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Old April 17th, 2012, 11:03 AM   #51 (permalink)
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This is mine line of thinking. Although I do not think the the Iphone 5 will be the only premier phone for Verizon. Samsung is way to big a vendor for Verizon to pass up on the S3. Its not really a question of if Verizon will get the S3 its more of a question of what model and what specs it has. We all now how many different variations of the S2 there are. I am really thinking that if this phone is released before august it will be dual-core LTE not a quad. I think the first quad-core LTE you going to see maybe the iPhone 5. I could be wrong but it just seems to playing out this way.
Thought not in the USA.. petty positive the Huwaei has a quad core LTE friendly chip in their Ascend D quad. Just for the record.

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It had to be thicker because of the CDMA radio in it. And the GN was/is a joke of a phone in terms of hardware (camera, radios used, etc) and quality materials (100% cheap az plastic) and the only reason it sold was ICS out of the box - and where is it now? Still waiting for updates.

Anyway, I do agree that IF it comes, not likely, VZW will F*** it up and bastardize it so much, it won't be what I believe is coming and hooked on.
Good point about the Galaxy Nexus. I was underwhelmed by its choice of hardware too. And yeah we'll see about Verizon, but you probably right on point. SGS3 really has a chance to blow all phones out of the water.

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any updates or feedback, I want this phone so bad, hopefully Big Red will b part of this deal
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Samsung Galaxy SIII Shows Up in AnTuTu Benchmark, Tops All Devices and Lists Full Specs – Droid Life

only possible good news from this is that it is in fact reporting a dual-core Exynos 4212 which has LTE potential and that means VZW potential. Read... "potential" mind you
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only possible good news from this is that it is in fact reporting a dual-core Exynos 4212 which has LTE potential and that means VZW potential. Read... "potential" mind you
the dual core 4212 and quad core 4412 have the same odds of having lte
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Samsung Galaxy S3 arriving on Verizon, HTC getting a Galaxy Note competitor ready?
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I hope it does as I am anxious to get a new phone that is a "top of the line" phone. However, I am not holing my breathe as it doesn't seem VZW has a history of bring the best Samsung phones to the network, the GN being an exception.
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Seems like this MIGHT be going to Verizon

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more solid VZW rumors in last 24 hours as the SGS3 is showing up with some VZW ties

"Next up we have a UAProf from a Verizon page that lists out a Samsung device by the model number SCH-I535 along with some specs. If that looks familiar, it’s because the Galaxy Nexus is SCH-I515, the Charge is SCH-I510, and the original Galaxy S (Fascinate) was SCH-I500, so I535 seems likely for the “next” in line. This UAProf lists out a screen resolution of 1280720 (HD) and a processor of MSM8960 aka the dual-core Snapdragon S4 that is in every U.S. LTE phone these days. It’s hard to be disappointed since this chipset is arguably the best on the market today, but I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that a part of me was secretly wishing for the quad-core Exynos 4412."


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Hopefully they put some better radios in this than they used in the nexus. That is about a joke of a phone.
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Another person here hoping for a big red release. One gripe I do have with samsung phones however is the radio is very weak, I've had over 25-30 android phones including the newest being the nexus, razr maxx, and rezound, and I must say the nexus had horrible radios and also worked a lot harder trying to get a good signal, draining battery life.

With that being said, I highly doubt the radio situation is fully resolved but I am still in to get the SG3 or Note, whichever comes out first for big red.

here is to hoping.
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Hopefully they put some better radios in this than they used in the nexus. That is about a joke of a phone.
Well the MSM8960 comes with one of qualcomm's newest LTE basebands onboard. I'm not sure if radios or included with that or if each carrier adds a radio from someone else and the baseband has no affect at all, but hopefully ths GSIII will be better than the Nexus.

Also many people insult samsung phone reception. I never had any issues getting strong signal on a samsung intercept or my current samsung stratosphere. The Stratosphere holds LTE just as well as my HTC Thunderbolt, and gets better speeds, and for the signal strength that the phone does report, it reports the same strength signal as the HTC thunderbolt and as my motorola droid 2 global. People always say samsung gets weaker signal and how amazing moto is at signal strength and such, but I'm not seeing any difference here in the phones I've had.
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The absence of chatters or speculation about GS3 on Verizon Wireless in the past few days makes me nervous. Does anyone has any update on this topic?

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Ben, it's not the data connection people complain about. It's the call signal strength. 2 completely different systems. Samsung has a noted history of poor phone reception with their CDMA radios. Until they figure that out, or vzn goes 100% LTE. Sammy will have a bad rap on Verizon.
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The absence of chatters or speculation about GS3 on Verizon Wireless in the past few days makes me nervous. Does anyone has any update on this topic?

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the S3 for verizon is all but confirmed at this point

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I'm sure Verizon is having internal meetings now to decide how exactly they will remove features, add bloatware, rename and delay the phone. If there's one thing you can be sure of based on history is that the Verizon version always has the most bloatware and worst features compared to e.g Sprint's version.
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Ben, it's not the data connection people complain about. It's the call signal strength. 2 completely different systems. Samsung has a noted history of poor phone reception with their CDMA radios. Until they figure that out, or vzn goes 100% LTE. Sammy will have a bad rap on Verizon.
That's not entirely correct. I had three samsung features phones on verizon before androids came and never had any voice call/text issues. Certainly not any noticeably worse than others.

It's only some android phones using Samsung's proprietary CDMA radios instead of qualcomm radios that had some signal reception issues with verizon in fringe/weak areas. Their other smart-phones with qualcomm radios are just as good as HTC, LG. I think they will soon figure that out for their own radios too.
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I'm sure Verizon is having internal meetings now to decide how exactly they will remove features, add bloatware, rename and delay the phone. If there's one thing you can be sure of based on history is that the Verizon version always has the most bloatware and worst features compared to e.g Sprint's version.
Actually verizon's version of phones has the same amount of bloat its just with at&t and recently sprint, they allowed you to remove *some* of the bloat, which with ics you can hide bloat anyway so it really is a moot point anymore
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That's not entirely correct. I had three samsung features phones on verizon before androids came and never had any voice call/text issues. Certainly not any noticeably worse than others.

It's only some android phones using Samsung's proprietary CDMA radios instead of qualcomm radios that had some signal reception issues with verizon in fringe/weak areas. Their other smart-phones with qualcomm radios are just as good as HTC, LG. I think they will soon figure that out for their own radios too.
I concur. My Samsung Fascinate is 2 years old. And I never have any call quality issue.
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Actually verizon's version of phones has the same amount of bloat its just with at&t and recently sprint, they allowed you to remove *some* of the bloat, which with ics you can hide bloat anyway so it really is a moot point anymore
Yes you can hide the apps but they are still installed in the system partition reducing the memory available in the phone.
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That's not entirely correct. I had three samsung features phones on verizon before androids came and never had any voice call/text issues. Certainly not any noticeably worse than others.

It's only some android phones using Samsung's proprietary CDMA radios instead of qualcomm radios that had some signal reception issues with verizon in fringe/weak areas. Their other smart-phones with qualcomm radios are just as good as HTC, LG. I think they will soon figure that out for their own radios too.
Soon? They've had this issue for years...

Not everyone lives in large metropolitan areas with 100% signal all the time. My last Samsung was a Saga that had noticeably worse phone reception that any phone I had previously and my current DX.

I followed the release of the GNex and was disappointed to see many having phone signal issues with it too. I've seen similar complaints about other Samsung smartphones released on Verizon. I will follow the release of the S3 if it comes to Verizon and hope they choose a chipset that plays nice on CDMA. I don't care how great an Android device it is. If it's not reliable as a phone, then it's worthless to me.
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Soon? They've had this issue for years...

Not everyone lives in large metropolitan areas with 100% signal all the time. My last Samsung was a Saga that had noticeably worse phone reception that any phone I had previously and my current DX.

I followed the release of the GNex and was disappointed to see many having phone signal issues with it too. I've seen similar complaints about other Samsung smartphones released on Verizon. I will follow the release of the S3 if it comes to Verizon and hope they choose a chipset that plays nice on CDMA. I don't care how great an Android device it is. If it's not reliable as a phone, then it's worthless to me.
Same here I am on verizon with a DX patiently waiting/wanting to upgrade. This seems like it may be the first "big phone" to hit this summer and I might pull the trigger but I have never owned a samsung before. I probably would have already bought the GNex if it wasn't for the poor batter and signal issues.
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I just want to say forget what you hear. No matter what phone comes out you will hear poor battery and signal issues. Try it yourself because every physical phone is different. I have a Gnex on Verizon and I have none of these issues. Battery was decent and got me through an entire day on moderate use. Now I get through almost 2 days with moderate use being it's rooted.

Some say they never had a Sammy phone but then go on to say I passed because it had this and that. Well, you just said you didn't have a Sammy phone, so how can you speak on something you never experienced for yourself? Not being smart but just saying. I hear the One X has great battery life. I also hear it has bad battery life, Tegra or S4. I hear the same story for both. I never owned the phone so I wouldn't know. It already comes with a 2100mah battery standard. That's juice right there. Think of your own realistic use of a phone and see if that's enough for you. Then get it in your hands and give it a week and put it through it's test and confirm for your own liking. No phone is the same physically. Yea, Sammy phones aren't made of iron, but unless you work at Home Depot or some battle ground, then tell me what phone will survive a drop from the ear on the sidewalk? No phone. It might just still function if your lucky but the screen for sure will be broken to where your reflection wouldn't look strait.

Everyone has their own personal satisfaction but I really dislike it when it's pity things, or based off what others say in reviews. Try it for yourself.
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Well, you just said you didn't have a Sammy phone, so how can you speak on something you never experienced for yourself? Not being smart but just saying.......
This is EXACTLY why I am interested in this phone, having NEVER owned one I am very interested. I never said I had personal issue with a Sammy...I was just stating at this point might as well wait for the S3 as my first Sammy than to pick us the GNex is all.
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Anyone know whats the deal with big red? Any release date rumors?
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I'm just hoping the announcement video and speculation is accurate and it will be released before the Olympics. I'm HOPING next month but July is probably more likely. What I really want is this to be released before VZW does away with their grandfathered data plans.
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i'm just hoping the announcement video and speculation is accurate and it will be released before the olympics. I'm hoping next month but july is probably more likely. what i really want and this to be realized before vzw does away with their grandfathered data plans.

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I switched to AT&T from Verizon for my Galaxy Note, but if Galaxy S3 will be available on Verizon, I would definitely switch back to Verizon.
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I'm pretty sure AT&T is getting it too and probably earlier than Verizon.
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VZW needs a flagship phone sooner than later and the inc 4g shouldn't be it. Inc might get the bulk of the advertis, ing dollars, but its not a flagship. Here's hoping the sg3 fills that gap soon.
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VZW definitely needs a new flagship. In my opinion, the Galaxy Nexus is too old at this point to be their flagship and I can't think of anything being released since then. The Incredible 4G has no where near flagship specs, which is very disappointing to me as I still have the OG Incredible and would consider that a flagship back in the day.
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I'm just hoping the announcement video and speculation is accurate and it will be released before the Olympics. I'm HOPING next month but July is probably more likely. What I really want is this to be released before VZW does away with their grandfathered data plans.
Verizon is consistently the last or among the last carrier to get any new phone. If they carry the GS3, which is a big IF, we won't see it probably until Christmas. Chances are, my unlimited data plan will be gone long before that. My contract is up in a couple months. It will be the perfect time for me to switch to AT&T to get the GS3.
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I'll be going to sprint if vzw takes my unlimited plan before I can get a GS3 on it, thats for sure. I may do it out of principle anyway, especially if sprint gets the gs3 first.
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I'll be going to sprint if vzw takes my unlimited plan before I can get a GS3 on it, thats for sure. I may do it out of principle anyway, especially if sprint gets the gs3 first.
I'd go with Sprint if the coverage is the same for you as Verizon for sure.
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I recently broke my GNex in a drunken rage, it turns on but the screen is shattered along with the frame, no a shining moment but hey it happens, so I wen't back to my back up fascinate(which I hate) and I have to agree with the last few posts, if VZW takes my unlimited data away I will go to Spring again or even TMobile.

I thought when I went to reactivate my Fasc when it asked me to pick my data plan it was forcing me to pay the monthly capped usage fee but then realized it still showed my unlimited option.

Now I wonder if I try and go back to an LTE phone will it try to take my unlimited away again? Guess I should try it to see.

All in all pretty excited about this phone since I've destroyed my Gnex lol.

EDIT: When trying to reactivate my SIM it tells me it cannot be reactivated at this time and to call customer support. Not looking good for me and VZW.
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I'll be going to sprint if vzw takes my unlimited plan before I can get a GS3 on it, thats for sure. I may do it out of principle anyway, especially if sprint gets the gs3 first.
I agree with the first part anyway. If the plans change before the S III comes out, I'm out, just on principal. Between my girl and I, we rarely use 2gb a month combined, but I helped make VZW what they are today. So if the S III is delayed, I'm off to Sprint and the EVO 4G LTE, which will hopefully by outta Customs soon.
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Verizon is not the only CDMA carrier. Unless you see bands listed for CDMA then we still don't know much. I would be shocked if they don't get it, but Verizon has been dumb about non droid phones and allowed opportunities to pass them by.
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Verizon is not the only CDMA carrier. Unless you see bands listed for CDMA then we still don't know much. I would be shocked if they don't get it, but Verizon has been dumb about non droid phones and allowed opportunities to pass them by.

It has been reported that the sch i535 is the Verizon version. I'm sure it is.
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Most solid evidence yet of an S3 coming to Verizon. Actually I think this is just about watertight. SCH-i5x5 is a known Verizon numbering scheme. Its not going to another CDMA carrier with that number.
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Wells all indications point to VZW carrying the phone, now all we need is release date information. Hoping it's soon!
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This may be the only high end device to come before I can no longer keep my unlimited data anymore and have to upgrade. I've never owned a Samsung phone before, much less smart phone. I doubt the reception issues are the same, that's not my worry. I have always thought those four icons at the bottom were ugly, but with ICS it's not looking like that anymore. Sure, the galaxy phones always look cheap and plastic, but so does my Rezound with the gel cover!

I want a true "upgrade" if I have to do it in order to keep unlimited. I don't want a 6 month old phone as an upgrade. Besides the fruit phone (if it was LTE and a bigger screen), I don't see anything that will last two years or until I can save up for a full priced phone if not this one.

The Incredible 4G LTE is medium range, not what I want.
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I read an article that It was almost confirmed. It's just amazing how GS3 will be available at Verizon.
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I read an article that It was almost confirmed. It's just amazing how GS3 will be available at Verizon.
I'm excited about it also, but have reservations on VZW though.
1) How much will the design change? I hope it stays the same. I like it, just not a huge fan of the color.
2) How much bloat will it have?
3) Will it be unlocked for ROMs like other SIII are?
4) How long will VZW make us wait to get our hands on one? I hope to purchase via retail Amazon if VZW allows us to keep unlimited data if we don't use a contracted discount price. If the SIII shows up before to grandfather in my Unlimited Data Plan, I'm in at $300 or even $350. Retail will have to be under $700.
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I agree with Serpa. I'm hoping it releases before the new plans. The design I'm fine with esp since I usually throw a case on it but I could do without the middle home button, though I think I'm in the minority in that. The color's I'm fine with and I hope it will be able to be unlocked. I'm SURE it will be overloaded with bloat and suspect a $300 price tag, which I can deal with.
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The more I read the more I want the GSIII. I really just wish it had the quad core proc
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The more I read the more I want the GSIII. I really just wish it had the quad core proc
I felt the same way, but on reflection, it would almost certainly require a separate LTE chip, and any battery life savings from the Quad will be eaten up by the inefficiencies of the separate chips, and then some.
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I may decide to order this online as long as I can keep my unlimited. What happens if I order it before the deadline to keep unlimited, but after shipping, I don't get down to Verizon to activate it until after the deadline? Also, I will probably want to order it by putting the cost on my next bill, sell my current phone and pay the extra amount with that money, I've done that before. Is that possible online?
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I felt the same way, but on reflection, it would almost certainly require a separate LTE chip, and any battery life savings from the Quad will be eaten up by the inefficiencies of the separate chips, and then some.
So true! And if its anywhere as bad as my GNex, then what's the point!
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I may decide to order this online as long as I can keep my unlimited. What happens if I order it before the deadline to keep unlimited, but after shipping, I don't get down to Verizon to activate it until after the deadline? Also, I will probably want to order it by putting the cost on my next bill, sell my current phone and pay the extra amount with that money, I've done that before. Is that possible online?
Does the unlimited plan after your 2year plan unless you renew/get a new phone?
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