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 S Voice Siri competitor disappointed.
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.
Samsung Galaxy S III AT&T
This review of AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S III varies from my review of the T-Mobile model in the areas of apps, call quality, and data performance.
Editors' note: This review of AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S III varies from my review of the T-Mobile model in the areas of apps, call quality, and data performance.
With the Samsung Galaxy S III (S3), Samsung has done it again. For the third consecutive year, its flagship Galaxy phone is a tidy package of top-flight specs, approachable design, steady performance, and compelling pricing. Starting its U.S. sales debut with five carriers -- Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular -- makes the Samsung Galaxy S3 nearly ubiquitous. Samsung's aggressive distribution strategy gives it a leg up against its chief Android rival, the HTC One X, but it fails to sweep HTC's finest, and Apple fans will scoff at Samsung's imitation Siri, S Voice.