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Samsung Galaxy S3 16GB GSM Unlocked - (White)
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- 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
- 4G Network Region Based
- Dimensions 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6mm
- Unlocked cell phones are compatible with GSM carriers such as AT&T and T-Mobile, but are not compatible with CDMA carriers such as Verizon and Sprint.
- This cell phone may not include a US warranty as some manufacturers do not honor warranties for international version phones. Please contact the seller for specific warranty information.
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What is an unlocked phone?
An unlocked phone is a device that is not bound to any carrier or plan. It allows you to choose your phone first and your carrier second. Upon selecting a plan, simply insert the carrier's SIM card into the phone and you're ready to go. If you decide you want to change carriers down the road or want to take an international trip, it's as simple as replacing your existing SIM card with a new SIM and activating your new plan.
What are the benefits of an unlocked phone?
Freedom: Choose the carrier with the best service or price. If you find a better deal later, you have the ability to change to a different carrier.
Travel: Take your phone internationally and use the carrier of your choice. It's as easy as inserting an active SIM card.
Selection: Choose the phone with the features you want, whether or not your carrier sells it, and get more service options without a contract.
How do I set up my unlocked phone?
The first thing you’ll need is a SIM card for your desired carrier. When activated, the SIM card will let your phone connect to your carrier’s network. If you decide to upgrade to a newer unlocked phone in the future, you can easily remove the SIM card from your old phone and put it in your new phone—just make sure you get the right size of SIM card (nano, micro, or standard) for your phone. If you want to use your phone while traveling internationally, you can easily buy a SIM card for a carrier that operates where you’re traveling. As long as it’s activated, you can just swap SIM cards when you arrive at your destination.
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|Camera Description||8MP Camera||—||Primary Camera: 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash|Secondary Camera: 1.9 MP, 720p@30fps||8 MP||—||—|
|Screen Size||4.8 in||5 in||4.8 in||4.8 in||4.8 in||4.5 in|
|Item Dimensions||3.5 x 2.01 x 5.59 in||5.55 x 2.76 x 0.34 in||2.8 x 0.34 x 5.39 in||5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 in||5.38 x 0.34 x 2.78 in||5.22 x 0.35 x 2.73 in|
|Item Weight||4.69 ounces||5.19 ounces||4.69 ounces||4.73 ounces||4.73 ounces||4.62 ounces|
|Operating System||Android OS 4.0||Android||Android OS, v4.1.1 Jelly Bean||android||google_android||Android|
The Galaxy S III is powered by Samsung's Exynos quad-core 1.4GHz processor, which is based on the the ARM Cortex A9. 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. FEATURES: 4.8 Amoled HD screen The S3s enormous screen feels big in the hand, although the device is just 16 per cent larger than its predecessor, the 20 million selling S2. Smart Stay: The phone tracks your eyes, so as long as youre looking at it, the display wont dim or turn off. Direct Call: If youve got a contact on your screen, theres no need to hit call: simply hold the device up to your face and the number will be dialed automatically. Smart Alert: 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. S-Voice: Thats 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. S-Beam: 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 S3s screen to a TV, or use the screen as a remote control.
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This is an outrage. I have talked to the seller and they insist that they sent the right cellphone and the problem lies with the courier, something everyone here in Costa Rica knows it's practically impossible. Aeropost, my courier, does not touch the contents of the packages that are sent and they are not open until it is delivered.
It's not possible that out of 35 negative reviews, most of them deal with the same problem. Today, March 20th, 2013, history repeats itself with this seller. I'm disgusted and I believe Amazon should do something with this seller quickly and find a way to avoid this type of repeated mistakes.
As of right now, nothing has been solved.
It was supposed to be a brand new unlocked S3. It doesn't say anywhere it was a refurbished or used item.
At the beginning it worked fine, but later it got stucked, frozen, had problems with the wi-fi and the battery didn't charge fully. Besides, the battery went down very fast from 64% to 10% in 30 minutes.
First, I thought it was the Android version. Many blogs talk about it in the web. But, the Android version what the device came with was a correct one. So, that made me think it could not be the software. Then, I decided to take it to the technical service.
My surprise was huge when I saw the device's motherboard with glue in several parts. The technician obviously told me it was not a new device certainly. I felt angry and scammed. Also, he could check that one of the charge connectors was loose and probably that was the cause of my problems with the battery. He welded it and fixed it. However, my problems with the battery continue.
I will try to solve it using other methods with the software as I know it is possible.
But the main fact here is that I thought I had bought a brand new device, not a used one or a refurbished one.
I wrote them and I had no answer from them.
Maybe that is the reason why this seller put in the title "No Warranty". Now, I see it.
I DO NOT RECOMMEND ANYONE to purchase this item from this seller. Be very careful and don't let they fool you as it happened to me.
I wouldn’t buy this in 2017 as you can get MUCH better phones for cheaper, but if you must have a Galaxy S3, buy this one. The S4 processor in the 2012 model has a slightly better GPU, but overall compute performance should be the same, (NOTE: This is NOT the 64 bit Snapdragon 410, but the 32 bit Snapdragon 400,
Also. This phone should support Qualcomm Quickcharge 2.0 according to the processor it has. But I plugged it into every high output charger I had, no dice. So don’t expect any fast charging.
I bought this phone to give to a relative,outside the USA, as a gift for when I visit. I read some reviews about fake S3 International being sold by vendors on Amazon. But I hope that being fullfill by Amazon I would get real one. If I got a fake I would just return it before my trip and get my relative another phone in her country.
When I got the phone, I open the box and everything look brand new and said S3 International I9300 including the label on the back of the phone where the battery would go. I thought great and took it on my trip.
When I powered it up for my relative and check the phone the boot screen showed I9300. I check about phone in the settings and it showed the Device was I9300. But I notice that superuser was install so it was already rooted, which was unexpected as it was a brand new phone.
It was only when I was trying to install a custom recovery to install a custom rom and fonts, that I realize it was fake. When I was in Download mode to install the custom recovery, it should have also said I9300, but it said it was I747 which an S3 but not the international one. I google it and others seem to have this problem. It seems to be that someone remove the internal motherboad of the I9300 and replace it with the I747 variant, but keeping the external case of the I9300. Then that person rooted it and install a custom rom that deceived the user into thinking it is a I9300 in the setting.
My trip was about a month, so it is too late to return it. The custom recoverys for I9300 failed to install properly, But the custom recovery for the other S3 variants which includes I747 worked. I didn't want to risk bricking the phone so I left installed rom alone. On top of that the battery was faulty and had to be replaced. It is her first smart phone so my relative kept it anyways and seem to like it. Just be aware of fakes. If it is already rooted when you get it, it is probably fake. Reboot into download mode. If it doesn't say I9300 it is fake.