so sad to see s3 like this ...hope there will be surprise on thursday ,03/05 ....and the ram can increase to 1.5 gb and the camera to 12 mp and the screen resolution is 720p hd super amoled plus
Xerxes, 30 Apr 2012Sony Xperia S which has been announced 4 months ago, is very better than this. Most of feature... moreNot just 2 cores it is double speed as Xperia S and more multi tasking , comparing the cameras xperia has only 1.5 times bigger
8Mp is very descent, what you expect from a smart phone is more processor and performance, not take pictures to print huge banners, phones are not for photo graph professionals,may be you would upload to face book with a mobile phone camera,
This has an internal and external memory which Xperia s does not have, and also xperia is heavy 10mm thick brick phone.
Xperia has 2 generations old 2.1 blue tooth misses out gorilla glass, Dragon trail is not hard as gorilla
Sony Xperia S which has been announced 4 months ago, is very better than this. Most of features are common between both, except that GSIII has 2 more cores, but Xperia has 12 MP camera. looking at price tag, GSIII is 130 pounds more than Xperia S for what?!!! just 2 cores?! No thanks, I'm going to buy Xperia S.
These specs are sad. Not what I'd hope from a S3 Galaxy phone.
Expected a more powerful CPU & GPU.
Looks like the iphone will have a real shot at dominance this year
Anonymous, 30 Apr 2012Samsung's are craps when it comes to mobile. I have Samsung Galaxy s2 and sony xperia s. I can... moreyeah, u're right. Samsung is nowhere near when it comes to Nokia, HTC and Iphone. Talkin' about 8mp recording video of 1080 @30fps, that's unbelievable. With it's poor camera quality (in reflect to galaxy s2) and bad audio quality, i think this is not gonna b a big hit, especially in d US. 4 android, i think Google should study their os. A quad-core, even iphone is twice faster than quad-core android phones. People in the US are comparin' WP and iphone, not DROID and iphone. A better study is better than adding mere component unit. WP apollo is gonna b great, BELIEVE ME!!!
Cmon guys these specs are not final and this design is not final maybe samsung will suprise you it could come out at 16 mp. camera
Samsung's are craps when it comes to mobile. I have Samsung Galaxy s2 and sony xperia s. I can easily tell the difference btw the two. Samsung should learn frm Nokia and HTC when it comes to camera quality. Google, i am having hard times in likin' ur OS. Android seems slow no matter the processors and number of cores u add on it. I left my smooth ios to android just bcos it allows bluetooth transfer and downloading frm other sites. I think i will go for a WP this year, Apollo to b precise.
Hello there, I am a working freelance amateur photographer who uses Camera, CPU, GPU and monitor every single day and as you all know that CPU, GPU, display screen and camera work almost exactly the same way of how all these mobile systems are built into such a small and compact design so there are definitely a few things to look at.
First of all, the camera. If you think that the 12MegaPixel works like a pro on the Xperia, try again with a Nikon D700 which also have 12MP BUT FULL FRAME 35mm sensor. Obviously the quality aren't as close at all. With this you'll conclude that the 12MP means nothing at all, it's basically just a matter of image size. Next time you wanna commment about the camera on a mobile system, make sure you check on the Hi-ISO Low Light Performance, Maximum Aperture of the Camera Lens and also hi/low shutter speed capability, the same way you differentiate DSLR cameras.
Secondly, if you think that a Quad Core processor is way better than a Single/Dual core processor, let's think again. Multi-core CPU are usually only needed when we're doing lots of multitasking, for example: If I'll be doing Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Bridge with Sony Vegas Pro 10 running in the background rendering some video, definitely I'll need something like an Intel i7 or AMD A8 which usually has up to 8 cores of 2.8-3.2GHz processor with 4x4GB of RAM Memory. And if I'm only doing some browsing, listening to music on my iTunes, downloading some pirated movies and also scanning my computer with AVG Free in the background, a system with an Intel i3/AMD A6 with dual/quad core with 1.5-2.8GHz are way too powerful for such use. It's the same for the GPU too. And remember that an 8-Cores 3.2GHz Intel might be faster/slower than a similar indentical 8-Cores 3.2GHz AMD processor. Clearly, GHz too means nothing but only a CPU calculation frequency!!!
Last but not least, screen size! Gosh you guys... 4",4.3",4.7",5.0",5.3",5.7" and what's next 6.0"? You see I multitask on many different computers everyday and I also switch from a Windows 7 system to a Mac OS X Lion once in a while in my everyday computing, obviously I am looking into many different monitors with many different size, DPI, PPI, contrast ratio, flicking frequency, color depth, color temperature and all that... Still... Do you really feel that the screen size on a mobile device bother you that much? After all what's the point of criticizing someone else's phone screen size? I have a friend who hold her 7" Galaxy Tab on her face while talking to her boyfriend, it looks funny for the first time but seriously we don't really care anymore after the 3rd times. These companies makes mobile devices with so many different sizes and all that PPI and resolution, for only one reason, 'CHOOSE THE BEST ONE THAT SUITS YOU!!!'.
Still, these are just my personal preferences on all these arguments, you reserve all the rights to disagree with me but fellas, I LOVE EVERY SINGLE FRIGGIN MOBILE DEVICES IN THE MARKET NOW.
THANK YOU! ^...^
tbt, 29 Apr 2012If all that is true, than it is disapointed.
At least they should have put 12 MP camera, I'm ... moreHello my stranger friend.
About the proccessor it's GHz not MHz.... a small mistake typing.. no big deal.
I also would like to see 1,8 GHz or 2 GHz but a guad
core proccesoor @ 1,4 GHz is far better than a single or dual core @ 2 GHz
Klaudio, 29 Apr 2012How is it possible that people vote abt its performance when no one has seen its final version??? haha yeah votes on performance b4 release of device.this is what u call die hard fan following :d :d well recent times we will see clashes sony xperia s vs moto droid fighter vs htc one x vs sgs3 interesting to see
These specs are impossible. Why would Samsung make their top model with a 1.5-year-old Mali-400 GPU? That's ridiculous. Samsung never disappoints with its top models. We will find out the specs on May 3 once and for all.
This is a shame...Though i am a big fan of samsung and a proud owner of Galaxy S2 but look S3's specification... Just a size difference and CPU d/f ...other things are same as compare to GS2... even i was expecting 12-megapixal camera but it cames with just 8-Megapixal camera... it means Sony's Xpira S is batter than Galaxy S3 with 12-megapixal camera and its stunning design... ??? Anyhow now i,ll not sold my s2 ... im disappointed with s3 ...
LORD MADA, 29 Apr 2012it's a quad core bro!So what, speed is as same as single core processors.
It's quad because android 4.0 is too heavy OS which requires those elements. (only my opinion)
Mobilemaster, 29 Apr 2012Quad Core is too slow for you? Nokia has ONLY Single Core phones, and this is Quad(4).I know what does quad means, and it's not about cores, it' s about speed, handling multitasking and making effect on battery.
Nokia has the record of 72 open apps (I repeat 680 MHz processor and 256 MB of RAM).
Oh yeah, I bet that it will have same problem as Ipad 3, heating, getting warm while downloading.