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.
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?
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.
You think thats bad, you aint seen sh*t until you use the galaxy note. Now I know that it has a big screen, and those use up more power but DAMN,
what would be a full charge in the morning would be 20% by 2pm and thats with VERY LIGHT usage. Not only that but it would take HOURS to charge, I mean like 8 hours or more
to go from low 20% or so to full. Oh and thats with multiple chargers (standard .5a and "ipad" type 2.1a) different usb cords and different batteries. I even got a second note and
still had issues. Couldnt wait for that to go.
The S3 on the other hand is awesome, and its still running stock (although rooted) firmware (I have the T999 version). I may actually keep this phone for a while (unless the world version gets modded in a way to pick up 1700MHz, then its switch-a-roo time... )
(ง'̀-'́)งOriginally Posted by Adam Carolla
Perhaps you have a bad battery, take it back for a return.
(ง'̀-'́)งOriginally Posted by Adam Carolla
"Love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world."
- Jack Layton, 1950-2011
I started the charging for both at 15%, the first default warning prompt for charging. With the mobile data (4G LTE) on, it took a little over two hours to fully charge; on the other hand, with the mobile data option off, well, it took much longer.
The phone may already be charged with the 4G off and it is misreporting.
Try pulling the battery out and restarting the phone and see if that resets the battery life count.
have had this phone for a little over 2 weeks and so far love it, ive been an iphone user since the first one came out in like 2008 or whatever it was, and never thought of getting another phone. then i had a bad experience with iphones breaking and was over getting another refurbed phone that would have a ****ty battery or break again. so i waited for my upgrade and got the s3. only gripes with it so far are the battery but its about as good as my iphone and i miss using itunes and the ipod to play music, other than that the s3 is better in every way.
Initially, it had been pretty bad (break-in period?), but now it has stabilized. With combination of running WiFi (when I am at work) and utilizing 4G* (outside of work), I can easily get a day+ out of the S3
*sometimes mobile data switches to 3G when the 4G signal isn't strong enough but that has only happened on a few instances.
have had my white GS3 for almost a month now, love it. upgraded from the OG GS1. this thing is sooo fast. i actually just found out that the US version uses a dual core snapdragon and not the quad-core international processer, damn. but still better than anything else out there, save for the One X.
im actually really impressed with this version of TouchWiz, i dont even feel the need to flash a ROM (though probably will at some point with CM10). rooting is decently easy (not quite as straightforward as it was on the GS1, only one additional step or so).
still have to get into NFC and all that.
Can anyone tell me where all my space is going? There's about 5 to 6 gb of space that is unaccounted for. I just tried updating my chrome app and it told me I have insufficient space. I have one tv episode, about 40 songs and maybe 25 apps. There's no way that's 16gb. What's the deal with this?
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Thoughts on a fix/diagnosis? Any good apps for storage management to figure out what's taking up so much space?
There is no way that I have filled up the internal storage yet with what I have put on the phone. I had thousands of songs and like 3 movies on my 16gb iPhone 4 before I came even close to filling it up.
Unless the android operating system is 10GB...