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Samsung Galaxy S III (16GB) lands in India for Rs. 43,180

The Samsung Galaxy S III has officially landed in India, and will hit retail shelves by tomorrow, the 1st of June. Now that we know the availability, what remains is the pricing - Samsung has given the Galaxy S III (16GB version) a staggering MRP of Rs. 4

By Abhinav Lal | Published 31 May 2012 14:25 IST
Samsung Galaxy S III (16GB) lands in India for Rs. 43,180

The Samsung Galaxy S III has officially landed in India, and will hit retail shelves by tomorrow, the 1st of June. Now that we know the availability, what remains is the pricing - Samsung has given the Galaxy S III (16GB version) a staggering MRP of Rs. 43,180.

Discussing the price, Android aficionados are now currently eagerly justifying it, comparing it to the India launch of the much lower-specced Apple iPhone 4S in India. Ironically, the same folk scoffed at Apple’s then outrageous pricing (starting from Rs. 44,500 for 16GB).

Samsung will not be releasing the 32GB and 64GB variants of the Galaxy S III in India, but users looking for large storage capacities shouldn’t be too disappointed, as the S III supports microSDXC cards up to 64GB.

There’s no difference between the Galaxy S III unveiled at the global launch event at London in the first week of May, and the Galaxy S III that has been launched in India – there are no India-specific features. That of course, doesn’t stop the S III from being the iPhone-killer super-phone many of us have been waiting for – you can check out the full range of specifications below, compared to the HTC One X (read our review). The One X recently received a price cut, and now bears an MRP of Rs. 36,100 - making it quite an attractive quad-core Android alternative.

Of course, Samsung is taking the title of iPhone-killer very seriously, and has given the S III a lot of smart features that take the iPhone 4S head-on. This includes the Apple Siri-competitor, S Voice, which recognizes natural language commands and can do dictation as well.

Other smart features include gesture recognition, S-Beam, Buddy Photo Share, Best Photo Mode, Face Zoom, Face Slideshow, Group Tag, Social Tag, SmartStay, S Health, exclusive navigation features, and, a brand new Music Hub that features over 17 million songs along with a Scan and Match feature. Refer to our previous comprehensive coverage to get a closer look at each of these features.

Do also check out Vishal Mathur’s First Impressions and Hands-on with the Galaxy S III.

Particulars

Samsung Galaxy S III

HTC One X

Samsung Galaxy S II

Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Processor

Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9

Quad-core 1.5 GHz

Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9

Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9

RAM
1GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
GPU
Mali-400MP

ULP GeForce

Mali-400MP

PowerVR SGX540

Display Type

HD Super AMOLED

Super IPS LCD2

Super AMOLED Plus

HD Super AMOLED

Display Size

4.8-inches (306 ppi)

 4.7-inches (312 ppi) 

4.3-inch (217 ppi)

4.65-inches (316 ppi)

Internal Storage

16/32/64 GB

32 GB (26 GB available to the user)

16GB/32GB
16 GB

Expandable storage

Up to 64 GB via micro SD card

No

Up to 32GB via micro SD card

No

Rear Camera

8MP auto focus with LED flash

8MP auto focus with LED flash

8MP auto focus with LED flash

5MP auto focus with LED flash

Video calling camera

1.9 MP, 720p Video

1.3MP, 720p Video

2MP

1.3MP, 720p Video

OS

Android 4.0.4 ICS

Android 4.0 ICS

Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread, upgradable to Android 4.0 ICS

Android 4.0 ICS

Custom UI

TouchWiz UI v4.0

HTC Sense UI

TouchWiz UI v4.0

No
Battery

Li-Ion 2100 mAh

Li-Po 1800 mAh

Li-Ion 1650 mAh

Li-Ion 1750 mAh

Dimensions

136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm

134.4 x 69.9 x 8.9 mm

125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5 mm

135.5 x 67.9 x 8.9 mm

Weight
133 g
130 g
116 g
135 g

Price (MRP)

Rs. 43,180
Rs. 36,100
Rs. 28,740
N.A.

Abhinav Lal

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