Samsung Galaxy S III now at Sprint stores

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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Galaxy S III Sprint
  • 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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19 Comments

1. LOLpple

Posts: 86; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

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

9. Jay_F

Posts: 236; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

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

10. mandkeee

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 27, 2009

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

12. tedkord

Posts: 17038; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

2. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

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

3. LOLpple

Posts: 86; Member since: Jun 23, 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.

7. CupZ83

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

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

16. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

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

4. AdamLeonard

Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 24, 2011

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

5. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 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.

6. imeubeu

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 01, 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

8. Engineer

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 01, 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

15. Gsmalltheway

Posts: 271; Member since: Aug 15, 2009

name one way they "copied"

18. mandkeee

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 27, 2009

this is right... i agree with your comments... samsung is one of biggest copycat company

11. AndroidVsApple

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 01, 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

13. marchels14 unregistered

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

14. AndroidVsApple

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 01, 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

17. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

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

19. g2a5b0e unregistered

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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