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  • Would rather a One X over an SIII but this leap isn't enough to warrant getting one.

    This.

  • Nah, AMOLED loveliness.

  • Already got 'Super Amoled Plus' on SII. Sorry I meant this new generation of quad core Android phones isn't a big enough leap to warrant buying one.

  • I'm out of contract in July so will be getting something shiny, almost definitely the S3, been a big fan of my S1. Might end it a bit early and get shiny things at the end of the month.

  • Install dialer one, for smart dialling.

    Cheers

  • Another battery related question.

    After rooting and switching to CM7, my battery life was great, full day of medium usage, no problem.

    In the last week, my battery life has taken a huge nose dive. Massive. Previously, if you look at this:

    Standby is using 2 times display, it's usually the other way round. Any ideas??

    Why is WiFi and Standby rinsing battery all of a sudden? WTF is it doing?

    If you have root user access, install cpu tuner. Battery life has doubled for me, I set it to make the processor run super slow when the screen is off.

  • I'm also rather underwhelmed by the S III. The wait continues......

    Although I can't bring myself to buy the extremely good HTC One X, due to its non-replaceable battery, I must admit that its camera is extraordinarily special. Here are some images from Gizmodo.com:

    http://gizmodo.com/5907704/htc-one-x-cam­era-sample/gallery/1

    Quite stunning.


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  • HTC One X is the best phone out there.

    I too was waiting for the S3 as I have a free upgrade available. But it just doesn't go far enough.

    The HTX One X screen (if you've actually seen it in-store rather than online or dummy boxes) is superlative. It trumps the iPhone screen, it trumps anything that runs Android. It's mind-blowingly good, perhaps perfect.

    Unlike GA2G I don't have a problem with non-removable battery. I cannot think of a phone I've owned in 20 years in which the battery died before I replace the phone with a newer model (average replace cycle is every 3 years for me, but every 2 years over the last 5 years).

    The only two things I can fault the HTC One X for are:
    1) The lack of extensible storage. No SD card slot.
    2) It's not stock AOSP ICS.

    That truly is it.

    But on #2, only the Nexus line are AOSP ICS, everything else is manufacturer skinned. So I guess that's just a case of waiting for Cyanogenmod 9.

    So my only criticism of the HTC One X is the lack of SD slot.

    That's really not much of a criticism. It's a helluva phone.

  • Removable batteries are handy if an app decides to go nuts whilst the screen is locked.

  • Hah, too true. Have used that :)

  • This is one I got off my One-X this morning

  • I think everyone on here knows that VB is a proper techhead, and I am but a mere fanboy. But I have another reason for not wanting to buy a phone that doesn't have a replaceable battery, and that is that I recycle my phones to friends and family all over the world, and where would the new users be, with a phone that only has 15 minutes of battery life from full?

    The designed-in obsolescence is a new feature (thank you Steve Jobs) that I despise. It forces people to buy new phones, instead of a simple battery. I would only consider the SGS III over and above the One X, due to this main feature. The microSD expansion is also something I like, as I'd want to carry my content wherever and however I want to.

  • Removable batteries are handy if an app decides to go nuts whilst the screen is locked.

    This is a very good point. Hmmmm.

  • Techradar also criticised the battery life (they didn't mention the fact it's non-removable) in their review.

    And do you mind having to keep a bit more of a strict eye on that battery level throughout the day?

    I think the answer to that is yes I would, especially if once the battery capacity starts reducing there is no way of replacing it. Like GA2G I want to pass my phone on or sell it when I'm done with it, not chuck it in the bin. It's pretty offensive on an environmental and sustainability level if nothing else.

    I think I'm going to stick to my Desire for the moment. I find the S3 fugly and a bit of a disappointment.

  • kies does not connect to my sgs2, on a mac?
    recognised in finder.
    wiffee yes, but not usb, and yes, usb storage and debugging is on.
    any ideas?

    sorted this yet, murts? i cant even get the kies to launch on my mac (10.5.8 os). just want kies so that i can upgrade my sgs2 to ics.

    anyone know if an o2 shop would do the upgrade?

  • I've been using this ICS rom called AndyX for a while now and I seem to have remnants of old versions on my phone still.

    I have two galleries for example, old and new. I've been freezing them with the Ti Backup but is this normal?

  • Did you do a full wipe before flashing?

    Also, I preordered a GS3.

  • As in with CWM in recovery mode? Yeah I did, both types.

    Which leads me onto another question, at one point I had the new CWM with the touch screen and now I'm back to what seems like an older version?

    I tend to just jump straight in without reading...

  • Dunno, maybe the guy who built the rom left you with both so you can choose whichever you prefer?

  • This happened to me too, it depends what version of CWM the ROM creator left in I guess. Easy enough to flash the touch version though. http://www.clockworkmod.com/rommanager

  • sorted this yet, murts? i cant even get the kies to launch on my mac (10.5.8 os). just want kies so that i can upgrade my sgs2 to ics.

    anyone know if an o2 shop would do the upgrade?

    nope, deleted kies, then re-installed, now i haz the same problem as you, it won't even launch...

  • A couple interesting, and challenging articles about the Samsung Galaxy S III. I find that I agree with both.

    Samsung Galaxy S III: disappointment, gimmicks, or good ideas?
    Was the Samsung Galaxy S III design driven by lawyers?

    The first article illustrates that the new features that Samsung trumpeted, were mostly available through ICS anyway. Rather disigenuous to make as if the features were all about Samsung.

    The second article shows how the (rather unattractive) design may have been to totally preempt any lawsuits by Apple, based on the physical design/look. So, the end result is a workable phone, that just doesn't look very good.

  • If you have root user access, install cpu tuner. Battery life has doubled for me, I set it to make the processor run super slow when the screen is off.

    Clever, I will give that a go.

    How does that effect things like music playing when the screen is off?

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