Back in the day, the Samsung Galaxy S III was the hottest handset in the smartphone market. This was way back in 2012 when the device was still the flagship device of the Korean smartphone and tablet manufacturer. During that time, the Samsung Galaxy S III was considered as the most powerful handset among the high-end devices available back then and was also the most popular. After all, sales of the once Samsung flagship has already hit the 50 million mark since hitting the shelves on a global scale back in May last year.
Due to its immense popularity, the Samsung Galaxy S III also made its way to US shores where it was released by all carriers in our side of the world. For the longest time, the handset became the bestselling device in all the carriers that launched it and was a big hit among the smartphone-buying public. However, the time of the Samsung Galaxy S III on the spotlight has already passed because a new breed of more powerful and more capable smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S IV and the HTC One have already been released in the market. This effectively put the Samsung Galaxy S III to pasture but this doesn’t necessarily mean that Samsung’s flagship handset last year is already out of the picture.
In fact, the components under the hood of the Samsung Galaxy S III are still very impressive when you come to think of it and the handset is still as capable as it can get. The best part however is that since the Samsung Galaxy S III is no longer the flagship device of Samsung, its price point has already dropped considerably in the past couple of months.
In fact, the handset can now be had at a more affordable price point, which make the Samsung Galaxy S III all the more attractive today. Take the case of the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S III for example. The variant of the Samsung Galaxy S III released by Sprint can now be had at authorized online retailers of the Now Network for as low as a penny and this price point effectively makes the handset the best superphone on a budget at the wireless provider. Of course, this deal includes a new two-year service agreement should you be interested in taking advantage of the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S III at its heavily discounted price point.
Under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy S III runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for its operating system while its circuitry is built around a QualComm MSM8960 SnapDragon chipset. The snappy and buttery smooth performance of the handset on the other hand is brought about by its dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor and 2GB of RAM. Available in a 16GB variant, the internal storage of the handset can be expanded through the use of its microSD card slot. As for its display, the Samsung Galaxy S III sports a 4.8-inch SuperAMOLED HD panel with a 1280 x 720 resolution while its camera department includes a main 8MP shooter at its rear panel and a secondary 1.9MP snapper at its front bezel.