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Old 05-29-2012, 04:12 PM   #1
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Samsung Galaxy SIII - In Depth Review.

So there was already a thread for this phone from awhile back, but it had some bashing and old rumors so now that the phone is actually on sale and reviews are out, I decided on a new one.

Anyways, the phone is headed to all four major carriers in the USA. It looks like it will be a big hit though, probably sailing past the sales numbers from the SII and widening Samsung's worldwide lead in smartphone sales, at least until the next iPhone comes out.

A roundup of about 7 different reviews, as well as highlights can be found here.

In her review on the Galaxy S III, Silicon Republic's Elaine Burke takes a stab at Apple's iPhone ads, saying "it's hard not to be wowed by the speed of the Samsung Galaxy S III, which performs like phones do in advertisements, only this one doesn't need a 'sequence shortened' disclaimer." She also favors the HTC One X for certain tasks, noting that "photo enthusiasts and those who want the best in display are probably best off with the HTC One X, but if your priority is performance, the S III won't steer you wrong."
Gareth Beavis at TechRadar thought the S III's design is "very sleek and the weight is minimal too - and battery life borders on the stellar at times." "If the Samsung Galaxy S3 had landed with a premium metallic shell, in the same vein as the HTC One S for instance, any question of design standards would have been obliterated." Overall though, Beavis ranked the S III as "the best smarpthone on the market. It's got every kind of feature we could ask for and more, and raises the bar once again in terms of what consumers should be expecting in terms of battery life, processor speed and media management."
etc, etc... Basically, the phone has more horsepower than anything out, but the shell is cheap plastic. Also, touchwiz overall isn't as good as vanilla ICS or HTC Sense. Other features include 4.8" AMOLED, quad core 1.4Ghz processor (Or a dual core Qualcomm), eye tracking so the display doesnt dim or turn off when being looked at, 2GB RAM, expandable storage and removable battery.


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