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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...

This is a discussion for a review. To read the whole review, click here

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 07:09

38. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


ugh.. ng-troll at it again.

On the CPU side, the Exynos is still king, though the spread isnt as wide. On the GPU side it murders both the T3 and S4 and does the dirty dance with the powerVR.
As far as battery goes, the exynos will more than likely outperform the S4 as its made with better tech, and like I mentioned down below, when put to task, 4 cores running at 50% draw less power than 2 cores running at 100%. Also multi threading and such are easier with more cores producing less strain which = better battery life.

I was hoping the extra ram would even out the scores a bit but it didnt. I was gonna just break down and get the US version but now I'm not so sure. Especially when I've seen the international for only 525 compared to the US's 600+ (since its brand new here).

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 11:36

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


WOW the exynos does not have better battery life and Engadget already show that. With LTE on, the US SGS3 got more battery life then then international with only HSPA plus. The 4 cores on the exynos is at 32 nm vs the 2 28 nm.
And no more RAM will not increase benchmark Score for someone who act like he know what he talking about, that is pretty dumb to mistake.

Let me ask the so call a question?
How you ever developed any software?
Are you a computer program?
How you design or help design a chipset/CPU?
Are you a computer program?
Do you first hand experience with both the CPU and developed software for android?
If you answer No to all of this, then how do you know that the Exynos is so much better then all the other chip?
Unlike you I don't know which one is the best, and I just look at score and compare them. It is funny because in theVerge review their international SGS3 with Antutu and it did worst then the T3. And the antutu test the CPU, GPU, Ram and SD speed.
So if the T3 has a worst GPU then the exynos, that mean it make it up in the CPU. Please explain then how do the CPU of the exynos being king?

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 15:05

65. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


yes
yes, just not actively anymore.
no, but my close friends father does so I've seen chip design first hand and asked questions as well as read dozens of articles on the subject.
yes... you already asked this.
no but I can read and I've read dozens of articles on the subject

any other questions?

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 16:57

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


With all your knowlegde tell me why in theverge review One X T3 score higher then the international S3?
And with all your "skill" why are you a sale rep at t-mobile?

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 20:15

73. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


1) there are a dozen different reasons, especially since thats the first test that ive seen that happen on.
A) amount of apps running in the background
b) memory usage, memory ghosting from previous apps
c) and more.

2) I no longer program.. its kinda boring typing in boolyan strings all day at a computer day in and day out. I prefer playing with machines to making them work.

3) why do I work at a part time job that has full benefits for me and my family while i go to school full time for medicine? hmm.. oh.. i think i just answered that. Oh, yea, and I have an electronics addiction, if u cant tell.

any more invasive questions you want to ask like a petulant ass? why do you do what YOU do for a living ?? hmm? Why does taco still live with mommy?? Why Didnt Sniggly punch balmer during the Windows 8 announcement??
WHY WHY WHY!?

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 23:35 2

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


personal blows WOW sore loser

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 09:49

94. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


pretty much. trolls will be trolls.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 01:42

85. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


the higher amount of RAM would have certainly changed the benchmark scores if the S4 actually took advantage of it's dual-channel memory support having 2GB of memory. i was afraid when Samsung announced the change that dual-channeling was gonna be out of the window and i'm pretty sure i'm right here. it would explain why the One X and One S beats the US SIII in most benchmarks most notably in Antutu, a test i know that tests memory. as far as battery life is concerned i think there's something up with the S4 that allows it to have generally more efficient power consumption when it's using a cellular network but on Wi-Fi the T3 (don't forget our low-power companion core pal) and the 4412 beat it.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 09:49

93. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


that would be the integrated radio chipset into the SoC. :)

its qualcomm's one big advantage.

Still, the tests didnt say they were running data the whole time, it just says "battery life". Show me the test where they do the data pull from 100% to dead and tell me how the tests ends up. Just being "LTE" or "HSPA+" isnt the difference, tis USING it. :) Some peeps just dont get that.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 13:20

97. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


well it's pretty safe to say that's where the S4 would draw a lead from because i agree that splitting the voltage between 4 32nm cores should generally be more efficient than splitting it between 2 28nm cores.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 14:28

100. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


its not all about the size. :)

and no.. thats NOT what she said.. lolol

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 22:40

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


Give a little love to the S4 it's tiny and it's got LTE on-board :-)

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 00:21 1

11. Sinaps (Posts: 60; Member since: 27 Jul 2010)


AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 00:32

12. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Hmmm. Wondering if I should upgrade my RAZR to a GS III? Or, wait for the RAZR HD? Decisions, decisions.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 07:48

88. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


if you're on unlimited data get the S3 now because you literally only have a week to be able to use your upgrades before you have to start changing your plan when you do. you can always choose to trade your SIII for an HD later if you'd like.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 01:15 1

19. husser94 (Posts: 24; Member since: 28 Mar 2011)


I'M TIRED OF WATCHING REVIEWS RELEASE THE BEAST ALREADY!!! I'M GETTING IMPATIENT;)

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 01:42 1

21. Forsaken77 (Posts: 553; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


What's up with Samsung not integrating LTE into their Exynos chips yet??!!! LTE has been out for 3+ years already. Time to get on that Sammy! You gonna keep making 3G chips forever? Also, according to the benchmark, the phone only has 1.5 gigs of RAM, not 2. False advertising anyone?

Anyhow, I'd rather the extra battery life in the S4 w/LTE than the Quad Core without. Imagine if the quad-core had LTE? That thing would last for 2 hours and be dead, lol. Battery life is everything. It's much more important than having an overkill quad core. The S4 is still plenty powerful for what you're gonna need it for.

The review also didn't mention anything about the 2 years of dropbox on certain carriers and the internal storage differences available. Imo, Phone Arenas reviews SUCK! They hardly mention most of the features of the phone in detail. They should use these features and write about them, all of them, not just mention a few of the big ones. This IS a review afterall. So review the damn phone in its' entirety. (This is a general comment about their reviews, not just the GS3 in particular)

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 07:04

37. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


your assumption is mistaken

The Exynos quad will get just as good if not better battery life than the S4. Its all in how its made and optimized. 4 cores running at 50% power take up much less power than 2 cores running at 100%

Also, LTE is a major major battery drain. I'll stick to HSPA+.
You know, I thought the whole point of Qualcom sticking the LTE chip on the SoC is that the battery drain would be negated.. guess not.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 14:44

61. Mannequinsdenial (Posts: 15; Member since: 02 May 2012)


hmm weird how the s4+LTE= better battery life than Exynos+HSPA+ according to the benchmarks????
28nm>>>32nm when it comes to battery.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 15:02

64. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


if you say so.. lol

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 16:50

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


Read the Engadget review. It should clearly show that with LTE it was able to get 9:10. And the international one onky got 9:02 without LTE. So much for you knowlegde.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 20:18

74. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


OOOOOH.. AAAAAH.. YA GOT ME SARGE!!!! lolol

your such a troll. lets keep a runnin average of the tests as they come out? have a little fun.

for someone that admits they know jack crap about this stuff, you sure to spend a lot of time trying to troll me and prove me wrong. too bad it doesnt work out for you so well. stop taking advice from taco.. lol

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 07:58

89. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


you know HSPA+ 42mbps eats battery just as much as LTE right? xD

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 09:51

95. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


show me the test that proves it. :)
they used to do battery drain tests from downloading things. where are those at? maybe its because we dont get unlimited data anymore from carriers they stopped doing them.. lolol

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 02:21 1

27. scrabble111 (Posts: 13; Member since: 25 Apr 2011)


im really and very VERY tempted to just forget my lumia 900 and go for this or even the one X. Darn you mobile world, you can never satisfy the consumer! lol.. microsoft better prove tommorow to why i should stay with them! haha

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 02:52 1

31. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Soooo... uh, I couldn't help but notice that "no LTE network to run on" wasn't listed as a con, and considering that this review includes the Sprint version, you'd think it would... because, y'know, it was listed as a con on the Evo 4G LTE... which I can only assume is why the Evo got rated the same as the AT&T One X instead of higher, considering it had added features like an SD slot and camera button, but with a slower network... I'll um... I'll be quiet and let the people who actually know what they're doing run the show now...

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 03:14 2

32. MARKSPEAR77 (Posts: 40; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)


i feel inlove with my sgsiii, all i can say is very nice phone.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 06:42

34. babyk (Posts: 313; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


remember htc one x isnt on 4.0.4 as yet. The international one x test version release has beaten s3 both antutu and quadrant

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 07:02

36. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


really? got proof? i have not seen or heard that.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 10:05

48. MARKSPEAR77 (Posts: 40; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)


ok i will give you a chance your htc one x is way faster than sgs3 but is your htc one x does have POP UP PLAY, DIRECT CALL, SMART ALERT and SMART STAY?

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