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Review: Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone

Feature-packed phone raises the bar, but will it topple the iPhone?

By Keith Shaw on Wed, 06/20/12 - 12:01am.

Samsung Galaxy S III smartphoneThe latest entrant in the battle to topple the iPhone is Samsung’s Galaxy S III, a highly anticipated 4G LTE smartphone that hits the United States market later this week. All four major carriers (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint) have announced plans to carry the device.

The big question on everyone’s mind is, “Is this better than the iPhone?” Unfortunately, the answer depends on the mindset of the current smartphone user – do they already own an Android device? Are they considering switching from an iPhone? Have they never owned any smartphone before?

For hardcore iPhone owners and supporters, we’re not sure that any device that comes out will be able to change their minds. There’s always a new iPhone around the corner, even if that corner takes a year or two to get there.

For iPhone owners who are tired of their device and looking for additional features (or a long-awaited network boost), the Galaxy S III should definitely be on their short list. The feature-packed phone raises the bar on what people should expect on a smartphone, so much so that future iPhones and other devices will need to make sure they’re tackling at least some of the innovations (both hardware and software) presented by Samsung here.

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