Three is offering another version of the Samsung Galaxy S3, called the Galaxy S3 ‘Ultrafast’. This new version can connect to the network operator’s ultra-fast DC-HSDPA tech. However, instead of running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), it runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
Compared to the standard Galaxy S3, the Galaxy S3 ‘Ultrafast’ is almost identical. The only difference is support for DC-HSDPA. According to Three, it provides DC-HSDPA to 55% of the UK.
DC-HSDPA is fast, but is still nothing compared to 4G LTE. Currently, the only network operator to offer 4G data is EE via their 4GEE network.
There is a possibility that the Galaxy S3 ‘Ultrafast’ is the Galaxy S3 LTE, which supports both DC-HSDPA and LTE. We’re waiting for Three to confirm if the ‘Ultrafast’ is actually the S3 LTE.
If this is the S3 LTE, it would be a wise buy, since you don’t need to get a 4G-enabled handset when Three offers 4G data this year. It would also be wise to be on Three, since it promised that its 4G rates would be the same as its 3G rates.
Hold your horses! There is also a possibility that the ‘Ultrafast’ is not the Galaxy S3 LTE. First of all, the 4G-version of the S3 comes pre-installed with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), a more up-to-date version of Android. The latest version is Android 4.2, which runs on the Google Nexus 4. So, you might want to resist the temptation until Three launches it 4G network.
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