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Samsung Galaxy S III (CDMA)

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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 4G LTE data, a dual-core S4 processor, 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 a memory card slot.

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LTE 25 / 26 / 41
CDMA 800 / 850 / 1900
LTE (4G)
band 25 / 1900 MHz   PCS+G (USA (Sprint))
band 26 / 850 MHz   Extended Cellular (USA (Sprint))
band 41 / 2500 MHz   BRS / EBS (USA (Sprint))

CDMA (2G / 3G)
800 MHz / band 27 / BC10   ESMR (Americas (Sprint))
850 MHz / band 5 / BC0   Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)
1900 MHz / band 2 / BC1   PCS (Americas)
US Cellular version adds CDMA 1700, LTE 700/850/1700 / older Sprint versions only support LTE 1900
Weight 4.65 oz   (132 g)
Dimensions 5.38" x 2.78" x 0.34"   (137 x 71 x 8.6 mm)
Battery Talk: 9.2 hours max.   (552 minutes)
Standby: ?
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 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
Memory 16 GB internal storage, raw hardware
12.1 GB internal storage, available to user
or 32 GB storage
SIM card size Micro (3FF)
FCC ID A3LSPHL710 » (approved Jun 1, 2012)
A3LSCHR530 » (approved Jun 28, 2012)

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Fingerprint Reader -
Flashlight via widget
GPS / Location Type: A-GPS
plus compass, barometer
Ruggedized -
Water-Resistant -
Adjustable Text Size Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Rating: M4 (very compatible)
US Cellular version is rated M4, T4
Multiple Languages Languages Supported: English, Spanish, Korean
TTY/TDD (Digital) Yes
External Display -
Ringer Profiles -
Vibrate Yes
Bluetooth Supported Profiles: HSP 1.2, HFP 1.5, OPP, PBA, A2DP 1.2, AVRC 1.3, HID, PAN, MAP
version 4.0
Infrared (IR) -
MirrorLink -
Mobile Hotspot for up to 10 devices
NFC supports Google Wallet
PC Sync via Kies Air (Wi-Fi)
USB Connector: Micro-USB
Wi-Fi Version(s): 802.11 a,b,g,n
supports Wi-Fi Direct, WPS
Picture ID Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Voice Dialing Type: Speaker-independent (automatic)
plus S-Voice voice control
Changeable Body Plates -
Custom Graphics Yes
Custom Ringtones Yes
Real-Music Ringers Yes
Data & Network
Data Tethering Yes
External Antenna Jack -
Flight Mode Yes
High-Speed Data Technology: LTE (Cat 3)
WAP / Web Browser Browser Software: Android browser (WebKit-based)
Key Lock Switch -
Predictive Text Entry Technology: XT9
Side Keys volume on left / lock on right
Text Keyboard, Hardware -
Touch Screen Type: Capacitive
Hard Drive -
Memory Card Slot Card Type: microSD (TransFlash)
supports up to 64 GB
Email Client Protocols Supported: POP, IMAP, GMail, Exchange
EMS / Picture Messaging -
Instant Messaging Networks Supported: Google Talk
Text Messaging (SMS) View Style: Threaded
Text Messaging Templates Yes
FM Radio -
FM Transmitter -
Headphone Jack (3.5mm) Yes
Music Player Yes
Stereo Speakers -
Photo & Video
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
Front-Facing Camera Resolution: 1.9-megapixel
Live TV -
Miracast -
PictBridge -
TV Output via MHL (USB)
Video Capture Resolution: 1080p HD
anti-shake / can shoot still photos while recording video
Fast Charging -
Wireless Charging -
Games Yes
Java (J2ME) -
Call Screening -
HD Voice Qualcomm
Headset Jack (2.5 mm) -
Push-To-Talk -
Speaker Phone Yes


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