iPhone 4S Rival Alert : Samsung Galaxy S2 On £17 Contract

Those looking for a well balanced, good all rounder contract who don't mind paying an upfront cost, might consider this deal from Three Mobile via AffordableMobiles which includes a Samsung Galaxy S II handset.

The deal which is called Text 500 and lasts for 24 months, includes 500 minutes, 5000 texts and 1GB data all for a mere £17 a month and a total cost of ownership of £518 or just over £21.50 per month (considering the £110 upfront cost).

The device comes with a dual core chipset clocked at 1.2GHz, a 4.3-inch WVGA capacitive Super AMOLED display, an eight megapixel camera with a front facing one, a microSD card slot, Wi-Fi, USB, Bluetooth, a thickness of only 9mm, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, 16GB onboard storage and Samsung's own TouchWiz user interface.

Those looking to buy the cheapest Samsung Galaxy Tab might have a look at this method which uses two separate - albeit convoluted - techniques to bring the price of the handset to less than £350.

The cheapest Galaxy S II contract without an upfront fee remains Tesco's £20.42 per month deal from T-Mobile which includes 300 minutes, 300 texts, 500MB data, unlimited internet browsing and (until the end of the year) £20 worth of free apps.