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Samsung Galaxy S III, Black 16GB (Verizon Wireless)

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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)


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Battery Life 180 minutes 180 minutes 180 minutes 180 minutes
Display Size 4.8 inches 4.8 inches 4.8 inches 4.8 inches
Operating System Android Android Android Android 4.1
Camera 8 MP 8 MP 8 MP 8 MP
Weight 0.29 pounds 0.29 pounds 0.29 pounds 0.3 pounds
Launch Date 20121020 20120710 20120710 20120606
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Technical Details

  • Display: 4.8-inches
  • Camera: 8-MP
  • Processor Speed: 1.5 GHz
  • OS: Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.8 x 0.3 x 5.4 inches ; 4.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B009T9QCWI
  • Item model number: Galaxy S III
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,263 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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Product Description

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One of the thinnest 4G LTE smartphones
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Samsung Galaxy S III
At a Glance:
  • Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich

  • 4.8-inch 1280x720 16M HD Super AMOLED display

  • 1.5 GHz Dual Core processor and 2 GB of RAM

  • 8 MP camera w/zero shutter lag and LED Flash, 1.9 MP front facing camera

  • 1080p HD video capture (rear camera), 720p HD video capture (front facing camera)

  • 16 GB memory + optional 64 GB microSD card (sold separately)

  • Mobile Hotspot capable

  • Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), Wi-Fi Direct, DNLA

  • Bluetooth 4.0

  • 2100 mAh battery with up to 15 hours of usage time
At a Glance


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The Samsung Galaxy S III enables you to share smarter, interact more intelligently and experience great performance, all powered by Verizon 4G LTE.

The Samsung Galaxy S III features a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display, packaged into a sleek, slim and lightweight design with an ergonomic grip, smooth lines and gentle curves. A 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 2 GB of RAM allows seamless multitasking without delay.

Share Smarter

S Beam

One-touch sharing, or S Beam, allows you to share multimedia files like photos, videos and presentations between two Galaxy S III devices by simply touching the backs together to “Beam” content from one device to the other.

Share Shot

Share Shot allows you to establish a temporary photo sharing network with other Samsung Galaxy S III users who are nearby. Once your group is established over Wi-Fi Direct (multi-connect), photos taken by any member of the group will be shared instantly with everyone else in the photo sharing network.

AllShare Play

With the Samsung Galaxy S III, you can enjoy your media untethered. AllShare Play allows you to stream multimedia content to your compatible Samsung SmartTV or compatible home audio systems, tablets and laptops when connected to the same Wi-Fi Access Point.

Color

The Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III is exclusively pre-loaded with the Color app, allowing users to broadcast up to 60 seconds of live video with full audio and photos to their Facebook friends instantly.

Interact More Intelligently

Motion Gestures

Motion gestures integrated with the Samsung Galaxy S III allow you to interact with your phone in new ways. Shake the device to refresh, turn it over to mute the ring during a meeting, or swipe to capture a screenshot. If you need to call someone you’re already texting, simply raise the phone to your head and the device will dial. Other gestures include quick access to the camera, quick rotate, quick pause, missed event alerts, and tap to the top of a list.

Smart Stay

No need to tap the screen every few seconds to keep it lit while you’re watching a video or reading a book - Smart Stay keeps the Samsung Galaxy S III’s display on as long as you’re looking at the screen. The device detects when you’re looking at the phone, maintaining a bright display so you can enjoy your content uninterrupted.

S Voice

S Voice is your personal assistant, responding to voice commands with accurate, helpful information pulled from the Wolfram Alpha database. Whether you want to make a call, play a particular song or find a place to eat, S Voice can help.

Experience Great Performance and Content

Camera

With an 8 MP rear camera, 1.9 MP front-facing camera and LED flash, the Samsung Galaxy S III records HD video and offers zero shutter lag so you can capture the action without delay. The Burst Shot function helps you take pictures like a professional, with the ability to instantly capture 20 continuous shots, while the Best Photo function takes eight pictures and chooses the best one for you.

Pop Up Play

Pop Up Play on the Samsung Galaxy S III lets you watch HD videos while you browse, e-mail or text. The picture-in-picture window works on any screen and even on third-party apps. Drag the window where you want it, and you won’t miss a moment of your movies or videos while multitasking.

Viewdini

Viewdini brings the power of Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network to the screen by streamlining access to videos from a wide range of content providers, including cable operators, websites and other popular video sources.

Vital Statistics

The Samsung Galaxy S III weighs 4.7 ounces and measures 5.4 x 2.8 x 0.3 inches. It comes with a 2100 mAh battery that offers up to 15 hours of usage time and up to 200 hours of standby time.




Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network allows you to download photos, apps, and games in seconds and entire movies in minutes. LTE (or Long Term Evolution) provides significantly increased upload and download speeds over 3G networks, as well as significantly reduced latency (or lag time). Verizon Wireless expects 4G LTE average data rates to be 5-12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2-5 Mbps on the uplink in real-world, loaded network environments.

With these blazing fast speeds, you'll be able to stream HD movies without the annoyance of constant pauses to buffer the video stream--as well as quickly download HD-quality movies right to your phone in minutes. Additionally, you'll be able to download a new song file in about 4 seconds or upload a photo to your favorite social networking site in about 6 seconds.

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE mobile broadband network will also redefine the mobile office for business users. Business applications that used to require wired networks will be untethered forever, allowing you maximized productivity and efficiency while you're out of the confines of your office. Enhanced security lets you tap into most VPN networks with less waiting, and faster responsiveness enables you to upload 10 MB presentations back to your team in less than 25 seconds.

In areas serviced only by 3G, you can expect download speeds of 600 Kbps to 1.4 Mbps and upload speeds of 500 to 800 Kbps in Mobile Broadband coverage area.

Verizon Wireless Services

Backup Assistant: This complimentary service automatically back up your mobile contacts to your online address book. If your phone is lost, stolen, or damaged, or you decide to upgrade, easily restore your saved address book to your new phone. You can also add, delete, edit, and print your contacts online and send the changes to your mobile phone. There are no subscription fees for the service.

VZ Navigator Capable: With this GPS-enabled phone, you'll be able to access the Verizon Wireless VZ Navigator service (additional charges applicable) for voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions, heads-up alerts, local search of nearly 14 million points of interest in the US (such as landmarks, restaurants and ATMs), and detailed color maps.

V CAST Video: Enjoy unlimited, on-demand access to full episodes of your favorite television shows from all of the major networks, plus the latest in local and national news, live and recorded sports and entertainment and weather. You will receive over 100 channels with over 250 full episode shows and an impressive list of live sporting events each month.

Visual Voice Mail: This innovative service enables you to delete, reply, and forward voice mail messages without having to listen to prior messages or voice instructions. Visual Voice Mail is the ideal tool for the busy mobile professional who may need to prioritize which messages he or she listens to first. Features include on-screen access to voice mail message status, save up to 40 messages for 40 days (or archive permanently), create up to 10 different caller ID-based greetings, and reply via call back, text or even voice mail.




Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), Wi-Fi Direct, DNLA
  • Built-in mobile hotspot functionality
  • Next-generation Bluetooth 4.0 backward compatible with older Bluetooth-enabled peripherals and includes stereo audio streaming
  • Near Field Communication (NFC) for sharing contacts, web pages, directions, and more to compatible phones as well as payments via Google Wallet
  • GPS for navigation and location services
  • Integrated Google Maps with turn-by-turn navigation, street and satellite views

Communications & Internet

  • Full messaging capabilities including SMS text, MMS picture/video and IM instant messaging
  • Full HTML browser with Adobe Flash Support
  • Personal and corporate e-mail access with support for Exchange ActiveSync as well as mobile e-mail accounts (Google push, Yahoo!, POP3, IMAP)

Hardware

  • Dual-core 1.5 GHz processor capable of opening web pages twice as fast as most other smartphones
  • 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED multi-touch screen (1280 x 720 pixels)
  • MicroUSB port
  • 3.5mm headphone jack

Memory

  • 16 GB internal memory (non-expandable)
  • microSD card slot with support for optional cards up to 64 GB
  • 2 GB RAM for improved multitasking

Camera

  • 8-megapixel camera with continuous auto focus, zero shutter lag, face detection, high dynamic range mode, burst mode, and more
  • Full HD 1080p video capture (30 fps)
  • Front-facing 1.9-megapixel camera for HD video chats and self portraits

Multimedia

  • Music player compatible with MP3, WMA, AAC/AAC+, eAAC+, MIDI amd WAV
  • Video player compatible with MPEG4, H.264, H.263and DivX



Amazon app suite
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Quickly access your recent Kindle books and music right from your home screen, or easily shop for new content.
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Seamless Access to Digital Content and Shopping with Amazon App Suite

The Amazon app suite provides seamless access to Amazon digital content and shopping right from your phone’s home screen. Interact with Amazon digital content you already own, access over 22 million songs and Kindle books, and shop millions of physical products in a single, fully-integrated, and easy-to-use experience.

All the Content

Get instant access to over 22 million songs and Kindle books. Choose from one million Kindle books in the Kindle Store, including New York Times best sellers and new releases. Download or instantly stream over 20 million songs.

Seamless Shopping

Instantly access Earth’s biggest selection with millions of physical products available to search or browse with the integrated mobile shopping experience, plus all of the benefits of shopping on Amazon, including personalized recommendations, customer reviews, 1-Click ordering, Prime FREE Two-Day shipping on over 15 million items, and more.

Cross-Category Search

Discover Amazon’s full selection of physical products, Kindle books, and music from a single search directly from your phone’s home screen.

Single Sign In

Enter your Amazon.com login just once to access all of Amazon Mobile Shopping, Kindle, and MP3 apps, receive personalized recommendations, and interact with the Amazon digital content you already own right from your phone’s home screen.

1-Click Ordering

Quickly and easily purchase new Kindle books, music, and physical products with Amazon’s 1-Click Ordering, which allows you to skip the shopping cart and checkout process by using the default payment method and shipping address on your account.

"Buy Once, Enjoy Everywhere"

With apps available on the largest number of devices and platforms, Amazon makes it easy for you to access your content anytime, anywhere, from virtually any device or platform you choose. You can read and sync your Kindle books across any device with the Kindle app installed, including Android phones and tablets, Windows 8 tablets, PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, and in your web browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

World-Class Customer Service

When a customer shops on Amazon, they know they’re getting Amazon’s world-class customer service. Amazon’s customer service just scored 89 on the ForeSee customer satisfaction score – the highest ever attained by a retailer – as well as the highest rating on the 2012 American Consumer Satisfaction Index, and the J.D. Power Customer Service Champion Award. So far in 2012, Kindle customer service has received a 97.1% satisfaction rate from customers. Customers have been shopping on Amazon for 15 years, and they continue to do so because of the unparalleled end-to-end customer experience.


Product Description

The Samsung Galaxy S III enables you to share smarter, interact more intelligently and experience great performance, all powered by Verizon 4G LTE.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
148 of 156 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More Ice cream Sandwich Please November 6, 2012
I have owned this phone for 6 months. It is far and away the best smart phone I have used. I traded up from a Samsung Rogue but have used several different smart phones including the iPhone. The first and best feature is the screen. It is huge and the image is beyond clear. As I grow older I find being able to see and read the screen becomes more important to me.

As a phone, it does everything I need. I would prefer a slide-out keyboard but I am adapting to the on-screen typing. I am also finding that I LOVE the speech to text feature. I use it constantly for everything from filling out forms in the internet to entering address into the navigator. The 4-G connection is very fast, even in the rural area where I live and work. I had read reviews complaining about the battery life when using the smart phone features but I am having no trouble using the phone all day without recharging and I USE all features of the phone.

On the negative side, the phone as shown a tendency to lock up with certain apps, mostly from Google. Since it is easy to reboot or remove the battery I don't view this as a deal breaker but it could become annoying. Fortunately it does not do so very often. That is the only gripe I have with it.

I would highly recommend this phone to anyone, even an iPhone junkie like my wife.

Update: 6/25/2013: I have owned this phone for one year now and it just keeps getting better. I have taken it on numerous trips to cities I have never visited before and the navigation and search features function flawlessly. It knows where restaurants, entertainment venues, gas stations, and any other service are located. In other words, "the phone is wise". The battery still lasts a full day even under what I would call heavy use. It works as a geo-cache tracker, GPS unit, and tracks my bike rides and jogging progress flawlessly. I have yet to find anything that this phone won't due.
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49 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just got it! November 25, 2012
This phone blows everything else I've used out of the water. Smooth, superb design. I'd be happier if it came with the battery of the RAZR Maxx but hey, then it'd be too good to be true, right? I'm more than satisfied, I'm ecstatic to have it! Haven't finished playing with it yet but I came from an S2 and prior to that, an iPhone 4. Nothing really seems to choke this phone yet, even playing GTA3. Everything flies fluidly and without hiccup. Love it!
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115 of 125 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Phone- DO NOT BUY FROM AMAZON WIRELESS! January 21, 2013
By James
*Beware that Amazon Wireless is separate division and they do not operate under the same guidelines as Amazon*

I've owned this phone for 9 days and used it extensively. Huge upgrade from my Google G2. New Google software seems very fast and smooth. Great camera and the AMOLED display is the best I've seen.

4G LTE is very fast, WHEN I'm connected to it. I find this phone to be on 3G most of the day. My location? Miami, FL which brings me to this complaint I filed with Verizon and Amazon Wireless:

On January 11th 2013 I switched to Verizon Wireless after spending the previous 7 years with their direct competitor. The main reason for my switch was Verizon's marketing and promise of a more reliable & stronger network. I purchased the a Samsung Galaxy S III and as a loyal Amazon Prime member, I did so with confidence and was excited that I had saved $50 off the current Verizon Wireless promotional price.

After using the phone for several days I noticed some technical issues with the device. After spending several hours of my time with the Verizon Wireless technical department, it was determined that this phone was defective (not connecting to the network properly). I was assured by the Verizon Wireless technical specialist that under Verizon's worry-free guarantee, a new phone would be sent free of charge but that I had to contact Amazon Wireless directly in order to process the guarantee.

When I contacted Amazon Wireless I was informed that there was only 2 options for replacing this phone. Amazon Wireless does not honor any Verizon guarantees and they have their own policy's. The first option was to ship this defective device back, thus SURRENDERING MY SERVICE and going without a phone for 5-6 days while they "process" the return.
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66 of 74 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Impressive Smartphone November 18, 2012
I recently purchased three of these phones to outfit the family. In a word, they are terrific. The phones operate flawlessly, and have a host of features, "apps," and "widgets" that are not only cool, but make organizing and accomplishing necessary daily tasks and routines much easier. The phone is very elegant and stylish, but we have all three cocooned inside Otterbox cases that we purchased from Amazon. I thought this was a much less expensive alternative than the $11 per month PER PHONE that Verizon wanted to charge for insurance. Only time will tell if this was a good decision, but as of now we are very satisified with the phones and its accessories (all of which we purchased from Amazon). All in all, the Samsung Galaxy SIII is an impressive package. Even my son - previously a die-hard Apple iPhone proponent - has switched to Samsung. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Attractive Looking in Black, Awesome Phone! November 7, 2012
I switched from the 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy Nexus to the 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy S3. I'm glad I waited until the black color was released. The phone is beautiful in the black finish. Overall compared to the Galaxy Nexus the S3 has a better display, faster speed and a bunch of cool features in the touch wiz that the Galaxy Nexus does not have. I can't wait for the Jelly Bean update for the S3. If you're considering an Android on the Verizon network, I highly recommend the Galaxy S3.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars love this phone
Very easy to use and has great features. I like the large screen size. It is easy to use and see.
Published 9 days ago by PJandDansdad
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The phone is great. The size is perfect for my needs. I'm still behind the learning curve but not to difficult for me to use. Read more
Published 22 days ago by James Clark
4.0 out of 5 stars Replacement phone
I had the newer version of this phone, The S4. But to replace the S4 would cost around $800.00 I dropped it and shattered the glass. Read more
Published 27 days ago by G corners
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
I never could understand why people were staring at their phones all day...now, I totally get it. I can't put this thing down. Read more
Published 1 month ago by V. N. Boyd
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
I love everything about it. I am very happy with my decision to switch from an I phone to a Galaxy.
Published 1 month ago by Deborah D. Foy
5.0 out of 5 stars love my new phone
My first smart phone. I love it. Still getting used to all the features but comfortable with the ones I've used so far.. Pretty easy to navigate and learn.
Published 1 month ago by 6 pack abs
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm in love with a phone....
I bought this as a bday gift for my hubby and he is totally in love with everything about it
Published 2 months ago by akamissjay
5.0 out of 5 stars Best phone I could find for a penny
There is a reason the Galaxy series is so popular and now that you can get this phone for a penny, it's even more awesome.
Published 2 months ago by Matt-Omaha
5.0 out of 5 stars Samsung Galaxy S III
Love this phone. Much larger screen than my old Iphone 4s and great shipping. Love everything about this phone. Fast, slim and really easy to use. Thank you.
Published 2 months ago by Philip R Wills
5.0 out of 5 stars frickin good value
still an excellent phone for the money. very streamlined process to get this up and running. worked flawlessly. thank you!
Published 3 months ago by Greg B
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