Surely it is not a coincidence that we’ve seen a second contract involving the Samsung Galaxy S3 hit the market for around £20. Could the iPhone 5 be the reason why this is happening?
Affordable Mobiles is offering the phone on Orange’s network on the Panther plan with 100 minutes, 500MB data allowance and unlimited texts for only £20.50 per month.
That’s a total cost of ownership of £492 over the two year contract, slightly more than the £474 cost of the Mobiles/T-Mobile contract we saw yesterday and a 40 per cent discount compared to the cheapest iPhone 5 2-year contract.
The offer also includes free internet and one free Orange swapable; note that you will need to enter the code T893LZ72S8 at check out to remove the handset cost.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 has only been launched towards the end of May 2012 and has been one of Samsung’s most successful handsets ever, selling over 20 million units worldwide. Its SIM-free price has been falling lately, from its original £500 at launch to approach £400 if you shop around.
It packs a quad-core system-on-chip, an Exynos model clocked at 1.4GHz, with 1GB of RAM, 16GB onboard storage, 50GB in-the-cloud storage, a 4.8in 1,280 x 720 Super AMOLED plus display, an 8-megapixel camera, a front facing cam, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Samsung has highlighted some features like S Beam or S Voice as being the phone’s strongest USPs. Check out our own Samsung Galaxy S3 review to find out whether they’re gimmicky or not. Also have a read at our head to head comparison between the iPhone 5 and the Galaxy S3.
Source: Affordable Mobiles