S3 pros/cons?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by gregrose, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    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!
     
  2. macrumors 604

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  3. macrumors 65816

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    Pros:
    Highly active development community (i.e. lots of great custom ROMs)
    NFC (i.e. Android Beam, Google 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, Nova) and widgets

    Cons:
    If you're heavily invested in the Apple ecosystem, the transition may be frustrating
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How much better is the battery life than the iPhone 4
     
  5. 3bs, Sep 21, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2012

    3bs
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    3bs

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    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.

    Pros:
    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

    Cons:
    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
     

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