Samsung Galaxy S III Preview

Well, it is now 2012, and the time has finally come for the Galaxy S III to show up on stage. The difference between this launch and those of the Galaxy S's before it is that the expectations of the audience are much higher now. It is time to take a good, in-depth look at the device and see just how much of a Galaxy S this new Galaxy S III happens to be...
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49 Comments

1. Mehdia

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 22, 2012

good Phone 8.8 of 10

18. frmrVZguy

Posts: 42; Member since: Mar 10, 2012

Just Good? :-) I predict that in 6 months we will have a new expression in the business world: 'Heins-sight". I'm speculating that with this 'last-minute' reversal to include 3 'Blackberry-style' buttons that this is going to be the launch phone for the re-birth of Blackberry as a service and appliction add-on. For a short while Samsung will have the only hardware ready to support the BBOS - through the typical exclusivity deal. As a manufacturer that knows how hard it is to capture new customers, the idea of suddenly having the FIRST NEW phone available for the millions of Blackberry users world-wide, mustt be an opportunity too good to let a little button adjustment get in the way. They are about to scoop up a huge percentage of the market 'overnight' .....IF my speculation is correct. And everyone knows how well Samsung builds their phones....compare that to BB user experience over the last 5 years....

49. frmrVZguy

Posts: 42; Member since: Mar 10, 2012

OK, it took 12 months.... I was still correct .... BBOS is dead, long live BBM. Today at Blackberry World Heins has effectively given up on the BB hardware platform..... porting BBM to iOS and Android.

2. Evil_SaNz

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Not watching movies, but browsing webpages with desktop UA, not a minor thing. There's still someone watching sites in mobile version =)?

3. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Awesome phone , 9.5/10 !

27. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

I second that! Should be 9+ beside the Nexus, the iPhone 4, Tprime and the Gnex.

4. Mehdia

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 22, 2012

wow camera the best

5. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

I really wanna know how long that 2100 mAh battery will last. If it can get me through a full day with moderate usage I would buy this phone.

9. decent4u

Posts: 75; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

according to battery test on some sites it lasts more than a day with normal usage

16. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

gsmarena just put up their battery test for the galaxy s iii if you want to take a look.

22. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

28. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Thanks for the links. The test results are pretty impressive, considering that the phone has a large screen 4G Lte and a powerful processor and it's all powered by a 2100 mAh battery.

36. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Exactly. Altough I know extended batteries will be developed as well.

6. cGmC11

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

The Pantech Vega Racer 2 debuted one day ahead of GSIII looking much better & it have the glory of ceramic coating material!

7. ilia1986 unregistered

Awesome article. I agree 100%. So whether I'm getting the SGS2 or the SGS3 - I'll sure as hell will be one happy man :)

8. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

One of the first articles i enjoyed reading from Ray S. Lol, luv the last two sentances "HTC better sell as many of those One Xs while it still can, because the king of the Android jungle will soon be back from its pebble collection trip. And it seems to be very pissed off."

10. strikercho

Posts: 156; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Well, excluding the downside that they both run on Handroid, I still prefer the HTC because of its superior monoblock body and display. As for the screen size - its's ridiculously large and it is hardly a phone, more sort of an iPad. Between 3 and 4'' is the largest screen size for a smartphone in order to operate it normally with one hand.

13. Hafiz

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 20, 2011

Lucky i have two hands :D

39. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

i agree with you strikercho. as my name says, i am a pure HTC Fan and i will support this great brand till its last day. i agree that a phone with 3'' to 4'' is good for me as i dun wanna operate a phone with 2 hands. one hand operating FTW

11. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

htc will always have a hard time competing with samsung which is a huge company with large cache of cash.

38. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

It's not all about being large either. It's the fact that they don't really rely on others for components. They can also hand pick components and change whatever is needed on the fly Look at the Galaxy Tab 10.1. They announced a thick version and the ipad2 came out. They went back to the drawing board and the newer slicker version was out in matter of weeks. No one in the industry can do this

12. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Sounds great but if the att variant uses dual core for lte I wouldn't see a reason to get this over the galaxy nexus. I just prefer stock Android.

14. x7black7x

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

great review sir @ray.s and its a great phone in its own ways htc cant even compare to it it has a better processor, better battery, better camera, and although htc sense 4.0 contains more eye candy but touchwiz nature ux is better cause it has more features smart stay, pop up play, sbeam, all share, svoice and much more....

15. x7black7x

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

and yes it has a removable battery also.... so now tell me htc one x vs galaxy s III once again samsung is on the top of the android food chain with this beast

17. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

The screen is gonna suck. I have the Galaxy Nexus. & Was very disappointed with the screen. Colors don't look natural. amoled screens are supposed to be great at reproducing black. But black looks awful on this screen. I always use black as wallpaper. & could see alot of discoloration. Same problem when i am watching a movie. Can't understand why I haven't heard more complaints about the screen.

25. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

maybe yours was faulty

26. Lboogey6

Posts: 281; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

Hey idk if you got to read but an article before this showed the screen being newer than the nexus.

19. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I disagree that 4.8 inch screen is an overkill for a device that thin and light. Most of "average Joes" are wowed by galaxy Note's handling/using experience despite of it's size and weight. Even some small handed women are more than happy with Galaxy Note. A larger screen doesn't just mean a plus for movie watching. EVERYTHING looks better - movies, photos, web pages, e-books, and games. It's a major advantage.

43. animeware

Posts: 32; Member since: May 14, 2012

Do you prefer a device that is iPhone where it's 3.4 inch screen. NTY I prefer the phone if I can test it and if it feels good in my hands I might consider on getting it.

20. APPLE_R0YALLY

Posts: 73; Member since: May 08, 2012

WE LIKE™ the Review "RAY.S" EYE™ all so like the Galaxy S3....
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