S2 to S3 .... is it worth it?

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  1. Moiizer

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    Hi Guys

    Just wondering, as the title says, is it worth the jump from the S2 to S3?

    I no the spec's are clear but i recently rooted my S2 and have been so impressed by the increased speed and the screen looks so much more clear and vibrant now, but me being me, i cant help but want a S3 lol.

    Just wanting some input from any other S2 to S3 jumpers whether they have been massively impressed or whether they didn't notice anything major that warranted the change.

    cheers guys :smashin:
     
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    My two pence worth, I preferred the S2 over the S3 and wasn;t at all impressed by the "upgrade".

    I like the shape of the S2 more and the software upgrades of the S3 were pretty trivial adding very little real-world value (Smart Call, Smart Stay, S-Voice, popup video in a window etc).

    Not worth upgrading in my opinion if you have a rooted S2.
     
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    I made the move from rooted S2 to S3 on Friday... couldn`t be happier as the difference is very noticable imo. I even went back to stock firmware as I fealt it was quicker than any of the roms available at the mo :thumbsup:
     
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    Same here. I went from S2 to S3 and couldn't be happier. It's runs a lot quicker and is more stable IMHO. I am on stock rom and can't see any reason to change. I also can't root as I have Sky Go.
     
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    I have just gone from S2 to S3 and also very happy, very smooth and have just updated to latest stock firmware and rooted, Sky Go will work with a rooted phone with a stock rom if you use this app to temporarily unroot [APP] Voodoo OTA RootKeeper (and temporary un-root) - xda-developers - basically you run the app, use sky go then when finished run the app again to go back to full root, no flashing involved
     
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    I have an s3 but have also had a lil experience with an s2 and i wouldnt say an upgrade is justified atm given the price point of the s3. There is a difference but i believe its negligible in everyday use.
     
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    Good thread. If your thinking of changing why not wait a month and see if the new iphone coming out reduces the price of the s3 any
    Think its due on the 12th Sept (the announcement is anyway)
     
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    will the iP5 be any different to 4S and will it compete with Samsung? Will it actually eradicate the phone aspect problems of the past and look to become a bit flexible? Will the screen size hit the 5 inch?
     
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    Im assuming you mean 4" for the ip5 yes its pretty much 100% certain.
     
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    I've got an S2 running ICS and I'm tempted to upgrade, I'm currently really happy with my phone thou so i'm either going to get another S2 and save £150 or get an S3. Is the S3 really worth the extra £ ? Is it just a bit quicker ?
     
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    why would you get another s2? whats wrong with the one you have?
    Stick with the s2 and go on to a £10 a month on giffgaff contrract saving you a fortune!
     
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    Only screen change is noticeable for me. Others than that is not really significant.
     
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    S2 fits in my pocket sitting down the S3 doesnt. Might not be an issue for some but it is for me. Apple seem to think the same that a phone should be pocketable sticking with 4" for the iPhone 5.
     

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