Anonymous, 27 May 2012Except the precious Wolfson DAC (brand names ftw!) gets schooled by the humble S4 chipset in t... moreHaha! Oh so have you tested the sound on the s3 and compared it with th one s, if so please show me Lol. oh and by the way, ill say it again wolfson DAC + voodoo sound= flawlessness.
holla, 26 May 2012haha, yeah and the sgs3 has wolfson DAC(a high quality digital to analog converter that is use... moreExcept the precious Wolfson DAC (brand names ftw!) gets schooled by the humble S4 chipset in the One S (and LTE One X and LTE GS3). Yup I do realize the LTE GS3 has the same chipset. The point is that there's no advantage to the sound of the Exynos variant-GS3, yet all the fanboys were up in arms about how great Wolfson DACs are even before any tests were conducted. Laughable to say the least.
Anonymous, 26 May 2012And what's funny is that if you look at the One S review and then the GS3 review, you'd see th... moreROFLMAO!!! Trolls will always troll. I'm just simply stating facts and defending trolling. Yet with everything I say some jealous fan has to pop in with something to say and have to strive to use everything they can to justify justify justify.
Anonymous, 26 May 2012And what's funny is that if you look at the One S review and then the GS3 review, you'd see th... morehaha, yeah and the sgs3 has wolfson DAC(a high quality digital to analog converter that is used in many high end sound systems) pair that with Voodoo sound from playstore and youll get the flawless audio experience ever. Oh yeah and guess what the american sgs3 chipset is, yea the same as the one s, so ha ha :P
Jackskellington6sic6, 24 May 2012Typical for someone to take something that performs better in almost every way and make it see... moreAnd what's funny is that if you look at the One S review and then the GS3 review, you'd see that the One S audio is cleaner than that of the GS3. The American HOX uses the same chipset as the One S so it will also trump the GS3 in audio quality. Hilarious!
the word straight from Samsung is that "the case is in fact made of polycarbonate, not just regular plastic. also, Polycarbonate is used on the battery cover. Polycarbonate is lightweight, solid and is already being widely used in the mobile industry. It was chosen as the best material to represent the minimal organic design of GALAXY S III. Using three layers of high quality, pure and clear polycarbonate, not only is the phone’s aesthetic elevated, but the durability and scratch resistance is maximized". polycarbonate is temperature resistance, and impact resistance material, and it used to create motorcycle helmets! good day...
Blue colour is delayed and white colour is the only one available at launch next week. -Tip in NZ
“Samsung is facing shortage of the new Galaxy S III due to extreme global demand. The shortage is expected to exist at least during the month of June, but it is not possible to state to what extent at the moment. The color Pebble Blue has more severe shortage than the Marble White, so this should be considered for all buying partners. We are truly sorry for the inconvenience this is causing and we are working hard to reduce any shortage for our Nordic customers.”
AnonD-16429, 24 May 2012+1 mate. When we pay a premium price we should get a premium product inside out.
When it come... moreThanks.
You've spot on summed up the bottom line there.... the geek in most of us will make the compromise and buy it.
Then Samsung thinks "Look how many S3's we've sold! People must love the specs, love the features and love the design. We need to follow the same formula in building the next one!"
OR if people vote with their feet and don't buy, Samsung are forced to realise the need to do better, but in the meantime we miss out on having a good device or we buy something else and make a similar compromise.
So either way I'm left crying now or this time next year. Cause (for anyone who watched the S3 event online post) Samsung choose real good consumer comments to listen to: "I want a phone that works..." pardon???
I don't remember seeing any consumer comments in the presentation saying "I want a phone that's almost too big to hold, fatter, uglier, heavier, cheapy looking, uses screen & GPU tech from over 2 years ago, no 4G for all, but that's great at what it does!"?
rcl4444, 24 May 2012Here here! THANK YOU!!!
Hopefully people will now get both these points - especialy about ... more+1 mate. When we pay a premium price we should get a premium product inside out.
When it comes to premiun fit and finish, HTC is well ahead of Samsung. But the specs and screen have been the selling points for the Galaxy series. not to mention the performance(which is experienced after we buy the phone).
but the geek inside me dominated to overlook the design and finish quality. thats the compromising situation for some of the Galaxy buyers. the only judicious thought i have is the Price at which they have offered (consider the price after 2-3 months after launch)
Well,let see how the phone actually looks in daily use and Hope Samsung takes extra care with their next flagship.
Anonymous, 24 May 2012Last I checked, most people who seem to be making a big difference about these milliseconds in... moreHere here! THANK YOU!!!
Hopefully people will now get both these points - especialy about all the carry on about a "quality" finish.
And yes, technically we can call that being superficial. After all, isn't it what's on the inside that counts??? However....
To all those geeks who think like this, if your satisfied with a Bugatti Veryon on the inside that looks like a VW Beetle on the outside and still pay the full Veryon price - good for you!
Me? I'm a geek that prefers my Bugatti to be a Veryon on the inside and look like it on the outside too... especially if I'm paying $750K for one (or $750 for a phone to buy outright).
Sure, this is a phone not a car (someone please tell GSMA that...); but why should anything look & feel cheap & ugly if it doesn't have to?
NOTE: I said FEEL Cheap and not IS Cheap. And, if for no other reason, because isn't cheap IT SHOULD NOT LOOK/FEEL CHEAP!!
Bottom line: Perception IS Reality (regardless of the facts). Hence why iPhones sell so well.
Anonymous, 24 May 2012What part of what I said was incorrect? The real life performance differences are negligible. ... moreyou always get alot of flexability with samsung and thats what i love about them :) for instance, you can choose between 4 screen modes to adjust saturation, i mean come on, who else has got that level of flexability. You can even change the colour of the keyboard to white on black, white on grey, black on white and others. The video player is the best too.
Jackskellington6sic6, 24 May 2012Typical for someone to take something that performs better in almost every way and make it see... moreWhat part of what I said was incorrect? The real life performance differences are negligible. I doubt the real life audio differences are significant as well. The only advantages I see for the GS3 are the battery life (it is notably better), expandable storage (if you need it- I don't), and the removable battery (only became an issue after the GS3 was released and compared to the HOX for some reason lol).
The advantages I see for the HOX are better low light camera/video and better bokeh, better design, and arguably better UI (IMO Sense UI rocks Touchwiz although a few of the new GS3 features are neat like smart stay.
Everything else is just fluff and fanboy talk.
whats with the annoying people complaining about the design? do u own one? or held 1 in ur hands? then NO... even in the review they said the design looks alot better if u see it in person..
people should only comment about looks when they actually held/own the phone.
I'm sure no matter what your opinion is on the GSIII's finish, Samsung will laugh all the way to the bank. When you consider how many people cover their iPhones/Smartphones with cheap plastic cases for protection, how much of an issue is Glass v Plastic v Metal anyway? I own a GSII and the finish is not a problem for me, I'm more concerned with it's interior. These modern phones can be VERY fast, but a lot depends on your coverage. A weak network signal or poor WiFi coverage can mean a very slow phone, no matter how 'fast' it is on paper.
Anonymous, 24 May 2012actually its cheep because of the word SAMSUNG lollllSo what is praiseworthy according to you if Samsung is Cheap???
You can't even spell it right and you say Samsung Cheap...
Carphonewarehouse will be delivering the Samsung Galaxy SIII to its pre-orderd customers on the 29th May,1 Day ahead of general launch, I just hand a text confirmation of this.
AnonD-39775, 24 May 2012hi. i have htx one x with only 20 hours stanby, with a little talk time, no internet, no 3g, n... moreYou have to take many things into consideration.
First iPhone is the only phone Apple works on. Next that it has a non HD tiny little 3.5inch screen. Next its underclocked. 4th IOS is crippled and doesn't need as much because it doesn't do as much.
These things will give it a slight edge in Battery life.
Sadly even though Apple are one of the few that actually use a lithium polymer battery they make it physically so tiny so that at about 1/3 or 1/4 the size of a normal battery it has almost the same capacity. This is one of the biggest things that help them achieve such a slim and short device. They could've given everyone at least an 1800 or 2000 math battery...but they are apple.