"Very solid"4.0 starson by rickdt74
Pros: The user interface is fantastic. Very intuitive, clean, and elegant. The kickstand is actually very useful. The camera and video capability rock on this thing. The physical build is high quality.
Cons: No removable battery! HTC shot themselves in the foot on this one. Although the battery is really great, if you are a heavy user (as I am) you're gonna need juice at some point in the day. I have no idea why HTC decided to cripple this one.
Summary: I actually bought the Galaxy SIII first and really, really wanted to like it for no other reason than the ability to swap the battery. I returned it after a week. First, it just felt cheap. I know most phones are made of plastic and I didn't think I'd care that much but it just felt like a low quality p.o.s. Second, the user interface (on Samsung it's called Touch Wiz) absolutely sucks compared to Sense. Again, I didn't think I'd care but just looking at the 2 dimensional icons and childish looking design made me feel like they didn't put the smallest amount of thought into the aesthetics. This actually affected the usability of the phone though. For instance, when dialing a number the keypad is so big that there is only enough room for one choice to pop up vs. four or five on the Evo. This makes a big difference if you have for instance several "Marks" in your phonebook. Evo, you type the first few letters and you have the four or five selections to choose from. Common sense thing and very convenient. Another thing I noticed was that when I imported my old numbers I somehow ended up with quadruple entries. There was no simple option to just delete duplicates! I was expected to go through manually and delete over 1000 entries. Evo on the other hand- bam- "delete duplicates?" button. Again, simple, common sense options which make a huge difference. Finally, the Samsung is big on bells and whistles (gestures) - they rarely worked. In short- Samsung = alot of hype, low payoff.