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Take it with a grain of salt. I really don't think Samsung said June, they're just speculating since June is the middle of summer.
x.

Not speculation if it was in Samsung's presentation, That pic there is from their event and it clearly says USA in June, its not something they photoshopped (I went and double checked, looked through the event's presentation, They directly state the USA will see it in June)
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http://www.androidcentral.com/samsung-galaxy-s-iii-heading-us-june
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And no craps were given by me

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Thank goodness I didn't wait for this, ugly as hell.

SGN, phew.

Nice post on the livestream OP! thumb.gif
     
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the front of it looks like a nexus but with a button.
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Speak for yourself... I think it offers plenty over the S2. Larger screen, 720p resolution, much faster processor, ICS, stronger battery, eye tracking, improved voice controls. I'd say it is much more of an improvement from the S2 than the improvement between the 4 and 4S, especially with ICS in the mix.

Compared to the S2, you're right, it is quite an upgrade.

My statement referred to the phone relative to other phones available.

There is almost zero difference between this phone and the G-nexus. In fact, the only thing which may change is the processor (which, while nice, certainly isn't good enough to make anyone jump ship). The way I see it, you basically have 2 main competitors ATM for Android:

OneX
Nexus

The OneX looks like the superior phone in nearly every aspect. It has a much better design, no pentile display, and a very lightweight Sense UI. The nexus, in contrast, is nearly identical to the S3, only you have a weaker processor, but guaranteed updates.While I'll reserve judgment on the 'eye tracking and voice control', I would almost guarantee that it doesn't work all the time and eventually turns into something which is more of a burden then a benefit, or just not useful (read: siri).

Again, I reiterate: While the S3 is not a bad phone by any means, it is not a generational leap over it's competition like the S2 was. If anything, it's more of a side-grade, and it's design just leaves so much to be desired. I was so excited when I thought it would look like this: beautiful with a Super AMOLED plus display and S4 chip. I would have thrown my nexus out the window and grabbed that in a heartbeat. But, instead, we get something which looks like a fatter galaxy nexus with the same screen and a underutilized quad core chip. I may have had too high expectations (I don't think I did), but this phone was a letdown in every sense of the word compared to what was heard/shown.
    
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post #76 of 95
Ugly!!!

I love the looks of my gs2 tmobile
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Doesn't offer anything over the One X other than expandable storage (The US version of the One X has only a fixed 16gig storage). The One X has a better design and display.

Either way, I'm still waiting for a phone that is worth upgrading from my iPhone 4. Maybe HTC/Samsung/others will make something nice after the inevitable iPhone 5 release.
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Doesn't offer anything over the One X other than expandable storage (The US version of the One X has only a fixed 16gig storage). The One X has a better design and display.
Either way, I'm still waiting for a phone that is worth upgrading from my iPhone 4. Maybe HTC/Samsung/others will make something nice after the inevitable iPhone 5 release.

Unfortunately having a better design and display means jack to some of us when you can only install 2gb of apps and then only have 9.97gb for personal files -sigh-

At least the Nexus lets you use the 13.3gb however you want...

As for the display.. I dont know, I've seen the One X and the Nexus, sadly not side by side, but i will say while the One X's display is gorgeous, im not sure i get why everyone is lauding over it like its the best display ever... Maybe its because the One X i tried didnt want to play any videos or work properly in the store when i played with it so i couldnt tell if the screen was that great...

I dunno, I'm still on the fence, I really am fed up with my iPhone 4 at this point, and its between the Galaxy Nexus, the S3 or giving the ATT One X a whirl....

I agree most of the S3's apps are probubly just silly gadgets and wont work very well, the thing i like on the S3 over the competition is the SD Card slot...and thats about it...
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Well, we have to see how the GS3's S Suite of functions really perform and how it affects the standard paradigms of using a mobile device. I think Samsung has some novel ideas, like eye tracking display, Direct Call and the pop-up video player (resizeable, no less!). I'm also betting that its S Voice functionality will be much better than Siri because it understands heavy accents well, can open apps installed on your device, and actually wakes up when you tell it to.
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The ultimate proof that the Galaxy S III is boss. biggrin.gif
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