Verizon's Galaxy S III is now available in black and, erm... brown

When Samsung's Galaxy SIII flagship launched, customers had the choice of "Pebble Blue" or white; an unusual decision when the vast majority of phones on the market are black or white these days. Since then, the SIII has been made available in two more colors.

You may remember HTC's Desire handset being released in "Mocha" (read: brown); Samsung's SIII is referred to as "Amber Brown" (read also: brown). The colors of the SIII are surprisingly varied, and a quick look at Samsung's website shows gray and red as well. Verizon customers don't yet have access to these colors, but now they're two colors richer than they were before.

If you're a Verizon customer and you've been determined to snag a black Galaxy SIII handset, now is finally your time. The SIII has been on the market since late May 2012, so it is a bit odd that Verizon has only gotten around to sharing these colors with customers now.

While brown is given a fancy name, the black model is simply referred to as "Black". With the SIII being known for its slightly 'cheap' feel, perhaps brown won't have the best connotations, even if it is of the 'amber' variety.

Source: Verizon Wireless

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Syanide said,
Speaking as an owner of a Samsung phone, that is one ugly motherf*****.

not sure if serious? the gs3 is sexy but the brown is kinda a turd.

smooth3006 said,

not sure if serious? the gs3 is sexy but the brown is kinda a turd.

Yeah, I meant the brown one. All the color options looks somehow... off. It should have been black and white from the beginning, but considering this phone is famous for its "everything must be different from the iPhone" design, I understand why they're adding these. Still, horrible.

FalseAgent said,
I can't believe people actually dig the Galaxy S III's design.

I'll say that photo's don't do the phone justice. I preferred the look of the SII over the SIII in pictures, but you need to hold it in your hand before passing judgement.

The SIII is far more ergonomic than its predecessor.

king_of_hearts said,

I'll say that photo's don't do the phone justice. I preferred the look of the SII over the SIII in pictures, but you need to hold it in your hand before passing judgement.

The SIII is far more ergonomic than its predecessor.


I know what you mean, but when I see the HTC One X and the Nokia Lumia's, the Galaxy S III's design pales in comparison.

Hmm, I'd prefer to see it in person before I passed judgement. When I saw the 1st images of the SIII I didn't like it. In person it's much nicer.

Them who say the SIII feels too cheap like a display model (It's the same quote from different people every time) Obviously has some serious issues with having to rant about it.

IF you have actually held an SIII you'll know it feels absolutely fine and doesn't feel like fake plastic at all. I mean that, you cannot tell me it feels plasticy. If you do you really are just trying to start a flame war, on the same note. the iPhone 5 does not feel like a light sabre, just because it has an extra 0.5 inches on the bottom. Yeah it looks goofy, doesn't mean it is.

Pass your judgement wisely based on how your actual experiences panned out rather than what the rest of the internet says so you don't look like a fool!

i like the approach; cell phones in the 90's were all black, then some brands started to give them color besides black (blue, orange, even the gold motto razr v3); then the iphone appeared and black was fashion again; now colorful phones are getting on again and black is becoming demode.
Also i have some costumers with brown HP laptops; those look great, so maybe a brown gadget could work (or not, remember Zune? http://gizmodo.com/218274/zune...wn-color-sucks-analyst-says).

Circaflex said,
who says the siii feels cheap? mine sure feels pretty solid, if light = cheap then all i can do is LOL

You've obviously never held a rock solid phone like the nexus one before...