Product Type: Samsung Smartphone
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This Phone is My Life!!
Samsung Galaxy S3 16GB
Member Name: happybunny22000
Samsung Galaxy S3 16GB
Advantages: There are far far too many to list!!
Disadvantages: battery life isn't brilliant
This phone is my life - I could not live without it!
I upgraded in the summer of last year and it has been the best upgrade of my life!
At first the size took some getting use to, as it is a bit bigger than the Galaxy S2 and if you have small hands like me it can be a struggle to use one handed, but on the other hand its a lot slimmer so it is swings and roundabouts. Depending on my trousers, although its ill advised it does fit nicely in my back pocket and is very lightweight for its size.
The best feature? Well its hard to say as there are so many!
It aesthetically looks good and works brilliantly. The screen is an amazing size without being too big like the Galaxy Note, and the resolution quality is superb. I can sit and watch video clips on it without any distortion or having to squint. The range of apps are pretty much of a muchness to be fair as they're all downloadable from Google Play, but the phone's capability surpasses that of the S2 and can manage to hold and run more apps without crashing and does not lag!
The screen layout, which can be customized is very easy to use, and of course it being a touch screen just facilitates this ease. I do love the noises it makes (which some would find annoying) which you can set upon touching the screen which is like touching water, the screen saver similarly ripples to mimic this. Whilst I can appreciate it's a gimmick and serves no actual purpose, I thinks its novel and fun! And after all that's what having these smart phones is all about!
Another gimmick, but one that has come in handy is the light. You can download an app called "torchlight" and you would not believe the strength of the beam that this little phone gives out. Again it is so so handy to have in my pocket - especially with a dog!
The sound quality is brilliant too! With a sizable memory card you can store a lot of music on this one device and play it through either headphones or the speakers. Either way the sound is brilliant. Another gadget lost to this phone was my mp3 player.
Another amazing feature is the camera! After using it a few times, I sold my digital camera, as not only was this better but so much handier to having it on my phone! The video function is also very handy. The 8 mega pixels make the photos crystal clear and on the screen itself make them lovely to look at. Obviously an external memory card is needed anyway, so the bigger the memory then the more pictures you can hold. I do recommend having a photobox application or similar though to back them up as I lost all mine when I got a replacement.
The only downside, and there has to be one to everything, is it can be delicate, I have dropped it a few times without problems, but once i dropped it on its corner and the screen just shattered into a thousand pieces, luckily it was insured which I would recommend to everyone with this phone, as otherwise the screen alone would have cost £300!! I do have silicone case and a screen protector on the phone too.
The only other small downside, which is a universal problem is its battery life, but that's to be expected when you're on it as much as me!
I live on this phone, it does everything I need it to and is so many gadgets all in one! Absolutely brilliant!!
Summary: A Must have Phone which renders alot of other electronics retired !!!