Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S5 now available on Amazon for $824.99 through third-party sellers
7. Aploine (Posts: 426; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)
Imagine your self to buy it and in a month brake it.
Samsung Galaxy S5: prices expected to fall by 24% after 3 months
8. vincelongman (Posts: 4424; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
Its NZ$1050 (US$910)
Hate to think how much its in other countries such as brazil
29. fegrob (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Apr 2014)
In Walmart at Brazil the galaxy s5 unlocked cost is U$1161,00
5. _Bone_ (Posts: 2154; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Best screen ever
Top performance, fluid operation
And I'm not fooling you guys. It's was the truth yesterday, will be 2moro.
10. Aploine (Posts: 426; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)
Solid waterproofing (Ghhhm...) How long will that elastic ring will resist dust and then water on a removable back lid? Just asking.
12. CoastCity (Posts: 247; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)
#10 Right. Cause if i want a removable batery, I want to change it with a second when the first goes off
19. _Bone_ (Posts: 2154; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Probably the same time any sealed flip ports on an Xperia etc.
21. true1984 (Posts: 823; Member since: 23 May 2012)
maybe water damage is covered under the warranty, unlike the s4 active
18. true1984 (Posts: 823; Member since: 23 May 2012)
its about time they got the fluid operation down. that was another reason why i didnt get the s4. i couldnt stand the fact that it stuttered when it was on 4.2 and the m7 did a better job on 4.1
9. kingEngine (Posts: 36; Member since: 05 Mar 2014)
A few days of selling my body should do it.
11. GamasK (Posts: 22; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)
At my country it cost Rp.8.500.000 or US$780, is it expensive for something like this?
13. christophersalse (Posts: 99; Member since: 19 Jan 2014)
I don't understand why anyone would pay such inflated prices just to have it a little early. Why not just wait until the official release and get one at a much lower price?
26. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
because some people have more money than brains?
14. Bozzor (Posts: 175; Member since: 02 May 2012)
One of my staff used to work in pricing for mobile phones: this is what she said.
Launch: For ultra high demand products where supply is never enough, it's basically "How hard can we screw the rich early adopters?" Pricing anywhere 15-25%+ over RRP. This phase lasts anywhere from a few days to a month or two.
Early days: generally RRP. Very rare for a discount unless sales very week. In some cases, even strong demand items may have a quick sale to generate foot traffic or extra interest, but this is very rare, sudden and usually very brief i.e. one day only. This can last usually 2-3 months, sometimes longer.
Mid life: RRP often dropped 15-20%. Discounts ad-ons given. Usually 3-6 months after launch, can last a while.
Replacement approaching: bigger discounts, maybe 20-35+% off RRP for normal items. Higher for things not doing well (i.e. some Blackberry handsets).
Liquidation: clear the stock rule. Cost of carrying it is higher than selling at a small loss. 50%+ off RRP likely.
15. fireblade (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)
This is crazy. All Samsung phones are overpriced, even the sh*ttiest one. LG is better.
25. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
Smoking early, aren't you?
17. true1984 (Posts: 823; Member since: 23 May 2012)
honestly if you buy this phone off contract go to the carrier website. i know sprint has it at $650 for the16gb version, but i'm not sure about other carriers though. unlocked or developer editions, you're looking at $700 for the same version
24. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
What you don't seem to understand, is this device is unlocked. Its not carrier locked. If you pay full price for the Sprint model, it can still only be used with Sprint. The unlocked model only works on T-Mobile and AT&T here in the USA. If you lived in Europe, and unlocked phone can be used on 100's of carriers.
That is why the cost is high from these resellers. They are trying to make as much as they can for those who want it early.
The phones official release date wasn't until later this month.
28. true1984 (Posts: 823; Member since: 23 May 2012)
why wouldnt i understand that? did i question why it was so high?did i say anything that would make it seem like i was confused about the price? no. i travel outside of the country sometimes so i use unlocked phones and i'm aware of how they're used. what i was saying is if you dont need an unlocked phone, say your carrier was t-mobile or at&t, then you can save yourself a few bucks since the only real benefit of an unlocked phone it that you can take it overseas.
22. teerex42 (Posts: 209; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)
I'm waiting for the electric blue unlocked version... take my money!!!!
23. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
While everyone is complaining about the price, it isn't Samsung's pricing. the 3rd party jacked up the price to make as much as they can. Its funny how an unlocked iPhone which has far less capability and smaller, costs nearly $1200 off contract and unlocked.
Smartphones are just mobile computers. Every notice, mobile computers cost more than stationary ones. Considering Samsung sells these at $750 on contract or so, $824 isn't bad, especially including 2 day insured shipping.
27. MEeee (Posts: 351; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Samsung haters are unreasonable, blind and plain stupid.