Samsung Galaxy S III Review Roundup : International version

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While only a handful of reviews were released for the Samsung Galaxy S III today, we thought we’d throw the verdicts into one space for you all to see. Is the Galaxy S III the new phone to beat? Read on to find out.

The Verge

“..the Galaxy S III is a technological triumph. Not at first sight, perhaps, but Samsung has done the overwhelming majority of things right. The camera is easily the best I’ve used on an Android device, the processor claims the title of benchmarking champion, and the customizations layered on top of Ice Cream Sandwich are mostly unobtrusive and sometimes even helpful. They never really gel into one coherent user experience, meaning you’ll have to learn what each new feature does individually rather than intuiting it from the phone’s general behavior, however that’s a trifling complaint when compared to our usual disappointments with Android OEM skins. TouchWiz may still have its illogicalities, but it’s been cleaned up and streamlined sufficiently to make it an adequate alternative to Google’s stock experience. While neither the display nor the construction materials on the Galaxy S III are the best possible, both represent acceptable compromises that help Samsung balance out the rest of its class-leading spec sheet.”

CNET UK

“The Samsung Galaxy S3 is the Ferrari of Android phones, with a gorgeous 4.8-inch 720p resolution display, an impossibly slim and light casing and a quad-core engine that goes like stink. This super-premium phone is very expensive, and the more you push it, the quicker it guzzles battery juice. It’s certainly not a phone for everyone, but expect it to give the iPhone a good run for its money.”

Engadget

“The best thing about the Galaxy S III? That it’s more than the sum of its parts. Individually, the slightly larger and better display, stronger processor and faster camera may not sound that special, but in daily operation they score major combo points: gathering up all the best bits of the older Galaxy S II and re-working them into a solidly modern (read: mid-2012) device.”

So far, the reviews of the Samsung Galaxy S III definitely lean towards the positive, and it will be interesting to see how the US version of the handset will differ. Expect more reviews to begin trickling out in the next few days, so stay tuned!

These are obviously just snippets of the reviews, so we suggest reading all of them!

  • http://twitter.com/_MikeSD Mike

    Would you buy this phone over your galaxy nexus? 

    • Anonymous

      I own the GALAXY NEXUS on Verizon the CDMA version that never gets any updates and it’s a stock device. Gladly I will be leaving Verizon the time has come so I can purchase the GSM version of the new Galaxy Nexus that comes out on November 5th 2012. First I will leave Verizon come this July for the Galaxy S3 it is an exceptional device espically from a software front. I will place this device on T-mobile WHY because it will be the ONLY DEVICE in the US with the Quadcore Exynos HSPA PLUS international exact version. It has already passed through the FCC and T-mobile will be the first carrier to have this device because they are not making any changes to the device other than it’s branding which really I can do without but will except as long as they leave everything else alone. I want the home button for a change no other format will I except otherwise I will purchase the international version directly. As far as the NEXT NEXUS I will purchase that too with android 5.0 jellybean come November and use that on Tmobile also. It’s going to be a great summer on the 4th carrier here in the US

    • Anonymous

      Nah, I still like my Nexus a lot. 

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