I divorced my iPhone and married the Samsung Galaxy S3, do I regret this decision? My Galaxy S3 review
It’s only been a week but so far I can say that I love my Galaxy S3. I have tried to move away from the iPhone a couple times and always ended up running back to it. usually it was because
of an app that I really needed that I could only get on IOS or something like that. There is no doubt that the Google Play store is really competitive to the iPhones apps store now a days. I was
able to find an equivalent for every app that I love and need. I’m glad I made the decision to go with the S3 instead of an iPhone 5 for several reasons.
First, I love the ability to customize my phone. I have always hated how every iPhone seems to sound the same and look the same. My Android device looks different from everyone else’s. I have my own custom ringers
that I made using the Ringdroid app. My screen has a live wallpaper and widgets that meet my needs. You can also download a 3rd party app store like the Amazon app store. The Amazon app store is a great addition to the Google Play store and the Amazon store gives away a paid app for free on a daily basis.
The next thing that I love about my Galaxy S3 is the screen size. It’s much larger then the iPhone 5 but not nearly as big as a Samsung Note. It’s really a great size. I am not a fan of the new iPhone 5s longer screen. I feel like
it adds very little value other then an extra row of apps.
One of the biggest surprises was the Google Play music. I had no idea that I would be able to upload my entire music library and have access to it from anywhere I can find a browser or from my phone with out having to physically
store the music on my Android device. Not only can I upload all my music but it also uploaded all my iTunes play list which saved me from having to spend hours re-creating the list on a new program. I can’t say enough about how much I love the Google Play music. I never thought I was going to be able to permanently get away from iTunes, I’m glad there is finally a way.
Aside from the Google Play music the Google Play app store is really great too. I like that if I purchase an app that I don’t end up liking or it just doesn’t work the way I had hoped that I have a window of time to return the app. This is not a feature on IOS. I also like that I can easily manage my apps from my phone or my computer. A lot of times I will research apps that I may want while I’m on my computer and while Im there I can tell the app to instal on my phone and the app will download and install automatically without me having to do anything on the phone itself. Same goes for updating an app.
Now like with any relationship it’s not all perfect. The battery life isn’t as good as my old iPhone, although a lot of that could probably be attributed to the fact that I run live wall papers and I have several widgets. I feel like the Galaxy S3 could be a little louder. Sometimes I have trouble hearing my text message notifications. The phone is also very slick and easy to drop. I highly recommend you get a case. I went with the spec case because they tend to last long, absorb drops fairly well and they are not to bulky.
I am also slightly disappointed that Jelly Bean hasn’t been pushed out to the phone yet, but Samsung has said that’s coming in a couple months.
Overall I am very pleased with my new Samsung Galaxy S3 and I have no regrets so far about leaving the iPhone. I wish I would have waited a few more days before making my purchase because I payed $199 for my Galaxy at the AT&T store and Amazon has recently announced that they are selling it for only $99. If your thinking about making the move to the Samsung Galaxy S3 then now would be a great time to take advantage of that great price. Technically I got my Galaxy S3 for free because I was able to sell my iPhone 4 on Ebay for $225. It only took about 5 mins to sell the phone with $225 as the buy it now price.
Good bye iPhone, you are a great product but I need some freedom. Your just to controlling for me.