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Old June 29th, 2012, 12:27 PM   #151 (permalink)
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I waited until I saw them in store and I am glad I did. I went with the white because the blue would clash with other colors of cases.

I got 2 free gel cases with my purchase, so because I am a girl with 3 daughters f course I picked hot pink and bright purple, but any other more masculine colors would look just as good with the white 'mat' around the screen like a frame.

PS: the blue is not really blue as much as it is grey/blue

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I really thought I wanted a blue as its my favorite color, but after looking at them I did not like the brushed look at all. Ended up going with white
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i ordered a white 16gb version... and already planned on wrapping the battery cover in cf... easy to do
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I was firmly in the pebble blue camp until I saw them in person at Best Buy. Glad I was able to switch my preorder to white and pick up on the spot. The blue looks very purple-y in person while the white is very clean and elegant. It also shows off the metal bezel much better. Just my $.02 on the subject...
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Two upgrades in our family to the siii. We initially both picked blue (we both have Incredibles with the same cases so are used to mixing up phones haha) but I made a last minute switch to the white.
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Just saw both in the flesh today at a T-Mo store, I gotta say Pebble blue wins out for me. Even though my favorite color is white the Pebble Blue just looks way better on the actual phone. I was initially nervous because people have been saying it looked dark blue/purple but I think it definitely has more of a gun metal/graphite brushed look to it. Can't wait for mine to arrive through Verizon! The only thing I wish were different is the metallic rim around it, it is kind of purple-ish and I hate that, I wish it were chrome like the white one. In the end the pictures and videos don't do Pebble blue near enough justice, it's awesome!
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I got blue, but now I wish I had gotten white. Oh well, it's still a kick ass phone
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The only thing I wish were different is the metallic rim around it, it is kind of purple-ish and I hate that, I wish it were chrome like the white one.
I, too, think the silver bezel from the white GS3 would look great on the blue GS3. I imagine it isn't easy to replace those parts because it includes the sleep and volume buttons at least.
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I, too, think the silver bezel from the white GS3 would look great on the blue GS3. I imagine it isn't easy to replace those parts because it includes the sleep and volume buttons at least.
Perhaps there may be a skin option in the future, something similar to this would be sweet:

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I, too, think the silver bezel from the white GS3 would look great on the blue GS3. I imagine it isn't easy to replace those parts because it includes the sleep and volume buttons at least.
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Unless you are going bare (which I am not about to do), why would it really matter?
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Unless you are going bare (which I am not about to do), why would it really matter?
I bought a Diztronic case for my GS3 and you can clearly tell from the user images on Amazon that the purple border shows through and I'm just that OCD about it

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I guess the best option for me would be a case without button cutouts, but I hate those!
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I bought a Diztronic case for my GS3 and you can clearly tell from the user images on Amazon that the purple border shows through and I'm just that OCD about it

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I guess the best option for me would be a case without button cutouts, but I hate those!
Guess that wouldn't ruin my day either , but got this cover just in case for my pebble blue Galaxy S3 (still to be delivered via Verizon pre-order) until I can find something I like better.
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Guess that wouldn't ruin my day either , but got this cover just in case for my pebble blue Galaxy S3 (still to be delivered via Verizon pre-order) until I can find something I like better.
I really like the Diztronic one because it's very minimalist and low profile, if it doesn't end up working out I'll probably go with the Body Glove Tactic whenever it actually starts shipping out, looks really cool:

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I really like the Diztronic one because it's very minimalist and low profile, if it doesn't end up working out I'll probably go with the Body Glove Tactic whenever it actually starts shipping out, looks really cool:

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Just got a cheap cover until the case market shakes out. There are *lots* of great options coming up.
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Guess that wouldn't ruin my day either , but got this cover just in case for my pebble blue Galaxy S3 (still to be delivered via Verizon pre-order) until I can find something I like better.
Thanks for the link. Watched Marc's video on it and it looks nice. Transparent back shows off the pebble blue while the black sides cover up IMO the worst looking part of the phone, i.e. the purple-ish chrome trim. And for $6 I can afford to skip a happy meal this week to get a case instead
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Always wondered which colour was superior? Think the Blue version feels more premium with its matte finish? Check out this awesome rundown by CrackTech Samsung Galaxy S3: Pebble Blue vs. Marble White | CrackTech . Spread the word
This link doesn't seem to work. Does anyone have a direct link to the actual article?
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Link worked for me. Reading the article now....

eta - not so much an article as a series of side-by-side pics....
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I think this picture shows exactly how the blue looks in person:

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I just saw a YouTube review where the reviewer stated it was harder to read the screen in direct sunlight with the white SIII due to the white face reflecting more light into your eyes. He didn't have a side by side, but it would be subjective anyway. I can be light sensitive sometimes, glad I'm getting the blue personally.
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I walked in to the Sprint store and tried them both while waiting on my turn to buy the phone. The white looked quite cheap to me. The color could work, but that finish wasn't too exciting.

Needless to say, I went with the blue.
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Galaxy s3 in white looks like just another white smartphone IMO.

You cant beat the brushed aluminum look of the pebble blue.
Although i will admit the brushed aluminum look of the pebble blue would look fantastic in Gun metal or silver.

Phone manufacturers need to start bringing silver back to life!! Not the plain jane plastic silver but a brushed aluminum look like the pebble blue.
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Just got my hands on a white and blue Sprint S3. I love the blue - looks very gunmetal to me. But that too-purple home button just sucks. I can live with it, but I'm not sure what they were thinking (or is it a manufacturing issue they now call a "feature").
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Just got my hands on a white and blue Sprint S3. I love the blue - looks very gunmetal to me. But that too-purple home button just sucks. I can live with it, but I'm not sure what they were thinking (or is it a manufacturing issue they now call a "feature").
I think the reason they ended up being different colors is because the material the bezel is made out of and the material the actual button is made out of are different. And the fact that one sits on top of the other makes us compare them every time we look at them and notice the difference. That's my theory anyway
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Link worked for me. Reading the article now....

eta - not so much an article as a series of side-by-side pics....
The coolsmartphone article? Or just the cracktech post? The cracktech post mentions an article at coolsmartphone but no link to it. I tried searching the coolsmartphone site but couldn't find anything about blue vs white.
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The coolsmartphone article? Or just the cracktech post? The cracktech post mentions an article at coolsmartphone but no link to it. I tried searching the coolsmartphone site but couldn't find anything about blue vs white.
I think the blog referred to in the first article was a series of daily posts about "My Week with the S3." That's all I could find on coolsmartphone, but you kinda have to dig for it. Do a search for S3 and you should see them listed.
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Ok what color should I get?? I am torn on this...

What would it look like if you got the white one but ordered a blue battery cover? or vice versa?
Neitheir , JellyBean 4.2 cancelled my want for a Galaxy S3

What is Samsung gonna do with S Voice now that Google Now is available in JellyBean? Will they upgrade to JellyBean and still keep S Voice?
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Neitheir , JellyBean 4.2 cancelled my want for a Galaxy S3

What is Samsung gonna do with S Voice now that Google Now is available in JellyBean? Will they upgrade to JellyBean and still keep S Voice?
Nitpick: Jelly Bean is 4.1, not 4.2.

What will Samsung do? I'm not sure they know yet, so we can only guess. I suspect s-voice isn't going anywhere. At best we can only hope we'll get both. Again, just my prediction.
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What is Samsung gonna do with S Voice now that Google Now is available in JellyBean? Will they upgrade to JellyBean and still keep S Voice?
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So, here is where I usually get on people who get mad when they don't get an update to the next os when they were never promised it. Now im in that situation. Ordered the s3 and while waiting delivery, a new os came out. What to do? You should ne happy with the phone when you bought it. If not, you shouldn't have bought it. Suddenly you great phone sucks for some reason and the manufacturers suck for not upgrading you. I would suspect an upgrade for the S3, but wont kill anyone if it doesn't. If you are troubled about it not getting an update to jelly, and Sammy didn't promise, don't buy it. Maybe the DROID fighter/GD will.
Good job canceling your order. Nothing wrong with that. Perhaps sammy will do a press release to say it's coming to keep potential buyers from jumping ship. Ill play with mine for 14the days and make the secession to keep the S3 or return for the DROID if its announced. Id guess no anoucement will be made till the majority of the S3 are past the return deadline.
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So, here is where I usually get on people who get mad when they don't get an update to the next os when they were never promised it. Now im in that situation. Ordered the s3 and while waiting delivery, a new os came out. What to do? You should ne happy with the phone when you bought it. If not, you shouldn't have bought it. Suddenly you great phone sucks for some reason and the manufacturers suck for not upgrading you. I would suspect an upgrade for the S3, but wont kill anyone if it doesn't. If you are troubled about it not getting an update to jelly, and Sammy didn't promise, don't buy it. Maybe the DROID fighter/GD will.
Good job canceling your order. Nothing wrong with that. Perhaps sammy will do a press release to say it's coming to keep potential buyers from jumping ship. Ill play with mine for 14the days and make the secession to keep the S3 or return for the DROID if its announced. Id guess no anoucement will be made till the majority of the S3 are past the return deadline.
Agree with your point about being happy with what you bought. The Nexus devices are a slightly different scenario since upgradeability is a big selling point for them, but in general one shouldn't buy a device for what it could be one day. If it's not good enough at the time of purchase then don't assume it will get updates to make it good enough.

On the other hand, the S III will get Jelly Bean. I have no doubt it will happen. I seem to even recall an article saying Samsung are planning a late 2012 rollout for it.
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I really like the blue. Depending on the light, it can go look anything from dark black to a cerulean blue to a royal purple. Obviously it's not for everyone, but I think it's awesome.
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I've been waffling for a while on the color, but had an epiphany today and am very glad I ordered the blue!
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I've been waffling for a while on the color, but had an epiphany today and am very glad I ordered the blue!
Seems like a personality difference between white and blue. Most comments seem to be white phone owners post more and voice their dislike of blue. However, there are more people buying blue but there are lessblue owners posting about their dislike of white. Im not going to go back and count though. Just a perception. There isn't much of a difference to me, but some have some seriously hate towards the blue vice the white where its just don't care for it.
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My problem was I liked both, just couldn't decide which one I liked more!
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I was in camp white until I spent an hour with both on the store. There simply isn't another phone out there that does the blue/purple/slate transition the blurple color does. And if anyone tells you there's no purple tint, well, take that with a grain or thousand grains of salt. Personally I love the color.

Many have said "just put a case on it" but the fact is if you go with a slim or minimalist cover like I will there will be plenty of the color visible on the face. The blurple is pretty amazing IMO.
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"blurple" - LOL!!!
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i'm gonna get the blue one cause the iphone comes in white and i don't want anyone to think i'm an iwhore.
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Pre-ordered 16gig Pebble Blue, it'll be here Thursday
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Vote for White! C'mon blu looks and feels too much plastic..
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Seems like a personality difference between white and blue. Most comments seem to be white phone owners post more and voice their dislike of blue. However, there are more people buying blue but there are lessblue owners posting about their dislike of white. Im not going to go back and count though. Just a perception. There isn't much of a difference to me, but some have some seriously hate towards the blue vice the white where its just don't care for it.
My general thoughts have always been this: Both phones look great. The only thing I didn't like (and it's VERY minor) about the blue is how the button doesn't blend in like the button on the white phone. This is after using both phones in person for quite some time. When I went to the white phone after using the blue, I immediately appreciated the blending improvement and how the button didn't stand out, and that button standing out was always the first thing I noticed when going back to the blue phone.

However, both phones look very sleek and professional. Despite the blue texture being entirely fake, it still looks good and feels solid. Both phones are still plastic. Neither feel like the HTC One series. But I wouldn't be embarrassed with either phone. They both look great and work great! I just prefer the white, mainly for the button blend. I'd be happy with both colors!
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If anyone's looking for more 'real world' photos of the Pebble Blue GS3, I took a few today in various lighting conditions. It does seem to change a lot depending on how the light hits it. I was worried I wouldn't like the nearly purple trim but I don't find it too bad in person. I do wish the home button matched the rest of the front better but once I turn the screen on I forget all about it.

Here's the gallery: Galaxy S3 Photo Gallery by bryanh at pbase.com

Enjoy. The picture with two phones shows a height comparison with a Samsung Captivate.
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I actually really like the brushed metal look of the blue. A lot. However I'm going to have a case on it that will cover most of it up. So I'm thinking about white instead as it'll be easier for to match a case color and I like the contrast. I'm undecided at this point.

Has the "glare" concern over white been an issue for anybody? How does it do in the sun?
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I thought I would get the blue as well but after seeing them in the store I went with white. I also picked up a white silicone case for it but that was too much. I went back the next day and got exchanged it for the blue silicone case. White phone w/ blue case. I'm really liking it now.
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[QUOTE=Shocky;4395613]Maybe it was the lighting but the front looked black in the two videos I've watched.

You really need to see it in person to decide for yourself. The color changes based on lighting and angle. Sometimes it looks like a gunmetal blue. Sometimes it looks almost black. Sometimes it's very purple. Sometimes it's almost an electric blue.

For me it was a love/hate relationship with the blue. So I returned it for a white one and couldn't be happier (unless they offered black).
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I went with the white and pretty much decided that before I ever saw the phones live. I never had a white phone, and to be fair never really cared for one. But I saw a white case for my Bionic that I really liked, then was slightly enamored with the white S2 (I think it was the chrome highlights). Then when I got the S3s in my hand, I wasn't very keen on the blue, but I must admit I do like that brushed metalish look.

However, if I was on AT&T, I'd probably have gone with the garnet just because of how diff it is.

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personally i dont think there is a comparison...Blue is eleventy billion times better than the iGalaxy in white...

oh and if you see them side by side with an LED notification going...the amount of "bleeding" that goes on with the white phone is terrible IMO...
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personally i dont think there is a comparison...Blue is eleventy billion times better than the iGalaxy in white...

oh and if you see them side by side with an LED notification going...the amount of "bleeding" that goes on with the white phone is terrible IMO...
Apple are bad enough patent trolls, let's not let them start patenting the color white.

The "bleeding" you mention is true, though. Not a hard limit for me, but quite noticeable.
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I went with the blue, my sister went with white. I was debating white because of the versatility with cases (as most people have stated). But it's not like I like very many colors. The blue looks good with black, grey, white or purple. I'm not into the pinks and warmer toned colors. I can see how some shades of blue would look awful with it. I bought a purple case, still waiting to see how nice it'll look (probably pretty nice). I had a little blue Exhibit II and had a transparent purple TPU case. I liked how it looked.
I also liked the "brushed metal" look. It makes it different. White is just white. If it was pearlescent or something, maybe I would have gotten white.
I almost regretted my decision after looking at cases, but after a few days with it in it's naked state, I think I made the right decision.
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Thanks for that flapjacky, I was undecided as I'd originally pre ordered the blue but changed to white because of the problems with the blue.
My son is upgrading now to an S3, and said he'd get the blue one and do a swap if I still wanted the blue, think I'll take him up on his offer
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I don't hate either color of the phone. But I chose white because I thought it would be a good look with a black Incipio case I got.

Honestly I thought a lot more people would be getting the blue. I wanted to have the not so popular color. Plus I have always wanted a white device. I backed out of the white ipad 3, so whatever.
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