Samsung Galaxy S3 – First Impression – Hands-on review
Samsung Galaxy S3 is here and I was elated to have the first hands on it during the Indian launch event that happened on May 31 at New Delhi. The next galaxy that Samsung hopes would carry forward the legacy of S2 indeed lives upto its expectations inspite of a mild ‘shocker’ of a price.
We would be coming up with a comprehensive review of Galaxy S3 very soon but here is our first impression as we fiddled around briefly during the launch.
4.8″ super Amoled screen! Like me many of you would have thought its just going to be too big like Galaxy Note and I got small palms to complicate things. But holding the Galaxy S3 is a delight. Inspite of the large screen, Samsung has really done a good job at keeping the bezel narrow and there by enabling it easy and sleek to hold in your palms. There is no ugliness in handling it. More over its very light on your palms.
So as this tutorial and product information screen says the highlight of the phone are the S-Beam, Smart Stay, pop up play, buddy share, best photo feature, S-voice etc…
Ok many over blew the plastic nature of the Galaxy S3 but then I find no complaints at it atleast during the time I fiddled around. Would I change my mind later? Wait for my complete review to come up soon. The 8 MP camera sits pretty neat behind. The curves on the back are fluidic.
The camera was impressive during the short time I played around with it. Let me stress again this is based on my short hands-on.
There are quiet many features and options available in the camera menu…
Hmmm…. Single shot, burst mode, smile shot
Still in camera menu …
There is this best photo feature. Can you see the ‘thumps up’ indicator on the top right of the picture? Well, you can take multiple shots and the S3 suggests you what it thinks is the best pic of the lot. Ah! l would like to see how right it is when I get the review device.
If Samsung has to be believed its S-voice does lot many things and it has a wider natural voice recognition. How far it would detect our strong flavoured Indian accents? Well, I was unable to decide upon it and would reserve the judgement during the comprehensive review.
S Beam takes NFC technology and pairs it with WiFi Direct Connect and with just slapping the device on the other device enables super fast file transfer.
Comes pre-loaded with many apps… and did I tell as expected the touch sensitivity is super smooth.
Browsing is super fast and a pleasure to…
This is the pebble blue model. Hmmm… my liking is tilted to the white device.
Now seriously I cannot recollect why and for what am I reacting? Hmmm… let me guess? ‘Rs.43,180 ?’ ‘hey this could be my next phone?’ ‘I opt for white’ ‘I need more time’ Ok, I will try to figure out that reaction when I come out with the complete review of Galaxy S3 shortly. Keep your face recognition on our website till then and for ever ok?
All I could say is I am definitely impressed by the device and it seems to be upto the expectations and is promising. Rest of the verdict reserved for our detailed review but the first impression begins on a positive note.