The hottest phone on the planet right now: Samsung's Galaxy S III (S3). And looking at some of its specs, I can understand why.
Normally, entrance to this Galaxy runs $199.99 (with contract, natch), but for the next couple days, LetsTalk.com has the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S III (16GB) for $134.99 shipped, including free activation and a $10 Google Wallet credit (when you activate it after buying the phone). That's after applying coupon code TALKLOGIC at checkout.
As an iPhone user, I can't help but feel a little envious when looking at this phone (hereafter referred to as the S3) -- mostly due to its 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display, which positively dwarfs the iPhone's 3.5-incher. Plus, it runs at a higher resolution: 1,280 x 720 pixels.
I'm not saying size matters, only that my aging eyes are increasingly longing for a larger smartphone screen. Your move, Apple.
The S3 features Android 4.0 (aka Ice Cream Sandwich), an 8-megapixel camera, a dual-core processor, every wireless option known to man (including NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, and Wi-Fi Direct) and 4G LTE support (though for now it's stuck at 3G until Sprint switches on its LTE network).
Other noteworthy amenities include Samsung's S Voice and S Beam software. The former offers Siri-like voice recognition; the latter, Bump-like media sharing. You even get 50GB of free Dropbox storage for two years.
CNET's review of the Samsung Galaxy S3 praised its "high-performing hardware and creative software features," ultimately dubbing it "an excellent, top-end phone that's neck and neck with the HTC One X."
Needless to say, you're looking at around $80 per month minimum to operate the S3 -- same as with any major-carrier smartphone. Thus, you might as well get the best price you can on the hardware. In this case, that's the LetsTalk deal.
Just cheapin' it real.
Bonus deal: Game time! For a limited time, Amazon has Saints Row: The Third (PC) for $9.99. (Make sure to mouse over "PC Download," otherwise you might see one of the (much higher) console version prices.) This top-rated open-world action game offers "fantastic missions, outrageous weapons, and awesome vehicles."
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