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The best phone around
Samsung GALAXY S III
Member Name: Libertine
Samsung GALAXY S III
Advantages: Great Screen, Battery, Speed, Features
Disadvantages: Build Quality
I have to admit I have been waiting for the S3 for a while. I kept up with all the rumours, I watched the official release at Earls Court on my laptop, I pre ordered it early on but my god it was worth waiting for. I'm fotunate enough to have used the HTC One X, the Iphone 4S and the Galaxy S3 for a fair amount of time and I feel that the S3 is the best of the lot and the Iphone struggles to even compete. The S3 and the HTC don't have much between them but apart from build quality the S3 shades it in all departments.
You may think at 4.8 inches the screen and therefore the phone is too big. Wrong. It never feels too big, it fits easily into your pocket and the quality of the Super Amoled Pentile screen is just a delight. The phone isnt much bigger than the S3 but the screen is better and it feels twice as good in your hand.
A major problem of smartphones is battery life. The S3 doesnt have such a big problem with this because its not a smartphone, its a superphone. The battery lasts over 12 hours of fairly heavy use, average use would probably get you about 2 days worth of battery.
Now the S3 is let down slightly by the build, just for the fact it is plastick. Its a nice feeling plastic but its plastic all the same. It does make it feel a bit cheap compared to the One X but it does allow a removable back cover so the battery can be replaced and external memory can be used. I'd like a more premium build but what happens inside makes up for it.
The features on this phone set it apart from the One X. Granted some dont work great but some are wonderful. S-voice, compared to Siri is poor but at least it caters for the UK market. However the smart stay feature is a great idea and on the whole works really well, the nature theme throughout adds class, S beam is remarkable and the NFC technology is way ahead of its time. One thing that the S3 doesmt have is 4G capability but I dont see this as a problem because it wont be widespread until 2015 by which time the S3 will have served its time and we'll all be moving on to the S5 or maybe even the S6.
The phone also seems that bit quicker than the One X and has that little bit more class. Both wash the 4S out of the water but the galaxy S3 will still be one of the top models in 18 months time, with probably only the S4 being better than it. Apple will have to do something pretty special with their sixth generation phone to beat the S3 and I just cant see them doing it, there is only so long a great marketing campaign can make you seem like the best. Apple just rename existing features on other phones and market them well, everything else is too symplistic, too boring and not much special. An Iphone costs the same as the S3 which is over 200 quid more than an Ipod Touch which apart from design is an Iphone without the 3G antenna.
So you have a choice, either you buy the Galaxy S3 and have the best phone on the market or you follow the crowd and buy an expensive fashion accessory that is the Iphone.
Summary: The best on the market
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