1. Nolander07's Avatar
    My phone is scratched, bent, the screen is broken and the CPU has become very slow, almost all apps crash.

    Just kidding.......I love it and am very happy I upgraded. It is nearly perfect.
    MrszBerry likes this.
    11-29-2012 01:38 PM
  2. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    For those who are buying Samsung smartphones, be aware that Samsung uses weak radios/antennas on their devices. Both the Galaxy Nexus and the GS3 have had reception problems in areas where the signal was not strong. I have had first hand experience with a GS3 that had this problem. I live in a part of Long Beach where the signal is not strong. Less than half a mile from where i live the signal is fantastic. My house mate bought a GS3. Her phone would drop calls and when you could talk on the phone it was very choppy and you could not hear half of what was said. We had to take it to Verizon 4 times before they agreed to give her another one. This one seems to be good, but I do not know how long this will last. Just go to Android Central and check the many threads on poor reception with Samsung devices. Motorola does not have this problem. My brother has an Atrix 2 and he comes to my house often. He has had zero problems with reception at my house. Stay away from Samsung especially if you live in an area that does not have a strong signal.
    My friend's GSIII gets about the same LTE signal that my iPhone 5 gets (and around the same speeds too)...our building is shielded so 4G barely reaches inside, but LTE is pretty decent. If they do have a bad antenna, hers seems to be performing pretty well all things considered. We bench tested both of them on our laptops tethered and between the two you really couldn't tell much of a difference, and certainly not something that would sway weight to either phone for connectivity purposes or strength. I don't think generalizing all of Samsung's phones as having "weak antennas" is a fair assessment just because you experienced such. My friend also had a 4S and hated it because of the terrible 4G connections she always experienced...mine was always fine, doesn't mean the 4S was built with crap parts, just means she experienced bad connections and i didn't, lol.
    11-29-2012 06:10 PM
  3. nj1266's Avatar
    Maybe you need to do some search on the subject Sean. Just to be clear I am talking about call quality and using the phone as a phone. I am not talking about 4GLTE:

    https://community.verizonwireless.com/message/904309
    Bad reception and dropped calls all day long! Galaxy S3 - Android Forums
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/ver...n-support.html
    Poor call quality

    I find it hard to believe that all these people that contributed to these threads are wrong and you are right. Sorry dude, i think that your friend is the isolated incident and these people posting show the constant behavior of this phone. It is very well known among Android phones that Samsung has poor radios/antennas. I am not reinventing the wheel.
    11-29-2012 10:27 PM
  4. JHBThree's Avatar
    My friend's GSIII gets about the same LTE signal that my iPhone 5 gets (and around the same speeds too)...our building is shielded so 4G barely reaches inside, but LTE is pretty decent. If they do have a bad antenna, hers seems to be performing pretty well all things considered. We bench tested both of them on our laptops tethered and between the two you really couldn't tell much of a difference, and certainly not something that would sway weight to either phone for connectivity purposes or strength. I don't think generalizing all of Samsung's phones as having "weak antennas" is a fair assessment just because you experienced such. My friend also had a 4S and hated it because of the terrible 4G connections she always experienced...mine was always fine, doesn't mean the 4S was built with crap parts, just means she experienced bad connections and i didn't, lol.
    As someone that has owned a galaxy nexus, galaxy S3 and droid charge, I can tell you that Samsung's RF setups and antenna designs are absolute garbage. They have worse voice reception, worse data reception, and generally worse performance than any of their counterparts in the industry.
    11-30-2012 06:21 PM
  5. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    As someone that has owned a galaxy nexus, galaxy S3 and droid charge, I can tell you that Samsung's RF setups and antenna designs are absolute garbage. They have worse voice reception, worse data reception, and generally worse performance than any of their counterparts in the industry.
    I agree also. My GSIII doesn't have very good reception at all. I had the Lumia 822 for a week and had signal in places I didn't know possible. Now back on my GSIII the signal is awful.
    11-30-2012 08:18 PM
  6. JHBThree's Avatar
    I agree also. My GSIII doesn't have very good reception at all. I had the Lumia 822 for a week and had signal in places I didn't know possible. Now back on my GSIII the signal is awful.
    Nokia and Motorola are the best, Samsung is the worst, and HTC and apple are in the middle.
    marketsqhero likes this.
    12-01-2012 12:19 AM
  7. Alli's Avatar
    Let's get back on topic here, please.
    12-01-2012 11:09 AM
  8. baseballbert's Avatar
    Nice phone. Not groundbreaking but nice. Especially with a new iphone 5S a few months away. It will be interesting to see what that has under the hood.

    Sent from my RM-820_nam_att_100 using Board Express
    12-09-2012 06:46 PM
  9. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Nice phone. Not groundbreaking but nice. Especially with a new iphone 5S a few months away. It will be interesting to see what that has under the hood.

    Sent from my RM-820_nam_att_100 using Board Express
    Fall 2013 is a bit more than a "few months away".
    12-09-2012 07:24 PM
  10. i8paste's Avatar
    Simply put... 1 Word: Clutch!
    12-09-2012 10:28 PM
  11. Retconaddict's Avatar
    Fall 2013 is a bit more than a "few months away".
    Rumours say next spring/early summer, not fall.
    12-10-2012 02:28 PM
  12. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    lol @ believing in those rumors. Good luck with that...
    12-10-2012 02:45 PM
  13. Retconaddict's Avatar
    lol @ believing in those rumors. Good luck with that...
    Never said I believed it. But when we get rumours of new Apple products, especially with their release dates, more often than not they end up being correct - especially as there's already a leaked prototype. Add in the fact that we got a new iPad 8 months after the previous version and it seems a lot less likely that they'd wait for a year.
    12-10-2012 02:56 PM
  14. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    More often than not they end up being correct? lol...If you go back through the rumors from the last 3 versions of iPhone's, i think you'd find that to be totally inaccurate. The only "rumors" this year that ended up being accurate were the leaked pictures, over the first half of this year there were like 10 different dates and all kinds of silly features (like laser keyboards and holographic displays, lol).

    Anyways, again...good luck with that.
    12-10-2012 03:04 PM
  15. sj-performance's Avatar
    More often than not they end up being correct? lol...If you go back through the rumors from the last 3 versions of iPhone's, i think you'd find that to be totally inaccurate. The only "rumors" this year that ended up being accurate were the leaked pictures, over the first half of this year there were like 10 different dates and all kinds of silly features (like laser keyboards and holographic displays, lol).

    Anyways, again...good luck with that.
    I agree. Too soon to start believing in the rumor mills. I tend to start believing some after the 1st QT of the year. I'm one of the smartphone fans that usually buy the phones outright. iPhones carry great resale value therefore I don't lose much when purchasing new one. I'm not worried about what's to come in the next 5-6 months yet. I'm still enjoying my white 5


    Sent from iPhone5 via Tapatalk
    12-10-2012 03:09 PM
  16. zeteo's Avatar
    I am very happy with my i5! The phone itself suits me perfectly. I love having 64g on board memory. I have been surprised by the number of android phones which come with only 16, and no means of adding memory. Although it works well with Windows OS, it is a iOS and OS X wonder. It is fast, solid and the perfect size.

    In addition the support community is 2nd to none. Have you tried to get a case for the Nokia or DNA? I love that if I want something it i available. I also love the new lightning connector.
    12-10-2012 04:17 PM
  17. iRy757's Avatar
    Couldn't ask for a better phone.. Point blank.


    - VZW iPhone 5
    12-10-2012 05:28 PM
  18. i8paste's Avatar
    I have to have it naked... With a case on it just seems different almost un-natural
    12-10-2012 08:51 PM
  19. anon(767240)'s Avatar
    Id love to go bare but scuffs bother me.


    Sent from my LTE iPad 3 using Tapatalk HD
    12-10-2012 08:58 PM
  20. anygivensunday's Avatar
    Id love to go bare but scuffs bother me.


    Sent from my LTE iPad 3 using Tapatalk HD
    +1


    Sent from my Verizon Black & Slate iPhone 5 64GB using Tapatalk
    12-10-2012 10:12 PM
  21. i8paste's Avatar
    Id love to go bare but scuffs bother me.


    Sent from my LTE iPad 3 using Tapatalk HD
    Sadly I have already dropped it, I have a tendencies to put it on my lap when I'm driving, and I got out and it slid off my lap and onto the street. Only nicks are on the top back left, just a small nick. It made me angry at myself but I'm over it and it still looks great. Also there is insurance on it so when I truly mess it up, I will get a new one
    12-11-2012 08:22 PM
  22. 03_CTD's Avatar
    Sadly I have already dropped it, I have a tendencies to put it on my lap when I'm driving, and I got out and it slid off my lap and onto the street. Only nicks are on the top back left, just a small nick. It made me angry at myself but I'm over it and it still looks great. Also there is insurance on it so when I truly mess it up, I will get a new one
    Lol I'm so glad to hear I'm not the only one that has done this!
    12-11-2012 10:18 PM
  23. i8paste's Avatar
    Lol I'm so glad to hear I'm not the only one that has done this!
    👎 Still a no bueno, and I still catch myself doing it...
    12-11-2012 10:55 PM
  24. tuffy100's Avatar
    As quickly as I switched to the Galaxy S3, I'm back on my iPhone 5. Just can't be beat for me!


    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk
    12-12-2012 07:14 PM
  25. i8paste's Avatar
    As quickly as I switched to the Galaxy S3, I'm back on my iPhone 5. Just can't be beat for me!


    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk
    In my many and when I say many I truly mean MANY phone buying adventures, I have always came back to the iphone, it's a phone that simply put beats the crap out of everything else and it never fails.
    12-12-2012 09:40 PM
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