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Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini now available for purchase in the UK

Another Galaxy branded handset has landed in the UK. The device is the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini and it can be found with a variety of retailers and carriers. The handset can be purchase on-contract and SIM-free with prices ranging from free up to £299.
November 9, 2012

We had been expecting the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini to come available for those in the UK, and well, those who may have been waiting — now is the time. The handset is available with a variety of carriers and with a variety of retailers. In other words, you can grab the Galaxy S3 Mini either on-contract or SIM-free.

Of course, the pricing will vary depending on which route you take. Those looking to go the on-contract route, the handset will be free. Those choosing to go the SIM-free route, expect to pay around £299.99. So far we have seen listings with both Three and O2. Both of these carriers have the handset available on and off-contract.

Three UK has it for free on the £28 per month Ultimate Internet 500 plan and also for free on the £32 per month One Plan. The SIM-free pricing with Three is £269.99. Moving over to O2 and they have the Galaxy S3 Mini available with no upfront cost on plans from £27 per month and higher. The SIM-free pricing with O2 is £299.99.

Otherwise, the Galaxy S3 Mini can also be found with retailers such as Expansys and Clove, both of whom have it priced close. Expansys is at £299.99 with VAT included and Clove has it priced at £310.80 with VAT included.

As a recap, the Galaxy S3 Mini is available in white or blue and with features to include Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, dual-core 1GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, NFC and a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera.

All said and done, the Galaxy S3 Mini seems like a solid deal at these prices, however the regular-sized Galaxy S3 (even with a little upfront cost) still seems like a better deal. Well, that is unless you are buying the Mini entirely because of the smaller size.