Samsung Galaxy S2 Still A Very Popular Choice In The UK
In 2011, Samsung launched the follow up to the Galaxy S, the Galaxy S2. This phone quickly became another bestseller for the South Korean manufacturer, helping to cement its position as one of the top smartphone manufacturers in the world and paving the way for the phenomenally popular Galaxy S3, which was Samsung’s hit smartphone of 2012.
At the time of its release, the Samsung Galaxy S2 was one of the most advanced phones on the market. It was one of the first of feature a dual-core processor and 8 megapixel camera, and really helped to bring the Android OS into the limelight in a market which was at the time dominated by Apple’s iOS powered iPhone line.
Since the Galaxy S3 was released in May 2012, many retailers and networks have heavily reduced the prices of Galaxy S2 contracts and SIM free handsets. This has led to the phone seeing a resurge in popularity, particularly in the UK.
While the Galaxy S3 is no doubt one of the best smartphone models ever to have been released, it of course demands a high price tag on account of its advanced technology. Because of the cheaper prices of the Galaxy S2, coupled with the fact that it can still hold its own against many more recently released models, the Galaxy S2 continues to sell well.
According to the mobile tracker tool from uSwitch, which tracks sales of mobile phone handsets and contracts in the UK, the Galaxy S2 is still the number two bestselling smartphone model so far in 2013. In recent months it has not fallen below the number 4 spot, and now sits below its Galaxy S3 successor which has remained in the number one spot since its launch. Not even the likes of the Apple iPhone 5 (which currently appears at number 6 on the top ten list) or Google Nexus 4 have been able to make a significant impact on sales of the Galaxy S3.
With Samsung Galaxy S2 Deals offered by all major UK networks on pay monthly contracts (with many offering deals for a few pounds per months with a free handset), it looks like it will remain a popular choice for many months to come.