Samsung Galaxy S III (2012): A full hands-on review – Part 3

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

Moreover, Samsung has introduced a new feature in the video mode. The user can now capture a photo while capturing video.

One of the most anticipated addition to the new S III was Google’s latest version of its mobile operating system, Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3. Although, it is not a big news in the Android market now-a-days as a slew of devices have shored up with ICS but pre-installed Android 4.0 on a Galaxy S is always a welcome.

Where the new ICS comes with all of its glory, Samsung has also introduced a tweaked version of its custom user interface called TouchWiz. The UI comes with some of its own features like face and voice detection to unlock the phone, S Voice as the voice command and dictation application and Pop up Play. The latter lets the user play a video while working on another application. Another feature in TouchWiz is S Beam, an older version of which we saw in Galaxy Nexus. It works on near-field-communication (NFC) technology, however, Samsung has upgraded its application up a notch.

The new smartphone comes in three models, 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB. Additionally, there is a micro-SD card option to increase the storage capacity by another 64 GB at the maximum.

The event mooted the rumours of Samsung’s clouding service, allegedly named S Cloud. Instead, Samsung offers 50 GB of extra storage to their S III customers on Dropbox, which is a welcome, nonetheless.

The casing is one of downside in the new instalment. Though it is not cheap in looks and feel but it’s plastic and as the phone was hyped to come with of micro-oxidized ceramic, the new structure is a disappointment.


In a nutshell, the phone is an upgraded version to last year’s S II and with a bigger screen it has the potential to attract more customers but the casing and over all shape are just about above-average. The removable and more powerful 2100 mAh battery is a plus as is 50 GB extra free storage on Dropbox.

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2 Comments for “Samsung Galaxy S III (2012): A full hands-on review – Part 3”

  1. Waqas

    Last year’s S II not S III. edit it.

  2. Usman Khalid

    Thanks for the input, will do.

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