Samsung Galaxy S III – Quick Review

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The Samsung Galaxy S III is rightly touted as the best Android phone ever and follows the iconic success of its long-loved predecessor- the Galaxy S II. If you loved the S II, you would hold this Android smartphone close to your heart. It improves upon everything that the Galaxy S II was nice about but in the end, it still may have not got sufficient guns to take down Apple’s iPhone.

Specifications

• Geometry- 5.4 x 2.8 x 0.34 inches, 4.7 ounces

• Processor- dual core Qualcomm 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4

• Memory- 2 GB RAM, 16 or 32 GB internal memory

• OS- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

• Display- 4.8 inch Super AMOLED HD display, resolution 1280 x 720p

• Camera- 8 MP with flash, 720p front camera too

•Connectivity-4G LTE/HSPA+, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0

Pros and Cons

Samsung has been superb with the Galaxy S3 series, and the new installment is no different with a fast 1.5 GHz, dual core CPU at its core and running on ICS with support for 4G technologies the device is bound to make a strong statement, and it does it beautifully. The interfaces are blazing fast and performance unparalleled due to the high-class hardware and well designed software. The top end smartphone will go still better when Android Jelly Bean will come through.

However, one thing is crucial to note here- S Voice, the digital voice assistant in the lines of Siri has been a massive disappointment. S Voice looks ordinary and looks a mere shadow of the popular iPhone voice assistant. On the contrary, S Beam, this uses NFC technology to open a Wi-Fi sharing connection! This is a vast improvement on the Android Beam software. The interface of HTC One X is said to be better, though the Samsung’s TouchWiz UI of the S III is not any unpleasant.

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