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Samsung Galaxy S III now at Sprint stores

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Samsung Galaxy S III now at Sprint stores
In case you have failed to remember our reminder from the other day, the Samsung Galaxy S III is now live and in, uh, plastic at Sprint. The device is available in both 16GB and 32GB models at $199.99 and $249.99 respectively, with a signed 2-year contract. Buyers will have a choice of Marble White or Pebble Blue. If you can't make it to a Sprint store, you can always go online or try Sprint telesales (1-800-SPRINT-1).

The Samsung Galaxy S III is now in Sprint's stores

The Samsung Galaxy S III is now in Sprint's stores

There are very few differences between each carrier's version of the phone, unlike last year when Sprint arguably had the best version of the Samsung Galaxy S II. Sprint's model, the Samsung Epic 4G Touch, had the same 4.52 inch screen as the T-Mobile version offered, but the Sprint model was powered by dual-core Exynos processors which are considered a cut above the dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon chps found on the T-Mobile model. And while the AT&T unit had the same Exynos processor, that model offered a smaller 4.3 inch display.

This year, with all four of the major U.S. carriers offering the phone, one difference is that T-Mobile's model won't have an LTE radio. While that seems to make sense considering the carrier has no LTE network, some customers of the nation's fourth largest carrier had hoped that the device would be ready for LTE as soon as T-Mobile turns on its network in 2013. Instead, T-Mobile's version of the Samsung Galaxy S III will run over the carrier's zippy HSPA+ 42Mbps network. How fast is that pipeline? In a recent test it beat out Verizon's LTE network speed in 11 cities.

Returning to different variants of the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S III in the States, AT&T will not be offering a 32GB model and instead has promoted the use of a 16GB microSD card to make up most of the difference. In return for not having a 32GB model of the phone to sell, AT&T will get an exclusive red color of the Samsung Galaxy S III to offer its customers.

source: SamsungMobile

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posted on 01 Jul 2012, 19:31 11

1. LOLpple (banned) (Posts: 86; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


Hurry folks, get em QUICK before greedy ass apple sues and makes the device unavailable!

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 20:49 2

9. Jay_F (Posts: 236; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


Give it a rest, seriously. Go troll somewhere else.

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 20:55

10. mandkeee (Posts: 78; Member since: 27 Feb 2009)


i mean who wants to buy stupid android phone? that who just copied from apple.....

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 22:06 10

12. tedkord (Posts: 4759; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


10 million and counting so far for this phone. (Fastest selling and most preordered electronic device ever)

60% of all smartphone buyers worldwide choose android. One million per day. 700 in the minute it took to type this reply to your troll.

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 19:35 6

2. camera531 (Posts: 160; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


It looks like it'll be banned before I can get my Verizon S3.

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 19:42 8

3. LOLpple (banned) (Posts: 86; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


Yup. apple won't stop until their novelty phone is the only option. I'd rather go back to a landline, Hell, I'd rather send hand written letters for my communication needs than give apple a dime of my money.

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 20:38

7. CupZ83 (Posts: 18; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


im in the same boat as you my man looks like early-mid august for new/existing VZW customers

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 00:27

16. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5773; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


How do you figure August for VZW customers to get the GS III? If you order on-line, it is still mid-July.

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 19:50

4. AdamLeonard (Posts: 44; Member since: 24 Aug 2011)


32GB is not available at Sprint Stores - online only.

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 20:03

5. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


"Galaxy S III is now live and in, uh, plastic at Sprint."
i don't like this line from the article to be BOLD
drop test only make screen broke, not the plastic broke.

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 20:09 3

6. imeubeu (Posts: 59; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


just got my wife the blue 16g 4 our anniversary, from radio shack $149.99, very nice and small, I have the note so everything is small

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 20:48 1

8. Engineer (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Copycat company...no creative thinking, no innovation...just only produce the 'Copycat products'...we'd be better buying Samsung GalaxyS3 before it'll be vanished from U.S...lol

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 23:46 1

15. Gsmalltheway (Posts: 147; Member since: 15 Aug 2009)


name one way they "copied"

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 07:24

18. mandkeee (Posts: 78; Member since: 27 Feb 2009)


this is right...
i agree with your comments...

samsung is one of biggest copycat company

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 21:48 1

11. AndroidVsApple (Posts: 12; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Looks Awesome.. I Like The White one looks proffesional haha i Cant Wait to see The Galaxy S III Beat The Galaxy S II On Saless

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 22:29 1

13. marchels14 (unregistered)


get it fast in us wile you can, rotten apple probably will win and then no sgs3 for you.

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 22:57

14. AndroidVsApple (Posts: 12; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Kinda Dumb that The T-Mobiles Version of the Galaxy S III Doesnt have LTE i Bet the HSPA is gonna keep Most of the Current Phones Almost LTE Speeds which is sufficient But Okay..? Sprint is Slow At Everything i bet the LTE also lololol.. But ehh Technology Goes Fast...Anyways Apple should get a different phone to ban Thats not the Most Popular One Like They always do

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 01:30

17. medicci37 (Posts: 627; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


If it's not gonna have lte, then why didn't Tmo go with the Exynos processor ?

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 11:24

19. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2182; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


The Exynos processor isn't compatible with HSPA+42 yet, just HSPA+21. Basically the same issue with LTE. They haven't put them all on the same chip yet.

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