I've listened to the arguments in favour of omitting digital FM radio and they are not convincing. The fact is SGNIII is sold in many different countries and people have varying needs. Samsung should not have restricted our choices. Look, some countries have incredibly expensive data plans so internet radio becomes an expensive choice. Samsung are just being arrogant and are forgetting that for many FM radio is vital.
Furthemore there is great variation in quality of internet reception depending on which country you reside in. It is lunacy to build a device so dependent on one means of communication. Governments can cut the web connection anytime they want and your device becomes useless as a communicator.
Bottomline is that it is smarter for a smartphone to have multiple paradigms of communication.
I must add that it is scandalous that Samsung demands the sole use of their branded printers in their devices depriving the customer the chance and choice of using a better quality printer from another manufacturer.
If this nonsense continues I will look elsewhere.
MRooney, 02 Jun 2014No But it definitely involves recommended upgrade steps if you are opting for upgrade from JBAre you a user of note 3???😄
Nader tarek, 01 Jun 2014Is the note 3 N(9005,9002) on kitkat have heating problems or battery draining??? Please answ... moreNo
But it definitely involves recommended upgrade steps if you are opting for upgrade from JB
Is the note 3 N(9005,9002) on kitkat have heating problems or battery draining??? Please answer me I really need the answer.
When I try to download modern combat 2 black pegasus play store is saying " this game is incompatible with your device."mine is note 3 exynos india version.please note mine is genuine one.
in note 3 no call recording sw is working. can u pls tell me which is the best call recording SW for note-3.
Bunyip22, 01 Jun 2014And have a second device??? I guess you can't reason with stup idity sometimes. And you don't call the messy wired headset required to make your built in radio work a second device? That is more stupidity.
Another stupid idea is buying a 4G or 3G phone when living in area where data coverage is only 2G.
Anonymous, 01 Jun 2014Like I said, I use TuneIn most of the time but there are lots of places in Australia that simp... moreLike I said, there are lots of better alternatives.
A bluetooth headset with FM radio is one.
No need to put that radio in a 4G smartphione.
People in remote area with no mobile coverage need not buy a 4G phone since they will not be able to use it's 4G functionality.
They better go for a basic phone with FM radio.
As simple as that.
awie, 01 Jun 2014i give u one more option -> xperia z2. it nicehi Awie,, sony 'z2' is beautiful and great. whn we consider 'z' series its luks and specs is similar to other models in 'z'series,,, but at the end of the day looks will also matter to you.
Tcool, 01 Jun 2014Actually there are lots better alternatives than the built in FM radio. Don't confine yours... moreLike I said, I use TuneIn most of the time but there are lots of places in Australia that simply do not have mobile coverage (but have FM)... Surely you can admit that in those cases having FM in your phone would be better than nothing?
Anonymous, 01 Jun 2014Actually, including or excluding FM radio makes no difference to the RAM when its not in use. ... moreActually there are lots better alternatives than the built in FM radio.
Don't confine yourself to one. It's pretty silly!
k, 31 May 2014Also check the latest LG G3tnx,, i referred to LG G3 but i dnt like lg series,, :)
Tcool, 01 Jun 2014Well this is your post: "You use the S-pen a lot but wouldn't use the FM radio. ... moreActually, including or excluding FM radio makes no difference to the RAM when its not in use. If that's the only reason to not have FM, its pretty silly.
why i cannot upgrade to kitkat? after i finished downloading the software package it says download unavailable. I just bought this phone yesterday! help please!
Anonymous, 01 Jun 2014You might want to re-read my comments. I never said (or implied) that FM radio was the ultimat... moreYes, of course!
I have used Sony Z2 and T2
FM radio with RDS are very useful.
Especially, we can listen Local news such as weather information and breaking news and even world news
We can also get local and traditional music and traffic news which doesn't have in internet streaming
And, Internet coverage is not always OK in everywhere
So, FM radio is necessary for future smartphones
Thanks for your opinion,