Unwrapped your Samsung Galaxy S3? Feeling the weight in your hand? Letting a solitary tear of joy creep down your cheek? Snap out of it – there’s mobile wonder to indulge in! Before the mince pies cloud your brain and yet another turkey dinner sets in, let us help you get to grips with your […]

Unwrapped your Samsung Galaxy S3? Feeling the weight in your hand? Letting a solitary tear of joy creep down your cheek? Snap out of it – there’s mobile wonder to indulge in! Before the mince pies cloud your brain and yet another turkey dinner sets in, let us help you get to grips with your new fifth limb.

“Allow the Vodafone Tech Team to show you what it’s capable of…”

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is a box of hidden tricks. Thankfully, none of these are beyond the reach of us mere mortals. Still, if you fancy a quick tour around some of its more noteworthy features, allow the Vodafone Tech Team to show you what it’s capable of…

1. Smart Alert

Smart Alert is perfect for when your phone’s been sitting at your desk. It’s a top little feature that, when activated, will make the phone vibrate when you pick it up if you’ve had any missed calls, emails or texts.

2. S Voice

S Voice is Samsung’s answer to Apple’s Siri. The voice recognition tech buried deep inside your new Galaxy S3’s brain is there to act as your own personal assistant. Here’s what it can do.

3. Best Photo

You know what it’s like: you want a decent photo of the family, but the younger ones keep squirming, the older ones are falling a sleep and the dog won’t sit still. Don’t worry – the Galaxy S3’s superb camera can make up for that, with this brilliant feature.

4. Direct call

Texting’s great and all, but sometimes it’s far quicker just to talk. With Direct call, that’s exactly what the Galaxy S3 wants to help you do – go from texting to calling without pressing a single button.

5. S Beam

Seen an amazing video, or heard your new favourite song? It’s more fun to share them than to keep them all to yourself. Or, that’s what Samsung thinks, anyway, which is why it’s stuffed the Galaxy S3 with NFC and S Beam, which lets you share your stuff with just a tap.

6. Using Bluetooth

With that enormous 4.8-inch screen, the Galaxy S3 is built to get stuff done. Feeling productive? You can turn your new phone into a mobile workhorse with Bluetooth, which’ll let you connect wireless keyboards, mice and speakers. Here’s how to get started.

7. Setting up Face Unlock

Anyone worried about security will love Face Unlock. When a pin code or a pattern just won’t cut the mustard, what better way to safeguard your digital belongings than to fix it so only your sultry visage can gain access? Let’s explain how…

There: all done. Hopefully by now you’ve got more than enough ammo to impress people with when they ask what that Galaxy S3 can actually do. Any questions? Head south and leave a comment.