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Samsung Galaxy s3 or iPhone 5

by amanda_flo / November 12, 2012 12:13 AM PST

Im about to buy a new phone and Im having doubts about the quality of these two examples. Is s3 better than iPhone 5? Im tired of investing in cheaper products that have lower durability.

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I'm the wrong person to answer.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 12, 2012 12:25 AM PST

I went to a cellular trade show (actually many!) and the carriers announced WITH GLEE! that the average user is now changing handsets (that's what the phone is called) under 2 years now.

This means GOOD NEWS for them in many ways. It means that the phones do not have to be built to last 7 or 10 years so if you are thinking durability the news is grim.

Unless we get into the militarized units, I would never use the word "durability".
Bob

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new phone
by amanda_flo / November 12, 2012 8:38 AM PST

thanks. for me it s crazy to change every two years. i just cant afford it and also dont need it. But, yes, now I want to buy a new phone and be sure that Im making the right choice. My friends tell me to buy the S3 and some comparisons also emphasize it http://versusio.com/en/samsung-galaxy-s3-vs-apple-iphone-5 the truth is that Im tired of PC s and Windows, and I will perhaps bet on Apple products setting aside all the problems with google and adobe

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Nod. It's not that expensive anymore.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 12, 2012 8:52 AM PST
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While I just exceeded 2 years on a HTC Evo 4G but it never was dropped, just used by an old lady in Pasadena. Just kidding. I did fit it with a better case and battery so it didn't suffer the usual battery runs out by noon issue.

We did pick up a new Android slider from VM+Amazon for 60 bucks so for a no-contract phone what is this cost issue you write about?
Bob

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hum..
by amanda_flo / November 14, 2012 5:01 AM PST

Actually, I wasnt thinking on the contract. I would like to have an unblocked one but thats a long story. Anyway, I think Ive made my mind and Im going to purchase the 4S since I was able to find a good deal and I also dont need the latest one!


Thank you all for your help and time!

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unlocked
by amanda_flo / November 14, 2012 5:03 AM PST
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i meant

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There is no *significant* difference in durability
by Pepe7 / November 12, 2012 1:51 AM PST

Both can only take reasonable hits/drops before some type of breakage will normally ocurr. Flip a coin, and pick the smartphone that meets your needs in other ways besides durability, for the reasons Bob provided.

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by amanda_flo / November 12, 2012 8:44 AM PST

thanks. i get confused with all these latest gadgets. other friend says that i should buy the ipad mini. should i?

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But the iPad mini isn't a phone
by Pepe7 / November 12, 2012 11:46 PM PST
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Are you looking at buying a phone, or a tablet computer? FWIW, if you are trying to figure out a separate purchase from buying a new phone, I honestly have no way of knowing which tablet computer might suit your needs, as it's mostly a personal, case by case situation ;).

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Samsung Galaxy s3 or iPhone 5
by Carlton102 / May 4, 2013 4:29 AM PDT

The s3 because its so damn good, it is called the worlds smartest phone, the 2012 Olympics phone and another name. and s voice is better thans siri, and you can have a potential of having 96 gb in your phone and it also has so many functions.

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