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Has anyone gotten an iphone 5 yet that has also used a Samsung Galaxy S3? Comparisons? I'm on the fence. I'm leaning towards the iphone 5, but am curious about the SG3. I'm currently using an old 3GS.

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Has anyone gotten an iphone 5 yet that has also used a Samsung Galaxy S3? Comparisons? I'm on the fence. I'm leaning towards the iphone 5, but am curious about the SG3. I'm currently using an old 3GS.

I got to mess around with a 5 quite a bit yesterday. It's exactly what you'd expect. Its 4g is very fast, the OS is simple to use, and the retina display looks gorgeous.

When held up against my phone, the iPhone 5 looks fuging weird. It was a mistake for Apple to simply make it taller. Also did some page requests and app downloads side by side. My GS3 loaded every web page faster or at the same time as the 5. It downloaded Apps far faster. This is just my experience though.

I've said it before, but I'll say it again. If you want a very simply to use phone and you don't require much "control" over your phone, then the iPhone is the phone for you.

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I got to mess around with a 5 quite a bit yesterday. It's exactly what you'd expect. Its 4g is very fast, the OS is simple to use, and the retina display looks gorgeous.

When held up against my phone, the iPhone 5 looks fuging weird. It was a mistake for Apple to simply make it taller. Also did some page requests and app downloads side by side. My GS3 loaded every web page faster or at the same time as the 5. It downloaded Apps far faster. This is just my experience though.

I've said it before, but I'll say it again. If you want a very simply to use phone and you don't require much "control" over your phone, then the iPhone is the phone for you.

Thanks. Both phones are appealing to me. I definately like a bigger screen. The Samsung looks really cool, but i'm afraid that I will get tired of carrying that thing around as it looks kind of bulky. I've enjoyed my iphone 3gs so will probably just get an iphone 5. I mostly just surf the web, use email, and listen to music and podcasts.

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I got to mess around with a 5 quite a bit yesterday. It's exactly what you'd expect. Its 4g is very fast, the OS is simple to use, and the retina display looks gorgeous.

When held up against my phone, the iPhone 5 looks fuging weird. It was a mistake for Apple to simply make it taller. Also did some page requests and app downloads side by side. My GS3 loaded every web page faster or at the same time as the 5. It downloaded Apps far faster. This is just my experience though.

I've said it before, but I'll say it again. If you want a very simply to use phone and you don't require much "control" over your phone, then the iPhone is the phone for you.

Have you seen the Apple commercial where they show the hand and thumb and why they made it taller and not wider?

Guy I work with got a GS3 Thursday night and I played with it yesterday... Pretty freaking awesome.

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Thanks. Both phones are appealing to me. I definately like a bigger screen. The Samsung looks really cool, but i'm afraid that I will get tired of carrying that thing around as it looks kind of bulky. I've enjoyed my iphone 3gs so will probably just get an iphone 5. I mostly just surf the web, use email, and listen to music and podcasts.

Then the iPhone 5 should definitely fit your needs. It's a good phone.

The GS3 really isn't bulky. It has a larger screen, but it is amazingly thin.

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Have you seen the Apple commercial where they show the hand and thumb and why they made it taller and not wider?

Guy I work with got a GS3 Thursday night and I played with it yesterday... Pretty freaking awesome.

No I haven't. Does it supposedly make it easier to use upright?

I love my GS3. I'm excited to get Jelly Bean on it. It's said to be released for the GS3 in October. Fingers crossed.

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No I haven't. Does it supposedly make it easier to use upright?

I love my GS3. I'm excited to get Jelly Bean on it. It's said to be released for the GS3 in October. Fingers crossed.

The reasoning is apparently so that you can use it with one hand and your thumb reaches the entire screen. Which makes some sense, but I rarely use my phone in that fashion...

Edit: I just tried it and I can do that with my Rezound and its got a 4.3" "normal" screen.

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The reasoning is apparently so that you can use it with one hand and your thumb reaches the entire screen. Which makes some sense, but I rarely use my phone in that fashion...

Edit: I just tried it and I can do that with my Rezound and its got a 4.3" "normal" screen.

I just tried with my GS3. I can reach anything I need to reach in that fashion. I typically use my phone sideways and with both hands. Rarely am I one-handing the bitch.

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Then the iPhone 5 should definitely fit your needs. It's a good phone.

The GS3 really isn't bulky. It has a larger screen, but it is amazingly thin.

Really, the one thing that I don't like about the iphone is that I have to spend $300 to get 32 gigs of memory, and there is no microSD slot. I don't have an enormous catalog of music, but I fill up a 16 gig phone as soon as I plug it in. It's nice to be able to have everything on the device. I would think that in the near future they would start phasing out the 8 and 16 gig entry models, but I suppose there are lots of people who don't mind the small amount of space.

I wish I could test drive both phones for a week or so before committing, but unfortunately it doesn't work that way. How well does the Samsung function with itunes and managing music and podcasts?

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Really, the one thing that I don't like about the iphone is that I have to spend $300 to get 32 gigs of memory, and there is no microSD slot. I don't have an enormous catalog of music, but I fill up a 16 gig phone as soon as I plug it in. It's nice to be able to have everything on the device. I would think that in the near future they would start phasing out the 8 and 16 gig entry models, but I suppose there are lots of people who don't mind the small amount of space.

I wish I could test drive both phones for a week or so before committing, but unfortunately it doesn't work that way. How well does the Samsung function with itunes and managing music and podcasts?

iTunes and the GS3 do not work well together at all. You can download an app that will transfer your iTunes library to your GS3, but for simply working out of iTunes the iPhone is the way to go.

I'm with you on the 32gb memory stance. I am very glad the GS3 has microSD, as I have already filled it up with music. If you don't mind me asking, who is your provider?

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iTunes and the GS3 do not work well together at all. You can download an app that will transfer your iTunes library to your GS3, but for simply working out of iTunes the iPhone is the way to go.

I'm with you on the 32gb memory stance. I am very glad the GS3 has microSD, as I have already filled it up with music. If you don't mind me asking, who is your provider?

I'm still with AT&T. Signed up when they were the only ones offering the iphone. I've actually been pleased with their service, although I know a lot of people think it sucks. I had verizon before that and I actually had more problems around my area receiving a signal.

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Steve Jobs' death is the worst thing that could have ever happen to Apple. They're just going to be an ordinary company now.

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