Cut of price on Amazon for Galaxy S3 and Note 2

samsung-galaxy-s3-note-2Probably is not the best time to talk about these devices, but on Amazon, the prices for Samsung Galaxy S3 and Note 2 was decreased.

This cut of price of the most popular devices from Samsung in the last year, Galaxy S3 and Note 2, comes exactly in the day of announcement of new Galaxy S4 smartphone. The cut price comes for US carriers Verizon, AT&T and Sprint.

Honestly even I expected this cut of price, at least for Galaxy S3, considering the remaining less than a few hours until Samsung revealed the new version of this smartphone.

About price, Amazon decided to sell the Samsung Galaxy S3 for $99.99 for 2-year contract. If you chose to buy for Amazon US, Galaxy S3 is available on Verizon in three colors, black, blue and white with 2-year contract for only $0.01. For AT&T is available on blue, white or red for only one cent. On Sprint carrier the price is $0.01 and S3 it`s available only in blue or white colors.

Also, the Note 2 tablet has a cut of price on Amazon. On AT&T it`s available in titanium or white colors for $149.99 on a 2-year contract. A better choice is to buy this device for Sprint; the price is only $69.99 with contract.

Don`t forget to see live from Time Square, NYC on Samsung Mobile YouTube channel the Galaxy S4 event.

Top 20 best selling phones of all time

Top 20 best selling phones of all time

Number 20: A rare foray into the clamshell market, Nokia’s 2650, launched in 2004, sold 35 million units.
Number 19: Apple’s iPhone 3GS, launched in 2009, sold over 35 million units.

Number 18 and 17: Samsung’s Galaxy S II (left) and III, launched in 2011 and 2012, each sold an estimated 40 million units.

Number 16: Nokia 6230 from 2004 sold 50 million units.

Number 15: Available in a variety of colours, Nokia’s 3100 sold over 50 million.

Number 14: Motorola StarTAC launched back in 1996 sold 60 million units.

Motorola StarTAC
Number 13: Another Motorola, 2003’s C200, also sold an estimated 60 million.

Number 12: Apple’s iPhone 4S, launched in 2011, sold over 60 million units.

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Number 11: In 2007, Nokia launched the 5130, which went on to sell 65 million.

Numbers 10, 9 and 8: And it’s three more Nokia’s. The 6010 (left) from 2004 sold 75 million, the 1208 (centre) from 2007 sold 100 million, while the 1600 (right) from 2006 sold 130 million.

Number 7: Motorola RAZR V3, launched in 2004, sold more than 130 million units.

Numbers 6, 5 and 4: Three more Nokia’s again. The 2600 (left) from 2004 sold 135 million, the 3310 (left) from 2000 sold 136 million and 2010’s 5230 sold 150 million.

Number 3: Also selling an estimated 150 million was Nokia’s 1200, launched in 2007.

nokia 1200
Number 2: A chunky end-of millenium favourite, 1999’s Nokia 3210 sold 160 million.

Number 1: And the winner is, surprise surprise, another Nokia. The 1110, launched in 2005, sold a staggering 250 million.

Samsung Galaxy S3 Quadrant, SunSpider and BrowserMark benchmark results

Samsung Galaxy S3 Quadrant, SunSpider and BrowserMark benchmark results

Samsung launched this week the the most anticipated smartphone of the moment, the Galaxy S3. The phone was launched in London on Thursday evening during a special event.

Is the last days, I did some comparison test between the most popular smartphones of the moment (HTC One S, One X, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Note, Galaxy SII, Galaxy SIII and Sony Xperia S). All smartphones have been tested using Quadrant, SunSpider and BrowserMark software. Below, you can see the results.

Quadrant Samsung Galaxy S3 resultsquadrant-galaxy-s3-results

SunSpider Samsung Galaxy S3 results

BrowserMark Samsung Galaxy S3 results

Quadrant SunSpider BroserMark
Samsung Galaxy S III 5653 Samsung Galaxy S III 1482 Samsung Galaxy S III 169705
HTC One S 5016 HTC One S 1718 Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 113252
HTC One X 4843 HTC One X 1746 Samsung Galaxy S II 111875
Samsung Galaxy Note 3535 Samsung Galaxy S II 1842 Samsung Galaxy Nexus 103588
Sony Xperia S 3113 Samsung Galaxy Nexus 1865 HTC One S 98445
Samsung Galaxy S II 3065 Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 1895 HTC One X 96823
Samsung Galaxy Nexus 2327 Apple iPhone 4S 2219 Apple iPhone 4S 88735
Sony Xperia S 2582 Sony Xperia S 74957
HTC Sensation XE 4408 HTC Sensation XE 72478

As you can see, the new Galaxy SIII stands out clearly against its main competitors, HTC One S, One X, Sony Xperia S or iPhone 4S.

Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with Exynos 4 chipset developed by Samsung, which comes equipped with quad-core Cortex A9 CPU with 1.4GHz frequency and 32 nm technology, and Mali 400-MP graphic chipset.

When will be available on the market, Samsung Galaxy S3 will be available with two version of internal memory, 16 and 32GB, and soon we could buy a version with 64GB internal storage.

About connectivity, Galaxy S3 is compatible with 3G and 4G networks in countries where this networks are available, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n and Bluetooth v4.0.

With Galaxy S3, Samsung has launched some new stuffs:

  • S Voice – is similar with Siri from Apple. With S Voice you can control with voice your phone, dictate text messages or emails, you can enter new tasks in calendar or snooze the alarm by simply dictating the word snooze;
  • another new feature of Galaxy S3 is Direct Call – if you read a text message and then put the phone on your ear, this function will automatically launch an call to the sender of that message, with the proximity sensor help.

of Galaxy S3 smartphone:

  • Display: 4.8-inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1280 pixels resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 2;
  • Memory: 1GB of RAM;
  • Camera: 8-megapixels rear camera with autofocus, LED flash capable to record videos at 1080p resolution with 30 fps; 1.9 megapixels front-end camera capable to record 720p videos with 30 fps;
  • Software: Dropbox (50GB storage), SNS integration, DivX, XviD codecs, TV-Out, Document editor;
  • Dimensions: 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm;
  • Weight: 133 grams;
  • Battery: Li-Ion 2100 mAh.

Samsung Galaxy S3 will be available in UK starting with May 30, on Vodafone, Orange and O2 carriers. Vodafone and Orange offer the Galaxy S3 for free with a 2-year contract costing at least £38.50/month (for 800 minutes, 3000 texts) and £36/month respectively (for 600 minutes, 3000 texts). If you chose the O2 carrier, you must pay £99 and after that £37/month for unlimited text messages and 600 minutes. All prices are for version with 16GB of Samsung Galaxy S3.

For US customers, Samsung make a special website page for updates. You can enter your personal information to be sure you keep up to date with latest news about Galaxy S3 in your country.