11-22-2012 12:14 AM
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  1. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    The GS3 is almost perfect hardware-wise, but its more the software that isnt perfect:
    - Faster updates
    - Better applications (ex. FULL MS Office, FULL Music Studio program, etc.)
    - Compatible with both Mac and PC
    - Better wireless syncing with PC and Mac
    - Less crashing
    ...If the software side was on point, the GS3 would be perfect
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    10-23-2012 03:26 PM
  2. heatherrunkel's Avatar
    Sorry iPhone users, but I can personally say that the gs3 screen is much brighter. Battery problems? Try stopping apps that are running in the background or turning down the brightness on your phone. With constant use and proper app monitoring my phone gets a day and a half of battery life. Iphone users at my highschool get maybe five hours before their phone hits below 20%. It's a dependable phone and mine hasn't had a single issue. My carrier is Verizon. For my needs and expectations, I'd consider it to be perfect for me at this moment in time. However, the galaxy nexus is a really great phone too.

    Sent from my Galaxy S III
    10-23-2012 03:34 PM
  3. funkylogik's Avatar
    not to mention what the new nexus(') will be like

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    10-23-2012 03:52 PM
  4. urrl's Avatar
    Sorry you misunderstood heatherrunkel; I never compared the iPhone battery life to the GS3. I simply stated that it could be improved upon because I want better battery life. I do stop apps from running in the backround but I will not sacrifice brightness and endure a dim screen unless it is in a dark enough environment. I am happy with the solution I found in a bigger battery and trust once it arrives it will work well. I had the same problem with the iPhone 4 as I said before; I bought a battery case for it.

    I did however compare screen brightness and since I have both and can plainly see the difference as well as other reviewers, so I stand by what I say.
    Interesting excerpts here:
    "Highlighting the test results is the iPhone 5′s record-setting contrast rating — directly correlating with increased visibility in bright lighting conditions. The iPhone 5′s score of 121 bested the iPhone 4′s 77 and crushed the S3′s range of 45-57.
    Soneira blames the S3′s power management for its low scores in both contrast and brightness. That sounds like something that could be remedied with a software or ROM update. However, Samsung needs to work harder on power management as its OLED display tests as being about half as power efficient as the LCD in the iPhone 5."

    So Samsung "could" be sacrificing lower brightness for better battery life. Not sure.
    The excerpt was from here:
    Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. iPhone 5 display shoot-out: Apple wins again | ExtremeTech

    "The two devices have different tech in regards to their displays. Apple has the Retina display and Samsung have gone for the Super AMOLED screen. The latter has blacks that are much deeper and colours that have vibrancy. Some people though prefer the natural look that the iPhone 5 offers as well as the higher brightness levels"
    Found here:
    Samsung Galaxy S3 vs iPhone 5: Sweet, Sweet Revenge | Autoomobile

    Should I just keep googling unbiased reviews over and over or should I not believe my own eyes and believe you? NOT. It's too obvious. Can you give me some reviews to prove otherwise as far as brightness is concerned?

    I know that if I had never mentioned I owned an iPhone 4 I would have been a good Android fanboy and accepted as such. All I can say is WOW... I am simply giving my honest opinion of what I see and I reiterate that I am really liking the SG3, whereas I previously considered trading it back in for an iPhone 5. It's just a matter of getting used to Android. I also see you are a noob to this thread as well as I so I know how that goes.

    By the way here is one on iPhone 5's battery life compared to the SG3 as well as brightness
    "And here’s what it found when looking at the Galaxy S3′s 4.8-inch panel:
    […]here are the Highlights: the Brightness is about half of the iPhone 5 due to power limits from the lower power efficiency of OLEDs and concerns regarding premature OLED aging. The Color Gamut is not only much larger than the Standard Color Gamut, which leads to distorted and exaggerated colors, but the Color Gamut is quite lopsided, with Green being a lot more saturated than Red or Blue, which adds a Green color caste to many images. Samsung has not bothered to correct or calibrate their display colors to bring them into closer agreement with the Standard sRGB / Rec.709 Color Gamut, so many images appear over saturated and gaudy. Running Time on battery is less than the iPhone 5 due to the lower power efficiency of OLEDs, even given that the Galaxy S3 has a much larger battery capacity and much lower Brightness."

    The above excerpt was found on an Android website.
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    10-23-2012 04:22 PM
  5. feenixfly's Avatar
    Begone! Physical buttons! Also.. an improvement the UI interface please.. touchwiz is very.. cluttered. Should be something similar to what the Galaxy Nexus has. Much cleaner and minimal.
    10-23-2012 04:44 PM
  6. funkylogik's Avatar
    see i dont like on-screen buttons.. they seem like a waste until we can have true edge to edge displays.
    i love the capacitive buttons on the s3, my thumbs use them without having to tell them to but never by accident.
    what ill never understand is the physical home button!
    is there any good technical reason why its not capacative??
    my Decalgirl skin had to be pulled off the home button and now its like a big white chin sticking out of a sexy black carbon fibre face lol :banghead:

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
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    10-23-2012 05:01 PM
  7. neiljay6's Avatar
    No its not perfect. But in terms of overall looks, performance and features its the best in my book. Things I would like for the next upgrade besides the obvious better internal hardware :
    1) Super amoled+ screen.
    2) Better software connectivity. (Kies is just godawful).
    3) Way better mic and speaker.
    10-23-2012 05:48 PM
  8. Soundtrack to Chaos's Avatar
    Not perfect but it sure takes a dump on my previous htc touch pro 2

    I used to use physical buttons, and then I found button savior
    -S. T. C

    Sent from my rooted, debloated CM10 jelly bean 4.1.2 Samsung Galaxy S3 #LikeABo$$
    10-23-2012 08:44 PM
  9. mlewis76's Avatar
    The ability to get more than one android update! I haven't even gotten jellybean on my s3 and already I'm reading about a device touting android 4.2!! wtf?! Seriously?

    Sent from my A100 using Android Central Forums
    10-23-2012 10:30 PM
  10. heatherrunkel's Avatar
    This account is new but I've been using android for quite some time...

    Galaxy S III on CM10 v 4.1.2
    11-22-2012 12:14 AM
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