Samsung Galaxy S3 16GB Black Overview
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Following the hugely popular Samsung Galaxy S II, the Galaxy S III is an evolution that matches the demand that society has placed for more powerful, more intuitive and simply better smartphone technology.
A sophisticated smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S III offers a mobile experience like never before.The Samsung Galaxy S3 is the most anticipated Android handset to date. It is a handset that everyone, Android user or not, will be itching to get their hands on.
The Galaxy S III has been inspired by the most natural thing around us all, nature. With a minimal design the Galaxy S III feels comfortable in the hand, looks more natural and offers an all round enhanced usability.
Countless features that are more than skin deep make this a truly sensational phone.
At the heart is Goole’s Android version 4.0 operating system. Hugely capable, Android offers flexibility and simple user customisation. From phone calls to text messages to Gmail, to navigation to social networking, the Galaxy S III comes preloaded with many applications but can be further expanded through Google’s online application store, Google Play.
A quad-core processor provides a super fast performance to ensure that everything you do happens instantly. No lag, no slow down in performance; this Samsung processor is more than capable of competing with the NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip found in other leading phones.
With such performance it is only fair to expect a good screen. 4.8 inches is the size of the Galaxy S3 screen. Using Super AMOLED technology that has become the benchmark for smartphone screens, the S3 does not disappoint when it comes to image clarity. Pictures are bright, colours are rich and the overall viewing experience is quite simply marvellous.
Browse your favourite web pages, update your social networks or stream a film. Through WiFi or a 3G connection the connectivity options are all here. You can expect the very fastest wireless connectivity speeds and this includes Bluetooth version 4.0.
With multimedia being so key to modern phones, Samsung has included a rear facing HD video capable 8 megapixel camera with LED flash as well as a front facing 1.9 megapixel camera both of which have zero shutter lag.
So you know you can capture lots of photos or video in high quality. Where will you store this though?
No concerns here. The Galaxy S III is available with 16GB internal storage, in addition to a microSD card slot found on all devices that will support up to 64GB microSD cards. Samsung have also included 50GB of cloud storage with Dropbox. That is double the amount of storage offered by HTC on the One X.
Weighing just 133g and at 8.6mm thick the Galaxy S3 is a slim and lightweight smartphone.
There is so much to the Samsung Galaxy S3 there is more to it than meets the eye. The following are some of the added enhancements you will find on the Galaxy S3.
Best photo - We have all missed that perfect shot at that special occasion. With the S3 you can automatically take a burst of 8 pictures and choose the best one.
Buddy photo share - Want your phone to intelligently recognise your friends faces in photos you have captured? If the answer is yes, then the Galaxy S III does this too. It recognises a friends face and allows you to share photos with them instantly.
Social tag- Social networks can be so important in keeping up to date with your friends. Social tag keeps track of loved ones, friends and family, showing their social network status as you glance at their photos.
Smart stay - This intelligent system keeps the backlight on the phone switched on until you are no longer using or are looking at the phone. No more annoying timeouts or having to tap the screen or press the power button so you can finish reading or watching what was on screen.
Direct call - The Galaxy S III is intelligent enough to know when you want to talk. You may be texting a friend and think, it might just be easier to call. Simply lift the phone to your ear and it will call the contact.
Smart alert - We all leave our phones on our desk or in a jacket pocket and sometimes forget that we have. We will pick it up at a later time but maybe not check for missed calls or messages. The Smart alert feature found on the Galaxy will give a gentle vibrating nudge to let you know if you have any messages or missed calls.
S Voice - An intelligent voice command system it responds to your words such as take a photo, wake up and answer. Making small and simple tasks that bit easier. Just say what you are thinking and the Galaxy S3 can help.
S Beam - It is the Google Beam service found in Android taken one step further. Simply place a Samsung Galaxy S III back to back with another Galaxy S III and you can transfer, without wires, pictures, music, videos and more.
Pop up play - Ever been relaxing watching a film on your phone but at the same time texting friends or wanting to browse the web? Kind of frustrating as multitasking can be difficult and you may have to continually pause or miss bits of the video content. Not any more. Pop up play allows you to do two things at once. The video content stays in a box which you can move around the screen to work with whatever else you are doing.
AllShare Cast - There might be times where the 4.8” Super AMOLED display on the Galaxy S3 just isn’t big enough. For example when you want to share holiday photos, videos or a movie. Simply share it without wires to a big screen and use your Galaxy S III as a controller.
AllShare Play - You have no doubt left a file on a home computer when you are at work obr thought it would be really handy if I could access something that you have stored on your home computer when somewhere else. With Samsungs AllShare Play you can access documents and multimedia files remotely, allowing you to achieve what you could not before.
Complete the story. A full range of accessories from desktop docks, to cases to wireless charging solutions the Galaxy S III has an eco system that makes this phone more integral and important to you than any competing product. Seamless and intuitive this is a phone designed for humans, thinking and working with you to give you the best mobile experience. It is today’s most powerful smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S3 16GB Black Features
- Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
- Quad-core processor
- 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED (1280x720) display
- 16GB memory
- MicroSD card slot that supports up to 64GB memory cards
- 50GB Dropbox cloud storage
- 3G (HSPA 21Mbps)
- 8 megapixel auto focus camera with flash & zero shutter lag
- Front facing 1.9 megapixel camera, with zero shutter lag
- HD video recording @30 frames per second
- 2100mAh battery
- 8.6mm thick
- 133g in weight
- S Beam – share content with other Galaxy S III devices
- Pop up play –Watch video whilst doing other things
- S Voice – Intelligently communicate with the phone
- Smart stay – No more tapping the screen to keep the backlight on
- Smart call – The Galaxy S III initiates the call so you do not have to
- Smart alert – Leave less time before responding to missed calls or messages
- AllShare Play – Share content with the big screen and control from the Galaxy
Samsung Galaxy S3 16GB Black Box Contents
- Samsung Galaxy S III handset
- Samsung Galaxy S III battery
- Stereo headphones with changeable earbuds
- UK mains plug
- USB sync charge cable
- Quick start guide
- Warranty card
Samsung Galaxy S3 16GB Black Review
See the video below for our review of the Samsung Galaxy S3.
|SIM Free & Unlocked||Yes|
|Version||4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich|
|Make/Model||Exynos 4 Quad|
|Capacity (Up to)||64GB|
|Type||HD Super AMOLED|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz|
|Version||IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n|
|Audio||3.5mm Audio Jack|
|Antenna Type||Internal Glonass|
|Built-in Software||Google Maps|
|Flash||Auto Focus and LED Flash|
|Other||Zero Shutter Lag, BIS|
|Front Facing Camera||Yes|
|Type||1.9 Mega pixel camera, HD recording @30fps with Zero Shutter Lag, BIS|
|Digital Compass and Gyro||Yes|
|Formats||MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, OGG, FLAC, AC-3, apt-X|
|Formats||MPEG4, H.264, H.263, DivX, DivX3.11, VC-1, VP8, WMV7/8, Sorenson Spark|
|Recording||Full HD (1080p)|
|Near Field Communication||Yes|
|Dimensions||136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm|
|Software||Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude Google Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads|
|Other||S Beam, Buddy photo share, Share shot, AllShare Play, AllShare Cast, Smart stay, Social tag, Group tag, Face zoom, Face slide show, Direct call, Smart alert, Tap to top, Camera quick access, Pop up play, S Voice, Burst shot & Best photo, Recording snapshot, HDR|
The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link:http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers.aspx
Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?
Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world. Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.
Is this phone brand new?
Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.
Is there any network/operator branding?
No - There is only the manufacturers branding.
Does the phone have a standard SIM card slot or a Micro SIM slot?
It has a Micro SIM card slot
Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?
Yes, it accepts up to 64GB microSDXC memory cards
Does the phone have Russian language?
Yes, it has the option for Russian as a device language and as a writing language
Does the Samsung Galaxy S3 have Arabic language?
There is no Arabic language on the Samsung Galaxy S3. Applications like MoreLocale2 will help with this.