Unboxing the Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300

I was almost done with the review of the Samsung Galaxy S3 when the most unfortunate incident happened. But before I ramble on, let me share with you our unboxing photos and videos of the Galaxy S3, both in Pebble Blue and Ceramic White.

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We initially got the Ceramic White variant from Samsung Philippines as a loaner. The following week, the good folks of Lazada.com.ph also gave us another unit, the one in Pebble Blue.

Since then, we’ve been testing a lot of the native features that Samsung introduced to the S3 — S Voice (which surprisingly supports the Philippines with location-based queries, unlike Siri), Smart Stay, S Beam, and Direct Call — all of which worked as smoothly as we expected it to be.

So as some sort of a teaser, check out our unboxing video below:

We’ve also taken a lot of sample shots and sample video recording at 1080p, just like this one (will include more in our final review):

We promise to post the full review by this weekend. We’re just swamped with so many phones to review this quarter. :)

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech with over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He is one of the pioneers of blogging in the country and considered by many as the Father of Tech Blogging in the Philippines. He is also a technology consultant, a tech columnist with several national publications, resource speaker and mentor/advisor to several start-up companies.

23 Responses

  1. Avatar for chuful chuful says:


    Kamusta naman ang multitasking?



    Dun lang talaga ako worried, pero prefer ko talaga ang one x dahil nga sa design and UI nya.

  2. Avatar for chuful chuful says:

    ang ganda talaga ng s3!

    ano kaya mas ok, s3 or one x?

    ang gaganda ng mga smartphones ngayon!

    • Avatar for Marcelino Marcelino says:

      Looks – HTC One X

      Performance – Samsung Galaxy S3

      I can’t wait for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and iPhone 5. Seems like the Note is Samsung’s flagship now.

    • Avatar for chuful chuful says:

      hindi ba match ang performance ng one x sa s3?

      Oo nga, malapit na ang release ng iphone5 at note 2. For sure bbagsak presyo ang one x at s3 pag lbas ng mga yun.

      Ang concern lang ngayon sa android yung flash support mawawala na… Paano na manyayari sa android????

    • Avatar for Kei Kei says:

      I currently own HTC One X so i might have a bias towards that handset. But before I bought the device, it was really a close call between the two devices.

      I think it will all boil down to your personal preference. Reviews say that S3’s performance is better all in all. But once you use both, you can hardly notice the difference, unless you will use benchmark tools. Samsung has added more features (or gimmicks) on its UI which you may like, but I chose One X because of its premium feel, design and screen.

  3. Avatar for mark mark says:

    i still love iphone :)

  4. Avatar for Angelo Angelo says:

    Anyone with the SGS3 having the unit heating up in the lower right corner?

    • Avatar for donskie donskie says:

      No problem here…. i think you need to have it checked on the store where you bought it.

    • Avatar for Angelo Angelo says:

      But my S3 only heated up when I was watching a Hi10p (10 bits) H264 MKV anime in 720p. Judging by the processing power of a PC to play rhat kind of video I guess the heat up is normal since it did play with little to no lag unlike my S2 where the whole video would lag

  5. Avatar for razorous razorous says:


  6. Avatar for wp-developer wp-developer says:

    Sir it would be nice to optimize your wordpress theme to a responsive theme for a better mobile experience for the users.

  7. Avatar for powermac powermac says:

    lahat ng nag dream ng SAMSUNGGALXY S3… Samsung Mobile Philippines is giving 5 brand new galxy s3..promo until july 10, 2012. ayan libre ko n sa inyo hehehhe.goodluck sa mananalo… hanapin nyo sa FB..yun original account na FB wag fake gamitin just incase namanalo kayo….

  8. Avatar for donskie donskie says:

    The phone is great…Bought my S3in the mid east and surprisingly its costs runs around 24+25k considering it was just also newly released there but this phone is awesome-superfast and smooth·I really the zero shutter lag in capturing videos :-)

  9. Avatar for pink pink says:

    sir, ask ko lang po kung okay ba ang Samsung galaxy s 3 sa WEP?

    thanks po…

  10. Avatar for Berto Putik Berto Putik says:

    Na-miss ko ang tabing dagat sa province namin dahil sa sample video na ipinost ni Sir Abe, ang sarap pakinggan ng tunog nung dagat..


  11. Avatar for Karen Bernarte Karen Bernarte says:

    Sir, share ur blessings. feeling close. haha gsto q nyan.

  12. Avatar for ronald ronald says:

    others would gladly have your kind of problem and call it a blessing. he he he

  13. Avatar for sherwood sherwood says:

    lucky you! hahahha

  14. Avatar for emansky emansky says:

    air abe if your swamp with phones to review pwede kami magreview para maubos lahat ng irereview pramis ibabalik namin ung mga unit hahaha

  15. Avatar for Wax Wax says:

    Lufet! ^^

  16. Avatar for Karen Bernarte Karen Bernarte says:

    Akin nalang ung nasira sir. :) hahaaaa

  17. Avatar for Karen Bernarte Karen Bernarte says:

    How i wish i cud have one. :((((((((

  18. Avatar for first first says:


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