if it bends
I may wet myself a little bit.
If it doesn't, I'll probably still get it. HTC have lost their crown to sammy.
Samsung's next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S III, appears set for launch early next month, with the company now inviting folk to "come meet the next Galaxy" at a London event on 3 May. OK, so Sammy's official blog doesn't detail which new addition to the Galaxy family will be on show, but the S III has been seemingly on …
Yup, me too. I've been entitled to upgrade since Xmas, but waited for the S3. In the meantime the missus has got an S2 (her choice, no pressure from me, she absolutely loves it) and my son's gone for a Note, which is bloody gorgeous but just that bit too big for me. Rumoured size of the S3 is about as big as I'd go for a 'phone. What I really want is the extra screen res over the S2
You're gonna need a hand-bag for it most likely? I love the way Samsung are telling us the Samsung Note isn't a phone nor a tablet. It can't be both, so what is it? A chunky device that neither fits in your pocket or deserves a dedicated bag.
Anyway, another device to spirt out more android rubbish.
What I would improve on the S2 is:
1. higher screen resolution so website display better
2. the ability to run bluetooth and USB connection together
3. dedicated camera button
4. use the 2500mAh battery from the Note :D
5. Better autofocus on the camera, especially when filming + the ability to manually focus and control exposure etc.
other than that it is pretty much perfect
I'm still really happy with my S2. Nothing has come to market that has given me the upgrade-goosepimples. The S2, when it came out, was a serious "got to have that".
If the S3 has a 1280x800 OLED screen that doesn't use that horrible pentile matrix, then it has some attraction for me. However, if the battery life isn't improved over the S2, then my interest level will remain reasonably low. The S2's display is absolutely wonderful. Any improvement will be pleasantly appreciated.
Camera resolution means less than nothing to me. I don't care if I can take a 12MP shot if it doesn't look any better than a 5MP shot. Increase the sensor size and/or just increase the signal-to-noise. Give me 60FPS 1080p recording and 120FPS 720p... that's something I can really use.
Processing speed... OK, I don't really have any interest in Tegra 3. The Exynos in my S2 outperforms Tegra 2 and I have no reason to believe Samsung would dare release their next evolution of Exynos if it performed worse than Tegra 3 (performance or energy consumption). It does seem to me that my S2 is plenty fast enough, but I guess I would do more emulation stuff if I had a faster handset.
Stereo speakers would be slightly nice. I do watch movies on my S2 and it's not always convenient to do so whilst wearing earphones.
Improve the speed of the built-in storage though, that's the only thing that regularly annoys me.
So, 1280x800 screen, 60FPS 1080p recording and playback, 24FPS native movie playback (just thought of that one), stereo speakers and >10MB/s internal storage.
It's a gadgety thing more than a genuine use (nefarious or not!)
I wouldn't need inductive charging either but it's cool. From a genuine usefulness point of view, I'm getting concerned there's rumours of a 4.8" screen, which for my girly hands is way too cumbersome.
We'll see. If the S3 can do something like distance charging, it would hopefully mean others follow suit.
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