Samsung Galaxy S3 – A UthMag Review
Samsung invited Uthmag to their Middle East sneak preview of the Galaxy S3. Our previous article on the same phone laid down a perfect platform for the launch itself. And what a launch it was. The event itself eclipsed by the sheet brilliance of the super smartphone.
We were excited to hold the phone for the first time. The first thing that will hit you is its 133g weight. Despite its 4.8 inch AMOLED HD screen and the 2100Amh battery, the phone felt quite nimble and had a premium finish to it. You definitely HAVE to see the screen to believe its resolution. Imagine iPhone-like clarity but on a larger screen
Performance wise, there was no visible lag in between transitions and apps loaded with relative ease. The Quad core Samsung Exynos chip does its job well. Samsung has managed to keep the ICS experience as clean as possible. Screen transitions and media playback is easily managed by the Quad-core 1.4 Ghz processor with its 1GB RAM.
The 8mp camera does a very good job and its ‘best shot’ feature selects the best possible shot from a selection of 8 shots taken using the Burst-mode. Which brings me to the shutter lag – ZERO. Yes, you read that right! Absolutely no shutter lag in between shots and the focus is pretty quick as well. As in the HTC One X, you are able to capture still images while you are shooting a video in 1080p. And guess what, the ‘Social tag’ feature is so advanced that it can identify faces of your friends on pictures and tag them so the next time you open the picture you are able to easily call the person by clicking on their image on the photo.
We tried the S-Beam feature that helps wireless transfer of content form one Galaxy S3 to another. It was insanely quick! The ‘Pop-up’ feature allows you to multi-task while watching a video. Tap a button and voila, you can send a message with the video still playing in the foreground. Turn your phone face down while watching the video and it automatically pauses the video.
Direct Call – Lift your phone to your ear and the phone automatically çalls’ the person whose contact you were viewing. Smart Stay – The screen detects your eyeball movements and goes to sleep while you are not looking at the phone. One swipe of your hand across the screen to get a screenshot. Similarly, there are quite a array of features that Samsung want you to find out on your own.
I am quite confident that the 2100 mAh will work wonders for the phone. Samsung has official claims that it will run for 10 hours with constant use. And to be honest, the battery drain has been quite slow all during the event and I can say it with confidence that the battery life is something that will ensure that the phone will run without any hiccups.
The phone will retail at AED 2699/- for the 16GB and will be available in the UAE market in two weeks time. Currently, it will be sold in Marble White and Pebble Blue shades.
Samsung also showcased their official commercial for the Galaxy S3. Have a look.. We believe this is the best smartphone in the world currently, do you?