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Samsung Galaxy S3 (GTi9300)

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Wow, you can really tell the difference in mic quality in the recordings.

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Yeah I'm hoping a custom ROM dev will adjust the media profile for the video recorder like they did with the S2! I'm using Wanamlite ROM on my S2 and I think that might have a modded media profile built in.

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I don't think the design of the S3 is as bad as some people make out, and the raw power of this phone is evidently immense. Thanks for the review!

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Just got one myself. I've got to say that my favourite thing so far is the fact that it's so smooth at everything. Love it :)

Camera seems to be a big improvement over the S2 too.

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Just picked one of these up this morning. Not really played much with it. I fluffed the setup and accidentally. Skipped the 50GB dropbox offer. So i've had to factory reset to get it back. I'm sure there was an easier way but i just loaded the phone so it didn't matter that much.

Going to spend the next few hours playing around with it.

Edit: Just read the dropbox email, i have to complete some steps to get the 50GB. Idiot. Should have read that before the reset haha

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50GB for 2 years though remember!

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How do you get your data allowance on Dropbox, I launched the app on the phone and entered my details, but still only have 5GB :(

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How do you get your data allowance on Dropbox, I launched the app on the phone and entered my details, but still only have 5GB :(

I received an email with a link which told me how to get the space.

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How do you get your data allowance on Dropbox, I launched the app on the phone and entered my details, but still only have 5GB :(

Login to your dropbox in a browser and click the getting started link. This will list the steps you can do to get your 50GB. You don't have to do all of them luckly.

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Thanks Lingwo but that link shows the ndroid link with a line through it, meaning already done, but the space is not given :( I have sent an email to dropbox, also it seems that it is only on HTC's with ICS installed, reading the help files?

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Thanks Lingwo but that link shows the ndroid link with a line through it, meaning already done, but the space is not given :( I have sent an email to dropbox, also it seems that it is only on HTC's with ICS installed, reading the help files?

I have a Galaxy S3 and unlocked the 50GB for my current account. I had to login first through the dropbox app on android and then got an email telling me how to unlock the 50GB. Which linked to the get started page. Here is what the page should look like.

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Yes, I have the bottom one the same as yours, with the line through it, but no extra space given on my account :( I have emailed drop box regarding it and they say I have no mobile devices attached to my account, even though I have the phone in front of me sending and deleting files from the dropbox account just to check it :(

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Yes, I have the bottom one the same as yours, with the line through it, but no extra space given on my account :( I have emailed drop box regarding it and they say I have no mobile devices attached to my account, even though I have the phone in front of me sending and deleting files from the dropbox account just to check it :(

Perhaps try deleting the app and re-installing it? I don't know if you can do that on the S3 as it is pre-installed.

You could also try signing out of the app on your phone and then signing back in. Perhaps it is a bug their end that didn't pick it up the install first time round.

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can't uninstall it, appears to be no option to :( Just clear cache etc which didn't work :( Maybe it's because I have 5GB and the default is 2GB (I got the other 3GB through referrals)

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I don't think so. I logged in with an existing account and it will add to your current capacity to make 50GB. So when you get this problem sorted you'd get 45GB of space.

I'm out of ideas. I think either contact Samsung support or Dropbox support and somehow try and prove you own the phone and then perhaps they could activate it manually.

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If anyone is confused about how Smart Stay works like I was, this might help.

I thought Smart Stay was supposed to place an eye icon in the notification bar whenever you're looking at the screen but I was mistaken.

It works in partnership with the screen timeout setting and whenever the screen is about to time out, it checks if you're watching the screen. If you are, it won't turn off. So if your screen timeout is set to 15 seconds, an eye will pop up in the top bar every 15 seconds to check if you're watching, and the screen should stay on. Works with or without my glasses on :D

Works almost 100% perfectly for me now. Every so often the screen will turn off but it's no biggie.

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I was kind of confused too. I was looking at it waiting for the eye to appear and then i'd turn away and look back and the eye was there. I started to think that it was thinking the side of my head are my eyes :laugh:

Thanks for explaining it.

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Thanks for taking your time to do this review

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I was kind of confused too. I was looking at it waiting for the eye to appear and then i'd turn away and look back and the eye was there. I started to think that it was thinking the side of my head are my eyes :laugh:

Thanks for explaining it.

No probs :) Yeah I thought the same! And I was pulling all kinds of stupid faces to try to get the eye to appear haha.

This way obviously uses less battery than always watching your eyes too!

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My Pebble Blue arrived today! Will compare in a bit but first I have a new SSD to install ;o

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My Pebble Blue arrived today! Will compare in a bit but first I have a new SSD to install ;o

Awesome, I have had to send my white phone back and cancel the contract as vodafone/werephonecarhouse deemed the phone faulty due to the dropbox issue!!! Maybe I will set up a new account and get the blue one, it does indeed look very good.

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Hopefully late August early September I will have the Pebble Blue model. Are the Zenis Docks available in the USA?

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Pebble Blue might have done it for me. That LED Notification too just looks so juicy! LOL For whatever reason I just didn't like the white too much. Nice phone but i can live without. That Pebble Blue now however looking pretty!!

OH and how about a battery life rundown screenshot now? I'm sure you've broken in the battery and gone thru a few "normal" days with it. :)

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Updated first post with new thoughts/pics :)

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good review, my friend.

I simply don't have the luxury of using a smart phone @ work. It is crazy in ER

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