Unlocked Galaxy Note 5 for $499.99 at DailySteals

The Galaxy Note 5 has lost some of its shine due to the recently-announced Galaxy Note 7, but the device is still one of the best on the market today — and the unlocked Galaxy Note 5 is an even bigger appeal because it isn’t tied to a carrier as is the case with my Verizon Galaxy Note 5.

DailySteals is known for their intriguing deals on mobile devices, and the retailer is back with a deal for those in the market for a steal of a deal on Samsung’s year-old device. Right now, you can pick up the unlocked Galaxy Note 5 from DailySteals for $499.99, a $240 drop in the retail price ($739.99). Keep in mind that the unlocked Galaxy Note 5 only has 32GB of storage here, with no microSD card for expandable storage. I don’t find the lack of a microSD card to be a big deal, but some do — which is why I’ve taken time to mention it here.

The unlocked Galaxy Note 5 as well as all carrier versions features a 5.7-inch, Quad HD display with a 2,560 x 1,440p screen resolution, an octa-core, Samsung Exynos 7420 SoC (processor), 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM (the RAM is also supplied by Samsung), 32GB of internal storage, a 5MP front camera with f/1.9 aperture, a 16MP back camera with optical image stabilization (OIS), video digital image stabilization (VDIS), and a 3,000mAh battery. The Galaxy Note 5 turned heads when it was announced near the end of 2015, with the device being the first Galaxy Note smartphone to feature a glass and metal build quality that stepped up the game for a device that, prior to the Note 5, had only been known for its productivity.

Samsung brought some features to the unlocked Galaxy Note 5 (and its locked carrier versions) that set it apart from its predecessors. First, Samsung incorporated a new feature called Off Screen Memo that lets you write with the S Pen when you put the display in standby mode (and the display is black). Additionally, Samsung also provided a Keyboard Cover for the Galaxy Note 5 (the first Galaxy Note to get a proprietary keyboard cover) as well as in-built wireless charging (the Note 5 was the first Galaxy Note to get this, too). Wireless charging allows you to place your device on a charging pad that then charges the device; the charging pad is connected to the wall though, not your phone. When the device charges to 100% on the charging pad, you can remove it without having to disconnect the phone from a USB cable, first.

The Galaxy Note 5’s Exynos 7420 was the top-performing processor in the smartphone market for 2015, and the Exynos 8890 processor in the international (non-US and non-China) variant of the device will set the benchmark for 2016 smartphone performance.

If you’re ready to get a phone at a discount, the unlocked Galaxy Note 5 is the phone you want. Head on over to the source link below and grab your piece of Samsung smartphone history.


Deidre Richardson (dual B.A., History and Music, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) stumbled upon tech a little later in life than expected. After picking up her first smartphone (the Galaxy S3), the rest is history. She currently writes for SamMobile, the largest Samsung fan site worldwide, as well as smartwatch site smartwatch.me.

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