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Old January 9th, 2013, 01:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone!

I have finally decided to buy a new phone and have waited to see what CES 2013 brought. I am now wondering if I should wait until the Xperia Z is released in the UK (mid February) or just buy the Galaxy S3 now. If I wait until February then MWC happens and I will probably want to wait again, then the S4 will be announced etc. so I am wondering if it is better just to buy the Galaxy S3 now.

I want the phone mainly for music, web browsing and gaming and from what I have read there is only one benchmark where Adreno 320 thoroughly bests Mali 400MP, in all others it is a very minor victory and considering the Xperia Z has twice the pixels is worth the wait or will it perform worse in games/emulators.

The Mali 400MP in the S3 currently runs any emulator/game on the market and also how future proof is it compared to the Adreno 320? At worst it will run games at lower settings?

Otherwise I care little for the improved screen (they are both awesome) or UI customizations. The Xperia Z will probaly have better battery life at stock but the Galaxy S3 can have an upgraded battery (that will likely be better) so I wonder if it is worth the wait?

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Old January 9th, 2013, 04:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have moved this thread into the Device Comparison forum since you are comparing some devices you want.

If anything maybe wait until they announce the Galaxy S4. It should be coming out Q1/Q2 of this year.
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Sorry about posting in the wrong forum, didn't see the subforum.

Waiting until the S4 is announced probaly would be a good decision, or at least MWC. At least then if I still want the S3 the price will drop.

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Cool zte avid specs

well here is some full specs on the zte avid.(and i want that phone, i have seen the benchmark test and everything, the lg motion may be a bit better but i want some big but also good. so thats my choice.)

This is not a GSM device, it will not work on any GSM network worldwide.
GENERAL 2G Network CDMA 800 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
3G Network CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G Network LTE 1700 / 2100
SIM Mini-SIM
Announced 2012, December
Status Available. Released 2012, December
BODY Dimensions 124 x 65.5 x 11.9 mm (4.88 x 2.58 x 0.47 in)
Weight 148.8 g (5.22 oz)
DISPLAY Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors
Size 480 x 800 pixels, 4.0 inches (~233 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB
Internal 4 GB (2.3 GB user available), 512 MB RAM
DATA GPRS No
EDGE No
Speed EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps, LTE
WLAN Yes
Bluetooth Yes, with A2DP
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERA Primary 5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus
Video Yes
Secondary Yes, VGA
FEATURES OS Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
CPU Dual-core 1.2 GHz
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
Radio No
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors Black
- SNS integration
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- MP4/H.264/H.263 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail
- YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa integration
- Organizer
- Photo viewer/editor
- Voice memo/dial/commands
- Predictive text input (Swype)
BATTERY Li-Ion 1730 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 260 h
Talk time Up to 4 h
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besides the zte avid is probably the 3rd best phone in the metro ocs store
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