so do you think the iphone5 puts the galaxy s3 to shame?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by maximus96, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. maximus96 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 25, 2007
    like the foxcon boss said?

    i honestly want to know because i'm actually contemplating jumping ships but have reservations about re-learning the OS and the difference in the app stores
  2. BmoreDrumGuy macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2010
    Baltimore, MD
    Personally, I couldn't care less. The S3 is not the bar I measure my happiness with. The iPhone does what I want, simple as that. If others prefer the S3, more power to them.
  3. appswipe macrumors 6502

    Aug 18, 2012
    No. I'd gladly take the S3 form factor running iOS but since it doesnt then its not better or worse. Just different.
  4. mjpearce023 macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2012
    It seems to be a solid alternative to me but I wouldn't say it blows it away. I would be able to see someone choosing the S3 over the iPhone 5 but for me personally the iPhone 5 is just a better fit.
  5. HJ24 macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2011
    NO, and this is from a person buying the iphone5. It's a personal choice, do you want a really big screen, are you willing to re-purchase your apps, are you already too deep into the apple ecosystem etc... For me, the iPhone is best choice since i love the size (i thought 3.5 inch screen was fine), i have too many apple things already, and i don't find it useful to switch to android (I like being able to jailbreak my iPhone and get the power of people who make those non-apple customizations)
  6. pdqgp macrumors 68020


    Mar 23, 2010
    Buddy at work has one and I will say that the size / form factor is way better than just a taller iphone. It's so damn light even with a case on it that I'm jealous of that. I can't effectively put my 4s in a shirt pocket and not feel like I'm not carrying a rock.

    OS wise, does more out of the gate, looks cool, can be easily'd adapt. The only downside thus far, according to him, is battery life. I think it's the LTE connection though.

    ^^ Terry's comments are meaningless without details.
  7. samac92 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2008
    If you don't mind a cheap toy for a phone..

    this is the back cover of the S3.

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  8. F123D macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2008
    Del Mar, CA
    So you're saying it's durable and won't break easily?
  9. MACis122 macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2010
    its called durability. an iphone would simply be broken
  10. samac92 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2008
    No, it's called Samsung building a cheap phone because that's all they know how to do.

    Take a look at the HTC One X or the Nokia Lumia line, well built, great looking durable phones that do not feel like they came free in a box of cereal.

    And the S3 doesn't even perform well in drop tests, it's still a glass screen after all.
  11. pdqgp macrumors 68020


    Mar 23, 2010

    I tried that with an old iPhone. S3 Wins.

  12. Jordan921 macrumors 601


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
    I could really care less about the s3. I'm not saying it's a bad phone either or putting it down in any way. The iPhone does everything I need it to do so i'm happy with it and will be very happy with the iPhone 5.
  13. Mr Hill macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    Agreed. I've never liked that cheap plastic feel of Samsung devices. When I used androids I always used other vendors such as htc instead.
  14. lavrishevo macrumors 68000


    Jan 9, 2007
    I think the phones match up pretty good. Here is a comparison graph. I just gave my 4s to my father and purchased the S3. The only things I miss are software related. As far as the hardware goes, the phone performs and is a solid build. Does not "feel" as heavy duty as the One X but it offers some advantages over the One X.

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  15. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
  16. AAPLinc macrumors 65816

    Jul 27, 2012
    Hollywood, CA
    I think the S3 is cool for a moment but it will sizzle out eventually. The iPhone 5 will be going strong for a while.

    And to be honest, comparing Android phones to Apple is like comparing a Hyundai (Android) with a Honda (Apple).

    Apple will blow it away in overall quality and customer satisfaction, not to mention resale value.
  17. Mac.World macrumors 68000


    Jan 9, 2011
    In front of uranus
    Fixed it for you.


    Ahhh, so easy to spot envy. I do love the brainwashed Apple fans that can't even see through their own hypocrisy. So Samsung only knows how to build a cheap phone? Guess that is why Apple buys around 7 billion dollars worth of Samsung screens, chips, etc, right? Approx 25% of an iPhone is actually Samsung. But I agree. The iPhone is a cheap piece of junk phone. :rolleyes:


    Take off the back of the glass iphone, oh wait. Never mind. The little iPhone can't replace the weak battery it has. LOL
  18. b166er macrumors 68020


    Apr 17, 2010
    The S3 is cool, but after using one I know it's not for me. I am not really interested in the iPhone 5 at all. I'd like to check out a Lumina 920 when it's released. Otherwise, for now my 4S is holding up just fine.
  19. rushluvr macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2012
    Apple should be ashamed of the iphone 5 actually. The S3 blows it away and rather easily.
  20. maxwelltech macrumors 6502


    Dec 29, 2011
    Irvine, CA, USA
    The iPhone 5 the mostly the same as the S3. Can't say which one is better. I am buying neither of them though, my 4S is still good and with iOS 6 it is getting a huge improvement.
  21. onthecouchagain macrumors 604


    Mar 29, 2011
    You don't even need to compare the iPhone 5 to any other phone to see that it's disappointing. in general, the iPhone by itself is one aspect of Apple I can't get behind. It's heralded as the best or smartest phone, yet it's so limited.

    I happily and strongly recommend Apple to my friends for their computer, tablet, and sometimes even accessory needs. But the iPhone I couldn't endorse with an honest face. It would simply be disingenuous.

    The S3 need not even enter the conversation.
  22. Wrathwitch macrumors 65816

    Dec 4, 2009
    I disagree with you and apparently there are a few million others also. I am not going to sing the praises of the S3 to someone who obviously dislikes the phone. That is like trying to convince some a**hat pro life politician (male) from the perspective of the female victim that pro choice is a viable and fair option.

    Religion, politics and Apple fanatics just can't be reasoned with. And I don't mean to the extent that I can change your minds, just to the extent that you can have a neutral, non offensive based conversation on a different option than you would prefer without having to use insults or such.

    I digress... my point is that iPhone5 has merely caught up (in features) to Android.

    It's like your favourite athlete who is running behind all of the runners, you cheer him/her on, knowing that she/he won't finish first, HOWEVER, you know that when he/she crosses that finish line that it will be done with flair and showmanship.

    Ergo, I am certain that Apple, although they have waited a whole year, have finally met the current mobile phone requirements and desires (they in no way, have exceeded them), and done so with their particular flair and attention to detail. Hopefully ensuring that the device will perform excellently.
  23. kevinof macrumors 6502a

    Jul 30, 2008
    Really? I was hit by a guy on a bicycle the other day just as a took out my S3 - it went flying about 15 feet from me onto the concrete road. I picked it up and dusted it off - its got three dings in it , one on each corner but otherwise undamaged.

    Let's see your iphone pull off the same trick. The "cheap plastic" saved me a lot of money in repair bills.

  24. Stropaganda macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2012
    I don't either phone puts either to shame. They are separate, but equal.

    S3 - More customizable, Not tied to Apple ecosystem, NFC, Bigger screen

    iPhone 5 - Fit and finish, App Store, Longer battery

    Why is it so hard to understand that one is not objectively better? Pick the phone that has the more important advantages to you.
  25. dojoman macrumors 65816

    Apr 8, 2010
    I had S3 a few days ago. Completely disappointed with Android, too many confusing settings and they are all over the place, it's a mess. The phone is loaded with bloated apps that I don't need and you cannot remove them unless rooted. Stock apps like Mail and browser are nothing like iOS. Not polished at all. After installing many apps it keeps crashing with notice. Already went back to iPhone. Learned my lesson.

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