Samsung’s latest smartphone – the powerful Galaxy S3 – has been announced, but where, when and how much will you have to pay to get hold of it?
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is already generating a lot of excitement ahead of its release on 30 May and mobile phone shops are falling over each other trying to secure your pre-order. So where’s the best place to buy the new phone?
We’ll be updating this post with the best deals as they appear, but don’t forget to check our Best Buy mobile phones to compare more than 100 independently, lab-tested mobile phones.
Cheapest Samsung Galaxy S3 deal
So far the cheapest pre-order deal we have found for the Galaxy S3 is with buymobilephones.net, which offers the phone free upfront, as long as you sign up to a 24-month O2 contract costing £29 a month.
This deal offers a reasonable amount of usage, with 300 minutes, unlimited texts and 100MB of data – although normally you would expect quite a bit more for £29 a month.
Best free gift with a Samsung Galaxy S3
If you’re a big Samsung fan, Carphone Warehouse is offering customers a free Galaxy Tab 10.1 16GB with preorders of the S3 – although this is limited to the first 1,000 customers, so you will have to act fast.
On top of this customers will also get the less exciting free gifts of a screen protector and in-car charger.
Cheapest Samsung Galaxy S3 deal for heavy users
One of the deals we have seen so far is from Three. It’s offering the handset free to customers who sign up to a 24-month £34 contract. While this does sound very expensive, users get truly unlimited data, as well as 2,000 minutes and 5,000 texts a month – plus a further 5,000 minutes to other Three customers – so even the heaviest users will struggle to get any where near these limits.
Cheapest Sim-free Galaxy S3
If you don’t want to be tied into an expensive 24-month contract, Carphone Warehouse is offering the chance to preorder the smartphone for the princely sum of £499.95. This could work out a cheaper option if you pair it with a Sim-only or pay-as-you-go Sim card – plus you will also have the flexibility not offered by a contract.