Posts tagged with: Galaxy S III

The Samsung Galaxy S III is the flagship Android smartphone from Samsung. Available on all US carriers and all major global carriers, the Galaxy S 3 features either a quad-core Exynos CPU or a Snapdragon S4 dual-core chip. It has a large 4.8" Super AMOLED HD display with 1280x780 resolution. It features an 8mp camera on the rear and a 2mp camera on the front. It's available in a variety of colors like marble white, pebble blue, amber brown, and others.

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    A little earlier this week, Verizon subscribers using Samsung's Galaxy S III started getting a long-overdue update bringing them some of the manufacturer's great software enhancements – stuff like Multi-Window View and Best Shot camera mode – along with a ton of smaller tweaks. Great news, right? Well, it would be, if it weren't for reports of some majorly broken features following this update's installation. The biggest problem seems to be an inability to properly connect to Verizon's LTE network. From the sound of things, the severity of the issue varies wildly – some users are ...

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    When Samsung announced the Galaxy S 4, it unveiled a horde of new software features, features that many existing Galaxy device owners hoped would someday trickle down to their older devices. Quickly, Samsung confirmed many of the features would, in fact, find their way to other Galaxy-branded devices. But it was still unclear which would make the cut. Today, we got our hands on some leaked Galaxy S III 4.2 firmware. The update, while not totally complete, includes many new features and interface upgrades found on the Galaxy S 4. Unfortunately, this update may foretell a bleak update ...

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    Yesterday we've seen a video recording capability comparison between the Lumia 928, the Apple iPhone, and the Samsung Galaxy S III. Today we have a new video, this time looking at audio recording features. Before that, we get our daily Lumia 928 render, seen above. We're seeing the white flavor showing off its back with the microphone, camera, Carl Zeiss lens, and flash. On to the Nokia Lumia 928 vs Samsung Galaxy S III audio recording comparison: you can check out the video below. The Finnish phone maker emphasizes on the distortion-free recording on its upcoming Lumia phone while the ...

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    At Pocketnow, we have a responsibility to try the new, the fresh, and the weird - and that latter swamp is exactly the one Managing Editor Anton D. Nagy waded into with his recent review of the ASUS Fonepad - the tablet with an earpiece. Or the phone with a tablet screen. Whatever you want to call it, we've covered it - and Tony has some thoughts about using a seven-inch smartphone in this edition of one of your favorite tech podcasts. After we clear the giant-phone convo, we've got more to say. Lots more. And, doubtless to the relief of thousands, very little of it involves Samsung's ...

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    Nokia Lumia 928 vs Apple iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S III video comparison, courtesy of Nokia, that's what we have here. There's a lot of smoke recently concerning the Nokia Lumia 928, and there surely must be a fire too. We've seen a lot of leaks and heard a lot of rumors about the upcoming Lumia phone and, a couple of days after its landing page went live, Nokia has updated the info with official renders and a comparison video -- though we'll hold off on conclusions until we test the phone against other models in our own labs and environments. Above you can see the official images of the ...

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    While phones with a lot of metal like the iPhone 5 or HTC One may look nice, they have a reputation for taking on dings and scratches pretty easily; for as cheap as plastic may feel, it can also be a whole lot less likely to receive minor damage. We've heard Samsung sing the praises of plastic as a smartphone material not just due to its resilience, but also because of how it makes the manufacturing process quicker and easier. That's why we're a bit surprised to learn of the Galaxy S 4's breakability report, where warranty provider SquareTrade ranks the GS4 as more damage-prone than both ...

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    There are devices that deserve a modicum of coverage, and then there are devices that call for a maelstrom of coverage. Samsung's Galaxy S 4, the most hotly anticipated Android smartphone of 2013 so far, easily falls into the latter category, and we have no qualms about devoting an entire podcast to discussing the latest Google-powered beast out of Seoul. Tune in as Master Chief Stephen Schenck, Figurine Boatswain Taylor Martin, and Captain 2 Phones take you for an auditory tour of the high and low points of the Galaxy S 4, calling on the kind of strung-out expertise that only nine days ...

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    It seems like ages ago that we reviewed the Samsung Galaxy S III, first in its international garb, then in its various U.S. carrier variants. Back then, we said we'd "confidently recommend the Galaxy S III to someone looking for the best smartphone experience possible," and our sentiments were, for the most part, echoed across the internet's various tech news outlets. The public, it seemed, took the recommendation to heart: Samsung sold untold millions of Galaxy S III devices, furthering the legacy of what was already a legendary line of Android smartphones. Today's nostalgia for 2012 is ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy S III is shaping up to be one of the most iconic Android smartphones ever. Even approaching one-year-old and with its successor, the Galaxy S 4, nearing release, it's still very relevant and successful. At the time of its launch, it featured some the best specifications around, a horde of unique software features and offered tons of value. HTC's latest smartphone, the HTC First, known for being the first smartphone to come with Facebook Home pre-installed, is an unlikely competitor or the Galaxy S III. After all, the HTC First is a lowly mid-range smartphone, ...

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    Unless we're talking about hands-free voice commands, using your smartphone while driving is just an accident waiting to happen. We can tell people not to do it, and warn them of the risks, but in the end it's up to drivers themselves to resist the temptation to check their Twitter feed while speeding down the highway. One company has devised a system that might be able to force even the most phone-crazy drivers to put their handsets down when behind the wheel, but we wonder if it isn't just a bit overkill. Origo forces drivers to dock their phones, with their screens facing away, before ...

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    Here's the thing about new smartphone launches: no one's ever satisfied. And I don't just mean in terms of direct satisfaction; sure, some of us aren't exactly blown away by the Galaxy S 4 in terms of how it measures up to the competition, but most everyone agrees it's at least a worthy successor to the Galaxy S III. That uneasy consensus, though, doesn't keep us from daydreaming about the next flagship smartphone in the Galaxy pipeline: the rumored Galaxy Note III. Many will say this smartphone salivation is premature. After all, we just reviewed the current king of phablets, the Galaxy ...

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    We've been bringing you a bunch of comparison videos lately, whether that's looking at how the Galaxy S 4 measures up to its Android and iOS competition, or how the HTC One's much-touted UltraPixel camera performs when placed against some phones known for their imaging prowess. We're going to stay on the HTC One for just a little longer, but now see how it compares to some other Androids, as we go head-to-head with 2012's Galaxy S III. The Galaxy S 4 might be the HTC One's most obvious competition, but until the former manages to become commercially available, the GS3 could be a more ...

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    Last week, following the introduction of the Galaxy S 4, we talked a little about Samsung's promises to bring some of the GS4's features to existing Samsung models. Today, we're back to looking at what the future holds for updates to a number of Samsung devices, this time concerning the possibility of them seeing get Android 5.0. This info is supposedly a "pre-list" from a Samsung insider, and the data may change between now and when Samsung makes its final decisions. Basically, of all Samsung Androids currently announced, only the Galaxy S 4, the GS3, the Note II, Note 8.0, and Note 10.1 ...

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    Samsung sure spent a lot of time at last night's Galaxy S 4 launch event talking about the phone's software; indeed, by comparison, hardware was esentially glossed right over, and we weren't able to confirm several key specs until getting to see the company's press release. For owners of existing Samsung phones, that may have gotten you a little hopeful, wondering if you might see some of these same features migrate to your older hardware. While the full picture isn't yet available, some early comments from a Samsung exec sound very promising. Samsung VP Nick DiCarlo spoke about the ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy S III rode the wave of success of the Galaxy S II to become the company's most popular Android to date. It's had a whirlwind of a year, and tonight it finally gets to meet its successor. For all its improvements, the GS4 sure resembles the GS3 in many ways. Will the beefed-up hardware and all the new software features be enough to drag users away from their GS3s and entice them to upgrade? We put both Samsung flagships head-to-head at the company's NYC launch event tonight in order to show you how they really stack up. Check it out:

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