Oh yes, we finally have it! And by "it" we mean
Samsung's quad-core superphone, the Galaxy S III. Given how much attention it has received from us (and the rest of the whole tech community), introductions are no longer necessary. So, what do we have to say about this Ice Cream Sandwich wonder? Check out the gallery below for in-the-flesh photos of the device as well as our first impressions. Hey, we've only just received it so please do understand. Think of this as the appetizer for the main course that is the full review which is coming very soon, prolly by next week. So, let's get started, shall we?
The box that holds the Korean superphone captive.
Oh, there it is, still having that sticky plastic cover...
The packaged essentials (cables, battery, manual) that you just can't take for granted.
There's the huge 4.8-inch display. It might be bigger than 99% of other phones but the Galaxy S III is still light at just 133g which is impressive for its size.
A look at the back side. The Galaxy S III is of glossy polycarbonate construction which is durable and stronger than the regular plastic found on other handsets. Despite it not having a metallic finish, we found out that it feels quite robust, without that "plasticky" feel others may fear it has.
Finally turned on. The Galaxy S III runs on Ice Cream Sandwich with Samsung's own TouchWiz UI v4.0
On the left side you'll see the volume rocker.
A closer look at the 8-megapixel shooter at the back. We've yet to test just how good the camera is on this one although we can say that it has some speed to it with minimal or no lag and freezes between shots so far.
Here's the system information. It's no secret that the Galaxy S III comes with some of the best mobile phone specs known to man (quad-core CPU, 1GB RAM, up to 64GB of storage) so it's no surprise that it's one powerful speedster, especially in terms of running apps and navigation.
A look at the multimedia playback on the Home screen.
Taking up a huge chunk of the back side is the 2100mAh battery which is pretty huge for mobile phone standards. But then again the Galaxy S III needs all that juice to keep it running for a good amount of time. Let's see just how long it will last with a single charge.
Note: Apologies for the blurry image. It seems that the shooter's hand was shaking because of excitement while taking this shot. We guarantee we'll have better photos in the review.
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