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Samsung Galaxy S3
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Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus had a great feel to it for such a large-screened phone (4.7 inches diagonally), but the Galaxy S3 outdoes it in almost every way. The power and volume buttons are still comfortably placed on the upper right and left sides of the phone, but the entire unit has been slimmed down to about half or two-thirds the thickness of the Nexus. The rounded edges of its predecessor have been thankfully retained and the screen bezel has been reduced, making it a comfortable phone to hold, despite sporting a slightly larger 4.8-inch screen than the Nexus.
In addition to the screen increase, Samsung has managed to get carriers to accept its physical home button (a la iPhone) on the S3, making it possible to unlock the phone with more than the power button.
The Galaxy S3 runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system, Google’s latest. While many of the major enhancements in Android 4.0 remain intact, Samsung has heavily modified the user interface to make the S3 stand out from competing handsets from HTC, Motorola, and others. The Galaxy S3 has a blue, watery look to it, which Samsung claims is inspired by “human emotion” and “nature.”
It comes in white or blue, with an aluminum bar blended into the sides. Samsung has had some trouble with its blue paint, but the white model is looking good, though nitpicky folk will notice that light bleeds through the white paint on the light up navigation buttons. If this kind of thing bothers you, we suggest opting for the blue design.
Samsung claims that the majority of the shell of the S3 is made of polycarbonate, much like the HTC One X. This is great, but the removable battery cover still has a shiny plastic feel to it and picks up fingerprints quite easily — a classic Samsung trait.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 uses a 4.8-inch 1280 x 720 (720p) Super AMOLED screen. Samsung has been a huge proponent of AMOLED, which is best distinguished from LCD screens, like those on iPhone 4S and HTC One X, by its deep blacks (the pixels can actually shut off entirely) and vivid colors. Some believe that LCD is superior because of its pixel density and ability to display brighter whites, but we’re quite happy with the Galaxy S3 screen. For more information about what screen you might prefer, read our guide to AMOLED and LCD screens.
The Galaxy S III also uses Gorilla Glass, which is almost a prerequisite for any phone these days.
The only annoying issues we’ve had with the S3 interface relate to customizing your home screens. Despite Google making this process easier, Samsung has thrown up roadblocks in several places. Creating folders is not as intuitive as it is on other Android 4.0 phones like the One X, EVO 4G LTE, LG Optimus 4X HD, or even the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which runs an unmodified, Google-approved version of Android. On other handsets, simply moving one icon onto another creates a folder, but here, it’s a drawn out process. Moving icons and widgets around is also cumbersome as is deleting apps. Most everything else is fine. Why Samsung made these changes, we may never know.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 has a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal flash storage, a 4.8-inch 1280 x 720 pixel Super AMOLED screen, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and a 2.0-megapixel front camera. It runs on Android 4.0 with Samsung’s new TouchWiz UI overlaid on top. Common features include Bluetooth 4.0, Micro USB, NFC, a headphone jack, a proximity sensor, digital compass, gyroscope and accelerometer, Wi-Fi, a removable battery, and a microSD slot.
In benchmark tests, the Galaxy S3 seems to match or outperform any other phone we’ve used, scoring slightly above 5,000 in multiple Quadrant tests. For reference, the speedy Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 scored between 2,500 and 3,400 on the same test.
S3 is very famous for its 8 MP camera with auto open/close feature and gives HD results for photos, videos, recordings. It is also inviting for gamers who are more passionate for playing games because it provides many beautiful color combination in different styles with vivid output. It also front video call camera of 1.9 MP that enables video calling with more sophistication. It has 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal battery for enough data storage.
Voice and data
The Galaxy S3 delivers standard talk quality on each carrier and 4G LTE speeds on AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon. We were only able to test the AT&T’s data speeds, but found them up to par with other handsets we’ve tested.
The Galaxy S3 may have a large 2,150mAh battery, but don’t count on it holding up much better than any of its competition. So far, the battery life of the S III appears to be just a bit better than Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus, but that’s not saying much at all, since battery is one of that phone’s only sore spots. Luckily, the S3 still has a replaceable battery and Samsung has included a “Power saving” feature which will cut the processing speed in half, lower the screen brightness, and turn off haptic feedback to extend battery life. It seems to work a bit, so if you are in a battery crisis, we recommend it. Turning LTE or background tasks off also saves battery life.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is the hot phone of the moment. It’s available on more carriers than almost any other phone, and everyone is asking about it. There hasn’t been this much excitement over a device since the iPhone. After using the S3, we think a lot of the hype is warranted. Samsung has delivered a device that meets our expectations in almost every way except in battery life, and surprised us with innovative and quirky new software features. We don’t know what the next iPhone will bring, but it’s good to see an Android phone gain so much momentum. There’s a lot to love about the Galaxy S3.
Comfortable to hold
Amazing rear camera
Runs Android 4.0 (ICS)
microSD card slot
Fun voice and motion features
2GB of RAM (double most phones)
accepts a micro sim card
Difficult homescreen customization
Poor battery life
Recent Apps button menu hard to find
Most new features turned off by default
S-Voice is limited, like Siri
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