Samsung really wants you to buy a Galaxy S5, and to help sway your decision, has offered up a wealth of free software provided to new owners of the phone. Part of its new Galaxy Gifts programme, Samsung has signed up many big name websites and apps to provide free subscriptions, services, or downloads to make its new flagship smartphone even more attractive.
There are 15 freebies in total, with a value of at least $500 according to Samsung’s own Galaxy Gifts website. That’s about £300. The biggest saving is from The Wall Street Journal, where a six month subscription to the website comes with the phone, something normally priced at $160. Only three months premium access to LinkedIn comes close in value at $75.
However, while these are worth a fair amount of money, they won’t be of interest to everyone. So what else is it offering? The Galaxy S5 provides plenty of features for the fitness fanatic, and there are several apps included in the Galaxy Gifts list which complement this nicely. Six months with Skimble’s multimedia-based workout programme comes with it, as does a year of RunKeeper‘s premium service. Lark, an app which uses the phone’s sensors to advise on how to become fitter and healthier, is also yours for a year.
The list continues with $50 of PayPal offers, some in-game purchases for Cut the Rope 2, cloud storage space with Box and Bitcasa, plus a selection of standalone apps.
It’s a good deal, and while not the sole reason for choosing a Galaxy S5, a welcome bonus if you do. Samsung doesn’t state whether all offers are for the UK, so look out for amendments to the list closer to the April launch.