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Wednesday Poll: Galaxy S3 in White or Blue?

The Samsung Galaxy SIII is up for pre-order today at Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint, with shipping dates that vary depending on the carrier. You can find both 16GB and 32GB models in blue and white at Big Red and Sprint, but only the 16GB version at AT&T.

What we want to know though, is what color you would choose? This is the first time in possibly ever, that an Android phone has launched in multiple colors, so we are interested to see what the community is leaning towards. Blue and white are something semi-new in general and a departure from the standard blacks and charcoals, leaving you with quite the decision on your hands. Which would (or did) you buy?

Galaxy S3 in blue or white?

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  • sagatarius

    I’m typing this with my pebble blue galaxy s3 right now so I guess you know where my vote goes

  • Freespirit

    I am thinking to get a white one and then when the red comes out, buy a red cover for it since I can’t get the red phone (I’m staying with Verizon). I think that ought to look good.

  • kimari

    Wanted white is on backorder so blue with white or green case here I come

  • Black. lol

  • Jimmy Neutron

    Do you think someone will make the metal back panels like they did for the S2?
    I’ve heard that the battery cover on the S3 is flimsy, but that’s not going to stop me from getting my white one.

  • -10 for not released the 32GB blue of the international version and infinite delaying… πŸ™

  • guttatae22

    I never had a white phone before and I like the white version so I will see how this goes

  • i like the crispy white too, but i noticed the back and menu buttons have white lights that do not show well.

    the lights show very well on the blue model.
    also, i think i wud baby the white model way too much, trying not to scratch/mark that joint.
    both are sexy in their own way

  • Alix8821

    Any word/rumor on the sizes of the US variants?? Thickness wise and what not… Since no “special” versions were made for each US carrier like the SGII, I’m thinking/hoping accessories are universal. Because I am LOVING the Samsung Flip Case, and it’s very cheap online. would Love to have it on hand when the VZW GSIII finally launches…

    • phills

      They’re all the same size as the international so you can get international cases etc.

  • feztheforeigner

    First time an Android phone ever launched in multiple colors? The RAZR launched in black, white, purple, red, and several special editions…Many other Android phones (like the Galaxy Nexus, for instance) launched in black and white.

    Samsung claims to have invented this blue color so maybe you meant the first a phone comes in “Pebble Blue”?

    • Alix8821

      The RAZR was EVENTUALLY released in multiple colors. For months it was only in all black… and the Nexus was a rarity in white, and that color was never made available on VZW…

      The GSIII is available in both colors (and Red on AT&T) ON DAY OF LAUNCH. Not a few weeks, or months later….

  • i was on the fence when i placed my order this morning. i went from blue to white then back to blue and then back to white. this went on for several minutes. finally i settled for white. if i dont like it or like the blue better i could just swap it correct? as long as im in the 14 day period right?

    • sen

      LoL!!! I did the same. Ordered White. I know I can always put a black case. But, a white case on a blue phone looks fugly.

  • achaf86

    I pre ordered the 32gb white GS3 I currently have over 10,000 pictures on my gnex plus 35 apps downloaded I probably should’ve gotten the 16gb but for an extra $50 I got more gbs plus I have a 32 microSD card Lol

  • Nemo Hoes

    I’m really surprised that the pebble blue has gotten so many votes, people usually go for white devices regardless.

  • Trevor

    This is definitely a case where I’d have to see both in person before purchasing. Based on pictures, they both look awesome, but I’m slightly leaning (think Pisa-type lean) towards blue.

  • chris125

    I was going to go with blue but after watching some videos the white looks better to me so I went with that. If I like the blue better once its out I will exchange for blue

  • Mei

    Here’s link to actually Samsung Galaxy, if people need to have a better look:

    I’m still undecided between white or blue. Also, whether to get 16GB or 32GB since microSD can expand up to 64GB. Even though, some apps run better (or only) on internal flash memory, still not sure if need more that 16GB for apps. =.=

    • Trust me you’ll need more than 16GB. Having more than what you need is always good when it comes to technology.

  • DAVE

    I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab in white and its beautiful and a Windows phone in same color blue and its beautiful. I’m going with the blue on the SG3.

  • iNfAMOUS70702

    I have a white 4S..a black SGSII..and a white one X…I’ll probably get the blue one

    • JustTrollin69

      I stopped reading your comment at 4S.

      • iNfAMOUS70702

        I couldn’t care less about operating systems…I’m loyal to no brand

        • JustTrollin69

          I stopped reading your comment at “I couldn’t care less.”

  • PC_Tool

    Pre-ordering the Blue 16GB for the wife tonight.

  • Raven

    Anything but white. White bezels just bug the heck out of me when viewing any content.

    Also, anyone recall that Motorola already did this with the Droid 2 Globals which came out in white and dark blue bodies. Of course, they had the sense to keep the bezel black on both.

  • Rob

    Assuming the “blue” that Verizon listed is in fact, Pebble Blue sans issues, I will be thrilled. I was wondering why Verizon listed it as white/blue and not marble white/pebble blue.

  • Hothfox

    “This is the first time in possibly ever, that an Android phone has launched in multiple colors…” Did Verizon launch the RAZR series in multiple colors, or did they come out later, after the official launch? I can’t remember. Not that it matters πŸ˜‰

    • Raven

      The Motorola Droid 2 Global launched in both white and dark blue. My wife and I got one of each.

  • RaptorOO7

    Now that the phone will look the same on all US carriers, will the physical size be the same for LTE vs Non LTE variants? Accessories and especially cases are always an issue.

    • chris125

      Yes all will looks same.

  • lowchef

    i ordered a 32g white one…it was hard to decide being blue is my favorite color…the lady at verizon called it purple…so i opted for the white one…but if i dont like i swap for blue one!

    • The blue is beautiful. I’ve hold one in my hand. I’d take blue over the white any day. It looks smart.

  • jimbo

    I ordered blue for a phone I’m going to have for 2 years. I actually like white better than blue, but I like blue better than scratched up white.

  • Blue, as I do not want my phone to look like it’s heading to a disco.

  • joegard

    I’m really hoping the blue is ‘metallic blue’ and not ‘pebble blue’ as seen in that german video

  • John

    C. None of the above

    • r0lct

      Actually “C” should have been the red version on ATT.

  • chris125

    So kellex which are you getting? And how do you feel about this phone?

  • jjrudey

    As much as I like blue, I don’t think I want it on my phone.

  • DanWazz

    White. That blue doesn’t interest me at all.

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  • Fred

    Who would want such a huge phone? When Dell came out with 5″ phone everyone laughed. Now Samsung comes out with a 4.8″ phone, 0.2″ smaller, and they manage to get wall to wall coverage.

    • r0lct

      Put a picture of the two of them next to each other and I bet you can figure it out all by yourself.

  • Between those two, blue hands down. No idea why manufacturers make white devices at all, they look awful. Needs a black or brushed aluminum scheme.

  • Blue for me, white for the wife

    • SugaShane

      This is making me rethink my decision.

  • um

    I didn’t know the Galax S III was a Droid-branded device, otherwise why would it be getting so much press on a site dedicated to the Droid brand?

    • MKader17

      :facepalm: Not this again…

    • PC_Tool

      um, get over it.


  • chris125

    If I buy I will probably go with blue


    Red πŸ˜‰

  • littleneutrino

    Blue for the win. Never did like White devices. they seam to sterile for my liking.

  • BloodiedWraith

    I’m surprised you didn’t put in your poll if anyone was going to wait for the red one on AT&T.

  • Matt Gondek

    1) Props to Sammy for learning from the SGS2 launch debacle.
    2) If I were to get this phone (happy GNex owner), I’d lean towards the blue but I have a feeling were going to see backorders out the wazoo since they already have problems with the color

    • FortitudineVincimus

      they had to “invent” that blue color so… it takes time

      • Matt Gondek

        I know and I commend them for that because it looks awesome. I’m just (poorly) saying that I hate waiting for shiny new toys lol

  • m6droid

    White here. Something about that crisp bright looking Stormtrooper reflection just does it for me!

    • JoshGroff

      It goes very well with the silver, and it does kinda look Stormtrooper white.

      • Alex

        i really do like the blue but i went with white for something new, the Stormtrooper thing made me lol!

    • michael arazan

      Exactly, ever since i was 5 years old and saw star wars for the first time i just love the white with black

  • Cory

    My blue one will be here sometime between now and july 9.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    I went for white – more modern to my eye

    I plan to take some real fine fine grit sandpaper to the back cover and reduce the hellish gloss. I have done this before on glossy plastic products and it looks awesome and gives a little better grip.

    • Post pictures of that. That could be delish.

    • Question: Have you done this with white electronics? Also, does it make it more susceptible to discoloration/staining?

  • T4rd

    If I could get it in black or dark grey, I would. But I guess blue will do. I’m not trying to make a fashion statement with my phone..

    • FortitudineVincimus

      spray paint

      • T4rd

        Meh, I don’t really care as long as it’s dark. I’m just going to put a case on it anyways. Hopefully Cruzer Lite makes one for it quickly because I love my smoked TPU case from them on my Gnex.

        • FortitudineVincimus

          w/ the popularity of this phone.. I suspect we will see lots of accessories ASAP

    • It is kind of greyish blue. Very nice.

  • MudRacer

    Blue of course

  • EC8CH
  • Neither! πŸ˜€

  • hkklife

    Blue 32Gb on VZW. Going all the way for my final subsidized upgrade, baby!

    • It burns me up they stick you with the $30 upgrade fee. It completely negates the $30 discount they give you. I guess it’s better to break even then to be down $30

      • feztheforeigner

        What $30 dollar discount?

        • If you haven’t upgraded recently then most likely there is still the last new-every-two discount to take advantage of.

      • Glen49

        They refused to give me the $30 discount, probably because I waited beyond the six month new-every-two update window. I called during that window and asked if my discount would go away after his window. I was assured that the offer would not expire. I asked for both conversations to be documented in my account–did no good. Worth it to get in on unlimited data, but frustrating they have poorly trained reps that cannot get a story straight.

        • This is good to know. I’ve been up for an upgrade since March, though my contract isn’t up until late July. I’ll keep an eye on this.

  • As I went through the pre-order today I selected White. I eventually cancelled it because I couldn’t make a final decision.

    • White is too Apple, Blue is unique and interesting.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      LOl. I guess you’re one of those people (like myself) that probably needs to get a hands-on first.

  • White products do not do it for me. The darker the better.

  • Adam

    both are made out of plastic and have samsung radios. Not making the same mistake twice.

    Former Disgruntled Fascinate Owner


      The fascinate was truly the worst Galaxy S variant of its time, but I highly suggest you give the S III a try, even if just for 2 weeks.. it’s really a nice device!

      • I have to ask, why does everybody hate that phone so much? It wasn’t that bad of a phone. To be honest as soon as I got it I rooted it and I installed the power washed gingerbread ROM. It definitely cracks my top three in android devices. It was fast reliable and I never had any problems with it, I think the real problem was not installing a really good custom ROM. Hell, it even has ICS roms.

        • chris125

          I had no issues with my fascinate either.

        • Adam

          not so much the phone, but Samsung supporting it. Although I did hate the build and the radios. Only thing nice was the screen. And I had this phone for almost 2 full years so I am tired of Samsung anyhow. It’s Moto’s turn now!

      • Adam

        definitely sticking with the Maxx…i’ll take the build quality over the super bright Samsung HD screen.

        • Sky_Guy

          hahah, build quality…My current moto has big black circles of dead pixels on the screen. The Verizon rep told me it was because I charged my phone for too long (overnight) and that it overheated and caused the dead pixels. They also told me that wasn’t included on the one year warranty they gave me. My moto before that got water damage because i walked from freezing weather outside into a building and the condensation caused my phone to die. Also not covered under my warranty. NEVER buying moto again.

          • Adam

            which phone? if its a razr and it has black spots on a black screen thats normal for amoled screens. but i do like the backing as opposed to samsung devices which slip out of my hand. plus the mobile data is a lot better in the moto. i’ll give samsung the screen but that’s pretty much it at what they’re good at..

          • Sky_Guy

            It was a Moto Droid X, Not a great phone, but it was one of the better at the time. Also the black spots are permanent on any screen, and it’s not small black pixels they’re very large circles about the size of a dime each.

          • Sky_Guy

            it was like this when it started

          • Trevor

            You should find that VZW rep and punch them in the face repeatedly.

          • Sky_Guy


    • J Dub

      Actually they are Qualcom radios (I think). On the S4 chip that is in the US variants, the radios are built onto the same die as the GPU and CPU. This helps it sip the power. This is why I am interested in this phone. It might actually have battery life close to 3G phones.

  • White? This isn’t an iJunk

    • It’s a color. Are you implying that Apple invented white electronics? Lol

      • CopierITGuy

        No, but I’m sure Stevie-J applied for the patent on it! πŸ™‚

  • Samsung is really pushing this phone out. +1 for getting it on 5 major carriers at the same time.

    • Trevor

      And not letting them alter the look of the phone. This means that accessories (read: docks & cases) for it should be readily available and easy to find!