By Michael Andronico, LAPTOP Staff Writer
If you’re still holding out on picking up an Apple iPhone 5s, now might be the time. Walmart just slashed the handset’s price down to $119 from $145, making it almost as cheap as the iPhone 5c’s budget-minded launch price of $99.
Effective today, you can get a 16 GB iPhone 5s for $119 for at least the next 30 days, according to the retailer. It’s not the only hot handset to get a price cut, as you can pick up a 16 GB iPhone 5c for next to nothing at $29 (down from $45).
A new iPhone 5s from the Apple Store, with a two-year contract on your wireless carrier, would typically run you $200.
If Android is more your thing, Walmart is now selling the Galaxy S4 for $49, half its previous price of $99. All phones include a two-year contract on AT&T or Verizon.
If you’ve had your eye on a Galaxy S4, Note 3 or any other Samsung phone, you can get a $50 Walmart gift card with the purchase of any Samsung handset from March 9 to 22. Shoppers can trade in their current devices for up to $300 toward any new smartphone and will receive any remaining balance on a Walmart gift card.
While many shoppers are likely clamoring for the new iPhone 6 (expected this fall) and Galaxy S5 (coming in April), the iPhone 5s and Galaxy S4 still have plenty of life left in them. If you’re due for a new handset, this might be the time to snag one on the cheap.
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