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(Gizmodo)   Hell has frozen over as Gizmodo picks two phones over the Jesus phone in Most important phones of the year   (gizmodo.com) divider line 21
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2012-12-11 12:23:52 PM
4 votes:

Ed Grubermann: As a former Android user, you can have my iPhone 4s when you pry it out of my cold, dead hands.


I know quite a few people who have made the opposite jump instead of going to the iPhone 5, they all love their Android phones. Having gone from an older Android 1.5 device to 4.1 it is night and day. Unless you have used an Android 4.0 or above phone (and not a cheap-ass device) it just isn't a good comparison.
2012-12-11 11:51:29 AM
3 votes:
Now you know why Apple fought long & hard against Samsung. Samsung's phone is just a better product all around.
2012-12-11 12:17:40 PM
2 votes:
I'm just thankful for the Apple Maps debacle. It let me switch my wife over a S3 and end support of her IPhone 4S.

/yeah I could have just found a way to roll the update back, but killing the device was more satisfying
2012-12-11 12:14:42 PM
2 votes:
As an iPhone 3GS user, I can't wait to switch to the Galaxy S3, or possibly S4. I've had it with Apple.
2012-12-11 11:53:38 AM
2 votes:

gonzojohn: I wonder how much M$ paid to get the Lumia with Win8 even on the list.


Yeah, that must've been it. Sure, Gizmodo spends its time throating Apple's knob while playing with Google's sack, but believe it or not, even they're forced to admit that the Lumia's a good phone.
2012-12-11 07:42:46 PM
1 votes:

wholedamnshow: Carth: I think the most important phone of the year was the Nexus 4. It wasn't the best phone, it is underpowered compared to the SIII and the camera isn't that great, but at $350 and a huge sellout it convinced Tmobile there is a market for a unsubsidized carrier that offers cheaper plans. If Google can bring the price of phones down from $600 to $300 unsubsidized it will be a huge win for consumers and will result in lower monthly fees.

Nexus 4 is quad-core and 2gb of ram compared to the American SIII's dual core with 2gb of ram. Pixel density on the Nexus 4 is higher(318-306). You're right in that the GS3 is better in other areas, but Nexus 4 isn't "underpowered compared to the Slll."


Must be a problem with 4.2. It feels slower than a S3 for some reason.
2012-12-11 07:16:10 PM
1 votes:
The funniest comment on phones: an acquaintance recently got an iWhatEver, because ...

Google refuses to violate state laws concerning the sale of guns.
2012-12-11 06:54:37 PM
1 votes:

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: mainstreet62: As an iPhone 3GS user, I can't wait to switch to the Galaxy S3, or possibly S4. I've had it with Apple.

Have you had it with Apple, or a 4 year old phone? Comparing a 3GS with any of todays phones is not realistic.

Have been happy with my Galaxy S2, hope to get a S3 soon.


But you know what, you shouldn't have to buy a new phone every 3-4 years. That's just farking crazy.. farking white people problems.
2012-12-11 06:42:36 PM
1 votes:

Carth: I think the most important phone of the year was the Nexus 4. It wasn't the best phone, it is underpowered compared to the SIII and the camera isn't that great, but at $350 and a huge sellout it convinced Tmobile there is a market for a unsubsidized carrier that offers cheaper plans. If Google can bring the price of phones down from $600 to $300 unsubsidized it will be a huge win for consumers and will result in lower monthly fees.


Nexus 4 is quad-core and 2gb of ram compared to the American SIII's dual core with 2gb of ram. Pixel density on the Nexus 4 is higher(318-306). You're right in that the GS3 is better in other areas, but Nexus 4 isn't "underpowered compared to the Slll."
2012-12-11 05:31:32 PM
1 votes:

JoeyJoJo: Are there Facetime like apps out there which will allow a GSIII to communicate with an iPhone? (other than Skype)


Tango is a pretty decent app for video calls.
2012-12-11 04:37:14 PM
1 votes:

drjekel_mrhyde: Carth: I think the most important phone of the year was the Nexus 4. It wasn't the best phone, it is underpowered compared to the SIII and the camera isn't that great, but at $350 and a huge sellout it convinced Tmobile there is a market for a unsubsidized carrier that offers cheaper plans. If Google can bring the price of phones down from $600 to $300 unsubsidized it will be a huge win for consumers and will result in lower monthly fees.

The Nexus 4 was the everything Android user complained about the iPhone 4
No LTE
No expandable memory
Glass back
Should be on all carriers
I throw this in for fun. They were the first to say Nokia's Lumia's 920 wireless charging was a gimmick, then bam the Nexus 4 has the shiat also


It LTE up here in Canada which is nice. My point was the Nexus for succeeded where the original iPhone failed. it was able to be sold unlocked, for any GSM carrier without contract directly to consumers. Google hit the price sweet spot that apple missed so horribly with the original iPhone. I switched to the Nexus 4 from an iPhone 4S so i'm still getting used to it but so far I don't notice where the extra $300 when in the iphone.
2012-12-11 03:07:51 PM
1 votes:

Dragonflew: Ed Grubermann:
As a former Android user, you can have my iPhone 4s when you pry it out of my cold, dead hands.

This is honestly the first time I have ever seen "iPhone" and "Android" reversed here.


Then you haven't paid much attention.

There's more than one who has gone from Android to iOS, just as more than one has gone the other way. I'm another user who had an unsatisfactory experience with Android who prefers iOS. It isn't perfect and some things from Android I do miss, but in general I'm pleased with the iPhone and I have no intention of going back to the Android platform.

There's no need for holy wars here. It boils down to one's own preferences; for some, Android is superior, for others, iOS, for yet others, Windows Phone. For nobody but corporate users trapped in 2004, there's Blackberry.
2012-12-11 02:45:12 PM
1 votes:
Im posting from my black friday $49 GS3 so im getting a kick. Seriously, this thing is amazing. Its a small powerful tablet that you can talk into.
2012-12-11 01:18:05 PM
1 votes:
I think the most important phone of the year was the Nexus 4. It wasn't the best phone, it is underpowered compared to the SIII and the camera isn't that great, but at $350 and a huge sellout it convinced Tmobile there is a market for a unsubsidized carrier that offers cheaper plans. If Google can bring the price of phones down from $600 to $300 unsubsidized it will be a huge win for consumers and will result in lower monthly fees.
2012-12-11 01:06:35 PM
1 votes:

Bloody Templar: That said, I'm not a shill. I was an Android fanboy prior to coming to MS.


Check your head for scars, that scar is where Ballmer put the chip in.
2012-12-11 12:58:39 PM
1 votes:

secularsage: I think it's even more remarkable that the #2 phone is a Windows Phone (over the iPhone 5 at #3).

The Galaxy S III is really nice. I've got a Droid RAZR Maxx and it's quite nice (and they're not kidding about the battery life; it blows away other Android phones). My only real beef with Android phones, aside from the fragmentation and bloatware everyone complains about, is the nomenclature -- why can't these phone manufacturers pick a simple name for their phones instead of tacking on ridiculous adjectives and numbers?

The "Galaxy S III" is a very confusing name for a phone, and non-technical people will think the S II and the S III aren't that different. The Droid RAZR, RAZR M and RAZR MAXX all sound very similar and then there are HD variants of the RAZR and RAZR MAXX that add to the confusion.

Android gets even more confusing for casual users since all versions of ICS and Jellybean aren't created equal due to custom software from manufacturers. It just adds to the nomenclature nightmare.

Part of marketing a product well is finding a simple, one-word poem of a name and going with that. iPhone is a great name in that regard, and the number simply tells you which generation it is. The Android phone makers could learn a lot from that.


Except when you get to Apple's marketing on the iPad.

iPad
iPad 2
The New iPad
iPad with Retina Display
iPad Mini

They were adamant that the third generation was not "iPad 3" and that the new version is not "iPad 4". Their marketing is just plain confusing for average buyers.
2012-12-11 12:56:42 PM
1 votes:

Ed Grubermann:
As a former Android user, you can have my iPhone 4s when you pry it out of my cold, dead hands.


This is honestly the first time I have ever seen "iPhone" and "Android" reversed here.
2012-12-11 12:24:31 PM
1 votes:
Wants an Android phone in the worst way and wants the GS 3 in the worst way.
2012-12-11 12:24:10 PM
1 votes:
Ordering a Yellow Lumia Friday(if they are in stock). Can't wait
2012-12-11 12:20:26 PM
1 votes:

mainstreet62: As an iPhone 3GS user, I can't wait to switch to the Galaxy S3, or possibly S4. I've had it with Apple.


As a former Android user, you can have my iPhone 4s when you pry it out of my cold, dead hands.
2012-12-11 08:25:01 AM
1 votes:
Pretty sure we did this one yesterday but regardless found this in the comments and LOL'd...

I'm buying that and changing it to 23 for a friend, not gonna lie.
 
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