Generic_man, 30 May 2012Well im no Apple fan boy (i use a nokia lumia) but i work on the high street for a big mobile ... moreHow then??? I went yesterday to the main retailer here in Luxembourg and had to make a reservation as the first bunch of S3 is completely sold out for this week already. Not bad if you consider how many droids there are competing against each other.
I got my S3 yesterday and am very pleased with it. I thought it would feel way to plastic and cheap but that is not the case. Everything is blazing fast and the screen is amazing no complaints so far. But I know the real test will be in a month's time when I have been using it daily. The battery hold's up well a full day easily
Generic_man, 30 May 2012Well im no Apple fan boy (i use a nokia lumia) but i work on the high street for a big mobile ... moreThis is true. IPhone has always won by popularity and sadly might always. Society rules with its stupid views on a fake world
ty, 30 May 2012iPhone 5 DUH ! :P anyway i am ditching both S3 nd ONE X to see what iPhone 5 delivers.....if ... moreIt would be a first. Lol. And the most shocking one too. The iPhone would have to release with killer smashing specs and new design to make up for what iOS lacks in order to ever come out on top
Well im no Apple fan boy (i use a nokia lumia) but i work on the high street for a big mobile retailer, and today weve had 1 person all day ask about the GS3 and thats it, zero other interest, compare that to the iphone launch when ppl were queing out the door on launch day, just saying sales win the war not specs,
AnonD-56771, 29 May 2012With this super specs, Galaxy S3 may be in the top of every smartphone now, I wonder what phon... moreiPhone 5 DUH ! :P
anyway i am ditching both S3 nd ONE X to see what iPhone 5 delivers.....if it cant then well will pick up one of these droids
Dude, 28 May 2012I know it comes with a notification LED for missing calls, but does it blink when you receive ... moreYou can download an app for that.With the app you can set LED notification for specific actions.
With this super specs, Galaxy S3 may be in the top of every smartphone now, I wonder what phone will beat it later.
I have a confession to make. When I first laid eyes on the Samsung Galaxy S3, I thought the design was unappealing and uninspired. I felt that the styling was a bit dated; akin to a slight upgrade of the Nexus One. From the initial launch invitation which featured marble white and blue blobs, I expected something more raw, more edgy. I was expecting a fusion of liquid metal and styling from Verizon’s iconic Droid campaigns. I was expecting to be impressed, to be blown to pieces with something completely revolutionary.@androidauthBlogPhonesTablets Home | News | Phones | Tablets | Apps | Root | VS | How To | Featured
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I have a confession to make. When I first laid eyes on the Samsung Galaxy S3, I thought the design was unappealing and uninspired. I felt that the styling was a bit dated; akin to a slight upgrade of the Nexus One. From the initial launch invitation which featured marble white and blue blobs, I expected something more raw, more edgy. I was expecting a fusion of liquid metal and styling from Verizon’s iconic Droid campaigns. I was expecting to be impressed, to be blown to pieces with something completely revolutionary. Thankfully, I was invited to the launch event here in Malaysia, and my first impressions have been ripped to tatters. After having had the opportunity to spend some quality hands on time with the Galaxy S3, I have realized that my initial impressions were unfounded. The leaked images of the S3 that appeared in the few days leading up to the S3 launch did not do justice to this amazing piece of technology I hold before me now. Honestly, I am in love. It was love at first touch, and all preconceived notions I had about the S3 design have melted away, and been replaced by pure technological bliss and delight.
"Designed To Make Sense"
Right out of the box, the battery was amazingly thin – thinner than any removable battery I have ever seen or handled. That’s 2100mAh of power that will keep you going for long. Once popped in, the plastic battery cover snapped on easily – something that Samsung has used previously in the S2, Galaxy Nexus and Note. Even with a gigantic4.8” HD Super AMOLED display, the phone feels incredibly light and very comfortable in my hands. Getting the device for the first time, I find myself in a perpetual state of what can only be described as ‘eureka moments’. The whole ‘inspired by nature’ talk began to make sense. It’s a design that works perfectly. Quite simply, the design of the Samsung Galaxy S3 is a breath of fresh air in the midst of sharp and edgy ubiquitous mobile design. The Samsung Touchwiz Nature UX is fast and fluid; like the way water ripples with your every touch. This is the most refined version of Touchwiz ever. It is a welcome from the ‘raw and efficient’ versions of homescreens currently on Android. I also commend Samsung for their proper execution of the app drawer. Previously (on the Note), grid view was a mess. However, this time, they included alphabetical grid view, which arranges everything nicely. I wish they gave the same option to the Android 4.0 update to the Note (they didn’t). Going through the ringtone options, the soothing ‘nature’ sounds that are incorporated made me love it more. It’s not just love at first sight, but love at first touch and sound. To be honest, there isn’t anything revolutionary about the hardware. Yes, it does have a 1.4GHz quad core Exynos SoC – which is among the best there is right now. This time though, Samsung actually went above mere raw hardware, and really took their software to the next level. Having used the phone nonstop for the past few days, I can confidently write that Samsung has actually improved on stock Android 4.0 ICS in ways I thought no manufacturer was capable. Spec wise, the device hold its own among the best devices of today, including the HTC One X (both international quad core and its dual core S4 LTE variant), and rips to tatters the best devices of yesteryear, including the S2, the HTC Sensation, and other similarly spec’ed devices. Even though the camera is a ‘measly’ 8MP, it has a new BIS sensor for low light shooting, which really helps to take fantastic shots in low light situations, – with no flash. Apart from these obvious changes, sticking to the 8MP camera makes everything seems quite normal. The amazing, attention grabbing display, all the powerful specs, and the most mature, refined and robust version of Android yet work to create what is arguably the finest performance of any smartphone ever devised.The 1.4GHz quad core Exynos completes any task you throw at it in record time. The result of having the Exynos is extreme fluidity and smoothness, a kind of fluidity that is unparalleled at this point in time. I cannot stress how fast this device is. It’s unlike any device I have ever used – everything occurs instantly. Honestly, i’m speechless. I love everything about the Samsung Galaxy S3. It’s modern, it’s human and it’s closest to being perfect that I think a smartphone could ever be. To see Android having come this far, leaves me in awe. It’s display is the best I have ever witnessed – better than the Galaxy Nexus, HTC One X, iPhone 4S, or that of any mobile device I have ever laid eyes on. Its speed and fluidity of operation are unrivaled, and near instantaneous. Despite its relativley large size, it is remarkably well balanced in the hand, and feels fantastic to the touch. It is, in my opinion, the best Android device – no – the best Smartphone – ever created.
I know it comes with a notification LED for missing calls, but does it blink when you receive a text message or email as well?
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.”