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  1. Old Member

    Old Member Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Anyone thinking of trying out the Galaxy S3? My son is due for an upgrade. I'm thinking of giving him my Galaxy Nexus and getting the Galaxy S3.

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  2. patch321

    patch321 Well-Known Member

    i personally find a screen any bigger than the Gnex's unusable. I honestly think the gnex's screen is a bit too big. sometimes hard to operate with one hand without doing some pretty good hand stretches. the other specs look impressive andi'm interested to see the camera. however touchwiz and the screen might be deal breakers for me.
  3. AJ McKay

    AJ McKay Well-Known Member

    Wife is currently on the Fascinate (VZW's original Galaxy S) and is up for an update in June. I may steer her towards the GS3 depending on what the rumors are at that point (release date, VZW availability, etc). She's already said she's getting the best phone available at the time so she can trump my Nexus.
  4. Karuk

    Karuk Android Enthusiast

    Can't say until Verizon shows us the effed up version they crap out.

    If I'm getting a bigger screen why not go all the way and get the Note?
  5. kg2128

    kg2128 Well-Known Member

    It's a better phone than the Galaxy Nexus, but other than the cpu/gpu nothing mind blowing. The One X and the Galaxy S3 will be at the top of the smartphone world, but more excited about what comes after those 2 from HTC and Samsung. And of course the next Nexus.
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  6. patch321

    patch321 Well-Known Member

    lets also not forget that it will be getting updates (at least) months after the gnex. i agree with a previous poster. if i wanted a phone/tablet hybrid why not go all out and get the note?
  7. TheyCallMeBT

    TheyCallMeBT Android Enthusiast

    From what I've seen, if I were buying a phone today, I'd still get the GNex. The S3 looks like a really nice phone, but I still like the GNex a lot better.
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  8. NJSmoke

    NJSmoke Member

    I am some what interested in the HTC One. Not interested in the Samsung SIII at all. Rather have software buttons. And I didn't think it was possible, because there is only so many way to design a phone, they are all going to be rectangular. But the SIII is ugly.
  9. Nabraham

    Nabraham Android Enthusiast

    I honestly don't see what the s3 has over the nexus other then the camera. And I hate touchwiz, I'll stick with my nexus.
  10. patch321

    patch321 Well-Known Member

    i think the HTC one is one of the most beautiful phones i've ever seen. having said that, i would never go back to HTC. My experience with the EVO was horrible and I HATED sense.

    I ordered the gnex about a week ago knowing that the GSIII was right around the corner and never even thought twice about it.
  11. ledlauzis

    ledlauzis Lurker

    Galaxy S3 is better when it comes to camera, battery, display colors (both phones has Super AMOLED but for Galaxy S3 it looks better) and additional services that Galaxy Nexus doesn't offer, like 50GB free storage, S Voice and etc. But the Galaxy S3 is not anything revolutionary but it's just a bit better but not by much.
    The main thing why Galaxy Nexus is better is Android updated and less "spam" that comes pre-installed
  12. TheRoosevelt

    TheRoosevelt Android Expert

    If I were buying a phone right this second, I wouldn't bother waiting for the GS3. It's not too big of an upgrade from the Gnex, and honestly, I find it kind of ugly.
  13. sperho

    sperho Android Enthusiast

    Pretty much exactly what I was going to type. (Not that I'm ready to buy a new phone...I'll be using my SGN for a good while...)
  14. LCW

    LCW Well-Known Member

    No reason to upgrade from a GNex to SIII... screen is same Res but bigger... lower pixel density... will actually look worse
  15. zerocool79346

    zerocool79346 Android Expert

    No. I was really really considering it when the first renders came out with a fully rectangular phone, no physical buttons and a non-Pentile screen. As it sits, it isn't much of an upgrade IMO.
  16. allyn

    allyn Newbie

    I can't figure out why anybody would want a phone with a physical button after having a Galaxy Nexus. I must say I'm pretty underwhelmed by the S3. Seems just like a Note with a smaller screen, no stylus, and a quad-core processor. Big whoop.
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  17. Sandroidfan

    Sandroidfan Android Expert

    Physical home button is pretty popular in Asia and Europe. That's why Sammy keeps that style on international one. But I don't think US version will have that as they never did it on galaxy phones in US. I guess it will have three capacitive button like One X or three soft buttons like Nexus. I also think GSIII is too conservative external body design though I like curvy/rounded design. It can be done better like One X.

    As for upgrade, it's not here yet and we don't know when verizon gets this. You can't consider upgrading to a phone that's not even available here yet.
  18. red66charger

    red66charger Android Expert

    You sure about that one? :) I think GNex will be my first and last Samsung. I had heard about the sketchy radios and took a leap of faith. You know what they say about "fool me twice". Since modding doesn't concern me, I think I'll wait for Motorola's HD/ICS device.
  19. giannib

    giannib Newbie

    I don't think camera will be better, pixel count should stop at 5 M. More than that can't get enough light from the tiny lens.

    Think that the new Nikon flagship, a 5000 $ beast, has "only" 16 Mpixels
  20. ALurker

    ALurker Well-Known Member

    Same here. I think the SGS3 is a decent upgrade over the nexus due to speed and camera and to a lesser extent battery and all of the "Smart" features. Unfortunately Samsung has ruined me with their crappy radio and lack of accessories and updates. If these updates on the nexus are "fast" then I would hate to see them with the SGS3.
  21. CharlzO

    CharlzO Android Expert

    Until they have an LTE version out, I won't even look at it. At first, it caught my attention, but halfway through my read, I hit that point, and just stopped. No point even looking anymore until they've added the LTE functionality, for me anyway.
  22. jkc120

    jkc120 Android Expert

    The US-bound SGS3 will most likely have LTE. It will just mean the CPU won't be a quad-core Exynos. See the difference in HTC One X stateside vs. international.
  23. artman540

    artman540 Android Enthusiast

    I thought they said the 4412 would integrate LTE radios?
  24. LCW

    LCW Well-Known Member

    The only advantage I see for the S III is the SD slot and larger on board memory options. But not deal breakers at this point. Will keep my GNex... What I'm eager to wait for is the "next" Nexus.
  25. Gunner

    Gunner Android Enthusiast

    If I were in the market for a new phone, and both phones were available today on VZW, I would go w/ the GS3. It is a better version of the GN. The extra smart features are nice, the 50GB cloud storage is really nice, microSD slot is a big plus, and I am one of those people who actually prefers hardware buttons. The phone will get big time developer support, so there will be plenty of ROMs to choose from. I wish they had limited the screen size to 4.5", but I can say the same about the GN - it's just big enough to be a little annoying.

    But do I want to upgrade? Nope. The GS3 isn't that big of a leap from the GN. Given the speed of advancement in mobile CPU's, there will be phones out by the beginning of next year that trounce the GS3.

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