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Samsung Galaxy S III

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Discontinued: U.S. Cellular

Pros

  • Supports wireless charging

Cons

  • Too little RAM (1 GB)
  • Low pixel density screen (306 ppi)

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Description

With a 4.8" HD Super AMOLED in a chassis slightly bigger than the Galaxy S II, the Samsung Galaxy S III embodies the Android lovers dream of having a slim and light device with huge screen. With a powerful quad-core Exynos chip, which turns into Snapdragon S4 + LTE for the US, the phone becomes the 2012 Android yardstick. It is not only the hardware specs, though, but rather the holistic approach to communication with the user, dubbed Natural Interaction, and the innovative media sharing features that make it "stand tall" - literally.



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DisplayPopupbenchmark

  • Display size:
    • 4.8 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 306 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • Super AMOLED
  • Screen-to-body ratio:

    Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

    • 65.82 %
  • Peak brightness:
    • 300 cd/m2 (nit)
  • Features:
    • Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camerabenchmark

  • Rear:
      • Single camera
  • Main camera:
      • Popup8 megapixels
      • Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
    • Specifications:
      • Aperture size:

        Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

        F2.6; Sensor size:

        Sensor size - A bigger camera sensor is able to capture more light, and thus produce better photos.

        1/3"
  • Flash:
    • LED
  • Video recording:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
    • Features:
      • Digital image stabilization, Video calling
  • Front:
      • 1.9 megapixels

Design

  • Dimensions:
    • 5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 inches (136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.69 oz (133 g)
      the average is 5.9 oz (169 g)
  • Materials:
    • Main body: Plastic
  • Colors:
    • Black, Gray, Brown, Pink, Blue, Red, White

Hardware & Performancebenchmark

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Samsung Exynos 4 Quad 4412
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
  • GPU:

    GPU - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • Mali-400 MP4
  • Memory:

    Memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

      • 1 GB
  • Internal storage:

    Internal storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 32 GB
  • Storage expansion:

    Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

      • up to 64 GB
  • OS:
    • Android (4.3, 4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.0.4); Samsung TouchWiz UI

Batterybenchmark

  • Capacity:

    Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

    • 2100 mAh
  • Wireless charging:

    Wireless charging - Allows the device to charge wirelessly when placed on a compatible wireless charging pad or stand. While convenient, wireless charging is usually slower than traditional wired charging.

    • Optional
  • Talk time:
    • 22.50 hours
      the average is 21 h (1234 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 34.6 days (830 hours)
      the average is 20 days (482 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 11.60 hours
      the average is 22 h (1314 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 32.1 days (770 hours)
      the average is 26 days (628 h)

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
  • SIM type:
    • Micro SIM

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band
    • Mobile hotspot:

      Mobile hotspot - Turns your phone into a Wi-Fi access point to which other Wi-Fi-capable devices can connect. These devices can then access the internet via your phone's data connectivity.

      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • USB OTG, USB charging
  • HDMI:
      • via microUSB
  • Location:

    Location - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Other:
    • NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
  • Notifications:
    • Service lights (Multiple color), Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
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Multimediabenchmark

  • Screen mirroring:
    • DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL, MirrorLink
  • Radio:
      • FM, Stereo, RDS
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • Yes

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 03 May 2012

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung i9300, Samsung Galaxy S III R530X



Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Samsung Galaxy S III 16GB

Differences from the main variant:

  • Video recording:
    • Features:
      • Video calling, Digital image stabilization
  • Internal storage:

    Internal storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 16 GB

Samsung Galaxy S III 64GB

Differences from the main variant:

  • Video recording:
    • Features:
      • Video calling, Digital image stabilization
  • Internal storage:

    Internal storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 64 GB

Samsung I9300A

Differences from the main variant:

  • Video recording:
    • Features:
      • Video calling, Digital image stabilization
  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 19 Jun 2012
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LGTI9300A link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.49 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 1.02 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.58 W/kg
    • Wireless Router:
      • 1.02 W/kg

Samsung I9300T

Differences from the main variant:

  • Video recording:
    • Features:
      • Video calling, Digital image stabilization
  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 19 Jun 2012
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LGTI9300T link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.41 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 1.03 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.49 W/kg
    • Wireless Router:
      • 1.03 W/kg

Samsung Galaxy S III LTE I9305

Differences from the main variant:

  • Memory:

    Memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

      • 2 GB
  • Talk time:
    • 16.00 hours
      the average is 21 h (1234 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 24.2 days (580 hours)
      the average is 20 days (482 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 11.00 hours
      the average is 22 h (1314 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 21.2 days (510 hours)
      the average is 26 days (628 h)
  • Stand-by time (4G):
    • 16.2 days (390 hours)
      the average is 26 days (626 h)
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 18, 3, 7
  • Data:
    • LTE
  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 06 Sep 2012
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LGTI9305 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.28 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.58 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 0.87 W/kg
    • Wireless Router:
      • 0.58 W/kg

Samsung Galaxy S III R530X

Differences from the main variant:

  • Weight:
    • 4.71 oz (134 g)
      the average is 5.9 oz (169 g)
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Memory:

    Memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

      • 2 GB

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