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iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy SIII


View Poll Results: iPhone 5 or Galaxy SIII??
iPhone 5 75 31.91%
Galaxy SIII 142 60.43%
Neither. (please post which phone you would get) 18 7.66%
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:27
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I know that there have been a few threads on this but I am currently in information overload mode! I'm due an upgrade and so undecided in which to get!

I thought I would just do a simple poll to get peoples views.
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:29
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posted too soon
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:38
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It depends on the person.

Both phones are outstanding.

If you're technically-minded and like to tinker, you would probably be happier with the S3.
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:55
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if you like surfing on the internet, watching youtube/movies, or using maps the s3 wins (bigger screen, pop up play, + Google maps).

If...er....you have already bought a lot of Apple apps you don't want to replace or, (DS reference) you want to plug a guitar into your phone occasionally, get an iphone.

I will add that its worth waiting for the LTE/4g version of the S3; out imminently.
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:36
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It depends on the person.

Both phones are outstanding.

If you're technically-minded and like to tinker, you would probably be happier with the S3.
+1.

You can customise the S3 so much more.

Can have different keyboards (like Swype, Slide IT etc and SwiftKey).

Swap batteries.

Notification LED on front (very useful).

Could go on and on but don't have the time.

Also can get 64gb SD card for 40 so can have a 80gb phone (128gb if you go for the 64gb version of the S3).
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:38
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I'd go for the SIII as I prefer a larger screen.
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:09
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The s3 all day everyday.
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:14
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SIII LTE thank you very much! Which is actually available now.
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:18
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S3 - It's far more flexible than Apple's iOS as it is running Android.

It's also better for web browsing due to the larger screen (and has Google Maps )
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Old 05-10-2012, 13:28
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Swap batteries.

Notification LED on front (very useful).
Never understood the swap batteries argument. So you carry a spare battery to extend the working day. On an Iphone you get a charger pack - about the same size as a battery and does exactly the same thing,

However. The notification LED is a plus. I wish the iPhone had one.


It's also better for web browsing due to the larger screen (and has Google Maps )
A lot of creedence is put on Google Maps - if you want them - they're available for the iPhone as well.

However I've not used them in 4 years - and I suspect I won't use Apple's offering either,

I have TomTom on the phone - much more practical than either (at the moment)
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Old 05-10-2012, 14:44
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On an Iphone you get a charger pack - about the same size as a battery and does exactly the same thing,
The other big advantage is that you can replace the battery entirely when it stops holding charge as well, increasing the lifetime of the phone.
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Old 05-10-2012, 16:15
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The HTC One X is close to SG3 on specs, and usually cheaper. That's what I'd go for if I was in the market for a high end smartphone today.
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Old 05-10-2012, 16:30
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The other big advantage is that you can replace the battery entirely when it stops holding charge as well, increasing the lifetime of the phone.
In fairness, that can be done at an Apple store as well, though not, perhaps, as conveniently.

That said, most of the people on here will not have phones of particularly ancient origin.

Apart from my wife, whose iPhone of nearly five years old still holds a charge fine.
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Old 05-10-2012, 16:39
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In fairness, that can be done at an Apple store as well, though not, perhaps, as conveniently.

That said, most of the people on here will not have phones of particularly ancient origin.

Apart from my wife, whose iPhone of nearly five years old still holds a charge fine.
...and if you don't have an Apple store nearby?
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Old 05-10-2012, 16:42
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In fairness, that can be done at an Apple store as well, though not, perhaps, as conveniently.

That said, most of the people on here will not have phones of particularly ancient origin.

Apart from my wife, whose iPhone of nearly five years old still holds a charge fine.
Its quite expensive to get a new battery fitted through apple.
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Old 05-10-2012, 16:50
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In fairness, that can be done at an Apple store as well, though not, perhaps, as conveniently.

That said, most of the people on here will not have phones of particularly ancient origin.

Apart from my wife, whose iPhone of nearly five years old still holds a charge fine.
Why are you debating the merits of a removable battery it is clearly better to have the option

The ability to swap out a battery during the day if required cannot be matched by a charging pack in any way. And batteries do suffer over time and can be replaced for next to nothing when the time comes unlike iphone, one x.

How you can possibly argue this because you can't do it is odd, its like saying I'd rather not have an sd slot.
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Old 05-10-2012, 16:58
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Seems like the S3 is the clear winner on here. We have an iPad but my husband tends to use that more so not too fussed about getting other Apple stuff. At the moment we have HTC phones and can set them up as a wireless hotspot to use with the iPad. Can you do that with iPhones?

The SD card and the battery life on the Samsung help swing it for me too. I'll look into LTE version too. Thanks everyone.
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Old 05-10-2012, 17:06
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Neither, none of them excites me TBH...

If I had to choose I would go for the HTC One X+ but I will probably wait and see what Nexus devices are released this year.
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Old 05-10-2012, 17:43
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Never understood the swap batteries argument. So you carry a spare battery to extend the working day. On an Iphone you get a charger pack - about the same size as a battery and does exactly the same thing,

However. The notification LED is a plus. I wish the iPhone had one.



A lot of creedence is put on Google Maps - if you want them - they're available for the iPhone as well.

However I've not used them in 4 years - and I suspect I won't use Apple's offering either,

I have TomTom on the phone - much more practical than either (at the moment)
I carry a spare battery in the car.

Beats having to have a battery pack plugged into it for ages to use or recharge.
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Old 05-10-2012, 18:52
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Just adding a couple more things the S3 has that I love:

Smartstay (screen knows when you are looking at it so it does not turn off and don't have to keep tapping it to keep it on).

Also can set the phone to vibrate if you have any new messages or updates when you pick it up.

Can set phone up as a wireless hot spot (must admit I don't know if the iphone has this now though). Helped a great deal when my mate was trying to setup his iphone 5 when on a campsite with no free wifi.
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Old 05-10-2012, 19:19
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Just adding a couple more things the S3 has that I love:

Smartstay (screen knows when you are looking at it so it does not turn off and don't have to keep tapping it to keep it
I was told this does not work very well, and definitely not as advertised.
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Old 05-10-2012, 19:26
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Can set phone up as a wireless hot spot (must admit I don't know if the iphone has this now though). Helped a great deal when my mate was trying to setup his iphone 5 when on a campsite with no free wifi.
Yeah, iphone can do this too. Amazingly Apple haven't held the feature back from older devices!
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Old 05-10-2012, 21:16
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I was told this does not work very well, and definitely not as advertised.
It always seems to work ok for me (as long as you are not in total darkness).
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Old 05-10-2012, 21:17
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Yeah, iphone can do this too. Amazingly Apple haven't held the feature back from older devices!
That's cool as it's quite useful sometimes.
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Old 05-10-2012, 22:47
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Google Navigation is a killer app for me, free and installed as standard.

I use it all the time, its not S3 specific though, its on all andriods.
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