This is my one of my Android phone user reviews, on the Samsung Galaxy S3. SCH-R530C is the model number associated with the Galaxy S3 for Cricket Wireless, U.S. Cellular and MetroPCS.
I bought my Galaxy SIII about 6 months ago at Cricket, so this isn’t one of my “first impressions” reviews, I’ve been using this phone daily for a while. Also, although this is a ‘Cricket phone’ this info will apply to Galaxy S3s using pother wireless carriers as well since this review is not Cricket-centric.
I would give the S3 an 8.5 out of 10 rating. It was easy to switch over from my previous Android phone, only has a minor annoyance or two, is filled with features but you are not overwhelmed with trying to get to know all of them. Also, for the difference in price I personally would buy an S3 over an S4. As a Cricket user I pay more for these phones than a customer of a carrier with monthly contracts & fees. The S4 has a slightly larger screen, higher resolution, and some cooler features. The two phones aren’t very different from one another.
As Android phones do, it has a great selection of pre-installed Google and non-Google apps. I love being able to jump right from Google Maps to Google Navigation for GPS directions by pushing once on the screen – besides making phone calls, texting and email that is one of the major benefits of owning this phone – along with its design/look, flexibility, etc, etc. There’s a lot more I like about this phone, but this is supposed to be a simple review, so there you have it. Some SIII specs are below with links if you want more information and my video review on Youtube has even more links including the cool and inexpensive holster case I ended up buying for under $10.
User Review Samsung Galaxy S3
Samsung Galaxy S3 SCH-R530C Specs
1.4 GHz quad-core Cortex-A9 CPU Processor
4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED (1280×720) display
Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
16/ 32GB User memory (64GB available soon)
microSD slot (up to 64GB)
WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40
8 Mega pixel Camera Auto Focus camera with Flash & Zero Shutter Lag, BSI
Front-facing 1.9 Mega pixel Camera, HD recording @30fps with Zero Shutter Lag, BSI
S Beam (phone-to-phone transfer)
Smart Stay, Smart Rotation
Size: 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm
Audio: MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC＋/eAAC ＋, WMA, OGG, FLAC, AC-3, apt-X
Video: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, DivX, DivX3.11, VC-1, VP8, WMV7/8, Sorenson Spark Recording & Playback: Full HD (1080p)
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