Harikrishnan, 18 Jun 2012Hi All , I am going to give you my hands on experience with S3. I bought this phone almost 10... more"Poly carbonate or Plastic doesn’t matter", the S3 backpanel is actually made of three layers of strong flexible polycarbonate!
Hi All ,
I am going to give you my hands on experience with S3. I bought this phone almost 10 days back after many research and comparison. The last tie was between OneX and S3 . Both are good phones but I liked the white color of S3 and the expandable memory and reachable battery , so finally locked on S3.
Same time my friend bought One-X , so we both got a chance to compare /review the devices .
I must tell you both are very good phones , good configuration and equally matching performance .
Which one looks better is purely personnel and I don’t want to give any weightage here . Poly carbonate or Plastic doesn’t matter , both have its own pros and cons.
Some features are extra in S3 ( smart stay , auto call , S beam etc ) , these are all nice to have but not a must . ( I am sure in short time you will get apps for doing all this functions) . Also One-X is having a Car Mode , that’s also a nice to have feature.
HTC Sense and Touchviz UI , both are easy to use and again liking is purely personnel and more over a UI is just a customizable thing and many good UI’s are available on market place .
S3 is having a expandable memory , which I think is an advantage for backup and related functions. Also if you are a movie / song buff you can keep multiple cards with content .
Now I am coming to the most important part , Battery and Battery life .
S3 is having a removable battery , and psychologically it is a comfort factor , in practical I don’t know how much it is usable , ( iPhone users never felt that as a big issue ) . Now only this concept is coming in other phones , it might take some time for users to adjust with .
Now coming to battery life ……. Umhhhhhh
First of all , I want to tell all of you that , smart phones are computers , so once you start doing many activity it will drain its tank. Don’t think any smart phone will last for 2-3 days like your old Nokia phones .
So S3 battery , for a moderate users ( some browsing on 3G , game playing , connected to push mail , some video) will last only 10 – 12 hours . For a high user it might drain in less than 10 hours.
For My usage ( always connected to my office mail , little bit browsing on 2G , fiddling around some apps and game ) I am getting 24 hours on single charge , ie I usually charge my phone between 7 Am – 9am to 100 % . Then by next day same time I will have 10 – 14 % left in the tank.
But if I use little high ( more browsing on 3G , some app download and using etc ) by evening 8 – 9 PM I touch under 20% .
So now you might have got an idea about its capacity . Last two days I have changed my screen background and lockscreen to utter black , and believe me this started saving me lot of battery. Earlier with Samsung default background ( by the way it is very nice , we never feel to change that ) if I check my battery usage in settings area , 50 % of battery was used by screen only . and after changing to black , screen usage is came down to just 27% !!!!!!.
So my advice is after the first one week ( that time we need to show case this to all our friends ) , adjust all settings to power saving mode and put a black background , this will help you lot.
One-X also have same readings , it is draining little more faster because it has only 1800mAh battery . But overall 2100 mAh battery of Samsung is not giving any wonders. In One –X the UI is white in color against full black of Samsung , so Samsung have some inbuilt advantage . ( in AMOLED black is the most power saving colour) . Also HTC has a LCD panel , which won’t give full black ( means never turn utter black , it will be dark grey only so it needs to consume some power always as against Samsung AMOLED where black means switching off LED ) .
Also don’t compare/rate your phone battery on initial days , because you are always fiddling with it , so it will consume more than your average normal usage.
And for charging , please charge your phone , whenever it goes down to 60 % , this will help you to increase the battery life , rather than charging it after reaching 10% . There is no shame in charging it often , usually I saw people are little reluctant to put their phone to charging so often , because they are thinking it is viewed as a bad quality of their device - but what about your laptop , you are plugging in whenever you are near to a power source , and you don’t feel anything wrong , So as your smart phone , this is also a computer , it requires power . BUT don’t put continuously on power like laptop , because this may cause damage to your protection circuit ( in laptops it is very sturdy ) . Once in a while you can wait till it reaches some 5 % and charge again , this is to ensure the calibration of your battery meter ( which is helping you to know how much % of charge is in your battery) .
Overall S3 is having a little advantage on its battery life because of higher capacity of its battery as well as its AMOLED display ( if you put utter black background) . But that is not a significant difference as long as you are near to a power source.. And if you are in outside for long time , please ensure you are not in 3G and all other unnecessary services and apps are stopped . also don’t take out your phone often to look its screen by pressing lock button ( I saw this habit in many people ) , if a call or SMS come it will alert you then only you need to look , no need to stare at it every 10 minutes , it doesn’t have any emotions if you not do so .
So I am just concluding , Both S3 and One-X are the two good phones in market for the higher range users . Both are good in performance . You can select based on your budget . price difference between the phones are 3- 4 K in Bangalore . One –X will get from 34K and S3 Will get from 37K depends on the store and your bargaining capacity.
yoyo, 18 Jun 2012bro,they cannot copy the 41mp camera of nokia...they are not that good...lol
You don't need a 41MP camera!
Even professional DSLR camera doesn't have 41MP.
It is the photo quality that counts.
yoyo, 18 Jun 2012bro,they cannot copy the 41mp camera of nokia...they are not that good...lol Samsung make good professional cameras so they do not need to copy Nokia, but Samsung know that very few "normal" users need or want a 41 mp camera with gigantic photos that eat up memory in their phones.
Ratna, 18 Jun 2012Hi All,
I'm using S III from last 1 week. Below are few queries.
1.Though the Phone show... moreSamsung will release the editor for Polaris Office in a later update!
I use OTA-updates, and after rooting http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1695238 and then using Triangle Away to reset the flash-counter and then install MobileOdin and then use MobileOdin to install and automatically root the stock firmware for my region downloaded from Sammobile, I now never need to root again because when I update using OTA from within S3 I do not lose root.
Android, ICS, use almost all available ram-memory, why not use it if nothing else needs it, but the performance is not reduced because when a game... need more ram Android automatically close/pause background apps if the available free ram memory is not enough!
AnonD-59380, 18 Jun 2012It also happened to my Galaxy Note. Make sure to do the following:
1. Turn off wifi
2. Tur... moreMy display never lights up if gmail and... sync in the background on standby!
No need to remove your accounts, just turn off sync and check your mail... manually!
I'm using S III from last 1 week. Below are few queries.
1.Though the Phone shows as 100% battery, the moment I plug out, it shows 99%. Why is this happening? Is this only to me or to everyone else?
2.I dont see a Document editor, I see only Polaris viewer. Do we need to buy this software or do we need to download it from any site?
3.When I connect to Kies, it says, "Your device doesnt support software upgrading via kies". What we need to do in this case?
4.Performance is too low and the available RAM is always shows less than 300, even without installing any apps. What needs to be done to improve Performance and Battery backup?
Could you please answer these?
Thanks a lot for the help & time (In advance)in answering all the queries
yotavzki, 18 Jun 2012after 1 week using this device i've noticed that my battery turn to 99% at very moment i unplu... moreAt the very moment after you unplug the charger the battery is no longer 100 % but 99.999999999... %
I used to have very high batterydrain on standby when I used the stock e-mail-app with Hotmail and it automatically set up Microsoft Exchange, even though I did not use push-email. But after removing that account from the stock email-app and now using MailDroid Pro for my e-mail the batterydrain on standby is less then 1 percent per hour!
after 1 week using this device i've noticed that my battery turn to 99% at very moment i unpluged it even though its fully charge,100%...and very easy to drain, not last for a day...does anyone hav same problem..???? i try 1 hour extend of charging when its full,still the same...then try to entend for 2 hours..and 3..same...same...same...
after 1 week using this device i've noticed that my battery turn to 99% at very moment i unpluged it even though its fully charge,100%...and very easy to drain, not last for a day...does anyone hav same problem..????
AnonD-27014, 17 Jun 20122days back i bought this phone replacing my good WAVE bada, so basically this is my 1st androi... moreIt also happened to my Galaxy Note. Make sure to do the following:
1. Turn off wifi
2. Turn off Mobile data
3. Turn off packet data
4. Remove gmail, twitter, facebook and other accounts as these applications will keep on trying to get updates that's why your display keeps on lighting up randomly.
That solved mine.
Hi mates I have been using GS3 for almost a week i had no problem with it. But i have downloaded a lot of stuff (Games, Apps etc) my phone memory is almost full. I tried to move apps to SD card by Apps-2-SD but it couldn't move the apps... Is there any other way to move apps to SD card? or it doesn't support that??? any help is appreciated :).
This phone is absolutly fantastic ... Bygod its camera result is far battar than s2 and its display is like original and fantastic ... even my previous phone gs2 (which was supposed by me is perfect) looks cheap in all aspects infront of s3 ...
Its very fast , responsive , and phone with total package ...
Im very happy to use facebook and youtube on it ,,,
The best thing in this phone is its display ,,,wow man thats fabolus...
But only thing i dont like is its design and s2 design was far battar than s3 ,,, though u can easily put this phone in ur pocket and its ringing volume is loud too...
But i highly recommend to all who can afford to buy that expencive beast is plz go ahead and BUY that !!!
how to convert or view html files on opera on s3.can anybody tell me please.
According to my opinion this is the best mobile of the world
plz try to buy it and use it
you will also e it