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Old Jun 14, 2012, 01:36 AM   #1
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iPhone 4S / Galaxy S3 - A good visual comparison

Here's the best way to get an idea of the GS3's size without holding one for those interested in getting one. It's a Direct comparison to a phone you already know well, the iPhone 4S. It's also interesting to note the difference in height doesn't look all that much taller than difference in the 4S and the next iphone, if the leaks are accurate. That being said, I don't think nothing shows how dated the iphone looks more than these pics, when you put it directly next to the Galaxy S3.
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 01:39 AM   #2
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The difference in width is substantial (from the perspective of one-handed use) and from what I've seen I those mockups a meaningful height difference may exist as well.
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 02:21 AM   #3
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The GSII looks cheap, and is too big in my opinion.
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 08:58 AM   #4
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Feels cheap too.
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 09:03 AM   #5
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The iPhone could do with a better front panel to screen ratio. I'd have to pass on the GS3 because it's simply too unwieldy for something that you'd carry every day. And I don't like the round top and bottom. That'll probably never grow on me.
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 09:11 AM   #6
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I am on Verizon and am tired of waiting on the next iPhone. I plan on picking one of these up or would Nexus be a better option? I have never had a smartphone so I am not biased by any means I am jumping into the market with no preferences.
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 09:15 AM   #7
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I am on Verizon and am tired of waiting on the next iPhone. I plan on picking one of these up or would Nexus be a better option? I have never had a smartphone so I am not biased by any means I am jumping into the market with no preferences.
Buying an Android phone is best done based on battery life if you ask me.
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 09:20 AM   #8
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I am on Verizon and am tired of waiting on the next iPhone. I plan on picking one of these up or would Nexus be a better option? I have never had a smartphone so I am not biased by any means I am jumping into the market with no preferences.
What's important to you?

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Old Jun 14, 2012, 09:44 AM   #9
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I am on Verizon and am tired of waiting on the next iPhone. I plan on picking one of these up or would Nexus be a better option? I have never had a smartphone so I am not biased by any means I am jumping into the market with no preferences.
I think the S3 is a better phone.
If you care about stock android that can easily be arranged with the amazing community that the S3 will have. I hear battery life is pretty good too on this thing.
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 09:48 AM   #10
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Thanks for the comparison shots. Number one reason I sent back my Samsung Galaxy 2 phone was the wide form factor, and waiting for the iPhone 5 to come out and hope it will only have a taller form factor and not any wider one.
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 09:58 AM   #11
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i have it and it's have the best android phone battery life i get about 5 hours on screen time that it's good for me
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 10:02 AM   #12
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you're nuts, the S2 was amazing and still competes with phones being released today.

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The iPhone could do with a better front panel to screen ratio. I'd have to pass on the GS3 because it's simply too unwieldy for something that you'd carry every day. And I don't like the round top and bottom. That'll probably never grow on me.
it's weird you say that because a few weeks back I would have strongly agreed with you, but it does grow on you. it looks pebble like and I think it's very attractive
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 10:07 AM   #13
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A good friend and co worker of mine uses the same phone,so I have used it held it played around with it and to be as honest as possible it's too big imo,and I would never get rid of the iPhone on a permanent bases for that
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 10:33 AM   #14
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Awwww, look at the little iphone, how cute. Perfect for teenage girls hands. The S3 is bigger but manages to be thinner and lighter than the brick iphone that desperately needs a redesign
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iphone that desperately needs a redesign
Says who? iPhone 4S sales were massive at launch when many claimed the demise of the handset. But regardless, we all know a redesign is coming anyway.
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 11:04 AM   #16
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The GSII looks cheap, and is too big in my opinion.
That's probably because it doesn't have an Apple logo on the back of it.
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 11:06 AM   #17
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that old fashioned looking iphone is kind of funny, like steam punk for phones. You may as well carry an old Motorola brick phone
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 11:10 AM   #18
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Stop it already!!!! Both phones represent the best Samsung and Apple have to offer. S3 is great the 4S is great the 6 gen will be great...competition is good for us, we benefit from it. I appreciate both iOS and Android. Both can accomplish many tasks we never dreamed of doing on a mobile phone. Both Macrumors and Xda are now full of teenager like argumentative threads like this....TO EACH HIS OWN!! Mods need to shut these threads down!!
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 11:43 AM   #19
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Both Macrumors and Xda are now full of teenager like argumentative threads like this....
Yep. Samsung appears to have its very own kind of fanboy. And they're pretty, erm.. special.

We better get used to it
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 12:26 PM   #20
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Except for the back, I personally think the front and the sides of the SIII look better than the iPhone.

EDIT: I think the back of the SIII is hideous, by the way.
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 12:40 PM   #21
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Stop it already!!!! Both phones represent the best Samsung and Apple have to offer. S3 is great the 4S is great the 6 gen will be great...competition is good for us, we benefit from it. I appreciate both iOS and Android. Both can accomplish many tasks we never dreamed of doing on a mobile phone. Both Macrumors and Xda are now full of teenager like argumentative threads like this....TO EACH HIS OWN!! Mods need to shut these threads down!!
I agree. What is happening MacRumors???
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 12:45 PM   #22
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I have a SGS2, which I just borrowed/traded to my mom for her iPhone 4. I've had 3 iPhones in the last two years and have switched them out to try many other devices and I just keep coming back to the iPhone.

Mind you I've never held a GS3, just seen pictures, but it looks gigantic. But at least it's thin and light. The one thing I really dislike about the iPhone 4/4s is the fact that it's literally a brick. It's heavy and awkward to me. If I could get a form factor with a curved back not made of glass on my iPhone I would be a happy camper because the iPhone definitely works way better than my gs2.
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 12:49 PM   #23
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The actually screen size difference is ridiculous. Having had the 3.5" iPhone for so long, I can't even imagine how you would fill up the whole screen. I bet web pages and movies look fantastic.
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 01:03 PM   #24
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Fun Visual Comparison....

the evoloution of the cell phone.....

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and only to start getting bigger again....guess bigger is better?

All the phones out there right now are great....and there is always going to be something better and I guess bigger.....
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 01:08 PM   #25
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I keep looking at the S3 and am so tempted to get the unlocked version on Amazon.
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