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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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LG Optimus G (Sprint)

LG Optimus G (Sprint)
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Samsung Galaxy S III - 16GB - blue (Sprint)

Samsung Galaxy S III - 16GB - blue (Sprint)
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Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Samsung Galaxy Note 2
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Price $49 to $399 at 3 stores $280 at 1 store $249 at 1 store $339 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 130 reviews 4.0 stars out of 10 reviews 4.0 stars out of 8 reviews 4.0 stars out of 115 reviews
Release date June 21, 2012 November 11, 2012 June 04, 2012 October 24, 2012
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. Despite its short battery life, Sprint's LG Optimus G is the best LG phone on the market due to its zippy processor, lovely display, and 13-megapixel camera. 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. Samsung delivers a powerful, boundary-pushing device that gets a lot right. Yet its complicated features and high price raise questions about its purpose.

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Specific absorption rate (SAR) 0.43 W/Kg
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Cellular technology GSM / HSDPA
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Weight 4.7 oz
5.11 oz
4.7 oz
6.35 oz
Wireless Interface Info unavailable Info unavailable NFC
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
LTE
Bluetooth 4.0
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Service Provider T-Mobile
Sprint Nextel
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