Samsung Galaxy S III Launch: Down With Webster VIP Party Ticket Giveaway

Comments 84 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Samsung recently revealed their latest Android smartphone, the Galaxy S III, and they’ll be celebrating with a launch party in Vancouver.

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Photo credit: John Biehler on Flickr

John Biehler, who is no stranger to mobile phone technology, has published a blog post with his first impressions:

For me, as of this moment, the S III seems to be the best Android experience available although I haven’t personally tried out the HTC One X which is another hot Android device right now.

I really like what Samsung has been doing with their devices lately and as I’ve been wanting for years, they are finally a true competitor for the Apple juggernaut. So many devices are marketed as an iPhone killer but fall so far short it’s not even funny. Not so with the S III. [Continue reading »]

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Photo credit: John Biehler on Flickr

The Samsung Galaxy S III Launch will feature Canadian rap-rockers Down With Webster live at VENUE on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 7:00pm. I have 5 pairs of VIP passes to give away to a few lucky Miss604 readers. If you would like to attend the launch party, here’s how you can enter to win your way in:

  • Leave a comment here listing the top feature you look for in a smartphone (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • RT to enter to win your way into the #GS3Launch party with @SamsungMobileCA from @Miss604

    Samsung is also doing a contest through their Twitter account and are using the tag #GSIIIsecretVan to provide clues on how you can win tickets. I will draw all 5 winners on Monday, June 18, 2012 at 10:00am. Must be 19 years of age or older to enter, win, and attend.

    Update The winners are Albert C, Rav, Yaletowner, @Lady)Nay, @VancityPegger — congratulations!

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  1. AliceThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 1:12pm PDT

    Compact – can fit in my pocket

  2. KelvinThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 1:25pm PDT

    Functionality! I want my smartphone to be able to work well, fast and never freeze on me.

  3. Christine WThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 1:26pm PDT

    I look for a good user interface

  4. TeejayThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 1:28pm PDT

    User experience. Above the rest

  5. Richard WooThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 1:33pm PDT

    Sleek design with a fast operating system.

  6. GladysThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 1:36pm PDT

    A good UI above all else. If it’s not easy and intuitive to use, forget it.

  7. sewhandyThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 1:40pm PDT

    would be real cool to win this one!

  8. Grant BowenThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 1:41pm PDT

    Easy task switching!

  9. BevThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 1:55pm PDT

    user-friendly and needs to be light weight (I always have my phone on me when running!)

  10. ValThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 1:59pm PDT

    screen size matters

  11. Erin BThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 2:03pm PDT

    I look for a responsive touch screen and a user-friendly interface. And a pretty, eye-catching design isn’t too bad either 😉

  12. VivienThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 2:12pm PDT

    I look at the camera quality both front and back!

  13. NoahThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 2:16pm PDT

    My favourite feature is when it’s designed by Sir Jonathan Ive.

  14. Toby SullivanThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 2:29pm PDT

    Definitely responsiveness! There’s nothing like pressing a button then waiting two minutes!

  15. RussellThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 2:29pm PDT

    Yes please! I can’t wait to get my hands on the S III!

  16. Max MorinThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 2:42pm PDT

    I look for freedom, for a long time I used the iPhone, but got tired of always having to jailbreak my device to do what I want with it. Apple is heading down a slippery slope, so I jumped ship and now have the Samsung Galaxy Note “phablet” and friggin’ love it! Long live Samsung!

  17. Max MorinThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 2:46pm PDT

    After reading through all the reasons, its interesting to see such a spectrum of things that people look for in a smartphone. Veeery iiiinteresting.

  18. RavThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 2:49pm PDT

    touch response !!!

  19. LaurenThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 2:57pm PDT

    Fast OS so I can multitask on my phone.

  20. SashaThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 2:58pm PDT

    Use friendliness – dont want to spend lots of time figuring out how different features work

  21. RobThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 3:10pm PDT

    I look for a good weight and size.

  22. ReneeThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 3:20pm PDT

    It definitely has to be user friendly. A quality camera never hurts too 🙂

  23. ChistaThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 3:22pm PDT

    Touch screen response time

  24. Stephanie SThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 3:30pm PDT

    design and screen size.. and how fast it works!

  25. JennyThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 4:08pm PDT

    a pretty UI =)

  26. JThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 4:40pm PDT

    speed! no lags!

  27. CharlotteThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 4:50pm PDT

    A sleek design – I love this phone!

  28. RoyThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 4:53pm PDT

    Hardware design and features
    Manufacturer brand name
    Network technology – GSM, CDMA, 4G
    Operating system and interface
    Included/available software
    Wireless carrier

  29. VLThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 5:09pm PDT

    Vancouver DWW

  30. BenThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 5:09pm PDT

    I’d love to be there when they launch!

  31. Kelly ManThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 5:18pm PDT

    Screen size and battery life

  32. Wilson SiuThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 5:22pm PDT

    Responsiveness, battery life, sleekness (:

  33. LindaThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 5:42pm PDT

    I look for a good, high pixel camera but without the phone being too heavy.

  34. DebbieThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 5:43pm PDT

    If it comes in Pink!!!

  35. Elisabeth PoulsenThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 5:57pm PDT

    The most importand factors in a smart phone for me are battery life and the camera quality.

  36. Shannon PThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 6:02pm PDT

    The perfect screen size, not too big not too small, will fit in your pocket without being uncomfortable. And, long battery life!

  37. NicoleThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 8:03pm PDT

    battery life, good camera, thin

  38. GloriaThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 8:33pm PDT

    Battery life and apps!

  39. JaneThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 9:38pm PDT

    fast web browsing

  40. JennThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 9:59pm PDT

    Screen resolution and processor speed! So excited for this phone 🙂

  41. KodyThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 10:12pm PDT

    Gotta have Ice Cream Sandwich!

  42. DarrenThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 10:21pm PDT

    Android + Samsung = Best-in-class!

  43. MaeThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 10:45pm PDT

    1) Long battery life, 2) good processing speed, 3) multi-tasking, 4) quality camera lens

  44. PhyThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 11:01pm PDT

    Processor speed and more photo editing options

  45. treehouse604Friday, June 15th, 2012 — 2:39am PDT

    processor speed… gotta be fast!

  46. Pam ChowFriday, June 15th, 2012 — 7:34am PDT

    User Friendly

  47. LisaFriday, June 15th, 2012 — 7:57am PDT

    No 1 -> Performance!

  48. DavidFriday, June 15th, 2012 — 8:12am PDT

    battery life!

  49. SMaFriday, June 15th, 2012 — 8:36am PDT

    Screen size!

  50. bucks14Friday, June 15th, 2012 — 9:01am PDT

    GOod UI and battery life.

  51. lorFriday, June 15th, 2012 — 11:12am PDT

    user interface

  52. TeresaFriday, June 15th, 2012 — 11:12am PDT


  53. TinaFriday, June 15th, 2012 — 12:58pm PDT

    user friendly and a good battery life.

  54. LauraFriday, June 15th, 2012 — 1:39pm PDT

    A great GUI and slim and compact design.

  55. DebbieFriday, June 15th, 2012 — 1:58pm PDT

    Reliable connectivity. No dropped calls, missed emails, etc…

  56. SanazFriday, June 15th, 2012 — 2:29pm PDT

    Good user interface and battery life

  57. TiffanyFriday, June 15th, 2012 — 3:26pm PDT

    battery life and good camera

  58. StephanieFriday, June 15th, 2012 — 3:41pm PDT

    I do not have a smart phone so I do not know what I would like in a smart phone. But, it sure would be great to win one.

  59. elena weaverFriday, June 15th, 2012 — 4:09pm PDT

    Responsive and large touch screen

  60. PaulaFriday, June 15th, 2012 — 5:13pm PDT

    Good graphics and easy to use.

  61. GaryFriday, June 15th, 2012 — 5:55pm PDT

    Intuitive touch response.

  62. JuliaFriday, June 15th, 2012 — 10:27pm PDT

    reliable platform

  63. Albert CSaturday, June 16th, 2012 — 1:00am PDT

    must have gmail!

  64. PortiaSaturday, June 16th, 2012 — 1:30am PDT

    Definitely battery life!!

  65. CarlieSaturday, June 16th, 2012 — 1:31am PDT

    Good quality camera!

  66. Elaine DSaturday, June 16th, 2012 — 1:47am PDT

    Lots of functions!

  67. DonnaSaturday, June 16th, 2012 — 2:23am PDT

    The smart phone feature I love the most is the ability to watch videos as I email or text just like the Samsung Galaxy S III! I can’t wait to go to the launch!

  68. cindy quachSaturday, June 16th, 2012 — 9:30am PDT

    synchronicity of apps/functions

  69. MichelleSaturday, June 16th, 2012 — 10:21am PDT

    Great camera!!

  70. yaletownerSaturday, June 16th, 2012 — 10:05pm PDT

    Fast html5 webpage rendering

  71. EricaSunday, June 17th, 2012 — 9:31am PDT

    The thing I look for the most in a smartphone has to be smoothness of processor.
    If the program lags and doesn’t process smoothly, the user experience is completely ruined.
    I know few friends who had samsung galaxy II S and they were happy with their phone.
    I would love to go to galaxy III launch party 😉 Pick me! hehe

  72. TiffanySunday, June 17th, 2012 — 10:38am PDT

    It’s all about how well (quickly) I can type on it. That’s why I’ve held on to the Blackberry for so long. The Galaxy 3 looks like a dream; slick, slim and lots of cool features.

  73. KevinSunday, June 17th, 2012 — 9:49pm PDT


  74. Emilia TurnerMonday, June 18th, 2012 — 8:33am PDT

    Love the design

  75. VickyMonday, June 18th, 2012 — 9:00am PDT

    I love taking photos everywhere I go, so it would have to be photo quality…cool phone

  76. colin jonesMonday, June 18th, 2012 — 9:38am PDT

    The smartphone has to be responsive. Lag kills the experience

  77. JamesMonday, June 18th, 2012 — 9:43am PDT

    Speed and easy to use!

  78. Christopher CoMonday, June 18th, 2012 — 9:44am PDT

    Availability of free applications!

  79. AnnieMonday, June 18th, 2012 — 11:20am PDT

    Thin and long battery life

  80. Alex WyderMonday, June 18th, 2012 — 12:18pm PDT

    Good battery

  81. BhaavikMonday, June 18th, 2012 — 12:20pm PDT

    The ability to legally transform, modify and customize a phone’s software and hardware to your personal preference- that is theeeee number one feature I look for in a phone, and the Galaxy S3 seems to be one of top androids with this advantage.

  82. CyndiMonday, June 18th, 2012 — 1:09pm PDT

    I look for a fast operating system

  83. RayMonday, June 18th, 2012 — 8:39pm PDT

    Speed. Faster it is, the happier I am.

  84. BernadetteMonday, June 18th, 2012 — 11:09pm PDT

    i generally look for a good ui and a decent camera

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