Samsung Galaxy S III (Verizon)

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How do you review a phone like the Galaxy S III? It’s already been subject to so much speculation, exposure, and early judgment — some of it coming from myself, admittedly — that it feels overwhelming to try and condense what it means to everyone into a single treatise. To Samsung, it’s the new flagship handset to keep the company ahead of every other Android OEM through 2012, for most people it’s a device that stretches the definition of the smartphone form factor, and to mobile gaming...

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Basic Specs

Thickness 0.34 inches
Weight 0.29 pounds
Form factor Slab
Screen size (diagonal) 4.8 inches
Carriers Verizon Wireless
Operating system Android
Launch OS version 4.0

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Tech Specs


Height 5.38 inches
Width 2.78 inches
Thickness 0.34 inches
Weight 0.29 pounds
Form factor Slab
Color White / Silver, Blue / Silver
Loudspeaker Yes


Screen size (diagonal) 4.8 inches
Technology Super AMOLED HD
Pixel arrangement PenTile
Resolution (Y) 1280 px
Resolution (X) 720 px
PPI 306
Touchscreen type Capacitive


Carriers Verizon Wireless
CDMA frequencies supported 1900, 800 / 850, 2100
GSM frequencies supported 1900, 1800, 900, 850
UMTS frequencies supported 900, 2100, 1900, 850
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version Bluetooth 4.0
NFC support Yes
Tethering / mobile hotspot Yes
Media streaming AllShare


Manufacturer Qualcomm
Brand / family Snapdragon S4
Clock speed 1.5 GHz
Number of cores 2


Manufacturer Qualcomm
Model Adreno 220


RAM size 2 GB


Internal size 16 GB, 32 GB
External Yes
Max external size 64 GB
External type microSD

Front Camera

Resolution 1.9 megapixels
Video resolution 720p
Video framerate 30

Rear Camera

Resolution 8 megapixels
Flash LED
Focus type Autofocus
Video resolution 1080p


Operating system Android
Skin TouchWiz
Launch OS version 4.0
Notable apps Flipboard


Video out Yes
Headphone jack 3.5mm
Other ports Micro USB


Sensors Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Barometer


Capacity 2100 mAh
Removable Yes
Wireless charging Yes


Quadrant 5321
Vellamo 2296
GLBenchmark 720p 55 FPS
GLBenchmark 1080p 28 FPS
AnTuTu 6753

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by plutonicdude (Currently owns)

    Ended up getting this after breaking my iPhone, I was a avid jailbreaker and loved the iPhone and was very frustrated transitioning to android however this phone seriously blew me away. The screen is absolutely incredible, you can simply copy and paste movies or wirelessly through a built in app which makes watching movies extremely easy. Performance is astounding, both the speed of the phone itself and the speed of the network. My speed hovers around 8mbps in most places. The back cover feels slightly cheap and the placement of the sleep button being parallel to the sound rocker can be frustrating at times. Overall this phone takes a bit of getting used to but has some astounding features and impeccable performance. Definitely recommend to anyone in the market for a new phone.

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    • Software 8
    • Battery life 9
    • Ecosystem 8
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