Galaxy 3 for Galaxy 4?

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    Should I hold on to the Galaxy 3 or should I get the Galaxy 4?
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    There will be ROMs based off of the S4's system that will bring some of the new software features to the S3. The S3 is also supposed to get a lot of them via OTA anyway, but who knows how long that will take. This is a great video Wicked posted over at our sister site, Samsung Galaxy S4 Forum, comparing the two with regard to day to day usage and features - it should answer a lot of your questions, but it will boil down to how important some of the improvements are to you:

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    I think not, the improvement is not dramatic over the S3.
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    For me the 1080p screen is going to be awesome . I'm going to get the s4 and give my wife my s3.
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    I won't be!!

    Still love my GS3. People are AMAZED at how customized it is. In fact a lot of people can't use it because they accidentally open things or move to another page or something. And when iPhone users see all the widgets I have, and realize they have to go into settings or open an app to do the same thing....the way they try to hide the jealousy...it's great...

    Point being I have absolutely no reason to upgrade unless I want to feel cool with the latest and greatest. I've done this a lot in the past and what I've learned is.....it's not worth it. Wait about 4-5 months for initial reviews/problems/fixes. You might find the S4 is just a flashier S3. Sure NOW it sounds way more advanced, but the X2 was supposed to blow the X out of the water.

    Yeah, that didn't happen...
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    I'm waiting fpr the note 3

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    I think the IR blaster is one of the coolest things, and if I could afford it I would get it just for that. No more handling sketchy hotel remotes, or yelling at the kids when they hide my home remote. The screen will be awesome I am sure, but i would be surprised if it really makes much of a difference on such a small screen. There really just isn't much that the S3 is lacking, and I wont upgrade till Bid Red forces me out of my unlimited plan. But props to those that can always have the newest super-phone.
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    I have to respectfully dis-agree. The SGS4 has a full 1080 HD display, 13 MP Camera, and a Quad-core processor. Thats a pretty dramatic improvement in my humble opinion.

    I got both the Droid DNA and Note 2 when they came out. There is a VERY noticable difference between the 1080 display on the DNA, and the lower res Note 2. It's surprisingly noticeable.
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    Hey... When will the S5 get here?:blink:
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    Love my s3 too but o am a cell phone fanatic. Haha. Gonna have to grab either the s4 or HTC one.

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    The deal breaker (for me right now) is that you can only get the S4 in 16GB where you can get the S3 in 16,32,64 GB versions. For a phone of this caliber 16GB is a "no win". I understand you can put a 64GB micro in it but only so much can go on it. Hell, 6 GB of the 16 GB is already eaten up by OS and bloatware. (YES, I have the Note 2 that only has 16GB of onboard storage....that is what I don't like about it)

    Now if they offer a 32 or 64 GB S4 then I will likely get one.

    Did the S3 start out only being offered in 16GB? Does anyone remember?
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    As far as I remember the s3 was available in 16, 32 & 64 right from the get go.

    Sent from my Galaxy S3
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    We just switched to T-Mobile and I'm trying out the HTC One. 14 days to swap it out for the S4 (comes next week) or other device, or keep obviously! I'm extremely impressed with it so far, it's an incredible device. Just FWIW...
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    Yeah I'm leaving Verizon to try T-Mobile too. Cant decide between HTC one or s4. I've had s3 since launch so might try HTC for a different feel.

    Sent from my Galaxy S3
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    14 days / $50 restocking fee to swap it out, just FYI. I think it's worth a try unless you're hooked on Samsung's software, feel, etc. Maybe check One (ha!) out in the store for a bit if you haven't already. It's the only Android device I've ever had that had that same premium feel to it as an iPhone, and the software is very very smooth and snappy. But last night I got out my Verizon S3 to prep it to sell and found myself feeling comforted by the familiar look and feel of the OS... lol, if that makes any sense. :)

    If you're into rooting / romming at all, it's super easy to root since you can officially unlock the bootloader via htcdev.com. You'll find the freedoms like that on T-Mobile very refreshing vs. Verizon.
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    OK so I picked up the HTC one yesterday on T-Mobile. Great device but unfortunately tmobiles customer service is lacking. Due to a number porting issue and lack of a solution I am staying with big red. Guess I'll wait for the s4! Kinda prefer Sammy anyway.

    Sent from my Galaxy S3
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    I have to agree with you on this 100%. I remember when I wanted the X2.. and I quickly found out it was a waste of money. I'm faced with the same situation between the S3 and S4. I can't find any good reason for me to ditch my S3 ans go get an S4. For me, the phones are identical. The screen resolution means nothing to me. I don't watch movies on my phone.. I have a tablet for that. The processor speed? I can get my S3 faster than the S4 with the Synergy rom. IMO, if you have an S3 akready just stick with it. You're going to end up paying more for a phone that does the same exact thing.

    Sent from my Synergized S3
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    Rom it! Get all that crap off of it. Save your memory for pics, music, and vids. You'll love your phone even more once you have a rom on it. The S3 comes in 16 and 32. I have the 16... no issues once I got verizon's crap off.

    Sent from my Synergized S3
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    There is a massive hardware difference in the s3 and s4. The s4 hardware difference is night and day.

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    I said FOR ME there is no difference. I didn't say that there wasn't a difference in general. IMO there is no difference for what I use this phone for.

    Sent from my Synergized S3
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