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    Default Re: Which smartphone next after my S3

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    I can't recommend enough... you're so good rid of your S3. And... I can't recommend enough a Galaxy S4 or S5.

    PS pls ignore Chill's advice - he's biased!
    I'm currently rocking a Galaxy S5. The IR port is nice, but the battery would be an easy 25-30% less than the Z3. It's not as waterproof, and it's noticeably slower even on a fresh installation without installing any additional apps.
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    Default Re: Which smartphone next after my S3

    How is Chill biased? I've owned Samsung phones and would never own one again. I still have my trusty HTC One M7, and I would agree with what he's recommended, especially the new Moto G. I'm in fact looking at a Z3 to replace my HTC in the next while.
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    Default Re: Which smartphone next after my S3

    Everybody is biased, it's the nature of being human. Otherwise there would be no opinions only facts.
    Anyway my Note3 should be fairly similar to an S5 and I find it's really smooth and responsive still, nothing to complain about performance wise at all.

    That said I would definitely consider a Z3 if I was replacing it. I was tempted by the nexus 6 but reviews aren't favourable when compared to the Note 4 or Z3.
    I've always gone for phones with removable batteries and micro SD support but to be honest I've never replaced a battery and don't really find much use for the extra storage. It is good having the option of a hard reset on occasion though.
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    Default Re: Which smartphone next after my S3

    Bugger the cancer. I'm suffering from terminal inertia.

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    Default Re: Which smartphone next after my S3

    I have just replaced the battery in my S3 mini as it was way cheaper than replacing the phone which I can't afford to do after taking a 6 month sabbatical last summer.

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    Default Re: Which smartphone next after my S3

    Ahem, I took a tip from an earlier poster and restarted the phone. It fair hums along now, no hesitation at all, and almost brand new performance, great.

    Its not been switched off for many months at a time, other than at hardware reset time. Now Im doing this almost daily, thanks again for the tip.

    But, the phone is starting to show signs of wear, little chips coming off the chrome edge band, that sort of thing. So im starting to look around. When I do upgrade,Id like to turn the S3 into a Webcam, any suggestions on how to achieve that?

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    Default Re: Which smartphone next after my S3

    Maybe just flash a stock based custom rom of Lollipop, usually gets it running mint rather than the crappy touchwiz that's on it now...
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    Default Re: Which smartphone next after my S3

    Quote Originally Posted by sahilcc7 View Post
    Maybe just flash a stock based custom rom of Lollipop, usually gets it running mint rather than the crappy touchwiz that's on it now...
    I flashed 5 Galaxy S5's in the space of 6 weeks to CyanogenMod.
    Yeah sure it means they run a bit snappier but then there's bluetooth streaming issues and a lack of NFC to deal with (Has to be disabled, not just turned off, or it absolutely pwns your battery life).
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    Default Re: Which smartphone next after my S3

    Quote Originally Posted by sahilcc7 View Post
    Maybe just flash a stock based custom rom of Lollipop, usually gets it running mint rather than the crappy touchwiz that's on it now...
    I have done the same(CM) some months ago with my S3 and it has been going nicely since. You need to spend a bit of time on it to setup and that's not everybody's cup of tea.

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    Default Re: Which smartphone next after my S3

    Quote Originally Posted by notechyet View Post
    I have done the same(CM) some months ago with my S3 and it has been going nicely since. You need to spend a bit of time on it to setup and that's not everybody's cup of tea.
    Doesn't help everyones guides online are long since outdated.
    Flashing Samsungs are all pretty much the same, it's not hard once you've done one, you've done a dozen (Or ~5 dozen in my case)
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