Samsung Galaxy S3 is one of the most successful handset Samsung has ever launched. The S3 was a successor to the phenomenally popular Samsung Galaxy S2. The device has an upgraded OS and enhanced specifications and unique based features. It has a mode of Super AMOLED HD display. The handset is powered by the Exynos quad-core processor. The device has 1GB of RAM and the internal storage of 16/32/64GB. It also has an additional 64GB through the MicroSD card.

Best Features:

1. Gestures

Gestures have been installed in many Samsung handsets including the Samsung Galaxy S2. However not all of them are consistent and fiddly. Sammy has heavily invested to promote the Gesture set to the Galaxy S3. Sammy has numerous apps and features which use gestures to operate. Some of those features are:

  • Direct call
  • Smart Stay
  • Turnover
  • Palm Sweep

Smart Stay – This feature uses 1.9 megapixels front camera to track the user’s eyes. When you look away from the handset, the S3 detects immediately and stop capturing the image. You just have to maintain your eye contact for the app to continue tracking your face at full brightness. The feature may be inconsistent in low light but it doesn’t dim when reading the pages.

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Direct call – Direct call is simpler yet very effective. When you are writing a text message, when viewing a text message, checking a missed call and browsing contacts the handset will call if you raise it to your ear. The feature may be inconsistent when you’re typing a message.

Palm sweep – The palm sweep help to simplify the process of taking screenshots. This has been fiddly on Android phones. It requires users to hold the lock buttons and volume down buttons at the same time. You can take a screen-grab on your Galaxy S3 by using the edge of your hand then swipe the right-hand edge to the left edge. The feature is specifically help when using applications such as documents. In also takes screen grabs of important pictures. You can also capture screen-grabs of internet web pages.

Turnover – This feature is useful especially to the business people who forget to turn their handsets off when going to crucial meetings. In case your phone rings, you can turn it to mute instantly without disruption

2. 50GB of Dropbox and expansion

Most great smartphones such as HTC One X and iPhone 4s offer cloud-based storage. IPhone 4S offers 5GB storage whereas HTC offers 25GB Drop space for 2 years.  Samsung has beaten them both by offering a storage capacity of 50GB for 2 years. The Dropbox account in your S3 is secure in saving pictures, music, documents and videos. The Galaxy S3 is also one of the most expandable devices in the market. You can remove its back to add a micro SD card of 64GB in size and below.

3. Unrivalled performance

The Galaxy S6 is one of the most responsive and quickest smartphone Samsung has ever made. Samsung has invented its own Exynos quad core processor using 32nm process to boost its efficiency. Samsung has also added 1GB of RAM. Switching and opening between applications is lag free. The handset also has a pop up play feature. The feature allows the S3 users to watch a video while using other applications like the messages.  This feature allows PC-like multitasking as opposed to app switching.

4. Battery

Samsung nailed a key feature by producing a 2100mAh battery. Samsung also managed to keep the device weight down to 133 grams. The handset was the first smartphone to twelve hour barrier in the real world usage test. During that test, Gmail, Twitter and corporate email were set to push the content and to run the whole day.  Other tasks such as watching a 40-minute video and web browsing were carried out. The Galaxy S3 powered for 12 hours and still 27 percent of the battery life was remaining. The screen had consumed 52% the battery, cell standby consumed 19%, and voice calls 9% and Android OS 7%.

5. Screen

The Galaxy S3 has a Super AMOLED display. It has a resolution of 1280 x 720 which is one of the best hardware features.  The screen is 4.8in in size. It has a display of pixel density of 306ppi. The screen is awesome for watching videos from YouTube and HD movies.

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