To call the Samsung Galaxy S III feature rich is an understatement. In fact, Samsung sent out a 48-page reviewer guide detailing them all, and I only touched on a handful in my review. I have a feeling that one year into using it, S III owners will still be discovering the cool things it can do.
It’s too bad then that the features are too often limited to Samsung smartphones and other S III handsets, particularly in regards to sharing content. I suppose Samsung has sold enough smartphones and will sell enough S IIIs to justify the move, but it flies in the face of Android “openness,” and limiting sharing features is counterintuitive.
That aside, the Samsung Galaxy S III still offers great design, excellent display, and superb performance. It’s the best Android smartphone at launch for my money (I have yet to test out the HTC One X, however), and probably the best overall smartphone until the next iPhone comes around. Even then, it will be hard for Apple to top what Samsung has in the Galaxy S III.
- Great design and display
- Plenty of new smartphone features
- Superb performance
- Sharing features largely limited to Samsung devices
- Thin build leads to some awkward handling
Check out our video review of the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone, conducted by TechnologyGuide Chief Editor Jamison Cush.