My Life with the Samsung Galaxy S III & Upcoming Premium Suite upgrade

From Black Friday till now, I keep hearing people talking about getting the new iPhone 5. Some of the features they're excited about? The iPhone 5 new larger screen, Siri and some other odds and ends.

Honestly I don't see what the big deal was since Galaxy S III from Samsung was launched months in advanced. When compared, the Galaxy S III has a bigger screen and better smartphone features (in my humble opinion) way better then what the iPhone had to offer.

Samsung Galaxy S III

In full disclosure for the last few months I've been living my life using the Galaxy S III, after receiving one during the launch event earlier this year.

Samsung Galaxy S III NYC Launch

During the event Samsung announced a few ways phone owners could utilize their Galaxy S III
  • Samsung Share-to-Go Stations - Samsung customers are able to download (free) content directly to their device with a simple tap of their phone to the smart board or kiosk. Content is stored on the device to be accessed at any time.
  • Samsung Galaxy SIII Cinema Game - an interactive cinema 3D game experience in theaters which allows the audience to uniquely interact with a 3D phone on-screen and move the images with hand motions to score points.
  • Samsung Beacon, a mobile-only magazine and content hub with news, tips, information and entertainment. Beacon will offer exclusive stories and downloadable content including music, video, and e-books.

Samsung Galaxy S III NYC Media Event

After hearing all the announcements, I had some one on one time with one of the Galaxy S III, taking photos, learning about the features like ShareShot and meeting NBA star Kevin Love, who was challenging guest to a game of hoops.

While being at the event was lots fun, I was more excited to see how the Galaxy S III performed in real life.

Samsung Galaxy S III

Once home I noticed how light and thin the Galaxy S III was. Even though it has a very nice large face, over all it wasn't bulky or heavy.

Samsung Galaxy S III

I then checked out some of the features including the S Memo, an app that allows pictures, voice recordings, typed text, and even handwritten notes and drawings to be combined and converted into a "memo," for sharing. Using S Memo and the apps was easy and straight forward. If your a creative person you'll like how these apps enhance your mobile experience.

Samsung Galaxy S III

My next feature to try out was the camera and video. As a blogger (and mom) I take tons of photos and videos. I was REALLY impressed with the photos and videos I took with the Galaxy S III.

The camera has 8-megapixel rear camera with zero-lag shutter speed and a 1.9-megapixel front camera. Everything came out clear and sharp. I was able to adjust camera setting for photo size and zoom in while taking video. You can see the zooming while recording action in my video for my son's preschool graduation singing

When I was ready to share, Galaxy S III allowed me to do so quickly and easily.

  • With ‘S Beam,’ you could share a 1GB movie file within three minutes and a 10MB music file within two seconds by simply touching another GALAXY S III phone, even without a Wi-Fi or cellular signal.
  • The ‘Buddy photo share’ allows photos to be simultaneously shared with all your friends directly from the camera or the photo gallery.
  • With ‘AllShare Cast’, you can wirelessly connect the GALAXY S III to instantly share any forms of files between GALAXY S III and your tablet, PC, and televisions regardless of the distance between the devices. Under AllShare Play is also the ‘Group Cast’ feature that allows you to share your screen among multiple friends on the same Wi-Fi network.

Not only does the Samsung Galaxy S III comes with tons more features besides the ones I highlighted here, but recently it was announced that it will be even smarter with the Premium Suite upgrade! Following the Jellybean upgrade, more special and innovative functions will be available. Check out the below video for a highlight


The new features are broken down into four categories: contextual awareness, enhanced features, powerful multimedia, and new features and better accessibility. Availability and timing of the Premium Suite upgrade will vary depending on the country and mobile carrier.

So as you can see, the Galaxy S III has lots to offer over the iPhone 5 (in my opinion) so if you get a chance, definitely check it out.

The Samsung Galaxy S III is available in 16 GB and 32 GB models. Prices varies depending on the wireless network. To learn more visit - http://www.samsung.com/global/galaxys3/

Please Note: I was invited as media to cover the event. I received the Samsung Galaxy S III for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received. Views expressed are always 100% my own.

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4 comments:

  1. Great review! Hubby bought me one for Christmas so I'm excited to try it out!

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  2. The SG3 has lots of cool features so you'll enjoy using it.

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  3. Nice phone! Like you, I née a phone with a great camera and video. Will look into it next time I am up for a new one.

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  4. If your looking for a smartphone with great camera and video capabilities then def check out the GS3

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