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mbrenner's review of the Samsung Galaxy S III (Verizon)

original version, submitted Jul 13, 2012, 11:28 PM:

Like it!

I just got this phone today. I have had a lot of smart phones on a lot of carriers.

This one is very good. The display is large and the software works very well. I have a GII (Tmobile) and this phone is replacing a Droid Charge (also Samsung). This one has a huge display and the software just seems to have a bit more polish than the other phones.

Cons:
It is hard to find a belt case for, (but I did find an interesting one at verizon.

For some people its too large (not me)

Software glitch when adding yahoo or aol email accounts. You have to add them from the generic add acocunt and not select Aol or yahoo. You will get an error if you do it with the icons for these services.

Distorts when used with one of my headphones

Does not have a Micro HDMI port built in you have to get a very expensive adapter that I think is not wired exactly like the one that the SII uses.

I would like a bigger battery with extensive life like the Droid Maxx has rather than the extreme thinness that this phone offers.

Its a bit slippery (my case takes care of this).

Charger is not a nice as the Razor Maxx (its not bad but the one with Razor Maxx is really nice.)

Pro's
Camera works well.

Screen is very large

Its fast with lots of RAM

Will work internationally when they open up GSM with an update.

I like that Verizon uses a 4G SIM so the activation is really quick and you can still swap back to another Verizon 4G phone if needed.

I would highly recommend this phone, the OS is a pleasure to use now and it does not feel rougher than the current generation famous IOS device with its smaller screen, fixed amount of Flash RAM and lack of 4G network capability.

edited Jan 26, 2013, 12:29 PM to the current version:

They blocked GSM Data with local SIM cards!

Update Jan 25 2013
After waiting half a year since the launch of this "Soon to be International" phone finally last month the update comes out. It allows GSM and you can use other phone SIM cards, HOWEVER verizon locked the APN in the firmware so DATA won't work unless you use the Verizon SIM! They removed the ability to change the APN so no DATA unless you use a Verizon SIM, which means internationally you have to roam and pay 10 to 20x the $ to use data as buy a prepaid card. It will make calls with other SIM cards even in the US, so over seas its almost useless. I never would have paid for a permanently locked "international phone". Truly bait and switch!

For Domestic Only,

This one is very good. The display is large and the software works very well. I have a GII (Tmobile) and this phone is replacing a Droid Charge (also Samsung). This one has a huge display and the software just seems to have a bit more polish than the other phones.

Cons:
Camera is not as good as the one on the S II, I think it's firmware.

For some people its too large (not me)

Distorts when used with one of my headphones

Does not have a Micro HDMI port built in you have to get a very expensive adapter.

I would like a bigger battery with extensive life like the Droid Maxx has rather than the extreme thinness that this phone offers.

Pro's
Camera works well.

Screen is very large

Its fast with lots of RAM

Will work internationally when they open up GSM with an update.

I like that Verizon uses a 4G SIM so the activation is really quick and you can still swap back to another Verizon 4G phone if needed.

I would highly recommend this phone, the OS is a pleasure to use now and it does not feel rougher than the current generation famous IOS device with its smaller screen, fixed amount of Flash RAM and lack of 4G network capability.

 

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