Talkmobile has started to sell the Samsung Galaxy S3 but you won’t find it on its website; instead, you will need to look elsewhere. Instead, check at Mobiles.co.uk and OnePhoneStopShop, which like the mobile virtual network operator, are both owned by Carphone Warehouse.
It is surprising that Samsung has decided to allow a Tier-2 MVNO to sell its flagship device. You can’t get the phone for free on any contract though as the minimum you will have to pay will be £120 on a two year contract with monthly costs hitting £30 per month. That amounts to a total cost of ownership of £840.
Significantly more than the cheapest pay monthly Galaxy S3 contract on offer (£29 from O2). That said, you do get 1500 texts, 750 minutes and 1GB data allowance (but no Wi-Fi).
The Galaxy S3 comes with a quad core processor from Samsung itself, the Exynos 4412, 1GB RAM, 16GB, a microSD card slot, a 4.8-inch 1,280 x 720 pixels Super AMOLED resolution and an eight megapixel camera.
The phone comes with a number of unique features including the S Voice, Smart Stay, Smart Alert, S Beam and AllShare Cast which Samsung says, helps the smartphone to be more intuitive and “effortlessly smart”.
Check our liveblog tracking the best Samsung Galaxy S3 pay monthly contract deals as well as PAYG and unlocked plus our stream of artcles on the Galaxy S3 saga including the endless list of rumours from the last few weeks and a truckload of pictures from the event. You can read through our liveblog of the event, one which lasted more than an hour and was attended by our very own mobile editor, Rob Kerr.