it is 100per original as the first 100000 unit of s3 were made in Korea and they were assembled there...they are the best ones in the market...:)
I purchase s3 one month ago,, o god awesome mobile ever. sami you are the king in smart phone world, i know its 2 years older phone even though i preferred because its awesome phone. till now no lags, i was confused either i should go for grand 2 or s3.. finally i took better decision to buy this.. awesome speed.. never lag till now.. superb battery.. however within this week we will get kitkat updates from sami.. officially announced.. awesome sammi.. you always rockzzzzzz...
minku12, 29 Apr 2014anthony in s4 kitkat default samsung file manager can write ext sd without any problem..That's good to know :)
But the restriction will still affect users of torrent apps and word processing apps that want to default store there files on large EXT SD cards.
And what about Adobe flash support, does any of the archive versions work like they do in Android 3.4 and lower?
Can your friend tell you if the S4 got faster with the update? Or took less time to charge?
Anthony, 29 Apr 2014The restriction does not apply to the internal storage, USB OTG & (EXT SD when accessed fr... moreanthony in s4 kitkat default samsung file manager can write ext sd without any problem..
Aki, 29 Apr 2014I have one question..
Can we at least delete any data like whatsapp pics, files, contacts whi... moreThe restriction does not apply to the internal storage, USB OTG & (EXT SD when accessed from a PC)
This 3 methods still work the way they always did.
The restriction only seem to affect the write access to EXT SD user installed app have.
e.g. ES File Explorer or U Torrect will not write to the EXT SD but have no problem writing to INT SD or USB OTG
Seeing that the ONE MAX does not come with a default File Explorer, a user installed version is my only option :(
When searching for a solution to the problem on the ONE MAX I saw a lot of Note 3 customers talking about the same problem. Nexus and HTC ONE M7 uses donít have this problem because they have no EXT SD. I asked the HTC ONE M8 forum but no one replied.
Anthony, 28 Apr 2014buying the S3 is not the mistake, but updating it to 4.4.2 if that ever comes out for it defer... moreI have one question..
Can we at least delete any data like whatsapp pics, files, contacts which are on my internal storage?
Any body can advise that. Samsung S3 is good for Use if Yes. what are the Features or ill go with other Brands In market. Please type Your Opinions.
I have purchased s3 2 days ago. it has android 4.3 out of the box, I'm experiencing very high amount of battery drainage, all the sensors are kept off by me, i have only installed fb, whatsapp,twitter and clean master though the battery is draining rapidly. pls help me.
s3 will recive kitkat in 4days so b ready .officialy said by a samsung person
Curios, 28 Apr 2014anybody can tell me what the differences between samsung galaxy s3 and samsung galaxy s3 lte i9305 ?It's very simple. The i9305 has LTE, beeing 4G speeds capabilitys, and has 2GB of ram, instead of the 1GB only in the "normal" i9300...
My charger getting warm when plugged in my mobile for charging.
Is anyone facing this issue.
Should I need to contact Service centre. I bought it S3 4 months ago and is under warranty. Please please advise me.
Anyone can help.my S3 got problem always restarting even though not using it. already reset factory setting but still got same problem.
mastermind, 28 Apr 2014i have a problem? when i opened the back cover of my s3 and removed the battery i found out th... moreI think it's non original bcz the original is made in China by Samsung or made in vitname by Samsung
Anthony, 28 Apr 2014 There are fakes & originals made in Korea & China. That is no way to tell. What you... mores voice is working fine...and my s3 is original i went to the market to confirm it..thanks GOD...thanks for the reply buddy :)
Abdul, 28 Apr 2014I am using S III last 7 months, recently phone is very slow. when u click a photo it take 10 s... more@ Abdul
is it the case with viewing photos or do you have a general problem with other softwares as well?
if the phone has slowed down in general it maybe due to not clearing the cache,
you could clear it by going to :-
settings,and click on application manager and clearing them leaving whatever is relevant and caching the rest.
best is if you could do is factory reset you'll have the same old performance as earlier and make sure you install only what is required.
Another reason maybe due to the number of apps that are running on the back-ground, try closing them when not required.
And if you are on jelly bean 4.3 there are a few bugs but they aren't such a headache, like delays in the dialler opening, music player opening etc.
And there is a software called TOUCH ME ASSISTIVE TOUCH where you could use it to mutli task as well as clear the ram when required it shows the ram usage and is on the screen always if you wish to keep it
Anthony, 28 Apr 2014buying the S3 is not the mistake, but updating it to 4.4.2 if that ever comes out for it defer... more@anthony my frends is using s4, and he hve kitkat, he can move file ph memo to ext sd or ext sd to ph memo but he cant move folder only file, but he can create folder or rename folder or delete on ext sd, finaly its only working on samsung file manager, dont knw about other file manager
anybody can tell me what the differences between samsung galaxy s3 and samsung galaxy s3 lte i9305 ?
Aki, 27 Apr 2014Does that mean, on Kitkat, we cannot AT ALL move, copy or rename our files on ext card, not ev... morebuying the S3 is not the mistake, but updating it to 4.4.2 if that ever comes out for it deferentially would be.
That restriction i talked about is not a BUG. Itís a deliberate decision on googles part. There limited SD slot write access from Android and also made it incompatible with any version of the Archived adobe flash for security reasons ďthey sayĒ you can still write to the card but itís complicated.
I will try to explain it using the ONE MAX as an example (as that is the phone I use now and updated to 4.4.2 before I was aware of the negative changes.)
After the update and doing the chick.
This is what I noticed.
I could ďcopyĒ anything from to internal storage from the EXT SD. But canít use the ďmoveĒ command because that requires writing to the SD.
I could not make or rename any folders on the EXT SD.
From storage setting, I could set messages, voice recorder, Bluetooth, and camera to save to the EXT SD. From the ROM default web browser I could set the default download location to the EXT SD.
All mentioned above works fine. Now here is where it gets complicated.
If you get an email and it has an mp3 attachment and your download location is set to EXT SD, it will go into the download folder there. So will a picture, zip file, app, anything you get as an attachment.
If you are like me and like to organize your downloads into named folders itís not simple anymore.
Now you have to connect to a PC and use file explorer on the PC to make the changes as the phone will not allow that kind of write access.
Pictures can be moved/deleted using the (ROM default Gallery) options, but that would only let you make folders within the DCIM folder or you can move to a next folder that has pictures that are already showing up in the gallery. There is no way to make a new folder on the EXT SD outside of the DCIM without doing it from a PC.
Bluetooth download folder & internet download folder are not the same folder when you set it to EXT SD. So to move or delete anything that you got using Bluetooth you have to use a PC.
If you get a zip file as an attachment. You canít unzip it till you copy it to internal storage then unzip from there. As un-zipping is a write command. To delete the original attachment that was downloaded from the email, you have to use a PC.
When you are using a Torrent app, it can only save your torrents to internal storage. Once the torrent is downloaded you have to use a PC to move it to your EXT SD. If itís a torrent of a movie you have moved to your EXT SD and you no longer want it, you have to use the gallery to delete it, or a PC.
Some Apps can be moved to EXT SD but that is a bit wacky
Using Viber as an example let me explain.
On internal storage Viber Total is 44.70mb (app 29.79mb+data14.90mb)
When viber is moved to EXT SD from settings app info the total jumps up to 50.96mb (app 9.62+sd card app 26.44+data 14.9) how wacky is that?
If you donít want all the above mentioned complications sick to a phone running (4.3 or lower) or a phone with kitkat and no SD card slot. If you plan to root your phone or donít mind the complications. Then feel free to want kitkat. Rooting is the only way to undo the restriction made by google