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Galaxy S5 price shaping up to be around €650 in Europe, before carrier subsidies

Galaxy S5 price shaping up to be around €650 in Europe, before carrier subsidies
A couple of preorder pages, and leaks from local retailers, peg the price of Samsung's Galaxy S5 flagship to be in the ballpark of EUR 650, before any carrier subsidies. The handset is up for preorder on a Dutch vendor's website already, priced EUR 652 for the black 16 GB version.

Another report, allegedly from carrier insiders, comes from Bulgaria, and they claim it will cost the equivalent of EUR 664 there, free from any contract shackles. Amazon has the S5 preorders quite a bit higher - in Germany and Italy, the S5 goes for €699, and we already saw the outrageous early adopter price for Samsung's flagship on Amazon Spain.

Still, these prices are in line with most flagship handset launches in Europe so far, so evidently the rumors for a cheaper Galaxy S5 might not materialize. For instance, preorders for the Xperia Z2 are already up on the Old Continent, too, and it seems to be ranging from EUR 599 on Amazon Germany, to 550 pounds sterling in the UK. 

These are all preorder prices, so the final tag might be slightly lower, but we wouldn't hold our breath now for the Galaxy S5 to come much cheaper, than previous Galaxy S line models at launch.

Galaxy S5 price shaping up to be around €650 in Europe, before carrier subsidies
source: Belsimpel.nl via S5Abonnement, Smartphone.bg (translated), Amazon.de

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posted on 04 Mar 2014, 04:31 14

1. emadshiny (Posts: 1131; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


WOW, 650 Euro for this ugly piece of plastic.
Hey Sammy, if you see Apple and Sony price their phones like that, thats because they use premium material, not cheap plastic.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 04:57 3

9. vincelongman (Posts: 1190; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


aluminium premium material?
lol, premium coke cans aye
Sure its more premium than plastic, but its far from premium

Also the Z2 has plastic along the sides, and the white version still stains easily
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3t7kaC6Gx8s

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 05:05 10

11. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5494; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


That's a lie, Xperia Z2 has an aluminium frame, and if you're afraid of the stains, don't buy the white color or put a case on it. Problem solved.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 05:13 1

12. vincelongman (Posts: 1190; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Nope, Sony said it has the same plastic ring around the aluminium frame, just like the Z1S (T-Mobile Z1), to increase its reception.
Hopefully the final product doesn't stain.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 05:17 4

13. emadshiny (Posts: 1131; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


And you're just sticking to that thin frame around the aluminum and forget about the back panel and aluminum frame?

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 06:19 3

18. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 951; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


So, milled and anodized aircraft-grade aluminum is the same as Coke can aluminum? I'll use that logic if I ever buy my own small plane.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 19:28

32. vincelongman (Posts: 1190; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Fair point, still really soft, gets scratched and scuffed too easily

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 04:34 5

2. sakurorhino (Posts: 47; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)


Wao so much for this Plastic Toy

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 04:35 5

3. MrTzr (Posts: 107; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)


700 euro's in the Netherlands. That's 963 USD.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 04:37 4

4. LiyanaBG (Posts: 323; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)


that's very bad decision samsung.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 04:46 2

5. Killua (Posts: 270; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)


I'm waiting for Z2's pricing now. I expect it to be a little more expensive.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 06:22 2

19. MrTzr (Posts: 107; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)


It's actually less expensive than the S5 here in Holland.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 04:46 2

6. Apoorvtheman (Posts: 42; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)


Very bad decision by Samsung,Xperia z2 seems to be a good option as its a little cheaper and has the same powerhouse (if not better)

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 04:52 7

7. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5494; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Wao, 650 Euros? WTF...really? No thank you. Xperia Z2 is more worth buying than this.

Epic fail, Samsung!

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 04:56 3

8. baldilocks (Posts: 511; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


This is why I like seeing phones like the Nexus 5, the Motorola X and the Motorola G on the market. They are priced at what phones SHOULD be priced at.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 05:02 2

10. vincelongman (Posts: 1190; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Agreed, phones cost about $200 for OEM to make.
Sure R&D cost aren't included, but still $350-400 still leaves them with very good profit

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 05:17

14. Vanster (Posts: 124; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


yeah plus $450 for superbowl, olympiade, and elen selfie

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 05:24

15. Killua (Posts: 270; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)


Motorola X? Are you sure about that?

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 05:43 1

17. baldilocks (Posts: 511; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


$329-$379 off contract for Moto X. Yes, I am sure about that. :) It's affordable when compared to a $600-$800 phone.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 06:35 1

21. Killua (Posts: 270; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)


$329-$379? Pretty sure it cost $579-$629 when it launched.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 13:53

28. baldilocks (Posts: 511; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


Don't think so...but I could be wrong.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 16:56 1

31. Killua (Posts: 270; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)


I guess you really didn't follow it when it launched in the US for the first time.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 06:23 1

20. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 951; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


The Moto X didn't start that cheap, the Nexus 5 is corner-cutting trash, and the Moto G is a barebones cheap phone without LTE. If everyone thought like you, there would be two phone OEMs, and both would sell uninspired, up imaginative garbage that would still be using old components.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 12:28

27. Odiin (Posts: 243; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


+ 1
agree

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 15:51

30. NexusX (Posts: 119; Member since: 16 May 2013)


got a zte awe from targer for $20 on black Friday without contract. it has a dual-core snapdragon chip, back and front face camera and a good ips screen. it's getting harder and harder to justify the price tags of these flag ship phones, even at $20 my phone does everything the galaxy s4 does, web browsing, gps, music, video. unless some crazy revolutionary must-have technology comes with these phones, I really don't see the reason buy another galaxy

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 05:36

16. Astoni (Posts: 511; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


650? gotta suck.. For the first time its cheaper in sweden xD. its around 590 euros here if you pre-order :p.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 06:42 1

22. xfire99 (Posts: 514; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


590Euro?http://www.prisjakt.nu/produkt.php?p=2522374&o=inkfrakt
More like 670 Euro. Sweden is never cheap on anything duh.
SM-P605 32GB still cost 790 Euro and I bought mine at Ebay for 599 Euro last year. -.-

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 15:34

29. Astoni (Posts: 511; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


IF you order from swedish carrier :p. If you buy from a normal store.. not so much :p

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 06:49 2

23. nexusdude (Posts: 149; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)


Better buy two Nexus 5's. Correction, even one is better.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 07:08 1

24. deacz (Posts: 151; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


s5 650€+ vs LG G2 for 399, yea dont think so the s5 hardware isnt that much of an upgrade + its larger

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 11:29

25. Heatfan316 (Posts: 417; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


Wait a minute, didn't they say this phone was supposed to be cheaper than previous models?

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 11:30

26. limporgyuk (Posts: 148; Member since: 06 Nov 2013)


Samsung bashing has never been so much fun [& easy]

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