Originally Posted by drexappeal
Difference between the variations of the S3 vs. the variations of the One (last year) is that the high end models of the S3 were all physicially the same. The high-end variations of the One last year, were not.
With differences in processors, radio transceivers, memory (type and amount), modems, glue logic and antennas - basically, everything except the case, screen, digitizer, camera, sensors and buttons - the variations of the S3 were hardly physically the same. And the S3 with LTE in the US was not the S3 LTE, that was the Australian model.
The US One XL came out and everyone cried foul. The US SGS3 came out with the same exact differences than the international model as the relationship of the One X vs One XL, and Samsung simply didn't bother to honestly rename it - and everyone praised Samsung for not making two different models, not like that bad HTC.
That was pure marketing hokum, and had nothing to do with physical reality.
One S, oh, the horrors, they broke their promise for just one model! SGS3 Mini, brilliant!
PS - I therefore stand by my remarks about the so-called Motorola X a la carte.