Samsung Galaxy S3 now down to £20.50 per month

The Samsung Galaxy S3 can now be had from only £20.50 per month on a two year contract. That’s a total cost of ownership of £492, less than the £550 this smartphone commanded on its own at launch nine months ago.

It shows how competitive this market has become and where the S3 is heading – towards the mainstream market. The phone was launched after the HTC One X and the LG Optimus 4X HD, both of which share similar features with Samsung's flagship handset.

The plan is on Orange and includes either 200 minutes, unlimited texts and 100MB or 100 minutes, unlimited data, 500MB data, free BT Openzone Wi-Fi and one free Swapables.

Add 50p per month (on T-Mobile) and you can get unlimited texts, 100 minutes and 1GB or unlimited texts, 300 minutes and 250MB.

The S3 itself is a pretty capable smartphone, one that comes with a 4.8in 1,280 x 720 pixel Super AMOLED HD display, a quad-core Exynos 4412 SoC clocked at 1.4GHz, 1GB of RAM, 16GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot, an 8-megapixel camera, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and a raft of Samsung features (like Smart Alert and S-Beam).

Check out our review of the Samsung Galaxy S3 here.