T-Mobile To Offer $100 Off Galaxy S5 and Note 3
GalaxyS5 , News , Price , smart phones / November 20, 2014

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday right around the corner, you can expect to see some hot deals in the upcoming weeks. This makes November the perfect time to buy a new smartphone like the Galaxy S5 or Note 3. In fact, T-Mobile recently announced plans to sell both of these devices at $100 off their original price. But there are a few things you should know before you head out the door to your local T-Mobile store. The deal will begin on November 21, at which point customers who purchase either the Galaxy S5 or Note 3 will notice a $100 discount automatically deducted from the total price. This isn’t a standard mail-in rebate like many companies offer, but instead it’s an automatic, on-the-spot deduction. T-Mobile has the discount programmed into its computer system, so anytime a customer buys one of the devices he or she will see a $100 discount taken off the price. So, how much will the Galaxy S5 cost with the $100 discount taken into account? Unfortunately, we’re not quite sure on the total price, as T-Mobile failed to answer this in its announcement. The current sale price for the Galaxy S5 is $609.60 down,…

News Alert: The Samsung Galaxy S5 Costs $256 To Build
GalaxyS5 , smart phones / April 26, 2014

Ever wonder how much manufacturers pay to build smartphones? With retail prices for the Samsung Galaxy S5 teetering around $699 (without a contract), you might assume it’s expensive. According to a recent breakdown by the tech analysis firm IHS Technology, however, the 32 GB Galaxy S5 sosts $256 to build. The firm broke down the price of each individual component of the Galaxy S5 to determine the overall manufacturing cost. The most expensive component of the Galaxy S5 is its ultra-rich 5.1” Super AMOLED display, which comes with a price tag of $63 for each unit. This is in stark contrast to the Samsung Galaxy S4’s display, which costs roughly $51. IHS Technology also broke down the memory costs for the Galaxy S5, stating the combined costs for the Galaxy S5’s flash memory and DRAM memory is $33 per unit. “Our main takeaway is that Samsung has been moved up to the higher end of the cost spectrum. It used to be that its typical flagship phone sold for $600 without a contract and had a bill of materials of about $200,” said IHS analyst Andrew Rassweiler when comparing the manufacturing cost of the Samsung Galaxy S4 to the S5….