Android™ 4.2, Jelly Bean
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.
As much as you like a crowd huddled around admiring your new phone, it won’t be necessary with AllShare® Play. Because now, you can play your music, videos and slide shows on any compatible HDTV or computer for all to see. Go big.
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: The Next Big Thing Ads: 3 Great Camera Tricks.
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.
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.
Simplify any Task
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.
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
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.
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.
Features and specifications are subject to change without prior notification
Processor Speed, Type
1.5Hz Dual Core, Qualcomm MSM8900
Main Display Resolution
1280 x 720 pixels
Main Display Size
Main Display Technology
HD Super AMOLED™
Camera resolution (Front)
Camera resolution (Rear)
Digital Optical Zoom
Auto Focus; Shot Modes, Beauty, Best Face, Best Photo Buddy Photo Share, Burst, Face Detection, HDR, Low Light, Panorama, Share shot, Single, Smile Shot; Geotagging; Camcorder; DivX®; HD Recording; HD Playback; Video Share; TVOut; Online Image Uploading
RAM (2GB), ROM (16 or 32GB) (Portion of memory occupied by existing content)
External Memory/microSD™ Capacity
up to 64GB microSD
Bluetooth® Profiles, A2DP, AVDTP, AVRCP, GAVDP, GOEP, HFP 1.5, HID, HSP, MAP, OBEX, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SDAP/SDP, SPP, Stereo Streaming; WiFi®; WiFi® Hotspot; HTML Browser; Flash®; GPS
Android™ 4.2, Jelly Bean
Product Dimensions (inches)
5.38" x 2.78" x 0.34"
3G: up to 300 hrs; 4G: up to 200 hrs*
Battery, Talk Time
up to 13 hrs*
Battery Type and Size
3.8 V, Lithium Ion, 2100 mAh
Music Play Time
up to 48 hrs*
Video Play Time
up to 9 hrs*
Internet Use Time
3G: up to 7 hrs; 4G: up to 8 hrs; Wi-Fi: up to 8 hrs*
Compatible Music Files, 3GP, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, M4A, MIDI, MMF, MP3, PMD, QCP, WAV, WMA; Audio, Streaming; Ringtones, Polyphonic; MP3/Music Tones
Compatible Video Files, DivX, DivX3.11, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, MP43, Sorenson Spark, VC1, VP8, WMV7/8; Video, Streaming
Wireless Charging Capability
Widgets; TouchWiz®; Smart Unlock; Accelerometer
Fun & Entertainment
Downloadable Content; Wallpapers, Animated; Samsung Widget Gallery; Samsung Media Hub
Business & Office
Microsoft® OfficeCompatible; vCard/vCalendar; Voice Memo; Smart Search
Email; Corporate Email; Picture Messaging; Text Messaging; Instant Messaging; Threaded/ChatStyle Messages; Video Messaging; Swype®/T9 Trace™; Predictive Text (T9®/XT9®)
Speakerphone; Voice Recognition; Voicemail; Speech-to-text; Text-to-speech; Etiquette/Gesture Mode; MusicID; Picture Caller ID; Multitasking; Call Restrictions; Hearing Aid Compatible (HAC); TTY; Airline Mode
*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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