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Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III review: S to the third

Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III review: S to the third - read the full textToday is no ordinary day for the GSMArena test track, which is about to see the Bugatti Veyron of smartphones do the rounds in an attempt to beat the lap record of its predecessor. Samsung have spared no effort to protect the Galaxy S III against any odds.


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Most of the apps which work flawlessly on the iphone end up hanging on the S3. Infact Chrome works better on iPhone. Only app that works better on S3 than on iPhone is Truecaller. S3 Maps are awesome but Navigation hangs. Memory card keeps giving errors. Also the plastic body of S3 scares you. All said, wish iPhone had the led indicators like S3 / Blackberry to indicate missed calls, msgs, etc.

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  • 2012-11-19 13:24
  • ut7L

ok S3 now or wait for xperia V?

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  • 2012-11-15 09:59
  • uFvu

> In reply to shakeelskyplanner @ 2012-09-04 21:49 from u1tq - click to readGo for Samsung galaxy S3 ... its the best phone around. Almost everything you need for a cp is already incorporated here. . .

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  • 2012-11-09 17:50
  • thH$

List of iPhone 5 drawbacks:
Aluminum body looks cool but is easy to scratch
Proprietary connector, incompatible with previous-gen accessories (needs adapter)
The new display is not proportionally bigger, but only taller
Unadapted apps run letterboxed due to the unusual resolution
nano-SIM support only
Apple Maps app not up to scratch
No USB Mass Storage mode
No FM radio
No stereo speakers
No microSD card slot
No NFC connectivity (though that may be nitpicking)
Stuck with iTunes for loading content
Mono audio recording in videos

List of Galaxy S3 drawbacks:
All-plastic body of dubious aesthetics
No dedicated camera key
microSIM slot
S Voice is hardly as functional as ads might make you believe

Yeah, I can see why there are so many Apple fanboys.

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  • 2012-10-05 12:11
  • iIR0

Kevlar at the back I hope

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  • 2012-09-21 23:57
  • Lb4H

SGS3 never hangs.

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  • 2012-09-18 14:46
  • fxHY

I really want to say I am happy with S3 than my Blackberry .

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  • 2012-09-10 13:36
  • uvqA

> In reply to SW0RDMAN @ 2012-08-30 06:25 from Ikbk - click to readdroids should have a boot screen, saying "no! this idea is not stolen from apple!" hahahaha

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  • 2012-09-05 22:41
  • QCMw

hi, i ask a question to samsung galaxy siii user, what you think this is best phone for business email purpose, i hate blackbarry, i have nokia e72, which configure nokia email (messaging) account, and all my pop email receive through nokia account. i love sg3, and planning to buy this month, i just wondering about my official email account. i humble request to sg3 user reply of my question. thank you!

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  • 2012-09-04 21:49
  • u1tq

all samsung mobiles have one problem which was that it hangs after some time

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  • 2012-09-04 19:29
  • utS6

> In reply to SW0RDMAN @ 2012-08-30 06:25 from Ikbk - click to readTrue. But the iphone is Unix based more advanced than Linx if you don't know!

BTW I'm galaxy nexus user

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  • 2012-09-01 05:09
  • Hxi2

I find personally that the iPhone is simply a smartphone for the noobs that shouldn't be using one to begin with. Droids are great granting you know and understand how to use a smartphone properly. You don't just buy a smartphone because of what it is but, with the actual ability to use it properly. It's an open source linux based os. So i guess all droids should really have a boot screen prompting "NOOBS BEWARE!!!" lmao

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  • 2012-08-30 06:25
  • Ikbk

> In reply to jesd @ 2012-08-18 04:16 from 25Qj - click to readI think its software update indicator

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  • 2012-08-26 06:53
  • PAmi

W0ow.i neva c sch a ugly phone lyk samsung galaxy..x0 ne1 juz ign0re 2 dz phone...ha3

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  • 2012-08-24 12:45
  • XuEb

Hey can anyone tell me wat is the icon on your top left its like arrow with a line in thr middle... i dnt knw how to get it off.. or what it is?? Its in da place where it shows you hav msgs or emails on the homescreen??.

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  • 2012-08-18 04:16
  • 25Qj

> In reply to Cascia @ 2012-06-18 04:23 from 8IMJ - click to readThanks for that comparison because I was considering to try SIII somewhere down the road. Can't get use to other phones since using iPhone but well, I would want to think of a change and wondering if SIII will be good to choose apart from using iPhone. This comparison tells me that I will not regret to change :)

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  • 2012-08-16 10:13
  • IV$C

> In reply to Prince Raj @ 2012-07-29 15:13 from PF0i - click to readlike you said. not the first. so what is your point?

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  • 2012-08-06 13:44
  • q8Q8

> In reply to VasBoz @ 2012-06-11 03:33 from iifW - click to readi have 2 questions, where did you get that bnckgrouad? and how did you get that lay-out? The slide to unlock thing is different at my htc hd2? Please respond!

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  • 2012-08-04 01:35
  • PUIP

> In reply to All Smartphones @ 2012-06-28 02:31 from uRGa - click to readI just saw the new Android phones that were aunnnoce at CES and i would not be getting none of these, that you see in this video. The phone i would be getting for sure is the new AT&T inspire 4G (a.k.a Desire). We should see this phone this summer in stores.

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  • 2012-08-04 00:29
  • 35ta

> In reply to rcl4444 @ 2012-06-17 20:10 from P%ns - click to readWas it necessary to eenritly disable the cell mode' on Galaxy S 2?I have been using OpenSignalMaps on my S2 for a while now and I absolutely loved it. Unfortunately few days ago I performed an update'(downgrade?) which disabled the cell view mode. I thought the update somehow corrupted the app as the warning message saying the cell mode has been disabled appeared only after I cleared the app data in app management (not to mention the cell mode button is still visible, but not working which itself is a little confusing). Needless to say I was quite angry I spent some time trying to figure out what went wrong with the update.I understand that from OpenSignalMaps' point of view a phone unable to report its signal strength is useless as it does not contribute to the map, however I would like to petition in favor of restoring the cell view for SGS2 anyway.My suggestion is that instead of eenritly disabling cell view, the signal data sharing should be disabled until the bug is fixed. Regards,V

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  • 2012-08-03 15:53
  • LAeb

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