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A Review Of Processors Used On The Samsung Galaxy S3 And S2

News   •   May 12, 2012 15:47 BST

The new Samsung Galaxy S3 has been recently unveiled and it is a model that the manufacturers hope will follow in the footsteps of its popular predecessor, the Galaxy S2. We have been taking a look at how this new device differs from the S2 and have established that although the model boasts a vastly superior screen there is little to choose between the models in terms of design. Here we compare some other elements of the two devices to see if any other improvements are evident.

The Samsung Galaxy S2 was the first model to be launched by the company that incorporated a powerful dual core processor. Even though the model was released over 12 months ago the chipset that it used still compares very favourably with many mid range devices that are being released. The handset features an ARM Cortex A9 processor that is clocked at 1.2Ghz. This processor forms part of the Exynos 4210 chipset which also boasts a very capable Mali 400MP graphics processing unit. Although this set up helps the model to compete with some great mid range phones it does not match what many new premium devices have to offer but the new Samsung Galaxy S3 features a chipset that will give any handset a run for its money. The model features a powerful quad core processor that is clocked at 1.4Ghz. Although there are few applications available that can take full advantage of all four cores there are many in development and when they are released we will see a big improvement in performance speeds. The S3 actually uses the same graphics processing unit as its predecessor but this chip is still regarded as one of the very best available so changing it would be pointless. With double the amount of cores and more power the processor on the new S3 is capable of delivering performance times that better nearly every other phone available including the Galaxy S2.

Another area where the new Samsung Galaxy S3makes some big improvements over the S2 is with its photography features. The new model enables users to capture still photographs at 8 mega pixel resolution. Although this equals what many current smartphones offer what impresses us most is the range of excellent features that accompany the camera facility. A great example of this is the ability to record HD video and capture still photographs at the same time. Other great features include a rapid shot mode that records 3.3 photos per second and automatically picks the best one and also the phones ability to share photographs with friends by using facial recognition. The Galaxy S2 offers the same still photo resolution but with a much more basic set of features including touch focus and an LED flash. Both handsets offer 1080P video resolution although the S3 can also deliver 720P footage from the secondary camera on the phone. The two Galaxy device both produce outstanding image and video quality but the S3 boasts much more in the way of features in this area.

The new Samsung Galaxy S3 is an excellent device that boasts some big improvements over the Galaxy S2. The model features a more powerful chipset which includes a quad core processor while photography is aided by some excellent new facilities.

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