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Samsung-Galaxy-S-III-Smartphone

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The Design

The Galaxy S-III is quite different than any Smartphone I have seen so far. Not so much in the apps, but in the size of the screen, which is 2.3" wide x 4.2" long. It is the biggest Smartphone I have ever seen, and I love this, because I have large hands.

It boots directly into the main screen, as shown in the photo. Clicking on the phone icon in the lower left takes it to the phone keypad, where you can direct dial or use your Contacts menu to select names you call often.

My previous phone used 3G, and I have to say that 4G is a noticeably better connection.

But, we are not here to talk about the features that work pretty much the same on all Smartphones. It is the camera and HD movie functions that will be reviewed.

The camera has a very small 8 megapixel sensor and a tiny lens. The previous model had a lens made by Leica, but Samsung changed to Sony for the lens on this camera.

Now, I am sure that most of you have a Smartphone by now, and you may be tempted to use it for all your photos and videos on vacation. Well, hold on a minute. Just because it has a 7 megapixel camera and does full 1080p doesn't mean it takes great pictures . . . or does it? Our test results will give you the answer.