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    Default Anyone dislike their S3?

    After all the hype and waiting impatiently, is there anyone who received it and just flat out don't like it? Sound off. Love mine FYI

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    I've used more Android phones than a normal person would use in 10 lifetimes and the Galaxy S3 is by the most intuitive phone. Everything is so fluid it actually gives the iPhone a solid run for its money.

    Only small complaint is the plastic back.
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    The purpley home buttons and sides are kinda iffy for me and touchwiz is really looking dated with some of their fonts and menu borders, but that's about it. I was very shocked at how thin the phone is. It's basically the same thickness as my International GS2 when sitting on the desk. Getting used to the size is going to take a little time, but other than that it is sweet.

    I have noticed that the whites on my GS2 seem a bit truer and it's also a bit brighter, but that could easily be the tweaks from CM9 versus the actual display. the one thing from TW that I am really liking though is the calendar. It just seems much cleaner and better laid out than the stock ICS one.

    So yeah I am liking mine, but I could definitely understand a few quirks that could turn people off.
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    Agree on the calendar, very easy to read and nice layout. The motion features are very cool. Best phone I've owned (5 total including iPhone).
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattMJB0188 View Post
    I've used more Android phones than a normal person would use in 10 lifetimes and the Galaxy S3 is by the most intuitive phone. Everything is so fluid it actually gives the iPhone a solid run for its money.

    Only small complaint is the plastic back.
    Looking at some of the reviews for the GS3, I don't see that the 4S is even in the same league as the GS3. As far as any iPhone offering the GS3 a run for its money, that will come when the New iPhone is released. Until then, the GS3 really doesn't have any competition, IMO.


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    Based upon what I have seen so far and coming from a BB9810, on the whole, the GS3 has been great. Smart Stay needs to work on the home screens and Tap to Top needs to work in the Gmail app. TouchWiz is so great and much better than what I saw and experienced with the HOX.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Rose View Post
    Looking at some of the reviews for the GS3, I don't see that the 4S is even in the same league as the GS3. As far as any iPhone offering the GS3 a run for its money, that will come when the New iPhone is released. Until then, the GS3 really doesn't have any competition, IMO.


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    You really think so? Apple never ads anything to their phones and people just keep buying them. Don't forget not everyone tries out different phones or reads forums like us. If anyone is going to touch apple they need mass advertising to brainwash people like apple has...unfortunately I can't wait to try the G3!!


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    I returned mine within a day of owning it : (

    Dislike is too strong a word, i loved it, but i never should have even gotten it, i was warned, being a Galaxy Note owner, there really is no way to "downsize", no matter how great the device, theres just, "no going back".... So here i will sit for 6 more moths patiently waiting for a Note II, and hope its as ramped up as the SGS III.

    I couldnt find one bad thing to say about the device, smooth as silk experience, but it felt smaller than even my Samsung Infuse, never mind feeling half the size of my G-Note....

    i had the Htc one X, and in my opin, the SGSIII beats it by a country mile : )

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOSSY TEXAS CHICK View Post
    I returned mine within a day of owning it : (

    Dislike is too strong a word, i loved it, but i never should have even gotten it, i was warned, being a Galaxy Note owner, there really is no way to "downsize", no matter how great the device, theres just, "no going back".... So here i will sit for 6 more moths patiently waiting for a Note II, and hope its as ramped up as the SGS III.

    I couldnt find one bad thing to say about the device, smooth as silk experience, but it felt smaller than even my Samsung Infuse, never mind feeling half the size of my G-Note....

    i had the Htc one X, and in my opin, the SGSIII beats it by a country mile : )

    BTC
    Wow...

    Well to each there own! I saw the note the other day and its just way to big for me! BUT I am glad you found a phone that you like! When the Note2 comes out you will have a fun time with it!

    Good luck with it!
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    Really don't like the screen at all, but the phone is great overall. Keeping the One X as my daily driver, but the S3 will be my phone for whenever I go out of town for the storage.

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    I've recently owned the HOX and just received this phone. The screen on the HOX may be a tad better, but I believe the TouchWiz interface in actually cleaner. Especially when looking at the running apps. I prefer the ability to scroll up and down through them versus having them as "cards". Besides, the SGS III actually multitasks.

    I mean the SGS III has the SD Card, removable battery, and 2 GB of RAM. I think Samsung did a good job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crackberrytraitor View Post
    Really don't like the screen at all, but the phone is great overall. Keeping the One X as my daily driver, but the S3 will be my phone for whenever I go out of town for the storage.

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    What do you not like about the screen? Does it just look bad compared to your OneX.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BOSSY TEXAS CHICK View Post
    I returned mine within a day of owning it : (

    Dislike is too strong a word, i loved it, but i never should have even gotten it, i was warned, being a Galaxy Note owner, there really is no way to "downsize", no matter how great the device, theres just, "no going back".... So here i will sit for 6 more moths patiently waiting for a Note II, and hope its as ramped up as the SGS III.

    I couldnt find one bad thing to say about the device, smooth as silk experience, but it felt smaller than even my Samsung Infuse, never mind feeling half the size of my G-Note....

    i had the Htc one X, and in my opin, the SGSIII beats it by a country mile : )

    BTC
    LOL! 4 phones ago I owned the iPhone 4s. Each screen since got bigger and bigger. If I pick up a 4s today, it looks tiny to me. As Phil says, you can get used to any size phone.

    That's actually good that you posted though. I will try my best to never go over 4.8" now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cgardner View Post
    Wow...

    Well to each there own! I saw the note the other day and its just way to big for me! BUT I am glad you found a phone that you like! When the Note2 comes out you will have a fun time with it!

    Good luck with it!
    When I saw the Note for the first time, I was thinking, wow, that thing ain't fitting in these skinny jeans. Way too big for my liking. Hopefully the GS3 won't be too big and can easily fit into the pocket of my jeans.
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    I had an HOX and much prefer the GS3. It's not perfect but I really do like it so far.

    I do agree with others that the plastic and the purple-ish color isn't the greatest.

    TouchWiz isn't that bad. I like some of it and other parts of it, I think, look dated as well.

    I actually like having the settings option built-in. That bugged me on the HOX. When I was typing, I'd hit the space bar and accidentally hit the three button bar on screen.

    Coming from the HOX, I like that screen a bit more. Mainly cause the colors were lighter. The colors on the GS3 seem really rich compared to the HOX. But, if I hadn't used the HOX prior, it would probably not be a big deal at all.

    Really, I think I'm nit picking at this point. It's a really good device. Being the Apple geek I am, I was thinking I'd pick up the iPhone 5 when it came out but I don't know now. Might be passing on it this time around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjb70 View Post
    LOL! 4 phones ago I owned the iPhone 4s. Each screen since got bigger and bigger. If I pick up a 4s today, it looks tiny to me. As Phil says, you can get used to any size phone.

    That's actually good that you posted though. I will try my best to never go over 4.8" now!
    lol do your very best or one day you might be looking down at a 24 inch shaking ur head saying, "nope, too small"...



    And btw, i was pleasantly surprised despite what soany video reviewers said, having personally examined every inch of that device, it does NOT have a cheap build quality on SGS iii. From the brushed chrome on sides to the embossed raised chrome SAMSUNG letters to the perfectly fitting back, to the slightly raised glass on entire front, not one creak or flex and the chrome lined front button accents, that phone was extremely well made. (sob, i miss her already.... lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pre-dawn raid View Post
    What do you not like about the screen? Does it just look bad compared to your OneX.
    It doesn't look bad at all really, just the One X looks noticeably better. I can defo see the pixels more than on my one X and when I've taken pictures, it is so much more saturated than reality, when I load them on my PC they don't look right. And I'm afraid to keep the screen at max brightness, as when I sent Samsung an email about the screen burn in, they literally told me to keep the screen at a lower brightness to avoid burn in. Just seems crazy having your phone at proper brightness brings a risk of permant damage. So that why imma avoid using it as a daily driver. I totally understand if you need multitasking, pick the S3 if you don't wanna go the Rom route. My One X has CM9 so both the phones multitask just as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BOSSY TEXAS CHICK View Post
    I returned mine within a day of owning it : (

    Dislike is too strong a word, i loved it, but i never should have even gotten it, i was warned, being a Galaxy Note owner, there really is no way to "downsize", no matter how great the device, theres just, "no going back".... So here i will sit for 6 more moths patiently waiting for a Note II, and hope its as ramped up as the SGS III.

    I couldnt find one bad thing to say about the device, smooth as silk experience, but it felt smaller than even my Samsung Infuse, never mind feeling half the size of my G-Note....

    i had the Htc one X, and in my opin, the SGSIII beats it by a country mile : )

    BTC
    I also have a Galaxy Note and have since it launched Internationally and then got the ATT model when it launched. I love that phone! That said, I love this SGSIII as well! It seems to be the perfect size. I had forgotten how nice it is to do things one handed or to slide a phone into your pocket and not carry it on your belt in a holster. The SIII is just too smooth and fluid not to keep! I really like it and as a everyday driver for a phone I could see this being a better device. I love speaking on the phone with it. It also has the S memo app so I can jot notes down as I do on my GNote.

    I do plan on keeping my Galaxy Note, I am just too attached to it. I plan to switch out periodically and will carry my GNote with me when I travel for wifi since the bigger screen is better for browsing, email and netflix etc. I feel like I have two great choices!
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    Not sure I want to 100% keep it over my One X. I dont know why im so hung up on it's slightly better camera. Nothing else is better about it (other then the car dock for SGS3 is horrid)
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    Quote Originally Posted by robstunner View Post
    Not sure I want to 100% keep it over my One X. I dont know why im so hung up on it's slightly better camera. Nothing else is better about it (other then the car dock for SGS3 is horrid)
    not disagreeing with u but i had the One X, awesome phone but i hated its limitations on battery and storage so i returned it. most nicest phone ever tho...

    my question is, did you enable all the motion features and other goodies gsgiii had? i definitely found it superior "under the hood" but liked the looks of HOX much better...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOSSY TEXAS CHICK View Post
    not disagreeing with u but i had the One X, awesome phone but i hated its limitations on battery and storage so i returned it. most nicest phone ever tho...

    my question is, did you enable all the motion features and other goodies gsgiii had? i definitely found it superior "under the hood" but liked the looks of HOX much better...

    BTC
    I agree, the only thing better about the one x was the camera but that's an important feature to me.

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    the only thing I dislike is the size. I came from a note and I loved it. One thing for sure though is that I don't feel the GS3 in my pocket. I feel like I'm going to drop it because it's so small. It's like holding a baby for the first time. You just don't want to drop them. LOL But other than that it's a wonderful phone. There are a couple of things that stick out to me are all the features. Like smart stay and the motion gestures for the camera from the lock screen. One thing that I like a lot is how you can customize the text messaging bubbles and back ground. We text so much these days being able to change it up every once in a while is cool without having to download a app. I'm still getting used to the home button. I have have not used one since Iphone 4. I have had the original Galaxy S the S2 and the note. This phone is the most complete. It doesn't have me asking for more. I haven't seen even the slightest lag. I don't know if I made a mistake by getting the white one but I couldn't pre order the pebble blue one and not have seen it in person. My note was white so I pretty much knew what I was getting. So I guess the only thing that I don't like is not knowing if I got the right choice in color. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by BOSSY TEXAS CHICK View Post
    not disagreeing with u but i had the One X, awesome phone but i hated its limitations on battery and storage so i returned it. most nicest phone ever tho...

    my question is, did you enable all the motion features and other goodies gsgiii had? i definitely found it superior "under the hood" but liked the looks of HOX much better...

    BTC
    I agree with you on the looks of the HOX. The GS3, to me, is more rounded and feels better to hold in my hand but I still love the overall design of the HOX better.

    I'm slowly enabling motion features and other goodies. Some I enabled but will never use so I turned 'em off. I just enabled the voice command to turn off the alarm. It's great!

    Also enabled the motion to turn over the phone to silence it. I'm sure I've got a couple others enabled but have already forgotten 'em.
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    I like my Galaxy S3 over my One X. More pros than the One X for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidsTech View Post
    I like my Galaxy S3 over my One X. More pros than the One X for me.
    What do you think about the camera differences between the S3 and one x???
    My husband has the one x, and its camera so far surpasses the galaxy's .... that's pretty much the only issue I'm having with the phone-camera takes good pictures outside but inside it sucks horribly.....

    And also the one x screen is brighter
    But overall I like galaxy s3 better
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