Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III review: S to the third

20 May 2012
Today is no ordinary day for the GSMArena test track, which is about to see the Bugatti Veyron of smartphones do the rounds in an attempt to beat the lap record of its predecessor. Samsung have spared no effort to protect the Galaxy S III against any odds.

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  • Anonymous

' There's also a 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video-calls'
Thisvshould be corrected it's 1.9 megapixel. Dunno why Samsung took away 0.1 but they did.

  • holla

AnonD-8044, 20 May 2012No barometer then ,ithought so..there is a barometer :D

  • BFS

Fantastic review of a fantastic superphone!!!
SGSIII
:)

  • ZAK

Awesome phone but, the appearance matters at first sight. For many people it is a make or break phenomenon. I am a diehard fan of Samsung Galaxy S series. However, I feel, it's the time Samsung seriously needs to think over construction material. They should at least use polycarbonate body if they want to keep the weight in control by not using metal body. Am currently using 4s after using SGS II for eleven months and seriously impressed with elegence and premium feel of 4s, whereas, equally depressed with iOS limitations. Ok Samsung, though you have not met my expectation by using all plastic, I am still going to buy SGS III. Please don't disappoint your customers in SGS IV.

  • good work sammy!

bye bye fruit company your reign has come to an end, this is the handset to beat!

  • Anonymous

AnonD-44860, 20 May 2012hate u gsmarena .why u didnt say any thing about xperia s as a r... moreBest thing to do is just get the xperia s instead of getting mad at gsmarena for ignoring Sony's master piece. It's undoubtedly cheaper and sexier. I'm getting mine next week, I'm very excite :-) !!!

  • AnonD-8044

No barometer then ,ithought so..

  • m86k

AnonD-44860, 20 May 2012hate u gsmarena .why u didnt say any thing about xperia s as a r... moreStop complaining, it's a review about a top class new phone. Not some old tech like Sony despite its obvious camera advantage (design is only a matter of taste, Xperia NXT are just basic monoliths/rectangles). And yes don't worry, they will review, if Sony decides to release their presumed GX monster internationaly.

So Thanks GSMA for the review, your conclusion seems the most logical since SIII announcement : Samsung just holding for others to catch up this year.

  • LesserCure

I wish Samsung didn't **** up the interface like that. Excellent phone with CM9 on that.

  • AnonD-53983

dave, 20 May 2012Just thought I would share this again. 27 reasons why s3 is b... moreI made the list

  • AnonD-44860

hate u gsmarena .why u didnt say any thing about xperia s as a rival? did meizu or one s or unknown huawei deserved but sony with best build quality and very pretty design,cool 12 mp cam, 32g internal,4g rom, 1g ram and pretty hd reality display not? is it just matter of speed? just speed is important? xperia s is also very very speedy and silky that u cannot notice diffrences between it and one x in usage(not benchmark)as tested. be honest gsmarena. and u can also wait for monester international xperia gx that can be best without doubt.just wait till june

  • AnonD-53983

I made the list

  • Karam

Sadly yes..
its better than the One X in many aspects
well done Samsung

  • castle

Brilliant mobile but I have one x should I really go for it

  • dave

Just thought I would share this again.

27 reasons why s3 is better than s2
Camera:
Much better battery life (2100 mAh)
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)
(Thanks to whoever made the list!)

  • AnonD-8044

That will do me ,sold..

Just as a guide i downloaded the untouched 1080p video to play and it took 1 minute 21 seconds..I wondered how long others took..I would say my internet connection is poor.

  • dave

So better than One X by a mile! Better battery and Micro SD slot winner! Cant wait to get mine. Bring on the 30th!

  • rage

Gsmarena you are my main information and reviews site for mobiles phone , keep going.

  • AnonD-55600

yeah i want one. i need one, cant wait to have one