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Default Samsung Galaxy S3 Thread - 05-07-2012, 22:14 | posts: 1,936 | Location: Isle of Man

Guru3D.com review:
http://www.guru3d.com/article/samsun...-s-iii-review/


Phone comes out end of May, may as well get a thread up

Looks very nice, i think if it had 2GB RAM and a 12MP camera it could have been perfect

Still, lovely piece of kit. Is it better than the HTC One X though? That apparently has a better screen
   
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Default 05-07-2012, 23:14 | posts: 26,093 | Location: Hampshire UK

Amazing phone, from what I've seen in videos, it's silky smooth, not seen one hiccup. No phone needs 12mp camera. My dslr has 10mp. 12mp would just add more noise. Can't comment on the screen until i see it for real. Looks great though. I would like to have seen at least 1.5gb ram. Future proofing.
   
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Default 05-08-2012, 08:34 | posts: 1,936 | Location: Isle of Man

I've just had a 480 refund from my Galaxy S2, so tempted to try this one. Is it too big though?
   
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Default 05-08-2012, 08:39 | posts: 2,872 | Location: The Freak Show - Earth.

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No phone needs 12mp camera. My dslr has 10mp. 12mp would just add more noise. proofing.
Err, no: http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=359277

I too am interested in seeing what the S3 has to offer. Unless Nokia blows it away in the cam multimedia department.
   
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Default 05-08-2012, 12:28 | posts: 26,093 | Location: Hampshire UK

Erm, yes. It's a fact. More mp means more noise.

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Default 05-08-2012, 13:50 | posts: 2,872 | Location: The Freak Show - Earth.

A huh, yes, but if you downscale a larger image it reduces the noise.

We'll just have to wait and see from Nokia if it "stands or flops."
   
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Default 05-08-2012, 15:41 | posts: 26,093 | Location: Hampshire UK

yes, but you also loose a lot of detail if you downscale. and you loose sharpness.
   
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Default 05-09-2012, 00:46 | posts: 734 | Location: Sydney/Indonesia

Impressive specs, but I'm not keen of it's design (it's subjectives, I know). The quad-core, 32nm Exynos is pretty good, but I'm still waiting on the S4 Pro-based phone
   
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Default 05-09-2012, 11:05 | posts: 4,826 | Location: Land of the Great Downunder

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A huh, yes, but if you downscale a larger image it reduces the noise.

We'll just have to wait and see from Nokia if it "stands or flops."
downscaling requires more processing power (think along the lines of super sampling anti aliasing). sure, the nokia has a 41mp camera, but with a single core 1.3ghz processor, you're gonna be waiting a while for that photo to save. factor in that the battery in the nokia is only 1400mAh or so and you wont be taking too many snaps at the 38mp actual res before it runs out of juice.

with an 8mp camera and a quad core processor, you can take rapid high quality snaps with the s3, which is much more practical.

im more interested in the LG optimus LTE2 at the moment though. i could really use 2gb of ram. im tired of my galaxy note always dumping apps because it doesnt have enough ram.

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Default 05-10-2012, 11:28 | posts: 435 | Location: Kent - England

Just pre-ordered my S3 from O2, this phone should be the difference from night and day when compared to my trusty Iphone 3 which is just struggling these days with the newer iOS
   
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Default 05-15-2012, 11:09 | posts: 942 | Location: Land Down Under

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I've just had a 480 refund from my Galaxy S2, so tempted to try this one. Is it too big though?
this is a tiny bit bigger than my GNEX, once you get used to the size you just can't go back..... tried using my mates iPhone the other day and it just felt wrong typing on a screen that small
   
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Default 05-23-2012, 11:29 | posts: 1,936 | Location: Isle of Man

Pre ordered one from Amazon UK. 499

Hope its good, if not i'll send it back

My Nokia E71 isn't cutting the mustard


I've had 3 phones now, all with the same problem of dropping calls. I've had a new SIM card, and i'm starting to wonder if i have some kind of shrapnel in my head disrupting the phone!! This is why i got a refund on the S2
   
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Default 05-23-2012, 12:15 | posts: 4,984 | Location: UK

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Impressive specs, but I'm not keen of it's design (it's subjectives, I know). The quad-core, 32nm Exynos is pretty good, but I'm still waiting on the S4 Pro-based phone
Agreed, very disappointed with its looks after the fake concepts got my hopes up
   
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Default 05-23-2012, 12:21 | posts: 435 | Location: Kent - England

I've been having major problems with calls dropping out with my work IPhone 4 whereas my own Iphone 3 is rock solid...after loosing my temper a few times with calls dropping out I noticed that the IP 4 will always try to connect to 3G as a prioroity over 2G even if the 2G signal is stronger, its this switching I have noticed that has caused the drops outs, when I switched 3G off then voila no drop outs.

I dont have problem when I'm London as 3G signal is strong but where I live in Kent the signal is weaker so my findings above have helped me......maybe this will help you sdamaged99?
   
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Default 05-23-2012, 16:36 | posts: 9,455 | Location: Sector ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha

I'm out of touch with the phones as of late. When is the S3 supposed to come out because I have an upgrade coming for my phone this October so I am wondering on which phone I should be upgrading.
   
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Default 05-23-2012, 16:46 | posts: 435 | Location: Kent - England

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I'm out of touch with the phones as of late. When is the S3 supposed to come out because I have an upgrade coming for my phone this October so I am wondering on which phone I should be upgrading.
End of May for Europe, im not too sure with the rest of the world.
   
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Default 05-24-2012, 20:23 | posts: 10,817 | Location: Finland

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yes, but you also loose a lot of detail if you downscale. and you loose sharpness.
Nyquist theorem. I do not necessarily agree that 1:1 sampling is best.
   
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Default 05-24-2012, 22:21 | posts: 454 | Location: Croatia

Here the phone(or a gold plate??) will cost 700 e.It is cool,but not worth a nice laptop price.
   
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Here the phone(or a gold plate??) will cost 700
You're living in the wrong part of the world by the looks of it.
   
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Default 05-26-2012, 09:07 | posts: 262 | Location: New Zealand

I caved in an pre ordered one i've been fixing up my boss's s2 totally impressed with android i'm totally sold on it now i've owned nokia's for a long time now this is kinda end of a era for me
   
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Default 05-26-2012, 22:25 | posts: 454 | Location: Croatia

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You're living in the wrong part of the world by the looks of it.
Ah,a first world problem,I should move to get my dear s3 for an advantageous price
   
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Default 05-27-2012, 00:46 | posts: 1,721 | Location: Las Vegas USA

I loved the HTC One X but was waiting on the S3 announcement...those rumored pics all had me drooling...

When I actually saw the S3 revealed I was very disappointed. The design does not look very good, I think the HTC One X design looks MUCH better. Couple that with a much better S-LCD 2 screen on the HTC One X (I just went from a Note which had the same screen type as the S3 has and the One X screen is MUCH more crisp)

I'm very happy with my One X now and see the S3 as a downgrade especially in the United States where it's going to have the same S4 processor.
   
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Default 05-27-2012, 00:56 | posts: 26,093 | Location: Hampshire UK

I've played about the One X and it's screen was awful, compared to my s2 it looked badly washed out and very dull. Blacks were dark grey.
   
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Default 05-27-2012, 00:56 | posts: 5,461 | Location: Switzerland

for the be honest pics dont show much about the S3 ... i will have like a more square design as is the S2 ... but it look they have design it with the Samsung Google Nexus in mind .

If you can get it in hand, i think you will get pleasantly suprised..


Now it is a little bit bad, they have not do it a bit with luxury in mind.. It look they wanted to be sure for the Nexus and the S3 to dont get apple after them.. and do something completely different.

But the screen is absolutely incredible, even if it is a pentile, the resolution and pixel density is absotuely something.

I like really my S2 screen.. it is really something (color are a little bit too much contrasted, but if you see a phone at 20m on a table, you know it is the S2 .. ) but the S3 make it look really old . ( for concern, mmy brother have an Iphone 4S, and he like more the quality of the S2 screen ... he love it )

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Default 05-30-2012, 08:33 | posts: 1,936 | Location: Isle of Man

Got an email off Amazon UK. Phone delayed a month, how can Samsung mess up something as big as this?
   
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