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Samsung Galaxy SIII comparison
Samsung has provided several software features aimed at helping the Galaxy S III stand out from its rivals. One of these is a beefed-up version of the Android Beam sharing feature found on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
Rebranded as S Beam, the option allows users to share files such as photos, music or videos by touching the handset against another S III, without the need for Wi-Fi or a data signal. Samsung said S Beam can transfer a 1GB film within three minutes and a 10MB music file in about two seconds.
There is also a Group Cast feature for sharing files stored on the phone. On top of this, it lets people work collaboratively on a document in real time with someone using another S III connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
In addition, the phone can wirelessly connect to any DLNA-compatible large-screen display or TV. This means users can carry out video conferences or do full-screen movie playback, if they use an AllShare Cast dongle with the handset.
As well as transferring files, the Galaxy S III has near-field communications (NFC) functionality for carrying out mobile payments, where supported.
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