Wednesday, July 18, 2012
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Are you ready to upgrade your cell phone to the latest and greatest Smartphone?
Samsung’s newest kid on the block, the Galaxy S III, is now available at all the major wireless carriers in the US. The Galaxy S3 is actually the first Smartphone to launch on all four major carriers simultaneously. Although running the newest Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system, Samsung has heavily modified the user interface to make the S3 stand out from competing handsets from HTC, Motorola, and others. The extra large 4.8-inch 1280 x 720 (720p) Super AMOLED screen makes it more like using a small tablet than a phone. The Galaxy S III screen is also made from Gorilla Glass, which is essential for protecting your phone’s screen. (No more dropping the phone and having the screen shatter.)
Specifications for the Samsung Galaxy S III include the following (Provided by a review from Matthew Miller, ZDNET):
• 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor
• 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED (1280x720) display
• Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS
• Samsung TouchWiz 5.0 user interface
• 2GB RAM and 16/32GB internal ($50 price option)
• microSD card slot for memory expansion
• Bluetooth 4.0
• NFC (Near Field Communication)
• 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi with support for Wi-Fi Calling
• 8 megapixel camera with LED flash, 1.9 megapixel front facing camera
• DLNA and HDMI out with adapter
• 2100 mAh removable battery
• Dimensions: 5.4 x 2.8 x 0.33 inches and 4.7 ounces
How does the Samsung Galaxy S III compare to some of the other new Smartphones (for example, the HTC One X)? Is bigger better? Is there really much difference between a 4.8-inch and 4.7-inch display? The HTC One X is just slightly smaller than the Samsung Galaxy S III. Both the HTC One X and the Galaxy S III have 8.0 mega-pixel rear facing cameras, but the Samsung has a 1.9 mega-pixel front facing camera and the HTC only has a 1.3 mega-pixel front facing camera. The Galaxy S III also has HDR (High Dynamic Range) which is good for still shots. Both have Dual-core 1.5GHz processors, but the HTC One X has 1 GB RAM, whereas the Samsung Galaxy S III has 2 GB RAM. With the included 25GB Dropbox account and many other cloud storage options, the internal storage of 16GB is more than adequate (You can pay $50 more and get 32GB internal storage on the Galaxy S III). Both have 3.5mm headphone jacks, but the HTC comes with Beat Audio, which is really quite amazing. The Galaxy S III has stereo music, but only through the default music player. Both are priced at $199 (16GB option) with a 2 year contract.
Will you buy the new Samsung Galaxy S III? If the Samsung S III battery life isn’t up to your needs, until there is an extended battery available, you can always purchase a great 3300 USB powered back battery that will charge your phone almost twice without having to find an electrical outlet. It charges lots of different electronic devices as well. It’s a great for camping! And to protect your new phone, you’ll no doubt want to buy a Samsung Galaxy S III case.
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