With Samsung, Nokia and Apple all touting for holiday season business, which one of the tech giants is tickling the seasonal fancy of consumers down under?
Apple iPhone 5
The iPhone 5 is being sold very competitively in Oz – you might already have the iPhone 5, but if you don’t, you should know that the best iPhone 5 prices are to be had right here in Australia. As an example, Australia’s Virgin Mobile has the lowest two-year price plan compared to the UK, the US and NZ – a mere $47 per month ($1,128) on Big Plan 29. This plan has no upfront payments at all.
Nokia Lumia 920
The Nokia Lumia 920 is amazing people worldwide with its stunning design and its 8.7MP camera. There’s no set release date for this WP8 phone just yet, though. The Nokia Lumia 920 weighs 185g, which is much heavier than the 112g iPhone 5 and the 133g Samsung Galaxy S3. However, its 332ppi beats the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the iPhone 5 into a cocked hat. PPI and weight aren’t the main considerations for consumers, though – OS is very important, and you have a three-way toss-up between Android Jelly Bean, Windows Phone 8 or iOS 6.
The Nokia Lumia 920 will be available from Telstra (with its LTE network) only – at first, anyway. This exclusivity is probably only temporary. Vodafone and Optus will sell the Lumia 820 handset, and announcements of release dates should be around now.
Samsung Galaxy S3
The Samsung Galaxy S3 has almost identical hardware to the iPhone 5, so people will buy according to brand loyalty – which is why Samsung targeted ads at Apple fans! Some will buy depending on screen size – which will be a win for the 4.8” Samsung Galaxy S3. Optus is offering the Galaxy S3 4G from $51 per month, and Telstra customers can get it for $60 per month on the Every Day Connect plan.
So what do you want in your stocking this year? The Samsung Galaxy S3, iPhone 5 or Nokia Lumia 920?