The Samsung Galaxy S3 or S III, has finally been announced after much hype and rumours. Apple and Samsung have been in constant battle with patents surrounding the iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab and also the iPhone 4 with the Galaxy S2. Primarily a lot of the disputes have been geared toward the design of the Samsung Mobile products, begin incredibly similar to Apple mobile products. One of Apples concerns on this matter has been that, consumers either accidentally purchase a Galaxy Tab when they where actually wanting an iPad, or perhaps sales staff may convince consumers that the two, are one in the same. Of course, all that aside, Apple are quite a significant customer of Samsung as they buy approximately $5 Billion worth in production for the iPad and there are other interests between both companies. P6NFU7FYP4VK
As with all new gadgets primed to hit the market many groups have speculated over the Samsung Galaxy S3 capabilities, so lets take a look and perhaps make some comparison’s to the iPhone 4s. The Samsung Galaxy S 3 will be available in 145 European Countries at the end of May 2012, it is then expected to roll out in North America and other global markets in the Summer 2012. The North American version of the phone will be 4G enabled while we in Europe will obviously only have a 3G version due to the carriers.
The most important thing to discuss about the Samsung Galaxy S3 is of course the specifications and then perhaps compare that to the iPhone 4S. The screen being a much talked about feature, especially taking into consideration the latest hype over the New iPad’s retina display, Samsung have opted for a Super AMOLED 720p HD Display with a 4.8inch form factor. This is quite bit larger than the iPhone 4s which is 3.5 inch. The handset also comes in two beautiful colours Pebble Blue and Marble White, both with their own characters.
The Galaxy S3 has generous 1.4Ghz Quad Core Processor, 1GB RAM and internal storage comes pretty much the same as the iPhone 4s, 16 & 32GB with a 64GB storage capacity soon to arrive for the Galaxy S3. However, a large plus for Samsung, they have added a microSD card slot on the Galaxy s3, a feature Apple users have been requesting for quite some time now.
S-Voice is Samsung’s take on Siri, advanced voice recognition allowing Samsung users to verbally command the Galaxy S3. iPhone Users have struggled slightly with Siri since it’s arrival, so time will only tell as to whether or not the South Korean company have managed to perfect the technology.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 has a front and rear camera system on the phone, the front facing camera is 1.9Mega Pixel still quality and HD video quality for video conferencing. The rear facing camera has an 8Mega Pixel shooter with no lag taking 3.3 shots per second which is excellent for a mobile phone. As far as playing video is concerned, Samsung have developed floating video, which means you can play video on any part of the screen, resize the image and move it, watching video whilst using other services while the video stays on top. Along side this amazing capability for watching video, they have added Best Video, a program that takes a series of 8 shots, then automatically chooses the best image based of technical specs and keeps it.
The Galaxy S3 has all the usual standard WiFi settings and of course WiFi HT40, Bluetooth 4.0 all powered by a 2100mAh battery which also has wireless charging technology incorporated into the battery. Running the Latest Android OS, 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and overall weight (133g) / dimensions (136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6mm). NFC capability has also been integrated into the Galaxy S3 allowing Samsung users to make payments via their new mobile Samsung Galaxy S3. Near Field Communication technology is pretty new to most of us and as with most new tech, I am sure will take a bit of getting used to or at least accepting.
The only phone I have ever used in terms of smartphones has been the iPhone, which I have always been more than happy with and will no doubt remain happy with. However, I really want to get involved with the Android OS and I can’t think of a better phone to do that with than the Samsung Galaxy S3. Much in the same way I have just purchased a Windows 7 Lenovo laptop and also downloaded Windows 8, as well as installing Ubuntu on my Netbook, I need to be more versatile in the mobile OS market. Other than what I read I don’t know anything about Android, and so getting hands on experience in my opinion is vital.