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Get Galaxy S III or wait for IV?
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Default Get Galaxy S III or wait for IV? - 11-29-2012, 10:34 | posts: 154

Or even Nokia Lumina 920? Still using my very first Galaxy S, contract ends in the middle of December and switching to a different carrier. Should I aim for the Galaxy S III or wait for IV? Be very strangely awesome to skip over 3 generations. I have the Lumina on my mind as well but not as much.

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Default 11-29-2012, 12:06 | posts: 313 | Location: Ghana

I personally prefer the Galaxy note II.
   
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Default 11-29-2012, 16:22 | posts: 6,860 | Location: Dubai, UAE / London, UK

Note II, better in EVERY possible way plus it's future proof.
   
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Default 11-29-2012, 18:38 | posts: 19,054 | Location: Toronto, Canada

If you keep waiting, the V will be out... honestly, just buy whatever is the best right now, if previous Samsung device launches are any indication, while the IV is rumoured to debut in February, you won't see it on sale until May or June.

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Default 11-29-2012, 18:55 | posts: 1,841

this^

buy the best you can at the moment, unless there is a superphone coming in 2 weeks you never should wait, if the S3 isnt enough for you, the note II is what you need, or a fresh start with the lumia 920
   
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Default 11-30-2012, 11:33 | posts: 154

I kinda figured that the Note II is mainly a business "phablet" IMO.
Reason why I asked whether to get a phone soon or next year is because I did get the i9000 December 2010, and when I discovered that Samsung stopped supporting it (Well, updating it), I lost a little faith in them. In their defence, the phone was ageing . But it everyone's defence, they could've dropped the Touchwiz but it is their product. I have learnt, however that custom ROMs are indeed a lot more better than Samsung's after flashing for the first time.

I do fear that the Galaxy S III may not support long like my first phone. Though it is more powerful and has tons of sales, it may last longer. I guess I'll go for the Galaxy S III. Cheers guys.
   
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Default 11-30-2012, 12:14 | posts: 18,500 | Location: Turkey

M-offtopic but, Galaxy S3 mini is good?
   
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Default 11-30-2012, 13:03 | posts: 10,183 | Location: Dundee, Scotland

Seems pointless to me, cannot see a difference between it and the S2, same hardware, etc, only addition I see it NFC, and the S2 will likely be cheaper.

Slightly bigger screen on the S2 as well.
   
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Default 11-30-2012, 13:15 | posts: 18,500 | Location: Turkey

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Seems pointless to me, cannot see a difference between it and the S2, same hardware, etc, only addition I see it NFC, and the S2 will likely be cheaper.

Slightly bigger screen on the S2 as well.
hmm. right. im looking a small powerful android device next to ip5. but this is not it. :/
   
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Default 11-30-2012, 16:03 | posts: 10,183 | Location: Dundee, Scotland

Get the S2 then! plenty powerful
   
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Default 11-30-2012, 17:29 | posts: 4,525 | Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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M-offtopic but, Galaxy S3 mini is good?
Not at all, it only shares the name, otherwise is a totally different product. Slower CPU, less RAM, lower screen resolution. In other words, a deceit.

As for the Note, it's a little too big for me . I'm going to buy a S3 in January.
   
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Default 11-30-2012, 17:38 | posts: 4,281 | Location: MI, USA

I don't know where you're at or if you're on GSM, but you may want to check out the Nexus 4 if you are. Although... you'll be waiting a while for that too.
   
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Default 11-30-2012, 21:30 | posts: 19,054 | Location: Toronto, Canada

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I kinda figured that the Note II is mainly a business "phablet" IMO.
Reason why I asked whether to get a phone soon or next year is because I did get the i9000 December 2010, and when I discovered that Samsung stopped supporting it (Well, updating it), I lost a little faith in them. In their defence, the phone was ageing . But it everyone's defence, they could've dropped the Touchwiz but it is their product. I have learnt, however that custom ROMs are indeed a lot more better than Samsung's after flashing for the first time.

I do fear that the Galaxy S III may not support long like my first phone. Though it is more powerful and has tons of sales, it may last longer. I guess I'll go for the Galaxy S III. Cheers guys.
If software support is a worry, why not the Galaxy Nexus or the Nexus 4 then? Google guarantees updates for at least 18 months and is guaranteed to be updated by the community for the foreseeable future.

Other manufacturers like Samsung, HTC et al. are iffy when it comes to having a reliable software upgrade cycle.

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Default 11-30-2012, 22:20 | posts: 10,986 | Location: Finland

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If you keep waiting, the V will be out... honestly, just buy whatever is the best right now, if previous Samsung device launches are any indication, while the IV is rumoured to debut in February, you won't see it on sale until May or June.

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This. If you keep waiting, you end up waiting forever. Just get the device now that suits your need best. Although, I'd still avoid old stuff ig you know new stuff is month away.
   
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Default 11-30-2012, 22:23 | posts: 26,671 | Location: Hampshire, UK

I would never go for a phone that is 6 months into it's life. I would rather wait 6 months for the s4 and get it on release. that's because my contracts are 2 years long so I like to get the latest phone out there.
   
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Default 12-01-2012, 12:12 | posts: 154

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I would never go for a phone that is 6 months into it's life. I would rather wait 6 months for the s4 and get it on release. that's because my contracts are 2 years long so I like to get the latest phone out there.
This! I had that experience with the first one and by 2-3 months, II came out. I was frustrated about it. I am focusing on the III now but again, I am still trapped on it. My contract for the first one did go for 2 years and chances are, this next one will too.
   
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Default 12-01-2012, 19:46 | posts: 1,576

Get the latest and greatest not too big not to small and new the nokia lumia 920
   
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Default 12-05-2012, 08:34 | posts: 18,500 | Location: Turkey

Wish there was a S3 with 2GB
   
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Default 12-05-2012, 09:57 | posts: 571 | Location: UK

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Wish there was a S3 with 2GB
There is The titanium grey 4g version has 2gb ram and jelly bean.
   
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Default 12-05-2012, 10:57 | posts: 3,513 | Location: Bristol, UK

I would wait dude! You dont want phone which is 6 months old and if you tie yourself up to a 2 year contract! I would look at Nokia, see how that feels. Or wait for new Galaxy if you want Android. Or maybe even another Nexus.
   
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Default 12-05-2012, 12:06 | posts: 1,945 | Location: Isle of Man

i've had the S3 and the Note 2, and the Note 2 is much, much better
   
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Default 12-05-2012, 14:15 | posts: 12,132 | Location: England

I set up the Galaxy S II for my dad and although the screen resolution is only standard definition and lower than the 720x1280 of my own S III, in every other way the mobile is awesome. It's small and very light (my S III feels like a brick in comparison) and even with a dual-core processor it feels fast and slick to use (this came with Android v4.0.4 already installed). Videos and pictures don't look quite as sharp on it but that's understandable given the lower resolution but in every other respect it is a terrific phone. Although I love my S III, I do like the small form factor and, particularly, the iPhone-ish design of the S II more. Had I had chance to use it before I bought my S III then I think I would likely have bought that instead. It only costs £20 per month too, not the £33 per month I'm paying for my S III.
   
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Default 12-05-2012, 14:35 | posts: 3,464 | Location: Collierville, Tennessee

I recently made the switch from a Galaxy Nexus to a Galaxy S3. Such an amazing phone. Super fast, beautiful screen, great camera, 2gb ram(US variant), ultra thin & light.
Other than stuffing a quadcore in there(again, US variant, Intl. has a quad), I don't see any way for Samsung to improve on this phone. It is big without being unwieldy, super fast even with TouchWiz on top(I actually like the little touches it adds to the experience).
Other than simply WANTING the Note 2, I can't see any reason to upgrade from the GS3.
   
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Default 12-05-2012, 15:15 | posts: 18,500 | Location: Turkey

well i got a 3 days used Note 2 at abit cheaper price. man. this is fantastic. after iphone 5 boredom, this is like heaven.

i wont be selling iphone 5 for a while, but will use Note 2 for 1-2 weeks . its damn big. and better than Note 1 which my wife currently uses.
   
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Default 12-05-2012, 19:27 | posts: 6,860 | Location: Dubai, UAE / London, UK

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Note 1 which my wife currently uses.
Haha, your wife is using a Note? I've not seen many women using a Note.

I have, however, seen many women using the Galaxy S III.
   
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