There are so many good deals during the holiday season. However, the deal Best Buy has with the purchase of the Galaxy Note 5 or Galaxy S6 is, perhaps, one of the best technology deals of the season. BGR has the news.
“And if you are still in the market for either a new TV or a new smartphone, then you need to check out Best Buy’s latest hot offer…The retailer will offer users a free 32-inch Samsung LED HDTV (a $229.99 value) with every purchase of a Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus or Galaxy Note 5.”
There are some stipulations with the deal. BGR adds that you must buy or lease one of the Samsung Galaxy devices with a two year contract, a Sprint lease, or a monthly installment plan with AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon. The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is probably the better deal of the two and has received fantastic reviews. CNET gave the device four-and-a-half stars.
If you want a smartphone that’s slightly smaller, slightly lighter, and has a curved screen, the Galaxy S6 Edge is your best bet. The phone, along with the regular S6, also received excellent reviews when released in April earlier this year. Engadget described both phones as Samsung’s best in years.
“As if to silence the doubters, Samsung has not one, but two flagships on offer — the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge — and they’re surrounded by questions. Can they restore Samsung to its former glory? Has the company figured out how to build a truly interesting smartphone again?”
USA Today gave the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge an almost perfect review.
“Let’s cut to the chase: Samsung nailed it with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge,” writes author Edward C. Baig.
Baig praised the design of both phones, especially the Galaxy S6 Edge. He says the display on the S6 Edge is eye-popping and notes that there are a lot of functions you can use on the “Edge” screen. Like other critics, Baig liked how the new Galaxy S6 phones weren’t full of gimmicks, but real and genuine features.
Unfortunately, both phones didn’t restore Samsung to the brand’s former glory. Within a month of their release, reports of poor sales went viral. Exact sales figures haven’t been released, but they are a far cry from Samsung’s Galaxy S3 and even the Galaxy S4. Even the release of the much-loved Galaxy Note 5 hasn’t done the trick. Many Samsung fans believe the phones didn’t sell as well as expected because Samsung is trying to make their phones too much like the iPhone and getting rid of what differentiated their product from Apple’s: a removable battery and a micro SD card slot.
All year, Twitter has been filled with complaints about Galaxy smartphones turning into Apple clones.
No one wants an iPhone clone. As the market has proven over and over AND the name? S6 Plus? Don't you have a original brain @SamsungMobile ?— Ethan Hunter (@theasset) August 14, 2015
I wanted to get the new Galaxy Note 5 but now that it just like the Apple iphone I don't want it.— Ghost Kane (@ghostplace22) August 19, 2015
The people who do own either a version of the Galaxy S6 or the Galaxy Note 5 do seem to love their phones. Even if you are upset about Samsung trying to be too much like Apple, you should still consider going to Best Buy to check out the phones. If you buy one, you will go home with an HD television, as well.
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