Samsung Galaxy Axiom on US Cellular, your views

We are currently being bombarded with new high end smartphones that also command a high asking price or monthly contract, but luckily many handset manufacturers also offer consumers cheaper alternatives that still have some worthy specifications. Today we have news of the Samsung Galaxy Axiom on US cellular and wanted your views on the device.

US Cellular has revealed the handset that will certainly appeal to those looking for a more affordable or even their first smartphone, and the Samsung Galaxy Axiom is available for only $79 with a new two year contract or $399 unlocked. The new handset has specifications that are similar to the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, so this could actually be the US version of the handset.

There are some small differences though but for your hard earned cash you get a handset that features a 4-inch TFT LCD display offering a WVGA resolution of 480 x 800. This is powered by a dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.2GHz that is coupled with a worthy 1GB of RAM, and the on board storage comes in at 4GB that can be expanded by a further 32GB thanks to the microSD card slot.

Other features include 4GLTE connectivity, NFC, five megapixel rear camera, 1.3 megapixel front facing shooter, and the device will ship running the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. You would have thought though that Samsung would now ship new handsets with Android Jelly Bean, but the Galaxy Axiom should eventually be treated to the newer software.

Providing the power to all of those components is a 2100 mAh battery unit, and according to the carrier the handset comes with the Google Chrome Web Browser pre-installed as well as supporting Google Wallet. You will also get all the usual Samsung applications pre-installed as well. What do you think of the Samsung Galaxy Axiom?

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