Verizon Galaxy S5 Now Up for Pre-order at $199, BOGO Deal in Effect

Were you waiting for Verizon to open up pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S5? That time has now come. For $199 on-contract (after $50 rebate) or $599 at full retail, you can pre-order Samsung’s 2014 flagship with an expected shipping date of April 11, the planned global launch date of the phone.

Verizon’s version of the GS5 is like everyone else’s in that it sports a 5.1″ FHD Super AMOLED display, 16MP camera, 2,800mAh battery, Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB RAM, fingerprint scanner, heartrate monitor, and Android 4.4 underneath a revamped TouchWiz (full specs). You can see the heartrate monitor and fingerprint scanner in action here. You’ll find a quick video tour of the phone here. And last, here is how the Galaxy S5 compares to the Galaxy S4, plus other phones.  (more…)

Deal: Woot has the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) Starting at $344

Daily deal aficionado, Woot, is currently hosting what it believes is the ultimate Samsung Galaxy tablet blowout. I wouldn’t necessarily disagree with their mindset, since the tablet lineup includes the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014), which was Samsung’s flagship tablet from September of last year up until the NotePRO lineup was introduced at CES. We’re talking S Pen, an Octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, and a gorgeous 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600. This is a top-of-the-line tablet, my friends.

Woot has both 16GB and 32GB versions available, also in white or black. The 16GB model can be grabbed for $344.99, while the 32GB version will run you $384.99. If you need something to compare to, we can look to Amazon, which is selling the 16GB and 32GB models at $499 and $549, respectively.  (more…)

“VERIZON30″ Coupon Code Will Get You Two New HTC One (M8)s for $140

Verizon is currently running a BOGO (buy one, get one free) offer for the all new HTC One (M8) that is certainly something to consider, though you’ll have to sign a 2-year contract to get in on the deal. If contracts do not scare you, then to save some extra cash, there are a couple of coupon codes that could save you up to 30% on the $199 2-year contract price.  (more…)

Contest: $300 in Google Play Gift Cards Up for Grabs From Droid Life!

Last night on Twitter, we teased a contest for this morning, because who doesn’t like to start out a week with a chance to win freebies? In case you can’t count or do simple multiplication, yes, we have $300 in Google Play gift cards to give away. No sponsors, no special occasion – just Droid Life saying “Thank you” to the wonderful community that gathers here each and every day.

The contest is simple and only asks that you follow the easy steps in the Rafflecopter widget below. You don’t have to do all of the items, but the more you do, the more chances you have to win one of the six $50 gift cards that we are giving away.

Easy enough? Let’s do it.  (more…)

Deal: Amazon Gold Box has 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB Samsung microSD Cards at 65% Off

Just in time for the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One (2014), Amazon is hosting a Gold Box deal on Samsung micro SD PRO and PLUS cards with prices up to 65% off. Since both devices have a slot for expandable storage, you may want to think about picking up a card to take advantage. We should point out that the Galaxy S5 was announced with a micro SD slot, while the “All New HTC One” is only rumored to have one at this point, but all leaks currently point to it having a slot.

The PRO cards start at $15 and go up to $50 for the 64GB version. These cards are capable of transferring data at 70MB/s. The PLUS cards are the slightly cheaper model with prices ranging from $10 to $36 and can transfer data at speeds of 48MB/s. All cards are Class 10 UHS-1, and come with adapters.  (more…)

Reminder: Join the DL NCAA Bracket Challenge 2014 and Win a Nexus 5!

You joined the DL NCAA Bracket Challenge 2014, right? I’m hoping that only a handful of you answered with “no,” but either way, here is a reminder to all. Our Droid Life group, which already has over 2,000 members, is only open for submissions for another 24 hours or so. The NCAA Tourney officially kicked off last night with a couple of play-in games, but you still have all day today to get your bracket submitted. Officially, you have up until about 9AM Pacific on Thursday morning.

Why should you join? Well, because I need more people to dominate (kidding of course). Because there are fabulous prizes up for grabs, that’s why. If you win, you’ll walk away with a Nexus 5 32GB in any color, plus $100 in Google Play gift cards.

And remember, you don’t need to know a thing about basketball. Get in now!  (more…)

Deal: Best Buy Selling Nexus 7 (2013) With LTE for $299

Best Buy is currently selling the Nexus 7 (2013) with LTE for $299, $50 off its retail price. This is the same tablet that Verizon now sells for $349 or $49 on-contact. This is also the same Nexus 7 (2013) with LTE that can be purchased on Google Play and will work with AT&T, T-Mobile, and Big Red’s LTE networks.

For $299, and with LTE connectivity on those three carriers, you can’t really beat the value.

Best Buy Link

Cheers Scott and Stephen!