Samsung Galaxy S III

Features:

  • 4.8-inch 720×1280 Super AMOLED display
  • Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Samsung’s TouchWiz overlay
  • S-Beam/NFC
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 1.5GHz dual-core processor
  • 8MP rear camera (1080p video capture)
  • 1.9MP front camera
  • 4G LTE at available carriers

 

 

The Pros:

The Samsung Galaxy S III is being positioned as the next big thing in smartphones. Included are spectacular software features along with amazing display and specs are poised to compete with any smartphone on the marketplace. The home button sits just below the display, with a volume rocker on the left edge, lock button on the right, and a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top left corner. The camera is on the back of the phone with a speaker grill on the right and LED flash on the left. MicroUSB access is on the bottom. The phone runs Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, along with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI to boot.  A new feature called TecTiles creates stamp-sized NFC stickers, and works with any of Samsung’s NFC-equipped phones, allowing users to program specific tiles to do various actions when tapped. The S Beam works similarly to Android Beam letting users share content without a WiFi/cell signal (includes the sharing of photos, videos, music, web pages, etc). The GroupCast feature, syncs Galaxy S III devices so users can share a PDF, PowerPoint, etc. A cloud-syncing/sharing service AllShare Play, lets  users share content on any AllShare-connected devices like Galaxy tablets, DLNA-capable TVs, set-top boxes and Blu-Ray players, as well as Samsung’s Smart TVs and Windows PCs running the AllShare Play app. Pop Up Player, which makes it possible to continue playing a video in a smaller window above some other task, is also a smart feature for any multi-tasking monkey. The Samsung Galaxy S III beats out every Android phone out in circulation as far as performance is concerned. The phone is fast; an average of 9.6Mbps down and 8.39Mbps up, and goes above and beyond in terms of both hardware and software. The Samsung Galaxy S III has a 2100mAh battery, which is quite large when compared to other smartphones, and can last a full five hours during heavy usage. As far as smartphone cameras go, the Samsung Galaxy  S III’s 8-megapixel camera with LED flash was certainly comparable to others out there. There are some really cool features, including built-in face detection, Burst Shot to capture, and modes for HDR pics and panoramas, with no noticeable lag in shutter response.

  • S-Beam and Buddy Photo Share
  • Large display
  • Solid battery life

The Cons:

The phone is 34-inches thick and with a weight of 4.3 ounces which can feels a little too light. The S Voice seems like a half-baked attempt at competing with the iPhones Siri, allowing you to make commands with your voice, but not as smart as Siri when it comes to hearing natural language.

  • The plastic case feels cheap
  • TouchWiz is heavy

The Skinny:

The Samsung Galaxy S III is a well built phone with a serious display, a respectable battery life, and a vast number of features that is intuitive and functional.

Do check out the video review below!

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