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Twelve exciting features in the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone

We list the features in the Galaxy S III that make it Samsung's most intuitive smartphone to date.

Samsung Galaxy S III features (© Samsung)

The Samsung Galaxy S III's features include Best Photo and S-Beam

The latest addition to Samsung's suite of smartphones, the Galaxy S III, has been designed with some of the latest and most-advanced technology available in smartphone technology. From knowing when you need to call someone to recognising when you're looking at the screen, the Samsung Galaxy S III knows just when and how to help. Learn more about the features to find out how the Samsung Galaxy S III understands us:


Sharing your content with friends nearby should be easy, quick and even fun. S-Beam lets you bond instantly so you can transfer documents, contacts, pictures, music, videos, you name it. Just put the backs of two Galaxy S III phones together, connect, share and enjoy.

Best Photo

The Samsung Galaxy S III knows the best look, making sure you never miss a smile or catch someone when they're blinking. It automatically takes a burst of 8 shots, and recommends the best one for you to save and share.

Social Tag

Now it's even easier to keep track of your friends and loved ones. Social Tag lets you link the faces in your photo album with their social media streams. Once it's set, all you have to do is look at their pictures and you'll see their current status appear.

Samsung Galaxy S III's Smart Stay feature (© Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy S III's Smart Stay feature

Smart Stay

With the innovative Smart Stay feature, the Galaxy S III automatically recognises when you are looking at the phone, whether it is to read an e-book or browse the web. The front camera recognises when you are looking at the screen so it won't fade away. Say bye-bye to annoying screen time out.

Direct Call

The Samsung Galaxy S III even knows when you want to talk. When you are messaging someone, but decide to call them instead, simply lift the phone to your ear and Direct Call will dial their number for you. No more fumbling through call logs or contacts. Let the Galaxy S III do the work.


Why not get a response from your phone? Tell it to wake up! Even better, you can tell the Galaxy S III to turn off the alarm for a few minutes and let yourself sleep a bit longer. Answer your phone (or reject a call), turn your music up (or down), and even tell the camera when to shoot.

Smart Alert

When you pick up your phone, wouldn't it be nice if it let you know what has been happening since you've been gone? The Galaxy S III knows you came back and gives you a brief vibrating nudge to inform you about missed calls and new messages. How thoughtful is that?

Buddy Photo-share

It couldn't be easier to manage and share your photos. The phone recognises faces and links those for you, using your group profiles for guidance. Now you're one touch away from sharing with everyone instantly.

Samsung Galaxy S III's Pop up Play feature (© Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy S III's Pop up Play feature

Pop up Play

Picture-in-picture technology lets you simultaneously watch an HD video in another window while sending an email or text. Drag it to where you want on the screen, and chat with your friends or surf the web. Don't miss any of the action.

AllShare Play

There's another way to share content on various devices. It's called AllShare Play, and it lets you work with others through the magic of DLNA and Wi-Fi Direct, giving you remote access to documents and multimedia files when working on a different screen somewhere else.


Whether it's the ocean's horizon or a majestic forest in the Nordic wilderness, one thing is apparent: there are no straight lines in nature. Samsung Galaxy S III's minimal and organic design is reflected in the smooth and non-linear lines of the device. It's human-centric nature provides an ergonomic and comfortable experience with enhanced usability.

4.8 HD Super AMOLED

This is what Samsung call seeing reality, 4.8 inches of high definition display and vivid viewing experience. With true colours and ultrafast response times, HD video playback is outrageously sharp. It's also incredibly energy efficient and amazingly thin.

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