"I've ALL the toys, and my Galaxy III RULES THEM ALL!"5.0 starson by EC_Johnson2000
Bright 'n Big Screen
Android ICS, Jelly Bean in October
No proprietary USB!
Micro SD - I got 64gb
Excellent power-saving features
Samsung's Touch-Wiz is actually kind of nice
Cons: Removing the back cover to access the SD card is a little awkward, but not a deal breaker
Horrible Verizon apps, but can be ignored
Samsung's apps are not as good as market options
S-Voice, like Siri, is only OK
Summary: I replaced my original Google Nexus One with this device, and obviously was blown away by the difference. I also have an iPad 3 and the iPhone 5 (I'm a developer) and my SG3 easily tops them both as well.
If you take a lot of pictures with a real digital camera, like I do, and want to share them on the go the SG3 has one thing your iPhone can't dream of: A MICRO SD CARD! I love taking pictures no cell phone can match, popping my SD card from camera to Samsung phone and immediately sharing them. This is a big reason I really can't justify an iPhone.
The iPhone's biggest failing by comparison is iOS 6, which is still soooo 2007 in terms of features. Also, I just don't like how 'boxy' iPhones are now. They're uncomfortable compared to the SG3's sleek form factor.
The iPad, it was always just too damn big. Again, uncomfortable. My SG3, despite being in another class, is way more portable and fun. I also have a Google Nexus 7, and I enjoy it as well. That's off-topic though of course.
End-of-story: The SG3 was definitely the right pick for me!