Samsung Galaxy S III Review

Over the past couple months I’ve had the Galaxy S 3 from Verizon to look at and use and my first impressions of this device were really good. Let’s break it down.

Hardware

The GS III is very thin, 8.6mm to be exact, but it’s also quite large and hard to use with just one hand, you have to slide the phone in your hand to reach the top. The front seems to be very well built, but the back piece is just a piece of cheap plastic.

The GS III’s display is 4.8 inches and it does have the AMOLED display on it that looks very good over other comparable models.

It’s got 1GB RAM, 16/32GB of internal storage and a MicroSD slot that supports up to 64GB.

Using It

Day to day usage was great. The battery life is decent but again with heavy usage the battery drained.

It comes with Ice Cream Sandwich, which was nice to have and use, but it’s got a bunch of the Samsung TouchWiz on top of it that was very unnecessary, although there are a few good things, the best is the smart stay which keeps the screen on when you are looking at it.

The camera is also good on this phone. It’s a full 8-megapixel camera with virtually no shutter lag. It also sports a multi-exposure HDR mode that works well.

I’m not going to go too much into Android itself, as most of you already use it so there’s nothing new with ICS.

The other thing I really liked about this phone was that it never froze or had to have the battery pulled to reboot it. That’s a big selling point for me.

Last Words

This is a good phone that got “Samsunged”. It doesn’t need any of the crapware that they load on top of the base version of Android. I couldn’t ever get their s-voice to work, I never used any of the other stuff they put on there, and if there was a root option I would’ve done it to get rid of all the Samsung crap.

With Verizon’s LTE the data speeds are fast and mostly reliable. In my area I couldn’t make it through a phone call without dropping it, but that’s not a deal breaker.

For now, this is my top recommendation for an android device, but as we all know something bigger and better will come out, but the one thing for me at least is please stop making the phones bigger. I like to use it mostly with one hand so don’t make them so wide.

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