Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S5 now available on Amazon for $824.99 through third-party sellers

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S5 now available on Amazon for $824.99 through third-party sellers
Well, there you go. As many as five different US third-party sellers have already put the Samsung Galaxy S5 up for sale on Amazon. The available model is the white one, and it comes unlocked, just as you'd expect. Shipping is free, and set at two business days.

At $824.99, however, the Galaxy S5 is anything but cheap. That's not at all unsurprising, seeing as smartphone "scalping" has gotten very common these days, with a whole bunch of resellers taking advantage of the insufficient supply of any smartphone that is likely to lure impatient buyers. 

In any case, we'd suggest you exercise restraint, and wait another 10 days, when the Galaxy S5 will launch officially in the US

source: Amazon via 9to5Google

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Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    Samsung TouchWiz UI



27. MEeee

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Samsung haters are unreasonable, blind and plain stupid.

23. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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.

22. teerex42

Posts: 221; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

I'm waiting for the electric blue unlocked version... take my money!!!!

17. true1984

Posts: 871; Member since: May 23, 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

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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: 871; Member since: May 23, 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.

15. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

This is crazy. All Samsung phones are overpriced, even the sh*ttiest one. LG is better.

20. true1984

Posts: 871; Member since: May 23, 2012

you're joking right?

25. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Smoking early, aren't you?

14. Bozzor

Posts: 248; Member since: May 02, 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.

13. christophersalse

Posts: 99; Member since: Jan 19, 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

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

because some people have more money than brains?

11. GamasK

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

At my country it cost Rp.8.500.000 or US$780, is it expensive for something like this?

9. kingEngine

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 05, 2014

A few days of selling my body should do it.

5. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

6. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

April fools day!!!

16. true1984

Posts: 871; Member since: May 23, 2012

dont you wish

10. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 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: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 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: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Probably the same time any sealed flip ports on an Xperia etc.

21. true1984

Posts: 871; Member since: May 23, 2012

maybe water damage is covered under the warranty, unlike the s4 active

18. true1984

Posts: 871; Member since: May 23, 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

4. jeeta444

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

insanly high pricing..!!

3. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

April fools day!!!!

2. D.Aceveda

Posts: 454; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

$824!? LOL!

8. vincelongman

Posts: 5826; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Its NZ$1050 (US$910) Hate to think how much its in other countries such as brazil

29. fegrob

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 20, 2014

In Walmart at Brazil the galaxy s5 unlocked cost is U$1161,00

1. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

That's some expensive plastic!

7. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Imagine your self to buy it and in a month brake it. Samsung Galaxy S5: prices expected to fall by 24% after 3 monthshttp://blog.idealo.co.uk/samsung-galaxy-s5-prices-expected-to-fall-by-24-after-3-months-3494.html

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