Samsung’s latest flagships are absolutely great, but they are hardly affordable. If you’re looking for a Galaxy flagship that delivers some of the same features as the Galaxy S7 – water resistance and a microSD card – Woot via Amazon has a great deal today on the Galaxy S5.
For the next 18 hours, you can buy a certified refurbished Samsung Galaxy S5 16GB (GSM) for just $159.99. That’s a solid 30% off the usual price of this device and a great deal for anyone who wants a brand name device on the cheap.
Now, the infamous “Band-Aid” texture of the Galaxy S5 hasn’t aged well, especially if you compare it to the sleek glass build of its descendants. But the S5’s specs definitely fared better in the test of time. You’re looking at 5.1-inch Full HD AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 801 processor, 16GB of storage (expandable), 2GB of RAM, a great 16MP camera, a 2800-mAh battery, 1P67 water resistance, and a fingerprint sensor built-in the home button. Not bad at all for $160, even if it’s a refurbished model.
Note that this is an unlocked GSM model compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile.
What does “certified refurbished” mean? Devices with this designation are used devices that have been refurbished and certified to look and work like new. Woot offers a 90-day warranty, but a disclaimer does note that the device “may have minor cosmetic blemishes to the body of the unit and surface scratches on the screen.”