What is the most effective way to review a device in and out? The best way to discover what works and what doesn’t, as proved by Jessica Dolcourt of CNET, is to… wait for it… test in-the-wild.
Over a four week span, Jessica used the Samsung Galaxy S III (GS3) on four carriers and analyzed all its features and functions. She used and reviewed almost everything; from the buttons, to the screen brightness, to the battery.
There were a few features Jessica didn’t explore, but only because she felt they didn’t have “everyday life” significance to her:
“I don’t tend root and re-ROM, I rarely use a Bluetooth headset, and I don’t usually stream or play back podcasts or music unless I’m on a road trip — so I didn’t really use these features in my everyday life. Since not many other people had the GS3, I didn’t have many opportunities to test out photo-sharing in the wild.”
She divided her review of the Samsung Galaxy S3 into what worked and what didn’t. Some of the in-the-wild functions that tested well for her were the calling features, the camera, the home button, and the battery.
Some not so in-the-wild-friendly functions included the screen brightness and the use of the menu button.
Check out the full Samsung Galaxy S3 review on CNET here.