Galaxy S3 Watering Hole


  1. kymberlin

    kymberlin *~ Life is Beautiful ~* VIP Member

    Oh, now your speaking my language.! lol
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  2. treb1797

    treb1797 Well-Known Member

    On the way......:car:
  3. treb1797

    treb1797 Well-Known Member

  4. nlsthzn

    nlsthzn Well-Known Member

    Man this 4 nights working shift can't come to an end soon enough, I have some rum to kill...
  5. nlsthzn

    nlsthzn Well-Known Member

    In a discussion about the Blue S3 being more liked than the White one this post made my night :) - http://androidforums.com/4775070-post14.html

    edit: Hmm... sorry for the double post
  6. ravenas

    ravenas Well-Known Member


    Once you get over the 1ghz range in mobile processors, you're fine for 90% of the stuff you will ever do on the device. In the US we get mostly dual core processors (for some insane reason) so I'm used to it. Only time you need more processing power is if you are into one of the more intense real time gaming apps (FPS mostly).

    The issue for me becomes storage capacity. I just can't see buying a device with less than 16GB internal storage. My first Android device was that cheapie LG Optimus with so little internal memory I was forever deleting apps or moving to SD card. Total PITA. The 8GB size is why I didn't go for a Kindle Fire last year.

    I thought the N7 might be a storage issue, but the truth is I mostly stream media to the device. All my music is on Google Music and Amazon MP3, and I also have Spotify and Pandora. I have Netflix and Amazon Prime for video. I'm also a Dr Who fan (which in the US means you are well versed on the subject of BT and have accrued a media library). I run a 3TB video library off an external HDD running Plex Media Server on my quad core laptop. I have the luxury of having access to my media library at home and when I travel just by taking my setup along. (I frequently travel for weeks at a time and have a router, laptop and external HDD in my kit bag. I'm also a firm believer in redundant backups so use a system of external HDDs and Cloud sync tools.)

    Between all that, I just don't need to store my digital content on my device. When I do it is for those short periods of time like on a plane or train then time constricts what I can and can't watch, read, or listen to. Usually I have my phone, 7" tablet and/or 10" tablet in a bag loaded with different material to fit my mood.

    N7 does have the prettiest screen of all the 7" tabs out there just as the Transformer takes the tops in 10" tabs. Only feature I do miss is that rear-facing camera. Tech reviewers keep talking about it as if people need it just for taking photos. For me, it makes an easy way to show people what I'm looking at in a video call. I just flip to rear-facing camera and point while still being able to see them on my screen. It was very handy when I was working on a remodel job and had to show my dad the progress. (But since I started out with an iPad1 which had NO camera, the N7 is still a better starter device in the tablet arena.)

    One device I find I absolutely NEED that microSD slot for is a phone with a decent camera (like the S3). I'm a shutterbug so I want that extra storage capacity for when I'm indulging my hobby. That's why my S3 is the 32GB model with another 32GB microSD installed. (Again, all my photos are auto backed up to the cloud just in case I hose my phone. Yes, I've done that... in the middle of Disney World.)

    Having said all that, there's a major difference coming from the iOS world to Android. If I wanted to put ANYTHING on my iPad/iPod Touch, I HAD to hook it up to my laptop and sync with iTunes. Then it would want to resync the ENTIRE freaking library of apps, music, books, etc. if all I wanted was to just put one lousy movie on it. (Wish I had a $1 for every hour iTunes sucked out of my life.) With Android, I just plug in USB and drag/drop files. Hell, I can WiFi drag/drop on Android. It's having the file system access that makes a HUGE difference.


  7. ravenas

    ravenas Well-Known Member

    That's a good chuckle to start your morning. Ah the sweet life of smartphones. Why did we think we would ever use these things as phones?

    Takes me back to my Windows PDA days when I mocked my brother for having one of the first smartphones. He never received phone calls because his battery was always low doing the computer stuff. Meanwhile my flip phone lasted for days on one charge and my PDA was for computer use.
  8. ravenas

    ravenas Well-Known Member

    What are the fastest speeds you get in your country (UK right?). You guys have no LTE so only 3G, correct?

    In the US, you tend to chose between crappy data speeds and oppressive data caps. (I am so looking forward to Sprint activating their LTE network.)
  9. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    This isn't my best but what I'm currently getting on Verizon.
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  10. treb1797

    treb1797 Well-Known Member

    good morning.......................IT'S FRIDAY !!!!!!!!!! :dancing:
  11. rushmore

    rushmore Well-Known Member

    Jeepers. I live in Richmond (15 miles south of Lexington) Kentucky and expected 4G to be here in about a year, but was in the house and noticed full bar 4G. I kind of did a double take and then tested with Speednet. 12mb download and 12mb upload speed on average. 4G was all around south Richmond as well and did not lose 4G where tested.

    While testing, I could not help but notice how with medium or higher use, battery life is great with a good signal, but bad with a weak signal. I think this is the key why we see so much variance with battery life with users. I notice it profoundly myself. The main variable for weight is the quality of signal. Good signal 3G/4G and wifi are great, but the opposite with weak 3G/4G.

    Also, wild how the Razr runs hot with 4G and has AWFUL battery life regardless of signal, unless using 3G, but the GS3 does not get hot and has amazing battery life in 4G. Much better even than the Razr with 3G.

    Again, this assumes you have a good signal, else the GS3 can run very warm to hot and starts sucking the battery down (with medium to heavy use). 3G and 4G.
  12. Trent Reznor

    Trent Reznor Well-Known Member

    Here's my GS3 (VZW) speedtest done this AM:D


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  13. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ~Play Nice~ Moderator

    :eek::adore:
  14. rushmore

    rushmore Well-Known Member

    Are you in the Matrix? That can be both good and bad.
  15. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ~Play Nice~ Moderator

    Figured I'd let the folks here know about this. May grab a few albums myself.

    https://play.google.com/store/music...9tdWx0aV9VU19fMV9wcm9tb18xMzQ0NTY1MzQwNDQzIl0.
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  16. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ~Play Nice~ Moderator

    He, he, just grabbed the Beastie Boys License to Ill :D
  17. kymberlin

    kymberlin *~ Life is Beautiful ~* VIP Member

    Whew.... It is Friday ! And I am flashing back to the 4th of July weekend sad that the S3 would not be delivered on Saturdays!

    Aw ..love love love my phone !

    On another note... I organized all my S3 photos last night. Kept me up most of the night , but at least it is finished !

    Now I just need to organize my computers pics. I have so many duplicates its crazy !

    Does anyone know how to hide folders (pics ) on the S3 without having to download a 3rd party app? Seems to me there should be a simple way ?

    Treb.... Still working on dinner plans !
  18. XplosiV

    XplosiV Master X is Watching You VIP Member

    Yeah bud I'm in the UK, here he have HSPA+ and that's fast enough for me when I'm mobile. For anyone wondering the differences between HSPA+ & LTE, check out this page : HSPA+ vs LTE: The Future is now

    At home tho, I have 100mb cable, and that will speed test to 96mb down, and I can get constant download speeds of 11-12MB/s
  19. XplosiV

    XplosiV Master X is Watching You VIP Member

    Create a folder starting with a period ( .noname) and shove them in there. :)
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  20. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ~Play Nice~ Moderator

    Friday afternoon, thank god.
  21. treb1797

    treb1797 Well-Known Member

    Everyday is Friday here in the S3 WH !! :D
  22. XplosiV

    XplosiV Master X is Watching You VIP Member

    Oh yea, Friday night last shift of my week, 4 days off in T minus 10 hours 54 mins and 23 seconds. Bbq tomorrow me thinks
  23. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ~Play Nice~ Moderator

    What about Saturday and Sunday, I gotta have my Football and NASCAR.;)
  24. treb1797

    treb1797 Well-Known Member

    You can say that again !!! Hope my Dallas Cowboys can do something this year. :banghead:
  25. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ~Play Nice~ Moderator

    They have the talent, that must be the frustrating part for you. I'm a Pats fan and Peter King predicted 16-0 for them:eek:
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