Boost Mobile confirmed that would be offering the Samsung Galaxy S5 a few days after the phone was announced, so it wasn’t much of a surprise when earlier today the carrier added the device to its high-end smartphones portfolio. Boost Mobile is a pre-paid carrier so it doesn’t require signing up contracts. Consequently, you can’t take advantage of subsidies that normally are a part of long-term agreements. In other words, it means that you will have to pay full retail price for the Galaxy S5 which, in the case of Boost Mobile, is $599.99. For comparison, it’s exactly the same as Verizon’s off-contract price and $50 less than Sprint’s and AT&T’s.
Samsung Galaxy S5 for Boost Mobile
The Samsung Galaxy S5 has been official since February so chances are that you are pretty familiar with the phone. However, in case you are not, here is a quick reminder of the handset’s key specs, just to make sure you are aware of all its strong and weaker points. So, here we go.
The Galaxy S5 is a Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone featuring a 5.1-inch HD Super AMOLED display with 1080p resolution and powered by a quad-core 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. The phone sports 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory expandable up to 128 GB through microSD slot.
The device is equipped with a 16-megapixel rear camera with super fast auto-focus, LED flash and a variety of shooting and editing options. There is also a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for high-quality selfies and video chatting. Connectivity features include 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy, NFC and Wi-Fi with hotspot capability providing support for up to 8 devices.
In addition to the above features, which are standard in premium smartphones, the Galaxy S5 has a few more bonuses to offer. The phone comes with a fingerprint scanner which serves to unlock and lock your smartphone with the swipe of your fingerprint. There is also a heart rate monitor which, together with the S Health app, turns the handset into a perfect workout companion.
Finally, the Galaxy S5 comes with IP67 certification which means that the phone is protected from dust and liquid ingression, so you can leave it in water 1 meter deep for up to 30 minutes and it shouldn’t suffer any damage.
more info: Boost Mobile