I have had this device for several months now and i must say it's simply great. I can't write a review right now but several things people are asking deserve comment;
1. I chatted with Samsung in my region and they could not confirm or deny the availability of android 4.4.4 for this version (the duos).
2. It is true it does get heated up especially when running heavy apps.
3. It does not support OTG (Usb On the Go)
4. It does not have gorilla glass
5. The battery life is good but you have to charge it daily, i use it alot and its actually at par with 2460 Mah devices.
Overall this is a great mid range device from samsung. Some key points are;
1. The split window for multitasking
2. The multimedia experience; 8mp camera with HD Video, 1.9mp front camera, an excellent music player.
3. Great SOC; Quad core 1.4 Ghz processor A7 architecture, 1.5GB RAM, 16 GB Internal memory....this device is fast in its class.
4. The screen is great, super amoled HD with great viewing angles, though the colors can get exaggerated, the build quality is good and the app experience is great for this mid ranger.
There are hardly an lags and most of the time the UI is smooth and fast.
There is a little jurk in screen light of s3 neo.. when i lock the screen..
the back light of screen doesnt closes smoothly...
is someone experiencing the same problem?
Battery endurance time is worst as expected. I wonder why Samsung does not invest on improving battery life of its smart phones. Don't buy crap Samsung. HTC phones are much better.
@nupam, 16 Nov 2014I am running my S3 neo on kitkat 4.4.4 version smoothly... i want to know will it get update o... moreHi, If Samsung provides software support for 18 months then S3 neo must get android 5.0 lollipop update since the device was released sometime in the middle of this year.
Since Samsung did not bring android 4.4.4 kitkat update to high end phones like s4 and s5 it was clear that these devices will directly get an android 5.0 lollipop update - thats why Samsung might have opted to bring the 4.4.4 update to S3 neo first before moving to other devices. So if Samsung rolls out 5.0 lollipop update to s4 and s5 sometime close to end of this year or begning of 2015 then S3 neo users should expect to receive it in middle of 2015. Its going to be a long wait for S3 neo users like us.
But in future its my advice for android lovers is that invest few more thousands and go for a nexus device so that we receive timely software updates. We - the S3 neo users - receive android 4.4.4 kitkat update when the new update was about to hit the market.
So please keep your fingers crossed - it may also be possible that Samsung skips android 5.0 lollipop update for S3 neo. But if Samsung provides software support for 18 months then we can count on them but don't expect an early update like S4 and S5 device users that have paid much more than us.
@nupam, 16 Nov 2014I am running my S3 neo on kitkat 4.4.4 version smoothly... i want to know will it get update o... moreI have samsung s3 neo l9301l and i still dont have an update to 4.4.4 kitkat. Did u manualy install it or did u install it from auto software update?
catherine, 15 Nov 2014i have ever used this much worst mobile in my life f**k
this mobile it is stucking everytime ... moreyou might b a rough user as i think..
you dont know how to use phone..
if u are getting problem then go to service centre...
dont say badwords to describe yourself...
I am using Galaxy S3 neo dual sim, but facing problem with outlook email inbox my mails get autonatically deleted
want to know what is the problem if there is some settings issues.
I am running my S3 neo on kitkat 4.4.4 version smoothly... i want to know will it get update on kitkat 5.0 lolipop....pls answer readers...???
I wanted to buy a cell phone in dual sim But I liked Note 3 Neo and its feature. Plz suggest the same feature cell phone in dual sim
M F Cheema, 15 Nov 2014The phone is very cool :) other than the heat coming from its lower back side. It is get he... moreIt's a really good device. But it really heats up in the lower back that it even irritates the hands. But it's perfect in terms of performance and camera
i have ever used this much worst mobile in my life f**k
this mobile it is stucking everytime after 4 months everytime switching automatically therefore make that setup also otherwise it is a b***h maded phone
[deleted post]700-850 mb.this mobile is gud but have some temp coming from the back side.
What is the difference betweenthis mibile and galaxy s3 neo 19301I single sim card