Samsung Galaxy S III

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Key Specs
  • Display 4.80-inch (720x1280)
  • Processor 1.4GHz quad-core
  • Front Camera 1.9MP
  • Rear Camera 8MP
  • RAM 1GB
  • Storage 16GB
  • Battery Capacity 2100mAh
  • OS Android 4
Market Status Released
Release Date May 2012

Samsung Galaxy S III Review

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Great performance
  • Excellent camera
  • Bad
  • S-Voice is of limited utility
  • Pricing

Samsung's rise in the mobile phone arena in the last few years has been phenomenal. The company has truly come a long way and the success of its last two flagship smartphones played a huge role. It is in this backdrop that Samsung's latest flagship phone becomes so important to the company.When JK Shin, President and Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung, was standing on the podium on May 3, 2012, stakes were high and everyone was anticipating a smartphone that would leave the competition behind. It was going to be the third iteration of company's much successful Galaxy S smartphone. He did unveil something that was extraordinary and full of exciting features and industry leading specifications, but will this new smartphone be able to leave the competition behind and prove powerful enough to take on Apple's upcoming iPhone and HTC's flagship One X? We will find out in this review.

Samsung Galaxy S III Summary

Samsung Galaxy S III mobile was launched in May 2012. The phone comes with a 4.80-inch touchscreen display offering a resolution of 720x1280 pixels at a pixel density of 306 pixels per inch (ppi). Samsung Galaxy S III is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core processor. It comes with 1GB of RAM. The Samsung Galaxy S III runs Android 4 and is powered by a 2100mAh removable battery.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy S III on the rear packs 8-megapixel camera. It sports a 1.9-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.

The Samsung Galaxy S III runs TouchWiz UI is based on Android 4 and packs 16GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 64GB). The Samsung Galaxy S III is a single SIM (GSM) mobile that accepts a Micro-SIM card. The Samsung Galaxy S III measures 136.60 x 70.60 x 8.60mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 133.00 grams. It was launched in Pebble Blue and Marble White colours.

Connectivity options on the Samsung Galaxy S III include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth v4.00, NFC, USB OTG, FM radioWi-Fi Direct, Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL), 3G, and 4G. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and compass/ magnetometer.

As of 4th March 2024, Samsung Galaxy S III price in India starts at Rs. 5,999.

Samsung Galaxy S III Price in India

Product Name Price in India
Samsung Galaxy S III (1GB RAM, 16GB) - White 5,999
Samsung Galaxy S III (1GB RAM, 16GB) - Garnet Red 6,599

Samsung Galaxy S III price in India starts from ₹ 5,999. The lowest price of Samsung Galaxy S III is ₹ 5,999 at Amazon on 4th March 2024.

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Samsung Galaxy S III Full Specifications

Alternate names GT-I9300
Brand Samsung
Model Galaxy S III
Price in India ₹5,999
Release date May 2012
Form factor Bar
Dimensions (mm) 136.60 x 70.60 x 8.60
Weight (g) 133.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 2100
Removable battery Yes
Colours Pebble Blue, Marble White
Screen size (inches) 4.80
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720x1280 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 306
Processor 1.4GHz quad-core
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 64
Rear camera 8-megapixel
Rear flash LED
Front camera 1.9-megapixel
Operating system Android 4
Skin TouchWiz UI
Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
Infrared No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 1
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) Yes
SIM Type Micro-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer Yes
Temperature sensor No
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  • Worth your money, any day!
    Thulasi Sreenath (May 17, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    My first Samsung phone & I have to say, it is too good. Though it plastic, build quality above par, design is beautiful & high end. The display is incredibly sharp & vibrant. The camera app is good & it takes brilliant photos but not in low light situations. It's really fast at carrying out every task. There are little-to-no interruptions when performance matters. It can handle heavy games without any lags. The call quality is just amazing. The size of phone is not friendly for one hand user like me. Battery capability is good, but it can get hot during usage, that?s disappointing. I persuaded many people to buy this phone & no one is disappointed with this.
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  • Simply The Best
    Nik Nigam (May 23, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    It really is the best... when it came out it outshined all other phones in its class and above all, it was actually the FIRST SMARTPHONE and could track ur movements n all...all this time that i hve had it it has never lagged at all and handles everything smoothly..the only cons which i found were the excess amount of samsung environment nd the lack of an intense android is trully a phone for all because it fullfills all the needs of an office junkie who needs his files around him and deals smoothly with all the games a mobile gamer needs and is a great family phone as it suits all members of a family equally overall its a good phone except for its pricing
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  • first Samsung phone that had impressed me.
    Narendra Chandana (May 9, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    I always hated Samsung phones because same as the apple they also over price their products. I never liked a Samsung phone before Galaxy S3. I always new Andriod OS is capable of lot of things we could imagine and the first phone I got my hands which could utilize andriod power was Galaxy S3. Its like feather, so beautiful. With great performance and amoled display with a screen resolution of 1280x720.... wow thats an amazing display. Its 1.4GHz processor combined with 1GB of ram gives you great performance. I take pictures a lot and the 8MP camera in this phone is just awesome. As every samsung product, this is also overpriced at the time of its release and even now at 23,000 I still feel it is overpriced because you could get a better phone The Motorola Moto X at this price which beats Galaxy S3 in every spec we could talk about and also Moto X has voice processor and context processor too. I wish samsung could have slashed its price near to 17,000/- and probably it won't help now because OnePlus One is going to be launched very soon at price under 20,000/-
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  • Its been with me for one and a half years! Still I'm in love with it!
    Abhijith S (May 26, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    I have been using SGS3 for about one and a half year. And Still i'm in love with it like the time i got it. There are many reasons for it. The specs were the top notch when I got my phone. 1.4ghz quad core processor and 1gb ram was only available in some handsets, And I wanted the best of them. I chose my S3. There was htc one x and xperia z (I guess) at that time. I bought it for 34k (yeah its now 22k, Samsung does this, But I have no regret). As I said, I have been using s3 for a long time, it has gone through a hell lot of abuse from my side (both hardware and software). It has dropped several times from my hand. And still no scratch or crack on the screen. The corning gorilla glass is worth it. I dont use screen guard as I dont like the slippery nature of it. Also touching on the glass directly feels so much better. But hey, my phone doesn't have a single scratch. That's the power of gorilla. I'm a power user ( :D ). I mean I have rooted my phone and have been changing ROMs (Custom modified android OS)(Do a google search if you don't know ;) ). So my phone has taken so many abuse on the software too. Even sometimes the things had gone wrong, when trying all the risky stuff in root. But since this is samsung s3, there are many other people out there to help, in XDA , rootzwiki etc. Any problem, they will help. This kind of software support from large number of developers shows the huge popularity of the phone. This is one of the major thing I particularly like about this phone. I guess, this is the most successful phone that was ever made by samsung. When S4 was released I didn't even want to change my phone. Coming about performance, The 1.4ghz exynos processor is/was a beast. Now also I can play any game in playstore and it supports any applications. I play Asphalt 8 regularly. The processor is the same as that of in the note 2. We can also overclock the processor to 1.6ghz to make it as fast as note2 (Again, Root and custom kernel). The display, Super HD AMOLED is the another best thing about this phone I guess. The display of SGS3 outshines every other HD Display ( Every Display is not the same, Just use a samsung phone and compare it with others, you'll understand the quality). Coming about battery life, I really cant comment about it, because for me I'm getting one and half days of battery life now, its because I'm on a custom kernel. I got a day full battery when I was not rooted. Coming about the Value for money now, I guess, its little less compared to that of other phones. Moto X and Moto G are the best value for money pAs always samsung phones maintain the demand and there are always people who want samsung only :D. Whom would I recommend this phone then? Hm. The power user, hones. Moto X packs similar performance and display.I guess that doesn't affect the sales of s3, those guys who want to mod their phone and use the android to the extreme. ;)
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  • Top Class Phone
    Mahesh Mehta (May 15, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    No Pros neither Cons.... I just love this phone. I bought a second hand galaxy s3 phone from for 12ks. I have rooted the phone and used a custom rom and guess what it is running smoothly. 10 on 10 for these smart phone from Samsung.
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