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When is Big Too Big? The New Samsung Galaxy SIII Phone

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 by | Filed Under: Android, Smartphones

You know the phrase “Bigger is Better”? Well, after many years (and a lot of broken buttons on pants) most fast food companies have realized that bigger isn’t always better – although some major phone manufactures haven’t caught on yet.


Samsung recently released the Samsung Galaxy SIII, a brand new 4.8″ screen Android 4.0 smartphone with the latest in technology. Featuring a 1280×720 pixel 4.8″ super AMOLED screen, a brand new quad-core 1.4 ghz processor, 1 GB of LPDDR2 RAM,16, 32 or 64GB of built-in storage and 4G LTE on compatible networks. It’s a beast on the specification charts.

The SIII is one of the first phones from Samsung exclusively built around Android 4.0, featuring a new S Voice feature (exclusive to Samsung), which will function in the same way Siri does for the iPhone, allowing you to speak a host of commands to your phone.

Now we’re certainly not going to knock the Galaxy SIII for its technical specifications, but I dare anyone to use this phone with one hand – unless your hands are the size of big foot’s, that is. It’s pretty huge!

Now some might be thinking that cell phones are just like monitors, and a bigger monitor is usually better, but let’s go over a few things:

1) The average pocket can’t comfortably fit a phone thats 5.4 inches by 2.8 inches big.

2) The average person’s thumb isn’t 4.8 inches long, and if you’re trying to use a phone while doing anything else, then you’re probably using your thumb to click things.

3) The average person wants to put a case on a phone to protect it, which turns an already huge device into an even bigger one.

From all initial impressions the phone is the fastest Android device yet, with an amazingly sharp screen to boot, but do yourself a favor before you plunk down hundreds of dollars and a 2 year commitment: try it out for size first. (That’s my hand below with the demo)


To make it easier we’ve made a PDF file for you to print for a do-it-yourself demo of how big this phone is. Download the PDF file here.


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7 Responses to “When is Big Too Big? The New Samsung Galaxy SIII Phone”

  1. Leroy Gonnella says:

    I have the Samsung Galaxy Note which is larger then the SIII and it fits in my shirt pocket. It has a great screen and it is easy to read emails on. It is a mini-tablet with 4G speed.

  2. Rosanne Hall says:

    For those of us who have vision problems (age related or otherwise), something like this could be helpful. When the iPad came out, I was disappointed that it did not include a phone. BTW, iPads not fitting in a pocket or in one hand does not keep people from carrying them around.

  3. Martin van Gelder says:

    While this is a larger phone, it will be a Godsend for the physically impaired, who have difficulty handling the smaller phones we have become accustomed to.

  4. kris says:

    since the galaxy 3 is being released soon, the galaxy 2 has been discounted heavily…will probably going for that, because the galaxy 3 is just WAY TOO BIG. i’m a girl, so i’ve already accepted that anything bigger than my blackberry bold 9000 will not even fit in my pocket.

  5. Perri McMenamin says:

    I have this phone and I love it. The bigger screen makes it easier to type and I have trouble seeing small print so the bigger print on this phone is a godsend. I put it in my pocket and have no issue with the size and I also have a cover on it.

  6. Bill Leach says:

    This is a seriously biased article! Like some others posting here, I have a Galaxy Note. Yes, it is large, and yes, doing some operations “one handed” is not easy. But I can assure you that once you use that big display, you won’t want to use anything else!

  7. jay bryan says:

    I returned mine because it’s basically a two-hand phone and I didn’t realize it until I used it for a while. I ended up with the iPhone 5 which I really like. It’s basically the perfect size IMO.

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