should i trade mt s3 for 4s

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  1. eddiekeyton

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    I love my s3. But I also loved my iPhone 4. Do you think that I should trade my s3 for an iPhone 4s? I use my girlfriends sometimes and its kind of hard to use now that I've gotten used to the s3's screen size and speed.
     
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    You're asking folks on an Android forum whether or not you should get an iPhone? LOL? I hope you know the likely outcome of this thread LOL

    I say, do what makes most sense for YOU. Are there things you're finding you absolutely miss and can't live without now that you're on an Android device?

    Honestly, I think you're the only person that can answer your question.

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    He's right, and you know it. But it seems you're looking to get talked out of that move. If your girlfriend has an iPhone, and your only reason for considering the move is so you and she can be syncopata, then you're changing for the wrong reason. You and she are either on the same wavelength or not, and having the same phone may ease the differences for a while but not forever.

    If you're changing for other reasons then you probably already know what to do. IPhones are an entirely different breed from virtually all modern Android phones, not just a different phone. It's like comparing a pterodactyl to an Eagle. Both fly and are predators, but one is ancient in design, very limited in abilities beyond killing and eating, ugly as bleep, and...yes, a dinosaur - extinct...it just doesn't know it yet. The other is a highly evolved and extremely efficient creature, adept at solving complex problems, it can adapt to its changing environment and flourish, it's sleek and sophisticated, and it's beautiful in both form and function.

    But that's just my humble opinion...I've never drank the potion (smelled, tasted, touched but not drank), so I'm not damaged goods - not sensitive to the addiction.

    :D

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    Honestly you're right. I think I am trying to get talked out of doing it. I loved my iohone , but, the s3 is amazing in every way, shape and form. Honestly the only thing I miss is the imessaging, because my girlfriend works in a hospital and when she's working in the cardio vascular unit she has no service, but has WiFi. But we can use Facebook for that.

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    Get her an Android device and then you can use Hangouts ;)

    Seriously though, you have to look at all the pros and cons for both devices and figure out what works best for you and your everyday needs.

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    You gotta think about the pros and cons of both. Would switching back to an iphone make your life easier as a smartphone user or worse? If iMessage is about the only thing you miss about it then I'm sure there are workarounds as you already found one.

    Considering this is DF, well I'm sure you already expected the votes from our members, but ultimately it's your decision.

    Here's another suggestion, you can just tell her to get a s3 and you two can text via hangouts :p
     
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    Is that what hangouts is? A WiFi messenger like imessaging

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    I have to play with my wife's IPhone 5 periodically when she can't figure out some simple task. Great phone for her because of size and weight.

    But let's be real: How can anyone go back to a mini-screen after using an S3 or Note 2.

    And would it really kill Apple to have a back button to return you to prior screens?
     
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    It can be messaging and/or video chat.
     
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    Hangouts is a work in progress but it does work well as a chat, and you can send pics as well. Here's some others to consider which will allow you both to keep your respective phones.

    Perhaps the most popular text messaging app out there is handsent, and it's a cross-platform texting tool so it will communicate between iPhones and Android phones.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.handcent.nextsms

    Let's not forget Skype which works across all platforms.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.skype.raider

    Kakao is a Skype-like tool, also video and text chat for free.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kakao.talk

    Another one that's extremely popular is Yahoo Messenger.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yahoo.mobile.client.android.imvideo

    Whatsapp is very popular as well.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.whatsapp

    Here's one that actually looks like the iPhone Instant Messaging on the Android platform, including emojis with the plug-in (second link)
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.iphonestyle.mms
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.iphonestyle.mms.emoji

    I use TextFree (Pinger) to communicate with my son who has no cellular service but only WIFI access on my old D2. It works like a charm and is FREE texting. No, it's not true IM, but it's certainly a way to keep in touch and works on WIFI, so it would do what you want.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pinger.textfree

    Don't forget that Facebook has its own chat tool and is completely cross-platform.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.facebook.orca

    I actually like Tango, which is also cross-platform and it's not only text but video as well.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sgiggle.production

    ooVoo is cross-platform video chat and perhaps one of the most popular of all.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.oovoo

    Viber is very similar in many ways.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.viber.voip

    A couple other video chat tools.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.c2call.app.android.friendcaller
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.fbvideochat.fbvideochat
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.camshare.camfrog.android

    Mchat looks interesting.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mchat

    Mailtok is getting great reviews and is generating a lot of interest.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mailtok.android

    You can even have completely secure encrypted chat for those times when the messages are for "her eyes only" and vice versa...
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=info.guardianproject.otr.app.im

    There's also a walkie-talkie type communications tool, think of Nextel, where you push to talk. It's completely VOIP, so there's no cellular "phone call" initiated. Therefore it will work over WIFI or Cellular, and on WIFI it doesn't need a cellular connection.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mobi.androidcloud.app.ptt.client

    Voxer is another push to talk app.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rebelvox.voxer

    And here's a GREAT tool you can use to both communicate from PC to phone via Instant Messaging, as well as to manage and answer your own Instant Messaging right from your desktop. It's a web-based (and Chrome plug-in), app that actually uses your phone to send and receive the text messages, and lets you do so completely without ever even touching your phone. I use it as a business tool for me and it's fantastic.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.texty.sms

    Now I may have made one or two mistakes up there, but the fact is communicating between Android and iPhone IS available, and so there's really no reason for that to be the hinge-point in your decision.
     
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    Awesome post foxcat. I will be looking into these apps and keeping my s3. I'm thinking about checking out the "whatsapp".

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    I actually traded the s3 for the 4s. Ios7 came out. And I coukdnt deal with That piece of crap os lol. Traded the 4s for an HTC DNA straight up. I'm happy now.

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