I got one last year and it was in mint condition
My .02: The S5 is the sweetspot of the Samsung lineup. Removable battery, SD slot, waterproof. The “annoying plug cover” that is opened maybe once a day is a waterproof seal. The “weird proprietary plug” is a micro usb 3.0, nothing proprietary about it. Dropping removable batteries and SD card slots is a big step backwards for Samsung.
I was told by an AT&T store employee that the battery life on the S6 is not that great and the glass is different as well (not as strong/scratch proof). You also can’t change the battery out if you start to have problems (can’t remove back cover). Add to that the fact that you can’t upgrade the memory. I maxed out my 16gb S4 and was about half way through a 64gb memory card as well.
As for the proprietary plug on the S5, I believe that is only needed for the fast charge option. I was told you can still use a standard charger with the phone - it plugs into just one side of the port.
Do you have a link? I can’t seem to find it, thanks.
Any ideas is this can work on page plus?
I bought a note from the scratch and dent and it had just a tiny scratch on the screen, couldn’t even see it. It works great.
Does this work with Boost Mobile?
I bought Woot S5 couple months back. Was a Verizon version and just a few scratches on screen, but alot of damage around the edges. Deal killer was a bad charging port. Woot offered me $20 to keep “as is”. What a joke, I returned for full refund. Am I tempted to try again? NOT!
Excuse the ignorance but how easy is it to upgrade my Galaxy 3? I have ATT. Is it as easy as swapping my SIM card and SD card? Or do I need to notify my carrier? Thanks.
The S4 is a great phone but the S5 does have a few upgrades. The processor is faster, it can hold up to a 128gb micro-sd memory card, the rear camera is 16megapixel (vs 13 for the S4), the display is slightly larger (5.1 vs 5). It’s also supposed to be more waterproof and dust resistent and it has a fingerprint scanner and heartrate monitor if those are important to you.
They aren’t the same price on Groupon. The price displayed changes depending on which phone/color you select. The S5 is about $80 more than the S4.
This should get you close:
Can I use these for overseas travel by putting in a local SIM card when I get there? (Middle East)
I got the S5 when it was $199 and am happy with it. It’s quite worn around the edges, but the screen is fine; it obviously had a protector. Not sure about battery life, but it’seems good for a day at least. I’m using it with Consumer Cellular / AT&T.
The microUSB 3.0 connector also accepts standard microUSB, so you do not have to throw any existing chargers (like multi-device, car…) away.
Which seller on ebay have you bought from?
I use a Cricket SIM in my unlocked S4 from AT&T. Cricket is a subsidiary of AT&T and uses the same network.
It’s not proprietary, just a USB3 plug, and you can use a regular micro-USB to charge it as well…
I had no issues with the S&D portion (some tiny chips where the top matches up to the bottom), but I neglected to find out it would work with my carrier. Be sure of that before you buy.
This site may help you:
When I purchased this deal in December, I received a new battery, new back cover, and new charger/USB cable. Only the phone body was refurbed.