05-20-2012 06:02 PM
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  1. E_man's Avatar
    This is an exciting feature (in my opinion) that a lot of blogs have seemed to gloss over. There is an RGB notification LED on the SGS3 (unlike the first and second). Supposedly a very good one. Not the biggest news in the world, but good to hear none the less.



    AnandTech - The Samsung Galaxy S III Preview
    05-04-2012 03:22 AM
  2. jeffreii's Avatar
    Coming from BlackBerry that's going to be a big deal for me!
    05-04-2012 08:05 AM
  3. taffym's Avatar
    Yes, a very big deal to Blackberry users.
    05-04-2012 10:04 AM
  4. lpt2569's Avatar
    I agree, this small detail is actually pretty awesome for a lot of folks. I had blackberry for years, and my last two phones have been Samsung without this feature. I actually do miss the LED notification.

    But I am pretty sure the SGSII does have LED notication. I'm glad they kept it with the new design.
    05-04-2012 10:09 AM
  5. LazrRocketArm's Avatar
    I agree, this small detail is actually pretty awesome for a lot of folks. I had blackberry for years, and my last two phones have been Samsung without this feature. I actually do miss the LED notification.

    But I am pretty sure the SGSII does have LED notication. I'm glad they kept it with the new design.

    I had the ATT SGSII and then the Skyrocket. Neither had LED notification
    05-04-2012 10:12 AM
  6. Wanderer000's Avatar
    Unlocked UK version of Galaxy SII did not have an LED notification either.
    05-04-2012 10:19 AM
  7. lpt2569's Avatar
    I had the ATT SGSII and then the Skyrocket. Neither had LED notification
    The Sprint GSII E4G Touch (longest phone name in history!) has the LED notification. A buddy of mine here at work has one, I just checked to be sure! I guess that was the only one that did. Weird...but good for Sprint keeping that feature.
    05-04-2012 10:20 AM
  8. LazrRocketArm's Avatar
    The Sprint GSII E4G Touch (longest phone name in history!) has the LED notification. A buddy of mine here at work has one, I just checked to be sure! I guess that was the only one that did. Weird...but good for Sprint keeping that feature.
    ^^^ He's right, Sprint only one.
    05-04-2012 10:24 AM
  9. jeffreii's Avatar
    I agree, this small detail is actually pretty awesome for a lot of folks. I had blackberry for years, and my last two phones have been Samsung without this feature. I actually do miss the LED notification.

    But I am pretty sure the SGSII does have LED notication. I'm glad they kept it with the new design.
    There are many reasons for my impending switch to Android from BlackBerry - however there are things I will miss if I can't reproduce them as well.

    Being able to walk into the room and glance at my BlackBerry and know what type of messages I have waiting and who they're from - simply by looking at the LED from across the room - is very useful to me.

    I see no reason for phones not to include a LED notification - you should be able to just disable it if you don't like it.

    I must say the hidden LED on the HTC One X is a really nice touch though - not sure it has the same functionality but I love the way it's concealed.
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    05-04-2012 10:38 AM
  10. Mikest's Avatar
    hmm I thought T-Mobiles SII had one as well but apparently not. Just the Sprint version.
    05-04-2012 10:43 AM
  11. rustypixel's Avatar
    To mimic others here, yes, it's a big deal to me. LOVE the fact that the GNex has one and while I learned to live without a real notification light on other phones after leaving BB, having this is a huge plus for me.
    05-04-2012 11:01 AM
  12. lpt2569's Avatar
    ^^^ He's right, Sprint only one.
    Let's hope this time all the US carriers keep the LED notification.
    05-04-2012 11:07 AM
  13. aokusman1's Avatar
    Nice but the location sucks it should be on top.
    05-04-2012 11:30 AM
  14. lpt2569's Avatar
    Nice but the location sucks it should be on top.
    Just curious...why would you want it on top? I almost always have my phone flat or in my car cradle, looking at the face of the device. I would not want a notification light on the top edge of the phone, if that's what you mean?
    05-04-2012 11:44 AM
  15. BEARD GANG's Avatar
    Coming from BlackBerry that's going to be a big deal for me!
    Yep....
    05-04-2012 12:06 PM
  16. mty msi's Avatar
    I use No LED on my Galaxy S which tells you at a glance what kind of messages (email, text, voicemail) and missed phone calls. Not sure if there is a version for S II models.
    05-04-2012 02:12 PM
  17. aokusman1's Avatar
    Just curious...why would you want it on top? I almost always have my phone flat or in my car cradle, looking at the face of the device. I would not want a notification light on the top edge of the phone, if that's what you mean?
    It would be in a position that it could be seen if it was laid flat, or if it was holstered. Like on old phones.
    05-04-2012 02:12 PM
  18. lpt2569's Avatar
    I use No LED on my Galaxy S which tells you at a glance what kind of messages (email, text, voicemail) and missed phone calls. Not sure if there is a version for S II models.
    I used to use this as well. It is a nice app, but it also is another app on the phone that ends up using battery and memory.
    05-04-2012 02:59 PM
  19. E_man's Avatar
    The Sprint GSII E4G Touch (longest phone name in history!) has the LED notification. A buddy of mine here at work has one, I just checked to be sure! I guess that was the only one that did. Weird...but good for Sprint keeping that feature.
    Sprint seems to do theirs the most different I guess. Same with the SGS1.

    I must say the hidden LED on the HTC One X is a really nice touch though - not sure it has the same functionality but I love the way it's concealed.
    The concern I have with the HTC light is the fact that nearly every time a review mentions it, it's how difficult the light is to see. If it's anything like my Titan, I can understand what they mean by that. It looks like the SGS3 does it a bit better (or at least bigger). The SGS3 is also pretty concealed. it looks to me like they are basically lighting up a thin point in the plastic basically, to let it shine through. From the same preview:



    I can't see it at all when off.

    I use No LED on my Galaxy S which tells you at a glance what kind of messages (email, text, voicemail) and missed phone calls. Not sure if there is a version for S II models.
    You don't find any battery drain? NoLED killed my battery, but that was around a year and a half ago. I just use the roms that allow the capacative buttons to light up on notifications. Not as detailed, but it's something.
    05-04-2012 03:01 PM
  20. Nashstruck's Avatar
    Hello!!!

    First post here. Just signed up because Ive been following sgs3 since yesterday and this is definitely going to be my next device.

    I'm coming from a blackberry 9900 and the lacklustre by 10 has made me drool over this device. The LED is one of the best reasons to get this device I feel. A small addition but one of a huge value I think.

    Can't wait for 29 may. Hoping the battery life is decent. That would be my only turn off.

    P.s. lots of people complain about the looks of the sgs3... Not sure what their smoking because it is honestly really sleek and "pretty". The htc one x is too chunky n square n boring!
    05-04-2012 07:20 PM
  21. mty msi's Avatar
    I don't use the No LED that frequently, only when I'm not near the phone which isn't that often. I probably use it on average for about 2 hours a day and I recharge the phone afterward. My Captivate has pretty lousy battery life even with the No LED turned off (and the Bluetooth, WiFi & GPS turned off). Much improved battery life is what I'm really looking forward to with the S III, that and 4G/LTE.

    The fact that the battery life of the S II & Skyrocket is no better than my Captivate is the reason I didn't upgrade to either (even though I tether and the 4G would have been a great improvement). I was waiting for something that had a major battery life improvement and it would appear the S III & the HTC One X both have it. Looking forward to my S III when available on AT&T.
    05-05-2012 11:18 AM
  22. Air Force One's Avatar
    Hello!!!

    First post here. Just signed up because Ive been following sgs3 since yesterday and this is definitely going to be my next device.

    I'm coming from a blackberry 9900 and the lacklustre by 10 has made me drool over this device. The LED is one of the best reasons to get this device I feel. A small addition but one of a huge value I think.

    Can't wait for 29 may. Hoping the battery life is decent. That would be my only turn off.

    P.s. lots of people complain about the looks of the sgs3... Not sure what their smoking because it is honestly really sleek and "pretty". The htc one x is too chunky n square n boring!
    Welcome aboard man! You're going to love Android!
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    05-05-2012 02:26 PM
  23. drparanoid1's Avatar
    I'm coming from a BB Bold 9700 as well and I must say emphatically that the LED is definitely an important feature for me after using a blackberry for so many years. It's not a deal breaker if it doesn't have it but I'm certain fellow BB/FormerBB owners can appreciate the inclusion in the S3's design. I need this dang thing to come out already. I'm getting sick of watching my buddies all rock iPhone's and talk about it like its the best thing since sliced bread. Mind you, they all previously came from BB's like me so I'm sure to us anything would be a lot better. This will be my first Android, and I can't wait.
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    05-05-2012 04:40 PM
  24. weezul's Avatar
    I'm also coming from blackberry.. had a 9000 for 2 years and a 9800 for two.. I'm sad to leave but it was the physical keyboard that really had me staying. Not looking forward to that transition, but the LED is certainly another thing you don't get well anywhere else. Will be nice if you can use it to it's full potential ala BerryBuzz or similar
    05-05-2012 06:54 PM
  25. Nashstruck's Avatar
    I'm coming from a BB Bold 9700 as well and I must say emphatically that the LED is definitely an important feature for me after using a blackberry for so many years. It's not a deal breaker if it doesn't have it but I'm certain fellow BB/FormerBB owners can appreciate the inclusion in the S3's design. I need this dang thing to come out already. I'm getting sick of watching my buddies all rock iPhone's and talk about it like its the best thing since sliced bread. Mind you, they all previously came from BB's like me so I'm sure to us anything would be a lot better. This will be my first Android, and I can't wait.
    Same here!!!
    05-06-2012 01:39 PM
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