Samsung Galaxy S3 Slim Specifications and Price in Pakistan

Samsung Galaxy S3 Slim Price in Pakistan

Update: 31 Mar, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S3 Slim Review

Here comes another marvel of the Samsung series of super stylish and ultra attractive smartphones which the enthusiastic, but low income, mobile phone fanatics have been waiting for so long. Bringing you a sufficiently large and ultra-sharp 4.52 inch capacitive touchscreen display, it is surprisingly light in weight, i.e. merely 139 gram. Powered with standard features, it is being offered as a less expensive alternative to its supremely featured but relatively very high priced siblings. No doubt, it lacks 4G networking standard but that isn’t something of serious concern for Pakistani users, as the 4th Generation network carriers haven’t yet launched their services in the country. The Android’s Jelly Bean operating system, running on a powerful 1.2 GHz Quad-core processor, gives you amazing performance and fleeting speeds for processing multiple heavy apps simultaneously. However, it is to be admitted that you won’t find here extraordinarily efficient front and back cameras, while FM Radio facility is totally absent. Now let’s have a brief overview of some of its major positive and negative aspects, as described below:

Memory—Sufficient for Ordinary Usage:

Though the built-in storage capacity and memory card support do not suffice the high demands of a professional user, but overall 40 GB (8 GB internal plus 32 GB external) storage space will easily accommodate all kinds of data for an ordinary user. If you are to store images, textual docs, audio files and light apps & games, you’ll never run short of memory. But, if a larger number of audio files and heavy apps are to be stored, there would be chances for the memory to get overstuffed earlier than you actually expect. Anyhow, it is worth considering that, for the sake of economy and affordability, you will have to compromise for its memory space which, if consumed economically, will never put you in worry.

Android Jelly Bean Supported on Powerful Quad-Core CPU:

Even with relatively low Samsung Galaxy S3 Slim price in Pakistan, the potential buyers will be enjoying the amazing performance of the latest Jelly Bean version of the Android operating system. The efficiency of this OS is further enhanced when accompanied by an extra powerful Quad-Core 1.2 GHz CPU (Central Processing Unit). Unfortunately, GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is totally absent from the scene, but it won’t pose significant hindrance to its brilliant performance and viewing quality. On the whole, the users will definitely get satisfied with this budget-friendly gadget and would never encounter a sense of loss.

Primary and Secondary Camera Performance:

The primary or back-facing 5MP shooter, supporting 2592 x 1944 pixels, gives brilliant results for the images and videos captured through it. The LED flash and autofocus are some of its additional features which significantly contribute to its performance and ease of usage. However, it might be a bit embarrassing to know that on the front there is a VGA camera with comparatively low quality results. But, again, there comes to mind the factor of the affordable Samsung Galaxy S3 Slim price which succeeds in giving satisfaction to the potential buyers.

Slim and Smart:

In any case, you aren’t supposed to compromise for its slimness as this stylish gadget, from the house of Samsung, measures merely 9.7 millimeter in its thickness, with the length and width reaching 133 and 66 millimeter, respectively. The very name of this new release suggests this convincing quality (slimness) of the phone. After taking into account the performance and screen size of the device, it is the size and dimensions which inspire the buyers and influence their decision to purchase it. If the display size is refreshing and sufficiently large and the design is compact, it will definitely be a piece of immense attraction for the public at large. And this is exactly what you will surely find in the smart handset, if you make your mind to buy Samsung Galaxy S3 Slim.

2G and 3G Networking with Micro-SIM Support:

Though the 4G networking standards are not supported by the cell phone, it won’t hurt the sentiments of the Pakistani users as the same facility isn’t still available in the country. The potential clients herein can’t even make any use of its 3G support. However, it is expected that the service providers for the third and fourth generation connectivity standards will start working in this geographical era as the government is already in contact with the potential buyers to sell the 3G and 4G licenses. But to enjoy such advanced connectivity facilities, a lot of other gadgets, manufactured by Samsung, are available in the market. This latest release is, in fact, aimed at catering to the needs of those individuals who are unable to afford the expensive members of the Galaxy series.

Galaxy S3 versus HTC M8:

If you compare Galaxy S3 Slim with the HTC M8, the former falls short of meeting the exceptionally high software and hardware standards found in the latter. The former lacks not only in the 4G technology, but it is also incorporated with a smaller 4.5 inch display as well as brings you only 1/4th of the memory capacity in comparison with its HTC counterpart. Similarly, there are a lot of other aspects that make the S3 inferior to the M8. But, at the same time, it is also to be kept in mind that Samsung, while building S3 Slim, didn’t aim at competing with the M8 from HTC. It is simply meant to provide the low income buyers with standard features while remaining in their budgetary limits and it does serve the same purpose quite successfully.

Summing Up:

From the above discussion, it is obvious that though the new S3 Slim falls short of the advanced specification, featured in its counterparts, it does cater to the all the needs of the ordinary users who can’t afford the unreasonably high priced smartphones. Concerning its overall look and performance, it not only looks super elegant but is also powered with a lot of standard features for the ultimate satisfaction of the low income buyers. So, if you make your mind to go for it, you will never have to repent for your decision, but it will prove to be your worthy companion for as long as you keep it.

Samsung Galaxy S3 Slim Specifications

Announced/Release Date

  • Announced 2014, March
  • Status Available. Released 2014, March

Internet Functions

  • Facebook Yes
  • Youtube Yes
  • Google Search Yes
  • Twitter Yes
  • Browser HTML

Connectivity Features

  • USB (Universal Serial Bus) Yes, microUSB v2.0
  • Bluetooth Connection Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR
  • GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) Yes
  • EDGE Yes
  • WLAN For Connecting Internet Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • NFC (Near Field Communication) No
  • 3G (Speed) HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

Battery Type And Timing

  • Battery Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery
  • Stand-by Time (Approx.) N/A
  • Talk Time (Approx.) N/A
  • Music Play Time N/A

Hardware And Memory

  • OS (Operating System) Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • CPU Capacity Quad-core 1.2 GHz
  • Chipset N/A
  • GPU For Graphics N/A
  • Internal Memory 8 GB
  • External Memory microSD, up to 32 GB
  • RAM and ROM 1 GB RAM

Network Coverage And SIM Info

  • 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 2100
  • 4G Network No
  • SIM Type Micro-SIM

Body Structure And Style

  • Display Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Display Size 4.52 Inches, 540 x 960 pixels
  • Body Weight 139 g
  • Body Dimensions 133 x 66 x 9.7 mm
  • Colors Black, White

Camera And Multimedia

  • Backside Camera (Primary) 5 MP, 2592 х 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
  • Frontside Camera (Secondary) Yes, VGA
  • Photo Editor Yes
  • Video Recording Quality Yes
  • Audio Player Support MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
  • Video Player (File Types) MP4/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
  • Radio No
  • 3.5mm jack Yes
  • Loudspeaker Yes

Business Features

  • Document Editor No
  • MS Word Support Yes

Samsung Galaxy S3 Slim Features

  • 4.52 Inches Large TFT Capacitive Touchscreen Display
  • 139 g Weight
  • 8 GB storage with 1 GB RAM
  • microSD, up to 32 GB
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • 5 MP, 2592 х 1944 pixels, autofocus Rear Camera with LED flash
  • VGA Front Camera
  • Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean) Operating System
  • Quad-core 1.2 GHz Processor
  • Available in Black and White Colors
  • MP4/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
  • MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
  • Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery