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#181 CaseyRyback

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 11:34 PM

100 with a 50 dollar gift card isn't terrible, but I would think that it might just be free in a couple of weeks. 

 

http://www.bestbuy.c...&contract_desc=

 

Wouldn't be surprised to see the BB ad leak before it goes on sale, so you may actually get an idea if it is worth waiting a few days soon.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 11:45 PM

Link doesn't seem to work for me.  I had a Best Buy gift card that I never used from a few years ago.  With the timing of my upgrades it seems like they don't work out well with the gift cards.

 

I'm currently trying to decide if I want to unroot and install 4.3 on my S3 Wednesday and have to deal with knox or hold off till a rom comes out that doesn't have knox.  I'm thinking I should just hold off.  The devs on xda tend to do a good job with getting around all of that if they can.


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Posted 06 November 2013 - 12:47 AM

Link doesn't seem to work for me.  I had a Best Buy gift card that I never used from a few years ago.  With the timing of my upgrades it seems like they don't work out well with the gift cards.
 
I'm currently trying to decide if I want to unroot and install 4.3 on my S3 Wednesday and have to deal with knox or hold off till a rom comes out that doesn't have knox.  I'm thinking I should just hold off.  The devs on xda tend to do a good job with getting around all of that if they can.


just read this on xda. maybe you are interested?

http://www.xda-devel...e-galaxy-s-iii/
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Posted 06 November 2013 - 01:38 AM

That's a leaked version for the international.  As far as I know the international and I think AT&T have 4.3 out that was leaked with no knox.


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#185 Kickahole88

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 05:12 AM

android all the way..



#186 bubzers

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 12:19 PM

That's a leaked version for the international. As far as I know the international and I think AT&T have 4.3 out that was leaked with no knox.

What version/region/carrier are you needing?

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#187 CaseyRyback

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 04:19 PM

I believe that the international gs3 has different internals than the american version. I know it doesn't have LTE and I believe it has a different processor.

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 11:22 PM

What version/region/carrier are you needing?

 

 

Sprint and last I knew it still hasn't dropped yet.  It was supposed to be out today from what all the sources said.


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#189 Zoglog

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 12:24 AM

Just got my 32GB Nexus 5 from the play store yesterday. Was a bit annoying to activate with sprint due to them being unprepared. Great phone so far though. Nothing like stock android.

 

Glad to be done with the touchwiz from my note II

 

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Unlocked iPhone 5s 32GB = $749 | Unlocked Nexus 5 32GB = $399
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#190 CaseyRyback

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 12:17 AM

Calling businesses with the nexus 5 is the coolest thing ever. Shit goes to the internet and pulls all the contact information.

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#191 irideabike

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 03:44 PM

iphone 5s for both my wife and i


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#192 bigpimpin24

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 09:45 AM

The G2 will be $50 at Best Buy on Black Friday. I wonder how difficult it will be getting in on that deal. The price is with a 2 year activation.

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#193 HydroX

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 04:41 PM

I recently switched to an HTC One... this phone is a BAMF.


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Posted 14 November 2013 - 11:07 AM

The new Moto G seems pretty cool, great price for what you get!


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Posted 14 November 2013 - 07:26 PM

The G2 will be $50 at Best Buy on Black Friday. I wonder how difficult it will be getting in on that deal. The price is with a 2 year activation.


Its been between $50 and 100 a couple of times already, so it may not be worth risking life and limb for it. I got mine for $50 at BB just before Halloween. If you're on at&t, I highly recommend removing or stopping the CarrierIQ service. Battery is excellent afterwards. I'm going on 59 hours of normal use (for a work week) without charging and I'm at 19% charge.

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 11:37 PM

Its been between $50 and 100 a couple of times already, so it may not be worth risking life and limb for it. I got mine for $50 at BB just before Halloween. If you're on at&t, I highly recommend removing or stopping the CarrierIQ service. Battery is excellent afterwards. I'm going on 59 hours of normal use (for a work week) without charging and I'm at 19% charge.

I'm actually on Sprint which barely released it last week. It's currently $100 at Best Buy with a $50 Gift card it seems. I might just go with that and not deal with Black Friday madness


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Posted 17 November 2013 - 05:07 PM

Went with the moto X for $50 at Best Buy. I also got a $50 GC. I like the phone so far. Its a lot faster than the Atrix 2 and the battery lasts a long time


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Posted 18 November 2013 - 02:37 AM

I recently switched to an HTC One... this phone is a BAMF.

 

Yeah, LOVE mine. Too bad HTC doesn't get much respect.



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Posted 19 November 2013 - 02:05 AM

HTC one is a great piece of hardware. Too bad they mess it up with the sense software. Nothing beats the stock android OS



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Posted 19 November 2013 - 04:12 PM

HTC one is a great piece of hardware. Too bad they mess it up with the sense software. Nothing beats the stock android OS

That's what the Google Play Edition is for. ;)

I just wish more manufacturers went that route.
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Posted 19 November 2013 - 06:13 PM

I personally don't mind Sense.


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Posted 19 November 2013 - 09:42 PM

That's what the Google Play Edition is for. ;)

I just wish more manufacturers went that route.

 

agreed, if only it wasn't so expensive. as cool as the HTC one hardware is, it's hard to justify spending $200 more than the Nexus 5. Plus the Nexus 5 supports the stupid sprint CDMA bands so I didn't have much choice anyway



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Posted 19 November 2013 - 09:48 PM

My wife and I both got the GPe S4 back in July.  We were in dire need of an upgrade, otherwise we would have waited for the iphone 5s or the Nexus 5.  Are they selling the Nexus at a loss?  That's a bargain price for such a great phone.  


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Posted 19 November 2013 - 11:51 PM

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 11:56 PM

agreed, if only it wasn't so expensive. as cool as the HTC one hardware is, it's hard to justify spending $200 more than the Nexus 5. Plus the Nexus 5 supports the stupid sprint CDMA bands so I didn't have much choice anyway

 No doubt. That's why I'm kinda kicking the can on getting a new phone. I can spend about $600 on an Xperia Z1 or $350 on a Nexus 5 that's just as good for all intents and purposes. Is the 20MP camera worth the extra $250? Not really when I can buy the Sony QX10 NFC camera attachment for even better photos than the Z1.
 

My wife and I both got the GPe S4 back in July.  We were in dire need of an upgrade, otherwise we would have waited for the iphone 5s or the Nexus 5.  Are they selling the Nexus at a loss?  That's a bargain price for such a great phone.

Yup, Google is selling it at a loss. The true price of the handset is actually $100 more like the price through Tmobile and they're not even making a profit on it. The second I saw that they were blowing out the Nexus 4 at $200, I called my cousin right away to buy one...haha.
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#206 plvl

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 03:26 AM

I use the new us 5, you can't beat the price. If that is still a little much, the moto G will be sold 180 off contract, which is also great. More expensive options are the moto x, HTC one, note 3 and s4.all are great choices.

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 01:26 AM

Need some help. I have a Samsung Galaxy Exhilerate and a few weeks ago, my home screen changed from my normal one to a blue screen with the time, weather, and 5 icons. I couldn't get into the App screen or access my Widgets without escaping out of all my programs. This was annoying, but only last a few hours.

Now, a Samsung ToS prompt keeps popping up out of nowhere and if I don't agree, I can't use Voice Command. I don't use VC and never will, but escaping or declining ends up screwing up my pages. What the hell is going on?