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Samsung Galaxy S III Preview

0. phoneArena posted on 12 May 2012, 12:56

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...

This is a discussion for a review. To read the whole review, click here

posted on 12 May 2012, 13:11 9

1. Mehdia (Posts: 23; Member since: 22 Apr 2012)

good Phone 8.8 of 10

posted on 12 May 2012, 16:31

18. frmrVZguy (Posts: 42; Member since: 10 Mar 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....

posted on 14 May 2013, 16:39

49. frmrVZguy (Posts: 42; Member since: 10 Mar 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.

posted on 12 May 2012, 13:12 2

2. Evil_SaNz (Posts: 259; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)

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

posted on 12 May 2012, 13:14 25

3. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)

Awesome phone , 9.5/10 !

posted on 12 May 2012, 23:33 5

27. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

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

posted on 12 May 2012, 13:16 10

4. Mehdia (Posts: 23; Member since: 22 Apr 2012)

wow camera the best

posted on 12 May 2012, 13:21 7

5. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 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.

posted on 12 May 2012, 13:37 7

9. decent4u (Posts: 75; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

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

posted on 12 May 2012, 15:38 3

16. galanoth (Posts: 426; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)

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

posted on 12 May 2012, 20:31 2

22. henrickrw (Posts: 408; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)



posted on 13 May 2012, 00:47 1

28. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 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.

posted on 13 May 2012, 11:15

36. henrickrw (Posts: 408; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

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

posted on 12 May 2012, 13:22 4

6. cGmC11 (Posts: 151; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)

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

posted on 12 May 2012, 13:22 15

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 :)

posted on 12 May 2012, 13:29 15

8. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 660; Member since: 03 Nov 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."

posted on 12 May 2012, 13:37 1

10. strikercho (banned) (Posts: 156; Member since: 20 Mar 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.

posted on 12 May 2012, 14:18 6

13. Hafiz (Posts: 78; Member since: 20 Dec 2011)

Lucky i have two hands :D

posted on 14 May 2012, 08:54

39. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 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

posted on 12 May 2012, 13:53 4

11. ryq24 (Posts: 772; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

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

posted on 14 May 2012, 01:48 1

38. ph00ny (Posts: 1508; Member since: 26 May 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

posted on 12 May 2012, 14:16 5

12. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 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.

posted on 12 May 2012, 14:47 3

14. x7black7x (Posts: 118; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)

great review sir

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....

posted on 12 May 2012, 14:53 4

15. x7black7x (Posts: 118; Member since: 19 Feb 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

posted on 12 May 2012, 16:25 2

17. medicci37 (Posts: 1335; Member since: 19 Nov 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.

posted on 12 May 2012, 22:06 1

25. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)

maybe yours was faulty

posted on 12 May 2012, 22:56

26. Lboogey6 (Posts: 281; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)

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

posted on 12 May 2012, 17:28 1

19. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 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.

posted on 14 May 2012, 18:37

43. animeware (Posts: 24; Member since: 14 May 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.

posted on 12 May 2012, 18:28 5

20. APPLE_R0YALLY (banned) (Posts: 73; Member since: 08 May 2012)

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

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