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Old 05-04-2012, 06:15 PM   #46
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I've never swapped or replaced batteries either. But I have pulled my battery - many times - to make sure it does a hard boot. Sometimes a soft reboot just doesn't fix certain problems. Even Sprint tech support will tell you to pull the battery.

How do you do a battery pull on a phone that doesn't have a removable battery?
The iPhone 4S doesn't have a removable battery but I believe you can do a hard reset by holding down the volume button and home button and holding for 5 seconds. Or something like that. So I'd expect the EVO 4G LTE to have a similar feature.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:22 PM   #47
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I gotta admit I'm disappointed by the GSIII. I've been sitting on an upgrade for a few months now. MY aging Optimus S is flaking out a bit recently. I had it set in my mind that the GSIII would be my next phone. But after seeing it I reall wonder if it's worth the wait over the Evo 4G LTE? Considering the Evo 4G LTE will be available this month is it really worth waiting for a phone with similar overall specs that may not even be available on Sprint till September? Yes it has a removable battery....don't an issue to me at all. I've never replaced a phone battery. And considering the Evo 4G display has been raved about in every review I read and the GSIII uses pentile I just don't see it being worth the wait. If I'm going to wait until September I might as well hold out to see what the iPhone 5 will be like. I'm not an iphone fan but if it brings some new cool things to the table I'd consider it.

I guess in the end it comes down to how much better is the GSIII over the Evo (OneX) and is it worth waiting what could be 3-4 months. From what I've seen it just dones't seem to be a big enough improvement to warrrant the wait.
You still will be limited and have to go thru a lot of extra steps that aren't necessary.
Are you sure that's what you want?

I don't understand why anyone would want a device that creates un needed steps to get the same exact product!

Its like taking the stairs when an elevator is available!?!?

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Old 05-04-2012, 09:07 PM   #48
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I gotta admit I'm disappointed by the GSIII. I've been sitting on an upgrade for a few months now. MY aging Optimus S is flaking out a bit recently. I had it set in my mind that the GSIII would be my next phone. But after seeing it I reall wonder if it's worth the wait over the Evo 4G LTE? Considering the Evo 4G LTE will be available this month is it really worth waiting for a phone with similar overall specs that may not even be available on Sprint till September? Yes it has a removable battery....don't an issue to me at all. I've never replaced a phone battery. And considering the Evo 4G display has been raved about in every review I read and the GSIII uses pentile I just don't see it being worth the wait. If I'm going to wait until September I might as well hold out to see what the iPhone 5 will be like. I'm not an iphone fan but if it brings some new cool things to the table I'd consider it.

I guess in the end it comes down to how much better is the GSIII over the Evo (OneX) and is it worth waiting what could be 3-4 months. From what I've seen it just dones't seem to be a big enough improvement to warrrant the wait.
Or wait for the iphone 5... I am in the same boat as you. All I know is I want SOMETHING!
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:23 AM   #49
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Or wait for the iphone 5... I am in the same boat as you. All I know is I want SOMETHING!
Lol yea!
I always was a cellphone fanatic.
Before Android I would buy 2-3 cellphones a year.

I definitively have that itch!

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Old 05-05-2012, 12:39 AM   #50
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I've never swapped or replaced batteries either. But I have pulled my battery - many times - to make sure it does a hard boot. Sometimes a soft reboot just doesn't fix certain problems. Even Sprint tech support will tell you to pull the battery.

How do you do a battery pull on a phone that doesn't have a removable battery?
On all recent HTC phones, you hold down the Vol + and Vol - buttons and hold down power. It works on my Sensation, Thunderbolt and I believe EVO as well. The same thing works on any HTC phone with a non-removable battery.
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:40 AM   #51
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You still will be limited and have to go thru a lot of extra steps that aren't necessary.
Are you sure that's what you want?

I don't understand why anyone would want a device that creates un needed steps to get the same exact product!

Its like taking the stairs when an elevator is available!?!?

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How does the HTC One X "create un needed steps to get the same exact product!" compared to the SGS3? What "product" are we talking about?
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You still will be limited and have to go thru a lot of extra steps that aren't necessary.
Are you sure that's what you want?

I don't understand why anyone would want a device that creates un needed steps to get the same exact product!
What are you talking about?
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until US specs are released for the US it will be a sub standard phone based on its current specs, when compared to current US phones being released
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How does the HTC One X "create un needed steps to get the same exact product!" compared to the SGS3? What "product" are we talking about?
If you re read ....
He does say that he might buy an iphone

Why hang on my every word ?

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Old 05-05-2012, 06:40 AM   #55
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until US specs are released for the US it will be a sub standard phone based on its current specs, when compared to current US phones being released
I would expect the US spec model to be the same other than a possible shift to a Qualcomm chip for the sake of LTE.

Though, that isn't the part that is concerning to me personally. It's the pentile Galaxy Nexus screen. The overly blue tint and blocky jaggedness to text is just not worthy of being in a flagship device in 2012.

Compared to the Super LCD One X screen, pentile is such a low rent solution.

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I would expect the US spec model to be the same other than a possible shift to a Qualcomm chip for the sake of LTE.

Though, that isn't the part that is concerning to me personally. It's the pentile Galaxy Nexus screen. The overly blue tint and blocky jaggedness to text is just not worthy of being in a flagship device in 2012.

Compared to the Super LCD One X screen, pentile is such a low rent solution.

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Old 05-06-2012, 09:01 AM   #57
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I would expect the US spec model to be the same other than a possible shift to a Qualcomm chip for the sake of LTE.

Though, that isn't the part that is concerning to me personally. It's the pentile Galaxy Nexus screen. The overly blue tint and blocky jaggedness to text is just not worthy of being in a flagship device in 2012.

Compared to the Super LCD One X screen, pentile is such a low rent solution.

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Very TRUE.
I disagree
The Asus Prime has a resolution of 1280x800 and is beautiful!

The GS3 has 1280x720 ! It is also a smaller screen!
There is no way you'd be able to see any jagged-ness in the screen at that resolution!
Are you really going to put the screen under a microscope?

The iphone 4s only has a resolution 960x640 and it was released under a year ago.
Why wasn't the resolution higher than what was in 2011?

With lower resolution in the Iphone 4S you are saying then- that text on that screen is jagged
also and even worse!

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Sammy haters keep on hatin. I really wanted to try something different unlike some of you but man the GS3 is so damn SeXy...

I've had two ET4G's just because I bricked one and never had any build issues. I had dust with my Evo and my 3V0 3D switch felt like it was going to fall off. My point is the build quality on the GS3 will be fine just like the ET4G.
I have the EVO 3d which replaced the original EVO after the update screwed it all up. The 3d is no better to me. My contract expires in June and right now it's all about the waiting game to see if Sprint gets the SIII and /or Note first then go from there. Not jumping this time. Will see what happens with both before I upgrade.
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