This is a great cell poone, I am using it and find it the Best phone.
I got this Samsung S3, and hardly used it for 2 days, I had imense problem trasnfereing my 1000+ Nokia contacts to this phone, and pairing with my PC and bose bluetooth headset was not easy, it was not detecting both, after several tries, finally could pair it, and my BT headset, I had to keep pairing evertime I used it, now to add further problems , I came to know that this phone cannot be used with KIES via bluetooth, that means I cannot send and receive messages via my PC, which I use a lot whn I had Nokia C7 Nokia Suite Software, got fedup in 2 days and gave this phone to my son, who is games crazy and started using back my Nokia C-7, Also though this phone has GPS receiver, it needs Mobile Data (internet) to download the route map, unlike nokia which works offline after u download the country maps, S3 this such an expensive phone, but does not have these basic things like Nokia !!!
samalhg, 26 Nov 2012Do any one know Jelly Bean update available in Srilanka? Hi,
Looking on the firmware sites, I can only see ICS 4.0.4 update released in Sri Lanka so I don't believe the update is available although you could flash it yourself if you know how or had a look around.
How do I upgrade My OS to Jelly Bean?? From South Africa, Please tell me the full steps if you can thank you..
Kindly confirm, after update to JB 4.1.1, I am unable to switch the FM stations through headset pause & start button which was smoothly working in ICS 4.0.4
I've succeeded in updating my s3 to the official 4.1.2 and I've equally gotten the same look in note2 on my s3. I now have the split screen/multi Window as in note2 and many new features that are not in 4.1.1. Now my s3 is in the same capability, except from the s-pen and screen size.
Iphone 5 is nothing compared to this device
Samsung galaxy s3 the best and the most advanced device yet
If You Have Pc Connecting Issue then Upgrade your OS to Windows 7.i was Also Suffering From Same Problem but by upgrading OS i Solved my Problem Automatically.
Samsung had recently halted the roll out of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for the Galaxy S III in India after starting it earlier this month.
However, the update is available through the Kies software, and its file size is 310MB.
gs3, the best present I have received for BD.
Need to buy USB OTG cable for playing movies frm Pendrive.
Sebastiao, 25 Nov 2012I'll keep looking for your reply.
I hope you have a nice sunday!2012-11-25 16:18
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Look for it with the time stamp mentioned above
Simply the best phone I have ever used.
Freefaller, 25 Nov 2012@ Anthony
I've Googled 'samsung s3 mtp failed' and come up with a lot of people suffering w... more@ Kofi knight
After reading Freefaller post I think you should try restarting the phone with no SD card in it. And see if you at least get a plug & play response when connected to the pc. Don't worry about correct drivers yet. Work on getting some kind of response from the pc.
I have a 64bit Vista system. So the OS can't be the problem.
There are cards that have android compatible on the packaging. Get one like that if you do get a connection without a card.
Freefaller, 25 Nov 2012@ Anthony I've Googled 'samsung s3 mtp failed' and come up with a lot of people suffering w... moreThe solution is " SGS3 Easy UMS - Mount external microSD card as USB mass storage"!
Anthony, 25 Nov 2012Question?
Even if he doesn't have the drivers and everything is ok with the phone, data cabl... more@ Anthony
I've Googled 'samsung s3 mtp failed' and come up with a lot of people suffering with the same problem as Kofi Knight.
Quite a few are saying that the problem lies with older SD cards that can't be recognised with Microsofts new MTP software, and the answer is a newer SD card (class 10); which is why I suggested removing it and rebooting the s3 without one.
Others claim that the problem lies with x64 bit Windows not able to recognise MTP phones.
Most cases seem to be a problem with the Media Transfer Protocol, so I'm not sure what the solution is.
I just love this phone.! It has got everything that i need. Yoo :-D
Freefaller, 25 Nov 2012@ Kofi knight
When you connect your S3 to a PC you should get a notification 'Connected as ... moreQuestion?
Even if he doesn't have the drivers and everything is ok with the phone, data cable & and usb port on the pc. Should the phone detect usb pc connect and show the usb fork logo in the notification area. Drivers or not?
And should plug & play on the pc kick in on the pc when the phone is connect with no or wrong drivers?
According to him nothing happens it only changes.
I was thinking he is using a charging only cable with less pins but he said he tried more than one cable. Or the output on the port is too low. But he claims it is Usb2 and he tried more than 1 pc.