iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S5 discounted at Walmart for the holidays

iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S5 discounted at Walmart for the holidays
If you’re in the US and you want to buy a new iPhone, or a Samsung Galaxy S5 (which, of course, isn’t that new anymore), you should check out Walmart’s deals for this holiday season. According to Bloomberg, Walmart is selling the iPhone 6 16 GB for as low as $129 on contract (on Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint), while an iPhone 6 Plus 16 GB can be had for as low as $229. The iPhone 5S has been discounted, too, and you can grab one for $49 on contract.

As for the Samsung Galaxy S5, this can be purchased for as low as $79 (with a contract from Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint). It looks like the S5 is the only important Android handset to be part of Walmart's promo offering.

Bloomberg has it that all these deals are available only in stores, so you won’t find them online. But it’s probably worth taking a trip to your local Walmart store if you’re planning to buy a brand new smartphone this month, isn't it?  

source: Bloomberg



1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

$49 for the iPhone 5S is decent, but the latest-generation iPhones are still overpriced as ever...

2. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

It seems that Apple can only make one decent phone every two years. The 6 and 6 Plus just scream "make it cheap" and "rushed to market" to me. Those ugly seams, the ugly protruding camera, the low quality screen glass, etc. It's just a mess. Not a terrible phone, just cut to death by the accountants and Apple rushing a mediocre design to market.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 30955; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You post that all the time

7. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

Because it's true.

8. bucky

Posts: 3775; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Uh huh. That's why it completely killed it this year. The reason people choose the iPhone is quality from head to toe-not the old "throw everything at it and hope the tape holds"

9. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Actually, if you look at the numbers, the vast vast vast majority of iphone sales are upgrades from other iphones. Only a very small single digit percent is people coming from other platforms. Thus people are simply choosing to "stay with what they know". Apple is counting its lucky stars its such a closed ecosystem, it wouldnt survive with competitors in iOS.

13. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

If 1/10 are coming from Android, then even that's significant considering how many units they're selling. The iPhone always tops consumer satisfaction, so maybe theres a bit more going on than people " 'simply' choosing to stay with what they know". Apple is not so much "lucky" about its closed ecosystem as it is successful. In the beginning all the companies wanted to go the closed ecosystem route. The only reason why they jumped on the Android bandwagon is because they were not successful.

16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Yea, but your neglecting to count for all the people that leave apple for android devices. Your math assumes that never happens. So if 1/10 come, and 1/10 go, its a wash. Considering how much faster android grows on a world wide market share, Id say more go than come... and more "first time" smartphone people go to android and stay there.

17. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Android grows faster world wide because of the attention manufacturers pay specifically to the low price market, not because iOS users are rushing to dump their iPhones. But you're right in that those largely responsible for the huge growth in Android marketshare (midrange devices at best) are usually first time smartphone buyers that probably will never buy a 2-3 year old "budget" iPhone over a brand new Xiaomi, Galaxy S Plus Mini Alpha 3, or even an iPhone 6 knock-off. But even still, there's a huge market for pre-owned iPhones, and I don't know how much that's factored into market share if at all.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 30955; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Upgrades from other iPhones, means people aren't leaving either. That says something about the quality of the product.

10. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2143; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

You have to remember that not many Android phones do not have Apples quality because their manufacturing costs are too high with the materials they use. I believe the 6 Plus is a good design, but not great. I have an attractive high gloss rubber case and everything you mentioned is nullified. In terms of screen quality the colors are vibrant and brightness is bright and clear regardless of 1920x1080. I'm hoping that Apple goes with a AMLOED display for the 6S/7 over IPS. AMOLED qHD would be perfect. No need for 4k until 2016-2017.

15. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Yup, qHD sounds good...

4. Gsmalltheway

Posts: 275; Member since: Aug 15, 2009

No one buys phones on contract anymore so this article is pointless. I work at ATT and 95% of customers do the Next program.

5. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Really? I actually don't know anyone who is not on a contract. Does it amount to be cheaper?

11. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2143; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Many people are doing Edge, JUMP, Next, Easy Pay. Phones are getting expensive for one and people don't want to locked into a 2 year contract. For me Edge was the way to go rather come out pocket $800+taxes+$70 in activation fees. That would be for two 6 Pluses 16gb and 128gb. I would rather pay $70 per month for two phon and no out of pocket for 24 months. When the next iPhone comes out I will have the phone paid off and I will go to another edge contract with a down payment.

6. VLaRueC

Posts: 189; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

I agree. Contracts are over..

12. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

The more people that do no contract the more likely that there will eventually be enough downward pressure on the full retail cost of the phones which are sky high right now because most people buy on contract.

14. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

Does anybody know if they have the 64gb iphone 6 plus on discount, also? A lot of sales are only for the 16gb

18. tntwit

Posts: 82; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Verizon has tried to convince me more than once that Edge is better, but every time they work through the math, it ends up $20 to $30 a month more with less data. All they have done is repackage the cost structure so people think they are getting a better deal, and it sounds better when they advertise it without the cost of the phones, insurance, etc factored in. I know 2 people who were convinced by Verizon that the Edge program was better, but now feel they got a raw deal when they saw the bill.

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