Samsung Galaxy S III Review: Style and Grace

Summary and Conclusion

The Galaxy S III performed exceptionally well in our benchmark tests and in all of our real-world testing. The phone is very responsive, the screen is vibrant and colorful, and the longevity of the battery is among the best we've seen on a smartphone. 

Samsung also added a handful of extra features to the Galaxy S III that you won't see on most other phones, and although S Voice isn't 100% accurate, it did a reasonably good job during our tests and definitely competes well with Siri. In addition, Samsung's NFC and sharing features are really cool, and something we're excited to see more and more manufacturers implement.

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The overall look and feel of the Galaxy S III is great as well. The phone is relatively lightweight and thin. It's also quite comfortable to hold. Considering the fast SoC and 2100 mAh battery packed inside this phone, we think Samsung did a great job with the overall design and aesthetics.

Although the Galaxy S III is a high-end phone, its price tag is still quite reasonable in the current market. Pricing can vary from carrier to carrier, but you can pick up the 16GB version of this phone for just $199 (with a two-year contract). Thanks to its competitive price, excellent performance, and extra features, the Galaxy S III is a phone we would highly recommend, and that's why it earned our Editor's Choice award. Samsung has another major success on their hands with the Galaxy S III.



  • 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED touchscreen
  • Excellent performance
  • Android 4.0
  • Samsung Extras: S Voice, S Beam, TecTiles, etc
  • LTE connectivity
  • Solid Battery Life
  • Sharing and connectivity features can drain the battery quickly
  • Camera is impressive, but it's still not on-par with a good point-n-shoot


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