Samsung Galaxy S III (S3) vs. iPhone (4S): Review roundup [u]
–>How does a Samsung Galaxy S III (S3, if we must) smoke-stack up, vs. a Apple iPhone 4S? It’s time for one of Richi’s roundups of reviews from around a Web. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers compare, contrast, and castigate.
[Updated with some-more criticism on Samsung's forking-S program strategy; also deleted probably-incorrect info.]
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Matt Hamblen rambles from afar:
[The] Galaxy S III was denounced by Samsung’s…J.K. Shin, during a swarming London media event. … [It] will run Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) [with] a 4.8-in. touchscreen with an HD Super Amoled arrangement during 1280 x 720…an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera.
a device is not many bigger than…the Galaxy S II, given a bezel…has been reduced. … Intelligent program in a phone provides face and voice recognition. … Samsung showed how a phone’s shade will go black when a user’s eyes are closed. … Samsung pronounced a Galaxy S III will have a 2,100 mAh battery.
The 4.8-in.size of a device’s shade was an courtesy getter. The…iPhone has a 3.5-in. screen, though there are reports [of] 4 inches for a iPhone 5.
Daniel Ionescu has some-more pomaceous comparisons:
The arrangement of a Samsung Galaxy S III is huge. … But while a shade is bigger, a fortitude has not left up…making a S III pixel firmness 306…ppi, that is still subsequent a iPhone 4S’ 326.
The bigger shade and distance of a S III allows for a thinner phone…at 0.34 inches. … The iPhone 4S and a Galaxy Nexus are 0.37 inches thick…the Galaxy S III is also lighter than a iPhone 4S.
Samsung packs an Exynos 4 Quad 1.4 GHz quad-core…which is a many absolute processor in this comparison.
The best front camera comes with a Galaxy S III, while a iPhone is during a bottom of a league.
Andrew Williams, joins in:
Galaxy S3 comes in two…finishes – white and a dim blue brushed metal-effect, though it’s still really plastic. … iPhone 4S is lonesome on any side by…glass. It helps to keep a phone feeling ultra-premium, though doesn’t half make we disturbed about dropping a thing.
iPhone 4S use a movement on a IPS form [of screen]. … The one fissure in a IPS armour is a use of a judgment backlight. … The Samsung Galaxy S3′s Super AMOLED screen…uses light-emitting pixels…letting pixels displaying black stay ideally dark.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 continues a trend of a predecessor…with during slightest 16GB of inner [storage] and a microSD label slot.
Galaxy S3 [is]…MHL-compliant, definition we can block them into a TV and siren opposite HD video and approximate sound. … The iPhone is a small some-more constrained, predictably.
And Nathan Olivarez-Giles tells us some-more about a facial recognition:
As Samsung denounced a Galaxy S III…it focused…on a judgment that a phone can indeed envision your subsequent pierce — a talent we won’t find in…Apple’s iPhone 4S.
[The] camera registers when you’re looking during a device…its shade will spin on and sojourn active as prolonged as you’re regulating it…[so no] shade dimming in a center of reading a prolonged email. … [And it] automatically places a phone call…if you’re in a center of essay a content and lift a phone to your ear.
Samsung hasn’t nonetheless offering sum on U.S. pricing or carriers
, though [the] Galaxy S II was accessible opposite all 4 critical U.S. carriers. … A 3G chronicle of a Galaxy S III will launch in Europe in May…but a U.S. will have wait until after this summer to get a variant…[which] will run on 4G LTE.
Meanwhile, JR Raphael gets powerful:
Samsung is bundling in a two-year 50GB Dropbox subscription with all Galaxy S III purchases.
Unlike many new high-end…phones, a Galaxy S III has a user-removable battery, so we can simply barter it out if we wish.
Samsung’s Galaxy S III ships with…Android 4.0 that is certainly a TouchWiz-flavored version…which, depending on your perspective, [is] possibly beautiful or godawful.
Samsung…talked about a wireless horse for a phone as good as a flip-cover…a desktop dock, automobile dock, battery charging stand…and “S Pebble” music-playing companion.
Update: Ewan Spence ponders all a ‘added-value’ software, and uses a dreaded F-word:
With Samsung in a series one seat…there is no need to sell a handsets as concordant with [the] Android ecosystem. [Samsung should] lift divided from a throng and mount alone.
I don’t consider a alternatives…are a good fit for Samsung’s stream marketplace position. But…Samsung need to be in control of their destiny…and that means control of a smartphone’s handling system…total control. Samsung should fork Android…[and] follow a trail blazed by a Kindle Fire.
[It’s] time to grow adult and possess the…software that is critical to a continued success of a Galaxy range.
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