The Samsung Galaxy S III at a Glance
Operating System: Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
That means: An intuitive OS with apps galore, funky widgets and Face Unlock.
Display: 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED
That means: Best in class screen, ideal for videos, gaming and photos.
Cameras: 8MP rear, 1.9MP front-facing
That means: Print-quality pics, HD video capture and the ability to take amazing selfportraits.
Connectivity: LTE (plus 3G, 2.5G)
That means: Blazing-fast download speeds up to 100 Mbps*, plus a range of connection options.
The Galaxy S III has a cool feature called Smart stay. Its front-facing camera knows when you’re looking at the screen, but if your eyes look away it’ll dim itself to preserve its battery. It also knows when you want to talk; with Direct call, if you’re messaging with someone and want to call them, simply lift the Galaxy S III to your ear and it’ll dial for you.
Class is over and now you’re watching a movie on the Galaxy S III. But whoops, you forgot to email back your study-group partner. Samsung’s Pop up play feature lets you do two things at once – such as watch an HD video and email or text at the same time.
“S Voice” voice control
You might know Android 4.0 includes powerful speech-to-text technology – speak your emails or texts and you’ll see the words accurately appear on the screen in real time – but the Galaxy S III goes one step further. With Samsung’s S Voice, you can tell your smartphone what to do and it’ll perform the action, such as set an alarm, increase volume or take a photo.
A new level of sharing
The Galaxy S III is packed with advanced wireless features including S Beam, which lets you place two compatible devices back-to-back to wirelessly share rich content like photos, music, videos and more. And then there’s AllShare Cast, used to beam your photos, videos and games to a compatible big-screen TV and even use the phone like a controller.
Organized social networking
Especially if you’ve left home for school, you’ll want to keep connected to friends. The Galaxy S III makes that easier with the Samsung’s Social tag feature, which automatically tags your friends in your photo gallery and shows you each person’s current social networking status when you touch them. You can even call, email or text someone right from the photo itself.
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