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I think it's *always* a good idea to just get the International version of mobile phones. On average it seems you end up with better hardware and better capabilities all over the world. Why not go for the International version?

Because I'm an Android fan and neither want or like the iPhone/Blackberry or { insert non-IceCream Sandwich / non 4G-LTE phone here} for several amazingly good reasons?

It's going to be okay though because I'll end up using WiFi + HeyTell / Viber and won't really lose much capability if anything because the people I will be calling will have the same thing. And I can always buy a cheap pre-paid phone while I am traveling in Europe just in case I need to make an important call. I'll be on a short vacation, not on a business trip so my needs here can be covered.

With that said, shame on Sprint for not realizing this boosts the value of the phone, and is a good reason Verizon chose to have this built into their GS3's.
Edited by exousia - 7/26/12 at 5:24pm
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planning on selling my 4s for an S3. Dont really like the iphone as much as i did now I plan to jump ship biggrin.gif.
    
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Got a new case for the phone. Needed to find a dual layer case to protect it from falls a little better, plus I like the idea of a soft skin inside keeping it immaculate and not having a poorly made hard case from scratching up the phone. To this end, I found the aCase Superleggera. It's dual-layer, and has good color and feel. The skin is like a soft velvety rubber all around, and looks WAY better in person than even the screens. It wraps around smoothly, all holes cut and lined up and the buttons covered and easy to press. Feels like a swimmer's body suit.




If you guys are looking for a case, highly recommend this so far. smile.gif
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Got a new case for the phone. Needed to find a dual layer case to protect it from falls a little better, plus I like the idea of a soft skin inside keeping it immaculate and not having a poorly made hard case from scratching up the phone. To this end, I found the aCase Superleggera. It's dual-layer, and has good color and feel. The skin is like a soft velvety rubber all around, and looks WAY better in person than even the screens. It wraps around smoothly, all holes cut and lined up and the buttons covered and easy to press. Feels like a swimmer's body suit.


If you guys are looking for a case, highly recommend this so far. smile.gif

I have the exact same case, and I completely agree. Great case.
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The Quad core is marginally faster than the dual core (which says a lot about the power of the dual core) and the GPU is better in the quad phone...It kind of is a better choice to get the International.
Quad core is marginally faster in multi-threaded benchmarks. Dual-core is faster in lightly-threaded usage.... since mobile applications are virtually all single-threaded, dual-core is better in terms of CPU.

I'm hovering at 1.3GB RAM currently.... I rather have more RAM for caching and responsiveness than unused cores.
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Got a new case for the phone. Needed to find a dual layer case to protect it from falls a little better, plus I like the idea of a soft skin inside keeping it immaculate and not having a poorly made hard case from scratching up the phone. To this end, I found the aCase Superleggera. It's dual-layer, and has good color and feel. The skin is like a soft velvety rubber all around, and looks WAY better in person than even the screens. It wraps around smoothly, all holes cut and lined up and the buttons covered and easy to press. Feels like a swimmer's body suit.




If you guys are looking for a case, highly recommend this so far. smile.gif
If you are worried about big falls, how come the phone doesn't have all the sides protected? That would worry me! It definitely looks nice.
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Quad core is marginally faster in multi-threaded benchmarks. Dual-core is faster in lightly-threaded usage.... since mobile applications are virtually all single-threaded, dual-core is better in terms of CPU.
I'm hovering at 1.3GB RAM currently.... I rather have more RAM for caching and responsiveness than unused cores.

I use the multi-core monitor quite often and they're all active all the time... I'm using 623MB with 22 applications running (not including system processes), over 100MB free. Phone's still snappy. It removes unused apps no problems.

If we were talking a quad core Krait I'd be in tears but this phone is just fine, great in GPU benchmarks decent enough in CPU (tears the Tegra 3 chipset a new one).

Also, I find the opposite in threaded benchmarks., Krait absolutely stomps the Exynos in Linpack tests. I get 50-60 MFLOPS in single threaded and 180 MFLOPS in multithreaded. Everything I've seen of Krait shows it doing about 100 single and 230 multi.









LOL @ that Linpack ad.

Eitherway, the phone is no slouch and I don't believe the extra RAM is a deal breaker. I've read Krait uses more RAM (though I don't understand that entirely or see how).
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If you are worried about big falls, how come the phone doesn't have all the sides protected? That would worry me! It definitely looks nice.

It's very reinforced on the corners. For the top and bottom to really take a MASSIVE hit, it would have to land on an edged corner such as the corner of a curb or stairstep. Not exactly a super rare condition, but not the most likeliest either (It is at least covered entirely by TPU). If it falls flat on the top of bottom, most of the brunt would be taken by the corners which do wrap over the top and bottom of the phone. Most likely, it will hit the corner, having the case absorb most of the damage. This is why I like dual layer cases. The force will then spread through the soft layer.

Most hard cases would transfer that energy to the phone itself. If it lands on the front, it's slightly higher than the screen itself. For instance if you lay it face down so the speaker is up, the glass won't touch the surface. So the front of the case is wrapped by rubber and hardcase as well.

I think it's as protected as it could be while still retaining the Galaxy S3s sexiness. <3

Now what I'm looking for is a really good screen protector. I used to love SGPs Steinheil Ultra Crystal for my Droid 2, but apparently the ones for the Galaxy S3 aren't getting a lot of love...
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Got a new case for the phone. Needed to find a dual layer case to protect it from falls a little better, plus I like the idea of a soft skin inside keeping it immaculate and not having a poorly made hard case from scratching up the phone. To this end, I found the aCase Superleggera. It's dual-layer, and has good color and feel. The skin is like a soft velvety rubber all around, and looks WAY better in person than even the screens. It wraps around smoothly, all holes cut and lined up and the buttons covered and easy to press. Feels like a swimmer's body suit.




If you guys are looking for a case, highly recommend this so far. smile.gif

I've got the Incipio brand one of the same style, very happy with it. It's in the same blue color as the phone, so nothing is lost on the aesthetics of the phone.
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I got mine 2 days ago and love it. The camera and screen are really amazing!
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