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Samsung Galaxy S3 on sale today in the UK

Samsung Galaxy S3 on sale today in the UK

The Samsung Galaxy S3 officially goes on sale today, ending an epic 15-month wait for the successor to the 20 million-plus-selling Galaxy S2.

The handset is on all major UK carriers and retailers on a range of contracts, price options and monthly allowances.

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And while nominating a deal as the best is largely subjective, it’s hard to argue with’s offer. For £26 per month over 24 months, you’ll nab yourself a free phone and monthly allowances of 300 minutes, unlimited texts and 750MB of data.

Billed as the first-ever smartphone to be "inspired by nature and designed for humans", the Galaxy S3 features a touchy-feely new take on the Android operating system aimed at making it more user-friendly.

This equates to features such as the Siri-inspired voice-controlled digital assistant S-Voice. And then there’s SmartStay, which uses the phone’s front-facing camera to monitor users’ facial movements, in so doing ensuring it won’t go into sleep mode while you’re midway through a movie.

Elsewhere, the S3 rocks a none-more-Samsung 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD screen, an eight-megapixel camera, a 1.9-megapixel secondary snapper and a ripplingly powerful quad-core 1.4GHz processor.

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