Samsung Galaxy S III coverage complete roundup

Samsung Galaxy S III coverage complete roundup
We put together a complete summary of our Samsung Galaxy S III coverage so far to ease your transition into the universe of Samsung's newest flagship Android handset.

The hype before, during and after the event has been unprecedented, with the phone itself probably being the most secretive device in Samsung's history. We can only imagine such a brouhaha to happen this year around the next iPhone launch, so there is a lot to follow.

In the end, what was revealed is an Android ICS handset with a 4.8" HD Super AMOLED display, quad-core Exynos 4412 or a Snapdragon S4 processor for the US, an 8MP camera with all the bells and whistles, and removable battery plus a microSD card slot, so the handset will be future-proof at least until the Cortex-A15 processors go into phones next year en masse.

Props to Samsung for not focusing on the hardware that much, but on a more holistic approach that tries to ease the way you actually communicate with your phone. It introduced the Natural Interaction concept with the Galaxy S III - the S Voice, Smart Stay and eye-tracking technologies that are supposed to marry speakers, sensors and microphones into one big happy family that bows to your wishes. 

The AllShare and S Beam functions stress on the social and communicative nature of the phone, while innovative features like the Pop up Play picture-in-picture video mode got seamlessly integrated into the new TouchWiz Nature UX interface, which, however, still won't wow the stock Android UI purists.

Take a walk down memory lane for everything that happened around the grand unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S III via the links, and check a collection of our own extensive video coverage in the slideshow below:

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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. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012


2. A.aoudi

Posts: 125; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

The phone of the year is finally here. Take a good look at it Steve Wozniak it owns your Lumia 900 in every way.

25. WirelessCon

Posts: 311; Member since: May 11, 2010

Phone of the year? Not the S3. And I thought Samsung could do no wrong. This handset is 4 months too late to be important.

3. Tmachaveli

Posts: 425; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

I like the phone but I been reading a lot of people's comments that it wasn't what they thought it would be or it didn't live up to the "hype". Well I got news for you Samsung never hype this phone up the people who make comments on this website did. This is a upgrade to the S2 and the phone beats it in every way don't get mad at it because it didn't have every single thing know to man in it. Some people say it's ugly well dont buy it then real simple huh. A bunch of people on here are just big babies because it didn't have a plus with the screen or its to plastic again blah blah blah. I'm not a Samsung fanboy I just hate to see people get all worked up over nothing. At the end of the day it's still a phone people seem to forget that

6. wendygarett unregistered

Still, I hope its not a final design XP

18. jcpwn2004

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

Interesting....Beats the s2 in everyway? I'll take the design of the s2. I'm pretty sure they're both going to have dual core in the US. Same camera....So tell me besides the junky pentile display what's so great about this phone? I'd rather save a couple hundred bucks and wait for ICS on my s2. Oh and samsung did hype this event, you must have not seen the adds making from of sheep. This is a similar launch as the iphone 4s which was a crappy upgrade also. Only blind sheep from both platforms would think otherwise. The difference with andriod is we used to demand the best...

22. Lboogey6

Posts: 281; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

i need you to tell me how the phone isnt an upgrade? dude when your eyes become superhuman tell me when you're going to need a res that high. the potential for a quad core model in the us is still here and have you not seen what the phone was capable of ? theres nothing new about the one x at all. soo you need a list s voice direct call pop up video bigger battery also removable additional memory touch wiz is very fluid benchmark scores beating everything hands down eye detection speak to wake up led notification camera lens is wider zero shutter lag. social tag id go on but your probably still looking for a phone that can cook clean and drive you to work

27. jcpwn2004

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

Actually no, I think that me and most people just wanted a nice new design, a better camera, and an all around smoother and better performing phone. So no I don't care about most of the features you mentioned and I definitely don't want a phone that can cook and clean, seems like you do on the other hand.

31. gkostadinov

Posts: 1; Member since: May 02, 2012

Why do you think the camera isn't better? You think that a 14MP camera shoots better pictures than the 8MP one? And that Nokia's nMP phones make the best pictures? You must be joking... As for the design, everyone's got a taste. I personally don't like S2's square design.

32. SonyFTW2020

Posts: 311; Member since: May 03, 2012

NO NO NO man, Coming from the "MIGHTY S2" or so they say, This phone SHOULD HAVE been what people were expecting and I think we all know that!! The people that aren't admiting it was a let down, are the ones that DONT want to be let down, so they pic what they like about it and say its good...While this phone IS better than the S2, it still should have been "UnMatchable" AND worth upgrading too! People are most likely going to stay with there S2....AND heres the kicker, later on this year, about two months from now phones like the iphone 5, The Sony Xperia Hayabusa, and the Motorola Atrix 3 will DEFINTELY show you where The S3 fell short lol!! Not hating man its just the truth.....Samsung is up right now because it is the first of the Flagships this year but man o man like i said in about JUST two more months Samsung will almost be out the picture....

4. intos

Posts: 93; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

there are many people waiting for galaxy s3 to deside between htc one x and galaxy s3 ...without a doupt the clear winner is the htc one x...

8. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

nah not really. can't you all guys admit that we gave this phone too much hype? there are advantages and disadvantages, like a removable battery, sd card slot, exynos and all the software though. the design, UI and screen is subjective. cameras, we've yet to discover. and there is actually a lot of new stuff not found on other phones like wireless charging and the voice commands and all the nature something (which I don't quite like lol) we overhyped for the galaxy s3 like the poor iPeople with their 4S... at least we made it a little more accurate though. and... stop comparing the One X and S III. Stop making androids fight each other. :)

12. wendygarett unregistered

Android fight each other make me more envious as an iphone4s user :( I cant even fight with those beast just to be honest

23. Lboogey6

Posts: 281; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

why? no one has replied so im still waiting how the one x is a "Clear" winner this phone has everything it does and more.

30. intos

Posts: 93; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

between the samsung and htc ... htc has make the big step for this year... the UI is very friently with the new sense ... also the car mode ... the design is really sexy ... special the white model.... and the screen is really FANTASTIC !!!

5. wendygarett unregistered

It looks like 'Apple vs Samsung' is over. Im quitting this pointless sheeps war. :) Right now 'HTC vs Sony' is the real deal here. Im looking forward the verizon's sense 5.0 phablet and hayabusa... Not just in term of spec... I want to see more about design, beats audio vs walkman reborn, good ui, etc. I wonder... will international oneX upgradable to sense 5.0? another question for HTC Without looking for the pointless concept, pointless rumor, and pointless leaked, I say Samsung has built a wonderful good-looking phone (screw you cnet!!! Is that what you called an incremental updates?) If you really like exynos, I'll fully support and recommend you to purchase it (eventhough I wont buy it lol), but dont regret after you bought it when you see another f**king beauty exynos phone. After all, no phone is perfect phone :)

9. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

they just released Sense 4.0, you're going to at least wait 6 months or more before Sense 5... and yeah, I agree with you. Sony's rising. I'm expecting cybershot cameras, walkman, bravia and all their technology in their next flagship... would be cool if they considered the next nexus... oh wait it just came to me... RUMORS FOR THE NEXT NEXUS START NOW! Lol.

7. yt6nin

Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

I love Android, but I also like the iPhone 4S in many ways as well. Just physically, does it seem to be inferior once laying my hands and eyes on the various Android devices out there. I must give it to Apple for producing the iPhones with beauty though. Now, for the SGSIII, I was extremely hyped about this upcoming "flagship" phone from Samsung, but I was only hyped from the rumors that were yet to be scratched by Samsung and the truth. I was hoping for the RGB Matrix screen with Super AMOLED HD Plus display, a 12MP, and possibly a quad-core processor with a little help of 2GB of RAM. If anything, the screen display (both the RGB and AMOLED HD Plus) would have been real nice with the 2GB of RAM, or even a little more than 1GB for that matter. The MP isn't a must have upgrade, but would've been a nice area for improvement over the last two Galaxy Models (SGSII and Skyrocket). Actually, I feel like this is more of like the Skyrocket HD since it's going to have a HD screen, LTE, but not in reality. Whatever happened to the Skyrocket HD??? It was mentioned, but I guess won't be hitting the produciton line and shelves, unless Samsung really plans on producing them... Anyways, for me this smartphone will be a true upgrade from my HTC Inspire 4G, and all I can do is wait from my upgrade to come any sooner... I can't wait, all these new high-end smartphones are really making me impatient. Samsung has failed to satisfy and meet all of my desires for a true upgrade and improvement from the SGSII, but still has done a great job where the room for upgrade was needed, imho, with all due respect. I just wish there was a little more, but I guess that's just me being a little too greedy. Well we all know what to expect from the next "flagship" or the true "flagship" smartphone from Samsung within the next couple of months to a year!

28. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Yeah. I am a die-hard Android fanboy because of all of the incredible things that Android can do. However, I have to admit the design of the iPhone 4S is beautiful. It really is a beautiful phone.

10. adi4u4882

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Shut the f**k up and take my money! This is the best phone i have ever seen in my life!

11. x7black7x

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

people are hating this phone without any reason because 1. you do not view your phones screen with a microscope and the pixel density is on par with the retina display conditions so you cant identify the pixels side by side 2. 8mp camera its ok i know every one was expecting a 12mp but the optics of the camera are more important than the mp count (thats why a dslr with 18mp is better than 44mp can on the nokia pureview 808) 3. and the design is not bad its new it looks awesome in white paintjob 4. and the best thing that you get with this phone is the software not hardware (i am an android fan or u can say fanboy :-P but do you know why people buy iphones 2 reasons 1software 2hype)and the software is just awesome I. pop up play II. s voice III. s beam IV. eye tracking etc.... so its a great phone and for sure better then htc one x

13. adi4u4882

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Agreed! Haters gonna hate.

24. Lboogey6

Posts: 281; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

thank you if i could give another thumbs up i would!

14. Mube1

Posts: 153; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

To b honestly it was totally unexpected fm samsung,there is no reason to upgrade fm galaxy s2 to galaxy s3,bcoz s2 is already fast and smart,full of features and design is better than galaxy s3,i can still wait for another galaxy series may b 2013th model,till than I m happy with my galaxy s2 bcoz it can fullfill my all needs btw my galaxy s2 is still fast no lags at all.sry samsung :-(

15. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Freedom of choices if you don't like S3 move on.


Posts: 1; Member since: May 04, 2012

I think sammy is fooling us, they have made a tactical move of giving us SGS3 so dat v cn buy it consdring d hype. later on they will release d original SGS3, Or shud i say SGS4, which will be better dan IPhone 5.

17. hritikbhimani

Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

those who r trolling @ design .....its a minimalistic user friendly design,the ergonomics r perfect for one hand use and when u r talking abt a phone wid 4.8 inch mosnter of a scrren den ergos matter most it looks a lot like the original galaxy s i9000 which was my fav phone ...n samsung has released a worthy successor to the doubt abt it

21. kabu7x

Posts: 11; Member since: May 04, 2012

if i recall from previos samsung reports this is just an incrimental upgrade. isnt something better coming out in the fall i can hold out till then.

26. GrosseFatigue

Posts: 207; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

Hi hi whe it comes out I hope the Note will be available for $100 only This is the one I still want.

33. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

Too big, too ugly, and all plastic. Even the model they use looks like a loser holding the phone.

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