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post #31 of 53
Just got my Galaxy S3 in the mail yesterday (Verizon). It looks kind of crappy and has a cheap plastic feel. Early reviews are also mixed w/ a lot of complaints on random battery drain, overheating, and not-so-great camera (the HTC and i4s supposingly beat it).

Anyone else have experience? Mine's still in the box. Debating if I should return and wait for i5.
post #32 of 53
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The price of a 16GB 4S where I am is 5400RMB CNY (about €690 EUR), locked and with a mandatory two year China Unicom contract. I can get unlocked grey imported ones, but I don't think Apple honours the warranty on them.


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post #33 of 53
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I was just giving information to someone who responded to me about iPhone pricing in the EU. He might not have read my other comments and strong opinions about luxury product pricing here.

We're not all Apple fanboys here. smile.gif
post #34 of 53
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Lulz @ the irony.
post #35 of 53
Started using my phone, really like it. Also bought a metallic replacement case online, which makes the phone a lot more substantial. Forgot why I had pre-ordered it on purpose (and the reason I couldn't wait for iphone 5) --- to lock in the current Verizon data plans rather than being forced into their limited data plans.
post #36 of 53
Having suffered through 2 years with my Epic 4G, I probably won't be buying another Samsung phone anytime soon. Samsung support is shit.

Why do Android manufacturers insist on going with larger and larger screens? Battery life is terrible on all of these phones. I wish someone would make a 4" model with stock Android that's not an ugly piece of plastic.
post #37 of 53
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Having suffered through 2 years with my Epic 4G, I probably won't be buying another Samsung phone anytime soon. Samsung support is shit.

Why do Android manufacturers insist on going with larger and larger screens? Battery life is terrible on all of these phones. I wish someone would make a 4" model with stock Android that's not an ugly piece of plastic.
+1. I would buy that kind of phone in a heartbeat. They can even clutter it up with bloatware and skins. That's what Cyanogenmod is for.
post #38 of 53
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Having suffered through 2 years with my Epic 4G, I probably won't be buying another Samsung phone anytime soon. Samsung support is shit.
Why do Android manufacturers insist on going with larger and larger screens? Battery life is terrible on all of these phones. I wish someone would make a 4" model with stock Android that's not an ugly piece of plastic.

I have the S3, battery life seems decent (I only charge it overnight and I use email/text all day, don't make many calls on it). Previously I had the Droid X and had an extended battery that would last up to 2 days. I figure I'll find an extended battery for this after a couple months too.

I agree that the casing sucks. I ended up getting an aftermarket aluminum casing for it, which actually looks great.

What was so bad with the Epic 4G?
post #39 of 53
Oh, lots of things. Mainly the fact that Samsung is 6+ months late on all OS updates, that the batter doesn't last half a day, that the 3G and 4G radios seem to constantly disconnect (and randomly not turn back on), and that it freezes all the time. Also I have to go in every couple of days and turn off/on background data, or it stops syncing with gmail and whatnot.
post #40 of 53
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+1. I would buy that kind of phone in a heartbeat. They can even clutter it up with bloatware and skins. That's what Cyanogenmod is for.

This I like. Remove the Samsungness and make it yours. Certainly extended the life of my Galaxy S, will probably get another year out of it thanks to CM.
post #41 of 53

I was a Nokia fan for years and I converted to Samsung in 2010 love the galaxy range even their tablets. Highly recommend them.
 

post #42 of 53
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Oh, lots of things. Mainly the fact that Samsung is 6+ months late on all OS updates, that the batter doesn't last half a day, that the 3G and 4G radios seem to constantly disconnect (and randomly not turn back on), and that it freezes all the time. Also I have to go in every couple of days and turn off/on background data, or it stops syncing with gmail and whatnot.

So far so good. Only issue is the battery kind of sucks but that was expected due to the big screen. Waiting to buy an extended battery once they come out with a thin, reliatble one.
post #43 of 53

I love it, but the battery kinda sucks.

post #44 of 53
Got "Juice defender" app and it makes a world of a difference. So far today, it's at 95% after about 9 hours with rare checks on email and 1 phone call. Before the app, I would drop to 70% after a few hours.
post #45 of 53
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The price of a 16GB 4S where I am is 5400RMB CNY (about €690 EUR), locked and with a mandatory two year China Unicom contract. I can get unlocked grey imported ones, but I don't think Apple honours the warranty on them.
If I jailbreak or root an iPhone wouldn't I run into problems with doing iOS upgrades and it becoming locked again?
BTW my Galaxy which I bought in the UK, is rooted and the Android upgrades for that have come from CyanogenMod and not Samsung...no Touchwiz here.. haha. No doubt CM will be doing the S3 as well.
I'm also looking at the LG Optimus 4X as well, that should be readily available here as well, again unlocked and without contract.


An amazing app, have it on my phone and tablet.

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