04 May The Galaxy SIII: Is it out of this world?
The next frontier in Samsung’s quest for smartphone dominance landed yesterday in London, the Galaxy S3.
The Galaxy S3’s predecessor (the Galaxy S2) sold 20 million units in 10 months, creating great expectations for the new addition to the Galaxy family. It is quite clear that Samsung designed the S3 to compete with the iPhone and the popular HTC One X (for a comparison of these three phones click here), with a quad core processor, large HD screen and the Ice Cream Sandwich Android OS. Whether Samsung has created another winner remains to be seen, with many reviews around the web divided as to whether the device really sets itself a part from the pack.
So what does the S3 offer?
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- 1.4GHz Quad-core Exynos Processor, 1GB RAM
- 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display with a 720p resolution
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- HSPA+ connectivity
- 8-megapixels rear-facing camera
- 1.9 megapixels front-facing camera
- 2,100mAh removable battery
- Choice of 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB, which is expandable to an additional 64GB with a microSD card
- Weighs 133 grams and 8.6 millimeters thick
- Choice of ‘Marble White’ and ‘Pebble Blue’ for the case.
That’s not all though, Samsung have really taken advantage of the Ice Cream sandwich OS by providing a host of software features: