One of the best top end smartphone model currently available is the Samsung Galaxy S III. It’s got a large and beautiful display , a powerful processor, a good camera and loads of cool gimmicky features. The phone about which you will now read, however, aces Samsung’s flagship phone in every category. It’s called the Pantech Vega S5 (Samsung’s competitor in it’s home market) and it’s not going to be available anywhere outside of South Korea.
But, if you really love gadgets, I know you will still read on to just know how good the Pantech Vega S5 is.
So here we go. Starting with the Pantech’s display. It has an IPS HD LCD touchscreen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and the screen size is a “phablet” sized 5 inches! (Samsung Galaxy S III has a 4.8 inch screen) Pantech has used “Zero Bezel” technology to manufacture the display. The result is a much bigger screen size while still maintaining a thin and compact design. It also has the best screen-to-body size ratio. This means no sacrifices were made to achieve a larger screen size.
The Vega S5 measures just (unbelievable for a 5 inch screen device) 6.89 mm thin. Compare that to the Samsung Galaxy S III, which measures 8.6 mm thin.
The Vega S5 trumps the Galaxy S III completely in the camera category. Vega S5 has a 13 megapixel camera against Galaxy S III’s 8 MP camera. The camera comes with continuous autofocus and zero shutter lag.
The processor power for this beautiful device comes from a dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 processor and the whole thing is powered by a huge 2,100 mAh battery, which supposedly can power the phone for 11 hours of continuous talk time.
The Vega S5 also runs on Android version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, but with it’s own customized UI. The Vega S5 also includes some Pantech exclusive features, including Smart Voice, which is an S Voice and Siri alternative.
The Pantech Vega S5 is available in South Korea for 900,000 Won or about $800.
Unfortunately, no more details currently available. Details about internal memory, memory expansion with external card and RAM memory are still missing. But it is already clear that, globally, the Galaxy S III is not the king of the hill.