Samsung Galaxy S III

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Reviewed by SmokeMonster (Currently owns)

I switched from an Iphone to the Samsung G3S. There are a ton of things I absolutely love about the phone, one being the screen display, the size of the screen and the camera. Those features alone make the phone, in my opinion, much better then any Iphone currently on the market.

What I don't like about the phone is the location of the power button, which is directly across from the volume button's. That has become a major annoyance for me as I'm always hitting both buttons at the same time. I'm also not thrilled with the battery life of the phone. At 100% and in sleep mode, I'll set the phone by my bed side when I wake up and the batter life will be at 89% when I wake up. Where as the Iphone at 100% in sleep mode would be at 98%. That's a concern for me.

I am not a fan of the messaging mode either. The Predictive text feature is not very predictive at all and the screen is so sensitive that pressing one of the letters will cause the letter to be pressed multiple times.

And my other complaint, compared to the iphone, would be the I really liked the 1 touch call feature with numbers in favorites. On the G3S you have to swipe the contact and even then it's not a guarantee that you will have swiped across the screen completely.

Overall... I do enjoy the phone and I am happy that I purchased it. But there are issues with it, as there is with any phone. But overall, I wouldn't rate this phone above a 7 because the annoyances are somewhat frustrating to deal with.

The Breakdown

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  • Design 8
  • Display 9
  • Camera(s) 10
  • Reception / call quality 10
  • Performance 9
  • Software 9
  • Battery life 5
  • Ecosystem 7
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