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2012-07-11 11:27:59 AM  
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jaflasvegas: dchurch0: This is kinda off topic, but I figure I'll pick the brains of you Fark experts and see what you have to say.

I'm up for a new phone in October. We have Verizon thru my work, so I am going to be getting something they have on offer. Right now I'm pretty impressed with the Razr MAXX, as a couple people in the office have them and they seem like decent phones. That being said, the S3 and the Nexus are both available. I am leaning toward the S3, but I would like the opinion of someone who has one.

What are your thoughts?

I've got a s3 and I think it's great. I upgraded from a captivate so it was a big upgrade. It has a very fast processor (dual core 1.5ghz snapdragon processor) and 2 gigs of ram along with lte coverage is amazing. It has lived up to the hype. The screen isn't the best but it is better than most. The s-voice is a shiatty knock off of siri and does not work well but other than that, the software built in works wonderfully.

Yes I am on the att network. It has gotten much better and their lte network is amazingly fast. I don't know if Verizon capped their lte network speeds but I am beating all my friends on Verizon speeds from speed test by about 15mbps. I haven't dropped a call in vegas in over a year (on my old phone and this one) and the data speeds have been very consistent. It will probably suck if Apple does release lte on the new iphone but it will probably be the same on Verizons lte network when they come online.


False. The Galaxy S3 has a Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9.

http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_i9300_galaxy_s_iii-4238.php
2012-07-11 11:23:26 AM  
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andhravodu: dchurch0: This is kinda off topic, but I figure I'll pick the brains of you Fark experts and see what you have to say.

I'm up for a new phone in October. We have Verizon thru my work, so I am going to be getting something they have on offer. Right now I'm pretty impressed with the Razr MAXX, as a couple people in the office have them and they seem like decent phones. That being said, the S3 and the Nexus are both available. I am leaning toward the S3, but I would like the opinion of someone who has one.

What are your thoughts?

My wife has the Razr Maxx. It's ok, nothing revolutionary. Contrary to their advertising, the battery life wasn't that great initially, until I figured to shut off 4g. My wife loves it though. I originally got a iphone 4s for her which she hated. This is much better than the iphone

I have no idea on the galaxy s3, but I swore off samsung phones after a galaxy s2 fascinate. horrible touchwiz interface, braindead gps and vzw refused an OTA update when I had it. samsung products are durable though, if you are a rough user


The Fascinate is not the Galaxy S2. Please refrain from posting if you have no clue what you are talking about.

http://smartphones.findthebest.com/compare/86-129/Samsung-Fascinate-v s -Samsung-Galaxy-S2

If you don't have G3/G4/Wifi coverage, obviously you should shut off the antenna. Constantly searching for signal will use a lot of battery life.
2012-07-11 11:20:03 AM  
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dchurch0: This is kinda off topic, but I figure I'll pick the brains of you Fark experts and see what you have to say.

I'm up for a new phone in October. We have Verizon thru my work, so I am going to be getting something they have on offer. Right now I'm pretty impressed with the Razr MAXX, as a couple people in the office have them and they seem like decent phones. That being said, the S3 and the Nexus are both available. I am leaning toward the S3, but I would like the opinion of someone who has one.

What are your thoughts?


The S3 is by far the best phone ever produced at this point. We'll have to see if anyone can beat it this year.
2012-07-11 11:14:28 AM  
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dchurch0: Right now I'm pretty impressed with the Razr MAXX, as a couple people in the office have them and they seem like decent phones.


Don't buy a phone from Motorola. They seem to have generally stopped putting their Motoblur crapware on the phones, but it'll be a long time before I buy another Motorola phone. My Defy is a perfectly capable phone. At least it is now that I rooted it and put CyanogenMod 7.2 on it. The Motoblur UI would frequently lock up for several seconds at a time. The phone was generally unusable. Now that it has CM 7.2, I love it.

My wife has a HTC MyTouch Slide and has been very happy with it.
2012-07-11 11:13:20 AM  
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Rent is too damn high: Kanemano: Rent is too damn high: Arguably, without Verizon's support Android wouldn't have gotten off the ground,

You must have meant T-mobile, Verizon was late to the android party did they ever have the G1?

No I don't mean T-mobile. Before the original Droid, Android phones weren't doing so well. The Droid and its marketing campaign have changed the Android (and phone) landscape drastically and helped shape the course of phones for years. And Verizon was pushed towards the Droid by AT&T and Apple's exclusive agreement, and the failure of WinMo and Symbian to respond quickly (there was WebOS too but they weren't selling well either).


So Verizon picked up Android because it was selling better than anyone else, but it only was selling better than everyone else because Verizon picked it up?

That's some great logic there Tex.
2012-07-11 11:10:23 AM  
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MightyPez: Kanemano: Rent is too damn high: Arguably, without Verizon's support Android wouldn't have gotten off the ground,

You must have meant T-mobile, Verizon was late to the android party did they ever have the G1?

Being the first doesn't mean making it popular. The G1 was alright (I had one myself), but T-Mobile was the smallest carrier trying a new phone ecosystem. It wasn't terribly huge. Once Verizon, the largest carrier, launched their Droid marketing campaign Android was on the common man's radar.


Droid is Motorola's flavor of Android, not Verizon's. Verizon didn't even support the Galaxy line on Samsung, which is the best line of Android phones.

Android succeeded in spite of Verizon, not because of it.
 
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