Samsung Galaxy S5 and 2 More Phones with 4G LTE Service Now Available from TracfoneThis post contains the latest news on the release of three new phones from Tracfone. Check back soon for more information, and full reviews of each of these devices.
|New Samsung Devices with 4G LTE available from Tracfone!|
Until now, users who wanted a 4G LTE capable device had to either use the GSM LG Sunset, or use their own device on the BYOP program. Now users have the option to choose one of these three news smartphones from Tracfone.
The three new phones are the Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy E5, and Samsung Galaxy Core Prime. We are going to share a little about each phone, and also include where you can find these devices. We will also be working on our reviews for each of these phones in the near future, so stay tuned for that.
What is really exciting beyond the fact that these new phones use CDMA 4G LTE technology is that these smartphones are some of the most advanced devices, particularly the Samsung Galaxy S5. However, that appears to come at a price.
Tracfone Samsung Galaxy S5 Quick LookTake a look at our full Review of the S5.
The Samsung Galaxy S5, when it was released in April 2014, was one of the best devices available that money could buy. It is in Samsung's flagship lineup and comes with a full list of great features.
Let's take a brief look at some of the Samsung Galaxy S5's features and specs:
- 5.1" Touchscreen made with Gorilla Glass 3 and 1920x1080 resolution
- 16 MP Rear Camera
- 16 GB Internal Memory with 2 GB RAM and Micro SD card slot
- 2.5 Ghz Quad-core processor
- Android 4.4.2
- And more
These are just some of the more notable features that show that this device is a very capable device even though it is almost 2 years old. There isn't a phone currently available from Tracfone that has the same list of impressive specs. But, as we said, it comes at a price, and that price is $499.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 can be found on HSN bundled with 1200 Minutes. We haven't found it anywhere else yet, but expect it to show up in stores, and on the Tracfone website sometime in the near future.
The question we are asking, however, is would it be cheaper to just buy an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S5 and bring it to Tracfone through the BYOP program? You can find a Refurbished Samsung Galaxy S5 on Amazon for just $235 that can work with either GSM or CDMA. That's less than half the price, although you don't get the 1200 minutes. There are also new S5's for a little over $300 on Amazon and eBay.
What is nice about buying a phone that is released by Tracfone versus using the BYOP program is that you don't have to worry about comparability issues. You can just buy the phone and activate it. However, if you're looking for the cheapest option, it looks like buying your own unlocked Galaxy S5 and then using the BYOP program is the best bet. The nice thing about Tracfone BYOP is you can choose from many different devices, and find the phone that will fit your needs at the price you want to pay.
So, we are very excited about the Galaxy S5 coming to Tracfone, but the cost is way beyond the typical sub $200 range most phones from Tracfone are released at. If you've been looking for a high end smartphone from Tracfone, the Samsung Galaxy S5 will not disappoint.
Look for our review soon!
Tracfone Samsung Galaxy E5 Quick LookThe Samsung Galaxy E5 is like the younger brother to the S5. It comes with somewhat reduced performance features, but still has 16 GB of internal memory, which is a huge plus. It is also $150 cheaper than the S5.
Let's take a look at some of the Samsung Galaxy E5's features
- 5.0" touchscreen at 720x1280 resolution
- 8 MP Rear Camera
- 16 GB Internal Memory
- 1.2 Ghz Quad-core processor
- Android 4.4
- And more
As you can see, the Galaxy E5 has a slightly smaller screen, a little less processing power, and a smaller resolution rear camera. It doesn't impress as much as the S5, but it is more budget friendly.
However, as with the Samsung Galaxy S5, we can't help but wonder if you could find a phone similar to the Samsung Galaxy E5 on Amazon or eBay and use it with the Tracfone BYOP program.
The Samsung Galaxy E5 is available on HSN for $350 with 1200 minutes.
We will be working on a review for the E5 very soon!
Tracfone Samsung Galaxy Core Prime Quick LookThe third device released by Tracfone is the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime. This Android-powered smartphone is more in line with other smartphones currently available from Tracfone, and the price is actually a really great deal.
The Feature and Specs for the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime are below:
- 4.5" Touchscreen with 480x800 resolution
- 5 MP Rear Camera
- 8 GB Internal Memory
- Android 44
- 1.2 Ghz Quad-core processor
- And More
The Galaxy Core Prime actually matches up very similarly to the LG Sunset which has been available with Tracfone for some months now. They both have 1.2 Ghz processores, both come with 8 GB memory, and both allow 4G LTE connectivity. The Galaxy Core Prime uses CDMA while the Sunset uses GSM.
The real news here is that the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime is available on HSN for $99 with 1200 minutes. So you are basically buying a 1 Year/400 Minute Airtime card and getting a very good Android smartphone for free!
We will be sharing our full review for the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime in the near future!
We are expecting several more Samsung smartphones to be released from Tracfone in the near future, but the Samsung Galaxy S5 is probably the best phone we will see from Tracfone for a little while. Stay up to date with the latest news by following us on Facebook.
Let us know what you think about these new devices, and if you will be spending the money to upgrade.
You can take a look at the other smartphones available from Tracfone on our Android Tracfone List.
Also view our recent list of Deals and Discounts for January 2016.
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