blueglue, 24 May 2012+1 mate. When we pay a premium price we should get a premium product inside out.
When it come... moreThanks.
You've spot on summed up the bottom line there.... the geek in most of us will make the compromise and buy it.
Then Samsung thinks "Look how many S3's we've sold! People must love the specs, love the features and love the design. We need to follow the same formula in building the next one!"
OR if people vote with their feet and don't buy, Samsung are forced to realise the need to do better, but in the meantime we miss out on having a good device or we buy something else and make a similar compromise.
So either way I'm left crying now or this time next year. Cause (for anyone who watched the S3 event online post) Samsung choose real good consumer comments to listen to: "I want a phone that works..." pardon???
I don't remember seeing any consumer comments in the presentation saying "I want a phone that's almost too big to hold, fatter, uglier, heavier, cheapy looking, uses screen & GPU tech from over 2 years ago, no 4G for all, but that's great at what it does!"?
rcl4444, 24 May 2012Here here! THANK YOU!!!
Hopefully people will now get both these points - especialy about ... more+1 mate. When we pay a premium price we should get a premium product inside out.
When it comes to premiun fit and finish, HTC is well ahead of Samsung. But the specs and screen have been the selling points for the Galaxy series. not to mention the performance(which is experienced after we buy the phone).
but the geek inside me dominated to overlook the design and finish quality. thats the compromising situation for some of the Galaxy buyers. the only judicious thought i have is the Price at which they have offered (consider the price after 2-3 months after launch)
Well,let see how the phone actually looks in daily use and Hope Samsung takes extra care with their next flagship.
Anonymous, 24 May 2012Last I checked, most people who seem to be making a big difference about these milliseconds in... moreHere here! THANK YOU!!!
Hopefully people will now get both these points - especialy about all the carry on about a "quality" finish.
And yes, technically we can call that being superficial. After all, isn't it what's on the inside that counts??? However....
To all those geeks who think like this, if your satisfied with a Bugatti Veryon on the inside that looks like a VW Beetle on the outside and still pay the full Veryon price - good for you!
Me? I'm a geek that prefers my Bugatti to be a Veryon on the inside and look like it on the outside too... especially if I'm paying $750K for one (or $750 for a phone to buy outright).
Sure, this is a phone not a car (someone please tell GSMA that...); but why should anything look & feel cheap & ugly if it doesn't have to?
NOTE: I said FEEL Cheap and not IS Cheap. And, if for no other reason, because isn't cheap IT SHOULD NOT LOOK/FEEL CHEAP!!
Bottom line: Perception IS Reality (regardless of the facts). Hence why iPhones sell so well.
Anonymous, 24 May 2012What part of what I said was incorrect? The real life performance differences are negligible. ... moreyou always get alot of flexability with samsung and thats what i love about them :) for instance, you can choose between 4 screen modes to adjust saturation, i mean come on, who else has got that level of flexability. You can even change the colour of the keyboard to white on black, white on grey, black on white and others. The video player is the best too.
Jackskellington6sic6, 24 May 2012Typical for someone to take something that performs better in almost every way and make it see... moreWhat part of what I said was incorrect? The real life performance differences are negligible. I doubt the real life audio differences are significant as well. The only advantages I see for the GS3 are the battery life (it is notably better), expandable storage (if you need it- I don't), and the removable battery (only became an issue after the GS3 was released and compared to the HOX for some reason lol).
The advantages I see for the HOX are better low light camera/video and better bokeh, better design, and arguably better UI (IMO Sense UI rocks Touchwiz although a few of the new GS3 features are neat like smart stay.
Everything else is just fluff and fanboy talk.
whats with the annoying people complaining about the design? do u own one? or held 1 in ur hands? then NO... even in the review they said the design looks alot better if u see it in person..
people should only comment about looks when they actually held/own the phone.
I'm sure no matter what your opinion is on the GSIII's finish, Samsung will laugh all the way to the bank. When you consider how many people cover their iPhones/Smartphones with cheap plastic cases for protection, how much of an issue is Glass v Plastic v Metal anyway? I own a GSII and the finish is not a problem for me, I'm more concerned with it's interior. These modern phones can be VERY fast, but a lot depends on your coverage. A weak network signal or poor WiFi coverage can mean a very slow phone, no matter how 'fast' it is on paper.
Anonymous, 24 May 2012actually its cheep because of the word SAMSUNG lollllSo what is praiseworthy according to you if Samsung is Cheap???
You can't even spell it right and you say Samsung Cheap...
Carphonewarehouse will be delivering the Samsung Galaxy SIII to its pre-orderd customers on the 29th May,1 Day ahead of general launch, I just hand a text confirmation of this.
SCULA, 24 May 2012hi. i have htx one x with only 20 hours stanby, with a little talk time, no internet, no 3g, n... moreYou have to take many things into consideration.
First iPhone is the only phone Apple works on. Next that it has a non HD tiny little 3.5inch screen. Next its underclocked. 4th IOS is crippled and doesn't need as much because it doesn't do as much.
These things will give it a slight edge in Battery life.
Sadly even though Apple are one of the few that actually use a lithium polymer battery they make it physically so tiny so that at about 1/3 or 1/4 the size of a normal battery it has almost the same capacity. This is one of the biggest things that help them achieve such a slim and short device. They could've given everyone at least an 1800 or 2000 math battery...but they are apple.
Anonymous, 24 May 2012Last I checked, most people who seem to be making a big difference about these milliseconds in... moreTypical for someone to take something that performs better in almost every way and make it seem like everything it does better is meaningless just cause its better. Lol. Good job trolling.
Anonymous, 24 May 2012actually its cheep because of the word SAMSUNG lollllMost widespread, powerful, inventive, and innovative means cheap?
hi. i have htx one x with only 20 hours stanby, with a little talk time, no internet, no 3g, no nothing,display light at minimum, but is charghing 3 hours full. i also have iphone 4s with over 50 hours in the same conditions like those described at htc one x. iphone 4s is charging in maximum 2 hours. how about galaxy s3? is like htc one x or like iphone 4s? because htc one x is a real horror!!!
Anonymous, 24 May 2012Last I checked, most people who seem to be making a big difference about these milliseconds in... moreIt does not feel cheap! Have you actually felt it, or do you only think it will feel cheap because of the "word" "plastic"! You can not lump polycarbonate together with regular plastic despite the fact that polycarbonate is a type of plastic, because of the general connotation that "plastic" is cheap and flimsy. This is not at all the case with polycarbonate, which actually can be on par with the Kevlar fiber case found on the Motorola RAZR. With the rise of polycarbonate, it may be time to reset our definition and ideas about plastics. Polycarbonate isn't just a "fancy name", it's a completely different class of material. The casing of the Samsung Galaxy S III is not the same as the material used on keyboards, mice, game controllers, or remote controls. That's regular plastic, which can certainly be cheap and not feel very nice. But, polycarbonate is no more the same material as that as is Gorilla Glass compared to glass used in a champagne flute.
Imagewerx, 23 May 2012Baffles the hell out of me whey soooooo many people are making such a big thing about minute d... moreLast I checked, most people who seem to be making a big difference about these milliseconds in differences between smartphone performance are Samsung supporters (because I guess there's not much else about the GS3 that impresses them).
Second, the argument that the GS3 uses polycarbonate as well is really tired. No one is saying the GS3 isn't durable. They're saying it FEELS CHEAP. Yes, it's a purely superficial idea, but it's still important to a lot of average joes who want a premium feeling phone rather than one that feels like a toy. I'm sure millions of android spec nerds will pick up this phone anyway.
Imagewerx, 23 May 2012Baffles the hell out of me whey soooooo many people are making such a big thing about minute d... moreActually I absolutely agree with you.
My point is not about needing to be the fastest, etc... It's GSMA now claiming that this IS without doubt the case with SGS3, whereas their own reviews in other articles shows this is NOT clearly the case.
My personal view is more to say that Samsung has the current ability & tech to have made the SGS3 a clear(er) class leader in all areas - hence my and many others feelings of disappointment.
I think it's a bloody good phone, just not bloody brilliant.
And your right about the cases - don't judge without trying. But perception IS important, especially when your paying top dollar. People do expect to get a quality product through & through when paying a quality price. If it was made of Kevlar or the same ceramic used on the Space shuttle heat shield people would feel their expensive cutting edge tech investment is protected by something special. Yes the S3 is made of polycarbonate, but the look of that polyc is cheap & flimsy; not like (say) the 'quality look & feel' of the polycarbonate of the Nokias.
Give me the SGS3 phone inside a HCT OneX case with a SAmoledPlus(RGB) screen and at 1500Ghz - is that so much to ask?
Oh, or maybe with this design :-)
Waynester, 22 May 2012Was really excited about this new phone, but the Audio quality still isn't as good as my exist... moreSorry, your likey wrong on both counts.
The SGS3 in particular has been noted for it's excellent sound codecs and subsequent sound quality & volume - both in headset and speaker.
Granted, the colours on S2 are strong/bright. They only seem 'fake' to people who are used to screens with duller colours. All my friends with iP4 and 4S's get me use my S2 to take pics because they like the S2 pics better... they say it takes brighter, better coloured images then their phones.