Samsung Galaxy S III Review Q&A: Answers

Samsung Galaxy S III Review Q&A: Answers
Alright, people, the time has come for us to give you the answers you've been waiting for! When we posted our Samsung Galaxy S III Review this week, we gave you the opportunity to ask about things you're interested in. Let's not waste any more time and get right to the point!

1. JDCohen722

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.

2. PackMan

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.

3. cGmC11

Answer:Yes, it is compatible. The only question is when is Samsung going to deliver the update for the device.

4. cGmC11

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.

5. Bluesky02

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.

6. Wildmanfan

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.

7. BravoTeam127

Answer:  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.

8. sipha

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.

9. a1000smiles4u

Answer:  Definitely the Samsung Galaxy S III.


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.

11. samfrancisco

Answer:  We tried but were unable to find a way to resize the pop-up video.

12. dhouseng

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.

13. khamboo

Answer: Yes, there is image stabilization in video recording mode, and you can set a custom EQ in the music player.

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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)



1. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 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: Oct 05, 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: Feb 21, 2012

I think SGS3's resolution is 720X1280.

19. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

thanks for the correction, can't stand typos

2. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Thanx for the answers, very useful. Samsung Galaxy 3 is a great hardware. I wish they provide a Black version of it.

13. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Same ere.

3. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 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: Dec 29, 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: May 18, 2012

will the 64gb version release with 32,16 gb version ? if not when ?

6. sinfiery

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 18, 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?

7. a1000smiles4u

Posts: 84; Member since: Apr 24, 2012

Thanks for answering my query

9. shtat

Posts: 1; Member since: May 18, 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: May 18, 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: Dec 23, 2011

I'm a sucker for two hot asians like that...

14. Galaxys2...R

Posts: 46; Member since: Oct 04, 2011

my question wasn't answered about whether you can use the camera whilst in phone calls.

15. gihan779

Posts: 4; Member since: May 14, 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: May 03, 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 far everywhere i have read the smart stay is said to work well.

17. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

The girls in the pic are awesome !

18. pkiran1996

Posts: 166; Member since: Oct 22, 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: 45; Member since: Apr 20, 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: 238; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

I barely looked at anything other than the chicks :).. they r hoooooot.

22. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 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: Feb 17, 2012

Any Changes in Rating by PhoneArena for S III Due to Polycarbonate made not made of Plastics???????????????????????

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