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Samsung Galaxy S3 (Blue) SIM Free £199.95 @ Carphone Warehouse
Samsung Galaxy S3 (Blue) SIM Free £199.95 @ Carphone Warehouse

Samsung Galaxy S3 (Blue) SIM Free £199.95 @ Carphone Warehouse

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The S3 dips under £200 from a respected retailer. Still a decent phone at this price, especially if you are looking for something with a decent camera that is a little bit smaller than current flagship devices.

Battery size (in mAh)

2,100 mAh

This is the amount of electric charge in the battery of the device, measured in millampere-hours (mAh). In general, the more mAh, the longer your device will last on battery power, although it does depend on usage and the power demands of the device.

Operating system

Android Jelly Bean 4.1

The software that runs the phone. Different software has different features and strengths, so it’s best to try out a few to decide which you prefer.

Standby time (up to)

590 hours

The maximum length of time the device can remain switched on before the battery needs recharging. Standby time is theoretical and based on lab conditions.

Talk time (up to)

11 hours 40 minutes

The maximum length of time you can make a phone call using the device (under ideal conditions) before the battery needs recharging.

Device size

136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm

The dimensions (size) in millimetres of the device.


Device weight

133g

The weight of the device in grams.

Screen size

4.8"

The size of the main display screen of your device, in inches. The larger the screen, the better it is for movies and web browsing, but it can be more difficult to use.

Screen resolution

720 x 1280 pixels

The resolution of the screen is the amount of pixels used along the length and width of the screen. Along with ppi, it is a good measure of screen detail – the higher the resolution, the more detail there is in the screen.

Screen sharpness

306ppi

The ppi (pixels per inch) is a measurement that takes into account the size of the screen and the resolution to give a sharpness rating. It can be compared across devices – the higher the ppi, the sharper the screen is, making it better for high resolution content and reading.

Screen technology

Super AMOLED

The type of technology that the display uses. Normally this is either LCD or AMOLED, but there are many variations, and each has its advantages. It is best to look at screens in the flesh to see which types you prefer most.

Sim type

Micro

The type of SIM that is used in the device. This is important as devices only take one type of SIM. If you don’t have the right SIM, it is easy to transfer your number to the correct type.

Touchscreen

Touchscreens allow you to control the device by tapping and swiping, navigate menus, access apps and interact with your content.

16 Comments

white same price

All carphone warehouse phones come sim free. Not a bad price although it was £199 about 14 months ago I bought one from here so price hasn't really dropped since then

Plain and simply an excellent phone and this is a very good price.

Original Poster

AStonedRaichu

All carphone warehouse phones come sim free. Not a bad price although it … All carphone warehouse phones come sim free. Not a bad price although it was £199 about 14 months ago I bought one from here so price hasn't really dropped since then



It was not £199 14 months ago

AStonedRaichu

All carphone warehouse phones come sim free. Not a bad price although it … All carphone warehouse phones come sim free. Not a bad price although it was £199 about 14 months ago I bought one from here so price hasn't really dropped since then


it was 299

Original Poster

marco5658

it was 299



Sounds about right, which is in line with where the S4 is now. I am not sure why people make stuff up.

I'm sure it's still a good phone but it must feel a bit old by now.

stevennoad

I'm sure it's still a good phone but it must feel a bit old by now.


I would agree with your comments, It is still a good phone, but the Moto G which is a lot cheaper even at this reduced price is almost the same spec as this. I know the screen is a bit bigger, but is it worth almost another £100 more?

Original Poster

haggisheid

I would agree with your comments, It is still a good phone, but the Moto … I would agree with your comments, It is still a good phone, but the Moto G which is a lot cheaper even at this reduced price is almost the same spec as this. I know the screen is a bit bigger, but is it worth almost another £100 more?



Yes, camera, sd card slot, superior screen tech, build quality, removable battery.

Good deal, except for the Moto G fanatics. I'd definitely pay the extra and get this over the Moto G as it has a micro sd slot and you can get a replacement battery.
Edited by: "rikkif1990" 16th Jul 2014

mynameisthehulk

Sounds about right, which is in line with where the S4 is now. I am not … Sounds about right, which is in line with where the S4 is now. I am not sure why people make stuff up.



It was £199 via Pay as you go upgrade last january. i bought one how did i make it up?...

AStonedRaichu

It was £199 via Pay as you go upgrade last january. i bought one how did … It was £199 via Pay as you go upgrade last january. i bought one how did i make it up?...



Do you know if your phone has sim lock?
I'm with O2 and i wonder to buy one. O2 upgrade cost almost 180 but sim free 20 extra. If upgrade one has no sim lock what's the point to pay more.

blackpigeon

I'm with O2 and i wonder to buy one. O2 upgrade cost almost 180 but sim … I'm with O2 and i wonder to buy one. O2 upgrade cost almost 180 but sim free 20 extra. If upgrade one has no sim lock what's the point to pay more.



You have to meet some eligibility criteria, dependant on the network you want to upgrade on. Typically this involves having topped up within the last 6 months for example, but varies between networks. If you can't meet the upgrade criteria for any of the networks you may have to pay the extra for the SIM free phone.

blackpigeon

Do you know if your phone has sim lock?I'm with O2 and i wonder to buy … Do you know if your phone has sim lock?I'm with O2 and i wonder to buy one. O2 upgrade cost almost 180 but sim free 20 extra. If upgrade one has no sim lock what's the point to pay more.



There all sim free regardless of if you buy it or do a pay as you go upgrade pal

What is the latest firmware for this model?
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