The famous Galaxy S III or S3 by Samsung has been around for a while and has already updated its software every now and then. With a sale surpassing that of iPhone 4S from July to September 2012, Galaxy S3 has now dethroned iPhone as the most amazing and best selling smartphones of all times. With the release of iPhone 5S in September, it seems like Galaxy has a new rival.
Brief Product Description
According to Samsung, Galaxy S3 is “inspired by nature – it sees, listens, responds and enables one to share greatest moments.” Handling the phone can make one feel the nature theme. Galaxy S3 is of brushed polycarbonate of either Marble White or Pebble Blue that adorn the device. Dimensions are 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6mm despite having to pack in a super HD 4.8-inch screen.
Galaxy S3 is easy to handle and its keys easy to access. Its volume button is placed on the left side, parallel to the lock key at the right. It is just within reach when the Galaxy S3 is held in the hand. Coming along is a microUSB slot at the phone’s bottom and is easy to locate when with a charger. It is more interesting to behold with in car cradles and docks. The removable battery cover is also made of polycarbonate.
Product Features & Technical Details
With a super AMOLED HD screen and Apple beating features, Galaxy S3 is labeled as the best in the market today. Samsung, its manufacturer, made a big deal by launching it at a flashy standalone event in London and claimed it nearly had 10 million pre-orders even before launching. Galaxy’s price is very pleasant for a high-quality smartphone. Its looks are more similar to the first Galaxy S than S2, having curves as the theme at the edges of the design language.
Its overall effect is more similar to Galaxy Nexus, with high quality screen, rounded edges and minimal bezel that highlight the larger screen. Its button design around the phone were designed perfectly. It seems quite difficult to access all the keys, thus the placement of the lock button at the right side instead of the top area makes a lot of real sense. The availability of Back and Menu soft keys as well as the home button (in lozenge shape) are welcome additions as they can indeed save messing around to search for on-screen icons.
Cons and Pros
The plastic feeling is sometimes a turn off to others. It just does not appeal to everyone. It is very lightweight in the hand, gaining some impression that it is cheap. However, Samsung is not a “cheap” smartphone. It has a solid front of Gorilla Glass 2, an interior that is well-packaged and a battery cover which is just more robust. It is polycarbonate, instead of the plastic that is bog-standard. Samsung, as one of the top-of-the-line smartphones, has a lot of good features on its production of mobile phones.
Undoubtedly, the presence of the Pebble Blue choice is more attractive than the Marble White which happens to look like similar or close to the low-end Galaxy Mini.
Conclusion and Recommendation
Galaxy S3 is continuing to get better every single day. Overall, it is a superb smartphone Samsung can be very proud of. Its design deals well with the palm and its screen is absolutely usable. For those who do not mind having a polycarbonate-made lighter-feeling phone, and love bigger HD screens in the pocket, then Samsung Galaxy S3 needs to be checked again. It is now making its name in history as the first phone to beat the leading Apple iPhones in sales just recently.