S3 pros/cons?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by gregrose, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. gregrose macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2010
    So after the pathetic new ios6 & iPhone 5 I think I will finally jump ship as apple is just releasing worse & worse products and software.

    I'd love to know more about the S3 and your thought on it. How is battery life & touch screen responsiveness compared to the iPhone & ect. Tell me anything you like!
  2. b24pgg macrumors 65816

    Jan 28, 2009
    Highly active development community (i.e. lots of great custom ROMs)
    NFC (i.e. Android Beam, Google Wallet) (root access required)
    Full 720p screen
    LED notification light
    Excellent battery life
    Excellent touch screen responsiveness
    microSD card slot, replaceable battery
    Free wireless tethering (root access required)
    Great custom launchers (i.e. Apex, Nova) and widgets

    If you're heavily invested in the Apple ecosystem, the transition may be frustrating
  3. gregrose thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2010
    How much better is the battery life than the iPhone 4
  4. 3bs, Sep 21, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2012

    3bs macrumors 603


    May 20, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    I actually think the my 4S was more durable too. I dropped it a couple times while naked and in a bumper but nothing more than a few scratches. I dropped my S3 less than 3 feet and the screen shattered from top to bottom and around the home button.

    Great big screen
    LED indicator
    Removable battery (I've been getting decent battery life but I like to carry a fully charged battery with me just in case)
    Expandable storage
    Great dev support for custom ROMs

    I don't like the physical home button but it's not that big of a deal.
    Build quality isn't as good as say the HTC One X

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