I got mine last week on Friday (Verizon), it sure made for a great weekend. I have never been so satisfied with an Android device as I am with this one. The 2 GB of RAM definitely helps it fly through tasks – I have yet to experience the dreaded “homescreen re-draw” lag. It melts my mind just thinking how much smoother it will be once upgraded to Jelly Bean with Project Butter.
I actually bought this phone for full retail, and I honestly can say I don’t regret it one bit. Sure, it’s a shit load of money, but I use my phone more than I do a laptop or any other similarly priced gadget (including tablets).
Here is my Android history:
Droid 3 (wanted this phone but it came out after unlimited data was yanked)
Droid X2 (got it because I wanted unlimited data before Verizon pulled the plug)
HTC EVO (first Android phone, left Sprint because data speeds were so slow in my area)
I currently own a Transformer Prime and used to own a Xoom (since given to my uncle). The Transformer Prime was on the top of my list as favorite device, but it has been replaced with the S3. I am wondering if I even need the tablet as much anymore… probably, the keyboard dock makes it too easy to type with.
Face unlock works much better and quicker than I expected it to (I don’t even think I looked at any demos since at the time the phone I had I knew wasn’t going to get ICS and it was slow on GB anyway). S Voice is hit or miss, I don’t really use it that much. Can’t wait for my TecTiles I ordered to come in to play with some NFC. I also haven’t gotten to try out all the photo share stuff since I don’t know anyone else with an S3 in my area.
Overall, call quality is great, data is fast (hit 10 mbps up and down the other day), and this is a surprisingly easy to type on touchscreen. It’s probably due to the size, or using Swiftkey, or both, but damn, it’s so easy to type with. I am a huge fan of keyboard’ed phones but all my fears have been put aside after using the Galaxy S3 for a weekend.
So, how has your Galaxy S3 been treating you? Do you have the international version? AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon?