Samsung Galaxy S3 Review - Part 2
Samsung Galaxy S3 Review
Along with the processor, you've got a less notable GPU, a Mali-400MP. It doesn't work wonders, but in demanding applications, it will respond relatively fluent, while having some stuttering from time to time. Keep in mind however that the device is a performance phone that is available at a fraction of the price of similar devices; 30 dollars to 40 dollars on some deals, while the same deals would run 200 dollars, 250 dollars with an iPhone. The value ratio is staggeringly in favor of the Samsung Galaxy S3.
The software is powered by Android OS, this time version 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Given the rate of updates and the relatively new technical specifications, the phone will get better in time as it receives targeted updates and maybe the jaggedness of some of the 3D applications will begin to clear away. There is room for improvement and that makes a whole lot of difference.
Now, what most people will be delighted to know is that the Samsung Galaxy S3 is not a closed platform you can upgrade the internal 16/32/64GB data storage with microSD cards to amounts up to 64GB. Therefore, in practice, you can have a 128GB device more than enough for large libraries of music, videos or applications. A definitive plus and a feature note worthy.
All that space can also be filled with content produced with the device itself you can shoot videos at 1080Pwith a camera that comes with an 8MP sensor. In terms of quality, the movies may be just a little sluggish, but, if the right illumination is met, they are quite good. Pictures will suffer from a fair amount of graining; again most of it due to lighting conditions, but, when all is said and done, an occasional photo or a video you shoot with friends will still be quite possible. Because the sensor is not that sharp in low light conditions the added LED flash is furthermore a welcomed addition. Just as a side note, you can count on facial recognition software and smile detection for some just a gimmick, for others a cool addition. I personally am undecided in which category I can fit. Judge it on your own terms.
Other than that, the phone has pretty much all the bells and whistles of modern day smart phones GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, USB, an included GPS sensor GLONASS, and the range of sensors that are featured in most releases.
So, to turn back to the initial question, whose phone is it? One could say that this makes a great overall smart phone companion an Android power phone great for most consumers. In terms of price, it can target almost everyone it is relatively cheap given how much power and punch it serves. It can be a multimedia device, it can play videos at HD resolutions, it is a great device for music listeners and it also has a lot more storage than other smart phones out there. Interestingly enough, the included battery pack seems to be quite resilient, it kept my phone alive for more than 6 hours of extreme fiddling, video playback and game playing. So, my conclusion is that if you are looking for a powerful smart phone, packed with everything but unwilling to pay a lot of money for it the Samsung Galaxy S3 is the best option out there.
Samsung Galaxy S3 Review - Part 1