Samsung’s Galaxy S III – The Beast

Samsung’s Galaxy S III has really stood out this year as an enormous heavyweight in this new sport of the smart phone battle. AT&T’s new LTE network, 2GB of memory, 2100mAh battery, and WiFi channel bonding help to make Samsung’s flagship a beast in the ring. I’ve had AT&T’s Galaxy S III over a week now and not only am I impressed, but I keep finding more features to extend that wow factor. I’ll start with the official stats and follow up with more detailed remarks in areas that stood out to me more.

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HTC One S – A Real Contender

For starters you need to consider what I came from (HTC HD2 w/ Winmo 6.5) which was a huge misstep by HTC the hardware was awesome but it was held back by an outdated OS. Fast forward 2 years and now comes the ONE S again top of the line hardware but this time HTC gets it right by pairing it with the latest Android 4.0 ICS.

Things I like about this ONE (pun intended) it’s fast and I mean really FAST. The dual core 1.5GHz Snapdragon will make your head spin, even though its a little handicapped with just 1GB of RAM (should have been 2GB IMO), as a mid range user I’ve seen no lag regardless of what’s running. The screen may not be the best on the market but after doing some comparisons with the naked eye you’d be hard pressed to tell a difference in resolution. The size of the screen however is not on par with where the market seems to be headed, at 4.3″ (what I would have considered the industry standard) it falls behind It’s competitors namely its sister the ONE X (4.7″), and the latest Samsung GSIII (4.8″). I wouldn’t call it a deal breaker because chances are if you really were shopping for or in need of a larger screen you already own a tablet.

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