Can anyone confirm if the lag in opening contacts, dialer, sms is fixed with 4.1.2 update in India? The update from 4.0 to 4.1.1 was pathetic. Performance was down. I hope all those bugs in 4.1.1 are fixed.
I have been using the S III I9300 for about 3 months now. The phone is amazing. The qualms I have are only two:
- The battery drains quickly. To illustrate, I am currently going on vacation in Spain. The many historical sites and such make me constantly grab the phone to take photos and read maps, reviews and miscellaneous info through the GPS and mobile internet functions. I take various measures to reduce battery usage (I turn off GPS and mobile internet, which are huge battery drains, whenever I'm not using them), set the screen on minimal brightness whenever possible and activate energy-saver mode (which downclocks the CPUs from 1.5 GHz to 1.0 (Samsung claims it does not affect everyday usage, only resource-intensive games and apps) and limits the screen framerate (barely noticeable decrease in smoothness)). Still, by the end of the day the battery is down to 20-40%.
I remember I test once where I left it on battery overnight on airplane mode, which blocks all signals beside GPS (which was disabled anyway). When I woke up the charge was at 90%, which seems to mean that just the phone being idle for 10 hours consumed a tenth of the battery. Pathetic compared to my iPod Touch 4G, which I can leave on standby for a week and it will not have lost even half of the charge. I am using Android 4.1.1 by the way.
The second qualm I have is that the glass, even though it's supposedly Gorilla Glass 2, broke on the first fall to the ground (I had not yet put a cover on the phone, sadly), and because Samsung does not sell the glass separately, only glued to a new AMOLED screen (which fortunately is unaffected), repairing it is very expensive (200 euros, and an equivalent price in Brazil as well), even through more "black market" means.
So, while the phone may be amazing, put a protective cover on it right away and expect to charge it every day, or every two days.
Finally, 4.1.2 in India after more than a month.
Samsung India really sucks at giving updates. Same thing happened last year with the Galaxy S2 as well.
JB 4.1.2 is very smooth. I have used it for an hour now and i see noticeable improvement in operation.
why 9305 is better than 9300 ? some1 told me that 9300 is better in softwere !
The galaxy S19300 with Jb 4.1.2 is truly fantastic. Can some one please tell me how to link up the photo identity on the phone contacts prog with the pictures from the gallery.Thanks.
I am in Brussels, Belgium and i was updated to 4.1.2 (jelly bean) for over 2 weeks now.
Hello guys the update 4.1.2 of galaxy s3 is awesome it has extended my s3 smoothness . It is my pleasure to owning it lol
AnonD-106287, 28 Jan 2013It is actually available in India now.. I updated my phone a few hours before...I too updated my s3 @ 4 pm and it was 151 mb package
Veyron S3, 27 Jan 2013I don't know who are the people saying that they have downloaded the JB 4.1.2 update in India.... moreIt is actually available in India now.. I updated my phone a few hours before...
hey all indian users once check for update thru ota.. mine is just downloading now.. the file size is 151 mb..finally 4.1.2 has started rolling out in india
Guess, 27 Jan 2013Hi. I just added some music to my S3 through bluetooth and the track names doesn't show, it ju... more@ Guess
It can't read the tracks because the meta tags aren't in place. Use a program like 'Mp3tag' to name the files before you transfer them onto your phone.
Namal, 28 Jan 2013Hi, Which phone is better betweer GT-I9300 or GT-I9305. Please adviseOfcourse Better is Samsung Galaxy S3 i9305,Then Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300. Now is up to You Friend..
Veyron S3, 27 Jan 2013I don't know who are the people saying that they have downloaded the JB 4.1.2 update in India.... moreJelly bean 4.1.2 has come to India and am using. I've 2 galaxy s3. One updated with some 115mb. Other one yet to receive update. I do not know how these updates come