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Sat, Apr 19, 2014 2:11 PM

When will the Galaxy S5 32GB be available?

It's a pretty simple question, when will  AT&T offer the Galaxy S5 32GB?  I know last year the Galaxy S4 32GB came out about 17-20 days after the Galaxy S4 16GB launched, but last year the price for a 32GB Galaxy S4 was announced and so far this year nothing.

 

For those who feel 16GB is sufficient, that's great.  For those who feel having a 128GB microSD card slot is sufficient, also great.  But what you cannot do is move app/app data to the microSD card so for those who want and in fact must have a 32GB device (actually about 23-25GB of usable space compared to 10.7GB of usable space) it's a necessity.

 

Can anyone shed some light on this?

GLIMMERMAN76

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storage size is determand by the manufacture its all on samsung.  Att has a choice to offer both if there made.  Look at the m8 and g3.  The g3 was made in 16gb but did not come to the states.  It also had 2 gig of ram instead of 3gig.  Now the m8 was 32 across the board.  My g3 has 160gb of storage only reason being is I got a 128gig micro sd for 40 bucks

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No reason to beg for anything, these days. Fortunately, LG hit a home run with its G3. Last review I read called it the smartphone of the year. I wanted the G5 in 32GB. Samsung support was playing games with their vague, annoying answers, and I'm so happy to ditch Samsung.

 

The LG G3 has turned out to be the best smartphone I've ever used -- better than my new Galaxy Note 3. It's nearly the same size, but feels much smaller, and it fits in the hands better. Only gripes are that that the display requires more juice and I prefer volume rockers on the side instead of the back. The S5 is waterproof. Those points aside, I'm happy I got the G3.

 

I was stuck on Samsung, thinking that nobody could touch then when it comes to their software. Not true at all. LG put a lot of time and effort into their products, and the G3 makes no compromises. So for anyone sitting on the fence, I'd recommend you go to your local AT&T store and check them out. The irony is that the 32GB LG is at the same pricepoint as the S5 16GB, so it's the deal of the century IMO. 

 

Consumers have a choice Smiley Very Happy If Samsung didn't play these games they wouldn't have lost a customer. Now LG has a new fan.

RaptorOO7

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You are sadly mistaken and must not know how the US smartphone industry works.  The carriers dictate the specs not the mfg, other than apple you do not see multiple storage capacites available for different phones even when its clear (Samsung) the mfg makes them available.  Simply put the carrier places the order and they sell the phones, not the OEM.

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@RaptorOO7 wrote:

You are sadly mistaken and must not know how the US smartphone industry works.  The carriers dictate the specs not the mfg, other than apple you do not see multiple storage capacites available for different phones even when its clear (Samsung) the mfg makes them available.  Simply put the carrier places the order and they sell the phones, not the OEM.



I'm not arguing with you, as I don't claim to know how these businesses operate, but it was Samsung customer support that would not acknowledge or offer any information about a 32GB model, which compelled me to go with another brand.

 

 

GLIMMERMAN76

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that not true these days.  Look at the G3 it was launch with the same specs accross all us and EU carriers.

 

The samething with the M8 it was the same accross all carriers worldwide.

 

Samsung chose to release the s5 with 16gig of ram to save money period.  They knew us users would buy whatever they put our.

 

Look at the note 3 its was the same accross all carriers.

 

 

The days of the carriers telling the OEM's what to do is over/ and part of that is due to apple.

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Very little of total software can be stored/used from an SD card.  I believe the S5 sales would have been dramatically better if they had released a 32 and/or 64GB variant of this device.  Otherwise,the functionality of this phone is great.  I, for one, did not purchase solely due to the limited on-board memory.

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The low sales figures are directly attributable, I believe, to Samsung being arrogant and non-responsive to the inquiry and demand of their high-end purchasers.  The Galaxy Alpha looks like a dog of a device, ostensibly to compete with the iPhone 6. Competition for market dollars is heavy and Samsung seems to be heading down the same path as RIM did--assuming that their dominant market share is secure. I, for one, am looking at least a year ahead--nothing earth shaking out there that justifies the high pricing.  LG is coming along nicely as direct head-to-head competition with Samsung.  I'm watching them closely.

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Raptor is wrong--the US carriers do not mandate all of the specs on the phones they offer.  Period.

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It seems that we are in agreement that it is Samsungs fault for giving vague replies about their 32gb S5 version because they know their phone should be good enough in 16gb for the US market. Now that is just plain BAD business on their part to screw US customers! If the phone companies are at fault for not working with Samsung to get the S5 in 32gb for their customers then that would be a different story. I do find it strange that no one from AT&T has contributed to this post to share their vague replies on the subject. At least on the Verizon post someone from Verizon did respond, yeah it was not a clear answer and the representative tried to pushed their customers to other phone makers that gave a 32gb version of their phone, but at least they responded! Now with no news from AT&T and vague replies from Samsung perhaps it is best to check out other phone makers. I will check out the LG 3G now, at least it does come in 32gb! If it is as good as the rumors say it is then Samsung will loose another customer and LG will gain another fan!

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I just wanted to update anyone still waiting for the 32gb version of the S5. I email Samsung once more with a very nasty email except this time I did not ask Samsung WHEN their S5 in 32gb will be available! I asked Samsung WHY their S5 in 32gb was not available! And the politically polite answer back to me was "Ask Your Phone Carrier!" So now with that response back from Samsung, we can all guess who is really at fault here and it is not Samsung! It is the phone carriers! Explains why no one from AT&T has contributed to this post! Come on AT&T at least contribute to this post like Verizon has with their post and give us your response of trying to push your unhappy customers to other phones that you feel are acceptable for your network or whatever the reason is that you do not want to offer the S5 in 32gb to your customers! So everyone we have been asking the wrong question of WHEN will the S5 in 32gb will be available when we needed to ask WHY the S5 in 32gb is not available. I plan on asking someone at AT&T the WHY question the next I am in their store checking out phones. I did check out the LG G3 and yes it is a very good phone in 32gb, I almost bought it and became a new LG fan, except that my heart is still kinda set on Samsung, that's when I decided to email Samsung one more time with the WHY question, I wish I would have thought of the WHY question while in the AT&T store, I would have loved putting the AT&T representative on the spot with that question! So everyone if you have contacted Samsung in the past with When will the S5 in 32gb will be available contact them again and ask them Why the S5 in 32gb is not available. Then after your polite answer back, lets all make our stand with AT&T!
GLIMMERMAN76

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you do realize that any oem is going to pass the buck.  The S5 with 32gig will have to pass thru the FCC costing samsung more money since they pay for the certs not the carriers.

 

Also if you look at samsungs track record this phone has the same amount of storage as a entry level iPhone 6 which is what samsung uses as a benchmark for the S5.  And they also look at the fact it has a sd card slot for upto a 128gig sd card.

 

 

GLIMMERMAN76

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The alpha with 32 gig is coming to ATT anounced today.  Just missing the 1080 display and sd card slot.  And the battery is tiny.

 

 

http://www.droid-life.com/2014/09/22/samsung-galaxy-alpha-is-headed-to-att-in-three-colors/

Rdechiara

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I know wht you mean about the apps. You may or may not be interested, but you can get a Moto X (1st Gen) 64GB directly from Motorola online contract free or with contract, your choice. I just wanting to let you know in case you are interested. You also get the option of designing your own device. Might be worth looking into.

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