The Galaxy S3 is supposed to represent a break from the norm, something out of the ordinary to not become 'one of the sheep.' Instead we received a set of poorly implemented ideas and concepts in a substandard looking device, with delusions of nature-influenced grandeur
"I could continue my countless criticisms of the likes of the S-Pebble (an MP3 player...for your phone...), the camera software being a straight copy of HTC's Image Sense in the One series, that damn elongated home button; but the conclusion is simply this. Samsung have shown a rather disappointing hand for all the promotion they have placed into the Galaxy S3. They have placed faith and research into the wrong areas, and created a phone which demonstrates their lack of understanding of what the average user really wants from their device.
But it's got a quad-core processor, so the benchmark's can make you feel superior about something at least, and they'll be selling them in pop-up cubes a'la Apple Store. Don't be a sheep by being one of the sheep."
Anonymous, 09 May 2012I see. I never changed my battery or used more than half of my 16gb on SGSII, so I guess that'... moreTo be fair, I doubt many people change their battery!
But, what Sammy do like doing is releasing a larger battery a few months down the line, which is no bad thing...
As an owner of a GS2 myself, I cannot believe you haven't used more than all of the 16gb!!! Internal memory is about 11gb once you have the software loaded...
And then take one film in pseudo-HD (3gb?) a couple of gb of music, photos, videos, installed software - each a gb or so... and that's your lot... I have a 32gb card as well, and I swear it constantly gets full!!
And that is the GS2 which isn't considered "HD" - I took 10 seconds of 720p video and it used 15mb space - imagine what 1080p will take for just a minute...
How people like Sony or HTC imagine we're going to cope with ridiculously small amounts of storage, I'll never know.. it's the major fail of 2012... for this reason alone, simply by doing nothing and keeping features from last year... Sammy is again miles ahead of the competition...
Fantastic performance. I'm really waiting to see the results for the battery performance. So far, I didn’t see any info on that in any of the forums.
just plastic phone..not interstate
HTC one S is the new king!!
TheNeighbor, 09 May 2012Yes, I've spent time on the One X, and the screen is impressive. It would not however, get me ... moreI see. I never changed my battery or used more than half of my 16gb on SGSII, so I guess that's why it feels different for me.
Why do Samsung phones look cheaper with each release? Samsung Wave and Omnia 7 looked really great with metallic body ages ago but today where you'd expect even more quality materials on 600+ EUR phones you get nasty cheap plasticy frame. Yuck.
Anonymous, 09 May 2012Have you seen modern IPS like on One X/XL series? I've look at it yesterday, and its not that ... moreYes, I've spent time on the One X, and the screen is impressive. It would not however, get me to switch to something that lacks memory expansion, a removable battery and the Wacom S Pen.
It is better than one x in everything except design.so my next phone will be samsung branded once again
Firstly, a big thanks to GSMA for this, they continue to be the leaders in mobile reviews and previews, fair, unbiased and informative... hats off to you!
I was on the fence with this phone, looking to wait for iphone 5 (as all phones released MWC2012 have been less than inspiring and often REMOVING essential features, such as expandable memory card for no reason at all...) but I have to say, this is making me want one of these more and more...
Looking at those benchmarks... what really shocked me was how poor the Sony Xperia S fared against all others... ouch...
I think in general, yes the design is uninspiring, but no doubt built to last, yes, the HTC One X looks a lot better, but you're sacrificing storage (something an HD device devours constantly)
I think I may have to seriously look at owning one of these... once the 32gb+ version is available...
Can somebody introduce fan/AC in a mobile phone??? I'm so feeling hot today!!
AnonD-50627, 09 May 2012dude... the galaxy note 10.1" and 5.3" has identical processing hardware n display.s... moreBut 10.1 is PLS LCD and is already running ICS... 5.3 is super amoled and no ICS... maybe benchmark could have differ on that category...
Poks, 09 May 2012Damn benchmark, of all phones, why is Galaxy Note N7000 not included in other benchmark compar... moredude... the galaxy note 10.1" and 5.3" has identical processing hardware n display.so its obvious that they will give the same benchmark results.
"Connectivity: Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 3.0+HS"
I thought it was bluetooth 4.0.
TheNeighbor, 09 May 2012I like the brilliancy, with a magazine-like quality of the rendering of the AMOLED screen. You... moreHave you seen modern IPS like on One X/XL series? I've look at it yesterday, and its not that different from AMOLED both in wide view angles and deep black. Also it's like 1.5x times more bright on max brightness.
AMOLED with white background takes about 2.5x times more juice than LCD in any mode. Surely it takes little with black background, but it's a pain to adjust what I have to display on screen in any mode.
Also, surely, you can de-saturate AMOLED to more natural colours, but this comes at price - you using only part of colour gamut, which reduces colour resolution. Banding becomes apparent.
RidingTheFlow, 09 May 2012You will believe that Pentile is not an issue until you see some picture content which smashes... moreI like the brilliancy, with a magazine-like quality of the rendering of the AMOLED screen. You can always control the saturation with the screen mode to have it more "natural" look. I just love the clarity it gives against the bright sunlight.
And I love the fact that it can high contrast white fonts against a true black background when reading and saves power. This is something the ICS has with its internet browser.
I do digital paintings with my Note, using the Sketchbook app and S Pen, and I don't see dramatic differences when I look at the art on an LCD screen. I just turn to a less saturation screen mode of the Note to judge the colors pigmentation correctly.