There’s no better time to purchase Samsung’s excellent Galaxy S10 than two weeks before the official announcement of the Galaxy S20 lineup. No, we kid you not, because not only are Costco members allowed to get the powerful 6.1-inch handset at an extremely reasonable price, but for a limited time, the warehouse club chain also throws in the equally great Galaxy Watch Active 2 for no extra charge.
Obviously, the killer new deal, kicked off on January 24 and scheduled to run until February 2, is not without strings. But as “catches” and special requirements go, the main condition you have to meet to qualify for this promotion is fairly easy to swallow. We’re talking about obligatory T-Mobile activation of your hot new phone at your local Costco Wireless Center. That doesn’t need to be on a new account and you don’t even have to add a new line of service to an existing account with the nation’s leading “Un-carrier.”
What the fitness-centric smartwatch does have is a very particular (and extensive) set of health-monitoring skills, sleep tracking tools included, as well as a beautiful AMOLED screen in tow, robust battery life, and everything from built-in GPS functionality to NFC support for wrist payments.
The Galaxy S10
, meanwhile, packs a (still) blazing fast Snapdragon 855 processor, along with a decent 3,400mAh battery, 8 gigs of memory, 128 gigs of internal storage space, microSD support, a versatile 12 + 12 + 16MP triple rear-facing camera system, a stunning Dynamic AMOLED display with a small hole housing a 10MP selfie shooter, and yes, even a good old fashioned headphone jack.