Samsung Galaxy S III/S3 GT-I9300 Factory Unlocked Phone – International Version (Pebble Blue)
The Galaxy S III is powered by Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon 1.5GHz Dual-core Processor. It has a 4.8-inch super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1280-by-720 pixels, which is housed in a shell that is 8.6 millimeters thick and weighs 133 grams.
4.8″ Amoled HD screen
The S3’s enormous screen feels big in the hand, although the device is just 16 per cent larger than its predecessor, the 20 million selling S2.
The phone tracks your eyes, so as long as you’re looking at it, the display won’t dim or turn off.
If you’ve got a contact on your screen, there’s no need to hit call: simply hold the device up to your face and the number will be dialed automatically.
Burst shot and best photo
The 8MP camera now offers a 20-shot burst mode and will choose the best photo for you. Photos are now possible at the same time as video filming.
Face Zoom and Slide Show:
Double tap a face to zoom in; automatic slide show generation zooms in on faces as individual pictures for pictures with lots of people.
Social network and camera integration:
Automatic tagging of pictures, and the option to send images directly to those identified in them, called Buddy Photo Share, or display social media profile information on screen. Group Tag lets you tag multiple people in one go, if you set up a group first.
That’s S for Samsung, not Siri. This feature allows you to control your phone through voice, eg to turn up the volume, and to ask it questions.
High speed file transfer via NFC and WiFi Direct, between two phones touched together, operating at up to 300Mbps.
Pop Up Play:
Play video in a window on any homescreen.
All Share Play and Cast:
Share your S3’s screen to a TV, or use the screen as a remote control.
- 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
- Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
- 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- Phone supports high speed HSDPA network
- 16 GB storage,1 GB RAM,Dimensions: 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6mm
2 thoughts on “Samsung Galaxy S III/S3 GT-I9300 Factory Unlocked Phone – International Version (Pebble Blue)”
Samsung you have made a masterpiece! I was a previous iPhone user, until I switched from the 4 to a Galaxy S2, and I loved it, but there were alot of things wrong with the S2, Samsung has listened to user feedback and used their experience to make this 4.8 inch masterpiece. Why do I love this phone so much?1) Performance – Scrolling is buttery smooth, gaming is buttery smooth, even throwing NOVA 3 at it will not phase that quad-core Exynos 4212 and the improved Mali-400 beast (oh I mean chip) inside this phone. It blows the Tegra 3 and the Snapdragon S4 clean out of the water, sorry One X owners.2) Audio – The S2 has okay audio quality, it’s Yamaha chip was fine for…most people, however it was a bit disappointing compared to even the iPhone’s sound quality, so I always used software decoding for listening to music. The S3 has seen Samsung’s return to the Wolfson audio chip, and it is absolutely stunning especially with the new SoundAlive system which allows Bass Boosting, Clarity, and Virtualization out of the box.3) Camera – The S2’s camera was good, the S3’s camera is even better. It may be a ‘measly’ 8MP, but Samsung has played around with the software in order to create a camera with zero shutter lag, a definite plus. Now it can take great looking photos, quickly.4) Battery Life – The GS2 has a notoriously horrible battery life, it was basically essential to root and install custom ROMs because of the battery life. The GS2 had a 1650 mAh battery, the S3 has a 2100 mAh battery. It may have even more power than the S2 but the battery life is definitely improved, I just watched over 2 hours straight of 720p video and the battery meerely went from 85% to 70%. If this was my GS2 it would have gone from 85% to 60 or even lower. Battery life while using data has also been improved, an hour of internet browsing hit my battery only 10% rather than the 20 or 30 that would have been seen on the S25) The feel – The S2 was made out of plastic, very light plastic that felt cheap. Of course I know better than to judge how “cheap” a phone is by lightness, but many other reviewers hated it for this very reason. Samsung answered by making the S3 out of poly-carbonate, the same material as a One X. As a result, it feels solid and light in my hand, amazingly it managed to be 5g heavier than the One X while feeling so much lighter.6) The “new” TouchWiz – I know TouchWiz has had alot, I mean alot of hate over the years. I hated TW3 myself, and didn’t enjoy the orignal TW4, only enjoying it’s lock screen. The new Touchwiz shipped out with this phone that has a nature feel to it feels great. The ripple effect on the unlock is very enjoyable and I enjoy the Galaxy Nexus inspired app drawer. As a plus I am so grateful to Samsung for removing the horrible Social and Media Hubs.Of course however…in everything there are things you don’t like, and this is no different. The HD Super Amoled screen is great, but, I really wish that for this phone they would have created the Plus version. The Pentile matrix is just inferior to the RBG RBG layout. The ppi is high enough however to stop the picture from being blurry, so its just a nitpik. The things like SmartStay and S-Voice are frankly gimmicks though, and while they seem to have potential they don’t really…work. Frankly Iris is better than S-Voice.
iPhone or Galaxy S3? no way!! I got the S3 yesterday, since I owned a iPhone 4S here the comparison:DESIGN: Galaxy S3 design is stunning, the feeling on hands is incredible. The ergonomics makes all the difference. The iPhone 4S is very squarish and definitely more solid but heavier too (way heavier);SCREEN: Galaxy S3 screen is wonderful with vivid colours and sharp imaages, 4,8 inches vs 3.5 of the iPhone, after you make the transition you wont never come back, impossible.OPERATING SYSTEM: S3 usability is a boom. iPhone is good but never at the level of the S3, way way slower.BATTERY: S3 gets full day + 30% remaining battery, iPhone last till four or five PM;GPS: Galaxy S3 gets locked in less than 10 seconds inside a building, iPhone searches and searches with no success;CAMERA: they are very similar, S3 is faster and iPhone is may be a bit better in term of quality. No dramatic difference.S-VOICE vs SIRI: they are both very basic and more fun than usefull.USB-BLUETOOTH: iPhone only works with iTunes, no Bluetooth, no radio. Galaxy S3 can be usb-connected to computers and flashmemory, it has easy bluetooth connection and yes … it has an amazing radio :)APPS: to be sincere, all relevants apps in iPhones are present in Android. They have better design but they are at payment while in Android are always free. No mayor differences.Galaxy S3 is an extraordinary good purchase. Recommended for all ex-iPhone users. You wont regret, there is a world outside iTunes 🙂