Wednesday, June 27, 2012

IPhone 5 Bar Raised by Samsung’s S III: Rich Jaroslovsky

For five years, every new smartphone has faced the same simple question: Is it better than an iPhone? For a long time the answer was an automatic no. But the newest generation of devices running Google (GOOG) (GOOG)’s Android operating system is making it a closer call. HTC (2498)’s standout One X landed on U.S. shores earlier this month. Now two more contenders seek to raise the stakes for the iPhone upgrade Apple (AAPL) (AAPL) is expected to unveil this fall: Samsung’s new flagship, the Galaxy S III, and the Xperia Ion, the first phone to appear solely under the Sony name. Of the two, the Samsung is the more ambitious and more successful. In a break from the company’s usual strategy of creating multiple, slightly different models under different names, it’s launching the Galaxy S III on all four major U.S. carriers: AT&T (T) (T), Verizon Wireless,Sprint (S) (S) and T-Mobile. (DTE) The versions are identical save for some under-the-hood variations to allow them to run on the different networks. Both the AT&T and Verizon (VZ) (VZ) versions run on those carriers’ LTE networks, which means they’re considerably faster than the iPhone at accessing the Web. On the other hand, the iPhone has better battery life. Comfortably Thin The Galaxy S III, which runs the latest “Ice Cream Sandwich” version of Android, is a big phone that somehow manages not to feel big. Its screen measures a relatively gigantic 4.8 inches -- the iPhone is only 3.5 inches -- but it’s so thin (.34 of an inch) and light (4.7 ounces) that it still feels comfortable. Typical for a Samsung (005930) device, the image quality is dazzling. The company’s Super AMOLED technology may not quite match the specs of Apple’s Retina Display, but to this naked eye seemed every bit its equal. I was similarly impressed with the eight-megapixel camera, particularly its “Burst” mode. Hold the shutter button down, and the S III will snap up to 20 photos at a rate of almost three per second. A best-picture mode will analyze similar photos and recommend the one most worth keeping. The Galaxy S III bristles with features designed to stamp it as cutting-edge. A number of them, though, are more impressive in concept than execution. For instance, “S Beam” lets you instantly share photos, videos and other files merely by tapping the back of your phone to the back of a friend’s. Sounds neat -- but it’s hard to set up and, oh yeah, it only works if your friend happens to have an S III too. sex gadget,sex toy,adult toy

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