Galaxy SIII Gets Mostly Positive Reviews
The media review embargo lifted Wednesday for Samsung's Galaxy SIII smartphone, and it got mostly positive reviews from the nation's top tech critics.
The Wall Street Journal's Walter Mossberg called the device "a very good phone, and a strong competitor for the iPhone," as well as other top Android models. He especially praised the screen size and most of its functions, but pointed out that there's nothing "game-changing" about it.
In the New York Times, David Pogue compared the SIII to "a boxer entering the ring with ceramic body armor and semiautomatic weapons." He praised many of the device's new features, including facial recognition, direct-calling and several others. But like Mossberg, he was critical of the difficulty of setting up some of the features.
BGR's Jonathan S. Geller was more critical, pointing out that while the phone's specs were strong, but its package was mediocre. Geller compared the device unfavorably to the HTC One X.