Samsung Galaxy Z: The Cheap Samsung Galaxy S2
The cheaper version of the highly-rated Samsung Galaxy S2 is now available for pre-order. The Galaxy Z adds to Samsung's Galaxy series allowing everybody to choose from a range of Galaxy series. The Galaxy Z, being the cheaper Galaxy product. Weird this: the phone was not released by Samsung but actually by Swedish company Three.
The new Galaxy Z offers a slight combination of the Samsung Galaxy S2 and the Samsung Galaxy SL i9003, and sports a Tegra 2 chipset with 2 1GHz Cortex-A9 processors. The Samsung Galaxy S2 has a 1.2GHz processor so not a huge difference there. Instead of the famous Super AMOLED screen that is features on the Galaxy S2, this Galaxy Z has a big 4.2" WVGA Super Clear LCD screen; doesn't sound too bad, eh? It also sports a 5 mega-pixel camera which falls 3 short of the Galaxy S2 and shoot 720p HD video rather than the attractive 1080p. At the end of the day, it's meant to be a cheaper alternative. The Galaxy Z also has 8GB built in memory with the ability to expand up to 32GB.
It runs Gingerbread 2.3, so no updates will be necessary immediately and the battery life: has a talk time of up to 9 hours with a standby time of up to 620 hours, and a 1650mAh battery.
So the price...
The phone will be roughly $630 (£392) for SIM-Free and if you prefer contract then the phone will be approximately £29.75 a month with the handset for free. At the moment the phone is only available on Three which is really a major hold back and also it is only available in Sweden right now. But, it seems that the phone can potentially be a huge hit and Samsung won't restrict sales...so we'll have to wait and see...
What do you think? Is it a good deal?