"Superb expandable phone. Sub-par for Outlook users"3.0 starson by laurno
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 reviewer just post what I call "day 1 reviews". As someone who will be tied to a contract, 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.