Samsung Galaxy S III

AKA: Samsung Galaxy S3, SGH-T999

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

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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.

Full Specs

Overview
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Asia, Europe, North America, Australia, South America, Africa, India, Philippines, Russia, Ukraine, China
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1700/1900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+ 21.1
variations
SIM Card Micro-SIM
World Phone Yes
Operating System Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (Update Available: 4.4.4 KitKat)

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.5 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
16 GB or 32 GB
RAM 2 GB
ROM Unknown
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.55 W/kg
Body: 1.49 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2100 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Video Playback Time 567 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 387 minutes
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time No
Talk Time Up to:
1300 minutes (2G)
700 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 12.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Amber Brown, Garnet Red, Marble White, Pebble Blue, Sapphire Black, Titanium Gray
Dimensions [H x W x D] 13.7 x 7.1 x 0.9 cm
(5.4 x 2.8 x 0.4 in)
Weight 133 grams
(4.7 ounces)
Rugged Design No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel Density 306 pixels
Size 4.8 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Swype
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Call Management
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash Yes
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM (Google Talk)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out HDMI
DLNA Support Yes
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Front Camera  
Built-In Yes
Resolution 1+ megapixels
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Capture / Recording Yes
Video Recording Parameters
Rear Camera  
Built-In Yes
Resolution 8+ megapixels
Zoom No
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, ISO, Panorama, Self-timer, Smile detection, White balance
Video Capture / Recording Yes
Video Recording Formats MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, WMA, OGG, AMR-NB
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, DivX
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack Yes
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, TXT, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps YouTube, Google+, Dropbox
Included Software / Apps No
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