Samsung Galaxy S III User Reviews
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Everyday usage8.8/10UI speed8.5/10
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posted on (Posts: 0; Member since: )
Samsung Galaxy s3:worst phone and Samsung: worst after sales service provider
vishalgupta.nitb has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
And the well reputed Samsung Mobile India finally accepted that " We will not repair your phone under warranty" in warranty time. Reason being "You have misused the phone. You would have charged your phone when light was fluctuating" and " You would have thrown your phone in water" etc etc.
Dear Samsung, please prove it if you are so sure about misusing. I could also say that I was given the faulty motherboard etc etc.
I understand it is just 10 days of my warranty time just so it is justified from your side to delay the matter. You cannot even accept the responsibility of the the issue I am facing from last 9 months, just after 2 months of purchasing. Dear Samsung Mobile India, I would like to bring to your notice that I live in a hostel where there are many persons charge their phone at a time. If fluctuation would have happened, many of my hostel mates' phones of the brands like zen,lava,spice etc would have burnt completely. But no other motherboard is burnt except my flagship phone S3's motherboard. I was fool to pay a huge 30k money for a phone I thought will be the value for money. I should have purchased the phones worth 10k (the money you are asking now to replace motherboard) of the brands lava, spice etc giving same feature as yours whose motherboards can bear minor light fluctuations. Dear Samsung, I have purchased and paid the huge sum for S3 just for your brand. I had never thought that would be the worst decision of my life. Customer care representatives are saying...Build quality 3/10Reception 2/10Call quality 7/10Internet 6/10Multimedia 4/10Camera 7/10UI speed 5/10Everyday usage 2/10Text input 3/10Display 4/10Battery 5/10
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posted on 21 Jan 2014, 06:48 (Posts: 4; Member since: 28 Dec 2013)
Experience of Galaxy S III I9300
NationGuettaTR has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I describe everything that i gave below 10;
build quality : It's not problem for me but not so good at the same time.
Internet : browser has lags and needs exit button.
UI Speed : Very poor. After 4.0.4 it lags too much and phone become unusable
Everyday Usage : Excellent except battery.Build quality 5/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 6/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 2/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- 4.8" HD AMOLED Screen
- 8.6mm thinness
- Corning GG2 Protection
- Exynos 4412 Quad-Core processor
- Expandable Storage up to 64 gb
- Near Field Communication
- 720x1280P Screen resolution
- 1 Gb RAM (It's not enough to work on Jelly bean ROM)
- Too much laggy UI (TouchWiz Nature UX & UX 2.0)
- Get updates too late
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posted on 17 Jan 2014, 09:12 (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)
MrCharlieGCarr has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
This was my first 'proper' smartphone, and I cannot believe how bad it is, first of all the UI; it lagged using the stock Android supplied to an infuriating degree. I managed to rectify this by installing Cyanogen Mod, which improved things no end. Camera is poor; there's too many cons to mentionBuild quality 1/10Reception 10/10Call quality 5/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 8/10Camera 5/10UI speed 3/10Everyday usage 4/10Text input 10/10Display 7/10Battery 1/10
- Nice screen size
- Expandable by Micro-SD (32GB)
- Almost universal charger
- Awful lag on stock UI
- Poor battery life
- Very easily damaged
- Flimsy construction
- Generates a lot of heat (battery)
- Poor battery life
- Because of the rate new phones are brought out, it makes it redundant within less than half a year
- Lack of updates
- App crashes
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posted on 21 Dec 2013, 01:49 (Posts: 0; Member since: 21 Dec 2013)
entactix has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
I've owned Samsung's old flagship smartphone for over a year (even an hour seems like an eternity in hell), and the experience left an astoundingly bitter taste.
I've constantly experienced lag issues, painfully slow performance in almost all situations - for example: the stock camera or browser would take 5-8 seconds to start up, random restarts, apps freezing. I tried every official and unofficial tip and workaround I could get - to no avail.
It was all blamed - of course - on issues with the way I used the phone, app problems and so on - until allowing support to test the phone personally. While they were looking for a solution, the phone died completely (good timing, for once) and I was issued a refurbished unit as a replacement. New phone, same problems, but this one didn't completely sign off, so I was stuck with it, waiting for an "update that would solve such issues".
Apart from the phone issues, I went through 4 (four) chargers in 9 months - eventually, something would happen to them that would cause an inexplicably slow charge (about 30% over 7 hours). Once I switched to using chargers from other manufacturers, the charging issues stopped.
Since I know people who did not experience these problems, it might have just been bad luck (twice in a row), but such crippling software issues, cheap-looking exterior and unhelpful support make this phone a laughable "flagship". As long as the company sticks to these practices, I will not buy a Samsung smartphone again.Build quality 6/10Reception 9/10Call quality 9/10Internet 3/10Multimedia 7/10Camera 6/10UI speed 3/10Everyday usage 2/10Text input 1/10Display 9/10Battery 6/10
- Beautiful display
- Games would run smooth (ironically)
- Expandable memory
- Poor performance in all situations
- Unexplicable lagging & restarting
- Poor support
- Slow, bloated UI
- Low quality feel and look
- Slow to come updates
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posted on 11 Dec 2013, 21:31 (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)
andruch12 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
i bought it because it was on sale unlocked in my country and turned out to be amazing. I have wished to have since it's release and i can tell wasn't dissapointed. The phone itsef is gorgeous, but seems too fragile so with a case y seems much more heavier and thicker, but that's just personal opinion. Overall the performance is great, i have encounter any issues except that it heats a lot when playing games, any kind even with the ones of low graphics.Build quality 9/10Reception 10/10Call quality 9/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 9/10Display 9/10Battery 8/10
- Great camera
- Gorgeous Display
- Very Fast
- Very Nice to the eye
- Great audio output
- Heats, a lot on heavy usage
- Battery could've been better
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posted on 06 Dec 2013, 14:26 (Posts: 0; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)
an excellent smartphone
jojo2000 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
It is from the best smartphones the screen is very nice and wonderful ,very fast, very nice design, very light, nice camera, nice u,i i like my samsung galaxy s3 and it is ana excellent smartphone with high specs.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- wonderful display
- very good camera
- fast proccessor
- big display
- very nice design
- 1 gb of ram
posted on 16 Nov 2013, 11:36 (Posts: 0; Member since: 16 Nov 2013)
pablosav has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
It could be a great phone, but it have a lot of problems. it have a great camera, and good quality of phone calls. But it was so slow, and it was too much laggy, I see others sgs3 and everyone have the same problems. I finally changed for a Xperia ZL and i am happy. But i don't understand why google nexus and motorola doesn't have fm radio, micro sd, and physical camera button.Build quality 8/10Reception 7/10Call quality 10/10Internet 7/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 9/10UI speed 5/10Everyday usage 6/10Text input 9/10Display 7/10Battery 6/10
- micro sd
- nice headphones with volume
posted on 01 Nov 2013, 22:35 (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)
josh_dent910 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
This phone is great for everyday use! Really awesome to customize however the TouchWiz Nature UX lags nearly every time I go to the home screen however I'm used to the cellphone and I love it! I really do enjoy the vivid colours of the screen. It makes the photos look even better!Build quality 9/10Reception 8/10Call quality 8/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 10/10UI speed 7/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 9/10Display 9/10Battery 8/10
- TouchWiz Nature UX sometimes lags
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posted on 20 Oct 2013, 13:46 (Posts: 0; Member since: 20 Oct 2013)
stephanosd has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Not the phone everyone was telling me how good it is. it's not fast, crashes android apps, such as messaging and contacts. The build quality is not the one of a 500 euros flagship.Screen is horrible, with unnatural colors.Build quality 3/10Reception 8/10Call quality 8/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 8/10Camera 9/10UI speed 5/10Everyday usage 6/10Text input 7/10Display 6/10Battery 6/10
- Good Camera
- Really Laggy
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posted on 19 Oct 2013, 04:28 (Posts: 0; Member since: 12 Oct 2013)
Great Phone !
RavX96 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
it's great but the gorilla glass is weak but this one is the affordable mid range phone for the price !
the ui is kinda slow because of touchwiz ui but without animation it's fast and it's easy to hadle but the build quality is not greatBuild quality 6/10Reception 8/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 8/10Camera 9/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 9/10Display 9/10Battery 7/10
- Great Specs
- Worth the Price
- Easy to Hadle
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posted on 18 Oct 2013, 00:02 (Posts: 0; Member since: 17 Oct 2013)
satwik has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
Weak glass the phone felt from my hand from at least 1 metre and the toich gorilla glass crashed..
Tell me what to do
Only gorilla glass is crased but the service centre asked me to replace the display costs worth rs 6500
But phone is very sensitive as it wasBuild quality 2/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 5/10
posted on 15 Oct 2013, 19:24 (Posts: 0; Member since: 15 Oct 2013)
Daewonsong has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
This is the first phone I've ever had, and I gotta say, it's pretty amazing. I've had it for about a week now, and I haven't had a single problem with it. Except the battery, it kinda drains quick but I'll figure something out lol.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 8/10
- Simply amazing.
- It does everything.
- Great camera quality, love it.
- Fits nicely in the hand.
- At first, it was hart typing with it, but after a week, I'm getting used to it.
- Lots of free apps.
- Great sound quality.
- Battery seems to drain fster than it should, but I'll figure something out.
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posted on 02 Oct 2013, 04:54 (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Sep 2013)
giorgi has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I love SGS 3 it's extremely beautiful device. It is very powerful. It is very good for me. Omm gosh. I don't like SGS4 because it is a very big and uncomfortable. Oh I don't know what I write maan. It's so bad that you must write 200 characterBuild quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
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posted on 25 Sep 2013, 18:58 (Posts: 0; Member since: 22 Sep 2013)
the best phone i ever have
yousef.gamal has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Samsung galaxy s3 is the best smartphone at all.
S3 vs HTC ONE x:
In addition htc one x has got a faster cpu,but it isn't used as well as Samsung's. for example in SGS3 you can see your video when you are sending a message.or when you are browsing web,you see that samsung is too better than htc.
Also SGS3 uses a 4.8 Super AMOLED screen that takes much less charge than Super IPS LCD which is used in htc one x and the colors are more living in SGS3.
S3 vs Apple iphone 5 :
It is not fair to compare iphone5 with SGS 3! Because iphone 5 has come after SGS3. But you can not compare the Quad core1400 MHz cpu of the SGS3 with the Dual core 1300MHz cpu of the iphone5!
I have to say that apple has got a very good Build quality and everyone knows that but it doesn't mean that apple is better.I think both of them are good phones but SGS3 has got a better results than iphone 5.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
posted on 15 Aug 2013, 18:11 (Posts: 0; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)
Not a flagship or upgrade (anymore?)
Wizard has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Fine if u only look at the display from a distance, don't shoot photo's indoors, don't mind upgrades are delayed to not outshine S4, and 'quadcore' sounds better than dualcore when recent dualcores are much faster.
- Display has only green dots in 720p: red and blue are only half 720p. And shows notable green shade at even slight angles :(
- CPU and GPU are old: newer dualcores outperform S3
- Updates are held back to favour S4
- Camera only shines in bright light: is easily outperformed by my old Xperia Ray from 2010 (and was half the price)
- Build quality is fragile and lacks finesse. Even my old Ray has aluminum sides, and will withstand regular drops 10 times better.
Flagship?? Even in 2012? I don't see it. My Xperia Ray did everything I could possibly want and need, and thios was not an improvement. Sent it back. Especialy costing 3x what I payed for my old Xperia Ray, early 2012.Build quality 4/10Reception 7/10Call quality 7/10Internet 7/10Multimedia 7/10Camera 4/10UI speed 5/10Everyday usage 7/10Text input 7/10Display 2/10Battery 7/10
- Interface, camera performance in bright light
- - Display not 720p at all and has red-green shades at even slight angles
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posted on 10 Aug 2013, 11:48 (Posts: 0; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)
best phone ever
yousef has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Alot of amazing features that make the galaxy S3 the best phone in market today as it features a super amoled 4.8'' screen that goes perfect with colors especially dark ones, it also features S-voice, smart stay, S-beam, All-sharecast and android ICS that is up-gradable to jelly bean including many other amazing features .
Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
posted on 30 Jul 2013, 13:39 (Posts: 0; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)
like seriously, the best phone ever!!!
agentZ has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
For anyone thinking to buy a phone, this is it! Its simply amazing! Dont mind the number of negative reviews on here. Its feel is superior. Its OS is second to none. The phones GPRS internet is even faster than 3G of some others. Its display is amazing, vibrant, what can i say? It has beautiful multiwindow technology where you could literally check your emails and watch a youtube video at the same time. Every single time you will be amazed about how much technology has been put into it. For example, when you plug in your headphones, it suggests a number of apps that could run with your headphones at once. It has auto brightness to automatically adjust the brightness of the screen when depending on how much light there is around you. There's a gorgeous light that keeps on blinking in standby mode when you got mail or a message. Its big enough to enable you text with two hands for thos e who big hands like me. Its thin as hell, charges real quick. Just amazing!!!Build quality 8/10Reception 10/10Call quality 9/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 8/10Camera 8/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 8/10Display 9/10Battery 8/10
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posted on 29 Jul 2013, 05:23 (Posts: 0; Member since: 29 Jul 2013)
appppp has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Nice display and battery life, but!! It's really slow!!!!! It's built quality is Terrible !!!!!!!!!
The music player and the camera are ok, but there are phones with much better ones!
I'm really disappointed !!!!!Build quality 2/10Reception 4/10Call quality 6/10Internet 3/10Multimedia 3/10Camera 5/10UI speed 2/10Everyday usage 2/10Text input 7/10Display 8/10Battery 5/10
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posted on 10 Jul 2013, 00:04 (Posts: 58; Member since: 25 Jun 2013)
Excelent Phone, no more no less
Jehovah has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
The Galaxy S III deserves all the sucess it had over more than a year of its release. If only I hadn't the impression that it would break in pieces after the first fall, but then again I am a declared Nokia fan.Build quality 6/10Reception 9/10Call quality 9/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 8/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 8/10
- Excelente display size, quality and resolution
- Android is a dominant and shall be for the forseable future
- Respectable specs
- Plastic construction
- Fragile feel
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posted on 02 Jul 2013, 12:06 (Posts: 0; Member since: 02 Jul 2013)
good phone i like it
marioesho has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
very nice phone great battery great display great camera the phone is perfect i love it is really nice and it has great features i love the phone is fast and even the desighn is sleek very fast and great for everyday usage i love it is perfect for meBuild quality 9/10Reception 9/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
posted on 29 Apr 2013, 06:18 (Posts: 39; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)
My first Samsung Galaxy phone :)
Malki has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
This is my first Samsung Galaxy phone. Before this, I had Lg gt540 Optimus. The s3 is incredible fast, ui is not lagging, all games are running on it without lags. Some peoples thinks, its design is ugly, but I think, the s3 is looking very good :)Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- Very fast
- The gorilla glass is not scratching :)
- The phone is looking very good
- It's very smart
- Hard to use with one hand
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posted on 28 Apr 2013, 03:46 (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Apr 2013)
Kirito_YH has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
nice mobile, i have installed android jellybean 4.2.1 on my samsung galaxy s3 that's smooth and nice work, no bug yeah :3 but the battery is too less work :( camera is nice, input is good, internet fast :)Build quality 9/10Reception 9/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 10/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
posted on 16 Apr 2013, 14:30 (Posts: 0; Member since: 16 Apr 2013)
BIG regret, like going back 20 years
Tripitaka has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I obsessed and agonised over this phone for nearly a year until I could afford to buy one outright. Now i am crying about it. Ok, its fantastic at everything......Except being a phone!! My reception is reminiscent of my first phone 20 years ago, I have NO signal in my house, garden, most places at work, etc and it drops out completely even in high area. While my old Nokia N95 proudly boasts a full signal with the same network.
Ive tried all the recommended settings to boost it, but nothing. I am gutted. Have no choice but to sell asap.Build quality 6/10Reception 1/10Call quality 5/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 3/10Text input 7/10Display 10/10Battery 8/10
- Large fantastic screen, easy to use.
- Signal, signal, signal, reception reception reception
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posted on 02 Apr 2013, 19:43 (Posts: 14; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
It is Very good but not enough
baraheemo has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Android 4.0 must be 4.2 very soon , however it is one of best smart phones that samsung has made them and i wish in the future to upgrade the Build quality to alaminium material
that was everything i would like to talk here in phonearena .comBuild quality 9/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 8/10
- Very fast
- Battery must be better than the previous devices
- All its body is a plastic
- The camera is not good enough
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posted on 02 Apr 2013, 07:47 (Posts: 34; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)
It is good to be the King.
night_elf has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
The (by far) best Smartphone i had! Trust me I'm an engineer! Smartphones i had so far are: iPhone 3G, 3Gs, 4s, 5, HTC One X, i9000 and i9100 and i was never so amazed by a Phone like with the Galaxy S3. Its worth every $ or € you spend on it!Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- MicroSD (+64 GB)
- Amoled Display
- Replaceble Battery, Battery Life
- Very fast CPU (Quad Core)
- Multiwindow (or as i call it Real Multitasking)
- NFC, WiFi-Direct
- Notification LED
- Feels light in your hand
- Customizable, Motions, Smart Reations
- I could go on with Pros, but there is no more space left :)
- The design could be better
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