Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III hands-on: First look

3 May 2012
Samsung very recently climbed to top as the phone vendor with most units shipped, but more importantly, it also became the maker with most smartphones shipped. The company is a big player in the Android world, so with the announcement of its...

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  • salmanmulla

Smartphone of the year 2012

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  • 2012-06-13 19:52
  • u1Dd
  • Starry

> In reply to don @ 2012-05-10 15:42 from MAdJ - click to readI bet you own and love your iPhone.

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  • 2012-05-18 14:42
  • wg3c
  • thom

Very bad low light photos

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  • 2012-05-14 19:51
  • H5QD
  • shaikh

Facebook...Login

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  • 2012-05-13 22:54
  • s8FZ
  • Anonymous

samsung going same route as apple holding back upgrades and producing lot of hype but atleast they put in much more than apple does and lot of people fail to notice this is the first and only phone with the goilla 2 glass atm. its funny how the more money company makes the worse they become because they start to push the money into marketting and tht costs much much more than materials

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  • 2012-05-12 09:39
  • mxK9
  • Haskalabasta

A few things: i have the one x, end of the day with full use: 37% remains, no problem. benchmarks: will u see it in daily use? dont think so xP maybe that 0.1 seconds, omg :D no, when i saw both of these devices the look was what matters to me, and all i got to say is:

samsung s3: (-.-)

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  • 2012-05-11 23:22
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  • Beagus

Design, most (smart) people use a protective cover. IPhone has same boring design. There is only so much technology available. Sammy uses it. Camera? Out its a feature of the phone. Go buy a camera. General use, wouldnt know difference in screen. Quad core faster than htcx. Price good. Having high expectations leads to dissapointment. How much do other manufacterers improve each modrl? No more than Samsung. I have s2 galaxy. Excellent phone. Wait 2 years and phones will be made of graphene. Strongest material known,3-4mm thick and superlife battery that charges in minuites as well as flexible so can be rolled. For now, s3 excellent phone. Excellent features all round. Overall top of list. IPhone overpriced and no better,same HTC. Good phones sgill. Moto ,Nokia,Sony look good but do not compare. Design looks good till covered with personalized protective case. Not relevant anymore. Only company to match and beat apple. Good work Sammy.

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  • 2012-05-10 20:49
  • trc3
  • Dan

> In reply to Big @ 2012-05-08 16:25 from PUnY - click to readIt certainly cannot explode when browsing the internet... Have you ever heard of passive cooling? The backside of the phone might get a bit warm but it`s designed to handle using its maximal possible performance without burning out.

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  • 2012-05-10 18:11
  • p7Zp
  • beagus

Design, most (smart) people use a protective cover. IPhone has same boring design. There is only so much technology available. Sammy uses it. Camera? Out its a feature of the phone. Go buy a camera. General use, wouldnt know difference in screen. Quad core faster than htcx. Price good. Having high expectations leads to dissapointment. How much do other manufacterers improve each modrl? No more than Samsung. I have s2 galaxy. Excellent phone. Wait 2 years and phones will be made of graphene. Strongest material known,3-4mm thick and superlife battery that charges in minuites as well as flexible so can be rolled. For now, s3 excellent phone. Excellent features all round. Overall top of list. IPhone overpriced and no better,same HTC. Good phones sgill. Moto ,Nokia,Sony look good but do not compare. Design looks good till covered with personalized protective case. Not relevant anymore. Only company to match and beat apple. Good work Sammy.

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  • 2012-05-10 16:57
  • vN4R
  • don

Actually the S3 is NOT a new phone.

It's a restyling of the S2 which is meant to keep customers eager for novelty in an effort to boost fading sales.

Samsung has been quite clever: Great advertising and marketing campaigning, creating a legion of fanboys ready to forgive and forget the S2 faults and...

A lot of hype about... nothing much.

As they do with cars, it's important to keep the customer talking about us, even if they don't say the nicest things...

The S3 is, in fact, a restyling/ a makeover of the previous model, but it has managed to keep "the flame burning" and fanboys excited.

If people pay the price and fall into such obvious traps...
If customers are so incredibly GULLIBLE!

Then... well done, Samsung!
They deserve to be taken advantage of and exploited...

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  • 2012-05-10 15:42
  • MAdJ
  • Abhi

> In reply to Haval @ 2012-05-08 21:35 from HFqj - click to readNot much improvent compare to S2....

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  • 2012-05-10 09:36
  • Iaaa
  • Denzo

> In reply to holla @ 2012-05-07 17:23 from 3E1C - click to readHey I can't completely agree about preferring Samsungs browser. HTC browser is ok, dolphin HD or google browser are free and better than both stock browsers. Tbh I prefer the way htc browser reflows text when you zoom. When I used Samsungs it just felt "naked".

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  • 2012-05-09 22:16
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  • nokia man

hardly ground breaking just a quad core S2. really not much of a upgrade. bit like iphone 4s over iphone 4.

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  • 2012-05-08 22:15
  • LhPa
  • dave

> In reply to Haval @ 2012-05-08 21:35 from HFqj - click to readEh bigger battery than rival HTC One X. SG3 has Li-Ion 2100 mAh.

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  • 2012-05-08 22:13
  • myAy
  • Haval

I have some reasons why the s3 is better than the s2 and some other phones.
26 reasons why s3 is better than s2
Camera:
0 shutter lag
Front camera HD video
Burst shots (up to 20 pics)
Backside illuminated sensor
Space:
upto 64 GB internal
can upgrade to 64 GB microsd card
50 GB free Dropbox storage (for 2 years)
64+64+50=178GB of storage and if the 2 years has expired 64+64=128 GB
Other features:
Bluetooth 4.0
720p screen
Gorilla glass 2
NFC support (S-beam can transfer files upto 300Mbps)
Advanced Voice Commands
Quad core Exynos 4212 1.4 Ghz (Benchmark shows its the fastest chip ever and uses less power)
Faster Mali-400 GPU
Pop up play (multitask while watching a video)
Direct call
Wireless charging support
Improved Wi-fi
Thinner bezel
Slimline back (not a chin like the s2 has)
More ergonomic design
GLONASS support (more accurate than GPS)
Smart Alert
Smart Stay (Eyeball tracking)
LED notification light
Allshare cast (Allows you to mirror your screen onto a TV.

So if you think it's not worth upgrading from s2 to s3 think again.

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  • 2012-05-08 21:35
  • HFqj
  • Imagewerx

> In reply to Big @ 2012-05-08 16:25 from PUnY - click to readOh my goddddddddddddddddd!!!!!!!!!!! I didn't know about mobile phones exploding while you using a web browser,that explains the millions of dead smartphone users believed to have spontaneously combusted!

(LOL)

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  • 2012-05-08 21:20
  • 0pad
  • Vic

I like big battery and overall good performance. I don't like plastic and screen size. Screen size is the way too big for normal human hands. While holding the phone with such a big screen in your palm, you thumb won't be able to reach opposite side of screen - especially corners.

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  • 2012-05-08 20:36
  • g8k@
  • Amit bd

I like it. Price ?

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  • 2012-05-08 17:23
  • 01Aj
  • Big

it's good internet speed,but be carefull your CPU will make hot when access the internet.this can make the phone explode because it's no fan to make it cool.I just recommended

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  • 2012-05-08 16:25
  • PUnY
  • yunusoguz

its absolutely disappointment...
ram 1GB is low ram is should 2 GB
cam is 8MP is SOULD 12MP
GPU is mali 400 is old
in short it is disappointment...

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  • 2012-05-08 15:33
  • 0G1B