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I really very like Samsung S3 and would like to get one but one the retail store is high price. My friends speak to me, get one online will be cheap. So I search ebay also some online store wholesaleonepiece But I also hear online has many fakes product, so I would like to know it ‘s really for this one?
Everything worth saying about this phone has already been said, so I’ll just cap it off with a quote by the world-renowned philosopher Will Smith from the timeless classic film Men In Black (1997): [referring first to something outdated, then to something cutting edge] “Old and busted…, new hotness!”
Thought I’d do a bit of a follow up now that I’ve had the phone for a few weeks …
The more I’ve used the phone, the more I’ve really enjoyed it. It is still blazing fast and I’m enjoying playing with it. However, now that the shine has worn off, I have seen a few things that I’d like to see improved. While the display is generally great, trying to watch a movie is a different story … it just looks a little dark. Apparently, Samsung has powered down the display to improve battery life so it is not as bright as it could be. I doubt they can fix this but you never know. Battery life was okay. that three to four hour window ended up being about it. Fortunately, I rooted the phone right away so I was able to go in to Titanium Backup and freeze a bunch of the Sprint crapware and the battery is now doing much, much better. I’m waiting for kernel development to take off and then I’ll load that.
My one concern about going with Samsung was the radio and, unfortunately, it seems to have been well founded. Where my Evo 4G would consistently pull in four bars, I’m sometimes only getting one or two. I am also constantly receiving the data roaming warning. Maybe there is a fix or setting for this I can track down but I just haven’t had time. This is a concern to me in particular because I’ll be driving from California to the East Coast in November and I hope I have a signal the whole way (although I’m not holding my breath).
I also added a Trident Aegis case which was a good pick up. Great protection without adding too much bulk to the phone (still fits nicely in a pocket).
So, 2+ weeks in and I do see some fixes I’d like to see but, all in all, nothing has changed for me. I love this phone and am glad I got it. I hope I can work out some of the kinks this weekend but no regrets.
Like many people, I was really torn between the EVO 4G LTE and the Samsung Galaxy S3. Although I was leaning towards the S3 all along, I really went back and forth on this decision right up to the point where I finally bought the S3. For me, there were a couple of things that the Evo had going for it: it was cheaper than the S3 ($130 on Amazon as of yesterday), by all accounts had a superior display and, after two years with my original Evo, I was familiar with the Evo design. I was interested in the S3 as well because of the extra gig of RAM, option for 32GB storage (although I ended up with the 16GB version) and removable battery. In the end, because of these things, the S3 won me over … plus, on top of everything else, I got a great deal on it at Sam’s Club ($175).
Having had a few days to use the S3, I must say I am impressed. The display is clear and bright and the S3 is lightning fast (especially after two years with a rooted Evo). I was able to reload all of my apps and have been able to recover all of my important stored data with little to no trouble. The battery has been fantastic. I worked on the phone last night for three or four hours straight and still had 60 – 70% remaining. That’s not to say that the phone doesn’t have a few changes I’d like to see … getting things set up the way I want it has not been the easiest thing to accomplish. I’ve finally got it right but it took a long time. While the screen looks great and I’m looking forward to checking out some movies on there (I’m loading them now), there are times where it does look a little dark (I have turned off auto brightness). I think this may just be something I have to get used to. Finally, I hate … let me repeat that: hate … the fact that, so far, when browsing, web pages do not wrap to fit the size of the screen. Apparently others have had this issue and this is just how the phone is (for now … hopefully there will be an upgrade to the phone) and I really do not like it.
All of that said, although I’m still in the 14 day period Sprint allows for me to return the phone, I won’t be doing it. Those negatives notwithstanding, I really do like this phone and think it was money well spent. I don’t regret my decision at all and suspect that I’ll like it even more as I become more comfortable with S3 functionality. For what this is worth, I will be recommending it to friends and family.