Pros 1.5ghz Dual Core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Processor
2 GB of RAM
4.8" HD Super AMOLED Display
Cons Slightly Dim display
S Voice needs work
Verizon is last to get Jelly Bean update
Summary Overall this phone is very solid. I came from the Droid Razr M which replaced my HTC Thunderbolt. After 2 months decided to sell it and get the Galaxy S3 and so far have not looked back.Jelly Bean was released today 12/14/12 and improved almost everything. The phone has pretty much zero lag now (thanks to "project butter", extra filters for the camera, Google Now, improved S Voice, and much more.
The design of the phone is stunning. Samsung was able to pack a large beautiful screen into a compact, ultra thin device. I'm a guy that wears fitted jeans and this phone has no problem slipping in and out of my jeans, nor do i even notice it is really there thanks to the thin profile. The phone has a nice glossy look to it (i have the pebble blue GS3). For some, the hard button at the bottom of the phone is a hit or miss for people. Personally i like it considering it has multiple functions. The phone however does have somewhat of a plastic feel to it, and without a case, the back cover can scratch easily. Overall this phone has a very solid and durable feel even with the plastic build, and with the rounded smooth edges, this phone is very comfortable to hold even with its size.
Like everyone else says, this phone is a feature filled phone. With NFC, S beam, motion gestures, pop-up play, and the many other customizable features that come along with android, this phone is one of the best when it comes to what you can do with your phone. And although many have been hating on the S Voice function, it is still pretty handy and usually does what i need it to do... Well... Most of the time. I'm not saying it doesn't need improvements because compared to Siri, it definitely does. And once Verizon finally approves of their GS3 Jelly Bean update, Google Now will only make it better.
With its blazing fast 1.5ghz dual core qualcomm snapdragon S4 processor, generous 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage (expandable memory for additional 62GB), lightning fast 4G LTE, 8mp camera, 1080p HD Video Recording, Massive 4.8" HD Super AMOLED Display, this phone talks the talk, and walks the walk. This phone seems to make multitasking a breeze, entertainment a blast, and capturing photos for those kodak moments seamless. Although Samsung has tuned its UI down, i feel like they could tune it down a little further. This phone is extremely fast, but i did face some hiccups every now and then with Touchwiz. And with a lack of the Jelly Bean update, i can't help but feel like Verizons version of the GS3 is being held back on its full capabilities.
This phone is a well crafted, feature packed, blazing fast phone. Phones like the Galaxy S3 are what defines this day and ages smartphones as our generations mobile computers.
Updated on Dec 14, 2012
Pros Feel, Speed, Feature, Customization,Build, app support to do many different things with the phones and allows you to customize the phone to your liking and needs.
Cons A bit big if you purchase a super protective case (otterbox), Original keyboard takes a bit of getting used to if you are coming from an iphone.
Summary The fit and finish of the phone is amazing. If you have small hands I would not get a big case for this phone. Yeah the plastic feel and finish feels a bit weird and cheap at first but the phone is definitely top notch. The build of the phone feels like it will break if dropped. I put a screen protector as I'm not about to test the Gorilla glass from scratches.
Not sure about the battery, but I've always had to recharge by the end of the night. But then again I'm always on my phone. So I won't get too far in to this. The battery is removal, which is great. I saw that one of the reviewers are complaining about the cover was hard to remove, but I haven't had any problems with it you just need to be patient.
The screen is amazingly bright in a room. Though once it hits the sun it is a bit questionable. When you're outside the phone gets a bit dark so you have to put the brightness up to 100% as soon as you decide to use the phone in sunlight.
The phone is amazingly fast and I've been able to run multiple apps with no problems. Some apps do crash but that happens. The widget and pages are a big step up coming from an iPhone. I also love the fact that you are able to watch a video while multi-tasking. which helps out a lot if you want to read a text or look at an email and not want to restart the video application.
Also I've had better luck with the S Voice understanding me than I've had with Siri.
"AWESOME!!!!!!"on by nailgirl1110
Pros great in hand(mine r small)great screen, very fast, easy to navigate, great reception, love nfc,
Cons none so far, not an entry level phone.
Summary Love this phone, I get asked a lot to see the phone and one look , there sold! All of my "I" friends always take my phone to "see something real quick" cause there tired of waiting for theirs to load!hahahahaha LOVE IT!
Pros Light for its size, easy to use, fast, smooth interface gestures, and great screen resolution and contrast.
Cons Size, S-Voice.
Summary With many free apps, games, and more, the Samsung Galaxy SIII is not only an amazing consumer driven phone, but is also a work horse. It has a great processor and moderate battery life. I enjoy using it as a daily media phone, but when I need to make calls or do some work, it is more than sufficient.
Pros Camera - super fast
Fast Phone - no lag noticed
Graphics are incredible
Design is very comfortable - better than my old Droid Incredible even though it is bigger
Cons S-voice is a POS...
Summary Great phone overall! I really do love it and am now a Samsung believer. I used to only like HTC's for android phones.