Thursday, March 20, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 FREE for as low as P1799 /mo

The Samsung Galaxy S5 was announced February of 2014. It is such an amazing phone that even an Apple fanboy like me was wowed by it. I've had the chance to use a phone that runs on Android for several months but since it wasn't a Samsung, it was not that smooth. I would guess that if I were to use a Samsung, I'd feel the versatility of it. Admittedly, Android can do a lot more than what Apple can but Apple wins in terms of design and having a well developed OS. Still, I'd consider getting an Android specially if it's the Samsung Galaxy S5.

This week, Smart announced their Samsung Galaxy S5 plans and perks and for as low as 1,799 pesos, you can get your very own Samsung Galaxy S5. Currently, you can either get it under Unlisurf Plan 2000 or Unlisurf Plan 999.
Samsung Galaxy S5 (Unlisurf Plan 2000)
Unlimited mobile LTE surfing
150 minutes of calls to ALL networks
200 texts to ALL networks
*30-month contract

Samsung Galaxy S5 (Unlisurf Plan 999)
Unlimited mobile LTE surfing
9 minutes of calls to ALL networks
99 texts to ALL networks
Cash out of P800 for 24 months
*24-month contract

Be the first to own the Samsung Galaxy S5 by going to Once registered, users will get updates on promos and offers up to the launch day on April 11, 2014.

Subscribers who pre-registered in the mentioned site above and get the SGS5 plan will get:
- FREE 1-month unlimited music streaming via Spinnr VIP
- Get a chance to win 1 of 10 Samsung Galaxy Gear device
- the first 200 individuals who subscribed to a SGS5 plan on the first day of availability will be entitled to 'Smart Gadget Shield'. This is a 1-year handset insurance which covers repair and replacement of the said device in case of accidental damage or loss due to theft or robbery.

Samsung Galaxy S5 limited Offer for Prestige and Premium Plans
For those getting the Samsung Galaxy S5 under the Prestige Plan 5000, they will get the unit itself, a Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch and a choice of free P5000 Gift Certificate or 1-month free monthly service fee.
*24-month contract, only available until May 11, 2014

For Premium Plan 8000, you'll get the unit itself, the Galaxy Gear 2smartwatch and a choice between a 32-inch Samsung Smart TV or P15,000 worth of Gift Certificates.
*24-month contract, only available until May 11, 2014

Both plans mentioned above are under Smart Infinity which includes VIP personalized services and perks such as having your very own Infinity Management Officer, 24/7 access to international concierge service, a vanity number, a backup SIM, a dedicated hotline (*800), and VIP assistance at select stores.

**Smart Infinity has an app for iOS and Android devices

Samsung Galaxy S5 Specs and Features
Display - 5.1" FHD Super AMOLED (1080 x 1920 pixels) / ~432 ppi pixel density
CPU - Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400
GPU - Adreno 330
Chipset -  Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
Front Camera - 2.1-megapixel
OS - Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Storage - 16/32GB
MicroSD - Up to 128GB
Camera - 16MP (rear) / 2.0MP (front)
Battery capacity - 2800mAh
Headphones - 3.5mm
Connectivity - WiFi, MIMO(2x2), Bluetooth4.0, USB3.0, NFC, IR Remote
Sensors - Accelerometer, DLNA, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, Barometer, Temperature, Humidity,  RGB ambient light, Gesture(IR), Finger scanner, Heart rate sensor, WiFi Direct
GPS - With A-GPS support and GLONASS
Number of SIMs - 1, Micro SIM
2G Frequency supported - GSM 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900
3G Frequency supported - 850/ 900/ 1900/ 2100
4G Frequency supported - Market dependent
IP67 rated dust and water resistance (up to 1 meter and 30 minutes)
Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Announced - Feb 2014
Expected release - April 2014

When I secure a review unit, I will do a review of it and post the link here.

More info?

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