1. dt81's Avatar
    As the subject says.... Im actually considering it.. Will probably go to the sprint store tomorrow and walk out with one.

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    07-27-2012 12:53 AM
  2. atl10pnr's Avatar
    Not due upgrade till September. Guy at work has the S3. He loves it so am considering it. He says the LTE is faster than his home connection.
    07-27-2012 03:07 AM
  3. oskar1995's Avatar
    I'm certainly going to be picking up an S3. Based on when I actually upgraded (returned then got the S2) I will be available to upgrade on August 1st. Nothing in the pipeline seems to excite me much, and a co-worker with the S3 absolutely loves it (he had an iPhone 4 or 4S before it). My only concern is about the time its going to take to roll out LTE. Sadly, I don't think I'll have a reliable signal until 2013 based on the roll out, but we shall see. If signal pentration is better than WiMax i might be good.
    07-27-2012 07:53 AM
  4. Dark_Knight2's Avatar
    Get a nexus device. Stop promoting Touchwiz. I will wait til the next nexus drops.
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    07-27-2012 08:44 AM
  5. eribac's Avatar
    Get a nexus device. Stop promoting Touchwiz. I will wait til the next nexus drops.
    This is my strategy as well. But, I haven't heard anything about the next Nexus device. Thinking we maybe waiting another year or so for one...
    07-27-2012 09:22 AM
  6. oskar1995's Avatar
    Dark Knight - This has crept into my head recently. Obviously the idea of having the most "updatable" hardware is certainly desireable. I can skin away (thanks Sprint ID) from Touch Wiz for the most part, and it does provide some value.

    The big reason I'm not "all in" on the next Nexus device is that the Sprint variant of the Galaxy Nexus doesn't even have Jellybean yet. I thought the Galaxy Nexus was a little too "developery" looking for me. I'm certainly weighing these too options, but no clear cut timeline for the next Nexus device has me nervous.
    07-27-2012 10:22 AM
  7. JayWill's Avatar
    The updates to the SGSIII are maintenance updates, to fix issues that weren't fixed prior to release, as well as remove global search thanks to Apple. I wouldn't let the news of these updates be your main catalyst for considering an upgrade.

    I'm personally waiting for 2014's phone lineup, and will probably buyout my contract and do an early upgrade in the summer.

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    07-27-2012 11:16 AM
  8. Rammsteinfan's Avatar
    I had the S3 from SPrint for about 5 days before going back to my S2 Epic. The S3 is a great phone but with not LTE in Cali it was pointless to have it as a 3G phone only. Downloading off the web was so slow it took minutes to download email from work. Until LTE is everywhere or they add 4G into the phone, no S3 for me again for a while.
    07-27-2012 11:39 AM
  9. oskar1995's Avatar
    Rammsteinfan - very valid point. Luckily (well I suppose unluckily) I do not receive WiMax at my home or my work. At this point I use WiFi at home for most of the heavy lifting and get by on 3G for everything else. It works good enough that I'm not concerned. Hopefully the SG3 does a better job with the 3G and eventually I should see LTE.
    07-27-2012 12:14 PM
  10. TWC_SouthPhilly's Avatar
    I just don't see the GS3 as a full upgrade from my GS2. No quadcore cpu, Sprint LTE is still not much to shake a stick at... The list goes on.

    I'm already running ICS via CM9 and as soon as CM10 gets a few more bugs worked out I'll be running JB. Plus I always root and run a custom rom so things like official OTA updates have almost no meaning for me.

    I'm all about new hardware but tend to buy my devices off contract so... I wouldn't mind a Nexus device but that's still no guarantee for speedy updates. Let see how long it takes all of the carrier's to push out the JB update to all of the Gnex.

    Sent From My GalaxyClass StarShip 10.1/4.1.1(jb)
    07-29-2012 12:59 PM
  11. Cobravision's Avatar
    Guy at work has the S3. He loves it so am considering it. He says the LTE is faster than his home connection.
    I'm assuming you're in one of the few markets that turned up Sprint LTE (either that or your co-worker doesn't know what LTE is or he's on Verizon).

    If you have Sprint LTE, that's great. If I had Sprint LTE turned up in my area, I'd probably jump on the S3 just for that feature. But I totally do not, and by the time it's switched on, something better than the S3 will be available.

    The current issue is that on a data level, S2 >>>> S3 simply because I can actually get WiMax 4G with 8-12mbps downloads around my offices, but 3G in the same places is 120-300kpbs with 500ms ping times. So one phone is usable, the other is not.

    At the same time, I would probably still go for it if I were coming from, say, the Evo4G. But the S2 has ICS (well, mine does at least), the camera is about as good except for a few shooting modes to S3 has (burst, HDR, and capture during video), the screen is slightly shorter but no less narrow, and the quality of the screen image isn't as far apart as you would think considering the resolution difference. So I'm not chomping at the bit to ditch the phone I have right now.

    There's still a chance I'll jump ship and go to Verizon fr the S3, but frankly, their customer service and policies really suck so hard that I'm afraid to make the switch.
    07-30-2012 09:42 AM
  12. xtn's Avatar
    Jelly Bean doesn't sport Flash anymore, right?
    07-30-2012 09:58 AM
  13. Dark_Knight2's Avatar
    Jelly Bean doesn't sport Flash anymore, right?
    Correct. Flash is dead as of Jellybean
    07-30-2012 10:35 AM
  14. li2327's Avatar
    I have totally began to depend on my 4G. I just don't understand why that wasn't added to the GS3. Makes no sense to me. I have ics so my GS2 is here to stay for now. I had a charger port issue so sprint sent me a brand new one sealed in the box with new charger and all. I added ics to it so it was just like upgrading to me.

    Sent from my Samsung Epic 4G Touch
    07-30-2012 10:49 AM
  15. Cobravision's Avatar
    Sprint stopped WiMax build outs a while ago. They decided to cut bait with Wimax and go to LTE for their 4G network. The only problem was that they had zero build out when they decided to do it. They're looking at covering most of the country by the end of 2014 and just turned up 20 or so smaller cities. That's the current length and breadth of their 4G network. They are planning on shutting off Wimax 4G service in a couple of years, so they have to offer LTE phones for now. You could conceivably get the S3 today and still not have LTE service by the time your contract expires.
    07-30-2012 12:37 PM