So we’ve finally tracked down the Samsung Galaxy S3. None of us could get to London to see it unveiled for the first time but Samsung surprised us when they brought it to Pepcom, a side event here at CTIA in New Orleans. I was hardly able to contain my excitement when I saw it, and getting my hands on it for the first was like the day I finally stepped into the 3D era of gaming by buying the original Playstation.
I would be lying if I said I had no problems with the design of the phone. That’s not to say that I have numerous problems, though. One pet peeve of mine was the middle button that’s become so prevalent over in Europe.
While I love the middle button (I wish it were on all the phones I’ve owned), it’s not shaped and textured how I’d want it to be. I was a fan of the plastic rectangular button on the first two devices and on the Samsung Galaxy Note. The button processs, and it’s easy to use, but it’s unattractive.
And that’s attractive much the only “bad” I had to share about the device. A many of persons prefer metal and polycarbonate material over plastic, but I really don’t mind it. When I say I don’t mind it, I mean I won’t be completely ticked off if my phone doesn’t have it. I love those materials but plastic is absolutely fine to me, and it has a many of advantages over those other materials.
The size of the device was very natural for me. I don’t know if it’s because of my ogre hands, but it didn’t feel odd, nor a chore. I got used to the Galaxy Note fairly speedily, and considering this device come in at 4.8 inches it was fairly easy for me to downscale.
Inside is the 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos chip that everyone’s been long for. It translate exceedingly well to the software side of things. Some expressed concern over the snappiness of the phone, but that was on video and I must say that film does it no justice. Playing with it in person is bliss personified in terms of how smooth and swift everything is.
1GB of RAM also sits inside, and Samsung’s provided unthinkable storage options. 16GB and 32GB have been done, sure, but when you introduce a 64GB model AND make room for a 64GB microSD card, you’re ahead of the game. And let’s not even talk about the 8