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  1. leonardotmnt

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    My wife and I are up for an upgrade with Verizon in February. We both have Incredible 2s right now. Would we be too late to the party to get the s3 this late? We don't really want to go HTC Dna because we feel a little burned that we never got ICS as promised for the dinc2. I like the functionality of the note 2 but it'd be way too big for me. We're trying to keep the price per headset under 200. Is there anything coming out that might be a better option or is the s3 still worth getting and keeping for 18 months even if it's been out almost a year? Thanks!
     

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    i think its worth getting the s3 only, its a great phone.
     
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    Same here, it will have some staying power still I believe.
    I would not however, pay over $100 on contract for one.
    Preferably less. It was a tuff choice between the S3
    and the Razr Maxx HD for me, but it was just overpriced.
    I'm happy with my choice. Came from an Evo4G.
     
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    Yeah, I saw the maxx hd is an option but I didn't see anything really special about it. I'm not worried about s3 build quality and I think the battery life will be at least as good as what we have now from what I've read. The only other advantage I've seen is the radio but that's not enough to push it over the top for us.
     
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    I came from the Inc2 and I have no regrets. HTC just did not have anything coming out that interested me and the Motorola phones seem too buggy from what I've been reading. There is rumor of a Galaxy S4 coming out later this year but I have not seen any release dates yet.
     
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    For current VZW phones, it more than holds its own. Samsung seems hell bent on supporting it just to show the iPhone up, so I think you'll see updates for another year.

    I guess the question is, do you have to have the biggest, baddest tech that is out? If so, the rumors of the S4 or the Moto X are worth waiting for, but be prepared to wait for a while. If not, you could do a lot worse than the best selling Android phone for 2012.
     
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    Personally speaking I'd get a Nexus 4, got the wife one and I prefer it to my s3
     
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    He's on Verizon. No Nexus 4 for him.
     
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    Have to agree with wolf_walker and quickaudi. If you can get the S3 for under a $100.00 you should go for it. But just be aware it's not the most advanced phone out there, especially in a couple of months.

    But it's still a great phone and hopefully Samsung will support it well into 2013.:)
     
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    My wife and I upgraded to the S3 on Verizon last month for $49 each. I originally was looking at the DNA, but at $49, it was too good a deal to pass up. I was coming from the Droid Incredible 1, so this was a major upgrade for me. She had a Samsung Fascinate, so it was a decent upgrade for her too.

    We both love our S3s! :D
     
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    Awesome. Thanks for the advice guys! I don't really need the latest and greatest. As long as it's reasonably supported I'll be happy. I figured it might be better to get the S3 than something else out more recently that won't even be supported as long and has the same specs or even lower. I hope I can find it reasonably cheap in a month. The cheapest I've seen in the last week is $100 each at Let's Talk. Anyone know where I might be able to get a better deal?
     
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    The week after xmass $100 at RadioShack was cheap as I could find it around Santa Barbara, in stock anyway, and nothing but white. SOB's still charged me tax on the full retail price I think lol. Moving from Sprint to Verizon (hello usable data speed!) and from an older phone, it was worth it to me. I'd shoot for $50, that'd be a deal. And buy a good case. The battery life is surprisingly good, I work from home so I'm on wifi mostly, but even when I've been out and about it's help up well on 4G, we seem to have good coverage here. There is an extended battery available I'm sure I'll pick up eventually, damn thing's too thin anyway.
     

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