When Samsung released the Galaxy S2 we thought that this would be the best they would offer, however they then went on to release the Samsung Galaxy S3 earlier this year. Now many months on and with a dozen new flagship smartphones hitting US shores, is the Samsung Galaxy S3 still a good buy? Let’s take a look at its specs to find out.
Samsung Galaxy S3 review: a look back
The Samsung Galaxy S3 came with sharp curves and it was thinner and lighter than the previous version. The device also came with a touch screen that was beautiful, which, according to TechnoRadar, wasn’t as saturated as before. This did away with the theory that Super AMOLED displays had harsh colours. It is larger than every other Android smartphone on the market apart from the Note 2, and also comes in bigger than the iPhone 5. This expansive screen is still one of its biggest selling point.
Many months on, there are still no other smartphones readily available on the market that boast 2GB RAM. In fact, the Samsung Galaxy S3 still rivals the best in benchmarks. It also has great S-features which are exclusive to it.
The 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 8-megapixel camera, 2100mAh battery, NFC and LTE connectivity give it a good balance of everything you would expect from a smartphone. Rivals have tried and matched the S3 but fall short in their own way. For example:
The HTC One X+ has a quad-core processor that is more powerful than the Samsung Galaxy S3 but lacks expandable storage and a removable battery.
The iPhone 5 has a stunning design but its scree measures in at a small (by today’s standards) 4-inches, and also lacks in the same areas as the HTC One X+
The Motorola DROID RAZR HD while matching the processor of the S3 falls back with a somewhat disappointing camera and only 1GB RAM.
The LG Nexus 4 lacks 4G LTE connectivity and storage maxes out at a measly 16GB.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 while having impressive specs disappoint when it comes to battery life (web browsing) and its huge dimensions make it not for everyone.
While the Samsung Galaxy S3 may be the oldest of the bunch, the latest reports show no signs of sales slowing down. And the above rightfully explains why. If you’re contemplating upgrading your smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S3 should be on the top of your list.