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Samsung Galaxy S3 review

Samsung just unveiled its flagship Galaxy S3. With host of software and hardware improvements. looks like HTC One X has finally got some competition.


Hardware wise,it has a Quad Core Samsung's own Exynos chip @ 1.4Ghz, which is made on 32nm manufacturing process, making it more power efficient. The S3 has a bigger 4.8 inches screen and the phone is slightly longer and wider. Amazingly the S3 is thinner than the HTC One X.

Here are some of the features of latest Galaxy phone-


Memory
The S3 comes with 16GB and 32GB of internal storage, a memory card slot as well as 50GB of free storage with DropBox.

An AMOLED Screen
The biggest pull of the Galaxy S III, at least initially, is its screen. At 4.8 inches, it’s huge, larger than the screen of the Galaxy S II and a tad bit smaller than that of the Galaxy Note.


Wireless charging (optional)
This is a optional feature announced. You can purchase a separate wireless charger and use it to charge the phone without connecting any wire to the phone. The wireless charger is a pad on which you place the phone to charge it.

Samsung's answer to Siri 

Samsung have added their own version of Siri into the S3 and called it 'S-Voice'.

SmartStay Eye tracking camera
One of the more unique and compelling features in the Galaxy S III is Smart Stay, a technology that uses eye tracking to prevent the phone’s screen from dimming while the user is looking at it. It’s a clever feature, and though Samsung will be hard-pressed to be able to effectively advertise it, it’s certainly something that owners of the Galaxy S III will notice and appreciate.

LTE support
While the Galaxy S III is set to launch later this month in Europe with an HSPA+ radio, LTE support will also be incoming a bit down the line. This, of course, is a big deal for Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon, all of which are pushing heavily their own 4G LTE offerings. That alone makes it likely that the Galaxy S III will appear on at least one, if not all three, of the carriers when the phone launches in the U.S. this summer.

Pop up Video

Samsung have gone the extra mile and added a couple of features that I really like. The first is the pop up display. This allows you to watch a video in a pop up window while performing other tasks on the phone like texting or browsing the web.





Access to the Battery
Samsung has allowed users to access Battery. A very convenient for those who like to carry extra batteries. A features increasing skipped from manufacturers like Nokia, HTC, Apple etc...

8MP Camera with Zero Shutter lag
Samsung haven't upgraded megapixel count in Galaxy S3 but has managed to put in some cool stuff. First feature is zero shutter lag, which means you can click the pictures almost instantaneously without any lag. There is a best photo feature takes a burst of 8 photos and shows you the one it thinks is best.
The S3 can also recognise your friends faces and give you the option to instantly email them photos of themselves.

Drawbacks:-
  • Galaxy S3 is no doubt a great phone but still has some drawbacks. Some of them are:-
  • It lacks the premium feel for a high end device.
  • The Home button looks a little odd.
  • All plastic body feels a little cheap.
  • To make it zero shutter lag, camera is not upgraded, 12 mp would have been appreciated.
  • Subjective, but I don't like the raised back of camera lens.

Compared to HTC One X, Galaxy S3 has more powerful and power efficient processor. The Exynos processor is manufactured on 32nm process, compared to 40nm of Tegra 3. Exynos also supports LTE which is not supported in Tegra 3. S3 also has external memory which is missing from HTC One X. Also the Super AMOLED looks better compared to Super LCD on One X.
Some advantages of One X, it is obviously the better looking of the two and has a premium feel. Some prefer HTC Sense over Samsung TouchWiz. Although real world tests are yet to be revealed but Tegra 3's 4 plus 1, core may give longer standby time.


The S3 is expected to be in stores on the 30th of of May and is already available for pre-order.



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Thanks for review, it was excellent and very informative.
thank you :)

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