With over 10 million pre-orders and 24 million units sold to date, the Samsung Galaxy S3 has proven to be one of the most popular Android smartphones despite having only been available for couple of months. It looks set to prove as popular as its predecessor the Galaxy S2, and is contributing to the increasing popularity of the Android operating system.
There are now more Android device activations carried out daily than iOS devices, making it the most popular smartphone platform. The Galaxy S3′s predecessor the Galaxy S2 made a massive contribution to the popularity of Google’s smartphone platform. The Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with the latest version of Android called Ice Cream Sandwich, however the rest of its spec list is essentially a list of the latest and greatest developments in smartphone technology.
The screen on the Galaxy S3 boasts a number of similarities to that of its predecessor, with the screen being widely regarded as one of its crowning features. With super AMOLED HD capacitive technology, users can expect excellent display quality, and thanks to a resolution of 720x 1280, the 4.8 inch measurements of the screen are by no means detrimental to its display quality. Naturally, the Galaxy S3 is quite a large device on account of its sizable screen, but because it is ergonomically designed with the back of the handset being curved towards the edges, it remains comfortable to hold and use with either one or two hands.
As a camera phone, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is one of the most impressive devices out there. With an 8 megapixel camera which comes with all the usual image enhancing features and 1080p video capture as well as a number of unique features like simultaneous photo and video capture, its features as a camera phone are largely unmatched by the majority of competing handsets.
The Galaxy S3 also boasts some of the most intuitive user interfaces out there. There is a clear focus on carrying out tasks with the minimum number of steps, as well as impressive features like S-Voice which is a voice activated personal assistant which is comparable to the Siri app found on the ever popular Apple iPhone 4S.
A 1.4 GHz quad-core processor makes the Samsung Galaxy S3 one of the most powerful smartphones out there, and one of only a small number of handsets to boast this next generation technology.
Thanks to its instant popularity and the reputation that Samsung has in the smartphone business, the Galaxy S3 looks set to be every bit as popular as its predecessor, however it is sure to face tough competition from the iPhone 5 which is due for release later in 2012.