Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone user review

Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone has received good feedback from a GizmoLead reader who is based in Saudi Arabia.

Sarath K, Audio Visual Tech, Saudi Oger Ltd, in King Abdullah University-KAUST, Saudi Arabia, says he bought the Samsung Galaxy S3 5 months ago.

“It is an amazing device. It has a friendly user interface. Almost all the applications will work on this phone. It is very slim and light weight,” said Sarath.

The reader has identified several advantages and disadvantages.

Sarath K, Audio Visual Tech, Saudi Oger Ltd, in King Abdullah University-KAUST, Saudi Arabia

Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone’s main benefit to this reader include its slimness and light weight.

The reader, a technology expert, likes big screen and huge pixel size. You can see the key specifications of the device at the end of this review.

Gorilla glass gives confidence for rough use, Sarath said. Gorilla glass was one of the innovative features of Samsung Galaxy S3.

Samsung Galaxy S3 offers very fast Internet browsing experience. He is enjoying the capabilities of 1.4 GHz Quad Core processor.

Sarath liked the super camera quality. Front camera is good for video calling. The smartphone comes with 8 MP primary camera and 1.9 MP secondary camera.

“I am using Skype, Hangout,Tango and We Chat. Samsung S3 has lots of applications available. Multi window helps me to use two applications at a time. Smart Stay is helpful while browsing through news portals. Motion features are awesome,” Sarath said.

Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone’s main disadvantages is attributed to its battery quality.

Sarath says Samsung Galaxy S3’s battery drains faster so he needs to recharge twice in a day. He is a heavy online user. Samsung Galaxy S3 features 2100 mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy S3, according to its website, promises talk time of up to 1350 minutes on 2G network and 700 minutes on 3G network. This apart, the website says the device offers standby time of 830 hours on 2G network and 770 hours on 3G network.

Sharath is also finding difficulties as the phone hangs if the signal is too low for the Internet.

One common problem noticed with these Android phones,  Sarath says, is the bulky folders. Whenever a new application is downloaded or operated, a new folder is created with a lot of files. It’s not practical to remove them as it will affect the performance of the app.

Another drawback with this phone, he says, is that it gets scratches very quickly.

Key Features of Samsung Galaxy S3

  • Android v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS
  • 8 MP Primary Camera
  • 1.9 MP Secondary Camera
  • 4.8-inch Super AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen
  • 1.4 GHz Quad Core Processor
  • Wi-Fi Enabled
  • Expandable Storage Capacity of 64 GB

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Also read: Samsung S2 user review


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