Samsung Galaxy S III hands-on review: will it lead the One X?
Samsung announced the much awaited Galaxy S III amidst much hoopla in Delhi yesterday. The Galaxy S III is probably one of the most awaited phones this year, especially after the S II was so popular among the techies and laymen alike. We witnessed the gala event and also could go ahead with a brief hands-on of the product, and here’s what we have to say –
- 4.8″ 16M-color Super AMOLED HD capacitive touchscreen of HD (720 x 1280 pixels) resolution
- Android OS v4.0.4 with TouchWiz 4.0
- 1GB RAM
- Quad-core 1.4GHz Cortex A9 with an Exynos chipset
- 16GB flash memory, external up to 64GB
- 2100mAh battery
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n
- 8MP 1080p/30fps back camera with 1.9MP 720p/30fps front
- INR 43,180 ($695 in the US)
Was great! Especially before MRP was announced One look at the phone and you will straight away notice its minimalistic, more human design elements – the curves, the pleasing screen, the hold and even the screensavers were all about nature. The body is mostly plastic, which although does not make it look cheap, but also can’t give it the don’t-mess-with-me unibody looks of HTCs and Apples. The hold is great considering it’s a huge phone.
The left side has the volume rocker and the right resides the power button. There is the micro USB port at bottom and the 3.5mm jack on top. The front is dominated by the 4.8-inch super AMOLED HD screen along with the front camera on the top right and the ever familiar hard home button at the bottom middle. The menu and back buttons are on the either sides of the hard-key. The back is glossy, just like the front, and houses the 8MP camera with LED flash and the speaker.
All in all a premium looking consumer phone with a not so rugged impression! It’ll hold decent though.
The display is brilliant, and guess what – it’s no surprise because the super AMOLED HD display is no doubt the most beautiful screen on a Smartphone. The viewing angles are insane and even while tilting the phone you can see the icons almost looks printed on the glass.
The HD display makes videos and images look very pretty and high definition as it has a good 720p resolution.