Ever since the inception of the first iPhone, other manufacturers have been actively going into the business with the intent of creating a supposedly “iPhone Killer”. While attempts at creating the ultimate super phone have been numerous, none has come close in toppling the smartphone king that is the iPhone. I’ve always been of the mindset that Taiwan based HTC would be the one to crack the code and come out with a smartphone that’s awesome enough to dethrone the iPhone. But it wasn’t until this year that a smartphone that would pose as a serious threat to the iPhone’s dominance, and surprisingly enough, it came from none other than South Korean based Samsung.
When the Samsung Galaxy SIII was released a few months back, it was amidst a sea of hype and fanfare. Samsung’s PR machine was in full force and gadget aficionado like myself was swept away with it. Our very own reviews editor Vic Icasas got himself a Samsung Galaxy SIII on the day it was released and was gushing about it non stop for weeks. To say that my interest was piqued is an understatement, my iPhone 4S seemed about obsolete in comparison.
A month after Vic got his SIII, I followed suit and managed to get an SIII of my own and for a time, I was extremely happy with it. There really is a lot to like about the Galaxy SIII and honestly, when compared side by side, I’m of the opinion that the SIII is superior to the iPhone 4S in so many ways.
So yeah, the Galaxy SIII is awesome and I was already preparing to transfer all my stuff to the SIII and ditch my iPhone 4S. But there was a small detail that I forgot: all of my personal and business data is happily synced on iCloud and my home entertainment runs on Apple TV.
My computing life is very Mac centric as I use a MacBook Pro that’s complimented by an iPad. Even my household is pretty much an Apple-powered environment with even my son constantly staying in touch with me on iMessage. Giving up the iPhone 4S meant that I had to change the way my information is synced and how I go around doing my business. While Google does offer their own cloud services and is in some ways, more superior than Apple’s iCloud, I was faced with a question; do I change the way how I handle my computing needs so I can accommodate the SIII or do I just stick with the iPhone 4S? Convenience won and I decided to just stick with the iPhone 4S.
Now, the Galaxy SIII sits in a corner with me staring at it longingly while England Dan and John Ford Coley’s “It’s Sad to Belong” plays in the background.
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