Samsung has stolen the Android show in recent years with their Galaxy series and each iteration of its S line has taken the Korean brand ever closer to Apple-like levels of anticipation, excitement and sales figures. With the Galaxy S III, Samsung hopes to continue, and even exceed, their own expectations of their latest flagship device.
The Samsung Galaxy S III is the direct successor to the Galaxy S II, a phone that has sold over 20 million units to date, so from the start it has high goals to live up to. A look at the most basic of specification sheets will reveal that the Galaxy S III has a bigger and better display and a faster processor over its predecessor.
More importantly is perhaps the Galaxy’s main rival, the HTC One X, which we recently reviewed and will be mentioned periodically throughout this review.
- 4.8 inch Super AMOLED HD 1280×720 display
- Protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 2
- Samsung Exynos 4412 chipset
- 1.4 GHz quad-core Cortex-A9 processor
- ARM Mali400 MP4 CPU
- 1 GB of RAM
- 16, 32 or 64 GB of internal storage
- MicroSD slot supporting 64 GB cards
- 8 MP rear camera with 1080p video recording
- 1.9 MP front facing webcam
- Quad band HSPA+ (850/900/1900/2100)
- WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n
- Bluetooth 4.0 LE
- NFC, Wi-Fi Direct and S Beam
- 2100 mAh, 7.98 Wh Li-ion battery
- Weighs 133 grams
- A mere 8.6mm thick
- Full dimensions are 137 x 71 x 8.6 mm
- Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich with Samsung’s TouchWiz Nature UX