Samsung Galaxy S III FAQ: everything you need to know

Samsung's splashy Galaxy S III Thursday launch was packed with information, but we'll tell you what you really need to know.

By Ginny Mies, PC World |  Software, Android, HTC

Is the Camera Any Good?

The Samsung Galaxy phones have always performed quite well in our PCWorld Test Center camera subjective tests. While I haven't personally gotten my hands on the Galaxy S III's 8-megapixel camera, I can tell you a little bit about its new features.

According to Samsung, the Galaxy S III will have zero shutter lag. The company also claims that the camera will start in "less than one second." The S III will also have a burst-shot mode, a feature we saw on HTC's One phones.

The S III camera also will have a feature called "Best Photo," which will automatically select your best photos out of a series of eight photos taken in succession. But do you really want your phone to be your photo assistant?

What About Accessories?

Samsung announced a slew of accessories, including a C Pen stylus (which seems pretty similar to the S Pen on the Galaxy Note), an AllShare Cast Hub for wireless streaming, a docking station for your desk, a wireless charger, a car kit, and an HDMI adapter.

Samsung also announced the S Pebble "music companion" MP3 player. Why does this accessory look so familiar? Oh yes, in 2009, I reviewed the Samsung Pebble MP3 player which looks strikingly similar to the S Pebble.

Is the Galaxy Nexus Outdated Now?

No, relax. It might not have as many cores as the S III, and the display might be a little smaller, but don't feel bad if you just walked out of the store with a brand new Galaxy Nexus. Your Galaxy Nexus is still an excellent, current phone and offers something the Galaxy S III does not: A pure, untouched Android experience.

Have more questions? Sound off in the comments and I'll try my best to answer them for you.

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