Hi GSM Arena Staff,
This review was very long and informative, and S3 appears to be a nice phone. Now, awaiting the 808 Pureview review, as its about to be released in India, and I'll purchase either 808 or the S3.
Being an N8 owner and media-oriented user (less apps, more music and cam), I wanted to get the 808 for myself.
But now, after this review, I'm having second thoughts... Should I shift to Android once and for all? Will think about it...
Anonymous, 21 May 2012HTC Sense is the best thing that ever happen to androidI agree with you. I am a Sony smarthphone user and I like Sony's UI specially Sony's Facebook Inside Xperia BUT HTC's Sense UI is really amazing. For me, Sense UI of HTC is the best and it is really smooth.
TC, 21 May 2012S3 clearly have the better screen, and I do not think the boring brown/grey One X looks good a... moreA wild Samsung Fanboi appeared.
Use explanation on it, not very effective.
Use logic on it, not very effective.
Use facepalm and escape.
mirzad, 20 May 2012hate u gsmarena .why u didnt say any thing about xperia s as a rival? did meizu or one s o... moreI'll answer this one for you, since you're the only one that's mentioned Sony!
This is the tragedy of the new Sony lineup...
Last year they did the same thing "the phone market doesn't need dual core.... we can do the same with single core..." - this year "people don't want quad core... we'll stick with dual core.."
Don't get me wrong... Xperia S is a nice phone, but take away expandable memory (and battery?) and of course dual core... put it against GS3 or HOX and it looks like a medium-class handset... hence no comparison...
Even with the forthcoming Hayabusa / Mint (I think both will still be dual core) - imagine how dated and out of date these phones will be 12 months from now... and bearing in mind people will take contracts lasting 18-24 months... can you really compare an XPS with the GS3 / HOX? It's simply not future proof...
So unfortunately the answer is no...
These phones are in a different league, and Sony are severely playing catch-up... the XPS is all but forgotten.. and that's not good news for Sony... They almost had it with the Arc last year, as it had a sexy design... despite poor specs... this year it's back to black rectangles, a bit too chubby for the ladies, and last year's specs...
It'll take a lot for them to catch up... maybe 2013 eh?!?
Rocknrolla, 21 May 2012Can someone please compare the SGS III screen to the HTC One X In case you missed it, GSMArena has already done that at http://www.gsmarena.com/samsun...view-759.php
Kire, 21 May 2012It sounds like the perfect phone but obviously you wont mention any bugs that it has straight ... moreIf a handset's got bugs they will say so and have mentioned it on others,don't forget GSMarena aren't anything to do with Samsung or any other manufacturer.The fact that they haven't found anything significanyly wrong with the GS3 so far has to be a good sign right?
Anonymous, 20 May 2012One X has better screen and it looks so much better. only advantage for s3 is sd card and remo... moreS3 clearly have the better screen, and I do not think the boring brown/grey One X looks good at all, and everybody do not have the same taste so just because you do not like the design is not the same thing as not even more people, already 9 million preorders, actually like the S3 design! Only 26 Gb available on One X is definetly not enough for me, because I have more than 35 Gb of only apps and game data on my S2 and more than 5 Gb of music and on longer travels by train I ususally have a lot of movies, so I will use a 64 Gb sd-card in my preordered S3! A replaceable battery is very important because when/if the battery becomes bad or old on One X you have to buy a whole new phone but on S3 I easily, by myself, can replace the battery with another cheap battery and not a whole expensive phone! HTC Sence is boring and old and is very slow and use a lot of ram, but the new TouchWiz looks really good and is a lot more userfriendly!
Why No dedicated camera key??? is it hard thing to do? its so hard to take picture thru touching the screen... thats what i like about SONY OR SE all their phones has dedicated camera key
STO, 21 May 2012Nothing in the review made me want to swap my sII with this ugly phone
I will wait for Galaxy... more"Once again, the bar's been raised quite high and yet another Galaxy S is setting the standards - not only for Android but smartphones as a whole."
I think S3 is one of the most, if not the most, beautiful phones ever! "its materials look better in person than they do on photos" "the Samsung Hyperglaze coating makes sure the S III doesn't look like a $200 handset in real life as the press photos suggested. Hyperglaze basically means that there's another, see-through layer of plastic on top of the back panel - similar to what we saw on the Meizu MX. This layer helps mask some of the fingerprints and is actually decently grippy."
Nothing in the review made me want to swap my sII with this ugly phone
I will wait for Galaxy s4 or move to HTC evo LTE
GSMArena reviews are the best and they're great fun to read (loved the Alien vs. Predator title you came up with in an earlier article!). It's nice to note that your reviews are very balanced and never condescending. Wish you would start video reviews too.
Anon, 21 May 2012"Bugatti Veyron" ???? More like a Fiat Spyder. ha ha
Anonymous, 20 May 2012i dont like it specially the design its awful I ll know for sure if it's really ugly in real in about 10 days, i got one preordered (sorry guys, i need a shiny new phone) to swap my S2. And as some people said, i watch mostly the front / screen, phone is upside down only to mute an annoying ringtone (touchwiz feature).
It sounds like the perfect phone but obviously you wont mention any bugs that it has straight out of the box which will flood the forums with user issues.. hence, Samsung Nexus Galaxy
bobbybriggs, 21 May 2012Then go comment on the HTC threads and leave this for people who prefer SamsungIs the comment area not for commenting and discussion? Or do you prefer to the comment area to be biased towards Samsung, and not to hear the opinion of users who aren't Samsung fanboys. He simply posted his preference towards the HTC over the Samsung which a lot of people may be interested in. People aren't reading the review after they've bought the phone. They're trying to make a decision before they drop their money. For some people his comment may have been a tipping point. What is the point of a comment section if not to make a variety of comments either for or against the product in question.