Samsung Galaxy S3 review

29 Jun

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By Jonnie Lee, Lifestyle Journalist

The Samsung Galaxy S3 was launced in NY last week and has been the talk of the cell phone community ever since! It is so hot, in such crazy high demand, and has been rumored that it’s better than the iPhone, that millions of phones from all the cell carriers are currently back ordered! I’m not surprised, because this phone is truly amazing, the best Android phone that’s out there in the market today! It’s intuitive, stylish and simple to use. This incredible smartphone delivers a personalized, seamless mobile experience that helps your day run smoothly, whether it’s time for work, family or play!

Samsung has done it again for the third consecutive year and I hope it will continue to impress the Android and smartphone world! Its flagship Galaxy phone is amazing and the Samsung Galaxy S 3 has even more incredible specs! It’s available (but on back order, because every one wants to own 1 or 2) at Samsung Direct, AT&T, Spring, T-Mobile, Verizon and U.S. Cellular.  It comes in white marble or pebble blue, has a large, bright and vibrant HD display, a sharp 8-megapixel camera; 4G LTE or HSPA+ support; a zippy dual-core processor; lots of internal memory and 2GB RAM.  For those who love expandable memory and media, there is something shaped like a microSD slot next to the micro SIM port, which makes you think about branching further out to expandable memory.  You’ll be able to have a 128GB-capacity Samsung Galaxy S 3 if you combine 64GB internal memory with the a large 64GB microSD card, which is amazing for those who are into media.

The Samsung Galaxy S 3 is so interactive, so you’ll never get lonely (all the singles out there know how lonely it can be on date nights, Friday nights, weekends, Valentine’s Day and the holidays), because it sees, listens, responds and allows you to share the greatest moments.  But beware – this phone has so many interesting things going on, so much to explore, that your time will fly by like the speed of light! This awesome must-have phone feels amaaaaazing, because the phone’s body/design contours perfectly on my hand and palm and the larger than average screen size is bright and captivating, that anyone and everyone who sees this phone can’t help but to stare at you using your phone, ask you about it and want to get one too!

For example — with S Beam, two people with Galaxy S III phones are able to transfer pics, videos, documents and more in a few minutes without  wi-Fi or cell signal. Pictures can be sent in a nano second with Buddy Photo Share Shot.  The Smart Stay feature knows when you’re using the phone, so the screen display will be bright while you’re looking at the phone and dims when you put it down. You can’t always tell people what to do, but you can can tell your new BFF phone what to do with The S Voice feature, which enables the Galaxy S 3 to listen and do as you say! You can tell it to wake up, sleep, take pics, answer calls, send texts or play tunes! When texting your BFF, you can simply switch to calling your BFF with The Direct Call feature. Now you can take pics better than a pro and capture 20 continuous shots, while Best Photo takes eight pictures and chooses the best pic. Also, the 1.9MP front-facing camera records in HD and puts you in the video.

It retails for $699 without contract and only $199.99-$249.99 with a 2 year contract.  Samsung has succeeded to produce stronger subsequent models than its first Galaxy S.  The Galaxy S 2 sold 50 million plus units globally, and now… people wonder why the Galaxy S 3 smashed UK and US records and is on back order! No offense to Apple fans out there, but this phone is really superb and most probably better than the iPhone or even the iPad (altho iPad is lighter than a laptop or netbook, it’s still too big to carry around at all times like I would with my BFF Galaxy S3), because the larger than average smartphone screen makes The Samsung Galaxy S 3 an Almighty Android.

Check out the specs below — they’re out of this world!

Form Factor Bar, Touch screen
Size Product Dimensions (inches) 5.38″ x 2.78″ x 0.34″
Weight (ounces) 4.7 Ounces
Color Blue or White
Battery, Standby 3G: Up to 12.5 Days; LTE: Up to 8.3 Days
Battery, Usage Time Up to 8 hours
Battery Type and Size 2100mAh
Network
Frequencies and Data Type GSM Quad-band: 850/900/1800/1900MHz; UMTS Tri-band: 850/1900/2100MHz; LTE Dual-Band: Band 4/17
Data Speed GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSPA+/LTE®
Platform
Platform Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich
Processor Speed, Type 1.5GHz Advanced Dual Core, Qualcomm
Main Display Resolution 1280 x 720 Pixel
Main Display Size 4.8″
Main Display Technology HD Super AMOLED™
User Interface
Features TouchWiz™; Smart Unlock; Accelerometer; Motion Gestures; Smart Stay; S Voice™; S Suggest™; Kies Air; Pop Up Play; Share Shot; AllShare® Play
Camera
Camera Resolution 8.0 Megapixel
Front-facing Camera Resolution 1.9 Megapixel
Digital Optical Zoom 4x
Features Auto Focus; Shot Modes, Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent; Camcorder; DivX®; HD Recording; HD Playback; Video Share; Zero lag shutter; Burst Mode; Best Shot; Share Shot; Smile Shot; Buddy photo share
Audio
Features Music Player; Compatible Music Files, 3GP, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, M4A, MIDI, MMF, MP3, PMD, QCP, WAV, WMA; Audio, Streaming; Ringtones, Polyphonic; MP3/Music Tones
Video Features Video Player; Compatible Video Files, 3GPP, H.264, MPEG4, WMV; Video, Streaming
Fun and Entertainment
Features Downloadable Content; Animated Wallpapers; Samsung Widget Gallery; Samsung Media Hub; Google Play™ Books; Music and Movies; Google Talk™; Flipboard™
Business & Office
Features Microsoft® Office-compatible; Voice Memo
Messaging Options
Features Messaging options: Email; Corporate Email; Picture Messaging; Text Messaging; Instant Messaging; Threaded / Chat-style Messages; Predictive Text (T9®/XT9®); T9 Trace
Connectivity
Features Bluetooth®; Bluetooth® Profiles, A2DP, AVRCP, HID, HFP, PBAP, HSP, OPP, SPP; Wi-Fi® ; Wi-Fi® Hotspot; HTML Browser; Flash®; GPS
Memory
Internal Memory RAM (2GB), ROM (16GB)
External Memory/microSD™ Capacity Up to 64GB microSD
Calling Functions
Features Speakerphone; Voice Recognition; Voicemail; Visual Voicemail; Text-to-speech; Music ID; Picture Caller ID; Multitasking; Call Restrictions; Hearing Aid Compatible (HAC), M3; TTY; Airline Mode

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