T-Mobile Galaxy S III Specs Rundown, See Anything You Like?

If you’re looking for a (mostly) complete spec rundown for T-Mobile’s upcoming Galaxy S III, I thought a bullet point list would help answer any lingering questions on the internals for Samsung’s newest flagship device when it arrives on June 21st:

  • 4.8″ 720p (1280 x 720) Super AMOLED display
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 5.38″ x 2.78″ x 0.34″
  • 4.7 oz
  • HSPA+ 42Mbps connectivity
  • 1.5GHz Dual-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor
  • 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 4x zoom
  • 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB and 32GB internal storage options
  • Expandable memory with microSD
  • 2100 mAh battery
  • Wi-Fi direct group sharing for photos and video
  • AllShare viewing on compatible big screen TV
  • Wi-Fi calling
  • Smartphone Mobile Hotspot
  • S Beam capable
  • Available in Metallic Blue or Ceramic White
  • MicroUSB port
  • NFC
  • S-Voice

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  • http://www.facebook.com/MMontanez347 Michael Montanez

    Cant wait to get this phone…im due for an upgrade July 20th and im ready to dump my G2 and get this bad boy….does anyone know what the upgrade price would be around july if i use my upgrade on the GS3?? or atleast an estimate of how much it will be??

    • vsukid

      Expect to pay a hefty price. The last time I checked an upgrade for an S2 was 249 and a new contract was 229. so i cant imagine what the S3 will cost. Hopefully it isnt that bad though. Someone more familiar should respond ….Please and Thanks 

  • Kirbi182

    is there a notification light???? I dont see one anywhere

    • tspx23

      yes it is on the top left of the phone its hidden like the galaxy nexus.

      • Kirbi182

        thank god !!!!! 

  • None

    Am I understanding that all the US carriers that are getting this thing will get (at least the same dimension) phone.  I ask this because one ideantical phone on the outside opens a world of possibility for cases.  Love it or hate it, Apple phones have got the market cornered on accessories (cases in particular).  I would love to see a wall of GSIII cases just like Apple always has.  So, am I reading that right?  I am sure I would love the OneS or the GSIII coming from a Charm they will both be awesome.  But lots of case choices would push me to the GSIII

  • Wav333y

    Wat the hell its only dual core the UK version is quad core gs3 is gonna be on the same level as S2 the only plus is the s voice and its not even all that good.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Luger718 Christian Lopez

      the dual core snapdragon s4 is just as fast as tegra 3, you wont be able to tell the difference……the exynos only creams it in gpu horsepower but there isnt a game the s4 cant run on android 

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Corey-Walker/1838199082 Corey Walker

        true!!! now people stop bitching about not having the exynos over the s4.

      • souggie

        Thank you for making sense. No one seems to realize just how powerful the s4 really is. I can’t wait til the s4 krait pro quad drops

      • http://www.facebook.com/MMontanez347 Michael Montanez

        the snapdragon s4 is FASTER then the tegra 3 processor….its JUST AS FAST as the exynos…but i agree none the less =)

  • tommy

    S-Voice sounds cool and the battery should be great but I’m still thinking the Note might be better for me. The Note is a multimedia (a euphemism here for just video and audio recording) powerhouse.

  • JG01

    Except for 2Gb RAM, 42 Mbps data and some software improvements, there is not much difference between the SII & SIII ( Remember software can be ported). I told you T-mobile would screw things up ! they should left it alone and kept the quad core. Now I see no reason to go and upgrade to this device ( I have the SII which I already have ICS 4.0.4 running with great battery life and is fast with about 500Mb free most of the time).

    • Docavelli

      That’s like saying, except for the snow and no ocean, Indiana is just like Florida.

      • Od312

        Haha! Exactly

    • Larrrs

      Not T-Mobile’s say, Samsung decided on the dual core, not T-Mobile

    • souggie

      Errm, there are way more improvements than that, it’s processor is completely overhauled and matches or beats the tegra 3 quad and is extremely close to the exynos quad as well in benchmark tests. You guys should really educate yourselves on what the dual core s4 can really do. And an upgrade hour to boot. Plus it’s optimized to give you the best experience. More cores don’t mean better performance necessarily

      • souggie

        Upgraded gpu I meant, not hour

    • Evos469

      you are aware that no one in the US is getting the exynos quad core. Samsung is following apples business model of this what your getting and your going to like it. If you want to spend $800 for the international version go right ahead.

    • tommy

      screen of the S2 was low-res if large. screen of s3 is high res i believe very different.

  • JG01

    I think I’m going to go back to ATT, they have better devices. Never thought I would say that !

    • tekmonkey

      ATT has the same SGS3

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EVZR6774PL27ROXUJQSQQEP4X4 Mauni M

      And you get to deal with cost and worst customer service as well. Yippy 0_o

  • MEGAN_F0X

    how is this considered a Galaxy S III if it does not come equipped with Quad-Core Exynos?
    who ever made the decision to give US Dual-Core S III made a VERY poor decision.not worth buying this at all.same goes for HTC One X.

    • souggie

      We’re not going through this argument again..

    • Derail Doax

      It’s a Dual Core S4… Your opinion is now invalidated. Try again tomorrow.

  • http://twitter.com/ClarkKent113 Kal-El

    DROOL

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EVZR6774PL27ROXUJQSQQEP4X4 Mauni M

    Yeah I’ll wait. Thanks Mostly because I am not due for a upgrade till October. But hey I am one of the lucky ones with a G2x that works fine. Yummy Vanilla Android  

  • AhhYo

    If their was a way to port Apple’s iOS onto Samsung Galaxy III or Note, I change in a heartbeat. Other then that, Android weak!…yes even the new ICS.

    • http://twitter.com/meek_420 Mike

      Crapple fanboy, find another hobby besides trolling a newsite dedicated to the only carrier not currently running iPhone.

      • 8q

        He must like being boring! Not saying I like either iOS or Android. But lets be honest. iOS is just stupid!

      • 8q

        He must like being boring! Not saying I like either iOS or Android. But lets be honest. iOS is just stupid!

  • Erivera989

    Seriously, why shoud I upgrade to the SIII, looking for new technology, besides the processor of course.  Is ISC worth it, my S2 will be getting it this month?  NFC is useless unless you buy the stickers, which I did and programmed them, but that was so last year, Google Wallet maybe? I have the MHL for the S2, to find out that is will be usless for the SIII, why? Maybe I should wait for the Note for T-Mobile, something different, and hopefully worth the wait.  Just some thoughts.

    • http://twitter.com/meek_420 Mike

      I agree! Wait for the G24 when Tmobile hopefully has LTE and we can also get some quad core exynos action. I will not give up my GS2 for another qualcomm chip PERIOD the end

    • Prod1702

      If you already have a S2 like you say, then wait the S3 is not a big change from the S2. The S3 is pretty much a One S but with a removable battery, SD card, and 2 gb of ram, Now if the Quad would of come to T-Mobile then I would of said to upgrade. I mean look at whats out right now. the only real thing that makes the S3 look nice is the screen but oh way the Galaxy Nexus already has a 720p screen and you can buy that for $399 from Google no contract needed. S3 is a waste without the Quad.

      • bmbrad720

        Dude you clearly know nothing about the S4 chip if you think the quad core is better…. It’s equal or better! The only area where it won’t out shine the quad core is in the gpu. But I would expect better battery life just like the US version of the Htc One X has the S4 chip over the Tegra 3 quad core the S4 gets better battery life and is equal as far as performance. If your thinking this is similar to the S3 chip in the gs2 then your dumb because the S4 smokes it. You sound like those people that know nothing and think oh it has 4 cores it’s way better. Actually it’s not at all! And if you want the quad core so bad buy the international version and go cry somewhere else.

        • Prod1702

          Someone  that has a S2 would be wasting their money to get a S3 when the only real thing that the S3 has that makes it better in a customer stand point is the screen. Look at all the benches right now and you will see the Quad wins over everything to the S4 chip. I am not saying the S4 chip isn’t nice because it is nice. The S3 is a sad phone for someone that already has a good Dual Core phone. If the Quad was so much worst then the Dual why did Samsung put the Quad in the international version. They did it because it is better then the Dual Core and there is no need for 4G speeds over seas. OMFG you can’t have your LTE or your 42 with T-Mobile. Who gives a rats ass 21 with the quad is fast enough for internet. Also you can not compair the Terga 3 with the Exynos because the Exynos Quad is the better of the two. Also I do not want the Quad because I am a Nexus fan and will only ever own a Nexus device. I will never own a phone that I have to wait for Samsung or HTC or whoever to give me my updates. Yes i am rooted and have been since my G1 so i get updates fast but that still doesn’t mean that the updates you get from being root all the time are great. Nexus is the only way to go.  

  • Derail Doax

    I can’t wait to go into Best Buy and reserve my blue T-Mobile GS3… But they aren’t accepting preorders.

    • Od312

      Lol. You make no sense

  • tekmonkey

    Why doesnt the ATT version have the Exynos?

    • Prod1702

      because the Quad does not support LTE. I believe it is just HSPA+ 21. they do not have LTE over seas.  

    • Prod1702

      because the Quad does not support LTE. I believe it is just HSPA+ 21. they do not have LTE over seas.  

  • Goodstorybro

    How about confirming the bands on the T-mobile version?  That’s probably the only major difference between the US carriers. All of the other specs have been plastered on every other website by now. 

  • Ole

     
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  • Y314K

    So am I getting bait & switched from TMobile…  Like others…

    Last Sept. I was advised to re-do my contract since I had gone over the minutes for one month…  Went from a old 500 Mins Family Plan that didn’t exist anymore to 1000 Mins which I’ve never approached…  They assured me that as long as I waited till April to upgrade I would get full upgrade pricing…  Then I asked if I would be signing a new contract again…  They said no since i was signing a new one in Sept…  I called yesterday to get info on my account & now they tell me if I do phone upgrades now I have to sign a new contract starting all over again…  That would be 3 contracts to 2 upgrades…  Now I am just thinking of waiting till Sept. for my ETF fee to be 50% of what it is now & just leaving TMobile…

    I actually like where TMobile is going after the ATT Merger Fail…  But I don’t want to extend my contract…  And I don’t like to be lie to…  The way I have it know…  I would be going out of contract just as TMobile is getting LTE…

    • Corey21

      what are you talking about? if you upgraded your phone it wouldn’t even been a year contract extension it’s a 2 year extension from of the day of the transaction.

      • Y314K

        K…  Let’s see if I can explain it more….

        Signed 2 Year contract on 06/2010….  Got Full Upgrade pricing…

        Was told by TMobile on 08/2011 to re-sign 2 year contract from 500 to 1000 minutes & as long as I wait till 04/2012 I could get Full Upgrade Pricing under the new contract that doesn’t expire till 09/2013…

        Now they are telling me that if I do upgrade now I will be redoing my contract and there for extending it till 06/2014…  Opposite of what i was assure of on 08/2011…  That is a bait & switch…  I would not have changed my contract if It meant that if I waited for Full Upgrade rights it would re-restart the contract again… It wasn’t just one person @ TMobile that assured me of that…

        • guest

           that is the same with all companies – any RP change or cellphone upgrade will constitute a new contract – its not a 3 or 4 yr contract just an extension to what you are currently on – so long story short – rp changes = new contract — cell phone upgrades = new contract

        • Stephen_P

          and contracts don’t stack. Whenever you sign a new contract the old end date is erased and the new end date takes effect.

        • Y314K

           So u’r saying the one has to upgrade at what ever time u sign a contract or u will loose…  Which was the opposite of what I was told…

          Pre-Paid it is then…

        • guest

          And on Prepay you’ll be paying full price for that phone instead.  Personally I’ll take the contract

        • Y314K

          As far a price…  Every two years upgrade to latest & greatest will probably end up evening out between the two… But I don’t like being lied to…  Or supporting a company that will lie to u to get u under contract again…

        • PhantomWraith

          Same happened to me too, It’s pretty complicated to explain apparantly, Your upgrade is seperate from your contract date, so even though you changed plans and had to agree to another 2 years of service (which I think is a load of crap as well personally) You still can get your upgrade after the 2 years of getting your original phone. If you look at prepaid plans they are cheaper sure the phone choices are horrible though and most likely you will either be paying T-mobile or AT&T for that prepaid card, Personally I hate AT&T alot more then I could probably ever hate T-mobile Honestly though you will find you would be better off staying with T-mobile especially now they are finally getting decent phones to offer you. How I looked at it was I’m happy with my service not planning on switching so an extended contract doesn’t mean much to me.

        • PhantomWraith

          Same happened to me too, It’s pretty complicated to explain apparantly, Your upgrade is seperate from your contract date, so even though you changed plans and had to agree to another 2 years of service (which I think is a load of crap as well personally) You still can get your upgrade after the 2 years of getting your original phone. If you look at prepaid plans they are cheaper sure the phone choices are horrible though and most likely you will either be paying T-mobile or AT&T for that prepaid card, Personally I hate AT&T alot more then I could probably ever hate T-mobile Honestly though you will find you would be better off staying with T-mobile especially now they are finally getting decent phones to offer you. How I looked at it was I’m happy with my service not planning on switching so an extended contract doesn’t mean much to me.

        • mdhdpu

          File a BBB complaint so that you can speak to an executive customer service representative. They are more responsive to listening to concerns and may at least be able to direct you in the right direction.

        • Chris

          Why would he/she file a complaint when he/she does not understand what he/she signed up for? Based on what he/she said, it was explained to her by the rep. And it seems like all of the people that replied to Y314K understood what the rep told Y314K. So where is the lying part?

        • Guest

          Because some people are just ignorant. They want everything for free and don’t want to sign a contract for it. I bet this same person called DirecTV and asked for a freeTV with new service but didn’t want a contract. SMH

        • Guest

          Because some people are just ignorant. They want everything for free and don’t want to sign a contract for it. I bet this same person called DirecTV and asked for a freeTV with new service but didn’t want a contract. SMH

        • Jordanclu

          This is a simple process. You sign up for a new 2 year contract on 1/1/12 and get a discounted device. You are eligible to upgrade 22 months after you last got your subsidy (discount). If you go over your minutes, and decide that you need more minutes for less  – T-Mobile is willing to let you switch plans for another CONTRACT agreement that states the same thing as last time. Therefore changing your agreement, but not changing your upgrade tenure. You are very misinformed, and it may not be your fault. All cell phone companies work in this manner. Educate yourself before you sign a contract, or ASK for the printed version of the terms and agreements before you sign instead of “speaking” with someone. I dont buy a house or a car without reading the contract first, why should this be any different even if it is only a 2 year agreement – rather a car note at 5 years or a mortgage with a 30 year agreement? Either way you look at it, its an investment. 

        • Bajamin

          dude you are just not getting it. NO ONE LIED TO YOU.

          The CONTRACT DATE and UPGRADE DATE are independent of each other.

          EVERY cell company does this. If you change your rate plan, it extends the CONTRACT from that day for 2 years.

          If you UPGRADE your phone it extends the UPGRADE AND the CONTRACT for 2 years from THAT DATE. from what I read above that is what was explained to you. If you don’t like it then get a prepaid next time and pay $600 for your phone. 

        • Guest

          They don’t get it! Because they never had a postpaid account before. Let them just go somewhere else instead of wasting T-Mobile (“Cs”) time.

        • Guest

          They don’t get it! Because they never had a postpaid account before. Let them just go somewhere else instead of wasting T-Mobile (“Cs”) time.

        • Guest

          Please switch to METRO PCS where you belong.

        • Guest

          Please switch to METRO PCS where you belong.

        • Stephen_P

          I don’t understand what you mean by “loose.” What I mean is if you sign a contract by changing you plan on 1/1/12, your new contract goes until 1/1/14. Then on 5/1 you upgrade and resign your contract. Your new contract is 5/1/12 to 5/1/14. All it did was replace the existing contract. Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile

        • Y314K

           I mean u’ll lose the time between the new contract & the upgrade…  I double check with Cs when I changed that contract that waiting for the full upgrade in April would not extend the contract that I was signing up to…  They assured me it would not..  So it’s was all BS…  Talked to two different CS reps. that assured me that…

          If they would of told me that I would have to resign a contract and there for extending my time under contract I would of opted to just wait till April…

        • Stephen_P

          Oh, no. Even if you renew your contract, it doesn’t affect you upgrade date. If you qualify for an upgrade on xx/xx date, that date stays the same, regardless of your actual contract date. Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile

        • Y314K

           Well this is what they are telling me now..

          Contract – 06/2010 to 06/1012
          Changed Contract – 09/2011 to 09/2013 for more minutes & was told I could just wait for Full Upgrade on 04/2012 on that contract that ends 09/2013..

          Now they are saying if I upgrade to the SGIII or any phone my contract will restart all over again…  Pushing end date of contract to 06/2014..  Surprise!!!!

          That is why I see it as bait and switch…

          The Upgrade date is affecting the end of contract date…

        • Kheath330

          so what they did was assure you that you would get your full upgrade without waiting till the end of your current contract that you signed when you changed your plan.. which it sounds like they are going to give you.  You want them to give you the full upgrade price without renewing your contract again?  I am pretty sure that wasn’t part of the deal.  Why would they do that?

        • Kheath330

          so what they did was assure you that you would get your full upgrade without waiting till the end of your current contract that you signed when you changed your plan.. which it sounds like they are going to give you.  You want them to give you the full upgrade price without renewing your contract again?  I am pretty sure that wasn’t part of the deal.  Why would they do that?

    • Od312

      Good for you.

  • Conner Panarella

    It was a choice between LTE/HSPA 42 or a Quad Core Exynos, I think they made the wise choice.

  • James

    sorry t mo dont see any
    quad
    core

    • tegz

      if you had a brain you’d realize that NONE of the U.S. carriers will be getting any quad-core action. hopefully tmo’s refarmed 1900mhz band will mean you’ll be able to use an international gs3 w/quad-core cpu on tmo’s hspa+ network.

  • SonnyC79

    I have the original Samsung Galaxy S (Vibrant) and will be purchasing the GSIII at full price when it is released.  Will I need to get a new (micro) SIM card to put into the GSIII?  I’m pretty sure that the original Vibrant has a regular-sized SIM card.  Will the TMO store give me a micro SIM that can use my existing number when I purchase the phone?

    • Lani

       As with most mobiles, it should include a SIM in the box.  Don’t let the Tmobile Store Rep remove ANYTHING from the box.

      • SonnyC79

         and I should be able to just call customer support to have them change my existing number over to the new card?  sorry, i’m new to this…

        • Lani

           If you have an existing tmobile number that you want on a new sim, no problem, yes call tmobile customer service.

          If you have an existing mobile number from another carrier that you want to use on tmobile, be sure you are all paid up with that carrier account or expect trouble getting that mobile number.

        • Lani

           If you have an existing tmobile number that you want on a new sim, no problem, yes call tmobile customer service.

          If you have an existing mobile number from another carrier that you want to use on tmobile, be sure you are all paid up with that carrier account or expect trouble getting that mobile number.

    • Marage3601

      Every time I’ve ordered a phone through tmobile, it comes with a sim card whether you need it or not.

  • Lani

    I sure hope the SG3 has WiFi Calling out of the box.  As you may know, we’ve seen past Tmobile USA mobiles that promised WiFi Calling in a future long awaited OTA OS update, though specs on the Tmobile USA website showed WiFi Calling included.

    Looking forward, wondering what mobile will top the SG3?

    • Dragonkal8000

      WiFi Calling is now standard on newer Android phones through T-Mobile.  

  • Timmy

    Wait so the TMOBILE Samsung Galaxy 2 got a 2.0 FFC, and this new one is going to get a 1.9 FFC? I don’t get it…

  • http://twitter.com/winmoalso WinMoAlso

    What about Google Wallet? Is Sprint the only game in town when it comes to Google Wallet? Does T-Mobile actively block it or do they just hope you won’t install it on your own? 

  • Ole
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    Well, the phone has already hit the market. But the T-Mobile would surprise you with such an attractive deal for this smart device. I personally, so impressed with the specs, features and the design.

  • Me

    Stanlee B: 
    Thank you for waiting. I am sorry for the long wait since I experiened
    some error. I am checking the information regarding the Samsung Galaxy S
    III for upgrade but no information if this will be available for
    upgrade. But for further assistance regaridng phone upgrade and to check
    if this will be available. Kindly call customer care or visit online at
    http://www.tmobile.com. You can as well visit any tmobile store for
    assistance.