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Galaxy Pocket VS. Galaxy S3

Andrew Parsonson
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Option is the spice of life. When it comes to mobile devices very few companies give the range of choice as the Samsung Galaxy range. What better way to test that range then a comparison of the top dog, the Galaxy S3 and one of the entry level phones, the Galaxy Pocket.

Apple and Samsung have gone for to vastly different business models in the pursuit of their mobile exploits. Apple has gone the route of here is the phone we are offering if you can’t afford it well then too bad for you. Samsung have used their Galaxy range to allow customers no matter their financial situations to get their hands on a good quality smartphone.

The two mobile devices that I will be comparing are the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Pocket. On first view you would say that the Galaxy S3 would blow the pocket out of the water, and you would be absolutely right.

The Galaxy S3 comes with Android 4.1.1/ 4.0.4 and the Pocket Android 2.3.6. The S3’s display is a 4.80 inch Super AMOLED 720 x 1280 pixels while the pocket comes with a 2.80 inch TFT 240 x 320 pixels display. The Pocket continues to be outclassed when it comes to processing power with a Single core, 832 MHz processor, while the S3 houses a Quad core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 processor.

Okay so technical stuff out the way it’s pretty clear that the S3 and the Pocket are in two completely different classes making a comparison a bit silly. I do however think it clearly demonstrates the range of Samsung’s mobile devices. Although these are devices from two opposite ends of the spectrum, the range does fill in the gaping hole in the middle nicely.

Since all comparison needs a winner, the Samsung Galaxy S3 wins this battle.

Which Galaxy do you have?

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  • PatPion Nov 23, 2012 Link

    The range of Samsung's range? :-)

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  • Raivis Pauļuks Nov 23, 2012 Link

    I have the Galaxy 5, it's an ancient piece of hardware, but it's all I got. I got used to the lag, Dead Space with 8 FPS seems smooth to me.

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  • Anna F. Nov 23, 2012 Link

    I have the Galaxy SII and it rocks!!! x3 LOL @Raivis in what world is 8 FPS smooth xD

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  • chinu Nov 23, 2012 Link

    @anna - may be only in his world..... Lolz.

    i own galaxy note...

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  • Dvoraak Nov 25, 2012 Link

    Yeah the range of devices might be a selling point for Android but it works against it too. The guy who buys an entry level model isn't likely to sing the praises of Android after he experiences all the jitters, coughs and hiccups that a GB device with an .8 GHz processor and 500 MBs of RAM will produce, especially if he has friends willing to show him how smooth their iPhone performs. He might be in a position to save up some money before his next purchase and then he'll have a choice to make; buy another (higher end) Android after Android already burned him once, or buy an iPhone for a comparable price. Low end devices will keep Android dominating the market but their customer satisfaction ratings will stay as low as the prices.

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  • Anna F. Nov 25, 2012 Link

    People who think ill of Android as a platform and OS just because they bought a Galaxy Y for less than 100$ piss the hell outta me. Just because you bought a cheapo phone it doesn't mean its OS sucks in all phones! You get what you pay for.

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  • Anna F. Nov 25, 2012 Link

    For example, I was out with some friends of mine this Friday and I told one of my girlfriends that I got a tablet and she got excited and then when I told her it's a Transformer TF300 and that it costed a little more than 500 Euros she said "WHAT?! For about the same price you could have gotten an iPad! Why did you get an Android?!" and when I told her that I liked my Transformer better than the iPad she said "But the iPad is better!". That girl hadn't ever seen a Transformer Pad in her life and she still thought the iPad was better just because she has a cheap ancient Xperia phone that runs Android 2.1 and sucks big time.

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  • Dvoraak Nov 25, 2012 Link

    @Anna - I agree but, even though the tech savvy claim Android as their own, it doesn't mean all the buyers are tech savvy. You summed it up perfectly with "you get what you pay for".

    I just bought a Galaxy S3 two days ago (I had my heart set on a Note 2 but it seemed redundant after I already had a Note 10.1) but if it wasn't for Samsung's fast processors and 2 gigs of RAM..... I'd still be using iPhones and iPads myself.

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  • Dvoraak Nov 25, 2012 Link

    @Anna - That's a good example. In the real world most users just want the device to work well. They don't care about the differences between vanilla Android and HTC Sense or Samsung TW. They don't care about how much customization and control they have over the device. They just want it to WORK WELL. When Android OEMs fail to reach that benchmark they help polish Apple's reputation.

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  • Anna F. Nov 25, 2012 Link

    Well, I can assure you that my TF300 works exceptionally well. I haven't experienced any lag whatsoever, the battery life is absolutely INCREDIBLE even after hours of browsing, downloading and gaming and the gaming is amazing thanks to the Tegra 3 processor and the 12-core GPU. As an added bonus it has a keyboard dock so I can turn it into a netbook and charge it at the same time. I considered buying and iPad but the TF300 is a 100 times better -at least for me.

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  • Andrew Parsonson Nov 27, 2012 Link

    I have the Pocket :) I love it, it's small and does pretty much everything I need it to. plus it's never given me any trouble.

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  • Ahmed Kotha Feb 26, 2013 Link

    Samsung galaxy s4 will be the best...Find out galaxy s4 review...http://mobileupdate24.blogspot.com/2013/02/samsung-confirms-galaxy-s4-launch-march.html

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