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  1. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    Saying the word "iphone" in an android focused forum should not automatically cause anyone to get flamed.

    If anybody here thinks the post is trolling you should report the post.

    If it's not, and I don't think it is, then add to the discussion in a positive way or don't reply at all.

    Thanks.

    Sent from my HTC One X using Android Central Forums
    07-05-2012 01:01 PM
  2. Rev2010's Avatar
    Hey, what format are you running on your S3? Are x264 formatted files running smoothly on your S3 or should we just stick to Xvid??
    I have several MP4, .MKV, xVid and DivX films loaded up. All play fine in the built in player except the MP4's which don't have audio. However, with MX Player you can set the audio for software rendering and leave the video for hardware rendering. That gets the audio playing fine for MP4's in MX Player, though you need to restart the video instead of choosing to resume to get the sound playing after turning on the software rendering.


    Rev.
    07-05-2012 01:02 PM
  3. GrooveRite's Avatar
    Everything on the phone runs smoothly minus games and keyboard. Videos play wonderfully scrolling taking photos everything acts as it should. Just for some reason playing games and keyboard is an issue.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S III
    I know it plays most files. I just want to know if anyone has specifically tested x264 files on their S3 and if its running smoothly or not. x264 files ran choppy on my old Epic 4G because they are resource intensive. Really made to run optimally on PC's. Regardless, I'll run some tests myself later this week and let you all know!
    07-05-2012 01:04 PM
  4. GrooveRite's Avatar
    I have several MP4, .MKV, xVid and DivX films loaded up. All play fine in the built in player except the MP4's which don't have audio. However, with MX Player you can set the audio for software rendering and leave the video for hardware rendering. That gets the audio playing fine for MP4's in MX Player, though you need to restart the video instead of choosing to resume to get the sound playing after turning on the software rendering.


    Rev.
    Have you tried any x264 files yet?? Thanks for your info!

    I have Wrath of the Titans both in x264 (720p 1.42gb) and in Xvid (720p 2.87gb) at home on my PC. Haven't had the chance to run any tests yet thats why I'm asking. As you can see, I would LOVE to find out that the S3 plays x264 files smoothly as opposed to Xvid which are bigger in size.
    07-05-2012 01:06 PM
  5. gollum18's Avatar
    Just go back to the i-phone. End of story!!

    My ONLY gripe about Samsung (not the phone) is that I wish they would of given us BLACK headsets rather than the STUPID white ones!!!
    Agreed the white clashes with the blurple, but they did give us some nice headsets though.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Android Central Forums
    07-05-2012 01:43 PM
  6. GrooveRite's Avatar
    Agreed the white clashes with the blurple, but they did give us some nice headsets though.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Android Central Forums
    YES, the headsets do sound wonderful thankfully!! Its nice that you can control the volume of media on the mic as well! Black would of been better though, lol!
    07-05-2012 02:03 PM
  7. jcp007's Avatar
    The only glitch that I have had in the two weeks that I have had my GS3 happened this morning when I tried to refresh the AccuWeather weather in my homescreens widget. It seems to keep spinning. I tried the AC app and it never seemed to come up. I don't know if it is a signal strength. Issue but when I restarted the device, the issue went away. I don't if this is an isolated incident or does this hiccup happen in Android devices too?
    07-05-2012 02:32 PM
  8. Rev2010's Avatar
    Have you tried any x264 files yet?? Thanks for your info!
    The mp4's I'm playing are H.264 and they play fine.


    Rev.
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    07-05-2012 02:36 PM
  9. Cory Streater's Avatar
    Either that or take off all the gay porn that you have bogging down your 32 gb.
    Is that what you did? Grow up.
    07-05-2012 02:37 PM
  10. Cory Streater's Avatar
    So yes I was shocked at the responses I didn't feel anything I said warranted them.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S III
    Agreed. I'm the biggest fanboy/Apple basher you'll find, but I always like to hear the perspective of someone who is willing to try various OS's.
    07-05-2012 02:39 PM
  11. Almeuit's Avatar

    Don't slam him because he has owned another phone and is experiencing problems with this one....does anyone here have anything else useless to say to him? He is coming to you with his problems, address them accordingly!
    My suggestion to him is take it back and see if you can get a trade in. When millions of phones are produced he could of got a dud. It happens. But the phone should be fine due to it having the latest hardware.

    So OP try that before it's too late.


    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Android Central Forums
    07-05-2012 04:09 PM
  12. pcotton's Avatar
    The original OP had a problem using Androids because he's inexperienced. We shouldn't be whaling on him, especially as he has admitted he's switched to the S3 permanently.

    To the OP; You will find that the Touchwiz UI is a bit laggy. I suggest trying a custom rom closer to Vanilla ICS. Its not Google's fault, its Samsung with all its gimmicks and bloatware. I switched to AOKP after a week and have noticed a substantial performance improvement.

    Sent from my Rooted S3 using AOKP
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    07-05-2012 04:57 PM
  13. Necrocis's Avatar
    So I have now had my S3 for about a week now and feel I can put out some things an iPhone faithful doesn't like about it. I'm first a foremost an iPhone user (as my main phone). I have the Galaxy Note switched to it as my main driver thought it was the key to my small screen problems 3 days later said ahh like it could love it but not for me. I had Razr Maxx etc. and now I'm on the S3. This will be my main phone for now on, but here is my biggest gripe lag. This phone just lags all day. Now I aka over exaggerating a bit by saying all day but what I mean is mtg keyboard lags, playing games like Temple Run and racing games definitly lags anyone who questions me I'll make a quick video post it to YouTube for you because I know people will say nuh uh not mine you're lying blah blah blah. S Voice is terrible just terrible compared to Siri I'll make a video of that as well although there are plenty. Last gripe this SD Card bug why can't I save apps to my 64Gig SD Card what is going on with that b.s. besides all that I love it. It is now my main phone and will remain my main phone.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S III
    It appears most of if not all of your issues should be fixed w/ coming software updates or Jelly Bean (in a few months). You also may to read around here on tweaking for performance.

    Here is the solution to the keyboard. Not cheap but if it helps well worth the price: iTap Keyboard https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...green.aos.itap

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
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    07-05-2012 05:23 PM
  14. MSweetAngel36's Avatar
    That's not the norm here I assure you. If you find posts like this please use the report post button to alert the moderator team to it so we can take a look.
    Since I access these forms on the mobile site, I am not finding the "flag". There is nothing in the corners of the posts on my screen. Where would I flag them on the mobile site?
    07-05-2012 06:20 PM
  15. Sankentris's Avatar
    I was an iPhone peep as well, and got tired of the vanilla iPhone so I switched to the S3. I'm very happy with it but I too have some lag with Temple Run. It's not consistent, it happens randomly. I'm very new at the whole Android scene, and the back and forth between iOS and Android people is actually pretty humorous. I came to the forums to try and get a leg up on the learning curve, but so far I'm happy and staying with my S3. I have the new zombie shooter Dead Trigger and it runs fine. Haven't had issues with it. So far when I've experienced lag with the ICS I've just held the home key and killed off everything running and it usually goes back to it's lightning fast screens.

    Only thing I've not been able to figure out is the weather channel app keeps an icon up at the top left in notifications like it's running all the time and I cannot for the life of me figure out how to kill it. The first night I had it I left it off the charger from full to see how it did and it went to 9% from 100% in about 8 hours of standby. Then I figured out all the bs I had running. Lot bigger learning curve than I thought but I enjoy it. Sure sucks to see people make the switch, voice an issue and get bashed like they called someones wife fat and their kids ugly.

    /flame on
    07-05-2012 06:38 PM
  16. phonejunky's Avatar
    I have noticed many people talk about lag on the S3.

    I also had some lag on my S3, ....then i remembered i was using the powersave mode.

    after I shut that...lag goes away.

    Its a new phone, so things take some getting used to.

    double check your settings and make sure you didnt make the same mistake as me

    as for the negative attacks
    I dont know why people feel the need to qualify their purchase by constantly stating that the S3 is "the best thing out there"... Threads like this are best kept on point to try to help the OP fix their problem. telling them how wrong they are doesn't help them fix anything. The S3 may be the best thing since pRon but everyone has a learning curve. I've had mine awhile now and I learn new stuff about it every day.
    Wow thanks a lot I actually do use Powersave mode I'll see how it works with it off.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S III
    07-05-2012 06:50 PM
  17. splashattack's Avatar
    Im fairly happy with my S3 as far as performance but the display bugs me a bit. How it produces red bugs me, like in the netflix app. Nothing TOO bad but I can notice it. And the display isnt nearly as scratch resistant as I would have hoped. Had it since Sunday and have done everything to keep the screen from being scratched without having a case or screen protector. Got a half inch scratch now. My old Tbolt never got any scratches without me even trying to protect it. It took quite a few falls. Dunno if I wanna keep it now. The scratch just irritates me when I see it.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
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    07-05-2012 06:57 PM
  18. wowpaw's Avatar
    Wow thanks a lot I actually do use Powersave mode I'll see how it works with it off.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S III
    I'd say either that or compatibility issues with temple run (or any other game you've experienced lag on) is your culprit
    07-05-2012 07:02 PM
  19. Rev2010's Avatar
    but the display bugs me a bit. How it produces red bugs me, like in the netflix app. Nothing TOO bad but I can notice it
    Totally agreed. I can live with it but the amoled display on the S3 is ridiculously over-hyped in color, especially the reds as you noted. It's even worse on the Galaxy Note, so bad it was one of the main reasons I returned it. It's not *as* bad on the S3 but still very noticeable. You can download an app from the market, if I recall it was called Screen Adjuster or something like that, that let's you tweak the RGB levels. It worked very well for the Note and has a Start on Boot option. It's however only an overlay, it only adds, it doesn't actually subtract levels. I'm not using it on my S3 cause I can live with it. On the Note however the reds were so ridiculous I kept the app running.


    Rev.
    07-05-2012 07:47 PM
  20. cckgz4's Avatar
    Come on now, you post in an android forum, bashing the #1 android phone to date with iPhone mentions/comparisons. What do you expect. Man up, you asked for it

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    Really? He ASKED for it?
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    07-06-2012 01:17 AM
  21. phonejunky's Avatar
    That's exactly what I was thinking. An in no way did I asked to get attacked for expressing some gripes with a phone I stated I loved.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S III
    07-06-2012 08:02 AM
  22. mavrrick's Avatar
    As sad as it is what start all the negative responses was the line in the sand you drew with your first sentense. You declared yourself a Iphone Faithful, and stated you were first and foremost a Iphone user.

    It shouldn't make a difference, but in a passionate community, that can come across antagonistic.

    So some members reacted poorly, I agree, but that also doesn't excuse condensending remarks by you as well to them attacking finanacial status based on a comment about more phones they can afford. No one is without blame in the flame fest that took place earlier.

    Can't we all just get along
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    07-06-2012 08:29 AM
  23. jj2339's Avatar
    As sad as it is what start all the negative responses was the line in the sand you drew with your first sentense. You declared yourself a Iphone Faithful, and stated you were first and foremost a Iphone user.

    It shouldn't make a difference, but in a passionate community, that can come across antagonistic.

    So some members reacted poorly, I agree, but that also doesn't excuse condensending remarks by you as well to them attacking finanacial status based on a comment about more phones they can afford. No one is without blame in the flame fest that took place earlier.

    Can't we all just get along
    There was nothing inappropriate about his first message, unless you think Android users are so fragile that the mention of someone who likes the iPhone is a criminal attack that must be remedied.

    I'm an Android user, but I have to say the constant iSheep and iStupid and other comments in so many of these forums is just juvenile. And to say that the OP in any way fed the attacks he got for saying he's a fan of the iPhone but has an S3 is ridiculous. I know that Apple Fanboys can be annoying, but look in the mirror, our own side has a huge share of juvenile dicks who spend their time attacking Apple users. Sure his second response was a bit heated, but geez, after all the "go back to your Apple phone you *****" comments, who wouldn't be? What happened to treating people with respect? The original poster's comment was in no way inflammatory, and to excuse it as being "oh yea, since you said in your first sentence you are an iPhone fan which is blasphemy", that's just ridiculous.

    It's a phone, it's not your life.
    07-06-2012 08:37 AM
  24. kbp08tls's Avatar
    Another cause of intermittent lag may be apps syncing in the background, or the phone looking for signal (data, wifi, bluetooth, etc.). If the powersave thing doesn't work out, try playing in airplane mode to see if you can rule out background syncing or signal searching.
    07-06-2012 09:01 AM
  25. Roboticz's Avatar
    There was nothing inappropriate about his first message, unless you think Android users are so fragile that the mention of someone who likes the iPhone is a criminal attack that must be remedied.

    I'm an Android user, but I have to say the constant iSheep and iStupid and other comments in so many of these forums is just juvenile. And to say that the OP in any way fed the attacks he got for saying he's a fan of the iPhone but has an S3 is ridiculous. I know that Apple Fanboys can be annoying, but look in the mirror, our own side has a huge share of juvenile dicks who spend their time attacking Apple users. Sure his second response was a bit heated, but geez, after all the "go back to your Apple phone you *****" comments, who wouldn't be? What happened to treating people with respect? The original poster's comment was in no way inflammatory, and to excuse it as being "oh yea, since you said in your first sentence you are an iPhone fan which is blasphemy", that's just ridiculous.

    It's a phone, it's not your life.
    Once again... the problem wasn't that these guys are iPhone ysers. It's that they gave the impression of having attitude by instead of claiming they need help understanding their phones... they were saying Android is screwed up.
    07-06-2012 09:03 AM
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