The recently launched Samsung Galaxy S3 is a successor to the Galaxy S2. It has won many awards and was sold in large numbers and has contributed to the manufacturer’s success in recent years. In fact, they are now the biggest mobile phone manufacturer in the world. A revolution of its kind, the multi-touch smartphone was first officially released on the 29th of May, 2012 after taking a staggering eighteen months to develop.Rife with innovation and the latest features, it was a huge upgrade from its predecessor. Powerful, fast and feature-rich, we will discuss the design, features, price, pros and cons below.
With a huge 4.8-inches display, which squeezes in 1,280x720 pixels, this device is now slightly behind the times on pixel density. But with an impressive 1.4GHz quad-core processor, coupled with a rear 8 megapixel camera with a matching 2 megapixel front camera, we can forgive the PPI. Operating originally on Android Ice Cream Sandwich, but now using JellyBean, another revolution of its time, as well as the brands’ own TouchWiz interface which handles the cosmetic look-and-feel of the handset, this mobile device is still a steal.Very light and thin, measuring just 8.6mm in thickness and weighing about 133g, the Pebble Blue version is slim, sleek and effortlessly cool.The handset has been designed with a central 'nature theme'. The device is very large and adorned with brushed polycarbonate. Though not pocketable, it is definitely easy to handle. The plastic feel of the phone isn't very appealing and some users may feel that it looks cheap. Overall, however, the phone scores pretty average on the looks front. With an excellent Gorilla Glass 2 screen, a good interior and a very strong battery cover, its making these claims hard to prove.
The smartest feature is S Voice, a Siri like feature that is much better than the voice recognition on its predecessor. Based on Vlingo, S Voice offers users a chance to do almost everything that Siri does for the iPhone. While it does not have the 'smartness' and 'sense of humor' of Siri, S Voice is pretty functional. It does simple tasks like opening the calendar on demand or even makes an appointment when asked to do so. Users can also play a specific song from a particular playlist. S Voice is pretty good for setting the alarm or doing things like activating the driving mode.
The large capacitive, multi-touch screen has a pixel density of 306ppi. The display is super bright and crisp and the screen is made with scratch resistant glass. The strong battery gives a talk time of about 22.5 hours and standby time of 830 hours. On 3G, the battery provides a talk time of 11 hours. It has a 1024 MB RAM and 32 GB of built-in storage. The 8 megapixel rear camera has features such as face detection, geo-tagging, self-timer, auto focus and Panorama, to name a few.
Smart Stay is a smart function that has the ability to track the user's eyeballs to make sure that the display stays lit when one is looking at it. The feature does not always work as well as it is stated to, but that does not mean that it is a total disappointment. In evenly lit spaces, the phone's feature will generally catch your eye and make sure that the display does not go dark. This means that you don't have to touch the screen every few seconds just to make sure that it does not turn off completely.
True to the nature of high-end smartphones, it is the higher side in the price scale. The phone carries a heavy price tag everywhere in the world, but it is well worth the rate. The technical specifications and features of the phone, coupled with its amazingly huge screen justify the price pretty well. The Galaxy S3 in Malaysia has been available since its official launch. It first made an appearance in major malls and official Samsung stores across the country but over the past few months, it has been made available online, and the pebble blue version has proven popular. Use PricePanda Malaysia to discover the best price available!