So for the past month, I have had the experience of playing and using all of the top-notch phones that are currently out. I was using the iPhone 4S since October, then towards the beginning of June, I was using the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon. Verizon LTE speeds are crazy fast, especially coming Sprint’s horrid 3G and below speeds. Then I got the Sprint’s HTC Evo 4G LTE the day after it was released. I must say, I am glad that Sprint made sure they had plenty in stock and it wasn’t a release like when the original Evo 4G came out. Then I got the Samsung Galaxy SIII on Sprint. I made a transition from Sprint to T-Mobile because I just couldn’t take Sprint’s slow 3G data speeds anymore. It’s a tragedy that you have to use such a good phone like the Evo 4G LTE or GS3 on such a slow network (at least they are starting to roll out LTE in some markets, of course St. Louis wasn’t one of them). So I ended up trading my T-Mobile Blackberry Bold 9900 for the HTC One S (which is the little brother of the HTC One X line); I ended up doing a straight trade for my BB 9900 which was great for me considering my phone was way older. That just goes to show you that there are still hardcore Blackberry fans out there. I am curious to check out Blackberry’s new OS 10 that’s suppose to be coming out. But moving back to topic.
So my number is currently on the HTC One S and I have been using the Galaxy S3 on WiFi. I think its important to have a great screen on your cell phone considering its a device that you look at quite often. The Evo LTE has a great screen, however, the GS3 screen is just beautiful. Samsung has been know for producing beautiful screens with deep contrast such as having dark blacks and vibrant colors. This is why my favorite screen on a tablet is the Galaxy Tab (I haven’t bought the new iPad yet), this is why I have a Samsung television and this is why I just ordered a Samsung monitor. I just love the way their screens looks.
Besides the screen on the GS3, I also just love the form factor. It is made of plastic, however it doesn’t have that cheap feel and the rounded edges feel better in the hand compared to the Evo LTE and One S. Those are beautifully structured devices by HTC however for comfort, I enjoy the feel of the GS3 without a case. Also, even though the GS3 screen is only .1″ more than the Evo screen (4.8″ vs 4.7″), it looks bigger and more enjoyable because its not as narrow like the Evo LTE screen is. The form factor of the Evo LTE is long and narrow and the form factor of the GS3 is a little more wider it seems. But you can check my review video between the two for more talk about that.
Its a great time for the phone market. It’s going to be interesting to see what Apple is going to bring to the table with the next iPhone this fall. From the rumor reports, it appears that they are going to go against what they originally said and go with a bigger screen, which I would agree it’s time to do. However iOS 6 from what I remember initially reading is not going to be a big facelift at all. So we will see.
In the meantime, I am trying to get my hands on a T-Mobile version of the GS3, then I will be complete….(well almost; I will really be complete when I can have a Windows 8 tablet). HTC Sense does have way more widget options and they have this nice additional feature in the data usage where you can track you minutes and textes which is pretty cool, but I need that GS3 screen. Right now, I’m carrying around both my One S and GS3…and when I get my hands on the Nexus 7, I will probably be carrying that around too. I don’t want to carry around three devices if I can help it, so hopefully I can find someone to trade with me for a T-Mobile GS3.