Q: Iphone 5 or Samsung Galaxy III ?

praveensapkota
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I know some of you have already experienced with this.

I am bit confused, i have iPhone 4, and its time for me to replace it with some upgraded version.
So, to your experience which is better? iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy III ?

Thanks in advance.
praveensapkota posted Nov 05, 2012
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encorez
Since you are use to an iPhone...get the 5.
encorez (rep: 9.96k) posted Nov 05, 2012
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akaricke
The iPhone screen is super tiny compared to the Galaxy. My friend had an iPhone and switched to the new Galaxy and loves it. My other friend who has an iPhone wants the Galaxy too after seeing our friend with his.
The iPhones they have/had is the model 4 not the new one.
I never used an iPhone but saw the new one this weekend. My brother in law has one. Personally I like the Galaxy. I would need glasses to see the iPhone 5.
akaricke (rep: 159k) posted Nov 05, 2012
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praveensapkota
Thanks encorez and akaricke, I wanna hear from more, so that i will be clear. Yeah, I also had some different reactions regarding these two, so. Gotta decide within few days or probably by a week.
praveensapkota (rep: 51.3k) posted Nov 05, 2012
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encorez
My daughter had a 4 so I bought her the s3 and I had to return it after a week because the texting is not as good on the s3...and got her a 4s iPhone.

I love my Samsung Galaxy III because of the screen size....but the camera is better on the 5.
encorez (rep: 9.96k) posted Nov 05, 2012
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encorez
you can also try one out... and if you don't like it, take it back....only costs $35 for a trade.
encorez (rep: 9.96k) posted Nov 05, 2012
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praveensapkota
how about the battery life?
praveensapkota (rep: 51.3k) posted Nov 05, 2012
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encorez
s3 you need to turn off running apps.....task manager app.

iPhone5 lasts just like the 4 and 4s
encorez (rep: 9.96k) posted Nov 05, 2012
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encorez
you should try the s3 and if you don't like it, take it back and get the 5.......only $35 to do that.
encorez (rep: 9.96k) posted Nov 05, 2012
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arsiel
I received the iPhone 5 the day that it came out. I too was deciding between the S3 and 5 but after playing Temple Run on a classmate's phone, I decided to go for the 5. Hahaha, I know it's weird but I just felt like it ran a lot smoother on the 4S than the S3 so it had to be even better on the 5, if not just better than the S3.

Anyway, that being said, I've had my 5 for over a month now and I love it. The battery life is great. The first few days I got it, I used it extensively - played games on it a lot, checked email, went on Facebook, browsed the internet... the works. Lasted throughout the day and finally died late at night. I was trying to drain the battery because I'm one of those people who think this "extends" the battery life. (Don't know if it's true or not.)

One thing I'm jealous of S3 users is one feature of the camera. It can take multiple pictures in a short period of time. I forgot the term for it but it could make something look like a flipbook, if that makes sense.
arsiel (rep: 13k) posted Nov 05, 2012
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praveensapkota
I got you encorez,

Thanks for huge review arsiel, this will help a lot, i am still digging more :)
praveensapkota (rep: 51.3k) posted Nov 05, 2012
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arsiel
Hahah I understand :) I don't play for any teams so the last thing I'll add is something I've noticed - if you're really tech savvy and like the option of messing with your software more, you'll probably like the S3; however, if you just like a nice clean interface and don't consider yourself to be overly savvy, the iPhone 5 will be more than enough.
arsiel (rep: 13k) posted Nov 05, 2012
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ukaran
samsung galaxy III is good choice
ukaran (rep: 2.17k) posted Nov 05, 2012
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thezyzz
you will waste your life and time with the iPhone. it's for people who don't know anything about technology and are willing to pay the money.

Get the S3...it will make you a better person you will be happy :) There are endless amount of things you can do with the Galaxy S3
thezyzz (rep: 154) posted Nov 05, 2012
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thezyzz
IF YOU ARE WILLING TO WAIT TILL BLACK FRIDAY...SPRINT IS HAVING A DEAL FOR GALAXY S3 ....$50 ONLY WITH A NEW/RENEW CONTRACT
thezyzz (rep: 154) posted Nov 05, 2012
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rd995
^ how can a phone make you a better person thezyzz?
rd995 (rep: 105k) posted Nov 05, 2012
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praveensapkota
Now some good questions here....lol
praveensapkota (rep: 51.3k) posted Nov 05, 2012
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arsiel
thezyzz affirms my latest comment -_-
arsiel (rep: 13k) posted Nov 05, 2012
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zoneric
I'm for the S3. My brother has it, and it's an amazing phone. And cheaper than the iPhone I think.
zoneric (rep: 25.7k) posted Nov 05, 2012
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Acidbaby
I have both. My employer provided the 5 and i own the S3. There is just very little the 5 is as good at doing let alone better than the S3.

S3 Pros

Better Navigation

Widgets

NFC

S-beam

Smart stay (your phone stays awake as long as you are looking at it)

share shot (instantly share photos with other S3 users, so say youre at a wedding and you snap pics, you can share them with anyone there without touching a thing)

Palm touch mute/Turn over mute (need to mute your audio, simply place your plam over the screen or flip the phone on its face to mute)
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Pop out video (unlike apples lack of multitasking, if youre watching lets say a movie and you want to continue text your loved one, or you want to read email at the same time, simply pop out the video and you can continue to watch and do whatever else it is you need to do)

Notifications (Androids notification system is just head and shoulder better than iOS, smart alert knows if youve been away from your phone for awhile, instantly notifies you of any missed messages when you do decide to check your phone)


Removable battery, extended life batteries available.

.apk downloads and installations (the one reason people jailbreak is to download cracked games and apps for free. not need to root or jailbreak to accomplish this with the Galaxy, simply download an apk and install it with an apk install app.)

upgradeable storage. The galaxy will hold up to a 32gb micro sd card to expand your storage to 48gb.

As far as the camera, I think they are pretty much equal. The galaxy definately has more options and you will need to play with them to get great images. The most common mistake is setting your ISO to auto which will lead to poor quality.

S Voice is better than Siri, even Steve Wozniak admitted that.

multiple app stores available

Also a big one for me that I have just started fooling around with is tectiles iave some set up at home, some in my vehicles. I love this technology. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtpfKdxxHCU

Iphone 5 pros

Slightly less toxic than the S3


simplicity of iOS. This is what youre paying for when you buy an apple product of any kind.


display quality. this is a bag of mixed reviews, some labs have tested that the S3 is better some say the 5 is better. I do know that the S3 uses the full gamut of colors available while the 5 only uses 72% of available colors in the palette. i personally think the 5 display is clearer and sharper, not by much but it is

smaller and more lightweight

quicker updates not that this is a good thing. why update when you have it correct

i like the headphone jack on the bottom as we all put our phones in out pockets upside down






Really the iphone is solid for what it is. Its simple to use, even though my mother who has just gotten her first cell phone ever had no problem with learning her S3. The iphone like always is simplistic, it doesnt have alot of bells and whistles but its super user friendly. The Galaxy is just loaded with features, much more than I have time to write about. The removable storage is a big deal for me. Having an extended battery is a big deal for me as I sometimes am on a work location for up to who knows 48 hours or more at times. I also like being able to do things that I would need to jailbreak an iphone to accomplish. The google integrations is a must if you use several google apps. Also getting free apps, music, books from the Amazon appstore is a big deal.


I would like to mention that encorez stated about using an app killer. that is totally un-necessary since android 2.0 as the following versions have the advance multitasking management built in. Force closing apps could cause more harm than good. Simply hold the home key for one second and close an app if you feel its using too much battery.
Acidbaby (rep: 6.83k) posted Nov 05, 2012
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encorez
on my s3 the battery lasts half a day on standby with out ( advanced task killer ) and with it, it goes days... but again I might be the exception.......
encorez (rep: 9.96k) posted Nov 05, 2012
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Acidbaby
Because youre allowing an app to use your cpu. Sitting idle in memory that is dedicated to keeping those apps in standby doesnt effect anything. Change the settings of the app. The battery manager will tell you what app is using your battery. My top 5 consuming my battery is cell standby (which I was out in the sticks today with no service and forgot to put it on airplane mode, screen, android os, chrome and maps. Not one app even close to using 5% of my battery and I use this thing all day long.
Acidbaby (rep: 6.83k) posted Nov 05, 2012
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arsiel
Oh yea, Apple maps still stinks right now. It's not nearly as intuitive as Google Maps... Learned that the hard way a few times ;(
arsiel (rep: 13k) posted Nov 05, 2012
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Gaylesheerin
i would like to choose iphone 5,since i am tired of andorid system, they are all the same if you once used it.
Gaylesheerin (rep: 334) posted Nov 05, 2012
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praveensapkota
Good discussion Acidbaby, huge information. Another bad thing about iPhone is now the
Map is crap. Does galaxy have better map?
praveensapkota (rep: 51.3k) posted Nov 05, 2012
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gizga123
I personally like the samsung galaxy III!
gizga123 (rep: 1) posted Nov 05, 2012
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mfinn87654
me to
mfinn87654 (rep: 1) posted Nov 06, 2012
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kffight3r
Just went from the iPhone 4 to the S3 - blew my mind. The iphone sucks in comparison and the only worth mentioning diff is 4G capability btw the 4 and the 5. Eff AAPL - I liquidated all my equity bc this company is way overvalued and cash flow is not sustainable. Steve Jobs death will lead to the end of Apple.
kffight3r (rep: 712) posted Nov 06, 2012
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yesdude
I do not like iphone and never use it!!
yesdude (rep: 42) posted Nov 06, 2012
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chuckydealpl
iphone 5
chuckydealpl (rep: 40.2k) posted Nov 07, 2012
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maven3
I started with ios, and after switching to android I've never looked back. Acidbaby listed a lot of the reasons I like android. The bottom line is I like being able to customize and get the most out of my hardware. Android simply blows ios out of the water in every way at this point in my opinion.

Also, battery life is incredible for me with the s3. I can go 16 hours and still have more than half my battery left.

Another awesome feature is the Swype keyboard (I'm using it now).
maven3 (rep: 5.23k) posted Nov 07, 2012
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WholesaleOnePiec
You're highly recommended to go on with the iPhone 5, since it's a more popular brand, with a better design, workmanship and more stable performance. Besides, you have got used to using Apple phones? ;)
WholesaleOnePiec (noob) posted Nov 11, 2012
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rashidulsust
I am using iPhone 5 and it's simply awesome. So I can recommend you iPhone 5 than anything else.
rashidulsust (rep: 4) posted Nov 19, 2012
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dealaboo
Wait for some more time and experience Samsung S4
dealaboo (rep: 46) posted Dec 16, 2012
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rosedoris
I5
rosedoris (rep: 15) posted Dec 18, 2012
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Peppee
iphone are good
Peppee (rep: 510) posted Dec 18, 2012
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iowahawkeyes
I switched to android. It takes some time, but in the long run its worth it. All my devices now cost less! Lol theres a reason if you want one!
iowahawkeyes (rep: 4.24k) posted Dec 18, 2012
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florinadeals
Iphone
florinadeals (rep: 3) posted Dec 18, 2012
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praveensapkota
Mixed reactions, iphone for style android for advance apps and technology
praveensapkota (rep: 51.3k) posted Dec 18, 2012
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sevdehaner
I was going to get Samsung Galaxy III instead of Iphone5, but I think Iphones are always easy to use. My cousin said Galaxy captures pictures better than the iphone 5. It depends on what features you want in your phone.
sevdehaner (rep: 18) posted Dec 19, 2012
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DealLeader
For me the deciding factor is the iPhone's ease of use including the OS upgrade. Every Android owner I personally know hates OS upgrades because of what happens to their apps when the upgrade.
DealLeader (rep: 7.68k) posted Dec 21, 2012
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newjerseychickxo
I like my Galaxy 2. my next step will be the 3. Just my opinion.
newjerseychickxo (rep: 13.6k) posted Dec 21, 2012
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Acidbaby
Dealleader ive only had issue with one app when I upgraded my firmware and that was Draw Something. iOS has the same issues when going from major release to major release not every app is going to be compatible with a new firmware no matter what OS youre using.
Acidbaby (rep: 6.83k) posted Dec 22, 2012
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ayeshaasghar2
An I-phone?? what to do with one which doesn't even have Bluetooth :D
ayeshaasghar2 (rep: 1) posted Dec 24, 2012
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lorgamb
Iphone you won't have to worry about another cellphone for the next 3 years minimum!
lorgamb (rep: 9) posted Dec 24, 2012
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Subha83
Iphone5.Got last week.I don't like the size of S3 big to carry.
Subha83 (rep: 5.44k) posted Dec 24, 2012
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channthemom
If you are at all computer savvy get the android. You will see there is so much you can do with it! (and love the no itunes!)
If not go with the iphone 5
channthemom (rep: 34) posted Dec 25, 2012
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Rosaura1234
Samsung Galaxy 3.Since you have the iPhone 4,you can just upgrade to ios 6 to get the full iPhone 5 experience.And you can get the best Android experience with Samsung Galaxy 3.
Rosaura1234 (rep: 684) posted Dec 26, 2012
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Bonica
Iphone5
Bonica (rep: 104) posted Dec 27, 2012
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Florida2Texas
love my S3. Screen is awesome and their new keyboard continuous input feature is really good. My husband a loyal user of iphone switched to S3 and absolutely loves it!!!
Florida2Texas (rep: 10.5k) posted Dec 27, 2012
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praveensapkota
Now I am also planning to switch to S3
praveensapkota (rep: 51.3k) posted Dec 27, 2012
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bbattag
Wow, this question got a TON of replies. Apparently, many other people have though about the exact same thing. I'd go with the S3.
bbattag (rep: 6.74k) posted Dec 27, 2012
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praveensapkota
@ayeshaasghar2 : Iphone have Bluetooth, you just have to know how to operate.

@bbattag: I know loved the feedback, this will help me to decide. Thanks

Thanks to everyone's feedback, Liked all of your individual views.
praveensapkota (rep: 51.3k) posted Dec 27, 2012
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newjerseychickxo
Go with the GALAXY. Better yet try them both at the store.:)
newjerseychickxo (rep: 13.6k) posted Dec 28, 2012
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Acidbaby
Why bother now. The S4 comes out in February/March.
Acidbaby (rep: 6.83k) posted Dec 28, 2012
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dealskart
Go for Samsung galaxy..you will love it..http://dealskart.net
dealskart (rep: -2) posted Jan 01, 2013
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praveensapkota
Looks like Galaxy is winning :)
praveensapkota (rep: 51.3k) posted Jan 02, 2013
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bannerbuzz
Of-course Samsung Galaxy III.. Its awesome man.. recently i took part in their drawing tool competition and i won the best banner painter award from that..

Actually, i drew that banner from http://www.bannerbuzz.com ;) because they have awesome banner design tool....
bannerbuzz (noob) posted Jan 04, 2013
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