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    Default Sprint Galaxy S3 First Impressions/Reviews

    Hello everyone,

    The purpose of this thread, is to hear members thoughts & opinions on how the Samsung Galaxy S3 stacks up amongst a suggested list of attributes:

    • Aesthetics
    • Screen
    • Hardware
    • Phone - including bluetooth & speakerphone usage
    • Overall User Interface (including TouchWiz)
    • Widgets
    • Signal quality (Compared to other devices)
    • GPS
    • Social Networking
    • Email/Calendar
    • Battery Life
    • Performance
    • Media (music, movies, DLNA)
    • Keyboard's
    • Camera (both still & video)
    • How the Galaxy S3 compares to your previous smartphone (if applicable)
    • Disappointments (if any)


    Feel free to provide as little or as much detail as possible, while trying to make it as useful as possible. Hopefully this will help others who are considering the Galaxy S3, but would like to hear some user feedback first. Also, please do not review the Galaxy S3 prior to having one

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    Default So... First impressions?

    So, it's been a few hours now... What do you think of your new precious?

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    OMG, I love this smartphone!!! I wasn't this impressed with the S2 Epic I had. I couldn't be happier. Picture quality is amazing, it's snappy and very little bloatware. It's so sleek looking, I ordered the White S3 16GB (obviously). So happy I chose this smartphone.
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    Default Re: So... First impressions?

    even though it's much bigger than my iPhone, it seems much more comfortable and lighter. The screen is awesome, though I can't figure out why the screen dims when I go on the internet. Sound on calls is freakin awesome. I have made two calls, and they were loud and clear. I had problems hearing on my iPhone. Maybe it's because I'm use to the iPhone, but the quality does feel cheap, though I would trade that because it is so light.
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    Default Re: So... First impressions?

    The browser likely has a default brightness setting which you can change or turn off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfenton View Post
    The browser likely has a default brightness setting which you can change or turn off.
    This guy is right. And I love my phone

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    Im really satisfied with my purchase, I'm just waiting for some good cases to come out.

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    I'm in love with this phone. Played with the evo lte before I preordered this and I'm glad I didn't felt that. It's a great phone but this is fantastic!

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    So I have an epic 4g now, how's the one handed operation of the s3? I can comfortably navigate and type one handed in portrait, not sure if I'd be able to with an extra .8"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clocks View Post
    So I have an epic 4g now, how's the one handed operation of the s3? I can comfortably navigate and type one handed in portrait, not sure if I'd be able to with an extra .8"
    I'm still getting used to it but I can type and browse one handed just fine.

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    I just went to a freinds house to set her new GS3 up for her (I dont have my 32gb yet) ...

    Awesome phone....

    Beautiful screen, fast, smooth, no lag and lots of cool new stuff. Cant wait gor mine to get here!

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    Default Re: So... First impressions?

    For me, this is hands down the best phone that I've ever owned. Coming from an EVO 4G LTE, I actually like this screen better, even though the EVO has a "better" one! And the operation is so much smoother, too...not a hint of lag (at least not yet).

    Oh, and I'm loving the home button!

    Edit: When I called to activate the phone, the rep that I spoke with (who was awesome) said that I was the first person that she's spoken to that had one, and that she wasn't aware that they had been released.
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    go yo seidioonline.com. I swear by these cases. they are thin and light but protect the phone, The black is available for order now.
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    It is very fast. Touch wiz is better than before. The screen is beautiful. But I pretty much ruined my first day by stubbornly trying to restore a backup with my backup pro. I have my checkbook that I absolutely need. It will restore the app but it absolutely won't restore the data... I worked all night and just became too agitated to enjoy myself. Hopefully I will get it figured out before long but am done for the evening.

    Other than that , it has been wonderful. It will also take some time getting used to the back button on the right side.

    Edit: %#@&$ Doh... The phone must be rooted to restore data. Where's the root !? Bring on the ROOT !!!

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    you accidentally hit the menu or back keys tooo often, build quality problem, but everything else is great so far, munis a few minor things
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    I spent 2 weeks with the HTC EVO LTE 4G, the one I had, had problems with 3G data and receiving calls. The screen was better on the EVO, and I miss the kickstand. I prefer sense so far, but that maybe because of using nothing but EVO's since they came out. The SG3 is its equal in many other ways, and so far bests it in a few others.
    The multitasking is far superior to the EVO.
    Other than the multitasking, you can't go wrong with either phone.
    All in all, I think the SG3 does what it suposed to do smoother and as it was meant to do it, better than the EVO.
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    Default Re: So... First impressions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Soundtrack to Chaos View Post
    you accidentally hit the menu or back keys tooo often, build quality problem, but everything else is great so far, munis a few minor things
    What kind of build quality problems are you having? Mine is really solid, at least so far...

    And so far I haven't had the random button pressing problems that I was having with the EVO; I kept hitting the volume buttons when I was looking for power. I know I would have gotten used to it, but coming from an S2 it was annoying as hell.
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    driving me up a wall. Not in a bad way, I but a bit if a learning curve for me coming from 3 different HTC phones ive had the last couple of years. But it's fun learning something new as well. No issues with the phone yet. We'll my alarm didn't go off this morning but ill test that again later.
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    Obviously still learning how to type too...... Lol
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    This phone is just too damned slick. I mean literally slick. I have never had an issue dropping g phones until now. I guess I need a case afterall.

    Walking from the car to work the phone slipped from my hand and bounced 3 times on 3 of 4 corners. Warning the chrome edge is extremely soft. I guess I can tell my gs3 from my daughter's now without viewing the screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skunkape60 View Post
    This phone is just too damned slick. I mean literally slick. I have never had an issue dropping g phones until now. I guess I need a case afterall.

    Walking from the car to work the phone slipped from my hand and bounced 3 times on 3 of 4 corners. Warning the chrome edge is extremely soft. I guess I can tell my gs3 from my daughter's now without viewing the screen.

    Yea, that's what I said about it to begin with. Slippery phone indeed. Unfortunately gonna have to rock a case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skunkape60 View Post
    This phone is just too damned slick. I mean literally slick. I have never had an issue dropping g phones until now. I guess I need a case afterall.

    Walking from the car to work the phone slipped from my hand and bounced 3 times on 3 of 4 corners. Warning the chrome edge is extremely soft. I guess I can tell my gs3 from my daughter's now without viewing the screen.

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    And THIS is why I put a good case on my phone!! Even though I baby the F out of my phone, accidents are bound to happen!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skunkape60 View Post
    This phone is just too damned slick. I mean literally slick. I have never had an issue dropping g phones until now. I guess I need a case afterall.

    Walking from the car to work the phone slipped from my hand and bounced 3 times on 3 of 4 corners. Warning the chrome edge is extremely soft. I guess I can tell my gs3 from my daughter's now without viewing the screen.

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    I know it doesn't help to soften the blow BUT the first time i ding a new device i brush it off and look at it like character Dropped my NS4G the second day and took a few scuffs and while my friends gasped in horror, i laughed and joked that now i could tell mine from theirs.

    That said, with a phone this big and no rubberized coating, a case might not be a bad idea if for nothing more than grip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by epic_samantha View Post
    OMG, I love this smartphone!!! I wasn't this impressed with the S2 Epic I had. I couldn't be happier. Picture quality is amazing, it's snappy and very little bloatware. It's so sleek looking, I ordered the White S3 16GB (obviously). So happy I chose this smartphone.
    This is great news for all of us still waiting to get our greedy hands on this device!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Makad View Post
    I spent 2 weeks with the HTC EVO LTE 4G, the one I had, had problems with 3G data and receiving calls. The screen was better on the EVO, and I miss the kickstand. I prefer sense so far, but that maybe because of using nothing but EVO's since they came out. The SG3 is its equal in many other ways, and so far bests it in a few others.
    The multitasking is far superior to the EVO.
    Other than the multitasking, you can't go wrong with either phone.
    All in all, I think the SG3 does what it suposed to do smoother and as it was meant to do it, better than the EVO.
    This is good info, since I was on the fence between HTC and Samsung all spring long. Patience, Patience, but I want this phone like today. Have to wait since I didn't pre-order one.
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