Samsung Galaxy S3 or iPhone 5?

I know I've asked a lot of questions tonight, but I promise this is the last one. Lol.

I am a 17 year old girl that currently uses an iPhone 4. I use it for listening to music, texting and calling, social networks(Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, etc.), and web browsing. No games or anything besides the occasional one or two. Typical teenage girl stuff.

I am at the moment pretty bored with my iPhone 4(iOS 6.0.1) and fed up with the iOS all together, but I'm not sure yet if I want to switch to Android. I am switching from StraightTalk unlimited everything to my family's Verizon account.

Should I get the Galaxy S3 and make the switch to Android, or stay with the iOS and get the iPhone 5? Is the iPhone 5 really as great as everyone says it is? Or is the S3 better?

13 Answers

  • 7 years ago
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    You should definitely get the Samsung Galaxy S3! Galaxy S3 & iphone 5 cannot be compared because Galaxy S3 it just to good and I don't really care about the iphone, I don't know much about the iphone since I've never owned one and I don't plan to but I know a lot of people who have had it or have it and they're not happy with it. I'm 19 and if iphone and Nokia 8219 were the last phone on this planet, then I'd rather stick to the Nokia 8210 than that crap.

    Trust me you won't regret it my whole family have it and their loving it (LOL). For my upgrade tomorrow (soz it's already tomorrow which is now/today) I'll also be getting the Galaxy S3 too. Yaaay, I can't wait!! =D

    Androids The Best. Trust Me You Can't Go Wrong!! ^_^

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  • 7 years ago

    Galaxy s3 blown the Iphone 5 out of the water. The only good thing about the iphone 5 is that it doesn't feel cheap. But overall it's not that huge variety from the 4s. They just make it longer faster and lighter. But that didn't really change much. Software is still the same than the 4s. You still can run ios 6 on the iphone 4s. S3 has a way better features than the iphone 5. Unless if your lazy to learn the features then get the iphone 5. S3 has S beam which aloud you to transfer files to another android phone that supports NFC. It has way better multitasking than the iphone 5. Iphone 5 is not a true multitasking compare to Android. Not saying it doesn't have it but it's not the degree of Android. The notification on the iphone isn't really good. If you get an email or facebook msg you won't able to know it unless you check on the icons from your iphone. Now days turning on or off Wifi and Data comes very handy. Iphone 5 doesn't have quick access to the settings or turning on or off data by a single swap. No NFC support which it's going to be useful in the future. Android is harder to learn than Iphone 5 but if you just take your time you will know that you can do more on the S3 than the iphone 5. However if you just want something that just works without having to learn about adding widgets building your own homepage and so on. Then get the iphone 5. If you want tons of killer features, HD display, and freedom then go for S3.

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  • 7 years ago

    It all depends on your taste and backround life. I have the SIII, here's why.

    1. The IPhone's screen is made of glass, SIII is not, so if you're clumsy SIII might be better.

    2. The screen is bigger on the Galaxy. That's either a win or a lose.

    3. On the SIII I have widgets, for example I have my Facebook buttons. and even some one-touch call people on my home screen. You can make your phone very personalized, but if that's not your fancy there is still the apps button which is basically the Iphone layout (which helps if you're still learning your phone)

    All in all, however, the S3 and the iPhone mimic their operating systems: the iPhone is neat, contained and elegant, perfectly formed while the S3 has more options that leave things open to consumers. You could argue that makes the S3 either harder work or more rewarding.

    So, my personal summary is that I like the S3 better because it's bigger, less easy to break, gives me widgets, and overall is a great phone. I mean, I have nothing against the IPhone, but I personally would go with the S3.

    Good luck and happy shopping!!

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  • 7 years ago

    I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 (and I am 17 years old), and it is my first Android device. I think that you should definitely make the switch. Here's why.

    Apple likes to update iOS regularly, and they don't always consider previous generation hardware. So like owners of the iPhone 3GS, for instance, are forced to update to the newest iOS upgrade or their phone won't work. But when they upgrade, they realize that their couple-year-old phone can't handle the operating system. Basically, Apple just wants you to buy the newest thing.

    Whereas Android is open source. Even the oldest Android phones can handle the current Android version.

    If you get an iPhone, you will be forced to get a new phone in a few years. If you get a Samsung Galaxy S3, you will be able to keep it without problems for a long, long time.

    Music: There are a lot of ways to get iTunes on your Android phone - I am not going to go into them, but I do it quite easily. I sync iTunes with my Android phone without a lot of hassle. So don't let that worry you.

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  • 7 years ago

    Merry meet!

    iPhone 5 pros and cons:

    Pros- 1. It's extremely fast (Faster than the iPhone 4 and the 3rd generation iPad!)

    2.Its insanely light, yet sturdy (it only weighs 3.95 ounces)

    3.The design is striking (Aside from the fragility the new glass touchscreen is far more responsive, the FaceTime HD camera is clearer, and rear camera is more polished.The buttons feel sturdier, the speaker is louder, calls sound better. The 5 is an improvement in almost every area.)


    1. The maps suck!!!!

    2. Version and Sprint models still can't surf and talk

    3.It's scratches so easily

    The S3 is amazing, I love everything.

    * big screen

    * very fast

    * HD camera, takes great pictures and videos

    *slim design

    *Cool features


    I love love love love the Samsung Galaxy S3 and you will too

    P.S- no, I am not a sales person lol

    Source(s): Blessed be
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  • Blair
    Lv 5
    7 years ago

    I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 and like it a lot. I would not go with the iPhone. I don't think iPhones make for a good phone. Android rules. Android is better. Go with Android. The Android is calling your name...listen. You want the Samsung Galaxy S3. It is a better phone. Deep down you know this but yet you still have trouble deciding?

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  • 7 years ago

    Galaxy s3

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  • Sam
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    5's hardware is far superior to anything out there today, including the battery (any battery even comparable is much bigger in other phones, iphone 5 is very small and thin, so apple has figured out how to get far better battery life while getting smaller).

    Iphones are also the safest phones today because all app code goes through itunes and it reviewed before getting there, so you don't need antivirus apps running like you need on other phones. The thin design is good too because it fits in your hand and pocket and isn't like a plate in your pocket.

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Well I'm a android user, And here pros and cons about android.


    Fast internet

    Free music

    Game refunds


    Have to download an app for emojis.

    No face time.

    I really want an iPhone.. Becuz I'm bored of my android... And sure. Switch to android.

    Source(s): Experience
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  • 7 years ago

    I have tried an iphone and an android. The android was very confusing. It also got very hot and lost battery very fast. I would get the iphone 5. However, if you are tired if the iphone 4, the iphone 5 is not much different. You also can not get itunes on an android and there are not as many apps.

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