Samsung seems to have come out with yet another winner with their Galaxy S III. Its hardware performance is great, and software features inventive. It may not win any medals in a mobile phone beauty pageant, but it’s sleek, lightweight and comfortable to hold.
The Ice Cream Sandwich OS has several features that make it a big improvement over the Gingerbread version; but sadly for Samsung, almost immediately after the launch of the GS3, Android came out with Jelly Bean, the latest OS. So the one disadvantage that this phone has is the not-so-latest software, in spite of being the top in its field.
The phone’s rear is very plain, and the ceramic finish is prone to scratches. The front is dominated by the screen. There is a hard “Home” button along with the capacitive buttons. The display is vibrant, and the viewing angles are excellent. The touch screen is smooth and extremely responsive. This makes playing games, reading e-books and watching videos on this phone an amazing experience.
You can definitely put it to use as your personal assistant who will remind you of important stuff without interrupting your meetings. The blazing speeds offered by the processor means that multitasking is a piece of cake. You can navigate smoothly, and the user interface is simple and easy to use.
One feature I absolutely loved about this phone is the ability to click a picture without unlocking; the lock screen gives you direct access. Isn’t that great? The camera is great and has several options for customization.
Thanks to the smart stay feature, your screen won’t go blank when you’re reading books, emails or whatever. The phone will detect your face, as long as you’re holding it so that the front camera can see your face.
Call quality is sparkling clear, and the phone has good reception. It’s battery life is good too, though charging is a bit slower.
The S Beam, a Samsung feature lets you transfer files to a friend’s phone by tapping two phones together, similar to NFC.
Another great feature is that if you’re texting a friend and suddenly feel, like calling instead, all you have to do its put your Galaxy S III to your ear, and it will automatically dial your friend’s number.
With the Popup Play feature, you can surf, email or chat while watching a video uninterrupted. You can resize and drag the video to any place on your screen.
If you have missed calls or unread messages, it will alert you when you pick it. There are also multiple lock options like PIN, password, pattern unlock face voice lock/unlock. The display is slightly dimmer than other Smartphones but you can change the default and make it brighter. You can mute sounds just by palm touching, and tilt the phone to zoom in and out.
Bottom Line: All in all its a good phone and one must have this great device.by Minesh Rai
Minesh Rai is the Founder and CEO of Mirolta.com. He writes articles regarding Mobiles, Tech, Gadgets, Games, Web Applications, Social Media and much more.