Smart Stay

With the innovative Smart Stay feature, GALAXY S III automatically recognises 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.

Smart Stay

S-Beam

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 two Galaxy S III phones together, connect, share and enjoy.

S-Beam

Pop up Play

Picture-in-picture technology lets you watch an HD video in another window while sending an email or text simultaneously. Drag it to where you want on the screen, and chat with your friends or surf the web. Don't miss any of the action.

Pop up Play

Social Tag

Now it's even easier to keep track of your 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.

Social Tag

Direct Call

Samsung GALAXY S III 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.

Direct Call

S-Voice

Why not get a response from your phone? Tell it to wake up! Even better, you can tell the GALAXY S III to turn off the alarm for a few minutes and let yourself sleep a bit longer. Answer your phone (or reject a call), turn your music up (or down), and even tell the camera when to shoot.

S-Voice

Smart Alert

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 S III knows you came back and gives you a brief vibrating nudge to inform you about missed calls and new messages. How thoughtful is that?

Smart Alert
Galaxy S3 is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 702.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Valur for money I got this phone in 2012. Have been using this since. Got everything I want from this phone. I i love it.
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "Both quality and quantity, samsung are braniacs." Samsung have always fairly impressed me but when I saw this I could not get it out of my head. It stuns me with it's wild inspiration of nature. The essence of outdoors. It's impossibly possible. It's the new "Samsung Galaxy S III." I love the polly.c design as it feels comfortable in the hand. And the eight mega-pixels camera is very proffesional. I love the glossy effect on the white and the metal effect on the blue. S voice is looking pretty cool and it stands out more than apples siri as samsungs version turns out to work a little bit more quicker than apples version. An extra large 4.8" HDSA screen, yes, thats the way I like it nice and huge for my eyes. But I suppose people who preffer more compact devices may have their say of claiming that the phone is far too big. High resolution with crisp and clear pictures as well as high pixel density, it's fantastic. The 1080p HD video recording is awsome. Samsung have took a longer stroll here into the camcorder. Touchwiz nature UX works almost fater than a bullet and the web browsing experience is almost as indulging as a nice warm cup of coffee. I'M MORE THAN SPEECHLESS... WELL DONE SAMSUNG!
Date published: 2012-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bowled Over I must admit to feeling rather nervous after pre-ordering the GS3 online. I'd actually planned to get a One X and saw an S3 deal and took a chance, and as it happens I'm really glad I did. A large pentile screen sounds like a recipe for disaster perticularly as I wasn't completely sold on the screen on the GNEX but this thing is in a different league. Tack sharp and with options to make the colours natural it's quite simply eye-poppingly good. The UI is buttery smooth and it all just hangs together beautifully. I've read gripes about the design but to me it's truly an object of desire feeling slick and solid in the hand and with an uncanny sense of almost knowing what you want to do before you've done it. Yes it's on the big side but not in a clumsy way and for a screen this good it's worth the occasional two-handed operation. Throw in the flexibility to change battery or add/change a memory card and it all just makes sense. I'm not falling for all this inspired by nature guff, all I know is it looks superb, handles like a dream and speeds through menus like a greased photon. The fact that I'd love to see how it skims across a lake is probably just coincidence. I don't follow brands (I've owned an iPhone as well as an S1 and S2), I follow excellence and this is as close to perfect as i've yet to drool over. Nice job Samsung.
Date published: 2012-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Device Is Outstanding! I bought this phone on Sunday 3rd May so I've had a fair amount of time to play with it. I had to get the white one as the blues are in short supply but as soon as I walked in to the phone shop and saw it there in white, I was in love. This is my first Smart Phone, always had devices such as iPod touch so was always tempted to get an Apple phone as I have Apple everything and have bought so many apps for them. Seen friends phones and in the end decided to wait for this Samsung Galaxy S3 and was not disappointed. It's a lovely sized device, beautiful big screen but feels weightless in your pocket. Sending email, texts, photos, anything works perfect. I bought this to do everything but be a phone really and its mobile browsing etc is blindingly fast, probably due to the quad core. The camera takes really good pictures for a 8mp and the fact you can just slide an additional SD card in to it makes storage simple. The S voice is a bit hit and miss but better than I thought, google works really well with it too. My wife got one too, she's rubbish wish technology but she has said on several occasions " I love this phone ". One to get people and Im a strong believer that it won't be topped for a long time unit the the S4 comes out.
Date published: 2012-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from For Gadgets Lovers: Do not miss this. The first thing that struck me when I held the phone in my hand was to realise how lightweight it was. I could not believe it, The screen is so beautiful that you wish you could never stop looking at it. The applications are not preloaded but that is kind of an advantage so that you can select the apps that you need from the Play store and the Samsung store. The thing that has not been featured in any promotion so far is the quality of the music that this phone has. It will surely impress the music lovers. The S-Voice is a bit of let down because of its limited capability. I am sure there is a scope for improving in that segment. Calling and messaging which is the essential features are simple and great. Overall a must have phone. The best smartphone in the market as of now. Well done Samsung.
Date published: 2012-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Probably the best value Smartphone currently on the market I had been using an unreliable Google Nexus One phone and bought the Samsung S3 after the Nexus started making random calls to my contacts. The S3 has fulfilled all the requirements that I used to choose it. A combination of battery life, speed, memory capacity and functionality meets my needs and more. While the size of the handset is a bit too much the screen more than compensates for this. Last night I watched a few Youtube videos of the America's Cup and they were absolutely superb on the S3's screen. I use the phone as an in-car GPS, for reading O/S maps, for email and access to the internet, for film reviews and BBC News and more. The S3 hasn't missed a beat and is everything I have always wanted.
Date published: 2013-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this phone! I bought this a few weeks ago and it took a couple of days to get use to it. I use to have an iPhone 4S and I would say that this samsung galaxy S3 is so much better than an iPhone. This phone has a big screen so you can easily see everything on it. I've been wanting this phone for ages and I took a risk of buying it and I wouldn't take it back now, I love it that much.
Date published: 2014-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Samsung Galaxy S3 The size. Big? You get used to the size within 2 days and after that point all other phones seem pointless and vastly undersized. It actually seems too small and that I could easily move to the Note's size for its computer. But I'd want both note either or. The loud speaker is loud and clear. If you switch from language to language you only have to swipe the space bar, provided you have previously selected the languages that you wish to use. Beautiful function! Videos look fantastic and I download Spanish series and bbc dramas on to my 'non-Samsung' laptop and bluetooth them over. I Bluetooth as some BBC programmes wi not allow you to copy straight on saying there is an error as the phone doesn't have capabilities. If you bluetooth the recording it bypasses this anomaly. I watch one hour of tv on the train and have masses of apps always on and it doesn't touch the sides of the battery. You can download a newer version of Polaris or Microsoft to enable you to amend documents. Super smooth. S memo. I study and took notes using swipe keyboard during lectures instead of using paper or cumbersome tablets or laptops. Worked well and I sent them them pdf. My next step its to do the same but using word. You get better at swiping predictive text as you use it. If you are a super phone nerd like me it won't take long. Access to obvious functions is available from any screen or task. This is useful as you can switch off Bluetooth or check in new messages or switch on screen rotation and the go ba .ck to whatever you were doing prior to your epiphany. I have an unlimited package and get real irritated if my battery etc dies before I can chew the ears off of a friend. Therefore I always have this phone on the powersave if I know I'm out for the longhaul. However, I immediately noticed his reliable the battery was. Like immediately and I have a HTC desire previously. SD card. Can remove it without taking out the battery. Bonus! Unfortunately, my HTC failed to recognise my SD card and I was told by the HTC sales man that it was the card not the phone. I I served my 'corrupted' SD into my s3 and it worked beautifully and had my numbers on it. I stupidly reset factory settings with It still I the phone and lost all numbers. School boy error! Human error. Anyway I downloaded from outlook and bluetoothed the rest. This is a super smart phone and the best on the market. Be put of by my bad point marks as nothing it perfect and you'll love this phone. You may wish you had the balls and gone bigger with the note. But out would probably, like me, want both. Multiple email set ups are easy peasey. Would write more but I'd spoil your fun if you buy it.
Date published: 2013-01-15
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Galaxy S6
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  • TechRadar Award

  • T3 Award

Galaxy S4
  • Take pictures with sound thanks to Sound & Shot
  • Share your music and photos using Group Play
  • Control the Galaxy S4 without touching it with Air Gesture
  • Simply expand your memory with a MicroSD card
Galaxy S5
  • Trusted Reviews Recommended

  • Capturing unmissable moments
  • Support for a healthier lifestyle
  • Protected from dust and water
Galaxy Express 2
  • See it all on a large 4.5” screen and enjoy great performance
  • Browse and download with your superfast LTE connection
  • Make life easier thanks to S Translator and Smart Stay
  • Share and enjoy music, games and more with Group Play
Galaxy S3
  • Designed for humans
Galaxy Express 2
  • See it all on a large 4.5” screen and enjoy great performance
  • Browse and download with your superfast LTE connection
  • Make life easier thanks to S Translator and Smart Stay
  • Share and enjoy music, games and more with Group Play
Galaxy S5
  • Trusted Reviews Recommended

  • Capturing unmissable moments
  • Support for a healthier lifestyle
  • Protected from dust and water
Galaxy S4
  • Take pictures with sound thanks to Sound & Shot
  • Share your music and photos using Group Play
  • Control the Galaxy S4 without touching it with Air Gesture
  • Simply expand your memory with a MicroSD card
Galaxy S6
  • recombu Best Mobile Phone Award

  • Stuff.com Award

  • TechRadar Award

  • T3 Award

Galaxy S3
  • Designed for humans
Galaxy S6
  • recombu Best Mobile Phone Award

  • Stuff.com Award

  • TechRadar Award

  • T3 Award

Galaxy S4
  • Take pictures with sound thanks to Sound & Shot
  • Share your music and photos using Group Play
  • Control the Galaxy S4 without touching it with Air Gesture
  • Simply expand your memory with a MicroSD card
Galaxy S5
  • Trusted Reviews Recommended

  • Capturing unmissable moments
  • Support for a healthier lifestyle
  • Protected from dust and water
Galaxy Express 2
  • See it all on a large 4.5” screen and enjoy great performance
  • Browse and download with your superfast LTE connection
  • Make life easier thanks to S Translator and Smart Stay
  • Share and enjoy music, games and more with Group Play