Is S3 worth buying.

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Robster3, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. Robster3 macrumors 68000

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    Got get a plan for my son and can get a S3 on a $35 plan v $25 just for the sim, so the phone is $240 over AUD, although i get a $100 credit and $150 to spend in accessories store. So its really free, He has a iPhone 5 so he will have the sim and will use the S3 as a spare and maybe as a sat nav in car if it works.
    Are they any good, if not might go a bit more and get the note 3 i have been wanting.
    I have never had a android phone.
     
  2. (Chanticleer) macrumors newbie

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    Tech moves fairly fast, the S3 is almost 2 years old, not sure I would want to go backwards from an iPhone 5.
     
  3. Robster3 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah you are probably right, how would a note 3 go as a sat nav in car, does it use data?
     
  4. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    Depends on what he wants out of it, it will be fine for awhile but as it's been said it is almost 2 years and the s4 would be a better phone to buy.
     
  5. Robster3 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    He will keep using the iPhone 5 with new sim, i thought i might use the S3 as a back up or sat nav.
     
  6. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    As others have said, I wouldn't get an S3 at this point in time.
     
  7. aneftp macrumors 68040

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    S5 about to be announced. You can probably get same deal on galaxy s4 for the same price as S3 in 2-3 weeks.
     
  8. albertfallickwa macrumors 6502a

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    If you can get a good used price for it then why not?
     
  9. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    I would only buy an S3 used. I wouldn't sign a contract for one or pay more than $300
     
  10. albertfallickwa macrumors 6502a

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    You probably can find this phone used for $120 nowadays.

    Or go to Swappa.com and get it there.
     

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