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Old 06-02-2012, 05:13 PM   #41
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Someone actually spends $900 for a phone? I'm fine with paying $200 with a contract.
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:38 PM   #42
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I wasn't too happy with many of my android phones at first and eventually went to a 4s. I liked it but there were actually a lot of features the iPhone does not have compared to android as far as ease of use for me. Unless I did not play around with it enough, it is so much easier on android when you are in your texts to call someone. This comes in handy when I'm driving because if someone texts me, I could click their picture and call them. With iPhone I'd have to click the persons name, scroll to the top of the persons text or double tap the top, then press call.

Another small thing that bugged me, you could not add attachments to emails unless you started a new one. With android I could attach a picture to an email super easily. Like I said, I could be wrong and maybe did not play with the iphone long enough but there were small conveniences android had that iOS was lacking.

I held on to the 4s until the gnex came out and man was I impressed. Completely different experience. Its like a whole new operating system. ICS is super nice and I can't wait to see what else comes from android. I'm anxious to see the sIII because I'm pretty sure the cheap plastic everyone is referring is the same material on the gnex and its actually a solid ass phone with an almost seamless design. I was worried about getting the gnex knowing it was plastic but its felt better than any other phone (besides of course the iPhone, I give them that). When I went in to best buy on the supposed launch date of the gnex (to find out it was pushed back), the associate actually showed me the dummy phone and I thought it was real because how good it felt. I figured if that was the dummy phone the real phone must be super nice. Try it out iPhone guys

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Old 06-02-2012, 05:48 PM   #43
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I'd definitely skip on the 4s at this point, and if you go with an s3, get the lower storage capacity. Cloud storage is negating the need for lots of local capacity.
When the iphone 5 comes out, you can decide if it's worth switching or not and possibly sell the S3. I bet if you can root the S3 though, you'll be set for awhile. Maybe until the S4 lol Sent from my ADR6400L using Bimmer App
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Someone actually spends $900 for a phone? I'm fine with paying $200 with a contract.
Dood...I live in Europe. The Euro is mad expensive. I cant do a contract as I wont be here very much longer. I was just wondering also if the quad core version is worth all the extra money. Im guessing not. In retrospect, a 64gb Ipad3 here is $1700.

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I wasn't too happy with many of my android phones at first and eventually went to a 4s. I liked it but there were actually a lot of features the iPhone does not have compared to android as far as ease of use for me. Unless I did not play around with it enough, it is so much easier on android when you are in your texts to call someone. This comes in handy when I'm driving because if someone texts me, I could click their picture and call them. With iPhone I'd have to click the persons name, scroll to the top of the persons text or double tap the top, then press call.

Another small thing that bugged me, you could not add attachments to emails unless you started a new one. With android I could attach a picture to an email super easily. Like I said, I could be wrong and maybe did not play with the iphone long enough but there were small conveniences android had that iOS was lacking.

I held on to the 4s until the gnex came out and man was I impressed. Completely different experience. Its like a whole new operating system. ICS is super nice and I can't wait to see what else comes from android. I'm anxious to see the sIII because I'm pretty sure the cheap plastic everyone is referring is the same material on the gnex and its actually a solid ass phone with an almost seamless design. I was worried about getting the gnex knowing it was plastic but its felt better than any other phone (besides of course the iPhone, I give them that). When I went in to best buy on the supposed launch date of the gnex (to find out it was pushed back), the associate actually showed me the dummy phone and I thought it was real because how good it felt. I figured if that was the dummy phone the real phone must be super nice. Try it out iPhone guys

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I have the Galaxy Note and after seeing the SIII I can wait even though it's twice as powerful. I do have to admit that the Note's Screen size has me spoiled now.
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I wasn't too happy with many of my android phones at first...

... until the gnex came out and man was I impressed. Completely different experience. Its like a whole new operating system. ICS is super nice and I can't wait to see what else comes from android.
This is exactly what i try to tell people. Android has come a long way recently.

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The one thing that really bothers me about getting this is the time Samsung takes to update their phones when an Android update comes out.
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that probably has more to do with the service provider rather than the manufacturer
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no one is really coming close to the overall experience apple is offering.
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Depends on what you're after in a phone. The 4s ranks about 10th best for me, just ahead of a couple feature phones.

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that probably has more to do with the service provider rather than the manufacturer
I think it has to do with Android themselves. They seem to think that by releasing an update (ie. Ice Cream Sandwich) on an older device will deter people from buying newer devices. I don't agree with that because people generally want the latest and greatest anyway.

This is why you have all these 4.0 emulators that are screwing up android devices.
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This is why you have all these 4.0 emulators that are screwing up android devices.
Emulators? Or do you mean ICS themes on gingerbread?


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Well...I went and bought it. I will see what all the fuss is about. I will try to post up some screen shots. Quad core 16gb in white.
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5 major US carriers to sell new Samsung Galaxy Galaxy III in June

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Update: We've got availability and pricing from carriers.

Verizon's GS3 will be up for pre-order June 6, with the 16GB model for the aforementioned $200 and the 32GB model will be $250.

Sprint will be available for pre-order June 5, and available on June 21, at the same price as Verizon.

T-Mobile's will be out June 21, but no word on the (probably not very different) pricing.


June 6th Im pre ordering two for Verizon!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Update: We've got availability and pricing from carriers.

Verizon's GS3 will be up for pre-order June 6, with the 16GB model for the aforementioned $200 and the 32GB model will be $250.

Sprint will be available for pre-order June 5, and available on June 21, at the same price as Verizon.

T-Mobile's will be out June 21, but no word on the (probably not very different) pricing.


June 6th Im pre ordering two for Verizon!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I'm holding out for either a Jelly Bean Nexus phone, or an Intel based phone. Or both
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I just saw the Note that thing makes me want to jump from Verizon its so cool!
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I currently have a SGS2 on T-Mobile (T989) and I do like it very much. I certainly can't wait to get my hands on the 3!!!!!! Absolutely awesome. I know it won't be much more than the 2 as far as specs or power goes, my 2 is lightning fast and nothing slows it down. Little reason to upgrade other than I want the latest one.
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