Christmas is a time for gift-giving, and there are few better ways to treat a fellow Samsung Geek than by giving them one of Samsung’s many superb smartphone devices. The question is, though, which Samsung smartphone should I buy for Christmas? Whether you are buying a present for a loved one or just fancy treating yourself over the festive season, these are the Samsung smartphone stocking-fillers you should consider.
Please note that all prices are for UK retailers and are correct at the time of writing.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
The latest in Samsung’s iconic Note series, the Note 4 has a premium look to match its premium price tag. At £629, it will set you back a significant amount of cash, but it is perfect for the dedicated Samsung Geek with their heart set on acquiring Samsung’s flagship mobile device. Its main features include; a 5.7 inch Quad HD display with 1440 x 2560 resolution, a 16 megapixel camera with optical image stabilisation, S Pen Stylus and a long lasting battery with the impressive capacity of 3220 mAH.
Samsung Galaxy Alpha
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha owes its stylish and sophisticated feel to its new metal frame, which substantially enhances the smartphone’s design. Its Octa core processor with 2GB of RAM also facilitates impressive performance and, although not as high quality as the Note 4, its 13 megapixel camera will still allow you to take good quality photos. It’s also £80 cheaper than the Note 4. However, the display isn’t in the same league as the Note 4 and, frustratingly, you have to be satisfied with the internal storage since the Samsung Galaxy Alpha has no provision for a microSD card.
Samsung Galaxy Fame
Those looking for a festive bargain won’t go wrong with the Samsung Galaxy Fame. With an RRP of £145, this affordable handset meets Samsung’s typically high standards for design and build and therefore avoids feeling cheap. Admittedly, it has a small display and unremarkable battery life, but it handily can hold two SIM cards at once and offers other special features as well, such as the Accelerometer and Digital Compass.
Samsung Galaxy Ace 3
The Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 is another notable budget smartphone available this Christmas for just £140. The fact that it is 4G enabled is undoubtedly its best selling point, but it also boasts a bright screen, sizeable battery life and the Smart Stay feature, which prevents the screen from switching off while you’re looking at it. Its five megapixel camera may not be the best available on the market and, at 159 kg, it’s a little on the heavy side, but the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 remains an excellent option for those searching for great value for money this holiday season.
So, which Samsung smartphone should I buy for Christmas?
If you’re looking for a quality smartphone on a budget this festive season, look no further than the Samsung Galaxy Fame and the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3. However, if you want a top of the range smartphone and have been a really good boy or girl this year, ask Santa very nicely to splash the cash and stick a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 or Samsung Galaxy Alpha in your stocking.