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Samsung Galaxy S III vs Apple iPhone 4S

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

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...

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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, 20:02 2

107. remixfa (Posts: 14605; 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: 5713; 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 (unregistered)

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: 5713; 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.

posted on 19 May 2012, 22:23 1

142. tedkord (Posts: 14114; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

Not if you hold it right, I suppose...

posted on 19 May 2012, 23:42

143. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

oh i see. you guys think i'm an iOS user huh? xD

posted on 18 May 2012, 20:01

106. remixfa (Posts: 14605; 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 19 May 2012, 22:20

140. tedkord (Posts: 14114; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

Unless you live in Germany.

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 01:51

171. jaydee (Posts: 3; Member since: 09 Jun 2012)

I have had various brands Samsung, Apple, Nokia and they all manage google mail.

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 28 May 2012, 17:46 1

162. Forsaken77 (Posts: 553; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)

I thought his comparison was terrible. It's like he was trying so hard to force out something good to say about the Android phone that literally wipes the floor with his precious iPhone. The GS3 is more than 3 times as powerful and feature packed. There is no comparison. This guy, Ray S., shouldn't be writing supposedly "objective" view points when he can hardly be objective. And it's not about "personal preference" in a head-to-head comparison. The GS3 wins, bottom line. This article is supposed to showcase the available features, most of which were left out of the GS3 part btw, and compare them against each other. This guy will never say anything is equal to, or better, than his iPhone and shouldn't be allowed to write these articles or reviews. The only thing he should be allowed to do is review the next iPhone, but even then you can't take it seriously because of his fanaticism.

posted on 18 May 2012, 09:18 19

11. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


you want the sgs3 unless: you barely use your smart phone, have Tiny hands, or are shallow enough to think that a phone is a status symbol that chicks care about (they don't).

posted on 18 May 2012, 09:52 6

25. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

Agreed,the article pretty much states that also stating the iphone is the phone if you "don't reallypay attention to smartphone" and use your phone for "basic phone stuff with occasional browsing". Anything more can be too much for most ifans as their iphone is essentially to make them look "contemporary"

posted on 18 May 2012, 11:54

55. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

well to be honest, I think this review kinda sucked. This was more iOS vs Android than anything else and it was pretty generic (a little too much talk about customizing and widgets). If it was another reviewer, it could have easily gone the other way. And I think he was trying to please you Android folk because you guys basically criticize everything he does (he gave SGIII the upper hand in a lot and yet some of you are still complaining).

But anyway the SGIII is a pretty solid device, but I do wish it wasn't so ugly... I'm pretty hopeful that the iPhone 5 will destroy it though. If Apple delivers like they did with the original iPhone 4, it may be game over.This should get interesting.

posted on 18 May 2012, 12:15 1

68. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

he could have went into more detail. that is true. but as a quick overview it wasn't that bad.

apple needs to come out swinging for the fence with the i5. even this quickie review shows just how far behind apple is in many categories. the sgs3 preorders out pacing the i4s's total launch weekend sales really shows what the masses want. if the i5 doesn't bring it, iOS is going to lose a lit more market share. if it does bring it, it puts them back in the game.. not dominating.

posted on 18 May 2012, 11:56 2

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

iphone is great for people who dont like to customise there phone to make it there own and all they really do is browse the web,play some games,fb etc but arguably the experience of these things is actually better on the larger screen. iphones is a great phone(had the 4 myself) but personally for me it is very basic at everything it does and doest really push itself...one thing that annoys me with android vs ios reviews is that everyone keeps saying android is too hard and ios is simple but the simple matter is somethings in android is way easier on android due to widgets and its sharing capabilties but android itself is simple out the box and there are more things you can do with it if you want to but you dont have to...you can use android just as basic as ios out the box,the only difference is if you want to you can do more but the fact is you dont need to use those extra features to use android.

posted on 19 May 2012, 09:28

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


posted on 18 May 2012, 14:09

78. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

and you still dont know why PA would not hire you remix.. wow

posted on 18 May 2012, 16:24

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

You were doing good, but had to resort to your iPhone bashing. Why?

Why can't you just accept iPhone is a good phone that people like and for some it's a better fit than android?

posted on 18 May 2012, 20:04 1

108. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

All I did was sum up the article. Try reading it, you will find every bit of what I just said, right in it.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 13:53 1

167. MartyK (Posts: 946; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)

hahahahahaha! you need 3 thumbs up for this one..hahahaha

posted on 18 May 2012, 09:22 4

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

You guys are harsh on Ray. Every Person has their own opinion and besides..... We all know which phone is better right? Lol

posted on 18 May 2012, 09:24

16. imsickwithphone (banned) (Posts: 76; Member since: 17 May 2012)

Specs vs platform

posted on 18 May 2012, 09:31 3

17. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

Good job Ray, your starting to impress me with your reviews.

posted on 18 May 2012, 09:33 6

18. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Such a failed article!
Conclusion at the end is delusional.
With that attitude, why not compare the SIII with Emporia phones for elderly people and conclude that it all depends on what you need, so there's no clear winner.
You can't relativise the fact that, in a fair comparison, SIII blows the 4S out of the water.
It is proven in countless examples that android is actually EASIER to use, way more functional, more intuitive than iOS, (all things equal regarding the performance) even for a light user.

posted on 18 May 2012, 10:03 5

31. Ray.S (Posts: 388; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)

The Galaxy S III and iPhone 4S are more or less direct competitors. The Emporia phones that you give as an example are created for an entirely different demographic.

Note that I didn't say that the iPhone isn't for real smartphone users that do a lot of stuff on their devices. I just said it isn't the open and tweakable platform that Android is. But if you're OK with doing things in a strictly controlled way (the Apple/iOS way), you can do tons of stuff on an iPhone, using its applications. Meanwhile, if you want to do things your way, only Android can make this possible, because it gives you the freedom to do so.

posted on 18 May 2012, 12:18

71. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

so the big question is which phone would you buy with your own money ray? ;)

posted on 18 May 2012, 14:13

80. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

which one would you buy. the iphone 4S or the "crapdragon" version fof the SGSIII?

posted on 18 May 2012, 14:39

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

I'm not remixfa and I also wont buy Samsung Galaxy S III, but if I would, I would buy Samsung Galaxy S III with Exynos 4212.

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