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SevengerNC
Nov 11, 2012, 09:06 PM
I've had iPhones for several years and currently have the 4S. My wife just a Galaxy S III, and I have to tell you, it's pretty darn slick.
I really like the taller/wider screen. I don't know the Android system, but it's so easy on the eyes it makes you think.

Wonder if the iPhone 6 will incorporate a similar screen to compete? I think we should all write Mr Apple and ask for a bigger screen next time. The extra height on the 5 just doesn't cut it.

I love my iPhone & iPad, but this thing has me thinking.



darster
Nov 11, 2012, 09:09 PM
You do that.

Jordan921
Nov 11, 2012, 09:14 PM
It took Apple 5 years to move from a 3.5" screen to 4". I don't think they are going to be making a bigger screen anytime soon.

tmgarvey
Nov 11, 2012, 09:20 PM
I think we all have certain features that attract us when it comes to phones. To me, the Samsung reminds me of the first Blackberry I ever had, which was so big that using it as a phone made me feel silly, like I was holding a Frisbee up to my face (it was a 7250, bought in 2005-6).

I like the slimness of the iPhone, and when I want a bigger screen I use my iPad. I have an Android Bionic that I have to carry for work, and I much prefer using the iPhone. Besides, it plays so nicely with my Mac and iPad.

So if you like the Samsung better, go for it. You're the one you have to make happy. Seems like most objective reviews note advantages with each, so it is really a matter of what's important to you and your personal preference.

sevendust
Nov 11, 2012, 09:32 PM
i don't understand why some of us wants a big screen for their phone. it's a phone and not a tablet and besides the current size of the iphone is already enough to see the icons and letters.

drkryn
Nov 11, 2012, 09:33 PM
i don't understand why some of us wants a big screen for their phone. it's a phone and not a tablet and besides the current size of the iphone is already enough to see the icons and letters.

People are so foolish for having their own preferences and opinions. The nerve of some people to prefer a bigger screen on their phones. :rolleyes:

AFDoc
Nov 11, 2012, 09:40 PM
i don't understand why people feel the need to blog about their life on MR.

There fixed your quote.

OP if you think you want a bigger wider screen than pick up the latest offering running an android OS, they are great phones.

applefanDrew
Nov 11, 2012, 09:51 PM
I've had iPhones for several years and currently have the 4S. My wife just a Galaxy S III, and I have to tell you, it's pretty darn slick.
I really like the taller/wider screen. I don't know the Android system, but it's so easy on the eyes it makes you think.

Wonder if the iPhone 6 will incorporate a similar screen to compete? I think we should all write Mr Apple and ask for a bigger screen next time. The extra height on the 5 just doesn't cut it.

I love my iPhone & iPad, but this thing has me thinking.

Android is easy on the eyes? Hmmm....I guess everyone's different

ahfu25
Nov 11, 2012, 09:57 PM
If apple goes with a bigger screen and widgets and all that good stuff I'm sure it will be better than any android based phone. Just like with maps!

SevengerNC
Nov 11, 2012, 10:03 PM
Android is easy on the eyes? Hmmm....I guess everyone's different

No No, I'm saying the screen is easier on the eyes. I like OS6. Don't really want to learn a new os. That's why I won't buy another Mac.

ixodes
Nov 11, 2012, 10:07 PM
Apple values it's role as the company that does what it wants, then convinces it's customers that Apple knows what's best for them.

It's an amazing phenomenon. They're so good at programming their followers, you can read thousands of posts on this very forum where the users regurgitate this same company line. They're so proud of it. I've never seen this with any company but Apple.

Yet I have noticed it's dying down a bit since the death of Apple's well worshiped ex CEO. He could walk on water in millions of people's eyes. Another phenomenon so strong only his death could cause a change.

Now going forward Tim Cook, or anyone in his position is especially vulnerable. There was only one Apple God... Steve Jobs.

It's a tough position to hold these days. Nothing lasts forever, the moment Apple hiccups as we're beginning to see, it's gonna get ugly.

batting1000
Nov 11, 2012, 10:08 PM
If the OP switches, I can bet he'll be right back soon enough.

SevengerNC
Nov 11, 2012, 10:16 PM
If the OP switches, I can bet he'll be right back soon enough.

I'm not switching anytime soon - locked in my contract. btw, I've had my 4S right at a year. Seems like I had my 4 about a yr was able to get the 4S for $200, but my account shows I'm not elig for the 5 at $200 till June 2013. If I have to wait that long might as well for the 6.

Bahroo
Nov 11, 2012, 10:38 PM
Yes i came from a gs3 and the screen is pretty nice, the colors really from the amoled is what makes it really nice. It makes colors pop and that always attracts people. Android os as a whole isnt really hard to use, but it takes a while to really learn it. But the reason why I love iPhone and iOs is because i just love the interface, like the grey and message layout. The menus, the fluidity and everything i think its much nicer then Android. The keyboard on the iPhone and iOS is still unmatched in my book both in terms of looks and performance.

Copy and paste works so much better on iOS and the magnifying glass works so good on iOS. Idk i may sound like a crazy fanboy right now but this is what iOS always had the lead in, functionality and performance

aleni
Nov 11, 2012, 11:26 PM
yes i love the screen of s3. bigger, better for web browsing and watching movies.

but apps in the android ecosystem are lame. so im sticking with my beautiful iphone 5.

tymaster50
Nov 11, 2012, 11:32 PM
so the point of this topic is....?

Beeplance
Nov 11, 2012, 11:40 PM
Saw this incredibly blunt post in another similar thread, and I think it applies here.

Dude, What are you doing on here then? I don't have a problem with you switching and even liking the fact that you switched. But, what does that have to do with the price of tea in China? I personally have used the S3 and was not impressed. That's not my point.
I just don't understand why anyone would go out and buy any other phone and then come back here to tell everyone, like you've discovered gold. Are you waiting for us all to cheer you on? Are you waiting for all of us to throw our five's in the trash and get the S3? Or are you looking for an argument?
I think my 5 has great colors, and wonders of wonders I have never noticed the untrueness of true black on it. If that is what is truly important to you I hope you enjoy your phone.

DanBurns91
Nov 12, 2012, 02:07 AM
One word... "iPad"

aphexacid
Nov 12, 2012, 03:13 AM
what is this "samsung" "galaxy" "s" "3" you speak of?

I've never heard of it, and i doubt anyone here has either.

Does it make toast? I love toast in the morning, with a little grape jelly! MMMmmmmmmmmmm!

ryan.apham
Nov 12, 2012, 03:33 AM
I've had iPhones for several years and currently have the 4S. My wife just a Galaxy S III, and I have to tell you, it's pretty darn slick.
I really like the taller/wider screen. I don't know the Android system, but it's so easy on the eyes it makes you think.

Wonder if the iPhone 6 will incorporate a similar screen to compete? I think we should all write Mr Apple and ask for a bigger screen next time. The extra height on the 5 just doesn't cut it.

I love my iPhone & iPad, but this thing has me thinking.

Oh, my.

The upgrade from 3.5 to 4' has already driven the app developers insane by spending extra effort to make the apps compatible with the new screen dimension. With next year's screen enlargement... Man, I guess they will all turn alcoholic and quit their job.

A bigger iPhone means its harder to manipulate using one hand (remember, you are scrolling around the Map using just one finger, right?), so it's less convenient, and it's larger, so bad luck to those tight jean lovers.

And then, you have this iPad Mini. And a 4.5/5 inch iPhone. What :confused:?

Who knows, next year, we might be able to contemplate iPad Super Mini 5 inch and iPhone Ultra Big 5S 7.9 inch.

Adutrumque
Nov 12, 2012, 03:38 AM
The Samsungs GS3 has a very unresponsive touch in comparison with all the iPhones . It's like a 2 second delay.

Compile 'em all
Nov 12, 2012, 03:39 AM
I've had iPhones for several years and currently have the 4S. My wife just a Galaxy S III, and I have to tell you, it's pretty darn slick.
I really like the taller/wider screen. I don't know the Android system, but it's so easy on the eyes it makes you think.

Wonder if the iPhone 6 will incorporate a similar screen to compete? I think we should all write Mr Apple and ask for a bigger screen next time. The extra height on the 5 just doesn't cut it.

I love my iPhone & iPad, but this thing has me thinking.

I doesn't make sense comparing the 4S to the S3, now. Try out the iPhone 5 and see for yourself. It has the best color reproduction of *any* phone.

Sesshy
Nov 12, 2012, 06:08 AM
yes i love the screen of s3. bigger, better for web browsing and watching movies.

but apps in the android ecosystem are lame. so im sticking with my beautiful iphone 5.

This. I was on Android for more than a year and loved it, it's a great platform, but the most obvious caveat is the app ecosystem. It's a chore to find the one decent app for whatever application, while on iOS there're usually at least three or four different apps that all do the same thing well. I spent one week with a 4S, and after a few hours of using it was sold on the quality of the apps alone.

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Saw this incredibly blunt post in another similar thread, and I think it applies here.

This doesn't apply here at all. This is a forum. It exists for the sake of discussion, not for the sake of fanboy circle-jerks to the exclusion of anybody who wants to start a discussion about anything else.

moargolems
Nov 12, 2012, 06:13 AM
The Samsungs GS3 has a very unresponsive touch in comparison with all the iPhones . It's like a 2 second delay.
Wrong. Jelly Bean made it more fluid than iPhone.

XboxMySocks
Nov 12, 2012, 06:16 AM
Yes i came from a gs3 and the screen is pretty nice, the colors really from the amoled is what makes it really nice. It makes colors pop and that always attracts people. Android os as a whole isnt really hard to use, but it takes a while to really learn it. But the reason why I love iPhone and iOs is because i just love the interface, like the grey and message layout. The menus, the fluidity and everything i think its much nicer then Android. The keyboard on the iPhone and iOS is still unmatched in my book both in terms of looks and performance.

Copy and paste works so much better on iOS and the magnifying glass works so good on iOS. Idk i may sound like a crazy fanboy right now but this is what iOS always had the lead in, functionality and performance

The AMOLED screen on the GS3 is horribly unbalanced, oversaturated, and inaccurate. :s?

aDRock1154
Nov 12, 2012, 06:30 AM
I'd try a Galaxy SIII.. I can't say i'd give up my iPhone for it, but I would test it out for a few days.

I quit using Android around 2.3.4, so A LOT has changed since then...

Thatcher
Nov 12, 2012, 06:38 AM
To be honest i would do what you want, It is just a phone at the end of the day.
If you like the Galaxy SIII better for the screen have a good play with it and make your decision. My friend bought one last week after losing his Windows phone on a night out and after setting it up for him i have to say i liked it.

As for Apple changing the screen size, it's taken them this long to add very little onto the screen so I won't be holding my breath.

Adutrumque
Nov 12, 2012, 06:41 AM
Wrong. Jelly Bean made it more fluid than iPhone.
I tried it out 1 week ago, don't fool the members here on the forums.

Stelv
Nov 12, 2012, 06:42 AM
I used Android for 2.5 years. My last Android was the GSM Galaxy Nexus from play store. While jellybean made Android faster it still lags behind iOS in performance, the non GSM nexus phones get updates late if ever, and each phone seems to have its own unique issue. The inherent lag with Android is still there. That being said the s3 is probably one of the better Android devices there is. See this video for a speed comparison vs the 4s, the 4s wins: http://youtu.be/msPHKs8cmbs

moargolems
Nov 12, 2012, 06:47 AM
I tried it out 1 week ago, don't fool the members here on the forums.
The funny thing is, you wouldn't say that if you had really tried it.

Unless you are a fanboy with buyer's remorse. ;)

zbarvian
Nov 12, 2012, 06:54 AM
Wrong. Jelly Bean made it more fluid than iPhone.

Nothing could be more responsive/fluid than my iPhone 5. This thing never fails.

Adutrumque
Nov 12, 2012, 06:55 AM
The funny thing is, you wouldn't say that if you had really tried it.

Unless you are a fanboy with buyer's remorse. ;)
Why wouldn't I ? It was a friends phone.

Stelv
Nov 12, 2012, 08:16 AM
Wrong. Jelly Bean made it more fluid than iPhone.

This couldn't be farther from the truth. I have had a bunch of android devices over the past 2.5 years. My last 2 were the Nexus and Tab 2. Both with jellybean. I still have my tab 2 with jellybean. It's fast but no way as fluid as iOS. It's still a bit choppy. Even my 4s is more fluid and faster than my jellybean devices. See the comparison video I posted. Android is still rooted in non touch legacy code and forces frame rate amongst other things.

SevengerNC
Nov 12, 2012, 10:02 AM
Good Grief. All I wanted to know was if Apple had any plans to make a bigger screen to satisfy the people that would like one. At 60, the GS3 is easier to see, but I don't want to change.

dalbir4444
Nov 12, 2012, 10:19 AM
Saw this incredibly blunt post in another similar thread, and I think it applies here.

I don't know why you'd pull that quote. It doesn't apply here. The OP clearly mentioned he does not want to switch, but just that he'd like a bigger screen. I don't know what some people get so defensive about.

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The Samsungs GS3 has a very unresponsive touch in comparison with all the iPhones . It's like a 2 second delay.

At least we know you've never used the GS3.

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I tried it out 1 week ago, don't fool the members here on the forums.

It sound like you're the one trying to fool others.

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Nothing could be more responsive/fluid than my iPhone 5. This thing never fails.

Why? Is this a law?

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Good Grief. All I wanted to know was if Apple had any plans to make a bigger screen to satisfy the people that would like one. At 60, the GS3 is easier to see, but I don't want to change.

You probably didn't post this in the alternatives section. People tend to crazy when they hear Samsung or Android on other forums.

steviewhy
Nov 12, 2012, 10:22 AM
Good Grief. All I wanted to know was if Apple had any plans to make a bigger screen to satisfy the people that would like one. At 60, the GS3 is easier to see, but I don't want to change.

I can't see Apple going with a larger display than the 4 inch iPhone 5 anytime soon; if ever. Certainly not in the next 2 to 3 years.

If the larger display is that important to you make the change to Android or be prepared to wait a long time.

Oletros
Nov 12, 2012, 10:33 AM
The Samsungs GS3 has a very unresponsive touch in comparison with all the iPhones . It's like a 2 second delay.

2 seconds? The lag is almost 10 minutes :rolleyes::rolleyes:

I tried it out 1 week ago, don't fool the members here on the forums.



Like you're trying to do?

jsw
Nov 12, 2012, 10:43 AM
Good Grief. All I wanted to know was if Apple had any plans to make a bigger screen to satisfy the people that would like one. At 60, the GS3 is easier to see, but I don't want to change.
I suspect they won't significantly change the size of the screen soon, because they're very keen on it being usable with one hand, but, then again, they'd "never" make a ~7" tablet, and then bowed to pressure from 7" tablets.

I think it is unlikely a wider screen will appear in the near future, but I suspect one will appear at some point, especially as the iPhone-savvy age demographic is expanding. Retina displays mean less to those whose eyes are older, and that group of potential customers is growing.

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2 seconds? The lag is almost 10 minutes :rolleyes::rolleyes:
I wish you'd stop hiding the truth. My younger brother bought an SIII this summer, and he's still waiting on the initial swipe to register. There are growing rumors that the display is just painted on.

Meanwhile, my trusty 4S actually swipes before I even touch it. Precognition is an iOS feature that puts it way ahead of Android.

Bahroo
Nov 12, 2012, 11:00 AM
The AMOLED screen on the GS3 is horribly unbalanced, oversaturated, and inaccurate. :s?

Well yeah thats what it was, also the screen was horribly dim and reflected like crazy compared to the 5

XboxMySocks
Nov 12, 2012, 12:02 PM
Well yeah thats what it was, also the screen was horribly dim and reflected like crazy compared to the 5

Yeah, the screen at full brightness = 1/2 iPhone's brightness

cynics
Nov 12, 2012, 12:38 PM
I suspect they won't significantly change the size of the screen soon, because they're very keen on it being usable with one hand, but, then again, they'd "never" make a ~7" tablet, and then bowed to pressure from 7" tablets.

I think it is unlikely a wider screen will appear in the near future, but I suspect one will appear at some point, especially as the iPhone-savvy age demographic is expanding. Retina displays mean less to those whose eyes are older, and that group of potential customers is growing.

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I wish you'd stop hiding the truth. My younger brother bought an SIII this summer, and he's still waiting on the initial swipe to register. There are growing rumors that the display is just painted on.

Meanwhile, my trusty 4S actually swipes before I even touch it. Precognition is an iOS feature that puts it way ahead of Android.

It's post like this that irritate me! It's not painted on, it's a backlit picture. That's why the screen goes blank on a battery pull. Duh

SevengerNC
Nov 12, 2012, 01:26 PM
I'm the orig poster. Just to let you know I bought 2 T shirts recently with the Apple logo. I"m not going anywhere. Going to get Win 8 laptop soon though.

dalbir4444
Nov 12, 2012, 01:40 PM
I'm the orig poster. Just to let you know I bought 2 T shirts recently with the Apple logo. I"m not going anywhere. Going to get Win 8 laptop soon though.

You don't need to justify your choices to anyone. Get what you enjoy using.

cynics
Nov 12, 2012, 01:54 PM
I'm the orig poster. Just to let you know I bought 2 T shirts recently with the Apple logo. I"m not going anywhere. Going to get Win 8 laptop soon though.

You paid to advertise a company? That's something I'd never do, unless it was my company. I even hate how most cases have a hole on the back to show off the apple logo.

One of my favorite things about apple vs android is they are able to keep Verizon's logo off their phones.

But regardless, use what works best for you. In the real world no one gives anyone grief for what phone they are using and if they do its just some office BS'ing.

Markyboy81
Nov 12, 2012, 04:11 PM
Yeah, the screen at full brightness = 1/2 iPhone's brightness

iphone 5 screen at full brightness = severe headache

XboxMySocks
Nov 12, 2012, 05:02 PM
iphone 5 screen at full brightness = severe headache

Not outside :rolleyes:

zbarvian
Nov 12, 2012, 05:09 PM
iphone 5 screen at full brightness = severe headache

That's a good thing.

Lindenhurst
Nov 13, 2012, 09:23 PM
The Samsungs GS3 has a very unresponsive touch in comparison with all the iPhones . It's like a 2 second delay.

Not!.....

jsw
Nov 13, 2012, 09:37 PM
Not!.....
It really depends on your frame of reference in spacetime.

Vegastouch
Nov 13, 2012, 09:39 PM
i don't understand why some of us wants a big screen for their phone. it's a phone and not a tablet and besides the current size of the iphone is already enough to see the icons and letters.

When you find a 4.8"-5" tablet, let us know.

zbarvian
Nov 13, 2012, 09:40 PM
When you find a 4.8"-5" tablet, let us know.

Dell Streak 5.

Vegastouch
Nov 13, 2012, 09:53 PM
Good Grief. All I wanted to know was if Apple had any plans to make a bigger screen to satisfy the people that would like one. At 60, the GS3 is easier to see, but I don't want to change.

LOL, you can t ask a simple question in here without fanboys defending their beloved Apple against Android.

To answer your question....i have no idea but id lean way toward the answer being No! Then again, since they are seemingly starting to get whipped in the market share all over the world now, and Samsung's Galaxy line is gaining huge steam and they are losing court battles having to pay Samsung's court fees in the process(Losing in court everywhere else but in the USA)....maybe they will but history says they wont. The ONLY reason there might be a glimmer of hope to your question is because Steve Jobs is gone now.

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Dell Streak 5.

Thats pretty much a phone ....one that didnt sell for crap. Find a tablet today under 7".

F123D
Nov 13, 2012, 10:15 PM
i don't understand why some of us wants a big screen for their phone. it's a phone and not a tablet


I don't know.. maybe due to emails, web browsing, multimedia, games, etc..

There's a reason it's called a smartphone. If it's just a phone, go get a nokia from 2002 and a tablet and call it a day.

sevendust
Nov 14, 2012, 12:11 AM
When you find a 4.8"-5" tablet, let us know.

Here are the links just in case you want to buy:rolleyes:

http://www.amazon.com/5-Inch-Tablet-Touch-Screen-Android-Built-In/dp/B0061JPXHY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1352873249&sr=8-2&keywords=5+inch+tablet


http://www.amazon.com/Latte-ICE-Smart-8GB-Powered/dp/B0067I4Z9G/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1352873249&sr=8-4&keywords=5+inch+tablet


http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Streak-5-Android-Tablet/dp/B003WT20Q8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1352873351&sr=8-2&keywords=dell+streak+5

Nabooly
Nov 14, 2012, 05:54 PM
I think macrumors should implement a filter that won't let apple and android be mentioned in the same thread. It all turns out the same.

nickchallis92
Nov 14, 2012, 06:15 PM
Just my 2 cents.

The JB GS3 is as smooth as the iphone 5

...except the iphone 5 still lags when you scroll to spotlight

blackhand1001
Nov 14, 2012, 07:17 PM
Just my 2 cents.

The JB GS3 is as smooth as the iphone 5

...except the iphone 5 still lags when you scroll to spotlight

So true. They still haven't fixed that. There's plenty of spots of at in iOS as well. I don't know why people pretend like its perfect.

SlCKB0Y
Nov 14, 2012, 08:25 PM
Here are the links just in case you want to buy:rolleyes:


Congratulations on finding three non-relevant, discontinued "tablets" (2 of which are generic brands). Nothing about them falls under what we consider a tablet to be at the present time.

One of which is even marketed as a PMP.

Beeplance
Nov 14, 2012, 08:27 PM
If Samsung releases the Pink Galaxy S3 in my country, I'll jump ship without a second thought.

siiip5
Nov 14, 2012, 08:47 PM
The Samsungs GS3 has a very unresponsive touch in comparison with all the iPhones . It's like a 2 second delay.

The difference in touch response between the ip5 and S3 can not be judged by a human. It takes the processing power of a computer to 'see' the difference of thousandths of a millisecond. What you are posting is not true, and not sure why you would post something so erroneous?

SlCKB0Y
Nov 14, 2012, 09:39 PM
What you are posting is not true, and not sure why you would post something so erroneous?

Because they are an insecure iPhone user and they have come to the horrible realisation that both platforms are now pretty much in parity in terms of performance (which was the one thing iOS had over Android until the last 6-12 months).

Rather than accept the fact that the world is a better place for being spoilt for options like this, they have to either grossly exaggerate or just flat out fabricate reasons that reaffirm their purchasing decisions.

mib1800
Nov 14, 2012, 09:51 PM
Because they are an insecure iPhone user and they have come to the horrible realisation that both platforms are now pretty much in parity in terms of performance (which was the one thing iOS had over Android until the last 6-12 months).

Rather than accept the fact that the world is a better place for being spoilt for options like this, they have to either grossly exaggerate or just flat out fabricate reasons that reaffirm their purchasing decisions.

So true.

In certain aspects android JB even outperforms iOS. e.g. scrolling speed of iOS browser (or list scrolling) feels like turtle speed compared to android. iOS scroll speed only has like 2-step setting (slow or a bit faster).

entatlrg
Nov 14, 2012, 09:55 PM
Plain and simple Apple is going to have to solve the fragmentation and offer to two screen sizes. The sooner they realize that the better.

I like my iPhone and for my needs it's the perfect size but there's millions of people out there who obviously prefer a larger screen and this is a case where its beyond obvious that Apple needs to offer choice.

Personally I think that would've been a better move than the iPad mini.

SlCKB0Y
Nov 14, 2012, 09:57 PM
scrolling speed of iOS browser (or list scrolling) feels like turtle speed compared to android. iOS scroll speed only has like 2-step setting (slow or a bit faster).

This is one of the "tricks" iOS has used to keep the FPS high in the UI. They artificially limit the scrolling speeds so that the hardware can keep up with the processing required to render the UI whilst still maintaining smoothness.

Android never had these kinds of limits and whilst scrolling was much, much faster, it was sometimes jittery. Now that's not an issue any more.

zbarvian
Nov 14, 2012, 10:06 PM
This is one of the "tricks" iOS has used to keep the FPS high in the UI. They artificially limit the scrolling speeds so that the hardware can keep up with the processing required to render the UI whilst still maintaining smoothness.

Android never had these kinds of limits and whilst scrolling was much, much faster, it was sometimes jittery. Now that's not an issue any more.

I don't think you have any idea what you're talking about. This isn't accurate at all.

mib1800
Nov 14, 2012, 10:15 PM
I don't think you have any idea what you're talking about. This isn't accurate at all.

Then why is the scrolling speed is so lethargic in iOS safari (and list) compared to Android browser/list? It can take twice as many swipe and twice as long to scroll to end of page compared to Android.

zbarvian
Nov 14, 2012, 10:24 PM
Then why is the scrolling speed is so lethargic in iOS safari (and list) compared to Android browser/list? It can take twice as many swipe and twice as long to scroll to end of page compared to Android.

In list it's perfect, and another way of framing the question is why is the Android browser so hyper when you scroll in the browser? One flick and you're at the top or bottom of the page, whereas iOS smartly increases in speed if it recognizes you want to move quicker.

mib1800
Nov 14, 2012, 11:06 PM
In list it's perfect, and another way of framing the question is why is the Android browser so hyper when you scroll in the browser? One flick and you're at the top or bottom of the page, whereas iOS smartly increases in speed if it recognizes you want to move quicker.

You are describing Android. :p In android, you can vary the scrolling speed from very slow to very fast by varying the flick.

In iOS, it is like 2-step speed. No matter how fast you flick, it still scrolls a limited amount and then start to slow down. To scroll a long document is just a pain as you need to do many flick.

Zwhaler
Nov 14, 2012, 11:31 PM
Because they are an insecure iPhone user and they have come to the horrible realisation that both platforms are now pretty much in parity in terms of performance (which was the one thing iOS had over Android until the last 6-12 months).

Rather than accept the fact that the world is a better place for being spoilt for options like this, they have to either grossly exaggerate or just flat out fabricate reasons that reaffirm their purchasing decisions.

So true! I was an iPhone fanboy which was actually justified until Jelly Bean and Project Butter, when it comes to OS performance. Now with a quad core CPU and GPU + 2GB of RAM in my phone ... nuff said!

SlCKB0Y
Nov 15, 2012, 12:22 AM
So true! I was an iPhone fanboy which was actually justified until Jelly Bean and Project Butter

I thought performance was great under 4.1.x but wow...its so much smoother under 4.2.

Adutrumque
Nov 15, 2012, 12:25 AM
The difference in touch response between the ip5 and S3 can not be judged by a human. It takes the processing power of a computer to 'see' the difference of thousandths of a millisecond. What you are posting is not true, and not sure why you would post something so erroneous?

Because it is true and you know it. I tried it myself. Anyone reading this : make sure you try a gs3 this week. Doesn't matter if its your friends or some random guys phone.

I will assure you that it's laggy and unresponsive.

Apple has got patented touch system.

siiip5
Nov 15, 2012, 12:47 AM
Because it is true and you know it. I tried it myself. Anyone reading this : make sure you try a gs3 this week. Doesn't matter if its your friends or some random guys phone.

I will assure you that it's laggy and unresponsive.

Apple has got patented touch system.

I will simply have to disagree with you. I find my S3 to be extremely fast, smooth and touch response is perfect. Considering that the S3 was the #1 selling phone last quarter, I find it hard to imagine the phone would continue to get positive reviews by everyone if things were as you claim. I know what my phone is capable of doing, and i am very, very happy with it and would recommend it to anyone.

Oletros
Nov 15, 2012, 12:50 AM
Apple has got patented touch system.

I bet you that you can't find this patent, and you know why? Because Apple has not patented touch systems

zbarvian
Nov 15, 2012, 07:37 AM
In iOS, it is like 2-step speed. No matter how fast you flick, it still scrolls a limited amount and then start to slow down. To scroll a long document is just a pain as you need to do many flick.

Wrong. You obviously haven't used iOS lately.

I prefer the way iOS handles scrolling in the browser, but that's me. And I guarantee you the speed is not the reason for its fluidity.

nba1341
Nov 15, 2012, 10:41 AM
The Samsungs GS3 has a very unresponsive touch in comparison with all the iPhones . It's like a 2 second delay.

strange? every review i ever saw never mentioned this. Also even the video reviews I did not physically observe this. Actually when my boss first got the GS3 he let me play with it for a while and I never noticed this either.

Oh wait you just made that up my bad.

Adutrumque
Nov 15, 2012, 11:00 AM
strange? every review i ever saw never mentioned this. Also even the video reviews I did not physically observe this. Actually when my boss first got the GS3 he let me play with it for a while and I never noticed this either.

Oh wait you just made that up my bad.

Haters gonna hate. Truth hurt, does it?

Oletros
Nov 15, 2012, 11:08 AM
Haters gonna hate.

Good, accepting the problem is the first step

Vegastouch
Nov 15, 2012, 12:12 PM
Haters gonna hate. Truth hurt, does it?
Ive had my GS3 for 4.5 monfhs and never had that issue so it isnt the truth in my experience. I also updated to jelly bean yesterday so there is another dispelled dispute when those here say androids dont get updates. This was my second update.

Zwhaler
Nov 15, 2012, 08:24 PM
I thought performance was great under 4.1.x but wow...its so much smoother under 4.2.

Wow really! I'm not sure when its coming to AT&T Note 2. When it does I know it'll be even better.

LIVEFRMNYC
Nov 15, 2012, 08:37 PM
This is one of the "tricks" iOS has used to keep the FPS high in the UI. They artificially limit the scrolling speeds so that the hardware can keep up with the processing required to render the UI whilst still maintaining smoothness.

Android never had these kinds of limits and whilst scrolling was much, much faster, it was sometimes jittery. Now that's not an issue any more.

I personally never had any issues with the iPhone jailbroken using Fake clockup. It seem to handle faster scrolling and animation with no problem.

What I did have a problem with was using backgrounder. Safari would crash often when I set it for true multitasking. I think real multitasking is where iOS would fail horribly at. But that's just my assumption based on jailbroken multitasking.

SlCKB0Y
Nov 15, 2012, 08:57 PM
I personally never had any issues with the iPhone

What iPhone is this on?

LIVEFRMNYC
Nov 15, 2012, 09:07 PM
What iPhone is this on?

The 3GS, 4, and 4S when using backgrounder. I only used Fake clockup on the 4 and 4S.