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oplix
Sep 14, 2012, 05:58 PM
Lol..so i go to preorder 32gb ip5 today. then im at work keep thinking about playing with the s3 for like 10 minutes when i was waiting in the store for a rep. I go back to play with it some more and long story short I cancelled my preorder and got a S3. So far I'm very impressed and about to install cyanogenmod for jelly bean.

I know this isn't an android forum. I get it. I still love iphone but for me personally the bigger size screen when I was using it to look at webpages especially, sealed the deal. I got 30 days to return and i will if I don't like it. Also very impressed with ATT LTE in NYC. was getting 12mbps down and 9mbps up during lunch hour.

That's about it. :-)



dontwalkhand
Sep 14, 2012, 06:08 PM
I am counting the days that you'll return the S3 and go for an iP5 after all

penajmz
Sep 14, 2012, 06:10 PM
Good for you! Glad you found a phone you like.

NM08SRT8
Sep 14, 2012, 06:11 PM
I am counting the days that you'll return the S3 and go for an iP5 after all

Then he will be counting the days he will have to wait until it goes out of 'back order status'.

physicsguy13
Sep 14, 2012, 06:13 PM
It is great that you found what you are looking for in a phone. The Galaxy SIII is a great device but it isn't for everyone just like the iPhone. There is no electronic device that works for everyone.

duction
Sep 14, 2012, 06:13 PM
The software layout on the s3 just looks cheap, all the lads at work have them and it isn't for me!

bogatyr
Sep 14, 2012, 06:13 PM
Lol..so i go to preorder 32gb ip5 today. then im at work keep thinking about playing with the s3 for like 10 minutes when i was waiting in the store for a rep. I go back to play with it some more and long story short I cancelled my preorder and got a S3. So far I'm very impressed and about to install cyanogenmod for jelly bean.

I know this isn't an android forum. I get it. I still love iphone but for me personally the bigger size screen when I was using it to look at webpages especially, sealed the deal. I got 30 days to return and i will if I don't like it. Also very impressed with ATT LTE in NYC. was getting 12mbps down and 9mbps up during lunch hour.

That's about it. :-)

Having something you enjoy using is the most important thing. Glad to hear you found it!

I never could get used to the keyboard on it but other than that I think it's a great phone.

F123D
Sep 14, 2012, 06:15 PM
Sounds like an impulse buy at this point. Let us know how it goes in 30 days and if you still enjoy it.

nikhsub1
Sep 14, 2012, 06:15 PM
I feel you OP, don't let the Apple fanbois get to you. My biggest gripe with Android is how much malware gets into the app store... be careful.

Marli
Sep 14, 2012, 06:17 PM
If it wasn't for my other apple stuff, and the apps I have, I would have an S3.. It's twice the device of the iPhone 5.. The iPhone may well be the last iPhone I own..

Developers will go to town with android now it has critical mass.. No Apple restrictions..

WouterDS
Sep 14, 2012, 06:18 PM
Samsung's behind this ****! lol.

prvt.donut
Sep 14, 2012, 06:21 PM
I wish apple made the 5 in the S3 form factor.

I might get the galaxy note for my work phone though

Radiating
Sep 14, 2012, 06:21 PM
Lol..so i go to preorder 32gb ip5 today. then im at work keep thinking about playing with the s3 for like 10 minutes when i was waiting in the store for a rep. I go back to play with it some more and long story short I cancelled my preorder and got a S3. So far I'm very impressed and about to install cyanogenmod for jelly bean.

I know this isn't an android forum. I get it. I still love iphone but for me personally the bigger size screen when I was using it to look at webpages especially, sealed the deal. I got 30 days to return and i will if I don't like it. Also very impressed with ATT LTE in NYC. was getting 12mbps down and 9mbps up during lunch hour.

That's about it. :-)


I tried out the Galaxy S3 because of how everyone said it was so great and it was abysmal. Even though it has an extremely powerful CPU and 2GB of ram it is far more laggy than my iPhone 4 was due to the extremely poor android optimization compared to Apple. It's unacceptable, and the whole thing honestly felt really nasty due to the cheap case, they could have easily fixed it.

Considering the iPhone 5 is 260% faster than the iPhone 4, and the iPhone 4 is slower than the galaxy S3 there's a huge real world performance gap that needs to be fixed. No phone in this catagory should ever hang during basic opperations.

I did like the Galaxy S3 screen for it's contrast ratio, but it was really dim, my number one complaint about the iPhones which has gone unchanged has been the contrast ratio.

Battery life on the S3 was also profoundly abysmal. Even though they claim more talk time than the competiton if you use it for other tasks the battery life tanks to absurd levels.

I wouldn't get the phone either way as I preffer the smaller form factor, as I usually have my phone in only one hand and am multi tasking and it's impossible to use the S3 that way but I was just shocked at how profoundly terrible the thing was at basic functions features and qualities.

If you really need a bigger screen it's the way to go though.

aohus
Sep 14, 2012, 06:22 PM
galaxy s III is completely overrated

- cruddy battery life

- it's running touchwiz

- pentile matrix screen. BLEH.

- you're at the mercy of Samsung for updates

- the quality of the phone is abysmal

- bigger screen doesn't always mean better.

TheMacBookPro
Sep 14, 2012, 06:24 PM
I tried out the Galaxy S3 because of how everyone said it was so great and it was abysmal. Even though it has an extremely powerful CPU and 2GB of ram it is far more laggy than my iPhone 4 was due to the extremely poor android optimization compared to Apple. It's unacceptable, and the whole thing honestly felt really nasty due to the cheap case, they could have easily fixed it.

Considering the iPhone 5 is 260% faster than the iPhone 4, and the iPhone 4 is slower than the galaxy S3 there's a huge real world performance gap that needs to be fixed. No phone in this catagory should ever hang during basic opperations.

I did like the Galaxy S3 screen for it's contrast ratio, but it was really dim, my number one complaint about the iPhones which has gone unchanged has been the contrast ratio.

Battery life on the S3 was also profoundly abysmal. Even though they claim more talk time than the competiton if you use it for other tasks the battery life tanks to absurd levels.

I wouldn't get the phone either way as I preffer the smaller form factor, as I usually have my phone in only one hand and am multi tasking and it's impossible to use the S3 that way but I was just shocked at how profoundly terrible the thing was at basic functions features and qualities.

If you really need a bigger screen it's the way to go though.

You must have used a knockoff by accident (did you go into the Sumsang store?), because that's certainly not reflective of what everyone else is saying about the phone. If it were as awful as you say it is, I'm sure that there'd be at least one major tech blog who would report about it.

Radiating
Sep 14, 2012, 06:43 PM
You must have used a knockoff by accident (did you go into the Sumsang store?), because that's certainly not reflective of what everyone else is saying about the phone. If it were as awful as you say it is, I'm sure that there'd be at least one major tech blog who would report about it.

That's a pretty far fetched theory. No it was a Samsung S3 that a good friend of mine had and I traded my iPhone for a day with him to test out and did a sim card swap with. It was a USA LTE phone but was running on 3g due to lack of coverage.

I think a lot of people mistake the Galaxy S3's fast LTE speed for the phone's actual performance so they get the impression it's quicker. It's not.

Here's a review of a comparison of the real world speed of the S3 vs the iPhone 4S.


In terms of internal specifications, the Galaxy S3 has a quad-core processor running at a clock speed of 1.4Ghz whereas the Iphone 4S is powered by a dual-core CPU running at just 800Mhz. The Galaxy S3 also has twice the memory of the Iphone, with 1GB of RAM compared to 512MB in the Iphone 4S. However, our tests showed that specifications don't always make a big difference in the real world.

Sitting the two phones side by side and launching applications at the exactly same time demonstrated that more often than not the Iphone was generally much faster at responding to simple commands.

For example, when launching the devices' messaging apps at the exact same time there was a noticeable difference in start-up times. The Iphone opens the messaging app almost instantly, while the Galaxy S3 takes around a second to fully load.

However when it comes to downloading web pages, the Galaxy S3 lives up to its specification of up to 21Mbit/s compared to the Iphone's measly 14.4Mbit/s. Putting both devices to a real-life test, the Galaxy S3 was slightly faster at bringing up information from the web, doing so in a matter of split seconds.

Generally, however, the Iphone was much smoother in transitions between apps than the Galaxy S3. This could be down to bloatware or Samsung's heavy Touchwiz Nature UX interface that it has overlaid onto the Android operating system. For this reason, the Iphone 4S has to win this one.

Radeon12345
Sep 14, 2012, 06:45 PM
I upgraded from the iPhone 4s 64gb to the Galaxy S3 international model (1.4ghz quad core, 1gb ram) and I love it, the screen is just as sharp as Apples and the phone performs just as fast if not faster in some tasks.

I never used Android in the past as it was inferior to iOS but has improved massively quite quickly and is now on par and some tasks better. The only thing that I did miss from Apple was iCloud backup as some graphic demanding games were optimized better for iOS.

I really wish Apple would use OLED though, it's a far better technology.

I have ordered the 64gb white iPhone 5 (love new gadgets :) ). Can't wait to get this on the 21st if not earlier :D

Main reasons I switched from Apple.

3.5" screen was far, far to small (95% the reason why I switched).
More features in the GS3 such as NFC and barometer (handy for weather but was used for faster GPS locks)
Like the openness of Android, something I missed from Windows 6.5 mobile and below in the past.

Reason why I came back

Finally bigger screen, took them long enough.
Better optimized games
iCloud Backup
Love the simplicity of iOS

I'm not an Apple fanboy or an Android one. Both OS's are very good. I previously upgraded from an iPhone 3GS to 4, 4S, GS3 now the iPhone 5.

TheMacBookPro
Sep 14, 2012, 07:18 PM
That's a pretty far fetched theory. No it was a Samsung S3 that a good friend of mine had and I traded my iPhone for a day with him to test out and did a sim card swap with. It was a USA LTE phone but was running on 3g due to lack of coverage.

I think a lot of people mistake the Galaxy S3's fast LTE speed for the phone's actual performance so they get the impression it's quicker. It's not.

LTE has nothing to do with actual performance. I have not yet seen any reviews saying that the GSIII is slow for day to day tasks and scrolling through the UI.

Here's a review of a comparison of the real world speed of the S3 vs the iPhone 4S.

I don't know where you got that (Google says it's from some body builder blog?) but I'd believe Engadget's review more:

Let's start with daily operation first: this phone boots up from cold in under 25 seconds and never stalls, never lags and never trips over itself. Whether you're navigating picture-heavy PDFs in Polaris Office, playing back chunky 1080p clips shot on your DSLR, or simply surfing content-heavy websites, you'll never even think about the processor. The true power of this processor will only materialize as the software becomes available to exploit four-way multi-threading. In the meantime, the only way you're going to test this phone is if you get the chance to do crazy things like running tough augmented reality apps (something we'd like to do in future, in order to test the graphical component of the Exynos), or a dual OS, or playing Skyrim, or if you run benchmarks.

OK, you say, that's for the Exynos quad core model. Let's look at the VZW model review (which has the dual core Snapdragon S4), also from Engadget:

Verizon's Galaxy S III takes advantage of a dual-core Snapdragon S4 (Krait) processor clocked in at 1.5GHz, uses an Adreno 225 GPU and is supplemented by 2GB of RAM. Since we've seen this very same setup in the iterations used by AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, we came into this review knowing roughly what to expect: lower benchmarks than the international GS III's quad-core Exynos processor, but still quite fast and definitely respectable for all but the most nitpicky of power users. It's speedy, and offers virtually no lag.

But what if Engadget were paid by Samsung? Let's look at Gizmodo's review. As you can tell, they were reviewing the model with the dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, not the quad Exynos.

That said, the S4 almost never stutters at all. Navigation around desktops and websites is fast and fluid, and apps load quickly.

And GSMArena?

In real life, the US Galaxy S III is lag free. The handset handled every task we threw at it without breaking a sweat.

You get the idea. If your friend's phone had performance issues, perhaps he should take a look at what he has installed or was running all at the same time first.

Southernboyj
Sep 14, 2012, 07:31 PM
LTE has nothing to do with actual performance. I have not yet seen any reviews saying that the GSIII is slow for day to day tasks and scrolling through the UI.



I don't know where you got that (Google says it's from some body builder blog?) but I'd believe Engadget's review more:



OK, you say, that's for the Exynos quad core model. Let's look at the VZW model review (which has the dual core Snapdragon S4), also from Engadget:



But what if Engadget were paid by Samsung? Let's look at Gizmodo's review. As you can tell, they were reviewing the model with the dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, not the quad Exynos.



And GSMArena?



You get the idea. If your friend's phone had performance issues, perhaps he should take a look at what he has installed or was running all at the same time first.


Regardless of how many people will stand by the Galaxy S3 as a great phone.. there are people who will bash it without even really using it.

I (as a longtime Mac user) used to think the Windows fanbase was very biased when they would say how Macs are overpriced or Macs suck.. when they didn't even know how to use a Mac and never took the time to learn or give it a chance.

It seems the Apple community is just as bad defending it's precious iPhone.
And don't get me wrong, I'm not saying the iPhone is bad.. I've had ever version 2G - 4S.

Saying the S3 is bad is ridiculous. Especially when, if we are being honest, Apple was merely playing catchup with the iPhone 5. It isn't bad, but just about everything they announced for it.. Android has had for 1-2 years.

Radiating
Sep 14, 2012, 08:13 PM
LTE has nothing to do with actual performance. I have not yet seen any reviews saying that the GSIII is slow for day to day tasks and scrolling through the UI.



I don't know where you got that (Google says it's from some body builder blog?) but I'd believe Engadget's review more:



OK, you say, that's for the Exynos quad core model. Let's look at the VZW model review (which has the dual core Snapdragon S4), also from Engadget:



But what if Engadget were paid by Samsung? Let's look at Gizmodo's review. As you can tell, they were reviewing the model with the dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, not the quad Exynos.



And GSMArena?



You get the idea. If your friend's phone had performance issues, perhaps he should take a look at what he has installed or was running all at the same time first.

The reviews you are quoting are not in any way shape or form comparisons between the iPhone 4+ and the Samsung Galaxy S3. They are also not quantitative at all. They just say "it's fast". Fast compared to what? Fast is a meaningless term which tells you nothing factual whatsoever and is complete junk at juding anything.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is one of the fastest Android phones sure but the fact is that the iPhone 4S is faster at performing tasks than the Samsung Galaxy S3 in direct comparisons. In many technical benchmarks the dual core version scores very close to the iPhone 4S aswell, but the software hangups are the real issue...

Maybe I've been spoiled but I just find the S3's hiccups to be unacceptable, even a fraction of a delay in any opperation on a smartphone interface is really annoying.

LSUtigers03
Sep 14, 2012, 08:19 PM
If it wasn't for my other apple stuff, and the apps I have, I would have an S3.. It's twice the device of the iPhone 5.. The iPhone may well be the last iPhone I own..

Developers will go to town with android now it has critical mass.. No Apple restrictions..

I have an air, apple tv, and an ipad and I love my s3. I wouldn't let your immersion in Apple's ecosystem keep you from getting what you think is a better phone. My ipad does a great job fulfilling my ios needs.

aznguyen316
Sep 14, 2012, 08:34 PM
The software layout on the s3 just looks cheap, all the lads at work have them and it isn't for me!

luckily he's savvy enough to install CM10 on it. Pure android jelly bean rocks.

TheMacBookPro
Sep 14, 2012, 08:55 PM
The reviews you are quoting are not in any way shape or form comparisons between the iPhone 4+ and the Samsung Galaxy S3. They are also not quantitative at all. They just say "it's fast". Fast compared to what? Fast is a meaningless term which tells you nothing factual whatsoever and is complete junk at juding anything.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is one of the fastest Android phones sure but the fact is that the iPhone 4S is faster at performing tasks than the Samsung Galaxy S3 in direct comparisons. In many technical benchmarks the dual core version scores very close to the iPhone 4S aswell, but the software hangups are the real issue...

Maybe I've been spoiled but I just find the S3's hiccups to be unacceptable, even a fraction of a delay in any opperation on a smartphone interface is really annoying.

Head to their websites and watch their hands-on video review then.

Here's a video comparison with accompanying text between the 4S and the Galaxy S III. Good enough for you?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHUrE1mml4o

03:30 is where the fun begins. I dunno, looks just as smooth to me.

It actually would have mattered, if the performance was different on both devices, but they both run super-fluidly, without any delays or slowdowns, they are pretty much equal in this respect.

Don't get me wrong. I like the iPhone too, and I'm not the world's greatest Galaxy S III fan (I prefer my HTC One X tbh). But I'm not so blinded as to believe that a two year old phone, made by Apple or not, is any better.

Re: the quantitative/quantitative thing- your 'review' from that trusty bodybuilding blog isn't quantitative either, as I'm not seeing any FPS numbers quoted. These are all opinions. Having a video to actually see the performance for yourself, or better yet actually having the device in-hand, is the only way to make an accurate opinion for yourself.
And based on the numerous S IIIs I've used and reviews I've watched, none showed the performance to be 'far more laggy than an iPhone 4'.

If what you're saying is true, then like I said- it's a problem with the specific phone you were using rather than with the phone in general. Maybe he still had a whole bunch of applications still loaded up in the background. Who knows?

I hope you understand why I'm doubting you, seeing as how there are very few reviews or videos on the Internet that reflect your experience with the device while there are plenty showing the opposite.

LSUtigers03
Sep 14, 2012, 08:59 PM
luckily he's savvy enough to install CM10 on it. Pure android jelly bean rocks.

You don't miss the touchwiz notification shade? One thing I don't like about pure android is no toggles in the shade. I haven't used CM since 7 have they added it?

TheMacBookPro
Sep 14, 2012, 09:00 PM
You don't miss the touchwiz notification shade? One thing I don't like about pure android is no toggles in the shade. I haven't used CM since 7 have they added it?

That was added in CM a long time ago. It's certainly here on my HOX running CM10.

VDubb
Sep 14, 2012, 09:07 PM
As someone who went from the 4S to the S3, and going to the iPhone 5 next week, I have to agree with those that say the people stating S3 is laggy/slower than the 4S are either using a device that's either malfunctioning, has something installed causing the issues, or are just fanboys.

The S3 is up with the iPhone 4S in terms of performance from what I've experienced, and will most likely be up there with the iPhone 5 when JB releases. It's a shame I won't get to experience JB due to the nature of Android upgrades which is the only major downfall of the device.

- VDubb

TheMacBookPro
Sep 14, 2012, 09:11 PM
As someone who went from the 4S to the S3, and going to the iPhone 5 next week, I have to agree with those that say the people stating S3 is laggy/slower than the 4S are either using a device that's either malfunctioning, has something installed causing the issues, or are just fanboys.

The S3 is up with the iPhone 4S in terms of performance from what I've experienced, and will most likely be up there with the iPhone 5 when JB releases. It's a shame I won't get to experience JB due to the nature of Android upgrades which is the only major downfall of the device.

- VDubb

Custom ROM and have JB today, or wait for the official update which is coming in October.

asr10 user
Sep 14, 2012, 09:28 PM
Good for you. Dont listen to either Android or iOS haters. Pick which device suits your own needs. I was the biggest iOS fan until I got my S3. Now I am a fan and hater of both, but for my needs the S3 suits me just fine.

Radiating
Sep 14, 2012, 09:37 PM
Head to their websites and watch their hands-on video review then.

Here's a video comparison with accompanying text between the 4S and the Galaxy S III. Good enough for you?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHUrE1mml4o

03:30 is where the fun begins. I dunno, looks just as smooth to me.



Don't get me wrong. I like the iPhone too, and I'm not the world's greatest Galaxy S III fan (I prefer my HTC One X tbh). But I'm not so blinded as to believe that a two year old phone, made by Apple or not, is any better.

Re: the quantitative/quantitative thing- your 'review' from that trusty bodybuilding blog isn't quantitative either, as I'm not seeing any FPS numbers quoted. These are all opinions. Having a video to actually see the performance for yourself, or better yet actually having the device in-hand, is the only way to make an accurate opinion for yourself.
And based on the numerous S IIIs I've used and reviews I've watched, none showed the performance to be 'far more laggy than an iPhone 4'.

If what you're saying is true, then like I said- it's a problem with the specific phone you were using rather than with the phone in general. Maybe he still had a whole bunch of applications still loaded up in the background. Who knows?

I hope you understand why I'm doubting you, seeing as how there are very few reviews or videos on the Internet that reflect your experience with the device while there are plenty showing the opposite.

Hmm that's video was actually fairly convincing, I appreciate the post.

I've been doing a bit of research into the issue and it looks like unlike the iPhone that automatically suspends apps, android leaves things running in the background a lot more. The galaxy S also had an issue with a buggy interface in un-updated versions.

That's one of the reasons why I preffer apple though. Things just work, you don't have to update this and modify that and manage this, and then download 15 different programs that all crash until you find one that works.

I also agree that the HTC One X is better than the S3.

Mr. Retrofire
Sep 14, 2012, 09:54 PM
galaxy s III is completely overrated
Replace "Galaxy S III" with iPhone 5.

- cruddy battery life
Proof?

- it's running touchwiz
Replaceable. Google is your friend.

- pentile matrix screen. BLEH.
And?

- you're at the mercy of Samsung for updates
Breaking news: It is the same on the Apple platform.

- the quality of the phone is abysmal
You can change the battery, the SD-card and so on...

- bigger screen doesn't always mean better.
I'm sure that this is the reason why the iPhone 5 has a bigger screen, compared to the 4S. ;-)

The iPhone 5 is the ideal device if you like electronic prisons.

From:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/05/apples-crystal-prison-and-future-open-platforms

Apple's Crystal Prison and the Future of Open Platforms

Two weeks ago, Steve Wozniak made a public call for Apple to open its platforms for those who wish to tinker, tweak and innovate with their internals.

EFF supports Wozniak's position: while Apple's products have many virtues, they are marred by an ugly set of restrictions on what users and programmers can do with them. This is most especially true of iOS, though other Apple products sometimes suffer in the same way. In this article we will delve into the kinds of restrictions that Apple, phone companies, and Microsoft have been imposing on mobile computers; the excuses these companies make when they impose these restrictions; the dangers this is creating for open innovation; why Apple in particular should lead the way in fixing this mess. We also propose a bill of rights that need to be secured for people who are purchasing smartphones and other pocket computers.
...
Wozniak is the co-founder of Apple Computer Inc. (now Apple Inc.). Next argument, please! ;-)

VDubb
Sep 14, 2012, 10:29 PM
Custom ROM and have JB today, or wait for the official update which is coming in October.

I don't use custom ROMs for JB. While they are fairly stable, they all (at least for Verizon Galaxy S3 on XDA-Developers) still have a few bugs.

- VDubb

onthecouchagain
Sep 14, 2012, 10:36 PM
The S3 is cool and all, but I'm only excited about it because it gives us a glimpse of what the Nexus 2012 will be like... :D

aohus
Sep 16, 2012, 04:05 AM
Replace "Galaxy S III" with iPhone 5.


Proof?


Replaceable. Google is your friend.


And?


Breaking news: It is the same on the Apple platform.


You can change the battery, the SD-card and so on...


I'm sure that this is the reason why the iPhone 5 has a bigger screen, compared to the 4S. ;-)

The iPhone 5 is the ideal device if you like electronic prisons.


Wozniak is the co-founder of Apple Computer Inc. (now Apple Inc.). Next argument, please! ;-)

galaxy s3 = cheap plastic materials.

Proof of cruddy battery life is from multiple forums as well as benchmarks from tech sites

https://community.verizonwireless.com/thread/778992

the point is for the end user not to have to do manual tasks to make something better. the point is to for a great out of box experience.

cynics
Sep 16, 2012, 06:36 AM
galaxy s3 = cheap plastic materials.

Proof of cruddy battery life is from multiple forums as well as benchmarks from tech sites

https://community.verizonwireless.com/thread/778992

the point is for the end user not to have to do manual tasks to make something better. the point is to for a great out of box experience.

An Android device is very very similar to an iPhone out of the box. The difference is you need to jailbreak the iPhone to do even the simplest of customization, like place app (app icons with Android) any where on the screen or set a different browser as your default browser.

At the same time you don't have to customize it and stay with the very similar to the iPhone experience. But let's face it, if iOS offered widgets, live backgrounds and things of that nature must of us would at least try them out for a bit or set up your phone to better suit your needs. Its not that people don't want the hassle of customization (keep in mind you don't have too and can keep the iPhone like experience) its that they are not allowed too.

You said early you are at the mercy of Samsung for updates. This is not true at all, people have been using ios 6 forever yet I'm still waiting for its official release. If this was Android it would be a simple task for me to put it on here and a even simpler task to take it off. I'm at Apples mercy, no Android handset manufacture can hold down one of there device users.

SprSynJn
Sep 16, 2012, 06:43 AM
So far I'm very impressed and about to install cyanogenmod for jelly bean.

That's where I stopped reading, no offense. To me it seems everyone has to screw with that phone to really enjoy it. The same went for the model I had. No thank you.

cynics
Sep 16, 2012, 07:21 AM
That's where I stopped reading, no offense. To me it seems everyone has to screw with that phone to really enjoy it. The same went for the model I had. No thank you.

Not everyone. The people that root are the same people that would jailbreak an iphone to really enjoy it. Like I mentioned I'm using Android in its stock form, I don't have a S3 but if I did I think the new touchwiz really brings a lot to the table so I'd probably keep that too.

Again this is another choice given by Android. Don't confuse iPhone users not wanting/needing to use custom roms with them not being given that choice. We both know there would be plenty of iPhone users running all sorts of crazy roms given the choice....

wrkactjob
Sep 16, 2012, 07:38 AM
galaxy s III is completely overrated

- cruddy battery life

- it's running touchwiz

- pentile matrix screen. BLEH.

- you're at the mercy of Samsung for updates

- the quality of the phone is abysmal

- bigger screen doesn't always mean better.


Wow! it sounds crap...so how come 20 million people went out and bought it if its so obviously bad?...were they all mistaken?

nba1341
Sep 16, 2012, 08:53 AM
galaxy s III is completely overrated

- cruddy battery life

- it's running touchwiz

- pentile matrix screen. BLEH.

- you're at the mercy of Samsung for updates

- the quality of the phone is abysmal

- bigger screen doesn't always mean better.

You ignored the part where he said he is installing cm10 which offers
-Amazing battery life
-Use whatever launcher you want
-At mercy to the many developers who develop for the s3 (over 20 of them nothing to do with samsung)
-Bigger screen better for watching video content and Web browsing
otherwise why would anyone upgrade to I phone 5?

blackhand1001
Sep 16, 2012, 09:12 AM
galaxy s III is completely overrated

- cruddy battery life

- it's running touchwiz

- pentile matrix screen. BLEH.

- you're at the mercy of Samsung for updates

- the quality of the phone is abysmal

- bigger screen doesn't always mean better.

Battery life on it is better than the 4s and probably the 5 as well.

Technarchy
Sep 16, 2012, 09:16 AM
I am counting the days that you'll return the S3 and go for an iP5 after all

Those that do, will probably do so quietly so all their trolling comments don't come back to haunt them.

No doubt there's lots if SG3 buyer's remorse out there though and sneaking back into the Apple camp will be happening quite a bit over the next few weeks as iPhone 5 pics up momentum

cynics
Sep 16, 2012, 09:27 AM
Those that do, will probably do so quietly so all their trolling comments don't come back to haunt them.

No doubt there's lots if SG3 buyer's remorse out there though and sneaking back into the Apple camp will be happening quite a bit over the next few weeks as iPhone 5 pics up momentum

No they won't. The had my S3 for 24 hours to 1 week crowd is very very vocal about it.

aohus
Sep 17, 2012, 12:34 AM
Battery life on it is better than the 4s and probably the 5 as well.

i guarantee you it will not have better battery life than the iPhone 5. a 4.0 inch screen dual core 1.02 ghz processor will not be as power hungry as a quad core 1.5 ghz cpu on a 4.8 inch screen, not to mention, it will be using qualcomm's latest MDM9615 LTE chip.

You ignored the part where he said he is installing cm10 which offers

you seriously think most people are going to do that? iPhone is not for the tech enthusiasts. It's catered towards the lowest common denominator. You think a mother of 3 is going to install custom OS's on her phone? No.

blackhand1001
Sep 17, 2012, 01:13 AM
i guarantee you it will not have better battery life than the iPhone 5. a 4.0 inch screen dual core 1.02 ghz processor will not be as power hungry as a quad core 1.5 ghz cpu on a 4.8 inch screen, not to mention, it will be using qualcomm's latest MDM9615 LTE chip.



you seriously think most people are going to do that? iPhone is not for the tech enthusiasts. It's catered towards the lowest common denominator. You think a mother of 3 is going to install custom OS's on her phone? No.

I was referring to the qualcomm snapdragon s4 variant of the s3. The one that gets better battery life and has an even better Qualcomm late radio than the iPhone. Its built right into the soc.

dojoman
Sep 17, 2012, 12:59 PM
If I were you I'd rather get Nexus line of phones. Samsung let Galaxy line filled with Network carrier's junk. There are lots of bloated ware on network specific phones. When I look at Nexus phone unlocked with JB it's clean but then there's no 4G LTE.

Oohara
Sep 17, 2012, 01:23 PM
The S3 is cool and all, but I'm only excited about it because it gives us a glimpse of what the Nexus 2012 will be like... :D
Amen to that. Hopefully it will be cool looking like the GNex too, the S3 may be a beast on the inside but my god is it ugly :cool:

3bs
Sep 17, 2012, 02:24 PM
If I were you I'd rather get Nexus line of phones. Samsung let Galaxy line filled with Network carrier's junk. There are lots of bloated ware on network specific phones. When I look at Nexus phone unlocked with JB it's clean but then there's no 4G LTE.

You can get a factory unlocked phone with no carrier bloatware or just root your phone and get rid of the carrier bloatware. Neither is as easy but it's if you really wanted to.

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Amen to that. Hopefully it will be cool looking like the GNex too, the S3 may be a beast on the inside but my god is it ugly :cool:

I had the Galaxy Nexus and now I have the S3. I agree the design of the GNex is beautiful but the S3 is definitely better looking (in my opinion). I'm going to be getting the next Nexus too so if it looks like either of these phones I'd be happy :D

pear21
Sep 17, 2012, 05:12 PM
I am counting the days that you'll return the S3 and go for an iP5 after all

That's exactly what I'm doing Ive had the s3 for about a week and I like the phone but android is annoying. I miss things like iMessage, game center, better music player, and the mute button on the side. I also think the iPhone has a better battery life.

Mrg02d
Sep 17, 2012, 05:24 PM
That's exactly what I'm doing Ive had the s3 for about a week and I like the phone but android is annoying. I miss things like iMessage, game center, better music player, and the mute button on the side. I also think the iPhone has a better battery life.

Those are retarded reasons to be upset...Each has it's own equal in android. For example, iMessage = Google talk

dontwalkhand
Sep 17, 2012, 05:34 PM
Those are retarded reasons to be upset...Each has it's own equal in android. For example, iMessage = Google talk

Google Talk is nothing like iMessage, as you have to sign in where as iMessage is always on. It is just like how before iMessage, there wasn't anything that could compare to BBM. Google Talk requires you to remember usernames in addition to phone numbers, whereas the phone number is enough on iMessage.

Mrg02d
Sep 17, 2012, 05:37 PM
Google Talk is nothing like iMessage, as you have to sign in where as iMessage is always on. It is just like how before iMessage, there wasn't anything that could compare to BBM. Google Talk requires you to remember usernames in addition to phone numbers, whereas the phone number is enough on iMessage.

BS...I haven't signed into Google Talk one time. Just as with the iPhone, you are asked to use your google account to set up the phone. Once you make it passed the setup screens, you are set.

It's bad information like this that artificially holds people back. Google talk is exactly like iMessage. I have both. I have an iPad 3, I know.

Don't just throw crap out there, okay?

pear21
Sep 17, 2012, 07:06 PM
Those are retarded reasons to be upset...Each has it's own equal in android. For example, iMessage = Google talk

Is google talk built into the text messaging? No I don't believe it is...

Mrg02d
Sep 17, 2012, 09:05 PM
Is google talk built into the text messaging? No I don't believe it is...

It's an icon, just like iMEssage... Brah. You touch it and it opens showing you everyone available. Last time I used both was today....Still the same.:rolleyes:

Brah.

pear21
Sep 17, 2012, 09:22 PM
It's an icon, just like iMEssage... Brah. You touch it and it opens showing you everyone available. Last time I used both was today....Still the same.:rolleyes:

Brah.

Man I wish I was as cool as you brah.
When you don't have cell coverage you have to go and open another app, it's not in the same one that will send over wifi or 3G. So it's two separate messaging services.

Mrg02d
Sep 17, 2012, 09:25 PM
Man I wish I was as cool as you brah.
When you don't have cell coverage you have to go and open another app, it's not in the same one that will send over wifi or 3G. So it's two separate messaging services.

Huh? What are you talking about?

pear21
Sep 17, 2012, 09:59 PM
Huh? What are you talking about?

I message can send texts over wifi which is nice when you don't have cell coverage. I know you can get apps on android to do that but it's not in the same app. Android needs to do something similar, apple has it and blackberry did it with bbm

Mrg02d
Sep 17, 2012, 10:04 PM
I message can send texts over wifi which is nice when you don't have cell coverage. I know you can get apps on android to do that but it's not in the same app. Android needs to do something similar, apple has it and blackberry did it with bbm

Hey Brah, I'm sending texts over wifi right now on my s3 via google talk...:eek: I use it I place of my SMS texts so I don't have to PAY for texting! REVOLUTIONARY...

:D

Yea man, smooth like Kieth Stone! Can I get you a fish to go with that?

pear21
Sep 17, 2012, 11:12 PM
Hey Brah, I'm sending texts over wifi right now on my s3 via google talk...:eek: I use it I place of my SMS texts so I don't have to PAY for texting! REVOLUTIONARY...

:D

Yea man, smooth like Kieth Stone! Can I get you a fish to go with that?

What about people that don't have google talk?

Mrg02d
Sep 18, 2012, 09:29 AM
What about people that don't have google talk?

Then send them an SMS. It's one extra step for crying out loud. If having to click a different icon for someone you know without gtalk is that much more work for you, then you must be a difficult dude to get along with in the world.

EDIT: Or an email with the subject line containing the message.