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Samsung Galaxy S III vs Apple iPhone 4S

0. phoneArena 18 May 2012, 08:41 posted on

Always a difficult decision, choosing between the latest and greatest Android phone or the latest and greatest iPhone is a problem that every smartphone user faces at one point or another. Having both the Samsung Galaxy S III and Apple iPhone 4S here with us, we thought that we absolutely have to pit these two ambitious guys against each other in order to make it easier for you to determine if you are more of a Galaxy S or iPhone user...

This is a discussion for a review. To read the whole review, click here

posted on 18 May 2012, 08:48 12

2. sniper1087 (Posts: 525; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


dumb comment if you are going to post make sure you post something interesting. back to topic the galaxy S3 brings more to the table with their new added features, and of course it has higher specs overall.

posted on 18 May 2012, 08:50 2

4. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


i know. just havin' fun.

posted on 18 May 2012, 08:49 5

3. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


wait, don't you think you should have included the camera software functions of the SIII? Hmm...

posted on 18 May 2012, 08:59 16

5. Yummy (Posts: 117; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


THE IPHONE 4S IS THE BEST PHONE EVER! Jk Jk lol now that I have your attention, I really think it is just a matter of opinion. I would prefer the galaxy s3.

posted on 26 May 2012, 21:10 1

159. ajac09 (Posts: 1482; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


and thats it it is ALL a mater of opinion. apple and android and windows and black berry fans all will find a reason to stay with what they like.

posted on 18 May 2012, 09:03 17

6. PackMan (Posts: 277; Member since: 09 Mar 2012)


Firstly, I choose Samsung Galaxy sIII.
And i think these reviews are pretty shallow, phonearena should go for in-depth reviews.

posted on 18 May 2012, 09:04 3

7. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


Well this whole article is opinion. The reason companies keep making different phones is because different people want different things out of a phone.

But if you stick to specs and current trends, I think it's hands down the GSIII is the more desirable phone. I wouldn't buy either one personally, but I'm the minority with that statement.

posted on 18 May 2012, 09:14 3

8. KingShango (Posts: 89; Member since: 16 May 2012)


I think the conclusion sums things up nicely. Both phones have pros and cons and its up to the consumer to decide what's best for them. Personally I'm not i love with the whole "giant screen" trend so the GS III is out for me. Maybe a One S...

posted on 18 May 2012, 16:55 2

99. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Ok, I will try to imagine...

Review by KingShango:

"Samsung Galaxy S III vs Apple iPhone 4S"

Both phones have pros and cons and its up to the consumers to decide what's best for them.

The End.

posted on 18 May 2012, 17:53 3

103. KingShango (Posts: 89; Member since: 16 May 2012)


You're absolutely right. They should start paying me for reviews. Great idea, thanks.

posted on 18 May 2012, 17:59 1

104. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Sorry for that. :D

+1

posted on 18 May 2012, 09:16 19

9. remixfa (Posts: 14329; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


ray,
great review. I was interested to see just how you wrote this up.

one nit pick though is on the syncing..when comparing the 2 you completely neglected the sgs3 's ability to use Google drive to back up everything, the fact that Gmail has always synced contacts or that g+ auto syncs your pix to privace folders online. the Samsung cloud services are not necessary.

posted on 18 May 2012, 09:19 14

12. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


You should replace ray, I am not even joking.

Phones arena you should hire this guy

posted on 18 May 2012, 09:21

14. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5712; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


well the iPhone has iCloud and the iPhone can take advantage of Gmail and G+ features like that.

posted on 18 May 2012, 09:34 11

19. maryaaadil (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)


Why do you guyz bother cloud when you have microsd card slot with support up to 64gigs
I think 64+64=128 gigs are enough for a phone even if you wanna play games like GTA IV on it

people can call me mad but as a matter of fact we can't enjoy as much privacy with (i)cloud than a SD card

posted on 18 May 2012, 10:19 1

38. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5712; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


because content in the Cloud is accessible from anything that'll take your password. phone, tablet, laptop, pc. it's available anywhere.

posted on 18 May 2012, 11:48 8

54. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


but what use is the cloud if you are not always guaranteed decent speed? not hating i use drive and dropbox but sometimes it is useless when i cant get decent speed where as with a sd card or built in memory,its always there regardless of your connection speed...cloud is not perfect but is great as you said its available if you got the connection and speed .its why i always buy phones with sd card slot.

posted on 18 May 2012, 12:06 2

63. remixfa (Posts: 14329; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


exactly. and if someone steals my phone that's synced, I haven't lost a byte of info.. if someone steals your phone that u don't sync anything with.. you lost everything.

posted on 18 May 2012, 12:12 1

67. Suts_97 (Posts: 124; Member since: 05 May 2012)


You are right bro, he didn't even mention about Google Drive.

posted on 18 May 2012, 14:08 2

77. chapizzo (Posts: 116; Member since: 13 Sep 2011)


you know you can sync your phone with your computer as well right? What are the chances you lose both at the same time?

posted on 18 May 2012, 15:11 2

84. remixfa (Posts: 14329; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


ive been working in the industry for a while now and the one thing i can say, is that almost no one backs up their phone to their computer. iOS is/was fragmented to all heck and back because of the old requirement of having to wire it up to iTunes to get updates and do back ups, regardless of how much the media ignores it... RIM and WM5/6xx both had computer back ups and no one used them either.
Syncing is thought free. It just happens and you dont need to worry about it.

posted on 18 May 2012, 15:12 2

85. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Cloud will in increase your payments because of huge traffic!
Also what you gonna do with your Cloud when there is no internet connection?

posted on 18 May 2012, 15:49

89. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5712; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


you're right it's not guaranteed but if you're using a network like Verizon's 4G LTE or T-Mobile's HSPA+ then you'd just about think it is and besides most cloud services allow you to download your content so you don't HAVE to waste space on your phone with movies and music and such but you can if you want to.

posted on 18 May 2012, 15:53

90. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5712; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


well then don't lose Internet Connection there babe or is that just too much to ask? ;P

the point is you have your stuff available if you want it. you're not obligated to use it but you can have more available to you when you have a solid Internet Connection which i'm not worried about on Verizon.

posted on 18 May 2012, 17:05 2

101. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


What about the payments because of huge traffic?
What about internet speed?
Not all world use Verizone.
You also can use SD card in your Laptop or PC so, that's not a problem.
Smartphone use more power while downloading content from the Cloud it will faster drain battery.

posted on 18 May 2012, 20:01

106. remixfa (Posts: 14329; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


most of the syncing options that take real data like G+ and such, you can set to "automatic on WIFI only". Problem solved. :)

posted on 18 May 2012, 20:02 2

107. remixfa (Posts: 14329; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


I dont use VZW
Tmobile's plans are way way cheaper and give more.
hard cable syncing still takes thought from the user

hard to argue the battery part, but chips are getting better, so phones are lasting a bit longer with each generation.

posted on 18 May 2012, 20:10 1

109. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5712; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


well then don't use it.
i have unlimited data, i can use 4G LTE and i'm not being charged to keep my data accessible from anywhere at anytime without actually having to take up my physical storage space so why not?

posted on 18 May 2012, 20:22 3

110. chadrick0814 (Posts: 209; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


Do you have verizon when you're on a plane? When flying, I would think that is the time you want access to your data the most. You could pay the airline $7 for 15 minuts of wi-fi. However, if you're flying overseas, airlines don't have wi-fi over the ocean. Speaking of overseas, how well does verizon's CDMA network work outside of the continental US? The iphone now has the two antennas which is good. Its a good thing they are all rich because dowloading/streaming from the cloud while roaming has to be expensive. Now, aren't you glad you have the GSIII with both cloud access and a large amount of extended memory!

posted on 18 May 2012, 21:49

113. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5712; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


then download your data before you go. there's a time and place for cloud data just like there is for everything else. your plane example was as dumb as asking someone why they have games on their phone if they go to work.

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