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1.0 out of 5 stars WARNING! This model does not support LTE UK 4G, 10 July 2014
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This review is from: Samsung Galaxy S5 SIM-Free Smartphone, SM-G900F - White (Electronics)
Avoid this if you want the UK 4G version!!

I ordered this phone as an urgent replacement for my broken S5 and Amazon get 5* for their part as always but we warned. This S5 is the SM-G900H (North America) model of the S5 and WILL NOT WORK WITH UK LTE 4G! It also came with a old black Samsung charger which does not fit in the box and caused the phone to stick up in the box at one end due to the UK plug. Luckily I had my old broken S5 next to me when checking the model and the phone is loads different. It also has a different processor to the UK version.

Don't listen to what the description says under the questions. This is not the SM-G900F which is what all UK retailers are selling and the best you will get is 3G+

I will be returning mine today as Amazon have given me a full refund (Thank god as I've broken the seal
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In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jul 2014 22:03:35 BDT
Last edited by the author on 10 Jul 2014 22:11:30 BDT
Caduceus says:
I've ordered one from Amazon direct for £529 after reading this thread for the same reason (peace of mind). I just hope amazon are getting it right :O

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jul 2014 22:18:50 BDT
I got my original S5 from Amazon without any problems. You'll get the real deal from them. :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jul 2014 22:19:37 BDT
Last edited by the author on 22 Jul 2014 22:30:28 BDT
Ordered another from Amazon in the end. You really do get what you pay for.

UPDATE: Went for Carphone Warehouse in the end as they had a great offer on

Posted on 11 Jul 2014 13:06:26 BDT
I bought an S4 from Amazon last year which said 3G/4G compatible UK. After one helluva battle with Samsung and Three recently, where I was batted from one to the other like a ping-pong ball, I was finally told by a not-very-sympathetic tech person at Samsung that the phone was a Singapore model, and, therefore, couldn't get 4G here. Fortunately, even though they only fulfilled the order, Amazon refunded in full without a quibble. So now I can go for an S5 (with the latest price drop...), but I am leary of buying through an Amazon reseller, as nowhere do you seem to be able to get an assurance that it will support 4G.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jul 2014 16:14:32 BDT
brigitte says:
Thanks for the 'heads up' It is difficult enough to know what to believe when buying on line and thanks to your comments, you have saved me from more grief and angst ...!

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jul 2014 00:59:30 BDT
Last edited by the author on 18 Jul 2014 01:00:57 BDT
Update: I have just finally got my S5 through one of the Amazon sellers. I did this after I had emailed all of the resellers who were marked 'Fulfilled by Amazon', asking whether their model supported 4G in the UK. Only got one reply. It was in the affirmative. I bought through them and am currently very happy with an S5 that gets 4G in London (when 4G is available... London is really pants with getting a good signal.) So just do that: email them and ask. Because the email goes through Amazon, and the order is fulfilled by them, you will be guaranteed against any shenanigans. Interestingly, I didn't get a reply from the three lowest price resellers, but I'm happy with the price I paid, which was £60 cheaper than the official Amazon offer.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jul 2014 22:00:39 BDT
Dean Smith says:
would be grateful for direction on the best place the buy a real UK product at the best price.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jul 2014 22:28:19 BDT
Hi Dean, my advice to you would be to buy the one sold by Amazon. Just choose from the other buyer options. I got one from Carphone Warehouse in the end because they had free next day delivery.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jul 2014 16:46:16 BDT
RobCooper says:
This IS the European version. Do you nt have the internet where you live???

Here's the list of model numbers of the SM-G900, or the Galaxy S5:

- SM-G9006V_CHN_CHN (China)
- SM-G9008V_CHN_ZM (China)
- SM-G9009D_CHN_CTC (China)
- SM-G900A_NA_ATT (AT&T)
- SM-G900D_JPN_DCM (Japan)
- SM-G900F_EUR_XX (Open Europe)
- SM-G900H_EUR_XX (Open Europe)
- SM-G900I_SEA_XSA (Asia)
- SM-G900J_JPN_KDI (Japan)
- SM-G900K_KOR_KTC (Korea)
- SM-G900L_KOR_LGC (Korea)
- SM-G900M_LA_VF (Vodafone)
- SM-G900P_NA_SPR (Sprint)
- SM-G900R4_NA_USC (US Cellular)
- SM-G900S_KOR_SKC (Korea)
- SM-G900T_NA_TMB (T-Mobile)
- SM-G900V_NA_VZW (Verizon)
- SM-G900W8_NA_BMC (BMC)

Posted on 26 Jul 2014 16:47:15 BDT
Last edited by the author on 26 Jul 2014 16:47:59 BDT
RobCooper says:
Yeah!!!!