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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 636913 6-Jun-2012 19:49 Send private message

i ve read on xda that the audio recordings in video recording is very bad ?

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1695069

i hope its not, this one of things i hoped they had improved the most . anyone tried it here ?





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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 636920 6-Jun-2012 19:54 Send private message

Elpie:
IntegerIsNumber:
Elpie: After using my SGS3 for a few days now I am starting to regret updating from the SGS2. The new one is great and battery life is very good but, out-of-the-box, its more gimmick than improvement. I love the new features and as I was using voice commands on the S2 the improvements are welcome. BUT, I feel cheated in terms of the default apps.?

I used Polaris Office a lot. On the S3 there is a Polaris viewer which is read-only. It is not directly accessible as an app and has none of the features of Polaris Office beyond being able to view the document. Video Maker is another app that is on the S2 but missing on the S3. Without it, video files are too big to send via email. Books - another one gone. Not an issue for people who didn't use Google books but since I did and they are no longer available on my phone its just another annoyance.?

None of these are available from the play store or samsung apps by the way. It's also possible that our NZ carriers are to blame, rather than Samsung, but whoever is responsible for providing a pretty phone that doesn't do much has left me pretty disappointed.

The S2 was brilliant for productivity. The S3 pretty darned poor. In this respect, I think Samsung has taken a backward step. Great hardware is all very well, but the default apps meant that the S2 was very usable at the get-go. The S3 is not.?



If you want Polaris Office and Video Maker then I can port it to S3 for you.
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I'd love that - if they worked. ?Have you tested them to see if they work okay??

I ported my ICS build of Polaris Office over from my S2 and it worked once, but then I got a notice saying it wasn't available to be used on the device. The built-in Polaris Viewer has an option to get the full version from Samsung "More Services" but its not there (a problem a lot of people are reporting over on xda and other forums). ?I wasn't able to get the apk of Video Maker from my S2. Same with Books. Google Play Store won't even show their Google books app on the store, although it shows up in other regions.?


Have you rooted your device? If you did that then I will create a flash able zip file for you to try.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 636952 6-Jun-2012 20:55 Send private message

Are there any difference buying the S3 from Vodafone, 2Degrees, Jbhifi, Noel leeming etc?

They all use the same variant right?

Is it network branded in anyway if I get it from JBHifi?

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  Reply # 636953 6-Jun-2012 20:57 Send private message

Salami: Are there any difference buying the S3 from Vodafone, 2Degrees, Jbhifi, Noel leeming etc?

They all use the same variant right?

Is it network branded in anyway if I get it from JBHifi?


Nope,they are not. should work on all networks.

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  Reply # 636974 6-Jun-2012 21:26 Send private message

is it possible to have different notification tone for email messages than for text messages.  It would be nice to know which one is which with notification




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  Reply # 636979 6-Jun-2012 21:33 Send private message

Any NZ operator giving any indication of when they might start stocking Samsung accessories?

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  Reply # 636981 6-Jun-2012 21:34 Send private message

i just want my actual phone lol

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  Reply # 636984 6-Jun-2012 21:41 Send private message

adriatiuca has some cases listed already and I take it in stock, also some S3 items arriving. I had ordered an extented S2 bty but cancelled and have ordered the S3 one which is due this month.




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  Reply # 636987 6-Jun-2012 21:43 Send private message

Gilco2: is it possible to have different notification tone for email messages than for text messages.? It would be nice to know which one is which with notification


Yes can assign different tones for basically everything

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  Reply # 636990 6-Jun-2012 21:47 Send private message

Gilco2: is it possible to have different notification tone for email messages than for text messages.? It would be nice to know which one is which with notification


Yes you can set different tone for message and email. For email just set a ringtone in Gmail account setting and for message set it in System Settings.

Have you had the phone yet? Or are you just asking before you do?

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  Reply # 636995 6-Jun-2012 21:50 Send private message

IntegerIsNumber:
Gilco2: is it possible to have different notification tone for email messages than for text messages.? It would be nice to know which one is which with notification


Yes you can set different tone for message and email. For email just set a ringtone in Gmail account setting and for message set it in System Settings.

Have you have the phone yet? Or are you just asking before you do?
yes I have the phone and tried finding in settings where to change.  Thanks I will look in gmail settings. never looked there as thought would all be in main settings.  So far like this phone




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  Reply # 636996 6-Jun-2012 21:51 Send private message

Salami: Are there any difference buying the S3 from Vodafone, 2Degrees, Jbhifi, Noel leeming etc?

They all use the same variant right?

Is it network branded in anyway if I get it from JBHifi?


This question has been answered many times before in this thread. Please go back 5 -10 pages and you'll see the answer.

But short answer is yes they are all the same phone and will work anywhere around the world 3G connection and edge.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 637002 6-Jun-2012 21:58 Send private message

What is the variant of the S3 NZ uses?
U know how with the galaxy nexus there were something like Yazkuza or yakunza?

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  Reply # 637009 6-Jun-2012 22:07 Send private message

Salami: What is the variant of the S3 NZ uses?
U know how with the galaxy nexus there were something like Yazkuza or yakunza?


@_@ I'm sorry what?
Are you asking how an international version of S3 is different from international version (NZ Galaxy S3)?
Is 1 not 1? O.o or 1 is 1 lol. I'm confused.
NZ version is the same as an international version and the same as UK, EU, Dubai and Some Asian countries version.
So no differences.

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  Reply # 637010 6-Jun-2012 22:08 Send private message

Oh yeah! Wrote about my experience with the E7 here:

http://www.androidnz.net/2012/06/galaxy-s-iii-usb-audio-is-it-really.html

Lets just say I'm happy and will post up some video the blogs YouTube channel shortly...

This vaults the S III to being the only phone for truly serious audio-lovers who want to use an Android device as their portable music player...




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