When the Samsung Galaxy S3 arrived in 2012, it was universally hailed as one of the best smartphones ever created, if not the best one outright. Years later, its technological and engineering elements still hold up, making it a highly versatile choice for a wide range of customer needs.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 was made to be a highly intelligent device. Its Smart Stay feature maintains a bright screen when you are looking at it, and dims when you move away or are asleep. There’s also S Voice, which enables you to talk to it to perform functions that include answering incoming calls, taking a picture or even waking it up from sleep mode. And a Social Tag feature keeps track of your loved ones by showing you their current Social Networking Service (SNS) status: just by glancing at the photos that they are in.

Available in seven color finishes, the Samsung Galaxy S3 weighs less than 5 ounces and is about a third of an inch thick, thus making it easy to carry it in your hand or your pocket. The 4.8-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen provides a resolution of 720 by 1,280 pixels for high-definition (HD) picture quality and crystal-clear color production. Built into the back of the device is an 8-megapixel (MP) camera for taking pictures at an HD quality resolution of 3,264 x 2,448 pixels and shooting 1080p video. At the front is a secondary 1.9MP camera, which also records video, albeit at 720p quality.

The S3 is pre-installed with Android 4.0.4 “Ice Cream Sandwich” OS, which is upgradable to 4.3 “Jelly Bean.” A quad-core 1.4 GHz Exynos 4412 chipset provides outstanding multitasking performance, and 1 GB of RAM is on board for swift data access. You can choose between 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB storage configurations, with the option of adding up to 64 GB more with a microSD card.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 derives its power from a rechargeable 2,100 mAh lithium-ion battery. In terms of performance, it provides up to 11 hours and 40 minutes of talk time and 790 hours of stand-by time.

Check out your neighborhood retail outlet or go online today to get yourself a Samsung Galaxy S3.