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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kirkinsd, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. kirkinsd

    kirkinsd Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I'm about to replace my Incredible. I'm concerned about the size of the S3.

    Anybody else move from a smaller phone to the S3? What are your thoughts on this?



  2. Bangjr

    Bangjr Newbie

    I came from a Droid Eris and I love the S3's screen size. Bigger is better...size matters ;-)
  3. gkinsella2

    gkinsella2 Newbie

    Came from the Incredible myself...definitely bigger, but getting used to it pretty darn quick!
  4. xliderider

    xliderider Android Expert

    My wife has no problem with the GS3. Came from the Fascinate, she has pretty small hands too.
  5. Knewz

    Knewz Android Expert

    That's what She said...:D
  6. darkestred

    darkestred Android Enthusiast

    Coming over from Thunderbolt. I didn't think transitioning from the phone was a big deal, but going back to the TB was like WOW. I love the size of the phone. Its not really that big. Although, with most critiques they could have easily made the phone a quarter or so inch smaller length-wise. Maybe next year.
  7. WhoDoo Voodoo

    WhoDoo Voodoo Android Enthusiast

    Look at it this way, it is big enough to actually be functional. I came from a DX and even that was just a bit too small not to be annoying. Yeah it's big, but it is much more of a "daily driver" than anything else. Typing and voice recognition are better than anywhere else. I haven't touched a computer at home since I got it. The stock OS has flash, I don't think Jelly Bean does. I need flash. I run my slingbox 1080p through it HDMI to my TV and not the slightest glitch or lag. I can run old N64 ROMS on this seamlessly. Welcome to Batman onlive direct to my big screen with my PS3 controller. Chorme freakin rocks! All day battery with good use. Wireless charging coming in a couple of months. 100 gigs of storage +50 GB dropbox (thanks Beans). THERE ARE ONLY 2 OPTIONS, BUY THIS PHONE, OR PREORDER THE DEVELOPER EDITION!

    P.S. the HDMI adapter is a must, I'm sure you hear the legends of the camera on this, but the HDMI all time out is the difference maker here.
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  8. dracozny

    dracozny Android Enthusiast

    at first I thought it was too big, especially coming from the eris. almost seemed as big as my 7" tab 2. but it is much easier to navigate with a larger screen and probably helps my eyes to have a larger screen anyways. it still fits in my pocket comfortably.
  9. kirkinsd

    kirkinsd Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the feedback everybody.

    I guess I'll get used to it fairly quickly.

    I am interested in the HDMI adapter and will be looking for one.
  10. Knewz

    Knewz Android Expert

    I think this uses MHL instead of HDMI
  11. WhoDoo Voodoo

    WhoDoo Voodoo Android Enthusiast

    It goes from MHL to HDMI. And only the adapter from Samsung will work. You can't use an old MHL, it's propritary at this point. But it works better than the old stuff.
  12. AntimonyER


    Hey, I moved this to the General S3 forum, as it doesn't relate to root issues. Thanks for understanding. :)
  13. BullsBeers

    BullsBeers Newbie

    I like you, came over from an incredible. It's big and was a little hard to get use to. I've had it for a week and I would never go back. I was on my wife's 4s and it's like a toy compared to my s3. I love it.
  14. wysilverado

    wysilverado Newbie

    4S to G3 yesterday,it's a breeze and i'd say I have average size hands. The G3 is Pocketable for sure.
  15. rushmore

    rushmore Extreme Android User

    If ever a thread topic were to ever fit that response, this is it.
  16. t35rk

    t35rk Well-Known Member

    Also coming from an Incredible. Going back to that screen size now would be like going back from 4G to 3G.
  17. Still trying to figure out why they didn't put an hdmi out on the thing. I love the phone don't get me wrong but I had a DX I got the day it hit the market over 2 years ago and it had the hdmi out. What are you using to convert? TIA
  18. BigCiX

    BigCiX Android Expert

    I tried talking my wife into getting a GS III but she won't let go of that iphony. She said its to big.
  19. speedfan

    speedfan Member

    Most of the new phones don't have a hdmi port. Somehow they combined it with the charging port.

    This is the accessory from Samsung that converts it to hdmi for you.

    HDTV Universal Adapter (5 Pin) W/ 11 Pin Tip
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  20. Ballymoss

    Ballymoss Android Expert

    The S3 isn't too big.

    Your other phone was too small.
  21. My wife has small hands, but liked the DX and she really likes the S3. Get her off the crapple man!
  22. andross77

    andross77 Well-Known Member

    I came from the Verizon iPhone 4s 64gb and yes, this phone is massive. I didn't like the size before i was ordering it or during my first week with it. I'm sure i will get used to it as with most things.

    But having a phone with a 28nm CPU, 2gb of ram, tons of space and works with my unlimited LTE Verizon plan is MUCH, MUCH more important to me than just how big it is. So i will be keeping it. Sure if i could have this exact phone in a 4" screen i would LOVE it. But i'm happy to be streaming unlimited amazingly fast Verizon LTE all evening long at home. :)

    I will say i have very small hands for a dude and still with no case i find it fits fairly comfortably in hand. I read my Bible on it a lot and i'm very comfortable for long stretches. Sure, I can't use my left thumb to tap something in the top right corner, but then i just use my right hand. 95% of my phone use doesn't require the opposite far corner reach.

    I have a Rock Quicksand Dark Grey case for it that fits perfect and feels nice but even that 1mm extra thickness makes it just a bit more hard to hold which matters since i have "girl" hands. So i took it off :) I also didn't want it to overheat more with a case trapping it like that.
  23. eluno

    eluno Well-Known Member

    new phone new technology the GS3 now has dnla no more wires i love it. why would anyone want to go backwards:thinking:
  24. My mitisubishi 73" DLP doesn't have any other way of accepting input that I'm aware of.
  25. sorka

    sorka Android Enthusiast

    I cam from a DX and even though the screen is larger the phone actually feels small by comparison.

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The Samsung Galaxy S3 release date was May 2012. Features and Specs include a 4.8" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Exynos 4412 Quad processor, and 2100mAh battery.

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