How is the GPS on the Galaxy S3?
01-22-2013 09:29 AM
- Hi, I'm due for a Phone Upgrade next month. Still sporting a Droid X and very happy with it. I've started doing some research on the phones available now and see the Samsung GS3 Is getting a lot of Praise. I remember when deciding on my Droid X, that the Samsung Fascinate's GPS was horrible. Kind of heard that a lot with Samsung phones. Is this the Case with the Galaxy S3? I live in a Chicago suburb and never had any problems with my Motorola Droid X with GPS. Considering looking at the Razr Maxx or Waiting For the Droid Fighter if GPS is a problem on the Galaxy S3. Anyone having Problems with theirs?
When I first got it,I couldn't get a signal but I don't know what changed but it worked perfectly before I flashed a custom Rom and its still working perfectly
Sent from my SGH-T999 using Tapatalk 210-08-2012 12:06 PM
- I had issues with mine and got a replacement under warranty. My old one must have had a bad GPS antenna or something. If you suspect your GPS isn't working properly, compare it with someone else that also has the same phone. My new one works perfectly and it even gets a strong signal indoors.10-09-2012 10:21 AM
- on a few occasions including yesterday, I needed to get home from a place that was hard to find. I turned on my garmin and waited while it was searching for satellites. Someone needed to follow me so really quick I clicked the navigate to home icon I set up on my GS3 and it locked in a second or two. It took over two minutes of driving and a few turns before my garmin found a signal. I've been very pleased with the gps on this phone.10-10-2012 06:57 AM
- While travelling on Monday, I was leaving the airport parking structure in a rental car -- I queued up my destination in Google navigation and the phone immediately paused the guidance while searching for GPS. As soon as I left the garage and the sky showed itself, I got an instant GPS lock-on and was on my way. I've also used the GPS for extended trail hikes using My Tracks to record my journey. It hardly uses any battery and records my hikes very accurately. The GPS on this phone is a winner.10-10-2012 04:54 PM
- I think the GPS works as it does on the iPhone in that it uses a combination of satellite and wifi locations to get a position. If you used satellite only it would take forever to get a lock. That would explain why some are getting faster or more accurate locks than others.
on the GPS with Back Country Navigator and it worked flawlessly. It can take time to connect to the Sats as it used to on my Droid X but no better or worse.10-10-2012 05:10 PM
When I did try and use the GPS, the screen timed out after a minute. How do I get the GPS to stay on without using a car dock?
I would like to mount my GS3 to my motorcycle and utulize the GPS and music player at the same time for longer rides. Will the be possible, haven't tried it yet?10-26-2012 11:16 AM
- Some Verizon Galaxy SIII's are reporting GPS problems. I'm experiencing it on my phone. I went to Verizon and they admitted there is no fix. I decided to reset the phone to see if it would fix the problem. It didn't. Later that day the recent Verizon update for the SGIII came out. I installed it and wiped the phone again hoping that the update might contain a GPS fix. It didn't. I think the SG3 is a great phone. However, if you buy one check out the GPS before you leave the store. Otherwise, you can only get a refurbished one.
Sent from my SG3 using Android Central Forums10-26-2012 10:13 PM
- 10-27-2012 03:37 PM
- 01-22-2013 05:36 AM
- I have a number of nav apps.
There is of course Google maps, free and great list of points of interest. You must have a network connection to get it started. Once the route has started, it can continue working even if you go out of cell tower range (to some degree). This can base your route on traffic patterns online.
I also have CoPilot. This is a fully offline app (with some additional online features). It does a great job of routing. you can set preferences for road speeds and such. Reall nice for getting you from A to B if you don't care for Google or don't have cell coverage. CoPilot can look at traffic for routing also IF you pay a subscription.
I also have OSMand+ which is also offline maps. The maps are free and get updated often. The points of interest are worthless. The plus version has good routing. I mainly like this because of the forest roads and such for when I am riding my motorcycle.
There are many more, a lot of which I have tested and deleted.01-22-2013 09:18 AM
- Just used the app for navigation that came preloaded while we were in AZ (from Phoenix to Grand Canyon)....not one sanfu!!! The part that does suck is it really drains the battery, so be sure you have a car charger and keep it plugged in. The maps app that comes preloaded works great too, used that several times over looking for places to eat and such01-22-2013 09:29 AM
- Samsung Android Phones
- Samsung Galaxy S3
- Verizon Galaxy S III
How is the GPS on the Galaxy S3?
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