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20th June 2014, 01:49 PM   |  #1  
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I was just wondering if the Samsung Galaxy S 5 in Hong Kong are region free, like it's predecessor the Samsung Galaxy S 4? As I maybe going on a trip to Hong Kong soon and I'm considering purchasing a Galaxy S 5 while I'm there.
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I was just wondering if the Samsung Galaxy S 5 in Hong Kong are region free, like it's predecessor the Samsung Galaxy S 4? As I maybe going on a trip to Hong Kong soon and I'm considering purchasing a Galaxy S 5 while I'm there.

Yes. All phones in Hong Kong are unlocked. You can use any SIM card and they will work.

Current price for the SM-G900F (4G/LTE) is about HK$4980 at Apliu Street. This is the local model with 1 year warranty from Samsung Hong Kong. There used to be export models for the 4G/LTE without warranty for about HK$4680, but I haven't seen any recently. For 3G models, SM-G900H, the price is around $4000 for the export models.
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Excellent so all HK SGS 5 phones are Region Free straight out the box and you don't have to activate them or anything before taking them abroad and using them! Thanks for the quick reply!

Does Broadway and Fortress stores stock both the SM-G900F and SM-G900H models of the SGS 5?
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Excellent so all HK SGS 5 phones are Region Free straight out the box and you don't have to activate them or anything before taking them abroad and using them! Thanks for the quick reply!

Does Broadway and Fortress stores stock both the SM-G900F and SM-G900H models of the SGS 5?

I believe Broadway and Fortress stock the SM-G900F, but I'm not sure if they have the SM-G900H. The G900F is the official model for Hong Kong. BTW, Broadway and Fortress are selling the phone at the manufacturer's retail price and will be more expensive than if you buy it at Apliu Street.
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I've just realised that you're asking about region lock, not SIM lock.... I'm still pretty sure that HK phones are NOT region locked as my G900F does NOT have any notice on the box about region lock.... However, to be really really sure this won't be a problem, simply buy a local prepaid SIM for about HK$20, and use that to in the phone to activate it and make a 5 minute phone call first, then, the region lock will no longer be an issue..
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All hong kong official stock is unlocked, it's illegal in hong kong to lock a phone whether it's region or sim.

Hong kong GS5 are SM900F at HKD5998, no other version is available.

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Yes. All phones in Hong Kong are unlocked. You can use any SIM card and they will work.

Current price for the SM-G900F (4G/LTE) is about HK$4980 at Apliu Street. This is the local model with 1 year warranty from Samsung Hong Kong. There used to be export models for the 4G/LTE without warranty for about HK$4680, but I haven't seen any recently. For 3G models, SM-G900H, the price is around $4000 for the export models.

Are you sure thats a official hong kong stock and not grey import, it's too cheap.
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All hong kong official stock is unlocked, it's illegal in hong kong to lock a phone whether it's region or sim.

Hong kong GS5 are SM900F at HKD5998, no other version is available.

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Are you sure thats a official hong kong stock and not grey import, it's too cheap.

Yes... Just went about 2 weeks ago to Apliu Street, and almost every shop is selling 行 SM-G900F now for $4990..

Grey import model only had the 3G version for around $4000..
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Yes... Just went about 2 weeks ago to Apliu Street, and almost every shop is selling 行 SM-G900F now for $4990..

Grey import model only had the 3G version for around $4000..

I have the sm900F now, i'm waiting for the korean upgrade version.

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Yes... Just went about 2 weeks ago to Apliu Street, and almost every shop is selling 行 SM-G900F now for $4990..

Grey import model only had the 3G version for around $4000..

I think they are making way for the upgrade version.
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I have the sm900F now, i'm waiting for the korean upgrade version.

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I think they are making way for the upgrade version.

I thought that the 3G model (SM-G900H) would be available for purchase in retail outlets in Hong Kong. As I know for a fact that the 3G model (SM-G900H) has been released exclusively in Asia.
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I thought that the 3G model (SM-G900H) would be available for purchase in retail outlets in Hong Kong. As I know for a fact that the 3G model (SM-G900H) has been released exclusively in Asia.

only the sm900f is available in hk officially.

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