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Samsung Galaxy S III becomes Phones 4U’s best selling 2012 smartphone in mere 24 hours

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Samsung Galaxy S III becomes Phones 4U’s best selling 2012 smartphone in mere 24 hours
The Samsung Galaxy S III is not only the most anticipated Android smartphone of the year - it already hit 9 million pre-orders with carriers, and now in a mere 24 hours after its launch it has become the best selling phone at UK retailer Phones 4U. 

This probably won’t surprise anyone - the Galaxy S III has generated as much hype as the iPhone recently, and that’s just one more confirmation of the bright future ahead for the 4.8-inch quad-core smartphone.

Phones 4U says that the SGS III has been selling phenomenally at the retailer, and one thing that probably also helped is the Just Update My Phone (JUMP) program it offers that allows customers to get a new phone every six months:

“A high proportion of the sales made were via JUMP, with new customers starting up contracts and pre-existing JUMP customers also coming in store to take advantage of the flexible upgrade and get their hands on the Galaxy S3,” Scott Hooton, Commercial Officer at Phones 4U, said.

Are you picking up the Galaxy S III?

source: Phones 4U via Android Authority

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posted on 01 Jun 2012, 10:10 6

1. roscuthiii (Posts: 2226; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Zoinks!

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 10:27 6

2. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


I guess people are starting to move to bigger screens for sure..
Cant wait for it to come to the US ill be in line to get me one for sure!!

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 10:57 5

4. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Still not a big fan of big screens. I prefer a phone that could fit in my jean pocket. Ideally the perfect sized screen has to be about 4.2 inches for me.

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 11:24 11

11. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


it all depends on the bezel size. If its a slim bezel like the SGS3, i can take the bigger screen size, but if its a huge chin like an iphone or the LG G2X, forget it.

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 11:45 3

17. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


I had the G2x, the bezel was awful. Now my infuse has little to no bezel and is great.

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 12:34 3

20. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


well i find that with more people that i speak with are getting bigger screens.. 4.3 is more like a standard now
..the epic touch is becoming more popular than any other phone here at sprint, and these are people that are coming from iphones or smaller android devices

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 10:34 13

3. PimpStrong (Posts: 310; Member since: 25 Jul 2011)


Not bad for a "disappointing, let down" of a phone.

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 10:57 8

5. Mitchel (Posts: 228; Member since: 25 May 2012)


Yeah, not bad for a company who is the most innovative and one step above than every other mobile companies right now.. I'm still waiting for Apple, HTC, Motorola, Sony, LG to build their own processor, display (exception of LG & Sony), flash memory, DRAM, etc. to match what Samsung brings to the table.. Like may techies out there, you can tweak the software, but not the hardware..

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 11:11 2

7. hung2900 (Posts: 956; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


I agree for the first part. Samsung is one of the most innovative company in the world now. ~ $40 billion into R&D (2012) is a huge investment. Samsung has just claimed a breakthrough in graphene development, by creating a semiconductor from the material.

About the 2nd part, at least Apple products are on par with SS products in term of hardware quality. Apple has their own platform and their own chip design which can optimize their software. And another important thing: They has money for buying the latest hardware.

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 11:25 11

13. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


The only reason that Apple product parts are on par with samsung parts, is because samsung makes them for apple.. lol.

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 18:15 3

51. choybrwn22 (Posts: 10; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


ur comment have me rotflmao caz its so tru #loyalsamsungfan....

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 11:23 3

10. PimpStrong (Posts: 310; Member since: 25 Jul 2011)


Wow you and everybody else who thumbed me down don't understand what quotation marks are for.

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 11:24 3

12. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


i thumbed you up immediately. I got your sarcasm. :)

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 11:26 2

14. PimpStrong (Posts: 310; Member since: 25 Jul 2011)


What's with these idiots remixfa?

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 11:33 1

15. AFnerdTP (unregistered)


either they didn't get it, or they think gs3 is indeed "disappointing"

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 12:38

21. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


lmao im guilty of thumbing you down! and was gonna reply too... at first glance it looks negative but then i stopped and saw the quotations.. it was to late to take the thumb off lol

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 13:23 1

27. PimpStrong (Posts: 310; Member since: 25 Jul 2011)


It's cool. I get misunderstood a lot on these things.

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 14:13 1

32. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


well dont try to be what you are not....

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 14:15 2

33. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


why not? you try to be relevant, gallito. lol.

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 15:38 1

43. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


and I have been . you just havent been around..

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 12:39

55. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


when was this!??! lol

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 16:47

47. PimpStrong (Posts: 310; Member since: 25 Jul 2011)


What are you talkin about? My screen name? I don't know about you but I'm not "trying to be" my screen name. It's just that.

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 10:56

54. Galen20K (Posts: 541; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


i got what you meant also, totally thumbs up'ed you as well Pimp - D

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 11:07

6. theBankRobber (Posts: 681; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Wow while overseas they have Just Update My Phone programs for every six months, while here in the US, Sprint one of the last carriers that offered any kind of upgrade program killed it off. I guess it isn't bad to wait every 20-22 months for a new phone upgrade. Everyone else just LOL's at US carriers and I finally see why, its a shame how our carriers have us locked into their web on contracts and phones.

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 11:14 1

8. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


gave it a few months and will and can also add the biggest disappointed

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 13:04 1

24. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1719; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Next to what your mother thinks of you ;)

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 13:40 1

28. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


why you talk on experience..

ps. just thumb me down on move on,, don't have time for your childish comments

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 15:37

42. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1719; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I'm sorry i was jk, didn't mean for you to take it personally

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 15:41 3

44. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


is ok man, but just dont talk about my mom... thats all.. but we are cool

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 14:05 1

30. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Wow, another dumb post from the resident troll - All of the Galaxy phones have been successful to date - the Captivate is still sold at att.com.

Do not call out others as childish as you will look hypocritical.

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