Innards of the Galaxy S III exposed without disassembly thanks to x-ray

Innards of the Galaxy S III exposed without disassembly thanks to x-ray
Those tear downs, like the one we showed you from iFixit on the Samsung Galaxy S III, are pretty sweet. We get to take a peek inside the device and really check out the nitty-gritty of what’s packed inside. Once it’s all apart, however, sometimes you lose perspective of how intricate everything fits together to deliver the slim, sleek form factors we expect from today’s high end smartphones.

Innards of the Galaxy S III exposed without disassembly thanks to x-ray
Engadget reader, Alex, somehow has access to a digital mammography X-ray machine. Obviously, the next course of action was to run a Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III through it to see what happens. The result? A pretty cool image that shows us just how packed in all the components are.

It’s not entirely clear how much, if any, damage was done to the phone to obtain this picture, but it does look pretty cool. You can click on the image to get a little more up close and personal.

source: Engadget

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Galaxy S III Verizon
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh

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22 Comments

1. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

awesome phone. i cant wait until i get one.

18. MEeee

Posts: 383; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I just got mine yesterday and it is an amazing phone. Check out the aluminum cases on my S3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS6hVY-SE-k

2. Angkor

Posts: 108; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

I love my Galaxy S3 great components inside but outside is plastic which is light weight for your pocket.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 30672; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That phone is a piece of crap, and so is the iPhone. I'm buying a walkie talkie lol. JK the s3 is pretty sweet, what do u think the new iPhone will b like. Honest opinion, not android opinion.

5. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

New iPhone will probably be an incremental improvement on current iPhone 4S. Slightly large (taller) display. Chipset will probably be similar to what currently powers the iPad3, but with smaller die size to reduce electricity consumption. Form factor will probably be a little thinner as well, but still retain the boxy/squared edges (stated another way, the new iPhone won't look like a shrunken iPad with the curved transition from front to back like the iPod Touch has).

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30672; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

With apples fixation on pretty products, and if I give them one piece of credit it's that they do produce eye candy. Do u think it'lll b a nice looking device.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 30672; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Droid x Doug would u agree that basically only 3 phones really matter, the ones made by Apple, Samsung, and HTC? Moto, lg, Sony, Sanyo, and bb just don't get the same hype.

11. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

i think moto is still a game player. i mean if they released their droid line on more carriers theyd do a lot better.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 30672; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's true darkside some times exclusivity affects popularity. By the way is thedarkside star wars related?

13. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

yes my name is star wars related. im all about the dark side of the force. my sith name is darth noxus.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 30672; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Sweet! As u can tell I'm a huge star wars fan. I have vader tattooed on my left forearm, I have both trilogies, and still have collectables from when I was a kid, including the pez head candy dispensers of chewie, and Luke.

16. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

thats awesome! im going to get the imperial logo tattooed on my leg and im thinking of getting a darth vader style skull and cross bones tattoo with a red and blue lightsabers behind it (he used both colors). i have two darth vader action figures, one has a removable helmet, a darth vader mighty mugg with a removable helmet, a darth revan mighty mugg, a bunch of star wars shirt, the complete saga on bluray, star wars: the complete vader, the jedi path, and the force unleased. lol and im still going.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 30672; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Sweet bro

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 30672; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm also a huge Yankees fan, so I went on google and found a Yankees cap that has vader on it with the words the evil empire which is the red sox name for the Yankees.

8. aaronkatrini

Posts: 242; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

stop feeding the troll. thank you

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30672; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

We're just talking tech dude chill out. It's not always about iOS vs android, sometimes u just want the opinion of other techies... After all these are jus electronic devices that soon won't matter, cuz they'll b old and replaced. I use android devices, as well as iOS, so I'm on both sides of the fence. When it comes to rivalries I prefer Yankees sox, or Michigan Ohio state, not android iOS.

6. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Magic 8 Ball says case manufacturers are going to sell a lot of cases for the GS III.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 30672; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude my homeboy has already bought like 6 for his. Since he's gay he bought pink, and purple ones I've been teasing him like crazy lol.

4. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Sweet, can we try this on Scarlett Johansson >:D

20. preet27in

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

well. its just a big HYPE. o own a gs3 and my bro has htc one x. but believe me gs3 dosnt stand in front of one x. one x has better sunlight legibility. better screen. and look exceptionally beautiful. rather gs3 is all cheap looking plastic body handset. and the widgets omg they suck in gs3. looks like kids play. whereas one x has better looking widgets, kinda prifessional ones. and sense 4.0 really makes sense. its very simple to use now and better looking. my galaxy s3, becomes so damn hot after gaming or net surfing, i cant tell ya. however this problem persists with one x too but its less hotter compared to gs3. i keep playing with my bro's phone rather. and gna buy it soon. conclusion-- htc one x is better with the value for money, and galaxy g3 is just a hype and too enpensive....

21. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

can you see any performance difference? any big leads for either phone on anything else?

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 30672; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Have u guys did a lot of head to head comparisons?

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