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Samsung Galaxy S3

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S3
Samsung Galaxy S3 (Galaxy Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
Memory
1024 MB 
, LPDDR2
Display
4.8 inch 16:9, 1280x720 pixel, HD Super AMOLED, PenTile, 720p, diagonal: 12.19 centimeters, 306 DPI, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB SSD, 16 GB 
, integrated memory
Connections
Audio Connections: audio combo jack (headphone out, microphone in), Card Reader: microSD, microSDHC & microSDXC max. 64 GB, micro-USB 2.0 w/ MHL-HDMI support (adapter, DNLA)
Networking
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, HSPA/WCDMA 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.6 x 137 x 71 ( = 0.34 x 5.39 x 2.8 in)
Battery
8 Wh Lithium-Ion, 2100 mAh, 3.8 volts, model: EB-L1G6LLU
Operating System
Android 4.0
Camera
Webcam: 8 MP rear camera, 1080p video, 3264x2448 Pixel, Autofocus, 4x Digital Zoom, 1.9 MP front camera, 720p video
Additional features
Smartphone (GT-I9300), battery, modular PSU w/ USB cord, dokumentation, in-ear headset (EHS64AVFWE), 6 alternative ear tips, ChatON, Dropbox, Google+, news app, UKW radio, delivery service app, HRS Hotels, price comparison app, taxi app & software from Samsung and Google, 12 Months Warranty, 6 month warranty on accessories, color: Pepple-Blue & Marble-White, NFC, TouchWiz 5.0 UI (UX Nature), T9 Trace, Wi-Fi direct, DivX, message LED, sensors: A-GPS, gyroscope, acceleration sensor, digital compass, proximity sensor & ambient light sensor, GSM quad-band: 850, 900, 1800 & 1900 MHz, 50 GB Dropbox storage free for 24 months
Weight
133 g ( = 4.69 oz / 0.29 pounds), Power Supply: 49 g ( = 1.73 oz / 0.11 pounds)
Price
599 Euro

 

Average Score: 87.5% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 66%, features: 68%, display: 85% mobility: 95%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy S3

88% Review Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300) Smartphone | Notebookcheck
A new Galaxy. Samsung introduced its smartphone flagship from the latest portfolio at a big event in London. A quad-core SoC based on ARM, a 720p screen, NFC and Android 4.0 ICS belong to the must-haves of this category today. Is Samsung's Galaxy S3 the new category leader in an attractive packaging?
Motorola Moto G vs Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone comparison review: which is the best budget Android phone?
Source: PC Advisor English
Choose the Moto G if you want a more recent version of Android and a cheaper phone. The Galaxy S3 is a marginally better performer with a marginally better camera. But really these are two excellent smartphones that offer a glimpse of just how much phone you can get for relatively little cash these days.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 01/09/2014
90% Samsung Galaxy S3 review - how does the Android phone that changed everything stack up now?
Source: PC Advisor English
The Galaxy S3 remains an excellent smartphone. It offers a good design and build quality, despite our small niggles. Samsung has put together an impressive set of hardware resulting in silky smooth performance and extensive software features. It is certainly in no way outdated in the current market.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 90%

Foreign Reviews

86% Samsung Galaxy S 3 Neo
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 3/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 86% mobility: 91% ergonomy: 89%
95% Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300)
Source: SFT - Heft 2/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 95%
83% Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300)
Source: PC News - Heft 01/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 83%
Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300)
Source: Connect Freestyle - Heft 1/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
83% Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300)
Source: PC News - Heft 1/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 83%

Comment

ARM Mali-400 MP4: OpenGL ES 2.0 GPU for ARM based SoCs with 4 fragment processors and 1 vertex processor.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


4412 Quad: Quad Core Cortex-A9 SoC with a ARM Mali-400 MP4 graphics card.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


4.8":

This is a typical smartphone diagonal.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.133 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

In 2015 and 2016, Samsung had a market share of around 24-25% in the global smartphone market and was undisputed market leader. In the laptop sector, Samsung is on the 8th place in the global manufacturer rankings from 2014-2016 with 1.7-2.7%.

 

In 2016 Samsung slipped into a crisis due to exploding smartphone batteries and a failed recall action.


87.5%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
Mali-400 MP4, Exynos 3470 Quad

Devices with the same GPU

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom
Mali-400 MP4, Exynos 4212 1.5 GHz, 4.3", 0.208 kg
Samsung Galaxy Note II GT-N7100
Mali-400 MP4, Exynos 4412 Quad, 5.5", 0.182 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Samsung Galaxy On8
Mali-T720 MP2, Exynos 7580 Octa, 5.5", 0.169 kg
Samsung Galaxy J7 Metal (2016)
Mali-T830 MP2, Exynos 7870 Octa, 5.5", 0.169 kg
Samsung Galaxy J5 Metal (2016)
Adreno 306, Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, 5.2", 0.159 kg
Samsung Z2
Mali-400 MP2, Spreadtrum SC9830A, 4.0", 0.127 kg
Samsung Galaxy On7 (2016)
Adreno 506, Snapdragon 625, 5.5", 0.167 kg
Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime
Mali-T830 MP2, Exynos 7870 Octa, 5.0", 0.143 kg
Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro
Adreno 510, Snapdragon 652 MSM8976, 6.0", 0.189 kg
Samsung Galaxy C5
Adreno 405, Snapdragon 617 MSM8952, 5.2", 0.143 kg
Samsung Galaxy A8 2016
Mali-T760 MP8, Exynos 7420 Octa, 5.7", 0.182 kg
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) Duos J510F
Adreno 306, Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, 5.2", 0.159 kg
Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro
Adreno 510, Snapdragon 652 MSM8976, 6.0", 0.21 kg
Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime
Mali-T830 MP2, Exynos 7870 Octa, 5.5", 0.167 kg
Samsung Galaxy C7
Adreno 506, Snapdragon 625, 5.7", 0.169 kg
Samsung Galaxy Note 7
Mali-T880 MP12, Exynos 8890 Octa, 5.7", 0.17 kg
Samsung Galaxy S7 Active
Adreno 530, Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 5.1", 0.185 kg
Samsung Galaxy J7 2016
Mali-T830 MP2, Exynos 7870 Octa, 5.5", 0.169 kg
Samsung Galaxy J1 2016
Mali-T720, Exynos 3475 Quad, 4.5", 0.131 kg
Samsung Galaxy J5 2016
Adreno 306, Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, 5.2", 0.159 kg
Samsung Galaxy J3
Mali-400 MP2, Spreadtrum SC8830, 5.0", 0.138 kg
Samsung Galaxy A9 2016
unknown, Snapdragon 652 MSM8976, 6.0", 0.2 kg
Samsung Galaxy A7 2016
Adreno 405, Snapdragon 615 MSM8939, 5.5", 0.172 kg
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Mali-T880 MP12, Exynos 8890 Octa, 5.5", 0.157 kg
Samsung Galaxy S7
Mali-T880 MP12, Exynos 8890 Octa, 5.1", 0.152 kg
Samsung Galaxy J2
Mali-T720 MP2, unknown, 4.7", 0.129 kg
Samsung Galaxy A5 2016
Mali-T720 MP2, Exynos 7580 Octa, 5.2", 0.155 kg
Samsung Galaxy A3 2016
Mali-T720 MP2, Exynos 7578, 4.7", 0.131 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2013-06-23 (Update: 2013-06-23)