Sponsored video: Day in the life of Samsung’s Galaxy S3

Samsung have caused quite a stir with the launch of their Android-powered Galaxy S3, with reviews suggesting that it’s going to give the iPhone a good run for its money. The S3’s design is beautifully minimalistic and comes in at just 8.6mm thick and weighs 133g. The phone will come in a choice of either “Pebble Blue” or “Marble White”.

One of the main design features of both the S3 and it’s predecessor the S2, is the huge screen. For the S3, Samsung have chosen a 4.8? HD Super AMOLED 1280×720 display combined with super slim bezel edge to make for easier holding. In addition to the main 8MP auto-focus camera, which can shoot video in full HD 1080, the S3 also comes with a 1.9MP front facing camera for activities like video calling.

Away from the technical side of things, the S3 packs in a number of innovative software features. For example, it comes with “S-Voice” voice recognition which enables you communicate with your phone – examples include the ability to set (and turn off!) an alarm, to accept or reject incoming calls or even to tell the camera to take.

Other phone features (which are showcased in the video below) include ‘Smart Stay’ which is where the S3 is able to track your eye movements to make sure the display stays on when you’re viewing it. This enables you to set your screen timeout to a low figure and helps preserve your battery.

Sharing is another feature that Samsung are keen to highlight. Whether it be sharing your S3’s content with your Samsung DLNA supported TV or using the devices built-in NFC connectivity which enables to touch two S3s together and quickly share files through wi-fi direct.

To view these and other features of the S3, check out this video:

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Sponsored Video: O2 Guru TV on the Samsung Galaxy S3

The guys over at O2 Guru TV have been checking out the Samsung Galaxy S3. Presenters Nicola and Maddie went along to the Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2012 event held in Earls Court, London.

The S3, which will be available soon on 02, comes in a choice of either “Pebble Blue” or “Marble White”. The phone packs a punch in the display department, with a 4.8″ HD Super AMOLED 1280×720 display and a super slim bezel edge. The s3 comes in at just 8.6mm thick and weighs only 133g.

The phone comes complete with an 8MP auto focus camera with an array of useful features, such as burst shot, buddy photo share and best photo. This latter feature makes sure you never miss a smile or catch someone blinking. It works by automatically taking a burst of eight pictures, making a continuous scene, and will even choose the best one for you.

In addition to the main camera, which can also shoot video in full HD 1080, the Galaxy S3 has an additional 1.9MP front facing camera which is obviously ideal for things video calling.

Following a trend in new smartphones, the S3 comes with a voice recognition system they call “S-Voice” which enables you to do things like setting (or turning off!) an alarm, answering or rejecting calls and even telling the camera when to shoot.

Another feature on the S3 is ‘Social Tag’ lets you link the faces in your photo album with their social media streams, enabling you to look at their pictures and see their current status.

The power behind the phone comes from Samsung’s very own 1.4GHz Exynos quad-core processor, partnered with 1GB of RAM and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.

To find out more and to see the phone in action, check out this O2 Guru TV video:

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