Samsung Galaxy S III

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The Samsung Galaxy S III was Samsung's flagship smartphone released in May 2012.

It sported a rounded design and, unlike its predecessor, has a (mostly) consistent design across all variants of the S III.

Variants[edit]

  • GT-i9300(a)(t): International variant.
  • GT-i9305: International variant with LTE.
  • SCH-R530c: CDMA (Cricket) variant.
  • SCH-R530: CDMA (U.S. Cellular) variant.
  • SCH-i535: CDMA (Verizon Wireless) variant.
  • SGH-i747: US (AT&T) variant.
  • SGH-T999: US (T-Mobile) variant.
  • SPH-L710: CDMA (Sprint) variant.

Specs[edit]

Basics[edit]

GT-i9300a SGH-i747SGH-T999
HW Platform/ChipsetExynos 4412 Quad
1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 quad core
Qualcomm MSM8960 (Snapdragon S4 Plus)
1.5 GHz Krait dual-core
Qualcomm MSM8960 (Snapdragon S4 Plus)
1.5 GHz Krait dual-core
Media DSP/GPUMali-400MP4Adreno 225Adreno 225
SW Platform/OSAndroid 4.0.4
Upgradable to Android 4.3
Android 4.0
Upgradable to Android 4.1.1
Android 4.0
Upgradable to Android 4.1.1
Display720 x 1280
AMOLED
Capacitive multitouch
720 x 1280
AMOLED
Capacitive multitouch
720 x 1280
AMOLED
Capacitive multitouch
Status LEDRGB notification LEDRGB notification LEDRGB notification LED
SensorsAccelerometer
Barometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Proximity
Accelerometer
Barometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Proximity
Accelerometer
Barometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Proximity
Flash memory16 GB
32 GB
64 GB
16 GB16 GB
32 GB
RAM1 GB2 GB2 GB
Card slotmicroSDXCmicroSDXDmicroSDXD
Charging and data connectormicroUSB (MHL TV-out)
OTG capable
microUSB (MHL TV-out)
OTG capable
microUSB (MHL TV-out)
OTG capable
FCC IDA3LGTI9300AA3LSGHI747A3LSGHT999

Connectivity[edit]

GT-i9300a SGH-i747SGH-T999
Operating modesGSM (850/900/1800/1900)
HSDPA (850/900/1900/2100)
GSM (850/900/1800/1900)
HSDPA (850/1900/2100)
4G (4, 17)
GSM (850/900/1800/1900)
HSDPA (850/1700/1900/2100)
4G (4, 27)
DataHSPA 21.1HSPA 21.1, LTEHSPA 21.1, LTE
WLAN802.11 a/b/g/n802.11 a/b/g/n802.11 a/b/g/n
SIM sizeMicro SIMMicro SIMMicro SIM
IrDANoNoNo
Bluetooth4.04.04.0
PC LinkMass storage
Samsung Kies
Mass storageMass storage
Data tetheringBluetooth, USB, WLANBluetooth, USB, WLANBluetooth, USB, WLAN

Input[edit]

All Galaxy S3 models
Input methodsSamsung keyboard
Google voice typing
Touch screen5-point(?) capacitive multitouch
Soft keysPhysical "home" key
Capacitive "menu" and "back" keys
Side keysPower and volume keys

Media[edit]

All Galaxy S3 models
Rear camera8 MP (3264 x 2448) with AF; single LED flash
Video recordingFull HD (1920 x 1080) with stereo audio
Front camera1.9 MP (1392 x 1392)
Supported image formatsBMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Supported sound formatsAMR, AAC, AC3, FLAC, IMY, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, WAV
Supported video formatsDivX, H.264, MP4, XviD, WMV
Speaker configurationEar speaker and loudspeaker
Line out3.5mm stereo jack with mic
SynthesizerSONiVOX, "Legacy" synth with reverb
Extras"Paper Artist" photo editor
S Memo
Voice recorder

Messaging[edit]

All Galaxy S3 models
SMSYes
EMSNo
MMSYes
EmailYes (built-in email client plus Gmail)

Accessories[edit]