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That's the old pen, the new one had 1024.


Ya, I have the right number in my chart above, but not in the notes.
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I'll never understand why any manufacturer thinks that a glass back on a mobile device is a good idea. I own a Tab S2 and love it, but the glass on the S3 is a turn off.
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Ok to be fair, I happen to agree.... I have been caseless since last Wednesday when I got it as there are simply zero cases available. While the glass back is really nice to look at and feel, It's like holding an ice cube in hand.

But that reality is, anyone spending $800 on a tablet is going to put it in a protective case rendering the back composition moot.

I literally have 3 different cases on order from Amazon and I also ordered a cheap pouch style case for the S2 (which will work albeit with button holes off alignment) for temporary use.

I really want the Samsung Book Cover but it is nowhere to be found in Canada. The keyboard case (which I am not terribly interested in) is nowhere to order either. On the Samsung site, it states the book cover will ship in early April.

In the past Samsung has always released it's cases in conjunction with the release of the devices. I am not sure what their plan was this time around. I can tell by the deferred shipping dates on Amazon for cases for this device that clearly the case makers were very much delayed in getting an actual device for measurement purposes as well.

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The quad speaker array is really decent for tablet sound although I tend to watch content on it with headphones regardless.

This is without a doubt the greatest android tablet ever made. Now if I could just find a case for it....


What I cannot figure out is how the book cover adheres to the tablet. ??? On the S2, it had the locking nipples (which was a great system btw), also used by the Tab A series. The back of the S3 has no adhesion point that I can see and from these pics from the Samsung site, it is even less clear.

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Ok to be fair, I happen to agree.... I have been caseless since last Wednesday when I got it as there are simply zero cases available. While the glass back is really nice to look at and feel, It's like holding an ice cube in hand.

But that reality is, anyone spending $800 on a tablet is going to put it in a protective case rendering the back composition moot.

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I really want the Samsung Book Cover but it is nowhere to be found in Canada. The keyboard case (which I am not terribly interested in) is nowhere to order either. On the Samsung site, it states the book cover will ship in early April.

In the past Samsung has always released it's cases in conjunction with the release of the devices. I am not sure what their plan was this time around. I can tell by the deferred shipping dates on Amazon for cases for this device that clearly the case makers were very much delayed in getting an actual device for measurement purposes as well.

On the bright side, the tablet is fantastic, battery is incredible screen is incredible, literally lightning fast, split screen apps work flawlessly, the AMOLED screen is gorgeous for watching video (Been watching into the badlands season 1 on it in 1080P .mkv files).

The quad speaker array is really decent for tablet sound although I tend to watch content on it with headphones regardless.

This is without a doubt the greatest android tablet ever made. Now if I could just find a case for it....

you're experiencing what first OnePlus One owners were experiencing. I only got my case 6 months ago after owning this device for over 2 years.
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Lol, so I am not alone... biggrin.gif

That's just a bizarre business strategy. Why release a device without accessories?
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Lol, so I am not alone... biggrin.gif

That's just a bizarre business strategy. Why release a device without accessories?

I understand OnePlus as a new company more. But Samsung? c'mon.
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In case anyone is interested and stuck like me, the S2 cases do fit if they are not the form fitting style.

I got this one off amazon. The only issues (other than the fact that I hate this type of case) is that the top and bottom straps cover or partly cover the speakers...

It will do until one of the fitted ones arrive that I ordered.




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I would recommend staying clear of the Samsung book cover and keyboard case...

I found the book cover finally and had it ordered when I caught a Youtube review of the cases...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUhkBIBYEIc&t=1s


The book cover and the keyboard case only connect to the tablet magnetically. The book cover magnetic connection is weak enough that the tablet slides easily out of the cover if you pick up the cover edge.

On top of that, there is no bumper protection for either case. I have no clue what Samsung is doing here. Fantastic tablet, horrible stock cases. I really don't want my $800 tablet not having decent fall protection at the very least.

Fortunately there are finally a bunch of cheap PU leather cases becoming available on Amazon (I have two different ones ordered, will take weeks..).

Why didn't Samsung go with the fantastic pebbled black leather case used for the Tab Pro? I get why they didn't use the interlocking nipple system from the S2, having the nipple lock points imbedded in a glass surface was likely a weak point, but they could have easily gone back a step.


DSC01809_zpsbf88d500.jpg


On a side note, there is a neat trick with the device. Click on build multiple times and it unlocks developer options. There are all kinds of neat control related items for the tablet that are unlocked in here. The best one is the ability to speed up screen draw speed. I noticed that the S3 seemed a bit slow transitioning between screens and couldn't figure out why. Turns out in developer options, the delay transition time is set to 1 second. Change it to .5 and everything is lightning fast thumb.gif A bit further research and I found out the S2 (which did not have the option to switch it) was set by default to .75 second. So by default it was a bit quicker entering and exiting apps, screen scrolling, screen transitions etc. You can now change the setting to whatever you prefer.

There are over 50 options in the developer options screen. Nice to have access to it easily.
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And we have a winner for cases thumb.gif Of the 4 I bought, this is the keeper. The best part is it was only $6... Mild magnet closure, smoky plastic back with bumper guards. It doesn't have sleep/wake but I actually prefer my tablet cases not to do that. It's also super thin and weighs almost nothing but still protects back sides and front of tablet.



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Hey guys I have a couple of question regarding the S3 and some comments on the reviews online..

1. How is the screen on the S3 when using the HDR enabled compared to the S2.
2. I currently have the S2 with the wrap around Samsung cover that snaps in do they make it for the S3?


I saw a review showing the Apple Ipad Pro 9.7 which is exactly one year old beating the S3 by a small amount. See video H E R E

My roommate has the Apple Ipad Pro 12 version and it looks all washed out compared to my S2. I like have the freedom with my S2 to change stuff and move it around vs my last Apple Ipad but I noticed the Apple has a better resale value as well.

I will be heading down today to look at my local BestBuy store to compare the two or just wait for the Apple Pro 2 to come out.. But I might change my mind when I see the S3 and the Super AMOLED display with HDR..

Thanks guys..
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