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    Default Anyone Have a GS3 & a Tbolt?

    If so could you take both out on a sunny day and see which is easier to read and take pics? If not a tbolt a rezound would also be a great comparison.

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    You should've posted this about 8 hours ago. lol. I'll pull mine out of the drawer and check it tomorrow at lunch.
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    What brightness levels do you want them at?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forgetful View Post
    What brightness levels do you want them at?
    Both at max since it must be sunny for the test. I think even on auto both would go to max in the sun anyway wouldn't they?
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    Both at max since it must be sunny for the test. I think even on auto both would go to max in the sun anyway wouldn't they?
    Both at max they're about equal. Slight edge to the S3. Both suck IMO here in sunny AZ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forgetful View Post
    Both at max they're about equal. Slight edge to the S3. Both suck IMO here in sunny AZ.
    Did you just do the test or operating from memory or opinion? The reason I ask is because on max in store the tbolt looked much whiter and brighter on the white google page....but that was indoors. The "white" from the gs3 is much warmer.
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    I tested. It was about 5pm here. I also have screen protectors on both and the bolts is a few months older.
    Maybe the bolt's screen tech washes out easier. Kinda like how some tvs are more susceptible to glare. My phone are both respective release days.

    And yes, I whites look better on the Bolt. Stupid Samsung and their crappy OLEDs

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    I had a Bolt until I sent it to its new owner today. Sold it for $175 on eBay.
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    I still have the TBolt. I'm having a serious issue with some pictures that I took on the TBolt looking better than the S3 (viewed pics from both phones on the the other phone's screen). Can't wait til someone comes up with a fix for the bs screen dimming, especially within the browser, that plagues the S3

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    Quote Originally Posted by nasmith7 View Post
    I still have the TBolt. I'm having a serious issue with some pictures that I took on the TBolt looking better than the S3 (viewed pics from both phones on the the other phone's screen). Can't wait til someone comes up with a fix for the bs screen dimming, especially within the browser, that plagues the S3

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    The screen dims even if brightness is set manually?
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    There's a separate brightness control inside the stock browser that most people don't notice.

    No for my very unscientific study. As Forgetful said, neither are anything to write home about. Both are visible in direct sunlight at full brightness with the edge going to the SIII. Anything less than that on the Thunderbolt was pretty much unreadable with the SIII being slightly viewable even at the lowest levels. Samsung still can't seem to get autobrightness correct so the Thunderbolt wins that one. Below are the pictures of the Bolt and GSIII respectively. Sidenote: damn these things love finger prints.



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    Quote Originally Posted by PJnc284 View Post
    There's a separate brightness control inside the stock browser that most people don't notice.

    No for my very unscientific study. As Forgetful said, neither are anything to write home about. Both are visible in direct sunlight at full brightness with the edge going to the SIII. Anything less than that on the Thunderbolt was pretty much unreadable with the SIII being slightly viewable even at the lowest levels. Samsung still can't seem to get autobrightness correct so the Thunderbolt wins that one. Below are the pictures of the Bolt and GSIII respectively. Sidenote: damn these things love finger prints.



    The gs3 pic came out way smaller than tbolt. What would be cool is a pic of the tbolt next to the gs3 both in sun on max brightness...maybe with keyboard and text on screen of each and another with the same photo on the screen of each.

    Demanding? Ya, sorry. I really appreciate you guys going to so much trouble to help me. $600 for the GS3 is a big investment for me so the help is really appreciated. Every phone has its weaknesses so it is so hard to choose.
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    Probably should've noted that I took a picture of each phone with the other phone. lol. Don't have another camera here with me so hopefully someone else can get that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by recDNA View Post
    The gs3 pic came out way smaller than tbolt. What would be cool is a pic of the tbolt next to the gs3 both in sun on max brightness...maybe with keyboard and text on screen of each and another with the same photo on the screen of each.

    Demanding? Ya, sorry. I really appreciate you guys going to so much trouble to help me. $600 for the GS3 is a big investment for me so the help is really appreciated. Every phone has its weaknesses so it is so hard to choose.
    If the wife gets in from work and the sun is still up I'll get one posted today.

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    I am getting my s3 tomorrow. The s3 screen looked a lot better than my thunderbolt when I went like four times to the store and put them side by side. This weekend I will check it in sun light. Thunderbolt has been horrible for me, cannot see anything outdoors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by recDNA View Post
    The gs3 pic came out way smaller than tbolt. What would be cool is a pic of the tbolt next to the gs3 both in sun on max brightness...maybe with keyboard and text on screen of each and another with the same photo on the screen of each.

    Demanding? Ya, sorry. I really appreciate you guys going to so much trouble to help me. $600 for the GS3 is a big investment for me so the help is really appreciated. Every phone has its weaknesses so it is so hard to choose.
    Sun was going down so the outside light wasn't real bright, but this will give you an idea.
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    Thanks so much for taking so much effort. I REALLY appreciate it. Your picture allays my concerns about screen brightness. The CNET review didn't do justice to the GS3.

    It's amazing what a great community we have here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by recDNA View Post
    Thanks so much for taking so much effort. I REALLY appreciate it. Your picture allays my concerns about screen brightness. The CNET review didn't do justice to the GS3.

    It's amazing what a great community we have here.
    No problem. The photo doesn't do it justice. A MAXX was used to take it and its camera is just OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nasmith7 View Post
    I still have the TBolt. I'm having a serious issue with some pictures that I took on the TBolt looking better than the S3 (viewed pics from both phones on the the other phone's screen). Can't wait til someone comes up with a fix for the bs screen dimming, especially within the browser, that plagues the S3

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    Sorry to get off topic here but to fix the dimming issue within the browser open up the browser, click on the "Menu" button, scroll down to "Brightness & Colors", and un-check "Auto brightness".
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