Samsung Galaxy S III

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Announced:
May 3, 2012
Market status:
Released
Release date:
May 22, 2012

PhoneArena Rating:

9.3
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Display

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Display size:

4.8 inches

Resolution:

720 x 1280 pixels

Pixel density:

306 ppi

Technology:

Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio:

65.82 %

Peak brightness:

300 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

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Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

8 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.6; Sensor size: 1/3"

Flash:

LED

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full 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 6 oz (172 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic

Colors:

Black, Gray, Brown, Pink, Blue, Red, White

Hardware & Performance

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System chip:

Samsung Exynos 4 Quad 4412

Processor:

Quad-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9

GPU:

Mali-400 MP4

RAM:

1 GB

Internal storage:

32 GB

Storage expansion:

up to 64 GB

OS:

Android (4.3, 4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.0.4), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Battery

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Capacity:

2100 mAh

Talk time:

22.50 hours
the average is 23 h (1379 min)

Stand-by time:

34.6 days (830 hours)
the average is 21 days (498 h)

Talk time (3G):

11.60 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

32.1 days (770 hours)
the average is 26 days (636 h)

Cellular

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 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

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

Features:

USB OTG, Video out

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Other:

NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Notifications:

Notification light (Multiple color), Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

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Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL, MirrorLink

Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Additional microphone(s):

Yes

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:

16 GB

Samsung Galaxy S III 64GB

Differences from the main variant:

Video recording:

Features:

Video calling, Digital image stabilization

Internal storage:

64 GB

Samsung I9300A

Differences from the main variant:

Video recording:

Features:

Video calling, Digital image stabilization

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jun 19, 2012

FCC ID value:

A3LGTI9300A link

FCC measured SAR:

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:

Date approved:

Jun 19, 2012

FCC ID value:

A3LGTI9300T link

FCC measured SAR:

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:

RAM:

2 GB

Talk time:

16.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1379 min)

Stand-by time:

24.2 days (580 hours)
the average is 21 days (498 h)

Talk time (3G):

11.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

21.2 days (510 hours)
the average is 26 days (636 h)

Stand-by time (4G):

16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 26 days (627 h)

LTE (FDD):

Bands 18, 3, 7

UMTS:

850, 900, 2100 MHz

Data:

LTE

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Sep 06, 2012

FCC ID value:

A3LGTI9305 link

FCC measured SAR:

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 6 oz (172 g)

Processor:

Dual-core, 1500 MHz

RAM:

2 GB

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Discontinued

Pros

No Pros

Cons

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

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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