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  1. dfb8085's Avatar
    my gripes are the less than great signal sensitivity . It seems to loose 4g signal and not lock back on for what seems to be an extended period of time. The switching between wifi and 4g is not very dependable. I woke up in my own house with a wifi going and the phone was on 4g. Had to switch wifi off then on to get it to go to wifi
    07-14-2012 07:53 AM
  2. chappo2000's Avatar
    I have 2 gripes. The first being that in order to silence the phone I need to set the sound icon to silent AND set the default notification to silent. Shouldn't just setting the sound icon to silent suffice? Silly.

    I agree. It should just universally mute everything. But if I accidentally hit the play button on my music widget it plays like normal and you still hear notifications. The only thing it mutes is the phone ringer. When you walk into a meeting you have to run through and make sure everything is turned down manually, very annoying.
    Try the "Simple Sound Profile Widget." It's a 1x1 widget which allows you to customize various sound profiles with differing volumes for Ringer/Notification/Media.

    I highly recommend it.
    07-14-2012 08:24 AM
  3. EvilMonkey's Avatar
    plus have juice defender and app task killer running.
    For the love of God, get rid of your stupid task killer. That'll probably help. They haven't been needed since Froyo....like 3 versions ago (4 if you count Jelly Bean).

    For myself, I gave the phone a week in order to get used to it and customize it a bit to my likings.

    I'm loving the phone, but am having a couple issues with some physical things...like when I turn on the phone using the power button on the right-side, my fingers hit the volume buttons on the opposite side. I've been trying to get into the habit of using the bottom/home button to turn it on.

    The other issue (and it's minor) is that the volume buttons are very sensitive compared to my old Evo 4G. Just getting it in and out of my pocket I'm hitting the buttons. I also set the phone in the center cupholder of my car, and just the motion of the car causes the phone to rub against the sides of the cupholder and it activates the volume buttons. Wish they were a little "stiffer" and hard to press (like the center/home button is).

    Granted, the cupholder issue will be solved when I get my mount in a couple of days, but I'm worried again that just putting the phone in and out of the mount will cause me to be pressing the buttons. Guess we'll see.

    Almost everything else I'm running up against is software related that I've been able to fix with alternative apps or launchers.
    07-16-2012 11:36 AM
  4. Kevin Harvell's Avatar
    Try the "Simple Sound Profile Widget." It's a 1x1 widget which allows you to customize various sound profiles with differing volumes for Ringer/Notification/Media.

    I highly recommend it.

    Our they can try the app Shush!.

    It works very well, and you can set your phone to be quiet for a set period of time you choose (in 15 minute increments).


    Sent from my US Cellular Samsung Galaxy S III using Tapatalk
    07-16-2012 12:26 PM
  5. professorjay's Avatar
    Thanks for the tips! I tried both Shush! and the Simple Sound Profile Widget and opted for the widget. Works as expected.

    I just wish I didn't have to install something extra just for muting my phone properly...
    07-16-2012 02:18 PM
  6. paridge's Avatar
    my only gripe Is that the palm swipe to capture doesn't work at all. Other motion gimmicks do, and it's turned on but I just can't get it to work anywhere. I switched back to touchwiz from apex and it still didn't solve it . o well, hardware buttons it is.

    oh and for the people crying about the keyboard, buy SwiftKey and be done with it.

    p. s. apex FTW.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
    Palm swipe does work. Used it multiple times. Just make sure you use the side of your palm & swipe firmly.
    07-16-2012 06:22 PM
  7. paridge's Avatar
    Hello everybody.

    My two gripes are the keyboard, and the native email client (not gmail).

    The stock keyboard on my GS2 Skyrocket was much more fluid, and the predictive text was better IMO. I am now using SwiftKey and pleasantly surprised how nicely it works.

    The native email client is horrible! Again, it was much better on the GS2. For starters when opening up an email (hotmail) with images, they don't display. Now I know they usually don't automatically display but you do get a show images and always show from this sender options, but it doesn't in this client. You can scroll down to the bottom of the email and click on the Load more details button, and only then the images will load. I have to do this every single time. I have ensured that the display images option in the settings is checked off. Am I missing something here or is this how it's going to be unless I use a third party email client for hotmail?

    Oh and I almost forgot, what's up with the emails not fitting to screen by default? That's a downer as well!

    These aren't major gripes but am dissapointed that the previous iterations were, ulitmately, better than the ones in the GS3.

    I love this phone though, am happy I got it, and am having fun learning something new every day.
    Re show images in email client. Go to settings in email client. Select each email account listed & enable show images.
    07-16-2012 06:27 PM
  8. mustakin ahnab's Avatar
    So far all I find is an article that says that the Samsung Galaxy S3 has a world roaming feature that would allow it to be used overseas, now this makes me wonder what the charges would be? I bet that would totally dependent on the carrier.

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    07-17-2012 07:26 AM
  9. davidlnewman's Avatar
    The silent widget does the trick! Good tip. The other complaints I have are using the standard email for more than one account (exchange for work and pop for other). It shows the number of combined unread emails on each of the 2 widgets (one for each email account) on my home screen instead of the number of unread emails in each account on the appropriate widget. Silly and useless, imho.

    And the Smart Stay seems useless to me. Has never worked.
    07-17-2012 07:50 AM
  10. gordonzhao's Avatar
    Yawn, literally. I'm using my Bold 9900, gets the job done as far as email, text, and calls. I use it on occasion to browse the web and Facebook. I will hold off until October or so to get the SIII (Tmo) but who knows what will be out then. The reason I'm holding off is because the price will probably drop a bit and my contract isn't up until next year this time regardless. But going back to the op. why is everyone getting so mad, the title says "Samsung Galaxy S3 Gripes," he's obviously gong to tell what he doesn't like about the phone. He said it's slow, lags, whatever. He didn't ask you to fix it. All he said was it was slow. That's his experience with it.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
    07-17-2012 09:27 PM
  11. wowpaw's Avatar
    Yawn, literally. I'm using my Bold 9900, gets the job done as far as email, text, and calls. I use it on occasion to browse the web and Facebook. I will hold off until October or so to get the SIII (Tmo) but who knows what will be out then. The reason I'm holding off is because the price will probably drop a bit and my contract isn't up until next year this time regardless. But going back to the op. why is everyone getting so mad, the title says "Samsung Galaxy S3 Gripes," he's obviously gong to tell what he doesn't like about the phone. He said it's slow, lags, whatever. He didn't ask you to fix it. All he said was it was slow. That's his experience with it.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
    Ironic that your post is just as pointless as people getting mad at the OP's experience.
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    07-17-2012 09:57 PM
  12. Rapta619's Avatar
    Palm swipe does work. Used it multiple times. Just make sure you use the side of your palm & swipe firmly.
    I don't mean it doesn't work for you or anyone else, just not me. I I took it to Verizon for kicks and they said basically I'm sol. oh well.

    As for SwiftKey, dude, take the tin foil hat off. Until I see them using it against us, I don't care what they "see" me text. It's not like they charge per word. now that they "saw" me write that maby the next update they will implement that. oh well, some one has to beat Verizon to it.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
    07-18-2012 03:14 AM
  13. losino's Avatar
    So everyone who shares negative experiences or is not giving this phone the highest praise is an iPhone fanboy or their post is deemed worthless. OK. Gotcha
    07-18-2012 06:16 AM
  14. tapin4par's Avatar
    The native music player sounds tinny on some days when using headphones. Sometimes pausing it and playing again fixes, and sometimes it doesn't.
    Anyone else see this?

    I have other music players winamp and sensor music that don't do this, but I like the music square feature on the stock music player.
    07-18-2012 10:11 AM
  15. gordonzhao's Avatar
    Ironic that your post is just as pointless as people getting mad at the OP's experience.
    Even more ironically your post shouldn't have been posted to begin with. I was sharing my two cents as to why people shouldn't get so worked up, your sitting there bashing me for being civil.

    On second thought your post is fine, it reassures me that incompetence still exists.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
    07-18-2012 11:56 AM
  16. Jaimeg123prmt's Avatar
    My two gripes: 1) the keyboards that come with the phone suck and I can't find the Swype keyboard from my galaxy s2. 2) the flash player on the phone is super laggy and when you double tap on it, it doesn't zoom in or anything. Seems like this phone is not compatible with flash. The videos play all choppy as well.
    07-18-2012 01:22 PM
  17. InkedAdrenaline's Avatar
    So everyone who shares negative experiences or is not giving this phone the highest praise is an iPhone fanboy or their post is deemed worthless. OK. Gotcha
    I came from a 4s to this phone. So far I don't miss the 4s at all. This thing runs so smooth with zero lag and gotta love the big screen

    Tapatalk'd from my Galaxy S3
    07-18-2012 02:12 PM
  18. InkedAdrenaline's Avatar
    My two gripes: 1) the keyboards that come with the phone suck and I can't find the Swype keyboard from my galaxy s2. 2) the flash player on the phone is super laggy and when you double tap on it, it doesn't zoom in or anything. Seems like this phone is not compatible with flash. The videos play all choppy as well.
    Which flash player? My videos aren't choppy....

    Tapatalk'd from my Galaxy S3
    07-18-2012 02:14 PM
  19. wowpaw's Avatar

    On second thought your post is fine, it reassures me that incompetence still exists.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
    Says the guy who starts his post with "Yawn, literally." then proceeds to tell his life story that no one cares about, only to follow up with another arrogant post. I hear the pot calling the kettle..
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    07-18-2012 02:17 PM
  20. Jaimeg123prmt's Avatar
    Which flash player? My videos aren't choppy....

    Tapatalk'd from my Galaxy S3
    I have the latest one from the market. I downloaded it because flash didn't come with my phone. I had to install it. Websites like ign and gamespot don't run as smooth as they did on my galaxy s2. I don't know about you, but when I double tap on a video to resize it, nothing happens. I don't know if you had the galaxy s2, but on that one, the videos did resize; as with the evo.
    07-18-2012 05:05 PM
  21. gordonzhao's Avatar
    Says the guy who starts his post with "Yawn, literally." then proceeds to tell his life story that no one cares about, only to follow up with another arrogant post. I hear the pot calling the kettle..
    I said yawn because a lot of the posts are just bashing on the op. I posted to give a little background and my gripe is with the pricing contract free so why don't you post something constructive rather than bashing my posts.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
    07-18-2012 05:15 PM
  22. Jaimeg123prmt's Avatar
    OK, so I did some digging around regarding flash player, and this is what I found: adobe is no longer going to support flash player on android beginning with 4.1, which would explain why it is crap on this phone. That is a big bummer for me, because that is the reason I went with android. That means no more watching movies or tv shows on the web. They said flash wad old technology, but how can it be old when pretty much every website uses flash. one of the reasons I bought the s3 isthat I thought I was going to be able to watch movies and tv shows on a bigger screen. I for one will not update to jelly bean, because that will be the end of flash.
    07-18-2012 06:59 PM
  23. GrooveRite's Avatar
    OK, so I did some digging around regarding flash player, and this is what I found: adobe is no longer going to support flash player on android beginning with 4.1, which would explain why it is crap on this phone. That is a big bummer for me, because that is the reason I went with android. That means no more watching movies or tv shows on the web. They said flash wad old technology, but how can it be old when pretty much every website uses flash. one of the reasons I bought the s3 isthat I thought I was going to be able to watch movies and tv shows on a bigger screen. I for one will not update to jelly bean, because that will be the end of flash.
    Why don't you DL your movies and TV shows. They look sooo much better than streaming them over the web!
    07-18-2012 10:18 PM
  24. InkedAdrenaline's Avatar
    I have the latest one from the market. I downloaded it because flash didn't come with my phone. I had to install it. Websites like ign and gamespot don't run as smooth as they did on my galaxy s2. I don't know about you, but when I double tap on a video to resize it, nothing happens. I don't know if you had the galaxy s2, but on that one, the videos did resize; as with the evo.
    No I'm coming from an iPhone so I'm very impressed with it lol

    Tapatalk'd from my Galaxy S3
    07-19-2012 12:03 AM
  25. Jaimeg123prmt's Avatar
    Why don't you DL your movies and TV shows. They look sooo much better than streaming them over the web!
    it will take too long. Nothing beats the convenience of streaming movies and tv shows over the web. But even if I were to download them, they still don'tt solve the other issues with flash player. I can't view videos on pages that I would normally be able to view such as ESPN, IGN, Yahoo, and a many more; pages that I normally visit in desktop mode.
    07-19-2012 12:43 AM
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