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    iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy SIII

    Anyone else making this decision? What's swinging it one way or the other for you?

    I have a Droid X, the hot Android phone from July 2010. Now, of course, it's a fossil. It's been a decent phone but I want 4G. I've been hugely frustrated by the fact that I'm still running Android 2.3 and apparently have no hope for an update.

    I have an iPad so for the simple idea of uniformity among my technology, the iPhone sounds attractive. But I've read good things about the Samsung and I've been happy with Android overall. I just worry that with all the Android phones that always flood the market that it will be abandoned in a few months. I know the Samsung is significantly larger and I plan to hit a Verizon store soon to feel them both out.

    Any other pros/cons or factors that helped you make your decision would be great.



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    Re: iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy SIII

    I don't have any popcorn, so I think I'll grab another bloody for this one.


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    Re: iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy SIII

    i feel like not enough people have an s3 for it to be SUPA DUPA KEWL

    but some of the stuff is neato bo beato




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    Re: iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy SIII

    Galaxy is a much better phone if you are not a fanboy. I say this typing on a macbook.


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    Re: iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy SIII

    Not the best source here, as I have neither the Galaxy SIII or the iPhone 5. But I have the Galaxy SII and am more than happy about it. I'm a little biased though, not a big fan of Apple. I think either is a great phone, but from what I've seen in the SIII, that's where my (biased) opinion leans.


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    Re: iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy SIII

    I should add that I'm comfortable with either platform and I'm looking for an honest discussion, not a foodfight.

    I'm even open to other phones although it seems like those are the best two going right now.



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    Re: iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy SIII

    iPhone is the correct choice.

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    Re: iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy SIII

    I dont think the iPhone will do anything that the SIII cant. The thing that held me back from the S was how huge it was. I ended up with the Razr Maxx which I'm pretty happy with. IMO I'm able to multitask, jump around from internet to text easily without much difficulty. I like having more than just one button to help me navigate. Also, I like having a map program that works.



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    Re: iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy SIII

    Get the SIII and an iPad and you have the best of both worlds.



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    Re: iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy SIII

    Quote Originally Posted by Trice View Post
    Anyone else making this decision? What's swinging it one way or the other for you?

    I have a Droid X, the hot Android phone from July 2010. Now, of course, it's a fossil. It's been a decent phone but I want 4G. I've been hugely frustrated by the fact that I'm still running Android 2.3 and apparently have no hope for an update.

    I have an iPad so for the simple idea of uniformity among my technology, the iPhone sounds attractive. But I've read good things about the Samsung and I've been happy with Android overall. I just worry that with all the Android phones that always flood the market that it will be abandoned in a few months. I know the Samsung is significantly larger and I plan to hit a Verizon store soon to feel them both out.

    Any other pros/cons or factors that helped you make your decision would be great.
    Do you like the iPad's interface?



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    Re: iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy SIII

    I loved my Motorola DROID until a newer version of Android came out and app updates started killing my phone as developers continued to optimize their app for the latest and greatest thing. With an iPhone the odds of your phone getting left behind over the lifecycle of the device is much lower in my opinion. The battery life of my 4S at this point in its life compared to my DROID is not even close, and friends that have Android phones can't go anywhere for more than a day without a charger.

    However, buying an iPhone 5 will force you into their craptastic Maps app (one thing I regret about updating my 4S to iOS 6) and you'll have to lug around two sets of cables for it and your iPad since they switched the dock connector around, though I guess you're already doing that. I dislike large phones and appreciate Apple's attempts to keep their phones sized so I can hold it in my hand and reach my thumb across it and keep it in my pocket comfortably.



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    Re: iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy SIII

    s3 is better, and you're not constrained to Apple's draconian ecosystem. I'm biased though, I really hate Apple's ecosystem and really value bang-for-buck (not apple's strong suit).



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    Re: iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy SIII

    If you want your maps to work, get the Galaxy S3.



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    SIII.



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    Re: iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy SIII

    buy an s3 and tell the next girl you're hitting on about the processing capability and how much ram your phone has




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