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Which Android phone does Donald Trump use?

The New York Times has reported that Donald Trump still tweets from the White House on his "old, unsecured Android phone, to the protests of some of his aides," contradicting earlier reports that the president had turned in the handset in exchange for a "secure, encrypted device approved by the Secret Service." It's difficult to know with 100% certainty which Android device Trump currently uses to tweet (or whether it's the off-the-shelf model he likely used during his campaign, or some secured variant.)

But we sure can offer you some informed speculation!

There are only a few photos out in the wild of Trump using his smartphone, usually reported to be a "Samsung Galaxy." That doesn't exactly narrow it down, and most of the photos available online are low-res, making the matter trickier still. What's more, the device appears to be in a case, obscuring some identifying features. Of the two clearest images we have of Trump using his Android phone, one comes from a NYT report dated October 2015:

Trump phone

The back is pretty revealing, but you have to zoom in close to pick out identifying features. The two dead giveaways are the features flanking the camera bump — even in this low-res shot, Trump's phone quite clearly has an LED flash on the left, and a less reflective marking in the same place over on the right. The only major Samsung phone released in the U.S. with these features is the Galaxy S3, launched way back in 2012. (A different angle of the same shot shows a device roughly the right size and shape to be a GS3, with the familiar LED - camera - speaker arrangement only found on this phone.)

You have to look really close to see exactly which Galaxy Trump is using.

The GS3 is very similar in appearance to 2013's Galaxy S4, but the GS4's LED is below the camera bulge, not to the side. Same deal with the Galaxy S5. And the headphone jack being situated on the top-left side (as you face the phone) eliminates the Galaxy S6 or anything newer.

Trump phone

In 2017, a GS3 certainly fits the description of an "old, unsecure Android phone."

Further evidence comes from a more recent pic of Trump on his phone, dated February 2016. Here, Trump the presidential candidate is using what appears to be the same Samsung phone — note the home button — in a similar case. But there's another important clue in this pic — the bottom edge of the device, showing a USB port and no headphone jack. Again, this eliminates the GS6 and newer. The USB port is also too small for it to be a GS5, which used a weird double-width USB 3.0 port. Another important clue is the mic hole placement — to the right of the charging port here, like the GS3. The GS4 relocated the mic to the left of the USB port. (The irregular shape of the home key — wider at the top, narrower at the bottom — also matches the GS3, but not the GS4.)

So there you go. Trump's personal Android phone is more than likely a Samsung Galaxy S3, released in 2012, and which last received a software update in mid-2015, with firmware based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

As noted in the intro, we don't know for sure that Trump is still using this specific Galaxy S3. The two NYT reports conflict on whether he turned it in, or is still using it to fire out tweets from the White House. But if he is, and it's the same consumer GS3 model he was apparently using as of February 2016, it's safe to say it's a good three years out of step with the latest Android security updates. Many Android security scares have come and gone since the GS3 got its last update in August of 2015.

Naturally, there's huge interest in which smartphone — secured, or otherwise — the most powerful man in the world is using. And with it, understandable concern over how protected it is from digital threats. We may never have an entirely clear picture of the president's digital habits. Nevertheless, in 2017, a GS3 certainly fits the description of an "old, unsecure Android phone."

Update, January 27: Further photos from recent interviews at Trump Tower by German outlets Bild.de and Die Welt reveal the president's Android phone — quite clearly a Galaxy S3 — in higher resolution, showing the features noted above in greater detail. (Thanks, Tim!)

Trump phone

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399 Comments
  • Maybe someone will hack it and air out all his dirty laundry...
  • No he's not a brainless idiot like Hillary Clinton.
  • You're quite right, he is a different kind of brainless idiot.
  • More like nefarious idiot...
  • He's the kind who is a billionaire and is now the commander and chief of the USA. Hahaha!
  • Yea he is president because of the outdated electoral system. Not what the majority of Americans wanted.
  • Just cause California had 2 million extra idiots. That is not the majority sorry. Just look at the map genius.
  • Apparently you don't know what the definition of majority so it seems like you are the idiot. An just for the record California had the biggest economy is the US so we should have biggest say.
  • Didn't Trump win the majority of the states? Majority of US counties? Think I know what majority means.
  • Oh, I get it! You pretend like you don't know that the other person is referencing Clinton getting the majority of the popular vote because you think it's meaningless. But then you'll throw out that Trump won the majority of states and counties, even though it's just as meaningless because if Clinton had won a couple specific states (like Florida, or Pennsylvania and Ohio) then Trump still would have won a majority of states but not the Presidency since the electoral vote is the only thing that puts someone in the Oval Office. Is that the game here?
  • It is meaningless.
  • And people like you are why the founding fathers did what they did.
  • Get lost loser.
  • Yeah we can see how great California is doing.
  • I'm pretty sure that California is part of the U.S. I've lived here a long time and I've been paying federal taxes so I'd hope it still is. Not everyone in California is a Democrat, but because they hold different political opinions than you they should be considered idiots? Also, a majority means anything over 50%.
  • I agree not everyone in California is an idiot. I have family and friends that live there. But there is a high population of them.
  • Gotta stay south of LA to get conservatives. OC and SDC.
  • Born and raised north OC, conservatism is dying here. I feel like most everyone are moderates and then you have the far left. I really don't encounter many conservatives unless they're small business owners or are devoutly religious. Even those people are usually only fiscally conservative. Locally I see more **** about race politics than governing politics any day of the week nowadays.
  • your 100% correct. Its become he said she said, me or them, race or not, hate or love. etc... very little talk about or debate-worthy conversations about actual politics. For all we know the Repubs and Democrats are on the same team but we are so divided that we arent paying attention to the actual problems and focusing on what phone the Potus is holding, or whats in a box, or "we need more tollerance" which is code for I dont have any and i hate you for not having it either. Russia is looking better by the day to move to. At least the citizens understand what's going on there.
  • States that only contribute corn or wheat. States who's population is less than some cities. Counties who only have like 5 ppl. Counties that have been gerrymandered.
  • Wrong. The votes are divided in such a way that old, slave owning states got to count their slaves as votes... Even tho they didn't get a vote. So they get larger percentages per capita. There's a reason this loophole has ONLY ever elected a Republican.
  • wldkytten yeah I know trump supporters aren't racist because they have a colored television. I like how you point fingers but how is that different than conservatives dictating what women do with their bodies? Or who can and can't get married? So what you dictate is ok?
  • I'm a little late to the party, but I just wanted to point out that Lincoln was the Republican President that freed all those slaves...
  • No Dems have wanted to tell you how to live. Hence, why they are the big govt. party. Rep. were suppose to be the ones for small govt. and getting the govt. out of peoples lives but they are full of it when it comes to healthcare, reproduction, and the bedroom.
  • Thats also not taking into account the 40+% of the country that could vote that didnt. So who know what the majority is.
  • Yeah, California. The 3rd largest GDP in the world shouldn't count. Makes sense. Guess what. Over 12 Millon Americans voted against the jackass.
  • I see. That's why California has more money troubles than most European nations....all delivered by liberal democrat mentality. Look at Detroit, run by dems for years. Now half of it sits in ruins.
  • Well gator352 its because other states don't contribute federal taxes like CA does. Those European nations that have a better health care system, better infrastructure, whose people live longer? Those states? Also for your information our state had a surplus last year with a liberal govt. Republicans have been running ohio and west virginia and now those states complaining about jobs.
  • Umm, genius, we don't cast ballots based on land area. Oh, and Clinton won by 3 million votes, so it wasn't just California's "extra 2 million."
  • The other million came from NY. Another widely liberal state.
  • It's not California and the other 49 States. Yes the electoral college might need a bit of work but just letting California and New York decide isn't right either.
  • I'm not saying they we let California and New York decided everything. How about CA get the correct amount of electoral votes for the amount of ppl it has.
  • Right after you get rid of the illegals and stop counting dead people.
  • Well wlonsdale maybe your state should get some illegals to improve its economy. They contribute more by actually working in the fields. Trump supporters from middle of nowhere places that complain about not having jobs should learn from illegals and get a job. They should feel stupid that uneducated people can so easily do the same job as them.
  • What? LOL! Well, yeah they work....work at sending all their money back to Mexico all the while not paying taxes. They also receive health care, housing, and many other "entitlements" that US, the tax payers, are paying for. I suggest that all liberals contribute 100% of their pay to the entitlements they receive as illegals. If you do that, they can stay.
  • Gator352 you should try reading up things. 1. not all illegals are from mexico, they come from many places that are not mexico. I'm sure this will come as a shock to you but there are people here illegally from asian countries as well as Canada. 2. I can see you don't know that the IRS gives them numbers to so that they can pay taxes. You don't need a Social Security number to pay taxes. Not saying all do not all do. And Trump doesn't pay taxes and according to conservatives he is smart so these illegals are just being smart. 3. You need social security numbers to get benefits. 4. No one wants to get rid of entitlements specially conservatives. Lets get rid of medicare, public schools, and lets start taxing churches, these are all entitlements I don't see any conservatives screaming to get rid of that.
  • There are any more Mexican and South American "illegals" than there are Asian and European "illegals". Millions more. But you see, most of these "illegals" don't pay taxes. Otherwise, they are immigrants with green cards.....which makes them "legal". Everything else you posted isn't worth commenting on.
  • gator352 LOL "any more" ? Don't correct other on simple typos and then do the same yourself. (Not correcting you just found it funny) I know there is more from those areas that is why I pointed out how your Mexico comment was ignorant. Again look it up and you will find that they are called tax id number which are different. Green card residents get a social security number. Love how trump supporters like him ignore stuff (e.g. science, number, math, facts) that doesn't suit them.
  • "Gonna" was intentional. Substituting you're for your wasn't. Yes, all 11 million or more went to the IRS or employer and obtained tax ID numbers. Gotcha.
  • Yea it wasn't that is why I corrected myself. Just like "any more." Did I claim all of them pay taxes? I believe I plainly wrote that not all of them pay taxes. I don't know why that bothers you if Trump who is the president doesn't pay taxes. Not paying is smart according to Trump. So are you upset that they are smart like Trump?
  • Stupid, wlonsdale. Everyone who has studied the issue (and there have been quite a few) has reached the same conclusion. There's no significant number of illegal votes. Period. Stop believing Trump's "alternate facts."
  • Did I say special treatment? I know its difficult for trump supporters to read but come on. They do not get the correct amount for the amount of people that are in the state of California. CA has roughly 39 million people and get 55 votes that around 1 vote per 709,090 people. North Dakota has 3 votes and the state as a whole only has around 756,927 people. That equates to 252,309 per 1 vote. So this fly over states get more say so. Simple math states not equal representation.
  • Wyldkytten is reading difficult for you? I clearly put electoral votes. I understand that english is one of the more difficult languages to understand but not that difficult. I didn't complain about Senate votes.
  • No, Im asking people from California have the same voice as other states. Obvious overstate gets 2 senators but maybe they should get only one representative to the house or even share one with another state. We redistrict all the time.
  • If Hillary won I'm sure none of the points youre making would've been spoken by you, right? So I suggest finding peace with all of this.
    Also, I believe I read that in the 90s Trump got overtaxed by so much that he was good for like the next 18yrs. I could be wrong but I'm 98% certain about that
  • Greanmachine I thought that the electoral college needs to be tweaked when Obama won.
    So you want me to come to peace with it but that wasn't the case when Obama became president. I read how rep. emailed each other racist thing about him as president. They were not at peace.
    Trump doesn't have to pay taxes because he reported such a YUGE business lost that he won't get taxed for a lot of years because it is considered over paying. It is a cool tax loop hole we have.
  • "At least one representative per state." That means low population states like Wyoming and North Dakota get more electors than their population alone would warrant. I know math is hard, but try to understand.
  • It actually does.
  • Yeah.... Let's let a few overpopulated cities loaded with liberals pick the president
  • Hillary didn't have a "majority" either...it's called a "plurality".
  • How is it outdated? If it wasn't for that, the middle of the country gets zero attention from presidential candidates. They'd go to LA, NYC, and Miami, maybe a few other cities. Why do you think there's electricity in BFE Wisconsin? Why is there internet there? It's not for profits, and it's not something the states themselves could leverage, it was DC pushing for it. The electoral college is also harder to rig. In a pure popular vote, stealing 10000 votes means more than adding 10000 votes in certain precincts. Like what happened in Detroit, where they can't recount since they somehow have significantly more ballots than poll workers reported in 37% of their precincts. I know Trump won Michigan, but this would skew the popular vote, just imagine what could have happened in NYC or LA where they don't have this smoking gun. But no, Trump lost the popular. Sure. I'm unsure if I can post sites, so I'll post broken links that you can fill in: http://www(dot)reut ers(dot)com/article/us-detroit-election-ballots-idUSKBN1422KP http://www(dot)detroit news(dot)com/story/news/politics/2016/12/12/records-many-votes-detroits-precincts/95363314/ HuffingtonPost has it too, but their bias put this as the last paragraph, not saying that the places that had incorrect tallies were in Clinton's favor. Boxes that said 50 votes had 350.
  • I put how it is outdated bc smaller states citizens get more say per vote. I did the math a couple of comments ago. Show me where I said we need a popular vote? I at no moment stated we need a pure popular vote.
  • Your post is proof that the typical American doesn't understand how the electoral college insures that election results reflect the ENTIRE country and not just the highly populated urban cities. Read up on why it exists, and it will make more sense to you. If it wasn't for the electoral college, then cities like New York, LA and Chicago would be electing our president, not the US as a whole. The election should reflect what ALL citizens want, not just urban city dwellers.
  • ctleng In fact I do know why it was created. Do you know it was also related to northern states not wanting the south to have all the say because they had a higher population due to the slaves they owned. But I think you are trying to get at is so that the majority doesn't dictate everything and the minority has some say. I pose to you a question how is it ok for ND citizens to have a vote that means more than that of someone in CA? There are many things that have been updated in the constitution. Do you know that only landowners voted at one point? Got rid of that.
  • If that's the definition of a brainless idiot, I want to be one...
  • Don't worry if you voted for Trump you likely are one.
  • Smart? We know! Thanks for noticing!
  • Hey Gator... Just sit back and watch these leftwing idiots self destruct. They are a bunch of crybabies and poor losers. Can you imagine had we acted like this the last two elections? They are all brain washed by the liberal media and could learn so much by tuning in to Fox a few nights a week. As a matter of fact, I was just watching Tucker Carlson make yet another Democrat look so foolish as he does most every night. This country has never been more divided (thanks Obama) and I can only imagine what would have happened had Hillary been elected.
    One thing is for sure. We would have been over it by now because we have jobs to go to, families to support, bills to pay and don't have time to run around protesting, fighting and vandalizing. Four years from now all of these crybabies will be eating Crow and half of them will secretly be on the Trump bandwagon and voting for him in the next election. The other half will continue to act like punks and continue to divide this country, but Trump will get to a point where he is fed up with them draining our nations resources and he'll get all of them full time jobs building the wall.
  • Haha yeah are you the one still crying over Obama? Shouldn't you be focusing on Trump? I can imagine you guys acting like this. Republicans refused to work with Obama. Republicans refused come up with ideas just hated everything Obama did. Example you bring up the wall that will cost billions of dollars yet complained about the stimulus package that obama did. Or how about when the republican rep. interrupted Obama during the state of the union. Conservatives point fingers but don't look at themselves. Got mad at Michelle Obama for fighting obesity telling her to stay out of peoples lives yet hate same-sex marriage. How about you stay out of their personal lives.
    How about you stop watching tv and read. Try NPR.
    Liberals have time to protest because they have higher paying jobs. Look up how many people in the alabama and those bible belt states are on welfare.
  • You really should become a CNN anchor. I'm serious!! Cause you can babel on and on and on and on.....or just go find you a good book on how to become a liberal the correct way. We won't stop you.....
  • cache11 you know how idiotic fox news is? because i have NEVER heard one true thing from that news station
  • Billionaire my arse. He is a failed business man of the most pathetic kind. He inherited everything he owns, yet if he had banked it when he inherited it he would be richer than he is now after 40 years of dreadful business decisions. Every day I read the guardian to see what idiocy he has been up to. Recently he has appointed a breitbart cretin and a climate change denier to positions of power. Denying poor countries sexual health care is today's horror. I wonder what the orange caliban will do tomorrow? I love the way his devotees say that he "says it how it is", followed by, 'don't take his words seriously'. How is that possible?
  • ALTERNATIVE FACTS!!!!
  • He didn't deny sexual health care to any poor country. He simply stopped billing the American taxpayer for it. Those poor countries are free to deliver whatever healthcare, sexual or otherwise, that they choose. And you, as an American, are free to contribute to any country you wish for that purpose. Your post is yet another example of "Fake News".
  • Billions of dollars in US aid to groups combating diseases worldwide could be at risk from Donald’s Trump’s “unprecedented and far-reaching” reversal of abortion-related policy, campaigners warned on Tuesday. Trump signed an executive order on Monday reinstating the “global gag rule”, which bans funding for groups that offer abortions or abortion advocacy, even if they use their own funds to do so. Campaigners fear the move could affect a wide range of groups providing lifesaving treatment, such as those working to combat HIV and Zika, as well as those helping prevent child and maternal deaths and unwanted pregnancies worldwide.
  • Sorry, but your Socialist utopian fantasy is DEAD, the working tax paying Americans have spoken loud and clear. Apparently you did not get the memo, which seems to be the norm with the leftist snowflakes, the country in in a 20 trillion dollar debt, which 10 trillion of that was amassed by the liar and divider in chief Barack Obama with his socialist agenda. Sorry, but who exactly told you, that you or anyone else is entitled to someone else's hard earned money, we are broke, and a recession like you have never seen is coming. Let's just spend "print more fake monopoly money" that we don't have, brilliant, LMAO.
  • Your missing the point, dear boy. It's not about the cash, it's about policy decisions being taken to appease those who wish to deny women the right to terminate unwanted pregnancies. Broke? How many new ships did Trump just promise the navy? What did the war of terror cost? And BTW I dislike hilary and her crooked Clinton foundation nearly as much as I do Trump.
  • Abortions are not federally funded.
  • Nope. And given that it's been illegal for federal funds to be used directly for abortions since the Hyde amendment except in the case of rape or incest (until yesterday) I can't see why you would be either. Planned Parenthood has done more to prevent abortion than the "Pro-life" (Pro-birth) movement ever has or ever will. If you have any further questions you can contact Planned Parenthood or check out their website. Title X funding is used for STD tests, education, and birth control. It was enacted by Nixon himself in 1970.
  • No, Planned Parenthood Is a health clinic. They do more than "only abortions." They provide pregnancy testing, STD testing, IUDs, counseling and more. And yes, they provide SAFE abortions. Do you know the only outcome from restricting abortions? The same amount of abortions. Only this time around, those abortions will be unsafe. They can result in lasting harm to the women and quite possibly death. In some cases, women have ingested toxins in an attempt to kill the fetus (yes, a fetus, not a "baby" at that time) but inevitably poison themselves. Now what if your daughter or yourself had an unwanted pregnancy? What if you or your daughter were raped? Would you want to carry that baby to term? Would you force your daughter to carry that baby to term? Now on the topic of "illegal" immigrants' contribution... Yes, illegal immigrants have contributed taxes. About $12 billion dollars in taxes per year. That's about 3.24 Donald Trumps. Illegal immigrants contribute 3.24 times Donald Trump's worth to the economy and the government. Much of the South-Western economy hinges on immigrants labor. Up until the late 80's, the US had a "Rotating door" policy to immigration. That is immigrants would come up and work seasonally then go back home when that work was finished. Illegal immigration was low, believe it or not, because those immigrants could easily go back home. After the policy was changed and a "hard border" was established, illegal immigration skyrocketed. Why? Because instead of going back home, the immigrants stayed fearing they wouldn't be able to get back in. And now that we STILL have this hard border, immigrants come in because they fear they don't be able to get back if they leave. Now, immigration has actually DECLINED during the previous administration and deportations have INCREASED. There is also one problem that the Wall advocates have forgotten, a large number of illegal immigrants fly in. Also, in case anyone missed it, the Trump administration has ordered all departments who tweet or have tweeted about climate change to 'temporarily' cease communication. This includes the National Park Service and the EPA. All departments with websites about climate change have been ordered to remove all reference to climate change. Recently, the administration has ordered all EPA scientists' work to be reviewed by the Trump administration before being released. Trump has essentially placed a gag order on all departments related to the climate, climate change or science.
  • No one said they can not have an abortion, just not on the American tax payers behalf, apparently you need reading comprehension classes. Why should someone else be paying for someone else's poor judgment and screw ups.
  • When was the last time federal taxpayer dollars funded an abortion? You should look up the Hyde Amendment from 1976.
  • Isn't any place safe from this vitriol?
  • And guess who's going to fill the void? China and Russia. While the U.S. fades away as an important player on the world stage, China will pick up the slack in Asia and Africa, and Russia in the mid-east.. Remember when Britain was an important state? See where they are now? That's a good prediction of what Trump will do to America. A former great nation that turned inward, and the rest of the world stopped paying attention to.
  • He hasn't disappointed. Today he would like the US to start torturing innocent people again. Locking them up in Cuba isn't enough it seems.
  • You don't have to be a genius to inherit money.
  • How so , please enlighten us with your profound wisdom and unbound knowledge, another typical liberal leftist nonsensical comment.
  • And how does this exclude your comment from being a conservative rightist comment?
  • Because his comment was idiotic and nonsensical. Critical thinking is not your or his strength.
  • Well, I have a masters degree so I guess your right 😄. Please tell me more about myself.
  • A Masters degree does not make you smart, I love people like you that throw out the I have a masters degree line nonsense, and how exactly does that make you an expert on a certain subject, I guess that is the typical liberal brainwashed by the liberal government run universities thinking, classic, so you received a piece of paper that you spend a fortune on, and now you are smarter than everyone else, LMAO
  • And I love people like you who think calling someone a liberal is an insult. You're clearly delusional or brainwashed yourself, if you think people care about what you call them. Calling people names is child's play, but hey I expect that out of most conservatives. Read my comment again, never said it made me smarter but I think it implies that I can critically think, and you can't considering your reply. lmao.
  • So now having a degree makes you a liberal? Being educated and reading is a bad thing? The founding fathers were some of the highest educated people for their time. Benjamin Franklin was a scientist. You know SCIENCE that one thing trump and his supporters don't understand.
  • Nowadays it's about being a liberal or conservative, left or right. Politics have reached a point where it clearly divides people. Ignorance is the American dream. Unfortunately, this is the world we live in.
  • A Master's degree and you don't know the difference between your and you're.
    Lmao. Education.
  • Your, you are. Anything else?
  • Did I hurt your feelings, are you going to go cry to mommy, look at me I have a masters degree, I am superior, LMAO. No one give a **** about your piece of paper.
  • Na I just put your mom's titty in my mouth, so I'm Gucci. Like I said, no one gives 2 ***** about your opinion. Lol.
  • You're = you are. If you're gonna try and be smug, at least do it correctly.
  • Gonna isn't a word. Try being smug somewhere else because it won't work with me. And I wasn't smug first. People don't read around here it seems.
  • Well you're the one who incorrectly tried to correct a correct statement which you incorrectly stated in the first place.
  • Ah man, I drop the **** I was supposed to give. Lol. I don't care if what I wrote was correct or incorrect, you didn't read everything or you did and just didn't comprehend it correctly.
  • The spell check police just entered the discussion, LMAO.
  • Well if you're gonna bring up your edumacation, you better be prepared for that if you can't even spell lol.
  • It's like my father always used to say...
  • Having a masters doesn't automatically make you correct....or smart....
  • Yea, I missed the part in my comment where I said it did. I thank you for arriving late to the party and incorrectly assuming information that wasn't said.
  • You're right. You never said it. But your words automatically meant it was implied.
  • A very subjective analysis. It's funny how you find a problem with what I said, and not some of this other crap. You can continue though, I have some free time
  • How could you miss "I have a masters degree" and think any different? So the analysis and hypothesis was and is most likely correct. Before this, you didn't know I have a BS, MS, and a PHD did you? Bullsh/t, Moresh/t, PiledHighandDeep.
  • Ok, I'm about tell you a part in this thread that you missed. You missed the part where a person was calling people liberals. My comment was also a response to me lol. You singled my comment out because you feel some type of way. I don't know why and at this point, I don't care. That comment stuck a nerve I guess. Grow a pair and get off AC.
  • A master's degree and still doesn't know how to spell "master's" or "you're" correctly. We are in trouble.
  • Na, your in trouble. I'm good lol.
  • I love the way people use liberal as an insult.
  • How about snowflake, does that sound better.
  • Snowflake is better! :)
  • Ah, snowflake. Assuming all liberals are as thin-skinned as our president? Snowflake - I also wouldn't assume that to be an insult either. It presumes that each is unique and fleetingly wonderful.
  • Yeah, he's a brainless narcissist.
  • This is such a sad thread.
  • This is a sad thread...Words hating words.
    I am glad to see that prick Trump is a cheap ******* though.
    Maybe he will get the deficit moving in the right direction and put a few bucks in his pocket at the same time.
  • He uses the best phone. Such a great phone. It's unbelievable how good the phone is, believe me.
  • Bigly
  • Actually, although I despise Trump and I'm desperately hoping Daesh manage to kill him. Bigly is a proper word.
  • Like I said, you sound like the typical snowflake that makes nonsensical comments, can you please enlighten us why you hate the idiot "according to you" President Donald Trump "who is a billionaire developer, I am sure you are way smarter than him, that's why he just became the 45th President of the USA and you on the other hand are on a board posting nonsense" that you know nothing about, but parrot like all the rest of the snowflakes, so let me guess you would have rather had the lying crook politician named Hillary Clinton in the white house, who had sold out every American to the highest bidder countless times over the years for her personal gain, and amassed a 300 plus million dollar fortune on a government salary​, that is why the Clinton "money laundering" Foundation is closing down "no rain to close down if you are a real charity foundation", because all her pay for play donors are pulling out, now that she is no longer in office she can no longer peddle state favors for her own profit. I am sure all her banker friends and corporate lobbyists are not so happy that they financed her filthy campaign to the tune of 1.2 billion dollars and are getting nothing in return. When you can come back and argue with me on facts, and not fiction, nonsense that you just pull out of your anal cavity is not facts, than I will take you seriously, critical thinking and thorough analysts is needed for that. As I said your initial comment was and still is nonsensical and idiotic. And lets get back to what phone the President used, shall we.
  • Facts? How's about these. More Mexican immigrants have returned to Mexico from the US than have migrated to the US since the end of the 2007-08 financial crisis, according to the Pew Research Center. Research also shows that immigrants are more law-abiding than non-immigrants. Yet he is going to build a Ruddy great wall.
  • No one said anything about LEGAL immigrants, what planet did you just land from, apparently you need to go look up the term ILLEGAL and LEGAL. Apparently you snowflakes do not know the difference.
  • Yes, and it was these same research centers and pollsters that said Clinton was going to win by a landslide.
  • Trump's money was inherited, you don't have to be a genius to inherit money.
  • Yes, it's a real word. But Trump doesn't use it correctly.
  • Grow up Dorian... is that a male or female or transgender name? I can't tell with your hippy type long hair. Just because you don't like the President, for you to wish Islamic Terrorists or anyone else to kill him is just plain disgusting!
  • Well, he looks like Lemmy Kilmister's little brother so... I think he's a dude.
  • That's the nicest thing anyone has ever said. I thank you, kind sir.
  • 👌
  • You're part of a system which takes people's lives away for causing far less suffering that Trump will.
  • You quote ... The Guardian. 🙄 That's the British left wing, anti Israel, anti Jew, rag that you call a newspaper. For your information, I did not vote for Trump or Hillary. Your posts reek of violence against the President and anyone who is not a liberal, is basically a worthless nobody. Like I said... GROW UP! You are so out of touch with reality, it's quite pathetic to read any of your drivel.
  • Lol
  • All the phone does is win.
  • It's tremendous!! It really is!
  • It's a fantastic phone. Fantastic.
  • It had fantastic ratings!
  • The S3 changed the game for Samsung and it made Apple work harder.
  • I loved the S3. Honestly I wouldn't mind one as a backup device now.
  • It doesn't need security updates because the phone is like a really "smart" phone.
  • The GS3 is why I quit using samsung devices. IT WAS AWFUL. Home button lag, TW lag, resources in constant use in TW drained the battery, after I turned off as much as I could to disable them. Half the ram and processor was in use in idle mode, WTH?I Could barely get 6 hours on the phone in standby mode. After years away from TW and samsung, this might be the first year I go back to them now that Nexus is dead. The S8 is looking great, getting rid of the home button and finally going to on screen keys. Jut have to see how bad TW is in eating resources while idle. But if it has a 2.5 Ghz processor and 4gb+ Ram, it could serve my purpose. But I do like OS updates.
  • The things people have to live with when they take a pay cut.
  • Well apparently he's "bored" and "demoralized" being president.
  • Just flashed LineageOS 14.1 on both my i9300 and i747 S3s. This phone is epic with regards to ROM support. But my question is what kind of secured mobile phone should the POTUS be using?
  • I believe President Obama used a Galaxy S4 (or maybe S5) with a custom software image built by the NSA. It was really only good for SMS messages and phone calls, with everything else completely disabled.
  • Let's say the POTUS is currently using the i9300 model - flash Replicant then? Otherwise, as you've mentioned, an ultra-custom secure ROM. I'm an S3 fan - have like 5 in the house that I've acquired over the years.
  • Didn't Obama famously have a Crackberry addiction?
  • Yes, but he got switched over like halfway thru.
  • The phone looks larger than I remember
  • I see what you did there.
  • Lol, small hands! A guy of his stature using an old s3, further proof he's a maniac!
  • You're Fired! Go ! xD
  • Damn. You're right. Very good observation. Looks almost phablet like. Lol.
  • Trust me, the hands... They're yugee. You know, huge hands... No problems at all... The phone is yuuuuge. The hands are yuuuuge. EVERYTHING is yuuuuge.
  • XD
  • My work colleague has been using a Galaxy S3 for about 4 years and it has had a cracked screen for about 3 of those years. Recently she got a Galaxy J3 because she thought it was similar to her old phone. She is really disappointed with the J3 and is talking about going back to her S3.
  • Does she know what year this is!
  • I was just trying to point out that like Trump she was happy with her S3. She is not a tech geek and, because she saw the design of the J3, thought she would be getting a phone similar to her S3. Unfortunately, she ended up buying a phone she hates because she did not really understand what the specs of the phone were and thought she would be getting a similar experience to her old phone. Whilst the people who frequent sites like this, research phone specifications before they make a purchase, most of the general public do not and by the phone that salesperson directs them to.
  • UPDATED: 'Donald Trump's only experience in cyber security involves his criminal scheme to violate federal law – engineering a massive cover-up and putting the entire nation in harm's way,' http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3819998/Trump-says-Hillary-s-ema...
  • The daily mail , really, LMAO.
  • Yeah, you're right. Breitfart is much more reliable.
  • Oh boy! Grabbing some popcorn, this should be entertaining.... ;D
  • Getting low on popcorn and booze but keep it coming peeps! Great for what would usually be a boring hump day... :D
  • Hey is that seat beside you taken?
  • Making America great again! 🇺🇸 Not like he's going to be doing official business with the unsecured device like Clintons dumbass did.
  • Took him more for a Note 7 holdout actually. No wonder he's so angry, is POS Twitter machine is total jank. Unless is son-in-law has him running a custom kernel. Then he is probably OK.
  • Someone could hack into his phone and then use it to tweet false tweets in his name. But I don't know how they would make them any more ridiculous than his current tweets. I doubt anyone would notice.
  • Again?
  • Someone should just give him their Note 7. Where there's fire...
  • I'm glad I finally know what kind of phone the inept President uses when he throws whiny temper tantrums on Twitter at 3 in the morning.
  • I can see those who support Trump and his whiny behavior are also downvoting everyone they don't agree with. Cute. Unlike your President, you should probably grow up.
  • LOL! Pot meet kettle! Anyway lighten up Francis or should I say snowflake... ;)
  • Funny how some use the term snowflake. I have seen more crybabies over Obama when he was elected. than i have with trump. I think people are confused on where all the snowflakes are
  • http://dneiwert.blogspot.com/2016/11/when-obama-was-elected-outpouring-o...
  • I grew up in Indiana, and literally saw crosses burning in fields the night of the 2009 inauguration. Are you really going to claim that's not a protest?
  • I thought I saw a video of a burning deity somewhere around the web...
  • Well, if the new york times said it...
    (eyes looking up)
  • Seriously who cares?
  • Why'd you click the link?
  • Because he cares. He just wanted to know who else did, I guess.
  • Actually I don't because I still don't know the answer. Don't really care if he uses a landline. I don't follow sites like this for political bs.
  • To comment why else. Why do you care why I did.
  • Probably in an effort to find the relevance of your comment.
  • Your the one asking? Then clicking. Then spening the time to post. Then spending the time to keep comming back. Apparently you care very much. Ill show you how not to care. Say anything you want and i will not come back to check or post anything.
  • Why do people keep calling him President Trump? His name is Luthor. President Luthor.
  • That is an insult to the dignity, brilliance, and class of Lex Luthor, a man who brought the world to its knees, and who had the confidence to accept his baldness.
  • I admit, that was pretty good.
  • You're underestimating our great leader. He already has brought most of the world to its knees...praying he'll go away. He's quite brilliant, I can almost guarantee he'll use his new position to make himself one of the 10 wealthiest people on the planet. Who else is smart enough to do that? He has plenty of class and dignity. If you doubt that then I have plenty of alternative facts to back up the claim.
    I got nothing on the baldness. Sorry.
  • The real questions the millenials here should be asking are... what phone or phones did Hillary use... when she ran her OWN unsecured unauthorized server? 🙄 And the followup question should be... Madame Hillary, do you think you should have used another model of phone that could have helped you win the Presidency... THAT YOU LOST? 😉
  • She had BlackBerrys and iPads, I believe.
  • You are correct, Andrew.
  • Don't forget the hammer. Not shady at all, nothing to see here, perfectly innocent. k
  • Cute. But this article isn't about Hillary Clinton. Since you're bringing up someone who wasn't mentioned in the article, maybe we should also bring up Condoleeza Rice and Colin Powell, both who used personal devices and unsecured servers while serving as SoS.
  • Did they have THOUSANDS of CLASSIFIED documents on their HOME server? That's the word that's left out of nearly all comments about hilarys unsecured private server... CLASSIFIED.
    There are many folks serving time for WAY SMALLER security breeches.
    If Rice and Powell did it, also, they should be in jail with hilary.
    Two wrongs DO NOT make a right.
  • Um. Yes.
  • http://www.newsweek.com/2016/09/23/george-w-bush-white-house-lost-22-mil...
  • Ewwww
  • Huh, you'd think he'd be using a Yotaphone.
  • That took me a second. Have a cookie! 🍪
  • The Samsung Galaxy S3 is the most secure phone in the history of the world. PERIOD
  • I hate period.
  • I hate periods too! Oh wait different thing...? ;)
  • Is it too late to get him a a Galaxy Note7 ? Maybe several of them? One to put under his pillow when he sleeps at night and several more to go in all his suit and pants pockets? I don't want any expense spared for this guy. A president shouldn't have to fumble through his pockets to find a phone when it's time to angrily subtweet someone back who threw him shade on twitter.
  • Let me work my TV Cop Drama Magic. ZOOM AND ENHANCE!!
    http://i.imgur.com/oU19HeT.png Samsung Galaxy S3? Seems legit.
  • Lol this comment section.
  • Yea it's awesome. At least 4 years of this lulz. I should maybe consider adding some popcorn stocks to my portfolio.
  • How is he a Lutz, please enlighten us with your profound wisdom and unbound knowledge. Calling the President a Lutz, without stating why the man is a Lutz, you know the Lutz that is a successful developer billionaire "and you on the other hand are on a message board feeling powerful with a keyboard", who beat out the lying crook politician named Hillary Clinton and became the 45th President of the USA.
    I suggest you get used to it for the next 8 years. You snowflakes sound all the same, you all sound like parrots, classic.
  • He said lulz. And Wtf is this snowflake idee fixe you suffer from?
  • whoosh
  • Seriously? Why didn't he upgrade? He is supposed to be a billionaire! Or moving existing data to a new phone is much more difficult than building a wall??
  • I am guessing that while he and Warren Buffet don't see eye to eye on much, They both use something until it breaks. Buffet is famous for it, says that is part of the secret of his wealth.
  • Because that's what billionaires do.
  • He's too dumb to back up the phone
  • Grab that phone right by the bezels
  • I think he grabs it by the camera lens. Not arguing. it's semantics. It's just that the lens is just the right size for his tiny thumb.
  • I laughed so hard out loud to this. Excellent post!
  • Moves on the lens and bezel like a biatsh. It's an automatic reaction... He responds to BEAUTIFUL bezels and camera lenses. He needs a tic-tac... Just grabs the bezel and lens. Just makes the move.
  • Definitely Galaxy S3 and probably running CM13 so he's fine.
  • Its a Yota Phone, a gift from Putin
  • Putin -> North Korea
    Lol
  • Should I get involved with this thread. Don't do it Erik, don't do it.
  • Exactly........ He's President..... That's good enough.
  • These are all alternative facts.
  • I cry for the world.
    End Days have come upon us.
    America has fallen. As an American, I now sit back just to have delight in saying "I told you so" to Trump supporters.
  • End days may be upon us but you delight in saying I told you so? Allllrighty then.... you religious types never cease to amaze...
  • I'm not one of those religious types.
    I'm aRealist...! Prophecizing the End of Days, is not necessarily indicative of religious beliefs.
  • Sorry about that, my bad for assuming. I'm a realist as well (see my username! :)). If it truly is the end of days I welcome and am ready for our alien (not from this planet) overlords to end this grand experiment. :)
  • Just sit back and watch... And call out the BS when the times arise.
  • GS3 is a workhorse, I believe up until last year Sprint still sold new ones! When my LG G3 croaked and I had to wait on a refurb one I temporarily re-activated my GS3.
  • I see nothing wrong with this. The Galaxy S3 is a tremendous phone.
  • The S3 was a great phone, it was the phone that got Samsung into the game.
  • Slow clap for leaving the comments enabled on this one.
  • He uses a really small phone because you know, so his tiny hands will look tremendous.
  • Did you think of that all by yourself, I am impressed, LMAO. Get used the term President Donald John Trump for the next 8 years, thank God the liar and divider in chief Barack Obama is finally out of the Oval office.
    https://youtu.be/Gdt1WyhJLNI
  • Lighten up Francis. You're too thin skinned like your idol, baby hands.
  • I am far from thin skinned, can't say that for the snowflakes who have invaded this board.
  • "Did you think of that all by yourself, I am impressed, LMAO."
  • You can't be serious lol.
  • 8 years? Please. That big whiny baby will get impeached or quit in less than 2. Welcome to the big leagues Trump, where you won't get your way all the time and who cares about his phone?
  • Lmao...In 8 years, Trump will be 80 ******* years old.
  • Is that why you use a large phone?
  • Ever hear of KNOX? Ever hear of someone having enough money to get mods? Ever stop to think that's before he became president? Didn't think so
  • I would have thought "The Don" would have a phone made in the US?
  • In time, in time.
  • Umm, what phones are still made in the US? Think hard.
  • Good point.
  • Maybe he's secretly a custom ROM user and had flashed lineage is... Ah who am I kidding?
  • Who cares what any celebrity uses as a phone?
  • That's a sweet burn...
  • Trump flashes custom ROMs
  • in the top picture he looks confused
  • He's always confused :P 😂
  • The Clinton's are running out of donors for their charity "money laundering organization" organization, they are calling on all their snowflakes for some help, LMAO. It looks like the pay for play scheme is DEAD, and no one wants to send the Clinton's those big fat checks anymore, since they have no more political power, and the "pay for play" shenanigans are finished, LMAO. These filthy crooks have been selling out America on the government dole for the last 40 years.
    https://youtu.be/BqbZPFQeoXA
  • If you and your kind win someone else loses buddy so slow down with the garbage.
  • What garbage exactly, please enlighten me with your profound wisdom and unbound knowledge. By the way the Haitian people are still waiting for their "hundreds of millions of dollars" disaster relief money that the Clinton's and their cronies looted.
  • Dude, get over it. The election is over. Own the dumb crap your side is doing.
  • What dumb crap is my side doing exactly, you mean rioting and looting and destroying private property, or making themselves look like complete fools, or kidnapping mentally disabled people and torturing them, you must be confused, I believe that is the lunatic liberal leftists.
  • Well, Trump mocked a disabled reporter during the campaign. But let's focus on everything since the inauguration: Saturday - Trump's press secretary lied on camera about the size of the crowd at the inauguration. Sunday- KellyAnne Conway says the press secretary wasn't lying, just stating "alternative facts." Incidentally, sales of George Orwell's 1984 have shot up since this comment https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/22/business/media/alternative-facts-trum... Monday - Trump states he will not release his tax returns, despite promising to do so during the election http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/01/22/511095966/trump-aide-s... Monday - Trump lies and says he won the popular vote https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/23/us/politics/donald-trump-congress-dem... Monday - A team of ethics lawyers files suit over Trump's hotel chain accepting money from foreign governments, in violation of the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/22/us/politics/trump-foreign-payments-co... Monday - Trump orders hiring freeze for federal employees. Having worked in the federal government, all this means is the government will use more contact services, which costs twice as much as a regular federal employee https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/23/us/politics/federal-hiring-freeze.htm... Tuesday - Trump cancels TPP, which would have held Southeast Asian countries to the same Intellectual Property standards as the United States, and weaken China's economy over the course of 20 years. By throwing out the entire document, Trump shows that any trade agreement with the US is a waste of time. Over the long term, this will severely screw any industry that depends on exports https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/23/us/politics/tpp-trump-trade-nafta.htm... Tuesday - Trump signs executive order denying funding to Planned Parenthood, which is often one of the only ways women can recieve pre natal care http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jan/24/donald-trump-signs-execu... Tuesday - Trump attempts to keep employees of the EPA from talking to their elected representatives and journalists, denying them their 1st amendment rights http://www.ucsusa.org/news/press-release/EPA-USDA-scientific-integrity Tuesday - The Congressional Budget Office calculates that the Federal debt will grow by almost $10 trillion over the next decade due to Trump's policies https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/24/us/politics/budget-deficit-trump.html... Tuesday - Trump signs executive order to resume construction on the Keystone Pipeline and Dakota Pipeline. The only function of the Keystone Pipeline is to move oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, so we will zero boost to the economy and all the environmental damage. It is believed that Trump owns stock in the company that will construct the Dakota pipeline https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/24/us/politics/keystone-dakota-pipeline-... Wednesday - Trump states he will send the US Army and/or National Guard to invade Chicago https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/25/us/trump-threatens-federal-interventi... Wednesday - Trump claims millions voted illegally with zero evidence. Meanwhile, two of his staff members were registered to vote in more than one state. While being registered in more than one state is not illegal, Trump claims that was one of the factors to him losing the popular vote http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/25/politics/kfile-mnuchin-voter-registrat...
  • Thank you Tom. Finally a post that shut that whiny little Snow Blower up.
  • Nah, he'll keep downvoting since he doesn't have a real response.
  • Oh shut up about the Clintons. She lost, the jackass won, move on.
  • For real. One piece of lying trash lost and another piece of lying trash won. What's there to be so proud of for these people?
  • Well... Um... Uh... Science? I don't know. I'm trying real hard to think of something to be proud of... Oh! We all got up this morning and we weren't a territory of Russia!
  • Whether you like the man or not, he just wants to use a simple no-frills phone with a microSD card slot, removable battery and headphone jack. Donald should probably consider an LG V20 soon.
  • It's too big
  • hahahaaha
  • He'll never get his hands around it. It'll be like watching an orange baby play with an iPad.
  • Couldn't they just give him a note 7?
  • I've never been more ashamed to be an Android user.
  • How come. Android is wonderful.
  • LOL @ people fighting over that idiot Trump.
  • If a billionaire developer, who is now the 45th President of the USA is an idiot "according to a snowflake, before posting nonsense, get yourself educated on current and past events", then what does that exactly make you. Critical thinking is not your strength I assume.
  • He's a billionaire because his dad gave him a billion dollars. That's like me saying I'm Batman because someone bought me a cape
  • His dad did not give him anything, especially one billion dollars. You just pulled that out of your anal cavity like all the rest of the snowflakes, you sound extremely envious. His father started the business, took his son in and taught him the business, then left it to him, this has been the history of the USA, why are you angry at Donald Trump for being successful, the money did not just fall into his lap, as you might think, but someone that probably never owned a business, heck even managed a business, what would you know. Do you know that Perdue passed his business off to his son, same goes for Dave of Wendy's who passed it on to his daughter, and the list goes on and on.
  • http://www.ibtimes.com/how-much-money-did-trump-get-his-dad-small-loan-c... http://www.politico.com/blogs/2016-presidential-debate-fact-check/2016/0... http://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-father-helped-gop-candidate-with-nume...
  • When did "small loans" of a million or more dollars count as nothing??
  • Your not wanting the details of this obvious con-man to be true, changes nothing.
  • Hell, he won't even have time to figure out the lock screen before his own party impeaches him.
  • This.
  • Thank you!
  • You're welcome!
  • It would be much easier if we just passed a law that everyone who turns of age is required to vote. Make a national holiday, and mandatory, it would be much better IMO.
  • Vote by mail as well. There are some people that genuinely can't afford to take the time off work.
  • That would be great. And unconstitutional af.
  • Well if it's any consolation, trump made his inauguration a "National Day Of Patriotic Devotion." Stroking his own ego much?
  • Are you guys sure its a S3? It looks yuge.
  • Biggest. Phone. Ever. Period.
  • At least he has good taste in phones lol
  • OMG! I'm surprised the secret service haven't smashed it with a hammer.
  • Nah. They're thinking the sooner it gets him in trouble, the better.
  • Look, he's hired Rudy Giuliani as his cybersecurity consultant, and Rudy told him the GS3 was every bit as secure as Rudy's website! http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-cybersecurity-advisor-rudy-giuliani... "Giuliani's site is littered with security problems and outdated software, they say, making it extremely vulnerable to hacking. But some experts are finding his consultancy site, giulianisecurity.com, lacking on the security front. It runs a version of Joomla! (a content management system) that is four years out of date and plagued with security flaws, according to Phobos group founder Dan Tetler. "Giuliani is running a version of PHP that was released in 2013, and a version of Joomla that was released around 2012," Threat Intelligence director Ty Miller told The Register. "Using the version information, within minutes we were able to identify a combined list of 41 publicly known vulnerabilities and 19 publicly available exploits. Depending upon the configuration of the website, these exploits may or may not work, but is an indication that Giuliani's security needs to be taken up a level." It also has an expired SSL certificate — essentially the thing that proves to your computer that the website is who it says it is — leaving it vulnerable to being impersonated."
  • Damn. Some of the nut jobs in this thread were just waiting for a click bait thread like this to vomit all their bullshit onto it. Thanks AC! No wonder so many of the people who's insights I enjoyed reading are long gone. As Trump would say, SAD!
  • This place has gone so down hill. It's just a rung or two above a trash bin.
  • Yep. They're even late on Android news. I read breaking news on others sites, and then read it 2 days later here. They're too busy getting folks riled up with baity trash like this, and half ass Note 7 editorials .
  • Confirmed: Most Samsung fans have personality disorders. I kid, I kid! 😁 About a year ago, my dad finally upgraded his S3 to the Note 4. He'll probably keep the Note for years, too. I don't know how he tolerates the awful performance for so long.
  • He should use the Lumia 530
  • Somebody get that man a PIXEL XL!!!
  • Well I seen how this is gonna go. My thing is didn't Motorola manufacturer some phones in Texas a few years ago? Why not by that Moto whatever it was.
  • It was the 2013 Moto X, and the reason they opened the plant in Texas was because of Moto Maker. When it was announced, they promised receipt within a week of ordering, and if it was produced overseas, that wouldn't have been possible due to shipping times and customs inspections. The Moto X was the only device built in Texas, not the Moto G or E.
  • When you have a certain ' celebrity' status...you have multiple devices, numbers, etc. You ' may' have a personal line that only a few people on the planet can reach you directly, but when your assistant has an assistant, heck I've seen basic ' celebrities' tell someone to call someone and they place the phone to their ear and the talk etc. then hang up never even touching the phone. Now let's say Trump is tech conscious and aware of phone's processors etc. Then it should be an "ah ha " moment that we have someone with allegedly unlimited resources essentially (surely enough to buy any phone latest and greatest) YET - they use a device several years old....makes the rest of you who go broke buying a new phone every 6 months pretty foolish no..... Heck I am still using my Palm Pre, but with a FICO of 220 on ALL 3 bureaus, and 8 figures in one savings account, 17 figures in cayman islands ...I have a lot of financial influence so I don't want for nothing.
    -Sent from Russia
  • No clue why anyone would care what phone his using. does it matter? That should the least of our concern
  • Because the snowflakes have totally lost their minds and are looking at anything do discredit the 45th President of the USA, even though none of them know anything about this man, except what was fed into their tiny brains by the MSM that was exposed for the frauds that they are, everyone knows they colluded with the Clinton campaign. The lunatic liberals have been exposed for what they really are, nothing but cry babies.
  • You call other people crybabies, but you seem to have gotten your feelings hurt multiple times in this thread.
  • My feelings are just fine and well intact. I am just calling it like I see it.
  • Yeah, you've spent what looks like most of the day insulting anyone who said anything negative about Trump. Clearly your feelings are fine. Dude, this is an Android site. Go back to Facebook if you want to have so many political arguments.
  • What happened, did your snowflake feelings get hurt, sorry but I tell it like I see it. Feelings do not make arguments. When you post nonsense that is pulled out of your anal cavity you will be called out on it.
    Critical thinking does not seem to be a strong suit on the lunatic liberal left.
  • I couldn't care less. Your posts didn't make my feelings even budge. They just made me laugh. Seriously, thanks for a good laugh snow blower. And for the record I may be a snowflake, but it's Mr. Snow Flake please. I'm a yuge snowflake. Lol.
  • Judging by how often you call everyone else a snowflake it seems like you're telling it like someone else sees it. Like some conservative website came up with some real witty words and you're running with it as much as you can.
  • Must you include the word snowflake in every post you make?
  • You really are a bit of a bell end, aren't you?you seem to take everything incredibly to heart. Your darling president is a piece of human excrement and anyone with thinking skills knows this.
  • Looks like you like to participate as well...
  • "Calling it like I see it." So you see a lot of BS?
  • yea i agree
  • That's literally the opposite of what's happened. Nixon created the EPA, do you really think he'd be a viable candidate in the modern Republican party? Reagan massively increased the federal debt. How do you think he'd do?
  • I don't blame Reagan for the horrible economy and unemployment for the first couple of years of his presidency, no more than I give Bill Clinton all the credit for the prosperous economy of the nineties. I'm well aware that Reagan inherited a lot of Jimmy Carter's mess and that Bill Clinton was the benefactor of slow-moving changes that George Bush had enacted. That means I also understand that Obama inherited a catastrophic mess from Bush II (though a good bit of that itself was holdover garbage politics from Clinton and the trash Republican congress at the end of that term). When everyone just tows their party line the truth gets lost in the rhetoric.
  • Most sensible comments I've read in this entire thread and I had to get to the bottom of all the comments just to get to it. Seriously can't believe I went through so much anger filled comments in order to get to this worthwhile conversation.
  • hey guys which phone should trump use
  • Great. He also created the mechanism to get out of it. It's called JOBS!
  • Steve jobs?
  • Because it's woefully insecure, like most Trump supporters. It has a GPS chip, two cameras and multiple microphones that can be exploited.
  • Insecure? We won. We are in charge and get to clean up your mess.
  • PLOT TWIST: It's running Android 7.1.1 with the January patch.
  • Even more of a twist... It's running 7.1.2
  • Investigative journalism at its finest...
  • Sorry, but the S3 got updated to kitkat. It's on 4.4, not 4.3.
  • Somebody get that guy a Google Pixel. An S3? Dam..............................
  • Nah, a dtek60
  • BTW the snowflake rage in these comments section is strong. A true tech enthusiast would be more concerned about him using a Galaxy S3 then they would about him being President.
  • You do know the galaxy s3 runs on KitKat, right?
  • Great, the only place I thought was safe from hearing about politics is now ruined lol. Anyways, it's an interesting topic on what he should and should not be able to send tweets from.
  • No this place got very bad with politics a few months ago. It was a dark time which I don't think AC has recovered.
  • Hasn't had a security update since 2015? That's scary.
  • I've owned eleven phones since I purchased the gs3 back in 2012 lol
  • It's great to see the ever so accepting/equality driven left are the only ones degrading people and calling names. That'll get you far in life. How long will it take you guys to quit whining over an election that happened back in November?
  • I don't see the left calling people "liberal snowflakes" or "libertards" or other derisive, derogatory names.
  • Did you see the riots? The so called marches? And you complain when someone calls you a snowflake? Really?
  • There was a single "riot" on Friday during the inauguration that was entirely done by an organized group clad in black with black masks. They may have been Dems, but there were a total of 200 of them out of how ever many people were at the inauguration. The next day millions more marched and there were zero riots. No violence across the country in over 19 cities. So your point is completely moot, or if you prefer, alternative fact.
  • Complain? Hardly. I am not complaining at "snowflake." I am amazed at and calling out the hypocrisy of the Right in that they will gladly insult anyone who doesn't agree with their sentiments yet can barely take an ounce of criticism and fly into a psychotic rage when criticised.
  • This our president guys. This. Is. Our. President. - 'Murica
  • well that's one way to get people to move to ios...
  • I came to check the comments just to see if people were arguing about hating or loving Trump. I guess people are still hurting. Sad that Trump hasn't signed an executive order to unify the country... Sad! He's signing so many of them 😅
  • No way that will happen. The last 8 years have really torn us apart
  • To claim someone who is a self made billionaire and also became the president of the most powerful country in the world seems to be a very very brainless and idiotic claim. What you really mean is you don't like him.
  • Has he become the president of China too?
  • Two things:
    Firstly, it is a GS3. I can tell which phone someone is using (well most models that are seen in the wild) with a quick glance. Secondly, it is obvious from the recent election, that the united states of america has descended in to chaos and no longer has a credible government. Now the normal thing here, when an unstable ex-colony goes bad, is for the former colonial power to step in and restore order. Unfortunately as we seem unable to govern ourselves I don't think we would be up to the job (and I do feel kind of responsible considering that Farage kept on popping up on your screens). Not to worry though as no matter how bad it may seem now it will seem a lot worse when you get "four more years". And we all know how well that went the last time the phrase was used. Oh dear.
  • Where have you been for the last 8 years? Recently? I don't think so. Trump has to clean up the racial divide, the religious divide and sexual divide now so prominent.
  • Double post
  • One could argue that discussing technology in use by our President or anyone on his team could contribute to working against our national security. Divulging any information, no matter how trivial, should really not be done unless absolutely necessary. In this case this is not necessary but simply a way for the author to demonstrate an ability to identify a phone based on a limited amount of information. Let's let the Administration manage their own security and communications.
  • Crap, I better check my cabinet (no pun intended) and see if my old S3 is still there! I bet he stole, it looks like it has the same Incipio case and everything!
  • Careful Alex. Outside of the POTUS monicker, you never onced referred to him as President Trump, and only Trump. For comparison, President Obama was always referred to with the respectful title. Your and ACs bias is showing. I dumped Engadget for their political hackery.....So just leave the politics out of this.
  • Alex is British, and this site is international and not just for the US. If this were an article about UK Prime Minister Theresa Mays, written by a US author, what's the bet they would refer to her as Mays? If you're so sensitive about this you could just avoid reading articles that may have politics in them. Also, honest question for you. When Obama was President, did you always refer to him as "President Obama", or sometimes as just Obama? I'm a supporter of his and I would have just said Obama even though he was the president. I wouldn't expect anyone to be offended unless I was reporting for a News org.
  • I referred to him as Satan.
  • What are the chances I can find many of your comments over the past several years demonstrating the same outrage at websites who referred to President Obama as Mr. Obama or just Obama? Probably pretty slim I would guess.
  • Figured he'd have one of those flashy gold models, or at least a gold case.....
  • who in here has voted for trump
  • #GiantMeteor2016
  • And i am not offending no one it is just that people said they did not like trump and i got mad and stuff but u know it is all cool with me
  • "The USB port is also too small for it to be a GS5, which used a weird double-width USB 3.0 port" Wasn't the Note 3 the only phone to use the micro USB 3.0 connector? I'm pretty sure the Galaxy S5 used micro USB.
  • The S5 used the standard micro USB 2.0 port.
  • Wrong. Galaxy S5 used the 3.0 USB just as the Note 3 did.
  • This doesn't surprise me in the least. Given Trump's age and practicality, he seems to be like a lot of Americans, willing to use his current phone as long as it works for him. However, he should switch to using a government secured phone for his tenure. Remember that one of Clinton's issues was using personal phones that got destroyed regularly, so this is not a "Trump-only" problem per-say. I am honestly appalled at the lack of cyber-security in the US government. We have general motors build a specially designed limo just for the president to ride in, but we can't get BlackBerry, Apple, or another company to build a government-spec cell phone for our highest level officials?
  • Interesting that he keeps repeating his rhetoric of 'buy American', yet he uses a Korean phone.
  • My thoughts exactly.
  • What would be an American option? There isn't one.
  • Who would you suggest?
  • Rich people don't become rich by blowing their money how news smartphones
    when an older smartphone works just as well. The majority of people reading AndroidCentral are far from rich, partly because
    they waste money on the latest and greatest smartphones. :) Then again, it
    can be argued that since we can't afford to put Lambos and Ferraris in our
    garages, we can at least splurge on the best smartphones? :(
  • But it doesn't work as well as a new phone.
  • Lol, dude, no, just no. You have nothing to base your facts on. Just because you might be poor doesn't mean that the rest of us are in your shoes. For instance, I sell my phone and spend like $50 or a little more to buy a new phone every 4 to 6 months. If the phone is really good, that purchase might not take place until 9 months to a year. You're telling me that you can't spend $50 every nine months? Damn, that must be terrible...
  • I expect it's a special model. The POTUS can't have a phone with a working camera or working GPS.
  • I'm sure once Samsung sees this they will be sending out a healthy "Knox" installed S8 for free.....
  • Cost conscious --> Trump --> Rich and In Charge Buy every new phone --> Us --> smugposting at Android Central
  • Tbh anyone who voted for a person who seriously wants to ban someone from entering a country on account of their religion cannot have an opinion worth listening to. Hitler rode to power by blaming Jews, the orange cretin has used Muslims. Unintelligent voters will always have their idiotic fears used by fascist scumbags to gain power.
  • He never said that. He wants vetting. Unlike Obama, he doesn't want terrorists entering the country at will but as long as you're happy with it who cares? Right?
  • Guess what....to all trump supporters backing this plan to stop terrorism......ALL acts of terrorism since sept 9, 2001.....WERE AMERICAN CITIZENS.....They should be banned first to stop terrorism. TRUMP SUPPORTERS MINDS COLLECTIVELY BLOWN>
  • Dude, don't bother. Trump supporters don't care about facts.
  • Reading these comments, I am so, so happy to be Canadian.
  • No, blame Canada, blame Canada
    With all their beady little eyes
    And flappin' heads so full of lies Edit. Only joking. I love Canada and same drug problems as us and same gun ownership as us. Yet hardly any murders? Fascinating.
  • Hardly any people either. Where do you get your info?
  • Try doing some research. And I meant per capita.
  • Gun Ownership is NOTHING like the US. Better do some homework. WE cannot own handguns unless you posses a restricted firearms licence which takes a while to get, plus background checks etc. Then, you have to keep it locked in a gun case, and only transport it after calling the local police and stating your intentions....Same goes for AR-15 type assault weapons. All these type of weapon that I can just walk into a store in the states and buy, are 100% restricted so you can only purchase them after extensive checks and licencing has been done. Furthermore, they are then only allowed to be used at approved firing ranges. Agreed on murder rate here. NOTHING like the states again! Last night there was some JACKASS shoot up a mosque in Quebec. NO DOUBT spurred on by the hatred that the Current ORANGE HITLER is pushing in the media.
  • The Tragically Hip and Tim Horton's and Rush and hockey. God bless you, Canada. For real.
  • Yeah, Trudeau is such a brainiac!
  • No, you are LUCKY to be Canadian.
  • Rob, I wake up every morning, pop on msn to see the headlines and am so thankful I am a Canadian.
  • Best post ever. The S3 is the best phone. AC is the best site. The comments are the best. Of snowflakes and deplorables: Lots of alternative facts and post truths. It's yuge. AC doing things bigly.
  • Suddenly Android phones are not secure anymore since Trump uses one. Since when Android was secure ?
  • I don't think you can lump 20000+ unique devices with some sort of OS based on some version of Android AOSP as "Android". "Android" is the most secure OS in the world - if I am talking about some hardened version used by government agents or whatever. Its also the most insecure OS in the world - if I am talking about the 99% of those non-google approved chinese P.O.S. el cheapo phones left as debug build with test keys getting apps from file drawers. Good enough practical security for the rest of the mainstream devices.
  • Why would Trump a billion air not have the Galaxy s7?
  • "Which Android phone does Donald Trump use?" Don't know and don't care, but I'll be more than happy to send him a Note 7 that he can shove up his anal cavity.
  • LOL @ sore liberal losers
  • Is this the ABSOLUTE best you could come up with @mholdr?
  • KNOX APP resolves the issue: In October 2014, U.S National Security Agency (NSA) approved Samsung Galaxy devices under a program for quickly deploying commercially available technologies. Approved products include Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 10.1 2014.[4] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samsung_Knox
    (has anyone seen Snow then lately)
  • "Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person." -- Mark Twain
    --
    Trump's phone... while it certainly appears to be a legacy model, and quite certainly running a dated firmware, good luck to any would-be-hackers in tracking down the unlisted number and in turn, getting the IMEI# to track the device across cell-nets. While it's far from impossible, it *is* a type of information that's very difficult to get at without having a very high level of engineer access to the particular telecomm system, or without a FISA warrant and a gag order to keep the telco silent while an op proceeds. The flipside of that is that it's not completely impossible, and that with a bit of work by a crafty operative, his phone will absolutely become a liability. But, this is an administration that doesn't prefer to listen to advice from the very people that intimately understand clandestine international affairs, so... that choice will be their responsibility if it goes sideways, and seeing as how we have certain laws in place that cover intentional versus unintentional disclosure of state secrets, etc., it all basically comes down to a couple of things: a: Will Trump ever use this device to discuss or transmit any conversation or data that would be of a sensitive nature requiring secure data handling procedures for purposes of national security? b: Can and will measures be taken to disable reverse GPS tracking in order to protect the POTUS' location in the event of a national security or presidential security emergency? All things considered, I'm not really all that concerned about this, personally, because I don't believe Trump will be transmitting any sensitive data over his phone that would be of national security importance --mostly because I'm assuming here that any sensitive data handling will be handled by in-house subordinates that have been properly trained in compartmentalized data security. What it all basically boils down to is a matter of what he prefers for his personal usage, versus any established protocols for communications-device security laid down in prior years --all of which are subject to a high degree to his own whims, for better or worse, depending I suppose on your perspective.
  • It's amusing and nice to know that I have a newer phone than the President of the USA. I have a GS4.
  • As a side-note, while discussing Galaxy's thought I'd mention that I have realized what a one of a kind device the Galaxy S5 is. I'm not crazy about the chrome plastic surround, and the camera has to be dead still and good lighting to take a good photo, but its the only phone that has ALL the following: 1. water resistant AND removable back/battery
    2. Nice Amoled "small" 5in screen 1080p (yes, a non QHD screen is a benefit to me - performance/power wise, in theory)
    3. SD slot
    4. IR blaster
    5. Qi charging via optional $10 insert (or $100 official back)
    6. NFC
    7. Runs CM 14.1 (7.1.1) as of Dec '16 wonderfully. Soo much better than the stock ROM.
    8. In the top 5 or so most popular devices for CM/LineageOS so that it will surely be well supported for a long time to come.
    9 . fingerprint sensor (in theory - don't care)
    10. the back cover is non slippery, slightly grippy. cons:
    camera not great, although 16MP fully capable of good shots, under ideal conditions.
    chrome plastic surround.
  • Lol. Look what the tiny handed orange git has done now. http://usuncut.com/politics/trump-photoshopping-tiny-hands/
  • Obama had more secure phone lol atleast trump can play games and be on social media. Russia will hack anyways lol
  • FYI, the GALAXY SIII...
    1: Had Kit Kat for LTE Variants
    2: Still receives security updates (specific models), (source:Sammobile)
    3: Has the rear set-up Samsung reused the most often,
    4: Has Knox But I don't get that the US President is a billionaire guy that can't manage to buy a recent device that at least has Marshmallow. More shocking : the most influent person in the world uses the same phone that I have. That sort of make me feel proud of my laggy SIII. But if Trump has an SIII, what does Trudeau have?
  • Justin Trudeau wears an Apple Watch so presumably he's got an iPhone 5 (or later). http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/watch/justin-trudeau-apple-watch/
  • President Donald Trump uses Android, old Android. Goes to show you most people dont care about all the specs, as long as it works. Still have a S3, dont use it but feels real good in my hands. Thank You President Donald Trump for getting stuff done!! Finally a President that does what he says!!
  • He probably still uses his AOL email too, orange piece of garbage
  • Heh. I use an S3 Neo (basically the same, had issues with connector but fixed now).
    Interesting factoid, some of these had issues with overheating and crashing because they used too much glue on the chip(s) and resulted in little or no cooling because a full 2/3 of the chip wasn't touching the thermal pad.
    I also found that the chips are very similar to the RaspPi and possibly even identical but using a proprietry bootloader and have many features turned off by default which is a shame as HDMI/baseband video out would be handy.
    Time to go digging as this one is nearing the end of its useful life due to imminent failure of the 4G/WiFi chip which tends to drop out if sharing is enabled.
  • I'm just happy to see a tech site merely report facts and not interject political banter into the article. Whether you like him or not, I go to many tech sites daily just to keep up with the news. I am seeing an increasing number of sites write political 'banter' articles under the ruse of a tech article. Some have almost become unreadible....see you Gizcrap. Thanks again AC for staying above the fray.
  • So what you're saying is you are a Trump supporter who becomes butt hurt when anyone points out how much of a huge ass trumpet he is. Poor you.
  • Ahah thank you !
  • But about those emails... Amirite?