Are you in the Android clan?0 posts
Are you in the Android clan?0 posts
Everythings coming together for me. I’m looking forward to my Windows Blue Haswell-powered ultrabook convertible that can last an entire day without breaking a sweat, yet still play the occassional game for me.. while also being able to function as a tablet for note taking.
Funny how no one is whining that this phone is all shiny plastic.. hmm
All the negativity in the reviews have made me even more impressed with my phone. All the new features are organized neatly so that you can see them yourself, so I dont see why reviewers so its so confusing.. old men/women perhaps? For us younger people (mid 20s and less), its not a problem. For all the people who are criticizing the phone.. I suspect you’ve never actually used one for more than a minute, and you’re just echoing reviewers.
The phone is awesome.. reviewers claim that its cheapy, but wow I was impressed. Not only is it superbly thin for its size, the screen is enormous relative to the body size. The buttons are extremely tactile and ‘clicky’, and the gaps are nearly nonexistent. It feels solid as heck in the hand, but still lightweight. The design is much cleaner than the S3, too. As for software, I have found many ‘gimmicks’ to be indispensible now..
Gimmick #1: Split screen. This has already been useful for me, I used it to watch youtube while browsing on chrome about some info that the youtube video was playing.
Gimmick #2: Wifi. Reviewers did not mention it, I’m not sure if this was present on the GS3, but wow there is a useful wifi feature. You can have it automatically disable WiFi if it detects the connection is slow. This is really useful for me because I dont have unlimited data, but there are times and places where my schools internet is sluggish and I’d rather just use mobile data anyways.
Gimmick #3: Voice commands. Again, I didn’t see any reviews mention this, but I have found these indispensible, too. This morning, my alarm went off, and I just said “stop”.. and it did. Didnt have to open my eyes and find my phone and turn it off.. you can also snooze the alarm. Its also useful for answering or rejecting calls if your hands are full while you get one.
Gimmick #4: (ok this isnt a gimmick, but most reviewers have ignored this, even as they have compared tthe phone to the HTC One and iPhone 5) SD Card slot. I pretty much filled up my space already with media. I’m planning on getting a 32GB card, which would normally cost you quite a bit more to upgrade without an SD card, but only about $25 for the card.
Of course there are other features too, but really this phone is awesome
It’s not that interesting to me that a large portion of AT&T’s mobile share plans are 10GB or above.. the way they tier the pricing makes it so that you might as well get 10GB or higher because each smartphone then costs less. I’m on a line with 5 adults, who now have upgraded to 5 smartphones, and we share 10GB of data. The cost is actually $12.50 less (because we have a 25% discount on the base price) than it would be for just 4GB of data! Its pretty interesting actually.. doesnt work out for people who only have 2-3 phones on a plan, but works very well for those with 5 people.
That said, the mobile share is actually cheaper than it would have been if we were all to get our own 2GB data plans, despite the fact that we essentially have more data per person (because not everyone is going to use the full 2GB.. in fact for my family, everyone but me uses less than 500MB so I tether and watch videos as much as I want. It works out to about $50/line for unlimited calls, texts, and the 10GB of shared data.