Samsung Galaxy S III - 16GB - blue (Sprint) comparison

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Samsung Galaxy S III - 16GB - blue (Sprint)

Samsung Galaxy S III - 16GB - blue (Sprint)
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Samsung Galaxy S III - 16GB - pebble blue (T-Mobile)

Samsung Galaxy S III - 16GB - pebble blue (T-Mobile)
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Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4
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HTC One

HTC One
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

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Price $199 to $449 at 2 stores $49 at 1 store $499 at 1 store $404 at 1 store $289 to $289 at 2 stores
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.8 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 8 reviews 3.0 stars out of 130 reviews 3.5 stars out of 184 reviews 4.5 stars out of 135 reviews 4.0 stars out of 4 reviews
Release date June 04, 2012 June 21, 2012 March 05, 2013 April 19, 2013 November 08, 2013
The Bottom Line Pumped with high-performing hardware and creative software features, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is an excellent, top-end phone that's neck and neck with the HTC One X. Unfortunately, it only runs on Sprint's 3G network for now. Pumped with high-performing hardware and creative software features, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is an excellent, top-end phone that's neck and neck with the HTC One X. Its laundry list of features require time and effort to truly master, but the Galaxy S4 is the top choice for anyone looking for a big-screen, do-everything smartphone. A few quibbles notwithstanding, the powerhouse HTC One is a beautifully crafted, near-ideal smartphone. Its reliable specs and availability on four carriers make the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini an easy-to-find midtier buy, but you should also compare the S4 Mini with its substantial competition.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Specific absorption rate (SAR) 0.53 W/Kg
0.43 W/Kg
Info unavailable Info unavailable 1.08 W/Kg
Cellular technology GSM / HSDPA
GSM / HSDPA
Info unavailable Info unavailable WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Weight 4.7 oz
4.7 oz
4.6 oz
5.04 oz
3.88 oz
Wireless Interface NFC
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
LTE
Bluetooth 4.0
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Bluetooth 4.0
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Service Provider Sprint Nextel
T-Mobile
T-Mobile
AT&T
Info unavailable
Band / mode Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
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