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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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Android apps cant be downloaded to pc like apple itunes do . Thats is only minor set back for android . Android still has a long way to go.

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  • 2012-07-04 08:36
  • tjFk

GSMArena battery test is somehow unreliable.

it says (in words) that Samsung Galaxy S3 battery last longer than LG Optimus 4X HD. BUT in reality, LG battery last MUCH longer than SGS3.

then i guess true comparison is when we test both phone out by ourself, so we can know for sure. i know coz i did that already.


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  • 2012-07-01 17:37
  • y$6f

Question - does this phone support micro-SIM only and not the mini-SIM? Because that's a deal killer for me.

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  • 2012-06-30 22:52
  • S0u7

iOS addiction is like cocaine addiction.....Android couldnt treat my withdrawal effects of i switched back to iphone fluid and butter iOS is....project butter of android is still a neonate before iOS....

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  • 2012-06-30 21:22
  • KIYt

3 days with S3 White

Design wise: not the best, HTC designs are much better, i even prefer my old C7 design, but the white S3 is way much better than the blue one as i prefer to hold a TV remote control than holding the blue S3.

Display wise: WoW, i had some doubts about the screen, as now there are IPS, Super IPS 2, Super Amoled plus screen technologies, but this screen along with the RGB sensor and screen modes from Samsung it blows minds.

Performance: WOW again, i feel i can install Photoshop CS on this device.

Camera wise: i took pictures and videos they are awesome even in low light, i don't need better sensors or bigger MPs.

Screen UI wise: i still prefer untouched ICS, much simpler, or maybe its just me as i got used to ICS out of the box on my Lenovo thinkpad.

Battery wise: 2 days my ass, 18 hours is the max for this device, and yes i am loading lot of apps and i deactivated the auto-brightness even for browser, i want to enjoy my new device screen and 4core CPU or what else i bought a powerful device like that? this device need at least a 3000 mAh.

Usability wise: well i had some regrets just 2 hours after i bought the S3, I CANNOT CALL THE S3 IS A PHONE IT'S ALMOST A TAB, it's impossible to use it with one hand unless you are a NBA player, so as a daily business phone it's not practical at all, and i still prefer Nokia to make calls.

OS wise: LoL, well its Android, not belle, not IOS and not WP, so yup it's the best.

Overall: I am glad that i bought the S3, sooner or later i will get use to its huge size and i will start optimize usability to get a better battery life, and since i bought the S3 i didn't touched my tablet and this exactly what i mean when i say its not a phone its almost a tab.

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  • 2012-06-29 14:42
  • 0CkP

> In reply to Ratna @ 2012-06-18 12:56 from DD0p - click to readHi Ratna.

To answer your questions:

1) This has been happening to others as well.

2) Polaris Office (the full version) is currently unavailable for download. Though the pop-up claims you can download it from "Samsung More Service", there is no such website or anything like it on Samsung's Applications on the phone.

3) You have to go to "Developer's Options" and check the box that says "Enable USB Debugging"

4) You could install 3rd party apps from Google Play or you could simply use the "Developer's Options" to limit the number of apps running in the background.

Hope that helps.

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  • 2012-06-28 02:31
  • uRGa

> In reply to YOUCAN @ 2012-06-27 18:17 from pJ16 - click to readReset your bluetooth headset, hold + and - together and then search again!

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  • 2012-06-28 01:17
  • 9BA0

Google killed SGS3 through galaxy nexus after announced JB 4.1 updat for the galaxy nexus.

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  • 2012-06-27 22:23
  • pRGI

i really tried to like this new S3, had it for 6 days, took some videos of a few gigs, used it intensively with all its great feature, but the audio is awful on videos, with no bass, tinny and distorted, its reported all over different forums that Samsung have messed up the audio on video, i also had dropped wi fi connections on it, sent mine back today, totally dissapointed, loved the screen and look and speed of it, goodbye Samsung :-(

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  • 2012-06-27 20:45
  • nEEj

my samsung S3 is not detecting my bluetooth Sony Ericsson MW600 headset. Any advise on what to do and which bluetooth headset is most compatible.

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  • 2012-06-27 18:17
  • pJ16

> In reply to yeahbabyman @ 2012-06-15 02:38 from t7Uv - click to readIt's not on the play store

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  • 2012-06-26 15:08
  • u{a4

Hi all,
Not had any problems with my S3. Battery life seems to be very good.
The only thing I woulod say is that the camera isn't that good and a bit of a let down, apart from that it's a good phone.
Give the phone a chance people!

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  • 2012-06-25 14:48
  • mXpg

Totally Crap...... Just buy nokia 808

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  • 2012-06-25 10:06
  • K7fF

> In reply to Cascia @ 2012-06-18 04:23 from 8IMJ - click to readdear, i sale my iphone 4S n buy sIII , its evrything work good but battrey decrease constantley .

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  • 2012-06-25 06:31
  • fCSb

> In reply to Ratna @ 2012-06-20 20:01 from wdU1 - click to readsame battrey prob. here--

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  • 2012-06-25 06:23
  • fCSb

> In reply to Ratna @ 2012-06-20 20:01 from wdU1 - click to readthats normal..

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  • 2012-06-24 14:48
  • nTuG

For those only seen from paper here, go and play a real S3 device, you will know how impressive they are start from design to it functionality and performance.

It is not a small updates from S2, so far I feel this is the best phone ever did by Samsung.

Never regret pick it up replacing my previous S2. :)

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  • 2012-06-24 13:09
  • tu6%

samsung galaxy s is a veay bed hendsed ok

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  • 2012-06-24 07:51
  • s8FZ

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-06-16 12:52 from nTpT - click to readi feel no upgrade..and 4.0 is not good in handling ram..

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  • 2012-06-23 03:44
  • fCgj

> In reply to Ratna @ 2012-06-20 20:01 from wdU1 - click to readsame problem here mine for a week,change it for free..same froblem ive got..turn on power saver,its help a lot to save som juice...install advance task manager,set regular kill every 10 mnts..and also get to application manager,ruunning apps,stop all running apps there, regularly...

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  • 2012-06-23 03:37
  • fCgj

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