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      07-19-2012 09:25 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Vision33r View Post

      I attribute the improvement of call quality simply with the LTE signal carrying the data transmission and 3G signal solely carrying the voice without having to share.
      so basically, you'd have to be in one of the 40 markets att actually has LTE to experience this perceived improved call quality.
      shut your mouth. sh sh shut your mouth.

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      07-20-2012 02:41 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by WhistlerYOW View Post
      The hilarious thing about all these b*tch move apple lawsuits is that IMO it will lose them a lot of customers...

      I was an iPhone user with blinders on. I never even looked at android phones or cared about them... I just always planned to get whatever iPhone was newest when I was ready for upgrades.

      Then I read all these stop sale lawsuits and wonder wtf is going on... They must be scared of something to be using all this legal wrangling to fight the competition as opposed to actually releasing a new iPhone faster.

      So I started looking into android.. S3... HTC One X etc... And wow what a step up! I'm curious about the iPhone 5, but I'm ready for an upgrade now and there is no way I'm taking am iPhone 4s over the new androids.
      Do you really think, really... that Apple will loose customers due to these lawsuits? I admit that it might slow the adoption rate, but loose customers / increase churn, no way. Now don't think that Im on Apples side of the fence here, because Im not. Sure im still a satisfied macbook pro user and Ill keep using these laptops because their awesome, I was a iPhone guy for a while but I was constantly looking over my shoulder at the Android camp to see what was going on.

      Once I felt that Android had matured enough, in both software & hardware, I made the switch and haven't looked back, that goes way back to the Motorola Atrix 4G days, the phone that not only made Android my OS of choice but reassured my faith in Motorola (but thats another story in and of itself...). Ive been using only top end android handsets since and Ive been totally happy with it (last phone was a Galaxy S2, Galaxy not for a short while and now the S3) I still have a iPhone in the family (wife has my old 4), I use it now and it just doesn't seem as special as it was. I wanna say its Sammy's OLED tech that bit me and wont let go, its awesome really (but thats also another story for another time lol).


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      07-20-2012 07:01 PM #28
      Well on Monday when I pick up my s3, theyve lost me, and I never even looked at Samsung until the hype around the lawsuits.

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      07-21-2012 02:44 PM #29
      Picked up this phone a day or so ago. Still getting used to the larger size.
      I've had a droid for the last two plus years. My girlfriend is a little jealous since she just got a galaxy 2 a year ago and has one more year on her contract.

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      07-23-2012 08:15 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Vision33r View Post



      Call quality: 4.5 / 5 Stars


      AT&T LTE service is a huge improvement over their 3G service, not only is the signal quality better so was the voice quality. SGS3 has a very loud earpiece speaker that sounded almost as loud as having the speakerphone turned on. I was very pleased with the call quality.
      just to clarify: When a CS (voice) call is initiated either incoming or outgoing, the device does a RAT reselection down to the HSPA+ (3G) network. That is, when in a voice call, the GS3 is using the same network and technology types as any other 3G device would for CS, PS, or CS+PS traffic.
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      08-07-2012 03:56 AM #31
      I have an S3. I think it is a little big and very slippery in my hand. The speed is ok but that is because I don't have 4g where I live.
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      08-07-2012 03:06 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by KeiCar View Post
      Do you really think, really... that Apple will loose customers due to these lawsuits?
      From what I've been able to read.. yes, and it's already happened.

      Does that mean their majority of customers will drop them because of it? No. But I've read of more then a few people making the switch or at least considering the switch because of the lawsuits Apple is pushing on competitors. And if only a handful of people actually do it and they like it it will become a domino effect.

      That and the new iPhone apparently to be changing up their dock connector of the IP5 will render everything accessory wise for the previous Iphones useless adds just another thing to push people past it.
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      08-07-2012 03:13 PM #33
      I don't think they are going to lose customers at all. Even with the new design and dock connector.

      In fact, I don't think most people are even aware of the lawsuits.
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      08-07-2012 07:36 PM #34
      iPhone market share has already been dropping. I see no reason why the next version will reverse that trend.

      Just knowing about the lawsuits and about the new connector is enough for many people to take a look at the alternatives instead of blindly upgrading to the next iteration of the iPhone. Getting customers to look at the competition is a sure fire way to lose customers.

      The new connector forces people to do things differently. Remember what happened when Netflix told their customers they were going to change things, even though it probably made no difference at all to the level service they used? This connector might not be a Netflix moment for Apple, but it probably won't be good.
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    10. 08-15-2012 03:32 PM #35
      I was just forced to upgrade (had a Samsung Epic 4G) after I forgot it was in my pocket when I went to the water park. I got a Galaxy S3 and I have to say I am absolutely blown away by this phone! I love it. Good stuff. I miss having an actual keyboard but other than that, I wouldn't give this phone up for any other phone on the market right now.

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      08-16-2012 06:53 AM #36
      I'd like to see the back of the phone have some sort of slip resistant material.

      When I try to prop it up on my keyboard at work while listening to Pandora it doesn't stay upright and the speaker gets muffled.

      Other than that it's great.

    12. 08-17-2012 09:43 PM #37
      I hear the 4.1 jelly bean upgrade may come to the S3 by the end the month.

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      08-17-2012 11:59 PM #38
      T-Mobile is giving me a sweet deal on a S3.

      I have to sell my sensation first..

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      08-18-2012 01:31 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by joe97 View Post
      I hear the 4.1 jelly bean upgrade may come to the S3 by the end the month.
      Carriers are going to delay the update, as usual.

      Dev world should have a solid ROM up in a couple days since the international versions's JB ROM was leaked recently

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      08-20-2012 08:42 AM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by hrama803 View Post
      T-Mobile is giving me a sweet deal on a S3.

      I have to sell my sensation first..
      How good a deal? T-Mo is offering me one for $100. Just have to sell my Amaze.
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    16. 08-20-2012 11:05 AM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by joe97 View Post
      I hear the 4.1 jelly bean upgrade may come to the S3 by the end the month.
      no way.

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      08-20-2012 11:19 AM #42
      The build has been leaked for the international version and the rumors do indeed point to the end of this month. Rumors.
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      08-24-2012 06:20 PM #43
      I just got this phone about a week ago. Loving it so far, but I had a question: any battery saving tips? Even if I don't use the phone at all and it just sits at my desk, never turned turn the screen on once in 8-9 hours, it'll go from 100% to 80% in that amount of time. My iPhone would drop to 95% at the absolute max.

      I want to turn off push notifications for email, but can't find the settings. I'm using Gmail and I don't need an email pushed to me every single time. How do I set it to go hourly or every other hour?

      Any other tips to help with battery? Is there a way to disable 4G on AT&T? I don't even pay for the 4G speeds so I have no use for it...how do I turn it off?

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      08-24-2012 09:02 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by Chacolla View Post
      I just got this phone about a week ago. Loving it so far, but I had a question: any battery saving tips? Even if I don't use the phone at all and it just sits at my desk, never turned turn the screen on once in 8-9 hours, it'll go from 100% to 80% in that amount of time. My iPhone would drop to 95% at the absolute max.

      I want to turn off push notifications for email, but can't find the settings. I'm using Gmail and I don't need an email pushed to me every single time. How do I set it to go hourly or every other hour?

      Any other tips to help with battery? Is there a way to disable 4G on AT&T? I don't even pay for the 4G speeds so I have no use for it...how do I turn it off?
      The battery life has really gone down the drain recently on AT&T, there's a patch for the 4G LTE signal issue that causes severe battery drain. Don't know when it will be released, the best thing to do that I've done is create a 2nd APN to use HSPA instead of 4G.

    20. 08-24-2012 11:04 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by Chacolla View Post
      I just got this phone about a week ago. Loving it so far, but I had a question: any battery saving tips? Even if I don't use the phone at all and it just sits at my desk, never turned turn the screen on once in 8-9 hours, it'll go from 100% to 80% in that amount of time. My iPhone would drop to 95% at the absolute max.

      I want to turn off push notifications for email, but can't find the settings. I'm using Gmail and I don't need an email pushed to me every single time. How do I set it to go hourly or every other hour?

      Any other tips to help with battery? Is there a way to disable 4G on AT&T? I don't even pay for the 4G speeds so I have no use for it...how do I turn it off?
      Turn off mobile data and use wifi whenever possible to conserve battery. 4G is super fast but can drain the battery even swih no active apps. You can also turn on power savings.

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      08-27-2012 09:56 AM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by Chacolla View Post
      I just got this phone about a week ago. Loving it so far, but I had a question: any battery saving tips? Even if I don't use the phone at all and it just sits at my desk, never turned turn the screen on once in 8-9 hours, it'll go from 100% to 80% in that amount of time. My iPhone would drop to 95% at the absolute max.

      I want to turn off push notifications for email, but can't find the settings. I'm using Gmail and I don't need an email pushed to me every single time. How do I set it to go hourly or every other hour?

      Any other tips to help with battery? Is there a way to disable 4G on AT&T? I don't even pay for the 4G speeds so I have no use for it...how do I turn it off?
      Go into your options and turn off the LTE data...

      I was having lots of battery drain when I first got mine and switching to just HSPA made a big difference. The LTE is ridiculously fast but for streaming and browsing I don't notice the difference

    22. 08-27-2012 10:59 AM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by WhistlerYOW View Post
      Go into your options and turn off the LTE data...

      I was having lots of battery drain when I first got mine and switching to just HSPA made a big difference. The LTE is ridiculously fast but for streaming and browsing I don't notice the difference
      My phone keeps toggle back to LTE even after I had changed it to HSPA. A quick Google search shows it picks the best option based on coverage area.

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      08-27-2012 05:37 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by joe97 View Post
      My phone keeps toggle back to LTE even after I had changed it to HSPA. A quick Google search shows it picks the best option based on coverage area.
      Odd... I went into settings/more settings/mobile networks/network mode.

      There I have the option of gsm/hspa/LTE, gsm/hspa, gsm only, or hspa only.

      I picked the gsm/hspa option. It switches back and forth between those two now but NEVER goes into LTE, even though I live in an LTE zone.

      LTE only activates if I switch back to gsm/hspa/LTE.

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      08-27-2012 06:17 PM #49
      i dont even have the 'network mode' option in the 'mobile network' screen. what the ****? i have ATT fwiw, not rooted.

      battery drains pretty quickly. really the only complaint i have with the phone
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      08-28-2012 08:50 AM #50
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