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    So I am seriously contemplating getting one and I have read many reviews on the phone along with speculative reviews on IPhone 5. Any thoughts or experiences with the phone?

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    I have a galaxy S, the first, and despite dropping it on a regular basis, it still functions (and it doesn't look beat up). Though the battery life has been shortened a bit over the years (But isn't that an issue with all phones/batteries?).

    Just saying, the brand seems worth while from my one phone personal experience that is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glycerine View Post
    So I am seriously contemplating getting one and I have read many reviews on the phone along with speculative reviews on IPhone 5. Any thoughts or experiences with the phone?
    Don't do it! Don't join the dark side.

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    I'm thinking of making the move away from Apple too. I'm just tired of their 'gate keeping' and copyright BS with MP3s and the fact that everything I do must be shunted through Itunes, which is a piece of shit bit of software, and a blatant front for data aquisition, as is the Iphone itself.
    Oh, and Jobs was not an uber-genius. He was a marketeer, not a savior. Only in a super-consumerist society would anyone be conditioned to think that...(rant over)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nebbykoo View Post
    I'm thinking of making the move away from Apple too. I'm just tired of their 'gate keeping' and copyright BS with MP3s and the fact that everything I do must be shunted through Itunes, which is a piece of shit bit of software, and a blatant front for data aquisition, as is the Iphone itself.
    Oh, and Jobs was not an uber-genius. He was a marketeer, not a savior. Only in a super-consumerist society would anyone be conditioned to think that...(rant over)
    haha. What got me thinking about contemplating other options was the Apple vs. Samsung battle over patents. Both sides are being a bit childish but it made curious about whether or not Apple seriously had the better product and why.

    My carrier isn't carrying any other flagship phones other the different variations of Motorola so It mostly comes down to Samsung vs. Apple as my options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glycerine View Post
    haha. What got me thinking about contemplating other options was the Apple vs. Samsung battle over patents. Both sides are being a bit childish but it made curious about whether or not Apple seriously had the better product and why.
    As for which is better, I don't really want to be in a gilded cage anymore, which is what Apple feels like...based on the horrors I've endured from shitty Macs.
    Well, I've also contemplated getting a simple cell phone, since I know that all cell providers sell information...

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    Get the S3, don't go for an iPhone. You're only limiting yourself.

    You can't use your iPhone like a thumbdrive unlike Android devices, where you just simply drag and drop whatever files you need.
    You can't customize your home screen with iPhone (unless you jailbreak it, which voids warranty) unlike Android.
    You can't multitask on iPhone unlike Android.
    You can't expand the memory on iPhone, unlike the S3 (I know that some other Android phones don't have expandable storage, but S3 has)

    I'm running my Motorola RAZR MAXX on Android 4.0.4 and I'm extremely impressed because it's just as smooth as iOS and it brings me more options to tweak the look as and when I please. The major thing that got me to love my phone is the fact that I can use it as another thumbdrive. I have Warcraft III sitting in my phone.

    I will say that the stock music player on Android sucks though, that's one area that iOS has it better. Though with an app it could be just as good. I am also jealous of the keyboard in iOS because it's so much more accurate -- but again, this could be rectified with another app.

    edit: Quality sucks though, on the S3 -- with that cheap plastic battery cover. I'd wait for the RAZR HD to come out if you're bent on quality; it's the same as an S3 just that it has a premium feel to match the price. Kevlar backing and what not.
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    Awesome. Thank you. I was actually thinking about waiting until the Razr Maxx HD came out to decide. I was hesitant about the Razr series but since Google bought Motorola out and the resolution is greatly improved, it should be pretty good. I am getting my new phone in November-December so I can afford to wait.

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    I haven't owned an iphone but I've played with the ipad (my wife's), same O/S, and I have an android phone (Droid Bionic) and tablet (HP touchpad with Cyanogenmod 9 [Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich])...

    Android is definitely the way to roll if you like to tweak/hack your phone, and like Uwace said it shows up as a USB mass storage device which is convenient. Guess it depends on how close you like to be to your computer hardware/how versatile you want it to be. I like having a device I can "just use" but then dive into its rusty innards and hack if need be, so Android suits me very well. That and having a phone in my pocket running Linux has been a dream of mine since the day I got my first cellphone.

    But on the iPhone side of things, I've heard the application ecosystem is more mature/controlled and I've read developers tend to release iPhone apps before they release comparable Android apps. But that's a market thing, and bound to change as time goes on (and as Android gains marketshare). Oh and at least for the iPad, the media on the phone is married to iTunes--adding pics, music, etc. requires you run iTunes to manage it all. My Droid Bionic otoh works with Windows Media Sync and the picture/music folders are exposed for manually drag&dropping stuff when you plug it in. There are more hardware gadgets, i.e. docks/alarm clocks/etc. compatible with the iPhone.

    Hardware-wise, I think the iPhone 5 puts Apple back on even footing with the Android offerings (all 4G LTE capable, dual-core 1GHz+ processors, etc.)
    I've heard Siri is mostly a gimmick, a coworker bought the 4S and everyone was impressed & playing with Siri but since then I've never heard him use it. There are Android apps out there which provide similar functionality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spirilis View Post
    I haven't owned an iphone but I've played with the ipad (my wife's), same O/S, and I have an android phone (Droid Bionic) and tablet (HP touchpad with Cyanogenmod 9 [Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich])...

    Android is definitely the way to roll if you like to tweak/hack your phone, and like Uwace said it shows up as a USB mass storage device which is convenient. Guess it depends on how close you like to be to your computer hardware/how versatile you want it to be. I like having a device I can "just use" but then dive into its rusty innards and hack if need be, so Android suits me very well. That and having a phone in my pocket running Linux has been a dream of mine since the day I got my first cellphone.

    But on the iPhone side of things, I've heard the application ecosystem is more mature/controlled and I've read developers tend to release iPhone apps before they release comparable Android apps. But that's a market thing, and bound to change as time goes on (and as Android gains marketshare). Oh and at least for the iPad, the media on the phone is married to iTunes--adding pics, music, etc. requires you run iTunes to manage it all. My Droid Bionic otoh works with Windows Media Sync and the picture/music folders are exposed for manually drag&dropping stuff when you plug it in. There are more hardware gadgets, i.e. docks/alarm clocks/etc. compatible with the iPhone.

    Hardware-wise, I think the iPhone 5 puts Apple back on even footing with the Android offerings (all 4G LTE capable, dual-core 1GHz+ processors, etc.)
    I've heard Siri is mostly a gimmick, a coworker bought the 4S and everyone was impressed & playing with Siri but since then I've never heard him use it. There are Android apps out there which provide similar functionality.
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