to the SG3 haters out there, this latest battery test gives evidence that the upgrade to JB 4.1 is noteworthy.
That it can manage a 50hr score, only 1 hr behind iP5, despite a significantly larger screen is proof that the android platform is extremely flexible and powerful when implemented correctly and Samsung hardware is definately some of the best available. When you factor in this phone has one of the biggest screens out there and combines so many features with a very reasonable price (in Australia the 16GB can be bought for $500.00, $300 cheaper than iP5) means this has to be one of the best all round phones on the market no exception..
Anonymous, 02 Oct 2012Actually he's right in the way. JB compensate lag by taxing more on the GPU. Where's everyone ... moreLolololol,
this proves you know nothing about how computers work.
What has performance to do, with resource use?
Boosting performance means, that the UI became faster, smoother, more fluid.
That it is heavier on the GPU has nothing to do with performance ^^ The phone did not become slower because of that. And the battery itself holds out even longer than before. So in which way do you have a problem with it? You want magic? Everything should work even better and use less resources? You know, such things are based on electrotechnics and not magic. Do not even compare that to apple, because apple is no different. Their OS became heavier too, why else would they need better hardware? 3GS on iOS6 lags, on iOS5 not so much, why? Because it became heavier, used more of the GPUs resources, but if the GPU can handle it just fine, why shouldnt you use it?
Anonymous, 02 Oct 2012Actually he's right in the way. JB compensate lag by taxing more on the GPU. Where's everyone ... moreHahaha, and when the iPhone doesnt lag, it doesnt use up more gpu? Get your knowledge right. Of course it is going to use more of the GPU, why should it? Why should it not be used to its full potential? Do you really believe, you will ever start an application, which will show the differences, of having JB or ICS on the phone, GPU wise? Do you think your game will lag now and with ICS it didnt? Did any OS actually become lighter? No to all of these questions. Windows 8 tried to be lighter, but then, you got windows 8 RT and windows Phone 8... You see, not really less resource eating. Did iOS become lighter? hell no.
People complain it lags, they do something about it and it is totally normal, if you have a knowlegde of computers, that it eats more resources.
But seeing it the other way around, did you see the Battery Test after JB update? Probably not, or you wouldnt have said such garbage.
Anonymous, 02 Oct 2012i dont see a problem with high IQ. besides, beauty is subjective, while IQ is IQ, it is never ... moreUgly women, but smart
or beatíful women, but dumb...
You cannot compare that to phones... I dont want to have sexual intercourse with my phone...
Anonymous, 02 Oct 2012some people automatically think when they hear plastic is cheap. well guess what, plastic can ... moreTrue story, the aluminium used on the iphone 5 is actually of cheap quality, if anodized in the right way, even the inside of aluminium gets the same colour and if it scratches, you still see the same color, unlike on the iPhone 5. Nokia uses plastic too, but there is nothing cheap about it. People who use iPhone, say that Samsung is cheap plastic, because it is the only difference, where they think, iPhone is actually superior, but knowing physics very well, I know, this is just knowledge of unkowning people, who think as far a greeks thought in anchient times. Something falls down, because it comes from the ground, something goes up (fire), because it comes from the heaven, fire came from a thunder thrown by zeus.
get what I mean, this whole cheap plastic talk, is talk from people with dangerous half knowlegde.
AnonD-8044, 02 Oct 2012Ha! my Nokia E75 has two modes ie home and buisness and easy to switch between them,,as for th... moreBut the step from iOS5 to iOS6 is a real upgrade? The step from Belle to Belle FP2 is a big step forward? Vista to 7 is a big step forward? Dude, there is a reason, it is Android 4.0 to 4.1 and not to 5
AnonD-74313, 03 Oct 2012This IS a firmware upgrade! Did you expect a whole UI overhaul? Project butter, Google Now and... morePeople do not understand that, but funny thing is, that they expect these things from Android Phones, while iOS looked like it is now from the very beginning, no big UI changes, just some minor implementations, nothing more...
umair, 02 Oct 2012Can anybody tell me steps to update my S3 from ICS to jelly bean plz?Go to www.androidadvices.com they have instructions on how to update ur firmware to jb :-). Enjoy
Loepoes, 02 Oct 2012I don't know...Held a S3 in my hand at a shop today and somehow my N9 just felt more .....(ple... moreThere's no denying that. N9 is probably the most beautiful phone ever made with an OS which could really have been something. But Nokia killed Maemo and with it the N9 died a premature death. I wish Nokia had embraced Android.
This IS a firmware upgrade! Did you expect a whole UI overhaul? Project butter, Google Now and the new notifications bar are integrated into the OS and these couldn't have been brought over as separate application updates.
But the questions is, what did you really expect with the Jelly Bean update? It's got everything that Google promised in I/O 2012 along with a few extra goodies from Samsung. I don't understand why you are upset.
Loepoes, 02 Oct 2012Sorry my friend but I'm definately NOT an Apple fan. Actually hate the buggers because of the ... moreThis is true. There is no reason why Samsung couldn't use higher quality materials that are ultra light and more resilient:
- hardened Magnesium alloy(s)
- Carbon fibre / graphite composite
- or go the full hog for a titanium alloy (though VERY expensive)
I've got SGS 1, 2 & 3 and I miss having some metal for that 'solid' and luxury feel to round out a quality phone.
galaxy s III is loking too stylish,its tuch screan is too good all over its ossam...........................................................................
Anonymous, 02 Oct 2012Some of these features seem a little overkill. Is it all really necessary? Then pay less and settle down with an inferior phone. I'm nothing against it, but I'm worth to have the best phone and it is called SGS3.
Ha! my Nokia E75 has two modes ie home and buisness and easy to switch between them,,as for these features its rubbish all Android updates are new colour schemes,,
•Project Butter - smoother UI animations with higher frame rate
•Offline voice typing support
•Better notification area with expandable notifications
•Two different homescreen modes
•Pop-up play window is now resizable
•New in-call features - boost loudness and turn on/off noise cancellation
•Video recording pause/resume functionality
•Enhanced brightness control
•Easier widgets management
•Reorganized Settings menu
Thats not new O/S just some add ons that can be done via firmware upgrade..Not android tho they make it a different theme colour add a feww features and call it a brand new O/S..
Wait for the Custom Roms that eliminate the Bloat. Then you will see a really fast SGS3 :)
I see no reason to upgrade to 4.1. Gotta go cm10 over here. Same thing though. Just like cm better
Anonymous, 02 Oct 2012some people automatically think when they hear plastic is cheap. well guess what, plastic can ... moreI don't know...Held a S3 in my hand at a shop today and somehow my N9 just felt more .....(please don't be offended!)solid...
The only thing that is missing in this update, in my opinion, is the new Gallery, as the one found in Note II, at least add new transitions for us to view the pictures, I know it's not a must have feature, but if we have that, it's perfect!! BTW, this update is really good with no bugs!! Can't wait for it!!
Bill, 02 Oct 2012Loepoes, the polycarbonate that Samsung used on the S III is the same stuff that airplane fuse... morelol very shallow man but i feel you speak from the heart. i think ill keep my ugly with high IQ. sooner or later that girl pretty girl will look like a nutsack and im sure the cancellation policy will be a bit more than $300. been there done that.