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Samsung Galaxy S III (global)

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Samsung's global flagship for 2012 sports a full complement of high-end features in a compact, rounded body. Key features include a large 4.8-inch display fronted by curved glass, an 8-megapixel camera that can record HD video and stills at the same time, NFC, advanced voice control, and the first memory card slot supporting up to 64 GB.

This phone is not currently available from any major U.S. carrier. It is compatible with some U.S. networks, and may be available from third-party dealers or smaller, regional carriers.


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GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
WCDMA (3G / 4G)
band 1 (I) / 2100 MHz   IMT (Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, Brazil, India, Israel)
band 2 (II) / 1900 MHz   PCS (Americas)
band 5 (V) / 850 MHz   Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)
band 8 (VIII) / 900 MHz   (Europe, Asia, Africa)

GSM (2G)
850 MHz / band 5   Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)
900 MHz / band 8   (Europe, Asia, Africa)
1800 MHz / band 3   DCS (Europe, Asia, Africa)
1900 MHz / band 2   PCS (Americas)
Weight 4.69 oz   (133 g)
Dimensions 5.38" x 2.78" x 0.34"   (137 x 71 x 8.6 mm)
Battery Talk: 10.8 hours max.   (650 minutes)
Standby: 750 hours max.   (31.3 days)
2100 mAh LiIon, Removable
Display Type: OLED (Full-Color)
Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels
4.8"   diagonal
Colors: 16.7 million (24-bit)
Samsung Super AMOLED
OS / Platform Android
version 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Processor 1.4 GHz Samsung Exynos quad-core
Memory 16 GB internal storage, raw hardware
or 32 GB, or 64 GB storage
SIM card size Micro (3FF)
FCC ID A3LGTI9300A » (approved May 14, 2012)
A3LGTI9300T » (approved May 16, 2012)

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Group Features   Show all features
Adjustable Text Size Yes
Bluetooth Supported Profiles: HSP 1.2, HFP 1.5, OPP, PBA, A2DP 1.2, AVRC 1.3, HID, PAN, MAP
version 4.0
Call Screening -
Camera Resolution: 8+ megapixel
auto-focus, LED flash / zero shutter lag, burst mode, HDR, smile detection, face detection & recognition, panorama, scene modes, anti-shake / can shoot still photos while recording video
Changeable Body Plates -
Custom Graphics Yes
Custom Ringtones Yes
Data Tethering Yes
Email Client Protocols Supported: POP, IMAP, GMail, Exchange
EMS / Picture Messaging -
External Antenna Jack -
External Display -
Fast Charging -
Fingerprint Reader -
Flashlight via widget
Flight Mode Yes
FM Radio Yes
FM Transmitter -
Front-Facing Camera Resolution: 1.9-megapixel
Games Yes
GPS / Location Type: A-GPS
plus compass, barometer
Hard Drive -
Headphone Jack (3.5mm) Yes
Headset Jack (2.5 mm) -
Hearing Aid Compatible -
High-Speed Data Technology: HSPA+ 21
Infrared (IR) -
Instant Messaging Networks Supported: Google, ChatON
Java (J2ME) -
Key Lock Switch -
Live TV -
Memory Card Slot Card Type: microSD (TransFlash)
supports up to 64 GB cards
Miracast -
MirrorLink version 1.0, with DriveLink app
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Multiple Languages Yes
Music Player Yes
PC Sync via Kies, Kies Air
PictBridge -
Picture ID Yes
Predictive Text Entry Technology: XT9
Push-To-Talk -
Real-Music Ringers Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Ringer Profiles -
Ruggedized -
Side Keys volume on left / lock on right
Speaker Phone Yes
Stereo Speakers -
Text Keyboard, Hardware -
Text Messaging (SMS) View Style: Threaded
Text Messaging Templates -
Touch Screen Type: Capacitive
TTY/TDD (Digital) -
TV Output via MHL (USB)
USB Connector: Micro-USB
Vibrate Yes
Video Capture Resolution: 1080p HD
anti-shake / can shoot still photos while recording video
Voice Dialing Type: Speaker-independent (automatic)
plus S-Voice voice control
WAP / Web Browser Browser Software: Android browser (WebKit-based)
Water-Resistant -
Wi-Fi supports Wi-Fi Direct, WPS
Wireless Charging -


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