I am sure Samsung will take another five months to update siii to android 4.4. I don't wanna wait till that..plus I hate memory hungry touchwiz...so I had flashed android 4.4 cyanogenmod 11 temasek ..it so awesome... Only drawback is it gives two hours lesser backup than samsung stock ROM..but my phones doesn't lag anymore..its smoother than a nexus phone.
Allen Harvey Paran, 27 Nov 2013My very first Android Phone was the Samsung Galaxy Y, followed by the Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 an... more@ Allen Harvey Paran
"I saw a friend playing a game on his Samsung Galaxy 5". Wow! Lucky man! I hear that it comes with Android 6.0 as well. Is that true?
Anthony, 27 Nov 2013Like your review.
But even with a quad core it does lag.
But how you perceive that lag is re... moreyeah I agree. Even octacore S4 lags a lot sometimes.Why don't they fix the software issues with 4.3 on S3 rather than releasing more garbage.Now a days Samsung is only thinking about their business to earn more income & never thinking about the user.Every smartphone company has issues, even Apple, but they get it sorted quick-smart, not leave customers sitting with useless phones for weeks.
Allen Harvey Paran, 27 Nov 2013My very first Android Phone was the Samsung Galaxy Y, followed by the Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 an... moreLike your review.
But even with a quad core it does lag.
But how you perceive that lag is relative.
Compeered to the phones you called its going to seem smooth
But I have done a basic side by side with a guy in my office that has a HTC One X
And hands down the HTC was more responsive. We are not games, I’m not talking about that kind of response time.
mobile was good,but phone contacts screen....remove the favorites...and more speed dial number////screen.......
My very first Android Phone was the Samsung Galaxy Y, followed by the Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 and then eventually to this beast, the Samsung Galaxy S3. I used to be a avid Nokia fan, anything from Nokia I wanted and then all of that changed when I saw a friend playing a game on his Samsung Galaxy 5. That's where it all started. I tried sticking with Nokia, but then realize that the applications on Nokia (Java and Symbian) were kinda, limited. So I made the jump to Samsung and I was blown away by the vast things Android could do. Oh, back to the review. Since this is my opinion, i'll spill all the beans on my experience with the S3. In terms of Size, it's alright, after I got used to it, going back to smaller screens felt weird. I felt comfortable with the screen and Size. In terms of speed, since its running on Quad Core, damn it's impressive. Can do a bunch of stuff on it. I guess when people give in comments that their S3 lags, you might wanna check what you install on it. If you put a bunch of games, music and videos on it. Surely it would lag. So just watch for what you install on your S3. I'm an I.T Guy here in my company and get a lot of complains about lags and random freezes on their S3's, they take my word and leave happy. Now going to it's Camera, 8MP is enough for me. I longboard and I use my S3 to take a bunch of videos, and the output is alright. Some people are satisfied, so I either tell them to upgrade to a new phone or buy a DSLR Camera. So far my S3 Experience is somewhat alright. It's just the constant change of date with the updates, I mean come on. A lot of people are expecting for Samsung to update the S3's Firmware, and we get disappointed on the delay. Samsung, this comment is directly aiming at you: "Have you forgotten about your FLAGSHIP device?"
Very bad experience with 4.3 , now I back 4.1.2 & feeling happy. ...
As from 24 November 2013 my battery does not want to charge and downloads are continuously occurring!! What do I do My battery won't charge.
what is it and all this loyalty! who cares who's the best i thought we're here to comment on user experience and help other to choose!
do u really think those companies care if 4.3 sucks.. suckers already paid for the damn phone. as for the other suckers who got the iphone. while they gain in Billions from our pockets. we think they really care!
we are all suckers! next year throw away... buy new one! year after same...so on.
it's a phooooooooone! my grandma had one!
btw: Iphone sucks, big time :-)
It looks like Samsung had things really messed up with the 4.3 update not only on S3 but also on S4 as many S4 users are facing battery drain problems.That's what happens when they stop focusing on providing better software experience rather than only on Marketing devices like Galaxy Grand2 and S5.It wouldn't be surprised if they skip 4.3 update just like 4.2 and then skip 4.4 like 4.3 update.Its been 2 weeks still there is no official word from Samsung about 4.3 release date.Really feeling regret for choosing Samsung
Anonymous, 25 Nov 2013U mean plastic right.... Note 3 plastic... Remove its back and you'll get hurt in front of IPh... more@ Anonymous
Remove the back.. remove the expired battery... insert freshly charged battery... replace cover.
100% charged phone in less than 30 seconds. Let's see you do THAT with your iphone, HTC, Sony etc!
jules19, 25 Nov 2013the best phone! :)U mean plastic right.... Note 3 plastic... Remove its back and you'll get hurt in front of IPhone,HTC and Sony.
Rahulsgs3, 23 Nov 2013When Samsung resume the 4.3 update? Note 2 got there bug free update in india....Who told that N7100 got bug free updates?. It will be bug free only if you do factory reset in the current O/S before updating !!!.
jayesh13, 24 Nov 2013Does it hangs like s3 usually means opening a log it lags and all ?Jayesh...it smooth n faster .it never lags ..this my first iPhone n blive m bro ...I love it..Samsung s3 was good smartphone wit android 4.1.2 but after d 4.3 ..I became annoyed ..