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What phone to get?

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I'm surprised the SGS3 has gotten as much attention as it has. It's cheaply built, even by Samsung's standards, and it's just pretty much all around subpar compared to it's competition, the One X. Yes, the One X doesn't have a removable battery or microSD, but for the large majority of people, that's not an issue. Certainly if you were considering an iPhone, it's not an issue to you.

I've had the International Tegra 3 One X, and have the AT&T Qualcomm S4 based One X, and both are incredible phones. Yes, the Tegra's model can be a little short on battery life, but I haven't had an SGS3 to compare it to. I suspect it's not far off the Exynos version of the SGS3. One big thing about the Tegra based One X is that it still has a very old kernel. A newer kernel will likely improve battery and speed, making even more to look forward to with it. I just want a phone that CAN last all day, and both (S4 and T3) were easily able to do that. My insurance replaced my Tegra 3 One X with an AT&T One X though, and it is even better. Perhaps it's a dual core, but it's a (mostly) A15 dual core, and has dual channel memory, both of which give it the extra boost to stay on par with the quad core offerings, plus huge battery life and LTE.

I've been a Samsung user as long as I've had an Android, going from the Captivate, to the Infuse and, I thought, the SGS3, but I was struck by how incredibly unimpressive the SGS3 is. The pentile screen looks like garbage compared to the One X's screen. The build quality is also terrible compared to the One X. I'm certain it is good enough that it isn't going to fall apart anytime soon, but the One X feels far more solid in hand.

You really can't go wrong with either one of them, but in my personal opinion, the One X blows the SGS3 away.

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my s3 is great! i moved up from blackberry, and a few people tried talking me into an iphone 4s, but it did less than the s3

and from what i've read about the new ios, it doesn't really have much over the old versions... plus the new iphone still has a tiny screen!

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I'm very much in the same boat as the OP, Just out of contract on my android handset and looking to upgrade. Got the options down to either iphone or lumia. I'm leaning heavily towards the lumia at the moment but, for me, the deciding factor will be battery life. I need 16 hours out of the phone without retarding the features on it.

I've nothing against android, my current phone (desire) has served me well but i really fancy a change and this quarter looks like the ideal time for one.

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Yes I am agree with "Neowiniaz" I also recommend you to go for samsung galaxy s3, it would be smart bet to get the smartest phone on the planet. It have damn huge screen, beautiful design and have many other cool features. Its too sexy in design.. hehe. Samsung Galaxy S3

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Go for LG Optimus ME, Great hardware.

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Having actually handled both a Onex and a SGS3, I went with the SGS3, it really is the best you can currently get, don't care for anything Apple so I'll leave that for you to decide, and I know you said it's out but WP7/8 really does look interesting if a bit too simplistic

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in our house there is the iphones and the galaxy s3, the s3 is tooo big for me. its nice and all but too big! wait for the iphone 5 i say!

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The trend with iPhones is that the technology they put into them has already been done in previous devices, so let's just assume the iPhone 5 will at least match the Galaxy S III. I would just go for the Samsung now and avoid waiting. :p

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Lumia 920.

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Lumia 920.

Did you bother reading the thread?

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If you are willing to spend more then I will recommend you to go for samsung galaxy s3, it would be kind of pretty smart bet. It is one of the coolest phone I had ever seen.

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The trend with iPhones is that the technology they put into them has already been done in previous devices, so let's just assume the iPhone 5 will at least match the Galaxy S III. I would just go for the Samsung now and avoid waiting. :p

Just like to say that I think I was pretty spot-on. :rofl:

So, what did you end up getting?

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IPhone 5!

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Just get the LG Optimus ME, good phone for $95 UNLOCKED

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Just get the LG Optimus ME, good phone for $95 UNLOCKED

Excuse me?That phone is slow as hell, running an old OS and released over 1.5 years ago.

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Excuse me?That phone is slow as hell, running an old OS and released over 1.5 years ago.

Still a good for texting and calling, i prefer a tablet and laptop for browsing

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