Used iPhone 4S vs new Samsung Galaxy III Mini

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Dr. McKay, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    I have the opportunity to buy a used iPhone 4S 16Gb, I already have one, it'd be for my wife. She now has an old Nokia E5 which is on its last legs (well, it's acting funny).

    I thought that the used iPhone 4S (bought in November 2011 but still in absolute mint condition) would suit here just fine. After all, I have a 4S and it's a smashing phone. The price for the used 4S : 290 euro.

    But then I got thinking. What about Android ? So I started looking at Samsung's offerings and found the Galaxy S3 Mini. Latest version of Android and I believe it will be eligible for some more updates in the future as it's not an old phone.
    Price for a new one : 239 euro.

    She's not a heavy user : just the normal things like calling, texting, checking mail (she uses Gmail) and Facebook. A casual game from time to time (she really likes Candy Crush :D ).

    I wouldn't mind forking out for the iPhone, but that's me. Anyone have any thoughts about this ? Anyone who has a S3 Mini ?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    If the 4S is in good condition then I would have that as it is much the better phone.
     
  3. TacticalDesire, Sep 17, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2013

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    Now if it were the S4 mini vs 4S I would say to go with the S4 but with the S3 mini vs the 4S I would say go with the 4S. Overall a better phone albeit not by a ton. But definitely worth the slightly higher price. Not to say the S3 mini is a bad phone. It's a great little phone and has a 4 inch screen and will do most basic things well.
     
  4. macrumors 603

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    iPhone 4S all the way.
     

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