Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung Galaxy S III
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Samsung Galaxy S III summary

Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone was launched in May 2012. The phone comes with a 4.80-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720x1280 pixels at a pixel density of 306 pixels per inch (ppi).

Samsung Galaxy S III is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core processor. It comes with 1GB of RAM.

The Samsung Galaxy S III runs Android 4 and is powered by a 2,100mAh removable battery.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy S III on the rear packs 8-megapixel camera. It sports a 1.9-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.

The Samsung Galaxy S III runs TouchWiz UI based on Android 4 and packs 16GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 64GB). The Samsung Galaxy S III is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Micro-SIM card.

Connectivity options on the Samsung Galaxy S III include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth v4.00, NFC, USB OTG, FM radio, 3G, and 4G. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and compass/ magnetometer.

The Samsung Galaxy S III measures 136.60 x 70.60 x 8.60mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 133.00 grams. It was launched in Pebble Blue and Marble White colours.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Great performance
  • Excellent camera
  • Bad
  • S-Voice is of limited utility
  • Pricing
Processor1.4GHz quad-core
Front Camera1.9-megapixel
Resolution720x1280 pixels
OSAndroid 4
Rear Camera8-megapixel
Battery Capacity2100mAh
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Samsung Galaxy S III specifications (full)

Samsung Galaxy S III battery and general information

Alternate namesGT-I9300
Release dateMay 2012
Form factorBar
Dimensions (mm)136.60 x 70.60 x 8.60
Weight (g)133.00
Battery capacity (mAh)2100
Removable batteryYes
ColoursPebble Blue, Marble White

Samsung Galaxy S III display

Screen size (inches)4.80
Resolution720x1280 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI)306

Samsung Galaxy S III hardware

Processor1.4GHz quad-core
Internal storage16GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)64

Samsung Galaxy S III camera

Rear camera8-megapixel
Rear flashLED
Front camera1.9-megapixel

Samsung Galaxy S III software

Operating systemAndroid 4
SkinTouchWiz UI

Samsung Galaxy S III connectivity

BluetoothYes, v 4.00
Number of SIMs1
SIM TypeMicro-SIM
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)No

Samsung Galaxy S III sensors

Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
Ambient light sensorYes
Temperature sensorNo
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Samsung Galaxy S III reviews and ratings by users

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first Samsung phone that had impressed me.
By Narendra Chandana | 9 May 2014 | 9 May 2014
I always hated Samsung phones because same as the apple they also over price their products. I never liked a Samsung phone before Galaxy S3. I always new Andriod OS is capable of lot of things we could imagine and the first phone I got my hands which could utilize andriod power was Galaxy S3. Its like feather, so beautiful. With great performance and amoled display with a screen resolution of 1280x720.... wow thats an amazing display. Its 1.4GHz processor combined with 1GB of ram gives you great performance. I take pictures a lot and the 8MP camera in this phone is just awesome. As every samsung product, this is also overpriced at the time of its release and even now at 23,000 I still feel it is overpriced because you could get a better phone The Motorola Moto X at this price which beats Galaxy S3 in every spec we could talk about and also Moto X has voice processor and context processor too. I wish samsung could have slashed its price near to 17,000/- and probably it won't help now because OnePlus One is going to be launched very soon at price under 20,000/-
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Simply The Best
By nik nigam | 23 May 2014 | 23 May 2014
It really is the best... when it came out it outshined all other phones in its class and above all, it was actually the FIRST SMARTPHONE and could track ur movements n all...all this time that i hve had it it has never lagged at all and handles everything smoothly..the only cons which i found were the excess amount of samsung environment nd the lack of an intense android is trully a phone for all because it fullfills all the needs of an office junkie who needs his files around him and deals smoothly with all the games a mobile gamer needs and is a great family phone as it suits all members of a family equally overall its a good phone except for its pricing
5 Out of 5
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Worth your money, any day!
By Thulasi Sreenath | 17 May 2014 | 17 May 2014
My first Samsung phone & I have to say, it is too good. Though it plastic, build quality above par, design is beautiful & high end. The display is incredibly sharp & vibrant. The camera app is good & it takes brilliant photos but not in low light situations. It's really fast at carrying out every task. There are little-to-no interruptions when performance matters. It can handle heavy games without any lags. The call quality is just amazing. The size of phone is not friendly for one hand user like me. Battery capability is good, but it can get hot during usage, that’s disappointing. I persuaded many people to buy this phone & no one is disappointed with this.
4 Out of 5
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Its been with me for one and a half years! Still I'm in love with it!
By abhijith s | 26 May 2014 | 26 May 2014
I have been using SGS3 for about one and a half year. And Still i'm in love with it like the time i got it. There are many reasons for it. The specs were the top notch when I got my phone. 1.4ghz quad core processor and 1gb ram was only available in some handsets, And I wanted the best of them. I chose my S3. There was htc one x and xperia z (I guess) at that time. I bought it for 34k (yeah its now 22k, Samsung does this, But I have no regret). As I said, I have been using s3 for a long time, it has gone through a hell lot of abuse from my side (both hardware and software). It has dropped several times from my hand. And still no scratch or crack on the screen. The corning gorilla glass is worth it. I dont use screen guard as I dont like the slippery nature of it. Also touching on the glass directly feels so much better. But hey, my phone doesn't have a single scratch. That's the power of gorilla. I'm a power user ( :D ). I mean I have rooted my phone and have been changing ROMs (Custom modified android OS)(Do a google search if you don't know ;) ). So my phone has taken so many abuse on the software too. Even sometimes the things had gone wrong, when trying all the risky stuff in root. But since this is samsung s3, there are many other people out there to help, in XDA , rootzwiki etc. Any problem, they will help. This kind of software support from large number of developers shows the huge popularity of the phone. This is one of the major thing I particularly like about this phone. I guess, this is the most successful phone that was ever made by samsung. When S4 was released I didn't even want to change my phone. Coming about performance, The 1.4ghz exynos processor is/was a beast. Now also I can play any game in playstore and it supports any applications. I play Asphalt 8 regularly. The processor is the same as that of in the note 2. We can also overclock the processor to 1.6ghz to make it as fast as note2 (Again, Root and custom kernel). The display, Super HD AMOLED is the another best thing about this phone I guess. The display of SGS3 outshines every other HD Display ( Every Display is not the same, Just use a samsung phone and compare it with others, you'll understand the quality). Coming about battery life, I really cant comment about it, because for me I'm getting one and half days of battery life now, its because I'm on a custom kernel. I got a day full battery when I was not rooted. Coming about the Value for money now, I guess, its little less compared to that of other phones. Moto X and Moto G are the best value for money pAs always samsung phones maintain the demand and there are always people who want samsung only :D. Whom would I recommend this phone then? Hm. The power user, hones. Moto X packs similar performance and display.I guess that doesn't affect the sales of s3, those guys who want to mod their phone and use the android to the extreme. ;)
5 Out of 5
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Top Class Phone
By Mahesh Mehta | 15 May 2014 | 15 May 2014
No Pros neither Cons.... I just love this phone. I bought a second hand galaxy s3 phone from for 12ks. I have rooted the phone and used a custom rom and guess what it is running smoothly. 10 on 10 for these smart phone from Samsung.
5 Out of 5
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