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Is The Samsung Galaxy S III A Disappointment? Or Were Your Expectations Too High?

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Published on May 4, 2012

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It's been 48 hours since the Samsung Galaxy S III announcement was made and the questions is now is it a disappointment or were your expectations too high?

There were many out there expecting the moon from Samsung when it came to the Galaxy S3 with rumors of 1080p screens, 16 megapixel cameras and the ability to do your homework, mow the lawn and get you a girlfriend. Well with expectations that high there was bound to be some disappointment folks out there and they have expressed how they feel about it. The two key issues that they have is the design and hardware specs.

The design is not what people expected and looks like a step back from their previous designs like the Galaxy S2 and InFuse 4G. That could be due to the many lawsuits from Apple or they could just be trying something different. Who knows but what's for sure is that when it hits the US the design will be different body wise for each of the carriers so we'll see how that turns out.

Now as far as hardware goes yes they went par for the course there matching much of what you see with high-end Android 4.0 phones with a quad-core Exynos processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 Megapixel camera with zero shutter lag and 1080p video capture, 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED display with 720p resolution. These specs are similar to the current top Android 4.0 phone in the market the HTC One X. So people were expecting them to raise the bar here and they didn't but I think what people are not focusing on here is where Samsung really putting their efforts in which is the software.

Pretty much every top-tier android phone that will come out will have similar hardware specs and Samsung knows that the software and user experience will be the key to separate themselves from the rest of the Android manufactures. There is where Touch Wiz with Nature UX comes in and the upgrades to S Voice with "Siri like" features, S Beam which is an extension of Android Beam, the ability to sense if you're looking at your phone to turn it on or off with the front-facing camera and being able to just raise the phone to your face when you're texting someone to immediately call them. There are just a few of the "smart" features that Samsung has put into the Galaxy S3 to give people the best experience possible and that's going to be the key. It's where iOS wins and what's also winning people over to Windows Phone.
So while the new Samsung Galaxy S III does have the immediate "wow" factor it may just be the "killer android device" this year once we all get a chance to fully experience it. Share your thoughts.

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