05-09-2012 01:55 AM
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  1. BEARD GANG's Avatar
    Ive decided to get it... In july when my contract is up
    05-07-2012 12:41 PM
  2. camiller's Avatar
    My next move ... Wait till I'm eligible for upgrade Aug 1.
    05-07-2012 05:32 PM
  3. planoman's Avatar
    Depending on the off contract price, I may sell my skyrocket and pick up the SGSIII to back up my Galaxy Note or vice versa depending on when the GNote get ICS from AT&T.

    Although the One X looks nice, I will stick with Samsung since I have had several and I actually like touch wiz fine.
    05-07-2012 06:07 PM
  4. matt0715's Avatar
    Its going to be between the Verizon sgs3 and the Verizon one x. I will have to wait and compare them both, hopefully they both will be at ctia.
    05-07-2012 06:36 PM
  5. MannyZ28's Avatar
    Its going to be between the Verizon sgs3 and the Verizon one x. I will have to wait and compare them both, hopefully they both will be at ctia.
    The GS3 on Verizon showing up at CTIA, which starts tomorrow, is very very unlikely. Samsung always makes a special event showing the different versions for the different carriers at the same time. They already announced a USA tour for June, so, don't expect to see the GS3 there. The biggest news out of CTIA in regard to Verizon so far is the introduction of the Droid Incredible 4G LTE, doubt very much to see a One X for Verizon since it's an AT&T exclusive phone, they might have something based on the One X without being the One X, like the Evo 4G LTE on Sprint.
    05-07-2012 08:37 PM
  6. LazrRocketArm's Avatar
    The GS3 on Verizon showing up at CTIA, which starts tomorrow, is very very unlikely. Samsung always makes a special event showing the different versions for the different carriers at the same time. They already announced a USA tour for June, so, don't expect to see the GS3 there. The biggest news out of CTIA in regard to Verizon so far is the introduction of the Droid Incredible 4G LTE, doubt very much to see a One X for Verizon since it's an AT&T exclusive phone, they might have something based on the One X without being the One X, like the Evo 4G LTE on Sprint.
    Not too sure about the June thing myself. They were not clear on June being the tour or release. Different sites are quoting June as the release window, but the presser seemed really ambiguous. Anybody seen confirmation either way??
    05-07-2012 08:48 PM
  7. MannyZ28's Avatar
    Not too sure about the June thing myself. They were not clear on June being the tour or release. Different sites are quoting June as the release window, but the presser seemed really ambiguous. Anybody seen confirmation either way??
    I am going to guess here and equate the June USA tour with the unveil at London. Between the unveil and the european release is about 3.5 weeks. So I am going to say we might see the phone available by the end of June if the tour is in the beginning of June, otherwise, end of July.....ugh....waiting....not fun!
    05-07-2012 08:54 PM
  8. Tkbredx's Avatar
    Im planning on calling Sprint, I'm eligible for an upgrade now and I really need a phone. So I would like to have the E4GLTE until the GS3 comes out 2-4 weeks after. The return policy for Sprint is 14 days so Im going to call and see if when the GS3 comes out they'll let me switch to that without any fees.
    05-07-2012 09:43 PM
  9. MannyZ28's Avatar
    Im planning on calling Sprint, I'm eligible for an upgrade now and I really need a phone. So I would like to have the E4GLTE until the GS3 comes out 2-4 weeks after. The return policy for Sprint is 14 days so Im going to call and see if when the GS3 comes out they'll let me switch to that without any fees.
    Hm...they are not as lenient as they used to be. Especially on two brand new flagship phones. If you can hold out until the GS3 is out would be much better.
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    05-07-2012 09:50 PM
  10. Tkbredx's Avatar
    Hm...they are not as lenient as they used to be. Especially on two brand new flagship phones. If you can hold out until the GS3 is out would be much better.
    Figured that, hopefully they'll be nice to me. If not I guess I'll just have to wait like everyone else.
    05-07-2012 10:17 PM
  11. Froalskiner#WN's Avatar
    I'm hoping this comes to Verizon. I'm eligible for an upgrade this weekend but I'm ok waiting until this summer until we find out for sure about this phone. My Fascinate is rocking a buttery sooth ICS install so I'm not in a rush
    05-07-2012 10:36 PM
  12. katamari201's Avatar
    I would get a Skyrocket if you need a phone now. One of the reasons why people are disappointed with the S3 is because it s only marginally better than the S2, which means a lot of S2 owners like me don't have any incentive to upgrade. The 4.5" on the skyrocket is already quite big and the 4.8" might go past the limit. The 720p is nice but it depends on the person if they can appreciate the 300+ dpi. Many can't see the difference, especially when holding the phone further back. Even on a 720p screen, you'll still need to pinch to zoom text on webpages. The camera, build quality, and even perceived speed aren't that different. The jump from dual to quad core is less significant than from single to dual, almost imperceptible in many cases. It depends on how optimized the software is, and most definitely ain't optimized. You can also find better deals on the skyrocket since it is an older model. Then again, a lot of people come here because they want the newest, fastest, and greatest for the bragging rights and ego, regardless of what they may consciously believe.
    05-08-2012 04:55 AM
  13. jeffreii's Avatar
    I'm still planning to try out the One X for 30 days while waiting for the SIII.

    I planned to order one yesterday but between Amazon being backordered and the rather significant bugs (wifi mostly) I'm in a holding pattern here.

    It sucks because I want to start my Android experience but it's a waiting game! Add to the fact that I'm concerned that I'd rather have a new Nexus or Note than the SIII...but that means waiting even longer. I guess I can always sell the SIII if something better comes out!
    05-08-2012 08:40 AM
  14. dalvik's Avatar
    I would get a Skyrocket if you need a phone now. One of the reasons why people are disappointed with the S3 is because it s only marginally better than the S2, which means a lot of S2 owners like me don't have any incentive to upgrade. The 4.5" on the skyrocket is already quite big and the 4.8" might go past the limit. The 720p is nice but it depends on the person if they can appreciate the 300+ dpi. Many can't see the difference, especially when holding the phone further back. Even on a 720p screen, you'll still need to pinch to zoom text on webpages. The camera, build quality, and even perceived speed aren't that different. The jump from dual to quad core is less significant than from single to dual, almost imperceptible in many cases. It depends on how optimized the software is, and most definitely ain't optimized. You can also find better deals on the skyrocket since it is an older model. Then again, a lot of people come here because they want the newest, fastest, and greatest for the bragging rights and ego, regardless of what they may consciously believe.
    This is just exactly how I feel towards GSIII. I love my Skyrocket (the design imo much better than GIII) and I see no reason to rush and preorder GIII with it's just slightly bumped up specs. We also have to keep in mind that when it finally reaches USA it won't have Exynos processor and most likely will be replaced with the same qualcomm LTE chip as in Skyrocket. So to me this phone is an insignificant upgrade... I might get this phone though probably later this year when I'm due for a line upgrade but I'll have to see hOw the ATT version will look like first and if nothing interesting will come out by that time. The fact that it doesn't have Samoled plus is also kinda disappointing
    05-08-2012 08:43 AM
  15. jeffreii's Avatar
    This is just exactly how I feel towards GSIII. I love my Skyrocket (the design imo much better than GIII) and I see no reason to rush and preorder GIII with it's just slightly bumped up specs. We also have to keep in mind that when it finally reaches USA it won't have Exynos processor and most likely will be replaced with the same qualcomm LTE chip as in Skyrocket. So to me this phone is an insignificant upgrade... I might get this phone though probably later this year when I'm due for a line upgrade but I'll have to see hOw the ATT version will look like first and if nothing interesting will come out by that time. The fact that it doesn't have Samoled plus is also kinda disappointing
    The Snapdragon SoC in the Skyrocket is third generation (S3).

    The Snapdragon SoC that will probably be in the Galaxy SIII is fourth generation (S4). This is the same SoC in the HTC One XL (USA Variant).

    You can see a good comparison here (MSM8960 = S4, MSM8660 = S3 (reference devices)):
    AnandTech - Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 (Krait) Performance Preview - 1.5 GHz MSM8960 MDP and Adreno 225 Benchmarks
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    05-08-2012 09:43 AM
  16. dalvik's Avatar
    The Snapdragon SoC in the Skyrocket is third generation (S3).

    The Snapdragon SoC that will probably be in the Galaxy SIII is fourth generation (S4). This is the same SoC in the HTC One XL (USA Variant).

    You can see a good comparison here (MSM8960 = S4, MSM8660 = S3 (reference devices)):
    AnandTech - Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 (Krait) Performance Preview - 1.5 GHz MSM8960 MDP and Adreno 225 Benchmarks
    Thanks for the link. I must have missed something, I'm positive this Snapdragon S4 will be in GSIII. Hopefully by the end of this year we will see this phone in the US. I might pick it up then.
    05-08-2012 10:03 AM
  17. JtothaR's Avatar
    Didn't matter, my upgrade isn't coming around until June. HMM how convenient that's the rumored month for the GS3 LTE version. WOOT! My Galaxy S is still going strong now running Team Hacksung ICS, its buttery smooth even with 370MB of RAM and a 1GHz single-core.
    Sounds good. Personally I got sick of VZW's "walled garden" where updates for the G-Nex get stalled in the approval process and every phone you buy loses half it's value due to being a proprietary piece of Verizon hardware. (I'm looking at you Nexus).

    So I got an international Note and signed up for Straight talk Unlimited. It's been so reliable and fast. Also I can have any unlocked device I want and the resale on them is way better than VZW's phones. Now to try out the Team Hacksung CM9 for Note...
    05-08-2012 10:34 AM
  18. jeffreii's Avatar
    Thanks for the link. I must have missed something, I'm positive this Snapdragon S4 will be in GSIII. Hopefully by the end of this year we will see this phone in the US. I might pick it up then.
    It's almost certainly going to be the S4...though a small hopelessly optimistic part of me is hoping for the S4 Pro (same processor, much better GPU).

    Hopefully by next month, you mean!
    05-08-2012 10:55 AM
  19. Mikest's Avatar
    I find both the new Evo LTE on Sprint and the GSIII tempting options but I currently have a GSII Epic 4G Touch and a year left on my contract. Im thinking I'll just wait it out and see what the next Nexus is or the next Galaxy Note. I want that S-Pen like you wouldn't believe.
    05-08-2012 01:09 PM
  20. dalvik's Avatar
    It's almost certainly going to be the S4...though a small hopelessly optimistic part of me is hoping for the S4 Pro (same processor, much better GPU).

    Hopefully by next month, you mean!
    Yes hopefully by next month However I'll be able to upgrade my line sometime by the end of this year
    05-08-2012 02:13 PM
  21. VetteDude's Avatar
    I'm hoping this comes to Verizon. I'm eligible for an upgrade this weekend but I'm ok waiting until this summer until we find out for sure about this phone. My Fascinate is rocking a buttery sooth ICS install so I'm not in a rush
    ICS is great on our phones, isn't it? Are you running Hacksung (CM9), AOKP, or something else?
    05-08-2012 03:45 PM
  22. I Monarch's Avatar
    I have the 32GB One X, and I don't use it for music storage. I don't know why so many of you aren't using Google Music, and using internal storage for the times when you don't have a reliable connection. 10GB of storage is no reason to pass up the One X. In such an advanced forum as this, I can't believe how many people complain about local storage. It's mind-boggling. I still haven't loaded any music onto my device.
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    05-08-2012 04:58 PM
  23. jeffreii's Avatar
    I have the 32GB One X, and I don't use it for music storage. I don't know why so many of you aren't using Google Music, and using internal storage for the times when you don't have a reliable connection. 10GB of storage is no reason to pass up the One X. In such an advanced forum as this, I can't believe how many people complain about local storage. It's mind-boggling. I still haven't loaded any music onto my device.
    You must have that cheap and truly unlimited data plan that works in airplanes and areas with bad reception/no wifi. Congratulations!

    And no, 10GB does not hold all of my music nor even my smaller, limited, version that I currently keep on my phone. Then there are the videos I have on my phone, the local storage I keep there to prevent the need to carry a flash drive, etc.

    Do I REQUIRE all of that on my phone at all times? No, of course not. Is it something I've grown accustomed to having and would prefer to have on my expensive, top of the line, flagship phone for the next 2 years? Damn straight.
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    05-08-2012 07:39 PM
  24. BcSirstaroth's Avatar
    I've decided that since Im getting a part time job during the summer and planning on getting myself a phone and a tablet, if the S3 isn't available on AT&T before grad school starts up again I will be getting a Skyrocket/Galaxy Nexus instead. So Samsun has until August to give me my phone.

    In your guy's opinion is that a decent alternative? I really want the S3 but I can only have so much patience.
    05-08-2012 08:06 PM
  25. VetteDude's Avatar
    I've decided that since Im getting a part time job during the summer and planning on getting myself a phone and a tablet, if the S3 isn't available on AT&T before grad school starts up again I will be getting a Skyrocket/Galaxy Nexus instead. So Samsun has until August to give me my phone.

    In your guy's opinion is that a decent alternative? I really want the S3 but I can only have so much patience.
    Skyrocket is a good phone, and if you can handle the size, the Note would be awesome. Samsung said USA in June though, so you'll be set with the GS3 I assume.
    05-08-2012 09:33 PM
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