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Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III

Today we’ll be taking a quick, but detailed, glance at the Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III. This device is the apex of mobile technology as far as phones are concerned. This is the ultimate Android device for the time being. It has the best performance, OS, features and so on available. I doubt that something will be able to equal it in the near future. Perhaps in Q4 of 2012 there MIGHT be something out to equal this phone, although knowing Samsung they’ll just start creating different versions of the Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III that are much more powerful than the original. Such was the case with the Galaxy S II : they released so many versions of it that the current one, Skyrocket I believe, is still pretty good even for now. I regret to say that the Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III isn’t that much of a looker, since they went with the “less is more” approach on this one. Still it looks stunningly well in both colors, but the aspect isn’t the key point of this device.

GENERAL

We’ll begin by taking a look at the more general features of the Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III. In this part you can find out about the supported networks and the announcement and release dates. The supported networks for the Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III are numerous. They include all of the three : 2G, 3G and 4G. The networks are exactly like so : GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 ( the 2G ones ), HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 ( the 3G ones ) and LTE ( the 4G one ), however the LTE network may not work everywhere in the world as it is region specific for this phone. The Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III was announced in May 2012 and is expected to come out later the same month – May 2012. If that doesn’t come true, I think it’s safe to assume that somewhere in Q2 of 2012 we’ll be seeing this device in stores all over. Moving on to the next part of the review.

BODY

Next up is the review of the aspect of the Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III. Here you can find information about the size and weight of the device, as well as whether or not the Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III has any distinguishable marks to its name. The Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III is exactly 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm big. It is known to weigh around 133 grams. Also, the Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III has Touch-Sensitive controls instead of buttons. That’s it for the body of the device, let us move on.

DISPLAY

Following is the review of the display of the Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III. Here you can find information about the type of screen, the screen size, the screen’s resolution and pixel density as well as whether or not the screen has any means of protection and any other supplementary features installed on it. The Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III has a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with around 16 million colors ( Samsung has a thing for Super AMOLED screens ). The screen of the Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III is around 4.8 inches big and can house a resolution of approximately 720 x 1280 pixels. The pixel density of the Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III is phenomenal : 306 ppi. Anything  that exceeds 300 is the highest quality possible perceived by the human eye. The Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III also has Multitouch on it, as most Android devices. The protection for the S III’s screen is extremely powerful – Corning Gorilla Glass 2. Wondering how that is ? Picture Gorilla Glass and multiply it by two. The Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III also has TouchWiz UI v4.0 installed on it, should you choose to activate it. That’s enough for the display, let us move on.

SOUND

Next we have the review of the audible output capabilities of the Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III. Here you can find out a bit of info about the alert types, the speaker and audio jack as well as whether or not the device has any sound enhancement installed on it. The Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III has the following alert types : vibration, MP3 and WAV ringtones. The S III also has a Loudspeaker and a 3.5 mm jack. Sadly, it doesn’t have any sound enhancement methods installed on it, so one may say that it is pretty basic as far as sound is concerned. That’s enough for the sound, let us move on.

MEMORY

Next up we have the review of the Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III’s memory. Here you can find info  about the internal storage space and ways of expanding it and the RAM memory. The Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III comes in three different version : a 16 GB one, a 32 GB one and a 64 GB one. To top it all off it supports up to 64 GB of Micro SD card. So all and all, this phone is the most spacious phone / device available to date. The Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III also has 1 GB of RAM, which is pretty darn good. If your mind isn’t blown yet, just move on.

DATA CONNECTION

Time to take a look at the connectivity of the Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III. Here you can find info about the GPRS and EDGE of the device, the Speed and WLAN of the Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III as well as the Bluetooth, USB and other connections. The Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III has both GPRS and EDGE, both of them at class 12. The GPRS is a Class 12 with 4+1 / 3+2 / 2+3 / 1+4 slots which can run at around 32 ~ 48 KB/s. The Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III also has EDGE Class 12, but I’ve already mentioned that. The speed reached by the Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III is both HSDPA and HSUPA and is the following : HSDPA at 21 MB/s and HSUPA at 5.76 MB/s. The WLAN of the Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III is a very complex one. The Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III has Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n with DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi hotspot. The Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III has Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP and EDR. This device’s USB connection is a Micro USB v2.0 ( MHL ) port with USB On-the-go support. Also, the Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III has NFC on it. This NFC is a very fast of file transfer via Wi-Fi. It’s very similar to infrared data transfer as we used to do half a decade ago, but it’s way faster than any Bluetooth connection and can be used to make all sorts of transfers, not just files. I believe in certain place you can use your smartphone as a bank card or such to make payments or transfer funds without all the hassle usually implied by said process. That’s enough about the connectivity of the Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III, so let us move on.

CAMERA

The camera’s review is what follows. Here you can find out a few details about the main and secondary cameras as well as their features and capabilities. Before starting, let me just point out that the camera of the Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III is something spectacular. The main camera of the Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III is an 8 MP snapper. The resolution of the Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III’s pictures is 3264 x 2448 pixels. The features of the Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III’s main camera are numerous and quite impressive. They are : autofocus, LED flash, simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection and image stabilization. The Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III’s main camera is capable of recording video in 1080p full HD with approximately 30 frames per second. The Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III has a secondary 1.9 MP frontal camera that is capable of recording in 720p HD with around 30 frames per second. Well enough with the camera, let us move on.

BATTERY LIFE

Next we have the review of the battery life of the Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III. Here you can find information about the battery type and how long it can function. The Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III has a standard Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery. Sadly, it isn’t known how long it can function and under which circumstances, but just between you and me, with all the power this phone is packing you can’t expect it to run for more than three or four whole days. Let us now move on to the next part of the Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III’s review.

HARDWARE

Next up we have the review of the hardware of the Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III. Here you can find information about the three main hardware components of the Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III. Those three are : processor, motherboard and graphics card. The processor of the Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III is a Quad-Core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9. If that powerhouse wasn’t enough, they went and added a Quad power motherboard and a Quad Core graphics card. The chipset is an Exynos 4212 Quad, which is way more powerful than most chipsets available ( I’m not sure how much stronger it is compared to the Tegra 3, but let’s leave it at that ). The GPU of the Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III is a Mali-400MP graphics card, which again is a Quad-Core graphical processing unit. Enough about the Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III’s hardware, let’s move on since there still is a bit to go.

SOFTWARE

Next up is the software part of the review. Here you can find out what kind of OS the Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III has on it and whether or not it has the possibility of getting an upgrade. The Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III comes with Android OS v4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, which is the latest version of the Android OS available. Now, it has no update CURRENTLY since it is already at the latest version. However, I’m sure that one a better one comes out it will support it. This is the best phone available, after all. Let us move on now to the last part of this little review.

FEATURES

Last but certainly not least, we will take a look at some of the more random features and capabilities of the Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III. The sensors of this phone are more than I’ve ever seen on any device EVER : Accelerometer, Gyroscope, RGB Sensor, Proximity, Compass and even Barometer. The messaging on the Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III can be done via : SMS ( with threaded view ), MMS, E-Mail, Push Mail, IM and RSS. The Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III has a browser that uses HTML and has integrated support for Adobe Flash. The Radio of the Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III has Stereo FM and RDS. The Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III has a GPS with A-GPS support and something called GLONASS. The Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III also has Java via Java MIDP emulation. The Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III is available in two colors : Blue and White.

Here is a list of what this device can do :

  • MicroSIM card support only
  • S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
  • Smart Stay eye tracking
  • Dropbox (50 GB storage)
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • SNS integration
  • MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
  • MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input (Swype)

This concludes our little review of the best phone of 2012 and our age up to this moment – the Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III. If you feel that anything is lacking from this review feel free to leave your suggestions in the comment section below for things which should be added and I will be sure to take them into consideration when writing my future projects. In the meantime, I sincerely hope you had as much fun reading my little review as I had writing it.

If you want to buy Samsung Galaxy S3 I recommend you to get it from amazon. It is cheaper than any other place. You can see more details here. If you want to buy S3 with a contract you can get it from AT&T.

About Alexandru Becheru

He is a technology enthusiast and experienced writer.

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