Thinking About Getting A Different Phone

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy S3' started by daudi81, Nov 26, 2012.

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    My wife is due for an upgrade next week - and she wants to get a Galaxy S3. She loves mine.

    So I have the option of just giving her mine, and then getting something else to use the upgrade for.

    I'm thinking either the Droid DNA or Maxx HD - anyone know how they fare against the S3?

    I love the S3, don't get me wrong - the only complaints that I have are:

    1) sunlight screen performance is horrid - would like to get something I can actually see during the day outside with my sunglasses on. My buddie's iphone 5 fares much better than my S3 in the sunlight.
    2) cheap and slippery materials. I came directly from a moto maxx, and it felt more sturdy. Plus I get small little scratches all over the S3's screen, while my Maxx never had that problem. I dropped my Maxx a few times, and never on the S3 - explain that one?
    3) not a fan of the OS compared to stock android or moto's OS. I even like HTC's sense better.

    However GS3 is awesome in every other way. Great battery, superb camera (for a phone), screen quality (indoors only), great reception, etc. It's overall just a great phone.

    Wouldn't mind the DNA though. Seems to have everything I want - nicer screen screen and better outdoors quality, bigger (I have huge hands, so I don't mind the extra size), sturdy materials, better OS (opinion), wireless charging seems cool. Looks like I'd be taking a hit on the camera quality though - which isn't a huge deal I guess.

    Maxx HD seems like a great all around phone that does pretty much every good, and nothing bad. Favorite OS, other than stock android. Battery is a huge plus - I really miss my old MAXX's longevity.

    Anyone in the same conundrum? Any advice? I'm not sure what to do - part of me just wants something different so my wife and I don't have the exact same phone =)
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    Get another s3

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    I also came from a Maxx. I think my S3 is superior in every way except for battery life. I personally would never get the DNA because of the sealed in battery and only 11gb of usable space (no sd card either). Maxx HD I would've considered but the camera is terrible. I think it's even worse than the regular Maxx. I'm also a huge fan of the unlocked bootloader on the S3. Keeps my tinkering side happy with lots of stuff to flash. My next device without a doubt is the GNote2 as soon as I can buy one on CL for BigRed.
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    Oh yea...forgot about the gnote2. That is definitely on the list...it's just not available for Verizon yet. But it might be by the time my wife's upgrade is up in a few days. I actually like the big screen thing...I don't understand why ppl think its too big.
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    Not trying to be funny, but all the things you dont like about S3, the Note 2 has.
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    Very true. I think the screen in the note 2 is supposed to be better if i remember right. Plus i really like the idea of a huge screen and it has a longer battery to boot. I'll go to the Verizon store and play with both of them.
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    Just remember bigger screen = more strain on the battery, even at 3100. Just saying. :)

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    Just get another s3

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    Good ideal.I played with the DNA,it's ok,very well built.I think the S3's cam is better.