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Consumer Reports on S3

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy S3' started by tonylumps, Aug 30, 2012.

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    CR just reported there test on the S3. It said the S3 is the Cats Meow when it comes to smart phones. It only got a little Nudge out by the Maxx because of the size of the Maxx battery.But Display,Phone,Camera,Speed,The S3 in general went to the top of the list.
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    Not surprised. My wife has it and while i do love my maxx, there are times i wish it was as fluid as her s3

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    I about half way want a S3 but i have a perfectly working Razr Maxx so i don't know why i am thinking about a S3 with all the software issues that i am hearing about.
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    Software issues?
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    Is there any thing that the S3 can do that can't be done with the Maxx or the S3 will do better?
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    The s3 has nfc
    The s3 had s voice, RAZR Maxx only has voice actions/search built in, have to download another app for that (i use the speaktoit assistant, pretty good)
    S3 had s beam, sharing via nfc? To other Samsung devices
    S3 had 2 gigs of ram, but honestly i haven't noticed hiccups on my drpid razr maxx
    Samsung includes switchers in the notification pulldown, I've added that with widgetsoid on mine, but its a third party app.

    That's just a few


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    Do you think it is worth the money to get it to replace the Maxx ? I love the battery life of the Maxx that would be hard to give up i am sure. I know the s3 has a larger and sharpper screen. I want to get away from Verison there service is not good where i live. :frown: I have a BlackBerry 9930 that has NFC and i am surprize that the Droid Razr and the Droid 4 doesn't have NFC ?
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    One thing about ths S3 is that its popular enough to get battery cases that have extended batteries, or you can purchase spate batteries to begin with.

    I wish Motorola would release the razr on other carriers (obviously can't use the droid name though) to make it popular enough for accessories like that.

    As for you, i can't make that decision, that's up to you. What's best is if you can walk in a Verizon store and play with one yourself.


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    No it is not worth the money with a RAZR Maxx vs S3. I had the RAZR which was great but horrible on battery life. I only got the S3 after losing the RAZR and insurance would not give me a new one. I So I got an upgrade for less than Maxx.
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    The S3 also has wifi direct. Sold my Nexus. With and I both happy with the S3.
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    The only 2 phones I was interested in were the Maxx and the S3.Again battery was the issue.After 15 days of trial The battery was not an issue any longer. I have had it for almost 2 Months and still not. I came from the original Droid Moto and liked it. If Verizon did not have the S3 in the store. Would have walked out with the Maxx
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    The S3 also has the screen stay feature: the front camera looks at your face, and if your eyes are looking at the screen it will not shut off. Pretty cool.
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    Both are great devices, I wouldn't consider one to the other an "Upgrade". I got an S3 when my second Maxx started acting up. I now have both a Maxx and an S3. If it wasn't such a PIA to bounce back and forth I'd carry whichever one matched my shoes :icon_eek:
    I have been carrying the S3 for several weeks now. Battery life is great, phone is fluid smooth and fast. Love the screen and the camera.
    I have an OtterBox on the Maxx but a slim Insignio on the S3 which does a good job while staying light and slim.

    One observation I have about the S3 is that it does not "show" the signal strength and other indicators that the Maxx might show in the same scenario yet - the device just "Works".

    That's what counts.
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    My S3 is flawless.
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