As the release date for the Samsung Galaxy S5 nears, U.K. carriers and retailers are accepting preorders for the upcoming smartphone.
Mobile networks O2, Three, Vodafone and EE and retailers Amazon, Phones4u and Carphone Warehouse are all accepting preorders for the Galaxy S5 as of Friday.
The O2 Galaxy S5 has several different pricing options for its two-year contract, such as £69.99 down and £38 per month for 2GB of data or £39.99 down and £48 per month for 8GB of data. O2’s no cost up-front plans charge £48 for 5GB data and £53 for 8GB data. All plans come with unlimited talk and text. The O2 Galaxy S5 is available in all four colors: white, black, blue and gold. The full cost of the O2 Galaxy S5 is £649.99.
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The Three Galaxy S5 will sell for £69 down on all four of its two-year contract plans. The cheapest plan offers 600 minutes of voice calls and 2GB of mobile data for £38. The two intermediate plans offer 600 minutes and unlimited data or 2GB of data and unlimited minutes for £41. The priciest plans offer unlimited data and minutes for £44. The Three Galaxy S5 is available in white, black and blue color options, and with a 16GB internal storage option.
The Vodafone Galaxy S5 has several different pricing options for its two-year contact, such as £19 down and £47 per month for 3GB data or £0 down and £62 per month for 13GB data. All plans come with unlimited talk and text. The Vodafone Galaxy S is available in all four colors: white, black, blue and gold, and in the 16GB internal storage option.
The EE Galaxy S5 has several different pricing options for its two-year contact, such as £9.99 down and £47.99 per month for 20GB data or £259.99 down and £32.99 per month for 4GB of "double speed" 4G data. EE recommends its £59.99 down and £37.99 per month plan for 4GB of "double speed" 4G data. The EE Galaxy S5 is available in white, black and blue color options, and in the 16GB internal storage option.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is available at Amazon for £559.99 without a contract and with free delivery in the U.K. Amazon is offering the Galaxy S5 in white, black and blue color options.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is available for preorder at Phones4u with several different carriers including Vodafone, EE, Orange and T-Mobile. The Galaxy S5 is also available without contract for £569.95. Phones4u is offering the Galaxy S5 in all four colors: white, black, blue and gold, though the blue and gold options won’t be available on launch day.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is available at Carphone Warehouse under several different carriers including EE, Orange, O2, Vodafone, T-Mobile and TalkMobile. The Galaxy S5 is also available without contract for £579.95. Carphone Warehouse is offering the Galaxy S5 in all four colors: white, black, blue and gold, though the blue and gold options won’t be available on launch day. The blue Galaxy S5 should be available starting April 22, while the gold Galaxy S5 should be available starting May 20.
About the Samsung Galaxy S5
The Samsung Galaxy S5 includes a 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, a 2.5GHz quad-core ARM chip (believed to be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801), 2GB mobile RAM, and 16GB and 32GB internal storage options with microSD expansion, as well as networking and connectivity options including 802.11ac MIMO and LTE Cat. 4 and a 2800mAh battery.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is water- and dust-proof, with an Ingress Protection Rating of IP67. That means the device can function in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. The 16-megapixel-rear camera on the S5 includes auto-focus technology, selective focus and HDR rich tone. The device also includes a 2.1-megapixel front facing camera. New sensors on the Galaxy S5 include a heart rate sensor and fingerprint scanner. The latter acts as a simple means of security, and user verification with a finger scanner can speed up the online purchasing process, too. The phone has a "private mode," which acts as a personal storage area for confidential documents, as well as a "kid mode," which parents can choose to limit the apps used on the phone by their children.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is 142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm and weights 145g. It features USB 3.0 and runs the Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system. The device’s exterior design features a perforated back panel and four color options: blue, white, black and gold. Samsung also updated its onscreen environment with a less-cluttered user interface and updated settings menu.