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Review: Samsung Galaxy S III for Sprint

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Eric should get an appointment with an aesthetics therapist

bluecoyote

Aug 8, 2012, 5:56 PM
I'm entirely confused as to how this phone doesn't get slammed for its overall crappiness. Aside from the shameful garbage Motorola's putting out, I can't think of of any phone that is more exemplary of second rate build and design.

Build-
I'm not sure how this phone 'shatters' those perceptions of junky build. Look at the poor fit of the panels around the headphone jack and charging port- that this phone MSRP's for the same as an iPhone 4S or EVO 4G LTE (which was, for some reason, panned) is embarrassing.

Style-
I don't know where to begin on this. Let's talk about the fake brushed metal cheap glossy plastic, which is the same crap Samsung's been using for... ever. It scuffs like crazy with regular use and looks like complete tra...
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Zpike

Aug 9, 2012, 4:46 PM
I think its an embarrassment that the iphone 4s isn't the free phone they give to casual users at upgrade time. The fact that Apple thinks it can get away with pricing THAT piece of junk the same as much more capable phones is an insult to cell phone users in general. Really, how about some bang for my buck? Oh that's right, the bang's in the Galaxy not in the fruit.

As far as the build quality of Samsung's material, I have had an Epic 4G touch since November. I carry it in my pocket every day with no case. Sorry, but no scuffing here. It still looks almost as good as the day I bought it.

Could the phone be made out of a higher quality or more snazzy material. Sure, I guess they could go the Apple route and create something that could...
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ButtaKnife

Aug 9, 2012, 4:58 PM
iPhones are nice devices. I see the appeal. It's definitely not for me, though. The S3 is truly a magnificent phone, and I can only hope the next Nexus is at least as good, or better.

Also, don't feed the trolls.
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alpaca_camel

Aug 11, 2012, 2:33 PM
ButtaKnife said:
Also, don't feed the trolls.


i hope bluecoyote gets this message.
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bluecoyote

Aug 13, 2012, 5:57 PM
You would be wise to actually take apart both. The build tolerances on the 4s compared to the GSIII are like comparing a Rolex to a Folex. And what bang? Why are you giving A+ credit to a C+ effort? Here are a list of features both phones have that the Samsung does a better job at than the iPhone 4S:

/ end list.


And in what universe does the 4S's antenna 'not work'? Apparently the same made up one you live in where the Galaxy's plastic remains pristine.
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