Simple yet effective features of the Samsung Galaxy S III
I have been using iPhones for the past 3 years with only the occasional break to test Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry devices. For all of the greatness in each of the devices, the iPhone has called me back and stood by my side every single day.
No matter what features have been presented and how great the screens are, I haven’t been able to break free. I felt exactly the same on the first day I tried the Galaxy SIII. A few minor frustrations crept in that made me wonder if I would ever leave iOS.
And then day two happened.
As I started to get to know the SIII, I started to understand the phone and all of its subtle features more. Simple things like holding up the phone in front of my daughter and waiting for her to smile. When she did, the phone would automatically snap a photo. Taking my eyes off the screen and watching the display dim. Calling someone who I was texting by simply holding the phone to my ear. Such ingenuity, such simplicity and so natural.
The phone never feels big thanks to its shape and quickly got under my skin. It is a ‘pick up and play’ unit that offers so much up front. If you take the time to look underneath, you will be greeted with a wealth of features and customisation tricks that let you make the phone completely unique to you. It is like a computer that does not feel like a computer, it is way ahead of the rest (in my opinion) and Samsung has managed to do something special with Android. Samsung has managed to out naturalise the iPhone and iOS yet keep all of the extra features Android users want.
To say I am impressed by the Galaxy SIII is an understatement. The more I use it, the more I want to pick it up and do whatever I want. And I really can do whatever I want with it.