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  1. gipper

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    I'm currently an iPhone 4 user, but the Samsung galaxy 3 looks great.

    One factor that may lead me to
    Switch is regarding transferring music. Right now I am blocked from putting music on and taking music off (sharing).

    With android, can I do this just like an external hard drive or am I restricted by a type of "iTunes" that android uses?
     

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    you are correct androids will transfer music from computer to phone and vice versa. the phone acts like a card reader enjoy your phone
     
  3. gipper

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    That's such a crazy concept to me, lol. I'm so restricted right now I can't imagine being able to transfer music between friends unrestricted.
     
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    I copy my entire SD card, full of mp3s and sdks, to my PC every now and then... try that in Appleville.
     
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    LOL. How old are you? Just asking. Since I am not in the US, I just don't see how this could be an alien concept to you guys. I've been using phones as card readers to store and play music and transfer them like a card reader would for over 10 years, with Nokia, Motorola and Sony phones....

    Anyway, if you prefer, there are also some "iTunes-like" programs that let you manage your media files, but unlike iTunes they don't restrict you. They just let you fix the playlists and sync the files on the PC and phone so they mirror each other, but they won't restrict you from sending your media files via email or bluetooth.
     
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    I'm quite old. I've only owned apple smartphones so that's why it seems too good to be true. My friend always want the music on my phone, but by design, apple doesn't allow it.

    My only concern is battery life. My phone has much better life than the androids I've seen. I hope the galaxy S3 has fixed that.

    It's weird that I almost feel guilty for being able to transfer my music so easily. I've been trained to see it as a bad thing. Haha.
     
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    Actually its not just smartphones. Nokia 5610, 5310, Motorola v3i aren't smartphones. Apple iPhones are the only phones that restrict you, everything else, you can treat as a card reader.

    Battery life is dependent on how the phone is setup. I've been through three smartphones, and if I am using them, they always end up having 10-15hrs of battery life only. My brother, who is now using my old 5800 since his phone broke recently, gets up to two days of battery from that thing, yet with me it only lasts 15hrs. And he is still using the last battery I had bought.
     

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