Finally got my new S3 a couple days ago and have been on a honeymoon ever since! It's amazing how many new, fun things I can do on this remarkable device. After two years of being hamstrung with my old D1 it's amazing just to be able to run stuff without worrying about RAM.
However, I have noticed a few things that I have questions about and am hoping you guys can shed a light:
Despite the above, I love the many cool features of both the phone itself and the ICS OS. This phone is everything I'd hoped it could be and now my only real concern is that I never drop it (two years on my Droid 1 and never dropped it even once -- not so much as a nick anywhere on it. But this S3 is massive compared to my little old Droid!).
- I seem to be burning through battery like crazy. (I know, I know, New Phone User Syndrome - but this is even when I'm at work and not using it at all.) I can have almost complete battery discharge in about 8 hours. I installed Juice Defender Ultimate last night and am still on its learning curve so maybe this problem will sort itself out. Any suggestions?
- In a related question, does having the WiFi enabled when there are no open networks cause a drain on the battery? I didn't use the WiFi on my D1 too much (had unlimited data plan) but I seem to recall this was the case for Android in the past.
- Playing Temple Run (something else I could never do on my old phone), I noticed that the game volume was very low no matter how much I turned up the volume in Settings. Is there something else in the OS that controls master volume that I am missing? Quite a lot of media seems low-volume on this phone, as a matter of fact.
- Does 'tap to top' work for anything else besides email, email lists and contacts? I don't use the default email client and I noticed it didn't seem to work in my Gmail messages. It's a nice feature, would be cool to use for web pages.
- Smart Stay, that's supposed to detect if you're looking at the screen so it won't dim, is really not working for me so far. This is the most annoying issue I've had, honestly, as I really think it's a great feature. Is there any way to improve its functionality? I keep getting the screen dimmed even though I am looking right at it, even in good lighting conditions.