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    Default A few differences between the international and Sprint version

    When comparing the know specs and what we have seen from unboxing videos of the GS3 to what is listed on the Sprint site, two major things stick out to me.

    1. The micro SD card capacity is listed as 32 GB
    2. No headphones included with the phone.

    Now what's up with that? The headphones I don't care too much about if they are missing although it would have been a nice touch to have them, but I am most confused about whether the Sprint version will be able to read 64 GB cards. I'd hate to buy one and then having to return it just because the card can't be read. I can't imagine why Samsung would change this spec eventhough the phone was introduced as being able to handle 64 gb cards.

    Any thoughts on this?
    Last edited by MannyZ28; 06-10-2012 at 06:56 PM.
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    I am pretty sure it will be able to read the 64gb cards.

    A bunch of recent phones said only 32gb but they can handle the 64gb.
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    Yeah. I was on their site snooping around for the specs of the 32 gb model when another csr popped up. I asked him the same thing and he said either one of them can only read 32 gb cards. I mentioned the international version and he didn't know what I was talking about...no surprise there.
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    Default Re: A few differences between the international and Sprint versio

    HTC also said the new LTE could only use up to 32 gig cards and 64 worked fine with them so my guess is all will be fine...but seriously....what could you possibly need 80 gigs of memory for on a cell phone?
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    Currently no phone manufacturer has stated 64gb cards work. But we as the 1% know better. As for headphones it could b carrier electing not fork over extra cash like the deal on drop box with att and vzw

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    That would be a bummer about the headphones, I was really looking forward to having a set of earbuds with the inline controls. :sly:

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    Default Re: A few differences between the international and Sprint versio

    I have a 64gb card in my EVO 4 LTE and its working like a charm.If you look at the Best Buy pre-order page online for the GSIII, it actually has as a product feature the ability to support a 64gb card.
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    The biggest difference, that you should all be up in arms over, is that the S and VZW versions will come with a dual-core processor, making them only slightly better than the Samsung Galaxy Nexus hardware. Only the international SIII has the quad-core processor that has the reviewers drooling.

    Is the 32Gb SIII worth $249 when the 32Gb Galaxy Nexus is now $149? Is it worth100 bucks for .3 Ghz bump in processor speed and an SD slot plus TouchWiz/bloatware?

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    it is the snapdragon s4 has much better performance than what the galaxy nexus has. at least in terms of benchmarks.
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    it is the snapdragon s4 has much better performance than what the galaxy nexus has. at least in terms of benchmarks.
    It will be interesting to see what the real difference is. Galaxy Nexus is a 1.2 GHz TI OMAP, while the GS3 is a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Krait. Both are ARMv7 implementations. Krait has 3 more pipeline stages.

    AC hasn't benchmarked the S/VZW GSIII officially, but here's are report with benchmarks on a Qualcomm developer platform handset:



    It squashes the CDMA Galaxy Nexus in benchmarks like Linpack. Then again, the old Galaxy SII beats the Galaxy Nexus as well. The developer handset's real-world performance advantage in things like task switching and browser launching was more like a half second. Load the GSIII up with Touch Wiz, bloatware and carrier monitoring, and I'm curious as to what the real-world difference will be.

    I think the choice will come down to how much you want that SD slot.

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    Guess u haven't been around AC doesn't do bench marking any more. With a few tweaks I can make any app say my nexus is awesome.

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    Where does it say that no headphones will be included? I don't really care one way or another since I have my own headphones, but its nice to have some included.
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    Seriously, the Krait is the best processor around right now. Try Google.

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    I hope the menu button stays. I have the Evo LTE and frankly almost every non google app (and even some google apps) are still using the physical menu button and thus tons of screen real estate is lost on the Evo. I also am just fine holding the home button instead of hitting the multitasking button on the new Evo. I use the menu button much more often.
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    Default Re: A few differences between the international and Sprint versio

    IM pretty sure it comes with headphones. See the bottom left of the page. under whats in the box. 3.5mm headset
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    Default Re: A few differences between the international and Sprint versio

    About the headset. On the order page look at the bottom in the "what's in the box"
    2100 mAh Lithium Ion Battery
    Micro USB Cable and Charger
    3.5mm Headset
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