View Full Version : S3 pros/cons?

Sep 21, 2012, 10:42 AM
So after the pathetic new ios6 & iPhone 5 I think I will finally jump ship as apple is just releasing worse & worse products and software.

I'd love to know more about the S3 and your thought on it. How is battery life & touch screen responsiveness compared to the iPhone & ect. Tell me anything you like!

Sep 21, 2012, 10:48 AM

Sep 21, 2012, 11:12 AM
Highly active development community (i.e. lots of great custom ROMs)
NFC (i.e. Android Beam (http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/connectivity/nfc/nfc.html#p2p), Google Wallet (http://www.google.com/wallet/)) (root access required)
Full 720p screen
LED notification light
Excellent battery life
Excellent touch screen responsiveness
microSD card slot, replaceable battery
Free wireless tethering (root access required)
Great custom launchers (i.e. Apex (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.anddoes.launcher), Nova (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teslacoilsw.launcher)) and widgets

If you're heavily invested in the Apple ecosystem, the transition may be frustrating

Sep 21, 2012, 11:28 AM
How much better is the battery life than the iPhone 4

Sep 21, 2012, 11:45 AM

I actually think the my 4S was more durable too. I dropped it a couple times while naked and in a bumper but nothing more than a few scratches. I dropped my S3 less than 3 feet and the screen shattered from top to bottom and around the home button.

Great big screen
LED indicator
Removable battery (I've been getting decent battery life but I like to carry a fully charged battery with me just in case)
Expandable storage
Great dev support for custom ROMs

I don't like the physical home button but it's not that big of a deal.
Build quality isn't as good as say the HTC One X