Samsung Galaxy S3 Favorites


Now that I have had my Samsung Galaxy S3 for awhile, I wanted to give an update on some of my favorite things (cue Sound of Music singing song “My Favorite Things”). You may have seen some of the features on commercials the past couple weeks, they are quite amusing an I applaud Samsung for being so clever!


Smart Stay: It waits till you’re asleep: the screen maintains a bright display as long as you’re looking at it.

Direct Call:  It knows when you want to talk: if you’re sending a message but decide to call instead, simply lift the phone to your ear and it will dial your friend’s number automatically.

Smart Alert:  It knows when you’ve been away from your phone: a vibrating nudge lets you know
that you have missed calls or messages.

S Voice:  It responds to you: you can tell the phone to wake up, answer an incoming call, or even take a photo.

LTE:  Faster downloads compared with current 3G networks. And it’s only going to get faster

Best Photo: When shooting images using the S III’s burst mode function, you can capture a succession of images from which your S III will automatically select the best one, or you can manually choose the best photo.

Out of these I would say my FAVORITE two features are best photo, and smart stay. I hate when I am trying to read something and my iPhone goes dim and I have to tap the screen! smart phones truly are getting smarter and smarter!


So,  my dog may be hiding my phone from me…


In running news, my new Asics are set to arrive today, but I have a long run on tap for this morning that can’t wait, so I will get this run out of the way and hopefully get to try out my new shoes tomorrow. I can’t wait to show you guys! They are pretty sweet looking.

QOTD: Thoughts on this phone? What is your favorite thing about your phone?

Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Wireless Ambassador program and have been provided
with a wireless device and three months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the

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Weekly Update: July week 3 and a new Ambassador


Happy Sunday! This weeks workouts have been different from usual considering I haven’t been running. I did however manage to get in a few good workouts, and I also have something exciting news to share with you all. But first, the workouts:

Sunday: rest

Monday: 2 mile run, chest, triceps, abs

Tuesday: 20 minutes stationary bike, back, biceps, abs

Wednesday: 1.5 mile run (after this run I decided to not run for 2 weeks)

Thursday: chest, triceps, abs

Friday: back, biceps, abs, legs; 15 minutes stationary bike

Saturday: rest


I did well on the weights front, 4 x’s last week, with 2 runs and 2 times cross training. This coming week will be all cross training and weights of course, and then I will try running again middle of the next week. Fingers crossed!

Ok, so moving on to the exciting news I spoke of earlier. I was contacted a couple of weeks ago by Verizon Wireless about being an ambassador for them. Of course, I was stoked and said yes. After much anticipation (and with Fedex royally messing up the shipment! They even admitted I didn’t get my box because the driver was LAZY!) I got my new phone, the Samsung Galaxy SIII. You may remember a little over a year ago I actually had the galaxy vibrant by Samsung, and recently traded it in for an iPhone due to some issues I was having mainly with the service through Cellular South. All of that to say I was very curious to see how the Galaxy SIII measured up to the original Galaxy.


The biggest “wow” I saw right off the bat was how big the screen was. My original Galaxy had a screen bigger than my iPhone but this one is HUGE!


Galaxy SIII on the left, iPhone 4S on the right. I immediately charged it up and started playing with it. The 4G LTE is super fast! Everything moves really smoothly with no freezes, pauses, or breaks so far. I have a few other favorites that I have discovered but I will save them for another post. I will be tweeting, texting, calling, instagramming, and web surfing from this bad boy for the next three months so hang on! If you want to check out the Twitter stream with all the chatter, check out #VZWA for all the fun!


QOTD: What kind of cell phone do you have? Do you like it?

Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Wireless Ambassador program and have been provided with a wireless device and three months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product.