Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Feb 2, 2013, 03:21 PM   #1
Ryan Burgess
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Bought an iPhone 5, considering the switch to Samsung's S3

I recently bought an iPhone 5, and although I have no serious complaints I am getting tired of the OS and lack of cool features. Some of my friends have swapped their iPhones for the Note 2 and GS3 and love them. So here is my question, Anyone here who has switched? And are you happy you did?

I bought an S3 for $300 unlocked, and am going to use it alongside my iPhone 5 for a while, but I want to hear if anyone else has done the same.

Thanks!
Ryan Burgess is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 2, 2013, 03:28 PM   #2
daveathall
macrumors 68000
 
daveathall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: North Yorkshire
I have done the same. The iPhone 5 is superb, I wanted to see how a phone that I had read stutters, lags, crashes, has an awful screen, woeful apps, could not be used one handed, would not fit in my pocket and was made out of plastic would compare, it seems that what I read was somewhat wrong, the SGS3 is also superb and doesn't suffer from the aforementioned problems. I really enjoyed it, so much so that I kept it and sold my iPhone 5. Both devices are excellent.

Last edited by daveathall; Feb 2, 2013 at 04:39 PM.
daveathall is online now   2 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 2, 2013, 04:19 PM   #3
chris2k5
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
GS3 <<<< Note 2 = iPhone 5
chris2k5 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 2, 2013, 04:24 PM   #4
Dr McKay
macrumors Demi-God
 
Dr McKay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Kirkland
Send a message via MSN to Dr McKay Send a message via Skype™ to Dr McKay
I didn't switch to an S3, but I did switch to another Android phone, I love it, I'd got tired of the same old OS since 2007. I like that Android is still so simple to use, but underneath the surface it let's you do more complicated things than iOS would permit you to do.

As for advice, approach it with a fresh mind, if you try everything like you were still in iOS you might get lost when things aren't where they would be. I've seen plenty of people fall into this trap because they were so used to doing our on their iPhone, they'd then declare that android wasn't as intuitive.
__________________
If only I could be so grossly incandescent.
Dr McKay is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 2, 2013, 04:35 PM   #5
blackhand1001
macrumors 68030
 
blackhand1001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by chris2k5 View Post
GS3 <<<< Note 2 = iPhone 5
No its note 2>s3>iphone 5.
__________________
Macbook 2008
HP Dv7t - 2.53 ghz, 9600m GT, WSXGA+, 120gb ssd, 250 gb 7200rpm
Core i7 3770k, 8gb ram, 2x 120gb sdd raid0, 500gb hdd, GTX 460
Moto X Dev Edition (VZW) Nexus 7
blackhand1001 is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 2, 2013, 04:44 PM   #6
tbayrgs
macrumors 68030
 
tbayrgs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Tampa, FL
Longtime iPhone/iOS user/fan who now loves his Note 2 and will not return to an iPhone unless significant changes are made to both hardware and software, or forced at gunpoint.
tbayrgs is online now   3 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 2, 2013, 05:05 PM   #7
Fireblade
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Italy
Quote:
Originally Posted by blackhand1001 View Post
No its note 2>s3>iphone 5.
This!
Fireblade is online now   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 2, 2013, 05:34 PM   #8
chris2k5
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by blackhand1001 View Post
No its note 2>s3>iphone 5.
No its iPhone 5 >>>>>>>>>> Note 2 >>>> S3
chris2k5 is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 2, 2013, 05:40 PM   #9
The iGentleman
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by chris2k5 View Post
No its iPhone 5 >>>>>>>>>> Note 2 >>>> S3
At this point in the game, I don't consider the iPhone to even be in the top 5. My top 5 (in no particular order) goes like this:
1. Nexus 4
2. Galaxy S3
3. Note 2 (if the size doesn't bother you)
4. DNA
5. Optimus G
The iGentleman is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 2, 2013, 05:50 PM   #10
chris2k5
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by The iGentleman View Post
At this point in the game, I don't consider the iPhone to even be in the top 5. My top 5 (in no particular order) goes like this:
1. Nexus 4
2. Galaxy S3
3. Note 2 (if the size doesn't bother you)
4. DNA
5. Optimus G
No

It's:

1. iPhone 5
2. N/A
3. N/A
4. Galaxy Note 2
5. DNA
chris2k5 is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 2, 2013, 06:03 PM   #11
blackhand1001
macrumors 68030
 
blackhand1001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by chris2k5 View Post
No

It's:

1. iPhone 5
2. N/A
3. N/A
4. Galaxy Note 2
5. DNA
And you have used any of the recent android phones?
__________________
Macbook 2008
HP Dv7t - 2.53 ghz, 9600m GT, WSXGA+, 120gb ssd, 250 gb 7200rpm
Core i7 3770k, 8gb ram, 2x 120gb sdd raid0, 500gb hdd, GTX 460
Moto X Dev Edition (VZW) Nexus 7
blackhand1001 is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 2, 2013, 06:08 PM   #12
matttye
macrumors 601
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Lincoln, England
Quote:
Originally Posted by daveathall View Post
I have done the same. The iPhone 5 is superb, I wanted to see how a phone that I had read stutters, lags, crashes, has an awful screen, woeful apps, could not be used one handed, would not fit in my pocket and was made out of plastic would compare, it seems that what I read was somewhat wrong, the SGS3 is also superb and doesn't suffer from the aforementioned problems. I really enjoyed it, so much so that I kept it and sold my iPhone 5. Both devices are excellent.
Agreed.

I struggle to reach the top left hand corner of the S3's screen without having to shift my grip when using it one handed (right handed), but it is usable for the most part.
__________________
iPad 2 16GB Black (WiFi+3G) -- iPhone 5s 64GB Space Grey.
matttye is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 2, 2013, 06:09 PM   #13
The iGentleman
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by blackhand1001 View Post
And you have used any of the recent android phones?
It is apparent he has not. I'd take any of the 5 I mentioned over the iPhone 5 in a heartbeat. What makes it so apparent he hasn't is how he laid out the 5 (with it mostly "n/a"). It shows he really doesn't know what he's talking about.
The iGentleman is offline   5 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 2, 2013, 06:18 PM   #14
blackhand1001
macrumors 68030
 
blackhand1001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by matttye View Post
Agreed.

I struggle to reach the top left hand corner of the S3's screen without having to shift my grip when using it one handed (right handed), but it is usable for the most part.
The big thing is that you don't have to hit the top left corner often like you do in ios. The dedicated back button serves that functionality the majority of the time.
__________________
Macbook 2008
HP Dv7t - 2.53 ghz, 9600m GT, WSXGA+, 120gb ssd, 250 gb 7200rpm
Core i7 3770k, 8gb ram, 2x 120gb sdd raid0, 500gb hdd, GTX 460
Moto X Dev Edition (VZW) Nexus 7
blackhand1001 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 2, 2013, 06:19 PM   #15
hovscorpion12
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by The iGentleman View Post
At this point in the game, I don't consider the iPhone to even be in the top 5. My top 5 (in no particular order) goes like this:
1. Nexus 4
2. Galaxy S3
3. Note 2 (if the size doesn't bother you)
4. DNA
5. Optimus G
I would have to go
1.Galaxy S3
2.Galaxy Note II
3.huawei Asend D2
4.Huawei Assend Mate
5.Nokia Lumia 920
hovscorpion12 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 2, 2013, 06:23 PM   #16
chris2k5
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by blackhand1001 View Post
And you have used any of the recent android phones?
Actually yes. Note 2 as my daily driver along side my iPhone 5.
chris2k5 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 2, 2013, 06:26 PM   #17
ECUpirate44
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: NC
Quote:
Originally Posted by daveathall View Post
I have done the same. The iPhone 5 is superb, I wanted to see how a phone that I had read stutters, lags, crashes, has an awful screen, woeful apps, could not be used one handed, would not fit in my pocket and was made out of plastic would compare, it seems that what I read was somewhat wrong, the SGS3 is also superb and doesn't suffer from the aforementioned problems. I really enjoyed it, so much so that I kept it and sold my iPhone 5. Both devices are excellent.
Thanks for the laugh.
ECUpirate44 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 2, 2013, 06:28 PM   #18
matttye
macrumors 601
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Lincoln, England
Quote:
Originally Posted by blackhand1001 View Post
The big thing is that you don't have to hit the top left corner often like you do in ios. The dedicated back button serves that functionality the majority of the time.
True. Probably the closest you usually get to that corner is dealing with notifications.

Quote:
Originally Posted by hovscorpion12 View Post
I would have to go
1.Galaxy S3
2.Galaxy Note II
3.huawei Asend D2
4.Huawei Assend Mate
5.Nokia Lumia 920
Mine would be:

1. iPhone 5.
2. Galaxy S3.
3. Galaxy S2.
4. HTC Sensation XL
5. HTC Desire.

Purely because they're the best ones I've used
__________________
iPad 2 16GB Black (WiFi+3G) -- iPhone 5s 64GB Space Grey.
matttye is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 2, 2013, 06:32 PM   #19
The iGentleman
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by hovscorpion12 View Post
I would have to go
1.Galaxy S3
2.Galaxy Note II
3.huawei Asend D2
4.Huawei Assend Mate
5.Nokia Lumia 920
I think that is a very interesting top 5 there....
The iGentleman is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 3, 2013, 01:28 AM   #20
cnev3
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
They are both great phones. Try both. Stick to the one you like.

I switched to android. But I had a lot of technical problems with my phone, and there were a lot of apps I couldnt get anymore, and I missed the integration I had with my other devices, so I switched back to iOS.

Though I dont regret giving Android a try, everyone should try both.
cnev3 is offline   1 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:02 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC