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Recent iPhone users who migrated to the GS3 - Favorite Features?

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9th October 2012, 05:33 PM   |  #21  
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I had a 3gs for a couple years and like most I liked it alot, but the battery ended up going funky and I was out of space. There really are only 2 gripes I have about Android over iphone

First is using it in the car, Iphones/Ipods just work better for this, to be able to just plug into my stereo USB and it charge and play music while showing the song info and being able to control from the radio itself is the biggest thing I miss, so much so I just leave my iPod in the car for my music and dont use the S3...sad...The other thing I miss is Apptrackr ...They have every app there is for iPhones, I have never not been able to find the app I want. The Android underground is lacking on that side of things, the options like blapk and all that is pretty ghetto. Torrents are not that much of a help either. But I suppose this is a whole other thread....I pretty much love everything else and Im glad I switched

The pros out weigh the cons for sure and I will not be going back to Iphone ever. I just hope that the whole car integration thing can be improved so I can ditch the ipod...

Agreed on the car integration, my iPhone would do the same on my car audio system, display all the info etc, my androids never did, but I just connect them through blue tooth, do is not a big deal, but I did wish they had the integration that iPhones do. But that fault lies with the stereo manufacturers, there are systems that do the same and more with android, but it makes sense for manufactures to go with iPhone, seeing as they only need to work with a few devices that guarantee a large compatibility... but this will change soon.

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9th October 2012, 06:36 PM   |  #22  
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I'm still not sold on battery life. I can't believe battery life has improved that much between the 4 and the 4S/5. With a similar usage pattern on the iPhone 4 as my GS3, the iPhone 4 tends to turn off 1-2 hours before my GS3 does. Granted, it is older. But I've never seen the iPhone 4 I have last more than 12 hours without turning off.

Meanwhile, I go 14-18 hours on my GS3 consistently. The only time I had "bad" battery life was one day where my screen on time was 5 hours. And I still got around 12 hours before I had to be plugged back in.
9th October 2012, 09:55 PM   |  #23  
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The one big difference in terms of battery life that I did notice....is the amount of time it takes a GS3 to recharge.

Plugged in and charging my iPhone 4 could go from 0% to 100% with me occasionally checking it within 2 hours max. The thing recharged quite quickly.

With the same occasional usage it takes my GS3 about 4 hours or more for the same result. I don't know if the standard 2100/2200mah batteries for the GS3 are significantly bigger than iPhone 4 batteries.

But beyond the battery drainage, which can be extended or modified on either device based on closing apps and lowering brightness, etc. The recharging thing is hugely different, imo.
9th October 2012, 10:11 PM   |  #24  
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Switched to GS3 from a 4S.

Things I love about the GS3
-customizability
-screen size
-possibilities, I haven't even started using tasker, but the fact that you can install custom roms and kernels is just ridiculous
-how it plugs into your computer like a USB stick (itunes is possibly the worst program ever created, for me at least)
-being able to download music from mp3skull or other sites and have it play on any music player app
-jellybean > iOS6 all day every day
-the blacks on this SAMOLED display are superior
-notification tray where you can enable and disable wifi/bluetooth etc... (this is a big one as with the iphone you'd have to go into settings and all that)

Things I miss
-pictures seemed a bit more real on the iphone
-portability (this is a trade off really)
-compatible headsets and accessories (very few headsets with mics are compatible with the GS3)

I'm sure a I missed a lot but I can't think of them all right now.
10th October 2012, 12:30 AM   |  #25  
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Originally Posted by Sianspheric

The one big difference in terms of battery life that I did notice....is the amount of time it takes a GS3 to recharge.

Plugged in and charging my iPhone 4 could go from 0% to 100% with me occasionally checking it within 2 hours max. The thing recharged quite quickly.

With the same occasional usage it takes my GS3 about 4 hours or more for the same result. I don't know if the standard 2100/2200mah batteries for the GS3 are significantly bigger than iPhone 4 batteries.

But beyond the battery drainage, which can be extended or modified on either device based on closing apps and lowering brightness, etc. The recharging thing is hugely different, imo.

My sgs3 charges incredibly fast, usually folly charged in about 2.5hrs and never ever over heats. I can be on phone calls, watch YouTube, stream Pandora or pay games while charging and no problem. On all my iPhones it would get so hot that it would sometimes shut off and give that over heat screen... plus my previous iPhones would seem to take forever to charge.

Additionally, I believe the iPhone only has a 1400mah battery, vs the sgs3 having a 2100mah, and my sgs3 still charges faster than any iPhone I have ever owned.

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10th October 2012, 01:13 AM   |  #26  
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For those with battery issues i felt the same way with my first android after my iphone (2 years ago) and what you have to do to get super awesome battery is find the right kernel and uv settings... it works wonders! If ur phone doesnt like uv then ur outta luck but all 3 of my androids seem to have liked it:P

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10th October 2012, 02:03 AM   |  #27  
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One of my favorite features is the customization of Android (Widgets, Themes etc). I am a recent iPhone fan switching over to Android. I still own a few Apple products. On the iPhone i can still customize it after Jailbreaking but the customization level is no where near as good as Android. The other attractive feature is Android phones tend to have bigger screen. Even the iPhone 5 still has a tiny screen (just taller). I want it wider.
10th October 2012, 03:22 AM   |  #28  
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I don't know why everyone is complaining about the battery life. Wih my iPhone, I would normally have to charge the thing at least once during the day. With my GS3 I can easily get through the day with 40-50% left with moderate to heavy usage. Maybe I'm just lucky or something. *knocks on wood*

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10th October 2012, 03:32 AM   |  #29  
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I don't know why everyone is complaining about the battery life. Wih my iPhone, I would normally have to charge the thing at least once during the day. With my GS3 I can easily get through the day with 40-50% left with moderate to heavy usage. Maybe I'm just lucky or something. *knocks on wood*

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This surprised me too, coming from Android phones - Captivate, Infuse, etc. I come home in the evening from work with like ~40-50% battery left with about 2-3 hours screen usage time (on auto brightness) and multiple sync accounts.
10th October 2012, 04:13 AM   |  #30  
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Some things my iphone friends get jealous of:

That we have had panoramic for a year, and we can go up/down /left right and they can only go side to side..

Widgets

Nfc (after I show them Google wallet and my nfc tags)

Live wallpapers (don't personally use them but still fun to show people)

Ability to overclock, undervolt, and under clock.

More memory (64gb mem card, I show off 50gb of music and they freak out lol)

Sharing with all applications like from gallery upload photo to fb, twitter, email, etc etc. (they have this with fb only)

And cool apps like dsploit, droidsheep, zanti etc..

And blocking of ads (which I conveniently forget to tell them they can also once jaikbroken)

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