July was a pretty interesting month for the present Samsung Galaxy S5 users and potential buyers of this device. Meanwhile, there are few things about this device that you should know. Last year, we saw that the Galaxy S4 was replaced by Samsung with the fifth-generation device in the Galaxy S series, known as the Galaxy S5.
The Galaxy S5 was released in April and there have been quite a few upgrades since then. Thanks to the release of the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge, there has been numerous price drops for the Galaxy S5. Even though this device is getting older, it is still a pretty solid device and comes as a budget alternative to flagship devices from Samsung.
Although Samsung hasn’t introduced anything new about this device, there is a good chance that the Galaxy S5 will be upgraded to Android M when it is released. As well keep moving forward, new details of Galaxy S5 will keep emerging with time. These are the details on various aspects like Price drops, software upgrades and much more.
First things first, the Android 5.1.1 update for the Samsung Galaxy S5 seems to have been stalled. Around a few weeks ago, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Android 5.1.1 update for the T-Mobile variants in US was announced. People were expecting this news to be the precursor for a major release in the future, but nothing interesting has happened so far.
It is clear that Samsung has been suffering from certain problems with Android 5.1.1 update behind the scenes. As a result, it looks like company is putting the software through some additional testing before it is finally released for the masses.
Recently, we saw some new changes by AT&T and Verizon regarding some major changes on how to buy phones belonging to their network. Verizon stopped offering its Verizon Edge program to its customers and has instead switched to Device Payment Plans.
Buyers will be able to swap upgrades in order to get a new phone on a payment plan through this new scheme. From the looks of it, the two years contracts for Verizon are currently facing problems. According to Gotta Be Mobile, a trusted source told them that the end of the two years contract is inevitable.
Reports further suggest that Verizon might totally end their 2-years contract plan before the release of iPhone 6S which is expected this fall. New changes have also been made by AT&T. You will need to pay a $45 activation fee if you are willing to get hold of a two-year contract.
This is 5 dollars more expensive than the August 1st offer and it adds a little bit more to the cost of Samsung Galaxy S5. Meanwhile, the people who are buying on AT&T Next will not face a $15 upgrade fee which has been silently attached by AT&T. If you are thinking of getting a Galaxy S5, keep in mind that the prices of Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have been cut in order to encourage sales in this fall.
As we progress into August, the Galaxy S6 Edge price drops will keep emerging. The U.S carriers are yet to make any movements but this will change once Samsung launches their newest range of smartphones this month.
At the same time, Galaxy S6 deals have also emerged in various US retailers. The S6 is an excellent device and comes as a solid alternative for the Galaxy S5, along with a discounted price tag. Before running for the S5, you better check out the deals for the S6 and the S6 Edge. If you wish to buy a Samsung Galaxy S5, you should think about the battery life.