (Just an example there) So again, it's not really a delay because were aware that Apple is indeed testing the update with developers and is definitely on track for a fall release.

ICS is close to 16% (15.9) now for devices which is double from last month and it is the 2nd biggest OS % of them all on devices right now. Gingerbread leads with 60% so its getting out there and some devices just wont get it. Im not defending it. It isnt ideal but it is making the rounds. You keep mentioning TouchWiz(you must have liked it) but i dont see the big deal. There are many launchers so much better.
I still dont see how iPhone getting a update in a year is better while some arent getting the full Siri or the full Maps.
Android as mentioned get all their major Apps updated no matter what device you have like Maps, Youtube, Gmail, Chrome, Google Music, etc. Some of you wont even get 100% of Siri.

Some devices are just now coming with 4.0.4 (the One X just got that update) so who knows how long it'll be before devices like the new Atrix gets 4.1 and other new ICS devices.

Regarding Touchwiz, whether I liked it or not doesn't matter (I did though like the new version compared to Touchwiz 4) but the fact that the S2 could without a doubt handle the refreshed TW theme, launcher, and maybe some of the new features.

The fact that Android apps are updated through the Market is just the way things work. The only stock app Apple really seems intent on updating would be Maps and Passbook (when it's launched). Otherwise, the other ones only require software compatibility updates which is handled whenever an OS update is released. With Android, the ones that receive updates aren't really built in per se because I could go an delete Music, Maps, Gmail, Chrome (etc) if I wanted.

MuffMuncher
Aug 3, 2012, 10:07 PM
Siri :apple:

Sensamic
Aug 3, 2012, 10:28 PM
iOS 6 was announced and released as a beta on June 11th and today is August 3rd. Sure it's not out as a public release yet, but at least I know the update is progressing and coming soon (due to reading news about betas, etc). The fact that Apple gave a release time frame of "this fall" (which we all know could be this coming month or October at the latest) is all most people care about.

Sure Google told us July for JB which was fine, skin manufacturers barely comment on things and even have to release charts with all their devices just to refute or confirm whether a device will be getting the update. Samsung hasn't said much about JB on the S3 (although you can assume it's getting it) except that their testing whether it'll work or not, and that was just a rumor.

Sure I don't get 100% of it, but that's just how technology is. Why didn't my old Blackberry Tour get updated to BB6? Why aren't some BB6 phones being updated to BB7? (Just an example there) So again, it's not really a delay because were aware that Apple is indeed testing the update with developers and is definitely on track for a fall release.



Some devices are just now coming with 4.0.4 (the One X just got that update) so who knows how long it'll be before devices like the new Atrix gets 4.1 and other new ICS devices.

Regarding Touchwiz, whether I liked it or not doesn't matter (I did though like the new version compared to Touchwiz 4) but the fact that the S2 could without a doubt handle the refreshed TW theme, launcher, and maybe some of the new features.

The fact that Android apps are updated through the Market is just the way things work. The only stock app Apple really seems intent on updating would be Maps and Passbook (when it's launched). Otherwise, the other ones only require software compatibility updates which is handled whenever an OS update is released. With Android, the ones that receive updates aren't really built in per se because I could go an delete Music, Maps, Gmail, Chrome (etc) if I wanted.

Well, you didn't get the new touchwiz the same way I didn't get siri on my iPhone 4 even though the jailbreak community showed it could perfectly handle it.

So who is better? Apple or Samsung? To me neither.

Ddyracer
Aug 3, 2012, 10:48 PM
Siri :apple:

Vs google now. Fight!

batting1000
Aug 3, 2012, 10:51 PM
Well, you didn't get the new touchwiz the same way I didn't get siri on my iPhone 4 even though the jailbreak community showed it could perfectly handle it.

So who is better? Apple or Samsung? To me neither.

Neither really but in the case of the 4 it's more marketing and a little hardware limitation.

saberahul
Aug 4, 2012, 12:01 AM
What phone you buy is your choice... you don't need us to convince you.

Mrg02d
Aug 4, 2012, 10:19 AM
What phone you buy is your choice... you don't need us to convince you.

Well ya did, all the way to the GS3!

Boy oh boy is the GS3 nice! It can do everything the 4s can do and much more, plus it is a whole different world with a screen like that.

I really do hope to see Apple make the iPhone 5 a smash hit, but I doubt they will. IOs 6 is looking like a disappointment and the leaks of the iPhone look like a skinny wiener...

It was funny when the sprint guy asked me " sure you want to do that?" in reply to me being there to swap phones. I wanted to say some dirty but instead just winked.

batting1000
Aug 4, 2012, 10:22 AM
Well ya did, all the way to the GS3!

Boy oh boy is the GS3 nice! It can do everything the 4s can do and much more, plus it is a whole different world with a screen like that.

I really do hope to see Apple make the iPhone 5 a smash hit, but I doubt they will. IOs 6 is looking like a disappointment and the leaks of the iPhone look like a skinny wiener...

How could you possibly say the 5 won't be a smash hit?

Mrg02d
Aug 4, 2012, 10:27 AM
How could you possibly say the 5 won't be a smash hit?

Look at the leaked pictures as well as ios6. Nuff said. Eff NFC, who wants to buy a coke with their phone? That will be its exclusive feature since its hardware related.

I guess it will all come down to apples marketing, because apple fans likely have had enough koolaid by now.

Calidude
Aug 4, 2012, 10:31 AM
How could you possibly say the 5 won't be a smash hit?
It will sell great, but many people will look at the screen and say:

"...wtf, I want a wider screen and iOS6 didn't add much. Android here I come."

NickBoy98
Aug 4, 2012, 10:46 AM
Seriously you guys are deranged... First of all small screen=better! It's a phone dammit!... If you want to watch movies and stuff buy a tablet... Or whatever the hell that joke the 'galaxy note' is! Also the whole copying thing.. Yeah it's true apple ripped a bunch of ideas off but at least they put some thought into their integration! Those same features in android basically suck! They are slow and buggy or are not integrated enough so that all apps use them... Seriously about half of the features in android are basically in Beta stages of development but are advertised as features!

batting1000
Aug 4, 2012, 10:50 AM
It will sell great, but many people will look at the screen and say:

"...wtf, I want a wider screen and iOS6 didn't add much. Android here I come."

And when they arrive on Android, they'll be like "wtf is with these apps? Why is my phone on an old OS version?" etc, etc, etc.

It's all your opinion. It really depends on which OS works better for you and for some it's iOS while for others its Android. Plenty of people have come into this forum and say how they've switched to Android then back to iOS and others have done the opposite.

Calidude
Aug 4, 2012, 11:04 AM
And when they arrive on Android, they'll be like "wtf is with these apps? Why is my phone on an old OS version?" etc, etc, etc.

It's all your opinion. It really depends on which OS works better for you and for some it's iOS while for others its Android. Plenty of people have come into this forum and say how they've switched to Android then back to iOS and others have done the opposite.
I'd go back to iOS...if Apple added features that should have been there years ago and made a phone with a wider, larger screen. I don't care if I can only download apps from the App Store as long as iOS actually acted more like OSX.

Mrg02d
Aug 4, 2012, 11:52 AM
The 4s was boring two days after I got it. I love apples build quality and cs as well as how well the apps work, but their phones are looking antiquatded. They are smooth because they are featureless. They have great battery life for the same reason. My gs3 made it through a whole day of me getting to know it so I am happy with battery. Plus my sprint data speeds are double now.

I hope the new iphone surprises us all. I always viewed it as king, until seeing samsung make android work well on the gs3. Amazing how well something can turn out when you take your time! I rooted it last night to account for samsungs lousy update practices...for the future.

batting1000
Aug 4, 2012, 02:22 PM
The 4s was boring two days after I got it. I love apples build quality and cs as well as how well the apps work, but their phones are looking antiquatded. They are smooth because they are featureless. They have great battery life for the same reason. My gs3 made it through a whole day of me getting to know it so I am happy with battery. Plus my sprint data speeds are double now.

I hope the new iphone surprises us all. I always viewed it as king, until seeing samsung make android work well on the gs3. Amazing how well something can turn out when you take your time! I rooted it last night to account for samsungs lousy update practices...for the future.

That's your opinion. To me it's just as feature filled as Android. The only thing I see wrong that would make it "antiquated" would be the smaller screen but even if Apple didn't make it larger, I'd be fine with it (I know others wouldn't). The iPhone is smooth because it puts responding to touch as the top priority. It has grey battery life because it manages background tasks properly.

I'm not saying Android is bad because it isn't and we all know that. But when people come here and try to make one OS out to be better than another it's irritating.

4wdwrx
Aug 4, 2012, 10:41 PM
That's your opinion. To me it's just as feature filled as Android. The only thing I see wrong that would make it "antiquated" would be the smaller screen but even if Apple didn't make it larger, I'd be fine with it (I know others wouldn't). The iPhone is smooth because it puts responding to touch as the top priority. It has grey battery life because it manages background tasks properly.

I'm not saying Android is bad because it isn't and we all know that. But when people come here and try to make one OS out to be better than another it's irritating.

Calm down, it's just a phone. The reason why Apple fans get attacked so much is their defending the company which make it weird. Apple don't pay anyone here but actually making you guys poorer, so why defend a company more than your family.

I got a 4s and it works great for me, but I gotta admit, I would like a GS3. I look forward for the new iphone though.

Sensamic
Aug 4, 2012, 10:45 PM
I'd go back to iOS...if Apple added features that should have been there years ago and made a phone with a wider, larger screen. I don't care if I can only download apps from the App Store as long as iOS actually acted more like OSX.

Yeah. The problem is not the iPhone. The problem is iOS lacking certain features that are standard for smartphones nowadays, like... a file system that can be access, or true BT to send files to other phones that are not iOS (and don't tell me the email way, since I may not want to give everyone my email address), etc.

AFDoc
Aug 4, 2012, 11:19 PM
No, go with the phone you think is best for you.

No one cares what phone you use.

AFDoc
Aug 5, 2012, 12:42 AM
Look at the leaked pictures as well as ios6. Nuff said. Eff NFC, who wants to buy a coke with their phone? That will be its exclusive feature since its hardware related.
I guess it will all come down to apples marketing, because apple fans likely have had enough koolaid by now.
The 4s was boring two days after I got it. I love apples build quality and cs as well as how well the apps work, but their phones are looking antiquatded. They are smooth because they are featureless. They have great battery life for the same reason.
I can't help but feel that basically this thread was a cry for attention and you planned on getting what you did the entire time. "Please convince me" blah blah blah. Basically you had all the information you needed, bought the S3 and then trashed iOS, iPhone 5 and the people that buy iPhone/apple. Something tells me you may have a lot of maturing to do.

noodile
Aug 5, 2012, 01:05 AM
Perfect thread. I was also looking for a "convince me to stick to iphone thread" I was messing around with a few androids this summer, and my favorite to date is the Galaxy Note. so after 5 years of owning iphones (original, 3, 3gs, 4). I'm about to switch boats to android. probably getting the Galaxy note 2 when it comes out. my second/ backup option is the S3. but i prefer the note.


After all these years with apple, i feel like the iphone has lost its "edge" over the others. The best 3 things in my opinion in the iphone is. 1) OS, 2) App Store, 3) the gorilla glass touch screen. Over the last few years android has been improving and finally reached or surpassed apple in all of the above. soooo, Android > iphone.


PS: only reason you should stick with iphone in my opinion is if you like the silky smoothness of everything. i feel like droids are sometimes laggier and jerkier than iphone.

Mrg02d
Aug 5, 2012, 09:20 AM
I can't help but feel that basically this thread was a cry for attention and you planned on getting what you did the entire time. "Please convince me" blah blah blah. Basically you had all the information you needed, bought the S3 and then trashed iOS, iPhone 5 and the people that buy iPhone/apple. Something tells me you may have a lot of maturing to do.

Lol yea, im a rich dbag that wasted $100 in fees just to be a jerk on an apple forum. The 4s was a costly mistake. It was silky smooth alright , but in a boring way.

ender land
Aug 5, 2012, 10:07 AM
Seriously you guys are deranged... First of all small screen=better! It's a phone dammit!... If you want to watch movies and stuff buy a tablet... Or whatever the hell that joke the 'galaxy note' is! Also the whole copying thing.. Yeah it's true apple ripped a bunch of ideas off but at least they put some thought into their integration! Those same features in android basically suck! They are slow and buggy or are not integrated enough so that all apps use them... Seriously about half of the features in android are basically in Beta stages of development but are advertised as features!


If you take the "it's a phone dammit" idea seriously, you can say the same thing about 99.99% of smartphones.

Hedgie58
Aug 5, 2012, 01:15 PM
I was looking for a thread like this. I have used the iPhone 4 and 4s both since launch. I really like the larger screens on the SG3 and the nexus. How is typing versus the iPhone? I've read plenty on the devices in just curious with people who have used both devices.

Mrg02d
Aug 5, 2012, 01:54 PM
I was looking for a thread like this. I have used the iPhone 4 and 4s both since launch. I really like the larger screens on the SG3 and the nexus. How is typing versus the iPhone? I've read plenty on the devices in just curious with people who have used both devices.

Like night and day. You wont belive what you are missing, especially if you try swype. :-)

Calidude
Aug 5, 2012, 03:08 PM
I was looking for a thread like this. I have used the iPhone 4 and 4s both since launch. I really like the larger screens on the SG3 and the nexus. How is typing versus the iPhone? I've read plenty on the devices in just curious with people who have used both devices.
I type faster on the Nexus than on the iPhone.

AFDoc
Aug 5, 2012, 08:14 PM
Lol yea, im a rich dbag that wasted $100 in fees just to be a jerk on an apple forum. The 4s was a costly mistake. It was silky smooth alright , but in a boring way.
Didn't accuse you of being intelligent. Simply said I believe you have some maturing to do. There is also no proof that you did any of the things you said. I'm an airline pilot circus performer...... Am I or can anyone say anything on the internet?

Basically your entire thread came down to you trashing iOS, iPhone, apple and the people that buy apple products. You can try and say it isn't but it's there in black and white for all to see.

Mrg02d
Aug 6, 2012, 05:09 AM
Didn't accuse you of being intelligent. Simply said I believe you have some maturing to do. There is also no proof that you did any of the things you said. I'm an airline pilot circus performer...... Am I or can anyone say anything on the internet?

Basically your entire thread came down to you trashing iOS, iPhone, apple and the people that buy apple products. You can try and say it isn't but it's there in black and white for all to see.

Funny thing is, you sure sound defensive...What IS it with iphone people? Always got to be on the defensive. Whats wrong? Afraid someond will come along and force you to open your eyes?

4wdwrx
Aug 6, 2012, 09:35 AM
Funny thing is, you sure sound defensive...What IS it with iphone people? Always got to be on the defensive. Whats wrong? Afraid someond will come along and force you to open your eyes?

I don't know. Like I said earlier, it's just a phone and Apple don't pay anyone, except make everyone poorer lol.

Why do Apple fans defend the company more than their kids and family? I don't understand.

I like good products, if apple doesn't deliver, I go to Samsung, if Samsung don't deliver, go to Motorola... HTC... I'm very tempted in trying Windows 8 phone also.

Apple is very clever because they have control over the fans. I couldn't believe how excited people were when they announced in IOS6 "now you can reply a message if you can't answer the phone". The crowd was bowing. lol.

jojoba
Aug 6, 2012, 10:00 AM
I was looking for a thread like this. I have used the iPhone 4 and 4s both since launch. I really like the larger screens on the SG3 and the nexus. How is typing versus the iPhone? I've read plenty on the devices in just curious with people who have used both devices.

Typing is the number one reason I'm hanging on to android and not switching to iPhone. Swiftkey on android makes my typing speed about 80% faster.

AFDoc
Aug 6, 2012, 07:52 PM
Funny thing is, you sure sound defensive...What IS it with iphone people? Always got to be on the defensive. Whats wrong? Afraid someond will come along and force you to open your eyes?

If pointing out the facts is being defensive than sure, I'm being defensive. I own many devices from many different manufacturers. As a matter of fact right now I'm using an S3 that I decided to pick up to give it a go. I'll buy 2 iPhone 5's when they come out and use that for a while. This has nothing to do with defending any manufacturer. You had an agenda when you started this thread and it was to come and bash iOS, iPhone, Apple and the people that buy their products. I didn't invent this scenario it's a factual history of the posts you made. Sorry if you have an issue with someone pointing out those facts. I'm done with you now because you have no integrity to simply admit to your agenda.

4wdwrx
Aug 6, 2012, 09:46 PM
If pointing out the facts is being defesive than sure, I'm being defensive. I own many devices from many different manufacturers. As a matter of fact right now I'm using an S3 that I decided to pick up to give it a go. I'll buy 2 iPhone 5's when they come out and use that for a while. This has nothing to do with defending any manufacturer. You had an agenda when you started this thread and it was to come and bash iOS, iPhone, Apple and the people that buy their products. I didn't invent this scenario it's a factual history of the posts you made. Sorry if you have an issue with someone pointing out those facts. I'm done with you now because you have no integrity to simply admit to your agenda.

Why is your agenda to protect apple more than your family? they don't pay you dividends nor bonuses for owning their products, unless you own stocks then that would be understanding.

Mrg02d
Aug 6, 2012, 10:18 PM
If pointing out the facts is being defesive than sure, I'm being defensive. I own many devices from many different manufacturers. As a matter of fact right now I'm using an S3 that I decided to pick up to give it a go. I'll buy 2 iPhone 5's when they come out and use that for a while. This has nothing to do with defending any manufacturer. You had an agenda when you started this thread and it was to come and bash iOS, iPhone, Apple and the people that buy their products. I didn't invent this scenario it's a factual history of the posts you made. Sorry if you have an issue with someone pointing out those facts. I'm done with you now because you have no integrity to simply admit to your agenda.

You give me way more credit than I deserve. I am laughing my buff off imagining you just buying all these expensive items and accusing Internet people of having agendas. Sounds like YOU have the agenda!