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    Exclamation I've got the Samsung Galaxy S3, ASK ME QUESTIONS!

    You've got questions about the S III. I've got the phone. Shoot!
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    I would like to know about the screen. How is color accuracy and white balance? Is it better than last year?
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    How fast is it? Any lag? You probably haven't used it enough to know how well the battery is going to do or I'd ask about that too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by calvin35 View Post
    I would like to know about the screen. How is color accuracy and white balance? Is it better than last year?
    One X has a better screen, but HD SuperAMOLED is still tasty. Color balance seems more accurate than the Nexus (no yellowish tint). And Samsung's display settings gives you a bit more control over contrast and how aggressively screen power is pared back.




    Quote Originally Posted by CDEFG... View Post
    How fast is it? Any lag? You probably haven't used it enough to know how well the battery is going to do or I'd ask about that too.
    It's the fastest Android phone you can buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Dobie View Post
    One X has a better screen, but HD SuperAMOLED is still tasty. Color balance seems more accurate than the Nexus (no yellowish tint). And Samsung's display settings gives you a bit more control over contrast and how aggressively screen power is pared back.






    It's the fastest Android phone you can buy.

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    How does it feel weight wise? Too light or just right? How's the tactile feel of the glossy white?

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    What version of the Galaxy S3 do you have?

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    Default Re: I've got the Samsung Galaxy S3, ASK ME QUESTIONS!

    The Galaxy Nexus can show lag when using even the stock Live Wallpapers on the stock launcher. Does the Galaxy S3 stutter at all while swiping through the homescreens with a Live Wallpaper running?
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    Saw the Vodafone live blog today. When you are on one of the homescreen, if you double tap on the screen does it bring up the search bar?
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    I'm pretty sure it doesn't use scrolling wallpaper allowing less transitions making it smoother

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    I returned my One X because of what HTC did to multitasking. I consider it an assault on Android. How is the multitasking on the s3?
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    do you notice an improvement in Wifi with the new "Wifi bonding" feature?
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    Default Re: I've got the Samsung Galaxy S3, ASK ME QUESTIONS!

    how long does the boot up take? after media scanning is done?
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    Quote Originally Posted by int_architect View Post
    How does it feel weight wise? Too light or just right? How's the tactile feel of the glossy white?

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    It feels light. The weight is evenly proportioned. I'm not sure there's such a thing as too light, but the specs say its 5 grams lighter than the international Gnex, and the difference in weight isn't noticeable.

    It's glossy white plastic, and that's exactly what out feels like. Front is still glass though.

    Few other nuggets...

    - Battery life so far is comparable to the Gnex with its extended battery.

    - Smart Stay is an excellent feature that has so far worked flawlessly. Think I'm gonna miss it on the next phone I use that doesn't have it.

    - Samsung's stock keyboard now has Swype baked in (works about as well as you'd expect), and Samsung's predictive text still takes some getting used to.

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    I would like to know what your impressions are of the camera/photo quality. The camera is a HUGE selling point for me on any phone and the HTC One X has a great camera while the S2 was considered to have one of the best cameras for the longest time.

    What is your take? Anything you can compare it to?

    Thanks in advance
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    can you use stock ICS keyboard on it as an option?

    did you manage to get a nice case/cover for the phone as yet?

    are you using chrome beta or stock browser and how fast does it fly?
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    Default Re: I've got the Samsung Galaxy S3, ASK ME QUESTIONS!

    Are you able to get the stock ICS launcher by clearing the defaults for the TouchWiz app in the Manage Apps settings?
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    Many people complained of low external speaker volume on the GNex. How is the external speaker audio?

    How do *YOU* like the phone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiftastic View Post
    What version of the Galaxy S3 do you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JNM View Post
    The Galaxy Nexus can show lag when using even the stock Live Wallpapers on the stock launcher. Does the Galaxy S3 stutter at all while swiping through the homescreens with a Live Wallpaper running?
    No lag whatsoever. We did a video of the live wallpaper stuff launch day btw


    Quote Originally Posted by tommydaniel View Post
    Saw the Vodafone live blog today. When you are on one of the homescreen, if you double tap on the screen does it bring up the search bar?
    Not seeing that on mine.


    Quote Originally Posted by Shiftastic View Post
    I'm pretty sure it doesn't use scrolling wallpaper allowing less transitions making it smoother

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    Yeah, there's no wallpaper scrolling. I don't particularly miss it though. No scrolling is better than a laggy launcher imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clambert View Post
    Many people complained of low external speaker volume on the GNex. How is the external speaker audio?

    How do *YOU* like the phone?
    Hah! Loud. Almost obnoxiously so at mid to high levels.

    I like it. It's got its issues, but so does every device. The longer version will be in the AC review once the novelty factor has worn off.




    Quote Originally Posted by HAAS599 View Post
    Are you able to get the stock ICS launcher by clearing the defaults for the TouchWiz app in the Manage Apps settings?
    Nope, but if you can find a deodexed stock launcher apk, you should be able to install that (there's actually a menu for switching launchers so you don't need to clear defaults)


    Quote Originally Posted by leemwoo View Post
    can you use stock ICS keyboard on it as an option?

    did you manage to get a nice case/cover for the phone as yet?

    are you using chrome beta or stock browser and how fast does it fly?
    Only one keyboard, and it's the Samsung one.

    Samsung gave me the official clear case, which I'll do a mini-review of at some point. Something tells me you won't have trouble finding GS3 cases in the weeks ahead.


    Chrome -- GS3 runs it faster than any other phone. There's a tiny bit of stuttering on some image/JS-heavy pages like AC, but nowhere near as much.

    Stock browser is still faster, but missing Chrome features like proper text resizing. Samsung hasn't customized it too much.


    Quote Originally Posted by robmcclellan View Post
    I would like to know what your impressions are of the camera/photo quality. The camera is a HUGE selling point for me on any phone and the HTC One X has a great camera while the S2 was considered to have one of the best cameras for the longest time.

    What is your take? Anything you can compare it to?

    Thanks in advance
    Haven't used the camera that much. Early impressions are that it's about equal to the One X, on balance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Dobie View Post
    You've got questions about the S III. I've got the phone. Shoot!
    How is the speaker volume..The One X is said to be very tiny. Is it at least slightly better than the gs2?
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    Quote Originally Posted by truthteller10 View Post
    How is the speaker volume..The One X is said to be very tiny. Is it at least slightly better than the gs2?
    Above he said it was quite loud. Obnoxious possibly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by calvin35 View Post
    I returned my One X because of what HTC did to multitasking. I consider it an assault on Android. How is the multitasking on the s3?
    Not noticed any problems with multitasking. Sammy uses the stock multitasking menu, activated by long pressing home.





    Quote Originally Posted by SparklingCyanide View Post
    do you notice an improvement in Wifi with the new "Wifi bonding" feature?

    Nope. Still get 30 or so down on a 40MHz network, on an 80mbit line. Same on the Gnex and others.




    Quote Originally Posted by Justadye4 View Post
    how long does the boot up take? after media scanning is done?
    Just booted from cold in 15 Mississippis

    Silky smooth from the instant it starts.

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    Thanks for the answers mate. Hope to get my hands on one soon too. =) Time to upgrade from my now oldie HTC Desire.

    Last question: are the Samsung Widgets better?
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    what did you have for dinner today? and how was it?
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