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Samsung Galaxy S III (Virgin Mobile)

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List Price: $399.99
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  • Display: 4.8-inches
  • Camera: 8-MP
  • Processor Speed: 1.5 GHz
  • OS: Android 4.1 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Network: CDMA 3G / EVDO Rev A/4G WiMAX LTE
  • 1.5 GHz Dual core processor
  • 4.8 inch full touchscreen-super AMOLED plus 8MP Primary Camera and 2MP Front Facing
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Technical Details

  • Display: 4.8-inches
  • Camera: 8-MP
  • Processor Speed: 1.5 GHz
  • OS: Android 4.1 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Network: CDMA 3G / EVDO Rev A/4G WiMAX LTE
  • 1.5 GHz Dual core processor
  • 4.8 inch full touchscreen-super AMOLED plus 8MP Primary Camera and 2MP Front Facing
  • Android 4.1 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • CDMA 3G EVDO Rev A/4G WiMAX and LTE
  • WiFi/Mobile Hotspot Capability
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.8 x 0.3 x 5.4 inches ; 4.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Item model number: Galaxy S III
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (208 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #612 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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Product Description


Optimized for peak performance, the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy S III offers one of the most sophisticated interactive mobile experiences to date. You'll be able to send photos, videos, and information easier and faster than ever while staying in close connection to friends and family members from wherever you are.

Intuitive, stylish, and simple to use (see larger image).
Samsung Galaxy S III 4G
At a Glance:

  • 3G/4G LTE connectivity

  • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)

  • 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor

  • 4.8-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen

  • 16 GB memory + microSD

  • 8-MP camera, HD 1080p video capture

  • GPS navigation

  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0

  • Near Field Communications (NFC)

  • Personal/corporate e-mail

Delivering impressive processing power to allow more applications to be accessible simultaneously, the Galaxy S III also features a brilliant 4.8-inch display that extends to an ultra-thin bezel to maximize the viewing area. The expansive display is also protected by Gorilla Glass 2.0 to guard against cracks and scratches and provide enhanced touchscreen responsiveness.

The Galaxy S III runs the Android 4.1 operating system (a.k.a., Jelly Bean), bringing a redesigned user interface with enhanced multitasking, notifications, full Web browsing experience, and more. You'll also enjoy innovative, next-gen features such as Face Unlock, which uses facial recognition to unlock the Galaxy S III, and Near Field Communications (NFC) capabilities.

Going beyond simple point-and-shoot photography, the 8-megapixel rear camera offers a Burst Shot mode that captures still pictures at a rapid-fire pace at three images per second with zero shutter lag, and its Best Shot feature recommends the best picture to keep based on colors, lighting, and clarity. It also records Full HD 1080p video with a backside illuminated sensor that improves performance in low light environments--and you can even capture a photo while shooting video.

Other features include Bluetooth 4.0 with stereo audio streaming, 16 GB internal storage, memory expansion via optional microSD cards, and up to 9.2 hours of talk time.

Simple, Instant Sharing

The Galaxy S III has enhanced features that both you and your contacts will enjoy. It's designed to make sharing easy and more direct so your friends and family can experience every moment with you, regardless of your location.

Connect Through Touch: With S Beam, just place two Galaxy S III phones back-to-back and you can transfer photos, videos, documents, and more. In just three minutes you can successfully share a 1 GB video file--it's fast, easy, and you don't even need a Wi-Fi or cellular signal.

Send Pictures in a Flash: Thanks to Buddy Photo Share, the Galaxy S III recognizes the faces of your friends, so it can share photos with them right away. And with Share Shot, you can send photos to all your party guests so everyone leaves with snapshots of the event.

Access Content on Multiple Devices: Through AllShare Play, you can share files with other devices and access those files on various devices, such as documents or multimedia files between your Galaxy S III phone and a tablet, PC, or television. With AllShare Group Cast on the Galaxy S III and a Wi-Fi network, you can share and collaborate on documents, presentations or images in real-time with multiple friends or co-workers without loading the file separately.

Intelligent and Intuitive Interaction

Smart enough to detect your face, voice and motions, the Galaxy S III provides a more convenient and natural way for you to interact so it fits seamlessly into your daily routine.

Tell Your Phone What to Do: The S Voice feature enables the Galaxy S III to actually listen and respond to your words: tell it to wake up, snooze, take a photo, answer a call, send a text message, or play a favorite song.

Don't Miss a Message: If you've been away from your phone, the Smart Alert feature will give you a vibrating nudge to let you know about missed calls and messages.

Vital Statistics

The Samsung Galaxy S III weighs 4.7 ounces and measures 5.4 x 2.8 x 0.3 inches. Its 2100 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 9.2 hours of talk time.

What's in the Box

Samsung Galaxy S III handset, rechargeable battery, charger, USB cable, quick start guide


  • 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).


  • 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


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


  • 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.


  • Music player compatible with MP3, WMA, and AAC/AAC+
  • Video player compatible with MPEG4, H.264, H.263, WMV


Product Description

great condition, no scratches, used a protector always. Virgin Mobile. Only purchased about 9 months ago. Comes with charger, no Box

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

And the Virgin Mobile no contract plan is incredible.
Peter Brogan
Very nice, crisp, clear pictures, good low-light performance, vibrant colors.
Pros: Very fast and easy to use interface, screen is vivid and crisp.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

190 of 198 people found the following review helpful By GamerGuy on July 4, 2013
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First of all, I'd like to thank Amazon because they, for some miraculous reason, sold me this phone brand new for $317. How, I don't know, considering retail on Virgin's website is $399. The point I'm trying to get across is if Amazon drops the price of this phone substantially, believe that it is no scam. It's just flat-out generosity.

Now, on to the phone.

Even though I had large savings on this device, it is well worth it even if you pay full price. I came from an HTC Evo 3D which I thought was a fantastic, capable device, but there truly is a difference between a flagship and non-flagship. The Evo had great specs, despite being non-flagship, both on paper and performance-wise, and on a scale of 1 to 10, I would gladly put it at an 8.5 or 9. However, this Galaxy is a 12 on that same scale. It really stands out as a true flagship because of its performance and build quality. This phone is plastic vs. the Evo's half metal/half rubberized plastic build but I still appreciate the Galaxy's build quality more. The phrase, "you get what you pay for" could never be more true than here. This phone is unparalleled on the Virgin selection, as of the time of this review. I can only see it bested by the Galaxy S4 or Note 2, but surprisingly, not by much. Plus, let's remember this is a no-contract device on a $35/month plan. Unbeatable.

The Processor

This Galaxy is not the Galaxy S3 i9300 version (international quad-core 1.4GHz version, 1GB RAM). This is the US version (dual core 1.5GHz version, 2GB RAM). I haven't had the international version so I can't make a comparison, but I can say that this processor is extremely capable, unsurprisingly. You will not notice lag, even if you intentionally open a lot of apps to test its performance.
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97 of 103 people found the following review helpful By Aces and 8s on July 12, 2013
So since this ad listing is for the Galaxy S3 on Virgin Mobile, I am going to rate the phone and the provider. I moved to Virgin from Verizon, tired of paying $$$$ for data, messaging, and minutes (which I hardly use). The $35 plan with Virgin is great, 300 minutes (more than enough for me) with unlimited data and messaging. I was skeptical at first, but now I am a believer. Since Virgin uses the Sprint towers, I get reception in all the same places my Verizon phone would, granted I don't have 4G in the same spots, but I hardly used 4G before because it killed my battery life. If you're thinking of switching to Virgin, I say give it a shot.

On to the phone, the Galaxy S3. Awesome. I upgraded from an HTC Rezound which was a great phone when released, but it started showing its age. Granted the S3 was released some time ago as well, and the new S4 is available, but not on Virgin. For my uses and purposes, the S3 works well. The AMOLED screen is vibrant and crisp, the speaker is great, the phone feels solid (for plastic), and the battery life is decent enough. I can get about 16 hours of heavy use out of it before it dies (messaging, internet, streaming, gaming, etc). If I don't use the phone much during the day, the battery last all day, and then some. The Virgin model comes with a lot of unneeded apps which can't be deleted, but that is to be expected. That said, the "bloat ware" was much less than what Verizon forces on their customers. I haven't encountered any glaring issues with the phone, but will update if I do. So far, 5 stars for Virgin and the Galaxy S3.
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60 of 67 people found the following review helpful By G. Book on July 29, 2013
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The Galaxy S3 is awesome. No complaints whatsoever.

A little background: I got my very first smart phone last fall, which was the Kyocera Rise, through Virgin Mobile. It was a great change from the LG nV2 I had before that. During my childhood the rotary phones in people's homes were still leased from AT&T and no one had a computer in their house. After resisting for so long to get a smart phone I got that Kyocera last year. It was great at first, but I learned to do much more with it than just check my gmail and use the web browser. And so the Kyocera got slower and slower... and that's when I decided to get something better.

The Galaxy S3 is the best phone I have used. Compared to rotaries, payphones, and the Kyocera Rise, it's the best. Call quality is excellent. It's fast. No lag at all. I used to wait up to a minute for the Phone keypad to show up on the Kyocera, which was irritating because I'd assume the ability to call people would be the most important feature of the phone... But after loading all my applications onto the Galaxy S3, I still had no lag, everything was fast.

Display: The display is amazing. You cannot see any pixels. It's bright, there's really no glare. I've read reviews that say the screen is dull or dark. I didn't see that at all. Maybe they turned on the auto-brightness. Even in bright sun, I can still read the screen just fine. Also, having a 4.8" display is great.

Speed: The speed is incredible. The GUI is fast, and as I mentioned many times, no lag. You touch a control on the screen, and something happens immediately.

Calling: Call quality is great.

Size: It has a huge screen, but its light. It's much lighter than the Kyocera.
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