Samsung Galaxy S III available for pre-order from Vodafone, O2 and Three in the U.K.

Samsung Galaxy S III available for pre-order from Vodafone, O2 and Three in the U.K.
The Samsung Galaxy S III is now available for pre-order from a trio of U.K. carriers, Vodafone, O2 and Three. Vodafone says that it aims to have pre-orders shipped by the end of this month. Depending on the plan that Vodafone customers choose, the Samsung Galaxy S III will run from 149 GBP ($240.69 USD) to free. The latter plan costs 41 GBP a month for the 16GB unit ($66.23 USD) and comes with 900 minutes of talk, unlimited texts and 2GB of data. Vodafone has a one month exclusive on the 32GB variant and that will come for free with a monthly 46 GBP plan ($74.31 USD).

The Three website shows that the Samsung Galaxy S III will be launched for its customers on May 30th and those signing up to the carrier's One plan will get the phone for free. This plan offers 2,000 minutes, unlimited data, 5,000 3 to 3 minutes and 5,000 texts for 34 GBP a month ($54.92 USD). If you text more than make calls, Vodafone's unlimited texting might appeal to you. If you expect to use the browser quite often on the Samsung Galaxy S III, Three's One plan has unlimited data. Picking which carrier to sign up with obviously depends on how you use your phone.

Finally, O2's website is not quite ready. Still, the carrier is taking pre-orders by phone. What we can gather from the site is that the carrier will be offering the Samsung Galaxy S III from free to as much as 299.99 GBP ($484.60 USD) depending on the monthly plan selected.

The international version of the Samsung Galaxy S III has a 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED display with pixel density of 306ppi. Under the hood is a 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos processor with 1GB of RAM on board. 16GB and 32GB versions are available and the microSD card supports up to 64GB in additional storage. The rear facing 8MP camera has an LED flash,  f/2.6 aperture and captures video in 1080p at 30fps. The 1.9MP front-facing camera takes HD video, snaps self-portraits and supports video chat. The device is available in blue or white. While the international model launches at the end of this month, the U.S. version will be rolled out sometime in June.

source: Three, VodafoneUK, O2 via AndroidCentral

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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)



1. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

I hate the fact sprint is only going to have the 16gb version, well from what the leak docs have it as. I would like to get my wife one, she needs something better then her Evo 3D.


Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

The evo3d is still a good phone. I don't see anything wrong. ICS soon... Thinking ov buying the NOTE or the S3 or the oneX, confused....

4. Orbitman

Posts: 110; Member since: Oct 09, 2011

i can see why you're confused, those are some awesome devices. idk, draw from a hat? lol either way you'll get something good

10. jinastv

Posts: 2; Member since: May 10, 2012

New listing! Ainol of Novo 7 the Mars the Android 4.0, the Tablet PC Latest listing! Discount hot!

3. shamataa

Posts: 257; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Why do we have to wait another while UK gets it first so unfair.

5. windowsRocks

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

Unlike Galaxy S ll, Galaxy S III is not going to be the best phone of the year. really disappointing.....

13. blinkdagger

Posts: 81; Member since: May 04, 2012

The year isn't over yet..

6. LordOfTroll

Posts: 54; Member since: May 08, 2012

Designed by Lawyers, copied from HTC. Once copied from Apple.

11. rocko0011

Posts: 34; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

It looks nothin like an HTC.......?

7. stuyjcp

Posts: 31; Member since: Apr 29, 2012

and the 64 gig versions?

8. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011


9. androidornothing

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Everyone has to stop complaining about the Galaxy S3. Its the best phone of the year and it will kill any phone including........ the all new "Revolutionary" i(rapple 5. If anyone doesn't like the phone than don't read articles about this sexy phone.

12. blinkdagger

Posts: 81; Member since: May 04, 2012

I wouldn't say the best, but one of the best.

14. mrochester unregistered

As we don't even know what the new iPhone is going to be like, you can't really make such a statement. What we probably can say with some level of certainty is that the S3 will be the best Android phone of the year, but then the HTC One X is really snapping at it's heals this time.

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