It’s good to know that Samsung and Apple don’t just fight each other in court and still duel “out in the field” where it counts.

Samsung’s third generation Galaxy S, the Galaxy S III, is crammed with slick features that will hopefully make life easier but will certainly be fun to play with.

Packing a 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED display (as well as an 8MP camera and an 1.9MP front camera) the Galaxy SIII offers a variety of intelligent camera features and face recognition related options.

New to me at least was the ‘Smart stay’ feature, which recognises how you are using your phone – reading an e-book or browsing the web for instance – by using the front camera to identify your eyes and then maintaining a bright display for example. Hopefully future updates will be able to determine if you are looking at pictures of online kittens and shut down immediately so you get work done.

Jealous of all your Siri-touting friends. The Galaxy SIII has ‘S Voice,’ an advanced natural language user interface, that listens and responds to your words. When your phone alarm goes off but you need a little extra rest, just tell the Galaxy S III “snooze” – and it snoozes. You can also use ‘S Voice’ to play your favorite songs, turn the volume up or down, send text messages and emails, organise your schedules, or automatically launch the camera and capture a photo – although I’d need to try this in real life to see how well it worked.

In addition to recognising your face and voice, the Galaxy S III understands your motions. If you are messaging someone but decide to call them instead, simply lift your phone to your ear and ‘Direct call’ will dial their number. With ‘Smart alert,’ the Galaxy S III will catch any missed messages or calls; your phone will vibrate to notify missed statuses when picked up after being idle.

The Samsung Galaxy SIII is available to pre-order on Three now

The Galaxy SIII will be available on The One Plan with all-you-can-eat data at £34 per month and with no upfront cost. In addition, everyone that pre-orders the Samsung Galaxy SIII with Three before the 30th May will be automatically entered into a daily draw to win one of 26 brand new Samsung Smart TVs.


Samsung Galaxy SIII on The One Plan
£34 per month
No upfront cost

All-you-can-eat data
2000 any network minutes
5000 Three-to-Three minutes
5000 texts
Tethering included