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#46 Sikh

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 20:19

Everyone bitching about the battery life on a S3 / Note 2 being better then an iPhone. I HOPE SO.

The S3 has a Standard battery, Li-Ion 2100 mAh
The Note 2 has a Standard battery, Li-Ion 3100 mAh
The iPhone 5 has a 1440mAh

So now, out of all this, the iPhone comes out on TOP for battery life because people above, myself have gone all day on my iPhone and its lasted maybe an hour or 2 less then a Stock Galaxy S3 and maybe 3-4 hours on a Galaxy Note 2. You know what? I expected that when the battery has anywhere from 660mAh to 1660mAh. But the truth of the matter is, iOS handles battery power a LOT better then android.

I just got my Nexus 4, and i ****ing love it. But, until I flashed the kernel mod with optimized battery close enough to how iOS does it, I was barely getting by a full day with me up at 9am, and in bed by 2 am, with 8 hours of work.

My 5 lasted me all day. When I flashed the kernel mod onto my nexus 4, god damn, that battery is being utilized CORRECTLY.

I also keep my brightness 25-35% on both phones because the screen quality on both phones is amazing. For me, my eyes adjust better to higher ppi and lower brightness.

So anyone complaining about bad battery life on the iPhone is looking at it the wrong way.

If the iPhone ever gets to the 2100mAh mark, youll see its battery life excel any stock android phone, because android hasnt truly been optimized for battery life. Google needs to hire developers that make roms, or kernel mods, and have them develop stock android. Thats the experience I love.

Only reason I finally bought an android phone because windows phone 8 hasnt picked up to the point where I can enjoy it and the Nexus 4 is a ****ing amazing piece of hardware and Jelly bean 4.2 is something i will give google real credit for. Project butter is awesome.

The only thing I dont like, music management. From my lockscreen I cant pause/skip/play/change volume when im listening to music. On the iPhone it was double press home button. That sounds way more simple and productive then unlocking, google music, etc and back. Especially when driving and not looking at your phone.


#47 mr_sock_00

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 20:26

Iphone 4S quality is better than Iphone 5. FACT

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 20:49

Iphone 4S quality is better than Iphone 5. FACT


Proof?

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:27

Iphone 4S quality is better than Iphone 5. FACT


Most pointless, useless post in this thread. FACT.

#50 Scorbing

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 14:54

Everyone bitching about the battery life on a S3 / Note 2 being better then an iPhone. I HOPE SO.

The S3 has a Standard battery, Li-Ion 2100 mAh
The Note 2 has a Standard battery, Li-Ion 3100 mAh
The iPhone 5 has a 1440mAh

So now, out of all this, the iPhone comes out on TOP for battery life because people above, myself have gone all day on my iPhone and its lasted maybe an hour or 2 less then a Stock Galaxy S3 and maybe 3-4 hours on a Galaxy Note 2. You know what? I expected that when the battery has anywhere from 660mAh to 1660mAh. But the truth of the matter is, iOS handles battery power a LOT better then android.

I just got my Nexus 4, and i ****ing love it. But, until I flashed the kernel mod with optimized battery close enough to how iOS does it, I was barely getting by a full day with me up at 9am, and in bed by 2 am, with 8 hours of work.

My 5 lasted me all day. When I flashed the kernel mod onto my nexus 4, god damn, that battery is being utilized CORRECTLY.

I also keep my brightness 25-35% on both phones because the screen quality on both phones is amazing. For me, my eyes adjust better to higher ppi and lower brightness.

So anyone complaining about bad battery life on the iPhone is looking at it the wrong way.

If the iPhone ever gets to the 2100mAh mark, youll see its battery life excel any stock android phone, because android hasnt truly been optimized for battery life. Google needs to hire developers that make roms, or kernel mods, and have them develop stock android. Thats the experience I love.

Only reason I finally bought an android phone because windows phone 8 hasnt picked up to the point where I can enjoy it and the Nexus 4 is a ****ing amazing piece of hardware and Jelly bean 4.2 is something i will give google real credit for. Project butter is awesome.

The only thing I dont like, music management. From my lockscreen I cant pause/skip/play/change volume when im listening to music. On the iPhone it was double press home button. That sounds way more simple and productive then unlocking, google music, etc and back. Especially when driving and not looking at your phone.


You are wrong sir. I am an Apple user. Apple TV, iPad, iMac and until 2 weeks ago, I was an iPhone 4S user and I can tell you that the battery on the Note 2 and the S3 lasts way longer than the iPhone's battery. Sorry, but you are wrong. I was an iPhone user for 4 years. I use my Note 2 just as much as I used my iPhone 4S and by the time I get home from 7am to 6pm, I still have 58% battery left. On the iPhone 4S my battery was dead by 3pm, same use habits since I use my phone for work. GPS off, BlueTooth off. The Samsung phone batteries lasts longer.

#51 ashpowell

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 15:11

The S3 LTE Version has a quad core and 2gb ram..

#52 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 15:13

The S3 LTE Version has a quad core and 2gb ram..


No it does not... Very few carriers get the quad core, and only some get the 2GB of ram.

http://www.verizonwi...2gb-white.shtml

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 15:17

No it does not... Very few carriers get the quad core, and only some get the 2GB of ram.

http://www.verizonwi...2gb-white.shtml


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Posted 21 December 2012 - 15:20

Those thinking the iPhone 5 is better, here is a chance to educate yourself.
http://youtu.be/A48A4J5qpYA


someone like to counter these 50? They are all pretty good reasons why it is better.

Again, International versions get 4core1gb - USA versions get 2core2gb

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 15:24

someone like to counter these 50? They are all pretty good reasons why it is better.

Again, International versions get 4core1gb - USA versions get 2core2gb


Sure :)
The list claiming the S3 is better is mostly features the iPhone doesn't have, which imo are hardly useful for every day tasks. The iPhone list is mostly regarding the better quality of the physical phone and how the OS is faster and not bloated. Pick your poison, I guess.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggBEJR2WMI0

Links to the lists for anybody that doesn't care to watch the videos:
http://www.phonebuff...xy-s3-iphone-5/
http://www.phonebuff...ne-5-galaxy-s3/

#56 ashpowell

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 17:35

No it does not... Very few carriers get the quad core, and only some get the 2GB of ram.

http://www.verizonwi...2gb-white.shtml

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Yes it does.. I have it.

http://www.gsmarena....1&idPhone2=4238

I got mine from TMobile UK, and its definitely quad core and 2gb ram.

Also see

#57 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 18:44

Yes it does.. I have it.

http://www.gsmarena....1&idPhone2=4238

I got mine from TMobile UK, and its definitely quad core and 2gb ram.


Did you not even bother to read the link I posted?...
You do realize that the UK isn't the only country in the world that offers an LTE S3, right?

Please do your homework first before posting incorrect information...

#58 shakey

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 19:11

No it does not... Very few carriers get the quad core, and only some get the 2GB of ram.

http://www.verizonwi...2gb-white.shtml

Yes it does.. I have it.

http://www.gsmarena....1&idPhone2=4238

I got mine from TMobile UK, and its definitely quad core and 2gb ram.

Also see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr6G4y6DST8

Did you not even bother to read the link I posted?...
You do realize that the UK isn't the only country in the world that offers an LTE S3, right?

Please do your homework first before posting incorrect information...


Astra, you said it did not, he proved that it did. He didn't post incorrect information, but you did. Maybe if you had made your first post more accurate as far as to say that such and such do, while most do not, then he wouldn't have had to correct your first statement. He did his homework, you just apparently were on the wrong page of it.

#59 .Neo

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 19:26

Those thinking the iPhone 5 is better, here is a chance to educate yourself.

Above anything else it gave you your hard needed daily dose of kool-aid. :yes:

#60 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 19:32

Astra, you said it did not, he proved that it did. He didn't post incorrect information, but you did. Maybe if you had made your first post more accurate as far as to say that such and such do, while most do not, then he wouldn't have had to correct your first statement. He did his homework, you just apparently were on the wrong page of it.


Huh? He made the initial claim... I proved that there is a version that does not. Read my first response to him...
Any S3 from a US carrier does not have a quad core. Not sure if any other countries don't either, but the US version absolutely doesn't. The one sitting on my desk at home has a dual core. I never said that none of them have a quad core. Again, read my first response.

He is the only one here posting false information.