The handset is available with a contract ($79) or at an outright purchase price of $399.99.
So for about $80 you’ll be snapping up an Android 4.0 smartphone with a four-inch screen and a five-megapixel rear camera. Of course, this isn’t exactly one of Samsung’s top performing smartphones, as it is basically a mildly upgraded version of the pared down Galaxy S III Mini.
The processor inside the Axiom is a 1.5 GHz dual core Krait CPU. There is a somewhat of a discrepancy between Samsung’s listed specifications and the official US Cellular info. For example, Samsung says the Krait processor operates at 1.2 GHz, while other specs up for debate include 4 GB of internal storage – with only 1.8 GB available to the user for apps and other content. The good news? The Galaxy Axiom does have a microSD card slot for storage expansion.
Part of the reason there’s so little internal storage available to the user is that the phone comes loaded with a slew of Google software and other content. US Cellular says that the phone includes Google Wallet, Chrome, Flipboard, Samsung S-Voice and S-Beam.
Overall, this is a modestly speced smartphone that’ll probably be most appealing to those looking for a device on a budget.