The handset costs twice the amount if purchased on contracts with other carriers
Yesterday, wireless carriers in the United States started selling the Galaxy S5, the latest flagship handset from South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung, and it seems that Verizon’s version of the phone is already available via Amazon at half the price it features at other operators.To be more precise, the handset is available for purchase through Amazon at only $99.99 (€72), although it was launched at $199.99 (€145) for AT&T and Sprint.
At Verizon, users can purchase the smartphone for only $99.99 too, courtesy of the Buy One Get One promotion that the carrier is currently running, but the Amazon deal seems a bit more appealing.
The main reason for that is the fact that those interested in Verizon’s BOGO deal will have to sign up for contract agreements of each of the two Galaxy S5 handsets they buy.
Of course, it still means that the phone features only half the price that it has at other carriers, but that deal is good only when you’re indeed interested in grabbing two units at the same time.
At the moment, the Black version of Verizon’s Galaxy S5, which is down to $99.99 at Amazon, is listed as out of stock, though it should return to availability in the not-too-distant future.
For those out of the loop, we should note that the handset was released with a 5.1-inch full HD touchscreen display, as well as with a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor packed inside.
Moreover, the smartphone features 2GB of RAM inside, along with 16GB of internal memory, and a microSD memory card slot with support for up to 128GB of additional storage space.
At the same time, the phone arrived on shelves with a 16-megapixel camera on the back, capable of recording videos in 4K resolution as well as with a 2MP front camera for making video calls.
Samsung Galaxy S5 also comes with support for 4G LTE networks, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, and with built-in GPS receiver. Moreover, it sports all of the usual set of sensors, along with a fingerprint scanner on the home button, and a heart rate monitor on the back.
The handset runs under Google’s Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system, but Samsung also announced it with its own TouchWiz UI loaded on top, with a series of exclusive apps and features packed inside.
At the same time, we should note that Galaxy S5 comes with a dust- and water-proof design, and that it is the first flagship device from Samsung to include such capabilities.