Review: Samsung Galaxy S III
If you haven't figured it out yet, Samsung has impressed me with the Galaxy S III. I was expecting another incremental update in terms of design and features. I was expecting a ho-hum device with little to set it apart from previous generations of devices. Instead, Samsung went for broke and packed the device with features that may lead to mass adoption of burgeoning technology such as NFC. Even if it's used only to share pictures, NFC traction has to start somewhere.
Beyond the bells and whistles, the Galaxy S III is a damned good phone. It excels at nearly every feature. The hardware is the best ever from Samsung and the performance backs it up. The stunning camera and video camera are good enough to record your wedding day, and watching it over and over on the GS3's gorgeous display will make you smile from here until death you do part.
Before the GSIII arrived, HTC set the bar this year with the HTC One X. The One X had a few problems, though: specifically voice quality and battery life. The GSIII bests the One X on those and every other feature at least to some degree.
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Samsung has raised the bar with the Galaxy S III. It will be hard for many other manufacturers to reach it, let alone vault over it. For Android fans, the Galaxy S III is the only phone worth getting. Nothing else comes close.
Samsung today announced the Galaxy S III, its global flagship phone for 2012. We spent a bit of time with it.
Dec 7, 2012
Samsung today provided information about a software update for the Galaxy S III. The Premium Suite is an add-on that includes a handful of new features such as a split-screen mode similar to the one on the Galaxy Note II.
Jul 12, 2012
AT&T today announced that the garnet red version of the Galaxy S III will be available for preorder online starting July 15, and will be available for sale in AT&T retail stores starting July 29. It costs $199 and $249 for the 16GB and 32GB variants, respectively.
Jun 4, 2012
Samsung today announced that the Galaxy S III will become available from five major U.S. carriers starting later this month.
Jun 4, 2012
Sprint and T-Mobile USA today announced that the Samsung Galaxy S III will be available online and in stores starting June 21. Both carriers will sell the white and blue colors in 16GB and 32GB variants for $199 and $249, respectively.
4.8" display 720 x 1280 pixels
Snapdragon S4 processor 2 GB RAM
2,100 mAh battery
Memory Card Slot, Headphone Jack (3.5mm), NFC