Compare, contrast, opinions: GSIII vs EVO 4G LTE / Sprint-CDMA-S4 only


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  1. JMac202

    JMac202 Well-Known Member

    Maybe so but Samsung has done nothing to address the growing issue. GPS is still buggy too. Which is a well known Sammy issue across a lot of phones. That being said I'm not as impressed with the screen as I was when I first got it. Pictures I take look awesome on the phone display. Nice and vibrant. So much so it's almost too much but when I upload them on a computer/facebook or photobucket the quality isnt as good looking as on the phone. And yes I upload them at full resolution.

    Needless to say the Note is the last Samsung phone I buy. They lure you in with specs and screens but when it comes to real world use the phone just doesnt live up to the hype and I feel that way about the Epic, Nexus and now Note that I've used. The Nexus was by far the worst for me when it came to GPS issues. It was unusable.

    And HTC phone GPS has never let me down.

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  2. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    My problem is that I set my expectations on silicon, not bloggers.

    If the LTEvo uses superior technology radio chips, then just like the S4, they ought suck less power.

    If they use last year's tech, then they ought do no worse than my 3vo, and I get great battery performance on that, considering the tech.

    I doubt we'll see it now, but if the SGS3 came to me with 2 GB ram, it would be game over for me. I would wait and give it a go, no questions.

    And that's cool, but we really all see differently.

    Beginning with quantum effects in our eyes, and rolling up to the fact that we don't see with our eyes - we see with our eye-brain combinations.

    No one, not one us, has perfect vision. ;)
  3. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Ditto for me on HTC GPS quality - it's never let me down.
  4. Desert Cactus

    Desert Cactus Well-Known Member

    Well I think their opinion is a bit misguided. If I want a better user experience, I would go with a Nexus device. In a few more months, Google will come out with Jelly Bean and apparently a slew of options according to reports.
  5. jcommerce

    jcommerce Well-Known Member

  6. legacy

    legacy Well-Known Member

    I've never been a fan of the AMOLED screens (colors look unnaturally boosted to me), but check out the comparison screenshots posted earlier.

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    The color accuracy looks better on the Sammy. Like we've already discussed though, these are just pictures of a screen, and it will take in-person viewing to decide which you prefer.
  7. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns! VIP Member

    Not to say I'm correct, but rather that this whole thing is subjective:

    I find the color accuracy of the Samsung AMOLED screens to be consistently cooler in color temp. I use color-corrected monitors for work and at home, and samsung phone screens in comparison are always way skewed toward blue. Note the skin tone in the HTC image is much warmer, and in my eyes, looks more natural. But to know for sure, I'd want to know where she was standing: in shadow, sunny day, overcast, etc.

    OLED blue phosphors degrade faster than red and green, so by designs blues are accentuated more. This is what accounts for all AMOLED screens having that bluish tint. If it's all you look at, your brain will white balance it away, but if you're used to looking at color-corrected screens, the AMOLED colors appear really, really off.
  8. PattiCakeUS

    PattiCakeUS Well-Known Member

    Aww, here I thought it was nice, clean, simple.... I kind of like it! But yeah it would be nicer if there was just a white model, I totally agree :)

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    I haven't looked much at the GSIII specs but my first impression from just the info. on the samsung site is "blech" - it seems dumbed-down to me. Keep in mind that I haven't done a lot of reading on it but if for some reason the EVO 4G LTE never actually pans out, I'll just stick with my Shift until something better comes along :D
  9. JMac202

    JMac202 Well-Known Member

    See I think the HTC looks more natural to me. The Sammy phones have a blue hue.
  10. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

  11. PattiCakeUS

    PattiCakeUS Well-Known Member

    I agree, I think it's creepy. I know it's just a phone but I don't want my phone to make me feel uncomfortable! I've been playing with Jeannie/Voice Actions (a Siri-like program for Android) and sometimes it almost feels like there's a real person behind that voice and it's just.. awkward :p Now my phone will always be watching me? No thanks!

    This feature... what if I'm texting someone and suddenly remember I need to call someone else? Does the phone just dial the person you were texting whether you like it or not? And I don't like the idea that Samsung thinks it's so hard for me to make a phone call myself, so my phone has to do it for me automatically. I'm afraid technology is making people dumber and lazier in some ways by trying to do everything for us. Our phones are tools (& toys :D ) to help us out but I don't want it doing my thinking for me.

    I love how we have so many choices of phones, and we can download apps to customize ours like crazy, but those 2 features are things I can definitely live without.
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  12. RichboyJhae

    RichboyJhae Well-Known Member

  13. PattiCakeUS

    PattiCakeUS Well-Known Member

    Funny review, I don't follow all the phone reviewers out there but that guy looks like he's about 10 yrs old :p And his arguments... "it's ugly", "the screen is too big" and "it's not made by Apple"... everyone has their own opinions of what looks good in a phone, screen size, etc. - this is why I'm glad we have so many choices of platform and OS :)
  14. RichboyJhae

    RichboyJhae Well-Known Member

    That, and it wasn't even made by apple. You can so obviously tell! ;)
  15. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    I think that kid is a freaking genius.

    HTC One X Sucks! - YouTube

    He has to be the next great satirist of our time.

    The SGS3 sux so bad, I had to get my Grammy one, and the final comment in the One X vid...

    Genius! :) :D
  16. RichboyJhae

    RichboyJhae Well-Known Member

    Haha funny enough, after I posted the SG3 video here, I went back to the One X forums to check the thread from when I posted the One X video there. 75 percent of the people took it seriously lmao.
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  17. PattiCakeUS

    PattiCakeUS Well-Known Member

    Yeah I noticed that too, it's so bad I bought 2 of them!! :D
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  18. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    I gotta thank you for both of them. :)

    I can afford a One X, but I'm eating plain bread for dinner.

    That's it, I'm subscribing! :D
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  19. RichboyJhae

    RichboyJhae Well-Known Member


    Haha welcome to the club!
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  20. flyjbaker

    flyjbaker Well-Known Member

    One is HTC....one is Samsung.....that is all I need to know!
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  21. JMac202

    JMac202 Well-Known Member

    Read engadgets review for the S3...not as good as I thought it would be. They preferred the One X over the S3.
  22. Sauske

    Sauske Well-Known Member

  23. RichboyJhae

    RichboyJhae Well-Known Member


    Haha, "One is HTC."
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  24. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    It's Engadget. They are going to be shocked, shocked! I say, and amazed that the iPhone 5 will beat them both.

    Anyway, it was better than nothing. Looks like differences are more in the software, because the hardware coverage was sensational.

    Confirmed the high data rates for video though, so I expect them to be maybe smoother on the SGS3.
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