After several weeks of waiting and discussing various happenings surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S5 (including its premature release in South Korea), the handset in question has finally hit the market on a global scale. Evidently, the gadget has also hit the US shores, and the majority of mobile operators in the States are offering the Samsung Galaxy S5 (including Verizon, AT&T and Sprint) alongside various deals.
The big question for us is whether or not the S5 is actually worth it for someone who, let’s say, owns an older smartphone. Well, to try and figure these things out, after the break we’ll discuss in detail the various deals offered by three of the nation’s largest carriers, for both the Galaxy S4 and the Samsung Galaxy S5.
Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy S4 – Deals / Prices Comparison (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint)
Starting off with the Samsung Galaxy S5, the handset in question is offered by Verizon at the price of $199.99, after a $50 mail-in rebate and alongside a 2-year agreement. To sweeten the deal, the carrier also couples the handset with a BOGO deal, which gives you the option of getting a second S5, an HTC One M8 or an ATIV SE for free, alongside a 2-year agreement. Big Red is also offering the Galaxy S5 on Verizon Edge for $0 down and 24 monthly payments of $25.22 a month.
In Sprint’s case, the carrier offers the handset at the price of $199 on a 2-year contract, or at $0 down for $27.09 a month for the next 24 months. Prospective customers can also benefit from a Framily Plan deal, through which they can get up to $650 when they switch to the Now Network.
As for AT&T, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is once again offered at $199 on a 2-year agreement. Additionally, customers can opt in for an AT&T Next Installment for $0 down. The options for AT&T Next are: $25 a month for the next 26 months, or $32.50 / mo for 20 months.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Deals
Now that we’ve got the Samsung Galaxy S5 out of the way, it’s time to discuss the Galaxy S4 deals and prices.
In a nutshell, the handset is offered by Verizon, on a 2-year contract, for $99.99, or on $20.90 a month on Verizon Edge. The carrier throws a BOGO deal in the mix, through which you can get a second S4 for free, on a new 2 year activation agreement.
Sprint offers the Galaxy S4 for $49.99 on a 2-year contract, or on $0 down and 24 monthly payments of $22.92 a month. Much like in the case of the Galaxy S5, S4 prospective customers can get up to $650 if they switch to the Now Network and adopt a Framily Plan.
As for AT&T, the S4 is offered free of charge alongside a 2 year contract, or on AT&T Next for $0 down and 26 monthly payments of $19.64, or 20 monthly payments of $25.50.
In conclusion, those of you who want to buy a new device have a lot of option at your disposal. To wrap things up, we’d say that in our point of view, this is the right time for you to buy a Galaxy S4 really cheap, if you’re not actually that interested in paying top dollar for the latest Galaxy S flagship device. The S4 is still a powerful gadget that can hold its own. But, if you’re aiming only at the latest and the greatest, there are many places to get the Samsung Galaxy S5 from, just don’t expect any groundbreaking deals anytime soon.
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