Samsung Galaxy S III Review Compilation

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    The reviews are starting to pour in like a tidal wave, and the general consensus is that the new Samsung Galaxy S III is an amazing device. We thought it would be useful to you guys to have a "one stop shop" thread to find most of the reviews culled from around the web. For the most part everyone is gushing about the new phone, and the favorite features are the new software enhancements that Samsung has added to really make the SGS3 stand out. Still, not all the reviewers think the device is perfect, but of course, the hype was built up to a fever pitch for this one, so it was going to have a tough hill to climb. The main complaints were relegated toward TouchWiz and bloatware, and in a few cases reviewers were unimpressed by S Voice's lack of polish. Regardless, the SGS3 really takes things to a new level and seems to compete head-on with the iPhone and every other Android out there.

    Some of the reviews we found were quite long and detailed, while others were quick and efficient with their impressions. Because there were so many reviews, rather than list the individual impressions of each review site, we will just share a link to the review and which site it was from. Enjoy!

    ComputerWorld:
    Samsung Galaxy S III review: A rock star phone, but does it deliver? - Computerworld

    GigaOm:
    Samsung Galaxy S III reviewed: The defining Android phone — Mobile Technology News

    TheVerge:
    Samsung Galaxy S III review | The Verge

    Mashable:
    http://mashable.com/2012/06/20/samsung-galaxy-s-iii-review/

    BGR:
    Samsung Galaxy S III Review -- Video

    Engadget:
    Samsung Galaxy S III review shootout: AT&T vs. Sprint -- Engadget

    TechCrunch:
    Samsung Galaxy S III Review: This Is The Phone You’ve Been Waiting For | TechCrunch

    AndroidCentral:
    Samsung Galaxy S III review | Android Central

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    Does it have the reception problems that many reported with the Nexxus?
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    Thanks for compiling this cool and handy resource, dgstorm!
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    According to the benches done on Engadget with the US version, it doubles up my HTC Rezound in all the benchmarks, looks like the Krait S4 is quite an upgrade from the Krait S3. And compared to the quad core Exynox it comes very close, makes me just wonder what power the Krait S4 quadcore this fall will have with the new GPU, will probably put the Exynox and Tegra to shame, qualcomm looks like they know what they are doing when it comes to mobile chips.
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    You are quite welcome! :)
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    So is the bump thing an ics thing?? Or is that a Sammy thing? That looks cool

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    So I've watched a few reviews but non that I saw mentioned getting a whole day from one charge. Any word on this? Im more interested in the HD for this reason.

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    There are other older android apps that do the same thing. This is just the Sammy version of it.
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    I picked up the T-Mobile version this morning. So far so good - but the reception/data connection in my building is pretty bad compared to my One S. This isn't LTE either, just regular "4G" (HSPA/HSPA+). Other than that, which it's very early to make any judgments on, it's absolutely awesome. I was afraid it would feel too big, but it doesn't, somehow...
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    Congrats on the new device sir :)

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    Congrats man!!!!

    And with that I will be watching very closely. Already a negative comparison with reception. I'm not gonna get myself into the same situation that I was in with the G'Nex.
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    We'll see - there shouldn't be all out drop issues like with LTE, but I need to pop my sim in and out of both and do some comparison's before I sell the One S.

    edit: there shouldn't be drop issues in my case since I'm on Tmo! ;)
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    Well my G'Nex reception issues were 4G, 3G and even wifi. As I said I will be watching closely. :)
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    Oh yes, I remember the twitter conversations! You and I seemed to have the only bad units early on... lol. The Gnex did improve quite a bit with 4.0.4, and the GS3 is starting on 4.0.4, but who knows. Hard to compare two completely different types of networks as well.
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    The One S is on TMO right???
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    Yeah - it's basically a One X with no LTE and a qHD screen. It's a very slick, fast, nice device.
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    lol... so evidently in setting up my GS3 this morning, I went over my data and am now being throttled... so give me a few to temporarily bump up my plan, and $100 says things greatly improve...


    *facepalm*
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    So... yeah... all is good now. :blink:

    :rating01: for me...