Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean review: Bread and butter

1 October 2012
The official rollout of the Galaxy S III Jelly Bean update has finally started. In the next few weeks it should land on just about every Exynos-powered S III unit out there, letting it have a taste of the latest and greatest from Android...

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  • Shehri

Plez give me information about kit-kat version in s3

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  • 2014-03-18 17:50
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  • Belinda

> In reply to CedricPhoenixGuetta @ 2013-11-16 00:05 from J9FZ - click to readI used to love my Galaxy phone. Now I hate it. The battery runs down by midday. The effects are gone on the camera. The auto spelling is linked to the predictive text. I hate this phone now.

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  • 2014-01-29 19:49
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  • shyam joshi

S3 i9300 not full work 4.3 version battery problem net not work download file is not work totally not work 4.3

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  • 2014-01-19 06:46
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  • vicky

> In reply to indraprasad @ 2012-12-07 15:28 from sSMS - click to readThe day I upgrade my s3 on jb. Totally cramped. Too much slow; very quickly battery drain; home button work response
Very slow.

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  • 2013-11-27 17:01
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  • CedricPhoenixGuetta

I've experienced my phone about 1 year.

On ICS i haven't got any problem it works like a charm.
but on 4.1.2 update i have serious issues over 6 months.

- Laggy UI
- 70 Mb or less usable RAM (Total 832 mb)(It's very low because even stock browser use 114 mb RAM when you just open that)
- Less battery life (2-3 times charge per day)
- Multitasking lags (e.g Sometimes you can't open Chrome+S Memo. It restarts itself!)
- Slow lockscreen wake up (Sometimes it do lag so much)
- App notifications receiving very slow (Like Facebook or Twitter. I doesn't had this problem on ICS)
- Slow response (Compared & based ICS Stock ROM)

General issues here. I regretting to buying this phone. Too bad Samsung. You killed a nice phone with mess update.

And one bad news too; Android 4.3 update is contains too much minor bugs and lag! Don't update your phone if you don't know how to downgrade it!

Some sources said, Android 4.4 is use 512 Mb RAM. At least when S3 uses 512 mb RAM we still have over 300 mb usable RAM. So i think we must get 4.4.
I just waiting for Nexus 5 arrived in my country (Turkey) if it not or receive too expensive i automatically go & but LG G2. Poor move Samsung, you lost your customers.

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  • 2013-11-16 00:05
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  • Sophie

Does anybody else find that when pressing either the middle button or the power off button to wake up the screen, that it takes longer than usual to wake up? It used to take less than one second, but now i find it lags and can take up to five seconds to wake up! Is it only me experiencing this?

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  • 2013-11-13 19:46
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  • Rajashekar

Hey Guys,
I am using GS3 of JB 4.1.2
& I am fully satisfied with it, There is no lag or any such kind of problems.
I don't know why many of you are complaining of JB 4.1.2
Its working absolutely alright.
I have No Regrets...

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  • 2013-09-17 20:48
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  • egghead

I have no idea what other people here are complaining about the 4.1.2 update on the GS3. I'm absolutely having ZERO problems with it. None at all. It's running better than it did compared to when it was still on ICS. Maybe I'm just lucky.

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  • 2013-04-19 10:23
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  • Salman

> In reply to Blowntoaster @ 2013-02-20 11:06 from Naj3 - click to readDude, from last week i have been experiencing the same problem. Thanks to ua comment. Il surely do as u say. what did the care centre do? Did they format it?

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  • 2013-04-13 08:18
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  • SuyashBansal

I was thinking to buy GS3 and now wth this JB update... I'll surely buy this... :)

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  • 2013-03-18 11:46
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  • Anonymous

Did it lag at 2:41

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  • 2013-02-25 22:12
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  • Blowntoaster

for those of you who have freezing issues I have bad news. I did a full wipe and reinstall on all apps after I experienced that the phone started lagging a bit on 4.1.2. not soon after the wipe did my phone start freezing, most noticably when the mobile data was on and or when connected to a wifi network/hotspot. two weeks in and the phone died completely. in for repair or replacement. According to XDA it might be a Memory chip failure...if you have freeze issues and it's still under warranty, take it in for repairs asap...

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  • 2013-02-20 11:06
  • Naj3
  • Anonymous

> In reply to arif38 @ 2012-11-22 20:06 from PxkK - click to readSame problem here.....disaster

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  • 2013-01-30 06:02
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  • praveendath92

Got a 4.1.x or 4.2.x device ? U can show off your rich notifications anytime using 'Jelly bean notifications demo' app from playstore !

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=in­.co.praveenkumar.jellybeannotificationsdemo

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  • 2013-01-28 18:53
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  • Preet

I live in india.. My phone runs ever so slowly on jb.. Am regretting having updated it. Pls tell me if there's anyway I can revert back to the older ics?

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  • 2013-01-27 08:23
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  • JoshKst

Thanks for this informative post! I was having big troubles with the S3 even before upgrade it to JB. After my supplier company fixed those issues, I upgraded to JB (has worked just fine) and I noticed the battery long time to charge and almost the same battery life and thought it was the device, now I know is an issue with the OS, hope they can fix that, meanwhile I'll find a nokia charger as an advice on a previous comment lol. Eventhough I've decided to not use Samsung devices anymore(at least until my supplier's contract ends) and definitely will go with Apple.

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  • 2013-01-22 22:37
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  • Anonymous

I recently updated my s3 to jb having lot of problems after update.my phn lagging in processing and opening up of contacts call log and it automatically switchesoff.can I wait for next update or it's better to degrade??

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  • 2013-01-17 15:20
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  • lee

Updated a week ago in. Nigeria n everything is good to me

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  • 2013-01-14 14:39
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  • m faisal akram

simple.answer to all your question switch to ios device I used iphone for 4 yrs and never had these issues but now when I switched to note2 constantly im having speed laging and simple things being more complecated in android device sure they might have more features but when was the last time you used uncommon features .simplicity error free no junk advertising I work go for iphone any day people who havrnt use iphone will hate it but once you use it youll know y people stick with android guyz will never undetstand the rnd which have been put into ios software

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  • 2013-01-13 01:28
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  • tableleg

Those motional jerks in Galaxy S3 video takes are not caused by the image stabilizer, but by the video camera randomly skipping 1 to 3 frames in every three seconds.

This is reported by the Finnish Tekniikan Maailma (Technical World) Magazine in their recent smartphone evaluation (iPhone 5, Nokia Lumia 920 and Samsung Galaxy S3).

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  • 2012-12-13 15:13
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