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Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III hands-on: First look

Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III hands-on: First look - read the full textSamsung very recently climbed to top as the phone vendor with most units shipped, but more importantly, it also became the maker with most smartphones shipped. The company is a big player in the Android world, so with the announcement of its...


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On page 2 is "It uses the latest TouchWiz software with a four column UI (not five)".
Judging by the photos and videos already posted here and in other sites, in this new UI you can have four or five itens in the dock, and the app drawer is a 5X4 (rows x columns)!

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  • 2012-05-06 23:22
  • L936

Samsung is responsible for the hype around this phone. They created too much suspence. I know companies have their reasons for keeping their devices secret but I wish they would embrace the benefits of predictability. If samsung had announced these specs much earlier and floated a few mock-up designs they would have had valuable feedback to use in developing the device to suit almost all of their target consumers. I wish companies would do this every once in a while

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  • 2012-05-06 22:03
  • fncb

Lots of comments about plastic backing, but maybe that's not a bad thing. Two friends with iphone4s have smashed them, due to a glossy glass slippery finish (looks great but totally impractical). The first thing many iphone buyers do is buy a cover (usually rubber or plastic) encase the glass slippery cover to ensure it doesn't slip out of their pocket or off the sofa

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  • 2012-05-06 22:01
  • nFMS

does this have a browser?

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  • 2012-05-06 21:39
  • JxvF

> In reply to Denzo @ 2012-05-06 17:51 from IPtB - click to readWhat can it do ? Watch the first video, towards the end. I'll say it's more then impressive.
The processor is on 32nm and new transistor technology, so doing more for less power.

Why will you want a better piece of technology ...

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  • 2012-05-06 21:18
  • gKs9

> In reply to Denzo @ 2012-05-06 19:27 from IPtB - click to readDoes not work with Flash. So ...

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  • 2012-05-06 19:41
  • mSub

I don't get why people are saying this is ugly. And as for plastic cheap build quality? We've had that for years. Most of my phones have been made of plastic.

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  • 2012-05-06 19:36
  • sXpD

> In reply to Alui @ 2012-05-06 18:20 from mSub - click to readDownload Dolphin HS, its the best browser on any OS available. Stable, falsh, you'll love it.

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  • 2012-05-06 19:27
  • IPtB

> In reply to Denzo @ 2012-05-06 17:51 from IPtB - click to readThe problem white One X(in case you talk about the international version, not the AT&T) is Tegra 3. I have it on my Transformer Prime and I really hate it. That's why I'll rather consider the One S. The Pentile problem is less annoying than a crashing browser, keyboard issues, HDMI out problems. And the the battery life is pretty important too.

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  • 2012-05-06 18:20
  • mSub

> In reply to TheMan @ 2012-05-06 06:04 from fqfv - click to readActually, The man, your comments dont make any vaild sense.

Do you mean you saw one single phone with a faulty screen? Or do you mean every HTC ONE X has a faulty screen? because my screen is perfect which sort of makes your comments a little far fetched.

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  • 2012-05-06 17:55
  • IPtB

> In reply to Alui @ 2012-05-06 16:23 from mSub - click to readOk I understand this excites you but your excitement maybe led you to miss my point.. what benefits does the SGS3 processor yield to the consumer, over what a HTC ONE X customer experiences.

Is the net faster, do games look better? Can you browse the web better? Do phone calls sound better? Are games faster? What is it. Once you get to speed of a powerhouse like the ONE X, (or any phone speed SGS2 and beyond), what real benefits are there to someone wanting an SGS3 over a ONE X.

What are the benefits? Is it a big a disadvantage as the pentile screen tech in the SGS3, which in my opiinion, is the thing you look at all the time - a real advantage to the ONE X. Style wise, build wise etc everyne has a different opinion.

Some people dont like Ferrari cars, too much show off, or not easy to run, prefer Toyota, meaning some stuff is subjective.

I want objective bonus of SGS3 processor on Android platform.

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  • 2012-05-06 17:51
  • IPtB

> In reply to elmtube @ 2012-05-06 00:54 from dPSS - click to readWhat battery life is horrible? I get 4 hours on screen time, with about 18 hours. I have shown in the comments of the battery life article on this website, I got 28hours, with 3H:57M with bluetooth, WiFi and 3S on the whole day and a half.

One X battery is as good as any smart phone. Especially powering a screen as beautiful as that.

Pleaase try the phone for yourself to mkae a valid argument.

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  • 2012-05-06 17:44
  • IPtB

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-05-06 13:22 from d$Rj - click to readOn an PC, multi tasking is a joy, as you type your law assignment on one side of the computer, whilst a PDF is open in the other half, and minimized are your website resoures.. perfect. On a mobile phone, other than braggin rights, what benefits does "true" mobile multi tasking offer?

I know on iPhone, the apps pick right where you left off.. it really doesnt need to get more technical than that.

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  • 2012-05-06 17:40
  • IPtB

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-05-05 21:56 from kg3U - click to readim sure the hundred or so apps available for download will suffice for you

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  • 2012-05-06 16:36
  • vCP1

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-05-04 21:33 from thu9 - click to readI would like a nicer looking phone like HTC ONE S, but from the reviews on the net I understand that it is full of problems(GPS precision, battery life). SGS3 will be 90 euros more, and honestly I'm paying for comfort and confidence that it will work. If iPhone 4S would have had a bit bigger screen and Flash, it would have been my first choice.

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  • 2012-05-06 16:30
  • mSub

> In reply to Kiaki @ 2012-05-04 18:53 from fnqN - click to readgeeZ! you should see a shrink fast. you really need one. how can you say the design is a copy from iphone? i use an iphone 4s and prior to this i had 3gs and the original iphone, but i don't see anyting on s3 that resembles iphone.

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  • 2012-05-06 16:24
  • QMnA

Does S3 really has 'notification LED'? I don't see it in other pictures except last picture on GSM-A's page-2 of S3 hands-on.

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  • 2012-05-06 14:22
  • iwqW

> In reply to cnick @ 2012-05-06 10:45 from 0C9x - click to readI guess one reason why Apple could afford a lower RAM than its competitor its because Apple device does not Multi-Task unlike Andriod. Look at GS3, playing video while texting, searching the net, etc, that's true multi-tasking.

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  • 2012-05-06 13:22
  • d$Rj

> In reply to TC @ 2012-05-05 10:37 from 3LVk - click to readEver Read about "LG OPTIMUS TRUE HD LTE" , that will have the advanced Quad Core Processer & HD screen (RGB metrix). although screen size will be small to 4.5"

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  • 2012-05-06 13:07
  • 2@Y6

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