Samsung Galaxy S3 is an android smartphone that was created and enhanced by the Samsung Electronics Company. The multi-touch screen smartphone was first officially released on 29th May 2012 after being developed for about eighteen months by the Samsung Electronics Company. The Samsung Galaxy S iii or Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone comes closely after Samsung Galaxy S2 series, but with more enhanced features.
Samsung released the SIII as its most advanced and features-laden smartphone ever. The handset has been designed with a central 'nature theme'. The device is very large and adorned with brushed polycarbonate. The mobile phone has a dimension of 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6mm. The phone's 4.8-inch screen is a fairly large one. This, however, does not mean that the phone looks bulky or very large. Though not pocketable, the S3 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. This is something that people said about the Galaxy SII as well, but that did not really bother a lot of users; this could be true for the SIII as well. It might look cheap to some, but the phone is definitely does not feel so. It is a really good Gorilla Glass 2 screen, a good interior and a very strong battery cover. The looks of the SIII can be compared to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, with the same rounded edges and a large HD screen.
The smartest feature of the SIII is S Voice, a Siri like feature that is much better than the voice recognition on S2. 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.
For users comparing S Voice to Siri, the former might not be too impressive, but overall, it is a good function and one of S3's biggest points. S Voice is somewhat erratic and might now work flawlessly at all times, but it gets work done most of the times. Samsung has shared that it is working on improving the functionality of the voice recognition software to make it more user friendly.
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. The phone tuns on the Samsung Exynos 4 chip and is equipped with a Quad core, ARM Cortex-A9 processor. S3 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. The front camera is 1.9 megapixels.
Samsung has always been pretty excited about all the features that the SIII packs, one of which is Smart Stay. The function 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 directly 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, the Galaxy S3's price is on the higher side. 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 fantastic looks and amazingly huge screen, justify the price pretty well. The phone is priced differently in different countries but there is not much difference so we cannot say something like 'the SIII would cost lower in A country as compared to B country'. There are some places where you might be able to find good deals or the phone, but there is not much of a difference. 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 month, it has been made available online. Users can even buy it from third party sellers. The Samsung Galaxy S3 price in Malaysia was about RM 1900 to RM 2200 when it was first launched. The price hasn't real dropped over the months and you will still have to pay just about the same price if you want to take the SIII home. The Samsung Galaxy S3 price in Malaysia is high, but you can get good deals on it, especially if you get the phone with a contract. The contract might not always appeal to you so another way to get great deals is to buy the phone online. SIM free SIII units are sold online at prices that are much lower than what you would find in an official store. When you decide to buy the SIII online, you might be able to get your hands on a freebie like a cover or headphones.
|Wireless technologies||802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n|
|Compatible memory cards||microSD|
|Camera resolution||3264 x 2448|
|GSM bands (primary SIM)||850, 900, 1800, 1900|
|USB connector type||micro USB A|
|Short Message Service (SMS)||Y|
|HDMI ports quantity||0|
|Radio Data System (RDS) support||Y|
|Headphone connectivity||3.5 mm|
|Mobile operating system provided||Android|
|Maximum memory card size||64|
|Second camera resolution||1.9|
|Wireless LAN connection||Y|
|Operating system version||4.0|
|Video capture resolution (max)||1920 x 1080|
|Personal info management||Notes|
|Display resolution||1280 x 720|
|EDGE multislot class||12|
|Processor architecture||ARM Cortex-A9|
|GPRS multislot class||12|
|MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service)||Y|
|Display number of colors||16.0|
|Color of product||Blue|
|SIM card type||MicroSIM|
|Instant messaging (IM)||Y|
|Processor clock speed||1400|
|Main camera resolution||8|
|Battery technology||Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)|
|Audio formats supported||AAC, FLAC, MP3, WAV|
|Touch sensitive screen||Y|
|Data network||3G, HSDPA, HSUPA|
|Ambient light sensor||Y|
|Video compression format||DIVX, H.263, H.264, MP4, WMV, XVID|