Having been a Blackberry user for nearly 2 years I decided to take the plunge and get myself an Android device. I knew that I didn’t want another Blackberry again due to the lack of apps available (in comparison to Android and iOS) and poor camera/ screen quality. The choice came down to either an iPhone 4S, waiting until the (possible) iPhone 5 comes out in September or the Samsung Galaxy S3, and I decided to go for the latter as I knew I didn’t want to wait any longer and I was ready to give Android a go.
After nearly 2 weeks of having the phone I have to say I’m in love. Perhaps that’s down to what I was used to with the Blackberry Curve, but the Galaxy does everything I want and more. The majority of time I spend on mobile is connecting with friends via numerous Social Networks (self-confessed Twitter addict) and also digesting news and information. The customisable home screen has allowed me to combine shortcuts to the Social Apps I use frequently and also pulls in content from my Google Reader subscriptions to sites like Mashable, The Next Web & New Media Age to name but a few. I’ve also been using the great BBC & London 2012 apps to keep me updated with Olympics news and highlights which I know I wouldn’t have got with a Blackberry.
The integration with all the Google Services I already use is fantastic, which is the main reason I’m happy I chose this over an iPhone. My Gmail, Drive and Chrome settings have all seamlessly been transferred across and I didn’t even need to add any contacts. The only major drawback is obviously the screen size (which I’ve received a fair bit of ribbing out from the office). It is a lot larger thanother phones, but for the screen quality, particularly when streaming video it’s definitely worth it.
Overall I love my new phone and you’ll face a tough task trying to get me off it!