Phones Just saw the Samsung GS3

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Myiphone7, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    I love my iPhone 5 but I am impressed with my first impression of the Samsung GS3.

    It is EXTREMELY light. Originally, when I saw it on YouTube my impression was, "Bigger screen but harder to hold."

    It actually feels solid in the hand while still managing to be incredibly light.

    I wanted to play with the OS, but unfortunately this was just a dummy version.

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    I still sticking with iPhone 5, though.
     
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    joshwithachance

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    Once that initial "wow" of Android fades, you begin to appreciate all of the little things, and the quality, of iOS. But the S3 is the best Android smartphone yet without a doubt, and a very good competitor to the iPhone 5.
     
  3. macrumors 68020

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    I owned the GS3 for a while and loved the big screen. I would have no issue having a screen that big in iPhone form. I however find the ecosystem and quality top notch here at apple.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed. I wish I got to play with the OS. I trust apple more. The iPhone 5 is clean. Plenty of features. More than you'll ever use on a regular basis. But very reliable.

    You NEVER have to worry about the device itself, like

    Why is it running so slow today? Or Why did it freeze? Why isn't that working?

    It just always works. That's what I appreciate most.
     
  5. macrumors member

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    Uh ok. It's been out for what, 5 months?

    Cool story.

    ;)
     
  6. macrumors 65816

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    The galaxy s3 has been out for quite a while. You're just now getting a first impression?

    I'm sorry maybe I'm judging because of your post history and previous threads that you've started.

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    Absolutely
     
  7. macrumors 65816

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    OF COS IT'S EXTREMELY LIGHT RIGHT?? You already said it yourself, IT'S A DUMMY VERSION. Bet the real deal will be heavier.
     
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    Kadman

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    We have some of the S3's deployed at work and they are VERY nice. The display is amazing. I fully respect what they've done with it. My son nearly went S3 this time around but ultimately upgraded to an iPhone 5 for the simplicity of feeding from the existing family content pool (4 iPhones in the house).
     
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    daneoni

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    I've seen it a few times and i honestly don't see what the huge fuss is about. If i were to own an Android device, it most certainly WON'T be a GS3.

    But hey, thats just me and my $.02
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    Every 2 years, when upgrade times comes, I stop by ATT and try out the latest and greatest droid.

    Last time, the Motorola Atrix with the docking screen had me curious about jumping ship after owning since iphone 3.

    This year, the GS3 had me trying it and being so impressed, I slept on my decision and had to return again and play with it for another hour.

    Ultimately, I went with the iphone 5 due to familiarity I guess and my fear of buyers remorse.

    I don't regret my decision in the least after giving it a good try.
     
  11. macrumors member

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    doesn't this forums section have plenty of topics on "my iPhones _____ isn't/has stopped working"?
    I agree that apple products are good, but by no means are they flawless.
     
  12. Guest

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    At first I was a bit confused at to why anyone would start a thread describing their experience with a dummy/toy phone.

    Then I realised the OP is Myiphone7
     
  13. macrumors 65816

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    This post deserves a thousand points.
     
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    Dummy phones are filled with plastic or lead to match the weight of the real device.
     
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    tymaster50

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    basically a GS3-iPhone 5 comparison. Where haven't I seen this kind of thread?
     
  16. macrumors regular

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    I had the real gs3. Just sold it on ebay. I have a iphone 4s and 5 as well. The gs3 isn't worth the hype in my opinion. Still had forcecloses on it. Yeah, it's pretty quick, but that doesn't mean crap if the app quits. It's still plastic. I had to purchase a replacement back from scratches. It still feels cheap in the hand to me. The iphone 5 feels like a sexy french girl. lol. Just my 2 cents.
     
  17. macrumors 65816

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    GS3 gives me headaches. Too reflective.
     
  18. macrumors 65816

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    Really? You've been ignoring all the threads on here about problems with iPhones? Or how you can go insane trying to copying pictures and videos on an iPhone?
     
  19. macrumors 6502

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    The iphone 5 is lighter then the S3. 112 grams vs 133
     
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    tymaster50

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    Don't do it!!!!!!! Look at his topics then you'll realize why.
     
  21. macrumors 65816

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    Best feature of the IPHONE5 is that its secure.! The other features are great as well.
     
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    When I first got the SGS3, I did feel it was unnecessarily big. My old phone had a 3.7" screen and felt the right size for me. I ended up getting the SGS3 in July because it was the only new Android phone at the time on my carrier that had at least 32 GB of storage (or the ability to get there). I eventually got used to the size (and lack of a physical keyboard) and everything else about it was really good.

    Regarding dummy models, they are not a good indication of the phone itself. The weight is all wrong and the picture of the home screen does not properly reflect the properties of the screen. If you are not familiar with the UI, dummy models tell you nothing about how it works or what its features are. To get a better idea, you need to try out a working model.
     
  23. macrumors 68000

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    Oh no, another thread by the resident twit. Did you get another mean look from the Apple rep? Did you bend your phone again? Does your sim card have more scratches? :eek:
     
  24. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I agree with a lot of posts on here. iPhone just "has it." It's hard to explain.

    Maybe like the person who said the iPhone 5 is like a thin French woman. Naturally beautiful.

    The gs3 is like a woman who spends a lot of time staying in shape, wears expensive and stylish clothes, has the best makeup, a car with swag, heels, and a lot of jazz.

    Great, I guess, but the French woman just works. She can wear jeans and a t-shirt, and look beautiful.

    That's how the iPhone 5 is. It's so smooth. Relatable. Looks great. Has everything you need. Simple to use while not skimping on much. Everything you could ask for and more.

    Gs3 has all these features, fully loaded, they worked really hard to make it great

    But who really needs to take 7 pictures in a row.

    And how can you read your text if your picture in picture movie is blocking it. Ok, move it to the keyboard. Now how can you type?

    You see what I mean?

    iPhone 5 does not have that. You rarely ever say, "Ugh, that's counterintuitive."

    Want to take a pic? Slide up on the home screen. Done. No 7 pic jazz, then choosing the best one. iPhone 5 takes a great pic the first time.

    To address some posts - Yes people on here complain. But I've never gone to my homescreen, tapped messages, and not seen them. I've never tapped phone and it got stuck. I've never had it freeze for no reason (except maybe when I was jail breaking YEARS ago)

    It works for most people 99.9999999% of the time despite the horrid scratches dings and dents people get out of the box

    Macrumors always loads. Consistently. Day in. Day out.

    I guess the point of my OP was to just say the gs3 is a legit phone. It feels solid. It's light. I do like it.

    I guess I was just surprised. Do I like gs3?

    Yes, but its like liking an adult movie star - all made up, hrs in gym, tons of makeup, stylish clothes, slick car (what's not to like about that?)

    BUT

    The iPhone 5 is a thin French girl. Beautiful and hot as heck jeans and a t-shirt. Simple, yet very, very sexy.
     
  25. macrumors 65816

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    Its sad when you sexualize your phone.
     

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