White Samsung Galaxy S5 gets price cut in India

White Samsung Galaxy S5 gets price cut in India
When the Samsung Galaxy S5 launched in India, it was priced at 51,990 Rupees without a contract ($860 USD). But on Monday, the HTC One (M8) was released in the same market for a price of 49,990 Rupees ($827 USD). With HTC undercutting Samsung in the battle of flagship devices, at least one Indian retailer has cut the price of the Galaxy S5 by at about 10%.

Now, the white version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 is priced under the HTC One (M8) in India at Flipkart. The model is wearing a price tag of 46,450 Rupees ($767 USD). With the HTC One (M8) launching today in the world's third largest smartphone market, cutting the price of the Korean manufacturer's flagship model keeps some of the attention off of the just released HTC flagship.

The discounted white Samsung Galaxy S5 can now be ordered from Flipkart, and it is almost a certainty that the black model will also be discounted. If Indian retailers start cutting the price of the HTC One (M8) over the next few days, we could see a price war between the two models.

source: Flipkart, SamMobile,via BGR

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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



31. colonel

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 22, 2013

That rating. 1.5 out of 5?

32. Shubham412302

Posts: 595; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

what do you expect when phone was launched at 55k or920 usd

30. techsavvy.jaz

Posts: 163; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

One and a half star rating! then there were reviews, funny, which were cleaned up by flipkart.

29. Apoorvtheman

Posts: 47; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

Please release electric blue sammy!! The reviews on flipkart are not from certified buyers so they can't be trusted this is the best phone money can buy

28. NOKIA808

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

It looks good only in photos like all the samsung phones.

27. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1291; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

327 ratings and 1.5 STARS... Obviously Sammy has to reduce the price... They will still reduce the price further...

26. rizwanazad

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 30, 2013

Don't go by the rating of S5 on Flipkart or any ecommerce sites because most of the rating is by non verified customers. The second reason for poor rating is because of hefty price tag. If you look at the rating of other flagships by Apple, Sony and HTC on flipkart they are usually quite high and most of the reviewers do not even own the phone they are rating. They normally rate based on their perception. Similarly Samsung's flagships are normally rated medium to average on most ecommerce sites but their sales in India have been quite staggering. But I agree that S5 is certainly not much of an upgrade apart from those whistles and bells that hardly have any use in practical world.

4. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

As many reviews have pointed out, the Galaxy S5 is not much of an upgrade vs. the Galaxy S4. In many ways, it is the Samsung Galaxy 4S -- fingerprint reader, faster internals, but otherwise pretty similar to the previous phone. I got a kick reading this review from the linked site, Flipkart. Seems the market for reasonably priced high quality Chinese phones is growing every day. --- First of all Samsung, get one thing straight. You are NOT Apple and people love you for it, so don't try to be by asking such ridiculous price for your flagship phones. Else people will write you off as yesteryears Nokia and that day is not far if you continue like this. LTE (4G) as we know has been in India for more than an year now and it has been launched for mobile phones by Airtel in Banglore. It will soon spread to more and more cities. Moreover, Reliance Jio, with Pan-India LTE (4G) will also launch somewhere around Sept./Oct. this year. There are a few mobiles which support Indian LTE (4G) in the market. So, it does NOT make sense to buy a Non-LTE (4G) S5, which will be OUTDATED in just a few months from now. HIGHLY DISAPPOINTED with Samsung. Atleast the pricing could have been better.

7. g2a5b0e unregistered

That argument is SO played. The M8 is no more of an upgrade over the M7 than the S5 is over S4. So if you're going to level that criticism at Samsung, you better level it at HTC too. And while you're at it, level the same criticism at Sony as well. With their 6-month upgrade cycle, the difference between their last two flagships is even less. The fact is that the mobile market is reaching a point of diminishing return now, similar to what we saw in the PC market years ago. That's not at all a bad thing. It just means that we're not going to see those huge generational leaps we were seeing a while back. Refinements will be the name of the game in the near future & I'm okay with that. Anyone expecting any flagship to blow their mind in comparison to its previous iteration needs to just get over it. Temper your expectations. For real.

10. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I agree -- all of the flagship phones released so far are underwhelming! But this news article is about Samsung. If you read the linked site, you can see Indian customers are not too happy with the S5.

14. g2a5b0e unregistered

If your response to what I said is "I agree -- all of the flagship phones released so far are underwhelming!" then you COMPLETELY missed my point.

21. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

No I didn't. I don't agree with the part of your post that claims the mobile market has matured to the point of generational stagnation. Rather, we are seeing what happens when a small number of companies have too much influence over the entire market. Neither Samsung nor Apple, the two most dominant players in mobile, has much incentive to innovate or deliver value to the market. These two behemoths want a slow market, so they can milk it for maximal profits. On the other hand, look at the OnePlus. They are making an excellent phone for $400. That is half the cost of an HTC One M8 in the US. If HTC had put the same 13MP camera as the OnePlus on the One M8 and released the phone at the same $400 price as the 32GB Nexus 5, they would have had a runaway hit on their hands. The point here is that it's all relative. All it takes is one difference maker, some brave company to break the status quo. And then everyone else looks bad. Not because a Galaxy S5 is a bad phone. But it doesn't deliver much of an improvement in real world usage vs. the Galaxy S4. And it really isn't a good value compared to a phone such as the OnePlus or Oppo Find 7a.

9. maherk

Posts: 7084; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Seriously? because from what I read on here, gsmarena, phonedog, pocketnow and couple of more, they all praised the S5 and how high it set the bar this year for others to catch up. Almost every other category on gsmarena the S5 managed to win against the M8, and believe it or not, even in the design segment, the S5 and M8 had a tie. Was it supposed to transform into a plane and shoot missiles for the likes of you to be pleased?

15. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I am not trying to incite a Samsung vs. the world fanboy rage fest. There are many review sites that were underwhelmed by the Galaxy S5 -- and they were reviewing the better Qualcomm model, not the feature subtracted model Samsung foisted on the Indian market. AndroidCentral -- "Better than before, but not the best." Engadget -- "a solid improvement, but don't rush to upgrade" According to Engadget's review summary page, the average review of this phone by reviewers is 8.5 and by users is 7.5. Solid, but nothing spectacular. Certainly won't win the Olympics with numbers like those. Obviously on the site that is linked to in the new article, the Exynos Galaxy S5 is getting slammed and rates 1.5 out of 5 stars.

24. Jason2k13

Posts: 1486; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

you do realized by user review.. is by people just voting online? and you know what that means right? If the S5 was not a good upgrade from the S4, then what do you have to say for the M8 and Z2?

25. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

There are a number of reviews on both the Engadget site and the Flipkart site, not just voting. I encourage you to look a bit more closely. As I said above, I'm underwhelmed with the current batch of Samsung/HTC/Sony model updates. They are just mailing it in. Don't get me wrong. They are not bad phones, but I think many customers, at least in the US, would prefer more substantial improvements in a "flagship" phone, especially if they are buying a subsidized phone with a two year contract.

3. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

lol how many sites published this same story already without any of you guys giving it a proper thought? You've noticed that flipkart is like Amazoon, a product can be offered by a bunch of sellers and yes one seller is selling the white model cheaper., you don't even know if the offer is legit nor do you have proof that the same seller cut the price now. You wanna check the price check the official Samsung site. Edit: there is one interesting bit though, that nobody noticed ,because why bother. India seems to only be getting the Exynos based model.

11. karthik.chopper

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 21, 2014

Exactly. If you just scroll down a little on that page you will notice that it is also available for Rs.51999 (856$) and Rs.53120 (874$). So please don't bring these info as a news item unless they are from the official samsung page or something.

17. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

but WS Retail is kinda like flipkart's company....generally all offers on flipkart are for WS Retail...even the one day delivery is only on WS retail products.....so it is definitely a price cut..

2. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

wow the ratings are not gud on flipkart....

1. Sauce unregistered

The white S5 looks stunning. The best color for this phone imo.

5. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

it looks like other samsung phones nothing special

6. Sauce unregistered

That doesn't mean it doesn't look good….

18. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

No i think that exactly means that it does not look gud...

8. maherk

Posts: 7084; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

was it supposed to look like HTC or Sony phones? Sony phones look the same, HTC, Apple, LG and every other OEM out there tend to make their phones look the same, just like car manufacturers do. Have you ever heard of the term design language? Each autocar maker or phone company has that and they tend to use the same DNA within their different models with a slight changes here and there.

12. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

When Apple was only doing it, it was the same ol crap every year and they don't innovate. Now that everybody is doing it, it's "Design Language". You killing me bro!

16. Sauce unregistered

He's right.

19. maherk

Posts: 7084; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I never ever doubted Apple's design power, never. It sucked when they keep the same design for 2 years without any slight change. But as for the 2g, 3g, 4g and 5g, all of these are great designs. One of the great aspects of the iPhone is their simple and clean design.

20. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

I know right ? sammy fanboys... can't ask to much from them. Even funnier for me is when they quote the numbers, them saying Ohhh we sell 40 million, we are the best...bla..bla. When apple was bragging about the numbers first it was the same people saying neaaah that doesn't mean nothing. And then u call them pathetic and they get all upset :(

22. Sauce unregistered

Im a fanboy for admiring their design? LMAO

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