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Five awesome new features in the Samsung Galaxy S III

0. phoneArena 04 May 2012, 04:58 posted on

The Samsung Galaxy S III is here and it's not just about the hardware – this time Samsung got serious about adding new software features and a couple of nice tweaks to the overall experience…

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posted on 04 May 2012, 05:03 17

1. FoneAddict (Posts: 259; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


I like Samsung, but I have to say what happened to their design department? This is meant to be a Flagship product yet it looks like a mid tier phone. Yes it's powerful and super fast but if I am going to spend hundreds of dollars on it I expect it to look the part. This looks like your standard Samsung plastic box. Using a Pentile screen is also unforgivable, so disappointed with Samsung.

Kudos to HTC for going outside their comfort zone and coming out with a fresh cool looking design in HTC One X.

posted on 04 May 2012, 05:08 9

3. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


actually, IMO it doesn't look like any other phone even if it's plastic. I have to say it's unique and simple - too simple that we have been let down.

I'm disappointed with the screen too. :(

but I have one thing to say though: the HTC One X and the SGS 3 are like Zeus and Poseidon. They have their specialties and they are both gods of this phone's generation... coming soon, Hades and the others... lol. *too much wrath of the titans for me*

posted on 04 May 2012, 10:06

28. henrickrw (Posts: 408; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


If you don´t like it, don´t get it. Your opinion would not avoid this handset to sell MILLIONS of units

posted on 04 May 2012, 10:07 2

29. henrickrw (Posts: 408; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Best phone ever. Followed by the GS2 & Galaxy Note

posted on 04 May 2012, 10:29 1

33. abhishek48 (Posts: 164; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)


Well yes design is not grt but not bad either... it just looks bigger gs2 of tmobile... power is uncomparable.. competion has no chance as usual

posted on 04 May 2012, 11:17

38. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


you-have-posted-the-same-bs-on-every-sIII-article.​-now--stfu-please.-i-mean-for-once-its-understanda​ble-but-10-times-its-irritating.
i-personally-think-its-a-nice-design-and-would-loo​k-even-better-in-hand.
PS-sorry-guys-space-is-not-working.

posted on 04 May 2012, 05:03 6

2. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


Haters gonna hate, but this could easily be the most successful Samsung phone ever because of all the hype.

Just saying, cause all the people would be back and say, RIP SGS3 and all that. like I said,

"It's an upgrade to the SII, not the Nexus and Samsung has really done a good job with Touchwiz and all that. When the SII came out, there was not much hype and fun over it but give it time and you'll see the full potential. It may not be the phone for geeks like us, but I'm sure it will lead the way in sales and all that because everyone knows Samsung is the anti-iPhone."

posted on 04 May 2012, 05:25 10

4. ffaarrooqq (Posts: 65; Member since: 26 May 2011)


S3 is good phone but not Great.
Its still lacks in some areas are like-

Only 8mp camera, y not 12?
Led flash, y not xenon?
Looks like this phone still has cheap plastic body.
DISSAPPOINTED.

posted on 04 May 2012, 05:57 7

8. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


LED has advantages to Xenon, and I think LED can light up on Video Recording while Xenon cannot.

The design is subjective and please stop with the cheap part. It may be plastic but I don't think it will feel cheap in anyway.

Let's wait for camera samples. :)

posted on 04 May 2012, 06:09 8

10. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 595; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


xenon uses more battery power

posted on 05 May 2012, 06:12

58. ffaarrooqq (Posts: 65; Member since: 26 May 2011)


But u get better result with xenon.

posted on 04 May 2012, 06:15 8

11. Adithya7184 (Posts: 317; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


read the article clearly...you will understand why only 8MP? why not 12MP?

posted on 04 May 2012, 07:10 4

15. frustyak (Posts: 210; Member since: 08 Mar 2010)


Are we really at the point where "only" 8mp is considered substandard??

posted on 04 May 2012, 09:53 2

27. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Did you not read the camera section of this article?

posted on 04 May 2012, 10:09 1

30. henrickrw (Posts: 408; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


I suggest you to send your resume to Samsung & ask them to hire you. People alway critizise. Is so easy to do it.

Nothing in life is perfect. I won a Note & GS2 & they´re not perfect. Apple Iphone is not perfect. We will never have a perfect phone.

If you don´t like it your oipinion would not avoid others from getting it. I wish I could get it right now.

posted on 04 May 2012, 16:27

42. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Looks like this phone still has cheap plastic body."

The same "cheap plastic body" have Nokia Lumia 900 and HTC One X and it is called Polycarbonate!

posted on 04 May 2012, 05:43 12

5. darktranquillity (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


No thanks samsung, my waiting was for nothing. I'll go with htc one x.

posted on 04 May 2012, 05:50

6. smartphone (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


Ok enough of these type of articles.
Where are the camera samples.

posted on 04 May 2012, 05:52 5

7. x7black7x (Posts: 118; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)


great phone

posted on 04 May 2012, 06:07 9

9. Jericho (unregistered)


bulls**t optimus lte2 is gonna blow this phone away.

posted on 04 May 2012, 06:17 9

12. Adithya7184 (Posts: 317; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


2GB of ram will not make a good phone.....

posted on 04 May 2012, 17:09

43. Mr.Best (Posts: 79; Member since: 17 Jan 2012)


Why won't it make a good phone? The pixel density alone in this phone calls for more RAM. I believe that Samsung made a mistake by not including at least 1.5 gigs.

posted on 04 May 2012, 10:30

35. abhishek48 (Posts: 164; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)


it will if it has better processor too, which i doubt

posted on 04 May 2012, 13:17

40. manzl (Posts: 24; Member since: 04 Oct 2011)


only if lg could re do its rectangular shape....

posted on 04 May 2012, 06:59

13. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Looks average at best, but has nice features

posted on 04 May 2012, 07:03 1

14. medicci37 (Posts: 1287; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Only feature I would use on this device is the S Voice... TO TELL THIS POS PHONE TO GO F*CK ITSELF ! LIKE SAMSUNG IS F*CKING THEIR CUSTOMERS !!!

posted on 04 May 2012, 07:10 5

16. amircajani (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 May 2012)


waited so long for this!! cmon...ok its specs really something...but guys...design sucks...plastic !! for that money!!..i regret waiting so long...htc one x looks way better with ceramic body than this.also removable battery is not good ...hate to admit but true...htc one x's better

posted on 04 May 2012, 07:25 2

18. medicci37 (Posts: 1287; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


One X is also cheaper & available NOW.

posted on 04 May 2012, 10:10 2

31. henrickrw (Posts: 408; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Then get the ONE X Idiot.

posted on 04 May 2012, 11:02

36. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


i know if you not going to get the bloody phone then why complain lol...one x is cheaper by £20-£30 quid...i rather pay that extra to get removable battery,removable storage and the exynos chip...personally the 1st 2 are the most important to me in any phone i purchase and if it does not have them i dont get it...(learnt my lesson from the ip4 which was a great phone but hated the fact i couldnt just put in my sd card and judt drag and drop)...one x does look better in my opinion but the hands on have said the s3 feels much better in the hand which is more imprtant than looks.

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