Keeping an eye on data usage. Many Samsung Galaxy S3 owners are subscribed to data plans with limited capacity. Unless your data plan in unlimited, you want to monitor your data consumption to avoid paying extra charges on top of your monthly bills each month. Check Settings menu then go to Data Usage submenu to check your current data status and which apps are consuming the most of your bandwidth. The best way to control data consumption is to switch to Wi-Fi whenever possible instead of continuously running Mobile data.
Kies no longer necessary. Designed to be used as a software for desktops that will be used to sync content for Samsung phones and update firmware, Kies has now become a secondary tool for Galaxy S3. It was a mandatory software in the past, as some Samsung phones needed it for updates, but not for Samsung Galaxy S3 any more. Still, Kies is a neat software if you choose to use it to sync your phone contents with your PC. Files can easily be transferred using drag ‘n’ drop function. It can also be used to update your phone software when tethered to your computer. Kies also now supports wireless synchronization over a wireless LAN, which is even more convenient.
Dual clock lock screen when roaming. For people constantly on the go, the Galaxy S3 lock screen offers a clever and convenient way to keep track of the time without even installing a dedicated app. A lock screen can now be configured to display two timezones–one for your home country and another one for the country you’re currently in. To configure, go to Lock Screen under Settings menu and select Dual clock.
Controlling your phone remotely. Samsung gives its Galaxy S3 a great way of ensuring that users can manage their phone even if they lose it. Phone data can be wiped out remotely by managing the phone in samsungdive.com. You have to sign up for a Samsung account to do this. This feature allows you to wipe data, lock your phone so a third party cannot use it, or locate your missing phone using the Find my Phone functionality. Since no phone is immune to being hacked right now, signing up for this free service is a must. Try it!
If you wanna risk it, root it. If you want to have more control of your phone, rooting it will do. There’s a big Android modding community so getting advise or support online in modding your Samsung Galaxy S3 will not be a problem. Rooting gives a user more access to the phone’s directories not usually available for stock phones. However, doing so also strips a layer of defense from the phone, making it vulnerable so you want to be careful when doing this. Most of the time, the positives outwiegh the negatives in rooting a phone as this will allow you to install ROMs or customized versions of the Android operating system. Just a word of caution though: rooting can brick your phone, so always ensure you know what you are doing.
Easy photo sharing feature with Share Shot. Sharing photos with another Samsung phone that has Wi-Fi Direct has never been easy with this one. You can fling images directly ro another phone nearby if Wi-Fi Direct is enabled.
Using Panorama. Samsung Galaxy S3′s camera app is equipped with this classic add-on. While it’s not as good as iPhone 5′s own Panorama feature, the default camera’s Panorama is not bad. If you want that sweet wide shot of your surroundings, open the Camera app then tap the Shooting Mode icon on top (the rectangle looking icon) and go down to Panorama.
Capture the best shots with Best Face. If you’re having a hard time getting a good shot of a subject, using the Best Face feature in the default camera app is the answer. Your camera will take five shots in rapid succession, then will give you time to pick which photo is the best for saving. The Samsung camera captures images so fast that the entire process will only take about over a second.
Use the HDR mode during poor lighting condition. When confronted with a difficult situation when lighting is not ideal, using the HDR mode is an easy way out. This feature combines several exposures by allowing the phone get the best detail from dark and light areas of a scene. The Galaxy S3 saves the non-HDR and HDR versions of the scene so you can manually edit them if necessary. The only downside is the longer processing time between each shot, which will significantly slow down your photo snapping rate.