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[Q] Buying Off-Contract: Dev vs Retail Edition

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KarlStyles
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That was my guess as well, which is why I'll wait a week or two to make sure there aren't any glaring hardware issues. I'll probably contact them just to confirm though.
 
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Are there some serious camera issues with the device? I saw a post on discolored glass, but that was it...
 
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Also...regarding warranty?

http://www.samsung.com/us/support/su...me=ET-G900VMKA

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Samsung Galaxy SŪ 5 (Verizon), Charcoal Black Developer Edition
ET-G900VMKA
Warranty

STANDARD LIMITED WARRANTY

What is covered and for how long?

SAMSUNG TELECOMMUNICATIONS AMERICA, LLC ("SAMSUNG") warrants that SAMSUNG's handsets and accessories ("Products") are free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service for the period commencing upon the date of purchase by the first consumer purchaser and continuing for the following specified period of time after that date:

Phone 1 Year
Batteries 1 Year
Case/Pouch/Holster 90 Days
Other Phone Accessories 1 Year
 
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From Samsung.com, add the phone to your cart, go to your cart, click 'guest checkout', scroll down past the developer information to the first checkbox, it reads:

"I understand and acknowledge that the device I am about to order is intended for software developers and is not intended for general consumer use. I hereby agree that this device will be covered by warranty for 30 days or until I change the original software on the device, whichever period is shorter. Thereafter, service for the device will be provided for a charge."

I had to check that box to place my order.

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Samsung has acknowledged the camera problems though, so they might be willing to swap the device out after the 30 day period/software change if a camera issue does pop up.

"Samsung has now confirmed that it's aware of the reports and is actively trying to assist impacted customers. In a statement, a company spokesperson told The Verge, "We have learned that a limited number of Galaxy S5 devices may have an issue that causes 'Camera Failure' pop-up error message." S5 owners with a busted camera are asked to call 1-888-987-4357 to arrange an exchange under Samsung's warranty, or they can visit their respective carrier for a swap."

http://mobile.theverge.com/2014/4/25...camera-problem
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Welp, got the DE device in Monday and very impressed so far. Nice improvement over my Galaxy Nexus! Thanks for all the help as usual XDA.
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