Samsung Galaxy S3 Slim 

Released March, 2014
  • Android 4.2
  • 4G
  • 4.5"
  • Quad core 1.2 GHz
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.
by TechRadar (Aug, 2014)
It's fast, it's sleek and it packs the latest technology that will get your pulse racing.
by TechRadar (Aug, 2014)

Features Key features of the Samsung Galaxy S3 Slim

screen size

Galaxy S3 Slim

screen resolution

Galaxy S3 Slim
960 x 540
2560 x 1440
Galaxy S4
1920 x 1080


Galaxy S3 Slim
1 GB
3 GB
Galaxy S4
2 GB


Galaxy S3 Slim
Quad core
P8 lite
Octa core
Moto X
Dual core

camera resolution

Galaxy S3 Slim
5 MP
13 MP
Galaxy S4
13 MP

Reviews Word on the street for the Samsung Galaxy S3 Slim

One of its main strengths is the layout: it's simple and easy to use.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


You can tweak everything from page colour and brightness to size of text and line width - not earth-shattering but very much welcome.
by TechRadar (Aug, 2014)
Samsung was also keen to highlight the screen, which was not only a massive upgrade from anything that was seen before it but has also become the bar for any screen to have come since.
by TechRadar (Aug, 2014)
Samsung has also put the brightness alteration bar in, and also allows you to adjust the level of auto brightness.
by TechRadar (Aug, 2014)


But overall, the music player from the Samsung Galaxy S3 gets a big tick in our book.
by TechRadar (Aug, 2014)
Things like S Suggest give you apps you might like, and aside from the sexism of choosing apps for him (workout apps) and for her (messaging apps) does help separate the wheat from the chaff when it comes to trying to know about the first things you should download to the phone.
by TechRadar (Aug, 2014)
The notifications pane is actually a pretty pivotal section for the music player, as you can also pause and skip tracks from here - it's something Samsung has offered for years, but I'm glad it's still there.
by TechRadar (Aug, 2014)


The 4.8-inch screen is fantastic, and we thoroughly recommend it to anyone who likes watching a whole host of videos.
by TechRadar (Aug, 2014)
The range of files supported is brilliant too: from AVI to MP4 to Xvid and DivX it's all there, and will appeal to those who like watching movies on the go.
by TechRadar (Aug, 2014)
The video player supports an impressive range of formats.
by TechRadar (Aug, 2014)


This will change during use, obviously, but it's much harder to hammer the battery through actually doing things the phone is supposed to.
by TechRadar (Aug, 2014)
The battery life of the Samsung Galaxy S3 on the Jelly Bean update is improved ever so slightly – assuming you do a full factory reset when updated.
by TechRadar (Aug, 2014)
In real use, as in not checking it every seven seconds to play with it (the curse of the new phone) you'll get a much more reasonable battery life.
by TechRadar (Aug, 2014)


The other features, such as HDR mode, beauty mode, panorama and smile shot, all offer excellent picture quality if you're into that sort of thing - although I can't really see a use for cartoon other than for those who want a blurry mess to show to friends.
by TechRadar (Aug, 2014)
The camera might only be 8MP but it works well for everyday life.
by TechRadar (Aug, 2014)
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


Size 4.5"
Resolution 960 x 540
PPI 244 ppi


Clock speed 1.2 GHz
Number of cores Quad core
Internal storage 8 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDHC
  2. SD

photo & video

Camera 5 MP
Resolution 5 MP
Flash Yes
Secondary camera 0.3 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown


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


Capacity 2,100 mA·h

form factor

Weight 139 g
Thickness 9.7 mm
Size 66 x 133 x 9.7 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes


Supports FM radio No


Operating system Android 4.2
Multitasking Yes
App store Android Market
Adobe flash support No
App store size 850,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes
Supports NFC No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
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