AnonD-78985, 12 May 2014Ok if I use nova launchers on the new S5 it's should be OK then??Anything would be faster than Touchwiz in my opinion. LOL
But would Nove Launcher solve the delay in the dialer and contacts? The delay that drove me nuts on the SIII, is still there in the S5. But if that delay didnít bother you then go with the S5.
b.t.w. Is there any reason why you are not interested in the M8 or Z2?
My S3 is on jelly bean 4.3 when i install viber phone ccrashes & restarts till I uninstall. Pls. Advice
My S3 is on jelly bean 4.3 when I install viber phone crashes & restarts till I uninstall pls. Advice
My S3 is on 4.3 jelly bean,after installing viber phone crashes & then restarts but after uninstalling viber it works fine, pls.advice
AnonD-78985, 11 May 2014Anthony I want to upgrade this summer I had an S3 for like 2 year since day one. The main reas... moreIím not going to tell you what to buy because our likes in a device may not be the same, but I will tell you what to look out for.
With the new Android 4.4.2 there is no smart phone with a SD card slot that will function the way you are accustom with downloaded apps. Because of this even if you want a phone with a SD Card slot, make sure it has a large amount of internal storage also, the phone you pick should come with the editing apps that you want saving files directly to the EXT SD pre-installed on the phone.
My reason for saying this is as follows.
Apps that come pre-installed with the phone seem to still have full access to the SD card for doing write commands but downloaded apps are very restricted with what there write capabilities are.
Poloris Office 5 came pre-installed with my ONE MAX and can save files directly to my EXT SD but the downloaded Kingsoft office canít.
The photo editor that came built into the Gallery can save directly to the EXT SD but the downloaded MySimple Sketch canít
Downloaded Torrent apps canít save torrents to the EXT.
The downloaded ES File Explorer canít copy/move/delete from the EXT SD
Clean Master can see junk on your EXT SD but canít remove it.
Moving apps to EXT SD from settings was also limited and frankly i would say is pointless.
e.g. FIFA 14 when total on internal storage is 1.8GB but when moved to EXT SD the total jumps up to 1.82GB this is because only 37.59mb is moved/copied to EXT SD and 1.79GB remains on the internal storage.
If the phone you pick does not come with a file manager pre-installed like the ONE MAX (for example) paste/move/delete/rename/create new, Will only be able to be done on the EXT SD by
1. The apps that were pre-installed that can do that task
2. Using a USB OTG cable and a micro SD card reader (remover your card and put it in the reader)
3. Connect to a PC and use file explorer/MY computer on the PC.
When I was deciding what to upgrade to I was deciding between the ONE MAX & the Note 3 but because how much touch wiz frustrates me with its sluggishness I went with the MAX. Sense U.I runs circles around the Touchwiz UI.
sakr, 12 May 2014is it mobile support FM transmitter ? no it does not
Nothing new in 4.4 kitkat. U can share ur files, movies, photo with the help of bluetooth. The only thing i miss in android is memory card option for applications.
My main problem is that i cant downgrade to 4.0 or 4.1 because of generique imei. I tried many times and same problem so im blocked in this version 4.3 just to resolve battery buckup.
AnonD-221988, 11 May 2014anthony and freefaller,
can u suggest me wic is the best launcher for s3? Samsung touchwiz is... more@ minku12
There are plenty of Launchers to choose from on the Play Store.
I have tried out a lot of them and finally settled on Smart Launcher 2 on my S3. It is low on RAM resources and there are plenty of themes to choose from. The PRO version supports widgets on the screen. It also supports icon packs so you can customize it further.
Nova Launcher is also a popular launcher but it hasn't been updated for a long while. At the end of the day though it down to your own preference.
anthony and freefaller,
can u suggest me wic is the best launcher for s3? Samsung touchwiz is taking huze ram
Anthony, 10 May 2014If it's no use because it's not getting kitkat? what where you doing with it all the time befo... moreAnthony I want to upgrade this summer I had an S3 for like 2 year since day one. The main reason I bought the S3 was because of an micro SD card slot. I really don't care about the update, but I do care about a micro SD card slot. Which new smartphone should I buy then Anthony???
Oh my God, Oh my God, what's happening? I purchased the phone GS3 three months ago instead of GS2 to get official updates from the Samsung ... All reports of Samsung says that GS3 will get the updat(kitkat) during this month and I am waiting day after day. after that the sad news broke the hearts of 40 million users of GS3 (there is no update to the kitkat!!!!!!) because the internal memory of GS3 less than 1 GB !!!!! the reason is not convincing and proof is the mobile galaxy ace style (internal memory 500 MB only)!!!!! ....This is a shame ... Why Samsung did not tell us the truth all this time. Why there is no respect for the promises ... Samsung want us to throw the phone in the waste basket to buy a new mobile every year. Not everyone has a budget to buy high-priced phones every year. Thank you Samsung!!!!! It's really disappointed!!!!
srijam, 10 May 2014here the samsung goes down. no kitkat on s3 means great mistake done by samsung. samsung lose... moreIts really dum to say there is no use of an s3 just because you dont have KK.
Doesn't the s3 work if it doesn't have KK?
S3 was one of the best phones that I had invested in, do you ever know how crappy black berry is? Lol I bought it 2 - 3 years back the bold 9780 until my upgrade to s3 and you get nothing for the value you pay. Market value of the phone was well above $500 or maybe even $600 when I purchased the BB.
I purchased my s3 8-9 months back for around $400 and its value for money. Its a good music player, with an sd card, videos are of superb quality and camera is awesome, not heavy to carry around, I use alot of pdfs, and yea its quite easy to view them with a 4.8 screen. Best of all you get a radio which is why I love my phone alot.I could use this phone for another 2 years minimum coz it has all what is required by a person. Just because tech advances doesn't mean thats the best or we should upgrade to it.
I know there are drawbacks such as battery life, come on whats perfect in this world learning to live around these small hickups is all about life.
Btw after an years time you could get kk or whatever is then there installed although not from samsung they work fine. And there you get an all new os phone which you can use for another year.
The main thing im emphasising everyone to use a phone or anything more than its average time is because of the e waste that clogs up due to people upgrading at a rate without thinking of the impact on earth. And if you guys have not noticed no matter samsung apple or whatever the brand in this world they are all here to make profits so they want you guys to buy there products, so every company will kill there older product in time to come and introduce a new one with minor tweeks. Dont fall into that trap of the companies.
srijam, 10 May 2014here the samsung goes down. no kitkat on s3 means great mistake done by samsung. samsung lose... moreIf it's no use because it's not getting kitkat? what where you doing with it all the time before?
Lesson #1 never buy technology based on future rumors.