There it is guys, the phone that we all wanted to see so badly has finally been unveiled-the all new Samsung Galaxy S 3, at a very glamorous release-event in London presented by Samsung. This is Samsung’s latest offering of an Android based device and its loaded with features.
Samsung dearly wants to make this phone appealing for all the ecologists and the environmentalists out there, starting from the UI to the design everything is inspired by nature. The S3 has a cute curvature all around and reminds us of a smooth little pebble. Even the UI features ripples as a lock-screen. The design of this phone has undergone a marked change from all the previous Samsung ‘SQUARE’ like builds.
The form-factor is a great departure from the Galaxy S II which indeed is very refreshing. However Samsung still sticks to its previous practice of providing cheap plastics and has made no exception here either. The phone gives you a solid and a plastic feel and this may not appeal to a large number of people as it just does not feel premium to hold.
The screen sports a humongous 4.8 inch Super AMOLED display which is much bigger than its successor, the S II (4.3 inch). Its based on Pen-Tile matrix technology and provides a very crisp display. Resolution is as high as 1280X720 pixels which is equivalent to an HD TV’s resolution. The display is detailed to the most minuscule dot and overall makes for a very pleasant experience to view.
The Galaxy S III comes with a 8 MP camera and supports burst mode photography, just like the HTC One X. Burst mode makes for zero shutter lag and lets the user take a lot of pictures in a second. Thus one does not miss out on a particular ‘moment’ unlike in other non burst camera phones. We are yet to see some pictures from the S III and we have a lot of hope on the new tech provided by Samsung.
For those of you wondering about the horse power of this gadget, its a quad-core Exynos processor clocking at 1.4 GHz and can take in literally anything you throw at it. The maker of this monster is yet to be revealed by Samsung.
The Galaxy S III runs on ICS (Android 4.0) and has the usual touch-wiz UI. Samsung has gone an extra step by providing the S-voice which in general terms is a SIRI wannabe. Basically it tries to do what you say. So if you tell it to open the message folder it will, or provide the weather report if you ask it to do so. Not much is presently known on this particular software and we all are eagerly waiting for a one-on-one with the SIRI.
This phone provides the S Beam which is an added functionality and lets you transfer media, like photographs and videos wirelessly through NFC or Wif-fi Direct. Plus the All-share app also allows to stream the same contents on multiple devices.
Samsung has gone to all ends in providing tweaks and the most user-friendly one is the use of the front cam while reading PDF’s or any e-Books. Unlike other phones whose screen would turn-off if not touched for a while, the Galaxy S III has a sensor which views your eye movements and doesn’t turn off the screen if you are reading and does exactly the opposite is you fall asleep. This is indeed a great improvisation from Samsung and adds a big functionality to the otherwise rarely used front cam.
All those who want this this phone dearly have to wait a little longer as it releases in the UK on 22nd of May. The S III releases first in Europe and Asia and later in the US. The final dates of the release in US is yet to be revealed by Samsung. All in all it makes for a great phone and there is no doubt that it is easily one of the best phones available in modern times. We all look forward to the pricing of this device and keep our hopes high that it is reasonably priced.