Design and Specification
Samsung Galaxy S3 is the sequel to the extremely successful Samsung Galaxy S2. The ultra-slim phone has a candybar form factor with a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED touchscreen. The phone runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and is powered by a 1.4 GHz Quad-core processor with 1GB RAM. The phone is fairly large with dimensions of 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm. The phone weighs a hefty 133 grams. The phone features the all new Smart Stay feature which detects whether the user is still looking at the phone. The phone also has features such as S-Voice which can understand voice commands and do actions such as increase volume, search etc. The direct call feature lets you call the contact you are messaging with by just bringing the phone close to your face.
Camera and Multimedia
The phone has an 8 MP camera with auto-focus and LED flash. The camera comes with a host of features like geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection and image stabilization for high quality pictures. The phone comes with a Burst Shot feature that lets you capture 20 images at once and the phone then automatically selects the best photo using the Best Shot feature. The camera can record HD video at 1080p resolution at 30fps. The phone also sports a 1.9MP secondary front-facing camera that facilitates video calling.
Samsung Galaxy S3 has all the latest connectivity options among smartphones. The phone runs on quad band 3G and quad band 2G networks as well as 4G LTE 700 networks (North America, Korea, Japan). The phone can connect to the internet using EDGE/GPRS and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA with Wi-Fi Direct. The phone can also be used as Wi-Fi hotspot. The phone has Bluetooth 4.0 and micro-USB v 2.0(MHL). The phone features S-Beam which lets you use your NFC chip to transfer documents, images and files between friends. The phone has a TV out port to connect to the TV as well.
Battery and Storage
The phone has a standard 2100 mAH Li-Ion battery offering a talk time of 20 hours on 2G. The phone comes with 16GB,32GB or 64GB of internal memory which can be further expanded to 32GB using the micro-SD card.