Pros ICS OS - Very nice upgrade from Gingerbread
Perfect size super amoled screen
Physical home button
Fast as lightening
Volume rocker is better positioned than Galaxy S2
Cons None - so far
Would like more home screens
Summary I owned the Samsung Galaxy S2 & liked it. Upgraded in February to the Galaxy Note. While I like it as a tablet, it is absolutely too big to use as a phone. The Galaxy S3 is the best of all worlds. Love Ice Cream Sandwich. And I enjoy being able to operate my smartphone again w/one hand.
Pros 1. The screen. It's so sharp, I need my laptop less and less.
2. LTE! When it works, it's so fast, like drinking from a fire hose. I've had more than 15Mbps.
3. Access to the battery and microSDHC card. You'll need it sooner or later.
Cons 1. If you're an Outlook user, the "Kies Software cannot sync calendar events from Outlook." (Samsung Support)
2. Hungry for power, need to observe the battery.
3. Google Wallet is installed, but can't be enabled.
Summary Since today's smartphone are not standalone devices, they are only as good as the software that connects it to the rest of my world. Unfortunately, Kies is the Galaxy S3's Achilles heel. It is not what iTunes if to the iPhone, when it comes to syncing music or Outlook calendars.
On the plus side, most writers just publish what I call "day 1 reviews". As someone who will be tied to a contract, I need to consider how the phone works on day 500! By then, my app and storage habits will have surpassed the internal storage capacity. I will have frequently run out of battery power. Luckily, the Galaxy S3 gives me access to do a swap.
"iPhone killer"on by bkowalski3000
Pros -Bright, vivid display
-MULTITUDES of gestures
-Amazing 8MP camera with a huge aperture (f2.8 I think)
-Lightweight, feels good in your hand
-FAST shutter speed
-Long battery life
-Fast CPU and GPU
Cons -Needs more physical colors other than white and blue
-Needs some tweaking done to S-Voice
Summary Overall an amazing phone, arguably the best on the market so far. Definitely will be able to compete with the iPhone 5.
Pros - Pop-up play
- screen resolution of 306ppi on a 4.8" screen is amazing.
- 2GB of RAM and an extremely fast S2 Krait CPU
- SD card slot allowing an additional 64GB of storage
- Removable battery
- NFC chip
- HML/HDMI capabilities
Cons You have to nitpick to find negatives.
- screen could be better in sunlight
- Samsung could have gone with other colors
- should have put in a 12 megapixel camera
Summary This is the best phone on the market today and will be for some time. The sheer amount of capabilities this phone has is unrivaled. I simply can't praise Samsung enough for the S3. A def improvement over the S2, which I upgraded from. I also owned the iPhone 4 and the S3 is a generation or two ahead in every facit. Highly recommend this phone. A 5 star if ever there was one.
Pros Can cope up as a mini quad core PC
Cons It's not a smartphone
Summary I gave it a 1 since it's not really a SmartPhone... It's more like a mini PC or a Palm PC with Phone and messaging capability. It's way out of it's league. should be on another category....Waaaaaay above it's contemporaries. should have a separate category as Palm PC. They suck, I don't.....
Updated on Jul 22, 2012