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  1. tdan76's Avatar
    I'm surprised no one has mentioned the lack of 3pin connector that the GNexus has.... that would be a welcomed addition; especially for accessories.
    06-07-2012 06:30 AM
  2. swazedahustla's Avatar
    What is still missing? What do you want to see in the ideal SG4 perhaps?

    How would you picture your ideal phone?

    Your say please
    In order to say yes, the SGS3 would have to be hands down the best phone on the planet. And since its on par with the One X/Evo 4g Lte then you can only say its one of the best out, but far from perfect.
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    06-07-2012 07:46 AM
  3. bornjamerican's Avatar
    What's missing are:
    - Speakers are front of the phone
    - Carbon-fiber body
    - Biggger photo-sensor (megapixels aren't as important)
    - Dedicated camera button
    - At least 2500 mAh battery
    - Full 1080p resolution screen
    - Quad-core GPU (IMO GPU>CPU for gaming)
    - Anti-fingerprint/scratch resistant screen
    - More secure/tighter ports

    These will work for starters.
    06-07-2012 07:47 AM
  4. nyc_rock's Avatar
    Yep, I would agree. I would say the GS2 is one of the best Androids of all time and stood well above everything else during its prime. It was the phone that made people like me who got other new phones (Sensation) at the time it came out hate themselves, and hate that it wouldn't be coming to the U.S. for a considerable period.



    The GS2 had plenty of competition, including G2X, Evo 3D/Sensation, Atrix 4G, etc. It just stomped all over the competition and had tremendous influence throughout all of 2011. The GS3 does not stomp all over the competition-the One X is its only competitor right now, and it's a way closer race than what the GS2 ran with 2011 competition. It just doesn't clearly outshine the One X. Best phone of 2012? Good luck with that. Later this year we will finally see completely new SoCs (new GPUs finally, rather than 2011-grade GPUs), as well as a host of other improvements. The GS3 will likely be considered one of the best phones this year as well as one of the most influential (yea-I won't deny that a ton of people are preordering it), but it still won't be what the GS2 was in 2011.
    It doesnt even stomp the GS2. Thats how good of a phone the GS2 is.

    Samsung Galaxy S III vs. Samsung Galaxy S II (Video) | Pocketnow
    06-07-2012 07:55 AM
  5. Premium1's Avatar
    If you are a big guy like me with big hands the G-Note 2 on Verizon this fall with the 5250 CPU / T604 GPU & Unlimited 4G Data will be that phone.


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    Grandfathered unlimited will be gone by then
    06-07-2012 09:46 AM
  6. Premium1's Avatar
    It doesnt even stomp the GS2. Thats how good of a phone the GS2 is.

    Samsung Galaxy S III vs. Samsung Galaxy S II (Video) | Pocketnow
    The sgs2 also has less pixels to push so that helps it somewhat with lower resolution
    06-07-2012 09:48 AM
  7. jruss78's Avatar
    To make it perfect would require (using announced tech):
    5 in. 1080p screen SLCD2 IPS (much better screen IMHO)
    Liquid metal case or same polycarb but matte finish
    2gb ram is good but can't argue against more
    64 gb min internal
    quad core exynos w/ T-604 Mali GPU
    As close to 3000 mah as possible (removable)
    mirco SD capable
    Ability to turn off TW without root

    My 2 cents
    06-07-2012 09:51 AM
  8. engineerga's Avatar
    The battery is too puny for me. I can drain my Droid RAZR MAXX in a single day if I stream music or watch a lot of videos. But other than that, I don't have to worry about battery life anymore. I am not willing to downgrade my battery life to get any new phone.

    The MAXX has a lower-res (than the 720p on the SGS3) AMOLED screen, and the display is the number one killer of battery on any phone, so I would imagine the SGS3 will drain that gas tank faster than the MAXX, and it has a smaller full tank of gas with which to start. I doubt I could make it through a day on one charge. I may be wrong... but I'm not willing to chance it, now that I *finally* have adequate battery life.
    06-07-2012 11:04 AM
  9. Cubfan's Avatar
    The key question for me is not if it is perfect, but if it is enough for me to commit for 2 years and re-up my contract. So far, the jury is out. I have a pre-order, but I could cancel... and am on the fence about that.
    06-07-2012 11:10 AM
  10. ctys2ard's Avatar
    The key question for me is not if it is perfect, but if it is enough for me to commit for 2 years and re-up my contract. So far, the jury is out. I have a pre-order, but I could cancel... and am on the fence about that.
    S4 might be on its way in a year's time. will that affect your decision?

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    06-07-2012 11:28 AM
  11. obi5683's Avatar
    No. See my signature.
    06-07-2012 11:50 AM
  12. ctys2ard's Avatar
    No. See my signature.
    not if you own samsung and google =)
    06-07-2012 12:04 PM
  13. Geikamir's Avatar
    To make the S3 better I'd like a screen over 5 inches while keeping a similar size (basically less bezel), bigger battery without an increased depth, non-pentile screen, and no physical or capacitive buttons.

    So there's a good chance that the Note 2 may be my perfect phone. So when that comes out, and if it's on Verizon, I will likely transfer over to that one.
    06-07-2012 01:17 PM
  14. Predator04's Avatar
    Seems alot of talk about the phone but what are most people upgrading to this phone for? Unlimited data. Dont get me wrong i want this phone as it will be a nice update to my thunderbolt. but mostly getting it so i can keep unlimited data. without it i would be paying upwards of over $1000 a month just in data..
    06-07-2012 01:17 PM
  15. Issemann's Avatar
    No. It has TW and a physical front button.
    TouchWiz looks different on the international version. Need I say even "tolerable"? Also, what kind of screen does the SG3 have? My only gripe with my Rezound is that I can't see squat in daylight. How does the SG3 compare in that arena?
    06-07-2012 06:47 PM
  16. Whoknowes's Avatar
    You guys area aware that all of the SGS III are dual core not quad core phones....
    06-07-2012 07:42 PM
  17. ctys2ard's Avatar
    You guys area aware that all of the SGS III are dual core not quad core phones....
    how so? Exynos 4 is a?

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    06-07-2012 08:08 PM
  18. Geikamir's Avatar
    You guys area aware that all of the SGS III are dual core not quad core phones....
    Only in America and Canada. Europe and Asia have quads.
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    06-07-2012 09:04 PM
  19. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    TouchWiz on it, so it's useless to me. TouchWiz is seriously worse than even Motorola's Customization (what I've seen on my roomate's Bionic, at least) and it's no competition for Sense 3.6 or 4.

    TW goes beyond the launcher. The TW-customized apps also look pretty bad to what's on Motorola devices or Sense 3.6/4.0 devices. The People App, Stock Email Client, and Messaging app look absolutely terrible compared to those others. Phones aren't cheap off-contract, contracts are 2 years. I have to look at this thing maybe 6 hours cumulative over the average day. TW is too ugly to bear :-(

    So they have awesome hardware in/on the phone, in a cheap plastic shell and one of the worst skinning jobs ever running on top of ICS on that phone... It's far from perfect, IMO. HTC now has screens that are at least on par, and HTC has better camera hardware in their phone. The GS3 is still catching up to older HTC models IRT camera hardware, IMO.

    I agree AOSP is boring. I prefer Sense devices or Motorola's newer Skin since it tends to get out of the way more than all the others, IMO, while still having a pretty attractive UI in the most used apps on the phone (Dialer, SMS/MMS Client, Email Client, Browser, Contacts App, etc.). TouchWiz fails hard there, and it doesn't even add much value to the device, IMO.

    HTC really dropped the ball not putting at least an SD Card slot in the One Series, though (other than the One V), so I might still give this consideration at the end of the day, if I feel my hand is forced. I still have like 22 days to bring back my new phone and swap it out if I want :P 16GB on a One X simply isn't acceptable to me. It's not enough.

    EDIT: Did Samsung seriously not put a Notification LED on their phone again? If that's the case it's truly out of consideration.
    06-07-2012 10:32 PM
  20. Geikamir's Avatar
    N8ter yes there is an LED. Its just hidden. Very stylish.


    Seems like you are very much in love with HTC.
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    06-07-2012 10:51 PM
  21. jroc's Avatar
    Yea.....my perfect phone would have to have Moto radios, antennas. Then:

    At least 4.3" phone, screen
    Amoled screen
    3000 mAh battery
    Dedicated camera button.
    The jury's out on on screen buttons...I didnt use my G Nex that much in that way to really know. I miss the hardware ones on my Droid X1. Too many accidental presses on capacitive ones. I dont remember any accidental presses on my G Nex...but I also didnt install any games on it.
    Removable storage and battery.
    At least 32GB storage on board
    At least 2GB ram
    Cpu/gpu......depends on which had the best battery life. At this point pure performance isnt gonna be that big of a difference or noticeable IMO. Shocked to see the Quad core Exynos beating out the Tegra 3 and that 5th core. Guess that 5th core only helps with stand by times or tasks that dont really use the cpu/gpu that much. Cuz my PS Vita has amazing stand by times. I havent used it in about a week and it looks like its still at around 80%.

    Give me better battery life vs. better benchmarks. Thats all I can think of right now for specs...

    Is the GS3 the perfect phone? Like its been mentioned...the perfect phone will never be made. I agree the GS2 set the bar for perfection or close to perfection.....but even then...vs. the Atrix...the Atrix had Webtop and those nice docks. That alone says the GS2 wasnt perfect. I know ppl that used those docks liked the Atrix more just for Webtop. Some ppl like phones based on specs, benchmarks, other like em based on accessories, extras, features.
    06-08-2012 12:08 AM
  22. ctys2ard's Avatar
    Yea.....my perfect phone would have to have Moto radios, antennas. Then:

    At least 4.3" phone, screen
    Amoled screen
    3000 mAh battery
    Dedicated camera button.
    The jury's out on on screen buttons...I didnt use my G Nex that much in that way to really know. I miss the hardware ones on my Droid X1. Too many accidental presses on capacitive ones. I dont remember any accidental presses on my G Nex...but I also didnt install any games on it.
    Removable storage and battery.
    At least 32GB storage on board
    At least 2GB ram
    Cpu/gpu......depends on which had the best battery life. At this point pure performance isnt gonna be that big of a difference or noticeable IMO. Shocked to see the Quad core Exynos beating out the Tegra 3 and that 5th core. Guess that 5th core only helps with stand by times or tasks that dont really use the cpu/gpu that much. Cuz my PS Vita has amazing stand by times. I havent used it in about a week and it looks like its still at around 80%.

    Give me better battery life vs. better benchmarks. Thats all I can think of right now for specs...

    Is the GS3 the perfect phone? Like its been mentioned...the perfect phone will never be made. I agree the GS2 set the bar for perfection or close to perfection.....but even then...vs. the Atrix...the Atrix had Webtop and those nice docks. That alone says the GS2 wasnt perfect. I know ppl that used those docks liked the Atrix more just for Webtop. Some ppl like phones based on specs, benchmarks, other like em based on accessories, extras, features.
    That would be an amazing phone. How much are you willing to pay for it? How much do you think is a reasonable price for it when it first enters the market?

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    06-08-2012 03:41 AM
  23. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    N8ter yes there is an LED. Its just hidden. Very stylish.


    Seems like you are very much in love with HTC.
    Yes, HTC has taken to doing that on their phones.

    I don't love HTC, I just think HTC has a much better sense of Aesthetics in their software than Samsung, who almost doesn't seem to care. I really don't care who makes the phone. With Verizon's 4GB data plan promotion I'd probably have snagged a cheap Bionic if it didn't have that terrible Pen-Tile screen.

    Many of the Stock Apps in TouchWiz 3 were ugly as hell, and some are almost exactly the same in TouchWiz 5.

    An ugly PHONE, I can deal with. That's what Otterboxes are for - to hide the external aesthetics. Unfortunately they don't make those for crappy stock apps and I prefer not to load up 3rd party Dialer/SMS/eMail/Browser/Launcher to make the software experience any better. That's pretty much a requirement on TouchWiz devices for me, otherwise I wouldn't keep the device past the third day, nevermind 30...

    My main problem with their devices is TouchWiz. It's simply a showstopper for me :P It feels half baked and stagnant. Almost as if Samsung doesn't G.A.F. and are just trying to overload specs to woo in customers. Using a TouchWiz phone feels like using a top of the line AlienWare computer with Windows 2000 on it.
    06-08-2012 04:48 AM
  24. urrl's Avatar
    My iPhone 4 screen is a bit brighter and the whites are whiter. Nevertheless I do not see a glaring difference between the Apple retina display and the GS3 as far as sharpness is concerned. I would strongly prefer the speaker located in front or on an edge like the bottom, like the iPhone but that would require a remodeling of it's dated shell. Battery life could be better.
    Just purchased a bigger battery here:
    Amazon.com: Hyperion Samsung Galaxy S3 4200mAh Extended Battery + Pebble Blue Back Cover (Compatible with Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-i9300, AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3 Samsung i747, Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 Samsung i535, T-mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 Samsung
    And it's companion protective case here:
    Amazon.com: Hyperion Samsung Galaxy S3 Extended Battery HoneyComb TPU Case -Black: Cell Phones & Accessories
    I don't mind a thicker body; for me it's better than a phone with a dead battery and I've carried my iPhone 4 in a Mophie battery case.
    So since I have hopefully solved my battery problem it's just about screen quality and speaker location, but these are not huge faults at all.
    I just migrated over from the Apple side but the more time I spend with the GS3 the more I like it and do not think I will be returning it for an iPhone 5.
    10-23-2012 04:00 PM
  25. Deadly_Poison630's Avatar
    It's not the perfect phone, but it's a lot better compared to my last phone I had
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    10-23-2012 04:25 PM
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