- Any reason not to get a Samsung Galaxy S3?
Not as easy to use as old htc desire.
You have to download an app to get the torch to work.
Apps and widgets dissappear and change for no reason.
Keeps asking to download updates a million times.
When asking Vodafone why there app keeps needing updating they give you Samsung’s national rate phone number.
On the plus. Its screen is nice and big.
Battery life depends on use.
I work on dusty building sites and have had no issue with reliability.Posted 5 years ago
Just the software.chiefinspectorMember
Got an S3 as my normal phone and an iPhone for my works phone. IMO the S3 wins hands down. It’s just a more user friendly phone and not so restrictive as to what you can put on it. It is a bit plastiky but i have dropped it several times and it is still going strong.Posted 5 years ago_tom_Member
You dont need an app to use the torch, have you never looked at the widgets? There’s one that gives you a big old “assistive light” buttton!
Really like my S3 and I much prefer android to ios. What cases are you guys using? I got one of the official slim ones but its a bit crap really as its not magnetic and the top gets in the way when folded back for typing on. Could do with something a bit grippier for the back as well as the normal one always feels a bit slippy!Posted 5 years agojoemarshallMember
I have both S3 and Nexus 4 (for work).
I prefer the nexus 4. Just feels newer and nicer. It also gets updates pretty much the moment they are in the main operating system, so you have the latest features and gubbins, which is nice.
You can put sd cards in the S3 though, so if you have tons of music that makes a difference.
Nexus 4 also supports low latency audio, which means you can use fun music making apps and stuff like that if that is in any way interesting to you (it is kind of important for my stuff). Galaxy S3 doesn’t, and doesn’t obviously seem to be going to.
JoePosted 5 years agoT666DOMSubscriber
Just upgraded my iPhone 4 to the S3, can’t fault it so far. For a first time smart phone user I suppose the iPhone is easy to get used to. I find the S3 much less restrictive, easy to add photos and videos b dragging & dropping on the PC. Larger screen is much nicer to view.
The lock feature is great when playing videos, my daughter was forever pressing the home button on the iPhone, switching off the video then kicking off! No such problem with the S3.
The widgets can be handy to use and I find the app choice is no problem for me.Posted 5 years agozeffirMember
Just received my HTC one yesterday, had htcs for years and had planned to switch to Samsung before they launched this, very glad I stuck with HTC for the one. Built quality is indeed the best of any phone I’ve picked up, fast enough for me and camera is really good indoors for a phone camera. Best is the sound quality, speakers are very clear but on decent earphones is just fantastic. Just works really well, no glitches so far.Posted 5 years ago
“Samsung Galaxy S4 is powered by either Samsung Exynos 5 Octa application processor with four high-performance ARM Cortex-A15 cores running at 1.60GHz, four low-power ARM Cortex-A7 cores with 1.20GHz clock-speed as well as PowerVR SGX 544 graphics adapter; or Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T application processor 1.90GHz (quad-core Qualcomm Krait 300 microprocessor (Cortex-A9-like with 3 decoders, 11 stage pipeline, VFPv4 FPU, 128-bit NEON accelerator, L2 2MB cache [512KB per core]), Adreno 320 graphics core (unified shader architecture; supports Direct3D 11 feature level 9_3, OpenGL ES 3.0, OpenGL ES 2.0, OpenGL ES 1.1, OpenVG 1.1, EGL 1.4, Direct3D Mobile, SVGT 1.2), 32-bit dual-channel LPDDR3 memory controller, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, no baseband/modem). It is expected that the U.S. version of the smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, whereas Asian and European markets will get handsets with Samsung Exynos 5 Octa inside.”Posted 5 years ago
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