Samsung Galaxy S III Review: The Good and The Bad

With all the phones on the market these days, it can be tough to keep up with everything. Samsung has been battling it out head to head with Apple for quite some time now. In their recent commercials, you can definitely see a bit of the rivalry shinning through. The Samsung Galaxy S III is going to give Apple a run for their money; is Apple going to keep up and come back with something even more spectacular? Tell us what you think.

Samsung Galaxy S III

For now, sit back and relax and let us tell you about some of the neatest features this new Galaxy phone has to offer. You’re going to be completely blown away!

Available on All Main Carriers

That’s right! The Galaxy S III is available through all the top cell phone carriers: Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T. This gorgeously lightweight phone sells for just $199.99, with a two year contract.

Beautiful Design

Galaxy S III Design

Polycarbonate and Smooth Design

The Galaxy’s sleek design is made possible with polycarbonate, which looks and feels very similar to plastic. There is the concern that fingerprints tend to show up on the material quite easily but if you don’t mind that, we think you will enjoy the beautiful curves this phone offers. It is very easy to hold on to and with a 4.8 inch screen, if you are switching from a phone with a built-in keyboard, we think getting used to typing on the touch screen will be a breeze. Weighing in at less than 5 ounces, you will be amazed that such a large device could weigh so little.

Stunning Color Options and Stunning Screen

The Galaxy S III is available in both White and Pebble Blue and boasts a Gorilla Glass 2.0 display. Gorilla Glass is a high quality glass that is not only going to protect your phone like nothing else can but also gives it a very sophisticated look. You can’t go wrong with the 720p Super AMOLED screen. This screen offers realistic colors that you will have to see to believe; they are very true to life.

Amazing Photo and Video Quality

The Galaxy S III boasts an 8 megapixel camera that works great not only in well-lit settings but in dim locations as well; which many phones have trouble with. One feature we really like is the ability to take photos as you are capturing a video. With the help of ShareShot, you can quickly and easily share your photos with your friends and family in a snap.

Have trouble capturing the perfect shot? Then you are going to fall in love with the Best Shot feature, which takes 8 photos one after the other and helps you select the best photo out of the bunch.

Smart Stay

Ever been watching something on your phone and had your screen suddenly turn black because you hadn’t touched the screen for a period of time? With Smart Stay, this problem is a thing of the past because it allows your phone to recognize when you are looking at it. Until you look away, you will never have to worry about your phone timing out again. This is bound to be one of the most popular features on the phone. We all love the little things that make our lives that much easier.

Android Beam NFC

With Android Beam NFC, you can send larger files than ever before to your friends’ phones. What’s really neat about this feature is how you go about sending your files. All you need to do is place your NFC enabled phone (or Gingerbread supported phone) back to back with the phone you would like to send information to. When your phones are ready to beam, they are going to vibrate. You simply hit ‘Touch to Beam’ to confirm and whatever information, whether it be a YouTube video, a website, or a photo is going to be ‘beamed’ to the other phone. Keep in mind that there are limitations when sending files to and from Gingerbread phones.

Pop Up Play

This feature is pretty neat. Basically, it allows you to watch a video in the form of a pop-up that can be moved around your screen. This lets you go about your business; read your email, text a friend or browse the web all while still being able to watch the video without interuption. This would be a pretty neat way to text your friends back without needing to stop watching your favorite music video. The quality of the video remains high even as you are moving the picture from location to location, which we enjoy.

Smooth Navigation

When you are browsing the web, you are going to be completely amazed by how beautifully you are able to scroll and move around the page. The quality of videos and photos is not compromised at all; leaving you with a high quality screen all of the time. This is something we were very excited to get to see.

Voice Talk and Driving Mode

Today, customers are all about being able to speak to their phones; especially when in the car. With the Samsung Galaxy S III’s Voice Talk, all you have to do is say “Hey Galaxy” and your phone listens in. From there you can easily make a phone call, send a message, navigate to the location of your choosing, or even create a memo for later. If you’d like, there is also the option to click your screen to select options as well.

Driving Mode is a feature that can be turned on at times when you need to be hands free. Once activated, all incoming calls and notifications you receive will be read out loud so you do not have to take your eyes off the task at hand.

Quality and Lightning Speeds to Back it Up

With all that the Samsung Galaxy S III has to offer; you would think the phone would become bogged down but it holds its ground quite nicely. This phone has a 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor and 2GB of RAM. It’s amazing that with everything this phone can do, it still has an amazing battery life.

With everything this new Galaxy has to offer and how quick it is, we are definitely impressed. While we still enjoy Apple and all they have to offer, it’s exciting to see the competition really heating up. Seems to us that in no time at all there are going to be even faster, more amazing phones out there. We say, bring it on!

Citations: Samsung Galaxy S3 (Both images taken from the same page)

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One thought on “Samsung Galaxy S III Review: The Good and The Bad”

  1. All I read was good reviews, where did you put the negative comments and down ratings…
    I hope you can put a comparison between the Google’s New Galaxy Nexus Smartphones against Samsung S3, It would definitely be Quality to Quality fight and how it will be better competitor against Apple’s rumored improved Apple iPhone4. Could Samsung stop copying Apple’s new released features like copying Siri comparing it with their so called “S Voice”. Could they produce something more orginal and much more appealing features…

    (Califa Berks)

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