Thursday, 16 August 2012

Test Galaxy S3: a very good alternative to the iPhone

Samsung galaxy s3, Samsung prepares for the arrival of the iPhone 5 with some New technology features, and uttered a Smartphone well equipped and with a magnificent display XXL. If the Korean has fulfilled its part of the contract, Google Android has yet to optimize the interface to simplify and improve the responsiveness of its mobile OS.
If Apple has deeply changed the Smartphone market since the release of the iPhone and it’s App Store, the duo Samsung / Google has followed suit and also helped to marginalize Nokia and RIM, now in turmoil. Newest member of the association between the Korean and the Mountain View Company, Galaxy S3 is based on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) the latest version of Google's operating system which has been grafted on an overlay called Touch Wiz 4. This simplification comes Android which is still not a model of ergonomics. But it is always possible to replace an icon by another example on the desktop or create a folder by merging two icons. Another problem is that user interfaces such overload and slows down the responsiveness of the operating system. Fortunately, the Galaxy S3 was very well equipped with the side of the hardware platform. The terminal is indeed driven by a quad-core ARM chip Eryngoes 4212 clocked at 1.4GHz, backed by 1 GB of RAM. Thus equipped, the S3 shows fluid and responsive than it is to navigate between screens or launch an application. At least until the memory is not overloaded because, as with an iPhone 4S, it is occasionally necessary to kill applications to ease the task manager. And the operation is even simpler than on an iPhone, simply double click on the button to launch the task manager and kill.

A surprising display:

But what surprises immediately when handling terminal Samsung is the screen size: 4.8 inch (1280 x 720 pixels) for the S3 against 4.3 "for the S2 and 3, 5 "for the iPhone 4. Type super HD AMOLED, the screen is as good as the iPhone 4. The display, however, could be a bit brighter. The battery saver feature dims the screen a bit too. Imposing with its XXL screen, the S3 takes a little getting used to when you come from an iPhone 4. It is not known whether the terminal will fit in the pocket of his jeans, or if held well in hand. But after two weeks of use, all these fears have risen dramatically. The Samsung Galaxy S3 is certainly impressive, but we come to forget the size of the terminal to navigate through the different layers of Android 4.0. He must admit the possibilities offered by the Samsung galaxy S3 are much higher than that of an iPhone 4S. Apple delivers a Smartphone ergonomic and efficient, but the look and feel is on the side of the Samsung Galaxy s3. You can access many more settings in the shallows of Android. And online stores for Android apps - that of Samsung and Google for example - are full of utilities to improve its Smartphone: Juice Defender to improve the autonomy, security for Cerberus, AppMonster to manage apps ...

In the footsteps of the iPhone 4S, the S3 also offers a vocal assistant called S-Voice. As Siri, this is a gadget that will amuse older children. Voice-S is indeed as good or as annoying as his counterpart. In French at least, because in English the possibilities are more numerous. If the basic commands like taking a picture or what time does it work quite well in most cases there will be just as quick to tap the touch screen.

4G yet in France
Network connectivity for the part, the Samsung galaxy S3 supports 3G + (HSDPA 21 Mbps and HSUPA at 5.76 Mbps), WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0 (A2DP), GPS (A-GPS) and even has the DLNA and an NFC chip for future use contactless services. If the connector type is single micro USB, it can also serve as audio-video output (MHL). Side of the photo / video, Samsung has opted for an 8 megapixel sensor (3264 x 2448 pixels), capable of recording Full HD clips (1920 x 1080 pixels). Final icing on the cake, it comes standard with an FM tuner that is sorely lacking in the iPhone.

A final word to the self and the design of the Smartphone. Not a nice surprise next battery (removable here), heavy use (3G/WiFi), the terminal will not hold a full day but it is the lot of all smart phones of the moment. Side look, Samsung has treated his copy precisely to avoid a new trial from Apple. With its rounded shell polycarbonate white or blue, its screen XXL and her tiny waist, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is quite different from the iPhone 4. If the Galaxy is now a very good alternative to the iPhone 4S, he will find his path in the fall version of Apple Terminal 5. Remains with its intrinsic technical qualities and the arrival of Android 4.1, it will fit the rope to the future coming battle.
Samsung Galaxy S3 in Germany ???

Author: James Ki
New Technology

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