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  1. saintforlife's Avatar
    The S3 is a big disappointment and looks like a flop. The design looks childish with the ridiculous rounded edges not to mention the sub par pentile display. :yack:

    HTC One X owners who pre-ordered should be feeling pretty smart right about now.
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    05-03-2012 06:09 PM
  2. saintforlife's Avatar
    b) a Micro SD slot to add storage to the paltry 16GB (10-12GB usable).
    Dude let it go. Micro SD cards are a thing of the past. Time to move on. Google themselves don't think that SD cards are the way to go for the future.
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    05-03-2012 06:11 PM
  3. jeffreii's Avatar
    Dude let it go. Micro SD cards are a thing of the past. Time to move on. Google themselves don't think that SD cards are the way to go for the future.
    Dude read my whole post and don't respond to only one line?

    I'd rather have a 32GB or 64GB version onboard with no Micro SD - though I know they will charge an arm and a leg compared to what it would cost to add a $22 32GB Micro SD.

    However - and note here that I called this OPTION B - if 16GB onboard is all they will give me I'd like to have the option of upgrading it myself.

    I don't care what Google [or you] thinks is the future - my present self wants more than 10-12GB of storage space - whether onboard or Micro SD.
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    05-03-2012 06:15 PM
  4. BodegaBay's Avatar
    The Verge had this say between the two:

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    "Where Samsung falls behind its direct competitor is in the actual feel of the phone. Although the sides of the white Galaxy S III and the front of the dark blue version both sport a brushed metal look, they're made out of good old plastic. Alas, as much as we wished Samsung would move away from cheap-feeling (if sturdy) materials, the GS III is just keeping up with tradition. The glossy back is now more in keeping with the original Galaxy S than the textured finish on the Galaxy S II.

    The main takeaway when you first pick up the Galaxy S III is that it's surprisingly light. It weighs over 130 grams, so it isn't that much of a featherweight, but the sensation of holding it is one of weightlessness. It almost feels hollow. We're not huge fans of this, we appreciate a bit more of a reassuring heft.

    We had to look really closely to be certain, but sure enough, this is another Pentile AMOLED display from Samsung. The big rumor going into this event was that the Galaxy S III would be the first HD Super AMOLED display without Pentile spoiling things, but check out our macro shot below for some definitive confirmation (the signal strength indicator is supposed to be white)."
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    05-03-2012 06:17 PM
  5. maverick96's Avatar
    The S3 is a big disappointment and looks like a flop. The design looks childish with the ridiculous rounded edges not to mention the sub par pentile display. :yack:

    HTC One X owners who pre-ordered should be feeling pretty smart right about now.
    Couldn't agree more with this statement

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    05-03-2012 06:38 PM
  6. maverick96's Avatar
    The Verge had this say between the two:

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    "Where Samsung falls behind its direct competitor is in the actual feel of the phone. Although the sides of the white Galaxy S III and the front of the dark blue version both sport a brushed metal look, they're made out of good old plastic. Alas, as much as we wished Samsung would move away from cheap-feeling (if sturdy) materials, the GS III is just keeping up with tradition. The glossy back is now more in keeping with the original Galaxy S than the textured finish on the Galaxy S II.

    The main takeaway when you first pick up the Galaxy S III is that it's surprisingly light. It weighs over 130 grams, so it isn't that much of a featherweight, but the sensation of holding it is one of weightlessness. It almost feels hollow. We're not huge fans of this, we appreciate a bit more of a reassuring heft.

    We had to look really closely to be certain, but sure enough, this is another Pentile AMOLED display from Samsung. The big rumor going into this event was that the Galaxy S III would be the first HD Super AMOLED display without Pentile spoiling things, but check out our macro shot below for some definitive confirmation (the signal strength indicator is supposed to be white)."
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    I'm absolutely stunned they chose to stay with PenTile. Absolutely stunned!

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    05-03-2012 06:40 PM
  7. maverick96's Avatar
    Dude let it go. Micro SD cards are a thing of the past. Time to move on. Google themselves don't think that SD cards are the way to go for the future.
    Exactly. Neither does apple. SD cards are like cassette tapes.

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    05-03-2012 06:42 PM
  8. WeGlobal's Avatar
    That pentile display will not match our HOX .... No way!

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    Under the microscope: Samsung Galaxy S III's HD Super AMOLED display -- Engadget)

    Sent from my HTC One X using Tapatalk 2

    Is this the "over-saturated" look that many people talk about with the Samsung phones???


    Clearly we know who the winner is in this pic.
    05-03-2012 07:54 PM
  9. maverick96's Avatar
    Is this the "over-saturated" look that many people talk about with the Samsung phones???


    Clearly we know who the winner is in this pic.


    Hands down HOX screen is better. Really not even a comparison. I'm extremely disappointed with the PenTile choice. What were they thinking????
    05-03-2012 08:15 PM
  10. MattMJB0188's Avatar
    The GSIII looks great, but the number killer for me is that it won't launch here in the US until December. Well at least according to CNET.

    I wish they would have stayed with the GSII's form factor though.
    05-03-2012 08:18 PM
  11. AndroidForMe's Avatar
    My captivate looks better than that ugly blue GS 3 LOL.
    05-03-2012 08:51 PM
  12. jeffreii's Avatar
    The GSIII looks great, but the number killer for me is that it won't launch here in the US until December. Well at least according to CNET.

    I wish they would have stayed with the GSII's form factor though.
    No chance it takes that long. June or July seems most likely. They're not taking it on tour in the US in June only to make us wait 6 months to have it...especially considering the Samsung exec's comments about not unveiling products then taking months to deliver.
    05-03-2012 09:50 PM
  13. jdot104's Avatar
    My captivate looks better than that ugly blue GS 3 LOL.
    The Captivate still looks better than most smartphones on the market today. I still say it's the best form factor on any phone I've ever used. Ok but this isn't the Captivate forum, lol.
    05-03-2012 09:55 PM
  14. kkapoorr's Avatar
    The one reason I didn't go for the S2 was Touchwiz. It's bad looking and didn't make me feel that I'd spent the money to buy a really great smartphone.... Sense 4.0 on the other hand makes the One x worth all the more.
    05-04-2012 02:50 AM
  15. chrisjcks's Avatar
    The one reason I didn't go for the S2 was Touchwiz. It's bad looking and didn't make me feel that I'd spent the money to buy a really great smartphone.... Sense 4.0 on the other hand makes the One x worth all the more.
    I loved TW on my SGS2 (with gingerbread), the problem came when ICS arrived - it no longer worked as smooth, & because the design wasn't really changed - it no longer matched the design of the OS, the whole ICS-feel was lost & it just was badly designed, it no longer felt like part of the phone.

    But I agree, sense 4 offers a nice experience indeed, I do very much prefer it over TW, but would I use a Samsung galaxy phone in the future ... absolutely, I had both galaxy s phones & other than my SGS2 needing a repair due to the charging port not working (after just 6 months), I had no operating problems with them, they are good phones.

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    05-04-2012 03:35 AM
  16. kachowdhury's Avatar
    Folks, you have overlooked one big advantage of sgs3 and that is high power user removeable battery. A lot of complaints are surfacing regarding poor performance of HOX Battery and users are stuck with this unable to increase the battery power. But I would still prefer HTC as it certainly have better build quality. My impression after seeing sgs3: " oh no, again that cheap plastic"
    05-04-2012 06:03 AM
  17. kkapoorr's Avatar
    Folks, you have overlooked one big advantage of sgs3 and that is high power user removeable battery. A lot of complaints are surfacing regarding poor performance of HOX Battery and users are stuck with this unable to increase the battery power. But I would still prefer HTC as it certainly have better build quality. My impression after seeing sgs3: " oh no, again that cheap plastic"
    I agree, totally!
    05-04-2012 06:17 AM
  18. chrisjcks's Avatar
    Folks, you have overlooked one big advantage of sgs3 and that is high power user removeable battery. A lot of complaints are surfacing regarding poor performance of HOX Battery and users are stuck with this unable to increase the battery power. But I would still prefer HTC as it certainly have better build quality. My impression after seeing sgs3: " oh no, again that cheap plastic"
    Its not a big advantage at all, its a user preference.

    Sure, you can remove the battery - but by having a non-removable battery, you gain much more on design & feel.


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    05-04-2012 06:17 AM
  19. varsityhacker's Avatar
    Folks, you have overlooked one big advantage of sgs3 and that is high power user removeable battery. A lot of complaints are surfacing regarding poor performance of HOX Battery and users are stuck with this unable to increase the battery power. But I would still prefer HTC as it certainly have better build quality. My impression after seeing sgs3: " oh no, again that cheap plastic"
    The AT&T HOX battery has been outstanding for me, besides the display one of the best points of the phone. I had over 10 hours yesterday and battery was at 50%. Heck even Engadget praised the battery of the AT&T HOX.
    05-04-2012 07:32 AM
  20. Sedrick's Avatar
    Dude let it go. Micro SD cards are a thing of the past. Time to move on. Google themselves don't think that SD cards are the way to go for the future.
    Exactly. Neither does apple. SD cards are like cassette tapes.
    You left out that Apple gives you the choice of 32 and 64gig phones...

    Are you HTC shills going to pay for my unlimited data plan because I now have to download everything I want to have on my phone several times a week? Didn't think so.

    I'm absolutely stunned they chose to stay with PenTile. Absolutely stunned!
    +1. They have to know what a bad reputation PenTile has. I guess they've made their mind up to stick with it no matter what. Won't buy it just because of that.
    05-04-2012 08:47 AM
  21. BodegaBay's Avatar
    I'm absolutely stunned they chose to stay with PenTile. Absolutely stunned!

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    I see what you did there. Touch.
    05-04-2012 08:51 AM
  22. chrisjcks's Avatar
    Finally a SGS3 AnTuTu result, I say this as its the only true multi core test out-there, & is widely known to be the most accurate (forgot quadrant, only supports 2 cores and isn't reliable test after test)



    SGS3: 11492

    Here is my HOX:







    Still think the exynos is SUPER?

    My HOX isn't even running android 4.0.4 like the SGS3, just 4.0.3 here.

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    05-04-2012 12:49 PM
  23. BodegaBay's Avatar
    Plot thickens! Thx for results.
    05-04-2012 12:57 PM
  24. Valdeck's Avatar
    I feel compelled to point out that HTC does give us a choice of 32 gb of storage. ATT decided to gimp that. It is a minor difference but assign the blame where it should go.

    I think the article from the VERGE said my feelings best. Towards the article the writer summed it up by saying this...

    "I get it, most people think the future of mobile devices is in developing new software solutions, but even if I could keep straight all the S-branded extras Samsung enumerated at its Galaxy S III launch, I wouldn't be able to tell you what difference they're going to make to your life. Not to say that they're all terrible, Smart Stay eye tracking is an interesting idea, but none feel epochally significant. And while hardware is growing less and less important, industrial design still counts, and the Galaxy S III falls below the necessary threshold of a high-quality device (Pentile displays belong in the past), while also failing to maintain the Galaxy S tradition of offering a unique hardware selling point or two.

    At best, Samsung matched the HTC One X. At worst, it indulged in a two-month delay of an MWC-worthy device, stoked a frenzy of anticipation that was unjustified by the eventual product, and jeopardized the still fragile growth of its brand reputation among smartphone enthusiasts. I'll leave you to decide which extreme I'm gravitating toward."
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    05-04-2012 01:23 PM
  25. rnich120's Avatar
    The only thing that lets down the HOX is the battery life because of the screen.....Even turning the screen down to lowest level doesnt really help much as u dont really get a days use out of it with modest use.

    I do hope that the upcoming update sorts something out.
    05-04-2012 02:09 PM
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