Just replaced this with a Huawei p9 lite for my 12 year old and retiring the S3. Can't believe it's only 3 years plus since I'd this Samsung flagship phone. Everyone loved a Samsung then especially us anti-iphoners. Not today though. All the other more affordable brands have caught up and know what consumers want. Affordable and powerful enough. Personally I think Samsung has somewhat lost its plot. With the disaster of Note 7 it will be doubly hard to win back its supporters.
AnonD-474993, 09 Aug 2016I bought my S3 3 years ago. Now it is rooted and still works superfine. Quality never getting ... moreYeah, that's because the device itself does not change. The device gets relatively worse, when new flagships are released, but absolutely, it still stays the same 2012 superiour flagship. It is so hard to believe, how much different the assortments of phones in the technical stores changes over the years! The S3 was considered as a superphone in early 2012. It is late 2016 now (wasn't it January yesterday? Time goes past so quickly! (alternative:)Time goes by so fast!). Now, the S3 is considered as garbage. But it is still the same device!
I really miss those times! That user interface (TouchWiz NatureUX 1.0) was really beautiful. And pebble blue looked so good.
At that time, Samsung concentrated more on practicallity. Due to the more minimalistic design, unfortionately, they have removed the neck strap hole.
But I do not like those newer user interfaces of Samsung. On the Note 6, I like the quick settings, but the user interface is so monotone, while the Note 2 had a living, vivid user interface, which was probably the childhood of TouchWiz. Now, there is puberty.
I can't stress, how much I was shocked, when I heard Hyun Yeul Lee on Unpacked 2015, Episode 1, 17~18 Minutes after event start. I watched that unpacking video eight months after release, and Hyun Yeul Liar confirmed, what I actually noticed in a negative way: Icons replaced with text: what if the language settings are messed up? The icons in context menus were already removed in NatureUX 3.0 on the S5, which at least had a dark nativve theme (#00151c, #006578). But in Saturn, a technical store, somebody set the menu language of the Lumia 1020, where there is just text, no Icons at all, to russian. It was impossible to navigate through the menus.
Read this, Hyun Yeul Liar: http://m.signalvnoise.com/why-i-love-ugly-messy-interfaces-and-you-probably-do-too-edff4a896a83
Unpacked: Â„We did refuse to do this (non-removable) battery for some times, until we were absolutely sure, that it would be convinient for users to charge their batteriesÂ“? Is it convinient to worry about space storage, battery capacity, water damage, missing features, etc. ?
The S5 had a bulky charging port. But I wish, that the charging port itself was protected from inside, but that bulk was still there, which means twice the protection. That bulk prevents any water from entering the charging port (if it does, there is additional protection). That makes it possible to use a cable-charger without drying out for hours. But for that,, there is wireless charging. I can't believe, that the S5 Mini and the S6Active have no humidity (water short circuiting) protector.
The multitasking was introduced on the S3, and at it's best on the Note 4, but messed up on the S6. AndroidPit mentioned positively, that the Note 4 allows the camera application to be opened in pop-up-view. Actually, the Note 3 still allowed the Clock application from
The S3 has a lockscreen-camera-launcher in the following picture: 【I am currently unable to find that picture, but I will reply to this comment as soon as I found it.】
I wonder, why some S3's don't have that. But I wish, that I could set some emergency applications to be accessible without logging into the device. E.g. Calculator, Flashlight, Clock tools, unit converter, camera, voice recorder, etc. they do not contain any private information.
Please my phone tell me no service when I put sim card in it or not using 19305 please what should I do
AnonD-561246, 17 Jul 2016My Samsung galaxy 19305 s 111 , always reboot whenever I ON it. What can I do pls.Mine too it's annoying
I bought my S3 3 years ago. Now it is rooted and still works superfine. Quality never getting old. 💕
My Samsung galaxy 19305 s 111 , always reboot whenever I ON it. What can I do pls.
shahab, 20 Jun 2016charging connector problem change it my phon model is GT-i9305 my phon problem is batrry conactor
Please can somebody help me with my Galaxy GT-i19305. Some days ago mine and also on all computers around does not recognize it any more. Every time shows me a comment that a device was not recognized, that in some way was wrong connected even before. I do not now what happened. What's wrong in instalations inside phone? What I have to check inside instalations or what to click that I can downloud photos again? Thank you for answers! Have a nice day!