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Good: Amazing display and performance power, all around amazing phone.
Bad: Lacks durability back housing still only made on thin cheap plastic
Comment: Overall amazing phone making it better than the iPhone 4s but only level with the iPhone 5 as the display on iPhone 5 is better as well as whole feel, build and IOS software. Should earn a deserved number 1 or 2 spot on best smartphone currently.
Comment: Appreciate it is early days, but the reports of poor coverage are extremely worrying.
4G/LTE is being sold as 'better than 3G', esp. on coverage and especially inside. From the testing, this seems nopt to be the case.
Until EE's eye-wateringly expensive 4G data plans, get a price chop, they will barely get any customers.
£150-£200 for Galaxy S3LTE/iPhone 5 on EE's "Full Monty" plan @ £40/month, they would fly..............
In the real world, I think everyone is waiting on 3 with All You Can Eat (AYCE) data to move to LTE.
Good: The 'Smart' part is great
Bad: The 'phone' not so much
Comment: I notice with amusement that the entire CNET review never once mentions the S3 LTE's ability to perform its' primary function: a telephone.
I got to try one for an afternoon and I have to say I was very disappointed with the phone. Call quality was consistently poor and I had to repeat myself frequently.
This device could be the smartest thing since Einstein, but if I need to carry another phone to have intelligible conversations, it's a non-starter.
Comment: Currently a user of Galaxy Nexus I checked the average battery usage breakdown just before my next battery recharge and, as I expected, the main juice eater is the display with 87%. This means that the juice eaten by the 3G data downloads is relatively low. Expecting similar high percentage of juice going to the screen with the S3 - means that whatever the difference in battery consumption between 3G and 4G is going to be - it will have a very marginal effect on my overall expected battery usage. So I am going for the S3 LTE.
My suggestion to everyone considering upgrade - check your current battery usage breakdown shortly before you recharge your phone after an average daily use. If you see that your display ate more than 80% of the juice - then the extra battery drain by the LTE is not an issue for you personally. Just consider all other points mentioned in this good article above.
Good: LTE Connectivity addition to the excellent Samsunh Galaxy S3 base features
Bad: Higher battery drain ratio than the non-LTE Samsung Galaxy S3 [maybe the LTE version should have had a slightly higher capacity battery than the non-LTE version]
Comment: Well I've looked at my data usage for the 1st to 6th November and it details 3GB,and I thought I was using it lightly. I am on 3.5G network with unlimited data so its ok.
Unlimited data isn't available yet on a LTE network in the UK, the highest data allowance being 8GB. Based on my usage this would be used in 2 weeks maximum. Therefore this is my reason for not choosing this phone, as it would mean me having to severely restrictions my usage in order to comply with the data limits on a LTE network, no fault of the phone itself.
When streaming YouTube there is actually no need for LTE speeds one the video has buffered because you're already going faster than the data rates that YouTube deliver at using a 3.5G signal anyway.
I would also like to add that I currently am getting 1MB download speed [10 mbps] when using the Android Store, a figure which you quoted so I don't think I'll be using LTE any time soon, as the LTE network will only get worse as more people start using it.
Congratulations on the 20 mbps, but as I said before most video content distribution systems such as YouTube and such don't get anywhere near that for the speed to be of use. Just my perspective anyway
Comment: If a phone doesnt have 4G then that's the minus, If a phone does have 4G then the minus is it will drain battery? good job guys
Good: the 4g will make it really fast, the battery is supposed to be really long. the whole phone itself is supposed to be the best around.
Bad: will 4g be as good as they say.
Comment: the phone is supposed to be the best phone phone around, it looks fast sleek and it has great colours.
Good: Nothing wrong with the phone.
Bad: The frequency it operates on will cause TV interference in the 800Mhz band
Comment: The modern TV set is the worst piece of electronic equipment the public can buy with reference to its ability to reject unwanted signals. These phones are going to use the frequency band vacated by the old analogue TV signals, using the phone in your own home will wipe out your TV signal. Those living within the ground wave of the transmitting masts will be particularly hard hit. This government and OFCOM are deliberately keeping this information from the general public.
Comment: It would be handy if you could tell us whether this phone also supports post-auction 4G frequencies 800/2600MHz. If not then it becomes a useless brick from summer 2013-->
Comment: The Galaxy S3 is fantastic. I am just loving the experience of using it from the day i bought it. Same is true for as well, I redecorated my house using illuminaries from here and anyone sees it is quite impressed by the functionality. <br />
Your friends are going to envy you, just because this phone is so amazing!
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