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

  • Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Wi-Fi/GPS
  • 4.8" Super AMOLED Touch Screen
  • 8.0 MP
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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.
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  • 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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Model

Brand
Samsung
Series
Galaxy S3
Model
i9300 16GB
Color
Blue
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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  • Anonymous
  • 9/17/2013 8:04:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPhone freezeing, Newegg additional warranty is worthless

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

Pros: read the Cons before you buy it.

Cons: Phone freezing even after factory reset, restarting by itself. I had a Newegg additional warranty, at the end of warranty period I sent the phone for repair and they returned the phone saying nothing is wrong! After I turned on the phone and maybe 15 min of normal internet use, the phone froze.
Since then it's been freezing every day each time I use internet.

I did a factory reset a few times, started the phone fresh, at the initial setup it froze again and again. The only way to make it work is to take out the battery. I'm taking out my battery at least 5-6 times a day (no additional apps installed!).

It freezes when I use default internet browser, it freezes with chrome, it freezes when using google maps navigation, it freezes while writting an e-mail and it just freezes randomly.
It also restarts by itself when standing on my desk and I'm not using it.

While it was sent to the Newegg service/repair center, they sent it to Samsung for one + week and returned with a note: Nothing is wrong with it!

The warranty is finished now and I have a very expensive and useless peace of plastic in my hand.

Search the internet for galaxy s3 freezing and rebooting problem. I tried everything and it just doesn't work.
Also, since I purchased the phone, I only had 3-4 apps installed additionally not more than that, phone memory empty too..

Other Thoughts: I would not buy Samsung any more. I'm not fan of Apple, hate their attitude but my wife's iphone 5 just works. (the software is very limited and can't do this, can't do that but it works).
Looks like Samsung galaxy S3 is not a reliable phone. I would not buy it again. Would not buy galaxy 4 as well.

I'm a very unhappy Newegg customer at the moment because of the false additional warranty. Most likely will shop somewhere else next time.

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  • Bonnie J.
  • 9/3/2013 6:24:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsRun

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

Pros: None

Cons: The camera stopped working on this phone barely a month after I bought it. I've been bounced back and forth for more than a month now between Newegg and Planet Cellular (the vendor) and as yet have gotten no where. So I paid $450 for a phone with no camera and am no longer using the phone due to this and other issues. I will NEVER buy another product from these people!!!!!

Other Thoughts: I'm very frustrated. I have never had an issue with Newegg and never dreamed I'd get this kind of run around. I've talked to so many people and have been told that I'd get a call or email but keep hitting brick walls. I suspect it will be drug out until the 90 day warranty is up so that if they even do send another phone I'll have no recourse at all if I receive another lemon. At this point I've all but lost all hope!!!!

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  • Jason H.
  • 7/31/2013 9:42:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWarranty warranty warrant

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

Pros: It surely has all the bells and whistles, no doubt. The 16 G of internal memory and the Micro slot that supports another 64 makes it powerful enough to maintain you life. Trust me when I say, smaller less powerful phones just don't have it.

Cons: GET THE EXTENDED WARRANTY!!! I can't stress that near enough!!! The pattern is: First it will power cycle out of the blue. Then it will freeze on an activity screen. You have to pull the battery to restart the unit. Then it will power power off. Again, in order to restart the unit, you have to pull the battery. Finally it will power off FOR GOOD!! Do what you will, it will not boot past the first Samsung logo. Make sure your warranty is up to and including replacement with a NEW unit. Sent mine off for repair after aforementioned death by who knows what. They sent it of to the manufacturer.....who "doesn't have the parts needed to repair the unit." The new replacement is on it's way.

Other Thoughts: Never dropped, never went swimming, nice lens protector....cycled periodically....allowed to power drain once in a while....all the things they say will insure longevity. What more could I do? Nary a scratch nor bump. Not one title, not one jot. Next time who knows?

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  • Jason H.
  • 6/16/2013 7:28:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNose Dive

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

Pros: There are many good things about this phone. To innumerate those many qualities, I would sound like a carnival barker. Suffice to say it does do all that it professes.

Cons: My one and ONLY criticism is that when this bugger dies, It is one dead phone!! The only warning will be it's freezing up to the point that you have to pull the battery to reinitialize it. This is followed by and immediately precedes death when it start its' own random schedule of power cycling. Then as abruptly as the preceding events began, the phone dies. it's done and gone

Other Thoughts: Thank HEAVENS I bought the extended warranty!!! I don't usually do that....BUT, when you spend several hundred dollars so you have the latest greatest? Yeah, the extra bucks turn out to be worth it.

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  • Paul R.
  • 5/31/2013 10:08:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNo Problem at all

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

Pros: The phone was in good condition, camera worked fine. It was shipped on time. It arrived even earlier than we thought. No scratches at all anywhere on the phone.

Cons: Only minor scratches

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  • Jason J.
  • 5/8/2013 10:58:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsMislabeled LTE PHONE

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

Pros: It's a Samsung which is one of the biggest pros. Great screen,great video, PenTile display its amazing, and it's fast.

Cons: Mislabeled as so many 4G/LTE phones are on Newegg. The same reason the display is a pro is the same reason it is a slight con. The PenTile display is amazing but in zoom mode for video,games,text,etc. Its a bit blurry and washed out. Bit bigger than needs be, SGS2 size perfect. Plastic and yet still expensive contract or not.

Other Thoughts: Like the size of my old SGS2 or actually the size of my new LG Optimus G (Nexus 4 actually) as the right size. Won't be disappointed and LTE is extremely fast on AT&T faster than Verizonin all major spots (even here in Huntsville although Verizon can hit 60MMbps as well)

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  • Jason H.
  • 3/9/2013 2:50:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCutting edge

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

Pros: They're working on an attachment, for that!! I can't think of anything it can't do!! Yes, you want to put a film screen protector on it, but then you'd be foolish not to put one on any phone. Got mine "Unlocked," from NE. Just the best phone I've ever had.

Cons: You pay for the best.....if that's a Con....so be it.

Other Thoughts: Apps, apps, and more apps. If the phone doesn't offer the ability to do something, there IS an app for it. DO GET an antivirus app....I suggest Avast.

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  • Omer P.
  • 2/11/2013 11:58:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFragile - Be Aware of warranty

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

Pros: Phone is great when working.

Cons: Fragile Screen. I dropped it once from 3 feet and the screen cracked. Luckily I had paid for the accidental damage warranty. It is NOT done through Newegg as I thought it would be. They issue this out to another company called Lifetime Service. It took me a WEEK just to get the RMA so I could ship out the phone. Then they said it would be at least a week just for the repair without being able to expedite at all. The service guy said they have to order parts once the phone gets in. How could they not stock a screen??? The guy there at customer service was awful. Very disappointed. You feel happy for once that paying for an extended warranty actually might pay off, only that I still have a broken screen since I had to travel and needed my phone and the repair would just take too long.

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  • Geary R.
  • 2/11/2013 9:37:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDon't buy No Warranty

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

Pros: Great phone when it works
I have had problem with phone first week I got it when earphone quit working. I took going threw CT MIAMI LLC to get repaired and that was in October. I bought in July.
Now battery will not charge due to charging circuit in phone. Extended warranty after 4 days has not contacted me. and CT MIAMI LLC has started new RMA. Samsung is a joke on the USA side as well as UK side. Contact country were you bought it.

Cons: I have had problem with phone first week I got it when earphone quit working. I took going threw CT MIAMI LLC to get repaired and that was in October. I bought in July.
Now battery will not charge due to charging circuit in phone. Extended warranty after 4 days has not contacted me. and CT MIAMI LLC has started new RMA. Samsung is a joke on the USA side as well as UK side. Contact country were you bought it.

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  • Scott W.
  • 1/31/2013 8:50:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAvoid This Model At All Costs

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

Pros: - There are no pros big enough to compensate for a phone that only lasts 5 months due to a consistent defect.

- Great phone for the 5 months it works.

Cons: - Phone completely dies after ~5 months due to manufacturing defect in NAND memory. (Search 'Galaxy SIII Sudden Death' to see what I mean).

- Samsung Canada will NOT honour warranty since this is the international model and Canada uses the SGH-i747 model. NO ONE from Samsung will service this phone. BEWARE.

Other Thoughts: This defect apparently only affects the 16GB and 32GB model of the international GT-I9300 phone, so buy the SGH-i747 or other model to avoid the 'sudden death' issue around the 5-month mark.

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