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Old 11-12-2012, 10:23 AM
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And at the same time if they continue to to release new models every few months or so their customers will drop significantly. What use is purchasing the latest phone only to know a newer model will be out in 6 months? Unless of course the upgrade to the newer model will cost a very small fee in addition to a trade-in, or something as enticing.
Even if its true (probably not), how is it any different in the Android world? Galaxy S2 came out Fall '11 and by Spring, the S3 was out.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:32 AM
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All in all imo the phone is over-hyped. With every issue I was advised to turn the phone off and on but there's no way I'm going to be constantly doing that to a phone in this day and age. My other option was to return it to have it fixed. Problem with that is I don't have time to leave it with them and then test drive it (or a newer one) again. I'm still within my refund time-frame and don't want to pass it. Speaking to others with the same phone and googling it online it seems there are countless of folks with the same problems anyway. I'm going to try purchase Samsung S3 tomorrow and test drive it for a day or two. I'm not happy with the iphone 5 and hope the grass is greener on the other side. You'd think Apple would have learned form the previous model defects.
As someone who actually owns both the iPhone 5 and S3 phones and has probably had more iOS/Android devices than everyone here, the S3 won't solve your battery or network woes.

It almost lasts a day and Samsung RF performance has always been poor. Of course, it also depends on your carrier. You can't really blame the phone when your carrier sucks (ie folks on Sprint here in the US)
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:38 AM
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Even if its true (probably not), how is it any different in the Android world? Galaxy S2 came out Fall '11 and by Spring, the S3 was out.
Few months off there. The S2 was released on Feb 13, 2011 and the S3 in May 2012.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:45 AM
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Few months off there. The S2 was released on Feb 13, 2011 and the S3 in May 2012.
I'm talking US market. Galaxy S2 was out on AT&T first week of November 2011 (I know because I waited in line to get it on launch day), and then S3 was out May/Early June (which is still Spring)

~7 months for new model.

Same thing with HTC. One X came out around May '12. One X+ will be out in a couple weeks.

~6 months for new model.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:11 AM
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I'm talking US market. Galaxy S2 was out on AT&T first week of November 2011 (I know because I waited in line to get it on launch day), and then S3 was out May/Early June (which is still Spring)

~7 months for new model.

Same thing with HTC. One X came out around May '12. One X+ will be out in a couple weeks.

~6 months for new model.
I don't know about at&t, but GS2 was available for Sprint in Sep 2011, and GS3 for Sprint was late-June 2012.

And no, GS3 was not shipped out until late-June/early July for at&t customers.

Another note: Summer usually begins on Jun 21 in the US.

Keep up bashing Sprint all that you want as coverage is always YMMV. I thought mj was a successful businessman in Canada?

Do you need another post bashing on facts about Spring (not Sprint), like "Spring didn't come early enough"?

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Old 11-12-2012, 11:16 AM
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My review is that the back aluminum casing is very fragile. If the back was constructed with a durable material then I would give it a better review..
The specs are finally up to par with most top phones in the market so nothing great about that.
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Liking it so far. Better battery life than the Nexus S. LTE is great when available.
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:34 AM
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It's strange you're having all of these issues. Siri aside, battery life, heat issues and fluctuating network performance all sound like either you are in an area of poor/spotty reception or there's some incompatibility between the iP5's radio and your carrier.

I live in ATL and am on AT&T and have none of these issues. LTE is blazing fast and solid but there are areas where I drop to 4G. Pretty sure I lose signal in elevators too but that's not a big deal to me. Web pages load instantly once the site responds.

I do agree there is some defect with the auto-dimming or else the behavior is completely different in iOS 6.

Hope you found something that works for you.

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Old 11-13-2012, 10:38 AM
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See that's the trend being noticed with the iPhones... "the 'next' one should be better", and the trend just keeps going with countless defects in every iPhone that comes out. As an Apple fanboy since the first generation, I find this depressing



And at the same time if they continue to to release new models every few months or so their customers will drop significantly. What use is purchasing the latest phone only to know a newer model will be out in 6 months? Unless of course the upgrade to the newer model will cost a very small fee in addition to a trade-in, or something as enticing.
You would think so but if that were true then Samsung Smartphones sales would not be increasing at the current rates that they have been selling at.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:56 AM
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I don't know about at&t, but GS2 was available for Sprint in Sep 2011, and GS3 for Sprint was late-June 2012.

And no, GS3 was not shipped out until late-June/early July for at&t customers.

Another note: Summer usually begins on Jun 21 in the US.

Keep up bashing Sprint all that you want as coverage is always YMMV. I thought mj was a successful businessman in Canada?

Do you need another post bashing on facts about Spring (not Sprint), like "Spring didn't come early enough"?

HaHa!!
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I don't have one, but my brother just received his yesterday and so far he likes it very much. Being a iPhone user in the past, he thinks it has a better display and everything is faster. So my iPhone 4 will be on the way here soon. Now I just need to cut my sim card into a micro sim.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:16 AM
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Here It Comes!!! The 5S!!!

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No worries, 5s should be coming soon, according to this rumor, should address all your problems, probably except for the weight and Siri.

Maybe the iPhone cycle is like Windows'... go with the "s"s and skip the non-s....
About time?
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:42 AM
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it looks like a major revision and fix to the disastrously pliable case of the iphone5. i see lots of reinforcements added in the revised iphone5s case in the picture.

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Old 12-05-2012, 12:02 PM
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Even bigger dissapointment is the battery life.

...wonder if any improvements will be made in that department.

Nobody wants my new iphone 5 for their used 4S. What a crap-a-sh!t this phone is.
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Even bigger dissapointment is the battery life.

..... What a crap-a-sh!t this phone is.

bummer dude...

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Old 12-05-2012, 12:51 PM
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Even bigger dissapointment is the battery life.

...wonder if any improvements will be made in that department.

Nobody wants my new iphone 5 for their used 4S. What a crap-a-sh!t this phone is.
I'd make that trade...
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:55 PM
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I'd make that trade...
you also want to trade in an iphone5 for a 4s?
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bummer dude...

there are 3rd party attachable battery options

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you also want to trade in an iphone5 for a 4s?
I have a 4S that I would trade for a 5.
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bummer dude...

Not bad but I prefer my 3100 mAh battery on Samsung Note 2 and with a spare battery I am good to go on international trips



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I have a 4S that I would trade for a 5.
if i were you, i would wait for the iphone5S. it has a much improved reinforced shell. not like the current one that will bend when just looking at it.
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if i were you, i would wait for the iphone5S. it has a much improved reinforced shell. not like the current one that will bend when just looking at it.
But then I doubt he'd get a 5S for his 4S
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But then I doubt he'd get a 5S for his 4S
maybe throw in a macbook or older ipad into the deal?
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if i were you, i would wait for the iphone5S. it has a much improved reinforced shell. not like the current one that will bend when just looking at it.
Lol. Nothing like trying to sensationalize something. I have heard millions have bent in half just plugging them in.


All in all it's an awesome phone. It's solid as a rock, extremely fast, responsive and smooth. The only problem is the battery life- but I just plug it in for 30 minutes if needed- that gets an extra 30-40% charge.
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Lol. Nothing like trying to sensationalize something. I have heard millions have bent in half just plugging them in.


All in all it's an awesome phone. It's solid as a rock, extremely fast, responsive and smooth. The only problem is the battery life- but I just plug it in for 30 minutes if needed- that gets an extra 30-40% charge.
you could just turn off all the extra radios (wifi, gps, nfc, ...) and switch it to GSM.
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