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Samsung’s Galaxy S3 Retains Top Spot in UK Handset Charts

­Samsung’s flagship handset, the Galaxy S3, continues to rank as the UK’s most popular handset based on live searches and sales, according to the latest Mobile Tracker.

The real action has been in the competition for second place — between the older Galaxy S2 and Apple’s iPhone 4S. Throughout August, they were neck and neck, with the 4S pipping the S2 to the post on the last day of the month.

While Apple may have won the battle for second place, Samsung has had the last laugh with its Galaxy family taking half of the top ten spots.

The only new entry for August was the BlackBerry Curve 9320, showing there is still a strong appetite for affordable handsets. Compared to the higher spec iPhone 4S and Galaxy S3, which are priced from £26 per month, the Curve 9320 is now available from only £10.50 per month. The Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 is another handset that has captured the imagination of summer bargain hunters, thanks to affordable deals from £15.50 per month.

Number one handset — Samsung’s Galaxy S3 remains Britain’s most popular mobile for the third month running since launching in May 2012.

Top Ten Handsets for August

  • Samsung Galaxy S3
  • Apple iPhone 4S 16GB Black
  • Samsung Galaxy S2
  • Samsung Galaxy Ace
  • Sony Xperia U
  • BlackBerry Curve 9320
  • HTC One X
  • Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
  • Samsung Galaxy Note
  • HTC One S
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