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