Samsung Galaxy S III Review Q&A: Answers
Answer: Both the Galaxy S III and One X are lag-free when you're simply playing around with the UI. In some apps, like the browser, for example, the One X tends to be somewhat laggy, whereas the Galaxy S III remains perfectly snappy. Other than that, both are capable of delivering exceptional performance when running heavy third-party apps.
Answer: There's quite a big difference between the "Standard" (default) mode and "Natural" (normal) mode. Colors become much more natural, as they are no longer oversaturated. Still, they do remain on the colder side. There's also the "Movie" mode, though, which tends to make colors a bit warmer, so it should absolutely be given a try as well.
Answer: Yes, it is compatible. The only question is when is Samsung going to deliver the update for the device.
Answer: There's hardly any practical benefit in having a ceramic coating. The benefit in having it is in the aesthetics of the phone. When the phone is made with such heavier kind of materials, it creates the impression of a more valuable product, which is something that you'd expect from a top-end smartphone.
Do you feel a vast change, and a true user experience?
Answer: In our opinion, ICS feels much better compared to Gingerbread. It's much smoother, and the core applications of the operating system are significantly improved. Overall, yeah, the user experience is definitely better with ICS.
1. Which carriers in the U.S will have this phone?
2. If you had to get this phone or the Samsung Galaxy Note, which would you recommend buyers and why?
Answer: So far, there hasn't been an official statement regarding the U.S. carrier versions of the Galaxy S III. However, it's currently expected that all four major carriers will have a version of the device. Whether one should buy the Galaxy S III or Galaxy Note depends entirely on their needs and usage habits. As far as we are concerned, only in case you are watching lots and lots of movies on your cell phone, then the Note would be the more suitable option. In any other case, we'd recommend getting the Galaxy S III.
There's no reason to believe that the dual-core Snapdragon solution in the upcoming U.S. versions of the Galaxy S III won't be able to perform well with all the features of the handset. We expect to see quite similar performance.
Answer: The Galaxy S III isn't really a radical improvement over the Galaxy Nexus (and even the Note). If you aren't in love with some of the new features like S Voice, for example, there's not too much reason to upgrade.
Given a condition that You have to buy and use only one handset for next 2 years
what would u chose
Samsung Galaxy 3 or htc One x
Answer: Definitely the Samsung Galaxy S III.
We say™ can you overclock this A9 4412 to what amount, 1.8 or 2.0 CPU......
Answer: We're not really sure to what maximum frequencies you can overclock the Exynos 4412 CPU. It probably depends on the software tools you have at your disposal. Anyway, we see no use in overclocking it.
Answer: We tried but were unable to find a way to resize the pop-up video.
Answer: There's a slight improvement in the screen of the GS III in this respect, but it's still far from what you'd call "natural". However, one of the screen modes called "Movie" does tweak the colors to make them look a bit warmer, although this is also available on the ICS-running Galaxy S II.
Answer: Yes, there is image stabilization in video recording mode, and you can set a custom EQ in the music player.
1. tiara6918 (Posts: 1390; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
Are the screens on the galaxy note and s3 the same? I know that both uses hd super amoled, but are there any differences?
8. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
The only real difference is some of the blue pixels are squished closer together so the pentile isn't as noticable even though at this resolution i doubt you could see pixelization anyway. and the note is 1280*800 and sgs3 is 1280*780
11. Bangthering_007 (Posts: 36; Member since: 21 Feb 2012)
I think SGS3's resolution is 720X1280.
19. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
thanks for the correction, can't stand typos
2. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Thanx for the answers, very useful. Samsung Galaxy 3 is a great hardware. I wish they provide a Black version of it.
3. shy2papa (Posts: 206; Member since: 23 Jan 2010)
ok did samsung incorporate taking picture with the volume rocker like the iphone and since the GS3 did not come with a camera button i feel touch the screen to take pictures every time is really inefficient.
4. rg987 (Posts: 130; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
xperia gx is all the way better than galaxy s3 except that 2100 mah battery and pop up video software
5. al.hbbi (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 May 2012)
will the 64gb version release with 32,16 gb version ? if not when ?
6. sinfiery (Posts: 19; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
Would you rather have the Sprint SGS3 variant or the EVO 4G LTE?
It seems most of the discrepencies with the One X get resolved with the EVO variant.
You give up 100mAH and a removable battery
You receive a dedicated camera button, and kickstand
Both will run off the S4. Both have aggresive multitasking methods. Both offer LTE on a network that has no LTE.
Would your answer change assuming custom ROMs will be installed?
9. shtat (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 May 2012)
one query please
does the SGSIII has the 3G video call feature like it predecessors sgsi and sgsii ?
or it need a third party application such as fring , skype
10. anillahoti (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 May 2012)
I also have same question whether SGS3 will have 3G video calling feature?
And why does not sony or htc have the same in their android editions...
all of them cite google responsible and google does not want to do anything...
I was a nokia user and have been using video calling extensively but after buying sony xperia s, I am regretting...
12. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
I'm a sucker for two hot asians like that...
14. Galaxys2...R (Posts: 46; Member since: 04 Oct 2011)
my question wasn't answered about whether you can use the camera whilst in phone calls.
15. gihan779 (Posts: 4; Member since: 14 May 2012)
How does SMart Stay work under real life conditions? Please explain.DOes it work as advertised.Pls reply
16. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
as i read somewhere else basically if you have your screen timeout at 30sec for example,when the screen is suppose to turn off at 30sec it will first check if you are looking at the screen and if you are then the 30sec timeout is cancelled but if you are not looking then it will just turn off...so far everywhere i have read the smart stay is said to work well.
18. pkiran1996 (Posts: 165; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)
Will the Galaxy S2 get an update for the latest version of TouchWiz found on the Galaxy S3? If so, does that mean it will recieve some of the new features like S Voice and pop-up play etc.
20. Suraj3337 (Posts: 44; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)
Can someone tell me if the smart stay feature on the gs3 works even in a very dark room? What i mean is can the phone's camera recognize the users eyes in the dark room?
21. B3BLW29 (Posts: 237; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
I barely looked at anything other than the chicks :).. they r hoooooot.
22. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 505; Member since: 20 May 2012)
What is is with phone arena hating the Note to the point of basically all but blatantly saying no one should buy it because its too big. Seriously, don't tell us what we should and shouldn't buy, keep your biased opinions to yourselves and just gives the damn straight facts and techincal pluses and minuses of each phone and keep out your freaking "opinions" from effecting the phones scores
23. BharathV (Posts: 4; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)
Any Changes in Rating by PhoneArena for S III Due to Polycarbonate made not made of Plastics???????????????????????