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Why we like it
- Premium handset in the Galaxy S series of award-winning smartphones
- Super-fast - 1.4GHz Quad Core processor, 1GB RAM
- Stunning screen - 4.8" 1280 x 720 HD superAMOLED, 306ppi
- Incredible features - face recognition, real application-integrated natural language recognition, Pop-up Play, NFC
The standout of 2012's top-of-the-range smartphones and multiple award-winner, the 3 Samsung Galaxy S III is now an absolute steal from just £26/month on one of Three's All-You-Can-Eat data plans.
The Galaxy S III is a phone that looks fantastic. Its large 4.8" screem utilises superAMOLED technology, so its colours are incredibly bright and vivid, whilst super-high 1280x720 resolution and a pixel-per-inch density of over 300ppi make it incredibly crisp and clear - you'll really notice the quality when browsing the web or watching videos. The outer design is also chic and slick, with a glossy marble-white plastic casing and wafer-thin depth front-to-back. A reduced bezel around the edges of the screen means that despite the size of the display, it's still compact enough to hold comfortably.
The Galaxy S III comes with the still very up-to-date Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, supplemented by Samsung's own TouchWiz interface. This is all powered by a top-of-the-line 1.4GHz Quad Core processor on the Exynos chipset, meaning that the phone is slick and responsive, perfect for gaming, and multi-tasking is a breeze. Coupled with a large 2100mAh battery and power management systems, you won't run out of juice any time soon either.
The software features in the Galaxy S III are particularly cool. A stand-out feature is S Voice - Samsung's answer to natural language voice control. Unlike some other voice control systems, S Voice ties directly into the operating system. That means you can enter text, control apps and speak in different languages, as well as getting speedy answers to information queries. The clever Pop-up Play feature, meanwhile, allows you to watch videos in a pop-up player whilst completing other tasks in the background - a nice bit of multitasking that the screen size allows you to perform with maximum ease. Get a text while watching Youtube? No need to pause the video to answer it, simply pop out the video and watch it while you type!
The camera resolution is none too shabby at 8MP, and zero shutter lag makes the experience far better than on your average smartphone. You can also take stills while recording full HD video, use automatic facial recognition to zoom to faces or automatically tag your friends in photos. A 1.9MP front-facing camera lets you make video calls in pin-sharp focus, and supports some other great features like face unlock.
For fans of the latest tech and for the average smartphone user alike, the Three Galaxy S III is your number one choice. Packed with super technology, but also offering the best user experience around, you really would be mad to miss out!
|Size and Weight|
|Dimensions||136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm|
|Colour depth||16 M|
|Resolution||HD 720 x 1280 pixels|
|Screen size||4.8 inches|
|Screen type||HD Super AMOLED|
|Face detection||Face and Smile Detection|
|Pixel count||8 megapixels|
|Resolution||3264 x 2448 pixels|
|Secondary Camera||1.9 MP forwards-facing|
|Memory and Software|
|Internal memory||16 GB internal memory|
|Maximum capacity||Up to 32 GB memory card|
|Memory card slot||microSD|
|Operating system||Android 4.0|
|Processor||1.4 GHz Quad core processor|
|Music and Video|
|FM radio||Stereo with RDS|
|MP3 ringtones||MP3, WAV|
|Other file formats||FLAC, AC3|
|3G||HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps|
|Bluetooth||v4.0 with A2DP, EDR|
|GPRS||Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps|
|GPS||with A-GPS support and GLONASS|
|TV-out||via MHL A/V link|
|USB||microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go|
|Web browser||HTML, Adobe Flash|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot|
|Works in Europe|
|Works in the Americas|
|Micro SIM only|
|Mapping software||Google Maps|
|Near Field Communications|