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HELP! I need your opinion on which phone to get..

by DrkX / October 19, 2012 5:33 AM PDT


I cannot decide between the following phones! Please give me your opinion or advice? I've watched a CRAZY amount of youtube videos.. And I'm going crazy, lol. The 'Benchmark' tests seem sporadic and inconsistent, half the time saying one phones better, then the other half saying the other phone is better..

So, which of the following do you recommend to someone upgrading from an iPhone 3GS (it's too slow now, and doesn't hold long of a charge):

1) iPhone 5 (I've heard it does better on benchmark speed/performance tests and has a more accurate color screen then the Samsungs)

2) Galaxy S3 (I've heard the international is better to order than the local version?)

3) Galaxy Note 2 (Haven't heard anything bad except that the screen's DPI is not as good as some of its contenders?)

4) LG Optimus G (I've heard LG sucks with updates usually, doesn't have the support Samsung or Apple has, people fear Jelly Bean will never be updated to the phone, and that, like the S3, the international version is better to order, because of a 13MP camera vs. the local 8MP?)

I just want a phone that's going to be minimal on lag, have great batter life for the 4G speeds I'm about to want to use, and be speedy with apps, because I like to play those darn things.. Haha. (Also, a good camera would be awesome)



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battery life still not a strong point for all
by Pepe7 / October 20, 2012 3:39 PM PDT

Get the iPhone 5.

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Perhaps have a play with all 4 phones...
by emily_p4u / October 23, 2012 7:36 PM PDT

None of the battery life on any of those handsets is ever going to be amazing at the moment, but if app's are your preference i'd definitely suggest the iPhone 5. Don't rule out the Note 2 though as that is an absolutely fantastic new handset.

Maybe pop into a phone store and ask if you can have a hands on experience with each model and get a feel for which one you feel most comfortable with?

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(NT) note 2 by all means
by shtopper / November 7, 2012 8:53 PM PST
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