Jump to content



Photo

Selling iPhone 5, getting Samsung Galaxy S 3


  • Please log in to reply
79 replies to this topic

#61 Muhammad Farrukh

Muhammad Farrukh

    The End is Nigh

  • Joined: 15-August 11

Posted 15 November 2012 - 13:53

Have you considered to look at Optimus G? I really dig its design


#62 +d5aqoëp

d5aqoëp

    Banned

  • Joined: 07-October 07

Posted 15 November 2012 - 13:56

I am skipping both iPhone 5 and SGS3 and continue with my 4S. I may upgrade to 5S or S4 next year whichever catches my attention.

WP8 looks promising but eco system is still in infant stages.

#63 OP SMELTN

SMELTN

    Neowinian Senior

  • Joined: 23-July 05
  • Location: Alabama
  • OS: Windows 7 Ultimate, 2012 Macbook Pro, CR-48 Chromebook from Google
  • Phone: iPhone 5s

Posted 15 November 2012 - 14:14

Have you considered to look at Optimus G? I really dig its design


I looked at that phone due to it being pretty much the starting point for the Nexus 4, but again it has to many cons, including the glass back. Thanks for the suggestion though

Cons
  • Wide phone
  • Camera could be better; AT&T model has an 8-megapixel camera compared to the unlocked model with a 13-megapixel shooter
  • Rear glass panel may suffer from the same breaking issues that plagued the iPhone 4, 4S if dropped
  • Can sometimes feel like it is borrowing from features of the Galaxy S III


#64 +patseguin

patseguin

    Neowin Addict

  • Tech Issues Solved: 1
  • Joined: 21-May 02
  • Location: Buffalo, NY
  • OS: Windows 8.1
  • Phone: iPhone 5s

Posted 15 November 2012 - 14:28

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.


I gotta agree with this. The Nexus series are just absolutely amazing. I've been thinking about jumping ship too.

EDIT: I went to Google's site to price out and possibly buy but they are sold out of both models of Nexus 4. Does anyone know where else they are sold (and available)?

#65 OP SMELTN

SMELTN

    Neowinian Senior

  • Joined: 23-July 05
  • Location: Alabama
  • OS: Windows 7 Ultimate, 2012 Macbook Pro, CR-48 Chromebook from Google
  • Phone: iPhone 5s

Posted 15 November 2012 - 14:51

I gotta agree with this. The Nexus series are just absolutely amazing. I've been thinking about jumping ship too.

EDIT: I went to Google's site to price out and possibly buy but they are sold out of both models of Nexus 4. Does anyone know where else they are sold (and available)?


They are only available through the play store. Also they aren't cheaper than the S3 as I can get an S3 for $149 brand new right now.

#66 TheLegendOfMart

TheLegendOfMart

    Neowinian Senior

  • Joined: 01-October 01
  • Location: England

Posted 15 November 2012 - 14:52

On a contract maybe, sim free they are $500

#67 moloko

moloko

    Neowinian Senior

  • Joined: 28-December 02

Posted 15 November 2012 - 14:59

Not sure why you updated if you had the 4s. I just ordered my iphone 5. If I do not like it I will dgrade to a nexus 4.

Not sure why you updated if you had the 4s. I just ordered my iphone 5. If I do not like it I will dgrade to a nexus 4.

#68 +patseguin

patseguin

    Neowin Addict

  • Tech Issues Solved: 1
  • Joined: 21-May 02
  • Location: Buffalo, NY
  • OS: Windows 8.1
  • Phone: iPhone 5s

Posted 15 November 2012 - 15:36

They are only available through the play store. Also they aren't cheaper than the S3 as I can get an S3 for $149 brand new right now.


I don't get what you are saying. The phone is only available through their app store? Also, I never said anything about is being cheaper than the Samsung, just that I love it.

#69 Deleted Bye

Deleted Bye

    Neowinian Senior

  • Joined: 17-June 09

Posted 15 November 2012 - 15:49

lol, the Galaxy S3 is a great phone. It's outselling the iPhone. Don't go to Apple fans for objective advice about Apple products, lol.

why do kids always think that if you have and like an iphone that you are an apple fan?

#70 Shiranui

Shiranui

    Iconoclast

  • Tech Issues Solved: 3
  • Joined: 24-December 03

Posted 16 November 2012 - 00:25

Its funny you say that because it sold yesterday



So with the extra money I am thinking about going all in and getting a Nexus 7 as well.

BTW after watching the Verges review of the Nexus 4 I have definitely decided against it. After having the iPhone 4 and 4s with a glass back there is no way I want to go back to that.

http://youtu.be/herJmqIGOoM


You convinced someone to pay 700bux for a used iPhone, soiled by your grubby fingers?

I salute you, Sir.

#71 AJerman

AJerman

    Boomer Sooner!

  • Joined: 24-July 02
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
  • OS: Windows 8.1
  • Phone: Nexus 5

Posted 16 November 2012 - 21:32

I am just so leary of the Nexus 4, just because its an LG, no LTE and its limited storage. I just think its not were it needs to be and just like with the Nexus 7, they will release an update soon enough that will make the 16 gig with LTE be the same price as the current 8gig model.


Yeah, I hear ya. I think it's build quality will be good enough because I think Google has a standard on their Nexus devices, but then, I've never owned one so what do I know? I saw you mention the other Optimus in a later post, and I definitely think the Nexus 4 looks far nicer than the Optimus it came from. No LTE is a little hard to swallow now that LTE is being rolled out fast. I could see them updating it soon with larger capacities, like you say, but they seemed to be pretty set on not having an LTE model since the majority of the world doesn't have LTE yet and it's meant to be one phone for the whole world rather than multiple versions like in the past. I think all of that contributes to why it's so cheap. But then again, cheap all depends on if you planned or wanted to use an upgrade, because then, like you said, other phones are far cheaper if you're fine with a contract.

So SGS3 it is? If you have any interest in custom ROMs, good news is that the SGS3 and One X both have official CM10 (and variants) support with nightlies, so that's an upgrade from the Captivate which took forever to hit CM official.

#72 shakey

shakey

    It's soooooo Educational

  • Joined: 31-March 04
  • Location: Austin, Tx

Posted 16 November 2012 - 22:01

Dude, I'm amazed you got that much for your Iphone..... Just wow. Get yourself an S3 and a big ass steak dinner :p

#73 Javik

Javik

    Beware the tyrrany of those that wield power

  • Tech Issues Solved: 2
  • Joined: 21-May 12

Posted 16 November 2012 - 22:03

why do kids always think that if you have and like an iphone that you are an apple fan?


I'm 27 but thanks for the smug condescension. Perhaps reading the equipment that Spirit Dave owns before judging my post will save the rush of blood to your head next time ;)

#74 +OOOOOOOO

OOOOOOOO

    Neowinian Senior

  • Joined: 21-September 04

Posted 16 November 2012 - 22:09

Yes, not bias at all people!


No, not at all.

Because I actually recommended an Android phone... I have a few right here with me. Why, because I use certain bits of hardware as my main personal tools, do you assume that I have no interest or knowledge, or own other products?

You're the biased one or you'd not have taken the time to screenshot my post and draw all over it in a very childish manner. The Samsung Galaxy S3 is definitely a phone I would recommend against. That is based on experience, and knowledge of my subject.

Btw, I'm the senior designer on a suite of Android apps and enjoy working on the team.

#75 Javik

Javik

    Beware the tyrrany of those that wield power

  • Tech Issues Solved: 2
  • Joined: 21-May 12

Posted 16 November 2012 - 22:11

I personally go where the evidence takes me. The evidence suggests that overall customer satisfaction with the SGS III is high.