Yes, that’s right. About a week and a half ago i finally got my hands on a Samsung Galaxy S3, and i am very impressed by the devices overall performance. The reason i got this phone was because my other device decided to go for a swim… Let’s say i am happy that happened.
This phone has a lot to it, so lets get started on the specifications of the device. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has a whopping 2,100 mAH battery, which seems to last long, but if you are a power user like me, you will end up charging your device every night. The display is exactly 4.2 inches, and is running on 1280 x 720, which is 720p. It also used Super Amoled technology. It has the ability to use 4G, if your in a area that supports it. The camera on the back supports 8 megapixels, while the front facing camera only supports 1.9. Both allow for HD recording.
The galaxy S3 has 5 buttons: There is the power switch on the right side, the volume rocker on the left side, and the big home button on the front. The other two buttons are not necessarily buttons built into the device – they are buttons that only show up when you are using the device.
So lets go ahead and get started on the fun stuff. Like i said, i’ve been using this device for awhile, and i don’t have many complaints. The only small complaint is that the back portion that comes off is plastic, which can break easily. (altough, it hasn’t). I love the camera, the picture quality is amazing, which you can see below. (Click on the picture for the full view). I don’t even carry around my other camera anymore. I have also created a youtube video which shows off the recording quality.
Another feature which is very cool is SVoice. SVoice is a voice recognition software that allows for you to do tasks, such as search the internet, set alarms, set tasks, and even ask dumb questions. (Try asking it: “Are you married?”) There has been a few times where it didn’t know exactly what i was saying, but it doesn’t happen often enough to where it becomes a problem. Oh yeah, you can name your galaxy. I call mine sam. “Hey Sam, what’s the weather today?”
Samsung does a wonderful job with customization. You get all the standard options, but what really got me excited was the lock screen. You can customize the lock screen to show Facebook feeds, news feeds, and even launch apps from the lock screen. Now, let’s actually talk about the lock screen itself. You get many options of how you can lock your device, such as motion, facial recognition, pin, password, and more. I find that the facial recognition is the most secure, because if you think about it, who else in the world looks exactly like you?
The Samsung galaxy S3 also comes with some applications that are exclusive to the device itself, such as S Memo. S Memo is neat idea, but it’s not something that i don’t find myself using. It basically allows you to draw , or type notes. When i need to write notes to myself, i use the calendar. S Suggest is nothing that was really needed. Although what the app does is extremely cool (it scans your app use to find apps that you might like), i am not a heavy app user. You won’t find me browsing Google Play for hours.
Overall, i can’t really complain about this device. It fits my needs. The device doesn’t seem too big for me, and it’s not too heavy. I really like using SVoice, it makes my day-to-day activities run smoothly. When i need to set a appointment, i talk to SVoice. It makes things so much easier. The display is gorgeous, and i don’t see myself upgrading anytime soon.