Review: Samsung Galaxy S3

Published by Marc Büchel on 30.05.12
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Specifications / SoC

With its dimensions of 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.55 millimeters Samsungs Galaxy S3 is everything but small. Compared to its predecessor which measured 124 x 66 x 9 millimeters the Koreans added quite something to the size. Nevertheless there is a good reason for this things shere size: Samsung decided to equip the S3 with a 4.8 inch Super AMOLED touchscreen that features 1280 x 720 HD Ready resolution. When the S3 was designed the developers have tried to find ways to keep the S3 as small as possible. Therefore they had to reduce the size of the frame around the display. Like this they managed to squeeze a 22 percent bigger display in a 16 percent bigger smartphone. HD Ready resolution with a 4.8 inch display means a pixel density above 300 ppi and therefore you get excellent readability even if there are very small letters. Although Samsung isn't the first company to introduce a display with high pixel density, there are for example HTC and Apple who can reach the same numbers, at least they managed to reach the same level as the competition. It seems that in another league, that's where Samsungs new SoC plays. The new Exynos 4412 is a quad core part that clocks at 1.4 Gigahertz. Samsung also improved their Mali 400 graphics unit which clocks at 400 Megahertz meanwhile. These days it looks like smartphones don't need more than 1 Gigabyte memory.

  • SoC
    • Samsung Exynos 4412
  • Clock Speed
    • 4 x 1.4 GHz
  • Cores
    • 4
  • RAM
    • 1 GB
  • Battery
    • 2100 mAh
  • OS
    • Android 4.0.4
  • App-Store
    • Google Play
  • Weight
    • 133 Gramm
  • Dimensions
    • 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.55 mm
  • Frequency band
    • Quad-Band
  • WLAN
    • 802.11 b/g/n
  • EDGE
    • Yes
  • UMTS receiving
    • 21.1 Mbit/s
  • UMTS sending
    • 5.8 Mbit/s
  • Browser Flash capable
    • Yes
  • Videoalls
    • UMTS and WLAN
  • Touchscreen
    • Capacitive
  • Display
    • Super-AMOLED
  • Display size
    • 4.8 Zoll
  • Display Material
    • Gorilla Glass
  • Display Resultion
    • 720 x 1280 Pixel
  • Display color
    • 16'777'216
  • Voice recording
    • Yes
  • Profiles
    • Yes
  • Push E-Mail
    • Yes
  • Exchange
    • Yes
  • Memory
    • 16, 32, 64 Gigabyte
  • Memory card slot
    • micro SD
  • USB
    • 2.0
  • USB connector
    • Micro USB
  • SIM
    • SIM
  • Bluetooth
    • 4.0
  • Camera
    • 8 Megapixel
  • Camera autofocus
    • Yes
  • Video resolution
    • 1080 x 1920 Pixel
  • TV out
    • HDMI via microUSB
  • Music player
    • Yes
  • Headphone out
    • 3.5 mm
  • Video player
    • Yes
  • Radio
    • Yes
  • GPS receiver
    • Yes
  • Navigation Software
    • Google Maps



  • Page 1 - Introduction
  • Page 2 - Preview
  • Page 3 - Specs / SoC
  • Page 4 - Case / Design
  • Page 5 - Display / Camera / Audio
  • Page 6 - User Interface / Conclusion


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