Google upgraded the Nexus S operating system to Ice Cream Sandwich. Result was that battery life plunged from 24hrs to only 8hrs – disastrous. Immediately triggered a search for a new phone.
Fortunately the Galaxy S3 was launched around that time. Its the most amazing and almost incredible phone I ever owned. A real delight!
Battery life is between 36 and 48 hrs depending on usage.
Screen is great for emails, web, videos etc. Large size – but not too large. Really clear and bright.
Its very fast and responsive. Video and audio play really well. It has all the latest HiFi bluetooth standards etc.
Its loaded with innovative features (see the GS3 ads).
It probably going to be the most popular smartphone of 2013 so it will be really well supported with 3rd party gadgets and applications.
The Galaxy 4 will be a smooth upgrade when it arrives in 2013.
The only problem so far is that the phone is so slim and slippery it falls out of my pocket when sitting down. A solution has been to buy a thin rubber case which solved that problem.