questionshow true to life are the new galaxy iii…


I had every iPhone up to the 4. I am a big Android fan now. Apple is a marketing giant who can say whatever they want about their phone, advertise features as if its the first to have them and convince viewers that their phone is the biggest, thinnest, most feature rich phone out there when in truth there is nothing the new iPhone has that the SIII or several other android phones haven't had for a while. My Galaxy Nexus that I have had for over a year has a bigger screen, is relatively as thin, has 4G and has Google Now which is as functional as Siri just doesn't answer some of the fun questions.


I haven't seen the commercials because of my DVR.


S3 is the best phone on the market. I should know, I have one.


I haven't seen the commercials, but I am very very happy with my S3. I've had it about 3 weeks now and I am blown away by it. Surfing the internet on Verizon's LTE network in Seattle is a joy and surprisingly fast. Everything I have read about the iphone5 convinces me I made the right choice. People claim that iOS is more intuitive than Android, but I would disagree. I've had clients ask me to help them with their iPhones and I would get as stuck as they were.


I sell phones & I will tell you this, it all comes down to personal preference. The Galaxy III is a fine phone with some outstanding features. Extremely customizable, more complicated, has some security vulnerabilities. Some of the cooler features only work with other GIII phones.

The iPhone is much less customizable. However, apple controls the hardware and all the software that makes the total phone which makes fewer security issues, & less prone to hardware/software conflicts.

In general I see many more software & hardware problems with android phones than I do with apple.

I'm not impressed by the mindless apple fanboy versus android fanboy pissing contests. If you want to constantly tweak your phone then get an android. If you want a relatively simple phone that is just as powerful then get an iPhone. Bottom line is that this is two different approaches to making a phone. Each OS has borrowed from the other. Both make calls, text, and get on the net. What more do you want?


All other things being equal, a bigger screen is not always better, at least for those of us who like our phones to fit comfortably inside our pockets.


I'm another convert - I love my S3. I haven't seen anything in the ads that the phone doesn't do, but some of the features are certainly more marketing hype (NFC) than useful.

While I can't beam my videos to the digital billboards in Times Square, I can display movies and media from my S3 onto my Sony TV. The first time I saw it work I giggled like a little girl for half an hour.

There's a good reason Apple sued Samsung - they are afraid of them.


the S3 is an amazing piece of hardware, that being said does anyone else think it feels cheap in their hands? Not like plastic army man cheap but it doesn't feel quite as sturdy as similarly sized phones.


I havent seen the new ones but I saw the ones they made for the 4/4S/whichever. Apple's got fanboys, good for them. I admit, I do want an iPhone 5. Am I willing to wait in line and deal with crappy weather and insipid overexcited fanboys? Not so much.

I've still been too lazy to see if I'm even eligible for an upgrade. I'm still decently happy with my iPhone 4. Do I want a 5? Heck yes. Do I need one? No way. If I'm eligible, I'll probably get one. If not, I'll just get a 6 (or 5M or whatever the next model is called) whenever I am eligible.

I think the commercials hold true, but only for a small group of people. I really don't even see the point in pre-ordering a phone these days. At least with games there's the guise of a limited number (for special editions) but with a phone...they will never, ever run out. It's super awesome for Apple, I guess I'm just not one of those people who needs to be the first one to have something.


Yah I'm not much of an Apple fan, but I agree that Android phones have more to offer with customization. Like @loshman said, it really boils down to preference.
However, I think the point at which I completely wrote Apple off was their iPhone 4S ads with the big name celebs talking to Siri. I saw those ads and where they were coming from, but I also saw a different meaning. I am not sure why have a person sitting in a room alone talking to their phone is considered a good marketing ploy. Isn't the purpose of a phone to contact other people and be more social??


I'd expect someone who sells phones to know that the Iphone is not as powerful as the S3.
The Iphone 5 is running a dual core 1.2 Ghz processor. The S3 is running a quad core 1.4 Ghz processor.
My calculations (21.2)/(41.4) put the newest Iphone at 42% of the processing power of the S3 (in other words the S3 is running at 233% the speed of the Iphone 5).
I'm not saying that makes it better, although that is my opinion. What I am saying is that you should get your facts right.


The same can be said about Galaxy S3, and Note. The truth is, the original iPhone was the only "revolutionary" product. All others since only make incremental improvements. Lastly, Apple had always been about taking other people's ideas and put their own original spin on them in a neatly packaged product that altogether become very user friendly, intuitive, and fool-proof. That is one aspect that android can never hope to touch.

Before you start bashing me, I have Galaxy S3, iPad 3, Sony Tablet S, and HTC View. And quite frankly, iOS is by far the most easy to use, even if I love the customizability of Android.

Addendum: user-replaceable battery is the only reason I didn't get iPhone 5.


@steiner53: you do realize that processing power cannot be directly compared based on hertz if they are from different manufacturer, right?


@steiner53: I can't quite agree with you. I agree the S3 has more power, but not as much as you think. Multi-core processors don't scale linearly, so you can't just multiply them out. The extra cores make thread switching faster but few applications are that independent. Speed tests are usually more dependent on the application and code optimization for multiprocessors. Usually each processor adds some incremental boost, but tests show 4 cores over 2 have a 20%-50% benefit. It is highly variable in a real world mix of operation.

Besides, mobile devices rarely run at the rated speed. They are very power sensitive and scale down clock rates to conserve battery life. They are loafing, with bursts of max speed. Since they usually run far below maximum speed, it is rare you ever see a clear increase in speed in real world use.

I do agree the S3 is potentially faster, just can't say what that benefit is. ;)