Samsung Galaxy S III

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Samsung Galaxy S III Full review


This review is a keenly anticipated phones take such a strange feeling. Launch events hubbub , hands-on previews and suddenly a small and intensely debated mum dies away , leaving you with a cardboard box . In this instance , the burning question of the packaging as well as the Galaxy S III ( more daring " Pebble Blue " is not ), the " Marble White " version : apart from all the hype , this handset 's paper credentials do not translate into a product that serious cash and a 24 months of commitment.

Those credentials are certainly more subtle than other recent devices . Any unusual camera display stand out or have uni body construction . Instead , we call such a quad- core processor with Samsung 's customized Android 4.0 skin , incremental hardware improvements such as fresh additions as well as a list of " inspired by nature " is about to get an abstract design statement . , As it turns out , these glasses following a long- drawn create a solid workhorse of a smartphone on the intention to leave the immediate whitening . refer and you 'll discover exactly how it pulls that off .


When you first look at it, no point skirting around the fact that GS is the third to be deflating . Its rounded corners and glossy finish, the phone look more mainstream and less , well , edgy than the Galaxy S II , but the handset still bears its predecessors because of the affinity is not so much the physical part of the reason that . Earpiece and speaker grilles, camera lens , the home button and the familiar and predictable bolt their furniture and other items - all holes are overwhelmingly about any aspect of the design is nothing new . HTC on their new flagship , tried something different with One X 's build , but this event has Samsung conservative vote .


You mentioned that the aim of this review is a heck of a lot of one- X started ( Note , then , you 've already cottoned on to one of the main themes that dogs not only this article, but the entire existence of the GS III . )

In many cases - that is no bad thing , " Oh , it's another Samsung 's " vibe once to get past any case , you realize that GS III 's design heritage . What about minimal bulk Galaxy phone with no frills , and this particular model, it's Samsung 's designers to minimize the weight and dimensions of all their old tricks , only just seeing it as a 4.8 -inch panel Lugs . Yes , that's still in GS and 17 grams more , but it's way less than a unibody - signature thanks to the plastic build and the paper-thin shell of the rear cover , the weight of a respectable 135 grams ( 4.7 ounces ) weighs 160 g , while possessing a small display is kept the Lumia 900, the handset.

Despite the inclusion of a third of a hefty 2,100 mAh battery GS convertible only marginally fatter than its predecessor and is still well below the average smartphone belt buckle , which was also just 8.6mm (0.34 inches ) is . Speaking Interchangeable Battery In addition , we will pay you more than the odds for storage , a microSD slot , which means get . For the GS III tick a second ( and increasingly rare ) adds up - to rival the current pack , only the HTC Evo 4G LTE matches the spec , but that's because of the limited radio is still a niche device .

Some buyers are still put off by the length and width of the handset , but at 136.6mm long and 70.6mm wide GS III is actually sort of the other flagships of the current stars are well inside the bell curve . It's a phone , not a phablet feels like , and what you remember when you get in return - a vast , amazing display , for example - feel like a little extra large level agreements .

Overall , the build quality is hard to criticize . Plastic is extremely well put together , it does not flex or creak , and the phone does not feel fragile . Equally brilliant in his own way was to secure the rear cover on the front panel for all continuous sheet of Gorilla Glass 2 , of fending off the car keys ( though not perfect ) did a good job . Are you going to follow you around for years to end what more could you want from a phone ?


GS III is certainly a major selling point of the display onto wondrousness and is a 4.8 -inch window . It's the contrast and deep blacks that we have come to love the AMOLED display , but with a healthy pixel density , is also larger than average , and - most importantly - a much better color rendition than some older AMOLED screens . Progress six months on the same underlying screen technology , the Galaxy Nexus , has led the real visual improvement : the over-saturated colors , and they do not have the unnatural blue- ish tint . In fact , the color temperature is more common , LCD technology that HTC One X , similar to that , and that 's huge accomplishment for Samsung .

It does not sound like much , but it is noticeable and great to have the extra screen size . Surface area, which equates to a difference of seven or eight per cent - it is 0.1 inches across the diagonal than HTC One X- Large , and 0.15 inches larger than the Galaxy Nexus . This website comes to watching videos or surfing , reading e -books , help each fraction . You made ​​the leap to the Jumbo Galaxy Note , but could not quite convince myself it was a sensible fact , if then , GS III may compromise you 've been waiting for .

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The extra screen size makes another useful purpose : it is used in AMOLED of Samsung smartphones these days that help to mitigate the effects of the strange pentile technology . Here's a refresher for those who have not followed this debate has advantages : pentile usually a stated resolution of 1280 x 720 when purchasing a smartphone you 'd rightfully expect to give the appearance that the pixelation is free and does not display a pixel density of 306ppi .
Why is the image , under a 230x zoom microscopic compared to the Galaxy S line of evidence . The old GS 's red , green and blue sub- pixels Look how nice and neat : they are tightly - bunched trios ( ie , an RGB layout ) to come . The new GS III , however , is meant to have its predecessor 's three times the resolution , but its sub- pixels in the numerical advantage count if you like it, there 's nothing to see . When you zoom back to a normal viewing distance the sub- pixel awkwardly just like the Galaxy S line is spaced out a pentile matrix , sub- pixel that measures the results are usually grainier or fuzzier picture .

Samsung 's bang on the door of the world and the apology should be demanded in a letter to 300dpi ? Well , maybe , but it's largely because of the extra screen size of the rescue , GS is not so with the third . Having a 4.8 -inch plate encourages you to grip the phone to your face a little more , and even a couple of inches from your eyeballs pentile effect of lengthening the distance may be considerably understated . For example , both of which are small and have a lower resolution pentile display on the Lumia 800 , in comparison , GS is the third word "pentile" totally forgotten the point where after a couple of days , look at the adaptation of infinitely nicer . If you 're an avid consumer of E-book We would advise caution and you find your text is too fussy about looking like you're on a printed page - in which case you may choose the option best HTC One X 's Super LCD2 can . Meanwhile , banging doors can save the world for the fourth GS .


Raw speed . The GS III brings the photographic table , and it is one of the practical benefits of the most powerful quad- core engine . We and a shy little more than the HTC One X for getting a nice smile out of things , which was enough to completely burst mode , by holding down the shutter button to six frames per second with full 8- megapixel resolution , drawn off. Your gallery will appear on the screen after you tap exactly what to do when you see : single shot mode , which greatly assisted virtually no shutter lag moving target shot was . Perhaps there is a slight delay , but it is so small that it is invisible - judging from a non- scientific experiment , it's HTC one X- Overall , the speed and the shorter the lag is less than 0.1 seconds, and ease-of- use, this camera can change the way you shoot pictures - do not just fill up more than usual microSD card with pictures of you , but encourage you to push for ever more interesting shots that would not be possible on a regular laggy .

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Of course , for anyone to learn without great image quality , and luckily the third GS race in that area too far - even though it does not show a lot of progress from the Galaxy phone . This is good in many ways : TouchWiz camera manual controls and also a high level of application of the earlier iterations , while the previous model , delivers sharp and colorful images , and those qualities have been carried over into the third GS . One is sorely lacking on the more creative control and a system that encourages - this will allow you to release the shutter and take a shot at re- framing and set the focus and exposure, which take a photo, press and hold the X- It is the process of compression level ( Normal , Fine or superfine ) includes the ability to set .

 Other phones are known to cap the size of the file at around 3MB - with minimum compression , still photos as well as a high resolution image , they usually we 'd like to have information on the amount of true meaning , which weigh between 2.7MB and 4.7MB hurts image quality .
GS III also bring out detail in highlights and shadows brings a multi- exposure HDR mode , and that works well . Stitch together multiple shots great for a long horizon, there 's a panorama mode . Just like HDR , thanks to these modes is extremely fast processor . It's fast and easy to pull off tricks a little creative .

Missing here is the real optical development : the maximum aperture of the GS III is generally the same as its predecessors and HTC is one of the best light -loving f/2.0 lens on the back of X- means , which is f/2.6 , we still performed admirably with the minimum noise found that , though , will be worse off in low- light situations . Also , the iPhone 4 ( not 4S) than a nice camera , GS III may show slightly overexpose and low dynamic range - the images are sharper and more accurate colors , but at the expense of being less dramatic .

Moving on video footage , and it 's clear that once again lived up to its reputation snappy processor : autofocus during video recording some of the best we 've seen in a smartphone . 1080p is really very healthy , and Autoexposure which shifts smoothly and sensibly 2.2MB / s around a data rate is recorded with . There are no slow- MO that was a cool feature because the GS III , the students , which , unfortunately , but the regular 1080p / 30fps footage is smooth and rolling shutter "jello" effect essentially free . 

Performance and battery life

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Bring a mainstream NVIDIA 's Tegra 3 handset to more than two cores only other engine beyond its Exynos Quad processor : So , we come to one of the arms GS III 's not so secret . The new 1.4GHz quad- core Exynos bleeding edge you just need more proof , you only need to look at the size of the transistor . The only high- volume companies like Samsung shrinking transistors that can afford an expensive , cumbersome business , but it is for the end user the ability to broadly provide for more performance with less battery drain - yes , that's both at the same time , the physical world is a rare win-win situation. GS is the third generation of the silicon significantly smaller than 45nm Tegra 3 phones last year, less than the 40nm process , which is a 32 nanometer process , is fabricated with . The only other mainstream mobile phones as well as contraction benefited from the processor to such good effect in the Lava Xolo , which Intel 32nm MEDFIELD,, and Qualcomm 's remarkable 28nm Snapdragon S4, HTC One S and LTE version of the phone which is the HTC one X-

Okay, so this highfalutin Exynos chip is capable of real- terms ? Let's start with the first day of operation : the phone in under 25 seconds from a cold boot up and sometimes stalls , lags do not trip over itself . You , in Polaris Office Pictures - heavy PDF of chunky navigate 're playing back 1080p clips shot on your DSLR , or just content - surfing heavy websites , you do not even think about the processor . Software is available as a four- way multi- threading to exploit the power of these processors will only materialize . Meanwhile , the only way you 're going to test this phone is tough for you to test the graphical elements Augmented Reality apps ( we want to do something in the future , if you get the chance to do something crazy like running Exynos), or a Dual Operating System , or playing Skyrim , or you benchmarks used together .

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The effectiveness of those ( slightly ) less subjective and easier now brings us to the negotiators . We 've recently updated our test suite , so there are actually two sets of tables . First , above , using our new benchmarks GS III throws against the recently reviewed phones . ( Note : All numbers in recent firmware updates for other phones to come later , so they can be different , we 've reviewed before being published . )

On the whole, you 're looking at a device that is unsurpassed in terms of functionality . One X on Third few scores of GS loses but on others it beats. It reflects the performance of Web browsing SunSpider score particularly well on it on a par with the One X , and well beyond the latest Apple A5 -based devices - for example , Microsoft 's new iPad-only scores 2.011 . We are listed in the table above , the HTC One X , Tegra 3 devices like the international version , look , we're on a winner and a couple of GS III ( eg CF - losing on the bench and see a similar picture Quadrant ) . Overall , we test the GS III , and at least in this particular variant of HTC One X , or want to call it a draw .

Finally, for the sake of comparison with some older and cheaper devices , we have a legacy table top with benchmarks have been included in our previous suite . We 've moved on from them , which is precisely why - the difference between these benchmarks struggle for the very latest phone , but they still prove two things . Firstly , a major concern is the processor grunt , then you do not need to splash out on a GS III : You are a significantly cheaper handset which has a Snapdragon S4 - fueled HTC one S , the least you can do as well . Second , the Galaxy Nexus - We love it as much - much of last year's news now in terms of horsepower .

Ah , but wait a second . Battery Drain : We do not accept performance by a flip side that cannot move . We were , we saw an unusually high capacity 2,100 mAh battery , then the GS III had high hopes for this , and you can go for the handset GSMArena found that after about a tablet of their own, as long as the test . Fortunately, we can support those findings. London , UK hooked up with Vodafone 's HSPA + network , the phone survived a full day of intensive use . That is , energy - sapping benchmarks stills and video for more than an hour of running , shooting over WiFi and cellular data web browsing , plus about 40 minutes of voice calls included. ( For the record , we have the earpiece, speakerphone or headset bundled canalphone through , had no problems with reception or audio quality - to be taken seriously for modern music was very tinny , though . )

Check the battery runs down , spun us in the video , the phone lasted anywhere between 8.5 hours and 9.5 hours . This phone 's screen size and resolution , and it is only a very early firmware versions that provided a great result. This is achieved as the AT & T HTC One X by essentially the same as nine hours - we get a more precise measurement is going to re- run the test and I'm so hoping to establish a clear winner . We will update this review as soon as that's done , and also added examples everyday use more battery life , but in the meantime , you'll rest assured scored extremely well for battery life, this phone already .
Update : Looped Video Exam II runs yielded nine hours and two minutes . Given that the screen 's size and resolution of a brilliant score . Motorola 's Droid Razr Maxx may also give up , but the phone only qHD and its processor is underpowered compared to the GS III .


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GS III is an Android ( version 4 ) phone , but it is a very heavy TouchWiz skin on top of it stuck . The typical Android -style widgets and menus and settings without the clutter screen , the phone is also a general sense of Busyness added that Samsung is the only means twists . Requires iOS ( no widgets ) or Windows Phone ( no clutter ) for fans , the whole thing could be a turn- off . You are more fluid and less busy than earlier versions of the pure Android 4.0 user interface , if the fans alike , then you 'll be disappointed .

Samsung Android on it 's own mark and wants to distinguish itself from the competition and that's understandable , but is it really necessary to mess with the process was so brutally Android 4.0 ? Google 's open source operating system that you put much effort into improving the look of Samsung come along and we feel like it, that makes all the outdated Android 2.3 to the skin , it 's actually forgiveness . The last button is not even follow the rules of the phone : it's ' back ' and the physical home button on either side of the ' menu ' capacative buttons , and thus the IC- terms ' multi- tasking' button omits. This means you can only move between the apps you 're running , a second or so (honestly , it feels like an eternity ) is the primary means to press and hold the Home button . It is backwards and it's wrong.
But that rage enough of . Not everyone UI ' feels so strongly about , and it makes them feel at home is probably a lot like TouchWiz . More importantly , though, many genuinely useful additions to Samsung 's functioning . Here is a list of the main features that come in handy from less well sorted , are :

Free Dropbox storage 50GB. So good. Boost the storage we first signed the onset of the Dropbox app pre- loaded , and it was suddenly possible to automatically cloud our photo stream . Good day.

Contact call or message them Swiping. The simplest ideas are often the best . Swiping contact them and tapping the buttons to navigate the screen , it is much faster than sequential , because after a while it becomes second nature to them , or the right to send a message to the rest of the ring . In fact , the Samsung Droid home screens and multi- tasking as well as for navigation , swiping gestures should be used more - screen size is easily big enough to handle it .

Stay smart . Screen in front of the camera when you are looking at it based on face recognition , agreed to expiring . There you have it, you 're starting to learn the content being shown , just as there is nothing worse than a screen that is switched off , and the characteristics of the problem in the bud nips.

Social tags . If you need someone to take a photo , the phone asks you to name them . Since then , it makes the back of the person's recognition in the future , and you can quickly share your photos , link up their social networking profiles so that all the hard work . It 's really easy to make a gallery catalog , or search for a specific person in the photo , but do it in a way we should not have been caught .

Face Unlock . This is a stock feature of pure Android 4 , but fortunately Samsung TouchWiz has carried it . It works great and it 's not the most secure , the easiest , fastest way to unlock the phone - it's often undoes some of its gains speed directly from the lock screen, disables the ability to jump to a specific application .

And here are some of the features that we just did not get along :

S. Beam . This could have been so much stronger , but it represents instead a problem with Samsung 's philosophy . They are available in two open-source standard Android Beam and WiFi Direct , and very quickly transformed into a proprietary wireless interface , but only two of which have worked in the GS III handset . Aside from the moral implications , how often you're going to get a chance to use these features ?

S voice . The iPhone 's Siri as a " human " is not as . It does not work as swiftly or as sharply, and it's often a waste of time , thereby interpreting requests fudge pieces , cuts you off mid- sentence . With patience it can yield good results , but overall it 's hard to imagine many people using it on a regular basis . That many people even use Siri ?

Wrap -up

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The best thing about the Galaxy S III ? It is more than the sum of its parts . Individually slightly bigger and better display , powerful processor and fast camera that does not sound special , but the combo of the daily operations, they score points , gathering up all the best bits of the old Galaxy S II and re- work them into a solidly modern ( read : mid- 2012 ) device . Capacity and storage - hungry Android users simply wrong with this purchase , and those looking for a great camera that can not be denied .

GS is the worst thing about the third ? No matter how hard it tries , it's HTC One X is greater than the sum of its parts . Say that it falls short , largely devoid of predators , but merely bars were landed on an unsuspecting world in the past year, the Galaxy S II , does not emphasize the change . One variant is similar to X 's Snapdragon computing power , battery life and photographic credibility , but it sticks more closely to the Android 4.0 's guiding theory that there is a much better user interface . Clings to the old tried and true style GS III One X is also looking forward to more of the actual design . Perhaps you 'd like to make GS turn over a third of the big sacrifice for One X MicroSD card storage loss rates . It is a painful thing to give up , but we do not go ahead and move in a gingerbread flavored Groundhog Day , given how deeply you feel about the need for Android , we can just take the hit .


• Big and beautiful AMOLED Display
• Powerful , future - Ready Processor
• microSD slot and a long- lasting battery
• Class -leading camera


• TouchWiz Interface feel tired
• Design is probably very safe


GS is an all-rounder in the third of a super phone , but it is strong competition on the Android scene will be close to reaching the heights of its predecessor.


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