With the release of the Galaxy S3, Samsung look set to cement their position as the best-selling mobile manufacturer on the planet. Millions of S3 handsets were pre-ordered in the build up to the handset’s release and vast swathes of Samsung fans were selling old mobiles in order to splash the cash on the latest flagship device.
The S3 is replacing the hugely successful Galaxy S2 which was the first handset to finally rein in the runaway success of the Apple iPhone.
For those of you who are still clinging fondly to your S2, here are a few hints and tips which can help you get the most out of this remarkable handset.
When on the contacts menu, you can use a few quick shortcuts to help speed things up:
- drag along a contact to the left, you’ll send them a text.
- drag along a contact to the right; and you’ll place a call to them.
- hold down on a contact, you’ll be a given a context menu that allows you many options.
The S2 allows you to adjust the brightness from any screen. Just hold your finger on the notification bar at the top of the screen for a few seconds. After a while, the notification bar will become a brightness adjuster and you will be able to swipe left or right to alter the brightness.
There is nothing more frustrating than visiting a website via your phone only to find that all the material is hidden or missing because the site is not mobile optimized.
This is where the UserAgent tweak comes in. Your browser’s User Agent is an identifying string that tells the website what browser and platform is trying to access the site. To see the full desktop version of a website, you can just change the UserAgent to pretend that you’re running a desktop browser, meaning that the website can be seen in its entirety.
Take A Screen Shot.
If you need to take a then it really is a piece of cake.
Press and hold the Home button, at the same time press the Power button once. You’ll hear a camera shutter sound effect, and whatever your current screen; it will be saved as an image.
The screenshots will be saved in the ‘ScreenCapture’ folder, visible in the Gallery app.