I have this phone nearly for two years now and it never EVER let me down. I have with Three UK network with unlimited data and unlimited thetering and it is just brilliant. My data usage is somewhere between 40 - 100 gb per month (seriously!!!) and it is still doing it's job perfectly. To be honest, sometimes i feel really sorry for my poor cell phone. Kids games, guitar pro, dash cam, music, videos - all of this on daily basis, heavily used and no complaints. This cell phone will handle anything. I think that i will feel very sorry if i will have to buy myself a new phone. Thank you Samsung!!!
AnonD-262593, 26 Dec 2014Hello S3 users .... What's killing your battery ??? Android's top 10 performance-sapping a... morethanks for your posts. Yes it certanly is a great value phone. I cant see any deal breakers in the newer models....waterproof would be great, but I think I would rather save £250 and just look after my phone :-) I rarely take it out anyway. Funnily enough most powerful games run fine on dual core anyway. Maybe in 2015 I will need to use the quad core option more.
Anonymous, 29 Dec 2014a gr8 phone always. been using it for 1 year. running cyanogenmod cm12 5.0.2 no problems at al... morecan we please talk about the custom rom that you have installed on it? i want to install it too, but i don't know if i should or not do this
It depends on s3 users...if you know how to take care of your phone...it wont be much trouble..it doesnt matter what phone you buy,its still the same..s3 or s4 or what...depends on how you take care of your phone.
a gr8 phone always. been using it for 1 year. running cyanogenmod cm12 5.0.2 no problems at all. perfect
moraccan, 23 Dec 2014Hi guys i just want to buy a SG III or SG III NEO .and I need your advice pleaaaaasssse.help meTake it from a SIII user of 2 years..... Don't buy the SIII, don't buy Samsung it it can be helped.
HTC is much better in the performance & battery life department.
And if not HTC then nexus. after nexus anything that don't have touchwiz. My wife is still using my old SIII so I get a constant reminder of how lame it it is now going into 2015
Hello S3 users ....
What's killing your battery ???
Android's top 10 performance-sapping apps.
The findings come from new research conducted by AVG which took anonymous data from more than 1 million AVG Android app users in order to collate a list of the worst offenders in the Android app world (measured over Q3 2014, based on apps with more than 1 million Google Play downloads).
Top 10 Performance-Draining Apps :
3-9GAG Funny Pics & Videos .
5-Spotify Music .
6-BBM (BlackBerry) .
7-QQ (Tencent Technology) .
8-textPlus Free Text & Calls .
9-Wattpad Free Books & Stories .
10-iFunny : ) .
Top 10 Battery Drainers -- Run at Start Up :
1-AllShareCast Dongle S/W Update (Samsung) .
2-ChatON Voice & Video Chat (Samsung) .
3-Beaming Service for Beep'n'Go (Moheam) .
4-magicApp: Free Calls (magiclack VocalTec) .
5-Samsung WatchON Tablets .
8-PPS for Mobile .
9-Vault-Hide SMS Pics & Videos .
10-Al-Moazin Lite Prayer Times .
Top 10 Storage Eaters :
1-NY Times -- Breaking News .
2-Tango Messenger Video & Calls .
3-Spotify Music .
5-Chrome Browser .
6-9GAG Funny pics & videos .
8-LINE camera -- Selfie & Collage .
10-Talking Angela .
Top 10 Battery-Draining Game Apps :
1-Puzzle & Dragons (GungHo Online Entertainment) .
2-Hay Day (Supercell) .
3-Candy Crush Saga (King) .
4-Minecraft -- Pocket Edition (Mojang) .
5-Cookie Jam (SGN) .
6-Pet Rescue Saga (King) .
7-Clash of Clans (Supercell) .
8-Bubble Witch 2 Saga (King) .
9-Farm Heroes Saga (King) .
10-Angry Birds (Rovio Mobile) .
AnonD-262593, 24 Dec 2014@Angry Mobile Nerd
My S3 on android ( 4.3 ) , No lags No heavy RAM usage With normal consump... moreSo you're going to use your S3 forever? Even if you drop it and it breaks you would still go out and buy another one today? Really?
It's just a phone guys, don't need to get so attached. It was a great phone in 2012 and even in 2013 but we're one week away from 2015 now. Yes I know there is ported Note 4 rom but that doesn't make it a Note 4. Ridiculous.
Actually I worded my previous post wrong, I still have mine but its been sitting in a box in a closet for almost 18 months now.
AnonD-298939, 22 Dec 2014Seriously guys if you have to do all of this to get almost decent battery life just buy a new ... moreso, what phone you recommend sir?
please gave me some example, cause i wanna know for a reference...i hope you can recommend a few phones for me so i can pick from it...
Angry Mobile Nerd, 24 Dec 2014I always lurk on the the forums of past phones I've owned.
My advice is based on experience... more@Angry Mobile Nerd
My S3 on android ( 4.3 ) , No lags No heavy RAM usage With normal consumption of battery without any problems ....
There are millions of users are still using this phone at the moment , S3 still has great value ....
I know that S3 was released in 2012 , But it's better than many other brands of phones that released by Samsung in 2013 and 2014 ( really bad qualities ) !!!!
S3 still supported by Developers with many custom Roms ( kitkat - lollipop ) For this S3 called ( the king of custom Roms ) ...
Do you know that Galaxy Note 4 Rom flashed successfully on S3 !!!
even samsung still rolling out new sub-updates (4.3)
For these reasons S3 will not die ....
AnonD-262593, 23 Dec 2014@Angry Mobile Nerd
I want to know ... if you have another phone , what are you doing here in ... moreI always lurk on the the forums of past phones I've owned.
My advice is based on experience. I pretty much did everything on your list twice and the battery drain still persisted. I'm trying to save people their time and frustration. The fact is while the S3 is/was a fantastic performing phone, the battery life is/was a total complete disappointment. And it's just not me, do a internet search and you'll see dozens of threads spanning dozens of pages with hundreds of users all with the same problem. Some could be helped, some could not. We're a week away from 2015 and this is a 2012 phone, why are people still pulling their hair out in frustration of their battery life when now you can spend only a couple hundred bucks and get something that will perform equally or better than a S3, have a bigger screen, and significantly better battery life. Salvation is only $200 away, if that. But if you want to tell users they have to cripple their phones, diminish the experience, and babysit all the background processes to hopefully get "ok" battery life then to each his own.
The worst thing of all is there are people here who are still considering buying a S3! Unbelievable. All remaining unsold S3's should be destroyed and put in a landfill, or given away for free, but nobody should be actually spending their money on a S3 today. Even Samsung has dropped support. It's a dead phone but shops are still selling them, that's just wrong. And I'm just not picking on the S3, I wouldn't recommend today anyone buy any phone released in 2012.
Anonymous, 22 Dec 2014Friends. How to. Upgrade my .s3 mobile is version ice cream sandwich. @Anonymous
what is build number ( current version )??? , what is your country ???
you can update by :
1- OTA :
Settings > About device > Software update then check for updates ...
2- samsung kies .
3- Oden .
** If your phone ( rooted ) you won't get any official update through OTA or samsung kies ** ..
by using Oden you can flash new Rom , but be careful when use Oden ,
1- loss warranty of company .
2- any mistake during flash Rom will Disrupts your phone ...
AnonD-298939, 23 Dec 2014Neither, buy something else. You'll thank me later.@Angry Mobile Nerd
I want to know ... if you have another phone , what are you doing here in this forum ???? !!!!! . If you have a bad experience with S3 , This doesn't mean that everyone have the same problem that you have ... write something useful to help S3 users or don't write anything !!!!
thank you ...