Samsung Galaxy S3 Review - Part 1
Samsung Galaxy S3 review
It's not easy to say for sure what the new Samsung Galaxy S3 is: is it a cheaper option for those that want an alternative to the iPhone; is it a better version of the Samsung Galaxy S2. Answering these questions might even be a little irrelevant since the phone offer so many people a dependable, affordable, current generation device that can do everything. I personally loved it; though I had but a few issues while reviewing it yet I can say for sure that it's worth what it delivers. Read on for a more in-depth look at the device.
The most exciting thing about the smart phone is right off the bat the display. It's a super AMOLED, which means brighter colors, more contrast, and better overall graphics. When you consider that within its 4.8 inches the resolution stands at 720x1280, you really can't find anything against it. The total Pixel density at that size stands at a good 306PPI, which is very close to the designations of retina displays that Apple has been putting forward.
Of course, the display is touch-sensitive, featuring an enhanced, more responsive capacitive touch surface that responds to every input faster and with more precision. Guarding it all against scratching and other unfortunate events is the level 2 Gorilla Glass, a better, more reliable version of the ubiquitous material. Also, a proprietary design meant to protect the screen even further is the TouchWiz UI, version 4 a proprietary design that hasn't been explained too thoroughly by Samsung but which may add a software layer of protection to shocks as well. I personally haven't tested it, so, until further proof is conjured, you're going to trust Samsung on its word.
The screen is undoubtedly the heart of the device but the way it is encapsulated is another idea altogether. The underlying idea behind the device is that of nature, so, the design itself uses some gentler brush strokes to create a rounded body which is set at around 136x70x8.6 (approximately). The device, although quite large is however very light which is at no more than 133grams. It may feel a little underweight, and some associate it with a cheap build. The fact that the plastic used is a bit squeaky and pliable further enhances the sensation of frailty of the device, but while testing it didn't bother me that much.
Now, let's look a bit closer at the specifications and see how they affect performance. The S3 runs an incredible quad core 1.4 GHz Cortex A9 processor and that, honestly can be felt. It's not necessarily in the speed of operation, but rather in the fact that waiting for applications to load or execute. The phone simply streamlines operations with the 4 threads, and while the seed is not remarkable in itself, it does contribute to better overall performance.
Samsung Galaxy S3 Review - Part 2