When choosing a smartphone or a wireless carrier, it's important to know what your deal-breakers are. There are so many choices today when it comes to picking out a new smartphone or even choosing a service provider. Devices come in different sizes, with different software and even different network support. And wireless carriers, which all have different strengths when it comes to network coverage, offer different packages with different prices for their services. When it comes to choosing a device or a carrier, which of these things is most important to you? In this edition of Ask Maggie, I offer advice on what I think is most important. Specifically, one reader asks if LTE support is really important when deciding between the LG Nexus 4 and the Samsung Galaxy S3. And in the second question I discuss why Sprint's unlimited-data plan shouldn't be the deciding factor for a world-traveling soldier who wants the new iPhone 5. Is LTE that important? Dear Maggie, I'm a full Android geek … [Read more...] about LG Nexus 4 vs. Samsung Galaxy S3: Does LTE really matter?
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Samsung has taken the lid off the new Galaxy S3, proudly boasting about its enormous screen and improved processor. But when are you going to be able to take one home for yourself, and how much will you have to shell out? General availability here in good old Blighty will be from 30 May, says Samsung, which is sooner than we expected -- we're used to having to wait yonks before running our quivering fingers over new toys. Three is your cheapest option if you want the phone for free. It's offering it on a £34 per month contract with unlimited data, 2,000 minutes (plus 5,000 Three-to-Three minutes), and 5,000 texts. Vodafone will give you the phone for free too, but you'll have to be on a contract of at least £41 to get it. You'll get 2GB of data, unlimited texts and 900 minutes for your money. Getting the phone for free on O2 will set you back £46 per month, for which you'll receive unlimited texts and minutes and 1GB of data. A £50 outlay will pocket you the phone … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S3 UK price and release date
Samsung's Galaxy S3 super-phone is tearing up the smart phone charts, promising bumper sales for its Korean crafter. Packing an enormous 4.8-inch screen and quad-core processor, it's easily one of the best phones of 2012. But where can you buy it the cheapest and what minutes, texts and data can you get with it? SIM-free Galaxy S3 deal: £740 for 24 months, £680 for 18 months Buying the phone outright for £500 might seem extravagant, but it can be cheaper in the long-run and allows you to sell your handset -- unlocked -- to upgrade to a new one at any point. The 16GB S3 costs around £500. Add a £10-per-month rolling SIM card from GiffGaff -- which includes 250 minutes, unlimited texts and unlimited data -- and you'll pay £740 over 24 months. That's much less than most of the 24-month contracts on offer. You can shop around for a new deal any time you want because you're not tied in, and your phone is unlocked, which is better if you ever want to sell it. If … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S3 best prices compared
Now Playing: Watch this: Samsung's Galaxy S III has all the right moves 5:56 And just like that, the Samsung Galaxy S3, which has reigned as king of the Android smartphone hill since the summer, seems to be on its way to being a has-been. A release from Best Buy indicates that the retailer -- also not quite the big shot it used to be -- will be slashing $100 off the price of the Galaxy S3 for this Sunday, October 14, only. Related storiesSamsung Galaxy S3 Mini is officialGalaxy S3 reviewVerizon Galaxy S3 'world phone' coming. But when? Presuming that a hundred bones will be coming off the same prices Best Buy is now selling the Galaxy S3 for on its Web site, that means you can expect to pay just $100 to head home with a new GS3, so long as you also sign a contract with one of the big four U.S. carriers. That's about $40 less than you'd pay right now for a similar arrangement through Amazon Wireless, which had been offering one of the best prices on the Galaxy S3. The news … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S3 price drops $100 Sunday only at Best Buy
Samsung's Galaxy S3 isn't being thwarted by little things like the iPhone 5 or jury verdicts. Since August 1, sales of the S3 have seen average weekly growth of 9 percent, following by big spikes after the Apple lawsuit verdict and the iPhone 5 announcement, according to mobile-app analytics firm Localytics. Sales of new S3 phones jumped 16 percent from August 21 to August 27. On August 24, a jury in California found Samsung guilty of patent infringement, awarding Apple more than $1 billion in damages. The focus on Samsung and the notion that its phones were similar in some ways to the iPhone may have contributed to the sales bump, suggests Localytics. Many users may also have feared a ban on Samsung products in light of the jury verdict, causing them to rush out to buy a device before it was too late. The second spike was seen from September 11 to September 17, when sales climbed by 15 percent. On September 12, Apple announced the iPhone 5 at a launch event. The prior week, sales … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S3 sales hot despite iPhone 5