This cheap plastic body and ugly design phone will be sold in millions.I don't say that,popularity says.Hardware is superb but in my opinion as this is high end phone the design must be superb.I know why Samsung do so.Because they have to sell Samsung galaxy s3 and galaxy note equally.I will not buy this cheap plastic phone.I will wait for Samsung galaxy note2 having s3 hardware.Hope the notes build quality be better.
m86k, 06 May 2012True, people hate TouchWiz mostly based on ignorance / rumors, not because they have used / le... moreFor me its adds samsungs own music player and concert hall setting which is abscent in the Nexus line up due to pure Android.
That pull down menu on TouchWiz is superb your right and the little unknown tricks you mention..Their is also where you alter brightness within apps as well and sure some other good options..I dont have any Android fone ATM have sold the lot for SGS3 ..I am using my N8 till end of May..
Bev, 06 May 2012Does anyone know what the battery life is like? or even on the galaxy sII?Samsung say it lasts 13 hours
james79, 06 May 2012You can definitely compare xperia s to s2 but not s3! Im no sammy lover but stop ranting about... moreYou so wrong, you can compare SG3 to Xperia S.
Only main different is the quadcore CPU nothing more.
And no one will notice the differense between the SG3 and Xperia S in real time ib daily use.
Second, the Xperia is 200,- Euro cheaper:
i feel same kind of rounded shape makes samsung is loosing d spot.
they really need to change d way the think
look at sony
htc intel and vertue
d classy n ever status symbol kind of phones is really required.
then must think in future
"S Voice is not as complex as Siri – more like voice activation for simple commands."
"What is there that's completely unique on the S3 that we haven't seen on other devices? Maybe slight differences on the features, but nothing disruptive."
i got a video of galaxy s3 frm you tube just see this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyja6Uemx_g&feature=g-upl
The specs are great .... But it is only 1GB of ram , I think it is not enough when looking to the quad core processor ... There's no improvement on cameras mega pixels , it keeps the 8 mp that found on the galaxy s2 ... Sure there's some other improvements on the camera .... The phone ( like the most android phones ) getting bigger and bigger ... The 4.8 inch screen is great for browsing and watching movies , but it's a very big for a phone ... The s2 is big enough ..... And why samsung still keeping the cheap plastic for its high end models
Those who say that the design is the only downside should think that its the most selling aspect of a phone...who would want from a big and ugly speedy phone? Tell me...executive? Of course not its so cheap plastic for them...women? They cant even hold it in on hand...maybe only computer freaks would like it and its not sure...i think its a big fail for samsung...
Im not an apple fan, i own an n9 but i think apple understand very well people needs...
Sorry for the long post
I will stick with my SGN.
I would never want Samsung Galaxy Nexus with a home button & blue/ white glossy body.
I have the s3 from canada its great not what you expect in the pictures hands on is an all new experience!!!
Being a Galaxy S user... Used SGS1 and then got the SGS2, the only thing which I didnt like in SGS3 design is the back layout of camera,flash light and the speaker (all in a straight line... why ?) The SGS2 design is much better (both front and backside).
m86k, 06 May 2012True, people hate TouchWiz mostly based on ignorance / rumors, not because they have used / le... moreGot to admit samsung phones are very user friendly! They feel good in the hand and that notification bar is a damn site better than others although ics now offers these features!
Before come to the market SGS3 samsung can change back cover and camera pixels increase to 4000x3000. all complaint will be solve of peoples. :-)
brynn, 06 May 2012Invalid argument when you can replace TouchWiz with a variety of other Lauchers.In fact touchW... moreTrue, people hate TouchWiz mostly based on ignorance / rumors, not because they have used / learned to use it.
Personnaly, i feel lucky to have been able to own / test several Android phones in the past 3 years, and i made my mind last year, among stock launchers, i really prefer Samsung TouchWiz to other brands, it's light, simple and efficient.
I wonder how many people know that :
-In contact list / call logs, just slide on a name to the right to make a call, to the left to send a msg (instead of validating 2/3 times like others)
-On home screen, pinch unzoom to choose directly the page you want.
-In apps screen, pinch unzoom to do same.
-Basic notification bar is the most complete with direct access to settings like wifi/BT/GPS and since GS1, so no need to waste home screen spaces with their widgets.
And several other little things which make your phone usage easier on a daily basis.
Androindian, 06 May 2012just compare "YOUR" xperia s with sgs3 in gsmarena and please let me know how is it ... moreYou can definitely compare xperia s to s2 but not s3! Im no sammy lover but stop ranting about inferior handsets! Yes xperia s looks nice but it hasnt the performance! The only handset that is actually out that is comparable is htc one x! I think samsung could have done more with s3 but remember samsung have apple to compete with so they needed to get this phone out before next iphone so they might just pinch some iphone 4s customers! Waiting for iphone 5 now as they are true innovators. Let the Samsung v apple war continue as it will all be good for tech lovers! :-)
Scary specs but the design is quite not so right. It's more like a lady's phone with its rounded sides and edges.