The Samsung Galaxy S3 was hyped up to be the best Android smartphone we can expect to get our hands on this year. Now that it has officially been announced. We have a list of confirmed specs.
Official Samsung Galaxy S3 specs vs HTC One X & Motorola DROID RAZR HD rumors
The Samsung Galaxy S3 will run on a 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos processor, 1GB RAM, 4.8-inch Super AMOLED III display, 8-megapixel rear camera, front facing camera, LTE and come preloaded with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with the new TouchWiz UI.
Now those are some pretty spectacular specs despite original rumors of the 12-megapixel camera, AMOLED Plus non-Pentile display, ceramic case and 2GB RAM all being shot down. However is the Samsung Galaxy S3 really as ‘godly’ as it was once put up to be? Maybe not.
This year alone we’ve seen two other devices that seem to match the Samsung Galaxy S3 in many ways. And remember, we’re just in Q2 at this time. We’re talking about the officially confirmed HTC One X and the rumored Motorola Blade / DROID RAZR HD which has leaked multiple times right down to pictures of it circulating on the Web. Let’s see how they stand up to the fabled Samsung Galaxy S3:
All three smartphones boast large HD displays ranging between 4.6 and 4.8 inches, all three pack 4G LTE antennas and quad-core or dual-core processors that performed extremely high on benchmarks. It is important to note that recent tests showed that dual-core processors are as powerful if not more than some quad-core processors, plus the Galaxy S3 may lose its quad-core chip for a dual-core one in the US if it doesn’t end up being LTE compatible (sign of a dual-core Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 have already started to pop up). Moving on, all will boast 8-megapixel or 12-megapixel shooters. HTC for one states that its 8MP shooter on the One X is possibly the best on the market, supposedly better than that of the iPhone 4S which has been heralded for its camera. All three will also feature front-facing cameras and come pre-loaded with Android 4.0 ICS (the HTC One X has a Sense UI over it and the DROID RAZR HD doesn’t have physical buttons on the front but instead relies on the ICS on-screen keys).
Now if you’re thinking that the Samsung Galaxy S3 may still be able top all rivals because of its in-house quad-core Exynos processor which will blow everything else off the market, not so fast. Earlier this month, Meizu officially revealed that its latest generation Meizu Android 4.0 smartphone will be utilizing a Samsung Exynos quad-core processor.
If all goes as planned, we can expect the Samsung Galaxy S3 US release date to fall somewhere in the summer. Will it be able to keep the hype going around it until then? Sound off in the comments below.