Samsung Galaxy S III becomes Phones 4U’s best selling 2012 smartphone in mere 24 hours
posted by Victor H. / Jun 01, 2012, 10:08 AM
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
- 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)
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!!
posted on Jun 01, 2012, 10:27 AM 6
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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 Jun 01, 2012, 10:57 AM 5
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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 Jun 01, 2012, 12:34 PM 3
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Not bad for a "disappointing, let down" of a phone.
posted on Jun 01, 2012, 10:34 AM 13
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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 Jun 01, 2012, 10:57 AM 8
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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 Jun 01, 2012, 11:11 AM 2
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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 Jun 01, 2012, 11:07 AM 0
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gave it a few months and will and can also add the biggest disappointed
posted on Jun 01, 2012, 11:14 AM 1
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Next to what your mother thinks of you ;)
posted on Jun 01, 2012, 1:04 PM 1
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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.
posted on Jun 01, 2012, 2:05 PM 1
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