Samsung Galaxy S III Review: Q&A

Samsung Galaxy S III Review: Q&A
This was originally our Q&A post to go with our preview of the Galaxy S III, but since we managed to publish our Samsung Galaxy S III Review so soon, we decided to extend this Q&A session for a few days more. Now, you can read our full review, and if you still happen to have any questions, go ahead and post them below - we'll give you all the answers you need in a separate post very soon.

So, what would you like to know about this beast of a phone?

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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)



1. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

How long is the battery life?

23. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

32. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Pretty good

99. ffaarrooqq

Posts: 65; Member since: May 26, 2011

better than previous s'series phones.

98. metoyou

Posts: 279; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

add to that Which color is better looking?

3. JDCohen722

Posts: 39; Member since: May 18, 2011

Considering the fact that you've used the HTC One X and reviewed it, and now previewed the S III, is it a smoother experience than the One X? I know they are very very similar in specs besides the different Processors, but is it more lag-free than the One X, or is it the same? Or are they both even lag free? In other words I don't care much for synthetic benchmarks I just want to know in real use which is faster/smoother.

29. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

you'll just have to wait then....

76. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

my one x is lag free been using 1.29 update

113. ian132

Posts: 28; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

Both of these phone are gonna be fluid and smooth and didn't lag end with the galaxy s2 why do people keep asking about it?

4. mfiend21

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

How about some close up pics of the screen?

25. PackMan

Posts: 277; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

How much difference does the "NORMAL" mode makes in terms of colour accuracy?

104. E34V8

Posts: 109; Member since: Dec 16, 2011

@mfiend21 Close enough? (SIII on the right)

5. decent4u

Posts: 75; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Any Ideas on how much this will cost (fully unlocked version)(no contracts)

12. Saamic

Posts: 119; Member since: Feb 20, 2012


21. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

$700 in a month.

28. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

694.00 at

55. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2361; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

That's where I ordered mine :-D

89. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

I preordered mine the day of the announcement.

6. a1000smiles4u

Posts: 84; Member since: Apr 24, 2012

i keep a cell phone for 2-2.5 years. which one should i go for htc one x or sg3 i heavily use them for browsing internet

9. Saamic

Posts: 119; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

The SIII because it boasts the best (or at least one of the best) web browsing experience(s) to date. Also they have chose a pentile matrix screen on the SIII because it keeps its initial quality longer which is beneficial for users who want to keep the phone for about 18 months or longer.

14. a1000smiles4u

Posts: 84; Member since: Apr 24, 2012

hmmm thanks ... actually i wanted to ask how li-ion is when compared to li-poly in terms of longevity

15. a1000smiles4u

Posts: 84; Member since: Apr 24, 2012

and that pentile reasoning is just an excuse i feel

39. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

lol ya the pentile reasoning is an excuse, the One X's screen is much brighter and just looks better than the S3 (when the X was compared to the GNex) Li-Ion Pros: High energy density. Does not need prolonged charging when new. Relatively low self-discharge Li-Ion Cons: Requires protection circuit to maintain voltage and current within safe limits. Gets hot quickly Not fully mature, metals and chemicals are changing on a continuing basis. Cannot be molded Li-Poly Pros: Very low profile, can be as thin as credit card Flexible form factor, can be molded to fit the compartment perfectly Very light Improved safety, more resistant to overcharge; less chance for electrolyte leakage. Li-Poly Cons: Lower energy density and decreased cycle count compared to lithium-ion. Expensive to manufacture. Higher cost-to-energy ratio than lithium-ion

90. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

for day to day usage, the SGS3 should have a much much longer battery life. It is a bigger battery to start with, one of the benefits of Pentile is the lower battery usage vs RGB, and if worse comes to worse, u can flip out the SGS3 battery with a spare in a heartbeat where you dont have the choice on the onex.

72. thelegend6657 unregistered

For me it's oneX . Better design , better screen , Nice sense widgets and beats audio

81. SleepingOz unregistered

Beats audio? haha!!

84. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

I don't agree about beats, that's a marketing scheme, you won't noticed the difference unless you buy a beats headset and then is insignificant. The s3 offers direct call, pop up play, smart stay, s voice, between other features.

95. thelegend6657 unregistered

The beats earphones is overpriced ! I will use my audio techina I tried it at a store it sounds better with beats equalizer

50. SleepingOz unregistered

77. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

no winner was mentioned here

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