Summary: It may not be quite so scorchingly beautiful as the iPhone 5 or the HTC One X and One X+, but the Samsung Galaxy S3 4G is a worthy update six months on from the original. It’s packing (nearly) the latest software, and if you’ve got those super speeds where you live, you’ll reap the benefits. Samsung’s still very much on top: now where’s the Galaxy S4?
Summary: The Samsung Galaxy S3 is quite simply the best Android smartphone you can buy right now. It’s fast, has an amazing screen, lots of extra features, a cracking camera, and excels in almost every area.
Excerpt: Having sold millions of Galaxy S II’s around the world, in more variations than one can keep track of, Samsung knew it had a lot of work to do in making a worthy successor. In many ways, the device we have before us bears little resemblance to the GT-i9100 released on Bell in July 2011 but the lineage is obvious: big, colourful icons, a squared-off home button and, perhaps most notably, one of the most powerful processors on the market.
Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy S3 certainly looks impressive, especially thanks to the zippy operation that results from that quad-core chip. Some will see the new social, voice and notification features as being compelling reasons to buy the phone (while some others will crave a more "vanilla" Android experience). Either way, the S3 remains a mighty powerful phone that could well be a contender for the Best Android Phone crown.
Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy S3 certainly hasn’t lost anything (save for an FM radio) by stepping into the world of 4G and it’s clear to see the benefits of a device able to run at such a fast pace, however a prospective customer needs to weigh up the pros and cons of an undertaking such as this at this point in the game.
Pros: 4G mobile browsing speeds, Excellent design and UI, Beautiful screen
Cons: Battery suffers under 4G, Plastic construction, Expensive tariffs
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs HTC One – if you’re a HTC fan in exile, this is the time to return
28 July 2013
Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy S3 is a long time on sale and you can get it for around $150-200 with a contract or $550-650 without a contract and unlocked. That’s a great price, and judging by the previous two models, the resale price will be quite high even in a couple of years. The prices are lower now that the Galaxy S4 is also out, so it’s the perfect time to get this phone – unless you want something more future proof and more unique, in which case the HTC One is a better...
Excerpt: For $13 it’s easy to add wireless charging to the Samsung Galaxy S3 without the need to buy a new back or give up the ability to use cases. After doing some digging I found a $13 Samsung Galaxy S3 wireless charging receiver that snaps into place on the Samsung Galaxy S3 underneath the existing […]
Summary: A new Galaxy. Samsung introduced its smartphone flagship from the latest portfolio at a big event in London. A quad-core SoC based on ARM, a 720p screen, NFC and Android 4.0 ICS belong to the must-haves of this category today. Is Samsung's Galaxy S3 the new category leader in an attractive packaging?
Pros: Casing's attractive design, Micro SD card reader (up to 64 GB), 50 GB of Dropbox storage (24 months), NFC (near-field communication), Appealing and swift user interface (TouchWiz 5.0), Camera module (1080p shots, 8 megapixels, LED flash), High-contrast HD Super AMOLED (720p, PenTile), Outstanding computing power (quad-core), Large 2100 mAh lithium ion battery (removable), Consumption rates and battery runtimes, The impression of the overall looks, the very smooth user...
Cons: Aluminum looks rather than aluminum (rim), 12 month warranty only, Preinstalled bloatware, Many software features only a nice-to-have (S Voice, Smart Stay and co.), AMOLED screen's brightness, Temperature development during load, An aluminum rim that would fit to this premium product. That would also result in fewer plastic parts. The screen also lacks brightness at the upper end.