Samsung Galaxy S III (Boost Mobile)

Posted on: January 4th, 2014 by admin

Samsung Galaxy S III (Boost Mobile)

  • Display: 4.8-inches
  • Camera: 8-MP
  • Processor Speed: 1.5 GHz
  • OS: Android 4.1 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

Optimized for peak performance, the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy S III offers one of the most sophisticated interactive mobile experiences to date. You’ll be able to send photos, videos, and information easier and faster than ever while staying in close connection to friends and family members from wherever you are.

Intuitive, stylish, and simple to use (see larger image).

Samsung Galaxy S III 4G
At a Glance:

  • 3G/4G LTE connectivity

  • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor
  • 4.8-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen
  • 16 GB memory + microSD
  • 8-MP camera, HD 1080p video capture
  • GPS navigation
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0
  • Near Field Communications (NFC)
  • Personal/corporate e-mail

Delivering impressive processing power to allow more applications to be accessible simultaneously, the Galaxy S III also features a brilliant 4.8-inch display that extends to an ultra-thin bezel to maximize the viewing area. The expansive display is also protected by Gorilla Glass 2.0 to guard against cracks and scratches and provide enhanced touchscreen responsiveness.

The Galaxy S III runs the Android 4.1 operating system (a.k.a., Jelly Bean), bringing a redesigned user interface with enhanced multitasking, notifications, full Web browsing experience, and more. You’ll also enjoy innovative, next-gen features such as Face Unlock, which uses facial recognition to unlock the Galaxy S III, and Near Field Communications (NFC) capabilities.

Going beyond simple point-and-shoot photography, the 8-megapixel rear camera offers a Burst Shot mode that captures still pictures at a rapid-fire pace at three images per second with zero shutter lag, and its Best Shot feature recommends the best picture to keep based on colors, lighting, and clarity. It also records Full HD 1080p video with a backside illuminated sensor that improves performance in low light environments–and you can even capture a photo while shooting video.

Other features include Wireless-N Wi-Fi connectivity with mobile hotspot capabilities (enabling you to connect up to 10 devices to your Sprint 3G/4G mobile broadband), Bluetooth 4.0 with stereo audio streaming, 16 GB internal storage, memory expansion via optional microSD cards, and up to 9.2 hours of talk time.

Simple, Instant Sharing

The Galaxy S III has enhanced features that both you and your contacts will enjoy. It’s designed to make sharing easy and more direct so your friends and family can experience every moment with you, regardless of your location.

Connect Through Touch: With S Beam, just place two Galaxy S III phones back-to-back and you can transfer photos, videos, documents, and more. In just three minutes you can successfully share a 1 GB video file–it’s fast, easy, and you don’t even need a Wi-Fi or cellular signal.

Send Pictures in a Flash: Thanks to Buddy Photo Share, the Galaxy S III recognizes the faces of your friends, so it can share photos with them right away. And with Share Shot, you can send photos to all your party guests so everyone leaves with snapshots of the event.

Access Content on Multiple Devices: Through AllShare Play, you can share files with other devices and access those files on various devices, such as documents or multimedia files between your Galaxy S III phone and a tablet, PC, or television. With AllShare Group Cast on the Galaxy S III and a Wi-Fi network, you can share and collaborate on documents, presentations or images in real-time with multiple friends or co-workers without loading the file separately.

Intelligent and Intuitive Interaction

Smart enough to detect your face, voice and motions, the Galaxy S III provides a more convenient and natural way for you to interact so it fits seamlessly into your daily routine.

Tell Your Phone What to Do: The S Voice feature enables the Galaxy S III to actually listen and respond to your words: tell it to wake up, snooze, take a photo, answer a call, send a text message, or play a favorite song.

Don’t Miss a Message: If you’ve been away from your phone, the Smart Alert feature will give you a vibrating nudge to let you know about missed calls and messages.

Vital Statistics

The Samsung Galaxy S III weighs 4.7 ounces and measures 5.4 x 2.8 x 0.3 inches. Its 2100 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 9.2 hours of talk time.

What’s in the Box

Samsung Galaxy S III handset, rechargeable battery, charger, USB cable, quick start guide


  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go.
  • Built-in mobile hotspot functionality allows up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices to share the 3G or 4G experience on the go with a laptop, camera, music player, game unit, video player, or any other Wi-Fi enabled device.
  • Next-generation Bluetooth 4.0 backward compatible with older Bluetooth-enabled peripherals and includes stereo audio streaming.
  • Near Field Communication (NFC) for sharing contacts, web pages, directions, and more to compatible phones as well as payments via Google Wallet.
  • GPS for navigation and location services
  • Integrated Google Maps with turn-by-turn navigation, street and satellite views.

Communications & Internet

  • Full messaging capabilities including SMS text, MMS picture/video and IM instant messaging
  • Full HTML browser with Adobe Flash Support
  • Personal and corporate e-mail access with support for Exchange ActiveSync as well as mobile e-mail accounts (Google push, Yahoo!, POP3, IMAP).


  • Dual-core 1.5 GHz processor capable of opening web pages twice as fast as most other smartphones.
  • 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED multi-touch screen (1280 x 720 pixels)
  • MicroUSB port
  • 3.5mm headphone jack


  • 16 GB internal memory (non-expandable)
  • microSD card slot with support for optional cards up to 64 GB.
  • 2 GB RAM for improved multitasking.


  • 8-megapixel camera with continuous auto focus, zero shutter lag, face detection, high dynamic range mode, burst mode, and more.
  • Full HD 1080p video capture (30 fps)
  • Front-facing 1.9-megapixel camera for HD video chats and self portraits.


  • Music player compatible with MP3, WMA, and AAC/AAC+
  • Video player compatible with MPEG4, H.264, H.263, WMV


List Price: $ 399.99
Price: $ 179.99

Customer Reviews

142 of 165 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars
Wish I had been able to actually use this great phone, July 13, 2013
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This review is from: Samsung Galaxy S III (Boost Mobile) (Wireless Phone Accessory)

I rated this product low because of Boost, NOT because of Amazon.

I ordered this phone from Amazon because of the price difference from everywhere else I looked. I went to both Best Buy and RadioShack in order to see if they would be willing to match the price–but naturally, there wasn’t a store that could beat Amazon. You will not find this phone anywhere else for the great price. You get a lot of phone for a low cost.

Unfortunately, I did not have a good experience with Boost. I was told by both their website and customer service (an actual person, not just a recording) that the area I live in would be able to get Boost service. However, I was provided the wrong information. When I tried to activate the phone, I found out that my house was a dead zone. Customer service didn’t bother to tell me that is why the phone wasn’t activating until AFTER I had paid for the first month of service, and now they are having me jump through hoops in order to get a refund for my money. It has been a couple of days now and Boost has been of no help, telling me they do not have enough information to give me a refund (even though I have provided them with all the information they have asked me for).

I called Amazon customer service to explain the situation and once again, they did not fail to impress. The Amazon employee apologized for all the inconvenience, told me there would not be a problem returning the phone, and that I would be receiving my FULL refund as soon as the phone was received at Amazon.

The customer service Amazon provides is impeccable. I feel bad that I had to return the phone as Boost’s customer service has been extremely disappointing, but Amazon makes up for that poor service. Overall the phone itself is great, but make sure that Boost has you fully covered before purchasing any of their products.

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62 of 71 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
It’s the best that that Boost has put out Yet., June 20, 2013
This review is from: Samsung Galaxy S III (Boost Mobile) (Wireless Phone Accessory)

I really like this phone and was choosing between this and the HTC One SV 4LTE. Even though that this phone is considerably more than the HTC, I still went for it. I am upgrading from a Samsung Galaxy Prevail (It was the first touch screen Android Smartphone that Boost offered in my market). So of course the difference is huge. But I am extremely satisfied with this phone. I mainly chose this one for the screen size (bigger) and it’s 8mp(bigger) camera instead of the 5mp that HTC offers and the fact that the Samsung has twice the RAM (2gb vs 1gb)and twice the ROM (16gb vs 8gb) that the HTC offers and a higher dual core processor speed (1.5ghz vs 1.2ghz. Plus everybody that I know, and I mean everybody that I know (100% of them), that has a Samsung Galaxy sIII simply just loves their phone and I have not heard even one complaint of the 15 people or so that I know own one(on different cell providers). However if Samsung had made this phone flash player capable I would have no quibbles. That fact is though, I have not needed it anyway. On the downside this phone does burn up some battery but then I’ve been playing video and using the battery like crazy since I’ve had it without one single freeze I might add or without having to download even an app. But the HTC offer’s incredible battery life that at this stage I’d say it’s a willing trade off for me. If you are pinching pennies this is probably not the phone for you. However if you want the best that Boost currently has to offer, then here it is.

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50 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Very Good Boost 4g LTE phone At Very High Price, July 25, 2013
Alan Houston (Texas, United States) – See all my reviews

This review is from: Samsung Galaxy S III (Boost Mobile) (Wireless Phone Accessory)

The Samsung SIII is a very good phone at a very high price. It is one of two outstanding 4g LTE phones now available for Boost . Boost’s LG F7 is a similar size with an equally large screen and the LG F7 matches the Samsung’s quality for a much lower price.

The higher price of the Samsung SIII may be justified for people who take lots of photos. The Samsung has a better camera than other Boost phones.

Another advantage of the SIII over the LG F7 is that cases for the SIII are available everywhere. Amazon sells both the standard battery and extended life batteries. Many local “Fix In An Hour” shops carry replacement parts for the SIII.

Lastly, the huge popularity of the SIII means that it will be easy to sell or trade when you buy yout next phone.

Battery life is good if you disable “locations” and “Google Now” and turn OFF 3g data, wi-fi, gps and bluetooth until you need them.

The Boost 3g network reaches 80% of American homes and its 4g LTE network reaches 30% of American homes. The coverage map at the Boost Mobile website enables you to zoom in and see the signal coverage for your neighborhood before you buy a Boost phone. Remember that many areas have ZERO Boost coverage.

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