Thank you for purchasing the phone . Your phone is packaged with the following state of the art features:

  • VGA Camera
  • 2.4 Inch screen
  • Audio Player
  • FM Radio
  • Video and FM Recording
  • Dual SIM (GSM + GSM)
  • T-Flash Card support (up to 32 GB)
  • Hindi Language Support


  1. Please read the contents of this manual to fully utilize the features of this phone..
  2. Pllease rread tthe Guiidelliines secttiion prroviided wiitth tthiis Refferrence guiide..

Know Your Phone

Insert SIM Card

  1. Insert the SIM card correctly in the SIM slot(s).
  2. Finally, insert the battery and replace the rear cover of the mobile phone.

Insert Memory Card

  1. Switch off the phone and remove the rear cover and the battery.
  2. Insert the memory card into the slot.
  3. Finally, insert the battery and the rear cover of the mobile phone.

Note: Use only compatible memory cards approved by S3 . Incompatible cards may damage the slot or corrupt the data stored in the card.

Basic Operations

Switch Phone ON/OFF
To switch ON/OFF your phone, press and hold the End key for a few seconds.

Unlock the phone
If you do not use the phone for a while, the screen is replaced with a locked screen.

  1. Press any key to activate the screen.
  2. Press Left key, and then press the * key.

Make a call
You can make a call in the following ways:

  • Enter the desired number in standby mode and press the Call key to make the call.
  • Go to Menu > Phonebook and then select and dial the desired number.
  • Just press the Call key to dial the contacts listed in Call logs.
  • You can also dial a contact from the messages.

Notable Features

Secure your Phone
Menu > settings > Security settings> Phone Locked
Let you lock/unlock your phone via a security password which you can change anytime.
The default security code to unlock the phone is 1234.

Note: After you activate the phone lock, you would be asked for a password when you power on your phone next time.

Bllacklliistt and Whitelist
Menu > Settttiings > Call settings > Advanced settings > Blacklist
Blacklist undesired SMS senders and caller so that you do not receive SMS and calling from them.
Menu > settings > Call settings > Advanced settings > Whitelist

When you check the Whitelist settings that only the list in the Whitelist can call and send messages.

Contacts Features

Your phonebook stores all your saved con tacts for anytime use. Your phonebook data can be stored in your SIM card or your phone memory.
You can manage your contacts from here.
Menu > Phonebook

Add New Conttactts
Menu > Phonebook > Left Key > New

Send SMS
Menu > Phonebook > Left Key >Write message > SMS

Call a Contact
Menu > Phonebook > Left Key > Call>Voiice call
Allow you to make a call to the contact you are viewing. Or you can just highlight a number and press the Call key.

Delete Contacts
Menu > Phonebook > Left Key> Delete
In the Contacts Elliott, select the entry you want to delete.

Dellette mulltiiplle contacts
Menu > Phonebook > Lefftt Key> Dellette mullttiiplle
In tthe Conttactts lliistt,, sellectt tthe enttrry you wantt tto dellette..

Dellette Phone contacts
Menu > Phonebook > Lefftt Key> Dellette Phone
In the Contacts Elliott,, select the entry you want to delete in phone.

Dellette SIM1 contacts
Menu > Phonebook > Lefftt Key> Delete SIIM1
In the Contacts list,, select the entry you want to delete in SIM1..

Dellette SIM2 contacts
Menu > Phonebook > Lett Key> Delete SIIM2
In the Contacts Elliot,, select the entry you want to delete in SIM2.

Move conttactts
Menu > Phonebook > Left Key> Move
In the Contacts Elliott,, select the entry you want to move to SIM or phone..

Add tto Bllacklliistt
Menu > Phonebook > Left Key > Add tto blacklist
Allow you to blacklist selected numbers. In this case the contact will be blocked from calling you up.

Add tto Whiittelliistt
Menu > Phonebook > Lefftt Key > Add tto Whiittelliistt
Allow you to white list selected numbers. In this case, the other contacts will be blocked from calling you up.

Imporrtt/Exporrtt Conttactts
Menu > Phonebook > Lefftt Key > Import/Export
You can copy, import or Export contacts entries stored in the SIM card to the phone memory and vice–versa..

Send card
Menu > Phonebook > Left Key > Send vCarrd
Allow you to send vCard to other numbers and export vCard.

Speed dial
Menu > Phonebook > Left Key >Others> Speed dial
Sett speed dial and view memory status..

Own number
Menu > Conttactts > Lefftt Key >Ottherrs> Own numberr Sett names off yourr own numberr..

Memory status
Menu > Phonebook > Lefftt Key >Ottherrs> Memorry sttattus
Check the memory status of SIM, and Phone.

Most used
Menu> Phonebook > Most used
View the contacts that most used.

Phonebook > Group s
Press the Left/Right navigation key to access the Group tab. Set up a list of numbers with similar preferences such as ringtone, profile etc.


Write message
Menu > Messages > Write message > New SMS
You can compose and send SMS. Pressing the Left Key during/after composing the message gives you a host of messaging features..

Use message Templlattes
Menu > Messages > Template s
Enter into preset message templates and use them.
These preset templates can save you time if the theme of your message is the same as those existing in the template.

Voiice mail server
Menu > Messages > V oice m ail server
You can activate voicemail service to redirect your incoming calls (based on your call settings) to a voicemail server and retrieve them later via SMS alerts.
To divert incoming calls to a voicemail server, go to Settings>Phone tab >
Call Divert> Voice> (choose the desired call divert condition)> Activate>
Phone Number/Voicemail Number

Menu > Messages > Options>Settings
You can set your desired parameters for SMS push messages and Others.

Delete all
Menu > Messages > Options>Delete all
You can choose all messages in the Inbox or others to delete.

Message capacity
Menu > Messages >Options> Message capacity
View the memory status of your SMS

Call center

View Call center
Menu > Call center

Tip: Directly access the call center by pressing the Call key in idle mode
The Call center lists the calls you have recently dialed, received, missed for SIM1 and SIM 2.
Press the Left/right navigation keys to access various call center and work on the call center


Choose various preferences to customize your handset according to your requirements. You can set:

Call settings
Menu > Settings>Call settings
To perform the Fixed dialing, call divert, call waiting, call barring, Hide IID, Advanced Settings.

Phone settings
Menu > Settings>Phone settings
To perform the Date & time,, Language settings,, Shortcut settings,, Auto power on/off,, Restore factory settings..

Diispllay settttiings
Menu > Settttiings>Diisplay settings
Perform related Settings shown as switch Animation effect, wallpaper settings, Idle display settings, according to some of the protective screen, backlight and the backlight time, key backlight time setting.

Securriitty settttiings
Menu > Settings>Securiity settings
Execute related the SIM1/2 security, mobile security, automatic keyboard lock, and end keys locked fast, anti-theft tracking and fixed dialing, blacklist and whitelist privacy protection.

Menu > Settings>Connections
You can set connectivity including B tooth, data account

Audio Player

Menu >Audiio Player
The phone comes with inbuilt Music that plays all your favorite songs stored in the phone memory or memory card.

  • While in music mode, press the Left key to choose various music options
  • Adjust Volume: Press # and * keys to change volume.


Image Viewer
Menu > Multimedia > Image Viiewerr
Let you to view your saved images. You can also send the images via MMS or Bluetooth or use it as a contact icon or wallpaper etc.

Video Recorder
Menu > Multimedia > Video Recorder
Press the OK Key to start recording.

  • You can press Options switch to Camera and vice versa.
  • You can also press the Options key to choose memory
  • Press Left key to choosing various settings

Shortcut keys: Press the number keys as shortcuts on the phone’s keypad to choose various video settings.

Video player
Menu > Multimedia > Video pllayerr
Let you play videos stored in your phone or memory card.
Press 2 key while playing a video to change the display mode.

Menu > Mullttiimediia > Recorrderr
You can record surrounding sounds using this feature

FM Radio
Menu > Multimedia > FM Radio
Your phone comes with an FM radio to let you listen to FM channels.
Go to Options> Search Channels> Auto-Search and save to fill up the channels.

  • Press the number keys on your keypad in accordance to the channel list.
  • Press OK key to start/stop the radio.
  • Press the # or * key to increase/decrease the volume.
  • Press the Left key for various radio options.

Menu > Games
You may play the built in games and perform the game

Menu > Profiles
Activation and customize the required profile is general, silent, meeting, indoor, outdoor, headphones, Bluetooth style.

Files Manager
Menu > File manager
The File Manager lists all the files stored in your memory card.


Menu > Organizer> Calendar
Call the other directly, you can hear the other side of the recording

Menu > Orrganiizerr >Alarm
To use the alarm service available with your mobile phone.

Menu > Organizer > Calculator
To arrange your journey according to the calendar.

Menu > Organizer >Torch
To turn on /off Torch

Menu > Organizer > Bluetooth
Open the Bluetooth, for file transfer and acceptance

World clock
Menu > Organizer > World clock
To use the world clock function.

Menu > Organizer > Stopwatch
To use the stopwatch function.

Menu > Organizer > Timer
Set up time, time will have ring tone hint

Menu > Organizer > Ebook
Tread TXT files on the card

Menu > Internet
To access this menu, enter the Main Menu in the standby mode and then select Intern et. You can use the network-related services with this function.

Menu > Camera
Press the left key in camera mode to choose various settings
Shortcut keys: Press the number keys on the phone’s keypad to choose

Health and Safety Precautions

Please read these simple guidelines. Not following them may be dangerous or illegal.

  • Your phone is designed not to exceed the limits of emission of radio waves recommended by international guidelines.
  • SAR (specific absorption rate) is the measurement of body absorbed RF quantity when the phone is in use. SAR value is ascertained according to the highest RF level generated during laboratory tests.
  • The SAR value of the phone may depend on factors such as proximity to the network tower, use of accessories or other accessories.
  • The highest SAR value of the device at the head and body are 0. 902 W/kg respectively averaged over 1 gm of human tissue.

SAR Recommendations

  • Use a wireless hands free system (headphone, headset) with a low power Bluetooth emitter
  • Please keep your calls short and use SMS whenever more convenient.
    This advice applies especially to children, adolescents and pregnant women
  • Prefer to use your cell phone when the signal quality is good.
  • People having active medical implants should preferably keep the cell phone at least 15 cm away from the implant.
  • Maintain a preferable distance of 15 mm from the device.

Safe Driving

  • Do not use the phone while driving. When you have to use the phone, please use the personal hands free kit.
  • Please do not put the phone onto any passenger seat or any place from which it may fall down in case of vehicular collision or emergency braking.

During Flight

  • Flight is influenced by the interference caused by the phone. It is illegal to use a phone on an airplane. Please turn off your phone during a flight.
  • Your Phone’s radio waves may interfere with the functioning of inadequately shielded medical devices. Consult a physician or the manufacturer of the medical device to determine whether they are adequately shielded from external Radio Frequency. Switch off your device when regulations posted instruct you to do so.
  • To avoid potential interference with implanted medical devices such as a pacemaker or cardioverter-defibrillator:
  • Always keep your phone at least 15.3 centimeters (6 inches) from the medical device.
  • Do not carry the wireless device in a breast pocket.
  • Turn off the phone if there is any reason to suspect that interference is taking place.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s directions for the implanted medical device.
  • If you have any questions about using your wireless device with an implanted medical device, consult your health care provider.

Unsafe Areas
Please turn off your phone when you are close to a gas station or in the vicinity of any place where fuel and chemical preparations, or any other dangerous goods are stored.

Taking Care of Your Device

Your device is a product of superior design and craftsmanship and should be handled with care: The following suggestions will help you protect your phone:

  • Kee p the device dry. Precipitation, humidity, and all types of liquids or moisture can contain minerals that will rust electronic circuits. If your device does get wet, remove the battery without turning on the device, wipe it with a dry cloth and take it the service center.
  • Do not store the device in high or cold temperatures. High temperatures can shorten the life of electronic devices and damage batteries.
  • Do not use or store the device in dusty, dirty areas. Its moving parts and electronic components can be damaged.
  • Do not attempt to open the device other than as instructed in this guide. Repairing this phone by yourself other than our authorized service agents/centers goes against the warranty rules.
  • Do not drop, knock, or shake the device. Rough handling can break internal circuit boards and fine mechanics.
  • Do not use harsh chemicals, cleaning solvents, or strong detergents to clean the device. Only use a soft, clean, dry cloth to clean the surface of the device.
  • Do not store your device near magnetic fields or allow your device to come in contact with magnetic fields for extended period of time.

Battery Recommendations:

  • Please put the battery in a cool and well-ventilated place out of direct sunlight. We recommend you to charge the battery at room temperature range.
  • Batteries have life cycles. If the time that the battery powers equipment becomes much shorter than usual, the battery life is at an end. Replace the battery with a new battery of the same make and specification.
  • Do not discard the battery with household trash. Please dispose of used battery according to your local environmental laws and guidelines.
  • Use manufacturer-approved batteries, chargers, accessories and supplies. S3 will not be held responsible for user’s safety when using unapproved accessories or supplies.

Recycle Your Handset

The WEEE logo (shown at the left) appears on the product (battery, handset, and charger) to indicate that this product must not be disposed of or dumped with your other household
wastes. You are liable to dispose of all your electronic or electrical waste equipment by relocating over to the specified collection point for recycling. of such hazardous waste.

Specified collection points for recycling of such hazardous waste.
Collection and proper recovery of your electronic waste equipments at the time of disposal will allow us to help preserve the environment.. The colors and specifications shown/mentioned in the user manual may differ from the actual product. Images shown are for representation purpose only. Other product logos and company

S3 keeps the right to make modifications to any of the content in this user guide without public announcement in advance. The content of this manual may vary from the actual conte nt displayed in the mobile phone. In such a case, the latter shall govern.

All rights reserved. Reproduction, transfer, distribution or storage of part or all of the contents in this document in any form without the prior written permission of S3 is strictly prohibited.

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

  • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
  • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
  • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
  • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

This device and its antenna(s) must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) information:

This Communicator meets the government’s requirements for exposure to radio waves.
The guidelines are based on standards that were developed by independent scientific organizations through periodic and thorough evaluations of scientific studies.
The standards include a substantial safety margin designed to assure the safety of all persons regardless of age or health. FCC RF Exposure Information and Statement the SAR limit of USA (FCC) is 1.6 W/kg averaged over one gram of tissue. Device types: Communicator has also been tested against this SAR limit. This device was tested for typical body worn operations with the back of the phone kept 5 mm from the body. To maintain compliance with FCC RF exposure requirements, use accessories that maintain a 5mm separation distance between the user’s body and the back of the phone. The use of belt clips, holsters and similar accessories should not contain metallic components in its assembly. The use of accessories that do not satisfy these requirements may not comply with FCC RF exposure requirements, and should be avoided.

Documents / Resources

SAMSUNG S3 Smart Phone [pdf] User Guide
S3, 2A2AJ-S3, 2A2AJS3, S3, Smart Phone

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