Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros
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:
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.