Samsung Galaxy S3 Price in the Philippines, Features, and Tech Specs: The Galaxy S3 is Samsung’s follow up to the hugely popular Samsung Galaxy S2. The S3 packs an incredible 4.8-inch (720p) display and sports a slick new design.
The Samsung Galaxy S3’s design is said to have been inspired by nature. It has a brushed plastic chassis in either Marble White or Pebble Blue with the dimensions of 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm. The white version is made glossy while the blue version sports a brushed metal look and is at the darker streak so that it almost looks black. It is thin and weighs a mere 133 grams despite having a large screen size. One could simply put it in his or her pocket and forget that it’s there.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 has the same feel as the Galaxy S2 although it now has curvier edges, and an elongated home button. Menu and back buttons remain the same. As said, the S3 has forgone the rectangular look that defined the S2, and in its stead sports an oval shape similar to that of the Google Galaxy Nexus. The back though has been fitted rather straightforwardly instead of having the lumpy adornments of the S2 and Nexus. In addition, there’s some chrome decorations along the edges and the physical layout remains the same – a physical home button under the screen, and touch sensitive menu and back keys flanking it.
The Samsung Galaxy S3, as mentioned, sports a 4.8-inch screen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The S3 is one of the biggest smartphones currently in the market. The screen is also AMOLED, the same as that in the Samsung Galaxy Note, and Nexus, but unfortunately, not as advance as the Super AMOLED Plus of the Galaxy S2. The large display makes photos and videos look stunning. The high resolution on the other hand can reproduce HD videos seamlessly, while icons and texts look similarly impressive and sharp.
Like the Galaxy S2, the Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with an 8 MP rear-facing primary camera. While not changing the resolution, the one in the S3 does offer a few new features like a zero shutter lag similar to that of the Nexus, and an automatic suggestion of the best shot after continuous similar snaps based on smile detection and face recognition. The S2’s camera is also able to shoot a picture while recording a video. On the front of the S3 is a 2 MP camera for video calling but it also offers face detection.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 uses a 1.4 GHz quad-core Cortex-A9 processor, which could have more than handled the phone’s high-resolution video and graphically demanding interfaces. Performance is very smooth and slick, and there’s no question as to the possibility of the phone being able to handle each of the apps in the market and others that will show up in the future, nor is there any doubt that it can manage an upgrade to its OS in the future. The S3 also comes with 16, 32 or 64 GB storage options, 1 GB worth of RAM, and have a microSD card slot that can hold up to 64 GB. It has an Exynos 4212 Quad as its chipset, and Mali-400MP as its graphical processor.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 runs on Android, particularly the 4th version or Ice Cream Sandwich. However, Samsung opt to give the S3 its own user interface via TouchWhiz UI version 4.0, the same user-interface found on the S2 and Note. Some of the phone’s built-in software includes ‘Pop up Play’ that lets the user watch videos while performing functions such as sending a text message. There is also a transfer tool called S Beam, which lets the user send large files over a Wi-Fi connection. Voice control on the other hand is facilitated by S Voice, which is also integrated in the phone’s unlock capability so that all the user needs to do is use his or her voice to unlock the phone.
Overall, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is an impressive smartphone with a slick design, large gorgeous screen, and nice camera features. It also comes with several useful applications for its latest Android operating system. It is definitely one of the top smartphones released this year.
Samsung Galaxy S3 Price in the Philippines: Approximately Php 31,000.00