Samsung Galaxy S III had just arrived at our editorial desk. This opportunity we've been waiting for ever. The new smartphone will be sold starting on June 2 has a number of security features that we have never seen before such as pop-up play, stay smart, direct call, S Beam, and others. As to whether the performance and content of the Samsung Galaxy S III of this?
Main specifications of Samsung Galaxy S III
4.8-inch screen 1280 x 720 pixels, Super AMOLED, Gorilla Glass 2
Exynos processor quad-core 1.4 GHz
Android OS 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
8 MP camera, support 1080p video recording
1 GB RAM
16 GB internal memory
2.Desain and Body
Samsung Galaxy S III has a concept that is inspired by nature, and to represent the concept of the Galaxy S III is available in two color choices of Pebble Blue and White Marble. Although the Galaxy S III has a large display measuring 4.8 inches, but the dimensions of the phone body it would not be very large, it is thanks to the use of a thinner screen frame so that more leverage. Dimensions Galaxy S III is 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm and weighs 133 grams only.
At the front there is a 4.8-inch screen with 1280x720 pixel resolution. At the top of the screen are the earpiece and speaker Samsung logo, and then in the right corner there is a resolution of 1.9 MP front camera, light sensor and proximity sensor. At the bottom of the screen there is a button that extends home is flanked by touch menu and back buttons.
The back side of phone use polycarbonate materials are thin and pliable, then coated with ceramic coating and then were finished with painting techniques Hyperglaze. This technique is a translucent layer over the body is claimed to reduce the attachment of fingerprints on the body. Rear view is quite simple, there is an 8MP camera at the top center. On the left there is a LED Flash camera, and on the right there is a speaker grill. In addition there is the Samsung logo in the middle slightly upward.
On the sides of the phone is surrounded by a bezel stainless steel with hairline texture (fine lines) which makes it looks more elegant. At the top there is a hole for the 3.5mm audio port connected to the headset, while on the lower side there is only a micro USB port and a microphone in the form of small holes in bezelnya. On the left side of the phone are volume buttons on the right side and there is the power / lock.
On the whole Galaxy S III has a minimalist but elegant design when viewed directly (not through pictures or photos). Size that fits in the palm of the hand and light weight is an added value. Unfortunately the use of polycarbonate body that is claimed to be the premium was not at hand, especially when compared with HTC One X. And to grip feels a little slippery.
Galaxy S III has a screen resolution of 1280x720 pixels 4.8inci, with a layer of Gorilla Glass 2. Super AMOLED screen with a type different from its predecessor Matrix Pentile the Galaxy S II that uses AMOLED Plus Super type screen with RGB. As always thanks to the use of Super AMOLED display screen looks bright and contrast, and has a good perspective. Black concentration reached 0.
This phone screen looks clear, sharp and bright. And when compared to the Samsung screen Galaxy Nexus which also uses the Super AMOLED screen 1280x720 pixels, the screen this phone looks more natural, especially when the background is white. While the Galaxy Nexus look bluer when displaying white. Super quality 4.8-inch AMOLED screen 1280 x 720 pixel into one of the selling points of this phone.
Comparison of screen Galaxy Galaxy S III and Nexus (full 100% Brightness)
Screen Samsung Galaxy S III is the best screen we've ever seen on mobile. Wide, sharp, contrast, clarity, density black color, and the viewing angle is good evidence of its superiority. Plus Samsung provides four options to customize the display settings on your eyes taste, namely Dynamic, Standard, Natural, and Movie.
Galaxy S III have been using the latest operating system from the Ice Cream Sandwich Android. But the appearance was modified and wrapped with the latest TouchWiz UI from Samsung. Inter face looks similar to the ICS in the Galaxy S II, but the Galaxy S III is more optimized again. For example, on the lockscreen page that allows users to do the unlock, you can unlock by tapping the screen and drag in any direction and at any position. Moreover unlock process is equipped with sound effects and gurgling of water droplets, the concept is inspired by nature according to the theme of the Galaxy S III. On this page there are 4 lockscreen shortcuts that you can customize the application desires.
Settings on the lockscreen is complete, namely:
Shortcuts: to activate or deactivate the shortcut on the lockscreen. You can also set the 4 applications that you want to make the choice a shortcut on the lockscreen.
Information ticker: You can display information on a page News or Stock lockscreen. News category and you can select the refresh time interval.
Camera quick access: You can activate the shortcut from the lockscreen directly toward the camera in a way to endure a finger on the screen and rotate the device to a horizontal position.
Clock: Displays and information hiding hour.
Dual clock: When you are in other areas that have different time / regional then the clock will feature dual aktiff in lockscreen.
Weather: For weather information display.
There are 7 pages homescreen page that is the maximum number of pages in the Galaxy S III homescreen. You can reduce the page that you do not want too. This whole page can be customized with various widgets, wallpaper, live wallpaper, and application shortcuts. Special use of these devices provide Live Wallpaper Live Wallpaper wall in the form of News, Photo Wall, and Wall Stock. Live Wallpaper will display news, stock information, or your favorite photos in a slideshow mode and Live.
Notification to the page can be accessed through the top of the screen that can be swept down. There are 10 toggle the settings for your convenience. There are settings such as WiFi, GPS, Silent, Screen Rotation, Power saving, Mobile data, Bluetooth, Notification, Driving mode, and Sync. In addition, information is available mobile network operator, and a shortcut to the settings menu.
Samsung Galaxy S III comes with a typical task manager on the ICS as found in the Galaxy Nexus. But our task manager is equipped with an extra button is Remove all that will allow you to close all applications that are still open or running in the background. To access the task manager you can simply hold the home button for several seconds.
Proceed to the application drawer. Drawer application has the same appearance with the homescreen wallpaper. And divided into two parts, namely Apps and Widgets. Apps is a page content of all the applications in such devices, and is a collection of Widgets Widgets page which you can select and apply to the homescreen pages. Drawer application composed by alphabet and displayed with the formation of 4 columns x 5 lines. Also in the top right corner there is a shortcut to sort third-party applications are installed the user.
New features into one of the mainstays Galaxy S III is a smart stay, this feature use the front camera sensor to detect the user's eyes, the screen will light up steadily for the user's eyes staring at the screen. These sensors will actively work in accordance with the timing of screen time out, if you set the screen time out 30 seconds then every 30 seconds once the sensor will track your eye. When the sensor works are marked with the symbol of the eye on the status bar at the top of kayar. (See point 12)
Text input method uses the default keyboard Samsung and has a fairly simple layout. Due to the large layanya, typing with a full QWERTY keyboard in portrait position quite easily and accurately. Than through a virtual keyboard typing jg there are Google Voice is available in multiple languages. When tried in this mode is quite fluent Indonesian pronunciation of the word as long as you are quite clear and firm. In addition there are also features hand writing input.
Contacts on the phone is divided into 4 shortcuts at the top of the Phone, Groups, Contacts, and Favorites. On the bottom there is a contact search field to facilitate its access, and to the right of the search field there is a shortcut to create a new contact (symbol +). As usual contact details can be added in addition to name, phone, and email, pretty much (please see picture below). But there are special arrangements that may never exist on other smartphones, namely Vibration pattern. You can set the rhythm of vibration on contact, you can memilihi 7 Cadence options (Default, Basic call, Heart Beat, Jinglebell, Ticktock, Waltz, and Zig-zig-zig). In addition, you can create a rhythm of the vibrations as you see fit.
Contacts view is divided into alphabetically and appear quite large. On the right side of the screen there is a scrolling bar to accelerate toward the user to contact the desired alphabet. Arrangements such as import / export contacts, display contacts by certain accounts (Gmail, Facebook, SIM, etc.). To make phone calls or instant messaging, you can do a sweep to the left and right of the contact as a shortcut.
In the contacts menu, there are motion tap to top that will allow you to contact the top list in no time. The trick is to do a tap on the side of the phone 2x.
Messaging on the phone display looks the same as on other Android phones. Display the form of threaded messages. And for SMS messages into MMS merupaha you simply add the attachment of multimedia files. On your SMS inbox can quickly make calls or reply to a message by way of sweep to the left and right on the SMS in inbox (just like a sweep feature on contact).
Gmail for Android phones just like the other, as usual comes with push notifications and multiple accounts. Email for other domains can also be added easily via Email menu.
One of the features embedded intelligence to the Galaxy S III in addition to Smart stay is Direct call. When you read a message from your colleague or anyone else, you can make calls directly to the sender of the message simply by pointing your phone to your ear. This feature does not require the touch of a button at all, so it is more practical and faster when you decide to immediately call the sender of the message.
The camera on the Samsung Galaxy S III has a resolution of 8 MP with LED Flash and support for auto focus feature. Camera interface looks similar to the previous Samsung Android device. Flash settings, shooting modes, and Focus can be adjusted easily. Galaxy S III is also fully equipped touch to focus feature for your convenience in determining the focal point of the photo.
Scene modes to choose from:
Party / Indoor
Beach / Snow
Shooting modes to choose from:
Buddy photo share
Burst shot specifically for you can enable the feature Best photo and the camera will take eight photos quickly and then recommend the best one photo.
As for the choice of focus that there are 3 Auto focus, Macro, and Face detection. In this section there are some default settings like the camera timer, resolution, white balance, ISO, Anti-Shake, auto contrast, image quality, and others. For the choice of photo effects are only 3, namely Negative, Black and white, and Sepia. The images of the Galaxy S III in good enough condition especially outdoor lighting, but for indoor conditions HTC camera X One slightly superior thanks to the use of a 28mm F2.0 lens. But with the use of LED Flash, Galaxy S III is superior because flash is more evenly distributed and not yellowish as in X. One
Video camera Samsung Galaxy S III is capable of recording video up to full HD 1080p resolution. The result is a level better than the HTC One X. The recorded images brighter and sharper. Output video recording has mp4 format with bitrates 17186kbps and 29frames/second. Video duration 1:06 has a 135Mb size. When you are recording video you can take photos with 8MP resolution simultaneously. For setting the video camera is also quite standard such as Flash settings, timer, Effects (there are 3 same as a camera), Resolution, White balance, Outdoor visibility, Anti-shake, video quality, and others.
View the gallery on the Android phone is fairly standard ICS, images and photos simultaneously displayed in the gallery folder but separated by category. At the top there is a drop down menu to sort the contents of galleries based on categories such as Albums, Locations, Time, Person, and Group. Also in the top right corner there is a shortcut to quickly access the Camera application.
When viewing a photo gallery of the standard features usually embedded in the gallery Android also have this phone, swipe feature to the left / right to transfer photos, pinch to zoom, photo editing, sharing, slide shows and other galleries on this phone. One new feature in the gallery Galaxy S III is a Social Tag feature that I will discuss in more detail below. For the performance of the gallery is very fast and smooth during the process of transfer photos or pinch zoom.
Tapilan video player as well as in the photo gallery of thumbnails, but it is quite interesting is the form of live video thumbnail thumbnail or move. At the top there are 3 categories, you can sort the video display to be Thumbnails, Lists, and Folders.
Video player on the Galaxy S III is no exaggeration if we say pretty much perfect, why? because the video player can read a variety of video formats in general such as 3gp, avi, mp4, and mkv. It also can run a video player video to full 1080p Full HD resolution with subtitlenya. Everything can run smoothly. Coupled with a large 4.8-inch screen type and resolution AMOLED Super HD 720p, then you will find the experience very enjoyable to watch video. The resulting sound output is quite powerful and quite clear.
Now look a bit like playing on Galaxy Nexus is simple, but for its settings are complete, there are features trim video, chapter preview, and Video will auto off that you rarely find in other phones. In addition there is also the Brightness setting in the video, setting video speed / Play speed, setting SoundAlive when the headset is connected to the device so that the resulting sound is more clear and full effect, setting the tone color, and Outdoor visibility. One feature that became the mainstay of the Galaxy S III for the video player is a pop-up Play.
Pop up Play
Pop up Play feature is quite interesting, this feature allows users who are watching the video to shrink the video screen that allows you to perform another activity simultaneously. Video will continue to walk in while you're doing other activities (browsing, chat, email, etc.). The position of the video screen pop up you can move at will, but for its size is not adjustable. When we tried this feature while doing other activities, the video continues to run smoothly without any obstacles, even the subtitle of the video can still appear quite clear and readable.
The music player has a practically normal. The first time into the music player you will instantly be presented with a series of songs on this phone. At the top there are several standard categories such as music players All, Playlists, Albums, Artists, and Folders. On this page now playing at the top of the information contained songs like the title song, artist, and album. While in the upper right corner there is a shortcut to set the volume. Album art is displayed in the center of the screen with a large size. At the bottom of the page there are now playing the navigation buttons such as Equalizer, back, pause / play, and the next. Equalizer is pretty much specific to the choice and can be activated even without connecting to the headset. There is a setting on the Auto setting off for the music player.
In the music player and video are motion sensors that will make the mute / pause the media that you play by turning the Galaxy S III to the position of the screen facing down. Motion sensors to turn the screen can also work to mute when a call is incoming to the Galaxy S III.
Multimedia of the Samsung Galaxy S III is quite good and rich feature set. No one if Samsung gives tagline Designed for Humans, because Samsung has implanted features like Pop-up play, stay Smart, Social tag, Motion Recognition, Video auto off, and another that would essentially help you in everyday use.
GSM / HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR
Micro SD up to 32 GB
GPS with A-GPS support
Galaxy S Beam III includes features which will facilitate the rapid transfer of data among the Galaxy S III. Features S Beam itself is a combination of NFC and WiFi connection Direct. You can do with each other sharing only put the back of the Galaxy S III and established after making your choices touch to beam, the device can be separated and the submission process will be directly run. S Beam capable of sharing the video of 25 MB less than 3 seconds and even a video file of 1 GB can be delivered with less than 10 minutes. Please see the video demo below.
Social Tag This new feature was first implanted by Samsung for the line of Android phones. If you enable the feature Social Tag each photo colleagues, family, etc. You will be able to tag that is connected with their contacts in the phonebook. If you have to tag on someone in your phonebook, then from the photo gallery you can quickly make a call or make a direct message from the gallery.
Look of the browser on the Galaxy S III is still thick with the TouchWiz UI. At the top there is a refresh button, the website address bar, bookmarks, and tabs. In the browser is able to open eight pages simultaneously. In addition there is also Incognito browser feature that allows you to browse without leaving a trace such as history, cookies, passwords, and so forth. Browser of course also been supported by Flash Player like most other top Android phone. Performance of the browser very well. Does not feel the lag when scrolling and zooming, especially when opening a heavy website, for example, when we open a website TeknoUp desktop version. In the browser Galaxy S III are Brightness and Color settings that allow you to set it up according to the tastes of your eyes. Features such as Print and Save for offline reading was also added by Samsung to complement the features of the web browser.
Standard Quadrant: 5570 points
Neocore: 59.9 FPS
Linpack test: 54 721 MFLOPS / 1:53 Seconds
Multitouch tester: 10 touches
Samsung Galaxy S III is equipped with quad-core processors and substantial layr. To provide maximum durability on this phone, Samsung provides a large enough battery capacity is 2100mAh. To recharge from 5% -100% takes about 2.5-3 hours. The resistance of the Galaxy S III is very good, we do a review for 3 days without recharging again, with the conditions connected with WiFi and a pretty intense test. For 3G/HSDPA connectivity and normal everyday use, we believe the battery will hold the Galaxy S III to accompany the activity of your day.
* Resilience battery depending on network conditions, room temperature, the number of applications, usage, and other related factors.
Designed for Humans, a suitable tagline to be pinned to the Galaxy S III. New features that were implanted by Samsung is really able to provide convenience to you. After we do the review, the important features include Smart Stay, Direct Call, Pop up Play, and Burst Shot. Besides the motion sensor recognition capability also complements the Galaxy S III. Multimedia became a plus for the Galaxy S III because it has a powerful ability. Super-sized AMOLED display 1280x720 pixels and measuring 4.8 inches into his own appeal to multimedia enthusiasts. Coupled with the large capacity battery that is ready to support the activities of your day. But unfortunately the phone is quite slick grip and use materials that do not sepremium HTC body One X, but in terms of increasing the existing design of its predecessor Galaxy S II.
Exynos processor quad-core 1.4 GHz
4.8-inch AMOLED screen Super HD
Good performance and lag-free
Rich in new features (Smart stay, S Beam, Pop up Play, Direct call, etc.)
2100mAh battery, good durability
The use of premium materials less body
Grip feels slippery
The camera is not good in low light conditions