Posted: Oct 25, 2012 7:35 AM by MTN News
Updated: Oct 25, 2012 7:35 AM
BILLINGS - Today, smartphones play a huge part in most people's lives. Kids are getting their hands on gaming apps and keeping in touch with friends and family through texting and even social media updates. Many have made the transition to the smartphone universe, but even more possibly have not. Whether you are that individual that has decided it's time to trade in that flip phone for a new, sleek touchscreen with processors and apps for everything; or maybe you're a tech buff that must have the latest and greatest with the newest and best in the technical kingdom but just can't make up your mind about the latest phones. Well, this should be of help.
Simply put, without getting so technical that your eyes droop, here is some of the big features that each phone offers:
SAMSUNG GALAXY S3:
4.8in HD screen with AMOLED (active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) technology. This allows much more crisp and clear colors as well as longer batter life.
2100mAh battery. With normal usage, such as checking Facebook throughout the day, watching a a few YouTube videos and sending texts and making calls, this battery allows for up to two days of life without re-charging.
NFC (Near Field Communication. This is huge and quite remarkable. Some of the features that come with NFC is the capability to use your phone as a credit or debit card. You simply upload your information and the phone then can be used at checkout counters that offer the technology. Swipe the phone and the funds are automatically deducted from your bank account.
S Beam. This allows effortless sharing of pictures, playlists and apps with other Galaxy S3 users. By placing back to back your phone with another, files can be transferred by just tapping the media with your finger. Applications can be shared in their full capacity with family friends and songs can be transferred almost instantly.
Smart Stay. Ever get frustrated with your phone going dim as your trying to work different options and work flow? Well Smart Stay detects your eyes looking at the screen, by using the camera. When you're busy on the phone, the screen stays lit and then dims when you look away.
Pop Up Play. Is a multi-tasking answer to prayer. It allows you to watch your videos and surf the web at the same time with it's picture in picture user interface.
8MP Camera. This camera has zero shutter lag when used in Burst Mode, allows up to twenty continuous shots in just the matter of seconds.
4in Retina Display: Offering 326 pixels per square inch, the all new retina display gives 18 percent more pixels than the 4S. In return, you get an 1136x640 resolution, which makes all images, videos and games more vivid and lifelike.
LTE Wireless: The iPhone 5 is the first generation to offer LTE technology . This gives you much faster data speeds , longer battery life, much longer in fact, and blazing connectivity.
A6 Chip: This is simply a new processor that gives a much faster workflow with seamless integration with graphics and an overall smoother user interface.
Facetime App: Every wish you could video chat with who you are talking too? Well now you can! As long as the other person has an Apple product with the same application, you can video chat with whoever you would normally call.
Siri: With the new iOS 6, Siri understands more question and has more answers. You can ask it where to eat, what the score is on the game you're missing and ask it to update your status on Facebook or Twitter!
Passbook App: By utilizing QR codes, Passbook allows you to go paperless! How? By keeping things like boarding passes and movie tickets all together in one place. Then all that's needed, is for you to show it at the airport or the store as an associate scans it and you're done!
To go over every single cool gadget and feature on both phones could literally fill a website. So this is some of the hot new features offered! If you still need help in decided which phone would work best for you or have any questions, feel free to email Q2's Kyle Benton at email@example.com