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J a k e

910 posts

121 months

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Crafty_ said:
This might help: http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s_iii_vs_ht...

Bit of an odd conclusion, S3 wins most "tests" they do, then they decide its a draw confused
Indeed.
Seems that the SG3 pretty much beats the OneX in all the performance tests and wipes the floor with it in video playback and web page load times. All they could really say in favour of the OneX was that it's cheaper and looks prettier.

Thanks for posting that review. It has made my mind up to wait for the GS3 over the One X.

Fletch79

1,569 posts

83 months

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J a k e said:
Indeed.
Seems that the SG3 pretty much beats the OneX in all the performance tests and wipes the floor with it in video playback and web page load times. All they could really say in favour of the OneX was that it's cheaper and looks prettier.

Thanks for posting that review. It has made my mind up to wait for the GS3 over the One X.
Does the SGS3 have a removeable battery aswell?? That's gonna make my mind up!

J a k e

910 posts

121 months

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Fletch79 said:
Does the SGS3 have a removeable battery aswell?? That's gonna make my mind up!
Yes. If the battery life is not good enough I'll get a spare for if I'm not going to be somewhere that charging isn't an option.


Quote from GSMArena article ...
HTC One X over Samsung Galaxy S III

Impressive polycarbonate unibody
Brighter IPS LCD2 screen with a full set of subpixels
Beats Audio
Already on the market
Likely a bit cheaper

Samsung Galaxy S III over HTC One X

Bigger screen - 4.8" over 4.7"
Higher display contrast and better sunlight legibility
More storage options - 16/32/64GB + microSD over non-expandable 32GB
S Voice natural language commands and dictation
S Beam for easy and fast file transfers
User-accessible 2100mAh battery over non-removable 1800mAh battery
1.9MP front-facing camera with Smart Stay



Edited by J a k e on Saturday 12th May 21:20

Snails

590 posts

52 months

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I ordered mine today. I went for White 16GB, although i may change that to Blue. I'm not really taken by either of the colours. What is wrong with offering a normal grey or black?

TameRacingDriver

9,450 posts

158 months

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Snails said:
I ordered mine today. I went for White 16GB, although i may change that to Blue. I'm not really taken by either of the colours. What is wrong with offering a normal grey or black?
Believe it or not, I think its actually something to do with the patent business, one of the patents apple holds is for the black colour.

http://www.androidpolice.com/2012/05/04/the-samsun...
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Crafty_

7,870 posts

86 months

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^ Note that patent case has been dropped this week. Nevertheless I think its bloody daft that you could patent a black rectangle..

SGirl

7,239 posts

147 months

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Sunday 13th May 2012 quote quote all
Crafty_ said:
This might help: http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s_iii_vs_ht...

Bit of an odd conclusion, S3 wins mosts "tests" they do, then they decide its a draw confused
Perfect, thank you! beer Just what I needed. Now if only T-Mobile would make the SGS3 available to preorder...

Tycho

8,485 posts

159 months

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Crafty_ said:
^ Note that patent case has been dropped this week. Nevertheless I think its bloody daft that you could patent a black rectangle..
The entire US Patent System needs putting down and starting from scratch. The fact they allow such broad patents proves it is broken.

The S3 looks really nice and I hope that a lot of the features will be hacked onto the S2. My contract is up next year so maybe the S4 will be out with a holographic display, a pico projector and a 3d printer built in... jester

Tiggsy

8,190 posts

138 months

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Snails said:
I ordered mine today. I went for White 16GB, although i may change that to Blue. I'm not really taken by either of the colours. What is wrong with offering a normal grey or black?
Having had a white iphone for a year now...white is a pain! All the cases get grubby, the tinest bit of dirt shows up in the gaps in the frame....even along the edge of the screen saver.

LordFlathead

8,665 posts

144 months

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I think I'm going to pull the trigger at the end of the month. My only gripe was that the S3 does not have a 12MP camera like the Sony.

A bit long winded but good product description here at the un-boxing ceremony sealed it for me.

ScoobyDood

1,544 posts

45 months

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Then I read this

http://www.stuff.tv/news/phone/rumour-mill/is-the-...

Seems like LG are coming out to play soon too............

Crafty_

7,870 posts

86 months

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LordFlathead said:
I think I'm going to pull the trigger at the end of the month. My only gripe was that the S3 does not have a 12MP camera like the Sony.

A bit long winded but good product description here at the un-boxing ceremony sealed it for me.
pixel count on cameras means nothing nowadays, its all about the size of the sensor.

LordFlathead

8,665 posts

144 months

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Eh? How does that work?

Ultuous

1,792 posts

77 months

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Or more accurately pixel density - more pixels/ smaller sensor = more image noise!

LordFlathead

8,665 posts

144 months

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So it is possible for a new desgined 8mp camera to be better than a last generation 12mp camera?

The reason I ask if because I cannot personally see the benefit in going high than 8mp as I am unlikely to blow up any picture to higher than A4 sized for printing.. BUT, the higher numbers seem to grab my attention hehe

Ultuous

1,792 posts

77 months

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Yep - not really much point going higher than 5-8mp on a cameraphone IMHO - quality's more limited by the tiny sensors and lenses involved in such a tight package... you'd only be blowing up 'crap' pixels with higher numbers anyway if that makes sense!

LordFlathead

8,665 posts

144 months

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Ah, that works completely differently than with CCTV imagers. Although in CCTV we tend to use CCD (Charge Coupled Device) over the cheaper CMOS sensors which you find in nasty Chinese cameras. On phones and high-end still cameras, they use CMOS sensors - go figure. If I wasn't completely confused before.. I am now laugh

Thanks for the info, I'm going to see if there are any comparisons.. I really want the S3 and so far I am still convincing myself of reasons TO buy it which wasn't the plan wink

LordFlathead

8,665 posts

144 months

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Aha! Jackpotbiggrin

Crafty_

7,870 posts

86 months

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LordFlathead said:
So it is possible for a new desgined 8mp camera to be better than a last generation 12mp camera?

The reason I ask if because I cannot personally see the benefit in going high than 8mp as I am unlikely to blow up any picture to higher than A4 sized for printing.. BUT, the higher numbers seem to grab my attention hehe
Yes absolutely.
I've got a Canon 7D, the camera body alone is about £1k. If you use it correctly you can take amazing photographs with it (visit the photography section).
However the image quality is nowhere near a full frame camera, for the simple reason that the sensor in a full frame camera is physically bigger. You could probably take a full frame camera 2 or 3 years older and still get better IQ.

If we were talking about 3mp vs 5mp then I might agree, but anything at 8 or above would benefit from a larger sensor / higher quality optics.

Given that the vast majority of cameraphone pictures only end up on facebook at 400px wide anyway makes it all a bit of a waste of time smile

Crafty_

7,870 posts

86 months

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SGirl said:
Crafty_ said:
This might help: http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s_iii_vs_ht...

Bit of an odd conclusion, S3 wins mosts "tests" they do, then they decide its a draw confused
Perfect, thank you! beer Just what I needed. Now if only T-Mobile would make the SGS3 available to preorder...
BTW in case you missed it T-Mobile revealed pricing today: http://www.androidcentral.com/t-mobile-uk-reveals-...

Edit, some more links.
Another review, nothing new but I thought the blue one looks rather smart in the pictures: http://mobile-review.com/review/samsung-galaxy-s3-...

Battery test vs the HOX, predictably the S3 does rather well: http://blog.gsmarena.com/samsung-galaxy-s-iii-batt...

Edited by Crafty_ on Monday 14th May 20:57

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