Such has been the hype surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S III, it’s almost hard to remember a time when we weren’t talking about it. From leaked images to whispered rumours, the latest Galaxy iteration has been the word on techy lips. After such a long time coming, the wait is nearly over, and it won’t be long until the in demand device hits our shelves.
But what does it have to offer that other smartphones don’t? What makes it so different from the S II? Well, we’ve put together a quick guide to the Galaxy S III’s key features, so you’ll be keyed in and clued up on Samsung’s latest gadget …
S-VoicePerhaps the most talked about feature of the lot, Samsung is very excited and proud of S-Voice. The voice-activated digital assistant is being touted as a rival to Apple’s Siri, and operates in a similar way to the iPhone effort. As well as being able to compose text messages and search the web with voice commands, S-Voice also allows you to wake and control your phone without touching it at all. Utter a personalised wake-up command towards your device and the phone will spring into action and ask what it is you require. Servitude and manners, the perfect combination.
TouchWiz UISammy has really gone to town on the design of the S III, and has pulled out all the stops to emphasise the nature element within the phone. As well as the sleek looking pebble-esque casing, its TouchWiz UI has also had a makeover, eau naturelle style. Go to unlock the device and you’re invited to swipe across a tranquil pool of water, scroll through the menus and you’re surrounded by open meadows filled with green grass. It may be simple, but it’s a nice touch, and makes the S III a nice place to be.
Pop-up PlayQuite frankly we’re a little fed up of smartphones constantly claiming to offer “genuine multitasking”, but with Pop-up Play, the S III comes impressively close to pulling it off. Rather than a daft menu that lets you have a look at your open apps and whatnot, this cool feature permits in-window video watching, meaning you never have to miss a thing even when you’re busy. Simply open a video, tap the handy Pop-up Play button, reposition your video and voila, you can get on with other stuff and not miss a minute.
Smart StayGetting distracted whilst using your smartphone is an annoyingly common occurrence, but Smart Stay is here to remedy this. By using the front-facing camera this neat little fixture can tell when you’ve looked away from the screen, and automatically dims the brightness and locks your phone as a result. It’s a tidy little battery saver, and puts a pause on whatever you were doing to make sure you don’t lose your place, especially handy when watching video.
So that’s you filled in with the key features of the Korean’s new bit of kit, if you’re eager to learn more or simply want to see the thing in action then have a look at the Phones 4u Samsung GS3 review below.
Samsung Galaxy S III – Video Review
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