Samsung Galaxy S3 vs iphone 5 - What users say

"The remote wipe flaw found in Samsung devices apparently can wipe out
any Android device and also black out the SIM card. On WP8 or iOS this
would be solved by an update. However on Android, it goes to
manufacturers. Samsung have sent an update, but others have not,
leaving a very long lag between vulnerabilities and the software patch
coming in time"

"Any body got iphone scratched edition lol I have one"

"Played with the actual phone at the Apple training. Looks just like
the iphone 4/4s but slightly taller. With IOS6 on the older phones. I
dont see how this phone is so amazing.....! I really dont. How ever it
is a money maker for our business due to all the apple fans. But if
people ask me for my recommendation, it is going to be the S3. Hands

"This phone is NOT winter resistant. Nor it's water, dust or shock
proof. I bet using iPhone in extreme winter temperature where the
needle drops to -30 degrees, will be awful since it is made of
aluminum. You may not even hold it unless you wrap it in rubberized
housing. Aluminum absorbs the cold and it shrinks. I wonder what will
happen if it gets frozen. Putting it back to warmer environment
produces condensation because humidity sticks to metal and might
affect internal parts. Polycarbonate and kevlar phones are still

"$200 for the 16GB Black or White, but you have to sign a two year
contract with a carrier. Its the same price for most new smartphones"

"In the US we pay a lot just for cellular service, around $80 a month
for voice/limited data /text/email etc"

"iPhone 5 is already outdated. Making an iPhone5 costs only $ 260, so
why the hell should it be sold at $1200? I have purchased/used 3
Iphones (3g/3gs/iph4) and thrashed after switching to Android like HTC
Amaze, SGS2 and now SGS3. Apple has nothing to convince people to buy
iphone 5, increasing length and using nano SIM is simply not enough to
attract, in reality apple offers same user experience ,
indistinguishable menu's and icons from 3g to iphnoe5, non expandable
memory, total reliance on itunes, no mass storage as always, I can
afford this master piece of apple but don't have single rational
reason to buy it."

"Very disappointed after updated to ios6. Any way to downgrade IOS5?"

"Why my iphone5 got so many problems? Weak signal ,drop call and worst
battery life - surf internet only 4-5 hrs the most. Is my set faulty?
I barely got it a week ago"

"Some love Apples and some love Oranges"

"You gotta admit that the Note 2 and even the S3 has a greater
processing power than the iphone 5 and it also supports Flashplayer
which will greatly increase your web browsing experience and further
enhance the versitility of your phone which the iphone 5 does'nt
support. So why buy an iphone 5? For me iphone 5 is just a piece of

"Whatever iPhones are made of, they must be doing some things right.
Some guy dropped his iPhone in a lake, found it 6 moths later and it
still works! I'm guessing iPhones are either made of Amazinginium or

"Actually its made of that rare Apple patented metal called
Jobzniakium which has a special property of absorbing all money it
comes into contact with"

"All they've really done is keep smoothing the edges of a 6 year old
operating system"

"A perfect phone"

"Everyone wants iPhone for simplicity and these NFC tags do exactly
that. I just put the tag on the car holder and I have it setup so as
soon as you put it in, it automatically starts up Google Maps and I
have another on my car keys to start up Bluetooth so it connects to my
headset with nothing more than waving my phone past it. So I'd
seriously start bugging Apple to get this included in the next iPhone"

"I bought Sony Xperia P last week (30,000PKR i.e appx 320USD), its a
very good phone, but I would still say that iphone is the best. I
hated iphone last year, but now think its spotless. I dont need a map
to find my way round UK for gods sake its well signposted. In seconds
I can be watching TV then putting in calender entry then setting alarm
with NO stress lag or crash or force close over and over again with 64
apps open. Try and crash an iphone, push it over and over again and it
just keeps doing it with no lag or crash"

"Every iOS device I've worked with and the ones I own, have completely
frozen on me, because of an app crash. The only thing that makes iOS a
better experience when it does completely lock up, is that it reboots
way faster; at least faster than my Android devices"

"With my Android devices, none of them have been disabled by an OS
update. My iPad was thrown into recovery mode and nothing I tried -
I've been an Apple developer since 2005 and happy Mac guy since the
System 7 days - on my Macs here, could get it out of it. It wasn't
until Apple's next update that I was able to get it working again"

"The iphone is an object of lust and the IOS just backs that up with
flawless operation. Thats what so good about iPhone"

"Wait for the 128GB version"

"Fact is, when an app crashes, if its Android, it wouldn't crash the
phone. The OS prompts you that the app crashes and asks you to force
close it or send a report"

"iphone 5 sucks in storage. It is going to become something like Nokia
because it relies on its logo, not its technology"

"In Android, the app doesnt have access to the lower level of the OS,
it is executed from a VM called Dalvik VM. Though there will be little
chance that might crash the whole phone together, its probably 5% of
the time or even less"

"It's not the app that crashes. Close running apps, it automatically
frees resources. Then launch your app and it will be stable"

"OH wow! Face call over 3G? Wake up! We are in 2012 not in 2000 when
video calls were already old. What is next MMS?"

"I am going to spend $1800 for a remote control looking phone. By the
way, do I get a TV with it? for that price I should"

"I thought about apple the same before I got my hands on HTC one X, my
friend had one of those. All I had was an Ipad 3 that time. I tried so
hard to win the comparison we did between these 2 items. He was able
to beat me easily. Believe me apple is a great brand for easy use
(elders and old people) but 4 us (young generations) Android items are
the best"

"My son is well pleased with his iphone5. Fast, great graphics, some
of the apps have updated to IOS6 already and camera is better than 4s,
SIM smaller as now its a namo sim but free from service provider,
overall so far so good"

"Apple maps auto-cache actually saves double the data of Google maps
offline mode"

"The app approval process is easier for Android. Developers issue more
updates (with bug fixes) more quickly on the Android platform"

"When I used Android and it crashed, it CRASHED - the phone froze on
whatever screen and became a ligthed paperweight until I pulled the
battery and started over. When my iPhone crashes, the only thing that
happens is that the app I was using closes suddenly, and that's it. I
won't argue that iOS crashes more often, but with iOS its much less
tiresome and annoying, because while an occasional app may crash, the
phone never does, while android does that quite often"

"My Nexus One and Asus Transformer (Android tablets) are more stable
on average than my iPod Touch and iPad, or any model of iPhone I'v
used for development for that matter. But having said that, there are
some really bad Android phones out there that will make all iOS
devices look like good; but all consumers should do their research
before buying"

"Once you go with Apple, it's hard to turn back"

"Converted from Windows XP to Mac OS X 2 years ago. Now I am reluctant
to switch back to windows. Why? OS X is simpler and easier to use
(after you know how to use OS X) But that does not mean that OS X is
the best OS. I think windows is still the best"

"This reminds me the antenna issue with iPhone 4. Apple executives
holding different Samsung / Nokia phones in different ways and were
telling people, 'see all phones drop signals, its normal', hahaha...
if it was normal, why did they add dual antenna in 4S?"

"Two of my friends bought iPhone 5 and both had to visit the iStore
twice to replace their handsets"

"I bought an OPPO finder last week in China (black color), and found
that the phone is not bad (for half the price of my iPhone 5). Comes
with Android 4.0 and amazingly thin. Build quality on par with iPhone
5 (both made in China). OPPO finder feel real nice in the hand and the
size is about perfect, my iPhone 5 screen size is still a little too
small in real life usage"

"How can dual core with a very high price compete a quad core for half
the price? Apple is so expensive. You can even buy an hectare of
property in our province for that price"

"Got my eyes on Lumia 920 now"

"If its scratched then WHY are you not just returning it to Apple? you
have 14 days to return for full refund"

"What I like the most about this is, it's velocity, it is very fast.
IOS6, it's sublime. Thanks Apple for this masterpiece"

"Been using iphone5 for 2 days. Cool phone and very user friendly. BUT
always have to keep it boxed cause scratches easily"

"Iphone 5 feels like a slim remote control. I'm very disapointed with
Apple. I have been an apple user since 2010 but now it makes me sad to
see that a mobile that costs that much has scratches and feels stupid
in my hands"

"Both platforms have their pros and cons. Android for superphone/
computer like functionality and iphone for simplicity of use and it's

"As for os updates are concerned, the rest is assured that the iphone
you invested money with will have upto date updates as long as it's
supported, thats not the case with Android phones, unless you use a
custom ROM"

"I bought the phone yesterday. Butterly smooth. But I'm getting purple
haze while taking photos"

"I specifically hate how Androids save contracts. When you save a
contact it goes straight to phone mem. now you loose them if you
accidentally factory reset ur phone"

"Comparing Apple to Android phones these days is problematic since
Apple have decided to go thinner and lighter when everyone else has
decided to go bigger and heavier to accommodate all the tech that
iPhone users don't get. If you compare a S3 to an i5, the S3 is like a
top-flight Corvette and the i5 is like an NSX Type-R. The Corvette
would blitz it in a straight line, the NSX would kill it in
manoeuvrability. Unfortunately the NSX, for all its brilliance, never
took the same evolutionary path as other cars in its class, so like
the iPhone it just doesn't offer the same things others do"

"Maybe I had made the wrong decision to go for the iPhone5, thinking
that it's an upgrade to my 4S! To me, it feels more like a downgrade
in a way. Maybe I should have waited for the Samsung Galaxy Note2"

"And now I notice there is a WiFi connection issue - my friend told me
it's a problem with iOS6, and one of the things I can do to make WiFi
work better is to turn off security, which is crazy!!!"

"What's wrong with Apple? My brand new black iPhone 5 came with a
scratch along the side, the touch screen is not as responsive as my 4S
- sometimes have to press a few times before it react"

"Mono recording is better for mobiles. I had Sensation and N8 and
stereo video audio on mobile devices is crap"

"You can run a lot of apps or almost all Android apps with jb'ing your iphone"

"I completely disagree with the speed test against S3. A rooted S3
with JB and also an active ad killer app, S3 is the fastest, totally
lag free. I also saw the speed test in youtube. I wonder that s3 had
updated or not. Trust me, Android can be very best, unless you follow
some rule, for an example, if you don't clear your ram and kill
applications on every 10 minutes, you will find at least 20 to 30
applications constantly running in the back which is awesome and
ridiculous at the same time. To me, I love both of my phones, they r
good and efficient, because I run them efficiently"

"Apple only allows the things on iStore to be leased under license, it
still does not belong to them, same like music on iStore"

"Apple going after Android however, is quite straightforward, Eric
Schmidt was on the board, he saw IOS, Android for phones suddenly
magically transformed from Blackberry clone to iOS clone. Steve
blocked Eric from iPad, and Android suddenly magically slowed on
tablets unlike in smartphone case"

"It's important to note that other phones have serious issues but they
don't get covered by the media"

"The screen doesn't fit for HD games"

"I've had the iPhone 5 for about a week and a half, and I'm still
annoyed about the dock connector thing. But it's a small problem, and
in retrospect I was wrong to allow myself to become overwhelmed by
dock-based frustration. That's because, in all other ways, the iPhone
5 is the best phone ever to grace the earth. It beats every single
rival on just about every metric you can think of, including speed,
battery life, and especially beauty and workmanship"

"I have the Galaxy Nexus and have had Jellybean running on it for
about a month. I think most of your problems stem from the horrible
Providers in the US (Verizon, AT&T)"

"International version only has bands 1,3,7 of LTE which means you get
no 4G service from most operators and no 4G service at all in many
countries. No matter how fast the processor is, you are getting no
real improvement"

"Unlocked 16 GB version reached Egypt. But it costs about $1400
without the protecting case. With this price I can buy 2 SGS3s with
their acessories. Disappointed"

"If you want to buy a Smartphone with a whole package, the Samsung
Galaxy S3 is for you"

"The only thing that came out of apple this year was from samsung's pocket"

"As far as I know, phones running on Jelly Bean are working great with
no lag at all"

"Well yes, Android has malware, but if you are smart enough, you will
not have problems. You don't need to use 100 applications. And it's
safe if you don't use the stock browser. Google Android is attacked
because it's very famous. I think in the near future other OS'es will
be attacked as well"

"I finally convinced myself to drop Blackberry and give the latest
iPhone a try and Im severely disappointed. I cant get more than 4
hours battery life, the phone scratches easily and looks 2 years old
after just one week! As dated as the Blackberry is, its so much more
functional than this piece of crap"

"Once you pay for an app, it is recorded in the server so you do not
have to pay again, even if you lose all your apps you can just
reinstall them for free on an iphone"

"To my shock, I found few scratches below the phone. I thought this is
only 1 in a million but went through sites and found this problem is
worldwide. Went back to the shop the next day and had a replacement.
But when I got back home, guess what! scratches and a dent. Whats goin
on? Returned and refunded. I will be using my reliable 4s for now and
may check other phones. Will be avoiding apple for sure"

"Its your iTunes account and your credit card or itunes voucher is
linked to that account. All your purchases stay on your account. You
can change your iphone everyday but when you sync it to your itunes
account, all copied back to your new fone. Once you bought an app, its
yours forever. Two things, you only copy across what you wish. If an
app you dont like but bought, you can untick it and it wont sync, plus
if you buy an iphone 3 or 3g some later, apps may not work on that
lower spec hardware"

"So impressed with ip5, no stress with it but not saying 4s is a slow
device. This is even faster. Android phones have always been a
terminal for advertising since day one"

"Most free games have Ads? All you have to do is pull down the
notification bar and turn data off. Then they are truly free. But
Apple doesn't want to allow free games because it's impossible to get
a cut from a free game"

"So far, over past week had 42 updates. Most are to fit into 4inch screen"

"HD 720p display. The best display is provided by Sony and Htc
Example: Sony Xperia S, Htc Rezound etc"

"Gaming on ip5 is better than s3 because the SGX543MP3 is stronger
than MALI-400MP"

"Mono audio recording in videos"

"Its too tall. I've had S3 and eye tracking does not work when you
want it. Its too at bedtime"

"NFC is non existent in UK"

"Only Siri makes Iphone look cooler. Samsung for example has phones
that range from phones with better battery capacity to phones with
built in projectors to waterproof ones"

"Apple is too rich to die but if they don't change, they'll end up
like they were in the early 90s"

"I've the Black iPhone 5, it does scratch easily, the white one is
much better for casual user; not for businessmen"

"I live in Indonesia and there are no phone discounts here by the
provider (telkomsel). I pay full price for each device I own and it
comes completely unlocked and open. With that said, I have always
enjoyed the latest Android update within days or weeks of its US

"Many blindly buying iphone 5 just for showmenship without even
knowing its software applications suitability to geographical
locations. eg: Apple maps is not reliable and not accurate outside the
State. NANO sim wouldn't be available in most developing countries
before later part of 2013. likewise full LTE network services wouldn't
be available in India before another 3 to 5 years time"

"4G Services being launched in India (Airtel & Reliance) is the half
evolved TDD-LTE where as all major manufacturers including Apple and
Samsung have better evolved FDD-LTE. Hence 4G capability of these
devises is useless in India"

"1,440 mAh non-replaceable Lithium Polymer battery? Galaxy NoteII has
got a 3,100 mAh user replaceable Lithium Ion battery. What a great
dump to all ip5 admirers"

"I bought one on monday and sold it by wednesday. Its terrible, feels
cheap and games have black boarders because they dont fit in the
stupid skinny screen. Later bought One X which is better in every way"

"You will find some difficulty in faster text typing on iphone 5,
while others will enjoy freedom of finger movement on GNII"

"Have been an iPhone user for years but totally disappointed with
iPhone 5, especially with iOS 6"

"Smaller screen can also help to save more battery life"

"After calling it's maps as the most beautiful and powerful EVER,
Apple now adds new section for alternative mapping software in the App
Store. How pathetic"

"In my country it is sold at 1000euros. thats 1200$ and people are
buying them like crazy. I will wait for iphone5s"

"Recently I visited several Apple Stores in UK and found all the
iPhone 5s had gotten scratches on their edges after 3/4 days of use in
the shop. Whether it's black or white, every iPhone 5 had scratches. I
am really shocked"

"From my experience, in terms of Anodized Aluminium unibody, HTC is
the best. They've made the standard of Anodized Aluminium unibody by
making legendary HTC Legend, Desire HD, Desire S, 7 Mozart, One S and
so on. Apple should have learned from them"

"The iPhone 5 is a real disaster, I already own an iPhone 4S and the
construction quality is not comparable, the 4S wins in every aspect, I
saved more than $1000 on a separate bank acc just to buy the iphone 5
but I won't and I'll wait till a fixed version is out"

"Amazing how seamless it is. Really have not used anything like this
before. No stutter, not even a hint of it. Perfect speed. Maybe in the
future new apps and redesigned (fancy) UI stuff will slow this down..
maybe not? Its very snappy. I can open a game so much faster than

"Warning to all users who want to downgrade their IOS 6 to IOS 5. Do
not try to do so as IOS 6 is still a Beta version. What's shown on the
YouTube for IOS 6 downgrading are proof to be untrue. It will only
give u errors & kill ur device. Keep what u have now and wait for
Apple to resolve the problem. Wait for Apple's official announcement"

"Its a happy shopper product built in a cheap chinese factory, sold at
Rolls Royce prices"

"A massive bug in the system where the operating system uses cellular
data instead of connecting to wi-fi. Across the country, people are
getting hit with big monthly bills from their cellular provider for
unsuspected data usage. One user burned 1.8 gigabytes of data over
five days on his iPhone 5 despite being connected to wi-fi 75 percent
of the day"

"It's amazing how something very normal is a disaster when it happens
on an iPhone"

"Benchmark data suggests that the A6 can dynamically overclock itself
to up to 1.3GHz and downclock to just 500MHz, depending on workload"

"I have a Samsung tab which I like, but I hate that region by region.
Firmware upgrade & in Australia we are most of the time last. At least
with Apple you don't have that stupidity. Also with Apple care my
iPhone has been replaced on its 23rd month as the home button became
not as quick as before. So I would say the customer service is good"

"With Android, that blue cursor when typing is not user friendly at all"

"Apple 'added authentication chip' to iPhone 5 cable to stop
third-parties making cheaper versions. Then charges you $30 for its
own adapter"

"iPhone 5 introduced in-cell display, merging two layers into one,
improved speed incredibly and stretched battery life yet in a body
that's thinner. They changed material so that in three drop tests, by
ANDROID users, it beated SGS3 in each one. The iPhone 5 is one hell of
an advancement over the iPhone 4S"

"Iphone 5 is the recycle of Iphone 4s. Specs are like the specs of old
model Samsung GS2. I was expecting Iphone 5 would be 4.3 to 4.6in in
display and a Quad Core since it is too expensive than Samsung GS3"

"The new iPhone, which is capable of connecting to 4G LTE networks,
will increase security risks. For example, Rob Enderle, an analyst at
Enderle Group, said the ease of sharing photos with the new device
could lead to pictures of unannounced products "[finding] their way
out of the company more frequently"

"The iphone 5 camera edges seems more distorted and I hate the bottom
position of the headphone socket"

"Cracked my screen already just from the table. Its not very sturdy at
all. Apple store said it will cost e170 to fix, I've made a huge

"The iPhone 5 unerwhelmed me; it's time for a new phone, but it just
doesn't feel like one"

"iPhone 5 is not bad, but not the best for the price"

"Almost every iPhone owner who's honest does realise the UI on ICS and
Jellybean is much nicer and more modern than the flat old UI on IOS.
20 reasons not to buy iphone 5

1. Poor maps
2. Small screen
3. Wifi problem
4. Too prone to scratches
5. Unusual lines while trying to type a message
6. Camera with an unusual purple color on the pics taken
7. No more access to youtube
8. No more access to google accounts
9. No more google search engine
10. Have to use a silly case to protect its very fragile body
11. Same old boring UI
12. Nothing new but a silly thing called lightning for charging the
phone and a panorama for pics
13. No turn by turn
14. No eexpandable memory
15. No video calls over cellular
16. No flash for streaming videos
17. Escaping light from the phone
18. Too light , seems like a toy when hold
19. No xvid/divx
20. Too expensive for a half baked Os"

"The benchmarks were only done on the US S3 with dual core Snapdragon,
obviously the iPhone 5 gonna thrash it. But the S3 that's been on top
of the tables is the Quad Core Exynos international version which
benchmarks have shown on the Jellybean that it will be about 20%
higher than ICS. The S3 still has a Hell of a lot more potential
performance under it's hood when it gets more optimised. So don't
expect to be bragging for much longer when it gets Jellybean very
soon, and the Note2 will make it look like even more of a little kids
plaything when it's released"

"I have the iphone 5 and the galaxy S3 now. The S3 is a bit big, not
too easy to use but a super smart phone. The more you use it, the more
you will get to know what u like and make it more easy to use. I have
never seen this on any mobile phone or computer or laptop. The back
cover is a cheep plastic but with $10 you can get a new one"

"I will use the iphone 5 for a dinner or a meeting, look cool but I
want to use a real mobile phone for other things, I will go for the
Galaxy S3"

"Android has the chance to beat Apple and get NFC into mainstream like Japan"

"I just slide lock down on side of iphone and it mutes all sounds
except in emergency if someone needs to contact you, then go to bed
with podcast playing"

"Most people are on two year upgrade cycles because of the contract
process anyway. So what in the world is the incentive for a carrier to
update a phone? Smartphones are full blown computers that just
happen to be able to make phone calls. That means they have all the
issues that regular computers have, including bugs and security holes.
I personally am not interested in seeing my phone get hijacked to be
part of some botnet. And if there is a software bug, I expect it to be

"After reading all the scratch issues, I was very worried. I ordered a
black one so it should have been even worse than the white one. I can
confirm that my phone is sparkling black, not a single scratch or a
dent anywhere at all. My partners one is white and hers was also
perfect. Body is perfect and black looks amazing in person"

"Its now a perfect weight. Doesnt feel too heavy anymore like the 4S
was. I didnt mind the weight of the 4S, but now I have seen and felt
the lightness, its unbelievable"

"The general speed, my goodness this phone is fast. Just when you
thought the speed of the UI and apps were already as fast as possible,
Apple proves me wrong. Flicking about the apps, is just butter smooth
now. I can close it faster than before. Awesome"

"Display; it really is nicer now. I am not an expert by any means, but
I have looked at a lot of screens in my time with phones, (all
iPhones, HTC Desire/ONE X, SGS 2, Nokia E6) but this is very nice"

I've had the black iPhone5 for two weeks but after 3-4 days the edges
started to rub off with a silver colour coming through"

"UK, TMobile customer and only getting 3.45Mb/s downlink but hell fire
ip5 browser is fast. Its displaying wiki pages instantly"

"My classmate also gets that kind of haze in his Cybershot Camera when
he faces the lens in the sun, He said it's normal and he also has this
in his DSLR. But I never have such issue. I also have Sony cybershot
camera. I have taken pictures from several gadgets like Galaxy Note,
ipod touch and Galaxy Tab 7+., did take pictures against bright light,
but never had such an issue"

""I quite like the Motorola and Nokia phones due to come out, but it's
the OS that holds me back. I'm waiting to see how WP8 runs"

"I have a Galaxy S3 with a custom ROM and the camera module from a
GNote2. I also get a slight purplish hue with a strong light source
which is barely noticeable. I have tried to reproduce my co-workers
iphone5 results but could not even come close. I don't remember seeing
this on my stock firmware though. Apple will not be able to keep up
with LG, Sony, or Samsung. It is hard to keep prices down when you
don't actually build/manufacture your own parts"

"You like BT filetransfer? first jailbreak your iphone, second get
your BT file transfer apps on Cydia and transfer your files (idevices
to idevices) so simple"

"Bluetooth used in iphones is not that same ordinary bluetooth that is
used in other phones. It is used only for calling and listening to
music via car stereo etc. Other than that u cant transfer any file
like picture, video or music"

"Too much control over what you can do. They don't want people
transferring files over Bluetooth because if one send a music track to
another iPhone over BT, then there wont be any necessary for that
person to go after buying that same track paying for it"

"If you dont like to jb your iphone, you can buy Shake2u apps for file sharing"

"If you want a basic feature like Bluetooth file transfer, you risk
losing your warranty if Apple find out you Jailbroke your phone"

"We were lucky that the US courts didn't side with Apple, because if
Apple had their own way it would be illegal to Jailbreak"

"In South Africa, IPhone 5 works perfect"

"Well, from the specs it seems that the Note2 has more power horse. I
put my hand on Note One and have a note 10.1 and both are fast (like
there is no lagging at all). You can get the advance of the S-pen,
google market, the Quad-core CPU with 2GB of ram and that beautiful
5.5' screen and great USB connections as well as the SD-card slot"

"Android users even dont know why they need Quadcore CPU on their
phones. My old Nokia N9 has a single core CPU and I bet it can beat
Galaxy S3 (2gb ram & quad core cpu) on multitasking and web browsing.
Android is laggy and always will be because Android is linux OS that
runs Java. Android 5 will need Intel core i7 to run and still will be

"My current usage of constant messaging and news reading lasts me 2
full days. Turning LTE on (where it's unavailable) drains battery
unnecessarily, so I'm testing with it OFF"

"In UK we want NFC to pay for small items like newspapers and snacks"

"If folk really want NFC, they would ask at point of sale and reject
iphone for Android or Nokia"

"Blacks look blacker. Colours look more rich. Very happy with new
screen. Videos fit perfectly. Earphones, they are now very nice. Sound
richer and bass is not tinny anymore, still stays clear when you turn
it up"

"I never liked their business model anyway. Another drawback of ifail
5, I shall now blame the sun for the faults of Apple. But "never"
should I blame Apple"

"Iphone5 build quality, it feels like a piece of Jewelery in your hand"

"I think most of your problems are with Verizon, not with Android"

"WiFi speed, it now connects to WiFi at greater distance which for me
now means the whole of my house. and its speeds are quick like its
hooked up via ethernet"

"No spin about it! When taking shots, never point the lens into the
sun! It's basic photography knowledge. You will get Lens Flare and
Chromatic Aberrations when you point ANY lens at the sun"

"Apple files for a Purple lens flare patent. They will be working hard
to ensure that white, black, green, red and yellow lens flares are
available soon, innovation takes time"

"Personally I love my Nexus tablet (my SGS11 can go rust on ebay) and
I've been looking quite openly at hardware for my personal phone
replacement (work phone can't be iOS due to lack of linux/bsd itunes)"

"With my business device being Blackberry, until about 18 months ago
when I went Droid. It's like the old days of Nokia firmware updates -
oh you can't have that feature because your carrier hasn't worked on
it yet?"

"I do have one follower who had Nexus S about a year ago and he did
NFC stuff with tags. I always remember him telling folks to buy 2 tags
for each operation. You enter bedroom at night and bedside clock
activates and ringer shuts off. But you need another tag so that when
you leave bedroom it returns to the state it was before you entered
the bedroom in"

"I don't understand why people think that iPhone is the only hightech
gadget in the planet. Obviously there are many brands / models to
choose from. Only mobile cameras that are getting up there with DSLR
are, Nokia 808, Lumia 920 and Pureview"

"I also have an Iphone 4S and use both phones. I also wanted to say
that my service for 2 phones is cheaper than I paid for one phone on
AT&T about 2 years ago"

"Not all the apps fit perfectly yet, and a lot of people would mention
MAPS as an issue, but I have used it, it was accurate, and the 3D
thing is off the hook"

"I decided to jump for Android a few days after playing with the i5.
The galaxy S3 is a great piece of device, though I'm still struggling
with the UI after a couple days of usage. I would say if you are like
me, a long time iPhone user who wants something more refreshing than a
longer screen, switch to Android for a year. Samsung did a fantastic
job with the S3. Give it a try, if you don't like it, switch back to
iPhone next year. You do not miss much from the i5"

"Had the 3GS, 4 and 4S. The 5 was quite a letdown - very little
innovation, very minor upgrade from the 4S. The build quality was
superb at first glance, but the phone is too light - yes, lighter is
not always better. Soon you will realize the 5 is much more prone to
scratches than the 4/4S. The anodized aluminum chipping issue is very
real and your new 5 will look older than my 4S in no time. I'm fine
with the iOS6, I even like the new map - the 3D view is just

"My goodness, this is the most important feature of the phone to me.
Some tests I did on my iPhone 4S using's app, got a
speed of around 3-8Mbps DL and around 0.65 Mbps UL. From the same spot
with my new iPhone 5, I ran the test again. Brace yourself! DL - 52.74
Mbps UL - 27.48 Mbps. I dont know if this is great, good bad
whatever.. but for me, this is amazing. It smashes my broadband ADSL
2+, which is hard to comprehend"

"I have run speed tests, and in general been using the crap out of it
with many things running at the same time (syncing dropbox, screen
on), and even downloaded heaps of apps. It is now 1AM and came off
charge at around 7:00pm (so about 5h 45 minutes so far). Battery has
69% left. This leads me to believe that at almost maximum discharge
(bar playing a hardcore game) it wil last at least 15-20 hours. When I
start using the phone normally after the excitement calms down, I
expect easy 24-36 hours"

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