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I think almost every android released after the iPhone 4 had a larger screen. I highly suggest LTE if you can, anything with '4G' is a battery drainer, like the SGH-T989/SGIIX and a few others. LTE is much nicer on the wattery.

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Wow, I just wrote out a detailed reply to you and then tried to middle click the page 1 button to check the OP for details and it didn't open a new tab so I lost all I wrote.

Anyway, bottom line, I'd take the One X out of what you listed for sure. Consider the One XL also if your carrier supports LTE and offers it in your area and you want it. The dual core S4 is basically like an A15 and can hold it's own against the quad core A9s, all while being more efficient. I'm guessing removable battery and sd cards aren't too terribly important to you or else you wouldn't have had an iPhone before, but I don't consider them necessary with Spotify and cloud storage, and an easy 24 hours of battery life on my One XL. The more solid construction and true 720p screen are far more important to me on the One X vs the SGSIII.

And the Note is just out of date compared to the other two. Don't bother when you can get a HOX for nearly the same price. Same screen resolution, higher pixel density which means you won't be losing screen real estate, and it'll look better. I change my DPI and it looks fantastic.

I can go into far more detail about them, and had before I lost everything I typed. If you have any other questions, ask away.

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Apple has long contested that specs don't matter, and with the iPhone 5 they've proven their point.

It's got worse specs than the Galaxy S3 (1GB of RAM, dual-core CPU at 1.3GHz vs 2GBs of RAM and a dual-core processor at 1.51GHz), but the iPhone 5 consistently outperformed it, by considerable margins.

That means everything the iPhone 5 does is snappy and fast, from opening apps to graphically intensive animations. Even the notorious "Welcome back to Game Center" banner doesn't make games stutter or lag. Loading screens disappear only moments after appearing. Detailed tests and reports have found the iPhone 5 to be the fastest smartphone there is. The iPhone 5 can only seem like a "minor upgrade" until you hold it. It's not until the phone is in your hand that you realize just how much has really changed.

That's because iOS was programmed by a gnat. It's so plain and simple it's stupid. No offense.

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I am going to take the high road and explain to you what the big deal with that is.

iMessages are huge when it comes to iphones. iphones do a really good job dealing with MMS and group messages. androids do an AWFUL job with that. it's super annoying to have a group chat with 3 friends who are sending messages and pictures back and fort over wifi while I sit there with my S3 waiting for the network to load a small text that has to be sent as an MMS because it's a group message.... and yes I have tried all the messaging apps. none of them work properly. 3 things I do on a phone. text, email, use maps. unfortunately, my S3 doesn't do any of those the way i want it to.

I'm confused. Why are you all messaging each other if you're sitting next to each other? This sounds extremely bizarre. Why even hang out?

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how long have you had the iphone? I am too used to it and all my friends have iphones. it's really annoying not to have an iphone when the rest of your friends do.

Really? You after the "cool" factor or something? A lot of my friends have iPhones and a lot Androids. Dont care what they have really.

Whatever Android you get, do yourself a favor and apply a pure Google ROM to it. Much better Android experience with it pure Google and none of Samsung's crap loaded on it.

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Really? You after the "cool" factor or something? A lot of my friends have iPhones and a lot Androids. Dont care what they have really.

He already explained his issue:

I am going to take the high road and explain to you what the big deal with that is.

iMessages are huge when it comes to iphones. iphones do a really good job dealing with MMS and group messages. androids do an AWFUL job with that. it's super annoying to have a group chat with 3 friends who are sending messages and pictures back and fort over wifi while I sit there with my S3 waiting for the network to load a small text that has to be sent as an MMS because it's a group message.... and yes I have tried all the messaging apps. none of them work properly. 3 things I do on a phone. text, email, use maps. unfortunately, my S3 doesn't do any of those the way i want it to.

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He already explained his issue:

Ahh, my bad. Just skimmed thru the previous posts and missed that one.

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The new Google Nexus will be out in a month or so, I am waiting to see what that will be like....otherwise I am going to risk it and go with the Lumia 920 (even though its fat and has Windows).

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I can't really justify the ?410 price for the S III, it's just not different enough from my 4S.

1) SDCard Slot

2) User replaceable battery

3) Big high resolution screen

I don't know abut you but for those three features alone it makes the upgrade worth it. Btw, are you looking at getting it on a postpaid plan or prepaid?

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1) SDCard Slot

2) User replaceable battery

3) Big high resolution screen

I don't know abut you but for those three features alone it makes the upgrade worth it. Btw, are you looking at getting it on a postpaid plan or prepaid?

I stream everything, so an SD Card slot isn't useful to me.

Also, I have an external battery for my iPhone 4S, had no issues with it.

Note has a bigger screen ;) And I can get an excellent quality second-hand Note for ?275.

I'll be buying it out-right.

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I'm confused. Why are you all messaging each other if you're sitting next to each other? This sounds extremely bizarre. Why even hang out?

I'm confused to. Where does he say that? :)

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Why not wait some more for the Lumia 920?

And for the three phones you listed, well, basically it really depends on your needs. Galaxy S3 is the most well-balanced and well-supported one, including all those third-party custom ROMs (which is actually quite important for Android devices). It's also the most expensive out of the three.

HTC One X is basically the best camera and music Android phone, it produces better photos than the S3, has superior music quality, and somewhat slower, and cheaper. Third-party custom mod support is not as good as the S3. Also it's SLCD screen is smoother (but less color vibrant) than S3's PenTile screen.

The Galaxy Note, on the other hand, is only good if you really want a phone and a tablet combined. It's really quite bulky as a phone, custom ROMs support is also not as good as the S3, and camera is not as good as the other two. My main gripe about the Galaxy Note is that it cannot fit into a trouser pocket comfortably, well the other two devices can.

I'd say if you really want a large screen device, a real tablet is better. The Galaxy Note is still a bit small for good gaming experience IMO, and you have to put it into a bag just like a real tablet.

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