It is never easy to buy a new smartphone. The amount of handsets, their different specifications and the amount of different options can make a prospective shoppers head spin. Samsung is the biggest player in the market now, so it is a good idea to see what they have on the shelves. Even choosing its flagship phone isn’t easy though. There is a large price difference between the Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy S4 and many people wonder it the Galaxy S4 is really worth buying over the Galaxy S3.
A major point to consider is that the Galaxy S4 is actually an upgrade of the Galaxy S3. So it can do everything that its younger brother can, and better! Bigger and better screen, better camera, faster processor, etc. What a prospective buyer needs to decide is why they want a new phone. If they want a good Android based smartphone that can do pretty much everything then the Galaxy S3 is pretty much the thing for them. But if they want the latest, the S4 is pretty cutting edge. While the difference between the Galaxy S3 and the S4 isn’t much, people planning to buy the Galaxy S3 had better remember that the Galaxy S5 will be out next year! … Read the rest
Samsung Galaxy S4 has come at a time in the industry when phones like Sony Xperia Z , Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC One are ruling the roost. Samsung Galaxy S4 is successor to one of the most hailed phones Samsung Galaxy s3. After hands on experience and plethora of reviews we have to come to a conclusion that though Samsung Galaxy S4 is terrific phone but it is less than expected. Just like its predecessor Samsung Galaxy S4 has the home button and screen button at same place and in terms of design both the phones are not much different.
That being the case in terms of design Samsung Galaxy S4 doesn’t get much brownie points from our side but yes it is the features and lighter weight which gets S4 applauds. As pointed earlier features like Smart Stay, Smart scroll really step up the game for S4 but if you a bit frugal when it comes to spending then Samsung Galaxy S4 would burn a hole in your pocket for not something drastically different from Samsung Galaxy S3.
If few more added features are not on your list than last year’s lethal combination of looks and specifications Samsung Galaxy S3 is a pretty good purchase. With Samsung Galaxy s4 on its way to hit the stores, the prices of Samsung galaxy s3 has gone down. The Galaxy S3 on AmazonWireless for AT&T is for $79.99 with a two-year contract. Now that price has already dropped to $49.99 for a new device with a two-year contract on AT&T.
So when it comes to price and features and Samsung Galaxy S3 has not at all lost it’s mojo with S4 on the block.… Read the rest
This year has been off to a promising start with a long list of flagship smartphones already unveiled. While the Sony Xperia Z stole the limelight at CES 2013, followed by LG’s Optimus G Pro a few weeks later, all eyes are on Samsung as it gets ready to showcase the latest flagship Galaxy S4 this week. But until this phone hits the markets, can the Galaxy S3 continue to sell once the Optimus G Pro and Xperia Z have arrived?
LG Optimus G Pro: We’ll start with this because it’s the most recent among these three smartphones. LG’s mammoth flagship features a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1080X1920 pixels. Running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, it is powered by a quad-core 1.7 GHz processor and has 2 GB of RAM. LG has also put in a 13 MP rear camera and a 2.1 MP front-facing camera into this phone. The Optimus G Pro comes with 32 GB of internal storage, but there’s also a microSD card slot if you find this space insufficient. A 3,140 mAh jumbo battery will ensure that this remains powered up and operational for a long time.
Sony Xperia Z: Let’s just start off with its USP – it is dust and water resistant. That makes it an ideal phone for those who love the great outdoors! Apart from these qualities, the Xperia Z boasts a ton of features – it has a 5-inch screen with a resolution of 1080X1920 pixels powered by Sony’s Mobile BRAVIA 2 Engine. This phone runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and is powered by a quad-core 1.5 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM. It comes with 16 GB of internal storage and supports microSD cards too. The 13 MP camera has a Sony Exmos RS sensor and there’s a 2.2 MP front-facing camera as well. The 2,330 mAh battery is non-removable but promises up to 14 hours of talktime.
Samsung Galaxy S3: The bestselling phone of 2012 has been in the market for quite a few months now and is still selling well. It has a 4.8-inch screen with a resolution of 306 ppi. Originally shipped with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, it can be upgraded to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. The Galaxy S3 is powered by a quad-core 1.4 GHz processor and 1 GB of RAM. It comes with 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB of internal storage and also has a microSD card slot. The rear camera has a resolution of 8 MP, while the front-facing one is 1.9 MP. A decent 2,100 mAh battery gives it a talktime of over 11 hours.
Right from the time, I read up this rumor, I could not help but having spooky thoughts! Wondering why? Well, the buzz goes on lines that the Samsung Galaxy S IV could come with an eye tracker. While the world waits for the veil to lift off the Samsung darling, I eagerly wait to know if it would indeed look back at me. The eye tracking could initiate key tasks on the Galaxy.
Samsung has already applied to gain trademark on and “Eye Pause” and “Samsung Eye Scroll”. Well, if my Samsung Galaxy III had face recognition, this is just an upgrade to the eye, I guess.… Read the rest
It’s barely been a couple of days since the specs and pictures of the LG Optimus G Pro were leaked on the internet, making a lot of folks drool over this upcoming flagship device. On what may come as more good news, there are rumors of LG launching this device soon to beat the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4, which is expected to happen around March 15, 2013.
All eyes are going to be on LG at the upcoming Mobile World Congress, expecting the company to introduce the Optimus G Pro. We can expect the smartphone to be released by the end of February if this happens, a couple of weeks ahead of Samsung’s launch of the Galaxy S4.
After the stellar performance of the Galaxy S3 in the market, everyone is eagerly waiting for its successor, the Galaxy S4. And from the rumored specs, there’s no reason why it won’t be as successful as the Galaxy S3. But LG has been rather aggressive with designing the Optimus G Pro, with the intention of overtaking Samsung.
The headstart can definitely work in LG’s favor by hopefully getting more customers hooked to the Optimus G Pro before its formidable competition, the Galaxy S4, hits the markets. The Optimus G Pro will be available in two versions – a 5-inch model for Japan with a 3000 mAh battery and a 5.5-inch model with a 3140 mAh battery for other markets.… Read the rest