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Since I didn't see anything in here I thought I'd post something:

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I just got my Tracking info from Verizon, looks like my Pre-Order wait is just about over biggrin.gif My Galaxy S3 will be here sometime in the next couple of days and as you can probably guess I can't wait. This should be a rather huge upgrade for me since I'll be upgrading from the Original Motorola Droid X.

So What I wan't to know is:

Does anyone out there already have one?
If so chime in with your thoughts.

Also if anyone else is in my position and your waiting on your Pre-Order I thought I'd let you know I just ordered mine this past Wednesday on the 4th of July. So it only took 4 days for them to process my order and ship it. Considering the popularity of this device that's not bad!

Feel free to use this as a place to discuss anything involved with the Samsung Galaxy S3 Smartphone!

Anyone looking for Accessories? I ordered a gel skin / case from here and it will probably beet the phone to my door!

http://www.accessorygeeks.com/samsung-galaxy-s3-accessories.html

Or

http://www.galaxys3source.com/

Review Videos:

This guy is kinda hard to listen to but he shows some of the features of the Phone:

Some of the main features better explained and shown:

Just in case any of you have heard about the S3 in Europe that started sparking and then caught fire as shown in this article:
http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/355092/20120621/samsung-galaxy-s3-fire-launch.htm

You might then be interested to know that it was a Hoax, the guy that reported this actually Microwaved the device as seen in these articles:
http://www.gamenguide.com/articles/2425/20120707/samsung-galaxy-s3-explosion-hoax-microwave-involved.htm

http://www.itpro.co.uk/641587/galaxy-s3-fire-claims-dismissed-by-samsung

UPDATE:

My S3 arrived on Wednesday 7-10-2012 so now that I've been playing around with it for a few day I thought I'd update my original post to let you all know what my thought's are. I totally Love this thing and don't regret the purchase one bit, the screen is the phone since it takes up most of the front of the phone and if you're coming from something a couple of years old like me you'll totally notice the increased resolution this screen is packing. Video playback is very smooth crisp and clear and with the larger screen you don't feel so much like you're trying watch a video on a postage stamp biggrin.gif The camera is the best phone camera that I've ever had the pleasure of using, it takes great pictures with no blurring and that even includes low light pics. So far the battery life is better than any other Smartphone I've ever had, but is probably still kinda the normal or maybe slightly better than the normal for the industry. I love the Android 4.0.4 experience especially compared to Gingerbread, it's much smoother in every aspect and it allows the used of Chrome for you browser which in itself is totally awesome (Looking forward to 4.1) biggrin.gif The screen is big enough that I was able to pit most web pages with ease which made the browsing experience far easier and more enjoyable. I've not had any Signal issues other than my normal one, it connected to my WiFi with out a hitch and picks up decent 3G and 4G signals depending on where I am. By the way my normal signal issue is that I live in one of these newer southwestern Stucco homes, in the construction of these homes they wrap the house in chicken wire to give the stucco something to stick to. Well the chicken wire effectively blocks radio signals so when I walk in my house my signal drops to almost nothing, walk back outside signal pops right back up (could fix with a cell booster). I don't have any Bluetooth stuff at the moment so can't tell you about that, and thought I've seen some reviews that talked about poor call sound I've not noticed anything wrong myself and those I've talked to haven't reported anything strange to me. Hope this helps anyone thinking of getting a Galaxy S3 thumb.gif

UPDATE 7-14-2012

The speaker on this beast works well but like most mobile devices like it the volume is a bit weak yet far better than any other mobile device I've ever used including my I-Pod touch. Now with that said, when you hook up a set of headphones to this beast OH MY GOD!!!! You get the best mobile audio I think I've ever heard. I've tried it both with the included headphones and with my set of Sony headphones (also earbuds) and they both delivered amazing sound quality. Now with that said I'm no audiophile so someone that is might disagree with me, so I'll finish this off by saying the sound through the headphones is far better than my I-Pod touch!

I still haven't found anything that I would say is a Con on this device, nothing that has made me regret my purchase. As things are at the moment I see absolutely no reason for me to root my S3, it is fast enough and currently does everything that I could ask of it and FAR FAR FAR more. So far the only changes that I've made are all due to personal taste, I changed the wallpaper and the clock widget and of course ditched all the icons on the home screens that I'd never use. I also as mentioned above installed Chrome for my internet browser and can say I love that as much as I do on my PC.
Edited by WeirdHarold - 7/14/12 at 11:08am
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Ill be keeping my eye on this thread. I was thinking about going in on the 10th and getting one. smile.gif
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Ill be keeping my eye on this thread. I was thinking about going in on the 10th and getting one. smile.gif

Something to keep in mind that I found in my research: On the 10th or 11th depending on who you listen to as the in store release since both dates are floating around the net, you will only be able to get the 16GB models. If you like me wanted the 32GB model since at long last from all the reviews also floating around they finally got the camera right and you want the extra storage for pics and videos, then you'll have to order it online or wait a few more weeks I'd guess for them to get the 32's in store.
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Just got mine set-up today, ordered it on the 2nd (actually delivered Friday). Have to say, coming from an iPhone 4 I'm already extremely happy! Today I also ordered an Otterbox (I'm really afraid to drop it, only dropped the iPhone 3-4 times over 2 years, but can't be too safe right?) that will be here around August 9th-ish... Fast, responsive, sleek, can't get enough of it! Probably gotta mess around with it a lot more to get used to some more things, first android besides my transformer prime (tf201), typing is hilariously fun too. Hope you enjoy yours when you get it! thumb.gif
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Just got mine set-up today, ordered it on the 2nd (actually delivered Friday). Have to say, coming from an iPhone 4 I'm already extremely happy! Today I also ordered an Otterbox (I'm really afraid to drop it, only dropped the iPhone 3-4 times over 2 years, but can't be too safe right?) that will be here around August 9th-ish... Fast, responsive, sleek, can't get enough of it! Probably gotta mess around with it a lot more to get used to some more things, first android besides my transformer prime (tf201), typing is hilariously fun too. Hope you enjoy yours when you get it! thumb.gif

Since it will be a month before your Otterbox get to you you might be interested in this in the mean time since they are inexpensive and most would protect the phone at least to some degree against a drop.

http://www.accessorygeeks.com/samsung-galaxy-s3-cases.html

Also I'm very interested in the Otterbox for the S3 so when you do get your's could you let me know what you think of it? Thanks!
Edited by WeirdHarold - 7/8/12 at 6:14pm
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I switched from a BlackBerry 9780 that I loved but the S3 is a different beast all together. I've had it since the 27th of June and can barely get myself to put it down, even at work. Everything it does is just awesome. I love the screen, I love the gestures, I love the pop up video player, all of it.

I've just started tweaking with it now that I've gotten used to stock. I replaced the vanilla launcher with Nova, installed SwiftKey 3 (both are amazing), and finally rooted it the other day. I'm not sure yet about popping a custom ROM on just yet, but this thing is incredibly versatile and insanely easy to use, definitely glad I got it.

EDIT: About cases, I've been looking around for some and while I know Otterbox cases are great, their sites still says it's 'coming soon' for the S3, and I've found another I want to get, the Case-Mate POP 2. It looks like it's built well and I particularly want the integrated stand.

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S III using Tapatalk 2.
Edited by Marafice Eye - 7/8/12 at 10:39pm
 
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Cool, thanks a lot for that info marafice! smile.gif
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Mine should be delivered sometime around the end of my class later in the day. I'll give my impressions sometime later tonight. I might get a case depending on what I think of it tomorrow. If so I'm looking at a diztronics TPU case.
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Hey guys,

After having mine for a couple of weeks and yes I will be talking from the British terms here, I found it an awesome phone, it does everything snappy and unlike compared to my LG Optimus 2X, I have no issue running ICS...
It's lovely to use and I do prefer the screen on it to my old SII as well, it just feels more detailed and smarter to look at but that may just be me being a toff

Bung a load of apps on there, Mass Effect, N.O.V.A and you'll be happy wherever you are...

It's a gorgeous phone, it's popular and it's android, so there is going to be absolutely LOADS of things you can do to this phone to make it truly unique to yourself as well - if you so desired -

I've put EZ Launcher on mine, downloaded Mass Effect and Final Fantasy III and now my girlfriend fears she has lost me...
    
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I switched from a BlackBerry 9780 that I loved but the S3 is a different beast all together. I've had it since the 27th of June and can barely get myself to put it down, even at work. Everything it does is just awesome. I love the screen, I love the gestures, I love the pop up video player, all of it.
I've just started tweaking with it now that I've gotten used to stock. I replaced the vanilla launcher with Nova, installed SwiftKey 3 (both are amazing), and finally rooted it the other day. I'm not sure yet about popping a custom ROM on just yet, but this thing is incredibly versatile and insanely easy to use, definitely glad I got it.
EDIT: About cases, I've been looking around for some and while I know Otterbox cases are great, their sites still says it's 'coming soon' for the S3, and I've found another I want to get, the Case-Mate POP 2. It looks like it's built well and I particularly want the integrated stand.
Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S III using Tapatalk 2.

Here is a link to the Case Mate site for the case that Mararfice Eye talks about:
http://www.case-mate.com/Samsung-Galaxy-S-III-Cases/Case-Mate-Samsung-Galaxy-S3-Pop-with-Stand-Cases.asp

Here is also a link the the Otterbox Galaxy S3 webpage, the Commuter Series is available but the other 2 do say coming soon:
http://www.otterbox.com/samsung-galaxy-s3-cases/samsung-galaxy-s3-cases,default,sc.html

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Originally Posted by Blackhawk4 View Post

Mine should be delivered sometime around the end of my class later in the day. I'll give my impressions sometime later tonight. I might get a case depending on what I think of it tomorrow. If so I'm looking at a diztronics TPU case.

I have a simple TPU case on my Droid X that I've had since day one, it was being sold right there in the Verizon store and I've loved it. It has softened the fall the few times that I've droped it and kept it from getting scratched, I really love that because of the way that it fits over the front of the phone that it creates a little lip so if you set it down on the screen the screen isn't actually touching the surface you set it on. As for me I have already ordered another TPU case for my S3 from Accessorygeeks.com site that I linked in my original post should be here today which will give me my fist true idea of the size of the phone biggrin.gif

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Hey guys,
After having mine for a couple of weeks and yes I will be talking from the British terms here, I found it an awesome phone, it does everything snappy and unlike compared to my LG Optimus 2X, I have no issue running ICS...
It's lovely to use and I do prefer the screen on it to my old SII as well, it just feels more detailed and smarter to look at but that may just be me being a toff
Bung a load of apps on there, Mass Effect, N.O.V.A and you'll be happy wherever you are...
It's a gorgeous phone, it's popular and it's android, so there is going to be absolutely LOADS of things you can do to this phone to make it truly unique to yourself as well - if you so desired -
I've put EZ Launcher on mine, downloaded Mass Effect and Final Fantasy III and now my girlfriend fears she has lost me...

I so happy to be hearing from others that have upgraded from other droid phones that were considered to be decent and to hear that they love the S3, makes me feel like maybe my money was well spent biggrin.gif
Edited by WeirdHarold - 7/9/12 at 2:23am
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