Samsung Galaxy S III

The Samsung Galaxy S III is the successor to the popular Galaxy S II Android smartphone and is upgraded in almost every way from its predecessor. It features a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display, 8-megapixel rear camera, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: May. 29, 2012
  • Price at launch: $199.99

Verge Review

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 Other
Operating system Android
Launch OS version 4.0

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Tech Specs

Hardware
Height 5.38 inches
Width 2.78 inches
Thickness 0.34 inches
Weight 0.29 pounds
Form factor Slab
Color White / Silver, Black / Silver, Red / Silver, Brown / Silver, Blue / Silver
Loudspeaker Yes
Display
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
Connectivity
Carriers Other
GSM Yes
GSM frequencies supported 1900, 1800, 900, 850
UMTS / HSPA Yes
UMTS frequencies supported 900, 2100, 1900, 850
Max WWAN downlink speed 21 Mbps
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version Bluetooth 4.0
NFC support Yes
Media streaming AllShare
Processor
Manufacturer Qualcomm
Brand / family Snapdragon S4
Clock speed 1.5 GHz
Number of cores 2
GPU
Manufacturer Qualcomm
Model Adreno 220
Memory
RAM size 2 GB
Storage
Internal size 16 GB, 64 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
Software
Operating system Android
Skin TouchWiz
Launch OS version 4.0
Notable apps Flipboard
Interface
Video out Yes
Headphone jack 3.5mm
Other ports Micro USB
Sensors
Sensors Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Barometer
Battery
Capacity 2100 mAh
Removable Yes
Wireless charging Yes
Benchmarks
Quadrant 5283
Vellamo 2008
GLBenchmark 720p 101 FPS
GLBenchmark 1080p 59 FPS
AnTuTu 10568
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