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Samsung Galaxy S3 Phone Specification and Market Selling Prices

Updated on January 2, 2014

Samsung Flagship Phone, 2012.


What is Samsung S3: Specifications and Prices?

Samsung Galaxy S3 is a Samsung Flagship Phone of 2012 which apart from huge market dominance in the Smartphone industry won a number of World class awards, which include the European mobile phone of the year organised by the European Imaging and Sound Association.

Samsung Galaxy S3 was released in the month of May, 2012. It is the immediate successor of Samsung Galaxy S2. Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini was released five months later as a younger sibling of Samsung Galaxy S3 .

Samsung Galaxy S3 was released with Android Operating System 4.0(ice cream Sandwich) and upgraded to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) by the month of September, 2012.

Samsung Galaxy S3 Specification and Features is an indication of execellence and as at the time of its released, it proved to be the best Smartphone Samsung Electronics has ever made. And perhaps the top three in the Global Smartphone market when compared with Apple iPhone 5.

Samsung Galaxy S3 Specifications are classical. Though some of the same features can be found elsewhere, the configuration Galaxy S3 is peculiar and outstanding. The users gave their vote as evidence in the pre-order before its release of over 10 million and over 20million sold within 100 days of its launch. This virtually gave Samsung first place on the World Map with respect to Smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy S3 still relevant
Samsung Galaxy S3 still relevant

Samsung Galaxy S3 Specifications and Features

Operating System: Android OS 4.0, (ice cream sandwich). Upgraded to Android 4.3 in 2013( Jelly Bean)

CPU: Quad Core, 1.5 GHz Cortex-crait

RAM: 1GB( International Version)

Storage: 16, 32 and 64GB,

Removable Storage: 64 GB

Display: 4.8inch Multi-touch AMOLED Screen 720x1280px

Dimension: 5.3inx 2.78inx0.34in


Camera: Rear 8px and Front 1.9px

Proximity Sensor

SNS Integration

TV out via MHL H/V Link.

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n

One of the peculiarities of the Samsung Galaxy S3 as revealed in it's Specifications is its ability to recognise a Smiling face or when you look directly into the phone. The phone will light up in recognition of this. The S Voice can assist with human intelligence, answering questions humans can naturally assent to like asking the weather forecast for a given day, the closest Airport etc. This is the reason the phone is tagged "Designed for humans, inspired by nature".

You will not need to dial a number you just received an SMS from, all you need is to put it in your ear it will automatically dial up. This is also applicable when you access a number you want to dial, just put the phone on your ear and you are done. It has a wireless charging option, though this depend on the country. By implication, this feature is not available in all countries as at the time of its release.

Samsung Galaxy S3 is more than a Smartphone to many. Some reviewers tagged it as somewhere in between a Smartphone and a Tablet. Its 16GB price at $549.99 without contract is fair and enough to give it a competitive edge.

Although there is a high profile lawsuit between Apple and Samsung Electronics on Patent Right violation Which Apple accuses Samsung of with respect to Samsung Galaxy S3 and other of its devices, this has not deterred the success of the Samsung Galaxy S3 it rather perhaps gave it more prominence.

Some reviewers are of the opinion that the speculations that Samsung Galaxy S3 will be banned if Apple won the case could have lead such unprecedented sales of the phone.

Samsung Galaxy S3 is succeeded by Samsung Galaxy S4. With the latest features of its successor, Samsung Galaxy S3 experience a drop in market share. Although it sells for 50% less than at launch.Its current market prices as at the end of 2013 is approximately $370 for new and $270 for used device( It is pertinent to say that it is still the delight of many Android loyalists.


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