Samsung Galaxy S3 Top 5 Secret Tricks You Didn't Know to Make it Act, Look and Perform Like Galaxy S4

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By Ryan Inoyori | December 10, 2013 3:08 PM EST

Samsung Galaxy S3 features almost futureproof hardware components that enabled it to run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. But did you know there are ways to make it act and look like Galaxy S4? Here are five secret tricks to morph Galaxy S3 into Galaxy S4.

Update to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

Check the latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean software update right on your Galaxy S3. Go to "Settings > Software updates > Check updates" and download the new firmware. Android 4.3 brings all-new look and functionality to Galaxy S3 such as revamped designed based from S4, new lock screen and improved memory management.

Get a Galaxy Gear Accessory

Using Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update, your Galaxy S3 can now support Galaxy Gear accessory which was an exclusive partner of Galaxy Note 3. Samsung enabled Galaxy S4 to use Galaxy Gear then later added the support on Galaxy S3 via software upgrade. You can now blend with your peers using Galaxy S4 by simply updating S3 then partnered by Galaxy Gear.

Purchase a Flip Cover

Flip covers make Galaxy S4 sexier than it is but Samsung isn't limiting accessories to that smartphone only. Check out their Web site and you'll find a flip cover for the Pebble Blue variant of Galaxy S3. Although, it doesn't have the 'peeking' hole feature, at least it looks the same with the standard flip cover designed for Galaxy S4.

Use TouchWiz UI

TouchWiz UI is really heavy on the system but your Galaxy S3 won't look like an S4 without it. After updating your S3 to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean you'll get several UI changes that look exactly as with S4 such as lock screen, icons, UI and animations, ripple effect and tabbed interfaces. In addition, Samsung upgraded the S3 on Android 4.3 so the memory is better managed; processor performs faster and added improvements to the graphics chipset to stabilise the smartphone.

Enable Useful Galaxy S Features

Of course Galaxy S features on S4 are different compared to S3 but don't be envious right away because your device can run it now without rooting or flashing any custom ROMs. Android 4.3 Jelly Bean delivers updated Samsung apps, new Voice Controls and upgraded S-Voice plus the built-in Smart Stay, Smart Scroll and more to make it perform like S4.

Don't underestimate the potential of Galaxy S3 as Samsung already included the smartphone to future upgrades of Android 4.4 KitKat rumoured to be available in March or April 2014. It may not as slim and as fast as Galaxy S4, yet it holds a power enough to survive after all this time.

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