Review: Samsung Galaxy S III
Jun 19, 2012, 11:00 PM by Eric M. Zeman
It's finally here. Samsung's 2012 hero device is the Galaxy S III. It's a shining example of the old adage "third time's the charm." The third iteration of Samsung's premiere smartphone nails almost every single feature.
The Galaxy S III - Samsung's flagship smartphone for 2012 - hits U.S. shelves in the coming weeks. Now that Samsung is the world's largest maker of phones, the GS3 is one of the most important phones this year. In the hyper-competitive phone market, Samsung needs the GS3 to fend off devices such as HTC's One series, and Apple's iconic iPhone line. Can the Galaxy S III do that? The GS3 is so packed with features, even advanced users will have a hard time putting them all to use. If you want to carry one of the most advanced smartphones available, the Samsung Galaxy S III fits the bill.
Samsung today announced the Galaxy S III, its global flagship phone for 2012. We spent a bit of time with it.
Dec 7, 2012
Samsung today provided information about a software update for the Galaxy S III. The Premium Suite is an add-on that includes a handful of new features such as a split-screen mode similar to the one on the Galaxy Note II.
Jul 12, 2012
AT&T today announced that the garnet red version of the Galaxy S III will be available for preorder online starting July 15, and will be available for sale in AT&T retail stores starting July 29. It costs $199 and $249 for the 16GB and 32GB variants, respectively.
Jun 4, 2012
Samsung today announced that the Galaxy S III will become available from five major U.S. carriers starting later this month.
Jun 4, 2012
Sprint and T-Mobile USA today announced that the Samsung Galaxy S III will be available online and in stores starting June 21. Both carriers will sell the white and blue colors in 16GB and 32GB variants for $199 and $249, respectively.
4.8" display HD+ resolution
Snapdragon S4 processor 2 GB RAM
2,100 mAh battery
Memory Card Slot, Headphone Jack (3.5mm), NFC
If they do, I haven't noticed it (must be a combination of super pixel density and my aging eyes, lol).
What could have been ( at least in the US)--
Ah, well--still a great, great phone.
What are the SG3 memory limitations
Anyway, I am continually encountering a "low memory" warning and when I do I lose functionality most notably my email won't send or receive. When I go to my Application Manager I see that there I lose my capability at about 43MB (Free). I assumed this was a RAM measurement but it isn't. I have plenty of free RAM. So this is phone memory, but I don't know how to measure what I Have. Right now it says 371 MB used and 57 MB Free. This is a total of 428 MB Memory. What...???? I though I had gigabites of internal memory.
My question is what is different on the Samsung G3 in this manner. Is this improved by going form 16GB to 32GB in sele...
The memory issue is actual useable memory for applications. You have many GBs of storage for things like songs, movie...
It's called Apps2sd
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.a0 ... »
First, we need to break down the two types of memory. ROM vs RAM.
Just like a computer, your phone is broken down these two types.
Read Only Memory(ROM) is what programs and info are stored on regardless if being used or not.
AT&T vs. T-Mobile
You see, AT&T has for quite awhile chosen to use AMR-HR (Half Rate) as its vocoder, at least on its GSM network, and I wouldn't be surprised if that carried over onto HSPA. In contrast, T-Mobile uses AMR-FR. Double the bits means MUCH better audio quality on T-Mobile than AT&T.
Because if this, my bet is that Sprint's GSIII will also sound better than AT&T's, on par with T-Mobile. Verizon's will be pretty close.