With the imminent arrival of the Galaxy S4, price of the Samsung Galaxy S3 drops

by: Ankit BanerjeeApril 1, 2013


Everyone wants to switch to the “latest and greatest” device manufacturers have to offer, but if the required investment is a little out of your reach, the great news is that with the arrival of the newest flagships, the price of last year’s top devices drop significantly, allowing you to pick up a more than decent high-end smartphone at a very economical rate. This is certainly the case with the Samsung Galaxy S3!

With the imminent arrival of the Galaxy S4, AT&T today announced that the Samsung Galaxy S3 would be available for $100 cheaper! That is, the 2012 Samsung flagship could be yours for just $99, but, of course, with a 2-year contractual commitment. Samsung has sold over 50 million S3s globally, and that number is only going to keep rising with the price drop, especially if you aren’t looking to shell out the $249.99 required for the Galaxy S4 from AT&T, but are still in the market for a high-end smartphone.

$99 gets you a smartphone with a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1280×720 resolution, 1.5Ghz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor (in the US), 16/32/64 GB internal storage expandable via microSD, 2GB RAM (in the US), 8MP rear camera and 1.9MP front camera, 2,100 mAh battery, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on-board.

If you’re looking for some help in deciding if the Galaxy S4 is worth it, or whether the Galaxy S3 is more than enough, check out our quick comparison here –

Even though AT&T is the first, don’t worry if you’re on another network, or another country, because every network carrier and retailer that offers the Samsung Galaxy S3, and is planning to sell the Galaxy S4, will be announcing similar price drops soon.

Will you be picking up the Samsung Galaxy S3 following the significant price drop? Let us know in the comments section below.

  • Yoel Feuermann

    why would anyone go for the S3 and not the S4 (unless they were offered a free upgrade)?

    I mean, what is the difference in the user experience besides the processor ability, which only seemed useful in the S3 when running heavy operations on multiple files, like backup etc.

    oh yeah – a better quality screen is nice, but not worth the extra $$.

    • Eric

      I guess you meant “why would anyone go for the S4 and not the S3”

    • ?

      Why would you not? A small upfront cost of 150 is insignificant compared to the 4000+ dollars you’ll spend over a three year contract.