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General Galaxy S3 specs revealed...anyone switching?

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  1. colnago

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    4.8", 1280x720 screen, 2100mAh battery...more here:

    http://www.engadget.com/2012/05/03/samsung-galaxy-s-iii-family-tree/

    I'll probably stick with the Note, for screen size alone, even thorugh it's a battery killer even at 0% brightness most of the day. I was disappointed that the at&t branded HTC One X maintained a steady -55dBm to -61dBm signal at my local store, while my LTE Note kept bouncing around from -61dBm to -77dBm...also not good for battery.
     

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    Aren't most of us on a 2 yr contract with our Notes? I don't think anyone would break their contract only after a few months to get a different phone.

    Plus for me, if it's smaller than the Note, i'm not interested! :)
     
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    Fair enough, but there are those who may still be in a 30-day return window (S3 not hitting US until "summer"...i.e. its hitting Europe end of May, N.A. after that), as well as those who do not have a problem paying unsubsidized price. There are also those who bought the international version who may be looking for somethimg different.
     
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    What makes you think the S3 is going to have a better battery? The screen size is about the same (0.5" less) and the battery is smaller by 400 mAh.
     
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    It's hard to compromise on that one now days.
     
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    Not saying s3 will have better battery, I'm saying the flaky signal, compared to the One X, could also be contributing to the Note's poor battery life "in conjunction with drain from the display".
     
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    US version is going to have the same dc Snapdragon processor the Note has. International will have Exynos qc processor, but not LTE capability. Qc doesnt impress me anyway, as Android doesn't really even yet fully optimize the dc processor.

    It's still early in the game, but based on what we know at this stage, I see nothing in the SGS3 US version that makes me wish I waited for it instead of buying the Note when I did.

    comforting and disappointing both at once.....

    -Ryan
     
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    In a word: NO

    I see no need to switch since this phone does everything I need/want and does it well.
     
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    this is the worst design i have seen on a flagship device.it really looks awkward.nexus is lot better compared to s3. previously released fake pics has some nice designs atleast samsung would have copied from that pics if they dont have good engineers.Samsung always disappoints the customers even in the case of at&t galaxy note that is the worst version in all galaxy note versions.who the f**k need nature in the phone. we need some nice designs .frankly speaking apple always satisfies the customers .
     
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    So, how do you really feel?:) You don't like the S3 and you don't like the Note. 5 million plus sales of the Note would seem to argue against your assessment.
     
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    After seeing this, I'll stick with my Note. It does everything I need at the moment and I bought it outright with no contract. I also thought this recent QC model supports LTE? Still that can't be good on the battery either.
     
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    i really like galaxy note so much.but what am saying is that samsung messed up at&t version with all bloatware and its very laggy.so am looking for canada version which is little better than this .
     
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    I like the new features they added with TouchWhiz. I won't be getting rid of my Note though, at least until the Note 2 comes out or an Htc version of it.
     
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    From what I've read & heard, quad core is actually supposed to be more battery efficient, but no, currently there's no quad core processor & chipset being used in Samsung phones that allows for LTE connectivity.

    My understanding is that they're trying to get this ironed out but it's incredibly unlikely to happen prior to US release of the SGS3, which is why it's a 99.999999% chance the US variant will not have the quad core Exynos processer, but instead will have the Snapdragon 4 which is similar if not identical to the one in the US Note.

    -Ryan
     
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    Canadian (Bell & Rogers) are same as ATT.

    Do some homework, then if a rant is still warranted, go right ahead. It just comes off wrong when you rant first and then explain your position later....

    -Ryan
     
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    It's not a matter of them not WANTING to use a quad core, it's that the quad core processors are not compatible with the LTE radio hardware, that is why the AT&T variants have a dual core.

    Someone has to give, Processor or radio to get this worked out. Hope so, it will be nice to see Quad Cores, but I still am very happy with dual core. :)
     
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    I am waiting for something but not sure what. Doesn't seem like either the Note of the S3 is the phone, especially with a dual core QC.

    What's going on with HTC, are they coming out with a good phone with an interchangeable battery and sim card. I don't want an LG phone.

    It doesn't seem like the Qualcomm processor is that great. I could give up the 1/2 inch for the S3 and the pen from the Note if I thought this was the phone of the future for VZW but I don't think it is.

    Hey, it might be the Apple 5G.

    Now, if the VZW version of the NOTE is fast with the QC processor because they fixed other things, then maybe that's where I'll go but right now I know nothing more than I knew yesterday.
     
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    The dual core, in the AT&T One X at least, is one of the fastest phones ever tested at Engadget. However lack of additional storage, as well as interchangeable batteries could be issues for some like myself. I'm leaning towards giving up my AT&T Note for a One X for the better reception (dBm levels) alone.
     
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    Where/when did I say anything about preference in relation to manufacturer's using quad core in one phone versus dual in another?? It's simply a matter of better internal efficiency versus ability to accommodate LTE radio, like you say above and like I said to begin with....
     
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    +1000000000 to this.

    No option for external SD and no replaceable battery equals no-go for me each and every time. If I was ok with not having these two things, I might own an iphone.

    Aaaaccchhhh. I just threw up a little bit in the back of my throat rereading that last part of what I typed. lol

    -Ryan
     
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    I stand corrected (re: US LTE version definitely not getting a quad core processor):

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/254940/samsung_launches_galaxy_s_iii_smartphone.html

    Again, given the current state of smartphones, I still contend that a quad core processor in a phone is akin to rubber lips on a woodpecker, but it's still nice to know that Intl and ATT versions ought to wind up both having similar if not same hardware internals.

    -Ryan
     
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    Best quote ever!!
     
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    kinda hard to give up the note massive screen, everything else feels smaller


     
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    I've been involved with computers forever and you can never think in the current state of anything. With more power software can do more things and over time programs can become more demanding. For example, I used to love to use Yelp. The newer software seems to be more powerful and it takes forever to find anything and sometimes it just keeps searching. My phone is 2.5 years old but so will my next phone be that old at some point and in between now and May of 2015 (as contracts might be going three years before no penalty), a dual core might become slow with bigger programs introduced. If it's here now or almost here why not wait for it. as it is a big step up.

    However, I won't give up VZW so maybe Samsung will not have a phone for me. Perhaps there will be an Iphone 5L, a five incher.
     
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    As with computers, you don't see any real benefits with multiple cores when they were first introduced. In fact, even now, 'gaming' machines don't fully or efficiently use current gen quad cores. The only real benefits seen with multiple cores on a computer at the moment is very intensive multimedia work (that also chew up RAM), running mulitple displays and a plethora of background apps, web pages, etc. in tandem.

    RAM would also set limitations on the device for any multitasking individual who needs to run multiple programs and switching without bogging down system resources. Opening multiple pages on a web browser, office suite, email, etc.
     

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