Best Phone for up tp 400$?


Aug 15, 2007
Hi all,

I'm looking to replace my old, buggy and barely functioning Samsung Galaxy S.
The budget is up to 400$ and the key features I want are:

1) A fast and responsive deice(Good CPU, RAM, Touch response etc.)
2) A good camera
3) Not too big: Glaxy S3 size is the maximum, an iPhone 5 size is great.
4a) A popular model so that online support & accessories are easy to access :)
4b) I think It has to be Android or iOS for the same reason as 4a.
5) this is not exactly a feature but I will point out that I live outside of the US so I need an unlocked or at least an unlock-able phone.
6) New phone (not used).

So far I think the Galaxy S3 is a good option, but I'm open to suggestions.
Also, if I choose to go with galaxy S3 - which one should I get? there are several models and so far the i9300 seems the best from what I checked out.

Thx in advance, ZBBZ.
Apr 18, 2013
I have the S3, amazing phone. Love it so much, I had a few iphones, they aren't even close to the s3. And yes, the i9300 is international and it seems to be very popular, a lot of tutorials are for that model specifically. I have a verizon style s3, and I always get bothered that all the tutorials and stuff are for that model, not mine xD

But great phone overall, if you can a S4 would be good too. if you got that one, it would make a larger gap between now and when you upgrade your phone :)