The new Samsung Galaxy S3 is the latest smartphone to be released by Samsung and the manufacturers are hoping that the model emulates the success of last years best selling model the Galaxy S2. We see how the new device differs from the S2 in terms of screen technology and appearance.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 offer many improvements from the S2 but one area where some of the biggest changes are evident is the screen technology that is used. The Galaxy S2 offered one of the leading displays when it was originally released. Measuring 4.3 inches the display made great use of Super AMOLED technology to produce great images and super colours. Resolution wise the handset could display 800 x 480 pixel which subsequently meant a pixel density of 217PPI could be offered. The Galaxy S3 offers some drastic changes in this department. The new model boasts a much larger 4.8 inch screen which uses a more advanced version of Super AMOLED technology. The resolution has also been increased to 1280 x 720 pixels which has a major effect on the pixel density. The new model now breaks the 300 barrier by offering 306PPI, a level higher than the majority of smartphones currently available. The new Galaxy S3 is not content with offering a much larger screen than the Galaxy S2 but also one with an much improved resolution and pixel density.
An area where the changes are perhaps not quite so dramatic is design. Yes the new Samsung Galaxy S3 boasts a brand new design but one could argue that it is in fact no better than what we were treated to on the Galaxy S2. This model sported a very futuristic design with an angular chassis that boasted very few curves. The new Galaxy S3 takes a very different approach by including more curves in the design. This give it a more generic look than the S2 but not necessarily a more appealing one. An area where we were slightly disappointed with the S3 was the decision to once again use plastic as the main body material on the phone. Although this material helps the phone to weigh a very impressive 133 grammes it does feel rather cheap when you handle the phone. When you compare this to devices like the iPhone 4S and the HTC One S it certainly feels like an inferior model although technically it is superior.
The new Samsung Galaxy S3 takes the great screen that was found on the Galaxy S2 and improves on it in every way imaginable. Where there is not much of an improvement however is the design of the phone which is eye catching yet no better with what the S2 had to offer.