The new Samsung Galaxy S III has finally arrived amidst great speculation as to whether it will really prove to be the revolutionary Smartphone, Samsung promised us it would be. Given status as the official Smartphone for the 2012 Olympics it disappoints greatly when it comes to the aesthetics. Shiny, plastic looking it just doesn’t hold the feeling of being an expensive, high tech and classy phone, which it no doubt is. The pebble blue color does help improve the image, however the choice of white is simply a white phone.
When it comes to the rest of the phone though you will be pleasantly surprised as it promotes itself through its sheer processing power and other specs. Carrying a enormous 4.8 inch Super AMOLED HD screen, it weighs less than the compact Iphone 4S.
On the hardware side of the phone, Galaxy S III boasts a 1.4GHz Samsung Exynos 4 Quad processor greatly amplifies the processing power of its predecessor the Exynos 4 Dual as well as having the added capability of 20% less power consumption.
The Smartphone outruns all other current Smart phones that have been introduced and has great multitasking capabilities. Running on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS the Samsung Galaxy S III promises to be a powerful phone.
When it comes to the camera although the software integrated into the phone has improved since the Galaxy S II, the 8mp camera found on the Galaxy S II does not seem to have improved at all. It still carries the problem of struggling with low light and when compared to the Iphone 4 S camera it doesn’t seem to impress. No dedicated camera button is available on the phone however this is a trait common in the phone, with its lack of hardware buttons. However the camera boasts zero shutter lag, enabling users to capture photos instantly and carries a feature called ”Best Photo” which picks the best shot out of a selection of 8 photos.
In reply to Apples Siri, Samsung has introduced S Voice, which outruns the Siri when it comes to flaws and is not a valid justification for a ‘talk to your phone’ app.
Below is a list of complete specifications for the Samsung Galaxy S III
2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G (HSPA＋ 21Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G (Dependent on market)
Display: 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED (1280×720) display
OS: Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Main(Rear): 8 Mega pixel Auto Focus camera with Flash & Zero Shutter Lag
Sub (Front): 1.9 Mega pixel camera, HD recording @30fps with Zero Shutter Lag
Recording & Playback: Full HD (1080p)
WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40
Sensor: Accelerometer, RGB light, Digital compass, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer
Memory: 16/ 32GB User memory (64GB available soon) ＋ microSD slot (up to 64GB)
Dimension: 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm, 133g
Battery: 2,100 mAh
Features the Samsung Galaxy S3 offers are these:
Smart Stay: Samsung Galaxy S3 programs the phone to automatically dim its brightness when the user falls asleep, while otherwise maintaining a bright display.
Direct Call: A claim put forward by Samsung enables the Galaxy S3 to realize when you want to switch from messaging to calling by simply lifting the phone to your ear.
Smart Alert: It knows when you’ve been away from your phone – vibrating nudge lets you know missed calls or messages.
Social Tag: It keeps track of your loved ones: a glance at your friends’ photos will show you their current SNS status.
S Voice: Samsung Galaxy S3 responds to your words: you can tell it to wake up, answer, even take a photo.
S Beam: Place two GALAXY S IIIs back-to-back and you can transfer pictures, music, videos, and more.
All Share Cast: Stream your photos, videos – even the game you’re playing – onto big screen, with your phone doubling as a controller.
Buddy Photo Share: It shares with everyone instantly: as the phone recognizes your friends faces, it can share photos with them instantly.
All Share Play: Galaxy S3 lets you share with everyone: access to documents and
multimedia files when you work somewhere else.
Samsung also lets users view HD videos in a side screen while you carry on with ordinary tasks such as messaging or emailing.
The international launch of the phone was said to be in June 2012. The likelihood of the phone arriving in Pakistan around this time period is great. News around the pricing still seems hushed however it is anticipated to be around Rs. 55,000 to Rs 60,000.