Round-up: EE's 4G phones and prices

Round-up: EE's 4G phones and prices

Summary: T-Mobile and Orange's parent EE has now revealed tariffs for its 4G network in the UK. Here's a look at the operator's line-up of 4G phones, how they compare and what it will cost you to get one.

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  • Samsung Galaxy S III LTE

    The Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE costs from £30 on an £56 monthly contract with 8GB of data - the same as the iPhone 5.

    However, the smartphone comes in at £150 on a 500MB of data, £36-a-month deal - £30 less than Apple's handset.  

    The Galaxy S3 LTE comes with a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED 720p display - the biggest of all the pure smartphones on offer. It has a 1.4GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM.

    It supports microSD cards up to 64GB, and on-board storage can be up to 64GB, for a maximum capacity of 128GB.

    Image: Ben Woods

  • Samsung Galaxy Note II LTE

    The Samsung Galaxy Note II LTE is available from £30 when customers sign up to the 8GB of data/£56 a month plan.

    If they go for the 500MB/£36 tariff, they pay £180 for the device - the same as the iPhone 5.

    The Galaxy Note II LTE, with its 5.3-inch display, is sized somewhere between a smartphone and a tablet.

    The idea of the hybrid is that it is easy to take notes on, so it comes with a stylus — the S Pen — to use some of its features, rather than finger swipes.

    The Note II LTE has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 1.5GHz quad-core chip. It comes with 16GB built-in memory and supports a microSD card up to 32GB.

    Image: Stephen Shankland/CNET

  • HTC One XL

    Like the other 4G-capable phones carried by EE, the HTC One XL costs from £30 on the high-data 8GB/£56 a month plan.

    On the lower-end 500MB/£36 subscription, the handset is £150 - equivalent to the Galaxy S III LTE and cheaper than the others so far. 

    The One XL handset runs the Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android. It comes with 16GB of internal storage and a 4.7-inch display. However, the display's resolution is 540x960 pixels, much lower than the corresponding non-4G One X's 720x1,280 display.

    Hardware-wise, there is a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 1GB RAM.

    Image: HTC

Topics: 4G, Mobility, Smartphones, Telcos, United Kingdom

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    Here is an excellent article that summarizes the brave new 4G world and though it has a Canadian slant, the message is applicable elsewhere: http://www.techvibes.com/blog/post-commercial-broadcast-age-2012-10-24
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