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#114463 20-Feb-2013 15:21
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This has been created for people to discuss the rumours and facts surrounding Samsungs Latest Flagship Mobile Device.


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  #766495 20-Feb-2013 15:23
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http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s_iv-5125.php

Might be the first Galaxy phone I don't end up owning. The S3 is big enough screen wise for me, 5.0 is Galaxy Note 1 territory.

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I'd be tempted if they did something about the battery :/

Beast like that is going to be power hungry.

But then, these are un-official. Things can change.




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  #766506 20-Feb-2013 15:35
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I intend to be in the market for one of these - I have an SII and skipped a generation with the SIII.




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  #766507 20-Feb-2013 15:36
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Asrafrate: I'd be tempted if they did something about the battery :/

Beast like that is going to be power hungry.

But then, these are un-official. Things can change.


Well it's 500mah more than the S3, and I get 2 days from my s3 fairly easily. 


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  #766513 20-Feb-2013 15:38
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The S3 is as big as I would want, in fact I consider it to be slightly too big now. 5" is too big.

4-4.5" is the sweet spot. The HTC One looks more appealing.




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  #766514 20-Feb-2013 15:40
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networkn: Well it's 500mah more than the S3, and I get 2 days from my s3 fairly easily.


What do you do with your phone? I get a solid day, but never more.

I run push email, leave WiFi/GPS/Bluetooth on and have SIP registered when it can. I hate the concept of having to turn services on and off.




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  #766515 20-Feb-2013 15:41
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ajobbins: The S3 is as big as I would want, in fact I consider it to be slightly too big now. 5" is too big.

4-4.5" is the sweet spot. The HTC One looks more appealing.


Hi There!

I agree. S3 IS marginally too big. 4.3-4.5 is perfect. 

The HTC One is 4.7 and has no expansion slot.


 
 
 
 




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  #766516 20-Feb-2013 15:42
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ajobbins:
networkn: Well it's 500mah more than the S3, and I get 2 days from my s3 fairly easily.


What do you do with your phone? I get a solid day, but never more.

I run push email, leave WiFi/GPS/Bluetooth on and have SIP registered when it can. I hate the concept of having to turn services on and off.


I run custom firmware, it's not as good with the latest releases, I am down to 1.5 days, but I am going to backrev. I have all stuff turned on incl push email and reasonable amount of calling.


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  #766517 20-Feb-2013 15:43
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Like Adam I can do a day, day and a half if I turn most power hungry things off (GPS/WiFi.)

In terms of whether it's too big... guess it's time I borrowed a Note to get a comparison. I'm still with my S2 and while I don't NEED to upgrade, I want a bigger screen so it can truly be my computer away from home :)

The S2 screen just... isn't big enough (and size matters!)




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  #766519 20-Feb-2013 15:45
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You get used to whatever size phone you have...I had an iPhone 5 now I've got a Note 2. The Note 2 looked enormous when I first got it but now it looks normal to me. The iPhone 5 and even the S3 now look too small!

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  #766523 20-Feb-2013 15:50
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I think for me it's more about whether I can comfortably hold it and use it. I have small hands and trying to hold and then span my fingers across so I can type might be difficult if it's a big phone.

... just had a play with a workmate's Note. Yup, the S4 will prob be too big :/




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  #766525 20-Feb-2013 15:52
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myopinion: You get used to whatever size phone you have...


I've had my S3 for 8 months now and I still maintain it's marginally too big. While I can *live* with the 4.8" S3 scree, the 4.7" HTC One screen is that tiny bit smaller and therefore more appealing - and there are no decent options below 4.7" these days.

I will not be buying a 5" phone.

The other gripe I have with the S3 screen is their use of a pentile display. It looks crap, even compared to a 2.5yr old iPhone 4 retina screen. The PPI is lower than the iPhone, and the use of Pentile means you have effectively 1/3 less pixels than stated anyway. I won't buy another Pentile screen.




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  #766527 20-Feb-2013 15:55
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ajobbins:
myopinion: You get used to whatever size phone you have...


I've had my S3 for 8 months now and I still maintain it's marginally too big. While I can *live* with the 4.8" S3 scree, the 4.7" HTC One screen is that tiny bit smaller and therefore more appealing - and there are no decent options below 4.7" these days.

I will not be buying a 5" phone.

The other gripe I have with the S3 screen is their use of a pentile display. It looks crap, even compared to a 2.5yr old iPhone 4 retina screen. The PPI is lower than the iPhone, and the use of Pentile means you have effectively 1/3 less pixels than stated anyway. I won't buy another Pentile screen.


Agreed on Size, but the display is awesome, I'd take the S3 screen over the IP4 every day.


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ajobbins:
myopinion: You get used to whatever size phone you have...


I've had my S3 for 8 months now and I still maintain it's marginally too big. While I can *live* with the 4.8" S3 scree, the 4.7" HTC One screen is that tiny bit smaller and therefore more appealing - and there are no decent options below 4.7" these days.

I will not be buying a 5" phone.

The other gripe I have with the S3 screen is their use of a pentile display. It looks crap, even compared to a 2.5yr old iPhone 4 retina screen. The PPI is lower than the iPhone, and the use of Pentile means you have effectively 1/3 less pixels than stated anyway. I won't buy another Pentile screen.


I don't have any issue with the screen on the s3, and it is better than the iphones in terms of colour and blacks I find. It is pretty cutting edge technology. The advantage of pentile is that supposedly it offers a better life for the screen.  
I find the s3 a tad too big to use in one hand, and I have quite big hands. It also feels a bit too big in my pocket. So I definitely wouldn't buy anything larger.
It will be interesting to see if they get rid of the physical home button, and the actual design of the handset. 

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  #766573 20-Feb-2013 17:04
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mattwnz:I don't have any issue with the screen on the s3, and it is better than the iphones in terms of colour and blacks I find. It is pretty cutting edge technology. The advantage of pentile is that supposedly it offers a better life for the screen.


It wasn't like your display dying before you replaced the phone was an issue anyway.

iPhone 4/4S display is 330 ppi but the S3 is only 306 ppi. Take into account Pentile and your luckly if you have an effective PPI rate much above 200. Comparing say a photo side by side on the S3 vs an iPhone, the iPhone (to me) is clearly a far superior screen. I've had others agree when the two are side by side. Each to their own, tho.

I find the colours of the S3 over saturated - like when you go into a TV store and they have cranked the contrast way up. There is also a very obviously flicker in the screen when viewed in bright sunlight.




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