Review: Samsung Galaxy S III
UI and Communications Browse/Customize
The GS3 ships with the latest version of the Android browser on board. It's a decent browser, no doubt, and the way in which it's connected to many of the phone's other apps makes it at least partially social. (I like the Google Chrome Beta much better, though. It offers more features and simply looks better.)
As noted above, download speeds were nearly always good. They ranged between 4Mbps and 19Mbps and averaged about 8Mbps. These speeds are more than fast enough for mobile browsing. The one problem I had was with uploads. The average upload speed I got from both devices on both networks was about 800Kbps. That's not awesome, not at all.
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Each new version of TouchWiz makes dramatic improvements in the customization department and the newest variant - as realized on the GS3 - is the best yet. I found it very easy to adjust the home screens, the menu layout, the notification behaviors, and, stunningly, the incredible sound-bending tools of the phone app. Worried about themes, wallpapers, ringtones, etc.? Yeah, that can be changed, too.
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 720 x 1280 pixels
Snapdragon S4 processor 2 GB RAM
2,100 mAh battery
Memory Card Slot, Headphone Jack (3.5mm), NFC