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Old 12-07-2013, 19:27
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or is it too outdated?

also, do you thin it'll still receive the latest android OS updates for years to come?
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Old 12-07-2013, 19:30
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yes worth it still a very fine phone.

No you won't get many more updates if any after next one, but that will apply to most phones and I wouldn't worry about it too much still be a great phone.
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Old 12-07-2013, 19:33
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Definitely worth it. It is a brilliant mid-high range phone for that price it will be getting 4.2.2 sometime late this month early next.
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Old 12-07-2013, 20:56
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Or, even better, get it from Tesco (think it's unlocked?) with the discount code for an extra tenner off ...

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/sams...g-code-1604344

Well worth that money. Still a very good phone.
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Old 12-07-2013, 21:05
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If you aren't bothered about an SD card slot you can get the superb Nexus 4 for 9 less direct from Google and that should be very well supported for OS updates going forward, if lack of updates is a worry to you.
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Old 12-07-2013, 21:09
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Or you can pay an extra 20 quid and get the LTE variant sim free to future proof yourself if you want LTE.

actually it 303.05 pounds if willing do a bank transfer payment

Choice of three colours but the grey is an extra fiver that is probably the best price at the moment.

http://panamoz.com/index.php/samsung...FYPHtAod7BEAZQ
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Old 12-07-2013, 21:46
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Or you can pay an extra 20 quid and get the LTE variant sim free to future proof yourself if you want LTE.

actually it 303.05 pounds if willing do a bank transfer payment

Choice of three colours but the grey is an extra fiver that is probably the best price at the moment.

http://panamoz.com/index.php/samsung...FYPHtAod7BEAZQ
whats this 'LTE' variant? and whats the difference between this and a regular S3?
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Old 12-07-2013, 21:55
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whats this 'LTE' variant? and whats the difference between this and a regular S3?
Basically one supports LTE and one doesn't they both are exactly same apart from that it just means the S3 LTE will support faster speeds so in theory is more future proof.

It supports 800MHz/1800MHz/2600MHz unlike the iPhone 5 so it will run on any of the LTE networks that are set up in the uk in the foresee able future.

Personally I think it worth the extra bit to get the LTE thrown in to a brilliant smartphone but it comes down to personal preference some don't want LTE.
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Old 13-07-2013, 12:01
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Someone has to say it, if your budget is 300 then get a Nexus 4, it is a much better phone than the S3 and it is pretty much nailed on to get more updates than the Sammy.
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Old 13-07-2013, 12:11
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Might be worth waiting till August as that's when the rumours say the Nexus 5 will be released. The play store in USA have already stopped selling the white Nexus 4.
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Old 13-07-2013, 19:11
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That doesn't look like a site I'd want to trust with my money, especially not when they're trying to push people to use BACS.



Someone has to say it, if your budget is 300 then get a Nexus 4, it is a much better phone than the S3...
Unless you're worried about things like battery life, camera quality, having more than 16GB storage or some useful software features like multi-window.
Not to mention a longer warranty, a wider range of accessories, the option of an LTE model.
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Old 13-07-2013, 19:28
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Someone has to say it, if your budget is 300 then get a Nexus 4, it is a much better phone than the S3 and it is pretty much nailed on to get more updates than the Sammy.
Already been said and not a better phone at all, maybe better value possibly.

The Nexus brigade are getting worse than the iphone mob
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Old 13-07-2013, 19:56
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Already been said and not a better phone at all, maybe better value possibly.

The Nexus brigade are getting worse than the iphone mob
on par with the samsung brigade, you are the king of that my friend.
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Old 13-07-2013, 20:09
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on par with the samsung brigade, you are the king of that my friend.
Not quite I don't feel the need to drag certain phones into every thread for unknown reasons especially when totally irrelevant to the discussion
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Old 13-07-2013, 20:12
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Not quite I don't feel the need to drag certain phones into every thread for unknown reasons especially when totally irrelevant to the discussion
neither do i.
but your samsung love is clear to see and you love telling everyone about it - they can do no wrong in your eyes.

in my opinion, spending 300 on an S3 would be a bad move. it's not a current samsung model and certainly the site linked to does not instill confidence.

if you were getting it for free or a very small upgrade free then possibly, but not 300.
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Old 13-07-2013, 20:18
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neither do i.
but your samsung love is clear to see and you love telling everyone about it - they can do no wrong in your eyes.

in my opinion, spending 300 on an S3 would be a bad move. it's not a current samsung model and certainly the site linked to does not instill confidence.

if you were getting it for free or a very small upgrade free then possibly, but not 300.
My Samsung love, where has this love been gushed about exactly then?

And you do drag the nexus into irrelevant threads I'm afraid.

Your opinion would be wrong though, if your budget is 300 then there are very few phones that can compete with the s3. It not being the current samsung phone doesn't make it any worse you know strange statement.

However spending 300 on the Nexus is a smart move yes?
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Old 13-07-2013, 20:30
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neither do i.
but your samsung love is clear to see and you love telling everyone about it - they can do no wrong in your eyes.

in my opinion, spending 300 on an S3 would be a bad move. it's not a current samsung model and certainly the site linked to does not instill confidence.

if you were getting it for free or a very small upgrade free then possibly, but not 300.
It's a current model as they still produce it and sell it....

300 for the phone is a good price.
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Old 13-07-2013, 20:48
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No,do not buy it,the one i had kept rebooting by itself,i sent it to samsung 3 times and they said they could not find a fault,so they would not replace it,bunch of crooks!!
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Old 13-07-2013, 21:12
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http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0080DJ6C2/ref=nosim

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Old 13-07-2013, 21:13
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Cheap on Amazon at under 288 now.
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Old 13-07-2013, 21:15
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Why would you buy this,when you can get a google phone for around 250,with 2gb of ram memory
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Old 13-07-2013, 21:39
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Because you can't get one for that unless you were crazy enough to get an 8gb version.

Secondly for many the s3 is superior to the nexus that is why.
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Old 13-07-2013, 21:40
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Why would you buy this,when you can get a google phone for around 250,with 2gb of ram memory
16GB Nexus is 280 so it about same price. I agree the memory the ram is higher on nexus 4 but apart from that there is nothing really better. Battery is better optimized on the S3. Some people don't like stock android and prefer touchwiz. Camera app on S3 is better. S-Beam the person may want. They may prefer amoled display. There is quite a few reasons why someone would want the S3 but I still agree on what I said if someone is getting an S3 they need go for the S3LTE as it includes HSPA 42+ support where as standard doesn't
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Old 13-07-2013, 21:45
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16GB Nexus is 280 so it about same price. I agree the memory the ram is higher on nexus 4 but apart from that there is nothing really better. Battery is better optimized on the S3. Some people don't like stock android and prefer touchwiz. Camera app on S3 is better. S-Beam the person may want. They may prefer amoled display. There is quite a few reasons why someone would want the S3 but I still agree on what I said if someone is getting an S3 they need go for the S3LTE as it includes HSPA 42+ support where as standard doesn't
so really u dont know what you are talking about!!
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Old 13-07-2013, 22:02
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so really u dont know what you are talking about!!
Says you who tells people not to by an S3 because yours kept rebooting itself.

I had one and it was great. My Mrs still has one and its running superbly since launch day.

For the record, i have a Nexus 4.
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