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Alright guys, I never thought I would say this but I will be getting a new phone for Christmas and I seriously think I'm breaking my iphone trend and really considering the S3.. I never even thought about the decision until my friend got one yesterday. and man alive, that phone is so cool! It is just so much more user friendly and customizable than the iPhone. What are your thoughts?
Android >>>>>>>>>> iOS.
iOS is fully proprietary. Android is fully changeable.
iPhone people are locked into a weird mentality, and while by this point I understand wanting "continuity" in software, Android has been outpacing iOS for at least 3 years as far as functionality, customization, features, and ease-of-use.
If you are already invested in the iTunes ecosystem (e.g., apps, music, etc), then switching to an Android handset will amount to starting over from scratch. To me personally, the S3 is a little on the large side - I prefer to be able to operate the phone with one hand - but the Android OS is finally catching up to iOS in terms of fluid UI and responsiveness.
I think this is what I like so much.. I had the original droid phone and loved everything about it besides the battery life.. The customization is what has drawn me in so much. The apps are the same and getting music would be a big change but I think the phone is just intriguing, and I am a so close to going ahead and declaring that I get the S3..
This is a good point...about the apps. If you've invested a fair bit of money into that, you'll lose it. As for iTunes...as someone who never used it to a great degree...if you purchase a song through it, you own the MP3, right? Not just some Apple-copyrighted version of the MP3...right?
Im way behind times I guess. I lost my phone this weekend and just bought the Samsung Galaxy 2 & its awesome
I have the s3 and had I phone 4s before this and I love the s3 I'll not go back to I phone again I like android much better also as you said a lot more user friendly
The SII can do more than I would ever need, certainly. Great phone.
I really do hate that smartphone turnover has become faster than laptop turnover.
If you download Google music to your computer and your phone, then you can sync your iTunes music to your phone thru the Google cloud. It works just the same.
Basically if you buy a song on iTunes on your computer, it will sync on onto Google music within a few seconds.
As far as apps, 98% of apps are offered on both the.App store and Google play store. You cannot carry your apps over thru iTunes, just music. You will have to redownload your apps.
And this may result in a few lost dollars for me.. But I have never been one to just buy a ton of apps, maybe a few games but that's it, and I have an iPad so it's not like its a COMPLETE waste, so I feel like that is a plus
You sound like me. Most of the apps I do have were free apps.
I was really glad the music would sync with Google music
I could be making this up, but I believe the Galaxy S3 was the phone that apple won a lawsuit against Samsung for stealing tech or ideas or something like that. 2billion awarded to Apple. I don't know how that will effect the S3 moving foward but I would definitely look into that before I bought one.
This post was edited by bmay931 21 months ago
I'm thinking about doing the same thing. The main difference you looking at is freedom. The iPhone has the basic set up, but the iPhone has completely perfected everything in its phone, but hasn't really released anything new. Where on the other hand, android has tons of new features that are better then what the iPhone offers that aren't quiet as developed and may have some bugs to work out. I love my iPhone but something about all these features android has put out really appeal to me and they are much better then what the iPhone has to offer. I'm thinking about getting the Galaxy note 2 that comes out at the end of the month. Basically same as S3 just a mixture of a tablet so it's bigger and has a stylus which has tons of awesome features with it. At the end of the day I don't think either is really better than the other, it's just what you prefer.
This post was edited by TTime3400 21 months ago
Love my S3! Guy at work got the new iPhone and now he wishes he went w the S3.
Actually, there's a huge disparity between iOS and Android Apps, and on the Android side there is the additional complication of "will this work with my device/OS version?" But 99% of the iOS apps are not available on the Android side - maybe 60-70%, but not 99%
Edit: As of September 15, there were 750,000 apps in the iTunes App Store, with the Android stores totaling around 450,000 unique apps)
This post was edited by tntoak 21 months ago
Actually the S3 wasn't one of the devices listed in the suit. There were roughly 15 devices in total, including the Galaxy S2, Galaxy Tab (7.0 and 10.0), and other phones.
thanks for clearing it up. I didn't know if it was involved or not.
The 4G Droid I had, in addition to having terrible battery life, had a number of glitches. While I understand what you're saying about Droid being fully customizable — and that's what sold me on Droid at first — my iPhone 4S has been much, much more dependable and has infinitely greater battery life. My iPhone has never died. My Droid died at least every other day.
I'm not one of the people who thinks Apple can do no wrong, but I greatly prefer the stability and smoothness of my iPhone. Never really had any problems of any kind with it. I can't speak for the iPhone 5, so I'll have to defer to others on that, but I'm a big fan of the 4S.
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did you have the S3 or another one? Because of the big upgrades for the S3 is apparently the battery life.. I had the same problem with my first droid but apparently this has improved a lot
Also, the physical battery chosen is done by the phone manufacturer. Samsung has done a much better job of this than say...Motorola...who made the phone I have.
I get about a day out of my battery.
Short version of my comparison between the two:
1. Larger screen is great, especially on sites like this one.
2. Battery life is equal to my 4S, if not longer in some cases despite the use of LTE.
3. The phone is noticeably more responsive than my 4S (which was also running iOS 6)
4. The phone is lighter, and the new design actually makes it easier for DIY projects and hacks.
5. The iPhone 5 locks onto the cell network better than my 4S, and doesn't drop signal in places where the 4S always dropped.
I'm starting to become less an less of a fan of verizon (prices, plans, customer service etc) and with my contract up in December, thinking of switching to either T-Mobile or Sprint. Anybody with either of those services have anything good, bad, or neutral to say?
I have Sprint. Customer Service has always been great for me. We joined in 2006.
Their 3g speeds seem somewhat slower than Verizon, but the coverage is about the same. I have no complaints with Spring, but I know plenty of people do...
My suggestion is that you look at both phones objectively and then select the one that best fits your work & personal lifestyle. "Cool" features to some are useless to others. I use Apple products across the board but that is primarily driven by the integration Apple offers across its platforms and how I use them in business and travel. That would be irrelevant to a college kid.
I was an apple guy all the way until this map thing. I live in Europe, so a good urban mapping program is essential to my everyday life. I went to Copenhagen this weekend. The apple maps on ios6 are so bad that I thought about throwing my phone into the harbour and picking up one of these new Samsung jobs.
Apple has a long history of arrogant failure. The map fiasco is a just a reminder of what the company was pre IPhone.
If google doesn't have an app by the end of the month, I am moving over to Samsung.
I am also looking at using kindles / galaxy tabs going forward instead of iPads.
In short, apple has pissed me off in the last couple of weeks.
There were a lot of reasons behind Apple's move away from Google as their mapping provider (mainly because Google wanted more user information that Apple was willing to provide - that was why Facebook integration didn't show up in iOS until 6). That being said, Google has an iOS version of Google Maps that's in the pipeline, and there are published methods to get Google Maps on your iPhone right now without jailbreaking or hacking.
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