The Good The Samsung Galaxy S3 comes fully loaded with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 4G LTE capability, a zippy dual-core processor, and a strong 8-megapixel camera. S Beam is an excellent software enhancement, and the handset's price is right.
The Bad The Galaxy S3's screen is too dim, and Samsung's Siri competitor, S Voice, disappointed us. You can only roam at 3G speeds outside of U.S. Cellular's home network.
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.
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This review of U.S. Cellular's Samsung Galaxy S3 differs from versions on other carriers primarily in the evaluation of apps, call quality, and network performance.
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