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#31 Soldiers33

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 13:17

Yes, not bias at all people!

exactly what I was thinking. lol


#32 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 13:28

Not really looking to buy, but just curious. Why not go for the Nexus 4 instead? Cheaper than the sgs3. Biggest benefit is immediate updates of new android versions. I had the sgs2 and it drove me insane that it took 6 months after ICS was announced for Samsung to release the update.


Two big reasons not to go for a Nexus 4, No SD Card slot, and No LTE

#33 Muhammad Farrukh

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 14:33

Yes, not bias at all people!


Whats wrong with the 512 GB SSD? :D :shifty:

#34 SpyCatcher

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 14:40

Give you $50 PM

#35 OP SMELTN

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 14:43

Give you $50 PM


LOL. Actually its already up to $511 on ebay

#36 Scorbing

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 14:46

There is a reason why the government ditched Blackberry over iPhone and not Android:

Security.

Sorry but Android's security sucks. I have yet to see an iPhone get infected with malware or a virus.

#37 TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 14:46

Two big reasons not to go for a Nexus 4, No SD Card slot, and No LTE

Some people don't need massive amounts of storage or have expensive LTE data contracts.

Why should people who don't need it have to spend silly amounts of money for things they don't/won't use.

I have 16Gb Lumia and I barely use a quarter of the space, and I don't want to spend £36 a month for 500MB LTE Data, or £81 a month for 3Gb.

#38 Art3x

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 14:49

Welcome to the dark side Smeltn!

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 14:50

In the US, LTE is the same price as our 3g plans. There is no difference or pay more

#40 TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 14:54

In the UK its not, it is RIDICULOUSLY more expensive to get 4G data.

#41 shakey

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 18:38

Some people don't need massive amounts of storage or have expensive LTE data contracts.

Why should people who don't need it have to spend silly amounts of money for things they don't/won't use.

I have 16Gb Lumia and I barely use a quarter of the space, and I don't want to spend £36 a month for 500MB LTE Data, or £81 a month for 3Gb.


Got to love Sprint. $97/month for unlimited 4G LTE :)

And with my 16GB S3, I have already used up 11GB and have only 4.38GB remaining. Though, I do have some big games on it, like GTA3, Final Fantasy 3, NFS:MW, and every single NES and SNES and GBA game ever to be released..... damn I love this phone :p

#42 AJerman

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 18:47

There is a reason why the government ditched Blackberry over iPhone and not Android:

Security.

Sorry but Android's security sucks. I have yet to see an iPhone get infected with malware or a virus.


You should pay attention more then. ;)

The SGS 3 is alright. It always comes back to that terrible pentile screen for me though. SMELTN, if I recall, you had a Captivate, correct? After that phone there's no way I wouldn't notice pentile now, and it just bothers me. Such a nice phone marred by such an inferior screen. One X for me all the way, though now they have the One X+ and the Nexus 4 as the next steps up. Making me a little jealous, but my One X still blows away almost every phone on the market.

#43 REM2000

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 18:56

I done the same. Used iphone since the first one. However decided that the galaxy note 2 fitted my requirements better as I considered the iphone 5 to be a very minor update

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 20:21

You should pay attention more then. ;)

The SGS 3 is alright. It always comes back to that terrible pentile screen for me though. SMELTN, if I recall, you had a Captivate, correct? After that phone there's no way I wouldn't notice pentile now, and it just bothers me. Such a nice phone marred by such an inferior screen. One X for me all the way, though now they have the One X+ and the Nexus 4 as the next steps up. Making me a little jealous, but my One X still blows away almost every phone on the market.


I did and yeah that was kinda my worry was the pentile screen. I know the Note 2 doesn't have the pentile, but its just so dang big, and the One X looks like an amazing phone. I was thinking of getting the One X instead of the Galaxy S 3.

#45 AJerman

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 20:34

I did and yeah that was kinda my worry was the pentile screen. I know the Note 2 doesn't have the pentile, but its just so dang big, and the One X looks like an amazing phone. I was thinking of getting the One X instead of the Galaxy S 3.


I will say this. It's not nearly as noticeable on their SAMOLED HD as it is on the original SAMOLED. I love the dark blacks and bright colors on the SAMOLED screens, but it IS noticeable if you are already know what you're looking for, and you and I obviously do being Captivate owners. I picked up a GNex when they first came out and it was the first thing I noticed. I've posted a couple of times on my thoughts between the SGS3 and the One X, and while I think it comes down to them both being fantastic phones, I'll personally take the One X over the S3 all day. The main drawbacks to the One X are the lack of removable battery (I could EASILY get 24 hours out of it though, so not a big deal), and the lack of a microSD slot, but I stream all my music and don't really need storage for anything other than that, pics and ROMs. I've been doing pretty well with the 16 GB so far. The screen on the One X is incredibly beautiful though. As far as the US market, the One X and SGS3 are just about identical internally except the SGS3 has 2 GB of RAM, which I find questionably useful at this point in the Android ecosystem. I just don't think too many apps need 2 GB unless you're a SERIOUS multitasker. I think the One X just lost the marketing game to the SGS3. I think it's at the very least on par, if not better. Run to the store and play with them both though and see what you think.

You can't really go wrong either way. I'd take the Nexus 4 over either (S4 Pro vs S4), knowing Google they won't be out of stock that long. As I recall they tend to go in and out of stock as they build up supply. I'd expect you could order one within a week. I'm with ya though. I'm not really anti-Apple, but I just find their phones boring and less useful.