Along with the Samsung Galaxy S3, one of the most popular handsets on the market right now is the iPhone 5 from Apple.
The iPhone 5 unlocked version still maintains its price point at the moment, however the Galaxy S3 is declining slowly and so the price gap between the two handsets is widening even more.
iPhone 5 & Samsung Galaxy S3 price wars
PopHerald reports that the 16GB iPhone 5 in many places is on the rise from $950 to $980; this is thought to be due to constraints with supplies. The iPhone 5 64GB now has a price tag of $1,180, and this is a shock as the suggested retail price of the device is set at between $649 and $849.
With the release of devices running Jelly Bean, which includes the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and HTC One X+, the price of the Samsung Galaxy S3 has been dropping. The 16GB GSM HSPA+ version of the S3 has dropped from around $750 unlocked to between $530 and $550.
The 16GB base model of the Samsung Galaxy S3 at $550 and the iPhone 5 at $980 shows that the device from Apple is nearly twice as much as that of Samsung in the unlocked market right now.
This is typical since the balance between supply and demand have an effect on the price of popular electronics. However in the US this is often difficult to see thanks to carriers having heavily subsidized handsets.