Apple has been fighting a battle against Samsung in the court over claims that the Android smartphone maker has been using Apple ideas included in to the iPhone and iPad.
We are not sure whether these claims are true or not. But, Samsung has been manufacturing great devices which were able to attract a large chunk of consumers in the market. The Samsung Galaxy S III, the company’s latest smartphone, made use of several ideas from the iPhone, including the voice-activated assistant Siri.
Samsung Galaxy S III has become a dominant player in the market. For the past two Galaxy S versions, the carriers have each demanded custom tweaks to the size and features of the phone. But with the Galaxy S III, the device’s name and features are almost equal when it was released on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
- Performance: Two gigabytes or RAM is what laptops used to offer a few years ago, and now the same amount is available in the Galaxy S III. The memory, along with the 1.5 GHz dual-processor, ripped through each task and app I use at the smartphone. This smartphone never suffered a crash or technical hitch. Apart from the internal storage space, the phone also has the capability to accommodate a 64 GB microSDHC memory card.
- Camera: The handset has a built-in camera of 8 mega pixel and is considered as one of the best smartphones shooters available in the market. Similar to the HTC One X, the Galaxy S III has the ability to shoot in burst mode and has little shutter lag. The 1080p video recording offered by the camera is also good.
- Battery life: The handset has been integrated with a powerful battery that gives power to the phone for a week and this is something that is rarely found in Android phones.
- Buttons: The earlier Android smartphones use to have a line of buttons at the bottom of the screen, but Samsung took a new spin with the layout of the Galaxy S III. The gadget has been fitted with one physical button that acts much like the iPhone’s home button. It is flanked by a back and menu buttons that only light up when the screen is touched.
- Software tweaks: Samsung has made a variety of alterations to the Android 4.0 interface that includes many handy shortcuts in the notifications pulldown menu. The Android 4.0 phone will allow its users to set different audio volume levels for the phone’s ringtone and email notifications.
- Screen: The Galaxy S III has been attributed with a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED that produces crisp images within its 1,280×720-pixel resolution. He screen has been protected with the new Gorilla Glass 2 covering that was very responsive. However, it is a bit disappointing that sometimes the screen take a little longer time to adjust to the sunlight.
- S Voice: Samsung has included S Voice in to its Galaxy SIII and it is quite similar to the Apple’s Siri on the iPhone. Double tapping of the home button allows users to speak voice commands such as getting navigation direction, making a call, getting a weather report and sending an email or text. The voice recognition is blemished.
- Keyboard: The Samsung’s keyboard is imbibed with default setting that often auto corrects the wrong word, and thus at times it makes typing a painful experience.
- Samsung Galaxy SIII doesn’t have Dropbox freebies on some carriers: Unlike Sprint and T-Mobile versions, the AT&T and Verizon Galaxy S III’s do not come with 50 GB of Dropbox storage for nearly two years.