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A free guide to the different types of Samsung phones.

Samsung Logo - Copyright SamsungSamsung are the world’s largest mobile phone maker as of 2012, with a 25.4% market share in the first quarter of 2012.

Samsung are the most popular maker of smartphones, with – as of the last quarter of 2012 – the Samsung Galaxy S III currently being the most highly sold mobile phone in the world.


Galaxy S3

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The Samsung Galaxy S III is currently the most popular smartphone in the world.

The screen is vibrant – almost unbeatably so. Just spending a few minutes with the S3 is enough to impress – the screen’s colours jump out.

Watching videos the screen is both crisp and delightfully bright.

The phone packs a wide 4.8 inch “Super AMOLED” display.

Photo and HD quality 1080p video is taken with an 8-megapixel camera.

The S3 has a fast 1.5-gigahertz dual-core processor – which loads apps, browsers and takes pictures at an excellent pace.

It is easy to see why the phone has been so popular –  it is a joy to use and would make a great choice for anyone.

Galaxy Note 2

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is part phone, part tablet – what may be known as a “phablet”.

The phone is very thin at just 9mm.

It features a huge 5.5 inch “Super AMOLED” 720p resolution screen.

The screen is however incredibly bright and crisp, and the format has proved very popular.

The Samsung Note II features a fast 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM, storage capacity up to 64 GB — and an additional microSD card slot.

The Samsung Note II also has a built in FM radio, and some models also have a built in digital TV tuner.

As with the original Galaxy Note the device comes with a stylus.

At the time of it’s launch in October it was the first Samsung device to come bundled with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Galaxy Ace 2

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In the UK the Galaxy Ace 2 can be found for a reasonable £160 on pay-as-you-go, making it a cheap but still capable phone.

It is not in the same league as the S3, but for someone looking for a budget alternative this could be a good phone.

Unfortunately out of the box the phone only comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread instead of 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

The phone has a 800MHz processor, a 3.8 inch screen, 4GB of internal memory and a microSD expansion slot.

Samsung Galaxy S2

Samsung Galaxy S2 - Image copyright SamsungThe Samsung Galaxy S2 has a 1.2 GHz dual-core “Exynos” processor, 1GB of RAM and features a 4.3 inch screen.

The phone also features an 8 megapixel camera.

The phone comes with 16GB of internal memory and is expandable via a MicroSD slot.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 has now been superseeded by the Galaxy S3.

The screen has a 800 x 480 resolution.

The phone includes a FM radio with RDS.

Galaxy Note

The Samsung Galaxy Note is an Android based tablet/phone.

The Galaxy Note has a 5.3 inch HD quality Super AMOLED screen, and includes a stylus.

The phablet comes with a 8 megapixel camera.

The latest version of the series is the Galaxy Note II. There is also the Galaxy Note 10.1 – which is a tablet.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is Google’s third flagship Android phone.

The phone has a curved glass 4.65 inch “Super-AMOLED” screen.

The phone runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Galaxy S4

The Samsung Galaxy S4 has not yet been officially announced, but should be due in the near future – possibly April 2013.

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