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Samsung Galaxy S III Review (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint)

0. phoneArena 19 Jun 2012, 23:01 posted on

As we’ve seen last year with the Samsung Galaxy S II, it made its way to the US market many months after its initial unveiling – and to top it off, each specific carrier version was different in their own way. So yeah, call it confusion to the max or something else entirely. Thankfully, Samsung’s approach this year with its highly anticipated successor, the uniformly named Samsung Galaxy S III, is more rampant and timely with minimal wait...

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posted on 20 Jun 2012, 23:21 2

80. OKendruu (Posts: 3; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)

See endruu if what your saying is REALLY true than go ahead and get last years phone because there are many fine phones that perform more than anyone needs. people here want the BEST- clearly you don't or don't understand. Benchmarks are there to give an idea of what the phone is capable of even if we don't ever use it in that manner. From the test scores the INTL version is clearly the more powerful phone. Please do some research before giving idiotic comments it only makes you look really st_p_d!!!!!

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 09:46 1

92. remixfa (Posts: 14600; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


anything from Exynos dual core and up is going to be more than "most people" need. Its not about "need", its about wanting the MOST for my money. And yes, the benchmarks are a great indicator of that because rarely do I use stock software. I want the hardware.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 20:41

102. Endruu (Posts: 13; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)

I'm giving the thumbs up to remixfa for his reply, we pick the phone we want.

Clearly OKendruu wants the best, and seems awfully passionate about his views so whatever man, I was just sharing mine don't take it personally yo.

I just want something that works for me. I rock a HSPA+ GNex and it's honestly good enough to convince me that having a rock solid OS like ICS does make a difference in performance even though the Nexus is sporting older hardware.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 23:18 1

103. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

yeah, really we OMAP4 packing device owners shouldn't be in a hurry for anything. if i were to get a Droid Razr HD it would primarily be for the larger HD Display and the 13MP Camera. the extra power would just be a little bonus.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 20:28

101. Endruu (Posts: 13; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)

wow, you're really angry, and that's cute cause I wasn't.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 14:23 1

99. MartyK (Posts: 923; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)

hot sex and over before your bored?
works for me.

ding, ding, ding..the winner and best comment of 2012!!!....hahahaha

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 02:07

26. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

Should be much lower knowing Samsung.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 23:58 4

4. baldilocks (Posts: 788; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)

I have the International version and I think I'll stick with it.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 23:58 5

5. Tjey007 (Posts: 86; Member since: 22 May 2012)

i think s3 deserves better score than one x. one x got some flaws apart from sd card & battery department.HTC also admitted it.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 00:01 10

6. rsiders (Posts: 1061; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

I have to admit I was hard on Samsung when they first announced this phone, but truthfully they have yet another winner with this phone. Have to give credit when it's due.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 00:05 10

8. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

agreed. Once you get over the initial disappointment of it not having the rumored specs and design, it's easy to see that its a solid device.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 10:02 2

47. archangel9 (Posts: 233; Member since: 07 Feb 2010)

This phone WILL dominate period!!!Apple IpHone 5 or whatever ,eat a d!(%!!!

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 00:02

7. avataranjie (Posts: 15; Member since: 03 Dec 2011)

Are you sure it's the same processor for TMOUS version? There are two krait s4 chips one with integrated LTE one without. Just like the HTC One XL and One s. Does the TMO version have the soC without integrated LTE radio?

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 00:08 1

9. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

You know what I don't usually troll but I have to say Samsung definitely did this on purpose.
"Certainly viewed as yet another welcomed change, the home button also activates the S Voice app by double tapping it, and it also activates the multi-tasking pane by executing a long press. "
Siri is activated with a long hold which is how they made multiasking activate on the Sgs3 and switched multitasking activation to s-voice activation method. Not to mention calling it S-voice was a shot at apple clearly meant for people to think of Siri-voice. At least they changed the clear copies of apple charging cable from the sgs2 just changed up the color to black. Samsung really wants to get up apple skin because this is just so clearly copying. Not saying the SGS3 is a copy the design is definitely distinct but these things are urking me. If the iphone is so terrible sammy why do you keep taking pages out of its book????
Troll rant over.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 00:53 9

16. infernal88 (Posts: 113; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

well ..im not trolling or anything ..but if u had least type of knowledge u would have known that this is how multitasking works in android long ago ..and about the activation of voice assist ..i have the S2 and u can open the voice talk by double clicking the home button it starts ...so by far i have to agree with u ...i would say samsung copied the 4S 6 months perior to the release of 4S

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 07:35 2

40. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

WTF dude?

1. Multi task has ALLWAYS being like that before....
2. if you ever used a motorola device (or even CM9) you could use double tap to activate other applications, heck even some applications are well known for hacking the home button double tap feature to do something else...

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 10:47 1

49. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

This was clearly a shot at apple by making these feature activations similar. The fact they use a home buttom fine but to give its the exact same functionality not ok.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 10:50

50. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

well they could use search but they dont have it... plus they already use double tap for vlingo if im not mistaken since the Galaxy S2 (ill ask my friend about it, since he has the international version) you should check whats on the S2 first

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 11:20 1

52. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

confirmed double tap on the galaxy S2 witch is older than the 4S works to launch vlingo, can you explain who is the one copying now?

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 11:28 2

53. remixfa (Posts: 14600; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

it doesnt matter if android had it first, apple invents it even if they are last to the feature. u know that. ask taco. it must be true if he thinks so.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 11:44

56. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

check my vlingo video at the bottom, there is something I really hate and that's someone taking shots at company X and calming they copied without the basic knowledge of that company's , this goes along with other "allegations" of android ripping off iOS ideas, he should also be mad at all the android features introduced on iOS6....

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 11:39 1

55. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

heck here is a video


look at the date

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 09:38 2

46. MEeee (Posts: 359; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

There is no cure for you. Your weak iClouded mind is already infected.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 22:34

77. jp26sx (Posts: 14; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

I think the charger is Samsung's design. I think the iphone uses a nice chunk of Sammy's dirty business under the hood. :-)

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 00:12 4

10. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

Anyway the exynos crushed the S4. Where are those trolls now huh? huh?

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 00:41 3

15. WTHreally (Posts: 3; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)

yeah... where are all those IDIOTS that were saying how effin great the s4 was???? look at the benchmarks- the score BLOWS

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 01:06

18. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)

http://www.theverge.com/2012/5/25/3042640/samsung- galaxy-s-iii-review
I leave this here for ya beside CPU the Exynos crushed nothing, the Terga 3 did better then the Exynos on antutu.
You will not see the different and you say you can you are lying

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 01:51 2

23. CrapdragonCRUSHED (Posts: 3; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)

i don't think so earlier review put the adreno 225 as only a little faster than the mali 400 found in the gs2. The mali 400 in the gs3 int is way faster. Better check the facts before trying to sound like a smartass

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 02:04

25. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)

I did and the mali in the GS3 is overclock and it does well in GPU but the overall chip is on par with many other chips in the market. And for you fyi the powerVR 544 (ipad 3 and Vita) is much more powerful then the mali in the SG3.
If you testing the CPU the 4414 is similar to both the T3 and S4.
If you know the different between what CPU and GPU then you would know that.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 02:32 1

29. The1upper (Posts: 2; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)

yes the overclock mali 400 is not as powerful as the 544 but what he said about the oC mali 400 being faster than the adreno 225 is correct. there was a whole article abou this on PA not that long ago.

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