The wait for the new Apple iPhone 5 is over, but the quest for a new, reliable and feature-laden “smart phone” ended for me over a month ago.
After seeing the remarkable reviews of the Samsung Galaxy S III, I took a hands-on test at a local T-Mobile store. It was probably the only time that I’ve spent 90 minutes at a store, carefully examining something, outside of buying a car.
All I have to say is, that Samsung has won the game of numbers, despite the lawsuit it was hit with, due to the remarkable quality of its product. The phone is lightweight, ultra sharp, responsive and full of features.
As an Android device, it steers away from the clasp that Apple imposes on its hardware – a deciding factor for me as for many others. Even the battery can be swapped out, if needed, something that no iPhone can boast; you’d need a visit to your local Apple store for that.
The price was hard to beat, despite having to commit with T-Mobile for two years. I’ve been using them for the past decade, so why not.
If you still want an iPhone, I can’t stop you. It’s a great phone. If you need a better phone, however, get a Galaxy S III.