Samsung Galaxy S III just $49.99 at Best Buy for Sunday only

How would you like to buy the phone that is considered the best Android handset around for just $49.99 from Best Buy; of course, you will need to sign a two-year contact with Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint or AT&T and we do need to tell you that the offer is available tomorrow only, December 16th, at the big box retailer...
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53 Comments

5. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

they need to do this for the Note!! I'll upgrade if they have a sale for the Note

9. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

that would be the steal of the century...

49. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Wait until just before the Note III is released, and you might get a similar promotional offer. GS IV is just around the corner and Sammy would like to clear as much of the pipeline as possible. Holidays is a convenient excuse.

50. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

as fast as technology is concerned, it changes as fast as a baby changes his/her diapers! Im just tired of the phone I have and ready to upgrade to another one. I want the Note II and the price will drop once the SIV and Note III comes out in a few months. the only way i'll change phones is if my phones just doesnt work anymore

6. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Samsung has improved their updates and this is a great deal for an awesome phone.

7. rawmustard

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 16, 2007

And since it's still within the return window of my purchase, I'll be calling to get $53 back. And I thought it was a good deal at $99.99.

10. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

just wondering since you're a new user of gs3, how do you feel about the build quality? i have heard alot of mixed thoughts about it from online and from ppl in person. i'm thinking of getting my son one as an add a line on my account, he is 16 and i dont want to get a phone thats plastic and easy to break as you know how teenagers are. so i would appreciate your honest answer or anyone elses, that doesnt include fanboy'ism.

14. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Build is fine. People just dont like the smooth feel. If he were to break this phone, he would probably break another. If youre that worried, buy a Nokia Lumia. At 16 he should have protection anyway. High School is a hive for thieves and broken phones.

16. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

thank you for your reply. i have a lumia 920, but he likes android more so thats why i'm inquiring about this phone's build quality.

46. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Honestly, being an owner of one and having a dozen of phones before it, I think it's and excellent quality product. It MAY be a bit fragile, but a good protective case should turn it into a VERY durable, reliable gadget. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuTG6qIOwZA&feature=youtube_gdata_player ..also, don't believe the guy who talks about the screen being prone to scratches. I don't use a screen protector simply because in a three month of heavy use I'm yet to notice a single, tiniest scratch on it.

52. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

thank you all that responded. i did get my son one yesterday with a case and the case does make it feel more solid. the phone surprisingly was a little heavier than i thought. but not as heavy as my lumia 920. he is enjoying it. the primary reason he wanted the gs3 is because he has other friends with the gs3 and they all like to s-beam each other things so he wanted to be in the crowd also.

18. rawmustard

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 16, 2007

The build quality is solid. There seems to be plenty of latch points for the battery cover, as it goes on very tight. If he's prone to dropping it, a protective case would be a good investment. The glass front looks amazing, but you certainly wouldn't want it to hit a hard or jagged surface.

41. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

Coming from an iphone, the build quality I think is below par. The back is very scratched and it squeaks because a latch fell off the battery cover. The screen is also prone to scratches more than usual I found.

43. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Scratches > Broken I doubt you had the iPhone 5, so I will assume it was the 4 version. It was glass. That is the worst material to call sturdy. Also, NO Apple product has comparable protection coverage insurance compared to the rest. So, if its ever stolen, be prepared to fork some cash.

15. rawmustard

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 16, 2007

Or maybe not, since they're running a special test promotion on the low price guarantee, and that specifically says they will not price match during the return/exchange period. Still happy with the purchase, of course.

44. QuikZilvr

Posts: 3; Member since: May 20, 2009

I wish I could get in on this deal without losing my unlimited data plan.

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