Review of the Galaxy SIII

Posted on March 22, 2013

I reluctantly made a move to an Android device back in August, due to the need to access files via mobile and the trouble I had doing so with my beloved Blackberry. Since 6 months have passed, it’s now adequate to review the do’s and don’ts of the hot new (now old, since they have come out with the SIV) SIII.
Speed-I am on Verizon Wireless and it’s just lightning-fast. It allows me to access files from anywhere, and quickly.
Size of display-it’s the largest display screen that isn’t a tablet. You will not do better for display and the clarity of the screen is nice as well.
Apps-virtually anything you want is available either free or for a small fee via the App store. It’s a huge upgrade over what I used to see in the Blackberry marketplace.
Negatives-Samsung Kies software. If you use Outlook and need to sync, you’re in trouble. I am an Outlook 2010 user and downloaded the Samsung Kies software to sync my data. The problem with the Kies software is that it is virtually a bug itself. Almost every time I connect the device (via cable) to the computer, the software will not recognize the device. This prompts me to have to “disconnect the phone” (which I do) and “troubleshoot/reinstall device driver” (which I also do). About 50% of the time after doing this, the software again fails to recognize the phone. I have to uninstall and then reinstall the Kies software at least every two weeks. This is simply no way to operate a business, much less a personal device. Samsung is clearly lacking in the software department and it’s made my decision for my next phone a lot easier-this is the last Samsung phone I’ll ever buy.


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