It's finally here. You've seen it, gawked at it, drooled over it, and quite possibly done unspeakable things in your desire to have it. So, what do you think of the Galaxy S III - as good as promised, or "meh"-fest?
If you need some numbers to decide your vote, here are a few specifications to look over:
- 4.8-inch 720p Super AMOLED HD Display
- 1GB RAM
- 16/32GB storage, 64GB version "available soon"
- microSD Card slot
- Eye Tracking
- Smart stay: keeps the screen awake while you're looking at the display
- S-Voice: advanced voice recognition, "like a good friend who listens attentively" -- definitely a strong competitor to Siri
- Floating videos: lets you resize videos and move them around on the display whilst they float atop other windows. Nice!
- 8MP rear shooter with zero shutter lag, 3.3 shots per second
- Best Photo: takes a burst of eight shots, automatically chooses the best one
- S Beam: Wi-Fi direct meets NFC
- 1.9MP front camera with "face recognition" and HD video capabilities
- 2100mAh Battery with Wireless Charging technology
- Bluetooth 4.0 (LE)
- Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi HT40
- 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6mm, 133g
- Android 4.0
There's no doubt that the Galaxy S III is a total revamp over the S II, sporting a completely new design and user experience. I'll make no bones about it - I think that's one ugly phone, but I've already heard plenty of people say the exact opposite. It doesn't look as bad in person, apparently, but I can't get past that blasé rear cover. The eye-tracking feature definitely does sound pretty neat, though, and S-Voice at least takes Google Voice Commands to a more useful level. On a technical level, I can definitely appreciate what Samsung's done, it's impressive. On an aesthetic one? Not so much.
So, what's your take on these important issues of the day? Vote now!