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Post by Onyx on Sat 22 Dec 2012, 04:16

Xperia SX is only available in Japan. No

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Post by Lex on Tue 08 Jan 2013, 14:17

Ok crunch time, folks, i'n due an upgrade

Galaxy SIII or One X?

I'm leaning towards the One X.......what say y'all?

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Post by TalkingReckless on Tue 08 Jan 2013, 14:23

GS3 or wait a few months 1080p screen phones are about to hit the market

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Post by Lex on Tue 08 Jan 2013, 14:31

Negative. Dropped my phone in the bathroom and it clipped the goddamn toilet bowl on the way down. It's dead and i need a new phone ASAP

Doesn't the S3 have one mono speaker? That's a giant turn off right there. Then again, I do like that you can add a memory card

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Post by RealGunner on Tue 08 Jan 2013, 21:18

S3 is probably the best phone out there atm although One X is nearly as good too.

Read this

http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/mobile-phones/iphone-5-vs-galaxy-s3-vs-htc-one-x-in-interface-off-50009298/

http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/review/2184581/htc-vs-samsung-galaxy-s3-head-head-review
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Post by Onyx on Tue 08 Jan 2013, 21:37

One X is 5.29 inches in terms of height, while Galaxy S3 is 5.38 inches. No

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Post by LeSwagg James on Wed 09 Jan 2013, 09:52

Why so specific mt? Laughing

My sis has the S3, I think it's great.. Except that it doesn't play flash videos, wtf is up with that though? I went on worldstarhiphop.com and couldn't watch anything..

The Internet is all about the videos IMO..

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Post by Lupi on Wed 09 Jan 2013, 10:02

hmm new bb will come soon hmm what im a bb fan
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Post by TalkingReckless on Wed 09 Jan 2013, 10:38

Swagg wrote:Why so specific mt? Laughing

My sis has the S3, I think it's great.. Except that it doesn't play flash videos, wtf is up with that though? I went on worldstarhiphop.com and couldn't watch anything..

The Internet is all about the videos IMO..

ICS+ doesn't support flash anymore, i don't think Apple does either but there are many ways of enabling it with custom rom

And Adobe has stopped updating flash, everyone is moving to HTML5
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Post by LeSwagg James on Thu 10 Jan 2013, 00:43

Ics+? Will html5 allow people to watch videos on websites and stuff?

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Post by RealGunner on Thu 10 Jan 2013, 01:34

Yep
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Post by FalcaoPunch on Thu 10 Jan 2013, 04:40

Ahh well at least for some that enjoy Android vs Apple debates else will cross Flash of their list.

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Post by Lex on Thu 10 Jan 2013, 05:20

In case anyone was wondering, i got the One X Very Happy

32gb
2000 minutes
5000 texts
unlimited data <------this was the deal sealer
free handset

£34 a month with 3G

T-mobile wanted £41 for the same deal WITHOUT unlimted data AND £50 for the handset :facepalm:

I simply chuckled at the sales advisor and walked out

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Post by Lex on Thu 10 Jan 2013, 05:22

Swagg wrote:My sis has the S3, I think it's great.. Except that it doesn't play flash videos
Looks like I avoided a potential disaster. Flash is my life.

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Post by LeSwagg James on Thu 10 Jan 2013, 05:46

@Lex wrote:
Swagg wrote:My sis has the S3, I think it's great.. Except that it doesn't play flash videos
Looks like I avoided a potential disaster. Flash is my life.

Me too, but it was mentioned earlier that HTML5 will take over so I guess it will be able to watch videos..

I'm playing around with a galaxy note 2 ATM and it can play those flash videos that the S3 couldn't.. Dafuq is going on? Why not make them do the same shit?

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Post by TalkingReckless on Thu 10 Jan 2013, 06:49

Swagg wrote:
@Lex wrote:
Swagg wrote:My sis has the S3, I think it's great.. Except that it doesn't play flash videos
Looks like I avoided a potential disaster. Flash is my life.

Me too, but it was mentioned earlier that HTML5 will take over so I guess it will be able to watch videos..

I'm playing around with a galaxy note 2 ATM and it can play those flash videos that the S3 couldn't.. Dafuq is going on? Why not make them do the same shit?

Your Note 2 probably has ICS (4.0), Android and Adobe stopped supporting starting Jelly Bean (4.1)

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Post by LeSwagg James on Thu 10 Jan 2013, 07:24

Actually the Note has Jelly Bean and the S3 has ICS tongue

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Post by Madvillain on Sat 12 Jan 2013, 19:47

Sony has a new flagship coming out in March and it's awesome. 5 Inch screen with a whopping 1920x1080 pixels. Also it looks stunning, seems to be made out of premium materials (eat that Samsung and your plastic crap) as can be expected from Sony and... it is dirt- and waterproof. It can go for a 30 minute dive (no deeper than 1 meter) and everything will be A-OK. 1,5 GHz Quadcore processor, 13 megapixel camera with HDR pics and video. I realize this looks like I work for Sony but this thing has got me hyped as *bleep*.






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Post by Onyx on Sat 12 Jan 2013, 20:03

It's 5.47 inches long. No

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Post by Madvillain on Sat 12 Jan 2013, 20:12

More than anything you've ever had in your pants? :coffee:

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Post by Lex on Sat 12 Jan 2013, 23:40

Premium materials? Like titanium and stuff? Shocked

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Post by Lex on Sat 12 Jan 2013, 23:43

Also, how can there be a time limit on its water proofing? What are the dynamics behind that? Are there an army of ants inside it that can only hold the rubber sealing in place for 30 minutes before their arms get tired and fatigue?

I'm so confused Sad

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Post by Madvillain on Sun 13 Jan 2013, 01:11



Haha not sure about titanium, but there is rumoured to be Dragontrail glass on the front and back (which is supposedly quite a bit stronger than Gorilla glass) and the sides appear to be made out of some sort of metal. If you've held and used a Sony Xperia phone before you know what it feels and looks like. I've got a Xperia P right now and I love that build quality. One of the outstanding features along with the Sony skin for Android. Sony was always behind with the insides of the phone, mainly with regards to shear power, but it appears they are trying to set that straight with this device.

With regards to the time limit I am unsure. I'm no physicist but I guess it could have to do with a pressure build-up thing (the microphones of the phone are still exposed obviously as they can't cover those up with flaps). Anyway, it's not like you're ever going to keep it underwater for long periods of time but it's nice that when someone drops a pint over your phone you can just go and wash the beer off. Or if you wan't to check out some youtube video's or do some whatsapping in the tub, you don't have to worry about dropping your phone in there.

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Post by spanky on Mon 14 Jan 2013, 02:49

@Lex wrote:Also, how can there be a time limit on its water proofing? What are the dynamics behind that? Are there an army of ants inside it that can only hold the rubber sealing in place for 30 minutes before their arms get tired and fatigue?

I'm so confused Sad

im just guessing here but it could be due to corrosion if it is really going to be made from metal

or

it has a small exposed area that allows a slow leakage.

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Post by vizkosity on Sun 27 Jan 2013, 09:13

@urbaNRoots wrote:What's everyone's opinion on Samsung GS3? Better, worse... just as good?

it's alright, very overrated though. I personally think it's okay. I wanted a nexus 4 but they ran out so quickly

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Post by bazinga on Sun 27 Jan 2013, 09:34

I hate Samsung's touchwiz, but the original Android UI on the Nexus phones is just top notch. I own a Nexus, and it's much more fun to use than an iPhone.

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