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Galaxy S5 fans, here is why the S3 was more important (video)

Apple called Samsung's early phones 'slavish' copies, but the S3 saw the company blossom into a major innovator. Adventures in Tech explains.

Now playing: Watch this: Galaxy S3: From imitator to innovator

With invites for Samsung's 'Unpacked' event sent out, we're likely only a few weeks away from getting our first official look at Samsung's long-awaited Galaxy S5. But Samsung wouldn't have got this far without the Galaxy S3 -- a true turning point for the South Korean tech giant. Press Play on the video above to see how Samsung's third flagship turned the company from imitator to innovator.

The Galaxy S3 wasn't just an amazing smartphone in its own right, it represented a change for Samsung, a moment where the company found its Galactic groove, and its own distinct style. Watch the video now to learn more.

In the past, Apple has accused Samsung of 'slavishly' copying its own designs, but this is the phone that saw Samsung emerge as Tim Cook and Co.'s only serious rival. We loved the mammoth list of wacky features, the shockingly powerful hardware, and the screen so massive it made the iPhone look like a tiny electronic ant.

In the latest Adventures in Tech you'll learn how the Galaxy S3 saw Samsung find a voice, and gain its confidence -- an audacity that's shone clearly in all the phone maker's subsequent gadgetry. Hit play now, for goodness' sake!

Do you have fond memories of the Galaxy S3? Or do you prefer the diminutive, steely feeling of Apple's iPhone? Watch the newest episode of Adventures in Tech, then let me know your thoughts in the comments, on our Facebook wall, or find me on Twitter.

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