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    Exclamation Samsung S3 is Officially Released in Doha, Qatar !!!

    Today i was shocked to see the samsung sale points all around the city selling the S3.

    They only have the white version S3 and expected the blue in the coming three days but this delay was due to customs only and not due to samsung wanting to release them.

    How is it that we get it 5 days before London and other countries?

    Whats shocking is that you see no adds of this anywhere which is also not common, i was walking by the shop and by mistake, i spotted the box of the S3, i couldn't believe it so i walked in, asked and they said, we yes we have it and up for sale in all our shops,

    Couldn't resist and got one !

    Man this thing is amazing, some very minor disappointments but love it all in all

    I have the HTC One X as well, i am very sorry for whom ever decided to go for the HTC over the S3, i am selling my HTC cause its pointless now

    Hope you get yours soon
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    Please tell us all that you can. Congratulations

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    Thanks ,

    well comparing those two super phones together, it is quite the challenge however,

    the HTC feel a tiny bit laggy when comparing to the S3, I find the S3 smother with usability.

    Although the screen of the S3 is larger, when holding and using both phones to make calls, it is easer to handel with the S3. and Lighter as well,

    I am not sure about battery yet as i didn't have it long enough to judge.

    The screen of the S3 is shockingly good, samsung really made a mark there.

    I am very much disappointed with ringtones Samsung have in there, not much option and very bad selected so i have been trying to export my HTC tones to the S3.

    All around, the S3 has a cleaner menu and might be a bit easier to use, maybe cause i used the S2 and Samsung Note previously and this is the first HTC i get to use, but i am glad to go back to Samsung after using the HTC for two weeks only.

    One major issue i found to be quite annoying with the HTC is the sound quality when making a call, i could hardly center the speaker to my ear and hear properly and the sound of the call was generally high pitched compared to blackberrys, and Samsung,

    They have a much deeper voice/sound and this also goes for the external speaker.

    I thought with the Beats Audio slapping their logo, they should do a better job than the competition but samsung were much better at Audio i am afraid.

    If you own an S2, going to an S3 would be like going from the iphone 3gs to iphone 4s.

    I am quite happy that i got it, i would have loved to get the blue version but i couldn't wait and wasn't sure if i would find any left due to the line the shop had. people were passing by and asking if it was released and once they knew it is, they paused inline to purchase one.

    I bought it for 739 USD (SIM Free), very hight price tag.

    I will keep you posted on any other notes i see through the coming days
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    Quote Originally Posted by ramzi.a.q View Post
    Today i was shocked to see the samsung sale points all around the city selling the S3.

    They only have the white version S3 and expected the blue in the coming three days but this delay was due to customs only and not due to samsung wanting to release them.

    How is it that we get it 5 days before London and other countries?

    Whats shocking is that you see no adds of this anywhere which is also not common, i was walking by the shop and by mistake, i spotted the box of the S3, i couldn't believe it so i walked in, asked and they said, we yes we have it and up for sale in all our shops,

    Couldn't resist and got one !

    Man this thing is amazing, some very minor disappointments but love it all in all

    I have the HTC One X as well, i am very sorry for whom ever decided to go for the HTC over the S3, i am selling my HTC cause its pointless now

    Hope you get yours soon
    and how many price is that?
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    Good catch buddy! Thanks for the good news
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    Quote Originally Posted by garband View Post
    and how many price is that?
    739 USD= $739.00 US Currency...

    So yes its a high price tag but its also SIM FREE too...
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    wowowoowo!

    congratz, now go buy one!

    sry didnt read your story, now i just read, congratz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Last edited by hell911; 05-25-2012 at 12:17 AM.
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    Thank you guys, quite happy that i got it, more on what i see from the phone

    S Voice

    VERY DISAPPOINTING

    I am soo disappointed with the speech recognition of samsung, it hardly understands anything. Siri did a much better job and got to do what is was told eventually, samsung, you really have to fight with it get what you need.

    Big dislike

    Battery

    I left the phone of charger for the past 8 hours, i was asleep, so it was just receiving smses and missed calls which were very minimal and data connectivity is off, i lost so far 11% of the battery life, i am having big hopes for the battery but doesn't look very promising.
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    Only losing 11% after 8 hours is fantastic

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    Good news, but what's the price in Doha-Qatar please !!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cm14772 View Post
    Good news, but what's the price in Doha-Qatar please !!!!!
    Um, $739?
    I think that's what was said in this thread already....twice
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    I heard there were quite a few places selling the Galaxy S3 early. It seems Samsung doesnt care too much about the phones being sold ahead of the release date.
    Current phone im using: Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch
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    I am both jealous and happy that ramzi has the S3. Keep it coming with your user experience buddy!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20blks View Post
    Only losing 11% after 8 hours is fantastic

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    Well with minimal use and data off that's not really that fantastic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20blks View Post
    Only losing 11% after 8 hours is fantastic

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    Minimal use, with data off on my phone for 8 hours will lead to a maximum of 2% battery loss.

    But your S3 could correct itself after a few charge/discharge cycles.

    Sent from my International HTC One X.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kritin kapoor View Post
    Minimal use, with data off on my phone for 8 hours will lead to a maximum of 2% battery loss.

    But your S3 could correct itself after a few charge/discharge cycles.

    Sent from my International HTC One X.
    Every situation is going to be different, how many incoming messages, phone calls, etc. I also doubt you get only a 2% drop consistently as that would lead to a 400 hour battery for your minimal use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lolanerd View Post
    Well with minimal use and data off that's not really that fantastic.
    U should see the blackberry 9900 lol. You get 5-8% drainage per hour without doing anything!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrSlippery519 View Post
    Every situation is going to be different, how many incoming messages, phone calls, etc. I also doubt you get only a 2% drop consistently as that would lead to a 400 hour battery for your minimal use?
    I meant overnight, when there's bare minimum use.

    Sent from my International HTC One X.
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    I've read elsewhere that the delay for the blue phone is due to a manufacturing problem (colour match on the back cover) and Samsung binned 600,000 back covers and had to remake them, hence the delay.
    Dunno if its true or not.

    S Voice is just a gimmick like Siri, I mean you'd feel a right plonker waling around talking at your phone.. just press a button godammit!!

    Keep us posted on battery life - if you fully discharge the phone and then fully charge it a few times battery life should get better.
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    It's nearly 12 hours so far on battery this is what I used the phone for

    Wifi connected all day

    Used the web for max 4 min

    Made 7 short calls

    Received some SMSes

    And lost 19% of my battery only !!!!

    Honestly I haven't used the phone properly as it is the weekend I am feeling lazy but am still happy with only losing this much since I took it off charger.

    I can report back tomorrow with a better usage of the phone
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    I agree, S Voice is not as super as I was hoping it would be. I do find it important as I would like to use it while driving, other than that I will most probably be enjoying the astonishing screen
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    I would like to add one thing with regards to the screen and this might be a personal preference,

    The GS3 screen has much more vibrant and rich colours than the One X. It even feels that the One X is a bit pale next to the GS3.

    But I am I love with the GS3 Colours, I was blown away when I played the preloaded video, it takes you places really !!

    Again, it is like standing in front of a Sony tv and a Samsung TV,

    Samsung had always had brighter screens
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    I am hating the S3 extremely fast

    After loading some apps and songs, this thing started lagging.

    The screen gets stuck a lot at start up

    The screen does not always turn off when making a call

    Battery life, not much of difference, i can only get one day of use out of it.

    When i make a call through the headset, the screen switches on and off in a long call for no good reason.

    The eye feature never works.

    Shall i keep the HTC and get rid of the samsung? or wait for updates and hope for the best?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ramzi.a.q View Post
    I am hating the S3 extremely fast

    After loading some apps and songs, this thing started lagging.

    The screen gets stuck a lot at start up

    The screen does not always turn off when making a call

    Battery life, not much of difference, i can only get one day of use out of it.

    When i make a call through the headset, the screen switches on and off in a long call for no good reason.

    The eye feature never works.

    Shall i keep the HTC and get rid of the samsung? or wait for updates and hope for the best?
    Any chance you could shoot a video (using your One X?) of these problems on the S3 and post that up to youtube for us to see?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nashstruck View Post
    Any chance you could shoot a video (using your One X?) of these problems on the S3 and post that up to youtube for us to see?
    Yeah, and plz link it here

    Sent from my International HTC One X.
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