Hype on Samsung Galaxy S3 release in Ph: Smart vs. Globe

    Two major telco in the Philippines officially launched the much-awaited best smartphone produced by Samsung Mobile this year, the Samsung Galaxy S3. Early this week, Globe Telecom and Smart Communications create hype on the release of Galaxy S3.
    Samsung Galaxy S3 released in Ph

    At the Mind Museum, Globe launched it's latest flagship smartphone while Smart launched S3 at the center of  technology, Jump Experience Center. Both telco create gimmicks and fun to let the entire Philippines knows the most human phone is coming.

    The Samsung Galaxy S3 from Smart  is free on Plan 2000 with a lock-in period of 30 months.

    The power of  Twitter helps carrier giants to spread the good news. Games and gimmicks were done via Twitter. The questions "Why you deserve to win #GlobeGalaxyS3 and why you want #SmartGalaxyS3" became the trending machines.

    SmartGalaxyS3 prevails over GlobeGalaxyS3
    Photo: SmartGalaxyS3 prevails over

    #SmartGalaxyS3 prevails over #GlobeGalaxyS3 in the nationwide and worldwide trends.

    Below is the press release of Smart for Samsung Galaxy S3 offering:

    Mobile phone leader Smart Communications is now offering on pre-order online the Samsung Galaxy S3, which has been billed by tech critics as the one of most exciting smartphones ever.
    Free on Smart’s Unlimited Data Plan 2000, the Galaxy S3 is equipped with a “super-fast” quad-core 1.4GHz processor (versus dual-core processors of other top-shelf smartphones) and a 4.8-inch high definition AMOLED screen, giving it both leading-edge processing power and large, dazzling display.

    The Galaxy S3 runs on the latest version of the Android operating system (version 4 “Ice Cream Sandwich”) which makes it capable of running any of the 500,000 apps on the Google Play online store.

    It also has an micro-SD slot that can provide expandable storage up to 64 GB and 8-MB camera that features touch-to-focus, geo-tagging, face and smile detection, burst photography with best photo selection and share with friends via face recognition.

    “We are very excited to have the Samsung Galaxy S3 on board, demonstrating once more that Smart continues to offer Filipinos the best selection of Android-powered smartphones in the country,” said Smart Broadband Internet and Data Services Head Lloyd Manaloto.

    “This powerful new smartphone works best with coupled with the most powerful mobile phone network in the Philippines,” he added.

    With the country’s most extensive fourth-generation (4G) High Speed Packet Access Plus (HSPA+) network, Smart is the only Philippine operator that is capable of letting this super smartphone live up to its full potential, Manaloto said.

    To date, Smart has installed HSPA+ coverage in the major cities and municipalities of the country, enabling subscribers to enjoy high speed mobile Internet access of up to 21Mbps.

    “The Samsung Galaxy S3’s combination of unmatched processing power, large hi-def display and huge expandable storage makes it ideal for handling large-bandwidth apps like HD video which are gaining in popularity,”Manaloto explained.

    “Downloading HD video or using HD apps also requires a network that can carry that kind of traffic well. That’s what Smart brings to the table,” he added.

    Loaded with such features and capabilities, Samsung’s flagship phone has been setting records worldwide. With nearly 10 million pre-orders since it was unveiled in early May, it bested threefold the record set by its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S2, just the year before.
    To pre-order this amazing Android smartphone on the country’s most amazing network and to know more about Smart’s postpaid plans, go to www.smart.com.ph/galaxys3 or visit the Smart Store nearest you.


    Network: GSM, HSDPA, LTE (regional)
    Dimensions: 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm
    Weight: 133 g
    Operating System: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
    Display: 4.8 inch Super AMOLED Capacitive, 16M colors, 720 x 1280 pixels, 306 ppi
    Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 2
    Processor: 1.4GHz Exynos 4212 Quad Core processor
    GPU: Mali-400MP
    Memory Card slot: microSD, up to 64 GB
    Internal Memory: 16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM
    GPRS: Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
    EDGE: Class 12
    Data Speed: HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
    WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
    Bluetooth: Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR
    NFC: Yes
    USB: Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go
    Camera Rear: 8 megapixel, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
    Camera Front: 1.9 megapixel, 720p@30fps
    Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, RGB sensor, proximity, compass, barometer
    Radio: Stereo FM radio with RDS
    GPS: Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
    Java: Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
    Battery: Standard battery, Li-Ion 2100 mAh
    Colors: Pebble blue, Marble white
    Additional Features:
    • MicroSIM card support only
    • S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
    • Smart Stay eye tracking
    • Dropbox (50 GB storage)
    • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
    • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
    • SNS integration
    • MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
    • MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
    • Organizer
    • Image/video editor
    • Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
    • Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
    • YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration
    • Voice memo/dial/commands
    • Predictive text input (Swype)

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