I was going to get the new iPhone 5 when it came out, but then I read that it will have a hard-mounted battery, and no expandable memory. Those are two major turn offs for me. And the new EVO also has a hard-mounted battery. So I chose the new Galaxy 3. A few of my coworkers have the Galaxy 2 and they really liked them, so I decided to give it a try.
I got one about 6 weeks ago (Sprint) and it's pretty sweet. It's thinner and lighter than the EVO it replaced, although it's a little longer and wider. I like it. The battery life seems to be better than the EVO, but typical for a smartphone in that you will probably need to charge it every day. I was sorta expecting the battery to not last as long since it's a dual-core processor, but it's not bad.
One minor problem I've had is with the texting keyboard. The text predictions are absolutely WILD sometimes. It comes up with the most ridiculous things! And when you type the lowercase letter "i", it almost always puts in a capital "I"!!! So when you type the lowercase letter, you have to "confirm" it in the little window above the keyboard. Nice work Samsung. THAT is retarded.
Anyone know of a better keyboard app? I've tried a few from the app store but they had ads that drove me nuts, so I deleted them. I'm willing to pay for it if need be, but I wanna try a free version first.
I bought a few accessories for it.... a screen protector, a very thin snap-on hard case, and a 32GB microSD card. I shouldn't be able to fill that up for a while
One minor gripe is that since this is an LTE phone, it won't work on 4G networks. Sprint won't have its LTE networks up in the Seattle area for about 6-8 months or so, so I have to live with 3G. It's not a big deal, even though mobile web browsing really blows. I can wait a few months.
Google Play is having their end of summer sale. Try swiftkey3, its on sale for $0.99
Cool, thanks! I found it and I'm going to try the free one for a bit.
Another coworker got this same phone the same week I got and he already broke the screen!! He dropped it and it landed on one of the sides. He got the extended warranty so it should get replaced. I carry insurance on my phone and my wife's phone. I haven't made a claim in a while. But she had her phone in a backpack when she went to the hospital, and a nurse put the backpack under one of those power beds, and then lowered the bed all the way down, crushing the phone. Thaaaaaaanks!!!!
I had some serious issues with the first one.. it was sitting for about 4 hours and the battery dropped ~60% while in standby. Then about an hour later it started smelling like an electrical fire and was getting really hot... turned it off and then back on after waiting about a minute. The battery had dropped 6% while it was off. With the 4G antenna on the battery was dropping about 1% per minute...Did some research and found that an international version of the Galaxy S3 caught on fire in Ireland while it was in standby on a dash mount: Samsung Galaxy S3 handset catches fire - The Inquirer
Luckily T-Mobile exchanged at the store since I was on the 14th day of their return policy. Even though I've had better luck with this one, I still won't be putting it in my pocket anytime soon lol
I have yet to have a Motorola phone that would last longer than 4 months without a mechanical failure. And I am very gentle and careful with my phones.
Their other products aren't much better. Their cable boxes/DVR's and cable modems are garbage. Any other brand will outperform Motorola in my experience.
Lol yeah it seems so. It was great while it lasted. While the battery lasts I've been having a problem with signal. Both mine and my wifes. Happens in different parts of the country,tried sim cards and on a couple of replacements. We got them in Feb. Like them better than the Samsung charge we used to have.
none of the apple phones have a removable battery or expandable storage so nothing new there. early this year i was gonna get a droid maxx but the battery is built into the phone. NO THANKS. so instead I bought a new 4G Thunderbolt online and an expanded battery. I havent been happier with any other phone ive ever owned. Even when i got the Incredible when it first came out. The only phone id consider looking at if i needed a phone right now is the SGIII.
Can't even list all the prior phones I've been through.
The charge,thunderbolt,dx2. The charge was the worst for us. GPS never work,etc. We got the maxx in February and everything was great until a few weeks ago. Wife swears since the update to ICS things changed. The battery has been OK but signal drops. Can't figure out why. The signal we used to have in normal places we don't. We had replacement phones ,sim card,tried different settings as the reps don't know much. Only thing that kinda helped was to set it at cdma mode and not lte/cdma. Have heard people go through several phones. If it gets to that point I might ask for a different phone. Reason we got the maxx was battery and it worked great.
anyways, i have the s2 and i love it. as far as the keyboard goes - are you using swype? theres a reason you have to enter a lowercase "i" in the field, because who does that?? the phone knows thats not a normal use of that letter. entering it into the field "ok's" it for later use. i tell everyone that theres a learning curve to swype but once you get past it, its easy and fast to use. i wont be getting the s3 however, im waiting for the note 2 to come out, or ill just get the note if that takes too long. you should root the s3 and do a battery calibration on it. sometimes, battery life is not what it seems and if you arent turning off the apps you arent using, its going to kill your battery in the background.
If it's not boosted - it's not mine!
Alright so that case wasn't true(EDIT- Didn't eead the whole article). My phone filled a whole room with an electrical burning smell though. As soon as I turned my phone off the smell disappeared, which tells me some component inside was malfunctioning and burning up. I don't doubt that it would have caught on fire if I had left it on, but I didn't want to pay $600 to find out.
I have no reason to discredit this phone... I exchanged it for another since T-Mobile even felt it was defective. I absolutely love it and it's a huge upgrade from my Palm Treo Pro. I'm only telling you what my experience with it has been.
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