Deal: Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S5 now just $259.99

Deal: Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S5 now just $259.99
If you want to buy a new Android smartphone, but you don't have too much money to spend, and you don't necessarily need a model released recently, you may consider getting the Samsung Galaxy S5. The handset - which was Samsung's flagship of 2014 - can currently be bought for just $259.99, unlocked, via Daily Steals. Normally, an unlocked Galaxy S5 costs at least $300. The offer appears to be available until February 1, so you have until early next week to decide if it's worth it.

The Galaxy S5 that's sold by Daily Steals is the SM-G900A model, so it's compatible with the LTE networks of AT&T and T-Mobile, but won't work on Verizon and Sprint. There are three color versions available: black, white, and gold.

Currently running Android Lollipop, the Samsung Galaxy S5 should be updated to Android Marshmallow starting April (a few lucky S5 owners seem to have already received the update).

While it's not made out of metal (like the Galaxy S6), the Galaxy S5 is dust- and water-resistant (IP67-certified), and it's still a very decent smartphone. Its highlight features include a 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 801 processor, and a 16 MP rear camera. There's also 2 GB of RAM on board, plus 16 GB of expandable storage space. Check out our Samsung Galaxy S5 review to find out more about the handset.

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source: Daily Steals via Android Authority

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Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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18 Comments

1. RuneMaster

Posts: 75; Member since: May 31, 2015

Good offer. But please, give me a S6 Edge @same price.

6. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

S6 edge at the same price lool erm...

12. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Just go back there this time next year.

2. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Even though I quite dislike the design, for $259 it is a wonderful.

3. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

* wonderful deal

4. warrenellis93

Posts: 542; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

Tell that to boost mobile that charges $399 for the s5

8. SprintGuy26

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 21, 2011

that what sucks about CDMA ur stuck with their phones only and they can charge anything they want vs GSM u can just pop the SIM in as long as the phone is unlock like this S5 on sale...

5. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

The last good Galaxy S phone, at an excellent price. Hopefully S7 will be a return of the king and not return of the let's copy iphone.

7. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

S6 edge or edge plus......?

10. Acdc1a

Posts: 473; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

No expansion....that's everyone's issue.

9. ChaoticRage

Posts: 154; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

That's a good deal. Water resistant and SD card too. Sounds like hmmm, premium.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Helluva phone for $260.

13. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

I'm curious how much the general price of the S5 will drop more after the S7 is announced or released.

14. Donquixote

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 25, 2016

I have owned this phone ever since summer 2014. The camera, both rear and front are horrible. I'm not an iPhone fan, but even the iPhone 4 had better camera's. Fingerprint scanner is bad on this phone. Ever since the S6 came out the battery started draining really fast. Other than that, it's pretty fast, has a great screen, a reliable smartphone and personally I like the design.

16. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

bad camera? i thought this had a good camera.

17. Donquixote

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 25, 2016

It has a lot of digital noise, especially in lower light conditions. A friend of mine has an xiaomi redmi note 2 and his camera performs way better than mine, we also went to a concert together where my photos were all extremely dark and his were very decent. So yeah I was actually a bit flabbergasted

19. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

i get your point but taking pictures in a concert in the middle of the night with artificial light sources with a dslr is difficult but with a mobile device will result in lukewarm pics at best. i see no point, better off getting the web address of the professional photographers or the band's website itself and pulling pics that a way. then uploading a washed out noisy and generally classless pic reproduced through a camera phone.

18. mrmessma

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Front camera is not good, but the rear camera is quite capable. Also, I can't talk about battery life, using Cyanogenmod, it's roughly the same or better than stock.

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