- Product Dimensions: 13.6 x 0.9 x 7.1 cm ; 113 g
- Boxed-product Weight: 358 g
- Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
- Item model number: GT-I9300MBDBTU
- ASIN: B0080DJ6C2
- Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 4 May 2012
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1,323 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,511 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Samsung Galaxy S3
Designed for humans
Effortlessly smart and intuitively simple, Samsung Galaxy S3 is a new smartphone concept. It is the most human mobile device ever made.
It sees, listens, responds. It's personal. But it's for everyone. And it marks an incredible new generation of mobile phones.
Inspired by nature: the GALAXY S3's minimal and organic design is reflected in its smooth and non-linear lines of the device. Its human-centric nature provides an ergonomic and comfortable experience with enhanced usability.
With the Samsung Galaxy S3, you can view content like never before on a 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED display, whilst an 8MP camera and an 1.9MP front camera offer a variety of intelligent camera features and face recognition related options so you can capture all moments easily and instantly. The Samsung Galaxy S3 is powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and full of intuitive technology, delivering a uniquely personalised mobile experience.
Smart thinking - Adapting to the way you surf
With the innovative Smart Stay feature, the Samsung GALAXY S3 automatically recognizes when you are looking at the phone, whether it is to read an e-book or browse the web. The front camera looks deep into your eyes and maintains a bright display for continued viewing pleasure. What a bright idea.
Samsung GALAXY S3 even knows when you want to talk. When you are messaging someone and decide to call them instead, simply lift the phone to your ear and Direct call will dial their number for you. No more fumbling through call logs or contacts. Let GALAXY S III do the work.
Picture-in-picture technology lets you watch a video and do other tasks, like sending emails, or surfing the web at the same time.
Sharing your content with friends nearby should be easy, quick, and even fun. S Beam lets you bond instantly so you can transfer documents, contacts, pictures, music, videos, you name it. Just put the backs of your phones together, connect, share and enjoy.
What makes it more human?
Designed for humans isn't just a marketing headline. It really does sum up how you'll experience a phone that is unlike anything out there. Here are the key features:
Now it's even easier to keep track of friends and loved ones. Social Tag lets you link the faces in your photo album with their social media streams. Once it's set, all you have to do is look at their pictures and you'll see their current status appear.
The GALAXY S3 can take first of eight shots at once and then recommends the best one. Increasing the chance of a great shot every time.
Why not get a response from your phone? Tell it to wake up! Even better, you can tell GALAXY S3 to turn off the alarm for a few minutes and let yourself sleep a bit more. Answer your phone (or reject a call), turn your music up (or down) and even tell the camera to load.
When you pick up your phone, wouldn't it be nice if it let you know what has been happening since you've been gone? The GALAXY S3 knows you came back and gives you a brief vibrating nudge to inform you about missed calls and new messages. How thoughtful is that?
There's another way to share content on various devices. It's called AllShare Play, and it lets us work together through the magic of DLNA and Wi-Fi Direct, giving us remote access to documents and multimedia files when we work on a different screen somewhere else.
Wouldn't it be nice to mirror your phone display onto a big screen wirelessly? Now you can. AllShare Cast lets you do it, and it's perfect for gamers. After the game you are playing appears on the screen, you can even use your phone's buttons as a controller with gestures.
No wires, no fuss.
It couldn't be easier to manage and share your photos. The phone recognizes faces and links those for you, using your group profiles for guidance. Now you're once touch away from sharing with everyone instantly.
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Anyway, I have deducted 2 stars because of the region locking, and another because the phone is overpriced, given the region lock and its age. I see that the price has dropped in the few days since I paid £245 and is now £233, but that is still far too much. It should be under £200.
Another minor point. This phone accepts a micro-SIM, not the normal mini-SIM. I downloaded a conversion template, free, and used scissors to cut mine down. If I had been better prepared, I would have ordered a conversion clipper from Amazon in time to arrive with the phone. No complaint about this - just trying to be helpful to other users.
After a few days the phone kept trying to access 'car mode' Repetitive switching modes quickly drains the battery. I could not even find a car mode in the instructions to stop this, but went online and found this is a common problem. Not only with the S3
If dirt enters the USB port or the pins inside become bent slightly it causes the phone to think you have placed it into a car dock.
The solution is quite simple - blow or brush out the USB port and straighten the centre pin carefully if needed.
It IS a great 'phone.
Edit - when I first received the phone I wondered why it had an app called Super SU installed. Some time later I attempted to check for updates to the Android system and was informed "This phone has been modified so updates not available"
A check on the internet explained the app - the phone is not all it appears to be. It has been 'rooted', I guess. Hence the 'Super User' app.
It still works fine, in fact, if I want to delve into the operating system it may work better. But I feel this needed to be noted.
As for the software, mine comes with Jelly Bean 4.1.2, which I think is a great improvement from my old Gingerbread. With this update, you can install Google Now, which people say is better than the in-built Samsung S-Voice. Although I don't really use it much in my daily life, I'm impressed by how clever it is. The innovative Smart Stay works in a limited condition. If your face is not directly looking at the screen or if the light is not enough, it won't work. It is nice to have, but I won't depend on it. A big screen means a big keyboard, which helps my chubby finger to type faster and more accurately. The clarity and vividness of the display is stunning. I heard some complaints the dimness. I have to disagree. I don't even have to set it to half the brightness level to get a good picture.
Regarding battery life, which is everyone's concern, I think it is pretty decent, if you know how to handle it. For example, turn off the functions that are not in use, like GPS, Wi-Fi or Mobile data. Don't set the screen too bright (it's even better if you use a darker colour wallpaper).Read more ›
The only phone that you can actually compare with S3 is HTC One X, both of them are very nice phones. I am not going to explain everything here (you can find plenty of reviews and comparisons on-line) I chose S3 (I paid almost £75 more) mainly because of:
2.Better grip; Because both phones are relatively large, when you want to wake them up with one hand, on HTC it is almost difficult as you should press the top of the phone but on Samsung it is on the side of the phone and is hassle free (from my view). In addition to that the curves on Samsung make it to feel smaller in hand than its actual size.
3.From my experience generally S3 is faster on everyday use and I think (not sure) it is due to the fact that HTC sense is heavier than Touchwiz. On HTC if you check your task manager regularly you can see that usually about 70-80% of the ram is used but on Samsung it is usually 50-60%
4.I love the hardware home button on Samsung compared to touch home button on HTC.
5.In case you want to sell your phone in future, Samsung showed historically that it does not lose value as much as HTC does.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The screen is wonderful and the touch action is so good and responsive compared to my cheap Moto E. Yet the durability of this phone is pathetic. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Lovely Mr Tents
This was my first proper smartphone and I intended to use it for everything. An mp3 player, an alarm clock, an organiser and of course the regular phone functions of calls, texts... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Miss A Jagdeo
Lovely phone and exactly as described. Amazing delivery service too. Ordered on Tuesday morning and advised that delivery would be Thursday before 9pm. Read morePublished 6 days ago by koukla
Great phone, easy to use. Not too big. Not had any problems with it over the 3 years I've had it.Published 7 days ago by Mike Ritchie
Excellent product,had this before but it ended it's life in the washing machine! Excellent people to buy from arrived in 24 hours.Published 10 days ago by pam lillington