Samsung Galaxy S III, White 16GB (Verizon Wireless) Review/Deals

Samsung Galaxy S III, White 16GB (Verizon Wireless)

Samsung Galaxy S III, White 16GB (Verizon Wireless)

  • Display: 4.8-inches
  • Camera: 8-MP
  • Processor Speed: 1.5 GHz
  • OS: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Stay connected on the go with this Samsung Galaxy S III SCH-i535 4G mobile phone that features a color touch screen for simple navigation of features and 4G LTE speed for a fast Web connection. (view larger). Samsung Galaxy S IIIAt a Glance: Android 4.1, Jelly Bean 4.8-inch 1280×720 16M HD Super AMOLED display 1.5 GHz Dual Core processor and 2 GB of RAM 8 MP camera w/zero shutter lag and LED Flash, 1.9 MP front facing camera 1080p HD video capture (rear camera), 720p HD vide

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  1. electronicnut says:
    208 of 219 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Nice Size Screen, Snappy ICS 4.0, Great Phone – US Version, July 15, 2012
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    This review is from: Samsung Galaxy S III, White 16GB (Verizon Wireless) (Wireless Phone)
    The US version of the phone differs as it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Processor with 1.5 GHz Dual-Core CPUs, while the the rest of the hardware specs are the same as the international version.

    I switched from an HTC EVO 4G to get this phone and so far it’s been great! Here are the things I like about the phone:

    * The phone is a nice size, it’s lighter than my HTC EVO 4G.
    * The processor is one of the fastest US released Android phone, and it comes with 2 GB of RAM.
    * I played around with the camera and video camera and the quality is great in my opinion. (I’ll post some pics or a video later.)
    * The ICS 4.0 is really snappy and it opens up applications quickly.
    * It comes with Google Wallet. I signed up and got a free $10 to use. (I’m going to McDonald’s to test it out!)
    * I’ve only use the S Voice application a few times, but it seems to be just like Siri on my wife’s iPhone 4S.
    * It comes with a micro SD slot in case more space is needed to save pictures, videos, etc.
    * You can change out the battery if needed.
    * Battery life last twice as long compared to my HTC EVO 4G.

    Now for some cons:

    * This is carrier related and not the phone itself, but the 4G LTE is not all in all areas so be sure to check your carrier if internet speeds is a deciding factor in purchasing this phone. If not you’ll be stuck with 3G speeds.
    * The phone is so nice, that I baby it all the time!

    I was on the fence about getting this phone or the HTC EVO 4G LTE aka HTC One X. The main things that I like over the the Samsung Galaxy 3 over the HTC EVO 4G LTE is that it comes with the Micro SD slot and also the battery can be changed if it ever goes bad.

    I love this phone! 🙂

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  2. Gearhead Mania says:
    154 of 166 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    No Joke – One of the best smartphones right now!, September 3, 2012
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    Gearhead Mania (USA) –
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    This review is from: Samsung Galaxy S III, White 16GB (Verizon Wireless) (Wireless Phone)

    Samsung Galaxy S3 16GB White, Verizon

    I upgraded from a Motorola Droid 2 to the S3 and am completely satisfied with the S3. The large 4.8 inch AMOLED screen is beautiful and it fits perfectly in my palm. The resolution is exceptional, words cannot describe it.

    I can use one hand/thumb to do most tasks and feel that the S3 could have been even larger without compromising convenience. I’d say a 5.5 inch screen would be the highest I’d go. The problem arises when using a holster. As a guy, I have a hard time just putting a phone in my pocket because I use my pockets for keys, pens, and my wallet, which can easily scratch/damage the phone when moving around. I don’t always have a backpack or pack on hand, so that leaves me with a holster as the only logical method of carrying a phone. The Otterbox Defender has been by far the best case/holster I’ve found for the S3. Unfortunately, with the Defender, the S3 feels like I am hauling around a Texas Instruments graphing calculator on my belt. When calling someone, it’s like I am calling in an airstrike. However, it is never uncomfortable to use. Even for such a large phone, I find myself not getting fatigued when making long phone calls. The audio quality during calls is exceptional and there are multiple equalizer/sound settings to improve the audio quality.

    The T9 dialing is perfect – I never understood why my Droid 2 did not have this feature, but T9 is a time saver. The predictive text and swiping keyboard takes some getting used to at first, but it works fairly well for a built-in feature. The voice-to-text input isn’t bad but there are some odd mistakes from time to time.

    S-Voice is essentially Samsung’s version of Siri, although Siri started off as an independent app designed for the iPhone and Android before Apple took them over and squashed the Android project. S-Voice is tied into Wolfram Alpha, and I find that although it is innovative, it is more of a gimmick. I can find the weather info a lot faster using the browser/weather app and the 4G LTE network than waiting for “Galaxy” to answer my question.

    S-beam is interesting at first, but a co-worker (who also bought a S3) and I played around with this and we both agree it is essentially a local peer-to-peer network not unlike Bluetooth or a WiFi-based LAN. It is definitely innovative, but I don’t feel it is essential.

    The battery life could be better from the rather large 2.1 Ah battery. I was able to get 3.5 days (3 days, 12 hours and change) out of 1 charge. My daily usage pattern is auto brightness, 4G LTE, and airplane mode at night, with occasional surfing/usage during the day.

    The mechanical Home button feels antiquated and out of place. I never understood why Apple used this, and I don’t understand its place on the S3. It should have been a capacitive soft key like the menu and back keys on the S3. However, Samsung decided to make the soft keys “disappear” when not backlit, which is annoying. I am used to the Droid 2 where the soft keys were all etched into the display. The LED indicator on the S3 is also subdued and is only visible when it is illuminated. When fully charged, the LED will glow green but it is not strong enough to bother me when I am sleeping. It’s a soft and subdued glow. When there is new email or a new text message, it flashes blue. When it is charging, it glows red.

    The front and rear camera quality is exceptional. The front is a 1.9 MP camera that produces beautiful video during video conferences. The rear camera is the same camera they used on the iPhone 4S, and has burst mode and truly has zero lag. The flash is extremely bright and has a white color (close to 6000K or so) unlike my Droid 2 which was more yellow (about 3000K-4000K). The picture quality is really good, especially for a smartphone.

    The Samsung S3 does not come with a micro SDHC card, so I purchased a Sandisk 32GB Class 10 micro SDHC card. Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operates differently from Gingerbread with the respect that all apps are stored on the phone’s internal memory. That means all of the apps are run off the 16GB “SDcard” and not your external SD card. When I inserted the 32GB Sandisk micro SD card, a new folder popped up “ExtSDCard” which points to the actual external SD card. Luckily, the camera app will notice this and ask to store all photos/videos on the external SD card. The apps and associated files remain on the 16GB internal memory.

    I ran the AnTuTu benchmark and got a score of 6885, which was run without power saver and the dual-core CPU was at 1512 MHz. When I activated Power Saver, my score was 5221 with a CPU speed of 1026 MHz. As one can see, the score with Power Saver is still very respectable. The external SD card read speed was greater than 50 MB/s, while the write speed was about 29.7 MB/s max. The S3 has a lot of processing power and it is putting my Core 2 Duo laptop…

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  3. Aramis Figueroa says:
    117 of 125 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Wow what a phone!, September 6, 2012
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    Aramis Figueroa (Miami, FL) –
    (REAL NAME)
      

    This review is from: Samsung Galaxy S III, White 16GB (Verizon Wireless) (Wireless Phone)
    First I want to start by saying that I have had an iphone since launch date of 2007, I always loved my iphone and I have bought every generation of it including the iphone 4s. Slowly I have been getting bored with the iPhone, when I saw what was coming with iOS 6 I was disappointed since I thought they where going to introduce really cool things that the OS would do. I then saw the keynote from Samsung about the Galaxy S3 and I was blown away. I thought this is what the iphone 5 should be.

    I ended up selling my iPhones and bought a galaxy for me, my wife and my son. We love the phone. We have had the phone for over 1 month now and its amazing. The screen is awesome, the battery life is very good for me, it last me almost all day. The fact that I can swap out the battery is great. I have used other android phones in the past and they suck, this one with ice cream sandwich just works. If you are looking for a change than this is it.

    After looking at the photos of what the iphone 5 is going to be like I feel I made the right choice. I don’t want a phone that is just longer it needs to be wider, apple should have made it at least a 4.3 screen.

    The only complaint I have about this phone is that when I put it a holster it starts getting hot. Most android phones do that and I think its because since it has real multitasking the apps stay running all the time unlike the iPhone where the apps are paused.

    I can tell you that I can do things on this phone that the iphone does not allow. That alone was getting me on the fence. Lastly this model has 16gb onboard and I was able to buy a microsd card with 64GB, now I have 80gb. I love that the storage is expandable.

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