Samsung Galaxy S III Smartphone: A Detailed Review The most awaited and the most powerful iPhone rival is finally here—Samsung Galaxy S3. Galaxy S3 is the next version of already popular Samsung Galaxy family of phones.
This smartphone is already creating waves with its highly impressive technical features. It is probably the most powerful smartphone out there today, with a brilliant 4.8-inch HD Super AM OLED display, 8M P advanced camera, and Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system (version 4.0).
In this article, you will find all the details of this particular smartphone.
Technical Specifications of Galaxy S III
ely difficult for the human eye to distinguish individual pixels. In essence, the imageslook sharp and crisp. AMOLED technology gives deep black levels unlike LCD TFT displays. Hence, the colors are more real and lifelike than any other display you come across.
Software and Applications
The phone runs on the latest version of Google Android operating system—Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0. It has the TouchWiz user interface created by Samsung as an overlayto
the basic Android interface.
Samsung has introduced many new features to make the phone ven smarter. Do you remember Siri, the intelligent personal assistant on Apple iPhone 4S? Galaxy S3 has a feature that rivals Siri. In this smartphone, you have S Voice, which is a voice recognition system developed to act as a personal assistant. It can pick up or reject calls, operate the camera, use alarm functions, etc. Although not as powerful as Siri, this is a first step for Android smartphones.
Another feature called Direct Call will call the person you are texting as soon as you bring the phone to your ear. It is an intelligent feature that makes it simple to
communicate with your friends.
Imagine you are reading a document or an eBook on your phone. You maylike the phone to be awake and displaying content continuously without switching offthe screen. For most ofthe phones, you do this by continuously tapping the touchscreen or extending the time for which the display stays on. On Galaxy S3, you have a feature called Smart stay. This will keep the display on as long as you are looking at it. The camera at the front looks at your eyes and recognizes it ifthey are looking at the phone display.
This way, you can continue looking at the phone and the display will not turn off.
TouchWiz user interface of Galaxy S3 is similar to the one you can find on Galaxy S2 or Galaxy Note. TouchWiz version 5.0 has a few more features than the previous versions though. This overlay creates an easier-to-use interface over Android’s plain vanilla interface as seen on phones like the Galaxy Ne><us. However, this overlay gets huge competition from HTC’s Sense overlay, which comes on HTC’s Android and Windows phones. According to many peo ple, HTC Sense interface is much better in terms of ease of use than TouchWiz.
Android operating system is more or less a tool for developers than nom1a| users. It has many advanced features, which you can tweak and customize to make the operating system look and behave the way you want. This is a great advantage as well as a disadvantage. For advanced users, the operating system is very useful; they can play around with it and customize it to make their phone look the way they want it to. For normal users who do not really understand these advanced features, vanilla Android interface is not of much value. For them, a user interface overlay like TouchWiz or Sense is necesmry.
Samsung Galaxy S3 has a camera with eight mega pixels of resolution. Galaxy Note, S2, etc., all have 8MP cameras However, this camera has a few new features on it that makes it stand out. It has a feature known as Best photo that automatically suggests the best shot among a number of similar shots you take. It has other standard features like smile and face detection as well. With this camera, you can shoot stills while you are recording a video.
The S3 camera shoots vid eos at Full H D quality (1080p). The images shot with S3 have great color re production. Although it oversaturates certain color shades, overall quality of
the pictures is highly impressive. The videos may seem less natural in tenns of color reproduction though.
Besides this main camera, there is a 1.9M P camera at the front that is used for video calling, unlocking the phone with facial recognition, and the Smart stay feature
Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, which has loads of new applications, ls available ln Samsung Galaxy S3.
With thistechnology, you can communicate with
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On either side of the camera are the LED Hash and the main speaker. The placement ofthe speaker is not as optimized as in other phones like HTC One X. This may create a minor problem ln aucllo playback.
The weight is onIy133g, much lighter compared to iPhone 4S with a weight of 140 g. In addition, the thickness of the phone is 8.6mm, making it thinner than HTC One X with 8.9mm and iPhone 4S with 9. 3mm.
Mostly constructed from plastic, the phone may not look as sturdy asi Phone 4S (with more of metal and glass used). However, this makes Galaxy S3 much thinner and lighter for its im pressive features.
Corning’s Gorilla Glass 2 overlays the display on Galaxy S3. Gorilla Glass 2 is the new version of hugely popular Gorilla Glass technology found on several
smartphones—iPhone 4S, Galaxy S2, etc. The version 2 is 20 per cent thinner and extremely scratch-resistant. This means, you do not need a scratch-resistant
is hugely popular among Android users. Such features do not come cheap, although the smartphone is much cheaper than the iPhone. Hence, Samsung Galaxy S3 is an affordable high-end smartphone tailored toward the future.