Today Verizon Wireless added the HTC One Max to its roster. However, if you are not a big fan of phablets and prefer more compact phones, the carrier has something for you too. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini and Galaxy S III Mini joined Verizon’s portfolio as well with a price of $99.99 and $49.99, respectively. Both devices require two-year contracts, obviously. Another option is to buy the handsets outright off contract, in which case the Galaxy S4 Mini will set you back $399.99, while the Galaxy S III Mini will cost $249.99. Both phones are also available on Verizon Edge for $10.56 monthly (Galaxy S III Mini) and $16.81 (Galaxy S4 Mini).
Just as predicted, the Samsung Galaxy Exhibit, aka Galaxy S III Mini, landed on T-Mobile on May 29. This date appeared, along with a specs list, in one of the leaks which have been popping up regularly since February. The phone is available for a down payment of $19.99 plus 24 monthly installments $9 each. You can also grab the device outright for a full price, in which case you will have to pay $235.99.
What can you do if you are on a tight budget but want a high-end smartphone real bad? Or a one looking like a high-end smartphone? You can buy a lottery ticket and hope to win a small fortune, you can wait for a deal or, if you are in China, you can opt for a clone. The thing with clones is that they look (almost) identical to the original but come with a tad less impressive specs, so if what matters to you most is the looks, the clone would do just fine. The same goes for mid-range devices, such as the Neo T001, which was based on the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini.
If you were seriously considering getting yourself the Samsung Galaxy S III, but at some point decided it was a bit too big to handle, you may want to check out the smaller version of the Samsung’s flagship smartphone – the Galaxy S III Mini.
The Samsung Galaxy S III Mini equipped with is 4-inch Super AMOLED display and loaded with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is now available in the US via Expansys for $449.99 without contract. The phone is unlocked, meaning it will be compatible with any GSM carrier, and it won’t require signing a service agreement.