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.

source: Belsimpel.nl via S5Abonnement, Smartphone.bg (translated), Amazon.de

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  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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31 Comments

1. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

9. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 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 easilyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3t7kaC6Gx8s

11. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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.

12. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

13. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

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

18. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 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.

32. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

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

2. sakurorhino

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Wao so much for this Plastic Toy

3. MrTzr unregistered

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

4. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

that's very bad decision samsung.

5. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

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

19. MrTzr unregistered

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

6. Apoorvtheman

Posts: 47; Member since: Jun 25, 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)

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

8. baldilocks

Posts: 1540; Member since: Dec 14, 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.

10. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 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

14. Vanster

Posts: 124; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

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

15. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

Motorola X? Are you sure about that?

17. baldilocks

Posts: 1540; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

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

21. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

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

28. baldilocks

Posts: 1540; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

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

31. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

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

20. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 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.

27. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

+ 1 agree

30. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 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

16. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

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

22. xfire99

Posts: 1206; Member since: Mar 14, 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. -.-

29. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

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

23. nexusdude

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

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

24. deacz

Posts: 162; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

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

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