Samsung Galaxy S III Quad-core 32 GB 

Released May, 2012
  • Android 4.3
  • 4G
  • 4.8"
  • Quad core 1.4 GHz
BrowserMark adds HTML to the equation - behind the scenes JavaScript computation won't do much if the web page can't update fast and smooth.
by GSM Arena (Jun, 2012)
When you combine the screen's vividness with the great contrast (black color that is completely black, not just very dark gray, as in LCD displays), multimedia consumption does get much more enjoyable, compared to the LCD experience.
by PhoneArena (May, 2012)
6.7 Out of 10

PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of the Samsung Galaxy S III

Performance

Processing power and speed

Galaxy S III
7.7
Xperia Z
8.2
Galaxy S4
9.0
Geekbench, BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Galaxy S III
6.3
Xperia Z
8.3
Galaxy S4
8.7
GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Galaxy S III
5.2
Xperia Z
5.2
Galaxy S4
n.d.
Talk time (3G), Talk time, Standby time (3G), Standby time and 1 more

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Galaxy S III
8.6
Xperia Z
8.4
Galaxy S4
8.7
Reviews from phonearena.com, gsmarena.com, techradar.com, mobiletechreview.com and 2 more

6.7

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Galaxy S III
6.7
Xperia Z
7.4
Galaxy S4
8.8

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Samsung Galaxy S III

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Galaxy S III
424
Xperia SP
2,105
Galaxy S4
1,856

SunSpider 0.9.1 Web browser and javascript performance

Galaxy S III
1,335 ms
iPhone 4s
2,250 ms
Nexus 4
1,971 ms

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Galaxy S III
2,459
iPhone 5
901
Nexus 4
1,794

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Galaxy S III
4.2 fps
Galaxy S4
17.2 fps
Nexus 4
15.4 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Galaxy S III
17.6 fps
Galaxy S4
41.3 fps
Nexus 4
39.1 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 battery Battery life for 3D graphics apps

Galaxy S III
253 min
iPhone 5
126 min
iPhone 4s
159 min

Reviews Word on the street for the Samsung Galaxy S III


8.0
The 4.8" HD Super AMOLED display would've been really exciting a year or two ago, but these days IPS and advanced LCDs offer sharper text, wider viewing angles and better outdoor visibility.

9.3
With its giant high-resolution AMOLED screen, enjoying whatever multimedia on the phone is an awesome experience.

9.0
Google also wanted to get in on the act, enabling you to rent movies at a slightly high price from Play Movies - and the selection isn't brilliant either.

Overall

8.6 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

You can adjust video brightness, color tone and enable outdoor visibility too.
by GSM Arena (Jun, 2012)
While the Samsung Galaxy S III falls far behind the HTC One X and One S in terms of materials and aesthetics, it is a solidly built phone that's decently attractive.
by MobileTechReview (Jun, 2012)
The pretty large, sharp display with great colors makes reading a joy.
by GSM Arena (Jun, 2012)

Carrier

AT&T and Verizon versions have both 3G and LTE, and both carriers have robust LTE networks with fast data speeds.
by MobileTechReview (Jun, 2012)
The app drawer has three view modes - Customizable grid (where you can rearrange icons freely), Alphabetical grid (if you think you can find apps quicker if their alphabetized) and Alphabetical list (this one makes shortcuts easy to hit, but isn't very space efficient).
by GSM Arena (Jun, 2012)
Three sound toggles have been added within the menu trigger by holding the power/lock key (once again some S III users got an OTA update with these on ICS, but some didn't).
by GSM Arena (Oct, 2012)

Video

Video quality is excellent at 1080p and 30fps: video is sharp and colorful with smooth motion and little in the way of blockiness.
by MobileTechReview (Jun, 2012)
It's the awesome trick introduced on the Galaxy S III that brings the video you are currently playing to a small floating window that lies on top of whatever else you currently had open.
by GSM Arena (Sep, 2012)
The video player on the S III has a feature called Pop up play - it moves the video in a small floating window and you can use other apps on the phone while still watching the video.
by GSM Arena (Jun, 2012)

Cpu

SunSpider is a JavaScript benchmark and as such isn't strongly affected by the number of CPU cores - it mostly reflects the raw performance of a single core and how optimized the JavaScript engine itself is.
by GSM Arena (Jun, 2012)
That said, the budget brigade are creeping up with quad-core CPU's of their own and are providing more than adequate challenges to the S3.
by TechRadar (Aug, 2014)
Curiously enough, the US Galaxy III beat the quad-core sporting I9300, but fell behind HTC's offerings.
by GSM Arena (Jun, 2012)

Camera

The image quality is every bit as impressive as its specs suggest - tack sharp and with perfectly deep blacks, it's probably the best you can find on the market.
by GSM Arena (Jun, 2012)
The camera interface is quite similar to what the Galaxy S II has.
by GSM Arena (Jun, 2012)
We could move onto the fact that despite packing a similar sensor to the S2, the camera is still a cracking effort that will please most.
by TechRadar (Aug, 2014)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Type AMOLED
Size 4.8"
Resolution 1280 x 720
Touchscreen Capacitive
Multitouch Yes
PPI 305 ppi

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes

software

Operating system Android 4.3
Multitasking Yes
App store Android Market
Adobe flash support No
App store size 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes
Supports NFC Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0

form factor

Weight 133 g
Thickness 8.6 mm
Size 70.6 x 136.6 x 8.6 mm

hardware

Clock speed 1.4 GHz
Number of cores Quad core
RAM 1 GB
Internal storage 32 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDXC
  2. SDHC
  3. SD

photo & video

Camera 8 MP
Resolution 8 MP
Flash Yes
Secondary camera 1.9 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G
Networks
  1. EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
  2. HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
  3. HSDPA+ (21.1 Mb/s)
  4. UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
  5. GSM (0.01 Mb/s)
  6. GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time 1,350 min
Talk time (3G) 696 min
Standby time 49,824 min
Standby time (3G) 46,224 min
Capacity 2,100 mA·h
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Comments

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Hey Mad Hatter, there's two versions, a 3G and LTE version. But you're right, this is the LTE version. Will get this fixed up.
Your review on this and other models shows "Generation: 3G". I'm pretty sure that the SIII in my hand says "4G LTE" on the back.
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