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Ezra Easley
Jul 12
Ezra Easley
Overall
4.2
Ezra Easley

"Details Make It Great Details Make It Bad"

They say you don't ever really know a person until you live with them for a while... Well that could go for phones as well... You never really know a phone until you live with it... I have had this phone since its release and now I can say (drum roll please) I know this phone... The good, the bad, and the ugly.. .
Physical Design: I have been a loyal HTC user since the PPC 6700.... One thing I took for granted was corners. The Galaxy S3 is a really rounded device. No hard corners or angles. I am coming from the Evo 3D and the corners are something I never thought of as an ergonomic feature. Turns out it was. The GS3 is sexy to look at, attractive to hold for a moment but for day to day use and operation its sort of slippery. Simple task that we normally do unconsciously become calculated efforts. Things like pulling it out of a case or even picking it up quickly to answer become risky. Its easy to drop and is really thin... I found a solution after buying a case to go round it but as for stock device, its sexy to look at, enticing to hold, but day to day use can be risky. Make sure your insurance is paid up (which Sprint has gone up on #AnotherSubject)...
Operation and Function: This is not a device for beginners. ,Samsung has went out of their way to give us end users customization options, almost to a flaw. You can just about tweak every aspect of this device. The most detailed setting can be customized to your style and personality. The problem is there are so many options it tuff to settle or find the best one. If you are a simple phone person who likes to use a phone the way it was intended then this may not be a device for you. This is for a person who likes to express there individuality. It can become a task thumbing through ALL the options and some of them seem to be over kill... Its almost the Swiss army knife of settings, and you find even more tweaks and settings in other places. Dial pad settings, contact settings, text message settings, display settings, this is almost a DIY device and that's what I love but others may hate about it. Its a blessing and a curse.

Battery is decent. You have so many settings and feature options its easy to feature yourselves right into a battery black hole. Once there its a really tedious task figuring out what feature is at the head of your battery drain. It took me 4 days to realize I had the radio setting to LTE and CDMA which meant it was constantly searching for a LTE signal that won't exist until July 15 in Dallas. That killed 10% of my battery in 10 minutes...
All in all, after some tweaks to the physical with a holster and case and learning the endless settings, I am in love with this phone. Its been about 2 weeks and like they say, you do t really know a person till you live with them.... Well you don't know a phone till you have lived with it... Great phone for a power user, not a beginners phone, but all in a wonderful device... Only after you make it your own and live with it a few weeks......

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