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How close did the rumor mongers get to the actual Samsung Galaxy S III specs?

0. phoneArena 03 May 2012, 18:50 posted on

Now that the Samsung Galaxy S III has been introduced, just how close did all of those rumors get to the actual specs? After months of speculation, let's take a look back at all of the the hits and the misses leading up to Thursday's announcement...

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posted on 03 May 2012, 21:09 3

21. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Rumors are nothing more than just to build hype, interest, and advertisement. The worst offender is Apple and their followers. Regarding the iPhone 4, every rumor was spewed and nothing came close! Now we got liquid metal, the T-1000. If anything, it can shape shift into an Apple.

posted on 03 May 2012, 21:39 5

25. wendygarett (unregistered)


Sorry for the late comment :) just woke up
Firstly, Im impressed what the gs3 looks like. All of the design and spec doesn look like iphone at all (sorry isheep, svoice doesn count) The reason many people disappointed is because its overrated by the concept. Samsung shouldnt go apple pathway to name the device such as superphone 2 3 and so forth, it easily overated.
Look at HTC, they know they cant achieve HTC endover's design and spec which is overrated by concept, so instead they named it oneX.
Samsung cant change the name because it stuck at the name GS3 which is overhyped by many person. Im pretty sure nobody would buy it if it is not named GS3.

posted on 03 May 2012, 21:52 3

28. theBankRobber (Posts: 681; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Samsung gave what everyone cried for, HD screen, Quad Core CPU, even better features for its polished UI. But Yet, its still not enough.

posted on 05 May 2012, 13:21

45. medicci37 (Posts: 1288; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


I don't recall anyone asking for a pentile screen. I have the pentile Nexus, & the you do notice a big difference with pentile. & they didn't give us in the US quad core. Scamsung could have at least used a duel core Exynos A15. & better camera for all this bs hype.

posted on 03 May 2012, 22:56 1

30. wendygarett (unregistered)


I have no offense at all, just express my feel as an iphone4s user :)
And I never never EVER believe what iconcept give.
Im looking forward Micheal's Samsung article like 'concept vs reality' or 'naming dilemma' or 'I hope its not the final design'.
had read HTC article 'the power of 1%' about ten times till now :)

posted on 03 May 2012, 21:52 1

27. Sleepy (Posts: 13; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


My initial impression is a little disappointment as Samsung used a Pentile display (yes it makes little difference but it just feels like a step back) and no rumoured ceramic case :( The SII was better than the original Galaxy S in almost every way (I have the i9000) but this.. not so much. Well I may have to eat my words once I play around with it though :)

posted on 04 May 2012, 05:38

34. Stoli89 (Posts: 333; Member since: 28 Jun 2010)


Doesn't a pentile display make text less crisp/sharp than on RGB?

posted on 04 May 2012, 12:47

40. Sleepy (Posts: 13; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


I believe at that pixel density (~300ppi) the difference is negligible. I think had they not said it was Pentile not many people would have noticed but they did... and considering the SII used RGB subpixels I had hoped Samsung would do the same here. Its their flagship after all.. until the S IV rumors start :)

posted on 03 May 2012, 21:54 2

29. redmd (Posts: 1279; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I'm a bit underwhelmed.I guess I'll have to stick on the Note for now.

posted on 04 May 2012, 00:57

31. Jericho (unregistered)


where's the 1080p display?
Where's the 2gb of ram?
Samsung just crapped in their pants. And all of those people who are saying pentile and rgb are not that different(don't act like sheeps) you can kiss my @$$. You samsung fans have became s-trolls with no respect for other brands. When the htc one x and optimus 4x were announced the comments section was filled with 's3 is gonna blow it away' yeah right.

posted on 04 May 2012, 10:14

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


I don't see why everyone wanted a 1080p display. It would be useless. But yes, this was a disappointment. Even though I am a supporter of HTC, even I thought that the GS3 was going to blow the One X away. Samsung made a mistake, not releasing the SA+ HD display, not having more RAM, and not having the ceramic casing. All they did was change the screen, bump up the processor, and improve the camera from the GS2. The Note 2 will probably have the specs people wanted from the GS3 (minus the 1080p screen). But then again, HTC's Note competitor will be out by then hopefully, with Qualcomm's new quad S4 processor that will out-perform the quad Exynos. Sigh, Samsung is falling behind

posted on 04 May 2012, 04:46 1

33. Lboogey6 (Posts: 281; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


I'm sorry but anyone disappointed is an idiot have you seen what the phone is capable of??? Y'all don't make sense OK no its not what was expected but its features are amazing HTC has nothing on this phone besides "design" I need one feature that's better

posted on 04 May 2012, 10:16

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


The screen. The SLCD2 HD screen on the One X is alot better than the SA HD screen on the GS3. There's your one feature.

posted on 04 May 2012, 12:52

41. Lboogey6 (Posts: 281; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


oh ok my bad i didnt realize we were carrying out magnifying glasses around would you like me to list the features that make the one x look like a flip phone?

posted on 04 May 2012, 13:37

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


No, without the magnifying glass. With just your eye, the SLCD2 has the brightest and most realistic colors, and best viewing angles and overall quality than the SA, HD or not. At ANY resolution, the SLCD2 wins. I would rather have SLCD2 rather than SA+ even

posted on 04 May 2012, 13:51

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


And sure, say what makes the One X a flip phone. The candybar form factor? Arguably the best screen on any mobile device? The HD display? One of the highest performing processors in a mobile device? The advanced camera technology? The excellent design with nice edges and curves? All while running the newest version of Android with an intuitive user interface, HTC Sense. Yeah, that sure sounds like a flip phone to me! I hardly call anyone this, but you really are a fanboy. I'm not saying the Galaxy S 3 is a bad device, it's anything but that, but the One X has some clear advantages over it. And I wouldn't say I'm an HTC fanboy, more like a supporter. I don't go around saying that the One X is the best device ever. It has it's pros and cons, but right now the pros outweigh the cons, and it is arguably the best overall device right now. Granted in a few months, something better will come along, there's no doubt about that. The hardware makes it arguably the best device overall, and the software makes it the best device for me.

posted on 06 May 2012, 00:00

46. joey18 (Posts: 589; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)


My opinion i want to use new phone and i hope comes to. Verizon

posted on 06 May 2012, 11:15

47. Lboogey6 (Posts: 281; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


The camera technology is the same they've tested abilities of the one x and it doesn't exactly pass with flying colors I retract my flip phone statement it is a good phone but to say clear winner each of the phones has their pros and cons but by no means does it blow the gs3 out of the water with processing power the gs3 has already proven to be the head of its class. As far as fan boy no sir I'm a fan of Samsung I've owned plenty of phone mostly HTC but I simply grew tired of them having something missing in the software loved my sensation but the booting of the phone and screen capture on its own got tiring I'm done rooting I want a phone that just works so design to each his own but the one x is a sleek and great phone but software I have to give touch wiz

posted on 06 May 2012, 12:59

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


The camera is debatable depending on what your idea of a good picture is. That's why some people say it's amazing, and other people say it's kind of lack-luster. Processing power, I am a bit under-whelmed by the new Exynos. I expected it to completely obliterate the rest of the competition like it did last year, but that didn't happen. It only just beat out the Tegra 3 and S4 in some areas, and in other areas it was beaten. Now this doesn't really matter, I doubt there will be any lag with any of the processors, it's just by the numbers alone it's a bit disappointing compared to last year. When the S4 Pro comes out in a few months, it will probably beat the Exynos completely in numbers (though there won't be any lag on either). To each his own on design, you are correct. And that applies to software also. For me, Touchwiz just doesn't do it. I love the eye-candy that is Sense, but I will be sure to try out the new Touchwiz as soon as I can to see if there's anything different I might like. You should do the same with the new Sense 4.

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