Over the years Apple has been the dominant power in smart phones and it seemed like nobody would be able to come in line with them. As year after year Apple has been the indisputable number one with record sales, Samsung had different ideas and in 2012, Samsung unveiled the S3 on 3 May 2012. Prior to release, 9 million pre-orders were placed by more than 100 carriers globally. The S3 was released by approximately 300 carriers in nearly 150 countries at the end of July 2012. More than 20 million units of the S3 were sold within the first 100 days of release. Since then, Samsung has sold more than 40 million devices. The S3 was an instant hit so much so that people touted it as an “iPhone Killer”. In September 2012, TechRadar ranked it as the No. 1 handset and it wasn’t the only accolade S3 received, remarkably, it was also the “European Mobile Phone of 2012–13″ award and last but not the least it was T3 magazine‘s “Phone of the Year” award for 2012.
The question arises what is so amazing in this smart phone that people are in total awe. It has been a success story that officially the Galaxy S III had overtaken the Apple iPhone 4S to become the world’s best-selling smart phone model in 2012.
Galaxy S3 uses Google’s Android mobile operating system . It’s TouchWiz “Nature UX” graphical user interface (GUI)- which is influenced by the “organic” customer trend-is more interactive than Samsung’s previous GUIs, with the notable addition of the “Water Lux” effect, which produces ripples upon contact. The S3 comes with Android version 4.0.4, officially named “Ice Cream Sandwich”, which can be updated to Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean”.
The S3 also comes with a multitude of pre-installed applications including standard Android ones such as YouTube, Google+, Voice Search, Google Play, Gmail, Map, and Calendar, in addition to Samsung-specific apps such as ChatON, Game Hub, Video Hub, Social Hub and Navigation which fascinate users and attract them towards this smart phone.
Some of the users praised the new Samsung Galaxy S3 for its latest Android OS – Ice Cream Sandwich. The processor is incredibly high speed and is further intensified by its 1.4 GHz quad-core Exynos processor that process faster browsing and no lag.
The device is perfect for those who love to multitask with its pop-up play feature that allows you to use more than one application at the same time. There is no need to charge the device every now and then because of its improved battery that can last for hours.
For Australian users the launch of Samsung Galaxy S3 was in Sydney Thursday, 31 May 2012. Samsung revealed that Australians will have to wait no more as they can already buy Samsung Galaxy S3 in retail stores and networks in Australia. Vodafone and Optus immediately updated their websites and accepted pre-orders for the Samsung mobile phones.