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11:41 PM on 07/02/12 
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just moved from Iphone 4s to HTC One X and I must say, ICS is not very user-friendly. It has flash,so that's great. But the amount of apps that wouldn't get apples seal of approval is saddening. I downloaded the firefox browser and it didn't have copy/paste. the stock browser was lacking usability with the tab situation, and so now i'm onto a third which isn't the prettiest but it gets the job done. ICS/HTC Doesn't really "push" emails, just checks it often. Battery on the HTC is Horrible, but that isn't androids fault i guess. Even with minimal apps, it always seems cluttered. I don't really know what to think right now. The pros- Super fast phone, 4g speeds, and flash outweighs the Iphone. But if the next iphone gets flash then i'm going back for sure. Back to better battery, push, and i'll give the iphone the benefit of the doubt that it'll make a stellar looking phone.

also, GPS is horrible on the HTC. Apple finds me in seconds. HTC needs to reboot sometimes. I can't blame the phone, it has to be the OS.
11:14 AM on 07/05/12 
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There should be an app-based solution for most of the issues you're reporting - i.e. for a web browser, I suggest Dolphin HD or Chrome (both have tabs); you might want to download a battery monitor and an 'app killer' (Android keeps apps running in the background, often without your knowledge, and an app killer will help you monitor that and kill apps you don't need running); and I'm pretty sure you can get better email clients that will more effectively support Push. Also, if you don't like your 'launcher' on the HTC you can get one that's more to your tastes.

Basically, the main difference I've found between iOS and Android is that everything sits on the surface with iOS, with Android there are layers upon layers and if you're coming from iOS and not accustomed to that, you kind of forget or overlook the fact that you really can dig deep into the phone and pretty much access or mod everything that's going on in there.

After using the android for almost a week I've begun to deal with it. The battery isn't horrible considering how much more I'm using my phone. I'm using dolphin browser, but I've had chrome on my tablet and might move to that soon. Oddly enough, its the phone aspect now that's posing problems. But I'll master it in time.
I still think I'll switch to the Samsung S3 this weekend just cause the HTC has let me down with stuff live charging time, GPS, and lacking a sd card slot.
After doing research, Push email doesn't seem to be a feature Android phones do well, or even at all for that matter. K_9 is working okay but its nowhere near blackberry or iPhone well.

I don't know how to get the phone to hookup to my iPhone ready car so that kinda sucks. But after doing a speed test my LTE is getting 30mb download, that's 5 mb better than my home internet. So I'm very much enjoying the speed of the internet and processor of my phone. But now I have to wonder if windows might to it all better.
11:25 AM on 07/05/12 
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Why would you download Firefox? That's known to be one of the worst browsers out there - on computers and ESPECIALLY on Android. That things been getting so many negative reviews around the Droid websites XD. Trust me on this one- Try out Dolphin Browser HD. I don't think you will regret it. I've been using this browser for years and I love it.

I agree on GPS sucking on HTC. I don't know if this is with all android phones because I've only owned an HTC Incredible and HTC Thunderbolt, but GPS did take forever to lock on in both. At least android even has built-in navigation, unlike Apple (although I hear the new iOS will have it?).
Firefox is actually a really good browser on desktops. Furthermore I think it's the second most common after.explorer. Firefox/Mozilla/Netscape has been around for ages. It's new to the app game but I'm sure will do well soon.

Built in nav is good. So now I'm trying to find a way to hook it up through my car speakers so I can hear while I drive. But at the end of the day 1 thing I realize is that I don't use my laptop that much anymore.

I I used the voice transcribing to type this
11:31 AM on 07/05/12 
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if you're upset about lack of SD card you should have researched more but your internet speed there means that cloud storage would be perfect for you.

I researched the phone fully . It's just that coming from a 16 gigabyte iPhone, it seemed like more than enough. but now you have a completely different phone that's capable of more things, thus you need more space and that I did not take into account and I don't think many people coming from an iphone would.
11:58 AM on 07/05/12 
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Because the phones are so thin I can deal with a bigger screen. I prefer the look of HOx but S3 seems more versatile. Ideally if the ion was thinner and had better hardware I'd be all over it. I love what Sony does internationally but they brought the garbage to America. Well all phone manufactures being their garbage. Dual core when quad is available claiming it doesn't play well with lte is rubbish. I truly believe that quad core is reserved for the iPhone. That saddens me but worldwide people aren't going to wait for the iPhone when they already have respectable android phones
11:13 PM on 07/10/12 
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I just switched the HTC One x to Galaxy 3 and Wow, thank you. Galaxy is way more user friendly, better speakers (f u beatsaudio), way better battery, it lasts longer and charges faster. And the music player is kinder. Die HTC, i feel that they should go the way of RIM.
I almost filled my 11gbs up but thanks to an SD slot i'll be good once I order one.
11:35 AM on 07/11/12 
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Surprisingly, and I just got my One X yesterday after using an S3 for a while and I much prefer the HTC. It just feels like the more premium phone and after messing around with it, removing sense, it's pretty much the same I think. Music player wise, no stock music player is ever good I find. I got to get one off the store. I make sure you pick up the VLC beta off the store

I think both phones need to catchup to iPhone's music player. Iv heard great things about vlc. Heard it streams from computer without being on the same network.
Neither phone designs truly shine to me, I think Sony is making way better looking xperia phones other than the ion. They both have a different feel, HTC feeling better but smudges and protruding camera doesn't help. Ultimately the battery is far improved on the galaxy. Lasts longer and charges faster. I need that.
But I'll throw on vlc, that's my player of choice on desktop anyway

Ps. I Dont care what benchmarks say but I felt as if the HTC was faster and more responsive. When I press the home button on the galaxy there's always a little lag. When I tap to scroll to the top there's a lag. That sucks. But it truly keeps programs open when multitasking which I like. Instead the HTC always refreshes when you return and thus it will log you out if you're logged in . or if youre typing something and come back to it you essentially have to start again
02:47 PM on 07/11/12 
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You see our basic needs differ, I will never use my phone as a music player, therefore the lack of aa decent player isn't a deal breaker. My battery hasn't been fantastic so far, but what I read is it gets better over time multitasking is nerfed completely but there are mods for that, best thing about Android is you're never stuck with what you buy
That's probably true. Ever since I got the HTC I realized that I didnt need to bring my MacBook air with me to work. Because of that I started to see the weaknesses. Galaxy is doing things I like.
I need it as a music player cause I dont want to walk around with my iPod cause too many things in my pocket takes away from my natural bulge
02:49 PM on 07/11/12 
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It'll probably be $200, but there might be a sale right off the bat, who knows.

Sam's club was selling it for $170. Anywhere is better than buying it from the carrier which I did and regret. Wasted $70
02:12 PM on 08/17/12 
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I don't have a case on mine. wish galaxy s3 had text flow.
05:13 PM on 07/19/13 
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last week i was about to write a long rant about ATT and how hard it was to get a replacement phone while under warranty. but they gave me and I received my new (refurbished) samsung galaxy s3 on monday. today I dropped it in the toilet.

FUCK!



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