after upgrading my phone to 4.3 it is found to be slow, battery drained more quickly and hanged several times.
Still waiting for 4.3 update on my UK carrier. Would be nice to see 4.4 eventually come this way, especially with it being flaunted as designed to run well - even on phones with 512mb ram (half that of the S3). May involve waiting forever...?
I still don't understand why many websites like pocketnow, even GSMARENA has not broadcasted this issue about ridiculous 4.3 update by Samsung. We've seen Apple IOS6 problems has been headlined by many websites so why not post these issues. I mean everyone in the world was very disappointed with this stupid update for galaxy S3. Please post this issue as this will add pressure and wake-up call to Samsung developers for releasing the bugfix 4.3 update soon.
Samsung have released v4.3 for the UK users. Read the complaints first on GSMArena's Home Page before you start crying 'When is 4.3 coming to ........?'. The update is a complete mess; you update at your own risk! Stay on v4.1.2
I know that a lot of you will ignore this warning, and you have the right to do whatever you wish with your own phone; but when you start complaining about the mess it has made to your phone then I will be posting the reply "I told you so!" to a lot of people.
My S3 is staying on v4.1.2
Ravi, 11 Nov 2013Over the last few weeks Samsung has been slowly rolling out the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update ... moregot software up date and my s3 is acting up will be going back to my previous Nokia phone
Sony Xperia SP is faster and more efficient than Galaxy S3. My Xperia SP scored 20772 points on ANTUTU benchmark were as Galaxy S3 only got 17900 point. I'm saying SP more efficient because it beats S3 even SP is just a duel core, thanks to the Snapdragon S4 pro chipset. The phone is butter smooth to use with no nonsense battery drain problems. Those who are confused between SP & S3, SP is the obvious choice.
I am currently using the same phone. However, it cannot be switched on and the light at the back is still on even when i remove and put the battery again. What can be the problem
Srinivas Suravarapu, 11 Nov 2013My Galaxy s3 India Had just got the 4.3 update and its size is 409.31Mb guys I think this update version 4.2 not 4.3
user, 11 Nov 2013Is samsung galaxy s3 is up gradable to kitkat os. M asking this question why because it has on... moreIts 50-50 at the moment, Looking at the way Samsung has released 4.3 update for S3 with very few S4 features and laggy OS i don't we'll get 4.4. All other brands like Sony,Htc and LG has already promised 4.4 update schedule and Still selfish Samsung doesn't. I think they will provide 4.4 after releasing Galaxy S5, so even though they've decided to provide update for S3 it will be in the last quarter of 2014.
Srinivas Suravarapu, 11 Nov 2013My Galaxy s3 India Had just got the 4.3 update and its size is 409.31Mb guys Samsung cannot rollout international version for galaxy s3
Only update network base in europe.
mahesh , 12 Nov 2013i think that samsung realease the updates by product codes vice.http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/1/?model=GT-I9300&pcode=INS#firmware
Check the new release firmware updates and india samsumg s3 still 4.1.2
Srinivas Suravarapu, 11 Nov 2013Mine is Aircel Network With Model number I9300 international.I am Also from A.P i think that samsung realease the updates by product codes vice.
user, 11 Nov 2013Is samsung galaxy s3 is up gradable to kitkat os. M asking this question why because it has on... moreAndroid 4.4 is lighter than all android versions and Google killing the background proces apps so we just need 512mb ram to run Kitkat. smoothly.
I upgraded my S3 (Vodafone RO) and I can tell you that since than my device is making me all kind of "suprizes":
- doesn't react to right side button
- the screen freezes
- almost each app is getting freezed some time to time
- my contacts list is not showing up everytime
- and so on...
The 4.3 is not stable at all....
Don't upload it yet.
I remember having Samsung omnia i8910, an amazing phone, with an amazing screen and specs, which was way ahead of it's time. What was the problem? lack of support and updates by Samsung which left all the phone owners frustrated.
Samsung galaxy s3 was the second time i bought a Samsung phone, and once again, it seems like they moved on and forgot about the phone, as if they do not care about previous models.
One thing is for sure. Will never buy a Samsung phone, or maybe even a product again.
Is samsung galaxy s3 is up gradable to kitkat os. M asking this question why because it has only 1gb ram. n for up grading to kitkat os ur phone should require atleast 1.5 gb ram. so is this true.
Anonymous, 10 Nov 2013sp stronger but more thicker. s3 is slime, if i have the money now i will buy Xperia SP. sony ... morewhat?sp is better than s3?oh common..i have sp..yes gaming is better..bcouse sp is adreno 320..s3 only mali400..except the gaming performance..sp performance is drop..if i used gaming,calls,facebook etc...battery life fast drain 3hrs only and unit hot like micro wave oven....think twice before buy sp