Independent systems reviewer RootMetrics earlier this year tested the four major wireless networks in the United States for speed and dependability, and for offering high 4G upload and download speeds. The information they released showed that their tests indicated the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE system in the United States is both the fastest and the most dependable at offering true 4G speeds. With a powerful processor, the maximum RAM system memory provided by any smartphone currently, and a large high-resolution screen, the Samsung Galaxy S III which originally was exclusive to the AT&T 4G LTE system in the United States has finally made its way to that speedy Verizon 4G LTE system.
The handset launched on July 12 of this year on the US Verizon network, and the handset offers a unique Color App feature, allowing you to record and broadcast live 60 second videos or still snapshots instantly with your Facebook friend network. The handset also has a Share Shot mode which lets you set up a temporary photo sharing network with any other Galaxy S III handset users who are within Wi-Fi range. Currently offered in Marble White or Pebble Blue on the Verizon network, the Galaxy S III delivers Near Field Communications (NFC) support out-of-the-box, offering support for retail payment processing applications like Google Wallet and wireless data share apps like Android Beam.
Delivering the Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system out-of-the-box, the Verizon Galaxy S III uses the Samsung TouchWiz UX UI to interface with ICS, accepting standard multitouch, capacitive gestures for device navigation. The handset measures 5.39 x 2.80 x 0.34 inches (137 x 71 x 8.6 mm), and weighs 4.70 ounces (133 g), making it thin and light compared to other 4G smartphones.
Being thin and light does not mean that the display on the Samsung Galaxy S III suffers, however. The 4.8 inch display is one of the largest you will find on any smartphone currently offered, and a layer of protective Corning Gorilla Glass 2 offers scratch resistance and glare reduction. The pixel density of 316 pixels per inch lies at the high end of the smartphone arena, and that bestows the handset with an overall 720 x 1,280 pixel resolution. With anywhere from 12.0 to 15.0 hours of talk time from a single charge, the 2,100 mA battery on board delivers above average 4G smartphone battery life.
In the hardware package, a 1.5 GHz dual core central processor joins a separate Adreno 225 chip which handles all graphics processing. The Verizon Galaxy S III delivers the most RAM system memory of any smartphone at 2.0 GB, and the most out-of-the-box, user accessible data storage built in at 32 GB. The rear facing 8.0 megapixel camcorder provides simultaneous HD video and image recording in stereo sound at 1,080P HD resolution, and the front facing VGA quality chat cam also provides video call support. Online social networking favorites YouTube, Twitter, Picasa and Facebook have been pre-installed. The Verizon Galaxy S iII can be purchased at a reduced price at select authorized online retailers. View the recently reduced Galaxy S III price tag.