Sprint confirms April 11th release date for the Samsung Galaxy S5; pre-orders start today
The nation's third largest carrier, Sprint, is starting today to accept pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S5. After a $50 mail-in rebate and a signed two-year contract, the Galaxy S5 will set you back $199.99. The price of the device sans contract is $649 and those using Sprint Easy Pay will be asked to cough up $27.09 monthly for 24 months. The Samsung Galaxy S5 does support Sprint's tri-band Sprint Spark network, which currently offers download speeds as fast as 60Mbps.
The phone will be released April 11th, says Sprint, and is available in Charcoal Black and Shimmery White. For those who banded together with 9 complete strangers, or family or friends to create a Framily plan account, the mobile operator will toss in a free Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 tablet. To get the tablet, you will need a data plan for it and you will be asked to affix your signature on a two-year pact.
Matching the other carriers offering the devices, Sprint is also accepting pre-orders for the Samsung Gear 2 ($299.99) and Samsung Gear 2 Neo ($199.99) smartwatches, both powered by Tizen. And for $199.99, you can reserve a Samsung Gear Fit health tracking wrist band.
1. longboardluv (Posts: 12; Member since: 21 May 2012)
Queue all the "this phone is boring" posts. I like the S5 and am going to buy one this summer. I don't care if you don't think it's not innovative enough.
4. alaw.14 (Posts: 128; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)
Im getting the black one with a white back which one you getting and im also getting the rose gold gear 2
9. KingDingaLing (Posts: 151; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)
Good for you, buddy. There will always be someone that says you're wrong for getting this or that. Go with what you want and you'll always be happy.
Plus, it's one of the top phones to come out this year. and there will always be another phone in a few months that dominates what you have now. Just the way it goes.
11. PAPINYC (Posts: 2237; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
I highly recommend this phone, just don't make the pathetically pitiful mistake of getting it with Sprint; that's all I'm sayin'.
Don't listen to all the haters, they're probably just mad they can't upgrade.
Even with the marked hardware upgrades, this phone will be a game changer for sure.
16. PAPINYC (Posts: 2237; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
And, Verizon ALLLL night ..... cuz that's how 4G LTE rolls!!!
'Can ya' hear me now?'
13. amasog (Posts: 129; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)
just asking,, where do you need this band aid inspired phone?
21. amasog (Posts: 129; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)
how is your life in there (hell)? are there lots of band aids there?
23. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)
yes, sadly no sonys or htcs or nokias.. i guess they're up in heaven cause that's were the neglected end up
17. PAPINYC (Posts: 2237; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Look on the bright side, at least he won't need Apple Care's Liquid Damage $300 protection plan.
22. amasog (Posts: 129; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)
its all about band aid inspired phone. don't drag other brand here. LOL!
24. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)
lol why ? lol other brand no sale? lol us no talk about other brand ? lol it hurts talking about sales numbers ? lol other brand no one buys? lol no talk other brand lol ... seriously get a life LOL!
2. papss (unregistered)
HTC needs to beat them to the release date. I don't think it will matter because SS sales are so high but still a good idea to release before them
3. Slammer (Posts: 994; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
I know know one friend that is purchasing 4 of these phones. Two for him and two for his wife. The reason being is that many of us think this will be the last of removable battery and sd card phones by Samsung. Once the contract runs out, he and his wife will still have a great phones with accessibility as backups.. As outlandish as it sounds, I'm tempted to do the same thing. I know that I will be ordering one for sure.
6. hassoups (Posts: 284; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)
Couldn't be just my another 2 when they're cheaper later on?
8. troutsy (Posts: 253; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)
Shhh, his "friend's" outrageous control of his cash flow is good for the economy.
14. Slammer (Posts: 994; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
Yes. We are not purchasing all at once. Just one each at first. We want to view the landscape of upcoming models, prices and the offerings before purchasing second S5s.
5. rallyguy (Posts: 538; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
The price of $199 makes sense.
But when I read "$199.99 with a $50 mail in rebate" I'm thinking a total of $149.99.
Not $199.99 AFTER mail-in rebate.
10. downphoenix (Posts: 2295; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
Yea, Im disappointed in the pricing. The 2yr price is good, but disappointed that the MSRP has went up yet another $50. The S4 went from 549 to 599 and the S3 from 499 to 549. Better be careful of your pricing Samsung, you're becoming Apple.
19. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2151; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
You're mistaken. The S3 never debuted at $499. Both the S3 & S4 (16GB versions) debuted at $599 or $649 at most U.S. retailers.
26. downphoenix (Posts: 2295; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
I mean the S3 raised the price of the previous phone from 499 to 549. the S2 debuted at 499 for sprint, as did it's S1 (the Epic, which was an S1 with Wimax and slide out qwerty). Then the S4 at 599. Now this as 649. Keeps ticking up. That's only 50$ less than the Note 3 now.
18. tiburonpineda (Posts: 39; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
I leave Sprint for a year, i went to US cellular. .huge mistake. ..now I'm back and I noticed that Sprint got a lot better..
20. RohanM (Posts: 129; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)
I am getting a Galaxy S4 now as it's cheap.. :)
25. Arte-8800 (Posts: 4058; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
im really so happy with my not3 which has 3gb ram vs 2gb ram on s5