Samsung has officially unveiled its new flagship Android Galaxy S3. The technical details do not disappoint, the S3 also comes with a variety of new software features.
Galaxy S3: How does it feel
The new Galaxy S3 has grown significantly. Its dimensions are 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.55 mm. A major criticism of the S2 was a lot of plastic that has a cell phone in this price range is not befitting. Who expects the S3-quality materials will be disappointed. Its plastic too , as far as the eye can see. With a weight of 133 grams, the phone is not nearly as high in the hand, such as the HTC p One has the choice of colors for the casing, Samsung held 08/15-Schwarz for white and a very pretty blue pebble decided. Even the battery cover reveals that Samsung use same material like Galaxy S2 and saved cost . He is very thin and can be bent easily. Since we were already at some positives trend. You get full access to the battery and the SIM card into a normal size. Also a slot for a memory card can be found here.
Galaxy S3: The hardware in the check
A feast for the eyes is the huge touch screen, which extends almost to the edge of the case. With 4.8-inch diagonal, your fingers have enough space. Super AMOLED and a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels make for a brilliant view and a pixel density of 300 ppi, but acts in times of HD displays almost normal. What we particularly like, the fast response time of the touchscreen. Even with our prototype device, it flutscht like clockwork. Multi-touch and round-Herwischen goes very fast from his finger. This certainly contributes to the quad-core processor at 1.4 GHz clock speed. This is called Exynos 4412 and comes from Samsung itself The same is with the GPU Mali 400, which is clocked at 400 MHz. The RAM is 1 GB. Another superlative is the battery, which includes all 2100 mAh. If the camera has focused on the hardware side, not much, it snaps like the S2 with 8 megapixels and records in full HD.
Galaxy S3: No LTE for Germany
When connectivity saves Samsung, the S3 has a MHL-compatible USB port, DLNA, wireless n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, Wi-Fi Direct, HSPA + and LTE. Who wants to surf fix, but will have to be content with HSPA +, LTE because its not supported by the German S3 variant.
Galaxy S3: Smart Tools operating in the check
On the S3 Android 4.0.4 and a new version of TouchWiz is already installed .Here we have seen no real improvements. Instead, steal a few other extras to the operating system software and the UI of the show.Funny, for example, “Smart Stay” – a feature that automatically turns off the screen when you no longer see him at the display or anlässt, if you look at the display. This has in practice not quite worked out, so Samsung should have something to work on fine-tuning. Even with the camera, Samsung has worked more on the software. The so-called burst shot feature takes on serial images at lightning speed and then suggests the best recording. Especially with moving images certainly practical. A group photograph transforms the mobile phone directly into a slide show of the individuals. As the new HTC ones can also record videos . In general we noticed a very quick release time. Otherwise, it remains at the usual 8 megapixels.
Galaxy S3: Samsung-Siri, multitasking, and 50 GB of free storage dropbox
The S3 should also be able to directly recognizable faces in a photo assigned to the appropriate person whose contact details can then be controlled with a single click. When it comes to multitasking, the Samsung phone has a lot on the box, so it is no performance hit videos as a pop-up display can be operated while the phone on. It’s like a picture within a picture. Of course, Samsung has come up with a counterpart Siri. With S-voice should we start using voice applications, call up a menu or adjust the volume of the player can. This should also work in German, but with the loud noise at the venue we were able to test it yet. And a few gimmicks Samsung packed into S3. So it goes for example for a call, lift the phone to your ear to answer the call. And have you ever missed a text message or calendar entry, the S3 will remind you when you lift the phone off the table. Another highlight: Samsung and dropbox go according to engadget.com a partnership. This S3 owners get free up to 50 GB of additional storage space Dropbox.