Samsung Galaxy S III preorder at Amazon UK already falls to $809, US still keeps it at $899

Samsung Galaxy S III preorder at Amazon UK already falls to $809, US still keeps it at $899
UK will get dibs on the Samsung Galaxy S III very soon, and the nice preorder deals we saw from Carphone Warehouse, for example, where you get a free Galaxy Tab 10.1 thrown in for a good measure if you are amongst the first 1000 to get it with a contract, is expanding to more places, as far as the price of the phone itself is concerned.

Now Amazon UK has the phone for 499 pound sterling SIM-free (about $809), down from 550 at most places. We bet that price will continue to slide down when the May 30 launch nears, so even right after its availability it won't be priced higher than the rest of the high-end Android competition, like the HTC One X, for example.

Amazon in the US has the price pegged at $899 SIM-free since the announcement and isn't budging at those early adopters, who want to have the latest and greatest Android phone unlocked before everybody else is waiting for the US carrier versions.

source: Amazon & AmazonUK

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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.9 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh
  • OS Android 4.3
    Samsung TouchWiz UI



22. GeekMovement unregistered

Announce the US variants! I can't wait to see what Sprint gets.

19. Iphone4 unregistered

wait for two months you will be able to buy on ebay for £325 in uk

16. PimpStrong

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 25, 2011

Everybody complaining about the price realizes that the USD aint worth a damn anymore right? 10 years ago I would get change back if I bought that phone for 499GBP. Now, I better bring $1.61 if I want to buy a £1.00 cheeseburger. Not too long ago, a £499 phone would cost about $499...

18. crysiswarmonger

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

And I walked up hill both ways to school.... darn whipersnappers.

20. sinfiery

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Not to long ago when the Euro was first created, and price discovery didn't have time to work it's magic. Unsuprisingly., after a short period of time there was a radical shift and the Euro has been bouncing around at that price ever since. Also 1 Euro = 1.2996 USD Not to mention recent trends in the exchange rate showing a damn strong dollar, especially relative to the Euro. As for the GBP, go look at the 2004 conversion rate versus that of 2012. 1 usd = .5487 GBP in 04 and today's rate:1 usd = .6189 GBP In conclusion, stop making s**t up.

14. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Damn our U.S. exchange rate. I'm buying the SONY iON it's sexeir looking than this.

13. rg987

Posts: 130; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

all shud wait for SONY HAYABUSA and MINT I..... or for a GALAXY S3 PLUS........a rumor says that GS3+ will have a HD Superamoled plus screen and more ram than in of the specs r same(i found this news at google news for android)

12. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

809$? LOL.

8. a1000smiles4u

Posts: 84; Member since: Apr 24, 2012

no doubt sg3 has killer hardware

5. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

HTC One X have cheap plastic case, no removable battery, no microSD slot and only 16gb internal memory. My best choice is Galaxy S3 no other Android phone can match.

6. a1000smiles4u

Posts: 84; Member since: Apr 24, 2012

LOL do u understand what polycarbonate is ? do u understand what Li-polymer cell is ? do u understand what 32gb is ?

21. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

polycarbonate is plastic but is seen as a more ''premium'' plastic and for some wiered reason at&t have made the one x 16gb which is ridiculous as there is no sd slot...with 32gb that makes sense as 32gb is plenty...i have the s2 with 16gb built in and 16gb sd card which i have yet come to fill,think i have used about 18gb

23. gsmarena_

Posts: 1; Member since: May 08, 2012

LOL to you also there is no capacity difference and life span difference with li-po and li-on so there is no advantage.

7. Juan_Gomez

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

I completely agree. I hate how people directly compare the S3 to the HTC One X. There are such obvious differences between the two.

17. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

People compare them, cause they are the 2 most powerful & talked about Android phones right now.

24. wendygarett unregistered

So you rather pay extra 16gb microSD to compare with international oneX? I wonder why US so love the microSD? Is it free in US? lol If not it would cost more than $900 to buy...

4. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

lol silly sammy 899.99 thats 200 less than my rent fu8k that

2. a1000smiles4u

Posts: 84; Member since: Apr 24, 2012

some where around 700 USD is acceptable otherwise Samsung is creating a market for HTC ONE X

1. viper_3005

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 21, 2012

hey please help me . should i wait for the s3 or should i buy something else now? or wait for the A15 ?

3. a1000smiles4u

Posts: 84; Member since: Apr 24, 2012

just wait till may 30 htc one x would come down by another 70-100 USD A15 :O if u can wait till nov its worth waiting then :P

10. viper_3005

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 21, 2012

thanks mate .

9. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1291; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Wait for Razr MAXX HD...

11. a1000smiles4u

Posts: 84; Member since: Apr 24, 2012

Yea Razr hd at least it would have good design

15. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

If you can wait you should at least till the first reviews are there just in case. I expect them to be good, but even though price will go down a bit when the phone is really available. So it is always worth to wait till then. If you can't wait that much you can select the HTC one X or the S, depends mostly on how big you like the screens. I personally think 4.6" and over as too big as I use the phone with one hand most of the time. The best camera probably goes to the Sony Xperia S though. Don't wait for the A15, as no one knows as yet of any phone with an A15 even in the way, so you can end up waiting till next year.

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