Mobile phones more expensive to buy in UK than US, China and Australia

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The Cheapest Country to Own a Mobile Phone

The Cheapest Country to Own a Mobile Phone

After conducting research, can reveal that three of the most popular phones, the iPhone 5, the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the HTC One X, are cheaper to purchase in the United States than any other country in the world. Although prices ranged between all of the countries in question, including the USA, Australia, China, the UK, France and Germany, Europe emerged as the most expensive market for mobile phones. has today undertaken research to understand how expensive it is to purchase three of the most popular mobile phones, the iPhone 5, the HTC One X and the Samsung Galaxy S3, across various countries. This research was conducted in order to establish whether there was a vast price range among nations where mobile phones are both manufactured and consumed widely. These countries included the USA, the UK, Australia, France, Germany and China. The results of the investigation demonstrates the price (converted to British pounds) for a SIM free handset, as opposed to the cost of acquiring the same phone on a pay monthly contract.

The findings clearly show that the iPhone 5 can be purchased much cheaper in the United States than it can in mainland Europe. This is the general trend for all three of the phones investigated leading to establish that the USA is essentially the cheapest country to purchase either an iPhone 5, a Samsung Galaxy S3 or a HTC One X. Close behind America is both Australia and China, with the European states trailing in behind. is an independent service which provides users with impartial mobile phone reviews, detailed articles and up-to-date news stories. The website not only offers users all the information they need in order to make an informed purchase on a mobile phone, but the site also lists over 600,000 mobile phone deals across all major network providers and UK retailers. The site’s intelligent engines narrow down these deals to find your perfect mobile phone for the cheapest price in the UK.

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Charlotte Kertrestel, Marketing Assistant,
0121 200 5708
charlotte.kertrestel (at) mobilephones (dot) com

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