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    Default Conclusion: S3 design is bland

    Ya know, I have had my phone since day one release in Canada. I love the colour (pebble blue) it goes nice with my purple case, however, I have to finally admit (after much consideration as to why I don't LOVE the phone (as such)), that I find the design lacks any sort of personality at all!

    It is a good phone and so far has been trouble free, but I look at it and hell even sometimes I pick it up upside down because when not directly looking at the device the audio grate and the home button look interchangeable!

    Sometimes I have even pressed the damn ear piece instead of the home button! Anyone else do this?

    I have to admit, I even liked the Nexus form factor much more.

    The phone is great so far, I am just not warmed to the design at all....
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    Get a case that expresses your "uniqueness" then...
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    I personally love the design especially the way it has a slight curve at the top and bottom edge of the glass. Just remember the camera is at the top and you'll never make that mistake again...
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    Quote Originally Posted by GalaxyOnyxWitch View Post
    Ya know, I have had my phone since day one release in Canada. I love the colour (pebble blue) it goes nice with my purple case, however, I have to finally admit (after much consideration as to why I don't LOVE the phone (as such)), that I find the design lacks any sort of personality at all!

    It is a good phone and so far has been trouble free, but I look at it and hell even sometimes I pick it up upside down because when not directly looking at the device the audio grate and the home button look interchangeable!

    Sometimes I have even pressed the damn ear piece instead of the home button! Anyone else do this?

    I have to admit, I even liked the Nexus form factor much more.

    The phone is great so far, I am just not warmed to the design at all....
    IMO it's not necessarily bland, but lazy.
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    I guess it depends upon what you are accustomed to and from where you came. I have seen many iPhone users come over to the S3 and rave about its design and capability. I myself came from a BB Torch so the phone is superb to me. Many people have come from the HTC One X and really prefer the S3. I have heard a lot of gripes on the AC podcast about the home button and the power button location. I personally prefer the power button location and find the home button very useful. I like you have attempted to push the audio grate but that does not bother me whatsoever. Since you liked the Nexus better, what prompted you to move to the S3? I like the 2GB of RAM and External SD card more than the instant JB gratification. My assumption is that we will get JB within a few months and so I decided not trade a lower level camera and no external storage for a few years for instant JB gratification.

    But as Dennis Miller always used to say after a rant: "That's just my opinion, I could be wrong..."

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    I LOVE the design and everything about the phone!! I am constantly taking the phone out of its case and gazing at the curves and beauty that are otherwise obstructed by the case. If we all loved the same things, we'd be robots! .....Kind of like.........oh, nevermind!
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    I'm just the opposite. I love the design. Coming from a slew of black phones that look like small bricks, I love how clean the White looks, and it certainly stands out when I have it out at the bar. I catch people looking at it all of the time, and some brave souls even come over to ask about it.

    No, for me personally it's been a great change, and a welcome one.
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    I too love the design. Sexy as hell. Well, assuming hell is as sexy as something extremely sexy, which I assume it is.

    I find the square block of the iPhone extremely bland. And for that matter, my old HTC Evo. I love the curves of the SIII
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    I think it's a great looking phone also. It's funny because an awful lot of the people who say the S3 is boring and uninspired are Nexus owners who think that a plain black slab is beautiful. I like the home button too. I find myself using it to turn the phone on depending on how I pick up the phone. I know it breaks one of the commandments of the Holy Google Bible by not having on screen buttons, but I like it. I never thought I would buy a Samsung phone, but they have won me over.
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    I think it's a great design. I'm MUCH happier with it than I was with my Droid X. Different strokes for different folks I guess. As far as personality is concerned I've said it before. It's a phone not a fashion accessory!
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    Meh. The best thing I like about the design is that it drops all the pretense and gets out of the way. Allowing the user to just use the phone.

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    lol I've pressed the ear piece a few times instead of the home button when I 1st got it!

    Otherwise I'm used to it now and luv the phone design.
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    I just got my sexy garnet red GS3 a few days ago and agree with most here that it's very beautiful and also has a very premium feel and look (in red anyway). My biggest problem is with the stock email app and the outdoor screen visibility. This thing is FAST and the Swiftkey keyboard makes the iOS keyboard look silly as does most of the other great FREE apps in the market. But I think the design is VERY nice in all ways including the removable battery and microSD slot for up to 64 gigs extra storage!
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    I do not like the design at all and that's one of the reason I steer away from samsung. Working in a professional business environment I like the simple looking design and sturdy feel of a HTC phone. It's just personal preference though no real winner. The home button really has no need and the shape of it leaves something to be desired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmmattix View Post
    I Since you liked the Nexus better, what prompted you to move to the S3? I like the 2GB of RAM and External SD card more than the instant JB gratification. My assumption is that we will get JB within a few months and so I decided not trade a lower level camera and no external storage for a few years for instant JB gratification.

    But as Dennis Miller always used to say after a rant: "That's just my opinion, I could be wrong..."

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    I came over to the S3 from iP4. I like all of the guts and screen, just find that the front of the phone looks too symetrical and has no real defining personality, I know it sounds strange. I like the phone well enough.... just have not warmed up to the form factor...

    Can't have everything eh?

    Hard to explain what it was about the Nexus design that I liked, but I did haha! people are strange no?
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    its a very very popular phone (which the rebel in me hates) so no matter how radicle it looked, it would never look unique but the good thing about the popularity is all the accesories. ive got a carbon fibre effect skin ordered and theres some really nice cases
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topgonzo View Post
    I do not like the design at all and that's one of the reason I steer away from samsung. Working in a professional business environment I like the simple looking design and sturdy feel of a HTC phone. It's just personal preference though no real winner. The home button really has no need and the shape of it leaves something to be desired.

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    I have been on a few Executive level meetings since getting this phone and I have either seen someone else with one or someone has asked me about mine. To say this is not a professional looking phone makes no sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ansextra View Post
    I have been on a few Executive level meetings since getting this phone and I have either seen someone else with one or someone has asked me about mine. To say this is not a professional looking phone makes no sense.
    Yeah, unless the phone is a pink Hello Kitty phone how does the S3 look unprofessional??

    I find it funny and disturbing that the nitpicking has gotten this anal. If one finds the design boring why not have simply bought another device that suits your style requirements better?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev2010 View Post
    Yeah, unless the phone is a pink Hello Kitty phone how does the S3 look unprofessional??

    I find it funny and disturbing that the nitpicking has gotten this anal. If one finds the design boring why not have simply bought another device that suits your style requirements better?


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    It's to me takes the appearance of a kids plastic toy. I'm not saying performance wise its not elite I'm just saying cosmetically it appears of cheap design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev2010 View Post
    Yeah, unless the phone is a pink Hello Kitty phone how does the S3 look unprofessional??

    I find it funny and disturbing that the nitpicking has gotten this anal. If one finds the design boring why not have simply bought another device that suits your style requirements better?


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    What I find even more amazing is how much style comes into play according to the discussions here. I use my phone to make calls, text, keep track of my scheduling, etc. I have never felt the need to have it match my socks or anything else as absurd as that. I agree with you completely that if the design is so boring and bothers the owner so much then why purchase the phone to begin with? If you purchase a phone when you KNOW you don't like it then it's only a matter of time before other things about the phone will bother you as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topgonzo View Post
    It's to me takes the appearance of a kids plastic toy. I'm not saying performance wise its not elite I'm just saying cosmetically it appears of cheap design.

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    But you bought it anyway? Personally I don't spend $249 on kids' plastic toys (but we don't have kids so what do I know)... By the way I absolutely disagree with your assessment but that is obviously individual perception. I happen to think the S3 is a pretty damn classy looking device.
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    No. That's why I chose not to buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funkylogik View Post
    its a very very popular phone (which the rebel in me hates) so no matter how radicle it looked, it would never look unique but the good thing about the popularity is all the accesories. ive got a carbon fibre effect skin ordered and theres some really nice cases
    It may be a very very popular phone but I've never seen anyone else (yet) with the same case as I have on it so that doesn't bother me. Also, the phone functions and screens are completely personalized so who cares how popular the device itself is? I'm rebellious too but I wouldn't buy an unpopular phone just because of that.
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