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Friday, June 15, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S3 : What does it have?


As you know, i attended the Samsung Galaxy S3 launch and was one of the first in Malaysia to be shown what the phone can do.

To be honest, most of the things did not really stun me but it sure did a number to the crowd though.

Let's get started with what the SGS3 packs behind it's casing!

4.8” Super Amoled HD display
16/32/64GB depending on model, plus expandable MicroSD card

Pebble blue or marble white
2,100mAh (wireless charging optional extra)
8MP rear; 1.9 MP front
720 x 1280 px (306ppi)
136.6 x 70.6 x 8.55 mm
Operating System:
Android 4.0.4
Exynos 4 Quad (1.4GHz)

The key points that you should be seeing in this short mention is the Battery which is 2100 mAh and is said to be have a wireless charging function, so we are hoping this will solve the problem of wires being tangled! However, just how fast the battery charges is another mystery.

Another thing you should be looking for is the Front camera, which is a 2MP camera (1.9MP) which is very strong considering most high device uses a 1.3MP camera at most, the 2MP upgrade enables you to take a variett clear self shots that most camera are not capable off at the moment, but I have a feeling it would be a matter of time before other brands will catch up :). 

Everything else, from the screen size and technology to the processors and operating system are much as anyone would have suspected, a quad-core processor for speedy and lagless multitasking ( we hope) and the latest Android OS to boost it's internal functions.

A much power packed device at first glance, Samsung considers this new device to be made for ultimate human convenience and has since developed key features that would be the highlight of the SGS3.

Here are the few key features. 

What it does: The S beam let's you share images and files wirelessly across two SGS, file transfers would be just a tap on the phone.

My opinion: It is no doubt quite a useful concept, but to only allow sharing between SGS3 phones is kinda troublesome not to mention defeating the purpose of free open sharing from it's operating system the android.  As cool as it may be, I find it not as useful as it describes.

What it does: It knows when you want to make a call to the sender of your message, after reading a message simply place the phone next to your ear and it will automatically make the call for you.

My opinion: This is quite a convenient new feature that saves some time when you are on-the-go and might not have the "handpower" to reply messages, simply just make a call, it also looks pretty cool cause it calls the user automatically.

What it does: Probably the first of it's kind, the Pop up Play, is the same thing as how some televisions have a picture in picture function, with this you can minimize your videos to a small screen and go about your other  work.

My opinion: A very good idea, if it was not limited to only videos it would be so much more awesome, imagine being able to open 4 windows of tabs for messaging or edit multiple images at once. It is a good step towards a key feature in smartphones.

What it does: It's the Samsung version of the Iphone Siri, heck even the name suggests Siri...

My opinion: Perhaps the most boring thing introduced by the SGS3, it works the same as Siri, and perhaps even more in effective, I am thinking unless the phone has a mind to think on it's own, it will take a long time before humans to actually be able to order phones to do stuff accurately.

What it does: Tag your friends once in a photo and see all their details when you look at the photo again.

My opinion: A very obvious stalking tool that i doubt many would be using, we are hardly over the use picture as contact photo phase yet, how many would bother tagging all their pictures just to see their status whenever they feel like viewing old photos?

What it does: Whenever there are unanswered calls and messages, the Smart Alert will vibrate to remind you that there are still things you have not done.

My opinion: I dunno whether it is smart, but it sure comes in handy when you are a person who always forgets about the things at hand when you are busy.

What it does: The feature that engages you in a stare down contest with the SGS3 as long as you are looking at it, the screen does not turn off.

My opinion: I am not sure if it's just me, but if I wanted to keep my screen on I would just tweak the original setting of the phone to keep it always on, and if I want to off it, i would just press the screen lock/power button that locks and offs the screen.


There are a lot of other cool things about the SGS3 that the commercials and demo forgot to highlight, the processor is pretty powerful and helps with multitasking, I was running on 25 apps at once and it didn't even flinch while I was playing a HD game, so that shows that the multitasking part was done really well, after all what we want is a lagless smartphone.

The Super Amoled 4.8" screen packs a good punch when it comes to viewing HD videos and images on the phone, the colors are very much super vivid and really colorful for viewing pleasure.

So if you are looking for a smartphone which is fast and vivid, the SGS3 is a good choice to consider and it comes with cool features that I have mentioned above, it might not mean much to me but I m sure you will some of it very useful.:)

All the main mobile network providers have plans for this phone now so be sure to check them all out!


michleong said...

I super like the big screen. Now when I'm back to a ChaCha, the world looks so SMALLLLLLLL.

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