Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini SA contract prices emerge

Should read:
Vodacom prices for the S4 mini

Not interested.:whistling:
 
Just Vodascum forcing us into one of their "smart" contracts again. Does not matter if you do not need free sms or data, you are forced to take a package that includes these, They like the idea of charging you at the beginning of the month for all the voice, data and sms instead of at month's end for the stuff you actually use.
 
For R50 a month more, you can get a superior iPhone 5 on Cell C's network with more benefits. It is a no brainer.
 
For R50 a month more, you can get a superior iPhone 5 on Cell C's network with more benefits. It is a no brainer.

Superior? I prefer my s3 mini to the iPhone 5, nevermind the S4 mini- but you're right about Voda being super expensive.
 
Superior? I prefer my s3 mini to the iPhone 5, nevermind the S4 mini- but you're right about Voda being super expensive.

If you prefer an s3 mini to an iphone5, you need to go get your head checked. And I mean you really prefer it, not just a question of you can't afford the iphone.

Trust me on this.
 
Any indication if this will be covered by Samsung's accidental damage warranty?
 
If you prefer an s3 mini to an iphone5, you need to go get your head checked. And I mean you really prefer it, not just a question of you can't afford the iphone.

Trust me on this.

Of course I do. It's not really any slower in normal daily use. The screen's awesome, although I know it's nowhere near the iPhone's - we're talking diminishing returns there anyway - i.e. the difference is big if you put them side-by-side, but not noticeable in normal use.
It's lighter. It's not running iOS. It looks nicer (personal taste); it feels better in my hand (I like sleek, not chunky); Almost forgot - it supports wifi direct (Miracast), which I actually use (for my XBMC box)

It's not in the same league when it comes to games, but then I barely play games on my phone anyway, and Cut the Rope isn't gonna run any faster on an iPhone 5.
For what I do: phone, sms, whatsapp, email, calendar, wifi testing, web browsing, MyBB, wifi tethering, Facebook, Internet banking - how is the iPhone 5 any better? These functions are gonna be the same no matter what phone you use.

And yes, I've used every iteration of the iPhone, including the 5, so it's not like I don't know what I'm comparing. Haven't owned any, to be fair, but used them plenty.
 
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Of course I do.
I'd recommend a good head doctor if I knew any.

It's not really any slower in normal daily use.
Highly delusional, for fragmented android to run as smooth as iOS it needs better hardware. This is a fact and you are in denial.

The screen's awesome, although I know it's nowhere near the iPhone's
That's correct. no but's no if's. 326ppi vs 233ppi, the difference is staggering.

It's lighter.
lol ok, 0.5 grams lighter. That, son, is what we call totally and utterly negligible.

It's not running iOS.
Indeed it doesn't. Instead it runs samsung's horrendous flavour of android, the height of bland and generic.

It looks nicer (personal taste)
Personal taste doesn't count here
it feels better in my hand (I like sleek, not chunky)
Even though what fits in your hand nicely is also personal taste, the iphone5's physical dimensions are sleeker and thinner.
Almost forgot - it supports wifi direct (Miracast), which I actually use (for my XBMC box)
Niche feature, but ok it's nice.

It's not in the same league when it comes to games.
No, it's better than an S3 mini in everything

Now taking all the above into consideration, you will see that the reason you prefer the S3 is your own bias. Bias which is grounded in your imagination, and not based on facts.

For what I do: phone, sms, whatsapp, email, calendar, wifi testing, web browsing, MyBB, wifi tethering, Facebook, Internet banking - how is the iPhone 5 any better?
It's faster and more fluid.

The deciding factor here is that the iphone5 is more expensive. That's it.
 
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I'd recommend a good head doctor if I knew any.

...

No, it's better than an S3 mini in everything

Now taking all the above into consideration, you will see that the reason you prefer the S3 is your own bias. Bias which is grounded in your imagination, and not based on facts.


It's faster and more fluid.

The deciding factor here is that the iphone5 is more expensive. That's it.

Thanks for trolling.
 
Thanks for responding to my trolling

To humour your totally inappropriate and OT trolling, consider the following:
  • The iPhone doesn't come with an equivalent to Samsung's AWESOME accidental damage warranty
  • The iPhone doesn't come bundled with 1GB of free wifi per month
  • iOS doesn't have Swype
  • iOS doesn't have an AirDroid equivalent
  • iOS doesn't do SMS, Whatsapp & call log backup to Gmail (SMSBackup+)
  • Not everyone needs, or cares about, 1000 PPI

And just so you know I'm not anti-Apple, I'm sending this from my MacBook Pro.
 
I'd recommend a good head doctor if I knew any.
Unsubstantiated

Highly delusional, for fragmented android to run as smooth as iOS it needs better hardware. This is a fact and you are in denial.
Dunno what you're smoking. My phone is quick. Maybe you could measure the difference with a stop-watch - but I don't wait to open any applications or to switch between them.

That's correct. no but's no if's. 326ppi vs 233ppi, the difference is staggering.
The point is, once you get above about 160-180ppi, it really makes little difference, especially on such a small screen. It just looks nice, either way.


lol ok, 0.5 grams lighter. That, son, is what we call totally and utterly negligible.
Fair point. I've commented previously on this forum about how the iPhone's blocky shape makes it seem heavier than it actually is.

Indeed it doesn't. Instead it runs samsung's horrendous flavour of android, the height of bland and generic.
"Personal taste doesn't count here". But at least it's customisable. I can change launcher's, I can change apps, I can change almost everything about the interface (without rooting); and I could change every single thing about the interface if I chose to root.

Even though what fits in your hand nicely is also personal taste, the iphone5's physical dimensions are sleeker and thinner.
which doesn't help one bit if it's uncomfortable to hold because of an un-ergonomic shape.

No, it's better than an S3 mini in everything
You have yet to show that without spitting out unsubstantiated opinions. Even compaing side-by-side on GSMArena doesn't show much difference in most cases, especially when you remember we're comparing a phone that costs more than TWICE the price!

Now taking all the above into consideration, you will see that the reason you prefer the S3 is your own bias. Bias which is grounded in your imagination, and not based on facts.
HAHAHAHAHA
I've seen ONE fact in your entire reply - and it was something I'd already brought up (the screen quality).



It's faster and more fluid.
Once again, personal opinion, although I would venture that if you actually measured with a stopwatch, the iPhone 5 would be faster. But I doubt it would be by a large margin, especially when it comes to the normal tasks that most people use, i.e. the ones I listed above. In fact, I'd even venture that it would be slower in some - the hardware differences are quite small after all.

The deciding factor here is that the iphone5 is more expensive. That's it.

The fact that we're even able to make a comparison between two phones with such a huge price difference between them speaks volumes right there. And as I said earlier, do a side-by-side on GSMArena - you'd be surprised how little difference there is in the hardware specs. Once again, in this case we're ignoring personal opinion and just going by the numbers.
In fact, I'll make it easy, I'll tell you the differences: you're paying more for an unnecessarily high resolution screen, a high end 3D processor, and 0.2Ghz faster CPU, and slightly better camera, if that's your thing.
 
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To humour your totally inappropriate and OT trolling, consider the following:
  • The iPhone doesn't come with an equivalent to Samsung's AWESOME accidental damage warranty
  • The iPhone doesn't come bundled with 1GB of free wifi per month
  • iOS doesn't have Swype
  • iOS doesn't have an AirDroid equivalent
  • iOS doesn't do SMS, Whatsapp & call log backup to Gmail (SMSBackup+)
  • Not everyone needs, or cares about, 1000 PPI

And just so you know I'm not anti-Apple, I'm sending this from my MacBook Pro.

Wait, are you serious? The amazing iOS doesn't have an Airdroid equivalent? Or alternative keyboards? Or...
Oh why do I even bother. It's a P.O.S. that was great when it came out but was really showing it's age a coupla years ago already cos they refuse to update the interface or allow customisations.
 
To humour your totally inappropriate and OT trolling, consider the following:
  • The iPhone doesn't come with an equivalent to Samsung's AWESOME accidental damage warranty
  • The iPhone doesn't come bundled with 1GB of free wifi per month
  • iOS doesn't have Swype
  • iOS doesn't have an AirDroid equivalent
  • iOS doesn't do SMS, Whatsapp & call log backup to Gmail (SMSBackup+)
  • Not everyone needs, or cares about, 1000 PPI

And just so you know I'm not anti-Apple, I'm sending this from my MacBook Pro.

Thanks for more troll feeding.
 
Unsubstantiated
herpderp

Dunno what you're smoking. My phone is quick. Maybe you could measure the difference with a stop-watch - but I don't wait to open any applications or to switch between them.
I had to set up a couple of s3 mini's for people at the firm, it is nasty as hell even when compared to my HTC one sv.

The point is, once you get above about 160-180ppi, it really makes little difference, especially on such a small screen. It just looks nice, either way.
The first galaxy ace is 165ppi. HAHA.

Sorry I think I riled you up a little too much, if you start saying things like that.

the iPhone's blocky shape makes it seem heavier than it actually is.
I actually don't have a reply for that.

"Personal taste doesn't count here". But at least it's customisable. I can change launcher's, I can change apps, I can change almost everything about the interface (without rooting); and I could change every single thing about the interface if I chose to root.
If you like to constantly screw around with a cellphone. fair enough. I prefer to get an android device with stronger hardware and a slick interface so I don't need to.

which doesn't help one bit if it's uncomfortable to hold because of an un-ergonomic shape.
Ok bruh.

You have yet to show that without spitting out unsubstantiated opinions. Even compaing side-by-side on GSMArena doesn't show much difference in most cases, especially when you remember we're comparing a phone that costs more than TWICE the price!

HAHAHAHAHA
I've seen ONE fact in your entire reply - and it was something I'd already brought up (the screen quality).
Wait a second champ, you are the one implying that the S3 mini is superior.

Let's put that to the test with a pound for pound comparison :
http://www.compare-cellphones.org/Samsung-Galaxy-S-III-Mini-vs-Apple-iPhone-5

The only factual reason you have for preferring the S3 mini is that it's cheaper.
 
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It's a P.O.S. that was great when it came out but was really showing it's age a coupla years ago already cos they refuse to update the interface or allow customisations.
speak the speak eh ?

no wonder you prefer your S3 mini, at least you can install mxit on it.

(Also, the iphone 5 was released in Sept 2012.)
 
I thought you were going to attempt not being such a prat, abandonallhope?
 
I thought you were going to attempt not being such a prat, abandonallhope?

You thought right, but this isn't that bad is it ? It is a little snide, but it's not inane one liners.

These tunnelvision samsung/android fanboys need to get back to reality, and it is a slow friday.
 
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