Posts tagged with: Galaxy S III

The Samsung Galaxy S III is the flagship Android smartphone from Samsung. Available on all US carriers and all major global carriers, the Galaxy S 3 features either a quad-core Exynos CPU or a Snapdragon S4 dual-core chip. It has a large 4.8" Super AMOLED HD display with 1280x780 resolution. It features an 8mp camera on the rear and a 2mp camera on the front. It's available in a variety of colors like marble white, pebble blue, amber brown, and others.

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    Samsung's Galaxy S III was one of the biggest smartphone success stories of 2012, so it only stands to reason that any Android with its sights on the top spot for 2013 will need to measure-up against the GS3. We've already given you a hands-on look at the Sony Xperia Z, one of the company's brand-new 1080p Androids, and now we wanted to see how it compares to the best from Samsung. While the Galaxy S III ran either a quad-core Exynos 4 or dual-core Snapdragon, and featured a 4.8-inch 720p screen, the Xperia Z is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon and has a 5.0-inch 1080p display. Both are ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through the new rumors of an LG Optimus G2 in the works. Nokia makes the news later as we talk about their probable plans of an Aluminum Lumia in the future. Samsung later takes the spotlight, first with the fact that they're pushing updates to fix some problems with the Galaxy S III, and later because they seem to be going serious with Tizen in a probable Galaxy S device this year. We end today's show talking about how iOS 6 shouldn't disturb according to its settings, but will still do so until January 7th. All this and more after the break. Stories ...

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    Quite a few of our readers weighed in with their own, unfortunately negative, experiences when we reported about some Samsung Galaxy S III units suffering from "sudden death" issues. While there was no official acknowledgement of the issue from the manufacturer, Samsung has reportedly repaired or exchanged defective units free of charge. While the issue seems to be one related to faulty motherboards, a recent report claims that Samsung will soon issue a software update which will prevent Galaxy S III units from dying in the future. Aside from committing to a fix, Samsung is also ...

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    At Pocketnow, we do more than our fair share of comparisons. Most are serious drag races comparing features and performance of very similar smartphones. This is not one of those comparisons. This showdown between wildly dissimilar devices might go down in history as one of our strangest, some would say least-necessary, yet. So why are we doing this weird comparison between a smartphone and a camera-on-steroids? Well, despite the fact that these devices are from the same manufacturer (Samsung) and the same sub-brand (Galaxy), they've actually got a lot in common. We've already given you a ...

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    Did you manage to score a new Galaxy S III or Galaxy Note II for the holidays? Head on over to Facebook to register the phone with Samsung USA, and the company will thank you with quite the nice-sounding accessory package. Once you register your device, you should get an email from Samsung letting you know about the care package you can then claim. You'll get your pick of colors for a flip cover, which Samsung will ship to you for free along with half a dozen NFC TecTiles. For the icing on the cake, Samsung is also offering a coupon for half-off accessories for your phone bought through ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through the Samsung i9500 and i9505 rumors. We later go through some new Galaxy S III rumors though this time they assume we'll be getting a new device for T-Mobile at least. Then we deal with some Nokia Tablet rumors and the possibilities of much better specs than the current Microsoft Surface RT. The iPhone 5 goes next as Apple's new patent imagines curved glass for the future. We end today's show by talking about Brandon's recent video regarding Anostyle for iOS devices. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Samsung GT-I9500 Rumored To ...

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    You'd think that by now we've had seen all there is to see when it comes to different editions of Samsung's Galaxy S III. We've seen the phone with Exynos 4 chips, with 2GB of RAM, and with what seems like every combination of radio support under the sun. The story may not be quite over yet, though, as an unknown Samsung handset has popped-up in the Bluetooth SIG's database, and it sure sounds like a new Galaxy S III, possibly for T-Mobile. The GS3 for T-Mobile we're already familiar with is model SGH-T999. Of course, that means support for HSPA+ on the carrier's AWS band, which also makes ...

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    It's that time again when we slowly need to get used to writing a new number when mentioning dates; luckily thanks to our smart devices we don't need to go out and look for a 2013 wallet calendar, unless we really want to. It's that time when we look back at what happened this year, with all the goods and bads, and anxiously look forward to what next year might bring. As usual here at Pocketnow we're happy to tell you what we think, and we're excitedly waiting to hear your opinions, in our upcoming series which will contain both 2012 recaps and 2013 predictions. We'll have something for ...

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    No, you shouldn't freak out over this, but it is always good to be prepared for the worse! There's a huge discussion going on both on Reddit and XDA Developers where owners of Samsung Galaxy S III devices discuss their bad luck: phones are dying for no reason. To be specific: "Tl;Dr – S3 mainboards dying for no reason, Samsung replacing mainboards for free, but no new hardware revision so it might just happen again", says a post on Reddit. There are also other speculations too mentioning a probable fault with the phone's NAND memory that is giving up. So far there is no official ...

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    Samsung's ATIV S might be late to the party, but the festivities are still in full swing in the Windows Phone 8 world as we close out the year. Since receiving our review unit, we've given you an unboxing and hardware tour, compared it to the Lumia 920, given it the full review treatment, and talked it to pieces on today's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly. Now it's time to put it up against its Android-powered predecessor, its spiritual sibling, the Galaxy S III. Normally our comparison videos focus on specs, app launch times, benchmarks, and so forth. With a video like this, though, ...

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    On the eve of the Mayan Apocalypse, three men gather to talk strategy, survival ... and smartphones. This week on the Pocketnow Weekly, we discuss what device we'd like at our side for the end of the world, before going for a quick dip in the nostalgia pool with a chat about running new Android software on old devices. After that, we knock around some Samsung Galaxy-family speculation, then dive headlong into a rundown of the merits and drawbacks of the new Samsung ATIV S, before touching on the tablet-smartphone interaction issue. Finally, we wrap it all up with some tablet speculation ...

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    It's that time again when we slowly need to get used to writing a new number when mentioning dates; luckily thanks to our smart devices we don't need to go out and look for a 2013 wallet calendar, unless we really want to. It's that time when we look back at what happened this year, with all the goods and bads, and anxiously look forward to what next year might bring. As usual here at Pocketnow we're happy to tell you what we think, and we're excitedly waiting to hear your opinions, in our upcoming series which will contain both 2012 recaps and 2013 predictions. We'll have something for ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy S III is one of our favorite devices, despite its super-slippery back and pentile display. Within 100 days of its release back in May 2012, Samsung reported that it had sold an impressive 20 million units. Some people love the Touch Wiz user interface that ships with the SGS3, some people hate it. We had to knock a few points off it's score in our full review due to some frustrating behavior in the launcher and the horrible email client that Samsung included. Some of Samsung's built-in apps were extremely useful, while others were cheesy after the novelty wore off. ...

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    It's been rumored to land today and now Verizon is officially confirming it: the Samsung Galaxy S III will receive its Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update starting today. Don't worry if you're not among the first ones to receive it; the roll-out process is phased. (Source: Verizon)

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    Jelly Bean updates have been starting to trickle out for Samsung's Galaxy S III in the US, and a little earlier this month we brought you word of AT&T's update becoming available for its GS3 owners. If you went with Verizon's Galaxy S III, instead, you may have been feeling a little left out, but you won't have cause to for much longer; Verizon has just published support docs on its website announcing the arrival of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for the GS3, signaling its imminent release. Verizon has a tendency to get these kind of docs up a tad early, so it could still be a few days before ...

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    You may have heard about Apple's latest PR nightmare earlier this week, upon news that Australian police had started warning travelers not to rely solely upon Apple's Maps in iOS 6 for navigation. The police became aware of the problem after iOS users were finding themselves stranded in the middle of nowhere after Apple Maps mis-located the city of Mildura. That whole thing was embarrassing enough, but now Samsung has seized upon the opportunity to rub just a little salt in Apple's wounds. Samsung's been spotted placing some new ads up in Australia, clearly serving as a reaction to this ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy Note II didn't just arrive with some pretty impressive hardware, but had a few unique software tricks that also managed to pique our interest. Chief among those was the Multi Window View mode, allowing certain apps to run in a split-screen interface. Since Multi Window View first debuted, we've seen it come a long way, both thanks to a mod that expands its compatibility to work with additional apps, as well as Samsung moving to bring the mode to its other smartphones. While that means that newer models like the Galaxy S III are seeing the arrival of Multi Window View, what ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through Google's pack of software updates that includes major enhancements in both iOS and Android services. Nokia has also introduced the Lumia 620 to the market and we go through all the benefits of the device. Samsung sadly still seems to be delayed with their ATIV S Windows Phone, but the Galaxy S III is receiving a very important software upgrade you should look out for. We later talk about HTC's M7 flagship device rumored for early 2013 and what to expect. We end today's show by talking about the first batch of rumors and imagery that point to ...

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    There was an Android 4.1.2 ROM leaked for the Samsung Galaxy S II and since the current flagship can't lag behind we've learned that the manufacturer was also working on the same OS version update for the Galaxy S III. According to reports the update is not only ready but it is now also being delivered to phones. First ones to get it are the international variants of the phone (the GT-I9300) but since the roll-our is phased it might depend on your region. Aside from the new platform version Samsung also included goodies like the rumored and long-awaited Multi-View (the multi-window from ...

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    Today's dose of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean should appeal to those who are on AT&T and are rocking the Samsung Galaxy S III. The phone is joining the refresh party finally and its update is available via the KIES proprietary software. According to reports the system version is bumped to Android 4.1.1 and, after AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, it is now time for the Verizon variant to be updated. However, if you have the Droid RAZR HD or the RAZR Maxx HD on Verizon, Android 4.1 should pop up over-the-air after you get a notification of its existence. If you haven't yet, make sure to check ...

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    Windows Phone might not offer the sprawling landscape of device choices that Android does, but when Microsoft rebooted the platform with version 8 a few weeks ago, it did so on the back of some very prominent hardware. Samsung's ATIV S offering, unveiled at IFA 2012 in Berlin but since delayed, looks to bring the powerhouse specs of the Galaxy S line -and presumably some of Samsung's massive marketing effort- to Microsoft's platform. The Windows Phone 8X's bright colors, Beats audio, and best-in-class front-facing camera are capturing lots of attention for the Taiwanese-based HTC as ...

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    Cyber Monday Update: We mentioned quite a few Cyber Monday deals last week, like AT&T's basically free-on-contract HTC One X (sadly, not plus) or Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket. Beyond that GS2, Samsung's got a few additional offers mentioned on its Facebook page, including savings on a second Samsung device when you buy one through AT&T, and don't forget that those Samsung T-Mobile deals we talked about are still good, including a $100 16GB Galaxy S III. Thanksgiving is now upon us, for those of you living in the US, at least, while for today that means turkey, uncomfortable ...

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    We've poked and prodded it in unboxings and hands-ons, compared it to the LG Optimus G and Galaxy Note II, and we've given it the full review treatment. Since the Droid DNA's unveiling in New York City last week, we've been all over every inch of the new 1080p Android superphone from HTC and Verizon. From benchmarks to speed tests to camera samples taken out on the cold streets of Boston, it's all been done. So you can forgive Michael Fisher for being so tired he looks like a corpse in this latest video. So tired he now apparently refers to himself in the third person. But today, on the ...

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    Well if the Windows Phone 8 deals we reported on recently weren't enough, T-Mobile has just decided to give you two days of cheap, or in most cases free, Samsung devices. We're not just talking about those cheap units that many of us ignore, but of every single device in their Samsung line-up. The sale works for both new and returning customers, and is also applicable for Classic and Value plan customers. Sadly, there is a small catch, since you'll have to cough-up the money first and get a mail-in rebate later. Now in the case of devices like the Samsung Galaxy S III where T-Mobile ...

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    Since last month, we've been hearing rumors that a forthcoming software update for Samsung's Galaxy S III would deliver Multi Window View support. That's the same split-screen mode we know from the Galaxy Note II and the hardware-refreshed Galaxy S III Alpha. Supposedly, it would arrive with a future Android 4.1.2 release. That's now looking like a very strong possibility, thanks to an early 4.1.2 ROM leak revealing the presence of Multi Window View, along with a litany of other new features. Other carry-overs from the Note II include the Paper Artist app and the new Gallery, but we ...

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