How to sell your Samsung Galaxy S5

Famously the first in the series to feature a heart rate monitor, the Samsung Galaxy S5 was released in 2014, and signalled a bold new direction for the Galaxy brand. With a Full HD display, a 16MP camera, and quad-core chipset, this phone was quite the contender when it came out. A flatter design made it look miles ahead of the former Galaxy S4 model, although Samsung received criticism for its overly-liberal use of cheap plastic. Nonetheless, the S5 sold like mad and was considered one of the best phones around at the time. 

That was in 2014, though - and today, modern tech-hungry mobile owners might baulk at the phone’s slow-charging battery, outdated OS, and lack of Android Pay. If that’s you, you’ve come to the right place to sell it on.  

To find the best price for your old Samsung Galaxy S5, use our comparison tool above. Select the condition of your phone and the network it’s locked to, and choose an offer you like. We have over 30 recyclers on the site, so you should have lots of choice. Click through, enter your details, and the buyer will send you a postage pack to mail your phone off it. Cash for your old phone is mere days away. 

Can I sell a broken Samsung Galaxy S5?

Don’t worry if your Samsung Galaxy S5 is broken or damaged - many phone recyclers will still buy it. A phone usually counts as broken if it has:

  • a cracked screen
  • broken buttons
  • power issues
  • lots of chips and dents
  • a corrupt operating system

A broken Samsung Galaxy S5 will sell for less than a working one, and even less than a brand new one - obviously - but nonetheless, they’ll sell. Just make sure you’re honest about your gadget's condition and you’ll get the most accurate quotes. If a recycler receives your device but decides it is not in the condition they expected, they’ll send you a revised quote by email, which you can choose to accept or reject. Some will charge postage if you want your gadget back, though others will do it for free.

Can I sell a Samsung Galaxy S5 with water damage?

Selling a water damaged phone is a little trickier, but some recyclers do buy handsets with water damage. Search for quotes on a broken Samsung Galaxy S5 above, and check with the recycler if you're not sure whether it will accept a water damaged phone or not.

Sell your Samsung Galaxy phone