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If you’re in the market for a new mobile phone or looking to switch carriers, now is a great time to do so. AT&T currently has an amazing deal on the Samsung Galaxy S5. For the low price of free and a 2-year contract, you can get this phone (online only) in Charcoal Grey, Shimmery White or Copper Gold via AT&T Next. Current customers can also get this phone by adding a new line to their account. FREE Samsung Galaxy S5 & FREE Shipping.
If you’re not familiar with AT&T Next, here’s a little about it:
AT&T Next offers well-qualified buyers the choice to purchase a smartphone for $0 down, dividing the regular price of a smartphone into low monthly installment payments. Qualified buyers also have the option to make a down payment up front, dividing the remaining cost into monthly installment payments. Plus, get the flexibility to upgrade on your terms.
As you can see, AT&T Next is a rent-to-own program for mobile devices. However, it’s important to note that those without “well-qualified credit” will need a down payment.
Although the S5 isn’t the newest in the Samsung Galaxy S Series, it’s still a great choice for those who don’t care about having the latest device or don’t have a huge budget. As well as being a great choice for high school and college students, it would also make a nice gift for friends and family.
If you’re not already familiar with it, the video above is an official introduction to the S5. Now, let’s take a look at what the Samsung Galaxy S5 has to offer.
If you’re looking for unique and impressive features, the S5 has them. There’s a built-in heart rate sensor so that you can monitor your heart rate before and after exercising. It also utilizes Samsung’s “S Health” app to help you stay fit. The app can be used to track your daily activities and improve your overall fitness.
The built-in fingerprint sensor adds extra security to the device and allows you to lock and unlock it with the swipe of your finger. It also comes in handy for keeping your documents and pictures secure.
With the 16MP rear-facing camera featuring fast focus, you’ll be able to take professional-quality photos. It includes 4x zoom, ultra HD video capture and 1080p HD on-device video playback. The front-facing camera is only 2MP, which is fairly decent and should be sufficient for the average user.
The built-in ultra power saving mode eliminates the need for third-party battery saving apps since it will automatically maximize your phone’s battery life.
With all of the cloud services available today, there should be no surprise that AT&T has their own “AT&T Locker” service. With it you get 50GB of free cloud storage, which is great for backing up and storing photos, videos, music, and documents. It features an easy upload feature so that your files are automatically uploaded to the cloud from your device. You can also share to Facebook, Twitter, and email.
The S5 is even resistant to dust, water (up to 3-feet / 1-meter) and is IP67 certified. IP stands for “Ingress Protection.” The numbers 6 and 7 are used to specify the environmental protection of enclosures around the device; the higher the number, the better the protection. In this case, the “6” indicates the phone is totally protected against dust. The “7” indicates the phone is protected against the effect of immersion between 15cm and 1m.
For those who are into specs, here’s what the Galaxy S5 is working with:
- Comes with Android v4.4 (upgradable to v5.0)
- 5.1″ display size
- 1920×1080 pixels resolution with full HD super AMOLED
- Corning Gorilla Glass
- 2800mAh capacity battery
- Up to 29 hours of talk time
- Up to 20 days of standby time
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Chipset
- 2.5GHz quad core
- Up to 16GB internal memory storage
- Expandable memory up to 128GB
- 2GB of RAM
Over to You
There’s no denying the fact that this is a great deal for those who are in need of a new smartphone or looking to switch mobile carriers. Even if you don’t want this for yourself, this is not just a memorable gift; it’s also an extremely affordable one (especially if you qualify for no down payment). I’m sure you have a friend or family member who would really enjoy the Samsung Galaxy S5.
On a final note, I would highly suggest you read all of the fine print outlined on AT&T’s website before snatching up this deal – just so that you know all the important details.
Do you plan on taking advantage of this deal for yourself or as a gift? Let us know in the comments.