Samsung Galaxy S III (2012): A full hands-on review – Part 2

Friday, May 4th, 2012 5:45:53 by

The company sticks to the same physical home button at the bottom centre of the device. Either side has a capacitive button but surprisingly Samsung has changed orientation with the Back button on the right and the Menu key on the left, very unintuitive places for both of them. Those who are accustomed to the buttons on S II will have a real hard time getting used to the new assembly.

On the top of the screen is a 2-mega pixel camera that has both HD video and face detection capabilities. Moreover, it keeps the brightness of the phone uniform during the time it detects a face in the front. The phone can also be unlocked by looking in the camera as it detects and identifies the user’s face.

The rear end has an 8-mega pixel camera that can record 1080p HD video with oomph. However, during the short time with the phone at the event, there was not much time available to rigorously test the quality of the snapper.


First off with the screen. Though Samsung has provided a bigger screen in the new S III with more pixels crammed in to the real estate but still a Retina Display-like resolution was expected. However, the new display does not disappoint and offers a sharper display with crisp text and focused picture quality in both motion and still pictures.

The rear-facing camera is 8-mega pixel and records 1080p video with video stabilization feature working its wonders. On the flip side is a 2-mega pixel camera with HD qualities and features like face detection. The phone does not only unlock on face recognition but also does not let the light dim until the face is out of the perspective.

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