Looking for a bargain phone - is an outdated OS a big deal?

  tallbergalex 12:00 24 Jan 15
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I'm looking for a new phone, something that's old enough to have a good price, but new enough to last for a few years to come.

I found a pretty great bargain for a Samsung Galaxy S III (4G version), but I'm concerned because the specs say it's running on Android 4.0.2. I can see it's a really old Android OS, is that a big deal?

While I have no problem buying an older phone (the system specs are still VERY good regarding the price 190€ - 1.4 GhZ processor, 2 gigs of RAM, 720p display, 16 gigs storage + microSD-slot - on par with 500€ iPhone 6), I still don't want a phone that's left to the graveyard right off the box.

So, how much of a difference does a newer OS make? Will you get updates if you buy an older phone? Can the 4.0.2 of the Galaxy S III be upgraded to newer OS like KitKat 4.4? If not, would you pay 100€ more for a similar phone with, say, 4.4.2 KitKat?

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