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  1. walcolm's Avatar
    i have been using the international version GS3 for about 3wks and i have noticed consistently that the smart stay doesn't work well even when i'm outside on a bright afternoon looking right at the screen. i have to keep touching the screen to stop it from dimming

    But every time i open a book on Goggle Play book, whether i'm looking at the screen or not, the screen doesn't go off for a long period

    is Samsung trying to con us or am i missing something?
    06-21-2012 09:34 AM
  2. Geikamir's Avatar
    I think its more meant for night time if your reading before bed and stuff. That's what I'll be using it for.
    06-21-2012 10:00 AM
  3. Fahrenheit38's Avatar
    Yup it's a con

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    06-21-2012 10:01 AM
  4. scorpeo88's Avatar
    i wouldnt say 'con', i would say it's like a siri/svoice- cool in theory, not so cool in actuality
    06-21-2012 10:15 AM
  5. walcolm's Avatar
    I think its more meant for night time if your reading before bed and stuff. That's what I'll be using it for.
    its actually worse at night in not so great lighting...

    i hope they fix it with a software update once the euphoria of getting the hardware into the hands of the 9million people who preordered it and the odd million that snagged it earlier than those wears off
    06-21-2012 10:55 AM
  6. wilfreb's Avatar
    it works 65% of the times for me.
    06-21-2012 11:30 AM
  7. DianeR's Avatar
    all the reviewers say it works great. Maybe an issue with low lighting or extreme bright lighting?
    06-21-2012 11:37 AM
  8. txrx007's Avatar
    same here.. works for more than 80% of the time
    and when it doesnt, its because lack of light.

    I like the smart stay function overal. especially when driving my car
    LadiJae likes this.
    06-21-2012 12:08 PM
  9. Blackhawk4's Avatar
    all the reviewers say it works great. Maybe an issue with low lighting or extreme bright lighting?
    Well when they're reviewing it in a video, the videos have great lighting making Smart Stay work.
    06-21-2012 01:08 PM
  10. MrSlippery519's Avatar
    Well when they're reviewing it in a video, the videos have great lighting making Smart Stay work.
    And most reviews clearly state in low/poor lighting conditions it does not always work perfectly. Which makes perfect sense if you think about what it is doing.
    SoDev and jcp007 like this.
    06-21-2012 01:28 PM
  11. SoDev's Avatar
    It seems completely reasonable that it won't work perfectly in all lighting conditions.
    06-21-2012 01:47 PM
  12. Blackhawk4's Avatar
    And most reviews clearly state in low/poor lighting conditions it does not always work perfectly. Which makes perfect sense if you think about what it is doing.
    Well of course. It's not like it's going to work very well in a pitch black room even if you have brightness at its highest.
    06-21-2012 01:49 PM
  13. Tkbredx's Avatar
    In the reviews I read most people said this was one of the best features and it usually worked except in the conditions Samsung said it would work poorly. But hey if youre looking for an alternative I read something yesterday that might make you happy. Check it out Samsung's SmartStay replicated by ISeeYou Android app, keeps screens on while you're watching -- Engadget
    06-21-2012 02:18 PM
  14. DallasFlier's Avatar
    i wouldnt say 'con', i would say it's like a siri/svoice- cool in theory, not so cool in actuality
    Hmm - I agree siri - and maybe svoice too - are probably WAY overhyped. I don't believe siri can reliably do half the stuff they show in the Apple commercials, and have seen that confirmed by many users.

    On the other hand, I have Vlingo on my BlackBerry, and have found it very helpful, as long as you learn and understand (and are willing to accept) its limitations. It's worked very well for me for voice dialing, quick internet searches, and most of all - short text messages - when I'm driving and prefer to keep my hands on the wheel and use the bluetooth headset.

    By speaking slowly and distinctly, with slight hesitations between words, a text message of a sentence or so is probably 95+% accurate in my experience. On the other hand, I tried a couple of email responses needing a paragraph or so, and quickly determined that wasn't a good idea.

    Svoice is licensed from Vlingo, correct?
    06-21-2012 02:27 PM
  15. hoovhartid's Avatar
    it works 65% of the times for me.
    same here.. works for more than 80% of the time
    [YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjvQFtlNQ-M[/YT]

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    06-21-2012 02:36 PM
  16. Mikest's Avatar
    All I know is Myriam at Engadget said after using it she wants to toss every other phone that times out on her. Thats a pretty good endorsement of the feature.
    06-21-2012 06:05 PM
  17. standog100's Avatar
    Just got my s3..smart stay doesn't work at all for me..the eyes comes on but screen blackout almost immediately...I learnt to just enjoy the phone without smart stay....

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    06-22-2012 04:38 PM
  18. Bbeelzebub's Avatar
    Are by any chance those of you whom are having problems with Smart Stay, cross eyed???????


    Kidding.
    06-22-2012 05:37 PM
  19. KSmithInNY's Avatar
    IMHO it's kind of a gimmick like face unlock. Sounds really cool but toss on a hat or sunglasses and things go to hell. Well ... not really hell, you just need to manually unlock but sure does suck when it happens publicly lmao like on stage, debuting the feature, at huge global press conference being streamed live around the world ....
    06-22-2012 05:45 PM
  20. paulavetta's Avatar
    Just got my s3..smart stay doesn't work at all for me..the eyes comes on but screen blackout almost immediately...I learnt to just enjoy the phone without smart stay....

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    Same here.
    07-06-2012 02:55 AM
  21. adelcastillo78's Avatar
    Just got my s3..smart stay doesn't work at all for me..the eyes comes on but screen blackout almost immediately...I learnt to just enjoy the phone without smart stay....

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Android Central Forums
    Same here, and that was one of the reasons I got this instead of the evo lte.
    07-06-2012 03:21 AM
  22. walcolm's Avatar
    what i have noticed is this folks...when you're looking at the screen and the eye comes on, move the phone and try to get the front camera see your eyes...the action of moving the phone changes the view being seen by the camera
    07-06-2012 05:25 AM
  23. paridge's Avatar
    Thanks. That just worked for me! I'd given up. Thought combination of dark complexion & glasses made SmartStay a lost cause!
    07-06-2012 07:54 AM
  24. QuantumPion's Avatar
    It's not totally reliable but it seems to work more often than not. I just don't realize when it is working because the screen will stay on without causing interruption. I think how well it works may depend on how you hold the phone, e.g. how close it is to your face, the angle, the lighting, etc.
    07-06-2012 08:47 AM
  25. Roboticz's Avatar
    When I use Smart Stay in decent lighting it seems to work. However one time I tried using it in pretty dim conditions while I was wearing (clear) glasses and it didn't work.
    07-06-2012 08:58 AM
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