While the equivalent of less than two Benjamins buys you incredibly high-end Android slabs from fairly reputable OEMs in countries like China or India, it’s still not easy for power users to shop on such a tight budget stateside.
You can get the Huawei Honor 5X at exactly $200 unlocked, a $175 or so third-gen Motorola Moto G if you just can’t wait for its sequel, or… a $160 factory refurbished unlocked GSM Samsung Galaxy S5 from Woot via Amazon.
Now, we know what many of you think of pre-owned devices. They’re damaged goods, some literally, and they pose no palpable reliability guarantee. Except for phones that come with an actual warranty, as is the case here.
You’ve got 90 days to notice and report any out-the-box corruption or foul play, so if the GS5 you receive is more than “cosmetically blemished” here and there, you’re always free to return it in exchange for a full refund.
The risks are thus slight to none, and the savings pretty massive. Amazon currently charges $290 and up for new international unlocked variants of the Galaxy S5, and the OG’s lowest ever price at a trusted e-tailer was probably $260 back in January.
Age notwithstanding, this is a spectacular gadget for just 160 bucks, taking water dunks and dust interaction like a champion, running Android 6.0 Marshmallow in certain flavors and regions and gearing up for the update worldwide. Plus, it sports 16MP rear camera muscle, as well as fingerprint recognition and wireless charging capabilities. Thinking of pulling the trigger? Then stop hesitating, as the Gold Box Deal expires in 20 hours and counting, i.e. at midnight Pacific time.