Verizon is among the last US-based carriers to add the Samsung Galaxy S III to its portfolio. Starting today, customers can purchase the smartphone through Verizon’s online and retail stores for $199.99 with a new two-year agreement.
The good news is that both 16GB and 32GB models are now available for purchase online, while the 32GB version will go on sale in stores in the coming weeks.
Customers who think 16GB is not enough can grab the 32GB version, which is now available for $249.99 USD with a new two-year agreement. Obviously, you will also have the choice of the Galaxy S III in two colors: Marble White or Pebble Blue
Unlike the international Galaxy S III that packs a quad-core Exynos processor clocked at 1.4 GHz and 1GB of RAM, Verizon’s variant comes with 2GB of RAM and a dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon CPU clocked at 1.5 GHz.
Although both versions come with the same high-capacity 2100 mAh Li-Ion battery, it looks like Verizon
Galaxy S III has a shorter battery life. According to the official numbers, Verizon Galaxy S III’s battery should provide up to 200 hours of standby time or up to 15 hours of talk time.
The international Galaxy S III’s battery has been rated by the manufacturer for up to 590 hours of standby time (790 hours in 3G mode) or up to 22 hours of talk time (12 hours in 3G mode).
These are the only differences between the two Galaxy S III versions, so expect the specs sheets to be similar in all other aspects.
Software-wise, Verizon Galaxy S III is powered by Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system integrated with Nature UX user interface. However, we expect Samsung to deliver one or two minor updates in the following weeks. Check it out here