It is also better calibrated, brighter, and bigger. Samsung provided DisplayMate Technologies with an early production unit to test and analyze for our Display Technology Shoot-Out article series. It is likely that the retail units will have additional display firmware and software tweaks and improvements over our test unit. If that is the case, we will update the article when our unit is upgraded by Samsung.
Mobile Does size matter? She also explains why the Virgin Mobile iPhone can't roam internationally. While Apple may have already sold millions of iPhone 5 smartphones since its launch in September, not every iPhone fan is thrilled with the new design of the device.
And some say the iPhone 5 falls short of expectations, especially in the size department. In this edition of Ask Maggie, I help one such reader decide if it's worth the hassle of switching from Apple iOS to Google Android for a bigger smartphone. And I provide some insight into which Samsung Android phone is right for him.
Also in this Ask Maggie, I explain to another reader why the iPhone 4S from Virgin Mobile can't be unlocked or even used internationally. Dear Maggie, I have been an iPhone user and fan since the first generation iPhone in I currently have the iPhone 4, which I purchased on Craigslist a year ago because I didn't want to get locked into a two-year contract.
I was waiting for the new iPhone 5. But I have to admit that I have been disappointed with the new iPhone 5. I was definitely hoping for a larger screen and not just a taller screen.
My question to you is as a big Apple fan, who also uses a Mac computer daily for work and for home, should I consider some of the other Google Android phones that have the large screen I really want? I'm considering the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note 2, which is leading the top of my list right now based on my research.
Or do you think I should get the iPhone 5, which is in last place right now in my thoughts. I'm a 6'1 big man with fairly large hands so the screen size of both the Galaxy S3 and the new Galaxy Note 2 really appeal to me.
I've heard that there is free third party software that will work seamlessly to sync my music, etc. Thanks for your help! And the biggest of them all is the Galaxy Note 2. While Apple has made the iPhone 5 taller, it is nowhere near the size of some of these "big" android phones on the market today.
So if screen size is your main criteria, then by all means go with an Android device. The iPhone 5 is slightly taller than the iPhone 4S, the previous generation of the iPhone. But you are correct about there being apps and other ways to make this transition easier.
And in theory you should be able to move most, if not all, of your contacts, music and pictures from your iPhone and iTunes account to your new Samsung smartphone.
Samsung offers some suggestions for making this transition. The best way to move your contacts to a new Samsung device is to save those contacts to the Apple iCloud and then export those contacts from the Internet to Gmail and from Gmail you can populate your phone with all your contact info.
To load your music from iTunes onto a Samsung Android phone you have a few options. Samsung says if you're using a PC it's as easy as creating a new "Music" file for your Galaxy smartphone and dragging and dropping your music into this file.
Since you have a Mac, you'd have to download the Android File Transfer software from android. The other option is to create a Google Music account. That way you can load all your music to the cloud and play it on any Android device you own. But uploading music to Google Music can take a while.
My husband Mark has about 7GB of music and it took him all day to upload all his music to Google Music. But once the music is there, you'll have lots of flexibility moving the music around to different devices you want to use in the future.
But it requires an Internet connection to access your music. The final option is to use syncing software like DoubleTwist. You should be able to download a free version of DoubleTwist that will let you transfer your music via USB cable. There are also ways to sync your pictures from your iPhone to the Samsung devices.Both the iPhone 5 and the Galaxy S3 have email programs so you can get your messages.
Both have a myriad ways to listen to music, watch videos, and do everything else you'd expect a modern mobile computing platform to do. iOS 6 on the iPhone 5, however, . Jan 07, · - Galaxy Watch is not compatible with iPad and iPod touch * Settings and features provided by the Galaxy Watch application are only available when Gear S2, Gear S3, Gear Sport and Galaxy Watch is connected to your mobile device/5(K).
In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon offers an iPhone fan advice on switching to either the Samsung Galaxy S3 or the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.
She also explains why the Virgin. When it came to web browsing, the Galaxy S3 beat the iPhone 5 minutes to minutes. In other battery tests, the Galaxy S3 outperformed the iPhone 5 by a large magnitude, as well. The Samsung Galaxy S III (or Galaxy S3) is a Android smartphone designed, developed, and marketed by Samsung ashio-midori.comed in , it had sold about 70 million units by It has additional software features, expanded hardware, and a redesigned physique from its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S ashio-midori.com "S III" employs an .
The Good The Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini delivers Android , 4G LTE, NFC, and a solid 5-megapixel camera for just $1 on contract. The Bad Mediocre call quality and internal speed hiccups are two.