If three’s a crowd, the Samsung Galaxy S III party in the US is about to get pretty stuffy. Having already reviewed AT&T and Sprint’s variants — not to mention the original I9300 before them — we’re now ready to put a third iteration through its paces, this time from the country’s fourth-largest carrier, T-Mobile.
Of course, the phone itself needs no grand introduction, as it’s fast become the new darling of the smartphone world. And rightfully so, in many respects: it’s the first high-end device to launch on all four major mobile operators in the US (a feat in and of itself), and it’s done so with minimal carrier branding, hardware changes or bloatware levies. It is, in essence, an unadulterated handset. The reason this piece of news is so wondrous is that it opens up your ability to choose your phone service based on the network, not on the actual phone each individual carrier offers.
Sadly, the big tradeoff here is the loss of an Exynos quad-core processor in exchange for a Snapdragon S4 dual-core chipset and additional RAM. Join us as we take a deeper look at the T-Mobile Galaxy S III. Is it the best phone on the network? Is it worth shelling out $280 (with a two-year contract) for the 16GB model? How well does it perform? This and more answers await you in our full review below.