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Originally Posted by jOnGarrett best smart phone my @ss; So far on apple's shinny new phone we have the following issues; - screen flicker - data leak - maps not...
10-13-2012, 04:23 PM #21
10-13-2012, 04:34 PM #22
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10-13-2012, 04:36 PM #23
Samsung Galaxy S3 issues:
Device Gets Hot
Internet Connection Issues
Design splits opinion
Made of plastic
Fiddly brightness controls
Screen too big for some
Runs android (sorry had to lol)
Bad memory management
Runs slow at times (my own experience with my S3)
I could go on and on especially with android related issues, the biggest of which IMO is sheer lack of a uniform updating system between devices. I mean have you checked the statistics on how many people have android phones on 4.X? You should, it is pretty funny (or sad, depending how you look at it). Here's some sites with that info: http://www.h-online.com/open/news/it...s-1596740.html
and a 6.0 adoption rate for idevices as comparison: http://tech2.in.com/news/ios/more-th...o-weeks/485482
And unlike you I will provide my sources instead of us going on faith and your obviously bias opinions I have also responded on some of your "claims" since a lot of them seem more like fanboy bias than actual factual information. Oh and I have owned a S3, loved it, great phone and I do really like Android, but still used my 4S as my everyday phone because iOS is just better IMO. Then I sold my S3 and 4S to get an iPhone 5 and am really happy
iPhone 4S, Galaxy S III study reveals biggest smartphone problems
Samsung Galaxy S3: 5 Problems With The Device
Samsung Galaxy S3 Review: Best and worst features | IT PRO Reviews
10-13-2012, 08:23 PM #24
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10-13-2012, 10:29 PM #27
This proves nothing for several reasons:
1. The SIII is one phone among various other phones in the Android Ecosystem. While it may be true that iPhone 5 has more web traffic based on service, the article states that it did not include any other phones except for the SIII and the iPhone 5. If the SIII was the only Android smartphone, the numbers would be very different.
2. [...] Samsung has more people using their phones than Apple does using their phones. Samsung doesn't force its userbase to upgrade by with holding support. As such, people are not forced to upgrade to inflate numbers.
3. Android users, like myself, can be running ad blocking software which would definatly make them invisible to ad statistics.
Typical Apple propeganda, IMO. This article should be called "iPhone users more prone to seeing ads than Samsung users".
Last edited by Orby; 10-13-2012 at 11:37 PM. Reason: Leave the ad hominem attacks at the door.
10-13-2012, 10:51 PM #28
Still trying to understand the popularity of the GS3. A bunch of coworkers of mine(some that never owned a Droid) ran out to buy it upon launch. It's still Android OS..so what's the big deal? Jellybean is better than ICS yet not nearly as good as iOS. To each their own I suppose. If you've never had the best I suppose second can feel like first:]
10-13-2012, 11:17 PM #29
Not a waterboy for Android OR Apple.
10-13-2012, 11:33 PM #30
10-14-2012, 12:29 AM #31
Screen Flicker: get it on the keyboard several times now on two different phones when typing in an SMS message or in TapaTalk or ForumRunner.
Wifi not working: Could not connect to one businesses free hotspot... the push of an update that Verizon did solved the problem apparently because now I can
iPhone was using cell data when connected to my wifi (not really important for me as I have unlimited) - fixed with the update that Verizon pushed out.
Scratches on iPhone: My brand new iPhone out of the boxes had two scratches on one long side of the phone and a nice long one on the other
No SVDO on Verizon: and will not be solved due to design implementation factors chosen by Apple
Last edited by Tperry; 10-14-2012 at 12:48 AM.
10-14-2012, 05:20 AM #32
For some people who don't want to do anything to there phone other than the way it comes, not it isn't.
Guess which group I fall into...
I AM the poster you responded to.
Let's do a limited feature comparison:
Larger screen size: Samsung 4.8", iPhone 4" diagonal (larger screen won by Samsung) * This is important to people who watch a lot of video or read quite a bit on the phone and have less than excellent vision (cheaters anyone?)
On board RAM: Samsung 2GB, iPhone 1GB claimed by several sites - officially amount not released?
Expandable storage: Samsung up to 64GB, iPhone - none
User replaceable battery: Samsung - yes, iPhone - no
SIM card interchangeable between multiple LTE Verizon phones: Samsung - yes, iPhone - no *(this irks me as I may not want to carry the iPhone with me when I'm out at the land either running the tractors or hog hunting at night and I have to go into the local Corp store to get a new SIM instead of just being able to plug it into my other phone)
Burst mode camera: Samsung S3 - yes, iPhone - no
Front camera: Samsung S3 1.9MP, iPhone 1.2MP
Voice command Feature: Samsung - yes, S-Voice (sucks), iPhone - Siri - beats S-voice with a stick, Google Now rocks and spanks both of them
NFC: Samsung - yes, iPhone -no
Cell Radio reception (this is personal experience at my locaitons): Samsung S3 - adequate, iPhone - stronger than S3 but less than MAXX
Also did some research, and numerous reviewers do NOT give the iPhone a win in every category every time. There are things they like about it, but there are also things that they state that the S3 specifically outdoes it in. You want to talk about battery life... let's talk RAZR MAXX - there is battery life. Nothing else stock compares to it. Its fail is that it also does not have a user replaceable battery - which is important to some.
When it comes to "pushing it", you can't really push the iPhone with the stock Store apps. You CAN sideload applications on the S3, which is what bites a LOT of people in the ***. They don't always know the source (other than it was on the internet), and a lot of times those sideloads are warez - which by their nature can have other negative effects. A JB iPhone can suffer the same fate (xSellize anyone?). As for intuitive... that depends on what you are used to. After coming from my S3 and MAXX to the iPhone I had to learn the system, and at times it was frustrating... why should I have to go into settings to turn the personal hotspot on. was used to having either an application on the dock or just on the notification bar to turn it on... that's much simpler to use. Why do you have to open to contact list to view all your contacts or choose just your favorites instead of having shortcuts for those favorites be placed on the home screen or in a folder on the home screen for quick dial functionality.
A feature is not a functional feature if it is something I don't need or if it does not work as I need it to. Design implementation is important, and that (for me - which is an entirely subjective thing) is better on Android as you can the phone as you desire (ergo the quick dial shortcuts, a live widget that keeps your upcoming appointment calendars in sync and visible on the main screen, the live wallpaper that allows me to see what the weather looks like outside where I am without having to go to a window and several other feature sets I miss from Android - that's why I carry both normally). You will have to admit that is why iPhone owners JB their phones - because the feature sets that are decided by Cupertino don't meet their needs.
Last edited by Tperry; 10-14-2012 at 06:07 AM.
10-14-2012, 06:25 AM #33
Normally iPhones are packaged with data plans in most of the places whether one needs or not. While S3 users need not use maps app while on the move since they can exclude in their monthly plans while depend more on built it navigation system in their vehicles and WiFi for browsing.
10-14-2012, 06:19 PM #34
10-15-2012, 09:28 AM #35
Only reason iPhone 5 has higher traffic is because everyone is searching for a half descent map app. lol
Had iPhone 5 but I gave it to the wife and bought an s3, much much better device,
10-15-2012, 11:56 AM #36
10-16-2012, 02:05 AM #37
I have both (and even went out and purchased a new iPad yesterday to replace my original one with - but also have a Nexus on order).
I use each device for their own strengths.
10-16-2012, 10:22 AM #38Here to help if I can. If I can't I know someone who can!