In the first place, how did iPhone qualified as a smartphone? From the beginning, there is a Pocket PC (which is a mobile computer) and a phone, with the decision to make 2 devices as 1, smartphone was born. Hence, a smartphone is a mobile computer + phone.
The iPhone, was never anything like a mobile computer, it restricts access to storage, it doesn't allow even the basic phone function to transfer image/media files, it doesn't allow accessing the internal storage via the Computer/Mac, it doesn't have the proper characteristics or features that qualifies it as a mobile computer.
It requires iTunes to transfer files and only specifically media files and apps. It's basically a media player (with apps support) + phone.
A customer who is looking for a proper smartphone (a mobile computer + phone) will never even look at iPhone.
While a customer who doesn't bother or know anything about mobile computer, they just want a simple, easy to use phone with great multimedia capabilities, will got for the iPhone. These customers are not concern with having not able to access internal storage, the reliance on iTunes and only capable of transferring specific files, etc. The iPhone is more like a mediaphone rather than a smartphone. To most people, they only care about the apps and games.
It's just 2 very different category of products. Just go for the one that you prefer. Both product needs to exist because it caters for different category of users. For people who wants a mobile computer phone, iOS can never offer or fullfill this category of user, in fact, even Android is not able to fullfill all of it, it's still lacking.
Similarly, iOS is a different category that will fullfill it's own category of users.
It's just like vehicles, there is hot hatch, Sedan, MPV, SUV, etc.
You can't really compare a sports hatch with say a MPV? Or a Sedan with a MPV. You can if you want, but a person looking for a big family car like MPV will not really be interested in Sedan anyway, technically they have different characteristics, altough they both can be a "family" car.
Anonymous, 29 Oct 2012Dave thats not the problem... The thing is that you said you like iphone because it does what ... moreWhat I said was that the Iphone 5 does what I want and need from a mobile , not that it just works as a mobile phone.What I want from a mobile phone is good call quality calls with good reception,good camera,good screen,good music player,good email management,good internet browsing and ebay access.Also to be able to watch movies and play games. No $20 mobile phone will be able to do all of that.Both Galaxy s3 and Iphone 5 can do all those things very well, I just prefer Iphone. I thought it was a pretty simple comment to make in this forum, but maybe not.
jefefe, 29 Oct 2012Then question come, why with all the superior hardware advantage, the user experience still on... moreDude... IOS is smoother than android because it is way too simple to challenge the hardware it is running on... Android is more advanced if i may say...
And plz keep the mac out of this forum... Thats a whole different story...
Dave, 29 Oct 2012So I give an unbiased review saying both phones are very good and that I would recommend Galax... moreDave thats not the problem... The thing is that you said you like iphone because it does what you expect a "mobile phone" would do. A mobile phone costs these days about 20 dollars. If you buy a smartphone for the price of 1000 dollars because it does a mobile phone's work... Then excuse me but thats plain irrational...
Anonymous, 28 Oct 2012I seriously feel even you have not used the phone. I think you own a Nokia 1100So I give an unbiased review saying both phones are very good and that I would recommend Galaxy S3 to anyone wanting an Android phone , but that the Iphone 5 suits me better, and that is not good enough for you.I wish the Android market would bring out an app that helped users like you grow up !!
Apple.... a looooooooong drive but road is closed.
SGS3.... a looooooooong drive but the road is open, can go anywhere.
Dave, 28 Oct 2012I used galaxy s3 for about three months and then got iphone 5 when it was released. Really lik... moreStronger reception ?
Go check please Iphone 5 SAR rates. It will make you sell it as fast as possible.(that's also why iphone have stronger reception)
Then question come, why with all the superior hardware advantage, the user experience still only on par( i will say lower, being a Droid-convert apple FANBOY) with what Apple have provided?
have you use a Mac before?
Love this review, GSMarena.
Quality over quantity, as opposed to some other similarly named site.
And while some may not give the same verdicts category by category, the overall score is definitely very close to reality
Why nothing was mentioned about NFC connectivity ? It is an extra point for the GS3
alex, 28 Oct 2012And a winner is...Samsung galaxy note 2!!!!Your answer is corect.
+1 for Note 2.
“Good artists copy, great artists steal. And we have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.”
sam vs apple, 28 Oct 2012Look
blutooth can't connect with iphone
sd card no place
I tunes secure but hac... moreGet your grammar and spelling right before bashing.
iPhone 5 has a much better camera than the S3
Seriously, stop bashing - they're both great phones. Not everyone has the same preferences as the others.
"You'll be the judge, so the winner doesn't have to be the one with the better lawyers."
Nice hint on saying the S3 won :))
z, 27 Oct 2012switched to i5 from gnexus. im never going back to android. because you dont have money anymore?
I used galaxy s3 for about three months and then got iphone 5 when it was released. Really like both phones , but the one thing that makes the iphone better for me is that it has stronger signal than S3. I got sick of not being able to get reception in some of the places I go to when using S3. I had phone swapped twice but still the same issue , my S2 I used for awhile had the same problem. Also I find the camera on iPhone much better. Aside from that they are both really good phones, I take the S3 with me if I want to be able to watch movies and plays games to keep myself amused but I prefer the iphone as a day to day mobile phone. What I do get sick of is all the user reviews that pretend to have owned iphone 5 and not been happy with it or pretend to be open minded and then go on to put down iphone , Apple and anything or anyone that has anything to do with either. I prefer iphone , it does what I want and need from a mobile phone but I would still recommend S3 to anyone who wants an Android phone.
Currently using s3
I sold my s1 for iphone 4... and i am disappointed
Sold iphone 4 and bought htc sensation xe.. and i am happy again
Bought galaxy nexus... then sold once again to try iphone 4s... wtf no dffence
And now i bought samsung galaxy s3 and i rooted it..flashed different roms ... and its a super powerful device..
I will not sell my phone once again to buy the iphone 5 clearly the s3 wins with tons of features than iphone..
Iphone.. no widgets.. cant customize lock screen..
Same ui as the older version... not cheaper as samsung...
Bad camera.. bad battery no nfc... cant customize..