Back in November, I had the opportunity to try out an Android phone and that didn’t work out so well. I was having a hard time making the transition from an iPhone, until I tried out the Samsung Galaxy SIII.
Samsung Galaxy SIII
Who will love it: Galaxy S fans looking for a simplified and intuitive experience paired with Jelly Bean, a sleek design and ultimate sharing capabilities.
Why it rocks: Snap a burst of photos and pick the best to share with friends in real time. With S Beam, you can instantly transfer pics, music and more directly to another Galaxy S III. Want to stream your snapshots and videos to a TV? With AllShare, you can. When you need a little assistance, your personal, portable helper S Voice answers the call.
Work smarter: Power a small army with ample storage space and Wi-Fi support for up to 10 devices. Thanks to AllShare technology, your work files are accessible anytime, anywhere.
A green machine: Platinum certified, this phone meets the highest level of environmental performance established by UL Environment.”
- S-Beam allows you to place two Galaxy S III phones back-to-back and you can transfer photos, videos, documents, and more.
- 8-megapixel camera with continuous auto focus, zero shutter lag, face detection, high dynamic range mode, burst mode, and more.
- S Voice enables the Galaxy S III to actually listen and respond to your words: tell it to wake up, snooze, take a photo, answer a call, send a text message, or play a favorite song.
- Smart Alert will give you a vibrating nudge to let you know about missed calls and messages.
I found the Samsung Galaxy SIII much easier to navigate than the Samsung Victory, which is the Android phone I had previously tried. It’s a higher-end phone which gives me a more similar experience to that of my iPhone. Just like the Samsung Victory, the Samsung Galaxy SIII had far superior picture quality than my iPhone. As expected, there was still a bit of a learning curve as I had to get use the change in operating system from iOS.
The girls, on the other hand, had no problem learning how to navigate this phone. I downloaded a few of their favorite games, and within days Eleanor pretty much claimed “Mommy’s new phone” as her own.
And while I didn’t get to try out the S-Beam feature myself, I did get to see my sister and her friend do this a couple months back when my sister still had a Galaxy SIII. I thought it was pretty cool how they were able to transfer pictures just by touching their phones together.
Another plus is Sprint’s Truly Unlimited plan, which includes data, text and calling to any mobile. This is one aspect I truly enjoyed and took advantage of. If we’re friends on FB, you’ve probably noticed I tend to make announcements for people to stop calling or texting me once I reach my monthly limit with my current mobile provider. However, with Sprint’s plan, this is something I’d never have to worry about. I also appreciate Sprint’s strong signal in areas where my current provider lacks. There have been times where I am without mobile service on my iPhone and my Sprint Samsung Galaxy has had full signal.
And considering I am going to be moving to one of the areas where my iPhone doesn’t get a signal, I am glad to know that Sprint is an option and that switching to an Android won’t be as big of a transition or nightmare as I had originally anticipated it to be.
If you’re interested in purchasing a Samsung Galaxy SIII, or trying out Sprint’s Truly Unlimited plan, visit Shop.Sprint.com.
Disclosure: I received the Samsung Galaxy SIII from Sprint as part of the Sprint Mom Blogger Program. Opinions here are my own.