I have never been a Samsung fan as I am always a Nokia babe since high school, but this Samsung Galaxy fad has been around for some time and it actually convinced me to try its new Samsung Galaxy S3 unit. Although the company’s units are on the expensive side, I decided to give it a shot, noting that Samsung has been known for its high quality and superb products.
Un-boxing the Samsung Galaxy S3 was quite exciting. I felt like I was taken back to high school when I first laid my hands and eyes on my very first mobile phone, a Nokia; I have already forgotten its model, but I’m pretty sure that it was the bulky one with an extended antenna and loaded with the popular Snake game. I am quite impressed with its packaging – robust, classy, and made of polycarbonate. It’s nothing short of plastic, but not really the very plastic-y feeling that you’ll get when you have feature phones from Nokia. However, its outer covering isn’t much of a scratch-resistant material. And I am kind of worried these days that its wear and tear has started to show, particularly that I bought the glossy, Marble White. It’s been with me for about four months now and a bit of scratches at its back is quite apparent in nearer view. I wish I wasn’t in a hurry to get a Galaxy S3 as I could have obtained a glossy black finish, which has just been announced in the market last month.
On the one hand, I like its thin body, but not so much of the fact that it feels so thin that it could crush between my hands or in my pocket when I bend. Thankfully, I’m never the type of user who always puts her phone in her pocket, especially that I own a hundred plus dollar phone. But what I like most about the phone is its memory. It has a built-in 64 GB memory that can be added with another 64 GB, too. Because of it, I am able to play all my favorite songs and even store some movies in it. But, honestly, I don’t love the audio. It’s cracking and does not have bass, unlike my Nokia. Also, it has wi-fi issues. Calls tend to drop once in a while because of its slow wi-fi capability. I don’t think it’s a problem with my net provider because I’ve actually placed it side by side with Nokia and the latter was actually doing fine getting good signal while the former has not progressed.
Should I recommend the Samsung Galaxy S3? Not really. I must say that Samsung is a good and reliable company when it comes to mobile phones, but this particular model isn’t the best cream in its crop. In fact, you can find a number of Nokia phones with similar specifications but way cheaper than the Galaxy S3.