anyone wish they got a SG3 instead?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by macness, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. macness macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2011
    I love apple products and i got my i5 on launch day, but with the lack of innovation on this product.. i just dont know anymore. I don't wanna leave the apple ecosystem, but if they dont fix some of these issues and add a couple of new features to get me excited.. i can't say i wont be considering an Android phone in a year or 2.

    At least work on maps and passbook! Come on Apple, your letting me down
  2. trekkie604, Sep 30, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2012

    trekkie604 macrumors 65816


    Feb 25, 2008
    Vancouver, Canada
    I wouldn't buy a Samsung phone. Rather consider a HTC or moto for droid or Nokia for windows phone.
  3. kannesss macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2008
    I would never spend money on an android phone again
  4. newone757 macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2011
    I probably wouldnt either
  5. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
    And what would be better about the SIII?

    I can think of a lot of reasons why I prefer my iP5, though yes, even in upgrading from the iPhone 4, the lack of innovation is palpable. That said, the SIII would in no way address that for me. I am thinking that I might actually have preferred the Nokia 920 but we'll know more about that once it is actually released.
  6. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
    Nope. Been down the android road already and it goes nowhere.
  7. michaelz macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2010
    lack of innovation? You don't deserve an iPhone! I'd rather get a blackberry. Andrio phone make me sick.
  8. appleattack macrumors member

    Sep 29, 2012
    I hear this a lot. I really was close to picking up an SIII as well. It looks and feels like such a great phone. I love the design. But Android is just a pile of ****.
  9. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

    Sep 18, 2010
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    If I didn't have prior experience with iOS, I probably wouldn't have left my S2.

    Which means I will never go back to Android again.
  10. Ultimedia macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2009
  11. matttye macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
    You love your metaphors dont you :D


    I went the other way, GS3 -> iPhone 5.
  12. toondw macrumors 6502

    Jun 28, 2009
    Northumberland, UK
  13. Cache macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2007
    Yeah it goes nowhere, thats why android is number one atm. You dont have to like the OS, but at least be fair about it. :rolleyes:
  14. matttye macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
    He was more than likely talking about his own opinion, seeing as he is the one who typed it.. ;)
  15. daviddth macrumors 6502a


    Jun 29, 2009
    Nope not at all. Very happy with the iPhone 5 here
  16. dk206 macrumors regular

    Sep 27, 2012
    yes please....this kinda threads reveal the noobs and pathetic fanboys of this forum who don't know jack about android please let's not discuss android on here. It's unbearable to read some of the idiotic comments
  17. misterjay macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2012
    Would rather go back to my RAZR that I have stored somewhere then use a Galaxy or an android device.

    After my first stint with a Google G1.. when it first came out..

    Does not matter how good android or the SG3 is, hell to the no.
  18. matttye macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
    Well to be fair, Android has come a hell of a long way since the G1. Writing it off because of that is silly :p

    I've used Android from Eclair through to Jelly Bean and it's come on leaps and bounds lately.

    Prefer iOS at the moment.
  19. mackinmike macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2012
    i have both. gotta say... i use the s3 more than the ip5. i love the dedicated back button and led indicator.
    in terms of functionality, they both are on par with each other. the screen size of the ip5 is an embarrassment. so close yet so far.... ugh.

    maybe with the ip6? that's the thing. apple suckers you with this crap. sorry i'm no longer a sucker.
  20. ManuCH macrumors 6502

    May 7, 2009
    I've never owned an Android phone, but the S3 specifically has a really crappy display. I've used it for half an hour or so, and my head started to hurt. The pentile technology they use make sure that you really do see those pixels. And the calibration is way off (you notice it when watching photos). That's really bad if compared to the iPhone 4/5 retina quality.

    To answer the question: no, I'm happy about my iPhone 5 and I wouldn't want an S3 instead.
  21. misterjay macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2012

    Lol, the G1 battery scared me away for good I think :D.

    Dont get me wrong, SG3 is nice but as a long time iPhone user.. meh.. guess i prefer it over android no doubt.

    @ OP, I do not regret getting the iPhone and currently content with it.
  22. dasx macrumors 65816


    Jun 18, 2012
    No. I'd even stay with my 4S before the s3.
    But, if I had to chose between an iPhone 4 and a S3... If I could somehow get full iCloud support on that thing... Maybe.
  23. matttye macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
    The Galaxy S3's battery life is excellent. It's not as good as the iPhone's, but the S3 has a lot more going on - full multitasking, lots of gesture/motion events, voice control for apps, etc. All of that is running all the time.

    Having used the latest and greatest devices for both platforms, I don't think there's a clear cut winner. Both platforms have their advantages and disadvantages. The best thing about Apple is that they make everything truly simple and they come up with some fantastic ideas. AirPlay is a prime example of something that's really useful and incredibly easy to set up.
  24. F123D macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2008
    Del Mar, CA
    If apple had stuck with a 3.5" display, I'd probably be holding an S3 or waiting for the next Nexus right now.

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