Samsung Galaxy S III Review: Style and Grace

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Performance: Network and Browsing

Since networks and browsing speeds are a key feature of any smartphone, we also conducted some formal speed tests to see how well the Samsung Galaxy S III compared to some of today's hottest smartphones using the SpeedTest.net app and Rightware's BrowserMark benchmark.

SpeedTest.Net Performance
Network Speeds

The Galaxy S III supports LTE connectivity, where it's available through your carrier. Unfortunately, our test area didn't have LTE coverage through AT&T or Sprint, so we were unable to test the 4G LTE capabilities of these phones. When looking at the Speedtest.net score, you can see that the Galaxy S III performed very well using AT&T's HSPA+ network but you can expect to see dramatically faster speeds both upstream and down over LTE connectivity.

Rightware Browsermark
Web Browsing Performance

The Rightware BrowserMark benchmark evaluates the web browsing and browser performance of a device. In this test, you can see that the Galaxy S III performed exceptionally well, earning the top score by a decent margin.


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