Samsung Galaxy S3 Reviews from the Experts

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is now the Android smartphone to trounce, reviewers from popular tech sites reason out, with the phone expected to arrive in U.S. territory through AT&T and Sprint.

However, all major telecoms carriers in the country have already shown interest and signed up to sell the next-generation Galaxy S phone.

This time around though, consumers will no longer receive any sappy monikers or slight modifications of the unit, as Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile plan on offering the Samsung Galaxy S3 as is – save for the carrier branding on its back cover.

While the U.S. will get a single variant across all networks, the international version is different: the latter’s 1.4 GHz quad-core processor will increase to a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, and RAM will jump up from 1 GB to 2 GB.

Other notable hardware specs include a 4.8-inch 720p HD touchscreen display, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with 1080p HD video recording capability, and Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on top of the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich mobile operating system from Google. Interested buyers should prepare around $200 for the 16GB model on a new two-year contract.

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The Samsung Galaxy S3. (Image: Vernon Chan, via Flickr / CC)

 

Galaxy S3 Reviews

Below are comments from some of the community’s trusted reviewers, as they give their first impressions on the Samsung Galaxy S3.

“The Galaxy S3 is a solid, capable phone. But its most important feature may be ubiquity.” Mossberg brings up an interesting point: “The Galaxy S3 lacks any game-changing capabilities and is instead packed with a dizzying array of minor new tricks that users will turn to frequently. There are so many of these that it can take hours to learn and configure them. I had the strong impression Samsung’s designers failed to focus and just threw in as many technical twists as they could, some of which didn’t work very well.” — Walt Mossberg, All Things D

“So is it an iPhone killer? Let’s call it a worthy contender. It’s not worth breaking your current contract over, but if you’re in the market for a new, top-of-the-line Android phone then [the S3] should be a top consideration.” — Hayley Tsukayama, Washington Post

“Galaxy S3 is a technological triumph. Not at first sight, perhaps, but Samsung has done the overwhelming majority of things right. The camera is easily the best I’ve used on an Android device, the processor claims the title of benchmarking champion, and the customizations layered on top of Ice Cream Sandwich are mostly unobtrusive and sometimes even helpful.” — Vlad Savov, The Verge

Savov, however, noted, “…the extra-large size of this phone, even with its great ergonomics, may prove to be a stumbling block for those who can’t comfortably fit a 4.8-inch handset into their daily routine.”

While struck with the Samsung Galaxy S3, David Pogue of the New York Times remarked, “…with great flexibility comes great complexity. The phone bombards you with warnings and disclaimers–sometimes upside-down. You really need a Learning Annex course to master this thing.”

Nathan Olivarez-Giles of Wired was not so keen with the new Samsung Galaxy S smartphone, saying, “…simply doesn’t feel like a finished product. It could use more polish, more thought, and a more elegant user experience.” He also picks on Samsung’s TouchWiz software, which “includes a lot of half-baked features that aim for innovation but miss the mark–sharing apps in particular. Styling is boring, and not exciting enough for a flagship phone.”

Ed Baig of USA Today, on the other hand, almost found the Galaxy S3 complete apart from its lacking S Voice feature that will not work as seamlessly as voice-enable assistant Siri on the Apple iPhone.

 

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Author: Francis Rey Balolong

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9 Comments on "Samsung Galaxy S3 Reviews from the Experts"


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MrPhoneExpert
3 years 23 days ago

Samsung Galaxy S3 is the worlds best phone right now through out the countries if your looking for fast and really good processors HD screens and really fast motion and camera Abilities get the GS3

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Riley
3 years 27 days ago

The GSIII is such an attractive phone. I’m waiting for the one I ordered to get to my house. The thing I’m most excited to use is the LTE network because my Dish co-workers use it all the time and they love it. I like to stream movies and shows from my Sling Adapter-connected receiver to my phone using the Dish Remote Access app. I was early for my flight last week at the airport, and I can’t express how cool it was being able to watch TV on my phone. I can’t wait to try it on my new GSIII!

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Ken
3 years 1 month ago

“the international version is different: the latter’s 1.4 GHz quad-core processor will reduce to a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, and RAM will decrease from 2 GB to 1 GB.”

actually the RAM has increased, not decreased from the international version….

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kraz
3 years 1 month ago

“the international version will be different: the 1.5 GHz dual-core processor will jump up to a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, whereas the RAM will cut down from 2 GB to 1 GB.”

I think what you meant to say is that the international version IS different. Not will be since it came out first.

it sucks that people keep comparing this phone to the apple phones. the 4s is inline with the galaxy s2. Not even close to the s3, well the real version. It may be close to the dumbed down american version. The international version, actually probly more the Korean version, is the iphone killer and apple is going to have to try hard to beat that phone with the iphone 5, or 6 or 5s or whatever it is they are doing over there.

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MrPhoneExpert
3 years 23 days ago

Don’t Judge Phones they are just products technologies not an animal to compare PLus we don’t even know yet that even apple will even come up with their products or not… if you don’t like people comparing phones to each other why bother even going to this article…..
You need to think before you do mate if you dont like what tech experts do these days then go back in time in the 70s wheres theres hardly anything to do all old fashion phones and die living in the 70s. Good luck to your life sincerely MrPhoneExpert

Guest
3 years 1 month ago

Good review but I will also recommend Short, precise and to the
point.