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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, 11:56 2

58. jove39 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Ray...this is not a really what I expected...You ignored SGS3's quad code processor comparison completely...you tried favor iPhone for having small display...almost same 2yr old iOS...and so called...up class glass body...that is good for nothing...except breaking into pieces with slight drop...almost all iPhone users keep their phones in case...when do you see beautiful glass body?

SGS3 has best OS and HW combination and top of all best dev community to support.

posted on 18 May 2012, 11:59 4

61. xenover (Posts: 174; Member since: 27 May 2011)


iPhone 4/4S - a smartphone for ants.

posted on 18 May 2012, 12:12 2

66. shandesilva (Posts: 79; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


my htc hd2, running wm +haret+ ics, kicks off the s**tty iphone any time any day!

posted on 18 May 2012, 12:16

69. manzl (Posts: 24; Member since: 04 Oct 2011)


its takin pic coz u r saying shoot... which it is in voice activated...

posted on 18 May 2012, 12:17 2

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


Something that breaks after falling down is called 'solid'??

posted on 18 May 2012, 12:29 1

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


hey ray all right review but cant agree with your conclusion,you saying the only reasons to get the the s3 is if you like to tinker etc but you can also just use the s3 as simple as the iphone and just just use it for browsing,gaming and downloading apps and its arguably better on the s3 due to the bigger screen..the s3 can be as simple as the iphone or be complicated if you want it to be. the difference is the iphone is simple and thats it but the s3 is simple but if needed to much more it can be....overall a great review but i dont agree with the conclusion that if you are only browse the web,play games etc the 4s is the better phone as the s3 does them things just aswel.

posted on 18 May 2012, 12:35 2

73. E34V8 (Posts: 84; Member since: 16 Dec 2011)


" Now, let the intelligent and level-headed discussion begin! "

What discussion? The iPhone 4S looks like a mid range device next to the mighty Galaxy S III. Come on Apple, make a phone with a decent screen size!

And btw, Android is also easy to use, more functional etc... you do not need to root or install a custom rom. Ray, your reasoning is wrong. I like your reviews, but you can't hide that you are an iFan.

posted on 18 May 2012, 12:45 4

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


i think as a iphone user for a long time he didnt want to say the s3 is the better phone so he came up with a conclusion that didnt really make sense as the s3/android can be as simple as the iphone if thats how the user wants it to be or if the user decides to use the full potential of the s3/android then it can...its silly to say just cause the s3 allows more options means it caters to differerent people...in reality the fact that it can be simple but offer more options means it caters to a much wider range of people then the iphone does..the 4s is in no way a bad phone but the s3 beats the 4s in nearly every department...the 4s won in the size and build quality but thats is opinion based but when it comes to multimedia,web browsing,spec etc the s3 is clearly better.

posted on 18 May 2012, 13:24 1

75. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Well what do you know!!! PA people will always be lenient towards the fruit!!

posted on 18 May 2012, 17:06

102. GENARAL.LEVY (banned) (Posts: 93; Member since: 17 Apr 2012)


Looks like phonarena is doomed by iphone. the fruit
is a master in disguise. beaware.....

posted on 18 May 2012, 16:26 3

96. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


The trolls really came out in droves on this one. You aren't satisfied by anything other than direct iPhone bashing.

I'd pick iPhone 4 even over the SGS III

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 05:35

163. Mitchel (Posts: 228; Member since: 25 May 2012)


Mr. Ray S., i'm totally disagree with your conclusion.. You said that iPhone 4s are your needs if you want limited basic phone stuff like surfing the web, occasional social network check and maybe even playing a game every now and then..
I call it bulls**t! Only 10 - 20 & of Android users root their phone to install custom ROM, kernels and other tweaks.. Android users can make their phone simple as iOS but with more functional capabilities..
And as far as i know, SGS III has the best web browsing performance (according to you, and many reviews) on any smartphone today, you can play all Gameloft & EA HD & many intensive games with it, Social apps like Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Instagram, etc. is more integrated than iOS versions will ever be..

posted on 18 May 2012, 20:57 1

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


"Who should get the iPhone 4S? Apparently, those guys would be the kind of users who don't really pay so much attention to their smartphone, but still want something that's contemporary and reliable."

This sounds like a commercial for Consumer Cellular. I look forward to them adding the iphone to their line-up.

posted on 18 May 2012, 22:52 2

114. ChafedBanana (Posts: 386; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


A status symbol? How is it a status symbol if so many people have it? Even the kid who sold a kidney for an iPhone now has one and he lives in a mud hut.

posted on 19 May 2012, 01:23 3

115. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


S2 also beat iphone 4s by margins

posted on 19 May 2012, 03:29 1

117. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


PA's probably going to wear black the day they realise iPhone has been beaten...but i don't know how long will that take!!

posted on 19 May 2012, 04:15

120. masi0 (Posts: 4; Member since: 19 May 2012)


It is almost 2 years since Apple have introduced iPhone 4 and let's say a year since 4s and what?

Samsung have introduced something that AT LAST have beaten Apple even the Apple's SoC is year old! This shows how good Apple is in inventing stuff and how weak other producers are as their key to success is a multicore CPU, big screen and inspiration taken from Apple. Is that how the phone market looks like?

PS. A5X is still a leader in graphics even the resolution is twice that big as in its competitors

posted on 19 May 2012, 07:35 2

126. osamalone (Posts: 12; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


helo didnt you see the benchmarks s3 beats the iphone 4 and 4s

posted on 19 May 2012, 09:33 1

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


"This shows how good Apple is in inventing stuff..."

Talking about iPhone 4 and 4S, what stuff inventing?

posted on 19 May 2012, 05:13

123. navaf (Posts: 11; Member since: 19 May 2012)


Which phone Should I go for, since iPhone 5 would be out later this year with a bigger screen, I'm really on the edge on which to buy, I would be buying unlocked either way, So it would be possible to sell off and buy at the end of this year.

advice

posted on 19 May 2012, 08:32

129. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


if your waiting to see what the i5 brings, then you shouldnt ask this question until after the i5 is OFFICIALLY announced, since rumors cant be trusted.

If the biggest change in the i5 is apple maps and a 4 inch screen, is it enough to keep you? What are you looking for in your next phone? These devices are so different you need to really think about it.

posted on 19 May 2012, 09:37

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


"If the biggest change in the i5 is apple maps and a 4 inch screen..."

+ Censored Siri. :D

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 20:26

168. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


I thought Siri is already being censored...?

posted on 19 May 2012, 06:06

124. Frnchrn (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 May 2012)


If you are using a Galaxy can you facetime with someone using an iphone? Using google talk I suppose on the Galaxy?

posted on 19 May 2012, 07:50

127. GuiltyBystander (Posts: 199; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


Skype works.

posted on 19 May 2012, 08:31

128. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


there are other apps like skype, Gtalk, or fring that should be able to do it. facetime is a specific apple only app, but its not the only app that can do it.

posted on 19 May 2012, 07:34 3

125. osamalone (Posts: 12; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


s 3 beats iphone any day

posted on 19 May 2012, 10:24 5

133. henrickrw (Posts: 408; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


I will go S3... 4S is good, but S3 is better.. Even the S2 gives Apple a run for it´s money..

posted on 19 May 2012, 13:09 2

138. ikkuh (Posts: 37; Member since: 22 May 2011)


Perhaps the next iPhone has a chance against this gorgious SGSIII, but for now: no way.

posted on 19 May 2012, 22:13 1

139. a_tumiwa (Posts: 373; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


SGS2 is better than Iphone 4S, so of course SGS3 is also better than iphone 4S , no doubt. Let`s wait iphone 5

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