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  1. msgnyc's Avatar
    lol i thought the back button at wrong side would bother me but it took like a couple days to get used to it. im right handed though lol but i tend to use both thumbs. they should really have made a setting to swap them since its just software
    if your rooted you can swap them. goto system>usr>keylayout
    open sec_touchkey.kl with text editor and just swap the first 2 keys around but then the images for the buttons would be wrong.

    me, i turned of my backlighting for the capacitive keys alltogether, disabled back and menu, made home a dedicated camera button and enabled the onscreen software keys. much better imho ;-)
    08-09-2012 11:57 PM
  2. kippykip's Avatar
    You may be correct. However, I'm seeing lots of posts all over the web about the poor quality and s/w related issues. Maybe if sammy dropped touchgizz and provide their own branded sIII with bare-metal ICS or JB that would solve the issues. But as long as they tweak, we'll be their ginny-pigs I guess!
    I also think the users that do not have problems will not be as vocal as the users with problems, for obvious reasons. (I have a problem and I want it fix right NOW vs I have no problem, so I will just move along.) The quality of my S3 is quite good. I have no complaints about it (coming from an iPhone 4). And I also don't have much s/w related issues. I dislike the email app in the S3 but then again, I am not super happy about iPhone 4's lack of including attachment options either. I use Nova Prime and like it.

    I think as long as we use any type of technology, we are still going to be guinea pigs to the manufacturers. For example, lets try adaptive window wipers; hey it works, lets keep using it. Or, boo, it doesn't work, lets not keep it. Technology will always evolve, as will the users; so, users will always be guinea pigs.
    08-09-2012 11:58 PM
  3. davenezz's Avatar
    Nvr a dropped call for me vzw

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
    I'm with Verizon, and unfortunately, I get at least 1 dropped call a day. My reception sucks. Especially at my house, and it wasn't like that with my t-bolt or my BlackBerry.
    08-10-2012 12:03 AM
  4. davenezz's Avatar
    lol i thought the back button at wrong side would bother me but it took like a couple days to get used to it. im right handed though lol but i tend to use both thumbs. they should really have made a setting to swap them since its just software
    08-10-2012 12:05 AM
  5. kwgeorge's Avatar
    Try Aquamail for email. Solved all my problems on an S II.
    I find Swype keyboarding light years better than iPhone.
    08-10-2012 12:08 AM
  6. kwgeorge's Avatar
    After almost a month my gripes:

    -App icons stutter sometimes when you return to the home screen (Touchwiz issue)
    -Wish the web browser was as fast as my iPad 3 (but it's not fair to compare it to a tablet)
    -None of the Android e-mail apps are as elegant looking as iOS

    I'm hoping the first too get better with the Jelly Bean update. I can live with the third one.
    08-10-2012 12:11 AM
  7. CrakkedCrab's Avatar
    I don't know if it is a design flaw, a software issue, or if I just ended up with a buggy unit, buta lot of times after I had the phone sleeping, or restarting after battery discharges, it defaults to safe mode. Very annoying to have to keep removing the battery, but with that said, easily the best phone I have ever had. My other experiences with Samsung phones have been horrible (Epic<fail>4G and Galaxy Nexus) so this was going to be the last chance I afforded to Samsung. Have to say they knocked it out of the park with this one.
    08-10-2012 12:12 AM
  8. Mikewardo's Avatar
    I really wanted to love this phone but as a phone it sucks. I'm coming off a palm pre from launch date to this on launch date and it's not as good as my 3 year old pre in many ways. First the wifi signal is horrible, I get one bar everywhere in my home except the room with the router. All my other devices get 5 bars everywhere in my house and outside. Bluetooth outgoing call quality sucks to point of unusable in my 2010 Tacoma and Sammy blames Toyota and Toyota blames Sammy, result is still no fix and no talking in my car. They broke the Google searches which was the closest to "just type" on my pre and native. To make a call used to be a simple search or button press and now takes a ton of time and several steps. The browser sucks and never sizes text on a Web Page appropriately like on my pre. The overall function of the ui is clunky and not very intuitive. Speaker sucks compared to my pre. I waited off contract for over a year to get what I thought could replace the pre and I sorely disappointed. Sprint has made it all worse by "upgrading the towers" in my area and killed the signal anywhere I can my city. This happened 3 weeks prior to my getting this phone so it's not the s3. I love the hardware and am happy with the quality as it is leaps and bounds better than the the crappy build quality of the pre. I have a perfect world I'd have WebOS on the S3. I rooted my pre and tailored everything to my liking without ever worrying about bricking it. I'd love to root my S3 and flash bit with a better rom but there's so little support right now and this things brickable. So ill wait patiently and hope I get the fixes necessary or that open WebOS is good for the S3. Ps I miss my inductive charging and Sammy has the capability but has failed to come out with theirs yet. I feel ji have taken many steps backwards and quite a few forward. I want to love this phone, Sammy hurry up and help me. Hp die die die. Sprint get your stuff together and bring 4G and lte to my area. And long live WebOS.!!!
    08-10-2012 12:22 AM
  9. sk8trix's Avatar
    Stock? there are a lot of dislikes...rooted with cm9 theres is just a few things such as bluetooth and face unlock otherwise I love my device more than any other phone I ever had so far does everything I need it to do
    08-10-2012 12:24 AM
  10. kwgeorge's Avatar
    Music or podcasts stop playing 60% of the time after receiving a text.
    Don't like the email app, pages and images scale differently.
    Cut and paste feels clunky.
    Battery dies randomly on me every 5 to 7 days (might be an AT&T radio issue)
    Some headphone mic/remotes dont work

    Some of these are android related then gs3.
    Try Aquamail. Best third party email IMHO.
    08-10-2012 12:24 AM
  11. freewillie's Avatar
    32 gig, soon to be 64? SD card is for tricks.....
    I dont like that they took away the move to SD card option on all aps. Having bigger sd cards becomes mutte having games and not able to make space on the phone
    bgl321 and Johnly like this.
    08-10-2012 12:41 AM
  12. Keith Patrick's Avatar
    Bugs. Non-functioning calendar reminder, haptic feedback setting doesn't stick, LED doesn't work properly, "the folder is open" announcement with talk back off, MMS issue ("file type not supported"), awful stock browser... To name a few. Also, it is not nearly as fluid as I expected, for example, when opening a text thread it stutters. That said, I'm not trying to bash. There are many aspects of the phone I do really like. Third android phone. Love the OS. A little frustrated with it at the moment, though.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
    Hopefully Jelly Bean will make it run much smoother in terms of fluidity.
    08-10-2012 12:48 AM
  13. D16RR's Avatar
    I live in Hawaii and the screen is totally impossible to read outside in the daylight. I also don't like the physical home button. This phone is slippery, I know get a case for it, which I have but the phone is much better looking without a case.
    Screen protectors can make it invisible in sunlight. It's not too bad (not great either) with nothing on it.
    08-10-2012 12:52 AM
  14. msgnyc's Avatar
    sorry. double post
    08-10-2012 12:58 AM
  15. msgnyc's Avatar
    We all love ICS....Jelly belly is for the hobbits.....Hope one day you get yours....As to the trumped Storage devic3e user......Sad day.....visit the pro desk, we be wicked rocking and running way ahead of you inquirer....hit us up when you are legit.....
    WHAT o_O?

    Ps I miss my inductive charging and Sammy has the capability but has failed to come out with theirs yet. I feel ji have taken mayny steps backwards and quite a few forward. I want to love this phone, Sammy hurry up and help me. Hp die die die. Sprint get your stuff together and bring 4G and lte to my area. And long live WebOS.!!!
    I kind of miss my Pre Plus aswell.
    Just wanted to point out, the inductive backplate that Verizon sells for their GSIII works with all the GS3 models. Just have to get used to the verizon logo or cover it up. The inductive pad on the cover also easily peels off so if you want to remove it and put it onto another cover/case you can aswell. The cover is abit expensive tho at $40
    08-10-2012 01:01 AM
  16. doctrbob's Avatar
    Vibration is weak

    Not good in sunlight

    Otherwise love it
    08-10-2012 01:04 AM
  17. D16RR's Avatar
    I can't get the nav app to find addresses that I click on in the calendar, and the ringtone function will only play the first 10 secs of a song and then start over. Otherwise I'm adapting to it well, and finding new features every day. I still only have about 5 apps downloaded. What are the ones everyone has?
    08-10-2012 01:11 AM
  18. tripinj's Avatar
    Well one thing I don't like is that when I go to my files in phone it has 2 different sd cards listed, but only one when connected usb... why can I not access phone memory when connected usb? Anyone know. Also can not use different colors for notification led..
    08-10-2012 02:06 AM
  19. Jeanius#AC's Avatar
    What don't I like?

    The screen doesn't like bright sunlight. At all.

    Otherwise no real complaints from me.
    True, it's hard to see even at max brightness.
    08-10-2012 03:00 AM
  20. marc858's Avatar
    For some reason i get spam notifications.... does anyone else get this or know how to switch it off? Also I'll get emergency broadcast texts even on airplane mode.
    08-10-2012 03:37 AM
  21. antares1207's Avatar
    The power and volume buttons are on the side right where I want to hold the phone, so always unintentionally messing with them.
    The Applesque insistence by Samsung that they know better than me what alarm sounds I want.
    08-10-2012 03:51 AM
  22. 21plays's Avatar
    after reading so much negatives im wondering why you people ever kept the phone in the first place. either i just dont notice or i dont have any of those negatives/problems. only problems i can think of is power/volume button placement and its hard to see the screen in sunlight, then again i use auto brightness. love the alarm melodies, makes waking up pleasant.
    Mark_Henson and cjsmoove like this.
    08-10-2012 04:05 AM
  23. 21plays's Avatar
    spam notifications is from an app, i use dr web to fish those apps out. either uninstall them or if you're rooted use [redacted] to disable.(LP will disable in app adds but havent tried it with notification ads)
    08-10-2012 04:09 AM
  24. Rancid88's Avatar
    I literally picked the phone up today and must admit that it is a great little piece of hardware, my initial gripe was the ICS vePsion as opposed to jellybean , that and the fact that typing with the phone is horizontal mode is quite tricky however I have come to realise that I much Prefer ICS due to its flash support out of the box, and the typing I believe I will get used to, so far it's a great phone and an awesome first experience with Samsung

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk 2
    08-10-2012 04:13 AM
  25. 21plays's Avatar
    you cannot change the led color. you should be able to see phone memory and external sd card memory when connected to your pc(wont see any of it on a mac). when deleting/adding/renaming/moving folders or files you will not be able to use your phone at that time. There is a workaround this but it requires root and a custom rom like the Omega rom.
    08-10-2012 04:15 AM
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