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Old 09-12-2012, 07:16 PM #1954
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I'm stoked about this, I think the new design is pretty attractive. The new components are great too... a faster A6 chip (coming from an A4 will be a nice improvement), LTE capability, iOS 6 (I know, I could run it on my iPhone 4 too but still), 4" screen. Great timing too, I'm eligible to upgrade as of 10/6 which incidentally is when VZW is supposed to roll out LTE in my town. Good stuff.
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:47 PM #1955
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Pretty much summed up android for the last couple of years but now that it's apple it's horrible?
Brand new iPhone today and you're posting about Android.

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Old 09-12-2012, 07:54 PM #1956
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Brand new iPhone today and you're posting about Android.

Come on.
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pretty meh.. i will probably burn my upgrade on it but i expected some cooler iphone specific features, they didnt even match the feature list of the S3
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Correct. Thanks again.
lol.. what exactly is the downside of a contract? do you guys move often or somthing?

getting a 5 that is worth a miniumum of $650 for $200, so for that sake lets say your $450 up over buying it outright, keep the 5 for 1-2 years, break it, lose it, etc. guess what? you have that $450 you saved to buy another phone within that same term if needed, and for probably less than the money you saved via upgrade

i love people who say "i hate contract" yea.. because your not gonna have a phone in a couple years right? i've had the same number for 12 years.
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pretty meh.. i will probably burn my upgrade on it but i expected some cooler iphone specific features, they didnt even match the feature list of the S3
Same.

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lol.. what exactly is the downside of a contract? do you guys move often or somthing?

getting a 5 that is worth a miniumum of $650 for $200, so for that sake lets say your $450 up over buying it outright, keep the 5 for 1-2 years, break it, lose it, etc. guess what? you have that $450 you saved to buy another phone within that same term if needed, and for probably less than the money you saved via upgrade

i love people who say "i hate contract" yea.. because your not gonna have a phone in a couple years right? i've had the same number for 12 years.
I too have had the same number/carrier for a while (8 years), and will not be changing in the foreseeable future. I don't LIKE contracts, but you're right. Saving 400-500 on a phone (yes, they're marked up too high, but it's what the market says) in exchange for 20 months of no discounted pricing is something I can work with.

Especially considering you can sell the phone at the end of the contract and recoup all of the money you paid for it 90% of the time.
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lol.. what exactly is the downside of a contract? do you guys move often or somthing?

getting a 5 that is worth a miniumum of $650 for $200, so for that sake lets say your $450 up over buying it outright, keep the 5 for 1-2 years, break it, lose it, etc. guess what? you have that $450 you saved to buy another phone within that same term if needed, and for probably less than the money you saved via upgrade

i love people who say "i hate contract" yea.. because your not gonna have a phone in a couple years right? i've had the same number for 12 years.
On vzw you will lose your current data plan (if you have unlimited) an be forced to a shared data plan if you use a subsidized price
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so i think my speaker is damaged on my iphone. have a hard time hearing anyone during a call :/
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:55 PM #1962
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so i think my speaker is damaged on my iphone. have a hard time hearing anyone during a call :/
Did it get wet at all?
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im thinking i have in the past. i rarely call anyone, so its not a huge deal, just something i noticed last night
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im thinking i have in the past. i rarely call anyone, so its not a huge deal, just something i noticed last night
I've gotten water on mine before and it took a day or so to dry out, more reason the upgrade...
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it hasnt rained here in a while, so i know its not recent water damage.
i dont think im eligible for upgrade until November....unless i "steal" someone else in my family.....
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pretty meh.. i will probably burn my upgrade on it but i expected some cooler iphone specific features, they didnt even match the feature list of the S3
that's a good thing, more options for consumers.

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lol.. what exactly is the downside of a contract? do you guys move often or somthing?

getting a 5 that is worth a miniumum of $650 for $200, so for that sake lets say your $450 up over buying it outright, keep the 5 for 1-2 years, break it, lose it, etc. guess what? you have that $450 you saved to buy another phone within that same term if needed, and for probably less than the money you saved via upgrade

i love people who say "i hate contract" yea.. because your not gonna have a phone in a couple years right? i've had the same number for 12 years.
Diffrence is you don't pay $70 a month, more like $30 with no contract.
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Diffrence is you don't pay $70 a month, more like $30 with no contract.
I'm not following you on that, my contract is up for the last 6 months and my bill hasn't gone down a dollar...
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that's a good thing, more options for consumers.


Diffrence is you don't pay $70 a month, more like $30 with no contract.
If you save $40/mo by going with another carrier, you profit $30 over two years by buying outright assuming a $450 subsidy.

Worth it?
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So other than a crippled operating system, what does this phone offer that the flagship android phones don't? It's still using an outdated LCD screen where most others already moved on to OLED, so that's one thing. Are there any others?
The funniest part about this is they kept the top and bottom bezel the same size, so is way taller than it should be. My phone has a 4.3" screen yet has the same overall height of the iphone 5 because my phone doesn't have a ridiculously oversized bezel bordering my screen.

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So other than a crippled operating system, what does this phone offer that the flagship android phones don't? It's still using an outdated LCD screen where most others already moved on to OLED, so that's one thing. Are there any others?
The funniest part about this is they kept the top and bottom bezel the same size, so is way taller than it should be. My phone has a 4.3" screen yet has the same overall height of the iphone 5 because my phone doesn't have a ridiculously oversized bezel bordering my screen.
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Super...isplay_id18088

First link I came to.
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So other than a crippled operating system, what does this phone offer that the flagship android phones don't? It's still using an outdated LCD screen where most others already moved on to OLED, so that's one thing. Are there any others?
The funniest part about this is they kept the top and bottom bezel the same size, so is way taller than it should be. My phone has a 4.3" screen yet has the same overall height of the iphone 5 because my phone doesn't have a ridiculously oversized bezel bordering my screen.
the retina is still probably the nicest screen and LCD is much less of a power hog than AMOLED. just an FYI. however 1080p AMOLEDs are rumored to be out next spring..but for now, retina is where its at

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this was fair when the retina first came out, but new phones (S3 and Nexus have MUCH higher resoultion than the Galaxy S1 and S2 and the rezound is even higher PPI than the retina). the retina is still probably the overall best screen though.
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the retina is still probably the nicest screen and LCD is much less of a power hog than AMOLED. just an FYI. however 1080p AMOLEDs are rumored to be out next spring..but for now, retina is where its at

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this was fair when the retina first came out, but new phones (S3 and Nexus have MUCH higher resoultion than the Galaxy S1 and S2 and the rezound is even higher PPI than the retina). the retina is still probably the overall best screen though.
First link I came to, I would hope after 2 years someone would be able to make a better screen...
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So other than a crippled operating system, what does this phone offer that the flagship android phones don't? It's still using an outdated LCD screen where most others already moved on to OLED, so that's one thing. Are there any others?
The funniest part about this is they kept the top and bottom bezel the same size, so is way taller than it should be. My phone has a 4.3" screen yet has the same overall height of the iphone 5 because my phone doesn't have a ridiculously oversized bezel bordering my screen.
Screens on mobile devices are getting to a point of diminishing marginal returns. I have 20/10 vision and hugely welcomed the iPad 3's new display, but I seriously don't think the iPhone 4's display can get any better unless it becomes holographic.
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