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Galaxy S3
Murderer
Tasmania
1897 posts
Has been released today as of midday.

Unfortunately my store won't have any until monday.

Allphones are selling outright at $825.

GO GO GO GO GO!

This will pwn the piss out of the One X.

*edit* - from gsm arena.

As we suspected, the handset has gone through a slight change of character in order to play nice with the speedy networks across the Atlantic. Both Galaxy S III versions will pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 Chipset with two Krait CPU cores, clocked at 1.5GHz. RAM memory has been bumped up to two gigs as well - just like in the case of the Japanese version for NTT Docomo. The LTE version will come with a choice of 16 or 32 gigabytes of built-in memory, while the HSDPA one will have to make do with a 16GB flavor only. The rest of the specs are identical to the ones found in the I9300.
Given Samsung's previous record of North American launches, we can reasonably expect that the US variations of the smartphone will have similar specifications. We are still to hear about them though.
01:27pm 31/05/12 Permalink
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Skitza
Brisbane, Queensland
9768 posts
Do you have any iPhone 5's?
01:32pm 31/05/12 Permalink
Murderer
Tasmania
1898 posts
Heh, no...

I know I won't be getting one unless it can make me more money !!!

Hah.. I think eye phone five will be out roughly about October.

Thats what most of the news / tech sites are stating..

Apple are a bunch of tards now anyway. They've had their time in the limelight.
01:38pm 31/05/12 Permalink
Mass
Brisbane, Queensland
1205 posts
Mine is arriving tomorrow (from Telstra), but its just a filler in cause I am waiting for the 64Gb 4G Blue to be available.
01:39pm 31/05/12 Permalink
Murderer
Tasmania
1899 posts
Pebble blue yeah, tis a nice color :)

I think they are on delay until end of june? not too sure.

I want to get an s3 now!!! but I have too many fees to pay :S
01:44pm 31/05/12 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
2870 posts
aren't the iPhone 5's doing away with the glass back (one two many eye's lost?) and looking more like a samsung? (round home button square and squat)
02:01pm 31/05/12 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
36247 posts
This will pwn the piss out of the One X.
Why? It doesn't seem like it is significantly better on paper, unless I'm missing something obvious...?
02:02pm 31/05/12 Permalink
DK
Brisbane, Queensland
703 posts
Played with it today in store. Looked and felt nice. Was smooth as butter.
02:29pm 31/05/12 Permalink
sparrow
Brisbane, Queensland
1682 posts
I just got a HTC One X, and it's amazing. I seriously doubt anything 'pwn the piss' out of it.
02:50pm 31/05/12 Permalink
BlueMoon
14 posts
Sounds like a few people in this thread just brought a HTC One X and are very defensive their new flash phone might be out-done.

Keep us updated when you find good reviews on the two phones. I'm up for replacing my Telstra HTC Desire now that the 24month contract is up!
03:01pm 31/05/12 Permalink
Opec
Brisbane, Queensland
7594 posts
I might wait until they release SGS III LTE that's compatible with Telstra's LTE. I'm on no real rush, my SGS II is still going strong :)
03:08pm 31/05/12 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
6800 posts
Replacing my HTC Desire HD with the Nokia Lumia 900. I'm no longer a power user now that I have a Asus Transformer Prime which does everything I need, so W7 OS suits me perfectly. Also the bonus of having a hammer on standby is great.
03:09pm 31/05/12 Permalink
Mass
Brisbane, Queensland
1207 posts
I might wait until they release SGS III LTE that's compatible with Telstra's LTE. I'm on no real rush, my SGS II is still going strong :)


My Telstra mobile chick tells me that around the end of June we should be seeing the LTE versions. I'll play with this little white one till the good ones are in stock.
03:16pm 31/05/12 Permalink
skythra
Brisbane, Queensland
5634 posts
Both Galaxy S III versions will pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 Chipset with two Krait CPU cores, clocked at 1.5GHz.

Wait.

That means it's just another dualcore phone. That's not next generation and certainly no better than the One X (a quadcore). WTH.

Plus the snapdragon means that you don't get any of the advantages of the nvidia tegra? That just means overall it's a huge step down from the non-asian sgs3's.
03:21pm 31/05/12 Permalink
Opec
Brisbane, Queensland
7595 posts
Wait.

That means it's just another dualcore phone. That's not next generation and certainly no better than the One X (a quadcore). WTH.

Plus the snapdragon means that you don't get any of the advantages of the nvidia tegra? That just means overall it's a huge step down from the non-asian sgs3's.


Yeah this is one of the problem with the version released in AU. I'm going to wait until they bring Quard cores for LTE that's compatible with Telstra's.
03:26pm 31/05/12 Permalink
Mass
Brisbane, Queensland
1208 posts
No the AU is a quad core

http://www.samsung.com/au/consumer/mobile-phone/mobile-phone/smartphone/GT-I9300RWOOPS-spec

according to Samsung site anyways

Umm according that that link, this is using a microsim????
03:32pm 31/05/12 Permalink
Murderer
Tasmania
1900 posts
03:32pm 31/05/12 Permalink
mental
Brisbane, Queensland
3178 posts
Yeah the s3 is, s3 4g is dual core.
03:35pm 31/05/12 Permalink
skythra
Brisbane, Queensland
5635 posts
Umm, the S3 is quadcore fools.


Well i quote your quote
MSM8960 Chipset with two Krait CPU cores, clocked at 1.5GHz.

Now I quote wikipedia

MSM8960[47][48][49]28 nmARMv71.5-1.7 GHz Dual-core KraitL2: 1 MBAdreno 225Dual-channel 500 MHz LPDDR2BT 4.0, 802.11a/b/g/n (2.4/5GHz), World Mode (LTE FDD/TDD CAT3, SVLTE-DB, TD-SCDMA, Rel9 DC-HSPA+, GSM/GPRS/EDGE, EGAL, 1x Adv., 1x EV-DO Rev. A/B)Q1 2012Asus Transformer Pad Infinity (3G/4G version),[50] HTC One XL,[45] HTC One X (North America),[51] ZTE V96 [52], HTC EVO 4G LTE[53] Sony Xperia GX[54] Sony Xperia SX[55] Samsung Galaxy SIII (LTE model)[56], Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta[57], Toshiba REGZA Phone T-02D[58], Panasonic Eluga Power[59], AQUOS Phone sv SH-10D[60]

I'd like to quote again from wikipedia
Samsung Galaxy SIII


This is bad news for me.

Edit; that table is huge.

I can't find that "GSM Arena" quote, can you link the article? Maybe they're just talking about a different one that is coming to other places europe, or something?
03:42pm 31/05/12 Permalink
mental
Brisbane, Queensland
3179 posts
This explains why no quad processor 4g phones:

http://www.pcauthority.com.au/News/302684,i-want-my-lte8230-with-quad-core-on-the-side.aspx
03:51pm 31/05/12 Permalink
Pinky
Melbourne, Victoria
13217 posts
Sounds like a few people in this thread just brought a HTC One X and are very defensive their new flash phone might be out-done.

Doesn't sound like that to me :-/

Does sound like someone is trying to be a d*** though.

I reckon the One X is excellent value for around $640 AUD.
03:56pm 31/05/12 Permalink
sparrow
Brisbane, Queensland
1683 posts
Actually, even better value for $549 from Kogan Pinky.

Also, I waited until the announcement for the S3 came out before deciding - infact I was sure I would want one. But I was really disappointed with it, and decided the One X looked better (and it's awesome!)
04:22pm 31/05/12 Permalink
Murderer
Tasmania
1901 posts
Samsung note supports flash too afaik.

Afaik, Dual core + 4g = possible.

Quad core = 3g.

However, I think nVidia have just sorted that out...

So probably another 6+ months until this happens.

However, who knows?
05:03pm 31/05/12 Permalink
Pinky
Melbourne, Victoria
13220 posts
Or $519 as it apparently is now :-/

http://www.kogan.com/au/buy/htc-one-x-grey/

EDIT: Cheers for the tip, sparrow. Just bit the bullet. My Desire has been pissing me off for ages with its lack of internal memory.
05:04pm 31/05/12 Permalink
mental
Brisbane, Queensland
3180 posts
Early 2013 according to the link I posted
05:06pm 31/05/12 Permalink
Fixah
Brisbane, Queensland
7091 posts
Yeah my Desire Contract just ran out.

Was going to get the X1 from http://www.eglobaldigitalcameras.com.au/htc-one-x-unlocked-mobile-phones.html for $554 delivered but Kogan has it for $538.00 delievered (includes $19 delivery). Sold!

(p.s. sparrow linked to the grey one, there's white as well for the same price).
06:36pm 31/05/12 Permalink
skythra
Brisbane, Queensland
5636 posts
Yeah the s3 is, s3 4g is dual core.

Ah yep thanks mental, i see a few people have confirmed that.
06:45pm 31/05/12 Permalink
Linker
Brisbane, Queensland
1628 posts
I too thought the S3 announcement was disappointing, so got the One X. All the exclusive apps have been hacked out of the S3 anyway and are already available for any ICS rom if you root your phone.

Much prefer the less invasive Sense 4 interface than the clunky Touchwiz, plus the display is better on the One X. Even the Engadget review tends to side with the One X in the end. I'm more than happy with mine :)


The best thing about the Galaxy S III? That it's more than the sum of its parts. Individually, the slightly larger and better display, stronger processor and faster camera may not sound that special, but in daily operation they score major combo points: gathering up all the best bits of the older Galaxy S II and re-working them into a solidly modern (read: mid-2012) device. The power- and storage-hungry Android user simply cannot go wrong with this purchase, and neither can those looking for a great camera.

The worst thing about the GS III? No matter how hard it tries, it just isn't greater than the sum of the HTC One X's parts. That's not to say it falls short, but merely to emphasize that times have changed since last year's Galaxy S II, which landed on an unsuspecting world that was largely devoid of predators. The Snapdragon variant of the One X has similar computing power, battery life and photographic credibility, but it also has a much better user interface that sticks more closely to the guiding ethos of Android 4.0. The One X also has a more forward-looking physical design, while the GS III clings to the tried and true styles of old. Perhaps the biggest sacrifice you'd make by going for the One X over the GS III is the loss of the cheap storage offered by the microSD card. That's a painful thing to give up, but given how deeply we feel about the need for Android to move forward and not get stuck in a Gingerbread-flavored groundhog day, we might just take the hit.
07:13pm 31/05/12 Permalink
exo
Sydney, New South Wales
9021 posts
Spent this morning side-stage at Samsung's World Tour event at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney overseeing a live-stream of the show.

I'm very impressed with the phone, have been using it for about a month now and was on a One X prior to that. I'm still not entirely sure which I prefer - it's a bit of a toss-up between HTC Sense and Samsung TouchWiz Nature UX to be honest. The little things like Smart Stay and Direct Call make me lean towards the GSIII, but the better camera interface and more logical UI makes me tip towards the One X.

I think now that I can use the GSIII in public as my primary device (rather than stashing it in my pocket any time I'm outside of home or work) I might get a better feeling about which I prefer.
12:05am 01/06/12 Permalink
skythra
Brisbane, Queensland
5639 posts
The little things like Smart Stay and Direct Call make me lean towards the GSIII, but the better camera interface and more logical UI makes me tip towards the One X.
Exo, ignoring the UI (which would disappear as the first port of call), can you tell if the applications seem to run better on one or the other? Which feels smoothest when using it's hardware?

I mean, tbh they're both at the cpu and memory level pretty darn similar, but you mentioned things like the camera, could you elaborate a little more?

My SGS1 is nearing it's life end (as far as the contract is concerned) so i'm really finding it hard, i like samsung, but hate it's software; instantly I put on custom roms, not just to remove the bloat but also just to get a much better functioning phone. It's been a pleasure since. The latest rom has lasted me something like 6 months, because i've totally forgotten about the modding scene because it's just so nice that i never think about the inner workings.

I've dropped bashed stomped and thrown my SGS1, the only damage is some of the chrome on the bezel on one corner is a little worse for wear (it looks like little dots of black) and the screen has one tiny indentation scratch that you can't see till it's off and reflecting in the right light. In those terms would you expect the one X or the SGS3 to be better just from playing with it? (PS it's not like the phone is in danger i just never use a case and in two years i've come to know that it can take a beating so i don't treat it nice especially knowing my contract is nearly up :P)

Outside of the UI differences do you notice anything better or worse with the screen, etc? Button placements? Maybe you like the feel of one over the other in your hand for comfort?
12:54am 01/06/12 Permalink
Twisted
Brisbane, Queensland
11677 posts

This will pwn the piss out of the One X.

Why? It doesn't seem like it is significantly better on paper, unless I'm missing something obvious...?
Yeah all the reviews say they're pretty similar. All your getting that's different really is HTC Sense for a good look or Samsung's more usable interface I think.
10:05am 01/06/12 Permalink
Murderer
Tasmania
1902 posts
Well....

I have now had a personal exp with the s3 and htc one x.

I was right, the s3 f**** the one x over hard lol. Build quality a lot better, the Samsung is easy to repair. I.e. charge port, screen etc.

Love the s3 my store will have them on Tuesday I'm resigning
My 4s contract to get it. And selling the 4s.
09:12pm 01/06/12 Permalink
exo
Sydney, New South Wales
9023 posts
Exo, ignoring the UI (which would disappear as the first port of call), can you tell if the applications seem to run better on one or the other? Which feels smoothest when using it's hardware?

I find it interesting that you say you'd piss off the TouchWiz or Sense UI as your first step, but these interface layers are where the innovation is happening these days.

Little features in Sense - like turning on speakerphone if you put your phone face down, slicing an incoming call by flipping your phone over don't exist in vanilla Android. The reason the One X's camera is so good is because they've added in features that just aren't present, so why would you wipe away all those benefits just to use Holo?

Similarly for the GS3, the motion effects are great - direct call rings a person from an SMS trail just by lifting it to your ear. There's no physical camera button, but I can launch straight to it by tapping and holding the screen and then rotating 90 degrees.

Out of the box, I'd say that the GS3 runs applications smoother but I haven't had a chance to use my One X since the 1.29 update was released yesterday. Look and feel - they're both very nice devices, the GS3 feels nicer in your hand but does feel plasticy. The One X is a unibody polycarbonate, but that means no removable battery or expandable storage.

The lock-unlock button is better positioned on the right hand side as it is with the GS3 rather than on top for the One X and with big phones like this, you notice it. The display on the One X is better as it has a true RGB sub-pixel arrangement rather than Pentile AMOLED.

It's a really tough call to make, but at the moment I think I'm leaning towards the GS3. As I said, I can now use the phone outside of home and work so I'll have a better view on things in a week or so.
10:39am 02/06/12 Permalink
skythra
Brisbane, Queensland
5644 posts
Cool, yeah the UI changes appear pretty quickly in the community roms, face unlock was introduced into gingerbread before ICS was even released officially just from people taking it out of the beta builds of ICS and introducing it into their roms. I wouldn't be running vanilla android either, i'd probably trial the standard HTC/SGS3 sense/touchwiz for a few weeks before moving to a Cyanogen mod or similar.

The SGS3 will probably be my pick i suppose again out of those, it's a shame it doesn't have the better screen, but extended batteries are kind of my thing. I often do onsite callouts to the middle of some mining community to do IT work so a battery which lasts longer than a couple of days really helps out. I don't have time to put it down to charge, often i don't even put myself to sleep it's just get there, setup, backup, migrate and test, followed by an 8 hour onsite support all in a crazy 24-48 hour period, and usually i need 3g hotspotting enabled the whole time. I've put extended batteries in both the SGS1 and SGS2 for achieving the kind of time i need to go without it charging.

I'm still about 2 months from making a decision, as of tuesday i'm holidaying in japan for a month and i won't probably do anything about my contract the month after because our two man show has the other guy off for a month for july. :D

Cheers for taking the time to respond. All good points you're putting in there.
11:03am 02/06/12 Permalink
Protius
Brisbane, Queensland
4440 posts
Just got myself an S3 :/ Been an iphone user since the 3 first hit our shores. Bit different so far lol.
04:16pm 02/06/12 Permalink
crazymorton
Brisbane, Queensland
3106 posts
i notice on both their sites they're offering some free dropbox space

htc = 25gb
gs3 = 50gb
05:10pm 02/06/12 Permalink
mental
Brisbane, Queensland
3195 posts
Cool, yeah the UI changes appear pretty quickly in the community roms, face unlock was introduced into gingerbread before ICS was even released officially just from people taking it out of the beta builds of ICS and introducing it into their roms. I wouldn't be running vanilla android either, i'd probably trial the standard HTC/SGS3 sense/touchwiz for a few weeks before moving to a Cyanogen mod or similar.


Even easier when Samsung release their source code

http://www.androidauthority.com/samsung-galaxy-s3-source-code-multiple-regions-92000/
11:38am 03/06/12 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
36251 posts
I find it interesting that you say you'd piss off the TouchWiz or Sense UI as your first step, but these interface layers are where the innovation is happening these days.
That is, IMO, the worst thing about them and will just increase the (already bad) problem of Android fragmentation. If they're not open source solutions that anyone can roll into their phone it is just going to end up like the same boring handset-based warfare that we've had since like forever, which Apple will just win because they have the one consistent user experience in which people always know what they are getting.

I understand manufacturers that want to get an edge in Android handsets will go with a custom solution, but it just makes the whole landscape suck again. They should make these solutions OSS so anyone can install them on whatever handset, and just make sure they run /better/ on their handsets.
07:27pm 03/06/12 Permalink
v8mini
Brisbane, Queensland
18 posts
looks cool
07:40pm 03/06/12 Permalink
exo
Sydney, New South Wales
9024 posts
That is, IMO, the worst thing about them and will just increase the (already bad) problem of Android fragmentation.

Samsung, HTC et all don't want people to walk into a store and say "Do I want an iPhone or an Android", they want them to ask "Do I want an iPhone or an HTC/Samsung?". They are using Android as a platform to build their own ecosystem just as Apple used Unix to do the same with iOS.

Making the solutions OSS so anybody can install them on any handset yet /better/ on their own brand doesn't solve any of the problems of fragmentation that you're talking of. It just make their custom solutions look crap on other vendor's handsets.
08:08pm 03/06/12 Permalink
skythra
Brisbane, Queensland
5653 posts
That is, IMO, the worst thing about them and will just increase the (already bad) problem of Android fragmentation.

Can you cite some sources that suggest that the fragmentation is causing issues?

At the moment all i see is different vendors all putting in money to explore different area's to get 'ahead of the competition', some fail and others don't. The 'fragmentation' only lasts one generation or less, then the new revisions of everyone's include the best of all that fragmentation and roll back the mistakes, while also introducing new stuff.

So far i have zero complaints about the so called fragmentation from a purely user point of view. I'd assume app developers might have a little annoyance with it? But i can't really see how..

Edit: the only actual 'fragmentation' issues i'm reading with any weight, is
1) handsets are so diverse, different performance, different screen resolutions etc.
2) Android OS is so diverse, the proportions on pre gingerbread, gingerbread, most tablets on honeycomb and now ICS is causing issues.

In either case the UI changes aren't causing any of these issues..
10:52am 04/06/12 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
36252 posts
Can you cite some sources that suggest that the fragmentation is causing issues?
I don't have a link to the slides handy, but at GDC this year one of the big mobile developers got up and said that despite the fact that there are half a billion Android handsets, it's almost not worth developing for them because it's a billion times harder to, because of the huge variety of different handsets.

It is a pretty common theme amongst game developers, who can opt to build just one version that works on all iOS devices with only minor tweaks, or having to worry about the plethora of Android devices and their different specs.
So far i have zero complaints about the so called fragmentation from a purely user point of view. I'd assume development might have a little annoyance with it? But i can't really see how
Yeh same for me, generally. There's almost no apps that I can't run. But there are handset-based differences that attempt to vendor-lock you - like the Samsung security software (can't remember what it's called), that I only found out about the other day. It looks awesome (does the remote wiping; it was mentioned in that lost phone thread), but if you go down that route and buy into that ecosystem then it's important to remember that you might end up stuck on that vendor - not "stuck on Android". Which I think is all I'm trying to say :) So as exo points out, you end up on one hardware's Android ecosystem, not "the" Android ecosystem.

And it's not necessarily a bad thing (which I realise I implied in my first post). I just think its the "worst" thing in the sense that of all the stuff that is awesome about Android, there are stacks of differences between all the many different types of handsets, which can be confusing for users. Choice is great, but too much choice I think is a problem.

Don't get me wrong, I am a big Android fan and my next phone will definitely be an Android. I'm just stuck, and pissed off because of it, because there are too many devices and it's so hard to know which is the "right" one (and none of them seem to have a f*****g camera as good as the iPhone 4S yet!@#)
10:59am 04/06/12 Permalink
Twisted
Brisbane, Queensland
11681 posts

I was right, the s3 f**** the one x over hard lol. Build quality a lot better, the Samsung is easy to repair. I.e. charge port, screen etc.
HTC One X is a lot cheaper though, which would appeal to a lot of budget conscious smart phone buyers.
12:28pm 04/06/12 Permalink
Murderer
Tasmania
1904 posts
Got my S3.

Loving it to pieces.

Got the one XL at sametime and came out with the s3.

Quite expensive, but this handset is wonderful.

That is all.

Time to sell the 4S now, any takers??? lol
02:49pm 04/06/12 Permalink
skythra
Brisbane, Queensland
5655 posts
http://www.ausforums.com/images/icon7.gifHTC One X is a lot cheaper though, which would appeal to a lot of budget conscious smart phone buyers.

Also the One X has a quantifiably better camera, especially in darkness. It's better lens is good for say someone who enjoys going out for drinks at night with friends and tells facebook about it. You know the kind ;)
03:12pm 04/06/12 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
12805 posts
On a side note:

I just jammed Ice Cream Sandwich onto my Galaxy S (i9000) and it runs perfectly fine, eat s*** Samsung I'm not upgrading my phone.
05:36pm 04/06/12 Permalink
Murderer
Tasmania
1905 posts
Haha!

Seriously though, this thing is amazing.

Weirdly, the HTC feels cheaper even though it is unibody etc. Not being able to SD card or take the battery out sucks.

The screen on s3 is omfg. camera apparently better, but hey. 8Mp is fine. the 4s 8mp was best imho.
06:37pm 04/06/12 Permalink
mental
Brisbane, Queensland
3205 posts
Is there a hard reset hidden somewhere on it Murderer if the phone hard locks?
06:48pm 04/06/12 Permalink
Murderer
Tasmania
1906 posts
ofcourse there would be.

Normally volume up + middle button + power. [generally for samsung]

volume up + power = htc.

will give you the factory data wipe menu etc.
06:57pm 04/06/12 Permalink
mental
Brisbane, Queensland
3206 posts
I meant a little hard reset button which you push with a paperclip because the phone locks up and the buttons don't respond as you can't just whip the battery out like normal.
07:04pm 04/06/12 Permalink
Protius
Brisbane, Queensland
4441 posts
You can take the battery out on the S3 though? lol
07:19pm 04/06/12 Permalink
mental
Brisbane, Queensland
3207 posts
Yeah I was referring to the unibody htc.
08:02pm 04/06/12 Permalink
Murderer
Tasmania
1907 posts
Umm, I don't think there is a "SOFT RESET" For the HTC?

From what i've read though, if you hold the power button for 10 seconds then release it, it should reboot?
08:44pm 04/06/12 Permalink
mental
Brisbane, Queensland
3209 posts
Was just wondering how you reset the device if it hung with not being able to take the battery out. My old mini pro power button no longer works to shutdown but does turn the phone on so if it gets stuck in a boot loop I have to rip the battery out. The last HTC phone I had, had a little paperclip button to hard reset, was wondering if the HTC one x had one also, or if the power button f**** up you are f***ed.
08:54pm 04/06/12 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
36255 posts
Are there any side by side comparison photo shots of S3 vs One X? Same scene but different device?
09:02pm 04/06/12 Permalink
mental
Brisbane, Queensland
3210 posts
09:10pm 04/06/12 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
36256 posts
mental: awesome. thanks dude. Great video. Looks like the One X is better in most circumstances, but the flash on the S3 looks like it is a lot better.
09:37pm 04/06/12 Permalink
HeardY
Gaelic newb
Sydney, New South Wales
20671 posts
I finally got around to installing Ice Cream Sandwich tonight.

What are some of the main new gizmo's and efficiencies it will give me?

There are some obvious visual tweaks but is there stuff beneath the surface I need to know about? SGS II
09:45pm 04/06/12 Permalink
Murderer
Tasmania
1908 posts
not sure mental.
09:45pm 04/06/12 Permalink
mental
Brisbane, Queensland
3211 posts
All good, apparently not, hopefully it doesn't get into a hard lock where the buttons don't work and you need to wait for the battery to go flat! I take a s***load of photo's with my phone and after a couple of months I'll prob end up with a custom rom anyway so leanign towards the htc at this point.
09:49pm 04/06/12 Permalink
Twisted
Brisbane, Queensland
11683 posts

The S3 looks really washed out in that video. I know HTC's default settings are over the top (lots of artificial saturation), but I thought the S3 was either not setup right or they ship that thing with terribad settings.
07:37am 05/06/12 Permalink
Drollzy
Melbourne, Victoria
36 posts
Yeah im loving my S3 hahah scared the s*** out myself tho.
As soon as i got it rooted it with CWS and loaded a bootani (The one where the apple sign gets disintegrated by the android bot)
Anyway boot ani would finish and stay on screen I couldnt get past it but I could hear the phone was still working in the background I just couldn't get past the boot ani.
After about 20 mins of cold sweats I finally worked out that I could boot the phone in a sort of safe mode and manually recover from my back ups....

LOL not f*****g with boot ani's no more.....

Really happy with my S3 and all the sheep bleat bleat can jam their iphones!
11:42am 17/10/12 Permalink
skythra
Brisbane, Queensland
6144 posts
and all the sheep bleat bleat can jam their iphones!

And this is what i don't like to read in any android community. This stupid rivalry only suggests envy.

Also way to revive a thread from over 4 months ago :(
03:33pm 17/10/12 Permalink
TiT
Brisbane, Queensland
5155 posts
I love my iPhone 5... k thanks!
04:20pm 17/10/12 Permalink
Midda
Brisbane, Queensland
8022 posts
and all the sheep bleat bleat can jam their iphones!

Please shut up.
12:44am 18/10/12 Permalink
Drollzy
Melbourne, Victoria
40 posts
Please shut up.


Well i had till i read that....

Everyone I know that has got an iphone have got it because other people have.
They don't know how to use it and complain when they cant print there photos at bluetooth printers at Target or Kmart.

To me that is sheep mentality follow the herd kind of s***....

Sorry if it hurt your feelings.... but harden up...

I geuss it comes down to the person... just dont like Apple and what they have done to innovation masters of the patents and feck progress... Just my opinion...

Im sure there are users who genuinely love thier i-phone and actually use them properly to each his own....

It was just some friendly banter mate get over it...
02:06pm 18/10/12 Permalink
reso
I can't read
Brisbane, Queensland
5362 posts
HAHA....DUM ANDROID USERS.... ENJOY UR MALWARE....JERKS.
02:25pm 18/10/12 Permalink
Drollzy
Melbourne, Victoria
41 posts
I had a HTC Desire HD before my S3.
I was tossing between the HTX One and S3 for a while looking at the specs etc...
They came up as close and the HTC edging out because of the screen but the decider for me was battery life.

HTC have a shocking battery life my Desire needed to be charged almost 1.5 times a day and if I used any apps heavily she would be dead before I got home. From what i read online this was the same with the HTC one.

I'm happy to say I dont have any battery issues with the S3.

My mrs had an i-phone 4 and she complains about the battery life on her new s3.... Have to admit Apple have always had a very good battery life and told her its all relative....

Get about 2 days batt life with S3..... so no complaints there from me after 2 years of having to charge my desire nearly twice a day
02:27pm 18/10/12 Permalink
Drollzy
Melbourne, Victoria
42 posts
HAHA....DUM ANDROID USERS.... ENJOY UR MALWARE....JERKS.


OK Man
02:31pm 18/10/12 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
3305 posts
HAHA....DUM ANDROID USERS.... ENJOY UR MALWARE....JERKS.



er, like a PC, malware is down to what you put on your phone,

but you keep enjoying your iphone, one of the few phones that is always design error free (any faults are not the phones, they are because the user is using them, i mean using them wrong)
02:36pm 18/10/12 Permalink
skythra
Brisbane, Queensland
6147 posts
I don't think some people understand sarcasm.

PS: I've been using android phones for 3 years. I hate to read people acting like an iphone user though, no matter if they've got a nokia from 1994 or a android nexus super s40f from 20 years in the future.

Being an egotistical d*** who thinks that making fun of people for their choice in phones really is about the dumbest f*****g white person issue you could come up with.

MY SHOES ARE NIKE THEREFORE YOU ALL SUCK.
03:00pm 18/10/12 Permalink
Drollzy
Melbourne, Victoria
44 posts
agree... you really shouldn't hang your washing when its raining...tsk tsk
03:02pm 18/10/12 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
3307 posts
I don't think some people understand sarcasm.PS: I've been using android phones for 3 years. I hate to read people acting like an iphone user though, no matter if they've got a nokia from 1994 or a android nexus super s40f from 20 years in the future.Being an egotistical d*** who thinks that making fun of people for their choice in phones really is about the dumbest f*****g white person issue you could come up with.MY SHOES ARE NIKE THEREFORE YOU ALL SUCK.



aimed at I or not?
03:12pm 18/10/12 Permalink
Rdizz
Germany
2161 posts
i got a blue s3 about a month ago and its just the best.. i left from having a 3gs and ip4 (jailbroken when the jb came out for 5.1 ip4)

My battery life is awesome and kills the iphone, all the apps i had on my iphone i can use on android, the screen is great and i really cant fault it except when i type with one hand the bottom of my thum hits the back button sometimes, and the headphone volume isnt quite as loud as id like it to go but an equaliser fixed that.

the camera is great also. Here are some pics ive been taking around germany atm.Also these pics have been facebook resized so yeah the quality could be better.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/39292_10151231928025860_93066907_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/430396_10151232080260860_438974115_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/576302_10151231850330860_1528195857_n.jpg

the noise in dark areas is not the best but tis a phone.. what can you expect.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/525894_10151231851485860_1542988413_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/60142_10151231751885860_310617102_n.jpg

im nto much of a fan of hdr but sometimes it works
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/75697_10151230341300860_537407880_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/22615_10151230331750860_641771471_n.jpg


and yes i did want to share my travels with you suckers!

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