Keep S3 or return and wait for something else

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy S3' started by OhSteelerfan, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. k1ngr4t

    k1ngr4t Senior Member

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    I dunno, comparing a Fascinate to a Bionic is a pretty heavy stretch. As someone who extensively used a Bionic, like I said above, it really isn't much different performance wise. Lag free screens and games with fast loading apps. Maybe the S3 is a bit more futureproof with 2gb RAM, but the difference between a 1-1.5ghz processor is going to be marginal with today's software, and probably next years. And I actually liked Bionic's version of pentile more, the glare-free tradeoff was worth any cons, which only existed if you were nit picky. At least in my opinion...

    Out of curiosity steelerfan, what mistake do you refer to with your Bionic?
     
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    I want comparing the Fascinate to the Bionic, i was comparing GB to ICS. There wasn't much difference imo.

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    What I mean is the Bionic was the flagship phone have last year and yet still waiting for Ics. Soon after it was out they came out with the max and forgot about the bionic. Will the same happen to the s3. also the camera in the bionic not very good and it reboot on its own at least once a week and battery life was terrible.
     
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    Fair enough, I definitely agree.

    Oh believe me I was there for it all. I admit I forgot I used an extended battery because it was so natural feeling, even with a case. As for the camera, after extensive testing, it was actually pretty nice...the problem is there's a trick to it. You have to manually choose the focus spot and it isn't always necessarily where you want to focus. However when you DO find the right spot, it can take some really great pictures. Fortunately I didn't have any reboot issues, but I developed data drops after the .902 update. Sad, sad day...Was a very hit or miss phone though. Shame...
     
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    I, too, have and love the bionic. I tested out an s3 for almost an hour. I tried everything. I also found that the screen in daylight on the s3 is pretty bad. I couldn't make it out without shading it with my hand. Never had that issue on the bionic. I. C. S. was pretty awesome but I'll be getting it on the bionic soon. And regardless of what many people say, I'm getting DAMN good pix and video. I see no point in upgrading till something really incredible comes out. Who knows, maybe the RAZR hd. But it would have to be running jelly bean right out of the box.
     
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    Well if you do not like the s3 then you will not like the iphone5,
    After all apple says samsung phones are just copys of iphones.
     
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    Iphone, this is a droid forum. To be honest I run only macs at home and would never go pc, but I hate it iphones every since I got a taste of android.
     
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    Lol that's true
     
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    I know it's a droid forum I never said I was getting iPhone for sure. I'm just trying to see if maybe there something I'm missing with the S 3 .
     
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    samsung doesn't slack like Motorola... and they don't dump on their customers like forgetting about recent phones and releasing other flagship ones soon after... the note 2 is coming out but its more of a specialty device and it won't affect the s3 getting jb (and soon)... the older samsung s2 got ics a while ago and it came out months before the bionic

    I read that the s2 is getting jb next month which is incredible.. we can hope to get it on the bionic next year... if at all

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    At the conference Samsung said that the galaxy s 3 phone, the note, and the tab will be updated to jb. So the issue right now it will be on how long the carriers want to test the software urrggh hold off until after selling new phones.
    As far as what to buy. As I said op, if you later go back and buy the s3 what you really lose. You are going to own this device for the next 2 years. If you have any doubt wait it out and see what other devices are out there. If you still choose the sg3 at least you knew. If a lot of bionic users knew a RAZR and a RAZR maxx was coming right behind it last year I am sure many would have waited. This year you know so use that knowledge to your advantage. As far as the iPhone 5 well look at the video I'm posting.

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    iPhone 5, iPhone 4S comparison video: iPhone 5 mock-up vs. iPhone 4S

    Before some of you get excited. Yes I know this is a droid forum. Yup I understand apple has filed stupid lawsuits blocking the sell of awesome android devices. Yeah I know that posting ios info here may be a sore subject for some. I am helping provide info for the op and that trumps feeling including my own toward apple at the present moment.

    Op you will get what they think the iphone will (probably) look like. And yes android people it does look like a sg3 and galaxy note(2) :blink:.
     
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