Samsung does pretty well to pack in some impressive specs into its handsets, in particular those of its flagship Galaxy S range, but even though the 2012-released Galaxy S III packs in a very workable 1GB of RAM, sometimes, it doesn't seem to stretch far enough. Now, I wouldn't count myself as a Galaxy S III "user" as such, for I have never used one as my daily runner, but I do interact with the device several times a week, and one thing I've noticed is that even though there is a gig of RAM, it does seem to get used up rather quickly, and naturally, this brings about the rather unwanted issue of lag. If you feel your device also uses up a lot of RAM but you're uncertain of where it's all going, we have sensitive information which could well result in the successful recapture of some of that precious random-access memory; details after the leap!
If you're in ownership of a Galaxy S III, it's probable that you've had it for quite a while now. With the next wave of Androids having landed with the likes of the HTC One and the S III's just-released successor, it'll perhaps also be feeling a little on the slow side, particularly if some of your friends are early adopters of the latest and greatest devices. If you don't feel as though your S III is as smooth as its should be on certain occasions, we've got a quick tip on how you can try and speed things up. More details after the break!
Samsung has adopted a yearly cycle of releasing new flagships in its Galaxy lineup of Android smartphones, and this year was no exception, brining to Android fans all across the globe the new and fabled Galaxy S4. While the latest king has already taken the throne and caused its predecessor, the Galaxy S III GT-I9300, to step aside in the smartphone arena, there’s no denying the fact that the device still remains a very capable and powerful one, fulfilling the needs of millions of users out there. Another testament to the fact is that Samsung is continuing to bring newer firmware for Galaxy S III International, with the latest one being released just this month, coming with PDA build I9300XXEMC2 and Android version 4.1.2. While the Galaxy S III still has to see an official Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update from Samsung, there are open source, community driven projects available that can let you taste the latest Android on GT-I9300. If you don’t opt that way, you may want to root your device on the latest firmware, for which we offer you this guide.
The ownership of a high-end smartphone comes at an equally high price, and I'm not just alluding to the dollars in your bank account. Thanks largely to all the of the great hardware packed into the modern handset, the battery is now more strained than it has ever been, and although the vast majority of devices can manage a day at the office without seizing up, it mightn't allow you to play any Infinity Blade on the train journey home. As such, many of us get out there and hunt for a decent battery case to provide that extra lifeline, and although there are some really solid efforts out there, the ZeroLemon pack for the Samsung Galaxy S III easily offers the very best value for money, and by best, we mean the very best. Learn more about this handy accessory right after the jump.
With a bunch of new devices from Samsung, HTC and Sony joining an already crowded smartphone market, this Spring is certainly a good time to be upgrading your handset. With so many reviews offering varied, mostly opinion-based coverage on which deserves your hard-earned cash, PhoneArena has tried to keep things objective by posting a display performance comparison of each of the industry's most sought-after handsets. Included in the line-up is the iPhone 5, Samsung's current and upcoming Galaxy S4 and the current Galaxy S III, Sony's waterproof Xperia Z, the HTC One, and Nokia's Lumia 920. Check out the comparison after the jump!
Yesterday, many technology enthusiasts across the world spent the evening (or otherwise the early hours of their mornings) watching Samsung show off the new Galaxy S4 smartphone at its event in New York. While many have already made up their minds and will order the new phone, Samsung is being kind enough not to leave Galaxy S III users out in the cold: indeed, according to a Samsung spokesman, many of the software features on the new device will be pushed to the Galaxy S III in the very near future, as part of an Android software update.
The issue of security is something consumers take very seriously, particularly when it comes to digital devices. In recent weeks, however, some of the biggest names in mobile space have been publicly flogged for their shortcomings, and following the Apple issues on iOS 6.1, Samsung outdone its bitter rival with two security alerts in space of a couple of days. Following the revelation that the Note II's locking mechanism could be bypassed (albeit momentarily), an Android enthusiast by the name of Sean McMillan (Full Disclosure) has discovered that the lock screen of the Galaxy S III on Android 4.1.2 can be bypassed using a method he has tested on three separate devices.
A recent study carried out by the parent company of tech problem-solvers FixYa has found that Apple's iPhone is far and away the most reliable on the market, and compared with arch-rival Samsung, is a full 300% more reliable. Earlier this week, we learned the Cupertino handset was the best-selling smartphone in the world based on Q4 sales figures, but while that is a seasonal affair which often swings in favor of the company which has most recently dropped a flagship, the depth of the FixYa study makes the outcome even more damning. It took into account a total 722,558 combined problem reports, along with market share data from StatCounter, in order to obtain reliability scores; and in short, Apple excelled while competitors faltered.
The folks of the XDA-Developers forums are old hands at solving problems and limitations with mobile devices, particularly those of the Android variety, and in the latest, one member has come through with a nifty wireless charging solution. The mod, which costs around $25 in supplies, can be completed in around ten minutes, and the final result is a fully-functional, wirelessly juiced Samsung Galaxy S III.
Android has no shortage of apps and tools for a variety of purposes, and it might not be incorrect to say that the platform from Google, just like Apple’s iOS, can now boast “there’s an app for that” without being able to prove it. As a matter of fact, there are certain facets where Android has apps that iOS couldn’t even dream of – or at least the way how these apps function. Want some examples? How about keyboards? Android has plenty of very capable contenders, whereas in iOS, you cannot modify that unless you’re jailbroken. Then, how about replacement messaging application? Go SMS Pro has been a favorite among Android users for a long time now, and then certain manufacturers (like Sony & HTC) have their own custom messaging apps that are pretty useful and aesthetically pleasing. You don’t get that on iOS, and it’s unlikely that you ever would.