Samsung has a slew of software gifts to come with your new Galaxy S5

Get over $575 worth of software when you buy a Galaxy S5

Samsung is continuing their habit of giving bundled software and freebies away with their high-end devices, and the Samsung Galaxy Gifts promo for the Galaxy S5 is a whopper. With app extras and subscriptions galore, this bundle from the Samsung App store is filled with things you'll probably find useful, such as a six-month subscription to the Wall Street Journal, three months of Evernote premium, or $10 worth of in-app purchases for Cut the Rope.

OK, we're not going to suggest you run out and buy a new phone just for the free apps and goodies that come with it. But if you're going to be upgrading this year anyway, this sort of thing certainly can weigh heavily in your decision.

Hit the link below to see the full list and all the details.

Source: Samsung Galaxy Gifts (opens in new tab)

Jerry Hildenbrand
Senior Editor — Google Ecosystem

Jerry is an amateur woodworker and struggling shade tree mechanic. There's nothing he can't take apart, but many things he can't reassemble. You'll find him writing and speaking his loud opinion on Android Central and occasionally on Twitter.

  • What good is the software if you only get 8gb of space?
  • SD cards? Posted via Android Central App
  • Isn't KitKat supposed to hinder the use of memory cards in some way? This is something I'm very concerned about. Recently I used the SanDisk Memory Zone app to move a ton of stuff that was automatically saved on my S4's internal memory to my memory card. With KitKat, I might not be able to do that. I don't use, or acknowledge the word ""troll"".
  • People need to realize HATERS DON'T BUY PRODUCTS they search for group discounts or essential price breaks. True SAMSUNG buyers line up every year without fail that's why 7 out of 10 purchased android handsets are Galaxy products period. At the end of the day nothing else matters period. Posted from my Galaxy Note 3 on Tmobile via Android Central App
  • That's ridiculous. "Haters" buy just as much as the rest of us. Just not what you claim they are hating on. You're like this guy I know who claims Nikki Minaj is the greatest musician of all time and anyone who disagrees is a "hater." The reality is, everyone has an opinion and your's is no more or less valid than anyone else's.
  • all responses to Yarrell are invalid. Posted via my Shnexus 5
  • +1 Posted via Android Central App
  • i'm beginning to think he's a robot...
  • Says the idiot who thinks you need to buy a product to be able to comment on it, but comments all the time on things you have stated you would "never touch with a ten foot pole". What a hypocrite.
    As for the "true Samsung buyers" lining up "every year"... just like all the Apple people. Please, tell us more about how Apple "sucks monkey balls", and yet Samsung is seemingly becoming more like them every day.
    Also, you are clearly pulling those numbers out of your ass and/or skewing the numbers intentionally. Samsung had 63% of all billion+ Android devices (back in November). That means a hair over *6* out of 10 Android devices are from Samsung. Moron can't do basic math/percentages. Go back to school.
  • I could see your reasoning, but the 63% is off of one year's figures. You have to add in the prior years too which would reasonably add up to the correct percentage. I haven't bought a Samsung phone in over two years. I'm currently using a GSII on AT&T. I don't count for the 63%, but I do count for the remaining 7%.
  • I hate when people say that, without the ability to save apps to the sd card what's the point?
  • Actually it's 10.7gb not 8. Just about the average free storage for high end phones these days
  • HTC M8 just killed the samsung s5 very bad
  • I'd never take your word for it. You've got to be one of the worst fanboys on this site. If it says Samsung, you have something stupid to say. Seriously, why do people get so emotionally invested in this crap? The M8 and the S5 are both going to be great phones. Can't we just leave it at that? Posted from my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.
  • +1000
    When did bashing fellow Android users become the norm? Don't answer that I already know when. Posted via Android Central App
  • To be honest, most of the bashing didn't start until the launches of both the S4 and HTC One. That's honestly when the divide started, I think. To be fair, some Samsung fanboys are as bad or worse than the religious Apple folk, lol. But, regardless of whatever side it comes from, it does get old. In real life (i.e life AWAY from the Internet), none of us would disown friends or family members over something as simple as a smartphone OS. Posted from my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.
  • The internet warriors are coming for ya! Run man run!
  • Exactly! I think both LG and HTC have done some interesting things with their flagships, but lack of memory card support holds me back. I actually find the G2 to be a very intriguing smartphone, with some neat software ideas. I don't use, or acknowledge the word ""troll"".
  • I wish more guys were like you. Anyway, to be honest, I kinda hated the S5 at launch due to it's glaring similarities with the S4 and Note 3. Days later, it grew on me, and even though I think the Z2 (and maybe the M8) is better, I will say that all these phones are great, and you can't go wrong with either one. Only thing I hate are the fanboys. Ugh.
  • Mercdroid.. Who the HELL do you think you are... Your the biggest BROWN NOSE on this site..
    If he hates Samsung that's HIS OPINON.. Nobody give a sheet about yours.
    Go Away.
  • Will do you have sand in your vagina again? ಠ益ಠ
  • Right, I'm going to "go away" because you say so, lol. Posted from my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.
  • Period
  • Not really. Although it looks to be better than the S5 in many ways, it won't necessarily blow it out of the water. Plus, it's not even out yet. -__-
  • Oh shut up. You're not allowed to speak this kind of madness in favor of Samsung. The thing is, everybody knows this but they act like they don't. It's cool to hate on #1, I guess.
  • Plain and simple nothing beats Samsung products period. That's exactly why they artes android. Posted from my Galaxy Note 3 on Tmobile via Android Central App
  • I'm sorry sir, you said a lot of stuff but all I heard was ba-aa-aa-aa-aa-ah Posted via Android Central App
  • What the hell is "artes" and how do you screw up "are"? It's 2014. We have computers that fit in our pockets and autocorrect on our phones, and you still can't spell simple words.
  • You know, your Samsung galaxy has a punctuation set. Its hidden under the "123 Sym" button. You don't need to spell out "period" to end a sentence... Posted via Android Central App
  • Link just goes to standard Samsung US site....
  • Sorry about that. The link redirects in all sorts of funny ways. Should be good now!
  • That big Sammy machine is rolling full steam ahead! Another great incentive to get buyers looking at and purchasing their products. Genius = lots of cash these days Posted via my oldie but goodie Nexii 4 using the Android Central App
  • To what genius are you referring?
    ?????????????? Posted via Android Central App
  • That sentence alone requires no response. Posted via Android Central App
  • Nice always a plus getting free stuff.
  • Basically all these gifts are just free trials.
  • This Posted via Android Central App
  • I didn't know the Wall Street Journal gave a 6-month free trial? I didn't know 10 dollars worth of in-app purchases were given to everyone, regardless of whatever smartphone they purchased. Silly me, lol. Posted from my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.
  • I'm not one to stare a gift-horse in the mouth, but I don't think any of these should "weigh heavilly" at all when you are considering a phone you will likely use every day for the next 1-3 years. A pretty good bonus if you wanted an S5 anyway, but surely there are much more important things to consider than some freebies you likely wouldn't miss if you didn't have. Posted via Android Central App
  • Agreed. Posted from my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.
  • Why can't I find the label that says "ADVERTISEMENT" anywhere in this post?
  • How much do you think Samsung paid for this ad? And did they pay android central or jerry hildebrand directly? If I had to guess I'd say $500 direct to jerry.
  • Right, because Samsung has to pay journalists for providing news, even though this is an ANDROID NEWS SITE, and Samsung just happens to make an ANDROID PHONE. Let's see this same reply and sentiment, when they cover other makes of smartphones. You guys crack me up, sometimes. Posted from my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.
  • Calling trial bloatware "gifts" is straight up Samsung marketing. Companies pay bloggers to write puff pieces. Everyone knows that and its fine. I've just never seen one quite so puffy. Had this been posted on April 1 everyone would have thought it was a hilarious April fools joke.
  • I'm not quite sure what to say, to be honest. You may be right, that they're getting paid, lol. Posted from my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.
  • Exactly. I've seen this done with allll kinds of products of different types,but for some reason the s5 is the most annoying. I'm already sick of seeing it and it isnt released,and this lazy marketing scheme is especially irritating. I've been waiting to upgrade from the s4 to note 3,but I almost wanna avoid samsung altogether now lol.
  • And also I have no issue with samsung. I plan on buying the s5. My only issue is with calling bloatware "gifts" in a post that isnt labeled as an advertisement. I get that bloggers need to get paid I just think it should be labeled as such
  • Yeah, I can assure you, we were not paid by Samsung or anybody else to write this post. "Gifts" are what Samsung called it, we're relaying that information to you. If this were a sponsored post, it would be clearly labeled as such.
  • Your silly assumption that I get rich from Samsung aside, how exactly are apps that you can go download for FREE, and are not included on the phone, bloatware? Enquiring minds want to know.
  • +1 Posted from my M7
  • i think using their marketing word "gifts", non-ironically, and without quotes seemed a little suspicious is all. having reread the post i see now its more about trials (which i am sure will auto-renew after the trial period and are actually worse than bloatware in that respect), and i apologize for jumping to conclusions. i just think "gifts" should have been in quotes or they should have been called what they are--free trials. samsung isn't buying everyone a wall street journal subscription as a gift, the wall street journal is giving samsung promotional subscriptions to promote their paywall service. if anything samsung is re"gift"-ing. real gifts don't expire and start charging my credit card.
  • So long as I get my cut.
  • Lol Posted from my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.
  • Didn't you know, you lost your cut, when you refused to buy webOS? I kid, I kid. Posted from my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.
  • Sounds like bloatware to me.. Posted via my Motorola Startac
  • You're probably right, lol. Posted from my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.
  • No offense but 8 out of 10 posts on here are yours.
  • I get bored, sometimes, lol. Posted from my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.
  • Exactly! So what! I'm a security guard, I'm bored also. I don't use, or acknowledge the word ""troll"".
  • +1 Posted from my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.
  • What is samsung paying you guys? You've been on the s5's dick since it was revealed.
    I started reading thinking this thing must come with 50 dollars for the playstore for it to be a headline. Who cares about a stupid trial? A person could just not buy this phone,and get plenty of apps with the money they save? I'll tell you what though,if you werent sure about the s5 and something like that got you excited,you need to rethink things.
  • Despite your obvious trolling, I actually agree with you about the extras. Wish they'd just leave them out and drop the price of the phone.
  • Aka motha f'n bloatware! Posted via Android Central App
  • haha, yes!!! finally someone pointed out what most of that "gift" really is, and i've noticed that too a lot of hate comes from people that don't instantly love the newest flagship, when people are actually being unbiased about it in the first place, just bein real on their impressions of it, * steps off soapbox
  • How much of these supposedly free stuff will come with the phone through Verizon. Posted via Android Central App
  • My sister got free stuff from her Note 3. So this isn't really new to me, honestly.
  • Apparently Samsung didn't get the MEMO (news article): " South Korea, we love you: Country says no to bloatware, unwanted apps must be deletable" Posted via Android Central App
  • +1,000!!! I don't use, or acknowledge the word ""troll"".
  • My Note 3 gave me 1 year of evernote premium, but s5 gives just 3 months? pff, they went cheap!
  • Hopefully one of them is a debloating app so you can rid yourself of the 6gb worth of ram consuming shite crammed into your phone. Posted via Android Central App
  • Ill only consider buying the s5 google edition. Screw this bloatware.
  • GPE FTW!!! Posted from my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.
  • Lol I love this site. Maybe you guys should just mention these aren't preinstalled.
  • It certainly would help, since a lot people don't seem to know the meaning of bloatware. My friend bought a Note 3 last year and had to sign up to receive any of the promotional offers, which by the way would have been a better title than 'gifts'. Gifts are not tied to any expectations where as promotional offers like these usually are. Even the $10 credit isn't just for any app of your choice, it's for IAP in a game you are required to download if don't already own. I don't know if Cut the Rope is free but if not, that means you have to buy it first to get the $10. THAT is a promotional offer. That's like Verizon giving you all the premium channels for free for three months on the condition that you commit to a two year contract for their services. PROMOTIONAL OFFER.
  • I'm sorry but they'll have to do better than this to make me buy that ugly phone.
  • LinkedIn is a feature? I thought it was a virus/malware. They keep asking for me to sign up, even when I opted out, they also want to scan everyone's email through their servers...
  • Those "free gifts" are like if you buy a new car and the salesman says ' if you buy this new car. I'll include the air in the tires absolutely FREE!, plus I'll throw in a handy dandy Pine tree shaped air freshener that you can hang from your rear view mirror! '
  • YAY..... More bloatware that I don't want to drain the battery... Oh well looks like I'll have to disable even more crap
  • They are trying to stop you from buying the superior Note 3.