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#1 niv3d

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 09:48 AM

So im really leaning towards getting the GS3. However I'm not up for an upgrade for another year. I'm considering doing sprints early buyout upgrade promotion(http://forum.xda-dev...d.php?t=1655591). But my question is. Would it be worth it to get the GS3 now? LTE I believe is slated for end of 2012 early 2013 in my area (Orlando, FL market). I currently own the E4GT.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 10:35 AM

Well, since neither Sprint or Samsung have announced when the GS3 will be coming to Sprint, I think you have some time to make that decision. From other threads around here it seems that it will be fall at the earliest, maybe later.

You have some time to think about it for sure. By then your upgrade buyout would be less and there could be other devices that might be coming soon.
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 11:04 AM

Also I don't remember where I read it, it may have been here, but the quad-core processors right now aren't supporting LTE well(maybe at all). If I'm wrong on reading that please correct me.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 11:48 AM

Well the rumours for the US GS3 are actually June... http://www.techradar...for-800-1081562

One of many rumors.

Also the only quad core GS3 in the states is apparently the ATT version

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 02:22 PM

Robert put some info about upcoming devices in this post:

http://s4gru.com/ind...bs-for-testing/

As you can see in the screenshot, Sprint's internal lab schedules show that the next two devices (which are still undisclosed at this time) won't be finished with Sprint lab testing until mid-August. Launch date for the data card is 9/16 and smartphone launch date is TDB.

A rumored June date for the Sprint GS3 just doesn't seem likely.
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:23 PM

Isn't possible that the SGS III wouldn't be tested through Sprint's labs(like the iPhone)?
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:39 PM

Isn't possible that the SGS III wouldn't be tested through Sprint's labs(like the iPhone)?


It is possible. But it would be a first. Previous Samsung devices have gone through the labs. To date, only the iPhone has not. But there is a first for everything, right?

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 09:58 PM

Sprint & Samsung might be purposely not releasing the GS3 until fall for a variety of reasons. First, Sprint would like to have the sales of the previously released phones to build, and not flood their customers with too many choices too quickly. They have worked very closely with HTC to make sure they had an EVO LTE that was really a superphone, and I'm sure they want it to sell well. They would like people to come over to sprint for the new EVO LTE now, then introduce the GS3 and gain another wave of customers. Secondly, If they want the GS3 to have the quad core processor (even though it might be redundant/overkill) to work with LTE, that is rumored to be upcoming in the fall. Thirdly, they might want to time it up so that it will release before/near the iPhone5 to take away some of the market share. (the last one would be a samsung idea, as sprint is deeply committed to the iPhone)

I believe if it is to be delayed these would be the most likely reasons, but do not cover all the reasons.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 11:14 PM

If the EVO LTE is making its way to market in the late May/June timeframe, and the next Jesus Phone is coming in October, it seems the next window for a new device would likely be July/August (about one year after the SGS2).

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 12:26 AM

If the EVO LTE is making its way to market in the late May/June timeframe, and the next Jesus Phone is coming in October, it seems the next window for a new device would likely be July/August (about one year after the SGS2).


And about the time the first contract buyers of the OG Epic are starting to come off contract.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 07:11 AM

And about the time the first contract buyers of the OG Epic are starting to come off contract.

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I'm using a OG epic and my contract is actually up on 6/1. I bought it they day it came out.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 09:09 AM

I'm using a OG epic and my contract is actually up on 6/1. I bought it they day it came out.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 10:30 AM

If there are more than 5 people in line for a smart phone I will not be joining them. No matter how much I like the device.



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Posted 30 May 2012 - 10:38 AM

Samsung is trying to be the Apple of Android. Also, you preordered and you still gotta wait in line? Screw that. Screw waiting in line in general. I'd rather wait a week when no one is around or order online.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 11:10 AM

no offense, but people who wait in lines to buy a phone (especially those sheep going from their iphone4 to an iphone4s!) should repeat the following....

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I'm not saying it was aliens.....but it was aliens.

There's a lot of...well, badness in the world today. I see it in court every day. I've sentenced boys younger than you to the gas chamber. I didn't want to do it - I felt I owed it to them.

Mass genocide is the most exhausting activity one can engage in...next to soccer.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 03:52 PM

no offense, but people who wait in lines to buy a phone (especially those sheep going from their iphone4 to an iphone4s!) should repeat the following....

i
am
sofa
king
we
todd
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I said it, but all that happened is the dog looked at me, tilted her head slightly and walked away. Is it supposed to give me patience to wait in line longer? Should I repeat it while waiting in line? :lol:

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 09:34 AM

I said it, but all that happened is the dog looked at me, tilted her head slightly and walked away. Is it supposed to give me patience to wait in line longer? Should I repeat it while waiting in line? :lol:


Yep...but do it while whipping the dog with an iPhone cable


BTW, isn't Samsung the one making fun of the iPhone people for waiting in line in their own commercials? Is it subliminal envy that they'd love to have people lined up for their phones too??
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 09:42 AM

Yep...but do it while whipping the dog with an iPhone cable

BTW, isn't Samsung the one making fun of the iPhone people for waiting in line in their own commercials? Is it subliminal envy that they'd love to have people lined up for their phones too??


I'm sure they wouldn't mind in the least.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 04:20 PM

And about the time the first contract buyers of the OG Epic are starting to come off contract.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 09:39 PM

I line

I've become addicted to having each Galaxy S variant for Sprint.


If I had yearly upgrades instead of the standard two years, I probably would have ended up with an E4GT. Or maybe a Photon...who knows. Seems like I like to stick with phones in the same series though...my HTC Touch Pro (6850 I think) replaced the Mogul (6700) and now my GSIII has replaced a Galaxy S variant. Yeah, Samsung had me at AMOLED.
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