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Galaxy S3 16GB on Verizon Drops to $139 From Amazon

Still trying to decide if you want to make the jump to a Samsung Galaxy S3? Amazon appears to have dropped the 16GB model to $139 for new accounts and $149 for upgrades, in case you were looking for a little extra motivation. That’s $60 and $50 less than what Verizon is selling it directly at.

Even though it has been out for a couple of months now, the GS3 is the most complete smartphone on the market today. In fact, it may stay as the top dog for some time, until HTC drops their 1080p super phone on us later this year.


Via:  Slick Deals

Cheers Scott!

  • SolipsisticPsychologist

    Are you telling me that the Galaxy S3 comes in sizes? Does it also have the other iPhone selling model facet, of not having a removable battery? That is truly sad to me that they have “versions” of this phone, and not simply just one that the user is free to adjust the storage size to their choosing, such as picking up a 32GB or 64GB SD card, and swap them out at the user’s leisure :(. Did the former Galaxy S, and S2 also not have this user choice and freedom? I think the Galaxy line of phones is truly brilliant, including the Nexus. But it saddens me every time I see another top tier new smart phone that releases, that ditches user choice, which was always a hallmark of Android as opposed to Apple, and instead adopts the iPhone selling model.

    While it’s true that the basic core system of the Android architecture allows and encourages a gigantic sense of freedom, independence, resourcefullness and exploration for the Android user. Well, it will always be distressing to me to see my very favorite smart phone brand, lose any sense of that freedom and user choice, regardless of whether it’s the carriers or Google themselves perpetrating it, and usually only doing so for the sole sake of monetary gain to be had by eliminating user choices. With the pattern that I see here and the apparent Android user apathy. Well, maybe I’m correct in my fears that my HTC Rezound might have truly been the last top tiered Android smart phone, that still offered a removable and replaceable storage and battery. Wow, that is just a sad day for Android indeed if that is the case, and or if it turns out I’m correct. I’d be than happy to be wrong in this instance.

    edit for: (missing word)

    • T4rd

      In a fraction of the amount of time it took you to post this, you could have looked up the specs of this phone and found that all of your assumptions here are wrong.

    • KleenDroid

      The SIII doesn’t come in sizes but the rest of what you said is pretty much correct.

      Those that down voted you probably didn’t understand what you wrote. You had too many words that were over three letters… 🙂

  • Jim McClain

    On a side note, those new nexus radios that were leaked a few weeks ago, are better than stock s3 radios, tested both on way to our beach house, her phone is faster, but i have better radios

  • Jim McClain

    Well damn, lost 60 bucks in two weeks

    • SolipsisticPsychologist

      Sorry to hear that, it’s always a kick in the rear when a price reduction happens that close to a purchase. I doubt they have any guarantee where you purchased the phone, but maybe it couldn’t hurt to ask for the price difference from them. Even if you get told “No.”, at least you can be content knowing you at least tried. I feel your pain and am very sorry to hear that.

  • fanboy1974

    Still waiting for a Verizon Note 2 or that HTC phone. But ever since the bootloader became unlocked it’s been my number one phone on Verizon.

  • If you are able to keep the unlimited data plan, I am buying it immediately

  • DroidzFX

    Has anyone been able to take Amazon phone and keep unlimited data? I got line that is outta contract.

    • Curious too about this

    • Buying through Amazon is just like through VZW, just with an extra ETF to cover their price deduction. The contract would be the same, and an upgrade would result in losing unlimited.

      • AnGeLFaCe777

        You need to call verizon to make sure, you can loose the unlimited data.

    • DroidzFX

      Called Verizon and they do not seem to be budging on the topic of keeping unlimited data. You upgrade you lose…. Swappa.com here I come.

    • michael arazan

      Yes please tell us if there is a FULL RETAIL Price Drop, that’s what really matters.

    • Yes you can keep unlimited data. I’ve done it twice.

  • skinja99

    Doesn’t Amazon always charge you an “activation fee” ? So the actual savings is much less.

  • I’m going to buy a Nokia Lumia 920… have been using Android for a very long time. Can’t wait to get my hands on it 🙂

  • Manny

    Hey Kellex, You really think it will stay the top phone in the market once The BIG FRUIT Drops their annual android killer?

    • KleenDroid

      I’m sure all the fruit owners will buy the new fruit phone. But I never would…

      If you think you are locked down and stifled by Motorola just imagine having a fruit phone.

    • WAldenIV

      If the new i*phone really does have only a 4-inch screen, there is no way that it takes business away from Android. In fact, I would argue that it will push people on the fence over to Android.

    • Gebinsk

      I like that the iPhone 5 is now speculatively being called an “Android killer.” How times have changed….

  • Robert Jakiel

    $139 for a GS3 which has an unlocked boot loader and custom ROMs and kernels OR $199 for the new Moto RAZRs that have whatever Moto decides on letting you have. Hmmm…. touch choice. NOT.

    • KleenDroid

      Agreed. I honestly can’t imagine anyone buying a Motorola phone ever again. At least not until they are sold again to someone who wants to turn the company around. I don’t think Google really cares. They will probably dump the phone portion of Moto in 2013.

      • manny

        I Agree i think Moto’s phones are great as far as the form factor but that moto blur is tough to look at.

    • chilltech

      The Verizon version is locked… you have a hack it to unlock it.

      • KleenDroid

        He knows that..But at least you can is what he is saying…

      • Robert Jakiel

        Yeah hack it… with an .apk as opposed to nothing for Moto.

    • Manny

      That doesn’t really make sense. GS3 is better because you can Rom and mess with the kernals?

      • Robert Jakiel

        Umm… yes. Take a look at the Droid 3 and DX2. Both perfectly capable of running ICS. Nearly identical hardware to the Bionic/Atrix/RAZR minus LTE and they get the shaft. Since the bootloader is locked AND encrypted that’s it. You are stuck with whatever Moto sees fit to let you have. So a unit which is JUST over a year old and some folks have had for less than that get NOTHING. Screw Moto.

      • KleenDroid

        That is correct Manny. Roms and kernels can make a good phone a great phonefor those that want to do it. And as he ssaid… ROMs can keep a phone up to date long after the manufacturer stops supporting the phone. “Which is about a year or less”

        Developers are still keeping the Droid 1 up to date. There is a Jellybean ROM for the Droid 1…….

        Of course the manufacturers would prefer you don’t keep your phone up to date because you will go get a new phone sooner.

  • JohnPA2006

    I picked up my Galaxy S3 about a month ago now, and I am LOVING IT.
    I gave my wife my iPhone4. I needed a screen I can actually see things on, without pinching and zooming as much. I am looking forward to the Galaxy S4, or an S3 with slideout keyboard like the Stratosphere, but same screensize as the S3. THAT would be awesome.

    • mustbepbs

      S3 with a slide out keyboard keeping the 4.8″ screen? That thing would be an absolute beast to hold.

      • fanboy1974

        That’s what she said!

  • Wait… the S3 is on verizon….?

    • What?

      • I stopped following droid life for a little while. My brain is messed up. I didn’t know the S3 was on Verizon!!! Wow.

        • SolipsisticPsychologist

          Yes it is now on Verizon, and please excuse that condescending comment. You should not have to explain the fact of why you were uninformed about the issue. In a friendly online community, you would hope that it’s rise above belittling other users when they seek answers, and instead you would hope that they gladly answer them in a welcoming manner. This seems too much to ask of this site sometimes, let’s change that.

  • I bought one for my wife via amazon wireless over a month ago for $149.99.

  • LionStone

    Oh dang, the GS3 just hit low end status. 🙂

    • AnGeLFaCe777

      They have never convinced me. Samsung sucks !

  • Raphael Nguyen

    Any cheaper if you decide to pay the retail cost?

    • evltwn


    • Gebinsk

      Is it ever?

  • Dan

    Whatever.. I want my 30 bucks now.

    • Dan

      I mean 60 yikes!

      • HA same thing happen to me! got my VZGnex for 150 then went down to 50!!