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

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  1. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Silly Engadget.

    We don't know if the US, specifically Sprint model, will get the Exynos or S4. If S4, it'll be more like EL TEvo than not.

    If Exynos, this new Exynos 4412 has a twist to it that we've not seen before - the cores run asynchronously for clock speed and voltage levels - just like the S4. I'm just about positive that's a first for an ARM Cortex cpu design.

    Translation - anything up to two cores used, the S4 will win. If more cores are used, the Exynos could match the S4 or pull out ahead.

    The S4 is built using the power-friendly (more like get you drunk and seduce you than friendly) 28 nm manufacturing process. The Exynos is built from a 32 nm process.

    The processors are going to be close (with the nod probably going to Exynos for very heavy gaming).

    :) ;)

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  2. mak916

    mak916 Well-Known Member

    Is the LTEvo really only getting about 2GB of memory for apps out of the 16GB of internal memory?
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  3. AM2

    AM2 Well-Known Member

    I don't think all the new software including s voice and the new gestures like holding finger on screen and turning sideways to activate camera will have the impact Sammy desires in the long run. its brand new now and of course seems magical, but IMO only the iPhone can pull off those kinds of "magical" implementations. android has had things like voice search forever, and it's been overshadowed. iphone adds it and now Siri commercials are everywhere. the sheer number of loyalists, sales and funds at apples disposal allow that kind of stuff to take off with them. I just don't think people will find it as revolutionary on an android device. initially yes, but only for a very short while, especially when some of the new software ie the holding finger and turning for cam activation seems more cumbersome than not, at least based on the vid I saw of that feature in action. it would be great if it weren't this way, but crazily I think these features on the new gs3 will ultimately end up being compared to and called "copying" the iPhone.
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  4. AM2

    AM2 Well-Known Member

    I do like the auto call when held to face thingy. I could see myself using a feature like that sometimes. as of now it's rare that from texting or a contact page that I end up calling the person, otherwise why not just call from jump, but at times it could be useful....

    oh and the pop up vid could be cool...trying to figure out how I or when I would use that....maybe as a reference if sending a text or email or something...

    as I keep thinking about it, the more it seems like Sammy might have overplayed the stroke just a tad bit with some of the new software features...I equate many of them to the 3d in the 3vo....not an everyday thing with me. not even an every several months thing....perhaps time didn't afford them to "shock the world" and the focus on software is meant to bide them more time until the next contrast to me with EL TEvo, most of the things to brag about are features that I'll most likely use darn near every day, ie kickstand, cam, hd voice in the near future, shutter button....just my take
  5. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Even before Android, Windows Mobile had voice search and calling and IMO, was 10X's better than Android, especially when using A2DP Bluetooth. Windows Mobile voice calling was actually much more accurate and it would ask you if it got the right person, prior to dialing (vs. Android, where it just dials what it thinks you said).

    Main thing I'm skeptical about with all the new software Samsung has come out with is how does it work in "real world" environments. Does S voice really work that well, when you're in a public area where there's all kinds of extra noise in the background? And how does it work with bluetooth headsets and a2dp or does it work with a2dp at all? With facial recognition, how will it work in the dark? Those are the types of things I'd like to see, once the phone is out at the end of May. Even then, who knows if that translates the same on the Sprint version.
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  6. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    If it's allocated like the One X, and I think that it will be, then yep, 2 GB for apps, double what the Evo 3D had.

    I believe that the LTEvo won't ship with an sd card, and like all extended-storage phones, a portion of the larger storage will be mounted as /sdcard - that's pretty standard now.


    FWIW - before Siri, Samsung ran ads on it's voice recognition stuff built-in.

    They didn't get accused of copying later, because no one really paid attention to the ads. Apple makes a ton on iPhones and their marketing is focused, while for Sammy, it's just another business segment (and their advertising pushes Sammy first, products second, features third - no wonder no one noticed).

    The Siri mindset is there. Anything said on the Android side will forevermore be compared to Siri, and facts won't matter.

    To this day, people will still comment on Beta vs VHS with all sorts of urban myths accepted as facts.

    Voice recognition in the Android vs Apple world will no different years from now.

    Even if it gets the relevance it deserves, like, videotapes. :)

    (Goes back to what I said earlier - planners are always fighting the last war. Samsung is fighting the Siri war with that stuff. That war is already over.)

    Oh - in my opinion. ;)
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  7. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns! VIP Member

    The Galaxy Nexus is 720p with PenTile. I had a chance to examine the screen of a coworker's GNex, and at that pixel density, you do have to look hard to notice it. So I think at 720p the vast majority of people will think it's a non-issue. Of course, given the choice between PenTile 720p and traditional RGB stripe 720p, I'm still going with RGB stripe, simply because I can still see the difference, and I don't have to settle.
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  8. Sauske

    Sauske Well-Known Member

    Which phone is thinner!?
  9. Covert_Death

    Covert_Death Well-Known Member

    GSIII by a fraction of a mm so for all intents and purposes they are the same

    GS3 is 8.6mm LTEVO is 8.9mm thin... mute in my opinion... if anyone out there can feel the difference of .3mm at roughly 9mm thickness your pretty special ;)

    that means the LTEVO is 3.4% thicker than the GSIII according to my head math
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  10. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    damn.. more more to think about...

    but... how are sammy's radio this time around...have they REALLY fixed it?
    and have they just shoved a bunch of great stuff in their box.. without trying to work on how well they work together in the box (integration)
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  11. Sauske

    Sauske Well-Known Member

    Indeed! With the LTEvo dedicated camera button, kickstand and 2100mAh battery and it only bieng a .3mm difference, that's good HTC!:D LTEvo the force is strong in you.....sigh.....sigh! It's true! lol!
  12. mak916

    mak916 Well-Known Member

    Looking at how Samsung made their phone thinner, and with a removable battery, why couldn't HTC find a way to do the same? It seems like HTC may rushed things a bit to me.
  13. liteon163

    liteon163 Well-Known Member

    I will not own a PenTile device. Ever.

    Sent from my LG Spectrum using Tapatalk
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  14. Sauske

    Sauske Well-Known Member

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  15. Sauske

    Sauske Well-Known Member

    The International version One x has the same thickness and weighs less.....

    Samsung Galaxy S3 - 131 x 63.7 x 8.9mm, 133g
    HTC One X - 134 x 70 x 8.9mm, 130g
  16. BenChase7

    BenChase7 VIP Member VIP Member

    In addition to the fact SGSIII uses a PenTile screen... those radio questions of yours are of my biggest concern regarding Samsung.
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  17. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    There's not a lot separating the two phones when you take a step back.

    And the blogosphere has not been kind to the SGS3. Common new memes are, "SGS3, Samsung's iP4s" and "Samsung is now the HTC of 2011."

    Meanwhile, LG announced a phone for Korea with 2 GB of ram and pissed off the blogosphere completely. Common meme, what idiot wants that? :itsme:
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  18. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy VIP Member

    There's no telling what will happen to the American version and if Sprint doesn't do something else with it, as well. Comparing the LTEvo to the international version of the GS3 is a bit off balance, at best. I think I'll wait until Sprint releases details about the GS3 that they will be carrying. And, of course, the very odd name they will give it.
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  19. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Samsung Epic Galaxy 4G LTE Touch Speak See III, coming to a Sprint dealer near you. :)
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  20. Orion

    Orion Well-Known Member

    Yeah, Sprint has always altered the Galaxy S line. I wonder what they will do with the GS3.
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  21. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    Samsung Epic Speakeasy LTE touch

    if they add the NOTE size screen to SG3 and a kickstand... that would be a homerun.
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  22. PyroSporker

    PyroSporker Well-Known Member


    I heard the iphone 5 will be made of carbonite
  23. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy VIP Member

    LOL, yes! I was thinking Epic 4G LTE Touch or Epic 4G Touch LTE, personally. To mimic the Evo line names.

    And it's name would be Epic 4G LTE Note+
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  24. Orion

    Orion Well-Known Member

    I'm going with Epic 4G Touch LTE lol.
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  25. NeoteriX

    NeoteriX Well-Known Member


    Anticipating this question, I answered this earlier in the thread. Come on man!


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