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Old 01-09-2013, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Cary
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My HTC cell phone contract is up, and I am looking to upgrade / switch to a different phone. My service provider (Sprint) is suggesting that I go with Samsung. Does Sprint have an advantage in promoting GS3 versus iPhone to clients, and, therefore, their recommendation is self-serving? I checked CNET and they advise iPhone over Samsung. Can anyone of you provide some perspective on these phones from a user point of view?
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and wherever planes fly
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You really should go the the local stores and handle both of the phones yourself. Truth be told they are a virtually tie when it comes to capabilitities, features and snazzy factor. I like to think of them as a Toyota Camry and a Honda Accord. Either one will get the job done better than most, but which one do you personally like to drive?
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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My HTC cell phone contract is up, and I am looking to upgrade / switch to a different phone. My service provider (Sprint) is suggesting that I go with Samsung. Does Sprint have an advantage in promoting GS3 versus iPhone to clients, and, therefore, their recommendation is self-serving? I checked CNET and they advise iPhone over Samsung. Can anyone of you provide some perspective on these phones from a user point of view?
What will you use it for?

The differences between the two devices are greatly subjective to the user, IMO.
Pick the one you like better.
I have the Galaxy S3, and think it is a fine device. I would probably say the same about the iPhone.

A lot of the guys at Sprint are geeky and fool with Android, root their phones, etc. So they might hate iPhones.
Consumer Reports sees little difference between top rated smartphones.
I think we tend to overthink it.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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My contract is coming up soon and I've been looking at phones, as well. Yes, I do this every 1.5 years!

I have a Droid Smartphone. Most of the agents at my office have IPhones.

From what I can tell (as I've played with their phones), the apps are pretty much the same. The IPhone seems to be easier to operate

(hubby says Apple products are for dummies! Before anyone goes insane, he has been in the IT field for more years than some of you have been born and he just doesn't like Apple so that is his personal opinion)!!!

So...I'm in agreement with Taynxtlvl...it is all about which one you like to hold and which screen you prefer!

Vicki
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA/Washington, DC
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The tie breaker here for me personally would be storage space. The Galaxy has a MicroSD slot to expand memory, the Iphone doesn't. Basically you can buy a Galaxy and add on storage as you go as with the Iphone you are pretty much stuck with what you got.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Miami
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after having the Iphone 4, i can definitely tell you that the S3 is better. its a really nice phone. i really love it! i havent thought of anything significant that the Iphone does that the S3 cant do.

also, get it from Best buy, its cheaper than your provider, well it was for me...
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:23 PM
 
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The S3 isn't for everyone. It has a wider screen, and can be uncomfortable to hold in your hand for calls. It is also super thin and feels kinda cheap and easy to break.

The biggest annoyance I have with the phone is that the phone display isn't very bright. I have to set the brightness level up to max just for it to appear normal which drains my battery super fast.
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Miami
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i complained about how the S3 was too, when i was trying to decide, but i got it less than a week ago, and i've alrdy forgetten about it, i dont even notice it anymore. i dont know if sprint is the same, but when i went to Best buy they told me i had 30 days if i wanted to changed my mind. but i've alrdy decidied to stick with the S3. good luck!
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:07 AM
 
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I would also vote for the Samsung Galaxy S3. I have one and it is a great phone. I am also developing an own app for Andorid devices with an SDK called Ozeki VoIP SDK. If it is ready I will upload it. By the way I am a big fan of Samsung products so my choice was evident.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:35 PM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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If you're used to htc the samsung is going to feel really poorly built and cheap.
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