Just got a S3

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  1. adder7712 macrumors 68000

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    Am I wrong for purchasing this phone at this point of time?
     
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    I'm enjoying my S3 after many months of ownership. I will upgrade to the S4 immediately. Yet that's no reflection on the S3, I simply enjoy first hand experiences with the latest products. It's what I do.

    If I couldn't easily afford it, or weren't as big of an enthusiast as I am, the S3 would serve me well for another year or so. It's very reliable & lots of fun.

    Finally if there's one thing I've learned, newer is not always better. :D
     
  4. adder7712 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    People advised me to wait for the S IV but I'm really pleased with the S III. Still has a lot of oomph to it and with Jelly Bean, it's really smooth.
     
  5. roxxette macrumors 68000

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    Not really, if you find yourself loving the experience you can sell it in the future and upgrade to the s4 :) the s3 sold very well and im sure wont be hard to sell considering not everyone can afford the new and greatest.
     
  6. MRU, Mar 23, 2013
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    I hope you got it for a good price. The reality is (in the used phones market) as soon as the SGS4 releases, the value of the GS3 at resell will drop quite significantly.

    That would be my primary concern personally when buying gadgets. Other than that you have a decent phone and if it does everything you need it to do and its not hindered performance wise (its keeping up with the tasks you need it to do) then you should feel comfortable in the decision you made.
     
  7. adder7712 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It's still leagues ahead of my Galaxy S II in terms of performance. Probably the most responsive Android phone I own. Plus I love the little features that it comes with.

    With all due honesty, it feels smoother than my iPad 3. But I know that the iPad 3 is somewhat underpowered.

    One question, does it support 64GB microSDXC cards?
     
  8. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Yeah it does...

    S3 is still a great phone even with S4 almost out.
     
  9. ChazUK macrumors 603

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    My wife gave me her S3 about a week ago.

    It's amazing to see how well it still holds up 12 months after launch. As long as the price was right on the S3, I wouldn't say it's a bad purchase, even today.
     
  10. daveathall macrumors 68000

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    I think that the S3 is still one of the best (if not the best) phones out today, and will still be up there with the top phones for some considerable time to come. Enjoy your new phone. :)
     
  11. ChrisTX macrumors 68030

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    I love my S3, it sounds like you do too. As long as you are happy, you made the right choice.
     
  12. miamialley macrumors 68030

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    My only thought would be that you could definitely get it for less money when the S4 is released.

    What are your favorite features?
     
  13. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    I've read that the S3 will be updated with all or most of the features that the S4 has. Minus the obvious features that depend on the S4 hardware. Your region will probably get it before the American region.

    Enjoy ...... :D
     
  14. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    If you got a good deal on it, then no, I wouldn't say you made a wrong decision.
    Android 5.0 will be on it and since there are millions of them out there, they will be supported for a long time.

    If you paid $199 on contract, then it would be ridiculous because S4 will be about in a few weeks.
     
  15. macrem macrumors 65816

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    If I had the S3 & the S4 hit the shelves, I don't think I'd be able to resist purchasing the S4, then either giving the S3 to SO or a relative or selling it.
     
  16. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    Was it on contract? If so, I would have waited unless you just HAD to have it.
     
  17. adder7712 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    No contracts here. My favourite feature would be Smart Stay and multi windows.
     
  18. ChrisTX macrumors 68030

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    So did you pay full price for it, or buy it on ebay/craigslist? If you paid full price, then you should haver waited, and just paid the same amount for the S4. Either way, enjoy your new phone!
     
  19. adder7712 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    New but obviously not at original retail price.
     
  20. macrem macrumors 65816

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    Same here. I've yet to find a contract deal including a "free" (or subsidized) phone that was a better deal than paying full price for a simlock free phone & getting a sim only contract. The full price phone pays for itself via lower sim only rates. With "free" phones, the house always wins.
     
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    Why on earth would you buy an S3... Return and get the S4!
     
  22. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    If you paid anything over $500, I would have personally waited for the S4.
     
  23. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    If they are happy with their device, are happy with the price they paid for said device, what difference does it make?

    They aren't forcing you to buy as S3.... And the S4 being unveiled doesn't make everyone's S3 handsets suddenly redundant.

    Fine to say 'I personally wouldn't have got as S3, I'd have waited for the S4.'

    But to demand the OP returns their device because you wouldn't have bought one is the very height if obnoxiousness....
     
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    This is a forum.

    The OP posted a question.

    I gave an answer.
     
  25. Sith Vol macrumors 6502

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    I was worried about this as well. I just got one off eBay for a good price, brand new. It'll be my first android device.
     

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