I have been using the Samsung Galaxy S3 T-mobile version from past 3 months and I believe 3 months are more than enough to judge the best phone ever released. This phone (T-999) is also the first phone to feature 2GB RAM, which is higher than its International version (i9300) that comes with 1GB RAM only. Read on to find out more about it.
What I really like?
1) Super fast processor: Before T-Mobile Galaxy S3, I used to own International version of Samsung galaxy note, which was much faster than the ATT and T-mobile’s Galaxy note and the performance difference between my T-mobile branded GS3 and Galaxy Note is day and night. The Galaxy S3 is much, much faster and smoother to use. The Snapdragon S4 processor inside this beauty really makes everything smooth.
2) 2GB RAM: The 2GB RAM makes multitasking better. Web pages in Chrome or default browser no longer reload when you come back to them after using some heavy app or game. Awesome.
3) Instant Shutter: The camera quality has not changed much when compared to Galaxy note, note 2 and Galaxy s2, but the instant camera shutter takes pictures instantly. Yup, and the pictures are crystal clear too. 1080p videos look great on the HDTV using Galaxy S3 HDMI adapter that we reviewed last month. Oh, and the camera app can take still while you are making video. The camera is better than iPhone 4s camera. There, I said it.
4) Premium build quality: To be honest, Galaxy S2 looked cheap and plasticky. This one is also made of plastic, but it feels premium to look at. On top that, it feels great in hands. While some reviewers like the looks of HTC ONE X more, most of my friends find the shiny body of Galaxy S3 more appealing.
5) Breath taking display: The colors literary pop up. Words cannot describe how beautiful it looks.Even though the screen is pentile but you will not be able to see any pixels as it packs 1280 x 720 resolution.
6) Excellent battery life: Galaxy S3 comes with 2100mAh battery, which is massive for a phone this thin. Battery life is amazing and I am easily able to get more than a day with active usage. Note that playing games like Asphalt 7 and Sega Virtual Tennis will reduce the runtime significantly.
What I do not like?
1) Poor visibility outside: You will hardly be able to see anything on the screen outside.
2) Bloatware: T-mobile add-on apps are literally useless. They nag you everytime you connect to Internet. I got rid of them by rooting my Galaxy S3 and then removing them by using Titanium backup from Play Store.
3) No case included: Neither Samsung, nor T-Mobile included any case for their top-of-the-line phone in the box. Not impressed.
4) Just 8MP camera: I know, I have praised the camera earlier, but GS3 should have had 12MP, which would have made GS3 more-than-an incremental upgrade for the Galaxy Note and GS2 users.
5) No native USB mass storage: This was mentioned as one of the bugs back when Galaxy S3 was released. Fortunately, an XDA developer released a workaround that does allows you to use it as mass storage. Unfortunately, you must root your phone to that. Feel free to follow our tutorial on how to use the T-mobile galaxy S3′s micro SD card as USB flash storage – http://mobilityupdate.com/phones/t-mobile-galaxy-s3-t-999-usb-mass-storage/
Verdict: Buy it. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has all the ingredients of a super smartphone and is a must have for any technology nerd.
Post a Comment