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  • Darren 17 Sep 2012 08:49:51 8,699 posts
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    Thanks Dougs. I'm finding the Play Store a little clumsy to find stuff on with their being so much stuff. At the moment, a lot of the stuff I've downloaded came from reading an Android magazine I bought and watching YouTube videos (best 5 games, best 5 apps, etc. for Samsung Galaxy S3) and typing them into the Search engine! Otherwise I'd spend forever browsing through the contents of the shop.

    I'm amazed at the variety of stuff available though... I expected BBC iPlayer and browsers like Opera, Chrome (seems oddly buggy that one) and Firefox but I've downloaded apps for Hull FC, an anti-virus package (is one really needed?), a Memory Booster, a SpeedTest, a very clever screen apps called Screebl and, oh, tons of other stuff. There's even an app called Google Googles that can scan bar codes and identify landmarks using the camera!!! Maybe it's not so amazing for people who've been using smartphones for years but I've just upgraded from a seven year old pay-as-you-go flip phone so the difference is staggering.

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  • Darren 17 Sep 2012 09:39:26 8,699 posts
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    What are the best headphones for this phone? The ones that come with are fine sound-quality wise, though I have to have the volume on full, but I don't like the ear plugs as they're uncomfortable compared with the superb in-ear ones I used with my Sony MP3 Walkman. I could of course use those but they do not have a mic and that's the one advantage to me using a mobile as an MP3 player; that if someone rings I will hear them and answer the call and speak to them without having to dig the phone out of my pocket.

    These are the ones I use for my Walkman and my PS Vita and they're the best earphones I've ever bought: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-MDREX310LPB-Monitor-Headphones-Isolation/dp/B004NRNMIS/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1347871181&sr=8-12

    They were pricey but worth every penny IMO. They do not have a mic though. :(

    I'm going to see if Samsung do have premium ear phones for their phones on Amazon at lunch time or, failing, that I'll see

    Edited by Darren at 09:40:32 17-09-2012

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  • danathjo 17 Sep 2012 10:29:00 7,225 posts
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    Is there any way to put music on a GS3 from iTunes?
    When I say iTunes it would be from ripped cd's mainly and not songs i've bought from my iTunes account (which is just the one!)

    It probably is the biggest deciding factor to get one of these or a 5/4S
  • Deleted user 17 September 2012 10:41:06
    Just put the files on it? Itunes doesn't have DRM on music so there's no reason the GS3 shouldn't play it.
  • Dougs 17 Sep 2012 10:44:49 66,689 posts
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    Just use drag and drop. The joy of a phone not tied to iTunes
  • danathjo 17 Sep 2012 11:41:31 7,225 posts
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    It's just the majority of my music is copied from my old scroll wheel ipod and is all GXDRFP.mp4 or something like that which iTunes deciphers just fine instead of artist/song etc but if it is that simple then wha-hey! :p

    Now it's just waiting to see if they make SG3 deals any cheaper in the next few weeks to compete with the iphone 5
  • Dougs 17 Sep 2012 11:44:07 66,689 posts
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    You might need to do some tagging then, but the songs will work just fine!
  • AcidSnake 17 Sep 2012 11:44:45 7,214 posts
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    @danathjo:
    There are some freeware programs that can convert the songs back to files with their correct titles IIRC...

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  • danathjo 17 Sep 2012 11:56:07 7,225 posts
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    Cheers, will do some deeper research then!
  • fletch7100 17 Sep 2012 11:58:49 6,977 posts
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    Just saw 3 offer with the S3 29 upfront and 31 per month,2000 mins,5000 3 to 3 mins, 5000 texts unlimited data with internet tethering

    Think I may make the change when the next version comes out,about 5 less per month than the iPhone 5 16gb and 20 less up front on the same tariff
  • monkehhh 17 Sep 2012 12:04:28 3,269 posts
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    Saw one in 'the flesh' the other day, looks rather nice. And yeah, file management with Android is a world away from the unholy doom-bringer that is iTunes.
  • Darren 17 Sep 2012 12:16:56 8,699 posts
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    Yeah, I nearly went for the 3 Mobile offer too but I already had a T-Mobile pay-as-you-go phone with 18 credit remaining on it so it made more sense for me to go for a T-Mobile package, especially as I got my old number and credit transferred over on the spot. I'm paying 33 per month for mine and the one-off cost of the handset was 29. For that I get 2,000 mins cross-network chat, unlimited text and unlimited data which I thought was a pretty good deal. Buying locally also meant that it was easy to get replaced if it develops a fault and T-Mobile's customer support is excellent in my experience.

    My 64 GB microSD card should arrive tomorrow but are there any restrictions on what can be stored on it? Obviously, it is going to accept MP3s, videos and photos but what about apps and games? Can they only be stored in the phone's memory or can they also be saved to the microSD card too?

    Finally, are there any power saving tips for this phone? I have a docking station on order so it can easily be recharged every night but I've noticed that in the 3.5 hours since I took it off charge this morning that the battery has dropped to 83% and I've only really shown it to work colleagues and listened to some MP3s on it while I walked to work this morning. I think I've reduced the battery slightly by turning off the 3G Data connection as I had apps like BBC News, Facebook and others updating every hour and the connection was still active even when the phone was in standby mode. I think I'm going to buy a spare micro USB lead and keep it here at work for use on a lunch time when I'm using the internet.

    How much RAM does this phone actually have? I've seen that Genius iPhone5-poking ad and it says the Galaxy S III has 2 GB but I'm pretty sure mine only has 1 GB unless 1 GB is for operating system use and the gig I'm seeing is for the apps. Anyone know?

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  • Darren 17 Sep 2012 12:20:16 8,699 posts
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    P.S. Is there an app that disables the 3G connection automatically when the phone is in standby mode and re-enables it when the phone is active? Or will I just have to get used to manually enabling/disabling it when I need/don't need it? It's fairly painless to do it manually, thanks to the slide down whatsit at the top of the screen but it was be terrific if it was automated.

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  • Dirtbox 17 Sep 2012 13:17:34 77,469 posts
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    2000 minutes!

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  • Mr-Brett 17 Sep 2012 13:35:30 12,723 posts
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    @Darren Check out Juice Defender, it should do what you want.

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  • AcidSnake 17 Sep 2012 13:59:22 7,214 posts
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    @Darren:
    About apps and games, it's up to the developers to decide if they allow their app/game to be installed on SD card...So it's decided on an app by app basis...
    Though seeing as it's an explicit thing to set as an option I'd wager that most apps do not allow installation on SD card...

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  • Darren 17 Sep 2012 14:45:50 8,699 posts
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    Mr-Brett wrote:
    @Darren Check out Juice Defender, it should do what you want.
    Thank you.

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  • Darren 17 Sep 2012 14:49:50 8,699 posts
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    I hear that Android v4.1 (Jellybean) is being released on the Galaxy S III in October which improves the speed of the interface and opening apps (not that they're slow or anything with v4.0.4). Does anyone know the actual date it is being released?

    I updated the firmware on my phone through the Kies software on my PC and did the update from there (took a surprisingly long time as well) but I wasn't notified that an upgrade was available from the phone. Is that normal? Will the Jellybean update be just a software one or via a firmware update?

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  • Deckard1 17 Sep 2012 15:03:16 27,187 posts
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    Oh shit You didn't do it through Kies first did you?! There's a known bug that updating through kies will brick your phone within 38 hours of doing so. Have you got everything backed up?!
  • Darren 17 Sep 2012 15:35:26 8,699 posts
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    Deckard1 wrote:
    Oh shit You didn't do it through Kies first did you?! There's a known bug that updating through kies will brick your phone within 38 hours of doing so. Have you got everything backed up?!
    Eh? Why would that happen? And how would I known NOT to update that way anyway?

    I was prompted to update so naturally I did; there were no problems during the update and the phone seems to working fine. Why would it brick 38 hours later? If the issue is as serious as you suggest then I'd have thought that (a) the firmware update would have been removed; or (b) a corrected version would have been released a.s.a.p.

    Edited by Darren at 15:39:00 17-09-2012

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  • Deckard1 17 Sep 2012 15:40:36 27,187 posts
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    There's a bug in the galaxy firmware that clashes with the latest version of ICS and causes a self replicating binary blaster in the ion dispenser. 38 hours from the point of update is when that thing normally reaches critical mass. My mates phone is just an empty shell now.

    Edited by Deckard1 at 20:20:22 17-09-2012
  • Dirtbox 17 Sep 2012 15:42:27 77,469 posts
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    Edited by Dirtbox at 15:43:09 17-09-2012

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  • Darren 17 Sep 2012 15:43:28 8,699 posts
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    You are officially a bastard, Deckard1, because I think you're just winding me up and there is no such bug at all! :p

    But if there is, I have most of the content backed up to my PC and my local T-Mobile is only a ten minute walk away if the phone does mysteriously brick itself tomorrow... I did the update late on Saturday so it must coming up to 38 hours now...

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  • Benno 17 Sep 2012 15:59:09 9,784 posts
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    Hes right, mine bricked in about 28 hours though

    EG Hearthstone Tournament

  • ElNino9 17 Sep 2012 16:01:52 13,290 posts
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    I managed to avert any potential bricking by calling in a local exorcist.

    Now been 76 hours since exposure to Kies.

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  • AcidSnake 17 Sep 2012 16:02:30 7,214 posts
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    Is this that binary-blaster bug that gets copied to backups too?

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  • Mr-Brett 17 Sep 2012 16:06:28 12,723 posts
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    That's the problem with using ion dispensers, it's a bit cheap really. Flux matrices are much better.

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  • fletch7100 17 Sep 2012 16:23:27 6,977 posts
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    After 38 hours phone starts to talk to you like the computer from War Games

    Would you like to play a game?

    Just don't pick Thermonuclear War, well not as your first choice of course
  • Darren 17 Sep 2012 20:07:35 8,699 posts
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    And on a more serious note... does anyone know why when I open the Music Hub app that I get an error message: "Product does exist in this store(4002)"? How do I fix it as it is a pre-installed app so I cannot uninstall then reinstall it.

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  • Load_2.0 17 Sep 2012 20:14:09 18,908 posts
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    This is how it begins...
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