4.13.2013

Day 33: Helloooo Galaxy S3


Today I got my new phone, FINALLY. HALLELUJAH. I mean, I couldn't stand another day with my old phone. It was 'that' bad. I can't even begin to explain all the things that were wrong with my shitty phone. It would drop calls all the time. Texts would not go through. Calls wouldn't go through. Wireless would pop up and screw up my data connection. Everything was slow as hell. And that's just tip of the iceberg. Switching from my old phone to my new one, felt like I was switching from 56K to DSL. My God. 

I was actually really set on waiting for the Galaxy S4 to come out (since the S3 came out last year) but I thought really hard about it (and became impatient....) and I wasn't sure if I wanted to pay $250 for a new phone, ONLY because the S3 is JUST AS GOOD. The S4 has all the shiny bells and whistles of a "new" phone, but to be honest, S3 really set things off for Samsung. I used to have the Galaxy S 4G before I downgraded my phone because I switched from T-Mobile to Verizon. I had to sell my phone obviously, since Verizon doesn't use sim cards. And I absolutely LOVED that phone. I thought the Galaxy S was amazing! The camera quality was superb. It was fast. AND I had fake 4G (since at the time, they didn't have "real" 4G speeds yet). Then I downgraded to the HTC Rhyme which is really just the dumbest "smart" phone I've ever used, with 3G that barely hit 2G's. I was almost certain I was going to get the S4, just because I figured, well, if the new phone is coming out and I'm stuck with it for the next two years, I might as well just wait for the new phone to come out. Then I found out about a deal that Newegg was offering for phone upgrades, and the Galaxy S3 was $30! I mean, cmon. That's a STEAL. So I took the bait. I don't regret it. I'm not some super tech freak where I have to have the latest and greatest new thing, even if it is enticing. The biggest factor remains that S3 is a good phone that will shine for the next couple of years, even if it is a year old. 

The Galaxy S4 is like the iPhone 5 for Android users. iPhone 4 is what really changed the game. They completely redesigned it and made it something really worthwhile to wait for. But the iPhone 5 is not that big of an upgrade. It's bigger, does a little more stuff, but it isn't an intuitive upgrade from the outstanding release of the iPhone 4 (I guess 4s is a better comparison). I feel like that's why I chose to stick with the older Galaxy S3 instead of waiting and paying 4x's more for the S4. If it was a far more major upgrade, I probably would've gone for it. So far, I love it the S3. I've played around with my friends phone so I already knew what I was in for. Honestly, anything is better than my old phone. The only thing I don't like about it? It's a little too big for my tastes. But it's actually lighter than my old phone, and I can appreciate that. 


 

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