The Samsung Galaxy S III is Samsung's hot new flagship Android smartphone for 2012. And we finally get to share our review of the US versions with you. We've got the Sprint and T-Mobile models and they're identical other than cellular radios and carrier apps.
The 4.7 ounce phone runs Android OS 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Samsung TouchWiz software. In fact, there’s a lot more than TouchWiz here: Samsung adds a host of new “S” apps like S Voice and S Beam as well as wireless sharing services for photos and presentations. There’s almost too much software here to keep track of, but even if you use just a fraction, you’ll probably find something new and useful.
In this review we look at the US model in the form of the Sprint and T-Mobile versions. All four major carriers launch this phone on June 21 for $199 with contract for the 16 gig model. The Galaxy S III has a 4.8” HD Super AMOLED 720p display and it runs on a 1.5GHz dual core Snapdragon Krait CPU, which is one of the fastest mobile CPUs on the market. It has 2 gigs of RAM rather than the usual 1 gig and some carriers will offer a 32 gig version at a higher price. Since the phone has a microSD card slot, you really don’t need boatloads of internal storage. There’s a front 1.9MP video chat camera and a very good rear 8MP camera with flash. The phone has dual band WiFi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 plus a GPS.
Here's our 30 minute in-depth Samsung Galaxy S III video review.