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Samsung i9300 GALAXY S III (S3)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30044 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the camera and value for money. The responsiveness and screen are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the text input and reliability. There are some mixed reviews about the battery.

usability, screen, responsiveness, value for money, camera

features, reliability, text input

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung i9300 GALAXY S III (S3) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300) Smartphone


A new Galaxy. Samsung introduced its smartphone flagship from the latest portfolio at a big event in London. A quad-core SoC based on ARM, a 720p screen, NFC and Android 4.0 ICS belong to the must-haves of this category today. Is Samsung's Galaxy S3...

Casing's attractive design ; Micro SD card reader (up to 64 GB) ; 50 GB of Dropbox storage (24 months) ; NFC (near-field communication) ; Appealing and swift user interface (TouchWiz 5.0) ; Camera module (1080p shots, 8 megapixels, LED flash) ;...

Aluminum looks rather than aluminum (rim) ; 12 month warranty only ; Preinstalled bloatware ; Many software features only a nice-to-have (S Voice, Smart Stay and co.) ; AMOLED screen's brightness ; Temperature development during load

Current Android smartphones powered by Android 4.0.4 operating system from the premium and upper midrange. Among others, HTC's One X, LG's Optimus 4X HD or Huawei Ascent D Quad. With Windows Phone: Nokia Lumia 900

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Samsung Galaxy S3 Review


The Samsung Galaxy S3, one of the most anticipated Android smartphone ever, finally arrives in the USA after a successful launch in Europe and elsewhere. In its final North American form, the Galaxy S3 differs from its international cousins in [...]

It is fair to say that the Galaxy S3 is an excellent smartphone. While it is not the “revolution” that Samsung fans were waiting for, the S3 deserves its spot in the Android Hall of Fame. Its design had created some controversy, but we do like it – a...

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Samsung Galaxy S III Review


Samsung's Galaxy S III has finally hit Indian shores and loyal Sammy fans can't wait to get their grubby mitts on one. We know many Galaxy S II owners who've already swapped their phone for the upgraded model. Samsung made us wait a painfully long time...

Samsung has priced their flagship offering at 43,180, however actual retail pricing is closer to 38,900. This is still a little bit more expensive compared to the HTC One X, although the latter has been in the market for a while longer. Once things...

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Samsung Galaxy S III (Boost Mobile)


The Samsung Galaxy S III is the best smartphone you can get on Boost Mobile, but it'll cost you.

Large, high-resolution screen. Fast processor. 4G LTE support. Good camera. Runs Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

Expensive. Data speeds are not quite as fast as many other carriers

Following in the steps of its belated launch of the Galaxy S II 4G, the Samsung Galaxy S III is now available for Boost Mobile a year later than it appeared almost everywhere else. And guess what? It's still a great phone. Sure, it's pretty expensive...

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Samsung Galaxy S III (Cricket Wireless)


The Samsung Galaxy S III is still one of the world's best smartphones, and available from Cricket Wireless at an unusually low price.

Excellent screen. Fast processor. High-quality camera. Will get more features as time goes on

Android 4.1 not yet available at time of review. Cricket's 4G coverage is very limited

The world's top Android smartphone is now available at a very low price without a contract. Cricket Wireless's innovation with its Galaxy S III phone isn't in technology—this is the same Galaxy S III that millions of people around the world love—but in...

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Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean review: Bread and butter


The official rollout of the Galaxy S III Jelly Bean update has finally started. In the next few weeks it should land on just about every Exynos-powered S III unit out there, letting it have a taste of the latest and greatest from Android.

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New models of Smartphones seem to be arriving on phone store shelves almost daily, and the Apple iPhone is feeling the snapping at their heels by the latest models from numerous companies. Samsung's Galaxy S-III is definitely strong competition. . . . .

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Latest Galaxy Phone Aims for the Stars, But Falls Short


The bottom line is that while all of Samsung's software features on the S III aim to impress, and several display great ambition, too many of them suffer from frustratingly poor execution. Thankfully, you can just skip this stuff and enjoy the...

A blazing fast beast of a phone with 2GB of RAM and a 1.5GHz dual-core processor. The display is a beauty, just short of the iPhone and One X screens. Handset is thin and light. The same hardware is sold across five U.S. carriers at the same price point

Samsung’s TouchWiz software includes a lot of half-baked features that aim for innovation but miss the mark — sharing apps in particular. Styling is boring, and not exciting enough for a flagship phone

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Samsung Galaxy S III Review


If there's such a thing as heritage in the relatively fledgling world of smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S III has it. Seldom does a phone – at least, one not wearing an Apple logo – arrive to so many expectations, and this time around Samsung even...

Phrases like “best ever smartphone” are overplayed: the market moves so fast, for a start, and the range of sizes and features out there mean what may be a key priority for you might be a minor quibbling point for someone else. Still, if your phone has...

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Samsung Galaxy S III review


How do you review a phone like the Galaxy S III? It's already been subject to so much speculation, exposure, and early judgment — some of it coming from myself, admittedly — that it feels overwhelming to try and condense what it means to everyone into...

Stellar performance, even without an Exynos SoC ; Excellent camera ; Functionally sound design ; Android tweaks have mostly been for the better

Aesthetically challenged ; TouchWiz takes getting used to ; S Voice is no less of a gimmick than Siri ; Samsung has a history of failing to update phones on time

A lot of good, mixed in with a little bit of bad

Product Specifications

Intuitive, stylish and simple to use, the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone delivers a personalized, seamless mobile experience that helps your day run smoothly—whether it's time for work, family or play. At last, here’s a smartphone that recognizes your voice, understands your intentions, and lets you create and share precious moments instantly. The Galaxy S III offers one of the most sophisticated interactive mobile experiences to date. You’ll be able to send photos, videos and information easier and faster than ever; stay better connected to friends and family members from wherever you are; and run multiple functions on your phone at the same time.


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD1080p


Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication:No / Yes
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:4.X LTE / GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:HD SUPER AMOLED / Super-AMOLED Plus
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Operator:3 / EE / LIFE MOBILE / METEOR / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free / Variable Pack


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes
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