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Galaxy S Price Falls To £260 As Samsung's iPhone 5 Rival Takes Centre Stage

The price of the Samsung Galaxy S has fallen to an all-time low as the popular Android-based handset is being gradually cleared out to make way for the Samsung Galaxy SII smartphone.

Carphone Warehouse (opens in new tab) has the PAYG version of the Samsung Galaxy S available for £259.95 with free delivery; it is however common knowledge that all CPW phones are SIM free and unlocked.

That said, you will have to buy the phone with a £15 top up on Three which will give you 300 minutes, 3000 texts and unlimited data for one month; should you want to opt for a pay monthly deal, Three has the handset on an £18.55 per month two year contract (via buymobilephones (opens in new tab)).

The Galaxy S is still a very capable phone despite being nearly one year old now. It is certainly better than the likes of the Apple iPhone 3GS or the HTC Desire, both of which cost more than Samsung's handset.

It comes with a 1Ghz Samsung Hummingbird SoC (overclockable to 1.5GHz), 512MB RAM, 8GB onboard storage, a 4-inch WVGA capacitive Super AMOLED touchscreen, a microSD card reader, a five-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, FM Radio with RDS, TV Out, a 1.5Ah battery, and a front facing VGA camera.

Samsung has already confirmed that there will be an update that will bring the Galaxy S to Android 2.3.4. The phone currently has Android OS 2.2 with Samsung's own proprietary Touchwiz 3.0 interface.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.