If you were a little underwhelmed at the technical and hardware specifications of the newly announced Samsung Galaxy SIII, then you really should take a look at the Samsung Global Site and check out the full feature list.
Don’t have time? Here’s a rundown.
Direct Call: When texting a friend how often do you think to call them, only to go back to contacts and search for them to call? With Galaxy SIII, simply raise the phone to you ear with the message on screen and it will call them for you!
Smart Alert: Been away from your phone for a while and missed some calls or messages? Upon returning to your phone, Galaxy SIII will give you a slight nudge to remind you to look at it.
Social Tag: Your new Galaxy will remember your friends faces in photos and auto recognise them, even reading out to you their current Social Status and allow you to contact them straight from the photo.
S Voice: Samsung’s Siri, need we say more.
S Beam: Tap two Galaxy SIII’s back to back to share files.
Allshare Cast: Shipping with a WiDi dongle that plugs into your TV, play games, movies and view other items directly on your TV screen, with no cords!
Buddy Share: Open a photo, wait for Galaxy to recognise your friends, then share instantly.
Allshare Play: Access all of your files on your phone, remotely, from anywhere.
Best Photo: Turn your camera to Burst mode, it will snap off 20 photos in a row and select the best one for you!
Popup Play: Watching a movie and a txt comes in? Don’t want to miss a minute of the action? No worries, with popup play, your movie will continue to play whereever you go on your phone, when finished, the movie resumes full screen.
Now that’s clever!
Announced today along with the phone are some pretty clever accessories.
None the less, a Wireless Charging dock!
Details are a little hard to come by at the moment, but we do know the Samsung Galaxy SIII will feature the wireless charging dock it was rumoured to release with.
Pebble MP3 Player
Going out for a jog and don’t want to take your expensive handset? No worries, plug your Pebble MP3 player in to your phone and it will auto download all of your favourite tunes to take out on the road with you.
This is a HDMI to WiDi dongle that will plug into the back of your shiny big screen TV and allow fully compliant wireless streaming to the big screen for all your gaming and movie needs!
To summaries, the smarts might not have been in the hardware as everyone was expecting, but certainly Samsung are proving they are definate World Leaders on the software front.
Apple, over to you.
Still not officially outed yet, here we have the full details on the final and long-awaited, Samsung Galaxy SIII.
Perhaps not up to the specifications a lot of us were hoping for, the Galaxy SIII is none the less a sleek, modern and powerful powerhouse of a phone, certainly designed with the future in mind.
Taking somewhat from the Nexus parts bin, the specifications list reads almost the same.
Of interest though, are that tasty 1.4Ghz Exynos Quad Core CPU, 720×1280 4.8inch Gorilla Glass screen, Multi Touch up to 10 fingers and Android 4.04.
Weighing in at slightly heavier than its forebear Galaxy SII, the SIII tips the scales at 133grams compared with 116grams for the smaller SII. The III is also .01mm thicker than the SII, nothing we will notice in our hands I am sure.
See below for a full spec list!
Another interesting point of difference, is that Samsung and Dropbox have teamed up to offer all Samsung Galaxy SIII owners a 50GB Dropbox account! This is significant as we see mobile manufacturers looking to the Cloud to provide further storage options.
Samsung will ship the Galaxy SIII in white and blue, reminiscent of the choices available for the Galaxy Note phablet device.
Available in all markets soon, the device will ship first in the UK it seems for a lofty 600 pounds!
We certainly can’t wait to get our hands on one, how about you?
Hit the break below our video reviews, for the full spec list!
Samsung Galaxy SIII Full Specifications List
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE (regional)
Release Date: May, 2012
Dimensions 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm
Weight 133 g
Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16.7M colors
Size 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.8 inches (~306 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes, Up to 10 fingers
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 2
UI TouchWiz v4.0
Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jack Yes
Card slot microSDXC, up to 64 GB
Internal 16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM
GPRS Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
EDGE Class 12
Speed HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go
Primary 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features Zero Shutter Lag & BIS
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps
Secondary Yes, 1.9 MP, 720p@30fps
OS Android v4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
Chipset Exynos 4212
CPU Quad-core 1.4 GHz
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Browser HTML, Adobe Flash
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Accelerometer, RGB light, Digital compass, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer
- S Beam, Buddy photo share, Share shot
- AllShare Play, AllShare Cast
- Smart stay, Social tag, Group tag, Face zoom, Face slide show
- S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
- Dropbox (50 GB storage)
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
- SNS integration
- MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
- Image/video editor
- Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration
- Predictive text input (Swype)
Li-Ion 2100 mAh
Promising a focus on productivity and useful apps for business, we are pleased to Blog today about one of our favourites, Dropbox.
If you ever find yourself constantly copying files onto USB, or reaching for your phone’s connection cable to copy files back and forth, only to realise you forgot something, or the drive doesn’t work when you get home, then you need Dropbox.
Dropbox is a very simple and secure file sharing and synching tool. You can install Dropbox on your PC, in fact, on all of your PC’s and phones and tablets. This places a folder under your Profile or your My Documents, called My Dropbox.
All you have to do to start using this simple tool, is to copy your files into your Dropbox folder, you can even create any folders you like under your My Dropbox, as shown above.
All these files and folders then synch automatically up to the Dropbox server, nothing more to do. You can access your files then via your browser at http://www.dropbox.com, or by installing Dropbox on your home or work PC, your Android phones and tablets.
It’s that simple!
Although, it doesn’t stop there.
One of Dropbox’s major strengths is the ease at which you can become a file sharing master. You see, Dropbox allows you to share a file or folder to anyone, simply by sending them an email, which it does for you!
Simply right click any file folder in your Dropbox, go down to Dropbox, then Share The File or Folder. Click on that, enter in the email of the recipient, and voila! They will then receive an email, if they don’t have Dropbox, it will install for them (and give you an extra 250MB for sharing), synch your files up with your recipient, and you have it. Now anything either one of you place in said shared folder, will be automatically synched back and forth!
As mentioned above, every time you send an invitation to somebody not already using Dropbox, you BOTH gain 250MB in data!
A useful tip for file sharing for business, is in the case of an Accounting Practice, where it’s difficult to obtain client files quickly. Traditionally these are sent in by CD or USB stick, and can take a while to receive. Not anymore, simply setup a secure Dropbox folder for your clients, then anytime you need their files, simply ask them to place a backup file into the Dropbox.
The uses for Business are seriously endless.
If you ever find the services of “free” file sharing hosts a bit daunting or insecure, then Dropbox has you covered there as well.
Under your My Dropbox folders you will find a Public folder.
Anything placed under the Public folder can instantly be shared to anyone in the World, even posted on websites, by right clicking the file and selecting Copy Public Link. It’s that simple.
Post up your Public Link on to your email, forum, blog or website for anyone with the link to open or download the file.
DROPBOX FOR ANDROID
So of course, the reason for this review being on my Android Blog, is that Dropbox For Android is the perfect companion for your Droid.
Whether it be a phone or tablet, once you start Dropboxing you just can’t stop! Useful for toting around your Uni Assignments, Work Presentations, Music Library or favourite images.
Access all your files on all of your devices!
Best of all, Dropbox is free! You can pay for more storage, but why not invite all of your friends, and grow your storage limit for free!
Dropbox is available on the Google Play Store here or you can scan the QR below