With the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 showing its face, Samsung have dropped the price tag of the Galaxy S3 unlocked version reports PopHerald. The 16GB version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 has dropped by around 25% in price, which means that you can now get your hands on the 6 month old Android for just under $550, from over $600. The 16GB version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 starts at $660 and goes past $700.
iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3: S3 price now almost half that of iPhone
The iPhone 5 on the other hand was launched in September and the prices of the unlocked handset have not changed. The larger retailers, including Amazon, Negri Electronics and Expnansys, all have the 16GB version of the iPhone 5 for a whopping $1,125 and the 32GB for $1,300. This is of course well over the RRP but given the limited supply, retailers are charging what they see is fit.
Many individuals want to buy an unlocked GSM device so as to keep away from contracts, along with overcharges, which cellular providers in the US impose.
Of course you do have to bear in mind that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean upgrades have been announced for the Samsung Galaxy S3 and this provide a new lease on life for the S3 thanks to a far smoother experience, courtesy of Project Butter.