Is a Samsung Galaxy S III from Sprint on Your Holiday Wish List? {Giveaway}

Is a Samsung Galaxy S III from Sprint on your holiday wish list this year? Christmas came a little early for me this year when Sprint sent me the Samsung Galaxy S III cell phone to review. I’ve owned a lot of mobile phones throughout the years, but none of them match up to this slender beauty. I quite literally squealed with delight when this phone arrive, and the smile hasn’t left.

Sprint Samsung Galaxy S III

This phone is easy on the eyes… quite literally, with it’s big bright 4.8 inch HD AMOLED display. The design is sleek with smooth corners and surprisingly ultra slender design. The phone only weighs in at 4.7 ounces which is surprising considering how large the display is. I am all thumbs when it comes to touch screens. Friends and family probably think I can’t spell, because I get tired of correcting text messages and send them on as long as my general idea is getting across. Finally, I have a phone with a keypad that is large enough for my fumbling fingers!

The Samsung Galaxy S III is powerful and speedy. It boasts a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, and access to the Sprint 4G LTE network. This phone is very user friendly, with an easy to use touch-screen menu and all-purpose “home” button. Included are Google Mobile wireless services such as Google Search, Gmail, Google Maps for Android, Google Calendar, Voice Actions and YouTube.

Sprint Samsung Galaxy S III

Picture quality is superior. This phone has dual cameras: 8-megapixel rear-facing, zero shutter-lag camera with LED flash and 1080p video capture and 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera with intelligent camera features and facial recognition. Full-resolution pictures look sharp and detailed, allowing you to crop in on areas of interest.

Taken with my Samsung Galaxy S III from Sprint
(Taken with my Samsung Galaxy S III from Sprint)

Battery life: The phone’s battery life is pretty good (2100 mAh Lithium Ion battery), lasting a whole day.

Additional Features:

S Voice user interface to enable search and basic device-user communication

Near Field Communication (NFC) technology allows the device to read information from everyday objects, like stickers and posters embedded with NFC chips.

Smart Stay uses facial recognition technology and the front-facing camera to identify the user’s eyes. Smart Stay disables screen timeout if the device detects the user’s eyes are looking at the screen. Galaxy S III is “smart” enough to recognize the user is reading an e-book or browsing the web and maintains a bright display for easy viewing.

Motion simplifies the user experience by understanding the motion of the user. The Galaxy S III cleverly starts dialing a contact if you open his or her details then lift the phone to your ear.

Sprint is the only national U.S. wireless carrier to offer Galaxy S III preloaded with Google Wallet enabling the phone to act like a personal wallet using Near Field Communication (NFC) to make safe purchases at more than 100,000 participating retailers.

3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability supporting up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices

Wi-Fi – 802.11 a/b/g/n

Sprint Samsung Galaxy S III

I received the Samsung Galaxy S III from Sprint 16GB model, but a 32GB model is also available. As a blogger, I rely on my cell phone a lot for social media and checking email. This phone has far surpassed my expectations, and after using this phone I don’t think I’ll ever be tempted to switch to an iPhone. The Samsung Galaxy S III is available from Sprint, currently staring at just $199 (with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement).

Sprint has generously offered to give one lucky About A Mom reader a 16GB Samsung Galaxy S III phone (does not include activation or service). This giveaway is open to US residents and ends on December 31, 2012 at 11:59pm EST.

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* This blog post is sponsored through my participation in the Sprint Holiday Ambassador Program. #TeamSprint

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  1. says

    I really hope to get the chance to win this..i am obsessed with this phone but unable to afford it but i would actually love to win it for my mom she is going through a lot and deserves a new phone something for her self. Just to make her happy so i well keep entrying and hope i win

  2. says

    I looked at the Samsung Galaxy when I got my Android phone. It looks like a really cool phone! I really like the idea of a larger size and keyboard. I’m all thumbs too when it comes to text messaging. It looks like it takes amazing photos too!

  3. says

    Wow – I love the size of this phone! That is one of my biggest complaints with the iPhone – it’s hard to type on because it is so small. The hubs was thinking of getting an iPhone after Christmas but now that I’ve showed him this, he thinks this might work better for bigger man hands. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Sprinkle says

    I love the way this phone looks very sleek ans stylish. It looks great from all the angles. i had heard of this phone through my friends that it works excellently and never has gotten hanged.

  5. says

    My daughter is a mom with two young daughters and has been a Dean’s List student for the past two years in addition to working fifty hours plus a week. Her cat knocked over a watering pitcher near her smart phone and the moisture has made it intertmitent making her almost suicidal. She covets a Samsung Galaxcy S III and has a contract with Sprint but at $699.00 I just cannot help her out. If I won this phone for her, I might just begin to believe in miracles!

  6. Alexandra Clatterbuck says

    what a great giveaway! thank you so much for the opportunity to try and win! this would be for my husband…his phone is completely shot.

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