Samsung Galaxy S III (Sprint)

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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...

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Basic Specs

Thickness 0.34 inches
Weight 0.29 pounds
Form factor Slab
Screen size (diagonal) 4.8 inches
Carriers Sprint
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, 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 Sprint
CDMA Yes
LTE Yes
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
Tethering / mobile hotspot 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, 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 4525
Vellamo 2167
GLBenchmark 720p 55 FPS
GLBenchmark 1080p 28 FPS
AnTuTu 6420

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by Islandlady (Currently owns)

    Can I say this phone is all that and then some lol!!! I have had several cell phones, Japanese, American and others. Coming back to the U.S. I had a lot of phones that were thoroughly disappointing compared to Asian phones with more advanced technology. I never thought I would buy another Samsung after my terrible phone in the 90s. They have come a long way and I am impressed so much I even got a Samsung Fridge and Tablet. Their customer service is also outstanding. This company really tries to give great service to their customers. This phone does it all and is extremely fast. Although, I do not like Sprint service anymore having been with them for 5 yrs after I cut off my contract with AT&T because their costs were too high. Sprint is one of the few carriers that gives you unlimited data which you need with most of the newer phones. I owned Windows based HTC's and they were awful. Lost so much data and pics because the software on my computer was not the right one or something else and they broke down a lot. Wont be buying another HTC.

    Pros: This phone is so easy to use. The apps are plentiful. Access to email and video yahoo messenger is outstanding. It is thin and light and flat enough to fit in my purse. Make sure you get an anti-glare screen protector though. The speech to text is excellent. The camera is better than my Sony digital camera so I find myself using this more. Password protection, security, wifi, gps, bluetooth all excellent in picking up signals. I even tether with my child's Samsung Galaxy 2 Tablet and she is able to get on the internet in the car. I am a hard customer to satisfy when it comes to phones, having had Japanese phones, so if I am impressed, this product is outstanding!!!!

    Cons: The battery life is terrible but I have found a few tricks to keep it lasting longer but ending all auto anything sync, or screen dimmer etc and actually shutting off apps and clearing the RAM.

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    • Display 10
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    • Reception / call quality 10
    • Performance 10
    • Software 10
    • Battery life 6
    • Ecosystem 9
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