Samsung Galaxy S® III (Sprint), Amethyst Purple

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Share Back-to-Back

If sharing is your thing, the Samsung Galaxy S® III is your phone. With S Beam™, you can share large HD files in seconds — just touch compatible devices back-to-back. S Beam™ takes full advantage of NFC (Near-Field Communication) and Wi-Fi Direct technology, making it quick and easy for you to share photos, videos, documents, calendars, contacts and more. And you don’t even need Wi-Fi® or a cellular signal.

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Share Big

As much as you like a crowd huddled around admiring your new phone, it won’t be necessary with Samsung Link. Because now, you can play your music, videos and slide shows on any compatible HDTV or computer for all to see. Go big.

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Share Photos Instantly

Share Shot lets you share your photos with up to five friends – as you take them. What does this mean- You don’t have to remember to share later; just share on the spot and forget it. Sharing has never been so much fun, so fast or so hassle-free. Learn more:

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Gesture Smarter

The Galaxy S III goes beyond swiping and pinching. Special motion gestures let you do things easier and more intuitively than ever before. For example, to capture a screen shot, just swipe your hand across the screen. To get to the top of a list, just tap the top of your phone. Or if you're texting someone and want to call them, just put the phone to your ear. It doesn’t get any smarter than that.

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Speak, and the Galaxy S III will Listen

S Voice™ responds to your every voice command, acting as your on-board personal assistant to give you helpful, accurate information, dial phone numbers, send messages, open apps and more. It will follow your commands and answer your questions quickly and intelligently. You can tell your phone to wake you up, take a photo, answer a call, send a text message or play your favorite song. In fact, thanks to S Voice, you might never talk to real people again.

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Simplify any Task

Samsung TecTiles™ is the short-hand way to operate your Galaxy S III. Just program your “tiles” to automatically handle repetitive actions, like changing settings or performing certain tasks. After that, all you’ll need is a simple tap of your phone. It can launch apps, connect you to Facebook® or Twitter® or share a contact with any NFC-enabled phone.

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Memories in a Moment

The Galaxy S III is as powerful as it is stylish. For starters, the camera has 8.0 megapixels and absolutely zero shutter lag, so you can catch memories the moment you press the shutter. Want more? Take up to 20 continuous shots in seconds with Burst Shot. The front-facing camera even has a full 1.9 megapixels, so you can get yourself into the HD action. Learn more: The Next Big Thing Ads: 3 Great Camera Tricks

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Picture-in-Everything

The display is so bright and beautiful on the Galaxy S III, you won’t ever want to stop watching. With Pop Up Play, you won’t have to. It’s a picture-in-picture feature that lets you continue to watch your HD videos while you surf the web or check your email. It’s multitasking to the max.

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Powerful Hardware and Software

The Galaxy S III gives you powerful hardware and software. First of all, there’s a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor to make sure everything works quickly and smoothly. Second of all, there’s the Android™ 4.1, Jelly Bean platform. It’s great for everything you need.

 

*Results are based on lab environment testing. Refer to your network carrier’s website for network specific talk times. Battery power consumption depends on factors such as network configuration, signal strength, operating temperature, features selected, vibrate mode, backlight settings, browser use, and data and other application usage patterns. Screen images simulated. Appearance of device may vary. Device operating system and preloaded content will occupy a portion of the memory. "4G" used in conjunction with a Samsung product refers to it operating with the identified carrier's applicable 4G network. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Samsung, S Suggest, Galaxy S, AllShare, Music Hub, SAFE, TecTiles, Super AMOLED, and TouchWiz are all trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Google, Android, Gmail, Google Wallet, Google Talk, Latitude, Picasa, Google Places, Google Play, YouTube, and other marks are trademarks of Google Inc. Other company names, product names and marks mentioned herein are property of their respective owners and may be trademarks or registered trademarks.

Features and specifications are subject to change without prior notification

Specifications Download Product Manual

  • Type
    Provides who the cell phone carrier is for this model of phone.

    Sprint

  • Color
    Choice of colors (exterior design) that a cellphone model is currently available in.

    Amethyst Purple

  • OS

    Android™ KitKat

  • Camera resolution (Front)

    1.9 MP

  • Camera resolution (Rear)
    Number of pixels across and down that are used to capture an image. More pixels, the sharper the photo.

    8.0 MP

  • Internet Use Time
    Battery power consumption depends on factors such as network configuration, signal strength, operating temperature, features selected, vibrate mode, backlight settings, browser use, frequency of calls and voice, data and other application usage patterns. Smartphone Battery Life Time Test Procedures

    3G: Up to 7 Hours; 4G: Up to 8 Hours; Wi-Fi: Up to 8 Hours*

  • Internal Memory
    Portion of memory occupied by existing content

    RAM (2GB), ROM (16GB) (Portion of memory occupied by existing content)

  • Main Display Resolution

    1280 x 720 Pixel

  • Main Display Size

    4.8"

Full Specifications

Category

  • Type

    Galaxy S

Carrier

  • Type
    Provides who the cell phone carrier is for this model of phone.

    Sprint

Form Factor

  • Form Factor

    Touchscreen

Color

  • Color
    Choice of colors (exterior design) that a cellphone model is currently available in.

    Amethyst Purple

OS

  • OS

    Android™ KitKat

Size

  • Weight

    6.349 oz.

  • Product Dimensions (inches)
    Height, width and depth of the phone, measured in inches (in.).

    5.38" x 2.78" x 0.34"

Compatible Devices

  • Compatible Devices

    Galaxy Gear

Camera

  • Camera resolution (Front)

    1.9 MP

  • Camera resolution (Rear)
    Number of pixels across and down that are used to capture an image. More pixels, the sharper the photo.

    8.0 MP

  • Digital Optical Zoom

    4x

  • Features

    Auto Focus; Shot Modes, Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent; Camcorder; DivX®; HD Recording; HD Playback; Video Share; Zero lag shutter; Burst Mode; Best Shot; Share Shot; Smile Shot; Buddy photo share

Battery*

  • Battery, Standby
    Amount of time available in Sleep mode in which a phone's display is inactive to save power, but not totally shut down. Smartphone Battery Life Time Test Procedures

    3G: Up to 300 Hours; 4G: Up to 200 Hours*

  • Battery, Talk Time
    Battery power consumption depends on factors such as network configuration, signal strength, operating temperature, features selected, vibrate mode, backlight settings, browser use, frequency of calls and voice, data and other application usage patterns. Smartphone Battery Life Time Test Procedures

    Up to 13 Hours*

  • Battery Type and Size

    2100mAh

  • Music Play Time
    Battery power consumption depends on factors such as network configuration, signal strength, operating temperature, features selected, vibrate mode, backlight settings, browser use, frequency of calls and voice, data and other application usage patterns. Smartphone Battery Life Time Test Procedures

    Up to 48 Hours*

  • Video Play Time
    Battery power consumption depends on factors such as network configuration, signal strength, operating temperature, features selected, vibrate mode, backlight settings, browser use, frequency of calls and voice, data and other application usage patterns. Smartphone Battery Life Time Test Procedures

    Up to 9 Hours*

  • Internet Use Time
    Battery power consumption depends on factors such as network configuration, signal strength, operating temperature, features selected, vibrate mode, backlight settings, browser use, frequency of calls and voice, data and other application usage patterns. Smartphone Battery Life Time Test Procedures

    3G: Up to 7 Hours; 4G: Up to 8 Hours; Wi-Fi: Up to 8 Hours*

Memory

  • Internal Memory
    Portion of memory occupied by existing content

    RAM (2GB), ROM (16GB) (Portion of memory occupied by existing content)

  • External Memory/microSD™ Capacity
    Hardware device or memory card that connects to a phone for the purpose of receiving and storing data.

    Up to 64GB microSD

Network

  • Frequencies and Data Type

    LTE: Band 25 (1900MHz); CDMA 1x/EVDO Rev A, 800/850/1900MHz

  • SAR value - Head (W/kg)
    SAR stands for Specific Absorption Rate which is the unit of measurement for the amount of RF energy absorbed by the head when using a mobile phone.

    SAR Value: Head 0.53 W/kg

  • SAR value - Body Worn (W/kg)
    SAR stands for Specific Absorption Rate which is the unit of measurement for the amount of RF energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone.

    SAR Value: Body 1.44 W/kg

Connectivity

  • Features

    Bluetooth® Profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, HID, HFP, PBAP, HSP, OPP, SPP; Wi-Fi® ; Wi-Fi® Hotspot; HTML Browser; Flash®; GPS

CPU

  • Processor Speed, Type

    1.5GHz x 2, Qualcomm MSM8960

Display

  • Main Display Resolution

    1280 x 720 Pixel

  • Main Display Size

    4.8"

  • Main Display Technology

    HD Super AMOLED™

User Interface

  • Features

    TouchWiz®; Smart Unlock; Accelerometer; Motion Gestures; Smart Stay; S Voice™; Kies Air; Pop Up Play; Share Shot; Samsung Link

Features

  • GPS Navigation

    Yes

  • Business/Enterprise

    Yes

  • Premium Camera

    Yes

  • NFC

    Yes

  • Enabled for 4G LTE

    Yes

Audio

  • Features

    Music Player; Compatible Music Files: 3GP, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, M4A, MIDI, MMF, MP3, PMD, QCP, WAV, WMA; Audio, Streaming; Ringtones, Polyphonic; MP3/Music Tones

Video

  • Features

    Video Player; Compatible Video Files: 3GPP, H.264, MPEG4, WMV; Video, Streaming

Fun & Entertainment

  • Features

    Downloadable Content; Animated Wallpapers; Samsung Widget Gallery; Samsung Media Hub; Google Play™ Books; Music and Movies; Google Talk™; Flipboard™

Business & Office

  • Features

    Microsoft® Office-compatible; Voice Memo

Messaging Options

  • Features

    Messaging options: Email; Corporate Email; Picture Messaging; Text Messaging; Instant Messaging; Threaded / Chat-style Messages; Predictive Text (T9®/XT9®); T9 Trace

Calling Functions

  • Features

    Speakerphone; Voice Recognition; Voicemail; Visual Voicemail; Text-to-speech; Music ID; Picture Caller ID; Multitasking; Call Restrictions; Hearing Aid Compatible (HAC), M4; TTY; Airplane Mode

Disclaimer

  • *Results are based on lab environment testing. Refer to your network carrier's website for network specific talk times. Battery power consumption depends on factors such as network configuration, signal strength, operating temperature, features selected, vibrate mode, backlight settings, browser use, frequency of calls, and voice, data, and other application usage patterns.

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In my opinion, you just can't go wrong with this Galaxy S III! Samsung has really impressed me! This is the perfect device for anyone needing a strong processor and powerful features. Which is why I love this phone and had to write a review! For me it's the perfect business phone, and just what I needed to connect all the loose ends my other phone couldn't touch. Email accounts and business connections are easily set up and managed. Just a huge plus in my book! Personal social connections and photo sharing is a breeze! The S Beam capabilities actually allows me to share HD pictures quickly and easily, without wasting any time! I can't even begin to tell you how much I love this phone! If you are like me, and need a phone that can do everything you need a smart-phone to do. The Galaxy S III is exactly what you need. I am totally in awe, and having this phone is like having god like powers in the palm of my hand! All my friends have tried it and checked it out, and now they...

5.0

LaptopTester on May 17, 2013

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