The much anticipated Samsung Galaxy S3, the company’s flagship model, is finally here and has garnered record bookings and rightly so because it has many unique features, some of which haven’t been seen on a mobile phone before. In this article we look at ten of the coolest features on the Galaxy S3.
Top 10 Exciting Features of Samsung Galaxy S3
10. Charging Without Wires
The Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with a charger which doesn’t’ need a wire as the smartphone charges through a Touchstone like device, which was used to charge Palm devices. Essentially, this is sort of charging pad which uses magnetic resonance or inductive charging to juice up the battery of the S3.
9. S Beam
S Beam is a function found on the Galaxy S3 which is similar to the Bump application on smartphones using iOS and Android operating systems to share information and files by simply knocking two devices together. In the S3, the S Beam works with NFC and Wi-Fi Direct to exchange information between two S3s by tapping them together.
8. Smart Stay
This is a simple yet a very smart feature on the Galaxy S3 which keeps the screen from dimming even when a task is being done on the phone. If the smartphone senses the hand of the user in front of the screen and even if it detects the user looking at the screen, the screen will automatically remain sufficiently bright.
7. Superfast Exynos 4 Quad processor
When the Galaxy S3 was being developed rumours were doing the round that it uses a quad-core processor and the rumours proved true as the smartphone indeed uses one made by Exynos. The processor has a speed of 1.4GHz and it is supported by 1GB of RAM. The S3 supports 3G in all global markets where it is available. Though the speed of the processor is less than its arch rival HTC ONE X’s speed of 1.5GHz, yet it is double of iPhone 4S’ 800MHz.
The S3 has a massive 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD screen but despite that the smartphone is surprisingly thin and lightweight at just 133 grams. In comparison, the iPhone 4S, which has a much smaller screen, weighs 140 grams.
5. Ice Cream Sandwich
The Samsung Galaxy S3 comes fitted with the latest Android operating system, the 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The Ice Cream Sandwich brings with it a more consistent design though on the S3, Samsung uses its inspired-by-nature TouchWiz top skin coupled with APIs which takes the benefit of the smartphone’s larger 4.8-inch display.
4. Three Storage Options Plus Expandable
Mirroring the capability of the iPhone 4S, Samsung offers three storage capacities on the S3: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. In addition to this, a microSDXC card can be used, which has a capacity of 64GB and this takes the total storage capacity to a massive 128GB and that is nothing short of astonishing on a small handheld device.
3. Direct Call
This is a very simple yet a tremendously effective function. Direct Call allows the user while he or she is typing a text message to instead call the recipient by just lifting the phone. The Galaxy will automatically call the person by recognizing where the text message was going to be sent.
2. Buddy Share
Samsung has really taken photo taking to the next level even after you stop taking pictures. The smartphone groups people together depending on the tags and faces so to ensure multiple persons can be marked as family and they will be grouped together and then it does more. Click on the images and you will be taken to the Facebook wall of that person or email can be sent by just tapping on the photos.
1. Best Photo
This is another very smart feature on the Galaxy S3 which takes just a few seconds to complete. The camera on the smartphone, after a zero shutter lag, clicks 20 pictures at one go and the Best Photo selects eight pictures which it senses are the best and allows the user to select what he or she thinks are the pictures they want to keep.