A Samsung Galaxy S III Is Not a Samsung Galaxy S (III)

Background: A Galaxy S (III) is not the same smartphone anywhere. Read about the many variants. What you choose can affect the experience of the product.

When you stand and must acquire a new smartphone, goes the consideration on which brand and operating system you want. After following what model it should be, and there may exist multiple color variants of the model.

But more than the visible actually have also importance, at the time of purchase of new smartphone. Some of this can help to influence how good coverage you experience on your phone.

Mobile phones are produced in a vast global production networks and has a complicated supply chain. The same phone can be manufactured with different components from different suppliers, as it simply is not possible for the producer to deliver exactly the same hardware in all regions of the world.

Model, and component composition may vary both between countries and within the same country. For example, there are at least 10 variations of the “same” Galaxy S III’s worldwide.

Samsung Galaxy S (III) is not the only telephone where this is applicable. It is just an example in this article.

Several Galaxy S III variants

Samsung has sent a number of versions of their popular top model, Galaxy S (III) on the market. The differences are ranging from various chipsets for graphics, processors, memory, Android version, etc.

In addition to it, so the phone can be found also in different color variations, as well as with various memory and with or without 4 g LTE.

There is also minimal differences in the physical size of the various markets. You can see an overview of the differences on the table above, or at this link.

As a Samsung Galaxy S III is far from “just” a Samsung Galaxy S III.

While the S-III variants aren’t especially clear for the end-user, we have previously seen an example with HTC Desire and Google Nexus One back in 2010, which was posted on the market with the type of AMOLED screen – this was later replaced for the Super LCD due to delivery problems.

Last year it was HTC again on the pitch with an example, then came the HTC One S with two different types of processor.

Mobiles adapted network

Smartphones will also be adapted to the networks of different operators.

For this reason you may find that your mobile phone works perfectly on your network–or the opposite.

For example, if you buy your Galaxy S III by a telecom operator, then this customized this network. If you change the operator, you will no longer have the guarantee of the “match”. The same problem applies if phone purchased abroad and used in Denmark.

In the end, the buyer stuck with a phone that performs poorly, or maybe even not have optimal coverage.

If you want to go deeper in this issue about the various versions of smartphones, you can read this report from Strand Consult.