Sunday, June 10, 2012

Lounge Review | Samsung Galaxy SIII

The Samsung Galaxy S III is the latest Android phone on the market, and many would also call it the best. It faces stiff competition from HTC’s flagship phone, the One X, but there is little else in the market that even comes close to the S III. The phone has a 4.8-inch display, a quad-core 1.4GHz processor, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, a microSD slot, a removable 2100mAh battery, and weighs 133g. It has an 8 MP camera that is very similar to the iPhone 4S’, but the software has been modified for the S III. Premium Android phones such as the HTC One X and the Samsung Galaxy S III sound great on paper, but there are actually few apps that make use of the hardware. For the most part, having a quad-core device like this one won’t improve your experience with the phone. Games are one area where these high-end phones really shine, along with full HD video playback. If these are things that interest you, then a phone like the S III is worth considering. The good stuff The S III has one of the best screens around—the colours are rich, deep, and despite its huge size, it runs at 306ppi (Apple’s benchmark for retina display). Critics say the Pentile technology results in poorer images, but users will likely disagree. The phone has a removable battery and memory card, unlike other premium devices, and this adds flexibility for users. You can charge a second battery in case you’re planning on long stretches away from a charger, and if 16 GB isn’t enough for you, you can add up to 64 GB extra memory. At the same time, a full charge lasts over 24 hours with calls, gaming, photography and dictation, and the phone also comes with 50 GB of free Dropbox storage. The camera is excellent, taking pictures in less than a second, with a burst mode and a lot of other extra filters and features. It is only outperformed in low light by the HTC One X, but for Facebook and Instagram, it’s more than competent. There’s also Buddy Photo Share—face recognition that matches contacts to the photos you take, which are automatically tagged to upload to Facebook. The photo can also be mailed to everyone in the shot. There’s a host of other smart features too. S Voice is Samsung’s version of Siri, and while it was a little better at understanding my accent, it has almost the same features. Smart Stay keeps the screen active for as long as you’re looking at it, so it doesn’t blank out when you’re reading a book or a Web page. The not-so-good The phone is made of plastic and doesn’t feel as solid as other premium devices. The Lumia 900, One X and iPhone 4S all feel much more reassuring to hold than the S III. The phone is also a little too big to hold and operate comfortably with one hand. Making a call or sending a text is not a great experience on a phone this size. Some users are also reporting problems with voice quality—though I personally didn’t have any problems. The automatic brightness adjustments are jarring, and leave the screen dimmer than it should be—I had to change brightness setting to manual within just an hour of use. Smart Stay is a great feature, when it works. But it only works if the lighting is good, and the phone is held at the proper angle to get your face in front of the camera, so it’s hit or miss. Also, while S Voice is better at picking up my accent than Siri, it’s a lot slower, in my experience. sex toys,sex gadgets,adult toys

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