Phones Just saw the Samsung GS3

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Myiphone7, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. Myiphone7 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2010
    I love my iPhone 5 but I am impressed with my first impression of the Samsung GS3.

    It is EXTREMELY light. Originally, when I saw it on YouTube my impression was, "Bigger screen but harder to hold."

    It actually feels solid in the hand while still managing to be incredibly light.

    I wanted to play with the OS, but unfortunately this was just a dummy version.


    I still sticking with iPhone 5, though.
  2. joshwithachance macrumors 68000


    Dec 11, 2009
    Once that initial "wow" of Android fades, you begin to appreciate all of the little things, and the quality, of iOS. But the S3 is the best Android smartphone yet without a doubt, and a very good competitor to the iPhone 5.
  3. AFDoc macrumors 68030

    Jun 29, 2012
    Colorado Springs USA for now
    I owned the GS3 for a while and loved the big screen. I would have no issue having a screen that big in iPhone form. I however find the ecosystem and quality top notch here at apple.
  4. Myiphone7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2010
    Agreed. I wish I got to play with the OS. I trust apple more. The iPhone 5 is clean. Plenty of features. More than you'll ever use on a regular basis. But very reliable.

    You NEVER have to worry about the device itself, like

    Why is it running so slow today? Or Why did it freeze? Why isn't that working?

    It just always works. That's what I appreciate most.
  5. AndroidBlows Suspended

    Oct 29, 2012
    Uh ok. It's been out for what, 5 months?

    Cool story.

  6. AAPLinc macrumors 65816

    Jul 27, 2012
    Hollywood, CA
    The galaxy s3 has been out for quite a while. You're just now getting a first impression?

    I'm sorry maybe I'm judging because of your post history and previous threads that you've started.


  7. Beeplance macrumors 68000


    Jul 29, 2012
    OF COS IT'S EXTREMELY LIGHT RIGHT?? You already said it yourself, IT'S A DUMMY VERSION. Bet the real deal will be heavier.
  8. Kadman macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2007
    We have some of the S3's deployed at work and they are VERY nice. The display is amazing. I fully respect what they've done with it. My son nearly went S3 this time around but ultimately upgraded to an iPhone 5 for the simplicity of feeding from the existing family content pool (4 iPhones in the house).
  9. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    I've seen it a few times and i honestly don't see what the huge fuss is about. If i were to own an Android device, it most certainly WON'T be a GS3.

    But hey, thats just me and my $.02
  10. Floydpink macrumors member

    Oct 7, 2012
    Orlando Florida
    Every 2 years, when upgrade times comes, I stop by ATT and try out the latest and greatest droid.

    Last time, the Motorola Atrix with the docking screen had me curious about jumping ship after owning since iphone 3.

    This year, the GS3 had me trying it and being so impressed, I slept on my decision and had to return again and play with it for another hour.

    Ultimately, I went with the iphone 5 due to familiarity I guess and my fear of buyers remorse.

    I don't regret my decision in the least after giving it a good try.
  11. tvith macrumors member

    Nov 1, 2012
    doesn't this forums section have plenty of topics on "my iPhones _____ isn't/has stopped working"?
    I agree that apple products are good, but by no means are they flawless.
  12. syd430 Guest

    At first I was a bit confused at to why anyone would start a thread describing their experience with a dummy/toy phone.

    Then I realised the OP is Myiphone7
  13. Beeplance macrumors 68000


    Jul 29, 2012
    This post deserves a thousand points.
  14. kdarling macrumors demi-god


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
    Dummy phones are filled with plastic or lead to match the weight of the real device.
  15. tymaster50 macrumors 68030


    Oct 3, 2012
    New Jersey
    basically a GS3-iPhone 5 comparison. Where haven't I seen this kind of thread?
  16. fdxgnd macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2009
    I had the real gs3. Just sold it on ebay. I have a iphone 4s and 5 as well. The gs3 isn't worth the hype in my opinion. Still had forcecloses on it. Yeah, it's pretty quick, but that doesn't mean crap if the app quits. It's still plastic. I had to purchase a replacement back from scratches. It still feels cheap in the hand to me. The iphone 5 feels like a sexy french girl. lol. Just my 2 cents.
  17. 1rottenapple macrumors 68000

    Apr 21, 2004
    GS3 gives me headaches. Too reflective.
  18. SomeDudeAsking macrumors 65816

    Nov 23, 2010
    Really? You've been ignoring all the threads on here about problems with iPhones? Or how you can go insane trying to copying pictures and videos on an iPhone?
  19. michaeljohn macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2012
    The iphone 5 is lighter then the S3. 112 grams vs 133
  20. tymaster50 macrumors 68030


    Oct 3, 2012
    New Jersey
    Don't do it!!!!!!! Look at his topics then you'll realize why.
  21. bushman4 macrumors 68020

    Mar 22, 2011
    Best feature of the IPHONE5 is that its secure.! The other features are great as well.
  22. Stuntman06 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2011
    Metro Vancouver, B.C, Canada
    When I first got the SGS3, I did feel it was unnecessarily big. My old phone had a 3.7" screen and felt the right size for me. I ended up getting the SGS3 in July because it was the only new Android phone at the time on my carrier that had at least 32 GB of storage (or the ability to get there). I eventually got used to the size (and lack of a physical keyboard) and everything else about it was really good.

    Regarding dummy models, they are not a good indication of the phone itself. The weight is all wrong and the picture of the home screen does not properly reflect the properties of the screen. If you are not familiar with the UI, dummy models tell you nothing about how it works or what its features are. To get a better idea, you need to try out a working model.
  23. darster Suspended

    Aug 25, 2011
    Oh no, another thread by the resident twit. Did you get another mean look from the Apple rep? Did you bend your phone again? Does your sim card have more scratches? :eek:
  24. Myiphone7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2010
    I agree with a lot of posts on here. iPhone just "has it." It's hard to explain.

    Maybe like the person who said the iPhone 5 is like a thin French woman. Naturally beautiful.

    The gs3 is like a woman who spends a lot of time staying in shape, wears expensive and stylish clothes, has the best makeup, a car with swag, heels, and a lot of jazz.

    Great, I guess, but the French woman just works. She can wear jeans and a t-shirt, and look beautiful.

    That's how the iPhone 5 is. It's so smooth. Relatable. Looks great. Has everything you need. Simple to use while not skimping on much. Everything you could ask for and more.

    Gs3 has all these features, fully loaded, they worked really hard to make it great

    But who really needs to take 7 pictures in a row.

    And how can you read your text if your picture in picture movie is blocking it. Ok, move it to the keyboard. Now how can you type?

    You see what I mean?

    iPhone 5 does not have that. You rarely ever say, "Ugh, that's counterintuitive."

    Want to take a pic? Slide up on the home screen. Done. No 7 pic jazz, then choosing the best one. iPhone 5 takes a great pic the first time.

    To address some posts - Yes people on here complain. But I've never gone to my homescreen, tapped messages, and not seen them. I've never tapped phone and it got stuck. I've never had it freeze for no reason (except maybe when I was jail breaking YEARS ago)

    It works for most people 99.9999999% of the time despite the horrid scratches dings and dents people get out of the box

    Macrumors always loads. Consistently. Day in. Day out.

    I guess the point of my OP was to just say the gs3 is a legit phone. It feels solid. It's light. I do like it.

    I guess I was just surprised. Do I like gs3?

    Yes, but its like liking an adult movie star - all made up, hrs in gym, tons of makeup, stylish clothes, slick car (what's not to like about that?)


    The iPhone 5 is a thin French girl. Beautiful and hot as heck jeans and a t-shirt. Simple, yet very, very sexy.
  25. SomeDudeAsking macrumors 65816

    Nov 23, 2010

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