The Samsung Galaxy S3 has proven to be as popular as expected, and even exceeded many people's expectations with 10 million reported pr-orders and 24 million sales to date despite having only been on the market for a couple of months. The Korean manufacturer’s new flagship smartphone firmly the follows in the footsteps of its predecessor the Galaxy S2 which was one of the most popular Android smartphones of all time and continues to sell well to this day.
Samsung is largely to thank for the popularity of the Android operating system thanks to devices like the Galaxy S2, and the latest instalment looks set to continue this trend. There are now more Android devices activated everyday than iOS devices, so the Samsung Galaxy S3 is in the perfect position to compete with the likes of the ever popular iPhone series.
Aside from its Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, the spec list of the Samsung Galaxy S3 reads like a dream for technology enthusiasts. It boasts many of the latest advancements in smartphone technology, meaning it looks set to remain at the top of the market for the foreseeable future.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is one of the most powerful smartphones in the world in terms of processing power thanks to a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, which is a feature found on only a couple of other handsets at the moment. This provides almost unrivalled performance, and the extra computing power benefits many areas of the handset's spec list and the user experience.
The Samsung Galaxy S2 was renowned for the quality of its touchscreen, and was widely regarded as one of the handset’s crowning features. The Samsung Galaxy S3 boasts similar super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen technology, it has a higher resolution of 720x 1280, which ensures that display quality remains superior despite the larger dimensions of 4.8 inches.
The user interface of the Samsung Galaxy S3 is one of the most intuitive we have seen from any manufacturer. There is a clear emphasis on ensuring that tasks are carried out in the minimum number of steps, and it is clear to see why the slogan for the device is 'designed for humans'.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is also an excellent camera phone with an 8 megapixel camera which comes with all the usual image enhancing features and full HD video capture along with a number of other unique features like simultaneous photo and video capture.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 looks set to continue in popularity, and at the moment its main rival is the HTC One X. However, the Apple iPhone 5 is due for release later this year, and this is sure to pose a threat as it will no doubt sell well as previous iPhone models have.