Re: iPhone 5 or Galaxy S3?
10-14-2012 06:14:20 PM
Consider how invested you are into the Apple ecosystem. Do you have a lot of paid apps that you use frequently? Do you like managing your phone through iTunes? Do you use iCloud extensively? Are you able to forego a text messaging plan because you use iMessage (and so do your friends and family)? If you answer yes to two or more of these questions, I would recommend an iPhone 5.
Other things to consider would be that you are looking at quite a size jump from an iPhone 3GS to a Samsung Galaxy S III. Is that something that you would want? How often do you visit the Apple store for support for your phone? If you do visit the Apple store, are you willing to give that up? As of now, there are no Samsung stores for in-person support.
You can see from my devices that I would be biased toward the Galaxy S III. But there are many things to consider. Some reasons that I would recommend the Galaxy S III would be the larger screen, ease of integration with (almost) everything that Google does, and many neat little features that make the phone more user-friendly (such as stay awake and gestures).