Priced at $599.99 without a contract, the Galaxy S5 being sold by Boost and Virgin is the same model that’s available on other U.S. carriers. That means that it’s packing a 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, 16-megapixel camera, 2.5GHz quad-core processor and 2800mAh battery. The device also supports Sprint’s Spark tri-band LTE service as well as its regular 4G LTE coverage.
When it comes to plan options, the Galaxy S5 is compatible with Boost’s recently-announced Monthly Unlimited Select plans. Those offerings start at $40 per month and include unlimited talk, text and data. The $40 plan offers 500MB of high-speed 3G/4G data, the $50 plan comes with 2.5GB of high-speed data and the $60 offering includes 5GB of high-speed data.
Meanwhile, Virgin Mobile’s Galaxy S5 works with the operator’s Beyond Talk plans. Those include unlimited data — 2.5GB of which is at high speeds — and messaging as well as varying amounts of anytime minutes. The base $35 plan offers 300 minutes, the $45 plan includes 1200 minutes and the top-end $55 plan offers unlimited anytime minutes.
The Galaxy S5 was already available on a number of U.S. providers before today, but it’s always good to see a flagship smartphone make its way onto the shelves of more carriers. That means that more folks are able to buy the thing without having to jump ship to a new carrier. Perhaps best of all is the fact that the Galaxy S5 is compatible with Sprint’s LTE network as well as its tri-band Spark LTE coverage, which offers faster speeds and increased capacity.
Are any of you thinking about picking up the GS5 from Boost or Virgin?