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Samsung Galaxy S3, Marble White 16GB (AT&T)
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- Display: 4.8-inches
- Camera: 8-MP
- Processor Speed: 1.5 GHz
- OS: Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)
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Stay connected on the go with this Samsung Galaxy S III 4G mobile phone that features a 4.8" high-definition Super AMOLED touch screen for simple navigation of features and 4G speed for a fast Internet connection.
Optimized for peak performance, the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy S III from AT&T 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 (view larger).
8-megapixel camera with burst mode and Full HD 1080p video capture (view larger).
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.
Running on AT&T's ultra-fast 4G LTE network, the Galaxy S III also offers Wireless-N Wi-Fi connectivity. And with AT&T's Mobile Hotspot service, you can connect additional Wi-Fi-enabled devices to the phone's mobile broadband signal (requires appropriate data plan).
The Galaxy S III runs the Android 4.0 operating system (a.k.a., Ice Cream Sandwich), 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 Wireless-N Wi-Fi connectivity with mobile hotspot capabilities (enabling you to connect up to 10 devices to your AT&T 3G/4G mobile broadband), 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.
Let Your Eyes Control the Display: Thanks to the Smart Stay feature, the screen display will remain bright as long as you're looking at the phone. Set it down, and it dims instantly. Because the front-facing camera can identify your eyes--while reading an e-book or browsing the web, for instance--it recognizes how you are using your phone and provides a bright display accordingly.
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.
Seamlessly share videos, calendar, apps, and more.
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. It runs on AT&T's 4G LTE and HSPA+ networks (850/1900 MHz; HSPA+/HSDPA/UMTS) plus international 2100 MHz 3G networks. It's also a quad-band GSM phone (850/900/1800/1900 MHz GPRS/EDGE).
What's in the Box
Samsung Galaxy S III handset, rechargeable battery, charger, USB cable, quick start guide
AT&T's 4G LTE network allows for quicker access, smoother media streaming, and faster web experiences. LTE technology is capable of delivering mobile broadband speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G. Additionally, LTE technology offers a faster response time due to lower latency--the processing time it takes to move data through a network--vastly speeding download times for web pages as well as improving services such as mobile gaming and two-way video calling.
By the end of 2011, AT&T plans to launch its 4G LTE network in 15 major metropolitan areas, covering at least 70 million Americans. Coverage will continue to expand in the next few years and is planned to be largely complete by the end of 2013.
And when combined with 4G HSPA+ technology, AT&T is capable of delivering a quicker, more consistent mobile broadband experience than ever before. AT&T has deployed HSPA+ to virtually 100 percent of its mobile broadband network, which enables 4G speeds when combined with enhanced backhaul (via Ethernet or fiber). Backhaul is one of the major pieces of a telecommunications network. Think of it as the limbs connecting AT&T's cell towers with AT&T's backbone network that provides access to the Internet.
| LTE = Long Term Evolution |
Advanced wireless technology capable of increasing AT&T's already-fast network speeds. Now in select markets with deployment ongoing.
| HSPA+ = High Speed Packet Access |
Paired with enhanced backhaul--the accelerated pipeline between our network backbone and cell towers across the country--this technology boosts network performance.
Android Ice Cream Sandwich Operating System
The Galaxy S III runs the Android 4.0 operating system (dubbed Ice Cream Sandwich), which adds powerful new ways of communicating and sharing while improving on the best Android features: easy multitasking, rich notifications, customizable home screens, resizable widgets, and more.
The new Ice Cream Sandwich interface features an onscreen navigation bar that replaces the hardware buttons for Back, Home, and Menu found with older Android-powered phones. And with Google+ integration, you can video chat with groups of up to 9 friends as well as easily upload and share photos and videos. Other features include:Face Unlock
You can now unlock your phone with just your face using the Face Unlock option. It takes advantage of the front-facing camera and state-of-the-art facial recognition technology to register a face during setup and then to recognize it again when unlocking the device. Just hold your phone in front of your face to unlock (or use a backup PIN).
And the lock screen now lets you do more without unlocking. From the slide lock screen, you can jump directly to the camera for a picture or pull down the notifications window to check for messages. When listening to music, you can even manage music tracks and see album art.Home Screen Folders
Quickly access related apps right from the home screen by organizing apps and shortcuts into folders--just drag one app onto another to create a folder.Multitasking
Multitasking is even easier and more visual in Android 4.0. The Recent Apps button lets you jump instantly from one task to another using the list in the System Bar. The list pops up to show thumbnail images of apps used recently--tapping a thumbnail switches to the app.Voice Input
The new voice engine in Android 4.0 lets you dictate the text you want, for as long as you want, using the language you want. You can speak continuously for a prolonged time, even pausing for intervals if needed, and dictate punctuation to create correct sentences. As the voice input engine enters text, it underlines possible dictation errors in gray. After dictating, you can tap the underlined words to quickly replace them from a list of suggestions.
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The glass that Samsung uses for their Galaxy phones is very strong. I never used a screen protector on my Galaxy S and it only had two minor scratches after over two years. I do not doubt that this screen will fare as well. They have added an oleophobic coating to cut down on fingerprints, it is somewhat successful as there are definitely fewer fingerprints but the screen does still get smudged quite often.
The hardware inside is so much better than the Galaxy S, which was a strong phone. I can tell it has more processing power "under the hood" and the GPS is immensely better than the original Galaxy S's troubled GPS. I have no problem getting an accurate and consistent location with this phone.
4G internet is amazing. In Columbia, SC I have tested it at 20Mbps, faster than my cable internet.
There are a few things I do not like about the design of this phone, but they are relatively minor. First, the back is made of plastic and is not easy to remove. On the Samsung Captivate it was metal and had a nice mechanism to remove it and lock it in place. It felt so much more sturdy than this. That said, after over a month of using the phone with no case, there are only a few minor scratches to the back. However, with the old phone, after over 2 years of usage with no case there were only a couple of minor scratches that were caused by my carelessness in putting it into the same pocket as my keys one time.
Another possible problem is that the screen itself is curved. This means that a) screen protectors will not stay on the screen well unless you use a case. It also means that if you aren't using a screen protector and place the phone face-down on a surface, the screen is in contact with the surface. With the Captivate there was a slight bezel around the screen that would prevent it from resting directly on a surface. However, if this screen is as strong as the old one, this shouldn't be a problem.
A purely personal preference, I do not like having the USB connector and the headphone jack on opposite ends of the phone. If I have it plugged in charging and hooked up to a speaker I have wires coming out of both ends and this is hard to manage in a neat way. This may not bother some users.
I was very disappointed, however, that this phone only has 16gb internal storage. The Galaxy S had 16gb storage, why didn't they bump it up to 32gb with this phone? Flash memory isn't that expensive these days. At least it has an external microSD slot.
In summary, this is a great, powerful phone with a few slight design problems that may not cause you any issues. It's not the latest and greatest but the price with a contract cannot be beat. If you're looking to upgrade from a phone that is 2-3 years old, especially if you have used a previous Galaxy S version and enjoyed it, you should definitely check out the Galaxy S III.
*** Note to developers you may want to take the hint and start integrating this to other devices such as laptops. It is faster and a lot more fun than keyboarding---I am a Medical Secretary and do a lot of this!!
I have not use the share feature which allows you to touch your phone to someone else's Galaxy S III and share a song, picture, etc... However, I do know that the feature has an on/off setting so if you are a nervous nelly like me you don't have to worry about accidently sharing something with another phone that is nearby.
\The phone holds a charge well and I am not constantly running to a charger as I was with my HTC Sense. Not as heavy a phone as the Sense either.