Samsung Ultimate Test Drive 2

Samsung is offering some extra goodies to people interested in participating in its Ultimate Test Drive program which seeks to persuade iPhone users to test-drive the Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy Note5 or Galaxy S6 edge+ for 30 days in exchange for just one dollar.

Now the South Korean company is tempting would-be switchers with $100 of Google Play credit for buying apps, media and other content and an additional cheque for $100 if they traded in their iPhone to their carrier or retailer, as per AndroidCentral.

After signing up on Samsung’s promotions webpage, you’ll need to fill out your purchase details and send Samsung a photo of your receipt. You will then be emailed a code for $100 in Google Play credit.

And provided you traded in your iPhone, Samsung will treat you to a $100 cheque on top of your trade-in offer. “According to the fine print, as long as you purchase one of the three eligible phones by December 31, and redeem by January 1, 2016, you’ll be able to snag the offers,” notes AndroidCentral.

By upping the ante on the Ultimate Test Drive program, Samsung is clearly looking to steal some of Apple’s thunder ahead of the September 9 ‘iPhone 6s’ launch.

The South Korean conglomerate’s mobile devices arm recently unveiled a fifth-generation Note phablet with an improved S-Pen (with a major design flaw) and a larger Galaxy S6 edge smartphone with a 5.7-inch screen curved on the edges.

If you feel like taking the new Galaxy phones for a spin, visit the official 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.

The Ultimate Test Drive is basically a 30-day rental period, not unlike carriers who offer a 14-day return policy allowing customers to return any smartphone after 14 days, no questions asked.

Has Samsung sweetened the deal with $100 in Google Play Credit and an additional cheque for $100, do you think? And more importantly, will you take the bait?

Source: AndroidCentral

  • Anmol Malhotra

    LMAO. Still couldn’t convince me to switch. :p

  • Elias


    • …as Apple’s move to do the same thing (http://bit. ly/1Irg7Jn)?

      • Derrick Goh

        But it’s not specifically Samsung device, Apple trade in program including old iPhones and all Android devices. The move that Samsung does seem desperate because they focus on Apple only instead of every competitors.

      • So what? Samsung is already the face of Android, why should they care for other Android users to switch? Apple is currently the main opposition to Samsung here, just like Android and Windows a whole are currently the opposition to Apple.

        Once some other brand gains significant ground in the Android ecosystem, they’ll probably expand this to them as well. Could happen sooner than later as Samsung keeps removing key benefits of their devices over the competition while keeping the same price.

      • Shinonuke

        Makes sense. I rather switch to the HTC M9

      • yourmomsbox

        lol the others will never beat samsung, none of them are making any money from selling android phones

      • Juschan

        few more months and samsung will not either haha they should seriously be concerned about their profit

  • paul


  • Freddy Born

    If it would run on iOS, why not….

    • Bugs Bunnay

      Yep. Love the look, but it runs android. Oh god…

      • Cristian B

        I just don’t like touchwiz, other android phones like the G4 are awesome

  • Merman123

    They are so scared for September 9.

    • Just like Apple was scared of the Android and Windows competition (http://bit. ly/1Irg7Jn)?

      • coLin

        but still didn’t sound desperate like Samsung sounds now

  • diggitydang

    So they’re trying to BUY their users??? To me, this is not just getting a message out to say that “our phone is better”. This is an admission that their phone is WORSE and they need to pay people to use it!! Wreaks of desperation…

    • maroon1

      No they are just making a good deal for consumers

      Give them iphone and they will pay $200 for that. Noting wrong with that

      • Shadowelite123

        Lol I’ll give them my old 3GS and keep my 5S XD

      • The same thing Apple themselves are doing (http://bit. ly/1Irg7Jn), yet Zibreg figured out a way to make it look bad coming from the competition’s side…

      • Juschan

        man what the f**k is your deal to post the same s**t a few hundred times … we all know that apple is doing the same thing and let me tell you a secret: it is called marketing and if people want to see only samsung’s action its fine ! what r u ? samsung’s ceo desperate on new customers?

      • WTF is the deal of iSheeps posting the same false claim a few hundred times? If you and your herd so know, you wouldn’t have posted the false mindless hater claims. It’s fine with you that your herd is mindlessly hating, gfy, couldn’t give a rat’s ass about you mindless haters, would do whatever I can to prevent others from being mislead by such mindless hater comments…couldn’t care less if your simpleton mind sees that as a desperate Samsung CEO.

    • The same way Apple is trying to BUY Android and Windows users (http://bit. ly/1Irg7Jn)…

      • al7oot

        Man read the article (the link you posted) well, then you will understand that apple have iPhone trade-in program and non iPhone trade-in program.

  • TotallySerious

    Looool samsung getting desperate because they’re afraid that the new iPhone will destroy them? How typical of samsung

    • maroon1

      Iphone is garbage. People only buy because of its name just like Pepsi drink.

      Just put iphone logo on any crappy phones, and you will see that more people will buy it.

      • TotallySerious

        Is someone’s s pen stuck the wrong way? 😉

      • rockdude094

        No you’re just holding it the wrong way 😉

      • Bugs Bunnay

        Or perhaps a cactus stuck up a no entry hole?

      • Shadowelite123

        Uh oh! Fanboy got offended lol. It’s ok dude, don’t cry.

      • Bugs Bunnay

        i prefer coke over pepsi…

    • Just like Apple was getting desperate trying to buy over Android SmartPhone and Widows PC users (http://bit. ly/1Irg7Jn)?

      • TotallySerious

        Look at the stocks. Apple was doing great when they introduced that program. Samsung is at their lowest point in quite a while. There’s no denying that samsung is getting desperate at this point, and are scared shitless of September 9.

      • Right, the fact that they introduced it just a few days before the Galaxy S6 was insignificant, yet it’s significant when Samsung is unveiling their option few days before the next iPhone…gimme a break.

      • TotallySerious

        -_- did you even read my comment? I wasn’t talking about the phone’s release dates, I was talking about the financial situation of the company when they announced their respective program. Apple, when they announced the phone trade in program, was doing just fine financially. Samsungs profits atm are the lowest they’ve been in a while.

  • :D

    I wouldn’t switch even if they gave it to me for free – I’d take it though to sell to an idiot who’d buy it XD

  • Joonyaboy

    It would be backwards to trade in your iPhone unless you had a 3GS or something

    • Shadowelite123

      Lol that’s what I want to do XD

  • Andres

    Sounds tempting, but no thanks. I’ll stick with the better option- my iPhone

  • Guy

    This is not a desperation move by Samsung. Its actually really clever if everyone puts aside there hate and see it for what it is.

    • igorsky

      I think everyone here sees it exactly for what it is.

      • Shadowelite123

        I agree with you. From what I can remember, this is samsungs lowest point. Years of trash talk has caught up with them and frankly, it’s very difficult to argue a position where they don’t seem desperate. It’s no secret that their profits have declined and that constantly trying to appeal to the users of one competitor by adding more value to a buy especially when the competitor is about to release their next gen smartphone. You could argue that it’s a marketing tactic, which is true, but if you leave out the fact that they are selling out, then you really have nothing to say. You can’t ignore facts.

    • Bugs Bunnay

      Of course it’s not a desperation move. Just take a look at their stocks. Why, they are doing just fine!

      • John

        Sorry but your wrong there. Look at the historical share price figures for the past 3 months. There share price has steadily declined since June with only marginal increases on certain days but nowhere near the original value at beginning of June.

      • Bugs Bunnay

        What is sarcasm!

      • John

        my bad.

  • maroon1

    Android phone is just far better for many reasons

    1- easier to use pirated software & games than iOS
    2- Have more application and free stuff from google play store
    3- when you connect to android phone to PC they you can use the storage same way as flash memory without installing any additional software You can copy and paste any type of file to phone memory. You can’t do that on iphone.
    4- Iphone has only home button. Galaxy phones has three buttons which makes it easier to use.

    • leart

      wow, we don’t have any idea how android is, please tell us more, we’re waiting …

    • TotallySerious

      “easier to use pirated software & games than iOS”


    • rockdude094

      Android software os is fantastic! I would love to run it on my 5s if I could.

    • Chindavon

      Great job. Those are actually the reasons why iPhones sell so much better.

    • Shingo

      one big word “Never in hundred years have better memory management” compare with iOS

    • Being able to support software piracy should not be counted as an advantage.

    • ravinigga

      Easy use for me is one button. And more applications, yea that true but did You also know their is more than 1000 apps do the same thing like flashlight.

      And pirated stuff is cool but why? Pay 600 for high end phone but cant pay 1$ app.

    • iRaj

      Hate to see iphone or Iphone.

  • TwinSon

    I don’t know anyone who would want a $100 Google Play credit. Samsung’s trying to fortify its defenses before this pounding they are about to take in 2 weeks. No mercy.

    • Chindavon

      Why would anyone need that much credit? Isn’t everything pretty much free or easily pirated?

      • TwinSon

        Exactly. It’s like an obligation to spend $100 in credit you never wanted just to feel like you saved $100 you would have never spent on Google Store.

      • Shingo

        maybe samsung will have an app for top-up sex online?

    • Shadowelite123

      Lol wait. They are giving away money before losing a ton of money?? Lol

  • leart

    how about 350$

  • rockdude094

    How about I keep my iPhone and still get 200$ off ?

  • Chindavon

    Desperate times, means desperate measures.

  • Franklin Richards

    The smell of desperation is so thick you can see it.

  • Shingo

    only $100 cheque? give each of us $1000 i will get 1000 of them and then i will buy one iphone6s for free with the money LMAO

  • Christopher

    What a joke

  • Bugs Bunnay

    Cheque?? Check? Would you like a cup of tea?

    • Mr_Coldharbour

      That’s the correct way of spelling it actually.

      • Bugs Bunnay

        well… here in the states we speak the other English where check is preferred.

      • Mr_Coldharbour

        “Other” English? Is there an “other” sky as well?

      • Bugs Bunnay

        hmm you seem to be a weird one. American English, British English… no difference? yeah I don’t know about you, but you can think of as much other skies as you like. humor me, do you think harbour is the correct way of spelling it or harbor mr coldharbour? oh wait… think I already know the answer. where i’m from I see theater over theatre, color over colour, humor over humour, definitely check over cheque, etc.

      • Mr_Coldharbour

        My point was not to mention that there was no difference, in fact my point was to highlight that the “British” English (as you put it) word spelling is the correct way of spelling words in the English language. The language did originate there. “American” English (no such thing, but I’m just trying to humour you) is merely a modified version of the English language. English is English.

      • Bugs Bunnay

        Well now. My original post wasn’t about wether it was correct or not, but the difference in spelling between american english and british english sir. so if there wasnt’t an american english then i hereby created one. You’re the first to witness. Booya.

      • Mr_Coldharbour

        Well done then.

      • Bugs Bunnay

        Yes sir!

  • Thunder Cats

    pay me $500 and I still wouldn’t switch. Why switch to something shitty? I’m not an apply fan but I rather have no phone then to use Samsung

  • Mr_Coldharbour

    Desperation x E^99

  • Typical Zibreg, always gotta add in his pathetic fanboy journalism and turn fellow readers into mindless haters…

    This is no different than Apple paying Android users in Apple Store gift card (http://bit. ly/1Irg7Jn) to trade in their Android Phone/Windows PC and pick up an iPhone/MacBook.

    • Cameron

      Haven’t you been here long enough to know this is iDB, not droidDB. Besides, I’m sure iDB reported on Apple offering the trade in when they did it before. Samsung just asking for iPhones while Apple asking for any smartphone is actually totally different in the mindset. Think about it.

  • I have a license for more than $100’s worth of apps so if Samsung wants to pay me off they’ll have to offer a lot more than $100 😉

  • Just-as Apple wants Android and Windows so bad (http://bit. ly/1Irg7Jn)?

  • Kilo Watt


  • What about Windows Mobile and Blackberry users who want to switch, Samsung denies them this offer. Seems a bit unfair on them.

  • Samsung is really desperate …

  • lou111


  • Mike


  • George Yfantopoulos

    I would switch for 2 months till 6s comes out. Then I sell it and get an iphone again. 😀