ThomasCarlsson, 27 Feb 2013Carl Zeiss is today nothing more than a brand, and S3 actually takes better pictures than Lumi... moreYes, you are right. We cannot generalise the quality of a particular lens and it varies on different units, almost all lumia phones comes with Carl Zeiss lens now.
I had my galaxy s3 using since one month,happy with it every thing is fine but even having best hardware it is slow as like other Samsung android phones previously i had used.i had seen apple phones of my friends which are quite faster performance than my s3.i think android should work more for fast performance.
I am from India, currently my S3 is running JB 4.1.2, whn can we expect JB 4.1.4 hitting India shore?
Anthony, 27 Feb 2013Nothing Atahualpa said is a lie when you strip it down to the basic points. The plastic dose ... moreI have been using S3 without any case ,never had any issues with plastic body. The camera is excellent and i dont think all carl zeiss lens are better except for high end models.Yes i do agree that it takes 3 to 4 secs to open dialer,but not always.
Great phone with great camera quality. But what disappoint me is the fact that you cannot utilize the whole size of the taken picture as home/lock screen. There's always some kind of frame limiting the picture boundary that can be made as home/lock screen. Truly disappointing.Especially when the picture involve number of peoples who need to unintentionally crop to fit the screen. It's weird though because the pic fits in the gallery but not in the lock screen.
Freefaller, 27 Feb 2013@ Anthony
ExDialer is faster than the stock dialer, but for a reason.
Go into ExDialer and... moreI'm just happy to avoid the delay how ever it is done.
I know it doesn't happen all the time but before exdialer it would happen more than once a day, not to mention it would come up in call logs and you would have to pick again for the dial pad.. that was just too much to deal with.
The SIII was my upgrade, from my now 4 year old Htc HD2. And it's sad when a quad core PHONE takes longer to start the dial pad than it took an old single core PHONE to do the same thing.
I own this phone for 2 weeks now. It feels like a great smartphone or phablet so far. Only problem i've observed is it's not as good as (old) Windows mobile when it comes to handling multitasking. When i read a book via Documents to Go and open a webpage via Opera then open something else like music player etc, either Opera or Docs2Go close itself off which means when i open them again, i have to scroll down the pages again to get where i left in the book or open the webpages again in Opera.
I dont know if it's a general Android or application issue... But this is something critical and windows mobile was better handling multitasking.
Anthony, 27 Feb 2013Install exDialer. then lunch the default dial pad & exDialer.
then you tell me if you thi... more@ Anthony
ExDialer is faster than the stock dialer, but for a reason.
Go into ExDialer and press the left soft button. Choose Preferences, and then Advanced. Note the top two options... 'Keep in Memory' and 'Hardware Acceleration'. Both of them are ticked ON by default. THAT is why it is faster loading. ExDialer looks nicer, but it is just dressing over the stock dialer.
Anthony, 27 Feb 2013Nothing Atahualpa said is a lie when you strip it down to the basic points.
The plastic dose ... moreCarl Zeiss is today nothing more than a brand, and S3 actually takes better pictures than Lumia 920 (but the image stabilization on 920 is better than on S3).
I agree that the dialpad does take too long to open the first time after a reboot, but ONLY the first time after a reboot, but it is not so long that it is impossible to make phonecalls!
Samsung did have problems with the coating on the earlier models, that is why the blue one was delayed!
techmad, 27 Feb 2013My friend, your observations are restricted to your device i'm afraid. I too have an S3 and no... moreInstall exDialer. then lunch the default dial pad & exDialer.
then you tell me if you think they both take the same time to fully load. or come back and say the default dialer is faster.
techmad, 27 Feb 2013My friend, your observations are restricted to your device i'm afraid. I too have an S3 and no... moreNot having a carl zeiss lens in not a issue.
Just stating it is a better lens than what is on the 3III (so that is not a lie)but a camera is not just the lens.
As for the dial pad taking up to 5 sec to fully load to the point you can make a call. Im not the only one with that problem.
Right here in this forum
And my self
Have all complained about the same thing (so that is not a lie).
And I didn’t say that all battery covers for the SIII will peel. I just confirming the fact that the gloss coating can peel because it has happen to mine after 6 mounts (so that is not a lie)
Coating coming off does not mean the plastic below it is not durable. My battery cover plastic is not broken, crack, chipped warped, discoloured or degrading. The plastic is in great condition can’t say the same for the coating.
Anto, 27 Feb 2013Now for 29K there are more options with decent specs. compared to S3By the way what are those cell phones at 29K better than S3 ?
Anthony, 27 Feb 2013Nothing Atahualpa said is a lie when you strip it down to the basic points. The plastic dose ... moreMy friend, your observations are restricted to your device i'm afraid. I too have an S3 and none of the issues you've mentioned have happended. In fact my S3 is now a few months short of being 1 year old and the "plastic" (which is a very durable one if you research on it) is flawless. The standard apps (E.g. Contacts, Dialer etc.) load in 1-2 sec tops.
S3 has won the smartphone of the year at MWC by GSM association. Feeling proud to own the S3.
S3 user, 27 Feb 2013From your comments its clear now that you are not a S3 user or else you are using a fake S3.Nothing Atahualpa said is a lie when you strip it down to the basic points.
The plastic dose peel, Carl Zeiss optics is a better LENS, and the dial pad does take long to load most of the time (5 sec can feel like a life time when you in a hurry) I find that to be so bad that I stop using it and started using exDialer & Contacts
S3 user, 27 Feb 2013From your comments its clear now that you are not a S3 user or else you are using a fake S3.I also have the white SIII, in a case.
The gloss has peeled off the battery cover in the area where the USB port is not covered by the case.
I could only imagine how much more would have peeled if I was not using a case.
Atahualpa, 27 Feb 2013I have an S3 for almost 6 months now, the plstics covers are made with cheap material, The col... moreFrom your comments its clear now that you are not a S3 user or else you are using a fake S3.
I tried out Android 4.2.1 on my S3 yesterday. All went well until I tried out the messaging app which force closed every time. I flushed out the cache and performed a Factory Reset but the problem persisted.
After reading other users reviews on the Net I found out that quite a few other people were suffering with the same thing.
The ROM that is available is only a pre-release version apparently. The full version will be out after the S4 is announced officially.
I am posting this in case anyone else is tempted to try the ROM out.