Samsung Galaxy S III Price Plans Comparison

Samsung Galaxy S III Price Plans Comparison

Samsung Galaxy S III Contract Prices in Singapore

The Samsung Galaxy S III is shaping up to be the most anticipated Android smartphone that has ever launched in Singapore by following in the footsteps of arch-rival Apple which has seen midnight launches of its iPads and iPhones at all three telcos. In less than twelve hours, all three telcos will be holding their official launch events from 9 p.m to 12 p.m at their respective stores

Are you still deciding between the Samsung Galaxy S IIIthe HTC One X  or the Apple iPhone 4S? Well, we have compiled the contract pricing of the three phones across all three telcos for your easy reference. Before we dive into the details, let's take a look at their recommended retail prices and specs: 

  Samsung Galaxy S III (16GB) HTC One X (32GB) Apple iPhone 4S
(16 / 32GB)
Recommended Retail Price S$998 S$898 S$948 / S$1088
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 Device

Samsung
Galaxy S III

HTC One X

Apple iPhone 4S

OS Google Android 4.0 with TouchWiz Nature UX Google Android 4.0 with Sense 4 Apple iOS 5
Processor Exynos 4212 Quad-core 1.4GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad-core 1.5GHz Apple A5 dual-core 1GHz
RAM 1GB 1GB 512MB
Storage 16GB built-in
(microSD card expandable to a further 64GB)

50GB free Dropbox storage for two years
(inclusive of 2GB when you sign up)
32GB built-in
(no microSD card expandability)

25GB free Dropbox storage for two years
(inclusive of 2GB when you sign up)
16 / 32 / 64GB built-in
(no memory card slot)

Free 5GB iCloud storage
Display 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED 4.7-inch Super IPS LCD 2 3.5-inch IPS TFT
Resolution 1280 x 720 pixels 1280 x 720 pixels 960 x 540 pixels
Camera 8-megapixel / F2.6 aperture
1.9-megapixel (front-facing)
8-megapixel / F2.0 aperture
1.3-megapixel (front-facing)
8-megapixel / F2.4 aperture
0.3-megapixel (front-facing)
Battery 2100mAh (removable) 1800mAh (non-removable) 1432mAh (non-removable)
Dimensions 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6mm 134.4 x 69.9 x 8.9mm 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3mm
Weight 133g 130g 140g

 

 

HTC One X, Samsung Galaxy S III and Apple iPhone 4S with 2-year Contract Price Comparison 

Do note that the contract pricing is based on this week's promo which is valid from 26th May to 1st June. Prices may change thereafter. 

Other miscellaneous costs such as early re-contract fees, SIM card charges and registration fees are not included in this table.  

Data Plan / Month M1 SingTel StarHub
Basic Tier
  • ValueSurf / iPhone Value
  • S$39 / S$36
  • Free incoming calls 
  • Free 120 / 100 mins outgoing local calls
  • Free 500 local SMS 
  • Free 12GB local data bundle
     
  • HTC One X: S$468
  • Samsung Galaxy S III: S$498
  • Apple iPhone 4S: 16GB (S$505) / 32GB (S$630)


     
  • 3G Flexi Lite
  • S$39.90
  • Free incoming calls 
  • Free 100 mins outgoing local calls
  • Free 550 local SMS
  • Free 12GB local data bundle
     
  • HTC One X: S$468
  • Samsung Galaxy S III: S$498
  • Apple iPhone 4S: 16GB (S$498) / 32GB (S$668)
  • 3G SmartSurf 100
  • S$38
  • Free incoming calls 
  • Free 100 mins outgoing local calls 
  • Free 500 local SMS 
  • Free 12GB local data bundle 
     
  • HTC One X: S$468
  • Samsung Galaxy S III: S$498
  • Apple iPhone 4S: 16GB (S$498) / 32GB (S$678)
Mid Tier
  • LiteSurf / iPhone Lite
  • S$55 / S$56
  • Free incoming calls 
  • Free 250 / 300 mins outgoing local calls 
  • 500 free local SMS 
  • 12GB free local data bundle
     
  • HTC One X: S$318
  • Samsung Galaxy S III: S$348
  • Apple iPhone 4S: 16GB (S$235) / 32GB (S$370)

 

  • 3G Flexi Value
  • S$59.90
  • Free incoming calls 
  • Free 200 mins outgoing local calls
  • Free 650 local SMS 
  • Free 12GB local data bundle
     
  • HTC One X: S$318
  • Samsung Galaxy S III: S$348
  • Apple iPhone 4S: 16GB (S$248) / 32GB (S$368)
  • 3G SmartSurf 300
  • S$58
  • Free incoming calls 
  • Free 300 mins outgoing local calls 
  • Free 500 local SMS 
  • Free 12GB local data bundle 
     
  • HTC One X: S$318
  • Samsung Galaxy S III: S$348
  • Apple iPhone 4S: 16GB (S$248) / 32GB (S$378)
High Tier
  • ExtremeSurf / iPhone Extreme
  • S$95 / S$98
  • Free incoming calls 
  • Free 600 / 700 mins outgoing local calls 
  • Free 500 local SMS 
  • Unlimited local data bundle
     
  • HTC One X: S$218
  • Samsung Galaxy S III: S$198
  • Apple iPhone 4S: 16GB (S$0) / 32GB (S$70)
  • 3G Flexi Plus
  • S$99.90
  • Free incoming calls 
  • Free 500 mins outgoing local calls 
  • Free 700 local SMS 
  • Free 12GB local data bundle
     
  • HTC One X: S$168
  • Samsung Galaxy S III: S$198
  • Apple iPhone 4S: 16GB (S$0) / 32GB (S$98)
  • 3G SmartSurf 700
  • S$98
  • Free incoming calls 
  • Free 700 mins outgoing local calls
  • Free 500 local SMS 
  • Free 12GB local data bundle
     
  • HTC One X: S$168
  • Samsung Galaxy S III: S$198
  • Apple iPhone 4S: 16GB ($0) / 32GB (S$108)
Premium
  • iPhone Max
  • S$198
  • Unlimited local calls 
  • Free 2000 local SMS
  • Unlimited local data bundle
  • 16GB (S$0) / 32GB (S$0)

Premium contract pricing only applicable to the Apple iPhone 4S.

  • 3G Flexi Premium 
  • S$205
  • Free incoming calls 
  • Free 2000 mins outgoing local calls
  • Free 2000 local SMS 
  • Free 30GB local data bundle
     
  • HTC One X: S$168
  • Samsung Galaxy S III: S$198
  • Apple iPhone 4S: 16GB (S$0) / 32GB (S$0)
  • 3G SmartSurf Unlimited 
  • S$205
  • Free incoming calls 
  • Free 2000 mins outgoing local calls 
  • Free 2000 local SMS 
  • Unlimited local data bundle
     
  • HTC One X: S$168
  • Samsung Galaxy S III: S$198
  • Apple iPhone 4S: 16GB (S$0) / 32GB (S$0)
 

Price Comparison Analysis

The contract prices for the Samsung Galaxy S III is similar across the three telcos, making it a tougher decision to make. Generally, the HTC One X costs S$30 lesser than the Samsung Galaxy S III with a two-year contract (with the exception of M1's ExtremeSurf plan).

By paying S$30 more, you get the Samsung Galaxy S III with a better battery life, superior processing performance, a slightly bigger screen and the a microSD card slot. To be frank, it sounds like a sweet deal for most consumers unless you prefer the industrial design of the HTC One X which some may feel is more aesthetically pleasing.

If you are a first time smartphone buyer and are also considering the Apple iPhone 4S, the fruity phone is priced quite competitively with the Droids. It is still one of the best designed smartphones in the market with its eye-popping Retina display, smooth performance and excellent imaging quality. However, the choice here is not just about the phone hardware, but it's OS ecosystem too. To better decide what each OS ecosystem has to offer (iOS 5, Android 4.0 and Windows Phone 7.5) and how they match up, we've a dedicated article to help choose your platform of choice.

If you still need some conviction, do check out our detailed reviews of the Samsung Galaxy S III , HTC One X and the Apple iPhone 4S, to help you decide which phone suits your needs better. Ultimately, the choice is yours to make. For more information on the pricing of the Samsung Galaxy S III, hit the links to the respective telcos below: