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Chance to up grade.....What would you go for

Chance to up grade.....What would you go for

Poll: Chance to up grade.....What would you go for

Total Members Polled: 107

Samsung Galaxy S3: 56%
IPhone 5: 44%
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Discussion

Melman Giraffe

Original Poster:

5,055 posts

130 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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I'm currntly using an Iphone 4 and it's time to upgrade. Stuck between the two

TotalControl

7,508 posts

110 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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I'd go for the Samsung but then I like Android. As always, play with both and take the one you like.

Tycho

9,345 posts

185 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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TotalControl said:
I'd go for the Samsung but then I like Android. As always, play with both and take the one you like.
This, go and have a play.

annodomini2

5,345 posts

163 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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One x+, but then I have a One X, personally can't stand IOS or Touchwiz (Samsung android interface)

Paul 2000

1,050 posts

179 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Wonder how long it takes for this thread to turn into a slagging match biggrin
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FloppyRaccoon

1,916 posts

78 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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You really should have a play with both. I did, and I made mine, but I know others that went the other way. Everyone has their preferences. Both great phones though.

BlueMR2

7,164 posts

114 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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50% v 50% at the moment.

Deva Link

26,934 posts

157 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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One of our guys who always have the latest, shiniest thing, used a Galaxy S3 for a month before going back to his iPhone and he really liked it. He said it probably did every individual thing better than iPhone but it just didn't hang together as well as iPhone does, which is kind of obvious really.

14-7

6,094 posts

103 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Currently have an SGS2 but had an email from Orange saying I may be able to upgrade early. Upon checking out the website it looks like it may be possible for me to change to an iPhone5 for £39 or an SGS3 for £129.

The attraction of the apps syncing from my ipad is very appealing given that just to get my SGS2 to sync calenders between my computer and ipad takes a bit of doing. Tried the google sync route and ended up with the SGS and ipad now displaying two lots of appointments for each one. It also for some odd reason alters times by an hour every now and again which can be infuriating for meetings/work times.

I am leaning towards the iphone personally. Can't be arsed with having to set everything up across multiple platforms so that is what is swaying me.

RosscoPCole

2,380 posts

86 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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I've decided to keep my iPhone 4 instead of upgrading and reduce my monthly contract from £41 to £10.50.

I don't think that there is much difference between the phone I have and what is new to be worth the monthly outgoings.

paul99

574 posts

155 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Hang on a little while and get a One X+, the standard One X is great but has a few issues (battery life) , the new one irons out all the issues and its 65% faster, should easily trump the S3.

lestag

4,611 posts

188 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Neither biggrin

The Moose

14,681 posts

121 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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I'd go for iPhone 5. I'm a massive fan on the interface and every time I play with an android base phone, I find it so disappointing in that respect that I just can't get on with it. An open to try android etc (and with an open mind), just can't get on with it.

thinfourth2

32,414 posts

116 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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lestag said:
Neither biggrin
This

i was offered an upgrade to a shiny iPhone 3GS when it came to contract renewal from my iPhone 3G

Its still running and the contract is washers

So unless you NEED the latest piece of shininess in your pocket then drop the contract to the lowest cost going.


BenM77

2,835 posts

76 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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thinfourth2 said:
lestag said:
Neither biggrin
This

i was offered an upgrade to a shiny iPhone 3GS when it came to contract renewal from my iPhone 3G

Its still running and the contract is washers

So unless you NEED the latest piece of shininess in your pocket then drop the contract to the lowest cost going.
I disagree! the latest phones are light years ahead of your 3G, you can get some bloody good phones on £20 month contract so it is hardly worth staying in the Stone Age biggrin

OP, definitely down to the feel, size and build quality in the shop as the OS on both devices will do what you want. I am not keen on the oversized screens as I use my phone one handed all the time, the iPhone is spot on for this IMO

va1o

15,046 posts

119 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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iPhone 5, I don't see why you'd choose the S3 over it. Nice enough phone in isolation but not the same league IMO. Like choosing a Mondeo over a BMW

thinfourth2

32,414 posts

116 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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BenM77 said:
I disagree! the latest phones are light years ahead of your 3G, you can get some bloody good phones on £20 month contract so it is hardly worth staying in the Stone Age biggrin
The iphone 5 does absolutely nothing I want a phone to do that my current phone can't do

BenM77

2,835 posts

76 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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thinfourth2 said:
BenM77 said:
I disagree! the latest phones are light years ahead of your 3G, you can get some bloody good phones on £20 month contract so it is hardly worth staying in the Stone Age biggrin
The iphone 5 does absolutely nothing I want a phone to do that my current phone can't do
Good for you but the OP wants a new phone or he wouldn't have started this thread.

The iPhone 5 can do a lot more than your 3G and quicker too. You may not need or want the advancements but most people who use smartphones do.