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Old 05-03-2012, 04:47 PM
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According to early benchmark result the expyno processor kicks the snot out of all other mobile processors including the tegra 3 and snapdragon s4.

http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_gala...-news-4201.php

http://www.slashgear.com/galaxy-s-ii...rked-03226078/
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Overpowered? Even the Tegra 3 is considered so.
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edit: I don't understand all the people saying this phone looks ugly. I think it looks pretty darn good.
Yeah, I agree. Its not ground breaking, but not ugly either.
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It looks kinda,...cheap,...

Wait,...this thing supports SDXC cards??? Nooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!

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Old 05-04-2012, 06:46 AM
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For the first time, I really like samsung's new touchwiz UI. Next to that, this phone as finally a Wolfson DAC again which means superb SQ and Voodoo!
The PenTile screen is a bit dissapointing but not a dealbreaker.
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:51 AM
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this phone as finally a Wolfson DAC again which means superb SQ and Voodoo!
The PenTile screen is a bit disappointing but not a dealbreaker.
That's awesome to hear about Wolfson DAC. They might of included it to improve call quality as well. I read a few more first hands on article and some are reporting that the colours are little more accurate which some will like so it seems they've done some tunning compared to the nexus. However, market wise, they should of added a filter or some customization to the screen so it would seem more advance than the galaxy nexus screen. I think Gorilla glass 2 might serve as an improvement to image quality.
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Old 05-05-2012, 05:55 AM
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Now I wish they'd have gone with the leaked designs after all D:
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Is PenTile that bad? Did a quick search and saw really bad opinions, but all from other phones/devices ofcourse.

I saw the S2 in store and the screen is gorgeous, I can't imagine Samsung would go with a lesser screen on the S3.
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:23 AM
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PenTile isn't that bad, IMO. I'm currently using a phone with a PenTile display. The times that its most "problematic" is when you are viewing things with lots of white in them (so mainly web browsing). You'll notice the pixelation then, but otherwise its fine.
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A lot of white, so that's also when reading documents? (ebooks) .. But thanks for your input, I'm not too worried about it anymore, but I'd still like to see it first (and don't pre-order... or should I.. )

S Voice seems really cool too,
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:59 AM
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No love for the Meizu MX Quad?

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That's awesome to hear about Wolfson DAC. They might of included it to improve call quality as well. I read a few more first hands on article and some are reporting that the colours are little more accurate which some will like so it seems they've done some tunning compared to the nexus. However, market wise, they should of added a filter or some customization to the screen so it would seem more advance than the galaxy nexus screen. I think Gorilla glass 2 might serve as an improvement to image quality.
Someone posted microscope images of the screen. Its identical to the GN down to the exact shape of the OLED sub-pixel elements, so I really doubt there is any difference.
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Is PenTile that bad? Did a quick search and saw really bad opinions, but all from other phones/devices ofcourse.
On older phones it was, particularly for whites because the individual subpixels would sort of shimmer on edges. The newer HD Pentile stuff is fine however, since the pixel pitch is now much smaller then is possible to resolve with the human eye.
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Screw meizu! As we've all noticed, specs don't always win the race. Do something original, stop being a copycat. The company sux as a whole.
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:28 PM
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A lot of white, so that's also when reading documents? (ebooks) .. But thanks for your input, I'm not too worried about it anymore, but I'd still like to see it first (and don't pre-order... or should I.. )

S Voice seems really cool too,

I can really use that
Check galaxy nexus reviews as it has probably the same HD super AMOLED screen. There might be some different calibration to slightly change the colour saturation but nothing major.

For e-books it's best to get an e reader app that has a "night mode" to invert the white background to black as it would dramatically increase battery life AMOLED screen devices and reduce eye strain as well.

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On older phones it was, particularly for whites because the individual subpixels would sort of shimmer on edges. The newer HD Pentile stuff is fine however, since the pixel pitch is now much smaller then is possible to resolve with the human eye.
Good point, a higher res should fix the issues.

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For e-books it's best to get an e reader app that has a "night mode" to invert the white background to black as it would dramatically increase battery life AMOLED screen devices and reduce eye strain as well.
I've never liked the inverted view in Word, but for the battery's sake it's worth a try.
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Good point, a higher res should fix the issues.


I've never liked the inverted view in Word, but for the battery's sake it's worth a try.
If you're using an LCD screen, then there will be no difference. There's always a backlight, no matter what color the screen is reproducing.

OTOH, if it's an AMOLED screen of some sort, then the darker background will result in battery savings.

Off topic, but I've never liked the typical inversion of white text on a black background. If I'm reading at night, I'll use grey text on a black background - much easier on the eyes and still perfectly visible in low light. Moreover I'd root the device to use an app like root dim to lower the screen brightness below the manufacturer minimum.
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nothing impressive...naa just lying to myself, it seem a great phone with great features... but touchiwzz!!! the most hatefull ui ever made!! why they wouldn't use vanilla?, i love vanilla, it's easy,great and free of all the crap!!, apparently they use the same screen of the gnex, i don't see nothing wrong with it, for me its the best screen on the market, nice color, sharpen, not oversatured,not to bright and have a nice black color...even if is a pentyle matrix display, but better wait for another nexus device...
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:24 AM
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I thought this was pretty funny. Apparently S voice passed the "woodchuck test".

http://phandroid.com/2012/05/06/s-vo...ck-test-humor/
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:39 PM
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Guess what I saw while googleing something (look at attachment) ...

Either the North American version is going to have LTE and Exyno quad-core processor or this is a huge slip up by Rogers Canada.
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