If the Samsung Galaxy S5 Doesn't Tempt You, Maybe its Included Freebies Will

By Gerald Lynch on at

With the Samsung Galaxy S5 ready to hit stores, Samsung's making one final push to gain your custom. It has just revealed the premium "content gifts" it's offering alongside the handset, and they're not to be sniffed at.

The most useful of all for many will likely be 50GB worth of Dropbox cloud storage, free of charge for two years, as well as a three month premium subscription to note-syncing service Evernote. A selection of PayPal discounts will also be offered (likely to get you in the habit of using the built-in fingerprint scanner for payment authentication), while there's also three month's worth of premium LinkedIn access thrown in too.

If you'd rather something to read, Samsung will also be offering a 12-month premium subscription to Bloomberg Businessweek+, and a six month subscription to the Wall Street Journal.

With the S5 having its fitness tracking capabilities pushed to the fore, there's naturally a bunch of sporty freebies too. One year subscriptions to Run Keeper Elite, Map My Fitness, Skimble, Endomondo and Lark are all included, as is a three month subscription to Instructor Live.

While reviews of the new handset have been mostly positive, the overall feeling is that this is a merely incremental upgrade from Samsung.