Samsung Galaxy S3

General

Brand

Samsung

Device Type

Smartphone

Manufacturer

Samsung

Announced

May 3, 2012

Release Date

May 22, 2012

Previous Version

Samsung Galaxy S2

Size

136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm (5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 inches)

Weight

133 g (4.69 oz)

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

SIM

micro-SIM

Display

Type

Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Size

4.8"

Resolution

720 x 1280 pixels

Pixel Density

306PPI

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 2

Camera

Primary

8MP

Flash

Yes, LED

Aperture Size

F2.6

Sensor Size

1/3"

Features

Simultaneous HD video and image recording Geo-tagging Touch focus Face and smile detection Image stabilization Autofocus Exposure compensation ISO control White balance presets Burst mode High Dynamic Range mode (HDR) Panorama Scenes Effect

Video Resolution

1080p@30fps

Recording Format

3GP, 3G2, MPEG4

Video Features

Digital image stabilization Video calling

Frontal Camera

Yes, 1.9 MP, 720p@30fps

Software

Android Version

Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

Android Update

Android 4.4.2 KitKat

Custom UI

TouchWiz

Features

S-Voice natural language commands and dictation Smart Stay eye tracking Dropbox (50 GB cloud storage) Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic TV-out (via MHL A/V link) SNS integration MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player Organizer Image/video editor Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF) Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa Voice memo/dial/commands Predictive text input (Swype)

Hardware

Chipset

Samsung Exynos 4 Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960

CPU

Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9

CPU Clock

1.4GHz (1400MHz)

Width of Machine Word

32bit

GPU

Mali-400MP4 Adreno 225

Internal Storage

16GB/32GB/64GB

RAM Type

LPDDR2 SDRAM

RAM Capacity

1GB

Card Slot

microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB

Sensors

Accelerometer Gyro Proximity Compass Barometer Light sensor

Positioning

GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS

Connectivity

WiFi

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA

WiFi Direct

Yes

Mobile Hotspot

Yes

USB

USB 2.0

USB Port

microUSB

USB Features

USB Host USB charging USB On-the-go

Bluetooth

Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, EDR

Headphone Jack

3.5mm

Charging Port

microUSB

NFC

Yes

Battery

Capacity

2100 mAh

Technology

Lithium-Ion

Talk Time

Up to 21 h 40 min (2G) Up to 11 h 40 min (3G)

Stand-by Time

Up to 590 h (2G) Up to 790 h (3G)

Samsung Galaxy S3

Rating

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Description

Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 has been released at the end of May 2012 in Europe, with the rest of the world following in June. It features a 1.4Ghz quad-core Exynos CPU, 1GB of RAM, an 8MP Full HD primary camera and a 1.9MP 720p frontal one. It comes in three versions, with either 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, which can be extended through a microSD card slot.

The Galaxy S3 also features a 4.8-inch Super Amoled HD display with a resolution of 1280×720, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth. It comes in three colors, Marble White, Pebble Blue, Metallic Blue and a red version is in the works. It sports Google’s Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box and there are already a lot of custom ROMs and kernels available for it.

On this page you can read all news regarding the Galaxy S3 i9300 and you can also find all the best custom ROMs and kernels. We only feature the best of them and try them before writing the guides to make sure they are safe. If you are careful when following our guides, you will not encounter any issue when updating to a custom, newer ROM or kernel.

Here you can also find tips and tricks to use your Galaxy S3 better, so make sure to subscribe to our newsletter and you will always get everything you need for your device.


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