Samsung Galaxy S III Review: Style and Grace - HotHardware

Samsung Galaxy S III Review: Style and Grace

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In addition to using the Galaxy S III in a variety of everyday usage scenarios, we also conducted some formal performance testing to see how well the device compared to some other smartphones.

CPU testing
Android CPU testing

The Samsung Galaxy S III outscored all of the other phones in Linpack's multi-thread test. The phone was slightly behind the HTC One X (with the same CPU) in the single-thread test. Overall, Linpack confirms what we experienced: This phone offers excellent all around performance.

Graphics testing
Android graphics testing

The Galaxy S III again topped the charts in the Emperor's New Clothes test portion of An3DBench XL. The phone also performed quite well in the Flower Power and Magic Island tests. Given the Galaxy S III's high-resolution screen, these scores are especially impressive since many of the phones in the comparison have a lower resolution screen and therefore don't have to work quite as hard during the test.

GL Benchmark also shows the power and performance of the Galaxy S III. The Egypt Offscreen test component of GL Benchmark levels the playing field among the phones by rendering off-screen at the same 1280x720 resolution on every device. Although the HTC One X beat out the Galaxy S III by a couple frames per second, the Galaxy S III performed very well and outpaced the Galaxy S II and Motorola Droid Razr.

JavaScript testing
JavaScript Android and iPhone testing

In the SunSpider JavaScript benchmark, we again see the Galaxy S III competing neck and neck with the HTC One X. In this test, the HTC One X took the upper hand to beat out the Galaxy S III.

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I am totally jonesing for this phone now. Jen, ship it to me and we'll tell Samsung you lost it. ;)

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Can't wait to get my hands on two of these for me and my wife. I just wish that Sprint included the 800mhz as well as the 1900mhz radio into their model.

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Very nice review. Whose greyhound is that?

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Nice doggie eh? That's Jen's sister's I think. Reportedly he was a real drag racer in his day! :)

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Yup these are sweet phones it kinda sucks we don't get quad cores in the US at least not yet T-Mobile has them to but I am not able to upgrade yet and there more expensive than anyone else as well which really kinda is strange on T-Mobile but it your a new subscriber from what I understand it is free or well discounted.

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Great review, I can't wait to get mine.

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Really enjoyed the video, I understand S beam now

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I was tempted to switch over to a android based phone this year, and this was my number 1 pick. Instead, I went with another Iphone... i'm beginning to regret it. I just wish Samsung would offer me a trial to see if this thing would good for me!

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