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Samsung Galaxy S III specs review

0. phoneArena posted on 11 May 2012, 05:18

With the Galaxy S III Samsung upgraded the S II just enough where it counts, compared to the competition, and focused on what you actually can do with the phone, introducing a number of unique interface and functionality improvements...

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posted on 11 May 2012, 08:36 2

34. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

you know that you could send me the phone and ill do an in depth review of it. I'll keep the phone as payment. We all win. :)

posted on 11 May 2012, 08:24 1

28. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

just thinking...why PA tends to mention everytime about iphone and constantly compare a new phone to an iphone and this time (let alone htc one x) didn't mention that Nokia was the first one who used polycarbonate shell?

posted on 12 May 2012, 11:58 1

74. twenti7 (Posts: 152; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)

The iPhone is currently the most popular smartphone in the world. To not compare every new phone that comes out to the iPhone in some way would be crazy.

posted on 13 May 2012, 15:46

81. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

I'm not sure if the popularity is the right way to evaluate other phones

posted on 17 May 2012, 14:28

86. SonyFTW2020 (Posts: 311; Member since: 03 May 2012)

you guys are full of s**t OF COURSE IT is the most popular phone out...YOU JUST WAIT about 2-4 more months when the other Flagships start to drop and we will see where this phone lies...

posted on 11 May 2012, 08:28 1

31. martinlosha (unregistered)

This phone is Such Bulls**t....

posted on 11 May 2012, 11:15 1

54. Lboogey6 (Posts: 281; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)

ive got n idea ...build your own this obviously isnt the phone for you since you NEED a steel body 80mp 6 cores 1570p that is understandable youll never be truly satisfied

posted on 17 May 2012, 14:38

87. SonyFTW2020 (Posts: 311; Member since: 03 May 2012)

for the s3 yes it is and coming from there "MIGHTY S2" this phone should have blown what is expected to come out from all other companies this year....This phone is receiving praise because there isnt anything to compete with it currently....Apple hasn't released there flag ship yet....Motorola hasn't release theres yet....Sony hasnt released there yet....SO OF COURSE it is the best thing out....HTC has the remade EVO LTE and it is the same as the galaxy S3 if not better....OOO BUT THIS IS THE MIGHTY GALAXY so no matter if it HONESTLY sucks people are not goin to admit it!! like i said jus wait and we will see how long it last...

posted on 11 May 2012, 08:41 1

35. REYNER (Posts: 187; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

SGIII is quite disappointing in a way because of the hardware materials(plastic back cover) but i have to say the features and the structure (particularly the small bezel) is an impressive achievement it may not be new in the mobile industry but lets face it.. its more innovative compare to others. im using a windows phone right now and honestly with SG III's features and UX makes me like to consider this one to be my next phone.. :)

nice observation but some of the terminology gives me a hard time to understand fully the round up.. but over-all it makes me much more excited about the phone! :)

posted on 16 May 2012, 20:25

83. SonyFTW2020 (Posts: 311; Member since: 03 May 2012)

Yes it has the best around, FOR NOW! lol they are already speculating about an LTE model coming out later this year SO the people that are WAISTING there money on an UNFINISHED product are going to be SICK when they see other phones come out in about 2-3 more months....SERIOUSLY!

posted on 17 May 2012, 02:21

84. REYNER (Posts: 187; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

yah maybe but we'll see about that. there are no assurance to that either its a matter of risking whether you'll choose to wait longer (that can either disapoint you or not) or grab the best FOR NOW im pretty sure in about 2 yrs time sIII's main feature and functionality as well as its quad-core will not be that crappy..

posted on 17 May 2012, 14:19

85. SonyFTW2020 (Posts: 311; Member since: 03 May 2012)

Dude grab for now??? This phone is OUT its not going to get cancelled later!! lol you will still be able to get it in 2-3 months soo what are you losing by waiting?? NOTHING... and did you say IN 2 YEARS time it will not seem crappy! your really caught in the galaxy world...the phones coming out in about 4 more months will make sammy wish they had done better... sorry dude but dont kid yourself

posted on 11 May 2012, 09:32 4

42. TheCellX (Posts: 50; Member since: 08 Nov 2011)

All these reports and post about the GS3 and how short it is are really boring. My question is: is this phone the best HW/SW combination of 2012? I think yes, despite if the screen is not what PhoneArena wanted or even if the processor is not the desired one. The truth is there guys, it have the best processor, the best resolution of any phone, it have Android so you can flash whatever rom or ui you need. So please stop wasting time. Iphone 4s have 800Mhz dual core, and 500Mb rom... and still is 1st or 2nd place in sales... the important thing is not if the phone have 2ghz quad or 41mpixels camera, its the whole package, and the Gs3 has the best around.

posted on 11 May 2012, 09:35 1

43. APPLE_R0YALLY (banned) (Posts: 73; Member since: 08 May 2012)

We like the specs of this phone.

posted on 11 May 2012, 10:20

46. MEeee (Posts: 361; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

Hands on with Samsung Galaxy SIII in Vietnam.


posted on 11 May 2012, 10:45 1

49. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)

SIII has taken a toll of our expectations pentile, siri copy, useless implementation of wireless charging accessories endeless flaws to mention hope samsung perform well for S IV.

posted on 11 May 2012, 11:11 1

52. Lboogey6 (Posts: 281; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)

great article!! page 3 so far is my favorite! reading on..

posted on 11 May 2012, 15:27 1

56. martinlosha (unregistered)

This Phone is Such Bulls**t.....

posted on 11 May 2012, 16:33 1

59. androidornothing (Posts: 143; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

I dont know what anyone else thinks about this phone but I am most concerned.about the US Galaxy S3. Since its.going to have a Snapdraggon S4 processor in it I just hope that it is smooth and fast. I dont care about quad or.dual core I just need smoothness.

posted on 11 May 2012, 17:31 1

61. BravoTeam127 (unregistered)

Do you thInk the snapdragon s4 will be able to handle all of the features for the American version?

posted on 11 May 2012, 17:47

62. GeekMovement (unregistered)

I am personally stoked about this phone coming soon (hopefully next month). I don't understand people with the plastic issue, doesn't the article already explain why plastic is chosen as the material? I can hold my phone with a firm grip and it feels solid. I guess most people think otherwise. Each to his/her own..

My tiny disappointment with the SGSIII is the US Variant which I know is just as powerful (if not more) as any other new releases, but I was hoping Samsung would step further and surprise us with a processor stronger than the rest of the competition at least. I won't have a problem with S4 if it runs smoother than my E4GT (and it runs buttery smooth even after 7+ months of owning it). If S4 is amazing, I won't have any complaints left.

I personally like the design. With the all natural theme (which I could honestly care less about), the design is like a shiny pebble that comes in blue and white I thought that was neat. The only aspect of the design that makes me twitch is the physical home button. I personally still prefer the 4 capacitive touch buttons if it must have any buttons at all.

Display with the pentile is ok for me because I don't look at my phone with a microscope. 4.8" is awesome as I've grown used to the 4.52" and it doesn't feel big at all for me.

I can understand people's comments that this may not be the great leap from SGSII but I think it can still qualify as significant upgrade since all the new features really seem useful.

Everyday I'm checking to see if this device has been officially announced here lol. Thanks PhoneArena.

posted on 12 May 2012, 13:13

75. Mube1 (Posts: 153; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)

Other than design its awesome ph and easily better than s2,and every new ph is better than old onces

posted on 13 May 2012, 04:20

78. illiad (Posts: 128; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)

good preview.. things needing to be tested!!!

are the SD and SIM hot-swappable??

more about BT 4 speed / extras.. there isn't much info out there yet... :)

test various communications with older phones?? WiFi, BT, NFC...

posted on 13 May 2012, 04:35

79. SonyFTW2020 (Posts: 311; Member since: 03 May 2012)

All i can say is we will truely see where this phone lies in about two more months when the other flagship phones start to come out!! We will TRUELY see if samsung did well or not...But im tellin you, when the iphone 5, the motorola atrix 3, and the Sony Xperia Gx come out!! It will be A WHOLE new perspecitve on the Galaxy S3... In my opinion they are gonna wish they had made it what the "HYPE" was supposed to be. Its not goin to last the year is what im predicting..

posted on 15 May 2012, 02:24

82. Forsaken77 (Posts: 553; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)

I'm definately gonna wait for the updated version a few months down the road.

posted on 12 May 2013, 14:14

88. lipibeguma (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 May 2013)

Wow! Samsung Galaxy S4 is the best; all these a little known features prove why it is the best, nice to hear that, just click here to see all news about it

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