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GSM (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900)

3G (HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100)


Touch-sensitive controls

Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen

16M colors

720 x 1280 pixels

4.8 inches Mumbo Jumbo display


Corning Gorilla Glass 2

TouchWiz UI v4.0, fine tuned


WLAN, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and DLNA

Wi-Fi Direct

Wi-Fi hotspot


microUSB v2.0 (MHL)

USB On-the-go

8 MP cam


LED flash

Simultaneous HD video and image recording

Touch focus

Image stabilization

1080p video recording @30fps

Secondary 1.9 MP cam which captures 720p videos @30fps

Android v4.0.4

Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9 CPU

Mali-400MP GPU



RGB sensor

Proximity Sensor



Threaded view

Adobe Flash

Stereo FM radio with RDS

GPS with A-GPS support

MicroSIM card support only

TV-out (via MHL A/V link)

SNS integration


Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)

Swype Predictive text input

Stand-by Up to 590 hours on 2G and up to 790 hours on 3G

Talk time Up to 21 hours and 40 minutes on 2G and Up to 11 hours and 40 minutes on 3G

The whole the concept is 'inspired by nature', Samsung claims. Wanna proof? touch the lock screen and you'll see a little water ripple and a little water drop sound can be heard too. Natural isnt it?

All plastic. Feels cheap


It has an HD screen. But there are few other options at the market at the moment too, like Nexus, Note and One X

309ppi pixel density

Good contrast ratio

Large display

Excellent colour reproduction

Colours balanced. The thing doesnt seem so saturated or harsh like previous Super AMOLEDs

Bulky for small hands. Not for your dirty reckless sister

A more interactive lock screen

Touchwiz re-touched

The dock at the bottom of the display now houses five favourite items including the app menu

S voice needs training to be sharp tuned

Notification light

The video player supports almost every codec

Pop Up Play. You can watch a video with it while doing some other tasks by pressing icons at the corner of the video. A video playing Multi tasker

The music player as it is in the predecessor, UI not enhanced

AllShare Cast

Available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB internal memory versions. Upto 64GB supported through microSD card. 50GB out of Dropbox and SugarSync also present, a Memorysaur!

A larger than before display. Typing served well

Three photos manually per second

20 photos in a row (at six per second) in burst mode

HDR, panorama, Smile Shot, Beauty Mode and few others present

"PlayMovies" from Google present

Music Hub

Gamer Hub

S Beam allows you to send content between phones over NFC at 300Mbps

Only Samsung I9300 handsets are capable of handling S Beam

S Beam-enabled smartphones are sparse on the market

2100mAh battery

LTE, HSPA+, Wi-Fi, a GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC, all inclusive

Samsung's own quad-core Exynos processor, though each core clocked at 1.4GHz, isnt as power efficient as other chips, such as Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4

The polycarbonate smartphone chassis material, the standard nowadays, isnt what you get with this

Samsung Galaxy S3 is no exception!. None of the Android devices natively Sync with Outlook's PST file. The only two software bundles which have succeeded in doing so, and correctly, are Microsoft's ActiveSync and the Blackberry Desktop so far

Zero shutter lag

Backside illuminated sensor

Its TouchWiz, updates wont roll in so fast


Non-PenTile screen, heart broken?

The subpixel density is still on par with what you got from the S II

A whole new sensor for the camera

Build up from glossy plastic, Samsung Hyperglaze coating doesnt improve the feel and the handling of the device. Finger prints not curbed well

The design is far from perfect

The display settings menu offers four different modes to choose from. Namely, Livelier dynamic, Standard, Natural and Movie. What a flexibility!. Does your ******* offer that?

Sunlight legibility is a splendour. However HD Super AMOLED isn't the brightest display around. You get a meager reflectivity which is surprisingly manageable

Wide viewing angles (Colors are lost when one reaches the extreme angles though)

Icons and text are perfectly clear, when one reaches the extreme angles though colors get a bit distortion

Ambient light Sensor

No dedicated camera key again

microUSB port can be used for both, data connections and charging.

USB host

MHL, HD TV-out connectivity

Have to purchase an adapter to use HD TV-out connectivity

You can enable a news ticker at the bottom of the lockscreen

The homescreen and the app drawer host only four icons on a row

The app drawer houses upto five icon rows

Some widgets are resizable

Can pinch to zoom out and easily manage, add, delete or rearrange homescreen panes

Can't have more than seven homescreen panes. Isnt it enough?

The performance of the camera is improved

An F/2.6 aperture unlike what we saw in the S2, F/2.65 and a focal length of 3.7 mm against the 3.97 mm of the Galaxy S II. This means bit wider viewing angles and more from your photos

Noise is well controlled

Higher resolution inclines towards a more unearthly color saturation and the "Result?", images may seem unrealistic

Q: What did the big candle said to the small candle on its birthday?
A: Your too young to go out!

Phone's backlit displays usually go out according to the time you set it to be that way. With Smart Stay, light remains as long as your eyes are glued to the screen. Next time you do something the display wont dim or cut it out in the middle of the _______

When you're fiddling with contacts, reading or writing a message to a contact, and suddenly decide calling is the better option than mere texting, do a "Direct call". Just take the phone close to your ear at the very instance and your done

New cool gesture controls,

(A) Shake it! It will detect nearby Bluetooth devices, update emails, news or weather apps.

(B) Double-tap on the top of the device, you will be taken to the top of a scrollable list.

(C) Turn the phone over! It mutes calls, kill media and radio playback

(D) A hand sweep across the screen will capture Screenshots

(E) Hold the palm against the screen, it will pause the media playback. Yikes!, it will plast a big ugly palm print on the screen though

(F) Hold finger against the display and rotate the phone to landscape mode. The camera is accessed from the lock screen

At times the responsiveness of the S voice is bit laggy

Can grab 720p videos using the front-facing cam

S Voice - the voice commando of the Galaxy S3 and the arch nemesis of the Siri. You can voice command it to accept or reject calls, take pictures, set alarms and search the big G etc

Pop up play is a thing to consider. It plays videos in separate windows, which is draggable around and resizable. While sinking the Titanic, it will text or surf too

An innovative eye-tracking method, "Smart Stay". It will track your eyes when looking at the display, and dim it when you're not

When you have missed calls and messages, the "Smart alert" will notify it, vibrating exactly when you pick it up without knowing what was going on while you were fishing away from the phone

The average bitrate of the 720p videos that you take with the front cam is 12Mpbs and even they are accompanied with stereo sound too

Images even taken in the burst mode, are of full 8 MP resolution

S Beam allows you to share all sorts of media via NFC. But it actually uses WiFi to transfer data swiftly

Take near full- resolution pictures (these are cropped to an aspect ratio of 16:9)

The S voice is reluctant of too much detailed or lengthy demands

The Pop up player is brisk enough to handle both videos in a seperate window and other tasks at the other hand

With S Beam you can even transfer webpages and contacts

S Beam provides only the stock "Android Beam" functionality

Truth speaking, S III's actual capturing capabilities are capped at a maximum of 20 consecutive shots. Its said to be capable of capturing full resolution shots at 3.3fps for much longer than what it delivers now

HD video recording delivered without any delay

During video recording you can also shoot full- res 16:9 snaps

The Buddy photo feature automatically recognises people from your contact profiles and enables the Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III to tag pictures accordingly

Easier to hold and less likely to slip even when your taking snaps

Heavier than the S2

The Smart Stay will drain your battery life

The S voice even works when music is playing

The S voice wont answer you back

Pop up player's seperate video window is very tiny

The Pop Up Player is the best bet for video conferencing while doing some essential tiny tasks

An optical zoom is absent

You wont notice even a slight lag when switching between home screens and launching apps

You can pre-configure photos to be automatically sorted out and placed in ideal groups based on such criteria as faces, contacts or location

All Share PLay, wireless transfer to all other connected devices

The camea app will deliberately choose the best shot from a bunch of photos taken with the Burst Mode, analysing smile detection, blink detection, contrast and blurring

Face Zoom, tap on a face when shooting a crowd shot and the camera will zoom in automaticlly.

The Social Tag instinctly figure out faces from any pics and automatically offer to text the image to the people featured in the image. But be careful, it wont fix Moods

'Buddy Photo Share', displays social media profiles directly on a photograph when those faces are recognised


No black version

Outdated design

Wireless charging

Allshare Cast which lets you put whatever is on your screen on a larger display like a TV

The Best Shot mode only takes eight photos to choose the best one from

The 4G doesn't work with the Exynos. In States they will be selling it with the 4G compatible snapdragon CPU. US snapdragon version is only a Dual Core

Wide-angle lens

Blink detection

Majestic audio quality

Really slim

Full Flash compatible web browser

File manager preinstalled

The best JavaScript performance by a phone browser, beats HTC One S, New Apple iPad and HTC One X

The Mali-400MP inside the Galaxy S III beats both the iPhone 4S and iPad 2's SGX 543MP2

The Galaxy S III shows the best 3D performance by an Android


S-Beam doesn't require any setup like Bluetooth

The device is already rooted. Custom ROMs will overflow

The HTC One X is sugar coated in polycarbonate unibody, screen is brighter, has a non-PenTile LCD and comes as a dual-core Krait processor version as well as a 4G LTE one for AT&T

Smart Stay, Direct call, S Beam, Burst shot and S Voice have already set trends

The HTC One S has a metalic unibody

Announced Optimus LTE2 will be equipped with 2GB RAM and a 4.7" 720p TrueHD screen

Huawei's Ascend D quad will bring a Dolby Mobile 3.0 Plus

The D Quad XL comes with a gigantic 2500mAh battery

Bluetooth transfer rate is 21Mbps

WiFi is compatible with both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands

Twin AllShare functions, AllShare Play (to transfer data and multimedia files to your notebook or PC) and AllShare Cast (to stream things to and from different type of gadgets with monitors like TV or computer over DLNA

Double tap, pinch zooming, two-finger tilt zoom, all still awaiting your fiddlings in the browser

Browser is empowered with Multiple tabs, text reflow, find on page and tabs view

The stock Galaxy S III browser plays 1080p Flash videos

With the Incognito mode, you can surf the web in rose. It doesnt log history or store cookies

Social hub centralizes email accounts, social networking backgrounds and IM accounts

SocialHub shows all incoming messages as one list

In the SocialHub, messages can be filtered by message source

US music dominance is over and King of Pop is officially declared dead. But still you can try dry Yankee Chanks on "Music Hub". You can have 30 seconds long previews of any song before buying any junks which are flavoured with dazzling dumb jackass visuals

Readers Hub is gone and here comes the Google's Play Books store

Game Hub lets you try-before-you-buy

The GameHub houses titles by Gameloft and EA (not available on the Google Play Store)

The almighty Polaris Office preinstalled

The Polaris comes with a PDF viewer, act as a file manager and also can be integrated with Google Docs or

Polaris editables include, text style, justification, paragraph formatting, bullets and for the first time creating tables

Excel file editor includes a formula wizard, option to resize rows/columns, border style, merge cells and few more

The advent of S Memo from the Galaxy Note;
The Memo app is fully equipped with a rich set of tools and let you do drawings

You can buy a specially designed display-friendly ball pen sold by Samsung exclusively for the delightful Memo app

S Diary lets attach pictures to the text

The built in YouTube app doesnt keep pace with the resolution the stock browser's flash player provide

With A-GPS turned off, GPS receiver takes few minutes to get a satellite lock

Voice-guided navigation

When you plan a route to stride on with the GPS app, Navigation caches the needed maps beforehand and keeps them in stock. So a data connection is only required when you initiate the planning of the path. The Reroute option enables you to detour off the pre determined course without connecting to the Net

Can send and fetch contacts to the SIM and from the SIM

The imported contacts from the SIM arent displayed along with the phone memory entries

Lag in boot

The phone book finds and joins duplicate contact entries

A kiss from Russia;
You can translate just composed message into a totally different language or translate a message you recieved that is natively in Greek to a language your more convenient at

During a call, you can take a note, use the keypad, mute, hold the call or add another call to the ongoing conversation if necessary

The built in email app handles multiple POP or IMAP inboxes and comes with a combined inbox, which centers all mail in a single directory

The native Gmail app supports multiple Gmail accounts, but lacks a single inbox

The QWERTY keyboard offers very handy keys that are big enough to strike with fury when your cheated

In landscape mode, the keyboard fills up a huge chunk of the display. Compromised!

The incoming calls can be assigned a specific vibration pattern from available onces or custom made onces

Chapter preview enables user of previewing chapters in videos with lively playing thumbnails

All eight video thumbnails in the video player will be playing at the moment your staring at them dumbfounded

When Buddy Share fails, you can manually highlight faces and guide it to do the job

SoundAlive audio- enhancing also resides in the video player

Video player supports .WMV, .AVI, DivX, XviD, .MP4 .MKV

Can record radio broadcasts

The Radio app lets you save 8 stations as favorites

In the Radio mode, you cannot turn on the loudspeaker without the headset hitched. It works as the antenna. You know what it means?, its Mono

Smart Dial Voice dialing is powered by S Voice

My files file manager reads the memory card and the internal storage but doesnt favour the system drive

Volume levels, when hooked to an external amplifier are not that good

The music player is accompanied by the sound-enhancing SoundAlive techo, which houses the 7.1 channel virtualization

High Resolution, FullHD files, how large or small they are, Galaxy S3 plays them all

HDR mode for high-contrast scenes

When the Social tag identify a face in a photo, their social status can be seen on screen. You can call or message the person in person too

Photos are bit greeny

Finds the right white balance even indoors under artificial light circumstances

The split view in the message department and the email app, allocates the left side of the screen to a list of emails and messages and the right side to the corresponding message. But still reading from a half of the screen is still a mess

Equalizer presets and a custom one

Both video player and music player feature DLNA. You can play tracks on your own player and tracks reside on nearby devices through WiFi

There is a limit to resizing of widgets. Most widgets are pre defined a minimum and a maximum resizable size

The bitrate of recorded HD videos is about 17-18Mbps. There will be no traces of compression

Swipes in the phonebook; right swipe for quick dialing or simply left swipe for messaging

Click the home key twice, the voice control will be in action

Volume rocker

Stereo crosstalk will be having business in when you plug in a pair of headphones. But a remarkable overall performance

Live Wallpapers; The News wall brings a slideshow of headlines, Stock wall does the stock quotes while Photo wall will fetch photos from the Gallery

A smart search option in messages area. It finds the saucy message that your ______ just sent you, if you do the search with the right or exact keywords that your wife may use. It wont get lost in the wild forest of other messages and get caught by wrong hands, audience or draw unhealthy attention

A big tap to compose box.

Either S Voice or Google's native voice recognition app can be used for texting instead of typing

Music square; the new mood fixer

The camera uses the same field of view either you're recording 1080p or 720p videos

The video subtitle files are well catered. Each time you play a subtitled video you dont have to name the relevant subtitle file so that it bear the same name as the video file. It shows a list of subtitle files that available and let you pick the right one

With the Menu key, you can conduct a Google search. But it needs a long press

Hold the Home key down for a while, the task switcher will pop up

The app drawer features a tab that lets you drop widgets to the homescreen with an ease

The zoomed-out view in the app drawer enables the user rearrange pages easily

A "Remove all" button in the Task Manager

A second clock on the lockscreen, will show off while roaming

You can hide apps

S Voice is capable of understanding English, French, Spanish, Korean, Italian and German dishes. But better dont go too far. Its still premature

When adding recipients to messages, as soon as you type names or numbers, a list of matching contacts names or numbers are displayed

Tap on a contact, all the available details are displayed

The second tab in the Phonebook shows the accumulated social data of contacts including updates etc

S Voice does the work of a calculator too

The S voice can be activated by voice. Just try "Hi Galaxy" or "Hi Buddy" (it supports custom made onces too, but put your stinky custom tailored trousers away from it)

The S voice can solely depend on voice commands from the very activating. But it severely drains the battery

You can S voice and drive but dont drink meanwhile

S Voice does search the net, make calls, send texts, do notification area toggles, control the music player, look up weather and traffic , set timers and alarms, snooze them, launch apps, take pictures (just say "Cheese!" when your in the cam app), update social status and look up facts

While dictating S voice to write things down, dont overload it with all the fancy command stuff in your head. It will crash on your palm

The speech to text transcription doesnt come close to Siri

The fact machine; the Wolfram Alpha which empowers Siri's answers, is in charge of handling S voice's factology. In case your curious, it only pulls out the relevant databits out of Alpha and will show you more details only if you have the necessity to have a look at more. It totally differs from Siri which pulls all the information once

With the built in Gmail app you can archive, label and delete emails in batch. In inbox, swiping left or right makes it easy to move between messages

Can do voice commands right on the lockscreen

The video player has three crop modes. Tune in until one fits your taste and the screen most

Full fledged PowerPoint presentations are served (and editable too)

Task switcher provides a screen shot for each running app

No dedicated search button

To kill an app in the Task Switcher, all you have to do is swipe the app left or right

Can view newly downloaded apps seperate in App Drawer

From now on, your editing on a 4.8-inches large HD Super AMOLED display. It will be easier than with any other tiny display to do that

Vector maps are lighter. Wont eat much data

Kies Air; it connects to Wi-Fi or will create a Wi-Fi hotspot if necessary and hand over you an URL generously. Type it in the address bar of your PC web browser and then onwards, you can manage contacts, messages, compose messages, view images, videos, brows files from your very desktop browser

In the app drawer, you can rearrange icons or list them alphabetically

No one click access to the task switcher, have to press and hold the home button

The Google Play Store is easy to navigate than ever before with easy to scrollable tabs and categories like featured, top paid, top free, top grossing, top new paid, top new free and trending etc

Some of the Apps in the Google Play Store has demo videos too

You can also figure out how dominant or capable of apps are by checking out comments, ratings and the number of downloads in the Store

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  1. Enjoyed reading this, helped me decide which phone to get, thanks!

  2. no doubt im getting this phone...ty

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  4. I have added more links at the bottom of the article

  5. Why is it that socialhub is not on Galaxy S3? And even when i tried to install it on the phone it wont accept the intallation

    1. socialhub, readerhub, are optional installation now on s3. you can find them on samsung apps, or in but somehow, there are speculations that, Flipboard was installed as an app to replace socialhub, when you scroll to its setting, you can add your facebook, twitter account there, etc. if you want there are lots of way to enjoy them, download facebook apps on playstore, twitter, etc and by logging on to them, and after verifying your accounts, and enabling autosync, you'll find your socialhub apps, at settings, accounts and sync.
      goodluck and enjoy your phone.
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