I have purchased s3 in may 2014.First 3-4 months its working fine.But after some times without using any app my battery percentage reducing like crazy.at night 11 if my battery percentage is 40%-50% then at morning 7-8 the phone is switched off due to 0% battery.I didn't know the reason why that much battery drain while in stand by mode.Still im facing the same issue.Now for a single day i have charge my phone 2 times to 90% approx.
Freefaller™, 10 Nov 2014@ dd Try Touchpal X or Swiftkey, which are both free. thnx..but does these keyboards supports other languages like Hindi? & do i need to keep this newly dowloaded keyboard as default or keep samsung as default n switch them as & wen reqd?
alsafi, 09 Nov 2014also you can download Lollipop Keyboard ( apk ) from this link : androidfilehost.com/?fid=957... moreCan u advice any keyboard with Emoticons for my S3(I9300) which can be dowloadeable frm Playstore or Samsung store? Bcoz i miss d ready emoticons on keyboard of my S4(which I gave to my wife)..S3 doesn't have any..pls advice
Samsung should give updates to S3 .............. Still S3 best selling phone in market............. Samsung should think again............ Don't launch phone every day.....Care for old models like Note 2, S3, Grand 2............ Play mind game :)
Freefaller™, 09 Nov 2014@ UK user KNOX was never on the S3! Why do you want it for? Do you even know what it is? Wh... moreI thought it came with the 4.3 update thats on my sgs3. And if so, then i was wondering about removing it by first activating it and then removing it.
UK user, 09 Nov 2014I am running 4.3 , so where do i set password to activate knox. Is it the encrypt device scree... more@ UK user
KNOX was never on the S3! Why do you want it for? Do you even know what it is? Why would you want spyware on your phone?
You are one of those who think 'Oooh, I'm missing something. I want it , I want it' without having any idea of what it is.
alsafi, 09 Nov 2014Hello ..... you can remove ( KNOX ) from your S4 In this way ( without root ) :
activate KNOX... more@ alsafi
Thanks for the tip but I didn't keep the S4 that long. KNOX should have been a downloadable app from the Samsung app site, not forced onto consumers without any way of uninstalling it.
Freefaller™, 09 Nov 2014@ sammy The S4 is superior to the S3 in every way except one. It has twice the memory, high... moreYou've probably heard of Tor, which is a whole other type of internet experience. Where ip addresses &security are pretty much nonexistent. I only heard of it as i watched a documentary, showing how at first it was set up with total security/freedom to browse wherever etc. However very quickly the criminal world found out & big business has been taking place. I would like to think in that case folks are able to be caught, though i doubt it. Its available on android under orweb. But is slow apparently
alsafi, 09 Nov 2014Hello ..... you can remove ( KNOX ) from your S4 In this way ( without root ) : activate KNOX... moreI am running 4.3 , so where do i set password to activate knox. Is it the encrypt device screen? I cant find a knox app anywhere.
Freefaller™, 09 Nov 2014If anyone wants the Google Lollipop keyboard then you can find it here: https://docs.google... morealso you can download Lollipop Keyboard ( apk ) from this link : androidfilehost.com/?fid=95747613655047484
Freefaller™, 09 Nov 2014@ sammy
The S4 is superior to the S3 in every way except one. It has twice the memory, high... moreHello ..... you can remove ( KNOX ) from your S4 In this way ( without root ) :
activate KNOX by set password then write wrong password ( 20 times ) the KNOX will automatically be deleted ... just try ....
If anyone wants the Google Lollipop keyboard then you can find it here:
GSMArena doesn't allow direct links to sites that begin https:// so you will have to copy & paste OR highlight and right click 'Open in new tab' (Firefox).
I would recommend the Material Light theme (there are 4). This keyboard is the most accurate one prediction wise that I have used.
I got bored and had nothing better to do so I thought I would flash my S3 back to v4.1.2
I was surprised how much better the S3 runs under that Firmware compared to v4.3
It's faster because it isn't bogged down with all the extra bloatware forced on us with v4.3 and is more battery friendly.
It didn't matter about increasing the binary count because the S3 will never go above v4.3 anyway.
Everything works, including the forthcoming Lollipop keyboard I had installed, so I think I will stay on this Firmware.
UK user, 09 Nov 2014Sorry i wasnt clear. What i find is my moga controller always plays up on games when developer... moreThanx..my gallery issue z resolved now..there was an app called "Paper Artist" which I disabled..which was causing prblm..now enabled..so prblm resolved.
My question to U & @Revolution91 wat u say abt Xiaomi Redimi1S wen compared to S3 specs wise?
sammy, 09 Nov 2014@ freefaller.
As u told u used s4 before Is there any difference in s3 and s4 in battery li... more@ sammy
The S4 is superior to the S3 in every way except one. It has twice the memory, higher resolution screen, better chipset, and better camera.
So why did I sell it and keep the S3?
Well, the S4 has a piece of annoying spyware installed that I couldn't live with. It is called KNOX and it is impossible to remove. It was developed by the American NSA (National Security Agency) and allows the security services to spy on everything you do on your phone. You have to ask why the NSA is developing software for a phone, it certainly isn't for your benefit! If you go into App Manager you find that all options are greyed out; you cannot clear cache, clear data, force stop, or disable it. It sits there in the background eating away at your battery and sending information to God knows where.
Some people will say 'Well, if you have nothing to hide then you have nothing to fear'. That may be true, but I still don't like the ethics involved.
If you can live with being spied on all the time then the S4 is a nice phone, it's your choice.