The Samsung Galaxy S III in an incredibly successful range of high-end smartphones which feature the Android operating system at its best. But what are the 10 most important eye-catching things about this new device that might make you choose it when you next upgrade?
#1 The Display
The most striking thing about the Galaxy S III is its display, which at 4.8 inches across the diagonal is one of the largest on the smartphone market at the moment.It eclipses the 4.7-inch screen of the HTC One X, its nearest rival, while coming close to matching the tablet hybrid SamsungGalaxy Note in terms of size.
The screen also features Super AMOLED panel technology, which provides excellent colours and contrast ratios, while a 1280×720 HD resolution gives it more clarity and detail than the previous generation of leading smartphones had.
#2 The Processor
The Galaxy S III is powered by Samsung’s own Exynos processor, which has four physical cores and is clocked at 1.4GHz.
With this much number-crunching power at its disposal it is able to easily deal with the most taxing tasks, such as running multiple apps and keeping graphically complex games operating smoothly.
#3 The Camera
On the rear of the Galaxy S III you will find an eight-megapixel camera equipped with the ability to record full HD 1080p video clips and also enable smile and facial detection when taking still photos.The primary camera takes advantage of the quad-core CPU, allowing you to capture video while also taking still images.
There is a secondary 1.9-megapixel camera on the front for video calling and even this can record 720p HD clips.
#4 The Software
The Android 4.0 operating system is installed on the Galaxy S III and it will be updated to the recently revealed version 4.1 before the end of 2012.
For the moment, it has Google’s flagship platform on board, which means you can enjoy cutting-edge features and effortless integration for things such as messaging, social networking and much more.
#5 The Interface
Samsung tends to tinker with Android via its own interfaces and the Galaxy S III is no exception in this respect.
It comes with the latest iteration of the TouchWiz interface which helps it to stand out from other Android 4.0 handsets, while the processor keeps everything feeling fluid and responsive as you use the phone.
#6 The Apps
There are more than half a million different applications available for the Galaxy S III via the Google Play service, which means you can fill it with software to enhance its existing features further.Because the Galaxy S III is up to date and contains powerful components it will be compatible with all of the latest applications.
While you will find typical connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth on board the Galaxy S III, it is the inclusion ofNFC (near field communication) which will make the biggest impact.
NFC connectivity allows you to make contactless payments in various outlets while also being able to use the Android Beam service in order to quickly share information between two Android handsets.Of course, with sites like Broadband Expert, visitors can get mobile internet advice in order to make the most out of their phone’s connectivity.
#8 The Design
The Galaxy S III is an undeniably stylish handset. Although it has a much larger display than its predecessors it still looks good thanks to a very thin bezel surrounding it.
It is also a very slim chassis, measuring just 8.6 millimetres thick, which means you can slip it into a pocket or bag easily.
#9 The Voice Control
In order to compete with Apple’s comparable Siri service, the Galaxy S III has something called S Voice installed.
This lets you control 20 different features, allowing you to do things such as create alarm alerts, initiate playback of a song and even change the settings just by speaking to your handset.
#10 The Future
Because the Galaxy S III is so well stocked with hardware and software at the cutting edge of technology, it will remain relevant for years.
Those who get this Samsung super-phone on a two-year contract should still be happy with it by the end of the contract as it is unlikely to seem out of date. While its size and its cost may not make it suitable for everyone, the Galaxy S III is certainly impressive and it will appeal to many.