People complaining about the size of this handset in parrot like fashion don't know the simple solution to this problem? Don't buy it of course and get one that is the right size for YOU and no one else.
It's like me owning a VW Golf and going on a Cadillac owners forum and complaining that Caddies are way too big and are ugly when it's not relevant to the topic being discussed.
What ever people who won't be buying a GS3 think about it,there are millions of people across the world who are impressed by what they've seen so far and can live with or actually need or want a handset that size.This review lays all that out in as clear a way as possible so that people who do want to buy one and have pre-ordered have some idea what to expect from a new product they have yet to see for real.
Does it actually matter if it's made from plastic or polycarbonate,as long as it does what it's supposed to I couldn't care less if it's made from beaver hair and tram tickets.
samsung galaxy s3 is an angel of life in a holistic purity,it is super sonic with super amazing jet speed performance that does every thing in perfection,...thank you SAMSUNG..for such outstanding product..welcome into our world the super angel of life,Samsung Galaxy s3.
"The Bugatti Veyron of smartphones".....nice one GSMARENA.... :D...And is this true that it has used polycarbonate?? Then what the hell are the 'people' ( mainly you-know-whos) complaining about?? Don't like the phone don't buy it....It's as simple as that.... :-|
Great phone, sure, but i'll wait for the Optimus 4X. It will be not as powerful as the SIII, but will be powerful enough, perhaps have a better battery life (due to the companion core of the Tegra 3), and i think it's much better looking.
HTC has it for the best Droid phone for this generation imo its got the looks the screen and the internals
Samsung has the internals that's it
Please update your review! It's conformed by Samsung that S3 uses Polycarbonate instead of regular plastic.
anonymous, 20 May 2012Really sgs 3 is the bugatti veyron of phones Maybe under the skin - but why couldn't it look like one instead of a Volkswagon beetle?
ZAK, 20 May 2012Awesome phone but, the appearance matters at first sight. For many people it is a make or brea... moreHere here!! Absolutely agree. A premium phone needs premium quality materials and design to match the insides.
It should look and feel the part of a flagship, not jsut act like one.
AnonD-55342, 22 May 2012"Samsung has come up with the name “Hyperglaze” for the specific finish of the utilized p... moreThere are two more articles after, later than, that review that confirm polcarbonate backpanel!
ZAK, 20 May 2012Awesome phone but, the appearance matters at first sight. For many people it is a make or brea... moreIt is polycarbonate. It has extra layers of clear polycarbonate to make it much more durable. More durable than the HTC One X. Don't let the gloss fool you.
AnonD-54416, 22 May 2012go to phone arena website and read the article on SGS3 uses polycarbonate, not plastic
"Samsung has come up with the name “Hyperglaze” for the specific finish of the utilized plastic, but we couldn't find anything that special in it. It's just a glossy plastic with an OK texture on it"
Thats what that phone arena site says
Let the haters hate, Samsung has done it again. It's funny how many people are hating and yet they will go and buy it. What a bunch of sissies.
Anonymous, 22 May 2012I'm sure Samsung will sell millions and I'm sure this phone will once again result in a lot of... moreI've had a Galaxy S2 since last september and it has worked perfectly and continues to work perfectly so no complaints frome me about Samsung phones
ASJAG, 21 May 2012Congrats to GSM for great reviews, keep it up!! However a bit of bias comes up when in the &qu... moreagree with you mate the phone probably is too big but ill still get it cause honestly i have used all touchscreen phones with two hands so no problem there also unless you where skinny jeans then carrying this will be no issue...have tried the nexus which is same size as this and it fits easily into any of my pockets again dont know what you where so...also just like people said the note was too big and well look ut sold 5+million fromits last count couple of months ago so its probably even higher now...people get use to things i mean i use to think iphone was big but now its tiny i use to think the s2 would be too big as i has the ip4 before it but it was just as easy to use,,i think the s3 is too big but am sure in a few months time that will feel just normal to me and considering that there is 9milion pre orders allready i know its by carriers but customers pre order was available a while back so am guessing carriers must be getting a lot of pre orders for the s3 if they are ordering mass amounts and i would bet that the 9million s3s will sell and if it sells then it shows that there are people that want bigger phone...thats whats great about android there will likely be a phone that fits your need.
AnonD-5950, 22 May 2012you got to be kidding me. It was stated clearly during the Samsung Galaxy S3 was unvield. Th... moreplease read some more and you see that it is polycarbonate with another thin layer of plastic called hyperglaze which repels dirt and smudges
go to phone arena
it's polycarbonate not plastic
which means the case is much stronger, more durable, and more scratch resistant
Mr Bluesman, 22 May 2012Lumia 900 has low specs than this, but who cares, it works smoothly! And it's beautiful!! I lo... moreMy good ol' SGS1 is working smooth too, with even lower specs than your Lumia.
Why did you change your last phone for?
Yes, more features and to be more up-to-date.
I wonder when ppl will stop b!tching about what are made Galaxy S line phones. Really, since SGS1, it has been known that Samsung were using some plastic composite (not to say polycarbonate or hyperglaze or any other thing to shock 1st nerd reading), and yet, they are among the less damaged/broken phones.
Thanks to that, Galaxy S phones are light-weight, resistant enough (who plans on keeping his phone active more than 5 years nowadays?), can't be deformed (metal) on impacts, or shattered (glass), back can be replaced easily with a new one "affordably", and best of all, heat isn't kept inside (or shared on whole shell).
Let's not add what doesn't interest us too much (environmental reasons, manufacturing/selling costs, nonconductor..).