Each one pertained about their health should have a physical every year, and we adjudicated to give the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone a midyear checkup as well. The popular bestseller launched on the heels of the globally popular Samsung Galaxy S II, a tough act to follow. But the Galaxy S III has done extremely well, closing in on the 60 million units sold mark in its 11th month of existence. Available in the normal white or black, the handset is also offered in colors like blue or brown, and arrives in a slim and lightweight form factor.
Measuring a wafer-thin 0.34 inches (8.6 mm) in thickness, the powerful phone also weighs just 4.70 ounces (133 g). Shipping way back in July of last year with the Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) 4.0 Android operating system, the Samsung Galaxy S III has since been upgraded to Jelly Bean 4.1. The large 4.80 inch True HD display is one of the biggest found on any smartphone, and is protected against your everyday wear and tear by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 2.
Pixel density runs extremely high at 306 pixels per inch, and more than 16 million colors can be found on the Super AMOLED screen. Overall resolution measures 720 by 1,280 pixels, with standard capacitive, multitouch gestures accepted for navigation. The handset can squeeze out as much as 15.0 hours of talk time from its 2,100 mA battery, and the high-flying hardware package on board the phone is built around a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 system-on-a-chip.
A powerful Adreno 225 GPU handles all graphics processing, and the central processor is a dual core 1.5 GHz Krait CPU. A full 2.0 GB of RAM memory joins a microSD slot which provides storage expansion opportunities, and the Galaxy S III handset is offered in both 16 and 32 GB models. Samsung has included a rear facing 8.0 megapixel camcorder which simultaneously delivers HD video and image recording. That video is recorded at 30 frames per second and in 1,080P HD resolution, and offers features like a built-in LED flash, back illuminated sensor (BSI) auto and touch to focus, a special effects package and wide-angle panorama mode.
Also on board the camera combo is a front facing 1.9 megapixel chat cam, offering Skype and video call functionality. A built-in music player with filtering capabilities joins an onboard YouTube video player in the handset’s multimedia package, with Near Field Communications (NFC) wireless support and video out options present. For the social networker, Facebook, Picasa and Twitter applications have been pre-installed and are ready for use out-of-the-box.