Samsung Ultimate Test Drive 2

As first noted by Engadget, Samsung is so confident that iPhone users will find its newest smartphones compelling enough to switch, that it’s letting iPhone users test drive them for 30 days for just a buck.

Coined “The Ultimate Test Drive”, Samsung, doing its very best T-Mobile impression, is letting current iPhone owners take the Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy Note5, or Galaxy S6 edge+ for a 30-day spin.

All you need to do is visit Samsung’s The Ultimate Test Drive website via the Safari browser running on your iPhone, select your current carrier, the Galaxy model you wish to test, register with Samsung, and provide delivery and credit card information.

By registering, you’re more than likely opening yourself up to all sorts of future marketing strategies, but if you really want to test drive one of Samsung’s new phones, this is probably one of the easiest ways to do so.

Ultimate Test Drive Samsung

Samsung notes that the test drive is basically just a 30-day rental period, and it’s only available to those over 18 who are legal US residents. Those who sign up must currently use an iPhone and have an active wireless data account.

It’s clear that many people will likely try this promotion with no intention of ever switching over, but Samsung is banking on helping more than a few testers make the permanent switch. Samsung is making it easy by including an activated SIM card with your phone of choice, along with instructions outlining how to get the most out of the test drive.

Either it’s really confident that it has the better product and switching will seem like a no-brainer, or its desperate. Or, perhaps it’s a combination of both.

What do you think of Samsung’s Ultimate Test Drive Promotion? More importantly, will you take the bait?

[Source: Engadget via MacRumors]

  • Rooting it will most likely trip the knox security and void any agreement made for you to test it out. I wouldn’t recommend it lol

    • TeChNoStyLeZ

      There are ways to reset knox

      • Im just saying they’d probably know and the full cost will have to be paid..

      • Manuel Molina

        You can erase the root with a factory restore. A lot of users who semi-bricked their devices and have minimal access to the phone do a restore and ship it back to Samsung for warranty.

      • Dan

        Not anymore, from what I’ve seen.

  • Jonathan

    The S6 Edge Plus and Note 5 I think are just out of stock for T-Mobile only for some odd reason.

    • Chattownwes

      Also out for AT&T

  • Chattownwes

    Here it goes. Love my jailbroken 6+, but all in all I’m a techy so I had to try it out.

  • Eikast

    I’m thinking about trying out the promotion for fun but I wouldn’t dare root or do anything like that. It’s one thing doing this and return a phone to your carrier who won’t check much. But Samsung the manufacturer …no way I would risk it.

    • Neel Parikh

      me too. This was just for fun. I am never going to leave iPhone and more importantly jailbreak.

  • AnoNymou5

    Thinking of “testing it out” sell my iPhone for a good profit now test the Samsung out and give it back and buy my iPhone 6s so I could have a phone in the meantime lol

    • Anonymous

      Thats a clever idea

      • AnoNymou5

        I thought so too, but I’m afraid my plan will backfire somehow : /

      • Anonymous

        Seem pretty full proof. Ps like yer name schem. 😉

      • AnoNymou5

        Lol, like yours too

    • Lucus Bendzsa

      By the way you can keep the accessories! I want the Note 5 so I will have stylus, charger, headphones, and charging cable.

  • Jake Platt

    If this offer were available in Australia I would definitely take them up on it

  • Tim

    I have an iPhone 6 and I want to test drive the 6 Plus. Cmon Apple, five me a chance to make sure I want to spend that extra € 100,-!

    • diggitydang

      Too bad we weren’t closer or knew each other. I want to do the same in reverse. The 6+ is just a bit too big for me and I am tempted to downgrade in size to the 6s when it comes out but don’t want to regret that decision. Hahaha. Ah well. Good luck finding someone though!

    • George

      What is there to test, its just a bigger iPhone 6 just like the ipad is a big iPod touch.

      • Tim

        The size difference can be huge in real life scenario’s. 🙂 You can hardly just ‘imagine’ that.

  • Martynet

    I wouldn’t test it even if they pay me 😀

    • George

      How ignorant of you…

      • leart

        not more than you

    • BooBee

      You lie! You know you would. :o)

      • Martynet

        Honestly I wouldn’t. OnePlus2 or LG G4 maybe… but Samsung, never. They really made me hate them with their stupid ads

    • Lucus Bendzsa

      They are with free accessories!

  • Ophi Ophiuchus

    Honestly, I already got the chance to test out the S6 Edge…. a Family member already owns it, and came up to visit this summer from Indiana, and let all of us play with it for a few hours apiece. I must admit the Phone is equal to the iPhone 6Plus in some ways, but I will never switch from the iPhone. The only way I would switch is if Apple did something massively F***ed up to its iOS and Phone Structure, and to its iTunes Store. It would take something so massively extreme, like the loss of important/favored functions…. Physical Options that many of us depend on were removed, and if they made the phone too big to hold/carry. My other “issue” that would force me to switch is cost of iTunes items or LOSS of items…. most in particularly the ability to allow users to upload/add in our own digital media content onto/into our iTunes Library (Media Library within iTunes Software). Along with the issue of changing the iTunes software too much with too many added features that have no true purpose (w/ making everything cost something to use, like what they did with APPLE MUSIC… stupidest feature ever).

    The only problem I have working with lately is the inability to back up my new iPhone 6Plus to my iTunes on my Win 7 PC. Apple keeps screwing up their updates the moment they finally get a fantastic fix.

  • Imran Ar

    What after 30 days?. Will they take the phone back?

    • Chattownwes

      They charge you $700. samsung also gives you a 5 day grace period.

    • Juschan

      you have to send it back otherwise samsung sends you the bill for the phone because you obviously want to keep is

    • BooBee

      Yea, I’m not biting cause with my luck I drop it and I’m screwed. If they offered insurance like I currently have then I’d give it a try.

  • Erik Aukerman

    They need to realize its not the phone. Which in my opinion is superior. Android is the issue.

    • Micrones

      Maybe you are referring to Android of the Jelly Bean era, Android is more polished now, Maybe you should try using Android on Kitkat 4.4 to the present Lollipop 5.1.
      Android is a good operating system, has its pros and cons just like Ios does

      • BooBee

        I think that’s kind of the point. Apple got it right from the get go. I had an HTC incredible back in the day and I’ll never got back to an Android phone.

      • Micrones

        Every OS gets better over time and Apple did not get it right from the get go unless you are new to the platform.
        Android has gotten better and serious techs that are device agnostic and not fanboys will tell you that both platforms have its pros and cons and are better at what they do most.
        The present Android is way better and polished and before discounting it, maybe you should try it on a good phone.
        No OS is perfect or better than the other one, it is just a function of what appeals to you

    • BooBee

      I completely agree!! Android is so fragmented and with carriers putting bloated garbage into the OS doesn’t help. Android could be killer if Google was allowed to control the OS and push updates on a regular basis like Apple does.

  • :D

    Is this only in the U.S.?

    • dirtmanjames

      Yeah it is. But good luck anyways cause I think they are all out of stock.

      • Benedict

        Edge+ and Note 5 are not realeased yet that’s why they are out of stock!

      • dirtmanjames

        When are you supposed to pre order for the 30 days then? If they are running it now they should have a limited number of course

  • Dan

    You wouldn’t even need to root to get all of the features you get by jailbreaking your iPhone.

  • Manuel Molina

    You can usually find roots on the Play Store or typing the device’s name and root in YouTube, and watch the hits come up. Rooting is very simple to obtain once it’s out. But me personally, once I had an Android phone on KitKat OS, I didn’t find a reason to root. The phone does a lot out the box.

    • yourmomsbox

      really depend on if the device is popular or not

  • Scott

    I would be willing to give it a try with the Note 5 to replace my iPhone 6 Plus 64GB Verizon model. Unfortunately none are available at this time. I think I would rather have a Note 4 though for the MicroSD card option. For me that is one of the main reasons to go with an android phone in the first place. Without it I would probably stick with iOS. For 1 dollar and 30 day trial period though I am willing to give it a try. I am more interested in new Windows 10 phones though at this point than an android phone. The Note 5 would have to WOW!!!! me in order to get me to switch but that is what Samsung is hoping for I guess.

  • leart

    this is the time to bend some korean phones

  • Ernie Marin

    lol no

  • moofer

    …but it’s not worth a dollar?!

  • Jason Dennery

    Says that for all models currently.

    • Bunge

      What’s with starting a promotion and not having anything available? Disappointing.

  • Troy

    Honestly this sounds appealing. I been re thinking my decision of using an iPhone. If the iPhone 6S doesn’t have a must have feature then I might switch

  • Mr_Coldharbour

    How about we iPhone users all give SameSung $1 (one dollar) to not have to sit through another one of their pathetic attempts to get us to even GLANCE at their phones. It won’t happen, ever. End of story.

  • Sway

    Does anyone know a tweak that can re arrange all my icons. Like a home, work, weekend type of thing.

  • Bugs Bunnay

    Test drive for a dollar!? Hah! Rip off. Spent on cheeseburger.

    • Cristian B

      damn you right

    • Mr_Coldharbour

      This made me chuckle.

  • Snailpo

    I would try it however it says all devices on all carries are out of stock…. Lol

  • blu

    site says they are out of test drive phones.

  • Chris Gilmore

    I’m trying this. Ordered the edge 6. Or something like that lol I’ve always wanted to try even though I’d probably never switch with all the apple stuff I own.

    • Lucus Bendzsa

      Lucky I didn’t get one!

  • iPhoneWINS

    ummm no cause they run crappy android

  • Lucus Bendzsa

    In the terms and conditions it says you can keep all accessories!

  • I think it’s worth it. Try it out, take extreme care of it, and send it back early. What could go wrong?

  • Courtney Macfarlane

    I wouldn’t even let Samsung pay me to take home their phone for a month as It would just sit in my cupboard. I bought the S6 edge and hated it. Ive never took so much privilege in selling something before.

  • @sexyhamthing

    Hi there!

    Rooting is not equal to jailbreaking.

    Generally what you do with a jailbreak can be done out of the box on any android phone.

    When you actually need root access, that’s when you root. You can do a few things with xposed, generic sorta UX tweaks (shrink soft buttons blah blah)

    But root allows you to install a custom recovery and a custom ROM.

    Think of it like this.

    An out of the box iphone is a phone for grandmas, a jailbroken phone and a droid are for your middle age parents who want to have some fun, and a rooted droid is like a rich free tenager.