It’s been a long wait but finally, three months after it was announced, the Samsung Galaxy S5 arrived at Virgin Mobile. The phone is now for sale via carrier’s online store for $599.99. Being a prepaid carrier, Virgin Mobile doesn’t require contracts. The most obvious advantage is that you won’t have to sign any lengthy agreements, however, no contract also means no subsidy, so what you are paying for the device is its full retail price.
Virgin Mobile Galaxy S5 Prepaid Phone
The Virgin Mobile Galaxy S5 is in no way different than the ordinary Galaxy S5 offered by any other carrier. The phone still comes with 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, a powerful quad-core 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor accompanied by 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory. There is also a microSD slot for storage expansion compatible with up to 128 GB cards.
Photographic experience is delivered by dual cameras. The main shooter has a 16-megapixel sensor, super fast auto-focus and LED flash. User-facing camera is a 2-megapixel unit. The Galaxy S5 for Virgin Mobile offers the usual set of high-end connectivity features including 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, NFC and Wi-Fi with hotspot capability. The handset runs Android 4.4 KitKat with the latest version of TouchWiz UI on top and has a 2,800 mAh battery which is rated for up to 19 hours of talk time.
Like many premium smartphones today, the Galaxy S5 is dust and waterproof. The phone comes with IP67 certification which means that it can survive up to 30 minutes under up to 1 meter of water. Other features that make the device stand out in the crowd include heart rate monitor and fingerprint scanner which allows you to unlock and lock the phone with just a swipe of your finger.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is available with the carrier’s Beyond Talk plans which start at $35 per month. The most basic plan includes unlimited text, 2.5 GB of high-speed data and 300 minutes. A $45 per month plan quadruples minutes to 1200, while a $55 per month plan gets you unlimited minutes in addition to unlimited text and 2.5 GB of high-speed data.
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