This model (SM-G900T) is the T-Mobile model. That’s what the T stands for.
I purchased this same S5 deal from Woot back in December, except it was $199.99 back then.
Mine arrived with a new battery, new back, and new charger. The only scratch and dents I could see, were the small door that covers the USB port, had a few scratches where it had been opened and closed a few times, and a small scratch in the screen near the bottom. The scratch cannot be seen when the screen is on. It can only be seen when the screen is off, and the phone is tilted “just right”. It does not diminish the use of the phone.
I was using a S4 before I purchased the S5. My wife now has the S4.
Works great on the T-Mobile service. Haven’t tried it on anything else.
There is an active forum on XDADevelopers that has instructions on using this on AT&T, Cricket, etc. This phone can also be easily rooted, and have different ROMs flashed, since T-Mobile doesn’t have locked bootloaders.
This is the last Samsung flagship that has a MicroSD card and a removable battery.
Scratch & Dent: These units have been restored to full working order. They may have minor cosmetic blemishes to the body of the unit and surface scratches on the screen. This will not impair use of the device.
Beware buying inexpensive phones online… There are many knock-offs of the Samsung Galaxy phones, I almost got stuck with one I bought off of eBay, fortunately I was able to return it and the seller was forced to give my money back…
Anything outside of the US is not built to US standards, often the processors are slower, the screens are sub-par and the flash won’t light up bright enough to see if you lit the candle in your dark room…
SM-G900F_EUR_XX (Open Europe)
SM-G900H_EUR_XX (Open Europe)
SM-G900R4_NA_USC (US Cellular)
[MOD: Ours are for the USA market. All the phones you mention are made for Samsung for their various international markets though.]
I bought the S5 from Woot about a month ago (but it was $199). Had a plethora of tiny scratches on the screen, that could be seen at certain angles. However, when I applied the screen protector that was included with my Otterbox cover (purchased separately), the scratches disappeared. Phone works great. Still has moments of delay like my S3, but I’m blaming that on an app that was transferred to the new phone. Overall, I think this was an excellent purchase.
For about $30 more, you can find an unlocked Samsung S5’s in mint condition on ebay. I’ve bought three in the last few months and they looked brand new and worked flawless. I have bought scratch and dents in the past and it’s frustrating to try and resell it when it’s time to upgrade.
I respectfully disagree. Have had S3, S5, S6, note 2. I love the S6. The SD card issue only comes into play if you keep a ton of downloads on your phone. Most media consumption these days is streaming. My wife has the S5 and daughter and I both have S6, she is always trying to get one of us to ‘trade’. Great battery life on the S6. S5 has the weird proprietary plug with the annoying plug cover as well
as far as carriers go…the carriers are Tmobile and ATT…see the “specs” tab in the info section.
also states the phone is unlocked.
I bought the 2 yr protection plan just in case it’s a bit too dented. fingers crossed
I had both Verizon and T-Mo for two months while I swapped service from Vz to T-Mo. I tried both Vz and Tmo S5’s on both networks… Both would function on the other carrier’s network, but barely. Limited to Edge or 3G speed, wouldn’t find towers right next to my house, service disappeared all the time, etc.
In short, I wouldn’t bother getting this for Verizon use. Technically it might work, but I can’t imagine anyone being anything less than severely disappointed.
Bought an S5 the last time they were listed here and the phone itself was in very good condition. The screen had looked like it was a display model because you can see the home screen image lightly burned in.
I would not purchase the S4 under any circumstances. I bought one refurbished directly from T-Mobile and within a month the emoled screen cracked after putting it on the charger. Then the phone kept needing to be restarted because it didn’t recognize the SIM card. Then it cracked again after just plugging in a charger.
Not sure about the S5, but I’d stay far far away from the S4.