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17th March 2014, 10:57 AM   |  #1  
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Hey guys

Should I rather buy a s3 or another smartphone if I want to flash a custom rom and have a reliable handy? I have a i9000 now and want a new smartphone that is faster and still has got frequent community support.
Also, I read that the european version has got an exynos chipset, is that a problem for custom rom support?

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17th March 2014, 11:09 AM   |  #2  
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Hey guys

Should I rather buy a s3 or another smartphone if I want to flash a custom rom and have a reliable handy? I have a i9000 now and want a new smartphone that is faster and still has got frequent community support.
Also, I read that the european version has got an exynos chipset, is that a problem for custom rom support?

Thank you for helping!

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Dont get an S3, We might not get official KitKat and custom ROM support seems to be slowing down. In fact, dont get Samsung, go HTC / LG / Sony
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17th March 2014, 11:58 AM   |  #3  
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I would personally choose between this few GREAT phones. The Samsung Note 3, LG G2, Xperia Z2, Htc m8 (Releasing soon)

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17th March 2014, 01:51 PM   |  #4  
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Hey guys

Should I rather buy a s3 or another smartphone if I want to flash a custom rom and have a reliable handy? I have a i9000 now and want a new smartphone that is faster and still has got frequent community support.
Also, I read that the european version has got an exynos chipset, is that a problem for custom rom support?

Thank you for helping!

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I would still suggest to stick with Samsung becoz:-

1. You can use external memory card
2. You can use a detachable battery. Most of phones apart from Samsung coming with sealed battery.

I love HTC phones, however for above reason I am still using S3.

I would say look for your budget, spending too much on a phone is not justifiable. S3 is still a rock solid phone and you can get it cheaper.

I do not really bother whether I am getting Kit Kat or not, because still people are happy using ICS.
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17th March 2014, 02:41 PM   |  #5  
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I would rather suggest you to buy Motorola Moto G phone,amazing phone for affordable price,and also it's much better than Galaxy S3,because it's will get updates a lot quicker than Samsung,much smoother UI,a lot less bloatware.
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17th March 2014, 05:49 PM   |  #6  
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I would still suggest to stick with Samsung becoz:-

1. You can use external memory card
2. You can use a detachable battery. Most of phones apart from Samsung coming with sealed battery.

I love HTC phones, however for above reason I am still using S3.

I would say look for your budget, spending too much on a phone is not justifiable. S3 is still a rock solid phone and you can get it cheaper.

I do not really bother whether I am getting Kit Kat or not, because still people are happy using ICS.


The new HTC One (M8) has a SD card slot.

Also, for the record ICS > Jellybean, but remember with each update comes security fixes.
19th March 2014, 10:52 AM   |  #7  
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Wow! Thank you for your fast reaponses!

Well, I appreciate your handy choices but the problem is that I am on a budget and the s3 is far cheaper than the rest you mentioned! I would really like sonys z1 compact or his great brother but it is expensive as hell as I would have to buy it without a mobile contract...

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