Buying Advice Xperia SP or Galaxy S3??

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Which One would you prefer?

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  1. Sunit JC

    Sunit JC ActiveRAIDer

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    On the hunt for an android device for my sister.
    Well I was pretty sure Xperia SP should be the one, but after seeing the price of Galaxy s3 (~23-24K), things got confusing..

    Here is what I think,

    Pros of SP over s3:
    -The design. Sis just loved the phone
    -Very good specs for a mid range device
    -Adreno 320, better gaming (which she wont be doing much)

    Pros of s3 over SP:
    -User friendly
    -Better Screen (SP has poor viewing angles and colors appear washed out)
    -Faster updates (4.2.2 leak already out)
    -Huge community support (I will be helping her in that department ;))
    -Better Camera and Video recording

    So would like to seek help from fellow Raiders :)
    Which is better between the two?
     
  2. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    My vote for the S3 however I do like to live exclusive So the Sony is equally tempting for me,

    Go for the S3. I am expecting more than half of the features of the S4 finding their way in the S3 thru community support
     
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  3. Sunit JC

    Sunit JC ActiveRAIDer

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    The features will be in the official 4.2.2 update itself :D
    Samsung announced it after the launch of S4..
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    So more reasons to consider the S3. If only Samsung came up with a S3 Maxx version, or probably for the S4, that's like 8-11 mm thick, and comes with a 4000mAh battery.
     
  5. WingZero

    WingZero RAID Rookie

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    s3 mainly for the firmware and dev support. Also KLP confirmed on S3 iirc?
     
  6. Sunit JC

    Sunit JC ActiveRAIDer

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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    BTW, why not a Nexus 4? I saw what dbg uses, and it's an extremely capable phone as well, cheaper as well than the S3.
    --- Double Post Merged, May 26, 2013 ---

    noob query, what's KLP?
     
  8. Sunit JC

    Sunit JC ActiveRAIDer

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    Key Lime Pie :)
    --- Double Post Merged, May 26, 2013 ---
    Well I thought of the nexus 4 but I know she will drop the phone. I have seen her drop the Atrix 2 so many times.
    Nexus 4 can handle little bumps and drops, but I don't want to take chances.:worry:
     
  9. Nicko

    Nicko RAID Rookie

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    Samsung Note 2 is the better option, if you are planning to buy new phone under the budget of 30K. But the offer is valid till the end of this month only. Just few days back I bought this "Note 2" with 15% cash back offer from Samsung authorized dealer and it cost me around 30K (Exact Price - Rs29'750/-). You already know about the best features of this Note 2 which is now comes with the value for money offer.
    Con: Huge in Size.

    Samsung S3 is also a good option, but still I don't like this phone due to moderate battery power, which keeps you busy in checking the Task Manager to kill the unnecessary application for extra RAM and battery usage.
     
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  10. Sunit JC

    Sunit JC ActiveRAIDer

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    There you said it yourself..
    And I already own a note 2 :p
     
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    Nicko RAID Rookie

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  12. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    Get the ze Nexus 4 .. enjoy goodness of ParanoidAndroid :D
     
  13. Sunit JC

    Sunit JC ActiveRAIDer

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    How is the build quality? You think it will survive frequent drops? :p
     
  14. WingZero

    WingZero RAID Rookie

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    Not really. Nexus 4 glass back is quite prone to cracking on drops. Better off with plastic for the drop problem.
     
  15. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    Not without a case. Mine has slipped of the bed a few time and hasn't taken any damage even without a case but you will need to invest in a good case for the phone for regular use.

    If you've tried it , it offers the smoothest Android Experience you've ever seen.



    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
     
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  16. Sunit JC

    Sunit JC ActiveRAIDer

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    Had a good look at the Xperia SP today.. The phone is brilliant.. The response was quick, games were super smooth, camera was quite decent, sound output was decent, the screen clarity was good, though coming from a super AMOLED the display appeared a bit dull..
    The problem?



    After I found this video few days back, I wanted to check it myself. The device I used today had the exact same issue.. Not as serious as in the video but it was failing to register the touch a few times.. I hope this is a software issue and Sony fixes this soon.. Also I'm not sure if all the Xperia SPs are having this problem.
    So for now, Xperia SP is out of the equation..
     
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  17. Sunit JC

    Sunit JC ActiveRAIDer

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    FYI this happens only when the phone is kept on a flat surface.. Otherwise it's fine..
     
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  18. Sunit JC

    Sunit JC ActiveRAIDer

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    BTW got the galaxy s3 for 24K.. :D

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  19. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    :mog: sweet deal !!
     
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