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

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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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)

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57 Comments

1. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Zoinks!

2. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 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!!

4. shadowcell

Posts: 300; Member since: Mar 28, 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.

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

17. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

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

20. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 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

3. PimpStrong

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 25, 2011

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

5. Mitchel

Posts: 228; Member since: May 25, 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..

7. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 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.

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

51. choybrwn22

Posts: 10; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

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

10. PimpStrong

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 25, 2011

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

12. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

14. PimpStrong

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 25, 2011

What's with these idiots remixfa?

15. AFnerdTP unregistered

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

21. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 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

27. PimpStrong

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 25, 2011

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

32. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

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

33. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

43. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

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

55. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

when was this!??! lol

47. PimpStrong

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 25, 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.

54. Galen20K

Posts: 576; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

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

6. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 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.

8. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

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

24. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1776; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Next to what your mother thinks of you ;)

28. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

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

42. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1776; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

44. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

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

30. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 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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