The Samsung Galaxy S3 is already considered by many to be one of the best smartphones of all time, despite having only been on the market for short while. It is already proving a popular device, following in the footsteps of the Korean manufacturer’s previous flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S2. Below, I will take a look at the differences between the two devices by looking at a couple of their features.
The 4.3 inch super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen of the Samsung Galaxy S2 is widely considered to be the crowning feature of the device. The benefits of this technology include wide viewing angles, consistent brightness (even in direct sunlight) and excellent colour rendering. Display quality is enhanced further by its resolution of 480x 800. The Galaxy S3 has similar screen technology, with the major difference being the size, measuring up at 4.8 inches making considerably larger. Because the screen is bigger, you may think this would be detrimental to the display quality, however this is not the case thanks to a massively increased pixel resolution of 720x 1280, meaning the handset is capable of displaying high definition content.
At the time of its release, the 1.2 GHz dual-core processor of the Samsung Galaxy S2 was cutting edge, and provided the handset with excellent levels of performance unmatched by many competing devices. The Samsung Galaxy S3 however, has a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, making it more than twice as powerful as its predecessor. It is one of only a couple of handsets to boast this feature, so its performance outclasses nearly every other smartphone on the market. The benefits of this processor technology are numerous; a lightning fast user interface, responsive touchscreen, fast web browsing speeds and downloads, and superior multitasking efficiency are just some of the benefits that users will experience thanks to this high performance chipset.
As a cameraphone, the Samsung Galaxy S3 shares and a number of traits in common with its predecessor such as its 8 megapixel resolution and 1080p full high definition video capture resolution. The main changes to the camera are in the interface, and thanks to the powerful processor, users can capture 3.3 photos per second when manually pressing the capture button. However, the camera on the Galaxy S3 also includes a number of new features such as simultaneous photo and video capture and a setting which can capture multiple consecutive photos after pressing the capture key just once. Of course, an LED flash and all the usual image enhancing features are also included.
Along with an upgrade to the latest version of Android called ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’, there are plenty of other features which put the Samsung Galaxy S3 leaps and bounds ahead of the competition.