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Monday, 4 June 2012

The #Samsung Galaxy #S3 - Review

The Samsung Galaxy SIII 

Designed for humans - Inspired by nature

Ok so let's check out what's in the box, I have the Marble White version of the Samsung Galaxy SIII which is lovely. You might be holding out for a Pebble Blue version which is gorgeous too but not as sexy as the White. I had the Galaxy SII in white so this is a good progression step for me.

The Samsung Galaxy SIII runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and boasts a fantastic 4.8"
HD super Amoled screen. On first impressions I LOVE the feel and design of this phone, It's so smooth. Just so nice to stroke, that might sound a little weird but if you've held one, you'll know exactly what I mean. The GSIII has a 2100mAh Battery and a super fast Quad Core Application Processor - which makes internet browsing, game playing and pretty much every action you do on your new phone just super fast. Let's see the size closer up:

The Samsung Galaxy SIII is only 8.6 mm's thin and feels so lightweight, weighing in at just  133grams. It's 70.6mm wide and 136.6mm's tall. It's a pretty awesome size. The phone itself isn't actually much bigger than the previous Galaxy SII but the screen itself it a lot bigger, clever stuff. I'll show you what I mean which a quick comparison shot.

The Galaxy SII is shown on the left whilst the new Galaxy SIII is on the right. The SIII is so much nicer to look at with it's rounded edges and smaller home screen button. What do you think?

The Galaxy SIII has a fantastic camera with super fast opening speeds of less than a second so no more missing those important shots you want to take. The rear camera is an 8MP camera while the front is a 1.9MP. The camera does some pretty amazing stuff on the SIII though like the Smart Stay feature which allows your phone to monitor your eye movements and keep the phone on whilst you are looking at it, no more going dim whilst you are reading or playing a game any more. Just pure, Galaxy SIII enjoyment. The Camera now has a Best Shot feature where 8 shots are taken in a row and then you are shown the best photo to use, how cool is that. You can also take lots of other great photo's using some of the other wonderful features but I will talk more about them a little later on.

The Samsung Galaxy SIII comes in 16 / 32 / 64GB Memory - I have the 16 GB version.

I've made a chart to show you all the specifications in one place, it might make it easier for any comparisons you want to make or see:

Network/Bearer and Wireless Connectivity
GSM, HSPA + 21
EDGE/GPRS (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHZ)
HSPA + 21 (850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100)
WiFi Direct
DLNA, MHL 1.0, HDMI 2 Support
KIES, KIES Air support
Operating System
Android 4.0 ( Ice Cream Sandwich )
720 x 12800 (HD)
Quad Core Application Processor
1.4 GHz CPU Speed
USB 2.0
3.5 pi 4pole, Stereo
Micro SD (up to 64GB)
Micro USB available
MHL available
Physical Specification
8 Mega Pixels Camera Resolution Rear
1.9 Mega Pixels on Front
Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Gyro, RGB light, Barometer Sensor
Assisted GPS / GLONASS available
Pebble Blue or Marble White
Audio and Video
MPEG4, H.264, H.263, VC-1, DivX, VP8, WMV7/8, Sorenson Spark, DivX 3.11
Full HD (1080p) Video recording & Playback
Recording up to 30fps
MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, wma, ogg (vorbis), FLAC, AC-3, apt-x
Services and Applications
Samsung Apps available
Dependant on region
Game Hub
ChatON available
ActiveSync available
B-to-B compatibility: Sybase / Webex / Device encryption / Cisco etc.

I think that pretty much covers the basics of the Samsung Galaxy SIII for now. I can tell you it's a pretty awesome device! It has so many amazing features and lots of cool accessories but I will be talking about them at a later date. The Samsung Galaxy SIII has got to be top of the Phone wanted list right now, I know I would be on it if I didn't have mine already ;)

So what do you think? Do you think the Galaxy SIII sounds like the perfect phone for you??
If you have any questions about the GSIII please do ask, I'll be happy to help.


  1. Very nice the Mrs has the S11 and wants the SIII as her next one so reading your review to her makes her soooo jelouse lol

  2. Aw thanks Chris, this phone is a beauty and works so well. I'm sure she'l get one in the end ;) x

    1. add me on skype::::::alex.james520

  3. would be better switched on @scarletzcaptain and a video wouldbe more impressive

  4. Nice review. I got mine this last week and I'm very impressed. Super fast, as you say (especially compared to my last phone, which was about three years old...) Things have surely evolved a lot in mobile-phone land.

    Good job too on the blog overall, enjoyed checking it out. :)


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