Originally Posted by 2hvy4grvty View Post
also, I think it's absolutely hideous. "Inspired by pebbles?" Honestly, who could even say that with a straight face. Oval phones are just... not smart.
First off that is not true. Curves are actually very nice, definitive, adaptable, and smart. Most people actually instinctively like curvy things. Woman, electronics, cars, and so forth. Is it the most elaborate unique design out there? No, but it sure is light years from ugly or stupid. You do not have to favor it either.
Could it have been more hardware wise? Definitely. Is it the same ground breaking mode Samsung always sets? Sadly not. This does not make it crap or mean it's not top dog still.
Sadly no A-15, but the SOC in it is still definitely in race of best and HD Amoled even though pentile is still superb. Not to mention the fact the phone is still almost same size as S2. It's funny how people complain about the phone size because of screen size even if they are ok with a phone that size if the screen is smaller so that it has a gaping bezel.
You also have to remember that Samsung has given it some new, unique, and brand spanking only to S3 software feats as well. Much improved 12MP cam woulda been nice, but the 8MP is plenty for most and is greatly improved. Samsung has been top dog in cams for a long time only truly rivaled by Nokia(I know what people and reviews say I speak from actual picture samples).
All this with 64GB + 64GB card, 2100MAH(though still wish for Lithium Polymers one day) and luckily still hardware buttons(also a very smart move on Samsung..I do not believe phones are close to truly jumping to no buttons because no software is perfect and these are still early stages for such things and the use a physical button can most likely never truly be out done) brings an amazing device. It's not what it could've been or was hyped to be(kick Sammy) but still beautiful.