- 06-20-2012, 10:20 PM #51
- 06-21-2012, 09:39 AM #54
I picked up the HTC EVO 4G LTE last Friday which is a Custom One X and it isn't plastic. It is Aluminum Alloy with the 1 small plastic covering the camera and sd card slot which will take up to a 64gb sd.Just a trucker delivering the goods in which sometimes they are cell phones.
- 06-21-2012, 10:26 AM #55
- 06-21-2012, 11:46 AM #57
- 06-22-2012, 03:53 PM #58
OK, so today I got to play with both the Galaxy S3 and the HTC One X! I went with a friend (iphone user but used to have a BB and has never used an Android, neither have I). We were both royally impressed. All I can say is:
1. Wow! These phones are both awesome. It's like the only thing they can't do is make the coffee.
2. It's even harder to decide (but I think the S3 has the edge). I wish, wish wish the 1X didn't have the storage limitations.
3. The S3 isn't as large as it's made out to be, nor is the material cheap and plasticky.... and it's a very very cool phone. It's odd but it has a mobile feel to it. And that water drop thing is cool.
4. The display on the One X really does "pop"... it's amazing. I now understand what that means.
5. I didn't like the One X in white but for either I would get a case anyway.
6. The camera on the S3 is amazing... I tried the burst mode--- fabulous.
7. I could type pretty fast on both! But I forgot to check if they had LEDs.
8. You really cannot tell much from online views you have to handle and play with these things yourself.
9. We played with the phones (S3) for so long there was a queue behind us to try it out (we didn't realize they were waiting to play with it too LOL.)
What a time this is to be in technology!.
- 06-22-2012, 04:20 PM #59
- 06-22-2012, 09:47 PM #60
And glad you found the input helpful... both phones are quite amazing, in different ways (and bear in mind I know we were only scratching the surface, as we were in the store... the amount of customization you could do was a completely other story). We were actually surprised the store had a working model of the S3... all the other ones were still waiting for it. it was funny... We went into Bell to play with the S3 and then went opposite to Rogers to test then One X. We were planning on going to all the phone stores in the vicinity till we found a working model....And btw the One X is available in grey as well as white.
Oh yes, and we also got them to take off the back of the S3 so we could check out the battery and SIM (micro-SIM).
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- 06-23-2012, 12:52 PM #61
- 06-23-2012, 04:57 PM #62
- 06-23-2012, 06:15 PM #63
Trying to do that with a mini-sim wouldn't be viable because the mini-sim's proportions wouldn't reliably allow for cutting a full-size sim. Buying a ready-made mini-sim adapter was the only viable option and it wasn't very good at all.
Here in America, carriers want to squeeze all the milk they can from every penny they can get from a subscriber. So allowing a customer to have 2 sims associated with one phone number goes against all they believe in. The customer can easily let a family member or friend use a phone with one of those sims, bypassing any money-paying to the carrier.
EDIT - I may be all wrong about the size of sim card the S3 uses...or any of the phones that are using a micro-sim. I am familiar with the smaller sim of the iPhone and believed it was a tad larger than the current "micro-sim". As I did a search for a micro-sim cutter, I was getting results for the same size smaller sim the iPhone uses. Sorry for any confusion about sims. If the S3 micro-sim is, indeed, the same size as an iPhone sim, sad, sad, sad. That will make things much worse switching between phones.
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- 06-23-2012, 06:42 PM #64I sent the club a wire stating "Please accept my resignation. I don't want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member." - Groucho Marx
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- 06-24-2012, 12:58 PM #65
I find it strange how human perception works...or maybe it's just my own quirk, I don't know. But I've seen and played with the One X a number of times in the recent past and a week ago I gave it a really focused inspection. I have always found the front camera hole to look ugly and incomplete like it was thought out half-heartedly. Then I talked about it with friends and online and such. Now, today, when I gave it another look, I don't find it the be bad at all. Before, the hole seemed sharply formed like it had a slug pressed out without any cleanup of the edge of the hole...electricians and industrial professionals will know what I mean by that. However, now the hole looked clean and had a beveled edge to it...the edge look smooth and not as deep as I perceived it before.
I wait patiently for science to discover the real nature of matter. Right now science says observation of particles (atoms, electrons, neutrons and such) changes them. That particles will behave in an uncertain way when not being observed and become conformed and certain just as soon as they are observed. The reason I say this is because I know what I saw with the One X's front camera hole before. I've seen it many times since it was released and always commented to myself how ugly it looked. Today it no longer looks ugly. The only difference between before and today is that I talked about how ugly I felt that camera hole was. Something has changed and I have a suspicion it might have to do with the uncertainty of atomic particles and that some portion of the industry knows and understands this nature of matter and may have discovered how to use it to their benefit.
It isn't just this one experience, either. I've noticed every time I talk about something online or with friends, it somehow changes as though some mysterious force is correcting it.
Strange, strange, strange.
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- 06-24-2012, 02:27 PM #66
Edit: You're correct, it is the same size as the iphone micro sim.
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- 06-24-2012, 02:31 PM #67
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06-25-2012, 05:02 AM #68
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I am 100% certian S3(i have one) , One X and iPhone (My girlfriend has one) all use the same size micro-sim. I went to buy a SIM adaptor back to full size sim which i need for my Blackberry 9000 and here in Bangkok a nice phone shop lady gave me one for free another shop wanted about $3 for one.
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06-25-2012, 05:19 AM #69
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Also AIS in Thailand swapped my full size sim to Micro-sim for free when I went on monthly plan with them. I need Micro-sim on Vodafone in Australia next trip back but I doubt the do it for free!
I had my S3 since June 2 it really is a very quick phone only complaint is battery life even with 2100mAH battery is only average but i can get say 30 hours out of it medium usage so not too bad.
- 06-25-2012, 05:44 PM #72
I was perusing some of the other AT&T offerings and came across the LG Nitro. It has been out for a while but I never knew it was on par with the S3 and One X. No kidding! The Nitro has the same resolution but a higher pixel count and exactly the same as the iPhone 4 while having a much larger display...than the iPhone 4, that is (720 x 1280 pixels, 4.5 inch AH-IPS LCD ~326 pixel density). I kept gleaning over the specs and was blown away. Dual-core 1.5Ghz Scorpion (Qualcomm S4 Snapdragon), Adreno 220 GPU, 1GB RAM, LTE. This bugger looks like an S3/One X relative. And it's only $50
I think I will add this one to the list of candidates.
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- 06-26-2012, 09:27 AM #73
I looked it up an it seems pretty impressive, but according to engadget it has an S3 processor rather than an S4. It also has a smaller battery, 4gb of internal memory (but expandable with micro sd) rather than 16/32 and still doesn't have an official version of ICS.
But it's a good price, you can slap in a 32gb sd card for 36gb total memory, and ICS is slated to launch for it soon. Impatient users can always root and get the unofficial upgrade too.
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- 06-26-2012, 09:52 AM #74"Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all." -Sam Ewing
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- 06-26-2012, 10:58 AM #75
Looks like the "high-end" of the GS3 just went a little higher. Engadget is reporting the S3 uses a Wolfson audio chip. Anybody who loves the highest possible quality audio will appreciate this.
Wolfson confirms the Samsung Galaxy S III uses its audio chip -- Engadget
And for information about sim card sizes, I have read that Samsung has a "nano-sim" they might begin using. So there are two smaller sims around.
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