BY | June 25, 2012

There is ongoing comparison of Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Windows Phone 8 handset that is set to be launched pretty soon. Abdul Vahid V tries to find out as to which one will suit you the best. Here is comparison of features

Global mobile market is witnessing many developments. The world’s most important handset maker (also the largest mobile vendor) Samsung introduced its latest Galaxy S III handset last month. Soon after, Microsoft, which longs to pitch up in the mobile market, has stunned us all launching the new Windows Phone 8 for handsets. Indeed, a customer, looking for a more advanced handset, will be a bit confused in choosing between these products.
Well, if you want a Galaxy S III, it is now the time to order it and get it. But, if you wish to get a Windows Phone 8-powered handset, you will have to wait for a while. The firm has just unveiled the firmware, which will arrive on new handsets in a while. Microsoft has not yet cleared on which device the new firmware will first appear. Anyway, we compare Galaxy S III with an imaginary top-end Windows Phone 8-based handset to help a new customer choose the best device possible.

We prepare this comparison taking some prominent attributes that are almost feasible in both the handsets (Galaxy S III and Windows Phone 8 handset). Of course, in several aspects, Microsoft attempts to compete with the latest phones of the market, mainly Samsung’s top-notch handsets and Apple’s iPhone.

Innovative start screen
Do you like to have a new and unconventional start screen for your handset? If yes, you better have to wait until a handset comes out with the Windows Phone 8. The new software from the Redmond firm comes with far smarter tile-like icons, which can be resized as per your choice. Well, Microsoft has added more size options for the icons with the update. Now you can choose from small, medium and two wide sizes for more interesting smartphone experience. Moreover, you can also choose from various colors for the tiles. This is a feature you can’t enjoy on Galaxy S III that runs on Google’s latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The firmware, though made simple and smooth, has a traditional interface and start screen.

Hardware
Microsoft doesn’t produce handsets; it only distributes the firmware for product makers. But, for the first time in Windows Phone’s history, Microsoft has added support for multicore processors including dual and quad core chips with the Windows Phone 8. Its predecessor Windows Phone 7.5 Mango only supports single core chips, which was thus set by Microsoft to increase battery life. As per Microsoft, first devices with the new software will come with 1.7GHz dual core chips, i.e. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Plus in other words. In future, quad core devices will also come up with the Windows Phone 8.

Samsung Galaxy S III, in the meanwhile, is a quad core smartphone. The company has launched the device with its own Exynos 4212 Quad quad-core chipset and advanced Cortex-A9 processor clocking at 1.4GHz. The handset gets its graphical power from a Mali-400MP processor, which will also make the device competitive to Windows Phone 8-based handsets that will feature Adreno225/305 graphics.

Operating System
As noted above, Galaxy S III comes with the Ice Cream Sandwich, the most recent update to Google’s mobile operating system. You will be able to enjoy the software, which is called the best Android update ever, on the handset. Well, some analysts have counted the Galaxy S III as one of the best handsets you can get with the Ice Cream Sandwich. On the other hand, Windows Phone 8 is expected to enrich our experience with the new line of Windows handsets. We still have no clear idea about the potential Windows handsets. But, it is sure that the new handsets will offer an entirely new experience for smartphone users thanks to Windows Phone 8.

Sum-up
It is a quite complicated question that whether you would buy a Galaxy S III or wait for a Windows Phone 8 handset. It is finally up to you to decide what will really suit your requirements. Put it simply, a Galaxy S III handset will bring a new Android experience, while a Windows Phone 8 handset will bring a fresh Windows Phone experience.

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