A lot of emphasis is being placed on making the upgraded TouchWiz interface as intuitive as possible. For example, if you are reading a text message and wish to call the person who sent it straight away, simply lift the handset to your ear and the phone will automatically call them without having to press anything on the screen. This process is made possible thanks to the built-in proximity sensor along with an advanced motion sensor.
The all new ‘S-Voice’ feature offers Samsung’s most advanced voice recognition features to date. Just like the Siri feature on the highly popular Apple iPhone 4S, users can command the phone to find information such as weather forecasts or check schedules and even carry out tasks such as sending messages simply by voice activation.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with a front facing camera as you may expect, however this can carry out more than just self portrait photos, videos and video calls. One of the most impressive features of the handset is that it can follow the movements of your eyes. This will recognise when you are looking at the screen, so the screen will not lock after a preset time as has been the case on previous smartphones. In addition, it will recognise when you are no longer looking at the phone so the screen will lock in order to preserve battery power.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 sports an 8 mega pixel camera, and although many were expecting a 12 mega pixel offering, it sees numerous innovations which immediately puts it among the ranks of the most user friendly cameras out there. Because the handset has a quad-core processor, there is zero shutter lag when you press the capture button. Also, there is the new ‘Burst Shot’ feature. This will take 8 photographs consecutively and the built in software will then recommend the best one for you to save.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is also the first Smartphone to offer true wireless charging (wireless charger sold separately). Simply place the handset onto the charger and resonance technology charges the phone without the need to plug it into a charger.
Of course there is plenty more to the Samsung Galaxy S3 of them the features outlined above. Look out for my upcoming articles, where I will cover everything you need to know about the biggest Android smartphone release of the year.
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