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MetroPCS - Samsung Galaxy S III 4G No-Contract Cell Phone - White-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 21 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    cool features

    Posted
    EddieAe07

    The Samsung Galaxy SIII has a 4.8 inch super AMOLED screen that allows users to view pictures in clear high definition. The smart phone is designed to be a natural fit for humans, due to its smooth curves and light weight. The phone includes new technology, such as; smart call, multi window, S beam, pop up play, and smart keyboard. The phone comes in two different colors; marble white, and an oceanic blue. The app store for the phone gives access to 863,234 apps from the android market. The Galaxy SIII runs on a Li-Ion Battery - 2100 mAh and its memory can hold 16,384 MB of data in its internal hard drive. The phone retails around $400.00. The design and the overall feel of the phone is very comfortable to me. The phone feels like a twig in my hand which allows me to use only one hand if I want, even though it weighs 3 grams heavier than the average smart phone; 130 grams. Though the 4.8 inch screen seems colossal for a phone, it is looks very smooth especially with its bright and high definition screen. The frame for pictures is big and captures every detail. The specific qualities that are most unique and helpful in the phone are the smart keyboard, multi window, and the smart call. I, as an American teenager, like to text most of the time when I want to communicate with other people. I am also someone who is not a fan of the weird spelling of words to text faster, but I am a slow typer as well. The smart keyboard predicts words and lists them above the keyboard as I am typing. So, I can spell words correctly and quickly as I message my friends. I use this almost all the time and it is always helpful. The newest addition to the SIII is the multi window feature. This allows users to do two things at once on the same screen. When I use this feature I am usually watching YouTube and text at the same time. The dual threat of being able to text and enjoy some highlights of the Chicago Bears at the same time makes the SIII one point higher on my scale of smartphones. The feature allows users to add whatever app they want to multi window so users are free to do two of their most favorite things on a phone. I have used the multi window feature almost everyday since it first came out for the phone. The smart call is a very unique feature. The user lifts the phone up to their ear and the phone makes a phone call to the number the user selects. I personally use this feature if I'm in the middle of a text and I decide it will be easier to call, I simply raise the phone to my ear and the SIII immediately calls whoever I am in the middle text. Smart call is a useful feature but I rarely use it. I have no problems with the memory in the phone, however, I have only 200 pictures saved. On the other hand, my neighbor, who has a Galaxy SIII as well, uploads a immense amount of photos to instagram from the phone and has not had any trouble with the storage so far. In addition, the phone is very durable. Throughout the three years that I have had the phone, It has never cracked or even had a scratch on it. Compared to the I-phone, the Galaxy SIII is indestructible. Though the Galaxy SIII offers the future in users hands, this high tech assistant has its downsides as well. The S beam is something I have used a total of times during the whole three years that I've had the phone. The commercials make the S beam, where you bump one SIII to the other to share photos, so convenient, but in reality it just take up space in the phone. The Li-Ion Battery - 2100 is an issue for me as well. The battery never lasts the whole day for me and I have ordered two batteries within the three years because of the battery malfunctioning. I personally think the battery is the single worst part about the phone. The app store holds over 800, 000 apps, but over half of the apps I have tried to download have either stopped downloading or have not worked. So to any gamers who may be interested in this phone, please research more about the app store and users' experiences.The pop up view on the phone which allows users to be able watch video and do something else in the background. I have seen this feature on other smart phones as well and it is just as useless as it is on any other phone. The colors of the phone disappointed me, because I wanted a black Galaxy SIII but I ended up with a white one instead. As a male, I just bought a black covering to make me feel better whenever I pulled the phone out of my pocket. The camera on the phone can face the photographer like the I-phone does, but the picture quality is very similar and there is no real advantage when buying the Galaxy SIII. The 4G is slower than what I would like it to be. At times, the server is unable to connect, and as a college student, the internet is something I must have access to. One major problem with the Galaxy SIII is the ability to download music. Even though there are hundreds of apps that download free music from the app store, I have not been able to download more than five songs without running into malfunction with the apps. It is extremely fustrating having to use Youtube for my music library, but at least the sound is very sharp and clear through the headphones provided with the phone. The phone is very practical, so it is a good phone for people who just want to have a phone to make calls and stay connected with their friends. The phone allows the user to pick the apps he or she wants on his or her home screen, or even delete apps he or she finds unnecessary. The phone also appeals to users who are looking for the cool futuristic cellular experience. There are enough apps in the phone to appeal to any gamer: racing games, board games, sports, puzzles, and even. The phone gives the "Next Big Thing" experience; more creative features, brighter screen, lighter, faster, simpler, and most of all better than other smartphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice phone when it works

    Posted
    Armard3
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I bought two of these phones from BestBuy to use on MetroPCS, one for me and one for my wife about 6 months ago. I also bought two 32 GB micro SD cards to be able to take pictures and videos without having to worry about capacity. Within 3 months, my phone killed the micro SD card and I lost all my music, pictures, and videos. If that weren't frustrating enough, the same thing happened to my wife's micro SD card a few weeks later. Luckily, in her case we were able to retrieve all her files before the card died for good. I have read many forums of people complaining to samsung about this issue and they say that Samsung will not admit the defect in the S3 and say that there is nothing wrong with it. Several people claim to have used several different brands of micro SD cards with the same result. In my case, it was two of the same brand being killed by two different Samsung galaxy S3. Just today, my phone is on the MetroPCS screen and will not let me do anything. I have tried to reset it several different ways and it just gets locked in the same screen. To make matters worse, I am in a city that does not have MetroPCS and cannot get it fixed. As for the service with MetroPCS, it is pretty good in the DFW area. Data speeds are very good for the price and the prepaid plans are all unlimited. As for the phone, I am pretty sure I will never buy another Samsung product again. I am very disappointed in a company like Samsung that will not recognize and fix their mistakes. The reason I didn't buy an iphone in the first place was because I thought it was a little redundant to have an ipad and iphone. I had previously owned an LG android phone and liked it. I am really regretting not buying an iPhone now. I will probably wait for the 5S and use my old phone in the meantime.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Phone!

    Posted
    AngelaF
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I love this phone!! I got it as a Christmas gift and it is awesome. It was very easy to set up and use right away. I like being able to talk on the phone and do other things at once. The picture quality from this camera is so good I stopped using my other digital camera. The sound is always good on this phone with or without my Bluetooth. The phone charges pretty fast and my battery doesn’t die half way through my day if I talked on it in the morning like my last phone did. It also replaced my ipod. I would recommend this phone to everyone. I love the Samsung flip cover case I bought to go with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great phone

    Posted
    Mrbill002
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I got this phone as a replacement for my old Samsung phone which quit answering calls. So far this one has been great. The pictures are great and I am still finding new things it does. I like the bigger screen because it is easier to see. So far battery life seems good. It is easy to use and very user friendly. Overall I am very pleased so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best phone ever.

    Posted
    dwins
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have service everywhere I have gone. After having numerous phone's I finally found the Samsung S 3 to be the best. I have recommended it to many people. I love my new phone and the best buy representatives were great didn't try to up sell and gave me a great deal including the 2 yr insurance which covers me so I don't have any worries. Thank you to the sales associate that gave me great service.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Coming from galaxy II. It is a good, solid phone

    Posted
    scdubb13
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I thought that this phone was not much of a change from my previous galaxy 2. I was mistaken.....it has a long list of improvements on my old phone. The camera is alot better. using google or internet service is faster & easier. There are more app options to choose from. Metro pcs is running a really efficient service through t-mobile's network!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Phone

    Posted
    SamsungCalling
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I'm really excited about the Samsung S4 phone. It's a very fast efficiient phone for my business. The camera is fantastic. The phone is well worth the purchase and I looked for a while prior to buying from Best Buy... I love their warranties. And the Sales Associate who made this sale happen is the best! NImita you Rock!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great phone

    Posted
    Cristh
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    It is a great pone. Excellent product and a extra point on this for Samsung. The glass screen is too fragile... I dropped from a chair and the glass broke. Before this pone I had a HTC Evo that dropped like a hundred times and never suffered any damage... any way I love this phone...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    the best phone I have ever owned

    Posted
    queenMar1a
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    The best phone I have ever owned. My favorite feature is the camera, its super fast downloading apps. I like the ease of use and the option of changing the font size, this phone has everything and I mean everything. Love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this phone, great for any age.

    Posted
    kittycatlover
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Battery life is great, picture and texting is great. Could use more volume on the speaker phone. Voice commands work like a charm. Its the best!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best phone ever. Better than iphone.

    Posted
    xio81
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Love this phone. It is great quality, excellent battery life, great sound. Looks great and feels great. So worth the price. you will not be disappointed!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    CALL QUALITY HAS BEEN EXCELLENT

    Posted
    BEAR21
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    OVER ALLL I'M VERY HAPPY WITH THE PHONE. THE ONLY PROBLEM I'VE HAD HAS BEEN WITH THE SPEAKERS BEING ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE PHONE (HARD TO HEAR MOST OF THE TIME).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    the phone itself works great

    Posted
    Anonymous
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I think its a good phone, I am still getting use to Metro PCS. I hope when the Jellybean update comes out it runs better!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    love this phone

    Posted
    ladylexus
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is a great phone the camera is excellent the best value for a no contract cell phone 40$ to 60$ a month u choice no hidden charges.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Expensive but sound technology

    Posted
    Kishma
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Great phone. Upgraded from the Galaxy Indulge. The battery is much longer. Just very difficult to text at a fast rate.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A little slow on messages

    Posted
    wingskart
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    every thing is good except messages are very slow, gps is excelent , the speed on the phone is good

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great phone

    Posted
    mark9268
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bough the galexy 3 and I love it. It runs smoothly swype to text works very well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great phone

    Posted
    Anonymous
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Good overall phone like easy apps. Like camera .dont like battery use runs out to fast

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great service on selling old smartphone

    Posted
    ljg15
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Best Buy makes it fast and easy to sell old smartphone. Received a fair price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    awesome phone for business

    Posted
    JamesDiaz
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I love it! The pic quality is great, I love the large display fast Internet phone

    I would recommend this to a friend