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  1. hakoreh's Avatar
    There are small but somewhat major differences between the international version and the US version. Has anyone found any reviews of the US version yet?
    06-17-2012 11:34 PM
  2. Scotlac's Avatar
    None that I've seen so far.
    06-18-2012 12:02 AM
  3. Lucki's Avatar
    Sadly no.. =/. Maybe tomorrow there will be since it will just be a few days away!
    06-18-2012 12:38 AM
  4. biff6789's Avatar
    Here is a review of the North American LTE version (dual core processor, 2 GB RAM):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=_bq3E_RfzxE

    Even includes benchmark tests
    06-18-2012 01:02 AM
  5. Mercury81's Avatar
    This is a great review,I love it that the video started the three Evo4GLTE is better when used for gaming... What to go HTC!!!:beer::thumbup:

    from Evo4GLTE on Android Central
    06-18-2012 05:36 AM
  6. Uncle Louie's Avatar
    Absolutely! It's great until the EVO decides to shut it down in favor of Sense bloat. Phenomenal!

    Sent from my SPH-D700 using Android Central Forums
    06-18-2012 05:44 AM
  7. Mercury81's Avatar
    Sense beats touch wiz every time... Just sayin

    from Evo4GLTE on Android Central
    06-18-2012 05:56 AM
  8. Uncle Louie's Avatar
    In looks? Perhaps.
    Previous versions? Maybe.
    But this time out, it doesn't look so great. I really wanted to love my EVO, and hardware wise I did. But I couldn't even have the alarm clock going overnight because it would get shut down. Some nights it would happen, others not, no matter the alarm app I was using. It's great the it's better at gaming (one review), but I'm gonna need more than that... Hopefully the S3 is it.

    Sent from my SPH-D700 using Android Central Forums
    06-18-2012 06:14 AM
  9. UltraHighBypass's Avatar
    I expect we'll begin seeing the US reviews very soon. I just read this in the Seattle Times today: Samsung's new Galaxy S III is out of this world | Brier Dudley. It clearly wasn't written for the Android Central audience though.
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    06-18-2012 01:22 PM
  10. Kyprain's Avatar
    it is interesting that a news reporter has one, and Android Central does not.
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    06-18-2012 01:47 PM
  11. ansextra's Avatar
    I like the way he says" I'm not a fan of Android's interface, which still feels dated and clumsy compared with Apple's iOS and Windows Phone." IOS hasn't really changed at all over the years as far as I know so Apple must have REALLY been ahead of its time when the iPhone first came out.
    06-18-2012 01:47 PM
  12. PJnc284's Avatar
    Review of the Bell (canadian) version

    Samsung Galaxy S III (Bell) - review - Home - TEK.GADG
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    06-18-2012 02:20 PM
  13. NIKSTORM's Avatar
    I like the way he says" I'm not a fan of Android's interface, which still feels dated and clumsy compared with Apple's iOS and Windows Phone." IOS hasn't really changed at all over the years as far as I know so Apple must have REALLY been ahead of its time when the iPhone first came out.
    I once read in the New York Times that IOS took a crap on the sidewalk, and it turned into sprinkles and candy canes.
    06-18-2012 02:21 PM
  14. MazoMark's Avatar
    I expect we'll begin seeing the US reviews very soon. I just read this in the Seattle Times today: Samsung's new Galaxy S III is out of this world | Brier Dudley. It clearly wasn't written for the Android Central audience though.
    Not 100% clear to me if this was a US version. Could have been International version running on T-Mobile?
    06-18-2012 03:59 PM
  15. scorpeo88's Avatar
    Not 100% clear to me if this was a US version. Could have been International version running on T-Mobile?
    "It's basically a 4.8-inch diagonal screen, behind which Samsung stuffed a 1.5 gigahertz, dual-core processor, an 8 megapixel camera and a big battery."

    says dual core in the article, unless this dude is misinformed...
    06-18-2012 04:05 PM
  16. ansextra's Avatar
    "It's basically a 4.8-inch diagonal screen, behind which Samsung stuffed a 1.5 gigahertz, dual-core processor, an 8 megapixel camera and a big battery."

    says dual core in the article, unless this dude is misinformed...
    The US version does have a dual core processor. Quad core doesn't work with LTE. What exactly are you questioning?
    06-18-2012 04:26 PM
  17. brewzer's Avatar
    The US version does have a dual core processor. Quad core doesn't work with LTE. What exactly are you questioning?
    I'm pretty sure he was letting the person he quoted know it was the US version since the review said it was dual core and not quad core.
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    06-18-2012 04:59 PM
  18. jontalk's Avatar
    Have seen a few statements with reviews of the international version where issues are made about how low the phone speaker volume is when up to the ear, though not so much with the speaker phone. Over in XDA some of those using this version also seem unimpressed with the video sound quality. Will be curious to see if the phone speakers here in the US have the same low volume.
    06-18-2012 05:05 PM
  19. John Yu's Avatar
    [YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OyWGoI_3po[/YT]

    Found this one on YouTube. SGS III for Bell with dual-core S4. Guy says it scores about 5,000 on Quadrant.

    Does the quad-core version score significantly higher?
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    06-18-2012 06:06 PM
  20. MannyZ28's Avatar


    Found this one on YouTube. SGS III for Bell with dual-core S4. Guy says it scores about 5,000 on Quadrant.

    Does the quad-core version score significantly higher?
    The Exynos version is all over the place with Quadrant. It always scores over 5000, but I have seen it, depending on the review, as low as just over 5000 to as high as 5600. He showed GTA 3 and it ran flawlessly and the UI looked just as smooth as on the international model.
    06-18-2012 06:50 PM
  21. EVO28312's Avatar
    So I checked out the Canadian s3 review which was pretty good. My question is that they have a sim card slot on there phone anyone know if all will have this?? Getting mine on thur from sprint and would love if this actually came with a sim card slot as I travel frequently. Anyone know???
    06-18-2012 06:50 PM
  22. biff6789's Avatar


    Found this one on YouTube. SGS III for Bell with dual-core S4. Guy says it scores about 5,000 on Quadrant.

    Does the quad-core version score significantly higher?
    Quadrant isn't the best indicator of how a processor will act in real life use.

    There are many other important factors to take into account, such as threading, I/O between cores, queue management, etc...

    Not hating on the quad core, but Android apps aren't really even written to take advantage of 4 cores yet. Plus the dual core in the US version scores better at single-threading tasks against the quad core. Also, the smaller manufacturing process in the dual core (28 nm) should prove to be better for power draw and heat as seen by this video:

    http://phandroid.com/2012/06/16/you-...-s4-processor/
    06-18-2012 06:52 PM
  23. MannyZ28's Avatar
    The same people have another video up, this one is longer and is called "First Impressions"

    Funny how the first impressions video is longer than the actual review.

    06-18-2012 07:02 PM
  24. PJnc284's Avatar
    So I checked out the Canadian s3 review which was pretty good. My question is that they have a sim card slot on there phone anyone know if all will have this?? Getting mine on thur from sprint and would love if this actually came with a sim card slot as I travel frequently. Anyone know???
    A sim doesn't necessarily mean global roaming. Verizon uses a sim for their LTE but most up to this point weren't global. The documentation for the Verizon SIII shows the GSM frequencies and they announced that they would "enable" it at a later date. Haven't heard anything about the Sprint version being global though.
    06-18-2012 07:08 PM
  25. Suntan's Avatar
    The same people have another video up, this one is longer and is called "First Impressions"

    Funny how the first impressions video is longer than the actual review.

    Why does a complete D-Bag from a no-name webblog have their excuse for a review up and we've heard nothing from the likes of proper review sites like Anandtech, Androidcentral, Phandroid, etc.?

    It really calls into question their capability to form opinions when they trash the back cover and color in one video then turn around and claim that it looks great in the next.

    The rest of it just felt like a repeating of the general info that everybody already knows.

    Anandtech, tell me how good or bad the radios are already!!!


    -Suntan
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    06-18-2012 08:04 PM
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