Announcing the launch of the Galaxy SIII in India, Mr. B D Park, President and CEO, South West Asia, Samsung Electronics stated, “The Galaxy SIII is inspired by nature and human capabilities. It is effortlessly smart and intuitively simple by design. It is a fascinating example of how design and technology can be combined with intelligence and imagination to create innovative new products. The strong adoption of Smartphones by the Indian market has encouraged us to sustain the excitement in the marketplace by launching flagship, iconic devices like the Galaxy SII, Galaxy Note and today, the Samsung Galaxy SIII.”
And here is our first impressions and some more details on this SmartPhone.
To Start with, We’ll list down the full specifications of this phone and will go about sharing our experience with individual features.
Network/Bearer and Wireless Connectivity
2G EDGE/GPRS (850/900/1800/1900 MHZ) 3G HSPA+
Bluetooth Profiles 4.0 LE NFC Yes
OS: Android 4.0 (ICS)
HD Super AMOLED Color Depth 16M
Size 12.192 cms Resolution 720*1280 (HD)
Type (Dual, Quad) Quad Core Application Processor CPU Speed 1.4GHz
Camera Resolution(Rear) 8 Megapixels Auto Focus Camera with Flash and Zero Shutter Lag
Camera Resolution(Front) 1.9 MP , HD Recording with Zero Shutter Lag
Dimension (HxWxD) 70.6X136.6X8.6 mm
Battery Capacity 2100 mAh
Talk Time (2G / 3G) Up to 1350Min (2G)/up to 700Min hours (3G)
Standby Time Up to 830Hr (2G)/up to 770Hr hours (3G)
With the above specifications, this smartphone is undoubtedly a sleek and innovative smartphone that has enhanced intelligence to make everyday life easier and delivers a uniquely personalized mobile experience that refuses to be compromised.
Design: The Samsung GALAXY S III's minimal and organic design is reflected in its smooth and non-linear lines. Its human-centric nature provides an ergonomic and comfortable experience with enhanced usability. Its comfortable grip, gentle curves and platinum organic form deliver a natural look and feel. You would not feel that you are holding an normal smarthphone. And with 4.8” HD Super Amoled Screen you’ll see vivid experience . With true colors and ultrafast response times, HD Video playback is amazingly good.
Interface: The Samsung Galaxy SIII runs the touchwiz 4.0 on top of Android’s latest Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS). The OS is amazingly fast backed up by 1.4 GHz Quad Core CPU and you wouldn’t observe any lag even when you are multitasking. The lock screen is brand new and when you press the screen, you’ll hear a ripple sound with sounds very natural. You can customize four shortcuts to have your own applications or folders which you are interested or largely use.
Browsing Experience: Internet browsing on Samsung Galaxy SIII is simply amazing and you’ll feel like you are browsing on a real desktop.
Camera: With the 8 MP rear camera, you can click good pictures and with flash and auto-focus, now you can click amazing pictures even in dull lights too. Also, with Zero Shutter Lag, there is no way you can miss clicking those lovely moments of your life.
Some of the latest additional features which Samsung is boasting about Galaxy SIII are below which are pretty intuitive and interesting to use.
- S Beam, Buddy Photo Share, Share Shot
- AllShare Play, Allshare Cast
- Smart Stay, Social Tag, Group Tab, Face Zoom, Face slide show
- Direct Call, Smart Alert, Tap to top, Camera Quick Access
- Pop-up Play
- S Voice
- Burst Shot and Best Photo, Recording Snapshot, HDR
We will come across detailed review on the above features in our feature posts when we get our review device from Samsung. For now, we will briefly explain about some of the important features listed above.
S-VOICE: This is one of the latest feature where your phone can actually listen to you and act accordingly. You can tell your Samsung Galaxy SIII to perform whatever operations which you want like, dialling a number, opening a website, play a song for you, play a video for you, say the weather report etc.,
Direct Call: This is one of the intuitive feature which Samsung has introduced using you no need to save a number or remember a number or note down a number when you get a text message from some unknown number to you and you want to call that person. All you have to do is just bring the phone near to your ear and the phone will automatically dial the concerned persons number without any manual intervention from you.
Smart Stay: With the innovative smart stay feature, the Samsung Galaxy SIII automatically recognizes when you are looking at the phone whether you are reading the book or browsing using your phone. The front camera looks into your eyes and maintains bright display for continued viewing pleasure. No more clicking or unlocking your phone when you leave the phone idle while you are reading.
S Beam: S-Beam is the latest feature introduced which is based on NFC (Near Field Communication) technology using which you can share your content with the friends without connecting via any wires or bluetooth, just bring the back of your phones together and touch the content you want to transfer, and Voila! the content is transferred with blazing speed to other device. Sharing made easy with S-Beam feature.
Pop-Up Play: This is another important which Samsung is boasting about in their new Flagship Galaxy SIII. With Pop-up play, you can watch an HD video in a small pop up window while sending an email or text simultaneously or stay connected with your social media. Resize the video, drag it to where you want on the screen, and chat with your friends or surf the web. Don't miss any of the action and not need to pause your favourite movie/videos while you are doing your other work. Multitasking at its best.
We will bring you detailed review with benchmark results as soon as we get change to play around with this beauty for some days.
With all the above features and specifications , the MRP of this device is INR 43,180/- . We know it gives heart-attack to a normal man to invest so much money on a phone, but if you are gadget enthusiast and want to lay your hands on something really smart and enjoy your mobile life , we don’t think its a investment which can bring a loss to your happiness.