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Verizon’s Galaxy S3 Makes Its Debut in Latest Commercial

Verizon released a commercial last night called “Big Day” that takes you through the life of a man trying to get in shape before his daughter’s wedding. It’s a sweet little spot, however, the big thing that we all care about is the phone used. It’s Verizon’s Galaxy S3 that most have never seen before. Still expected to arrive around July 12, we need to talk about the one picture above as it is clearly not the actual device that you will be buying. 

On-screen nav buttons from the Galaxy Nexus – really, Verizon? And what’s up with the “Verizon” logo squeezed into the space between the physical home button and the screen? For those that are worried about that actually showing up on retail units, I wouldn’t let it ruin your day. I would be surprised if that VZW logo isn’t there for commercial purposes and that’s it. You may recall that DROID RAZR MAXX camping commercial that went up a few weeks ago? The one where Big Red managed to toss in the entire “DROID RAZR MAXX” name into a tiny spot on the top-front of the device? Only for TV, folks.

  • mini-me

    I really hope the verizon logo is not on the front of the phone.

  • jason821

    leave it to Verizon to brand the front and back of the phone.

  • So he’s marrying his own daughter?
    Waka waka!

    • michael arazan

      Sorry hun I missed your wedding, my calender didn’t sync up to my network because I ran out of data on my tiered plan from verizon.

  • GregSki86

    Move the ship date to next week! For the love of god Verizon, why release it almost 2 weeks after everyone else….they must’ve lose a bet to the other carriers, smfh

  • DroidDaddyo

    Wow, fat guys trying to do yoga, …. always make me want to buy a new phone….

  • SubMatrix

    Actually TBH I’m considering going with that exact setup once I root the S3…on-screen nav keys with disabled capacitive buttons and maybe the home button bound to a special function like camera shutter. Anyone with me?

  • Verizon makes some of the worst Android/Droid Commercials !! #StopNow .. #KYS

  • zkdreads

    ummm did he weigh his self on a tablet O_o

  • Silent Majority

    Just peeped my order status on Big Red, Finally has a ship date!! July 9. I pre-ordered on June 9

    • GregSki86

      It’s pretty f*in ridiculous to set pre-orders for this thing well over a month before they actually ship, wtf would make Verizon think being the last carrier to release the phone was a good idea?!

  • Destroythanet

    So is Verizon the only carrier to put their ugly logo on the front?
    Haha, and yeah, I noticed the producers of the commercial messed up and put soft keys on it. They must be Galaxy Nexus fans.

  • tablet!

    hmm.. half of the scenes he was using a tablet..

  • niteperson

    You can do it, Dad!

  • Merci pour le partage, je suis d’accord avec vous.

  • DanWazz

    When I first saw the phone, I was like, “what is that ugly thing?” then I saw the home key and was like, “that branding is f*cked up.” I hope it’s not real, not that I care about the phone that much.

  • Whether it’s real or not, I’m still leaving VZW and getting it on AT&T.

    • GregSki86

      womp womp

  • JohnPA2006

    Yay, 30 minute battery life, TouchWiz overlay on ICS.
    Yayyyy, they did such a great job with the accessory choices on the Galaxy Nexus and boom they’re onto the Galaxy S3 already.
    You know this thing is going to be even worse battery life that the Galaxy Nexus.
    for shame Samsung, for shame. Razr Maxx owns you !!!
    (and I am about to sell my Galaxy Nexus on ebay) sorry Samsung.

    • Jon

      You should read a few reviews on the S III. I’ve read no less than a dozen different ones, and all of them say that the S III has all day battery life with moderate use. The Gingerbread looking ICS overlay can be easily overcome with a free Launcher from the marketplace that does not require root or any fancy hacking.

      The S III also seems to outdo the Nexus in just about every way. I had the Nexus for 2 weeks and was very dissapointed, so there are specific things I’m looking for in the S III.

      A good speakerphone.
      A screen with better color that doesn’t look so blue.
      Way better battery life than the Nexus.
      A way better camera than the Nexus.

      From all the reviews I read, the S III has all of the above. It’s just a way better device than the Galaxy Nexus it seems without any of the Nexus’ downfalls.

      • I could burn through the GNex’s battery in about 2 hours… the same constant use on the Maxx gets me 8 hours or more. There was something about the GNex that wasn’t quite right about the battery usage – or Motorola has some special power management going on. 4G is way faster on the Maxx too. Same with the Bionic compared with GNex (not that GNex was slow mind you). I am crossing my fingers that since the GSIII is using a Qualcomm chip that it will have the Maxx’s 4G speed and battery savings capabilities.

  • That verizon logo on the bottom is disgusting

    • JoshGroff

      I think all branding should be placed on the back of the phone, no one’s going to buy a phone just because it says “Carrier” or “OEM” on the front.

    • Trevor

      Agree, agree, agree, agree, agree.

      Leave it to Verizon to squeeze their ugly-ass logo on the front of the phone.

  • interstellarmind

    I don’t think it’s so much ignorance on the special effects department, so much as a highly controlled image from the marketing department. They know EXACTLY what they want the masses to see (and not see).

  • Bionic

    Im REALLY glad verizon got rid of that ugly physical home button. On screen buttons make total sense.

    • Bionic

      wooops never mind, i didnt realize it was still there, couldnt see it very easily

      • DroidBricker

        You destroyed my hope!

  • Butters619

    That guy must have massive hands! He makes that phone look like a Tic-Tac container.

    • Go Hawkeyes

      Yes, either he has massive hands or the Verizon version is the unknown 3.8″ screen version.

    • Opening scene, he is practically as tall as the doorway.

  • Knlegend1

    Lmao I didn’t even notice that there were on screen navi buttons….fail come on lol.

  • Knlegend1

    Why is the Verizon brand right above the home button…(facepalm)

    • micky

      i think the logo is just for commercial hopefully cause verizons website dosent have the logo on the front and that would be false advertisement if the ended up having a logo in the front. i know it destroys the phone.

  • TheWenger

    I don’t understand how carriers know so little about the phones they’re selling. You would think that at least one person in their marketing department would know the basic layout of the S3.

  • alex drum

    see, when you said 9:30, I didn’t take into account there are these things called times zones.

  • haha

    all i have to say is…. fail.

  • Droosh

    Here’s hoping that the device in the commercial was unique and that Verizon isn’t the only carrier to put their logo on the front of the GS3!!

  • alex drum

    see, when you said 9:30, i didn’t take into account that there are these things called time zones.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      lol only 2 hours to go my friend.

  • still a good looking phone if you cover that part up, just plain and simple. I just wanna get it, and then decide after RAZR HD (the battery may just sway me) and what ever HTC releases, if i’m gonna keep it.

    • I am using the Razr Maxx and I am loving the battery. I can beat the crud out of the battery and it just keeps on going. GSIII is on the way, but I may sell it and switch to Maxx HD when it is released.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    WHAT? On-screen NAV keys? lmao . . . who puts these things together… It pretty ridiculous how often these mishaps happen…. as for the Verizon logo I’m pretty sure it’s just for TV.

    • The same people who tell users that an update to there phone should be out “this week.”
      The same people who tell users to factory reset when you can’t figure out how to delete a photo.
      The same people who tell users that a Galaxy Nexus is a “Droid” phone.

      Morons, is the point.

    • Oh thank god, I thought I was the only one who noticed the Verizon logo :p