6 BREAKTHROUGHS OF THE
SAMSUNG GALAXY SIII
The stuff everyone else is trying to one-up
WHY DO WE CARE?
With all the tablets, laptops, and smart phones
available these days, what’s so special about the
After 18 months of top-secret development in the
Samsung labs (including two other decoy
prototypes), we knew something big was coming.
“DESIGNED FOR HUMANS (INSPIRED BY
The Galaxy SIII is designed to do what users intuitively want and
expect from a smartphone. Its features, like water ripples, pull
nature back in to technology.
Let’s look at the stats to see how Samsung has pushed the limits
on what to expect from a smartphone.
8-megapixel rear-facing camera.
1080p HD video
1.9-megapixel front-facing camera
720 HD video
Panorama shot option.
Zero shutter lag.
Possible to take continuous shots at 6fps.
Face Zoom allows zooming on a specific face in a crowd.
2. HUGE SCREEN
The Galaxy SIII has a 4.8 in. screen that still manages to be user friendly.
Larger than the iPhone 5s screen but smaller than the unwieldy Galaxy Note or LG
Easy-to-use screen key board for typing.
HD Super AMOLED screen makes it bright from a wide viewing angle.
The Galaxy SIII is the phone in the middle, showing its size is larger than the iPhone, but
smaller than the some of the largest models on the market.
3. LONGER BATTERY LIFE
2100 mAh lithium-ion battery gives the longest battery life any phone on the
Up to 9.2 hours of talk-time.
Up to 359 minutes (6 hours) of web-browsing time with the screen set on
If the brightness is turned down, it can last hours longer.
Beats out the iPhone 5s by 159 minutes of web-browsing time.
Clearly, the Galaxy SIII is the winner of this battery contest.
Removable battery that can be replaced easily if needed.
1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor.
Easily runs multiple apps without slowing down.
2 GB RAM
16 GB or 32 GB storage options
Storage space can be upgraded using the microSD slot to get up to 64 GB of storage.
Runs on the Jelly Bean operating system for Android phones with more possible
updates in the future.
Notice the removable storage space and battery on the back of the phone.
5. PHONE SYNCING
One of the most high-tech features is used essentially to assuage the fears of
converting iPhone fans. It is an app that easily transfers all media files into google
play format so that they can be used on the Galaxy SIII.
Near Field Communication (NFC) allows users to share photos, maps, videos, and
other files directly to another phone by touch.
A Galaxy SIII can also be wirelessly charged with a special magnetic charging pad.
6. NEW SMART FEATURES
Buddy Photo Share or SocialTag recognizes a user’s friends’ faces and can
automatically share photos with them.
Smart Stay feature keeps the screen bright as long as the user is looking at the
phone, using the front camera as a detection device.
SVoice has been added as a competitor to iPhone’s Siri.
Direct Call recognizes when a user wants to call rather than text someone by the
position of the phone as it is raised to the ear.
Pop Up Play allows applications and videos to be visible on the screen at the same
The Galaxy SIII can be used as a remote control or beam its screen to aTV.
With so many great features on the Galaxy
SIII, other companies are fighting to
compete. iPhone is slowly introducing
capabilities for 4G networks and new media
sharing that Samsung has had for a while.
Expect to see some drastic improvements
over the next few years as the big
smartphone competitors battle for the next
big hits with apps and available resources.