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  Reply # 619411 4-May-2012 11:44 Send private message

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vinnieg: Oh damn, I have to say, I'm completely underwhelmed also

If NZ isn't part of the global launch on the 29th, then I think I'll be getting another One X


Don't do it man! Wolfson + micro SD + removable larger capacity battery + GLONASS + better GPU. The announcement may have underwhelmed a little with how silly expectations got but it is clearly a better phone than the One X overall.


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Having the Wolfson DAC back is great news.

For those people who are underwhelmed, what is you wanted but didn't get, be interested to know.


In plain english what is this DAC? Why is it so good?

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  Reply # 619412 4-May-2012 11:46 Send private message

Digital to analogue converter Wolfson make great quality audio converters. Reason why the S1 audio quality is way better than the S2.



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  Reply # 619414 4-May-2012 11:49 Send private message

Never noticed any issues with the sound quality in the GS2.

What Audio, Phone or Music ?

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  Reply # 619416 4-May-2012 11:50 Send private message

JayTaicho: Apart from the bland design, seems a lot of people are disappointed with the pentile screen.

I don't know why certain people hate on the SAMOLED HD pentile screen so much?! I've got the Galaxy Note, and it's the best screen I had ever seen on a mobile device (at the time) when I bought it.

On another note, @NZtechfreak I enjoyed your One X overview and the comparisons to the GNote. If the screen is as good as you say, the One X might just be 'my next'. Or maybe wait it out for the GNote 2 :D


I don't think I could go back to a smaller screen now. I was holding my HTC Sensation the other night and it felt old and small.

I would only buy a GNote 2 with the same sized screen. Anything else is losing.



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  Reply # 619417 4-May-2012 11:51 Send private message

My other dissapointment was Pixel Density. I really wanted something with a high count in that area.

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  Reply # 619426 4-May-2012 12:04 Send private message

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Vodafone New Zealand will offer the much-anticipated third generation Samsung GALAXY S smartphone – the Samsung GALAXY S III – this month, available on its attractive Smart and Smart Data plans.

Based on the concept of natural interaction, the new GALAXY S III is designed to provide an intuitive smartphone experience combining innovative technology – such as face and motion recognition – and smart design.

Grant Hopkins, Director of Sales, Vodafone New Zealand says: “We’re delighted to add another champion to our smartphone range.  The Samsung GALAXY S III is one of the world’s most eagerly awaited smartphones.  It fits perfectly into the premium end of our mobile line-up and provides the complete package: a sleek looking phone, intuitive usability and exceptional hardware. On Vodafone’s fast and reliable network, the Samsung GALAXY S III will be the perfect partner to connect New Zealanders to the people and services they care about."

Designed with natural interaction in mind, Samsung has added a different layer to the smartphone experience.  The GALAXY S III is smart enough to recognise your face, voice and actions and adapt itself to provide an individualised and natural user experience.

With a 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED display, the Samsung Galaxy S III also has an 8MP camera and a 1.9MP front camera, giving users a variety of intelligent camera features and face recognition-related options to ensure moments can be captured easily and shared rapidly.







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  Reply # 619427 4-May-2012 12:05 Send private message

Few comments:

First, people are disappointed with TouchWiz. Who cares? Just use another launcher people.

Second, people who don't appreciate how much better this is than the One X (screen aside). It's not knocking it out of the park like the S2 did, but it's a definite step up from any current competing product. Better GPS via GLONASS, better DAC via Wolfson, removable battery with more power than the alternatives, better SoC and the best GPU currently available in a phone, need to wait for camera example shots but since the S2/Note produce better images than the Android competitors already and this one improves on the hardware (backside illumination) and software it likely will best them there too, better internal storage AND micro SD slot which most others are lacking. Almost across the board it's internals are better than the One X and other alternatives within the same generation. I think peoples disappointment based on unrealistically high expectations is clouding their objectivity a bit here.




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  Reply # 619430 4-May-2012 12:10 Send private message

networkn: Never noticed any issues with the sound quality in the GS2.

What Audio, Phone or Music ?


Music.

Voodoo Sound S1 sound quality absolutely destroys the disappointing quality of the S2.

Great if you're happy with the S2's sound, but those of us with more demanding ears care a lot about the Wolfson DAC.




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  Reply # 619442 4-May-2012 12:28 Send private message

So what happened to the ceramic-composite shell?  Sorry, I've been so busy this morning I haven't had a chance to do anything more than skim-read. . . . I have to say I'm not a massive fan of the look of it, but I'll reserve judgement until I see some high-res pics, and have a hold of one.

Perhaps now this is out we can all move on to the real issue - a viable, solid alternative to the iPad3!!!!




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  Reply # 619456 4-May-2012 13:03 Send private message

freitasm: Just received:


Vodafone New Zealand will offer the much-anticipated third generation Samsung GALAXY S smartphone – the Samsung GALAXY S III – this month, available on its attractive Smart and Smart Data plans.





Not coming on Prepay...?

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  Reply # 619462 4-May-2012 13:10 Send private message

How much is this expected to retail for? I'm an iPhone guy but may try this out until the next edition is released

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  Reply # 619477 4-May-2012 13:28 Send private message

wpcnz: How much is this expected to retail for? I'm an iPhone guy but may try this out until the next edition is released


My guess, through Vodafone assuming they sell them outright, around $1200, or direct from clove.co.uk I would say around $900, but that's purely a guess.

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  Reply # 619486 4-May-2012 13:33 Send private message

nofam: So what happened to the ceramic-composite shell?  Sorry, I've been so busy this morning I haven't had a chance to do anything more than skim-read. . . . I have to say I'm not a massive fan of the look of it, but I'll reserve judgement until I see some high-res pics, and have a hold of one.

Perhaps now this is out we can all move on to the real issue - a viable, solid alternative to the iPad3!!!!


For me that's one of the main disappointments, it's looks. Dam ugly TBH. Love the slim and easy look for the S2, Note and Sensation. Plus the sexy curve of the Nexus.

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  Reply # 619529 4-May-2012 14:05 Send private message

own3d: Anyone ordered from this site
http://www.mobicity.co.nz/samsung-i9300-galaxy-s-iii-s3.html


Do a search above and you will find heaps about Mobicity

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