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Deal: £225 Samsung Galaxy Core smartphone

The Samsung Galaxy Core smartphone, which is also known as the i8262, is essentially an updated Samsung Galaxy S2 with a Galaxy S4 chassis. It carries a price tag of £225 which, elsewhere, can get you smartphone like the LG Optimus 4X HD or the Nokia Lumia 820 Windows Phone 8 and is on sale via a reputable eBay reseller with free delivery and 225 Nectar points.

When it comes to hardware, it runs on a dual-core system-on-chip clocked at 1.2GHz, with 1GB of RAM, 8GB onboard storage, a 4.3in display with a 800 x 480 pixel resolution, a microSD card slot, a rear 5-megapixel camera, a 1,800mAh battery, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and dual-SIM capability.

The device also borrows a number of features from its bigger brother, the S3; Smart Stay and S Voice command are both included, as is Voice Unlock. Overall, a very bland attempt from Samsung but one which is logical given that it exploits niche markets.

Other such examples include the Galaxy Duos, the Galaxy S4 Zoom, the Galaxy S4 Active and the Galaxy Express 4G.

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