Samsung Galaxy S III

AKA: Samsung Galaxy S3, SGH-T999

Available at: Koodo Mobile, Mobilicity, PC Mobile, SaskTel, Telus, Videotron, Virgin Mobile, Wind Mobile, Bell, Fido, MTS, Rogers

9/10 AVG.
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Honestly, I’m speechless. I love everything about the Samsung Galaxy S3. It’s modern, it’s human and it’s closest to being perfect that I think a smartphone could ever be. - Randy Khoo, Android Authority  
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The Galaxy S III is a technological triumph. - Vlad Savov, The Verge  
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Reviews summary

9/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 60 reviews

The Samsung Galaxy S III is the third iteration of Samsung’s highly successful Galaxy S and is currently the most popular smartphone available anywhere in terms of sales. After nearly 3 months on store shelves across the world, Samsung has already sold over 10 million units. And no doubt it's going to sell millions more, mainly because of the phone’s outstanding hardware and software features that make it a cut above the vast majority of the handsets offered by the competition.

The III’s highlights in terms of hardware include a 4.8-inch 720p HD Super AMOLED touchscreen display that’s covered with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 2, an 8-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash and 1080p video recording capability, plus a 1.4 GHz quad-core Cortex A9 processor with 1GB of RAM. All of this, along with many other hardware niceties such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and HSDPA data, makes it one of the most powerful and feature-rich Android smartphones ever.

Speaking of Android, the Samsung Galaxy S III comes with version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich pre-installed, and a free update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is already in the pipeline. This should make it one of the first handsets on the market to run the latest version of the Android software. It also has a bunch of noteworthy software features like S-Voice, which takes a user’s voice commands then executes the necessary actions, and Dropbox integration, which gives users 50GB of free online storage space for backup. For most people, though, the best feature of the Samsung Galaxy S III software-wise is its built-in support for the world’s most popular social networking sites and Google services.

There’s a 2100mAh battery located underneath the Samsung Galaxy S III’s back over, which is said to be good for up to 12 hours of 3G talk time. That’s an impressive feat considering the fact that the overall thickness of the handset checks in at just 9mm. Whether or not you are a fan of Samsung’s design or manufacturing philosophies, it’s hard to deny that they’ve made a darn good phone with the Galaxy S III.

Need To Know: Samsung Galaxy S III

1. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is pre-installed as standard and a free upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is on the way. (The Good)

2. The 4.8-inch 720x1280 pixel resolution Super AMOLED touchscreen display is among the best in its class and provides excellent picture quality. (The Good)

3. The lack of support for 4G LTE networks is something that users in certain areas will surely miss. (The Bad)

4. An otherwise expansive built-in display is considered by some users as entirely too big and makes the phone somewhat difficult to operate in that it requires both hands to use. (The Bad)

Specs summary

Screen
4.8"

The Samsung Galaxy S III's screen is 4.8 inches with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.5GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.5 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (Update Available: 4.4.4 KitKat) operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
16/32 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB or 32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
2100mAh

The phone is powered by a 2100 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Samsung's performance ratings are: 12.5 days standby time, 1300 minutes talk time, 387 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Prices (Where to Buy)

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140

Samsung Galaxy S3,i747, 16gb,Blue. UNLOCKED for use Worldwide

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  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located In: Canada
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140

Samsung Galaxy S3,16gb,Blue. UNLOCKED for use Worldwide

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  • Condition: New
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located In: Canada
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Reviews summary

9/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 60 reviews

The Samsung Galaxy S III is the third iteration of Samsung’s highly successful Galaxy S and is currently the most popular smartphone available anywhere in terms of sales. After nearly 3 months on store shelves across the world, Samsung has already sold over 10 million units. And no doubt it's going to sell millions more, mainly because of the phone’s outstanding hardware and software features that make it a cut above the vast majority of the handsets offered by the competition.

The III’s highlights in terms of hardware include a 4.8-inch 720p HD Super AMOLED touchscreen display that’s covered with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 2, an 8-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash and 1080p video recording capability, plus a 1.4 GHz quad-core Cortex A9 processor with 1GB of RAM. All of this, along with many other hardware niceties such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and HSDPA data, makes it one of the most powerful and feature-rich Android smartphones ever.

Speaking of Android, the Samsung Galaxy S III comes with version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich pre-installed, and a free update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is already in the pipeline. This should make it one of the first handsets on the market to run the latest version of the Android software. It also has a bunch of noteworthy software features like S-Voice, which takes a user’s voice commands then executes the necessary actions, and Dropbox integration, which gives users 50GB of free online storage space for backup. For most people, though, the best feature of the Samsung Galaxy S III software-wise is its built-in support for the world’s most popular social networking sites and Google services.

There’s a 2100mAh battery located underneath the Samsung Galaxy S III’s back over, which is said to be good for up to 12 hours of 3G talk time. That’s an impressive feat considering the fact that the overall thickness of the handset checks in at just 9mm. Whether or not you are a fan of Samsung’s design or manufacturing philosophies, it’s hard to deny that they’ve made a darn good phone with the Galaxy S III.

Need To Know: Samsung Galaxy S III

1. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is pre-installed as standard and a free upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is on the way. (The Good)

2. The 4.8-inch 720x1280 pixel resolution Super AMOLED touchscreen display is among the best in its class and provides excellent picture quality. (The Good)

3. The lack of support for 4G LTE networks is something that users in certain areas will surely miss. (The Bad)

4. An otherwise expansive built-in display is considered by some users as entirely too big and makes the phone somewhat difficult to operate in that it requires both hands to use. (The Bad)

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Reviews (9/10 Avg. rating)

An amazing phone with creative software advancements

from TelecomTiger (about 1 year ago)

With a large number of excellent features and functions, Samsung Galaxy S3 has set a benchmark for its close competitors - HTC One X and Apple. The only advantage HTC One X has over Galaxy S3 is its better screen resolution. The 1.5 dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 1 GB RAM has worked well... More

  9/10

Same great formula from the original, fast mobile data, slightly improved hardware

from Pocket-lint (about 1 year ago)

For those of us outside the 4G coverage area, there's almost no point getting this phone at all, although it does have a good range of 4G frequencies, so you should see support for other UK networks when they launch 4G services. When they're on top form, in central London or the other cities the 4G... More

  8/10

Unquestionably one of the most well-rounded smartphones on the market

from Phonedog (over 2 years ago)

There is no questioning the quality of the Galaxy S III. Top to bottom, it is a fantastic device. And while many would rather see Samsung begin to transition away from using an excess of plastic to something a little more classy and of higher quality, the S III holds it own, despite its frail-feeling... More

Full of features and definitely has the "wow" factor

from Sprint Users (over 2 years ago)

This phone is definitely one I will keep for a while. I feel very comfortable using it and showing it off. It's just a sweet device. It looks great and behaves professionally. If you're in the market for an Android device, this is the one. It's worth the wait.

  9/10

The screen is lovely and the phone is full of software features that'll make your head spin

from IntoMobile (over 2 years ago)

The Samsung Galaxy S III is an impressive phone. The screen is lovely and the phone is full of software features that'll make your head spin. The camera is great and rivals that of the iPhone 4S. From a hardware-only perspective, it is the best Android phone Sprint has to offer at this time. It surpasses... More

  9/10

Heavy on hardware, but even heavier on experience

from Android Guys (over 2 years ago)

Hype confirmed. This handset is everything we’d expect out of Samsung’s flagship device on just about every front imaginable. Thanks to a unified branding and singular form factor, across multiple providers, there will be no mistaking one of these as better than the other. And, since it’s... More

Provides excellent value and is a device that will offer a lot of bang

from GottaBeMobile (over 2 years ago)

There’s been a lot of talk about Sprint’s network. Pundits are quick to criticize the Now Network for not having a widely deployed 4G LTE network and supporters are fast to point out that Sprint remains the only carrier right now to offer unthrottled, unlimited mobile broadband data. If you’re... More

A top of the line smartphone to power you through the day

from BitBitByte (over 2 years ago)

If you are in the market for a new Android device, the S3 will not disappoint. Compared to the other big hitter in the Android world at the moment, the HTC One X, Samsung narrowly edges out HTC once again. The design isn’t up to my 2012 standards (the HTC One X is a sexy device) but what is packed... More

A good phone that excels at nearly every feature

from Phone Scoop (over 2 years ago)

Sprint's version of the Samsung Galaxy S III carries forward most of the strengths of its counterparts for other carriers. Samsung went for broke and packed the device with features that may lead to mass adoption of burgeoning technologies such as NFC. Beyond the bells and whistles, the Galaxy S III... More

Samsung Galaxy S III Review (Verizon)

from Pocketnow (over 2 years ago)

If you don’t have a smartphone, or your contract is up, or you’re wondering what phone to get, we’ll make things simple for you: get this phone. You might be also considering the Galaxy Nexus, which is also a great phone, but the Galaxy S III is better in almost every way. Even though... More

  8/10

I like my phone but....

(8 months ago)

it stopped charging shortly after i got it take it back to saskatel and they tell me its not covered under warranty because apparently its damage caused by me i take it to a repair store and they told me its very common for that to happen with the s3 and that the only way to truly fix it is to get a... More

  4/10

Poor/Weak radio antenna

(11 months ago)

We tried two of these phones and neither one worked in our area. Odd....our other Samsung phones (Droid Razor, i200 & Note III) work just fine.

  1/10

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