Geeks have been waiting for the Samsung Galaxy S3 for a long time. With various rumors and suspicious leaks continuously filling the net, a month ago Samsung finally unveiled the phone showing it deserves to carry the title of Android king. During the last weeks we heard many carriers and retailers announcing about their plans on the phone. The Galaxy S3 is already launched in some markets, but its global launch will take place in coming days. Once it does take place, we’ll have lots of Samsung Galaxy S3 deals, and buyers must evince flexibility if they want to get it at the most affordable conditions.
There are many awesome Android-packed handsets available via different carriers and at different price tags. But as we are dealing with the best Android smartphone, you should have saved a certain sum of money to buy the phone. So you’d better take a look at its specs list to know what you will pay for.
The Galaxy S3 sports a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen with 720×1280 pixel resolution. Accordingly, the phone’s pixel density is about 306ppi, which though yields Apple’s Retina Display, it still is classified as one of the best screens available in the market. Unfortunately, the phone is not launched with 1080p resolution, which was rumored to appear on the third-gen Galaxy S. The next attractive feature is the Exynos 4 quad-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz. With the presence of the Android-flavored HTC One X with similar CPU the device can’t be considered as the speediest in the globe.
Samsung has already learned how to please users with minimal efforts. It could pack the phone with a more powerful camera but it didn’t do that. Instead, the Galaxy S3 features an 8MP camera with autofocus and LED flash. It even didn’t add the second flash to the camera.
As to the rest of specs, the handset is equipped with a 2100mAh battery, which will provide a 40 percent more battery life unlike its previous version. Moreover, there are two versions of the phone in terms of RAM — the Canadian model will be launched with 2GB of RAM like the LG Optimus LTE2, while the rest of variants will come only with 1GB RAM. On the other hand, it can’t be considered as a shortcoming because all current apps and games are designed in a way as to work with up to 1GB RAMs. So you must be sure your non-Canadian Samsung Galaxy S3 won’t let you run out of memory.
Though in terms of hardware everything corresponds to that of a high-end device there is nothing mind-blowing. In this regard, it should be mentioned that the selling point of the Samsung Galaxy S3 is not hardware but software. The phone runs Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich — one of the latest versions of Google’s OS. Besides its presence in the phone’s specs list, Samsung has also worked on its customization and the newest TouchWiz UI perfectly fits the software. The renewed UI is called TouchWiz Nature UX. The naming of which is inspired by nature.
There are a myriad of new features and improvements, some of which just ought to be mentioned. Firstly, the device comes with S Voice assistant, which is Samsung’s answer to Apple’s Siri. Secondly, a new multitasking feature called Smart Stay won’t stop playing a video when a new message or an alert comes in. Lastly, there are several ways to transfer the data via this phone the most acceptable being is the renamed S Beam, which uses NFC technology to initiate pairing with just a tap of the devices. As a result, large media files will be sent quickly and easily.
Almost all top mobile operators and third-parties will launch this handset. Most popular US carriers, among them AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular and Canadian Rogers have promised to launch the phone between June 5-25. The phone will be sold for $199.99 on contract. The European launch will be a bit later. The phone was initially announced to hit UK and French markets in July. Nevertheless, the phone will come through 300 mobile operators around the world, so some of them might be offering the phone earlier than expected.
The aforementioned deals will be affordable for those who live in the North America or in advanced European countries. But if you want to get it unlocked because there actually isn’t another choice, then it will cost you $800.
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