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Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 16GB Black 3G Unlocked Android GSM Smart Phone with S Voice / Smart Stay / Direct Call

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Intuitive, stylish and simple to use, the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone delivers a personalized, seamless mobile experience that helps your day run smoothly—whether it's time for work, family or play.

  • newegg Share Back-to-Back If sharing is your thing, the Samsung Galaxy S III is your phone. With S Beam, you can share large HD files in seconds – just touch compatible devices back-to-back. S Beam takes full advantage of NFC (Near-Field Communication) and Wi-Fi Direct technology, making it quick and easy for you to share photos, videos, documents, calendars, contacts and more. And you don’t even need Wi-Fi or a cellular signal.
  • newegg Share Big As much as you like a crowd huddled around admiring your new phone, it won’t be necessary with AllShare Play. Because now, you can play your music, videos and slide shows on any compatible HDTV or computer for all to see. Go big.
  • newegg Share Photos Instantly Share Shot lets you share your photos with up to five friends – as you take them. What does this mean? You don’t have to remember to share later; just share on the spot and forget it. Sharing has never been so much fun, so fast or so hassle-free.
  • newegg Gesture Smarter The Galaxy S III goes beyond swiping and pinching. Special motion gestures let you do things easier and more intuitively than ever before. For example, to capture a screen shot, just swipe your hand across the screen. To get to the top of a list, just tap the top of your phone. Or if your texting someone and want to call them, just put the phone to your ear. It doesn’t get any smarter than that.
  • newegg Speak, and the Galaxy S III will Listen S Voice responds to your every voice command, acting as your on-board personal assistant to give you helpful, accurate information, dial phone numbers, send messages, open apps and more. It will follow your commands and answer your questions quickly and intelligently. You can tell your phone to wake you up, take a photo, answer a call, send a text message or play your favorite song. In fact, thanks to S Voice, you might never talk to real people again.
  • newegg Simplify any Task Samsung TecTiles is the short-hand way to operate your Galaxy S III. Just program your “tiles” to automatically handle repetitive actions, like changing settings or performing certain tasks. After that, all you’ll need is a simple tap of your phone. It can launch apps, connect you to Facebook or Twitter or share a contact with any NFC-enabled phone.

Intuitive, stylish and simple to use, the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone delivers a personalized, seamless mobile experience that helps your day run smoothly—whether it's time for work, family or play.

  • newegg Share Back-to-Back If sharing is your thing, the Samsung Galaxy S III is your phone. With S Beam, you can share large HD files in seconds – just touch compatible devices back-to-back. S Beam takes full advantage of NFC (Near-Field Communication) and Wi-Fi Direct technology, making it quick and easy for you to share photos, videos, documents, calendars, contacts and more. And you don’t even need Wi-Fi or a cellular signal.
  • newegg Share Big As much as you like a crowd huddled around admiring your new phone, it won’t be necessary with AllShare Play. Because now, you can play your music, videos and slide shows on any compatible HDTV or computer for all to see. Go big.
  • newegg Share Photos Instantly Share Shot lets you share your photos with up to five friends – as you take them. What does this mean? You don’t have to remember to share later; just share on the spot and forget it. Sharing has never been so much fun, so fast or so hassle-free.
  • newegg Gesture Smarter The Galaxy S III goes beyond swiping and pinching. Special motion gestures let you do things easier and more intuitively than ever before. For example, to capture a screen shot, just swipe your hand across the screen. To get to the top of a list, just tap the top of your phone. Or if your texting someone and want to call them, just put the phone to your ear. It doesn’t get any smarter than that.
  • newegg Speak, and the Galaxy S III will Listen S Voice responds to your every voice command, acting as your on-board personal assistant to give you helpful, accurate information, dial phone numbers, send messages, open apps and more. It will follow your commands and answer your questions quickly and intelligently. You can tell your phone to wake you up, take a photo, answer a call, send a text message or play your favorite song. In fact, thanks to S Voice, you might never talk to real people again.
  • newegg Simplify any Task Samsung TecTiles is the short-hand way to operate your Galaxy S III. Just program your “tiles” to automatically handle repetitive actions, like changing settings or performing certain tasks. After that, all you’ll need is a simple tap of your phone. It can launch apps, connect you to Facebook or Twitter or share a contact with any NFC-enabled phone.


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Some unlocked cell phones sold by Newegg may have previously been locked to a specific carrier. A carrier-locked cell phone may often have carrier-specific applications and branding. Some of these applications cannot be unlocked and/or may not function with a different carrier. Also, applications requiring a data plan may result in data usage charges from the original carrier.

In addition, the cell phone box may arrive unsealed and the cell phone may appear previously handled. The unlocking procedure requires unsealing the box and manually handling the cell phone. In this case, the cell phone should not be considered "tampered with" or "defective".

Model

Brand
Samsung
Series
Galaxy S3
Model
i9300 16GB
Color
Black
Form Factor
Smart Phones

Connectivity

Wireless Radio
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz

UMTS 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
Compatible Carrier & Service
AT&T 2G/3G, T-Mobile 2G, Simple mobile, Red Pocket (US Carrier), Rogers, Fido (Canada Carrier)
3G
AT&T 3G Only
Wi-Fi Support
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
Data transfer
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, Wi-Fi

Function

GPS Integrated
A-GPS support and GLONASS
Audio
MP3, WAV ringtones

MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
Message
SMS, MMS, IM, RSS
Email
Email, Push Mail
Additional Function
Wi-Fi/GPS

Configuration

Operating System
Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), upgradeable to 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Processor
Exynos 4212 Quad Chipset, Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9 CPU, Mali-400MP GPU
Internal Memory
16GB storage, 1 GB RAM
Card Slot
MicroSD(TF Card)
Card Capacity Support
Up to 64GB

Display

Main Display Size
4.8"
Main Display Color
16M
Main Display Format
Super AMOLED
Main Display Resolution
1280 x 720
Touch Screen
Capacitive Touchscreen

Camera

Camera
8.0 MP
Flash
LED
Auto Focus
Yes
HD Video Capture
1080p
Second Camera
1.9 MP, 720p@30fps

I/O Interface

Bluetooth Support
Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP
Expansion
3.5mm jack, microUSB v2.0 (MHL)

Battery

Battery Type
Lithium Ion Battery
Battery Capacity
2100mAh
Talk Time
Up to 21.67 hours (2G) / Up to 11.67 hours (3G)
Standby Time
Up to 590 hours (2G) / Up to 790 hours (3G)

Software

Software
SNS integration

MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player

Organizer

Image/video editor

Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)

Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration

Specification

Specifications
Touch-sensitive controls

Multitouch

Corning Gorilla Glass 2

TouchWiz UI v4.0

NFC

Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization

Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, RGB sensor, proximity, compass, barometer

Browser: HTML, Adobe Flash

Stereo FM radio with RDS

Java MIDP emulator

MicroSIM card support only

S-Voice natural language commands and dictation

Smart Stay eye tracking

Dropbox (50 GB storage)

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

TV-out (via MHL A/V link)

Voice memo/dial/commands

Predictive text input (Swype)

Size

Dimensions
5.38" x 2.78" x 0.34"
Weight
4.69 oz.

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 30 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 30 days


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  • Ronald N.
  • 3/12/2014 12:22:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Phone

This review is from: Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 16GB Black 3G Unlocked Android GSM Smart Phone with S Voice / Smart Stay / Direct Call

Pros: The phone preforms fantastic, it is smooth and responsive. Also great that it is unlocked, meaning you can use it on any carrier.

Cons: Came with a European wall plug to usb charger instead of a North American style plug. Has some bloat ware, which fortunately was easily uninstalled.

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  • Joseph D.
  • 3/2/2014 4:56:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFell in love with my phone

This review is from: Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 16GB Black 3G Unlocked Android GSM Smart Phone with S Voice / Smart Stay / Direct Call

Pros: This phone, which is marvelous, came in new condition. I was transferring over to Straight Talk because I didn't want high cell charges and this phone was one they had as a compatible phone. I like the large screen and all my friends whom have other phone brands are all thinking of switching to the Galaxy. The phone came promptly and as I said it was like new in box.

Cons: This may be because I am over using the phone like a kid with a new toy, but I am finding the need to charge it frequently.

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  • Chris M.
  • 2/4/2014 6:13:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBuilt to last only just past warranty

This review is from: Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 16GB Black 3G Unlocked Android GSM Smart Phone with S Voice / Smart Stay / Direct Call

Pros: works beautifully for the first couple months

Cons: screen is constantly turning off intermittently. It has become unusable

Other Thoughts: This is the first product I've ever bought that I've had buyer's remorse over. I wish I had paid closer attention to the negative reviews of this item before purchasing, because only 3 1/2 months after purchasing, the phone began to fail.

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  • Timothy H.
  • 10/6/2013 10:43:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsLet the buyer beware

This review is from: Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 16GB Black 3G Unlocked Android GSM Smart Phone with S Voice / Smart Stay / Direct Call

Pros: Not going to bother here, other people have mentioned them. Yes, it is a good phone, when it's working. Read the cons.

Cons: Like many other people here I bought this phone on Newegg last year thinking I'd get a good deal. Approximately 9 months after owning it I got hit by the sudden death syndrome. Phone restarts on its own with increasing frequency, eventually it would freeze, and then freeze so long I had to remove the battery. I've sent my phone in twice for repairs and each time all they did was reflash it which is what I could've done myself. I was without the phone for a month the first time and two months the second time.

Trust the many negative reviews about this phone and do not buy the I9300. If you do have it there is an app called Dummy File Generator that may help you. The theory on the freezes is a bad flash chip is written to which causes the phone to freeze. Once written to the state of the chip changes so it's less likely to freeze in the future. The Dummy File Generator app just writes as much of your memory is free to force these freezes to happen rather than it being random when you don't expect it. Note, even though I used this app I still had the freezes hence me sending it in the second time.

Other Thoughts: Now that carriers are letting you buy unlocked phones directly from them, go that route. At least you'll have a physical store to go to if anything goes haywire.

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  • Mike H.
  • 10/1/2013 10:20:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSamsung phone

This review is from: Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 16GB Black 3G Unlocked Android GSM Smart Phone with S Voice / Smart Stay / Direct Call

Pros: Its a nice phone.

Cons: However, since Newegg purchases the phone from a american dealership. Samsung does not cover the warrenty. If you have a problem as I do, the samsung does not charged and it dies after 9 months. If you go onto the internet, there are several instances of this problem. So you are out the money. SInce this problem occurs after Planet Celluar and Newegg's warranty limit

Other Thoughts: I would not recommend purchasing any phone or products which are not covered by the parent company

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  • Lee S.
  • 7/15/2013 6:15:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggswrong power adapter

This review is from: Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 16GB Black 3G Unlocked Android GSM Smart Phone with S Voice / Smart Stay / Direct Call

Pros: perfect condition

Cons: wrong country power adapter

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  • Daniel W.
  • 6/1/2013 11:11:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 16GB Black 3G Unlocked Android GSM Smart Phone with S Voice / Smart Stay / Direct Call

Pros: price drop to 399 after the launch of S4
very good price. thanks newegg!!

Cons: Sort of unsealed. According the newegg disclaimer, this should be normal.

Still don't come with North America charger!!! Not the end of the world but not acceptable either.

Other Thoughts: first time Android user after using iphone for 5 years, buying this one as secondary phone.

its hard to hold the phone without accidentally touching all other buttons like menu, backward and volume.

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  • Ginero C.
  • 5/16/2013 8:18:56 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPhon-Phon

This review is from: Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 16GB Black 3G Unlocked Android GSM Smart Phone with S Voice / Smart Stay / Direct Call

Pros: Works great. T-mobile 4g plans are accepted but the phone can only use HSPA so you're down by only a couple of mbit less. Battery is great on normal use.

Cons: Battery capacity could have been bigger, 2100 mAh is more than enough but if you are gonna use HSPA network speeds then your in trouble because HSPA drains a lot more power than 3g or 2g. I wish there was a setting where I can choose 3g over HSPA.

Other Thoughts: I wish newegg had a case bundle for this. Not just any case but cases that covers up everything protecting the phone from almost every accident. Examples are Bodyglove ShockSuit, Griffin Survivor for S3.

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  • Ami S.
  • 3/7/2013 1:52:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGALAXY S3 16GB

This review is from: Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 16GB Black 3G Unlocked Android GSM Smart Phone with S Voice / Smart Stay / Direct Call

Pros: Very nice phone, unlocked and beautiful looking woow. wide screen and just perfect no problems at all it worked right out of box.

Cons: Phone is GT S3 I9300 UNLOCKED.

Other Thoughts: Perfect phone no problems.

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  • Eric D.
  • 3/1/2013 4:58:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPorted to carrier perfectly

This review is from: Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 16GB Black 3G Unlocked Android GSM Smart Phone with S Voice / Smart Stay / Direct Call

Pros: Updated to JellyBean 4.1.2 no problem.
Hooked up to my Consumer Cellular no problem.
All the bells and whistles that are putting the iPhone to task.
GSM.
Phone features will last me for a couple years, say's me.

Cons: No cons

Other Thoughts: I greatly appreciate Neweggs patience with me and apologies for cancelling my order because I kept ordering then afterward realizing it was the wrong color, 3 times. I'm usually better than that.

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