The New Cell Phone- Samsung Galaxy S3

Just picked up the relatively new flagship Android phone The Samsung Galaxy S3.  Had the original HTC EVO 4G for 2.5 years and it was a little long in the tooth.


If anyone would have asked me before I had this phone what kind of cell phone one should buy I would have told you an iPhone for anyone that does what 95% of cell phone users will ask a cell phone to do and do well.

This was based on more than a few hiccups I had with the original EVO.  This Galaxy absolutely SCREAMS it is so fast, the screen is so beautiful.  There is zero lag.  It has a removable back for which you can buy a larger extended battery which will last you several days under constant heavy duty use as opposed to being stuck with a solid case which doesn’t allow you to snap on an extended battery.

The stock Samsung Galaxy s3 is so lightweight that I actually prefer a little extra size and heft with the extended battery.  It comes with 16gb of on board memory for your music and movies and to save podcasts with a slot for a micro SD card which can handle up to another 64 GB of on board storage space for photos. music, files.

So far I have no reservations about recommending this phone.  The top online tech sites routinely compare it to the iPhone and other top end phones.

It gets my highly recommended nod.


  • Fun that is the exact phone I want! Can I ask what service you use? Heard a rumor that it is a bit slow on Verizon…hope that is not true!


  • You didn’t mention which carrier you use, or perhaps people have insight into which carrier provides the best service in Gloucester? Thanks!


  • FYI – has this phone for $99 w/new 2yr contract with Sprint!


  • OK…I have Sprint, also…and I have a phone of similar vintage to your old EVO…that said, beside the need, or desire, for large battteries…why not the iPhone, which is available for Sprint, as it has significantly more apps available…would you not order one computer over another if the “software” options were better?…the “SIII” is attractive but…thanks for the help.


    • If you have super simple phone needs I’d go with the iPhone because it is a super simple phone. But you can customize android phones a whole hell of a lot more and there is a lot more flexibility with an android OS. Where android was a little quirky 2 years ago, I find this phone an absolute beast in actual use for speed, build quality and functionality. Just about any app you would use on an iPhone you can find on android now. Windows phones not so much, yet. I saw the new Lumia 920 windows phone and it looks very interesting though.

      Knowing with a $29 extended battery that you’ll get days and days of use without having to be tethered to a charger is a mighty nice feeling for a power user.


  • Thanks! Is there a Sprint store here with someone knowledgeable and friendly? I must have missed it if there is. I suppose I’d have to change the guts of my iPhone for it to work on Sprint…It’s so complicated to make life simplier!


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