Upgrade time is here at last! I knew what I wanted straight away – the flagship Android mobile, the Samsung Galaxy S3 in pebble blue.  Last time upgrade came round I opted for a SIM only deal with Vodafone for £15 a month with 300 minutes, 300 texts and 1GB data.  I was happy with my previous HTC Desire which has done amazingly well, and with the MildWild ROM it helped breathe a new sigh of life into it with every release.  But, I could not resist the amazing deal Vodafone offered me – 24 month contract, free mobile for £23 a month with unlimited calls, unlimited texts and 1 GB data.  As you can deduct from my SIM only contract I’m not a big texter or talker, but I like my data.

So I’ve had the Samsung S3 for a week now and I am very happy with it – it is sleek, fast as anything, the screen is very impressive even in daylight, the camera seems OK and is quite quick to auto focus.  I went for the 16GB model as I can just chuck in a 16/32GB card if I need more storage, but I don’t tend to store *much* on my phone in terms of MP3s, movies etc.  I’m just impatiently patiently waiting for the Jelly Bean update – come on Samsung and Vodafone!

Whilst the build quality is often cited as a disadvantage I don’t think it is that bad – sure it is all plastic and coming from HTC’s Desire it does seem plasticky, but not horribly so.  I wasn’t too impressed with Samsung’s launcher, so that went on the first day and I reverted to Nova Launcher which is still unrivalled in my opinion.  Here is my home screen using Nova Launcher, mClock and Minimalistic Text:

Nova Launcher mClock Minimalistic Text

Nova Launcher mClock Minimalistic Text

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