Its been with me for one and a half years! Still I'm in love with it!
By abhijith s | 26 May 2014
I have been using SGS3 for about one and a half year. And Still i'm in love with it like the time i got it. There are many reasons for it.
The specs were the top notch when I got my phone.
1.4ghz quad core processor and 1gb ram was only available in some handsets, And I wanted the best of them. I chose my S3. There was htc one x and xperia z (I guess) at that time.
I bought it for 34k (yeah its now 22k, Samsung does this, But I have no regret).
As I said, I have been using s3 for a long time, it has gone through a hell lot of abuse from my side (both hardware and software). It has dropped several times from my hand. And still no scratch or crack on the screen. The corning gorilla glass is worth it. I dont use screen guard as I dont like the slippery nature of it. Also touching on the glass directly feels so much better. But hey, my phone doesn't have a single scratch. That's the power of gorilla.
I'm a power user ( :D ). I mean I have rooted my phone and have been changing ROMs (Custom modified android OS)(Do a google search if you don't know ;) ). So my phone has taken so many abuse on the software too. Even sometimes the things had gone wrong, when trying all the risky stuff in root. But since this is samsung s3, there are many other people out there to help, in XDA , rootzwiki etc. Any problem, they will help. This kind of software support from large number of developers shows the huge popularity of the phone. This is one of the major thing I particularly like about this phone.
I guess, this is the most successful phone that was ever made by samsung. When S4 was released I didn't even want to change my phone.
Coming about performance, The 1.4ghz exynos processor is/was a beast. Now also I can play any game in playstore and it supports any applications. I play Asphalt 8 regularly. The processor is the same as that of in the note 2. We can also overclock the processor to 1.6ghz to make it as fast as note2 (Again, Root and custom kernel).
The display, Super HD AMOLED is the another best thing about this phone I guess. The display of SGS3 outshines every other HD Display ( Every Display is not the same, Just use a samsung phone and compare it with others, you'll understand the quality).
Coming about battery life, I really cant comment about it, because for me I'm getting one and half days of battery life now, its because I'm on a custom kernel. I got a day full battery when I was not rooted.
Coming about the Value for money now, I guess, its little less compared to that of other phones. Moto X and Moto G are the best value for money pAs always samsung phones maintain the demand and there are always people who want samsung only :D.
Whom would I recommend this phone then? Hm. The power user, hones. Moto X packs similar performance and display.I guess that doesn't affect the sales of s3, those guys who want to mod their phone and use the android to the extreme. ;)