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Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone hands-on

By Julio Franco
May 3, 2012
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  1. Samsung launched its new Galaxy S III smartphone with great fanfare today in London and our friends at MobileBurn were there to get a first look at the device.

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  2. I can't say yay or nay for the chassis, but those specs will ensure it will be one of the, if not the best phone to get for a long time, just as the SGS2 was (and still is).

    I shall be first in line as soon as it hits Canada. Hopefully this guy will have as large a dev community as other Samsung devices do.
     
  3. Coming from an S2 user I would choose an AMOLED screen over an LCD any day. The vibrancy, depth of colour and brightness are just better. I'm not an apple hater, I do get the IT with apple but man they don't half push their marketing brainwashing BS on to people and that's exactly what 'retina display' is; Marketing Hypabol.
     
  4. Absolutely hate the design. Ill be sticking with the SII this time around
    Its too much like the SI, which had the same rounded design.
     
  5. I expected something better, this just looks fugly. I will rather buy a Sony Xperia Sola for half the price. Going to use it for music mostly, sound quality comes first for me and I could'nt find any better smartphone for that purpose.
     
  6. What does it matter what it looks like on the back? most of us use cases to protect the phone and a wide variety of custom cases to make it look better... my point is... the hardware is awesome and the screen is beautiful.
     
  7. I think that they should crop most of the edges (lateral) even the tall from above and below to the minimum just for the calls speaker, front camera and sensors. and cropping the samsung logo cuz its getting bigger and bigger and the problem is that...then how big will be with a protection case?....just for people that have big hands or they are taller than 1.78cm INSANE!!!
     
  8. gunste24

    gunste24 TS Rookie Posts: 25

    Does the Galaxy S III have the Audience chip in it?? (Do you even know what what it is for?)
    If the phone has two microphones it will have the chip which allows you to talk in a noisy environment and cut out the noise. - I have been trying to buy a chip,in vain, to build an attachment for my hearing aid transmitter (Phonak Smartlink).
    No one at the cell phone stores ever heard of it either and they are selling a dozen models with the earSmart chip in it.
     
  9. "What does it matter what it looks like on the back? most of us use cases to protect the phone and a wide variety of custom cases to make it look better... my point is... the hardware is awesome and the screen is beautiful."

    Exactly!!! I'd take a nice slim case (carbon fibre, matte black) and put that on a white S3 body and it'll look like a large after market version of the iPod Touch, which people don't call ugly.

    I think the disappointment stems from over-hyping the phone too much. After all, it's just a phone and the smartphone revolution already happened. Now, we'll just get gradual improvements every 12 months. People expecting to be blown away have created unrealistic expectations for themselves. The phone won't have a 1080P screen, ability to play games with 3D glasses, or ability to wirelessly sync video to a 60 inch plasma for a couple years. Also, since many people replace phones every 2 years, who cares since we'll be on Samsung S5, iPhone 6, etc. by then. It's like people define their life by their smartphone nowadays. It's really sad.

    In pictures, side by side, the screen looks very nice against the iPhone 4S:

    http://images.anandtech.com/galleries/1934/SGS3-1222.jpg
     
  10. Sean Murray

    Sean Murray TS Rookie

    I currently own the Galaxy SII and I cannot see myself going with an ever bigger screen. You might as well just buy a tablet at this rate. Very nice specs, but the screen is just getting to be too big for my liking.
     


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