posted on Nov, 20 2012 @ 06:43 AM
reply to post by samlf3rd
the S3 is a beast of a phone. do you know which model you got? the "international" version is the i9300 and that sucker is a quad core processor.
One a phone! The other variants (depends on your telco and country really) are dual core instead of quad but offer more system ram, i think a full 2
I've got an S2 and dropped cm10 on it, and trust me, my coworkers s3 is actually a little slower than my s2 for some things.
A few tips for you. Get and install samsung kies. It's the windows based software for the phone, think itunes with less features and extremely
slow.... don't use it to transfer music or any of that crap but you can and SHOULD use it to connect the phone to your pc and check for firmware
the S3 initially ships with android icecream sandwich (4?) but most carriers have already pushed out 4.1.2 jellybean for the s3, but you'll need to
check the kies software for that.
If you intend to root the phone, which you should, it's a pretty simple process and even without installing a custom rom on it, once you root it with
custom firmware you can create a nand backup of your phone, that's essentially a captured image of the entire phone, firmware, apps, settings, all of
it. You can leave that on your phone if you have the space (smart) and copy it to an external location (smart) incase you ever need to restore it.
I haven't played too much with it, mostly my s2, but trust me, once you strip off all the samsung bloatware (or whatever crap your carrier installed)
it's amuch better device.