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iPhone 4S Rival Alert: Samsung Galaxy S2 Now Costs Under £400

It didn't take long for the price of the Samsung Galaxy S2 to drop below £400. The handset, which is also known as the i9100, can be had from Amazon via a reputable marketplace seller from as little as £390 excluding shipping or from Amazon itself for £420.

That (opens in new tab) is significantly cheaper than the price of the iPhone 4S - around £110 - and a big discount off the original price of the smartphone back when it was launched in April 2011.

The S2 packs a significant punch even if it is no longer the top dog in Samsung's portfolio. It has a dual core Exynos SoC clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot, a 4.3-inch WVGA capacitive Super AMOLED plus screen, an eight megapixel camera with AF and 1080p recording and playback, a front facing camera, DLNA compatibility, Samsung's own social hub and Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

Amazon's deal is an excellent one once you bear in mind that the cheapest deal for the S2 on a contract will cost you at least £500 spread over 12 months.

The new iPhone 4S still offers a higher resolution screen (at 960x640), some unique features like Siri and a up to 64GB onboard storage, something that's not currently available on the S2.

Désiré Athow

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.